NEWS

Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi are pleased to co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambhala Publications. Click here for more info and where to purchase.

YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
The Arlington Center for Movement, Meditation and Wellness
369 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 02476

The Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour Teacher Training Program is underway, September 2018 – June 2019. The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training is a vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with physical and energetic alignments to create a transformational practice.

Five star rating, with over 100+ reviews on Yoga Alliance.

TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSIONS

MASSACHUSETTS

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 10am-1pm
The Yoga Studio Millis
840 Main St., Suite 111
Millis, MA 02054
(508) 376-8508, theyogastudio@mail.com

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-5pm
The Yoga Studio Millis
840 Main St., Suite 111
Millis, MA 02054
(508) 376-8508, theyogastudio@mail.com

FLORIDA

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
Yoga Bird Studio
1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 61
Fort Myers FL 33907
239-936-6940, deani@yogabirdstudio.com

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK – WORKSHOP AND TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
Saturday, March 9, 2019, Time TBD
The Yoga Sanctuary
112 Sullivan Street
Punta Gorda FL 33950
941.505.YOGA (9642), info@theyogasanctuary.biz

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY – WORKSHOP AND TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
Sunday, March 10, 2019, Time TBD
The Yoga Sanctuary
112 Sullivan Street
Punta Gorda FL 33950
941.505.YOGA (9642), info@theyogasanctuary.biz

WORKSHOPS

MASSACHUSETTS

YOUR CALM AND CENTERED MIND: A PROVEN YOGA PRACTICE FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue
Uxbridge, MA 01569
508-278-2818

FLORIDA

ACTIVE AND RESTORATIVE POSES WORKSHOP
February 2, 2019, 2-4PM
Gateway Yoga
11300 Lindbergh Blvd #111
Fort Myers, Florida 33913
239-768-1458, gatewayyogastudio@yahoo.com

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Yoga Bird Studio
1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 61
Fort Myers FL 33907
239-936-6940, deani@yogabirdstudio.com

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
Sunday, March 3, 2019 Time TBD
Revival Yoga Fitness Studio Marco Island
760 N. Collier Boulevard, Suite 107
Marco Island FL
239-393-3400

CHAIR YOGA, Guest teacher
March 6, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30am
Gateway Yoga
11300 Lindbergh Blvd #111
Fort Myers, Florida 33913
239-768-1458, gatewayyogastudio@yahoo.com

RETREATS

ISLA HOLBOX RETREAT 2019 – NEW DATES ADDED! MARCH 23-30, 2019
March 16-23, 2019 & March 23-30, 2019
The venue for our yoga retreat is Villas Flamingos, a beachfront boutique hotel whose “hammocks in the sea” make it a unique destination on the island. Our twice daily yoga classes will be held in a thatched-roof palapa. In our third floor aerie, we practice with magnificent views of the ocean laid out before us. Between classes there will be time to cool down in the seafront pool, walk along the beach to town, take a siesta in a hammock, go for a kayak tour, bike around the island, or simply surrender to the slow rhythm of island life by doing “nothing”. Click here for more details.

SOUTHWESTERN YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCON, ARIZONA –  OCTOBER 19-25, 2019
Join us to renew and retreat in Tucson. Our venue is the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, included in the National Registry of Historic Places in Arizona and Historic Hotels of America. Nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Hacienda Del Sol is a relaxing refuge with breathtaking views. Morning and late afternoon yoga sessions will take place outdoors, in the inner courtyard of the resort. The paintbox colors of the sky, mountains and desert will inspire and energize us as we practice in the clear, dry air of the high desert. This is an all levels retreat, appropriate for anyone with 1+ year of yoga experience. Click here for more details.

FALL RETREAT ON BLOCK ISLAND, RI
2019 Dates TBA
Enjoy the beautiful New England fall season in the quiet beauty of Block Island, Rhode Island with a three day, two night yoga retreat. The retreat will include two nights at The 1661 Inn, two morning and two afternoon yoga sessions, two buffet breakfasts, one dinner at a local island restaurant, and two “wine & nibbles” hours. Click here for details about the 2018 retreat.

For more info on Classes, click here OR for more info on Workshops, click here.

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY STUDY

Our latest study on Yoga for Depression and Anxiety has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March, 2017, with impressive results. In a group of beginning yoga practitioners diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, practicing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week, along with some home practice, significantly decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety as measured by MRI technology and Beck’s Depression Inventory scale.

To find out more, here are a few articles of note:

It’s Official: Yoga Helps Depression
Time.com

Yoga Helps Reduce Symptoms of Depression, Study Finds
Psychology Today

Yoga May Ease Depression, According to a New Study

Boston Magazine

Yoga Needs to Cut the Bullshit: All the Pseudoscience Can Detract From the Way Your Practice Can Actually Help
Tonic/Vice

And for those interested in reading the study and abstract, here is the full study.

Photograph by Andree Lerat
Image Credit: Women dancing in circles around Krishna as they perform the rasa-leela, the dance of life. 
Rajasthani miniature painting, 19c. From “The Goddess in India: The Five Faces of the Eternal Feminine by Devdutt Pattanaik.”