Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga

At Blue Point Yoga, our signature 200hr Teacher Training is a carefully crafted and comprehensive program taught and designed by studio owner Sara Doyle, PhD. Registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E-RYT 500), Sara has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and is also an anatomy instructor at Duke University Medical School.

Our unique training will take you deep into the science, anatomy, alignment, and “smart movement” principles that are critical to understanding yoga at an advanced level. Each training is led by Dr. Doyle and includes guest experts in yogic philosophy and other specialty areas of study.

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Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga
Sep
16
11:30 AM11:30

Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga

At Blue Point Yoga, our signature 200hr Teacher Training is a carefully crafted and comprehensive program taught and designed by studio owner Sara Doyle, PhD. Registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E-RYT 500), Sara has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and is also an anatomy instructor at Duke University Medical School.

Our unique training will take you deep into the science, anatomy, alignment, and “smart movement” principles that are critical to understanding yoga at an advanced level. Each training is led by Dr. Doyle and includes guest experts in yogic philosophy and other specialty areas of study..

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Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga
Jun
3
to Jun 25

Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga

At Blue Point Yoga, our signature 200hr Teacher Training is a carefully crafted and comprehensive program taught and designed by studio owner Sara Doyle, PhD. Registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E-RYT 500), Sara has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and is also an anatomy instructor at Duke University Medical School.

Our unique training will take you deep into the science, anatomy, alignment, and “smart movement” principles that are critical to understanding yoga at an advanced level. Each training is led by Dr. Doyle and includes guest experts in yogic philosophy and other specialty areas of study.

June 3-25, 2017

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: The Anatomy of Inversions

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Biomechanics, strength training and a bit of bravery are necessary components to a successful inversion practice. We'll focus on the first two in order to bolster the third! Learn how to position your body, introductory postures, and strength training to bring your feet above your head with practice.

Flip your world upside down, have fun, and learn a bit of anatomy! All levels welcome.

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Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: Balance, Symmetry and Joints; Stillness in Movement

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

A healthy body includes healthy joints. Often, we harbor imbalances in our joints that affect our yoga practice and our health. In this workshop, we will talk about what balance and symmetry mean in a physical sense and how we can promote more of both in our movements both on and off our mat.

Learn how your habitual patterns contribute to more or less easeful movements in your body. All levels welcome.

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: The Science of Mindfulness

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Mindfulness practices and meditation, long recognized in eastern practices as routes to happiness and well-being, are now being actively researched in western medical settings and the results are reinforcing what long-term meditators already know. Mindfulness practice not only help to manage day to day stresses, but they can also fundamentally change the anatomic structure of the brain, as well as physiological processes in the body.

In this workshop, we will explore these practices and the science behind the benefits we experience. All levels are welcome.

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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: Ease for the Neck and Upper Back

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Do you drive, text, type on a computer, hold a baby, ride a bike? Then you've probably experienced some form of discomfort in your neck or upper back. We will look at the anatomical basis for pain in this area, how it develops, and what we can do through movement and habit change to alleviate discomfort. All levels welcome.

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Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: The Sensory World

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Pratyhara is the 5th limb of yoga. It is often translated as "sense withdrawal" and is an early stage of a meditation practice. In this workshop, we will explore the anatomical and neurological basis for sight, hearing, touch and balance. We will also explore how the senses intersect with our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. All levels welcome.

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Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga
Sep
16
to Mar 5

Sequencing Into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga

Embarking on a yoga teacher training program is a life-changing event. It will take you deeper into a practice and way of life that you already have a strong connection with. In this 200hr training, you will acquire the skills necessary to intelligently craft and confidently teach a yoga class. You will gain insight into the subtleties and complexities of the practice of yoga, a journey that will remain ongoing as both a student and teacher. We will explore yoga’s ever changing tradition, from its roots in India to the modern popular culture phenomenon it has become. And along the way, you will discover your authentic voice to teach the yoga that resonates the most deeply with you.

This training course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level. Upon successful completion of all modules, readings and homework, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the nationally recognized governing body of yoga standards and trainings. This course is recommended for students of any level who have been practicing yoga for at least one year.

Lead instructor and program director, Sara Doyle (Ph.D, E-RYT 500) has taught anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine since 2003 and has a deep understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and the science behind yoga. She will provide practical alignment and sequencing that can be adapted to different levels and different bodies.

