East Meets West Yoga Center


Saturday, August 18

Jamie Elmer Returns for More Workshops

Aligning and refining your practice does not mean that you will push hard to the point of discomfort or injury. It does not mean that you’ll tie yourself in a pretzel shape – sometimes mistaken for a yoga pose.

Instead, in Align and Refine, you’ll learn more about HOW your body actually works and moves, so that you can achieve a balanced, strong and lengthened pose appropriate for you as an individual.

Each Align and Refine class focuses on several joint and muscle actions, while working towards a peak pose. Whether you’ve been practicing for six months or sixty years, there is a place in this practice for you.

In Align and Refine Class 2, we’ll focus on: Warrior 2, extended side angle, triangle and half moon (not necessary to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2)

Saturday, August 18th
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$40.00 preregistered; $45.00 at the door

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Saturday, August 18

Jamie Elmer Returns: Seeing Bodies Part 2

Calling all teachers and teachers in training! Jamie Elmer returns with Seeing Bodies – Part 2:

Would you like to deepen your understanding of safe alignment and learn effective verbal cues? If so, join me for SEEING BODIES Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

As teachers we need to teach by choosing poses, sequences and verbal cues based on what we see the class or students need. First, we need to practice SEEING BODIES and learning what safe and helpful alignment is for each pose. Then, from what we see, we need specific verbal cues to help students to achieve the optimal pose for them as individuals.

In Seeing Bodies Part 2, we’ll focus on side standing poses: warrior 2, extended side angle, triangle and half moon (not necessary to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2)

Saturday, August 18th:
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Price $45.00 preregistered; $50.00 at the door

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Sunday, August 19

Jamie Elmer Returns: Heads Up, Heads Down

Going upside down and balancing can be extremely empowering, and at the same time, calming for our nervous system. In these clinics, we’ll focus on the step by step process of how to go upside down in to certain arm balances, and also, learn how to recognize when a modification is needed instead.

In this workshop, you\’ll learn how to safely work in to Handstand and Shoulder Stand. This clinic is open to students of all levels, teachers and teachers in training.

Sunday, August 19th
Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.
Price $40.00 preregistered; $45.00 at the door

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Sunday, August 19

Jamie Elmer Returns: Tools for Teaching Out of the Box

Calling all teachers and teachers in training – Jamie Elmer returns with another great CEU workshop


This continued education clinic, for teachers and teachers in training, will give you tools to teach vinyasa flow yoga without needing to use the typical “vinyasa” format of downward facing dog, plank, low plank and upward facing dog. Learn options for how to teach flow yoga to students with wrist, shoulder, neck and lower back sensitivity, as well as to students with balance issues, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis.

Sunday, August 19th
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
Price $45.00 preregistered; $50.00 at the door

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October 26 - October 28

Fall Retreat: Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia

Join Dawn Curtis and Mary McIntyre for a wonderful relaxing and nourishing retreat weekend at the elegant and historic Carter Hall. In this retreat, we will connect to both our outer world through Nature and our inner world through Yoga.

During this weekend retreat you will release anxiety, stress and tension and awaken new levels of energy and vitality. You will return home refreshed and revitalized!

Carter Hall is an elegant 18th century estate located on 200 acres of beautiful Virginia country hills just west of Washington, DC in Boyce, Virginia. Pamper yourself with a weekend of yoga, luxurious accommodations, delicious meals, and hikes in nature or outings to nearby wineries and towns.


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Saturday, November 3

Invoking Shakti Day Long Retreat with Lisa Adams & Mina Habibi

Invoking Shakti: Rites of Passage
A Day-Long Retreat to Celebrate Your Personal Goddess Journey

We\’ve all come through trials and initiations in life whether we wanted to, or not. Only we know what we\’ve been through and the ways we\’ve grown and changed as a result.

As women we face the unique life transitions of menstruation, motherhood and menopause. Additionally, life often has a way of initiating us through events such as graduation, marriage, divorce, starting a business, illness, coming out, death of a partner or loved one, and more.

These are all rites of passage.

Acknowledging these rites of passage is claiming our personal power. Celebrating and ritualizing those journeys helps us to fully integrate the process, acknowledging where we have come from and taking ownership of our evolution.

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November 9 - 11, 2018

Late Fall Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation

Friday – Sunday, November 9, 10, 11, 2018

Late Fall Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen and Dawn Curtis

Self-care begins with SELF. Join us for the weekend retreat as we learn how to take care of ourselves first. In order for us to be there for others, we must go within and see what it is we need to feel good, re-energize, de-stress, sleep well and learn how to do nothing. It is in that down time that the body can heal deeply. Come learn the how Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health and well-being, along with her sister-sciences of yoga and meditation, can help you feel better, body, mind and soul.

The weekend will include Ayurvedic (vegetarian) cooking classes, lectures, yoga, mindful walks, meditation and silence. We will be housed together on a beautiful farm in Afton, Va. surrounded by incredible beauty, animals and nature.

The Galleywinter Farm Retreat Center will be our home for the weekend. Space is limited to 12 people so please sign up as soon as you can. Please make your room accommodations here: http://www.leadingforth.com/accommodations

Retreat Cost (includes food, materials and all classes): $599. To register please email: susan@breatheayurveda.com or dawn@eastmeetswestcenter.com

We will begin the retreat at 5 pm on Friday November 9 and end on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm.

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