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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.

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.

Anatomy Yoga: The Myofascial Meridians - October 23rd - November 27th

Join Liz and her skeleton pay Pat for anatomy in 3-D! Explore the body's tensile network one layer at a time through Asana.  Gain a deeper understanding of how restriction of movement can be both the cause and effect of common postural patterns and chronic pain.  All levels welcome.

Live Online Video Classes with Nicolai Bachman - Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Therapy ~ 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 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".

Triad Yoga's 300 Hr TT Certification Program - 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.

Sound Journey Through the Chakras - Friday, September 7th, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Join Alexander Tuttle in his Sound Journey Through the Chakras, to be held Friday, September 7th, 7:00PM - 8:30PM.

In this group meditation, he will create sounds with crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, Native American flute, Tinghas, Didgeridoo, Sitar, Chimes, Bells, Gong, Drums, Vocal Toning, Vocables, etc. in a stimulating and supportive manner to support the nine major energy centers.  These sounds reverberate through your whole body as the group sits or lies down, with their eyes closed, in a relaxing meditative manner allowing the sounds to wash over you like a Sonic Bath or frequencies cleansing, releasing and revitalizing.

Following this energy center alignment is a quiet/rest time.  After the still time we will begin a gentle discussion answering any questions about your experience or on a subjects such as... subtle energy, sound therapy, relationships, conscious communication, etc.

Alexander is a sound therapist, philosopher, life/strategy coach, Human Design/birth chart analysis consultant, work shop facilitator/teacher and energy worker. 

Please see "Workshops" for registration.  Cost $20.00, West Market Street Studio.

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

Nicolai Bachman returns to Triad Yoga to present his workshop on "Sanskrit, 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 14th, 6:30PM - 9:00PM, Sanskrit Basics for Yogis - Fundamentals of Pronunciation

Saturday, September 15th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, Mantra Recitation - Exploration into Sacred Sounds

Saturday, September 15th, 1:30PM - 4:00PM, Triguna:  Sattva, Rajas and Tamas - Samkhuya Principles that Underly Yoga

Sunday, September 16th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, Ayurveda 1:  Introduction to Ayurveda

Sunday, September 16th, 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". 

Fluidity, Mobility and Stability - with Sheila Wenzel, Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Sheila invites you to join her as she presents her workshop, "Fluidity, Mobility and Stability" on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10:30AM - 12:30PM.

The workshop will center on presenting Somatic Movements and Asana to increase fluidity and stability.

SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) is a special training using Somatic movements.  Sheila is in the SATYA training taught by Tias and Surya Little in Santa Fe, NM.

SATYA introduces new neural pathways into the body, helps counter blockages in the connective tissue, joint spaces, circulatory system and nervous system.  Body tissue becomes lifeless and unresponsive when we have these restrictions.  These movements bring greater wakefulness to the tissue where there is a sensory-motor amnesia-physical numbing, freezing, or lack of feeling.

The SATYA practice will be followed by an active Asana practice preparing us for walking back out into the world.

At least 6 months of asana and no acute injuries, please.

Anatomy Yoga with Liz Salter and Her Skeleton Assistant! October 5th - 7th

Liz  and her skeleton assistant, Pat, offer their Anatomy Yoga, October 5th - 7th.

Friday, October 5th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM - Fascia: 101 ~ A visual guide to the new science of connective tissue, what is it, what's it made of, and why do I keep hearing about it?

Saturday, October 6th, 9:30AM - 12:30PM - The Lower Leg & Foot ~ A look at the mechanisms that support the arches and their role in walking.

Saturday, October 6th, 2:00PM - 5:00PM - Muscles of the Hip and Thigh ~ See on the skeleton the muscles that support our upright posture and bipedal movements.

Sunday, October 7th, 9:30AM - 12:30PM - The Shoulder Girdle ~ Discover the layers of muscles that attach the arm to the torso and how they can inhibit movement.

Sunday, October 7th, 2:00PM - 5:00PM - The Diaphragm and Torso ~ Explore the primary muscle of breathing and all the muscles that support it.

All classes include interactive lectures and gentle yoga practices.  All levels welcome.

Workshop costs:  Friday, $25.00, Saturday/Sunday $40.00 each class.  Sign up before September 28th, and all classes are $150.00.  Registration is available under "Workshops".

Questions?  Email Liz at



"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