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Congrats to East Coast Yoga Therapy!!!

Congratulations to Valerie Kiser and Terry Brown on being recognized Saturday evening at the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research for the accreditation of their school East Coast Yoga Therapy.  They are one of 36 schools worldwide to have this accreditation!

Class and Schedule Announcements

The Monday 4:00PM Iyengar Class with Janet will take a hiatus.  The last class will be held on Monday, June 4th, and will restart on Monday, August 13th. 

Yoga Basics: From the Foundation Up - Session started Wednesday June 27th - Next Session Starts August 14th

Yoga Basics: From the Foundation Up is a class offered on Wednesday, 5:45PM - 7:00PM. This will be an 8 week class taught by Adelfa Hill that restarts every 8 weeks. 

New students to yoga may find themselves more comfortable in a class that starts in a place that has a "beginning". Here is that class!

Here is what the new student to yoga will learn: All the basic foundation yoga poses for beginner students. How the pose should be aligned well with the body for the maximal benefit. How to adapt a yoga pose to meet the need of your individual body. How to practice the poses safely. How to use all the yoga props. How to breathe properly in the poses.

Students may join at anytime!

TYI Presents Special 6 Week Programs - Tuesdays 7:15PM - 8:30PM

Every 6 weeks TYI will present a special topic to enhance your area of interest and practice.  No registration is required, just use your class pass.

Somatic Movements, Breath and Asana Practice with Sheila Wenzel - June 19th - July 24th

Experience slow Somatic movements with attention to breath as in the SATYA practice taught by Tias and Surya Little.  Help reshape connective tissue, help develop bilateral symmetry, re-educate the neural-muscular system, and restore the body through these gentle siding, gliding, unwinding, and stretching movements, followed by yoga asana.  All levels welcome.

Peaceful Summer Restoratives - July 31st - September 4th

Join Laura and Jerry for this 6 week series of using restorative yoga to balance the nervous system, reduce stress and release tension we habitually hold in our bodies.  By using supported postures, we literally become softer in the body and mind, encouraging greater compassion towards ourselves and others.  Come explore the grace of "not doing."  All levels are welcome.

Curvy Yoga - September 11th - October 16th

Join Carra for a 6 weeks series of Curvy Yoga classes.  This series is recommended for all body shapes and sizes, especially those new to yoga and/or students looking to establish a regular practice.  Emphasis will be placed on proper alignment, body awareness, and linking breath with movement.  All levels welcome.

Trance Channeling Session - Friday, July 20th with Steven Rogat

Join internationally-renowned clairvoyant and medium Steven Rogat for a wonderful evening of channeled messages from Guidance, on Friday, July 20th, 6:15PM - 8:30PM, West Market Studio.

The session typically begins with a brief discussion of the different types of trance mediums along with highlights of Steven's personal experience and training.  Following this, wise and loving Spirit teachers come forward through Steven to communicate group and individual messages, answer specific questions from participants, offer insight into personal lessons, and share information for healing.

Every group is different and promises to offer a fascinating experience in awareness.

This is an unforgettable evening that you won't want to miss, filled with humor, warmth, and insight!

Workshop cost is $30 per person, available under "Workshops" and seating is limited.


Transformative Japa Mala Meditation Workshop - Saturday, July 21st

The Transformative Japa Mala Meditation Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 9:00AM - 12:00PM and will be led by Deborah Brien.

Join Deborah on a sacred journey into the world of japa malas!  Japa Mediation is an ancient form of meditation that involves repetition with a mantra.  Malas are a string of 108 beads that can be powerful tools of transformation for anyone.  Meditating with a japa mala has been shown to help slow respiration, reduce stress, calm the mind, and encourage well-being. 

In this workshop, you'll be given your own set of hand-knotted mala beads.  You will learn a brief history of the mala, how to use and understand 3 powerful mantras, and how to intuitively choose a mantra for your own individual practice.  Malas are perfect for those who are beginners, as well as those who already have an established meditation practice.

Deborah is the owner of Quiet Light Transformative Living.  She is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, and Professional Certified Aromatherapist.  A lifelong spiritual practitioner, Deborah's teachings reflect her years of interest in yoga, Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, and traditional multicultural meditation forms.

Workshop cost $45.00 or $40.00 if registered by July 14th ~ registration available under "Workshops".

