Workshops & Events

RestorativeYoga for Anxiety with Allison Olt Kerr, ND,RYT

Saturday, March 25 from 4:00 - 6:00pm 

Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities and overall enjoyment of life. Dr Olt Kerr has designed a unique workshop offering a naturopathic treatment perspective alongside a gently yoga practice with focused emphasis on quieting the mind. Explore ways to use natural medicine to ease the symptoms of this common but often debilitating challenge.

Build on this workshop by taking the Yoga for Anxiety 6 week series with Allison Olt Kerr
Wednesdays May 10 - June 14 from 6:15 - 7:30pm
$80 in advance, $85 at the door
Space is limited to 11. Preregistration strongly encouraged. Register for this series now


$35 in advance, $40 at the door - only a few spots left. Pre-registration highly recommended.
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picture of child doing yoga Balance of Yin/Yang with Cristina Covert

Saturday, April 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 

This practice will begin with mindful flow practice to energize and enliven you followed by grounding yin postures. Come away feeling a grounded balance of vitality and calm.  

$25 in advance
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Melanie FarmerThe Goals of Life: Purusharthas & Your Jyotish Chart with Melanie Farmer

Friday April 7 - Sunday April 9, 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm; Saturday 12:30 -6:30 pm; Sunday 9:30 - 5:30pm.

ARTHA – WORK AND MONEY Artha houses point to our work, reputation and career as well as the effort required to secure nourishment and economic prosperity. They can also indicate aspects of enslavement or where we do not feel free or at liberty. Artha follows Dharma as we realize that right income follows right purpose.
KAMA – HAPPINESS & DESIRE Understanding Kama as the desire for peace and contentment (Santosa- Sanskrit; ‘contentment’), prepares us for Moksha, true freedom and liberation.  In this class, we identify the three houses that help each participant understand the nature of desire, reward and happiness.
MOKSHA – PEACE & FREEDOM Liberation is not a posthumous state to be attained after death, but is a state to be attained right here, right now in this life. We identify the Moksha houses for each participant’s as well as a daily practice for freedom and liberation.
DHARMA – PURPOSE & POWER Three of the 12 houses in Vedic astrology, are called Dharma houses.  In this class, you’ll learn what the meaning of your personal Dharma houses and what they point toward as an indicator of life purpose and power. If we can know or at least come to some understanding of our dharma, it helps us from falling into states of misery or birth in a woeful existence. Once understood, Dharma are actions that we cultivate as knowledge and right practice, that knit together a harmonic fabric of reality within this phenomena called life.
DEITIES AND PERSONAL ARCHETYPES The zodiac is an expression of both the collective and personal archetype that helps to facilitate our social relationships as well as spiritual growth and awakening. You will explore and identify your Vedic deity and personal archetype as identified by the individual Vedic astrological chart.

$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by March 7, 2017
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RestorativeRestorative Yoga with Intuitive Adjustments

Saturday, April 8 from 7:00 - 8:30pm 

Enjoy restorative stress-reducing yoga postures and nourishing Intuitive Adjustments in this deeply relaxing yoga workshop. Taking care of your own needs will help someone in your community that needs your support.
Fundraiser sponsored by the Three Trees Yoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training participants.

Donation only. All proceeds will support Nikki Staab, owner of Lean Body Lifestyles, as following her sister’s death she lovingly steps up to raise her sister’s young children.
Pre-registration is required. Workshop is limited to 30 students. Held at Good Karma Center for Joy.
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RestorativeRestorative Thai Yoga for Deep Relaxation Workshop with Jeni Martinez & Sandi Koch

Saturday, April 15 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm 

What do you get when you combine a restorative yoga posture with a Thai Assisted Yoga Adjustment? Deeply Relaxed!

Enjoy an afternoon of radical self-care: releasing stress and nourishing depletion through passive yoga postures supported by bolsters, blankets and other props. Your relaxation will be enhanced by soothing Thai Yoga Adjustments from Sandi Koch, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.

$30 in advance, $35 at the door
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picture of child doing yoga Yoga for Joint Pain with Allison Olt Kerr, ND,RYT

Saturday, April 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm 

Evidence suggests that yoga may provide important physical and psychological health benefits for people living with arthritis.

Dr. Kerr has designed another comprehensive workshop, offering a naturopathic treatment perspective alongside a gentle yoga practice, with an emphasis on quieting the mind.

Explore ways to use a whole body approach to ease the symptoms of joint pain.


$35 in advance, $40 at the door
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picture of child doing yoga Thai Yoga Massage Playshop with Sandi Koch

Saturday, May 13 from 2:30 -5:30 pm 

Join Thai Massage Practitioner / Yoga Teacher, Sandi Koch for an evening of exploring the healing art of Thai Yoga Massage with a friend or loved one.

A combination of acupressure, gentle rhythmic massage and yoga-like stretching, Thai Yoga Massage can leave you feeling balanced and relaxed.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics about Thai Yoga Massage and learn to tailor your touch to your partner’s specific needs as you give and receive Thai Yoga Massage.

Bring a friend or loved one - enjoy and develop your skills in the art of providing Thai Yoga Massage.