In this training, you will learn:
◦ The history of ancient and modern yoga
◦ The yoga sutras and how they apply to modern life
◦ The art of asana sequencing
◦ Breathing and meditation techniques
◦ The anatomy of movement
◦ Skillful verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments
◦ How to bring mindfulness practices into your life - on and off your mat
◦ How to creatively teach beginner students
◦ The interaction between the subtle energetic body and the musculoskeletal system
◦ The ways in which yoga can heal
◦ Tools for developing authenticity as a yoga teacher - voice, intention and attention
◦ Intelligent crafting of a class - pacing, intensity, focus, thematics and presentation

Course requirements
During the 9-weekend course, you will be expected to:
Attend group classes at Blue Point or elsewhere 8x per month
Maintain a home asana practice 2x per week
Maintain a meditation and pranayama practice 4x per week
Journal about your home and group practices
Complete all homework assignments. This commitment averages 1-3 hours per month
Practice your teaching skills with friends and family
Remain open to the experiences as they arise
Cultivate an attitude of non-judgement towards yourself and others

 

Tuition*:
$2850 paid in full by September 1, 2016

*Teacher trainees are eligible for discounted membership or class passes at Blue Point Yoga for the duration of the training

 

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start of the training will be refunded less $150 processing fee. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of the program will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made within 48hrs of the start of the program begins will not be refunded.

 

Schedule:
September 16-18,2016
October 7-9, 2016
October 28-30, 2016
November 18-20, 2016
December 9-11, 2016
January 13-15, 2017
January 27-29, 2017
February 17-19, 2017
March 3-5, 2017
 

Fridays 5:30-9pm
Saturdays 12pm - 8pm
Sundays 12pm - 8pm

 

Testimonials

Teacher Training at Blue Point Yoga Center not only taught me about the physical practice, philosophy, and anatomy of yoga, but it also helped me to develop the skills and confidence necessary to share all of these things with others. The training was physically challenging and intellectually rigorous, while at the same time relaxed, open, and inviting. I was amazed at how well the teachers encouraged trainees to cultivate their own unique voices as yoga teachers while also providing everyone with a solid foundation in the practice of teaching. Assignments throughout the training were both practical and engaging, and it was great to get detailed feedback on our teaching skills as we developed and grew within the program. I would highly recommend this training to anyone looking for an authentic and meaningful training experience.
-Sarah K
As a hesitant student, Sara inspired me to explore yoga. I have a busy work schedule and some scheduling conflicts but I embarked upon a wonderful experience as a part of Sara’s yoga teacher training. Sara was a good fit for me as a teacher. She is engaging, precise, and anatomically based in her methods. She blends current theory of movement with the research about mindfulness. Sara helped me find a deeper practice of this ancient tradition with its many health benefits. All the participants were wonderful people. I so enjoyed this experience and highly recommend it.
-Robin

Doing training at Blue Point was a great balance of the topics I wanted to get out of my 200 hour teacher training. Significant time is spent not only on the study of sequencing and building classes, but on the anatomy underlying important poses, and how to guide students into poses safely with precise instructions. Sara brings with her not only years of experience as a yogi, but a wealth of expertise from her background as a doctor of anatomy. I feel I came out of the training with the confidence to put together class plans and enough teaching practice to begin instructing immediately.
-Sean

I completed the 200 hr RYT training at Blue Point in fall 2013, when Sara Doyle shared the teaching role with Sarah Trelease from Portland, OR. With Sarah Trelease far away much of the time, Sara Doyle was the glue that held the training program together. She was well-organized in her teaching sessions; very positive when coaching us as novice teachers; knowledgeable about anatomy, yoga and the business side of yoga; and simultaneously light-hearted and conscientious in her own teaching, a very appealing combination. I consider Sara to be my primary mentor as a teacher, and I am glad to have had the chance to learn from her, both during the RYT training and subsequently as a student in her classes.
-Lynn Maguire

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Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: Anatomy of Backbending

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Backbends are some of the most physically challenging yet rewarding postures in a yoga practice. In this workshop, we will explore the science behind finding openness and strength. We will set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy movement. All levels are welcome.