Discover Seasonal Asian Wild Plants - Sunday, July 22nd, with Misae

Misae presents her workshop, Discover Seasonal Asian Wild Plants on Sunday, July 22nd, 10:30AM - 12:00PM.

In this 1&1/2 workshop, you will gain the knowledge you need to use the Mulberry plant and Mugwort at home. 

The benefits of Mulberries include the boost of heart health and body metabolism, the boost of the immune system, the prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts, and the improvement of digestive health.

The benefits of Mugwort include the improvement in the digestive system, aids in restful sleep, helps with joint pain and helps with menstruation and menopause.

Workshop cost: $20.00, and includes a live demo, taste test and Mugwort baby plants.

5 Day Yoga Workshop Immersion, July 25th - 29th

Terry Brown will present the 5 Day Yoga Workshop Immersion on July 25th - 29th.

Immerse yourself in the daily study of asana and pranayama by attending a 5 day workshop developed to dedicated students of yoga and yoga teachers.  This workshop is designed for personal development and will help you to refine the essential actions in the postures, increase your stamina, and balance the forces of effort and ease in all your postures... and your life!

The Yoga Workshop Immersion is a requirement of Triad Yoga's 300 Hour Teacher Training and Continuing Education Program, but is available to students and teachers excited about expanding their practice.

Full workshop fee:  $420.00.  Daily rate: $90.00.  Please see "Workshops" for registration information and workshop schedule.

Restorative Sound Meditation with Percussionist Bill Smith - Friday, August 10th

Join percussionist Bill Smith as he presents a Restorative Sound Meditation Concert on Friday, August 10th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM.  This Sound Meditation will help reduce stress and fatigue, you will feel more energized, balance your body and mind, and help improve focus and sleep.

Workshop cost $15.00 and registration is available under "Workshops" - West Market St Studio.


Live Online Video Classes with Nicolai Bachman - Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Therapy ~ August 3rd - 5th, and August 17th - 19th

Studying the principles of yoga philosophy serves as the basis for the application of yoga therapy.  Many of the principles of these philosophies are now supported by neuroscience.  When applied in our lives, they lead to a clearer, calmer, and healthier body, mind and spirit.

These classes are part of the East Coast Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapist Training Program.  These are the hours of each class that are available to students of yoga, yoga teachers, and the general public that wish to gain more knowledge of the ancient teachings of yoga.

The following schedule is taught by Nicolai Bachman.

Friday, August 3rd, 6:00PM - 8:00PM - History and Overview of the Vedas

Saturday, August 4th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Vedic Chanting

Saturday, August 4th, 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Upanishads:  The Teachings as Related to Yoga Therapy

Sunday, August 5th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - The Koshas and the Elements

Sunday, August 5th, 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Samkhya Tree

Friday, August 17th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM - Yoga Sutras - The Mind (Citta):  Structure, Functions and States

Saturday, August 18th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Yoga Sutras - Understanding Suffering

Saturday, August 18th - 1:30PM - 3:30PM - Yoga Sutras - Vitarka andPratipakshabhavana (Mental Focus and Cultivating the Opposite)

Sunday, August 19th - 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Yoga Sutras as Nirodha (Calming)

Sunday, August 19th - 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Bhagavad Gita:  The Teachings as Related to Yoga Therapy

Each class: $35 each, One Full Weekend August 3-5 or 17-19:  $175.00, Both weekends: $325.00.  Registration available under "Workshops".

200 Hour Teacher Training Program Free Sample Class - Saturday, August 14th - 9:00AM - 12:00PM

The instructors at Triad Yoga understand the challenge of choosing the right teacher training that agrees with your expectations and needs.  With so many programs now available, making the right choice can be challenging.  It is important to take your time and explore what each program offers.  You should also carefully consider the experience of the teachers.

Teaching yoga is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth while sharing the joy of what you have learned and experienced in your own journey.  To help you with your decision, Terry Brown is offering a free class to anyone interested in our program.  This opportunity allows you to experience first hand the art of developing teaching skills.  Practice an asana class with Terry that will include ideas on how to help your future students transform their bodies and minds.  Presented in this class will be examples of how to observe students and make safe adjustments.  Learn about other aspects of the program, including anatomy, pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques.  With almost 30 years of experience, Terry will demonstrate how you can develop the skills to inspire your students.

There will be time for questions.  Please call us to pre-register.  There is no fee!

