Making The Myths Your Story
Jul
15
to Jul 17

Making The Myths Your Story

A weekend exploration of yoga’s ancient myths. The narratives of Ganesha, Kali, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Nataraja and Hanuman will be a jumping off point for students and teachers to discover their own relationship with these vibrant tales of transformation, power, inspiration, devotion, grace and beauty.  The goal is to make these lofty legends relevant to our current lives.  Each session includes storytelling, chanting, pranayama, alignment-focused asana and an opportunity to contemplate and share personal reflections that arise from our practice. Please join us for this opportunity to express your own story through yoga.  read more>

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200-Hour Immersion + Teacher Training in Steamboat Springs, CO
Jun
24
to Jul 27

200-Hour Immersion + Teacher Training in Steamboat Springs, CO

Sundance Studio in Steamboat Springs, CO

This intimate immersion + teacher training gives you an opportunity to intersect with nature's pristine power while embarking on a journey of self-discovery and service. Students who complete both parts of the training may register at the RYT-200 level with Yoga Alliance. 

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Kindness 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Jan
14
to Nov 8

Kindness 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training

EVOLVE YOUR PRACTICE & TEACHING

Kindness Yoga's 300-hour Advanced training is divided into TWO components:

  • CORE - 12 required weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)

  • MODULES - six immersions that you select, and must complete within 18 months of the training start date.

While most 200-hour yoga teacher trainings are akin to an undergraduate degree (exposing you to lots of information), you might consider a 300-hour Advanced training to be more like a masters program (allowing you to specialize). The Core portion of our training offers more structure and required material, while Module portion of our training allows you to take six elective immersions based on your interests. They include a variety of topics and give you the opportunity to study with internationally-recognized instructors such as Noah Maze and Desiree Rumbaugh.

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Kindness' 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Trainings
Sep
23
to Dec 6

Kindness' 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Trainings

Join your favorite Kindness teachers and walk a path that may leave you changed forever. The Kindness Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training is an in-depth journey for two groups: dedicated students who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga, and those who hope to become yoga teachers. This extraordinary opportunity to study with senior instructors is designed to inform both your practice and your life… and awaken the heart of the teacher.

SUMMER 2015   July 6 to July 31
FALL  2015  September 23 to December 6
SUMMER 2016   July 11 - August 5
FALL  September 21 - December 4

 

 

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300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga Loft, Boulder, CO
Sep
4
to Jun 5

300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga Loft, Boulder, CO

Leap up a level.

Join Patrick Montgomery & Jeanie Manchester for an extraordinary 300 hour teacher training!

10 months: September 2015 - June 2016

 LEAP UP A LEVEL!

Broaden your skill-set, advance your practice and gain tangible knowledge which you can immediately apply to your teaching. This Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is for those who have already earned their 200 hour certification and are ready for more — both personally and professionally. This is a 10-month program that fosters camaraderie where we grow and learn together. We gather once per month for a 3-day weekend, which allows each student to integrate and practice the material. Each weekend includes practice, lecture, practice teaching and incredible guest teachers. This 300-hour program is for anyone seeking 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

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Yoga Begins Now: 5-Week Introduction to Yoga
Aug
30
to Sep 27

Yoga Begins Now: 5-Week Introduction to Yoga

AT SAMADHI CENTER FOR YOGA 
Ready to try yoga? 
We know, yoga can seem intimidating and confusing. That's why we offer this comprehensive course for beginning students. During this course y
ou will receive a thorough introduction to the basics of yoga, gain confidence in your natural capabilities and learn to feel good in your own body. You will say "hello" to a variety of beginner level poses, breathwork, alignment basics, and learn how to modify your poses for your ability and to stay safe. This course is perfect for anyone who is curious about trying yoga. Just for beginners. 

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Progressing Towards Pinnacles: 5-Week Intermediate Asana Course
Jun
21
to Jul 19

Progressing Towards Pinnacles: 5-Week Intermediate Asana Course

AT SAMADHI CENTER FOR YOGA
Ready to explore the next level of practice? Learn step-by-step how to get into intermediate postures safely. Each week we will deconstruct intermediate poses from every category of asana including: backbends, inversions, hand balances, hip openers, forward bends, twists and binds. Your understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and form will expand as you explore practice and study more complex asanas. Sequences will be given to practice at home and/or teach. You will have the option to photograph yourself in poses you are working on and submit your images to a Facebook group for feedback from the instructor and the group. You will develop your eye for for alignment! The thematic focus of this course is the cultivation and expression of the Highest Self. 
Intermediate - perfect for dedicated students and teachers. 