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Jun
19
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: The Science of Breath

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Your breath is your constant companion and the most important thing you do every day. What is the mechanism by which we breath and how can we modify our breath? We will explore the anatomy and physiology of breathing and learn how we can apply it to our yoga practice and our every day life. Breathing practices can change your physical, mental and spiritual self. This workshop will teach breathing practices and asana that will help you get in touch with your inner processes.

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Sequencing into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga
Jun
18
to Jul 10

Sequencing into Stillness: The Art and Anatomy of Teaching Yoga

Embarking on a yoga teacher training program is a life-changing event. It will take you deeper into a practice and way of life that you already have a strong connection with. In this 200hr training, you will acquire the skills necessary to intelligently craft and confidently teach a yoga class. You will gain insight into the subtleties and complexities of the practice of yoga, a journey that will remain ongoing as both a student and teacher. We will explore yoga’s ever changing tradition, from its roots in India to the modern popular culture phenomenon it has become. And along the way, you will discover your authentic voice to teach the yoga that resonates the most deeply with you.

This training course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level. Upon successful completion of all modules, readings and homework, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the nationally recognized governing body of yoga standards and trainings. This course is recommended for students of any level who have been practicing yoga for at least one year.

In this training, you will learn:
◦ The history of ancient and modern yoga
◦ The yoga sutras and how they apply to modern life
◦ The art of asana sequencing
◦ Breathing and meditation techniques
◦ The anatomy of movement
◦ Skillful verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments
◦ How to bring mindfulness practices into your life - on and off your mat
◦ How to creatively teach beginner students
◦ The interaction between the subtle energetic body and the musculoskeletal system
◦ Tools for developing authenticity as a yoga teacher - voice, intention and attention
◦ Intelligent crafting of a class - pacing, intensity, focus, thematics and presentation

Course requirements

Attendance is required at every session over the 3 week period in order to get a certificate.

Completion of all reading and homework assignments.

Tuition:
$2850 paid in full by June 14, 2016

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start of the training will be refunded less $150 processing fee. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of the program will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made once the program begins will not be refunded.

Schedule:
June 18 - July 10, 2016
Daily 9am - 6pm
Days off: June 26 (Sunday), July 3 + 4 (Sunday and Monday)

Testimonials

Teacher Training at Blue Point Yoga Center not only taught me about the physical practice, philosophy, and anatomy of yoga, but it also helped me to develop the skills and confidence necessary to share all of these things with others. The training was physically challenging and intellectually rigorous, while at the same time relaxed, open, and inviting. I was amazed at how well the teachers encouraged trainees to cultivate their own unique voices as yoga teachers while also providing everyone with a solid foundation in the practice of teaching. Assignments throughout the training were both practical and engaging, and it was great to get detailed feedback on our teaching skills as we developed and grew within the program. I would highly recommend this training to anyone looking for an authentic and meaningful training experience.
-Sarah K
As a hesitant student, Sara inspired me to explore yoga. I have a busy work schedule and some scheduling conflicts but I embarked upon a wonderful experience as a part of Sara’s yoga teacher training. Sara was a good fit for me as a teacher. She is engaging, precise, and anatomically based in her methods. She blends current theory of movement with the research about mindfulness. Sara helped me find a deeper practice of this ancient tradition with its many health benefits. All the participants were wonderful people. I so enjoyed this experience and highly recommend it.
-Robin

Doing training at Blue Point was a great balance of the topics I wanted to get out of my 200 hour teacher training. Significant time is spent not only on the study of sequencing and building classes, but on the anatomy underlying important poses, and how to guide students into poses safely with precise instructions. Sara brings with her not only years of experience as a yogi, but a wealth of expertise from her background as a doctor of anatomy. I feel I came out of the training with the confidence to put together class plans and enough teaching practice to begin instructing immediately.
-Sean

I completed the 200 hr RYT training at Blue Point in fall 2013, when Sara Doyle shared the teaching role with Sarah Trelease from Portland, OR. With Sarah Trelease far away much of the time, Sara Doyle was the glue that held the training program together. She was well-organized in her teaching sessions; very positive when coaching us as novice teachers; knowledgeable about anatomy, yoga and the business side of yoga; and simultaneously light-hearted and conscientious in her own teaching, a very appealing combination. I consider Sara to be my primary mentor as a teacher, and I am glad to have had the chance to learn from her, both during the RYT training and subsequently as a student in her classes.
-Lynn Maguire

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Lab: Glutes and Hamstrings

This 12 part series will explore different aspects of yoga, meditation, and sensory experience from a scientific perspective. It is open to the curious student of any level. You can take one class, or all twelve. You decide on your program and what is relevant to you!