Saturday, August 11th, 9:00AM - 12:00PM.  West Market Street Studio.

The next session of TYI's 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program will begin on September 7th, 2016.  For the program dates and more information, please visit

Triad Yoga's 300 Hour Teacher Training Program Module 2, Core Stability, August 24th - 26th

Triad Yoga's 300 Hour Teacher Certification Program is the next step for teachers who have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance level of teacher training and are ready to deepen their practice and teaching.  This 300 Hour Level Program includes in-depth study of advanced asana, pranayama, and provides a pathway for the student of yoga to continue on their inward journey to experience their true self.

This 23 hour program can be taken as a continuing education course for Yoga Alliance CEUs or an opportunity to experience Triad Yoga's 300 Hour Teacher Certification Program.  Taking parts of any program is a great way to determine if that program is for you!

Points of Focus within Module 2:

-Anatomical Focus:  The Pelvis and the Lumbar Spine 

-Esoteric Focus:  Prana and the Vayus

-Therapeutics:  Sacroiliac Joint Stabilization

-Sequencing Skills Laboratory 

-Professional Ethics   

-Asana:  Stabilizing the Connection between the Pelvis and Spine

-Pranayama:  The Power of Your Breath 

-Book Discussion:  Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi

Tuition for Module 2:  $275.00 or $250.00 if registered by August 10th.  To register as a 300 Hour Level Teacher Training Student, please include a one time registration fee of $50.00 with the program application, available at, or request a copy be mailed.  Registration is available under "Workshops".

The schedule is: Friday, 1:00PM - 7:00PM, Saturday, 8:30AM - 7:30PM, and Sunday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.

Chakras, Ayurveda, and Yoga Philosophy with Nicolai Bachman - September 14th - 16th

Nicolai Bachman returns to Triad Yoga to present his workshop on "Chakras, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy, to be held Friday, September 14th- Sunday, September 16th.

Join us on a journey of learning from a clear and organized teacher that creates a fun and playful environment.  This workshop meets requirements for 12 Continuing Education Hours for the Yoga Alliance Registry and 12 Contact Hours required in the 300 Hour Teacher Training Program at TYI.

The workshop topics are:

Friday, September 9th, 6:30PM - 9:00PM, Sanskrit Basics for Yogis - Fundamentals of Pronunciation

Saturday, September 10th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, Mantra Recitation - Exploration into Sacred Sounds

Saturday, September 10th, 1:30PM - 4:00PM, Triguna:  Sattva, Rajas and Tamas - Samkhuya Principles that Underly Yoga

Sunday, September 11th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, Ayurveda 1:  Introduction to Ayurveda

Sunday, September 11th, 1:30PM - 4:00PM, Ayurveda 2: Subdoshas, Digestion and Disease

Workshop cost $225.00, or $200.00 if registered by August 24th.  Individual sessions are $50.00.  Registration and full session descriptions are available under "Workshops". 

"The Open Heart Workshop, Yoga to Expand Your Heart and Release Stress" - The Art of Living Retreat Center - October 18th - 21st
Terry Brown and Heather Patton invite you to join them for their "The Open Heart Workshop, Yoga to Expand your Heart and Release Stress" to be held October 18th - 21st, at the Art of Living Retreat Center located near Boone, NC.

"The Open Heart Workshop, Yoga to Expand your Heart and Release Stress" is a program that explores how the many tools of yoga, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy can help us focus on connecting to our hearts and rediscover the peace within during stressful times.     

Terry and Heather combine their years of experience of study, practice, and teaching to bring to you simple and direct approaches to learn how to maintain a life of wellness and happiness! This retreat is a chance to take a break from your busy life and become firmly grounded and centered.

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 4 day and 3 night retreat offers a balance of yoga, nutrition, and time to relax and restore yourself to your natural whole being!

Yoga practice sessions are accessible to all levels of experience. Evening and afternoon practices are restorative and pranayama or Yoga Nidra. Delicious healthy vegetarian meals are provided daily. Comfortable rooms available with mountain views or forest views. Choose between hotel style rooms and retreat rooms. Hiking trails are available. Spa treatments, including massage and holistic facials are available during free time. Bring your own yoga mat and yoga blankets. The center provides yoga blocks and belts.

To book your workshop, room and meals visit the The Art of Living Retreat Center website at