Yoga should be, first and foremost, a personal journey. People are usually introduced to the practice through yoga classes, and eventually begin craving a chance to go deeper into the teachings that lead to the transformational element of yoga when applied to life.
Often the only option is to take a Yoga Teacher Training Course, which is lovely, only all that time spent on anatomy, ethics of teaching, and being forced to practice instructing others just isn't of interest to you and those hours devoted to subjects you don't plan to use make the journey more costly and time consuming.
Yoga Transformation is a special yoga education program to deepen a yogi’s connection to classic teachings and practices and to enhance one’s connection to their own heart, mind and inner voice. This course opens the doors to transformation, personal growth and a deeper understanding of the practice you love with the focus on your personal journey, rather than teaching others.
Join us to walk the labyrinth, explore chakras and the energy body, engage in creative projects, meditate, and savor yoga's most inspirational practices. Yoga Transformation occurs when you apply the teachings of yoga to your life, and this course dives in to consider how to live your purpose, embrace healthy habits, and cultivate peace and balance in your life. Yoga is key to resetting your focus and energies to the things that bring you happiness and wholeness.
Course Fee: Local Program - $1,295.00
Week-long Retreat format - $1,500.00 (Onsite lodging available by reservation.)
This weeklong retreat combines luscious and inspirational yoga practices and events with sangha (spiritual lessons) to educate, inspire and find deeper meaning in yoga's path.
Winter Retreat: Feb. 3 - 9, 2024
Summer Retreat: August 17 - 23, 2024
1,495.00. Includes meals and materials.
(Low-cost dorm housing available by reservation.)
For local students, the yoga transformation program meets once a week on Fridays from 9am - 3pm for ten weeks. This program includes unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the course.
April 5 - June 7, 2024
Check out this video for a peak into the Yoga Transformation course.
This course includes asana, meditation, pranayama and the philosophical teachings of yoga. Learn the origins of yoga, history, and how and why yoga works.
Learn about Chakras and the energy body, Koshas, Bells bowls and gongs, Mindfulness, Mudras, Mantras, basic chanting, and heartfelt yoga activities to awaken our deeper connections to self, nature and the world at large.
Yoga classes vary to introduce the diversity of yoga, while meditation and pranayama enhance not only our understanding of yoga’s benefits, but support our personal health and wellbeing.
Workshops in essential oils, mindfulness, tantric art techniques and more make your yoga journey inspirational while educational.
All enrollees in the local program are invited to take unlimited yoga classes during the course as well, a remarkable added value inviting you to dive deeply into yoga to support transformation and create new pathways for health and wellness in your life. For those joining us for the weeklong retreat experience, meals are included.
For the weekly local program, students bring their own lunch each day. For the weeklong retreat, meals are included.
This course is for all levels and is appropriate for beginners to advanced yoga students. Anyone interested in learning about yoga philosophy, history, practice or who wants to apply yoga principals to their lives to feel better, inside and out, will love this course. No worries about your age, you state of fitness or your experience. This course is about much more than the physical practice.
You will get tons out of this course if you just come to the weekly session, but you are offered unlimited yoga for the term of the course, so our hope is that you will use and enjoy the opportunity to spend more time at Heartwood to refine your practice and dive into yoga to reap the amazing benefits.
You will be studying with teachers holding the highest credentials in yoga. This course is taught by the same teachers who work with our Yoga Teacher Training students and all are ERYT-500 and IAYT Yoga therapists with years of experience mentoring others.
Each day we begin with an asana class which may include restorative, yin, flow or a specialty class to explore the diversity of yoga. This will be followed by philosophy or discussions that awaken understanding, and we end the day with mindfulness, art or other activities to enrich our connections and expand our awareness.
We hope everyone attends as consistently as possible to get the most from the course, but life happens and sometimes you can't help but miss material. In many cases, we have online material, or we repeat the lecture in another class and if so, you are welcome to come make up the work. But since there are no tests or requirements as there are in Yoga Teacher Training, your attendance is not mandatory. (Of course, we will miss you any day you are not with us.) With unlimited yoga for 12 weeks, you can also join us for practice as much as you like, so you will continue to progress.