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Module 1 of Phinney Ridge Yoga’s Advanced 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training: “The Art of Adaptation

This module is open to people who are interested in advanced Yoga Alliance certification or want to simply expand their knowledge and  practice.

35 Contact Hours Over Two Weekends with certified yoga therapists (C-IYAT’s)  Christy Fisher and Laura Yon.

Incorporating a holistic approach to emotional wellness as a process of nourishing body, mind and spirit, we will:

  • Learn about the powerful effects of asanas on emotional states and how to tailor practices based on individual needs.
  • Deepen understanding of the energetic qualities of breath and how it can support emotional balance.
  • Learn which practices to incorporate and which to avoid depending on emotional needs.
  • Explore the spiritual process of grief and loss
  • Experience gentle yet effective yogic practices to help release deep rooted patterns and limiting beliefs.
  • Realize the freedom inherent in your mind and heart.


  • Mar. 23, 24, 25 and Apr. 20, 21, 22

Cost: $895

About the Instructor: Christy Fisher

Christy Fisher

Christy is a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years.  Christy also holds a long time interest in somatic awareness and has been fortunate to study with some of the most influential teachers in the field including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Martha Myers, Martha Eddy and Peggy Hackney along with receiving certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NYC).

Christy enjoys teaching people of all ages and backgrounds, specializing in adapting practices to meet individual needs. Her approach is gentle yet deep and always includes an emphasis on acceptance and mindfulness. Along with directing Phinney Ridge Yoga, she has taught for the National MS Society Washington State Chapter, Cancer Lifeline, and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association.

Laura YonLaura Yon: Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine, is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Licensed Massage Practitioner who has taught throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1992. Laura teaches hatha yoga in the viniyoga tradition and has immense gratitude for the knowledge she received and the time she spent with her teacher, Trish O’Rielly, who passed away in 2001. Laura has also been a student and practitioner of Buddhism for 25 years and integrates mindfulness into all of her teaching.By creating awareness in their bodies, breath, hearts and minds, Laura helps her students extend the effects of their practice well beyond their yoga mats. Combining her knowledge and experience, Laura is uniquely qualified to help people who have had an injury, chronic pain or a chronic illness.

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