Pricing:
Single session: $45
3-session pass: $120
6-session pass: $210

Your gluteal muscles and hamstrings are large, powerful muscles that can affect each other and other muscles in the area. We will learn the function of these muscles in standing, walking and running. We will then learn how to alternately stretch and engage them within healthy limits. Finding health and balance in these muscles can improve back pain, mobility issues, and even insomnia!

All levels are welcome.

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Mar
1
to Mar 29

Mindfulness Yoga

In this Workshop you will learn:
• Skills for energizing and elevating moods
• Breathing techniques for calming the anxious mind
• Simple yoga poses to dissolve physical tension and improve sleep
• Meditations for increase self awareness and compassion
• Tools for increasing connection to the mind, mood and body. 

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Root to Bloom: Essential Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth
Feb
12
to May 22

Root to Bloom: Essential Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth

Working with women during the special time of pregnancy is such a joy. It offers unique challenges and is incredibly rewarding. You will emerge from this training with the practical tools and confidence to teach prenatal classes.

We'll explore various facets of this work – gaining a deep sense of the experience of pregnancy in our culture, how to create sacred space for women to honor their transformation to motherhood, and the powerful support that yoga offers to women throughout their childbearing year. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas, and childbirth educators. This training will be of benefit to anyone looking to expand their skills working with pregnant women.

Trainees will learn to:

  • Connect deeply with a pregnant woman's experience and teach from a compassionate, empathetic place
  • Understand the culture of pregnancy and birth in the US, other parts of the world, and how cultural norms affect a woman's experience
  • Safely instruct pre-natal classes, modify poses for pregnancy, and offer hands on assists to pregnant students
  • Anatomy of pregnancy and birth
  • Instruct pregnant students in regular classes
  • Contraindications, cautions and safety during pregnancy
  • Address common pregnancy related complaints (tight hips, leg cramps, morning sickness, etc) with yoga
  • Teach specialty classes/workshops in restorative yoga and pre-natal partner yoga
  • Teach yoga for labor and birth preparation
  • Gain confidence through practice teaching and critique
  • Teaching skills unique to pre-natal yoga
  • Guide birth visualizations and meditations
  • Find your authentic teaching voice, specific to pre-natal instruction
  • Pranyama practices for pregnancy
  • View pregnancy and birth as the sacred transformative time that it is, and how yoga and mindfulness practices can empower women to embody and embrace this time.

Andrea Dixon (E-RYT 500), birth and postpartum doula,and holistic health coach will be leading the training in Prenatal Yoga.

This is an 85 hour training in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. It will be offered one weekend a month for four months.

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Jan
7
to Feb 4

Mindfulness Yoga

In this Workshop you will learn:
• Skills for energizing and elevating moods
• Breathing techniques for calming the anxious mind
• Simple yoga poses to dissolve physical tension and improve sleep
• Meditations for increase self awareness and compassion
• Tools for increasing connection to the mind, mood and body. 

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Sep
21
to Oct 19

Mindfulness Yoga

In this Workshop you will learn:
• Skills for energizing and elevating moods
• Breathing techniques for calming the anxious mind
• Simple yoga poses to dissolve physical tension and improve sleep
• Meditations for increase self awareness and compassion
• Tools for increasing connection to the mind, mood and body. 

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200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Sep
18
to Apr 10

200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Embarking on a yoga teacher training program is a life-changing event. It will take you deeper into a practice and way of life that you already have a strong connection with. In this 200hr training, you will acquire the skills necessary to intelligently craft and confidently teach a yoga class. You will gain insight into the subtleties and complexities of the practice of yoga, a journey that will remain ongoing as both a student and teacher. We will explore yoga’s ever changing tradition, from its roots in India to the modern popular culture phenomenon it has become. And along the way, you will discover your authentic voice to teach the yoga that resonates the most deeply with you.

