East Meets West Yoga Center


Weekend Course Oct. 9 - 11

Yoga For Cancer (y4c) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster

“Yoga is an obvious step for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments and ongoing side effects. Doctors are now recommending yoga as a way to manage anxiety and overall wellness. In 2012, the American Cancer Society recommended up to 150 minutes of exercise per week – explicitly mentioning yoga – to reduce chance of cancer or defend against reoccurrence. So more and more cancer survivors are coming to yoga classes to gain these benefits.

But not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs are different. True compassion flows from knowledge and facts. Without specific training, a teacher is not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer. And cancer survivors come with higher expectations. The y4c training will provide you the knowledge and facts to work with this community.

You will learn:

✔ The physics and physiology of yoga
✔ Facts about cancer, cancer treatments and side effects
✔ Appropriate and inappropriate poses
✔ Creating a healing community and class
✔ Hands on supervised teaching

The y4c methodology and training is not yoga for one-size-fits-all. Nor is it just a gentle yoga class. It is a specialized training for experienced teachers seeking to learn how to design a healing class for survivors at all stages of their cancer journey. We focus on providing scientific facts and tools so that yoga teachers can addresses specific physical conditions, inspire hope, invite curiosity and give emotional support through a fun and nurturing community.

The y4c methodology was designed and tested by Tari Prinster – cancer survivor, author and yoga guru. Through her own recovery, regular classes in New York City and retreats over the past decade, Tari designed and modified her vinyasa training to witness results in the thousands of cancer survivors. Since 2005, Tari has looked to help other compassionate yoga teachers from all over the world to develop their knowledge and skills. As of today, she has trained over 1,200 yoga teachers. The science-based training will provide tools and insight on how to adapt all yoga styles and poses to fit the specific physical and emotional needs of this community.

Based on student feedback and increasing demand, we are thrilled to launch our Online + Weekend program. This training takes our existing 10 year-running renowned program and puts 60% of the content online whilst retaining the hands-on supervised teaching in a weekend intensive. This format will enable students to take a large part of the training from the comfort and convenience of their home. Plus with reduced travel costs and less in-class time requirement, the training is more affordable and accessible.”

To learn more and to register, visit: http://y4c.com/dc

The following are some important dates to remember:

Online Program Commences: August 17th
Weekend Intensive: October 9th-11th

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September 27, November 22 & December 13

Munay-Ki Rights Initiation

INITIATION INTO THE SHAMANIC HEALING TRADITION OF PERU featuring Angela Blueskies and Helene Garrovillo

1:00 – 7:30 PM

1:00 – 7:30 PM

1:00 – 7:30 PM

(must contact studio directly to sign up for ALL 3 levels)

What are the Munay – Ki Rites?

The Munay – Ki Rites are the Rites of the Shaman\’s Path of the Q\’ero Nation, the descendants of the Inka, the indigenous people of the holy mountains of the Andes in Peru. Munay – Ki comes from a Quechua word that means “I love you.” The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his/her transcendent nature. The Munay – Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. These Rites are given as the next step in the evolution of humanity; to realign and attune our neuropathways and truly shift human consciousness. These Initiatory Rites, in essence, empower us to step up to the task of assuming stewardship for the Earth and all creation. There are nine Rites in total. It is hoped that these Rites can be transmitted to as many as possible. Those who receive all nine rites may continue to pass on the Rites practitioners and teachers.

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March 13 - 19, 2016

Spring Retreat to the Mayan Riveria (Mexico)

Join Dawn Curtis and Denise Breed for a 6-day retreat of tropical bliss at Casa OM, in the beautiful seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Reconnect with your body and breath in gorgeous surroundings of the Mexican Riveria!

This 6 day journey invites you to leave stress behind and experience yourself in a gentle way with rejuvenating yoga practices, meditations, extraordinary vegetarian food made with love by a private chef, and surrounded by the beauty of the tropics of Mexico.

This journey takes us to beautiful Casa Om, with two yoga classes each day, daily beach walks, journaling, plenty of rest & relaxation time, and an opportunity to rediscover your true self. We will explore our practice as a path to opening the chakras as emotional and energetic centers, opening body, mind and heart to an experience of healing and connection.

Give yourself the gift to meet new friends at an exquisite, non-commercial, and well-run retreat center. Delight in the beautiful surroundings, relax on the beach, lounge by the private pool, enjoy exciting excursions, and soothing spa treatments, or do nothing at all but just be! You will emerge from this retreat feeling nourished and fully alive ready to step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.

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