2022 Seattle Yoga Arts Immersion Program
Jan 7, 2022| $1600 – $1700
“If you seek to come into your own presence, you will find the exact right rhythm for your life.” ~ John O’Donohue
Our Immersion Program will run January through May 2022. Read on for more information on this exceptional opportunity to deepen your practice in community with like-minded seekers.
We are currently accepting applications!
Stepping into the Stream
Seattle Yoga Arts’ unique Immersion Program is the perfect opportunity to devote time to cultivating the inner wisdom that comes from dedicated practice and study. You will refine and fully embody your understanding of the alignment principles. You will consider Classical Yoga philosophy and explore in depth the Tantric philosophy that is the foundation of our practice. You will savor longer and deeper periods of practice including asana and meditation. Classes are a combination of practice, lecture and discussion. Join a group of fellow yoga nerds committed to self-discovery as we delve into the beauty and power of yoga. And if you decide to extend your studies with us – even if you’re not feeling called to teach – simply continue on through December with the teacher training portion of our program.
Establish the Daily Habits of a Yoga Practitioner
✓ Establish a daily meditation practice for inner stability
✓ Create a steady home asana practice
✓ Refine your poses: personal guidance on your practice
✓ Contemplate great teachings and your own insight for life wisdom
✓ Explore introductions to pranayama and Ayurveda
Foundations of the Yogic Path
✓ Two great texts of yoga: The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
✓ History of yoga, where the poses come from, the evolution of yoga in the West
✓ Using your yoga practice to create a just world
Dwelling in the Body Vessel
✓ Fundamental anatomy
✓ Embodying the pulse of the universe: softening as power, engagement as stability, and using your practice as an offering
✓ What to practice when: practices for different times, seasons, life transitions
Subtle Body Knowledge
✓ Layers of being: the koshas
✓ A model of creation: the tattvas
✓ Prana: the life force
…and much more. Exact curriculum is subject to change.
Starting Date: January 7th, 2022
About the instructors: Claudette Evans, Ellie Rose, Sean Haleen, Chiara Guerrieri, and Meg Agnew
Claudette, E-RYT 500, has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years and a teacher for over a decade. Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that already lies within. She continues to expand her knowledge of yoga through the study of the Sanskrit language, and shares its beauty with curious and devoted students who wish to deepen their practice. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality, and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, her classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of being embodied.
A lifelong student of life of what it is to be a human, I completed my BFA in Musical Theater and Dance and my MFA in Acting pursuing a career as a professional actor for many years in Chicago and Seattle. I have had the honor of teaching at Cornish College of the Arts since 1997 where I am currently a Professor of Theater teaching Physical Technique, Yoga and a course I created called Living Mindfully.
In 2002 I completed my first of 3 teacher trainings and began teaching right away. In 2007 I completed my 300-hour advanced teacher training in the therapeutic Vini Yoga method so that I can teach people of all capacities.
In 2015 I became certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor to deepen my understanding of how this sister science of yoga promotes a healthy lifestyle and vibrant health.
In 2018 I launched the Living Yoga course at Seattle Yoga Arts for anyone who wants to dive more deeply into the practices of yoga, Ayurveda and mindfulness to more fully awaken, uplevel their health and grow in a like-minded and nurturing community of seekers.
Sean Haleen has been a passionate and enthusiastic teacher of Yoga for over 13 years. Deeply trained in Anusara and Iyengar, his love of bio-mechanics and alignment has been described as infectious and easily digestible. From 2012-2017 he was a core faculty of San Francisco’s 200 and 500 hour teacher training program and has continued to lead trainings since then. He loves helping people understand the uniqueness of bodies and how they function and move in Yoga!
I began studying Yoga in 1983 as a way to rehabilitate and strengthen myself after a car accident. What I learned then was how to breathe, how to use the breath to connect with my body, how to track physical sensations from moment to moment, and how to find an internal wisdom to guide my movement and choices toward well-being.
When I teach, I aim to bring students’ attention to a place of presence and wonder. This is particularly helpful when students are working with injury or physical pain. My classes and workshops focus on wellness through discovery, guided by the extensive study I’ve done into the body’s inner workings. I focus on keeping instruction lively, accessible, encouraging and compassionate, with a dedication to work deeply and specifically, as well as with humor and irreverence. I am an LMP, and E-RYT200, RYT500, and YACEP certified.
Not only have I studied a wide-range of bodymind disciplines–Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programing, Massage, Meditation, NonViolent Communication–but I’ve worked to master the material deeply enough to teach in each of these areas. Teaching itself is one of my greatest joys. A long-time mover and shaker, my passion for movement forms has enriched my entire life with dance, yoga and daily walks in nature.
Meg has enjoyed teaching at SYA since 1993. Practicing and teaching asana, the physical limb of yoga, naturally led her to an avid exploration of meditation. Meg completed the first Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation training offered for yoga teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2007. She graduated from Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader training program in 2012. At the request of her teacher, Phillip Moffitt, Meg founded the Dharma Wisdom Seattle meditation sangha at SYA in 2008. She continues to facilitate the Friday morning gatherings along with co-leader, Rebecca Denk. More recently, Meg has been certified to teach qigong in the beautiful, flowing style of Master Lee Holden, whose primary teacher has been Master Mantak Chia.
Chiara Guerrieri, Claudette Evans, Ellie Rose, Immersion, Meg Agnew, Sean Haleen, Seattle Yoga Arts, Yoga Program