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Making the Myths Your Story
May
12
to Jun 16

Making the Myths Your Story

WITH BUFFY BARFOOT & PATRICK MONTGOMERY
A six-week exploration of yoga’s ancient myths. The narratives of Ganesha, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Kali, Hanuman, and Shiva Nataraja will be a jumping off point for students (and teachers) to begin to find their own relationship with these vibrant tales of love, heartbreak, courage, and change.  The goal is to make these lofty legends relevant to our current lives.  Please join us for this opportunity to travel into your own story of yoga.  

Each class with contain a myth, a deep asana practice to investigate the properties of that week's myth in the body, and an opportunity to journal and share personal reflections that arise from this work.  Each week students will create an inspired piece of art or writing.

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El Espiritu Yoga Retreat
Apr
22
to Apr 29

El Espiritu Yoga Retreat

Join us in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico! Reconnect with your spirit with Patrick Montgomery, one of the most inspiring and skilled yoga instructors in the country. Love life, play in the ocean, rejuvenate, and have an unforgettable week!

$1500 is all it costs to get away for bliss and adventure! Pricing includes airfare departing from Denver, CO, yoga, various afternoon activities and two meals daily

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The Waves: Six-week Samavesha Deep-Study Course on Vinyasa Yoga
Oct
6
to Nov 10

The Waves: Six-week Samavesha Deep-Study Course on Vinyasa Yoga

Align with and within the currents of Grace

 

THE WAVES: Six-week Samavesha Deep-Study Course on Vinyasa Flow
Mondays Oct 6 - Nov 10, 2014, 6-8pm

These days "vinyasa" is a broad term that encompasses a lot of creative approaches to asana practice. Distinguished by breath-based movement, bandhas (energy locks), dristi (gaze), dynamic sequencing, rhythm and repetition, vinyasa is as much a dance as a destination. It can be safe, grounded aligned and intelligent. This is a progressive series where each session builds on the last. Attendence in all sessions is ideal.*  Open to non-injured students with a foundational yoga practice. Week-by-week practice will become increasingly challenging depending on the abilities of the group. Each session will include an original sequence, pranayama, mantra, mudra and embodied philosophy

OVERVIEW OF SIX SESSIONS

Waves of Energy
Learn pranayama, techniques for Surynamaskar (sun salutations) and flow through familiar foundational postures. Step one in learning key principles of vinyasa. 

Waves of Light
Vinyasa practice requires focus and cultivates greater awareness. Find rhythm through repetition in Suryanamaskar and progressively layer in standing poses, balancing poses and basic arm balances

Waves of Courage
Arm balances and inversions without the familiar comforts of walls and props bring up fear and call forth our sanity, skill and self-honor. Fly into arm balance transitions, strengthen the core, and learn the secrets of the bandhas.

Waves of Devotion
Hanuman-inspired flow featuring hip openers & forward bends. Includes mantra, mudra and puja.

Waves of Creativity
Non-traditional, unexpected, playful set of poses including a brainstorm of backbends and innovative transition strategies. 

Waves of Gratitude
Pre-holiday flow full of backbends, twists and arm balances.


 $100 Series / *$20 Drop-in Session

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Practice & Teach Foundational Poses: 20hr weekend teacher training module
Oct
3
to Oct 5

Practice & Teach Foundational Poses: 20hr weekend teacher training module

Rock the foundations by taking a detailed look at everyday postures. Strengthening the foundation helps permit progress and avoid injury. In this course you will learn how to practice and teach the biomechanics of asanas, break poses and concepts down into simple steps, teach beginners & all levels, observe and improve postures, recognise common misalignments, and focus on the key actions within every category of asana. You will walk away with inspiration, tools and a plan for how to teach basic yoga better. Here’s how to help your students grow from the ground up!!

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The Threshold: Four-week Samavesha Deep-Study Course on foundational poses, alignment & therapeutics
Aug
18
to Sep 8

The Threshold: Four-week Samavesha Deep-Study Course on foundational poses, alignment & therapeutics

We will continue to advance our practice from the perspective of a beginner as we revisit the foundational postures, biomechanics of alignment and therapeutics. Symbolic aspects of the mythic elephant-headed Ganesh will bring importance to our practice and inspiration to our lives. Appropriate for the advanced beginner, ongoing and injured student. Turn your obstacles into opportunities to deepen and refine your practice. 

all levels $80

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The Places We Unite With The Divine: Samavesha Deep-Study Courses
May
26
to Jun 16

The Places We Unite With The Divine: Samavesha Deep-Study Courses

This Spring & Summer I am offering an eleven week, 4-part asana + mythology course. Each session begins with a mythic story and leads us into the places within ourselves where we connect to the Divine. Students will learn alignment, progressing from a foundation, to more complex and challenging postures, culminating in a five-week series on alignment-focused vinyasa flow.