$40 per person, $70 per couple
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Kids Yoga (ages 3 -9) with Anne Laurel

Last Saturday of Every Month from 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Yoga for Kids focuses on creative movement, body awareness, and an introduction to the mind-body connection. Using games, stories, music and imagination this class will be a fun and exploratory process accessible to any age or physical ability. The main focus of yoga is to bring movement and awareness into our children's bodies...no ability to touch your toes or sit perfectly still is required. Students should come with an open mind and a willingness to move, explore and express themselves. And have fun!

Benefits of Yoga for Kids:

* Improves motor skills, balance and coordination
* Increases neuromuscular development
* Helps to strengthen the immune system
* Promotes healthier sleep
* Increases concentration, focus and attention span
* Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
* Balances energy
* Builds confidence and self-esteem
* Develops discipline and self-control
* Enables social interaction and self-expression
* Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle
* Its fun!

$13 in advance, $18 at the door. $4 discount on each additional sibling

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Register now for April 29 (or scroll to the date you want)

 

RestorativeToning and Vibration for Balance and Wholeness with Sara Corbishley

Saturday, May 20 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm 

" Within the sound of your voice are the keys to innumerable worlds." -The Hathors
Dive into the history of "Sound Healing" and explore your most powerful instrument; your voice. Toning is the practice of creating vocal sounds on a single vowel (Ah, Oo, Ee) done in monotone with no specific note matching required. This practice can synchronize the brainwaves and helps relieve bodily tension. Toning can help you move toward the source of your own inner balance, creativity, well-being and freedom. Part of this interactive workshop will feature a sound bath with Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and a vibrational relaxation after you bring balance to your own Being with toning. Come prepared to journey into the ancient world of vibrational practice with an open heart and open mind and leave with the tools to tone at home (or anywhere you choose.) No vocal/toning experience necessary. Please bring a journal, water and a pen. 

Bio: Sara Corbishley is certified in the "Art of Sound Healing," is a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki I practitioner and a 200 hr. RYT currently pursuing her 500 hr certification through Three Trees Yoga. She believes that within our vocal cords we have the innate power to bring ourselves back to a state of ease and balance. Working with toning and crystal singing bowls and combining these practices with mindfulness based yoga and meditation has brought her to a place of joy and bliss. She is grateful to provide these offerings at Three Trees Yoga, her hOMe studio. 

$35 in advance, $40 at the door
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Richelle RicardIntensive Study of the Spine: Physiology & Application with Richelle Ricard

Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4, 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm

Meet Richelle, our new anatomy guru. She prefers the label yoga engineer. She's got us rethinking popular yoga cues like "tuck the tailbone" and "draw the shoulders away from the ears." In this work shop she offers you the knowledge she has gained over 20+ years of study and practice in sports medicine, massage therapy, energetics, and yoga. Her goal is to empower you and your yoga practice through education and awareness. When you understand the mechanics of your physical body, you can hone your awareness and refine your movement. This process keeps your muscles and joints safe, and trains your mind for the deeper work of a unified yoga practice; to tame the ego and connect with your true Self. She builds a forum for deeper education, not just a series of interesting sequences.

Your spine is your Center, your Axis, your Core...the root of your stability in gravity. A strong yet supple spine is integral to practicing yoga without injury. We must learn to embrace the gift of its free-jointed movement without exploiting its weaknesses.
                                                                                                                                                            
This class will focus on the engineering of the spinal column, it's range of motion and the safest way to move within it's parameters. You'll find that supporting the spine's weak spots will build superior strength and stamina for more dynamic opening over time. We'll discuss the structure and nature of the core system and bandhas and their integration into your asana practice. Lecture, asana, and hands-on adjustment will all be covered. 

"Richelle’s instructions, so carefully, precisely worded, guide us to become more aware of integrated movement and how adjustments or changes in stance or posture can make a difference in ease, strength and functional movement." says Cathy Geier in a recent article on Richelle in Seattle Yoga News.

You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you are currently enrolled in the Three Trees 300 hr Teacher Training; a graduate of any 200 RYT training; you are currently teaching yoga, or by permission of the directors.
$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by May 4, 2017

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Richelle RicardPrenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Megan Costello

Friday August 4 - Sunday August 6, 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Have you had the experience since you began teaching of having a pregnant person in your yoga class?

Have you wondered how to best serve them as a student, and what was even safe to offer them? Or have you thought about becoming a prenatal or postnatal teacher?

Prenatal yoga is a rising trend within the yoga community for the support it can provide during labor and childbirth but also for addressing the common aches and pains that come with the changing body during the perinatal period. With more and more studies being released about the health benefits of yoga during pregnancy, as teachers you will start seeing more and more students in your classes. Through this training you will learn the basics of support for students during the perinatal period and how you can best support them safely as a teacher.

This 15-hour Perinatal Primer is the perfect beginning training to educate you in supporting pregnant and postpartum students in your classes and provide you enough training to step in and sub pre/postnatal classes at your studio. It’s also a great way to get your feet wet if you are on the fence about deciding whether to become a certified pre/postnatal teacher, or for those in the birthing community (doulas, midwives, childbirth educators) who are looking for more tools to support their clients.

