Working Smart!: Alignment Practices to Keep Your Body Strong & Soft
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Working Smart!: Alignment Practices to Keep Your Body Strong & Soft

THREE PRACTICES

with visiting teacher Sean Haleen

Three chances to practice with returning guest teacher Sean Haleen! Join Sean at SYA for an exploration of how our bodies work within our poses. We'll explore questions like "What muscles do we want to be engaged? Relaxed?" and "What alignment instructions are appropriate for my body?" Sean's alignment workshops are known for taking what seem like complicated aspects of how we move and making them understandable, accessible, and fun.

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Motion, Health, & Hormones: Optimizing Home Yoga and Walking Programs
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Motion, Health, & Hormones: Optimizing Home Yoga and Walking Programs

WORKSHOP

with special guest Steve Thompson

Vitality is associated with movement. As we “age,” we experience accumulating losses of small amounts of motion, particularly at the hips, ribs, and shoulders, due to injuries and less than optimal posture. Full-range leg and arm movements are essential for driving and balancing fluids and hormones and sustaining organ health. As our movement becomes restricted, we become more susceptible to gaining weight, losing energy, and contracting diseases.

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Sacred Stillness & Sound 2019: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga
Apr
13
to Dec 14

Sacred Stillness & Sound 2019: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga

MONTHLY SERIES

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

Join Nicole Bratt & Amber West for an extraordinary journey of deep relaxation and healing: a 90-minute Restorative yoga practice accompanied by an immersive crystal bowl sound bath. Come explore the sacred, energetic union of breath, body, mind, and sound during long-held, passive asana.

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Intro to Yoga II Series
Apr
15
to May 20

Intro to Yoga II Series

6-WEEK SERIES

with Beth Award

So you’ve taken an Intro to Yoga class and now what? This series is for those folks who have a basic understanding of yoga and who want a series that will give them time and opportunity to...

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How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series
Apr
19
to Apr 20

How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series

2-DAY WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

An intro series is a great way to break down the basics of yoga and help cultivate a person’s confidence to attend public classes or to simply create a home practice. As teachers, we have the opportunity to impart the basics of yoga in a careful, sequential way so that a person’s ongoing yoga practice—of any style—is informed and enhanced.

So how would one break down the basics of this vast body of practice in 6 weeks and inspire and inform someone who may have never stepped foot inside a yoga studio?? This interactive workshop aims to spark your creativity for teaching an intro series.

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Ocean & Shore: Molokai 2019
Apr
20
to Apr 27

Ocean & Shore: Molokai 2019

YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT

with Denise Benitez and Karen Sprute-Francovich

Yoga, meditation, nourishing meals, private grounds, stunning sunsets, community, exploring, and so much more — all while enjoying the profound beauty and deep relaxation that only Mother Molokai can offer.

Our current culture is filled with yang (active, masculine, striving) and does not tend to value round, moist, deep reserves and sustenance such as those that are found in Hawaii, and especially on Mother Molokai. Spend a week practicing and adoring the things that are often neglected in our culture. Instead of sharp, bright, fast, surface, we will bring to life those energies that are soft and low, slow and deep; the energies that heal and promote what yogis call soma, ease of being. This week will be an antidote to all the noise and speed of the over-culture and a time to rest deeply and replenish your inner stores of wellness and optimism.

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300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific

300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Practicum 

with Beth Award

An intro series is a great way to break down the basics of yoga and help cultivate a person’s confidence to attend public classes or to simply create a home practice. This is your opportunity to practice doing just that! As preparation for this practicum, create a basic outline of a 6-week “Intro to Yoga” series. Come prepared to teach one 60-minute “Intro to Yoga” class to the group. This workshop is open to yoga teachers only, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program.

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Journey through the Chakras: Sound Bath & Attunement Experience
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Journey through the Chakras: Sound Bath & Attunement Experience

Sound Bath

with special guests Nada Wakes

Join Nada Wakes as we explore the body’s energy centers in a sonic journey through the chakra system. This unique sensory experience combines a crafted musical performance with vibrational healing, shamanic drumming, psychoacoustics, and mantra to create a sense-rich mindfulness experience that promotes emotional release, heightened states of consciousness and creativity, and deep relaxation. Ada and Nathan blend brilliant vocal harmony and the ancient tradition of mantra with instruments both traditional and modern, including crystal bowls, harmonium, guitar, didgeridoo, hand pan, Native American frame drum, and more.

