East Meets West Yoga Center


Saturday, October 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tao Porchon-Lynch: The Body As Energy

The Amazing Tao Returns! Morning Asana Practice from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we host this inspiring 98-years-young yoga grand master and explore the eternal energy of yoga. Tao will be integrating breath and movement, and sharing with us the experience of her “yoga tango.” Using the four pillars of yoga: pranayama (breathwork), mudras (gestures), bandhas (energetic locks) and chakras (energy centers) we will explore the rich potential of the body to renew, heal and revitalize.

Tao will lead the students through a deeply absorbing meditation, inspiring deep compassion and inner peace.
Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. Tao Porchon-Lynch, master yoga teacher, 98 years-young, synthesizes the most positive aspects of Indian, European and American thought.

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Saturday, October 1 12:30 - 1:30 pm

A Conversation with A Master: Tao Porchon-Lynch

Need a dose of inspiration? 98 Year Old Tao Porchon-Lynch show us what is possible and stirs all of us to reach our highest potential regardless of age. Be enthralled by her journey while you learn her “secrets” to vitality, mindfulness, resilience and boundless energy. This guided conversation and multimedia slideshow will take you through Tao\’s life journey. Take the opportunity to ask questions only hindsight and living history can answer, and walk away ready to craft a fearless “Tao-like” life!

Tao\’s book Dancing Light will be available for purchase; and Tao will be signing books.

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Saturday, October 1 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A Journey Through the Chakras with Tao Porchon-Lynch

Join us as we focus on understanding the chakras and integrating the bandhas, breath and movement. Become aware of and learn to control the energy that invigorates your life. Utilize various breathing techniques when doing the postures while attaining knowledge of your body\’s energy centers. This workshop will allow you to witness first hand, the amazing power a dedicated yoga practice has to improve and increase the vitality of your life. Tao will lead the students through a deeply absorbing meditation, inspiring deep compassion and inner peace.

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Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9

Developing Spiritual Confidence with Dustin DiPerna and Bennett Crawford

Friday, October 7th Evening Program: An Evening with Dustin and Bennett

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 – $15 dollars donation

Spiritual confidence emerges as a result of knowing who we truly are. Through meditation we gain access to a level of stable presence that is alert, calm, and able to hold any experience. Many of us have only experienced meditation as an isolated individual practice, but what happens when we bring meditative awareness into our friendships and romantic relationships? There is an art of relating that all of us can learn through deepening our connection to our own spiritual presence. Come explore the power of relational spiritual practice with Dustin and Bennett.

During this evening introduction, you will have an opportunity to discover the importance of developing spiritual confidence in a world of rapid modern and postmodern change. During the evening, you will have the opportunity to engage in both individual and collective meditative practice and to learn more about the daylong workshop to be held the following day on Saturday October 8th.

Saturday, October 8
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $90.00 preregistered; $100.00 at the door

We invite you to come to this transformative daylong workshop. Together we will discover the basic skills to cultivate spiritual confidence, giving you the capacity to show up in the world with greater love, care, and capacity for leadership. Attendance to the Friday evening session is not required.

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Saturday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 25

Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Walker

East Meets West Yoga welcomes Lauren Walker, the creator of Energy Medicine Yoga to teach us how to offer something special to our students. Come share in 4 days of practicing and learning this beautiful union of energy and yoga. We are all in for a treat!

This 30 hour course will cover the basic elements of EMYoga and leave you with the skills to teach the basic theories and elements.

Pre-reqs: 200 hour yoga teacher training or equivalent. If you are not a teacher, but have a long time practice and would like to take this class as in immersion, please contact us directly (and we will pass it along to Lauren) for permission. You will receive a level 1 EMY certificate upon completion and acceptance of written exam and submitted teaching video.

What is Energy Medicine Yoga?

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.

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Module 1: August 19 - September 2, 2017 Module 2: October 22 - November 5, 2017

Max Strom Inner Axis 200 Hour Teacher Training

Max Strom’s 200 Hour Teacher Training & Empowerment Course:
Applications Now Being Accepted

This 200 Hour training consists of two 15 day segments and both segments will have one day off in the middle. The training will be taught by Max Strom (20 days) and with Jamie Elmer teaching the Applied Anatomy portion of the training (7days). The course will include some homework, including required reading and some exercises.

The capacity for personal transformation is present in each of us, yet is often hidden beneath the surface, neglected by the demands and routine of our daily life. Max Strom’s Inner Axis training will teach you how to guide ordinary people through the experience of extraordinary transformation. It is designed to prepare you to teach people from all walks of life and levels of fitness, whether or not your student has a stiff body or a rigid schedule. If you’re in a leadership position, or have the aim to become a teacher, or simply have the desire to enrich your knowledge and practice of Max Strom’s method, you will find this course inspiring and indispensable to your journey.

Module One:
dates and time August 19 – September 2, 2017
11:30 am – 8:00 pm (includes 1.5 hour break for meal)

Module Two:
dates and time: October 22 – November 5, 2017
11:30 am – 8:00 pm (includes 1.5 hour break for meal)

More information about the training can be found under Teacher Training

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