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The Art of Stillness: Savasana & Assists with Nicole & Claudette

Feb 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| $50

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The Art of Stillness - Savasana & Assists with Nicole & Claudette

It is often said that savasana is the most difficult pose. How can that be?! Savasana looks like a nap at the end of your yoga practice. Fatigued muscles get to relax, tense shoulders and jaws soften, and the eyes close to reflect a quieter state of mind.

However, this simple-sounding pose can be more challenging than you might realize; the body can cause distractions, the mind may try to resist the state of deep relaxation, and emotions may swell and overwhelm. Savasana is the ultimate act of conscious surrender, and it takes both practice and patience to master!

With the state of the world around us, cultivating the art of savasana is more valuable than ever. Even a few minutes in the pose can have powerful benefits.

Learning how to “do nothing” is a skill that can help you achieve increased wellness and nourish your deepest source so that you may bring your best self to the people, world, and work you care for most!

The Art of Savasana Workshop  |  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This workshop includes demonstrations and personal practice of poses and discussion. There will be some partner work.

  • Discover the benefits & common challenges of savasana
  • Learn the 5 steps to an optimal savasana
  • Review & practice teach four unique versions of savasana, along with variations for different body types/needs
  • Enjoy practicing this rewarding pose

***This workshop is open to yogis and teachers of any level.

Refining Restorative Assists Workshop |  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This experiential training includes demonstrations and personal experience of poses, as well as hands-on adjustments, verbal cueing practice, lecture, inquiry, and discussion.

  • Discover your ability to help students access deeper states of healing and insight
  • Explore how to sense your students’ needs and how to use touch to optimally move energy
  • Develop confidence in your approach to hands-on teaching
  • Cultivate best practice of communication and touch

This workshop is geared toward yoga teachers, but is open to yogis who have been practicing for a year or more.

Like most Restorative poses, savasana can calm the nervous system and help relieve mild depression, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. Join us for one or both of these special workshops to cultivate both mastery and skill for this important and nourishing pose.


  • Saturday, February 11
  • The Art of Savasana: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Refining Restorative Assists: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm


  • $50 each early bird through Feb 11
  • $60 each full price Feb 12 and after
  • Both workshops in combination: $90 early bird / $110 full price

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

About the Teachers:

claudette evans yoga seattleClaudette Evans: 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 lies within their own bodies. 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, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.

Claudette, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, and has taught yoga to children and adults for nearly 6 years. She has been influenced by many teachers, but credits her bold style with her foundational and advanced trainings with Catherine Munro at YogaWorks, as well as her studies of the Universal Principles of Alignment with her beloved teachers, Denise Benitez and Elizabeth Rainey.

Nicole BrattNicole Bratt: Nicole, a Midwest native, is committed to holding space for students so that they may benefit from this elegant practice we know as yoga. She is deeply honored to be doing just that as the Studio Manager at Seattle Yoga Arts. Her life passion is cultivating vibrant and inclusive community wellness, and she is excited to bring her diverse background as a graphic designer, yoga teacher, event planner, photographer, volunteer coordinator, and small business owner to SYA.As a group fitness instructor, Nicole explored yoga briefly in her 20s, but initially there was little resonance. When yoga crossed her path again in her 30s, she discovered she was ready to fully embrace its life-changing gifts. Her path led to completing both 200-hr and 500-hr teacher trainings at Yoga Tree San Francisco, and she specializes in Restorative, gentle, therapeutic, and prenatal modalities. She is passionate about the power of stillness as a transformational experience, as well as an antidote to urban living. After 12+ years living, working, and studying in San Francisco, Nicole transplanted to our lush, beautiful Seattle. When she’s not at the studio, you are likely to find Nicole outdoors, listening to live music, creating art, making/eating delicious food, or adventuring near and far.


Feb 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Seattle Yoga Arts
(206) 440.3191


Seattle Yoga Arts
1540 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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