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[Live Streamed] Embodying Your Theme: The Alchemy of Words, Body and Movement

Nov 12, 2021

| $275 – $345

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[Live Streamed] Embodying Your Theme_ The Alchemy of Words, Body and Movement - Seattle Yoga Arts

Online Teacher Training with Rainey

Yoga is a system of practices that speaks to and unifies the many layers of our being… body, mind, heart and soul. Often, the main thing we offer our students is the embodied movement of an asana practice. Many of us have had the experience that we move our bodies and somehow our minds, hearts and souls are also touched.

How can we, as teachers, be more direct in how we touch and integrate the many layers of our students’ being. How do we use our language to guide and connect with the tissue of their body so they have a living experience of the words, principles and philosophy we may be offering. How do we invite students to literally embody spiritual principles?

In this workshop, we will explore:
Where does your inspiration and words come from?
What is authentic for you?
What resources can you draw from? Why?
How to use language to touch deeper than the tissue of the body
Ways to incorporate your theme throughout the practice rather than creating a “spiritual/theme sandwich”
Which comes first… sequence or theme? What works best for you?
Being open to the muse and your own truth


1. You will be provided a 1.5 hour pre-recorded prerequisite video. Plan to watch it prior to the weekend start. (This will count as 1.5 Contact Hours.)

2. In addition: Prepare and bring two (2) class plans that you want support with theme-ing. (This will count toward 0.5 hr of Practicum.)

Friday, November 12th, 12:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, November 13th, 12:00-4:00 pm
Sunday, November 14th, 12:00-4:00 pm

Total Credit Hours
12.5 (includes 1.5 pre-recorded content hours and 5.0 Practicum hours)

General Public = $275 early bird (through Oct 31) // $315 full price
300hr YTTs* = $305 early bird (through Oct 31) // $345 full price

*300hr YTT Enrollees: Note your private Opening & Closing Circles (+1.0 credit hour) will be scheduled in addition to the course hours listed above:
Opening Circle: Friday, November 12th, 11:30-12:00 pm
Closing Circle: Sunday, November 14th, 4:00-4:30 pm

This teacher training is open to anyone, eligible for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this module toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.

Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the event start; after which, no refunds are given.


About the instructor: Elizabeth Rainey

RaineyI believe in the wisdom of the body. Over the years I have learned to listen to my body with reverence and respect for it knows things deeper and wider than my reasoning brain. You can learn to listen to your body too. I believe that we can deepen our presence in the world and in our lives if we hone this capacity for listening and tending our body. I know from my own years of absence that when we show up in and as our body we are more capable and wise in every sense. I believe we can heal our wounds of body, mind and heart with compassion and presence and a fierce softness.

My biggest joy is accompanying another in their reclamation process of body, mind and heart. I bring an incredible amount of hard won wisdom, deep curiosity and gentle compassion to the work of presencing another’s pain, love and healing. I have decades of experience in the movement arts of yoga and Continuum, in the mindful arts of meditation and energy healing and am currently training in the powerful body wisdom practice of Somatic Experiencing®. I am an IAYT certified yoga therapist and an ERYT-500 certified yoga teacher and trainer.


Nov 12, 2021
$275 – $345
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Seattle Yoga Arts
(206) 440.3191


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