More opportunities to get your yoga on….
Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion
with Debbie Martin and Kelly Fisher
January 11 & 12, February 8 & 9, March 7 & 8, April 4 & 5, May 2 & 3, June 6 & 7, and June 20 & 21, 2020
Program meets Sat and Sun 1:00-4:30pm one weekend per month
@ Yoga Center of Columbia
You already know that yoga has profound potential to transform your life for the better. Perhaps you’ve had a glimpse of yoga’s benefits like a sense of contentment, stress reduction, or increased flexibility and balance in your body-mind. Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion invites you to develop your personal yoga practice and establish a greater understanding of the deeper concepts of yoga. Whether you are interested in enhancing your understanding as a committed yoga student, are on the path to teaching, or you are already a yoga teacher, this Immersion will offer something for all levels. Grow Your Practice will serve those looking to explore and weave a deeper knowledge of yoga into their daily life.
This six-month program taught over 7 weekends will provide participants with a progressive array of knowledge and tools to help facilitate a journey of personal practice, self-inquiry, and reflection. Each weekend will include a comprehensive asana, pranayama and meditation practice anchored around a chakra. Increase your understanding of basic physical anatomy of the body and breath along with subtle body energetics. Discuss and contemplate key concepts from Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita as well as other philosophy topics including a history of Yoga, Ayurveda, Gods and Goddesses, Tantra, mantra, and chanting.
2020 Teacher Training 200 Program
with Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher
January 24, 2020 – November 22, 2020
Program meets Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons one weekend per month
@ Yoga Center of Columbia
This comprehensive program meets or exceeds the new, revised requirements for a Registered Yoga Teacher. The program focuses on the fundamentals of yoga and teaching shared by all traditions. We align with root aspects of yoga, breath, meditation, intention, and service which give rise to the various schools and styles. Students will learn the history and philosophy of yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, physiology, therapeutics and adjustments. Creativity and personal exploration will be encouraged as you deepen your practice and develop your teaching skills.
This course has been carefully designed to be comprehensive, professional and yet convenient for busy lifestyles. Upon satisfactory completion of this program you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level (RYT200).
Registration is open! Click here for details or click here to register for Yoga Teacher Training 2020
Spirituality * Exploration * Yoga:
India Retreat 2020
with Kelly Fisher and Rimmi Singh
March 10 – March 23, 2020
@ Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Rishikesh
Join Kelly and Rimmi for a soul-stirring experience in India! See the stunning architecture of the Taj Mahal, climb atop the ramparts of Amber Fort on an elephant, stroll through historical palaces and forts in Jaipur and Udaipur, take a sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola, attend a Ganga Aarti on the Holy Ganges River and much more.
India’s sacred scriptures state, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to, ‘Guests are God.’ Prepare to embrace India’s warm hospitality, and immerse yourself in history, culture, spirituality and culinary delights that only a trip to India can offer. Join us on a journey of self discovery through this unforgettable land!
Registration is full! Check back for 2021 dates or Click here for details about our 2020 trip.
Science of Life: An Ayurveda Immersion
with Kelly Fisher and Debbie Martin
January 12 & 13, February 9 & 10, March 16 & 17, April 6 & 7, May 4 & 5, and June 1 & 2, 2019, 1pm – 4:30pm @ Yoga Center of Columbia
This program will immerse you in yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Learn about herbs, food, daily habits and rhythms, nature’s rhythms, and integrate what you learn by creating a prescription for your own practice. Yoga students and teachers alike will benefit from the in-depth study of the doshas, prakriti, vikriti, dhatus, the six tastes, daily habits, and more. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and skill to create a specific dosha balancing yoga practice, use food and herbs with awareness, and create a basic lifestyle plan for yourself and for others based upon their needs and goals to align your habits with dharma (living well or right living.)
Registration is closed. Check back for 2021 dates. Contact Kelly for more details.
Yoga and Hiking in Provence
with Kelly Fisher, Chef Rita Cain, and Guide Annette Para
May 6-13, 2019 @ Chateau de la Loubiere, Pertuis, France
Spend seven nights and six days in the enchanting south of France for this invigorating yoga retreat with Wildflower Yoga. Our homebase, Chateau de la Loubiere, is a 16th-century chateau at the foothills of the Luberon. ‘La Loubiere,’ is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet just 20 minutes from Aix en Provence. We will explore the serene landscape, experience village culture, and of course, do yoga!
Yogis of all ability level are invited. Your host, Yoga Therapist, and E-RYT 500 yoga teacher Kelly Fisher will offer daily classes in yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation. Chef Rita Cain will provide breakfast and most dinners, and host Annette Para, who is native to Avignon, will assist you in having the time of your life.
Registration is closed. Check back for future dates. Click here for details about the 2019 Yoga and Hiking in Provence Retreat.
Yoga Indulgence in Costa Rica
with Kelly Fisher and Lucy Lomax
November 9-16, 2019 @ Pura Vida Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
During this week at the breath-taking mountaintop resort of Pura Vida, which means the “pure life” or “simple life,” indulge in yoga, meditation, breathwork, and spending time in the beauty of nature! During the ample free time each day, there will be many opportunities for self-care activities and outdoor explorations such as nature walks in the country’s biggest butterfly observatory, exploring gardens or medicinal herbs, or zip-lining through the jungle canopy.
Yogis of all ability level are invited. Your hosts, C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and E-RYT 500 yoga teachers Kelly Fisher and Lucy Lomax, and will offer daily classes in yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation. Three buffet-style meals per day are included and prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. Explore the resort grounds, including wellness center, boutique, pool, and gardens, and join us for the Skywalk and Wildlife Boat Adventure if you choose!
Registration is closed. Check back for 2020 dates. Contact Kelly for more details.