In this 3-day training, we will cover the following:

An overview of the pregnant body including the anatomical, physical and emotional changes that a pregnant student may experience and how yoga might address these issues.

Sequencing and poses that are safe during pregnancy

A brief introduction to childbirth and labor and the ways in which yoga can be a support during this time.

An overview of the changes in the body postpartum and how yoga can address such issues.

Awareness for teachers of postpartum student issues and needs in class.

The opportunity to practice teaching and receive feedback.

$350 for week end; $325 if registered by July 1
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Richelle Ricard Trauma Sensitive Yoga I with Morgan Vanderpool & Janice Sack-Ory

Friday September 8 - Sunday September 10 , 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Approaches to Teaching Trauma Sensitive (Informed) Yoga

The use of yoga as both an asana based practice and a mindful meditation practice facilitates the healing capacities of embodied presence. In these two modules, the student will obtain an understanding of two unique empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatments currently being offered for either PTSD, complex trauma, or both. Through both dynamic dialogue and experiential learning, the student will gain a deeper appreciation for the use of the full spectrum of what yoga can offer to those living with the challenges of the after effects of trauma. The two weekend modules will integrate the teachings of Integrative Restoration (iRest) as developed by Richard Miller, Ph.D and the Trauma Justice Center’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga program as developed by Dave Emerson E-RYT.

The modules will address the following areas as related to the teaching of yoga from a trauma sensitive (informed) perspective:

Defining Trauma & Understanding its Impact of Trauma on the Inter & Intrapersonal Relationship
Trauma & Attachment Theory, & Neuroscientific Underpinnings of TC-TSY
Teaching Methodology, Breath Work, and Class Themes of TC-TSY
The Science of Mindfulness Meditation and Embodied Presence
The Non-dualistic teachings of Yoga as it Applies to Integrative Healing Post-Trauma
Trauma and its impact on the Whole: through exploration of the Koshas

In addition to the actual classroom time, readings will be assigned for each of the curriculums.

iRest
iRest is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol. It was developed over 35 years by Richard Miller, Ph.D, clinical research psychologist and yogic scholar. iRest was adapted from the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra, which were remodeled to reflect findings from modern neuroscience and western psychology. It is an educational practice of yoga that focuses on health and healing at all levels of your life: physical, psychological, and spiritual. It also is a secular program that respects all ages, cultures, religions and philosophical orientations. iRest teaches students self care tools that lead one to experience self-mastery, resilience, and well-being.

iRest is integrative as it addresses both psychological and physical issues, such as stress, trauma, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. iRest is restorative because it helps you recover your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being. This enables you to feel connected to yourself and to live with meaning and purpose.

iRest was endorsed in 2010 by the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers for Excellence as a Level I Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). iRest is currently supporting active duty and veterans in 12 US military bases and 38 VA hospitals and facilities and over 50 non military programs supporting Veterans. iRest is also being utilized in human trafficking relief programs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, in hospices, and in schools. iRest is bringing relief to those with chronic pain, chemical dependency, infertility, iRest is serving the wider population in yoga studios and community centers, in chemical dependency programs, and is being used in childbirth education programs and schools to support emotional intelligence and self-mastery. To find a greater sense of peace and well-being.

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga movement and breathing practices.

The focus of the TC-TSY module will be on why and how to modify yoga to make it more trauma-sensitive. The TC-TSY module will cover the impacts of trauma on the brain and the body, theoretical underpinnings of TC-TSY, teaching methodology and class themes of TC-TSY and breath work within a TC-TSY framework. Through out all the content there will be a large emphasis on how a yoga teacher can be more aware and attuned to the subjective and relational experience of trauma survivors in a yoga practice.

Janice Sack-Ory is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse-Midwife. Janice completed both her basic yoga teacher training and her Integrative Movement Therapy Certification at the Samarya Center for Integrative Movement Therapy in Seattle with Molly Kenny and Stephanie Sisson. In addition she holds Certifications in Insight/Yin Yoga from Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley and in Phoenix Rising Yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through University of Massachusettes Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She further deepened her meditation practice by attending numerous vipassana retreats, especially with Dharma teacher, Heather Martin, and in training in Insight Dialogue as developed by Gregory Kramer. She is committed to the process of compassionate inquiry and listening to one’s inner wisdom as a means to self-discovery and to enhance the quality of one’s life.

Morgan Vanderpool is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainer and facilitator with the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline Massachusetts, where yoga has been used as an adjunct treatment for PTSD for over ten years with a variety of groups, from survivors of chronic childhood abuse and neglect, to teenagers, to war veterans. Morgan specifically has experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, refugees, LGBTQ youth, female veterans, and foster youth. Examples of integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into all of these communities will be given.

(Trauma Sensitive Yoga II will be held Nov 3 - 5 )

You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you are currently enrolled in the Three Trees 300 hr Teacher Training; a graduate of any 200 RYT training; you are currently teaching yoga, or by permission of the directors.
$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by August 8, 2017

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