Current Immersion Schedule...

Dates subject to change - please watch the schedule as the dates for your desired workshops approach.


Sunday, Oct 2nd • 1 - 3:15 $40

Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice with Kate 


Saturday, October 15th 1:30 - 3:30 $30

Introduction to Anatomy

for Yoga Students and Teachers

with Steve Bolia 


Sun. Oct 16th 1 - 3 pm $30

Intro to Home Meditation with Rob Dorgan



Energy Body Overview

Koshas, and Kleshas, Nadis and Chakras - Oh My!

Get the 4-1-1 on the basics of the energy body.


TBA 3 hours

What the Heck is Ayurveda?

hint: healthy living science;-)

with Liz Stites ~ Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner



Basic Historical Overview of Yoga

with Kate Noble


TBD 2.5 hours

Anatomy of the Lower Body

with Steve Bolia


TBD 2.5 hours

Energetic Themeing with Wendy Andersen



Yoga Sutra Book Club



Energetics with Brenda Villa



Adjustments Practicum for Yoga Teachers



Mantra & Meditation with Karen Johns


TBD 2.5 hours

Upper Body Anatomy with Steve Bolia



Class Planning & Sequencing Techniques

Immersions and Continuing Education 


In conjunction with our 2016-17 Foundational teacher training, we are happy to be able to open a few workshop modules for current teachers looking to advance their studies (CECs available for YA) and our students who are interested in advancing their yogic studies but who are not currently interested in teaching. 

Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice
with Kate Noble

Sunday, Oct 2nd • 1 - 3:15 $40


Cultivating a home yoga practice is one of the best ways to increase a level of self awareness that allows you to tap in to your greatest source of wisdom and joy. As you increase self awareness, you increase your capactity to think, speak, and act in ways that support your personal well being and your ability to act harmoniously in the world around you.


In this workshop you will:

  • create a vision statement to motivate and inspire your home practice

  • begin to cultivate a resource collection for continued motivation, inspiration, support, and education in the broad field of yoga

  • group brainstorm the benefits & challenges of practicing at home

  • learn to build home practices based on Progressive Sequencing


Students should bring a notebook or journal and come dressed to move.


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Introduction to Anatomy
for Yoga Students and Teachers
with Steve Bolia 
Saturday, October 15th 1:30 - 3:30 $30
Steve Bolia, RYT, LMT, NCTMB, will present a basic overview
of the bones of the skeletal system Get to know your bones, muscles, and planes of movement.
Cultivating a Home Meditation Practice
with Rob Dorgan  RYT, LMT, NCTMB
Sunday, Oct. 16th 1 - 3 pm $30
Essential tools for developing a home meditation practice. 


Meditation can help us to find a “comfort from inside us” but many of us think meditation is for sages, gurus and beings that we perceive as much more spiritually oriented than we are. How do you think those beings you perceive as “enlightened” got there? They developed the one true, all important relationship— the one with the ‘Self”. 


We will explore basic techniques for getting started on a meditation practice and how to keep it consistent. If you have tried to meditate and have given up or you have never tried it before——this is a place for you. Come with an open mind as we explore several meditation tools. Some tools you will find useful, others may not speak to you. We will develop a “meditation tool box”  to get you going on the ultimate journey to your “Self.”

Theming and the Language of Energetics
with Wendy Andersen ERYT 500

This immersion is best suited for yoga teachers and trainees but any student who is looking to make a more physical connection with the energy flows in the body will benefit. 


In our teaching, we encourage students to connect to their center. What do we mean when we say that, and how can we help our students experience that connection? Together we will explore the many ways to describe our “inner energy” and the language we use to help students connect to and experience the flow of energy in the body. We will also be practicing the very valuable teaching skill of weaving an energetic theme into our postural instructions. This workshop will give you a strong foundation in the vocabulary of energetics, so that you can more effectively support your students on their inner journey through your asana instruction.


Wendy Andersen, eRYT-500 will give an experiential lecture on how the words we choose to use in classes or conversations may help awaken deeper awareness of the subtle but powerful energy of life in our students and companions. 

More details to come about our other immersions.

What the Heck is Ayurveda?
with Liz Stites ~ Certified Ayurveda Practitioner


Elizabeth Stites presents her signature intro to Ayurveda workshop. This workshop is an essential stop on your journey to wellbeing. It provides an overview on the basic principles and tools of Ayurveda and how you can use them in your daily life.


Ayurveda is often referred to as Yoga’s “sister science.” They are both derived from ancient Vedic knowledge and work hand-in-glove.


Ayurveda is often called the “Mother of All Healing”. It recognizes that if you make choices about your diet, lifestyle and habits that are right for you, you will feel good. If your choices are not right for you, you will feel out of alignment. The great thing about Ayurveda is that, by making simple changes and smart decisions, it is easy for you to feel healthy and vital and young and strong as possible.


What the Heck Is Ayurveda? is a first stop on your journey to wellbeing. It provides an essential overview on the basic principles and tools of Ayurveda and how you can use them in your daily life.


with Brenda Rose Villa


What if you could trust more consistently those ‘random’ hits or coincidences that make life so much fun?


In this Immersion Workshop we will:

  • Explore, in an amazingly tangible way, the energetic field.

  • Learn to trust your own sensing, feeling and seeing of the energy fields

  • Reveiew the chakras and how they work together to cultivate personal and universal harmony.

  • Explore postural sequencing to free specific chakras.

  • Play with setting up a room energetically, setting helahty boundaries, and learn to clear out for optimal radiance.


Chanting & Mantra 101
with Karen Johns eRYT 

Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, is chock full of sacred vibrations. Uttering these sounds calls upon our deepest knowing of our Selves. Using practices like mantra japa (mantra repetition) help us to drop away the peripheral clutter and literally feel our own sacred presence. Join me as we explore different kinds of mantram, their meanings, and experience the different colors and textures of making sound together. 

Can't sing your way out of a hat? Great. If you can make sound, you can do this. Cheat sheets will be provided. Burning questions will be answered. And a pretty good time will be had by all.

About Karen
I dove into the deep end of the yoga pool at Shine in 2002 and took my first teacher training in 2003. Years of classes with Wendy Andersen, Sianna Sherman, Mitchel Bleier and Shalini Latour helped me connect to my physical self for the first time in my life. With more love than I could believe, my teachers challenged, encouraged, observed and instructed me. Little did they know they were crafting a golden door for me to open into my own spiritual life. Asana led me to meditation, which led me to chanting, which perhaps in January will lead me to you.