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Somatic Experiencing® and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System
May
11
to May 12

Somatic Experiencing® and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System

TEACHER TRAINING

with Rainey

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It can reset the nervous system, restore inner balance, enhance resilience to stress and increase people’s vitality, equanimity and capacity to actively engage in life. It is the result of the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine. Yoga is the powerful art and science of bringing the body, mind and heart into the present moment. It offers varying tools for being present and integrating the layers of our being into a united and functional whole. But when the nervous system is stuck in the past due to trauma and chronic stress that is unresolved, then these tools don’t always work well.

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

Calling all walkers, hikers, bikers, sitters, or anyone whose body craves attention and relief! If you want to discover new ways to refresh yourself from head to toe, then you need to be here! In this workshop we'll take 2.5 hours to systematically reset the body using massage therapy balls for deep tissue release, and unwind via yoga and corrective exercises. You’ll leave with a sense of ease, balance, length, and lightness.

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Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana

WORKSHOP

with Nathaniel Amos

Join Nathaniel for an introduction to creative sequencing for ‘advanced’ physical asana and prepare to take your practice safely and sustainably to the next level. We will begin with lecture organized around anatomical sequencing that is focused on cultivating safe, aligned actions that build towards advanced shapes. Come learn and then play!

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Sustainable Yoga Immersion: Discover the 4 Pillars of Practice
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Sustainable Yoga Immersion: Discover the 4 Pillars of Practice

2-DAY WORKSHOP

with special guest Brea Johnson

Join Brea Johnson of Heart & Bones Yoga for a weekend of exploration as we blend movement science, yoga and alignment into a succinct, sustainable and empowered practice. You will discover the 4 pillars of a sustainable yoga practice, what they are and how to apply them to any style of yoga or movement practice.

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Supple + Strong: Integrating Flexibility with Strength
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Supple + Strong: Integrating Flexibility with Strength

3-DAY WORKSHOP

with special guest Amanda Ford

It’s an exciting time for yoga asana! For decades flexibility and “lengthening” muscles were the focus of practice. As knowledge from exercise science and biomechanics are applied to asana, we are moving toward a more integrated view that recognizes the importance of muscular strength as well as flexibility.

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Sound Bath on SoMat
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Bath on SoMat

WORKSHOP

with special guests Chiara Guerrieri & Megan Sloan

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? This workshop offers an experience to reset your nervous system and help your body relax. The combination of the healing effects of the SoMat and the soothing sounds of Sound Bath will offer you a deeply rejuvenating hour, not unlike the benefits of a massage.

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Intro to Yoga I Series
Jan
28
5:45 PM17:45

Intro to Yoga I Series

6-WEEK SERIES

with Beth Award

Are you planning to wait until you are “flexible enough” to enter a yoga studio? Do you feel that you need to know a secret handshake, or look a certain way in order to practice yoga? Have you ever wished for a yoga class that would prep you to take yoga classes? Well then, this is the class for you!

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Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness

TEACHER TRAINING

with Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt

Steeped in the lineage of Iyengar, and the style of Judith Lasater, Restorative yoga has become one of the most sought-after class styles in the US, particularly in urban areas. The reason is obvious—relaxation. With the speed of modern life, people desire efficient, effective, and transformative ways to rest and rejuvenate.

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning Sangha – Winter Session
Jan
18
8:00 AM08:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning Sangha – Winter Session

13-WEEK SERIES

with Meg Agnew

The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. In this session we’ll begin part one of an investigation of Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein.

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Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening
Jan
17
to Jan 26

Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening

YEAR-LONG COURSE

with Ellen Boyle

Have you ever wondered how to prolong the effects of your yoga practice and bring the more relaxed, centered and alive person you are at the end of a yoga class into your daily life? Living Yoga is a course designed to help you do just that. Led by Ellen Boyle, MFA, Certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, E-RYT500 / YACEP, and Professor at Cornish College, you’ll follow the path to Vitality, Empowerment, Ease, Clarity, Living Your Dharma, and Support.

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Renew & Revive: Annual New Year's Day Practice
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Renew & Revive: Annual New Year's Day Practice

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRACTICE

with Rainey

Just as the acorn holds the entirety of the oak tree within it, we hold within ourselves a full and unique human being. For the tree to reach its optimal expression it needs the ideal combination of soil, water, light and attention. We are the same, and the practices of yoga are a beautiful way to nourish our body-mind-heart with movement, breath, light and awareness. With the dawning of a new year we have the cyclical gift of renewal.