This training course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level. Upon successful completion of all modules, readings and homework, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the nationally recognized governing body of yoga standards and trainings. This course is recommended for students of any level who have been practicing yoga for at least one year.

In this training, you will learn:
    ◦    The history of ancient and modern yoga
    ◦    The yoga sutras and how they apply to modern life
    ◦    The art of asana sequencing
    ◦    Breathing and meditation techniques
    ◦    The anatomy of movement
    ◦    Skillful verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments
    ◦    How to bring mindfulness practices into your life - on and off your mat
    ◦    How to creatively teach beginner students
    ◦    The interaction between the subtle energetic body and the musculoskeletal system
    ◦    The ways in which yoga can heal
    ◦    Tools for developing authenticity as a yoga teacher - voice, intention and attention
    ◦    Intelligent crafting of a class - pacing, intensity, focus, thematics and presentation

Course requirements
During the 8-month course, you will be expected to:
Attend group classes at Blue Point or elsewhere 8x per month
Maintain a home asana practice 2x per week
Maintain a meditation and pranayama practice 4x per week
Journal about your home and group practices
Complete all homework assignments. This commitment averages 1-3 hours per month
Practice your teaching skills with friends and family
Remain open to the experiences as they arise
Cultivate an attitude of non-judgement towards yourself and others

Tuition*:
$2600 paid in full by July 1
$2850 paid in full by September 1
$3000 payment plan - contact studio for details
*Includes unlimited classes at Blue Point Yoga for the duration of the training

Schedule:
September 18-20, 2015
October 16-18, 2015
November 13-15, 2015
December 11-13, 2015
January 15-17, 2016
February 19-21, 2016
March 18-20, 2016
April 8-10, 2016

Fridays 5:30-9pm (3.5)
Saturdays 8:30am - 5pm (8.5)
Sundays 8:30am - 3:30pm (6) (18 hours total)

 

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Sep
12
3:30 PM15:30

Yin Yoga Workshop

Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. Not only does this bring balance to our more active yoga practice, but it also allows us space to drop the outward going activity of the mind-body and experience ourselves as we are in this moment, without an agenda. By creating space for softening both our physical body and our mental state, we move inward to examine how our daily habits are reflected in our lives and allow energy to be redirected in a more harmonious way. We can then strengthen our ability to widen our sphere of what sensations and feelings we believe are "acceptable" in both ourselves and others, which creates a calmer abidance in the face of internal and external stress.

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FREE Intermediate Yoga class and Yoga Teacher Training Info Session
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

FREE Intermediate Yoga class and Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

Learn more about the upcoming 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program being offered in Franklin and enjoy a vigorous vinyasa class for free.

Franklin native Sara Doyle (PhD, RYT500) will teach a level 2 (intermediate) class and then answer questions about her popular Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training program that she is bringing to Franklin.

Sara has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching classes, workshops and trainings since 2008. She believes that yoga should be fun, safe, and accessible to every body. Her classes are physically challenging and energetic. She teaches a variety of different levels, from basics to advanced. Sara provides clear verbal and physical adjustments to allow the body to discover each pose and each moment. Her goal is to allow the practice to speak for itself.

Register here for the free class and info session

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Apr
4
3:30 PM15:30

Yin Yoga Workshop

Peel away the layers created by unbalanced habits of over-doing, over-efforting and over-achieving through Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. Not only does this bring balance to our more active yoga practice, but it also allows us space to drop the outward going activity of the mind-body and experience ourselves as we are in this moment, without an agenda. By creating space for softening both our physical body and our mental state, we move inward to examine how our daily habits are reflected in our lives and allow energy to be redirected in a more harmonious way. We can then strengthen our ability to widen our sphere of what sensations and feelings we believe are "acceptable" in both ourselves and others, which creates a calmer abidance in the face of internal and external stress.

$25 early bird/ $30 regular price

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

Therapeutic Yoga for the Lower Back

Up to 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, yoga has the tools to help. Join Dr. Sara Doyle in learning about the anatomy of the back, how our lifestyle contributes to back pain, and how to use yoga to alleviate discomfort. 

This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels - those who are currently experiencing back pain, as well as yoga teachers, massage therapists, and movement specialists who wish to help others in their journey of healing. 