PART 1: THE MOUNTAINTOPSmostly standing poses + meditationall levels3 Mondays, April 7-21 6-8pm $80

Part 2: THE FORESTforward bends, hip openers & twists + pranayamaall levels4 Mondays, April 28- May 19, 6-8pm, $60

Part 3: THE CREMATION GROUNDSarm balances & backbends + long shavasanasintermediate4 Mondays, May 26 - June 16, 6-8:15pm, $80

Part 4: THE WAVESa five week series on vinyasa flow, intermediate, Coming Sept 8-29 

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Art of Asana - Part 2 - Six-week series on practice and teaching intermediate asana
May
17
to Jun 21

Art of Asana - Part 2 - Six-week series on practice and teaching intermediate asana

Ready to deepen your understanding of the next level of practice? Learn step-by-step how to practice and teach more challenging postures safely. Deconstruct poses from every category of asana including: backbends, inversions, hand balances, hip openers, forward bends, twists and binds. Expand your understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and form as you explore more complex asanas and receive individual feedback and attention from the teacher. Create variety in your practice, prepare your body for pinnacle postures, modify challenging poses, and build the strength and flexibility that apex poses require. Commit to daily practice and study, creating a transformational six-week sadhana. Expand your capacity, cultivate virtue through action, and have a ton of fun with other devoted practitioners and teachers!

Six-Week Series Format. 20 hrs towards Yoga Alliance EYRT500 certification 

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Apr
25
to Apr 27

Krama: Sequencing Your Yoga Class (for teachers)

Learn to create transformational yoga classes that students will look forward to. A great asana sequence prepares yogis for more challenging postures while being educational, therapeutic and embodying a dharma. Vinyasa and alignment-based class arcs will be explored in detail. There are many creative ways of choreographing transitions, progressing toward pinnacle postures, balancing a full spectrum of asanas, expressing a feeling and creating sessions that heal. Any experienced teacher will tell you that the perfect plan is also the one that is adaptable to various levels of students. In this hands-on, interactive workshop you will receive tools and guidelines that you can use as a springboard for creating your own, authentic classes. While there are indefinite, intelligent ways to unfold a yoga class, they all have one thing in common – a purposeful teacher. 

20 hrs towards Yoga Alliance EYRT500 certification 

 

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Feb
24
to Mar 31

Establishing Your Practice - Level 1/2 - six week series - Samavesha Deep Study Course, Boulder, CO

In this course we take a much closer look at the key actions, shapes and benefits of the fundamental poses that are practiced most often. Creating a new pattern of practice and shifting unconscious tendencies is the main intention of this series, which allows progress and helps avoid injury. Each week in class we will refine a sequence of asanas that are the substructure for the intermediate and advanced poses. You will also be given sequences to practice at home. You will progressively build strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance as you become consistent in the profoundly healthy habit of yoga.

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

Art of Asana - Part 1 - Weekend intensive at Kindness Yoga

Weekend Intensive packed with asana inspiration and knowledge! Delve into the details of the most common poses we practice and master the foundations to permit progress and avoid injury. In this course we will study the key actions, shapes and benefits of asanas that are substructures for intermediate and advanced poses. You will deepen your understanding, experience, and awareness within your posture practice and become grounded in the profoundly healthy habit of yoga.

This course prepares yogis for The Art of Asana Part 2: Progressing Towards Pinnacles.

20 hrs towards Yoga Alliance EYRT500 certification 

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Jan
13
to Feb 17

Progressing Towards Pinnacles - Level 2/3 - Six week series - Samavesha Deep Study Course, Boulder, CO

Are you ready to explore the next level of practice but you're not sure how? Learn step-by-step how to get into intermediate postures safely. Each week we will deconstruct  poses from every category of asana including: backbends, inversions, hand balances, hip openers, forward bends, twists and binds. Svadhyaya (study of yourself and sacred texts) is a major theme of this course. Your understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and form will expand as you explore more complex asanas and receive individual feedback from the teacher and assess your own practice. This series is for the dedicated yoga student who is looking for more growth than they're getting in typical all-levels classes (click for more info)

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