East Meets West Yoga Center


Saturday, February 6

Mandala Workshop (this was rescheduled from January)

Mandala Workshop! Creating New Beginnings

Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning circle or “containers of essence,” can be used as a tool for managing stress and are symbols of oneness, completeness, divine perfection. Creating mandalas are a reflection and exploration of our psyche a visual representation of our life’s experience. Creating mandala’s is a means to reduce stress and become more balanced, and relaxed in our lives. This meditative tool guides us to release past karma and liberates us allowing new beginnings to naturally unfold. Drawing mandalas can teach us to surrender thus feeling more interconnected, energized, clear, and joyful. Ultimately more free. For ourselves and all the world. The January Full Moon is the first full moon of 2016 it reminds us that we all belong to this universe, we are all connected to each other in some way and to surrender into this safety we can experience more freedom.

This workshop is for everyone no art experience required. Art materials will be provided but you can bring your own watercolors, colored pencils, crayons or pastels if you would like. We will begin with a short simple gentle yoga practice, followed by breathing, and a guided meditation before we create.

Saturday, February 6
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $25.00 preregistered; $30.00 at the door

Details & Registration
Sunday, February 7

Learn to Breathe: Managing Stress & Anxiety to Heal Yourself & Your Relationships

Stress and anxiety impacts both our personal health and the health of our relationships. On a personal level this can create irritability, sleep issues, and affect all levels of physical, mental, and emotional health. These issues don’t just affect our our own lives, but the lives of everyone around us, and can make the difference between meeting our friends, family, coworkers, or anyone whom we might meet, with a smile instead of a frown. In this way, reducing our internal stress and anxiety will allow us to influence those around us in a positive manor as well as sleep better at night.

Learn to Breathe is an invigorating, penetrating, and healing practice that will assist you on a daily basis. Principles taught in this class have been created by internationally renowned Inner Axis teacher, Max Strom. You will learn his integrated breathing exercises and gentle movement, the effect of these can lead to profound inner calm, enhanced energy, and mental clarity. Other benefits may include an increased ability to give up addictions, such as smoking. Once people have experienced the power of their own breath, they understand why it is called life force.

It is extremely practical and easy to understand and requires no background in yoga to receive the full benefits. Several simple but meaningful exercises will be provided with clear and safe directions. This practice is for everyone; every nationality, gender, religion and age, even those in wheelchairs. This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their health, vitality, and relationships.

Sunday, February 7th
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Fee: $25.00 preregistered; $30.00 at the door

Details & Registration
Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28

Teacher Training: The Fundamentals of Teaching Yin Yoga

Join Ladan Judge, E-RYT 500 to learn about the art and practice of Yin Yoga. Learn to guide your students in this practice of non-striving, developing an attitude of compassion and acceptance with their physical and emotional selves.

In this Yin training we will explore:

The Theory and Philosophy of Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga postures and how to safely practice them
Meridian theory and its relationship with organ health
Meditation, Visualization and Pranayama in Yin Postures.
Practice Teaching
Fee: $250.00 preregistered by February 20; $295.00 thereafter

Saturday, February 27 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 28 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register under Teaching Training

Details & Registration
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.

Details & Registration
Start Date: April 2, 2016

Spring Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT)

Spring 2016 Program dates:

April 2 & 3
April 9 & 10
April 23 & 24
April 30 & May 1
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The EMW Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is developed and taught by Ladan Judge. The program is therapeutic based and you will learn how to safely and effectively teach yoga to pregnant and postpartum women. The program is comprised of four weekend modules which cover; each trimester of pregnancy, preparing for birth, postpartum yoga and practicum. During this course you will not only learn about the various phases of pregnancy but also how to use yoga to assist the mother to be in preparing their mind, body and emotions for this new phase of life.

This program is Yoga Alliance approved and fulfills the 85hr RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) requirements. Upon completion of the program you can obtain your RPYT Certification from Yoga Alliance.

Details & Registration
April 29 - May 1

Y12SR Leadership Training: Trauma Informed Yoga

This Leadership training program presents a framework for addictive recovery that includes the cognitive approach of the 12-Step Program, the trauma healing approach of Somatic Experiencing, and the body-based approaches offered by Yoga and mindfulness practices. This training is designed for yoga teachers wanting to work with the recovery population. It is also found to be extremely relevant and helpful for therapists, counselors, social workers, probation officers and others with a desire to understand how the ancient philosophies and practices of yoga align with the 12-step program of recovery. This training is designed for yoga teachers wanting to work with the recovery population. It is also found to be extremely relevant and helpful for therapists, counselors, social workers, probation officers and others with a desire to understand how the ancient philosophies and practices of yoga align with the 12-step program of recovery. Preregister before April 9, $350.00; after April 9, $375.00

Details & Registration
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

Energy Medicine Yoga Weekend Workshop with Lauren Walker

EMYoga is a synthesis of yoga and Energy Medicine. The power of this style of yoga is that it greatly increases the benefits of a regular yoga practice without increasing the time devoted to it. Incorporating simple techniques into an existing practice, or doing these simple techniques on their own, helps to balance the nine energy systems of the body. When in balance, these energy systems help to keep you strong, vital, healthy and focused. They work on your immune system, endocrine system and lymphatic systems especially. Additionally we work with focus on breath for releasing pain and stuck energy as well as learning techniques to change your habit fields, helping to foster the ability to implement new, positive habits for overall health and well being.

The goal of EMYoga is to balance the body. A strong yoga practice, woven through with the 9 energy systems, speaks to the body in its own language. These techniques are easy to learn and master and they empower your current yoga practice while awakening dormant energies and helping the body to heal and thrive. You’ll learn ancient lost techniques and new powerful tools to boost the power of your practice.

Lauren Walker created Energy Medicine Yoga, which is her signature style and complements any kind of practice you do. Using simple to learn techniques based on ancient practices and wisdom, the student can increase the efficacy of their practice while actually diminishing the time practiced. Energy Medicine Yoga is a powerful practice for decreasing anxiety and stress, increasing energy, core strength, and well being. It can also be pivotal in healing longstanding physical and emotional issues. It is easy to learn, fun, intuitive and empowering.

Registration Fee: $250.00 preregistered by May 14th; $275.00 at the door

Details & Registration