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Feb
27
to May 31

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 85-hr with Andrea Dixon

I am teaching the anatomy and physiology portion of this training (about 16 hours). Here is the description:

Welcome! Working with women during the special time of pregnancy is such a joy. It offers unique challenges and is incredibly rewarding. You will emerge from this training with the practical tools and confidence to teach prenatal classes. We'll explore various facets of this work – gaining a deep sense of the experience of pregnancy in our culture, how to create sacred space for women to honor their transformation to motherhood, and the powerful support that yoga offers to women throughout their childbearing year. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas, and childbirth educators. This training will be of benefit to anyone looking to expand their skills working with pregnant women.

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Dec
20
3:30 PM15:30

Yin Yoga Workshop

Peel away the layers created by unbalanced habits of over-doing, over-efforting and over-achieving through Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. Not only does this bring balance to our more active yoga practice, but it also allows us space to drop the outward going activity of the mind-body and experience ourselves as we are in this moment, without an agenda. By creating space for softening both our physical body and our mental state, we move inward to examine how our daily habits are reflected in our lives and allow energy to be redirected in a more harmonious way. We can then strengthen our ability to widen our sphere of what sensations and feelings we believe are "acceptable" in both ourselves and others, which creates a calmer abidance in the face of internal and external stress.

Click here to sign up for $25

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Feet for a Happy Back

Our feet do an amazing job for us every day, carrying us around on this earth. When we neglect the health of our feet, it impacts every system in the body. Learn how to care for your feet through yoga and promote habits that will keep you pain free for decades. This workshop includes a brief lecture on the foot, the relationship between feet and back health. We will also practice physical and meditative techniques to promote strength and mobility in the feet, ankles and legs. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students. It would also be of use to yoga teachers and other movement specialists who wish to help heal their students.

All levels welcome

Sign up here for $25

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga for Insomnia

The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep is a common complaint in our society. It is estimated that a majority of people will experience insomnia at some point in their lives. Yoga has a number of tools that can help you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep through the night. During this workshop, we will practice some deep stretching, restorative, breathing and mindfulness exercises designed to be practiced just before bedtime.

All levels welcome.

$25 per person

Sign up here

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Sep
27
3:30 PM15:30

Yin Yoga Workshop

Peel away the layers created by unbalanced habits of over-doing, over-efforting and over-achieving through Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. Not only does this bring balance to our more active yoga practice, but it also allows us space to drop the outward going activity of the mind-body and experience ourselves as we are in this moment, without an agenda. By creating space for softening both our physical body and our mental state, we move inward to examine how our daily habits are reflected in our lives and allow energy to be redirected in a more harmonious way. We can then strengthen our ability to widen our sphere of what sensations and feelings we believe are "acceptable" in both ourselves and others, which creates a calmer abidance in the face of internal and external stress.

$25 early bird/$30 regular - all levels welcome

Click here to register

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Sarah Trelease and Sara Doyle will co-teach the training this year!

In this training program you'll learn:

  • How to teach safe thoughtful and engaging classes to students of all kinds using clear alignment in asana, pranayama techniques and meditation.
  • Through the practice of self study and meditation we'll clarifying the relationship between mind, body and breath, how they interact and how to find balance through the 5 koshas or layers of self.
  • We'll study anatomy especially in how it relates to yoga. You'll learn how to really see and help your student's bodies and minds by observing how they move and what restricts them.
  • You'll learn and practice clarity and precision in your language and gestures.
  • We'll study yogic and Buddhist philosophy in how it relates to our modern lives and you'll learn how to weave dharma (teachings) authentically and seamlessly into your classes.


SCHEDULE

Weekend sessions:

September 12-14, 2014
October 17-19, 2014
November 14-16, 2014
December 12-14, 2014
January 23-25, 2015
February 20-22, 2015
March 20-22, 2015
April 17-19, 2015

Friday 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Seasonal Yoga Workshop to benefit TROSA

Join Sara for a summer afternoon of yoga incorporating themes of the season in an invigorating practice that will leave you feeling stretched, refreshed and centered. We will undertake a self-exploration using the tools of yoga - moving, breathing, and sitting. All levels are welcome. The asana practice will be at the intermediate level, but modifications will be offered for beginners.
$20-$40 suggested cash donation

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