If you’re a practitioner looking for guidance and structure around how to begin a deeper exploration or expand an already established practice, consider participating in our Yoga Immersion Program beginning in January 2020! This program is for anyone who wishes to study yoga in a more in-depth manner, from beginners who seek a strong foundation to experienced practitioners who want to dive deeper into embracing yoga practice as a way of life. Asheville Community Yoga was founded on the mission to provide inclusive, accessible yoga to everyone. We recognize that individuals come to their practice for an infinite number of reasons. This program is an opportunity to ask the questions you wish you could ask in a traditional yoga class and to build a stronger practice of understanding, acceptance, and knowledge about the benefits, philosophy, and history of yoga. A wide range of practices and philosophies will be focused on and explored. Such as…
- Asana (anatomy and alignment within common yoga postures)
- Pranayama (specific breathing techniques used to achieve various mental, emotional, physical and energetic outcomes)
- Meditation (a variety of meditation practices will be explored together)
- Philosophy (an exploration of texts from both Vedic and Tantric traditions)
- History (Where and when was yoga first thought to have been practiced?)
- Paths of Yoga (What are the various systems used to explore yoga?)
Those who complete this program can expect to…
- Learn the systematic approach of using yoga as a science for optimal living.
- Deepen your understanding of the roots and philosophy behind the practices.
- Improve your knowledge of yoga poses, modifications and safe alignment.
- Explore the benefits of establishing a regular yoga & meditation practice.
- Forge lifelong friendships with like-minded people who will support you through the changes you desire.
We ask that participants have a basic level of understanding and experience in a consistent yoga practice. Those who have attended public classes for three to six months are welcome to register. If the information provided here about the Yoga Immersion Program intrigues you and you’d like to attend but are feeling you don’t wish to dive quite so deeply into the history, philosophy, asana and meditation practices, please consider taking the “Foundations of Yoga” series being offered by Wendy during the month of October. This series serves as a stepping stone for the Yoga Immersion Program for beginner students. Discounts towards the Immersion are available to all who complete the Foundations series first. Click here for more details on “Foundations of Yoga – Beginning the Journey with Wendy” In addition, many use the Immersion Program as a stepping stone for our 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Many feel they are better prepared for the Teacher Training by taking the Immersion prior. Discounts are also available towards our Yoga Teacher Training for all who complete the Immersion Program first. Click here for more details about our “250 Hour Teacher Training Program”
Wendy Mallett Lantis, e-RYT, YACEP and Dana Maria, RYT are dedicated to making yoga accessible and enjoyable! Our study of yoga has taken us deeper into the practice of teaching yoga to those who may not fit into the stereotypical yogi represented on magazine covers. We recognize that each person holds a unique imprint of life experience and our bodies and abilities are often a reflection of that life experience. In other words, “one size does not fit all”! Together, we will help you navigate your way into a deeper relationship with yoga and the benefits which come from a regular practice. You will learn how yoga began and why this practice has such a world-wide appeal. It is an accessible way to become a healthier you!
January 24th & 25th, February 28th & 29th, and March 27th & 28th
Times: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday Breaks will be given throughout each session along with a 75 minute lunch break on Saturday.
Early Bird Discount: Save money by registering and paying in full early! Register and pay by December 1st = Save $99 on tuition and pay only $400! Register and pay by January 1st = Save $49 on tuition and pay only $450! Payment plans and partial scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please select the scholarship deposit below and submit a short essay to Dana (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining why the financial support is needed and how yoga has influenced your life. Scholarship assistance cannot be combined with the Early Bird Discount Savings. Refund Policy: We understand that life happens and unforeseen circumstances come up. If life throws you a curve ball and you need to withdraw from the program prior to December 19th, 2019 all but $50 will be refunded. If you need to withdraw after December 19th, the deposit is non-refundable. After January 1st, no money paid towards the deposit or tuition will be refunded. Connect with your body, Connect with your mind, Connect with your spirit Connect with your community. . . Fill out the form below to register for our Immersion Program!