Workshops and Events

More opportunities to get your yoga on….

Kali MaYoga + Art: Kali and Kintsugi

Yoga Center of Columbia, $55 includes all materials except your ceramic piece,
Saturday, May 13, 1-4pm
with Kelly Fisher E-RYT 500 and Roselyn Vanderpool, Art Therapist

Kintsugi is the Japanese art process of taking something broken and transforming it into a work of art. Broken things are restored with resin and gold paint so the imperfections are highlighted and honored. Kali is the goddess of destruction. Her energy breaks things down in order to give space to reorganize and create something new. She is Mother Earth and the broken thing is the seed full of potential. In this workshop we will break things — ceramics and pottery — in a cathartic way and then reorganize them to create something new. This process can shift perspective in mind, body, and spirit. If something is on your mind that you want to release, bring it to this workshop! We will begin with an all levels yoga class complete with Kali stories and then, we will destroy in order to create.

Please bring your own ceramic vase, plate, mug or other item that inspires you. Keep in mind you will be breaking it. Thrift stores are a great place to find material with which to work.

Registration for Yoga & Art at Yoga Center of Columbia on May 13 here.


MichaelandKellyatTajKirtan: An Evening of Storytelling and Song

at Yoga Center of Columbia, $10 ($15 at door)
Friday, April 28, 7-9pm
with Kelly Fisher and Michael Levin, and special guest Steve Bloom on percussion

Join Kelly Fisher and Michael Levin for a musical evening with the songs and stories of yoga. In this enchanting evening, learn sanskrit mantras, their meanings, and experience the loving, healing vibration of their vocal expression. Wear comfortable clothing. Many mantras have a story, or many stories, that accompany them. Hear the myths of yoga and bring the experience to life through song. Kirtan is the yogic practice of call-and-response chanting of these mantras which include the various names of love and embodiment. You will leave feeling joyful, refreshed, and peaceful. Register here.


Veggie KormaAyurveda Rx January – June 2017

at Yoga Center of Columbia
with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
50 hour training, Jan 28-June 18, In progress

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. Throughout the six month program, you will gain greater understanding of the doshas, asanas for your dosha, and other important ayurvedic principles in order to align your habits with dharma (living well or right living). Registration for individual weekends is possible. More information on Ayurveda Immersion is here.


Naked Monk Jain templeIndia: Sacred Sites Pilgrimage

Feb 28 – March 13, 2017 with Kelly Fisher and Rimmi Singh
Sold Out! Travel with us to India! Visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Goa. See the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Peacock Gate among many other amazing wonders and we will conclude our journey at the beaches of Goa. There will be much opportunity for sightseeing as well as yoga practice, and of course, the food is most excellent. Learn about the history of these exotic places and more. Check out the brochure here.


MASdeGANCEL9frontCalling The Light Retreat in Provence

May 27 – June 3, 2017 with Kelly Fisher, Annette Para, and Rita Cain
Join us for an awe-inspiring week in one of the most beautiful places in France. We will stay at a 6000 square foot villa with a vineyard and salt-water swimming pool. Enjoy yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation everyday with plenty of free time to explore the countryside. This retreat is SOLD OUT, but we are keeping a Waiting List, click here to register.


saraswati goddess of wisdomGrow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion

Yoga Center of Columbia, with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
Stay tuned! This program will happen again in 2018.

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.
Contact Kelly for more details.