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New Year’s Eve Practice: A Night of Introspection, Connection & Movement
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

New Year’s Eve Practice: A Night of Introspection, Connection & Movement

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRACTICE

with Alia

This special New Year’s Eve practice is an opportunity to get quiet and connect with your inner resources as a way to move closer to meaning and mobilization in the new year. The practice invites you to slow down through guided movement that cultivates grace and flow.

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Sacred Stillness: A Christmas Evening Practice & Sound Bath (Waitlist only)
Dec
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Stillness: A Christmas Evening Practice & Sound Bath (Waitlist only)

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRACTICE

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

In the midst of long nights and busy days, we extend the precious invitation to slow down, be still, and listen. Join Nicole & Amber for a sweet gentle movement and Restorative yoga practice, accompanied by a healing vibrational sound bath.

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Winter Solstice & Full Moon Practice: Honoring the Deep Darkness, Welcoming the Luminous Light
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice & Full Moon Practice: Honoring the Deep Darkness, Welcoming the Luminous Light

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRACTICE

with Rainey

The darkness of the solstice invites us to turn inward and tend our roots and still quiet places. The brightness of the full moon invites us to acknowledge the light and bright aspects of ourselves. The two together are a powerful reminder that light is known by the darkness that surrounds it and the darkness is a deep and profound place of incubation. Both are necessary; both are to be honored.

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Sacred Stillness & Sound: Monthly Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Sacred Stillness & Sound: Monthly Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga

MONTHLY SERIES

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

Join Nicole Bratt & Amber West for an extraordinary journey of deep relaxation and healing: a 90-minute Restorative yoga practice accompanied by an immersive crystal bowl sound bath. Come explore the sacred, energetic union of breath, body, mind, and sound during long-held, passive asana.

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Creative & Intuitive Sequencing for Yoga Teachers
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Creative & Intuitive Sequencing for Yoga Teachers

WORKSHOP (300hr Module)

with Alia Swersky

How do we balance the internal pressure we feel to create an intelligent and progressive yoga class with being authentic to what we want to share with our students? This workshop explores the idea of going inside ourselves and trusting the wisdom of the body to guide our sequencing. As we consider how to plan a class, we will be invited to connect with ourselves first, as a way to touch into the authenticity of our own practice.

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Patience & Resilience: A Thanksgiving Day Practice
Nov
22
9:30 AM09:30

Patience & Resilience: A Thanksgiving Day Practice

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRACTICE

with Claudette Evans

As the leaves fall and winter draws nearer let’s take time to pause and reflect on the evergreen practices that help us cultivate patience, resilience and creativity. Join Claudette for a wholehearted, all levels, slow flowing practice that will open us up to the energy of the day, welcoming in peace and connecting us with gratitude and thanksgiving.

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Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat

YOGA RETREAT

with Elizabeth Rainey

This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and to reconnect to the wisdom and beauty of your own embodiment. Through the practices of somatic movement and deep perceiving as well as yoga asana, pranayama and meditation we will re-enliven our deep and abiding presence of being. We will slow down to allow ourselves to reclaim the innate rhythm of our body and revel in the nourishment of this sacred land and enriching waters.

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The Breath of Strength & Ease: Using Your Nervous System to Create Change
Nov
9
to Nov 10

The Breath of Strength & Ease: Using Your Nervous System to Create Change

WORKSHOP (300hr Module)

with Susan Grote

The element that defines yoga and separates it from other movement activities and therapies is the emphasis on the breath. But even the act of breathing is subject to habits and patterns. Are we directing our breath in a way that is effective to create the changes we aim for? This workshop will explore breathing and how it links to the nervous system, as well as how we can utilize the breath to foster change.

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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat (Sold Out)
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat (Sold Out)

YOGA RETREAT

with Nicole Bratt

Leave your stress far behind and immerse yourself in the exquisite natural beauty of Central America! Nurture, pamper, and rejuvenate your senses at Ama Tierra, a rural, holistic eco-resort where you can reconnect to your most vibrant self. This retreat is for those who are craving spaciousness, ease, and clarity for head, heart, and spirit. Eight days, seven nights enjoying twice daily yoga, guided meditation, nourishing meals, great company, soothing massage, and the gift of time to truly dive deep into a slower pace.

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Yoga for Menopausal Health: Embracing the Change with Passion
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Menopausal Health: Embracing the Change with Passion

WORKSHOP

with Special Guest Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Menopause is a gradual and ofttimes challenging process that can take years to cycle through. In this workshop you’ll learn how yoga can promote and encourage health and wellbeing throughout all the stages of menopause – from perimenopause to postmenopause.

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Resilience in Sorrow: An Experiential Gathering Honoring Grief
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Resilience in Sorrow: An Experiential Gathering Honoring Grief

WORKSHOP

with Nicole Bratt & Lauren Pallay

Our culture is often avoidant and uncomfortable with and around grief, leaving those experiencing it feeling isolated and alone. Yet facing loss while held within a supportive community can give us access to personal power, as well as expanded connection and compassion. Join Nicole and Lauren in honoring your grief through a restorative, engaging 3-hour workshop.

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An Introduction to Ayurveda: Natural Medicine of India & Sister Science of Yoga
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

An Introduction to Ayurveda: Natural Medicine of India & Sister Science of Yoga

WORKSHOP

with Ellen Boyle

Join Ellen for a fun, life-giving introduction to Ayurveda. This healing science developed alongside the practices of yoga is designed to empower you to know yourself deeply and to live a life in rhythm with nature for optimal vitality, well-being and awakening.

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Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher

WORKSHOP

with Bianca Raffety

Teaching yoga as a path and profession requires ethical study beyond being able to name the yamas and niyamas and into a deeper exploration of the ethical foundations that guide our behavior and inform our relationships with our students. Situations will inevitably arise that require us to move beyond theoretical & philosophical understanding and into action.

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Nada Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Nada Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument

WORKSHOP

with Rainey & Sean Frenette

Nada Yoga is the yoga of sacred sound and vibration; a rich, medicinal mindfulness practice of embodied vocalization.It is also a philosophical system which posits the nature of cosmic reality can be uniquely experienced by human beings through the study and experience of sound. The practices are designed for a meditative, healing, and vibratory experience, as well as an exploration of the prismatic nature of our voices. 

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Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness
Sep
11
1:30 PM13:30

Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness

TEACHER TRAINING

with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

Enrich your skill with teaching the art of deep relaxation, Restorative Yoga, during this advanced experiential training. The weekend is designed for yoga teachers who have taken a Restorative Yoga teacher training in the past, been teaching Restorative Yoga for at least 6 months, or students who’ve had a regular Restorative Yoga practice for at least a year.

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

Calling all walkers, hikers, bikers, sitters, or anyone whose body craves attention and relief! If you want to discover new ways to refresh yourself from head to toe, then you need to be here! In this workshop we'll take 2.5 hours to systematically reset the body using massage therapy balls for deep tissue release, and unwind via yoga and corrective exercises. You’ll leave with a sense of ease, balance, length, and lightness.

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Sound Healing: Journey through the Chakras
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing: Journey through the Chakras

SPECIAL SOUND EVENT

with special guest Nāda Wakes

Join special guest Nāda Wakes as they attune our emotions through sound and vibration, exploring the body’s energy centers by journeying sonically through the chakra system. This unique sensory experience will guide you through discovery and unlock emotion, stagnant energy, wisdom and the untapped power we all hold in our bodies.

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Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

TEACHER TRAINING

with Peter Lynch

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. The most important thing a person with PD can do to combat its progression is to move their body! This workshop will teach you how to provide the benefits of yoga to people living with PD. We'll learn about the causes, symptoms and variety of issues faced by people with PD and other movement disorders, and how you can support them with an array of effective yoga practices. 

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha "Light" – Summer Session
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha "Light" – Summer Session

6-WEEK SERIES

with Rebecca Denk

Enhance your ongoing meditation practice, or begin to develop/recommit to yours, within the support of Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha(spiritual community). This summer we are taking our cue from Sylvia Boorstein: "Don't just do something, Sit there." Our summer session will be a lighter version of Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha. There will be no book, reading assignments or homework – just an opportunity to be led in meditation in community.

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ReikiYoga: An Evening Retreat
Jun
30
6:45 PM18:45

ReikiYoga: An Evening Retreat

WORKSHOP

with Dana Smith & Michele Trump

Summer offers an opportunity to explore and honor our change in rhythm. Ease into this season with a nurturing and integral self-care practice. In this unique offering, Michele and Dana weave together a restorative yoga sequence, the healing touch of Reiki and mind-body remedies to nourish your vital energy.

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Weaving the Subtle Body: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Weaving the Subtle Body: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras

WORKSHOP

with Ellen Boyle

Do you have a desire to take your students beyond the physical body in order to deepen their self-awareness and sense of integrated wholeness? The sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda offer masterful maps of the inner workings of our psycho-spiritual nature—our Subtle Body or Sacred Anatomy. In this 2-day module we will dive into a deep conceptual and experiential exploration of the 5 Koshas and the Chakras.

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