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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

The Foundations of Rest with Melissa Montilla

January 27th & 28th, 2018

Saturday 9:30 – 2:30pm  & Sunday  9:30 – 2:30pm   /  $158




Learn to teach the practice kindness with

restorative yoga.  This workshop will explore

the body mechanics of relaxation,

how different poses affect the body, breath work,

creative use of props, and how to sequence

and include restorative yoga in your practice

and classes.  This workshop is appropriate

for all levels, and for students as well as teachers.

Class size is limited to 14, Pre registeration required.


This course includes a manual.  

It is appropriate for all levels and counts as

9 CE hours for Yoga Teachers and Movement Therapists.


Level 2 will be offered in March 24th &25th of 2018.  Level 2 focuses on the synergy of Restorative Yoga, Somatic release work, and Pranayam.




Lumbar Liberation with Nick Utley

Sunday, November 12th    2:00 – 4:00pm   /  $25




Ease lower back pain and allow gravity to fold you. Explore surrendering to impermanence with honesty and a light heart. Asanas will include variations on the forward fold, Uttanasana, interlaced with dharmic discussion on ego intimacy for modern life.




The Wilderness Within: An exploration of yoga, meditation, and the complexities of nature with Melissa Montilla


Samkhya philosophy (the root philosophy of yoga) explores the symbiotic relationship between nature and soul, and celebrates the interconnectedness of everything. Take some time to nurture the possibility of rewilding your inner terrain through somatic movement, breath work, and meditation.































Fall Into Grace; A Thanksgiving Day Fundraiser for Grace Marketplace

10:00 am - 11:30 am / $20 suggested donation - all are welcome


Join us for a serene start to our favorite holiday dedicated to gratitude with a gentle all levels class.




Unhindered Hamstrings with Melissa Montilla

Sunday, December 2nd    1:30 – 4:00pm  /  $38




Find reprieve for hindered hamstrings through dynamic movement, somatic tension release, a better understanding of biomechanics, the physiology related to stretching, and the body’s interconnectedness.


This course includes sequence handouts and instructions to support continued practice.  It is appropriate for all levels and counts as 2.5 CE hours for Yoga Teachers and Movement Therapists.





Turn In / Time Out (Moving & Still Meditations) with Nick Utley

Saturday, December 9th   3:00 - 5:00 pm  / $25




Take the time to make time. In this session we will bust out a toolkit of tension relieving practices. Starting with simple flow in the body, leading to various pranayama breath exercises, hand mudras, and then to japa mantra repetition. We will conclude with various guided meditations, ending in a lavish and supportive savasana.




Watch this space for more workshops and Events coming up.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.— Ma

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Workshops offer students

the opportunity for an immersion in their practice or to try something new.

More time is allowed for a deeper level of instruction, and focus on particular aspects of practice and wellness.


Workshops are not necessarily harder than a typical yoga class. If you have questions about wether a workshop will benefit you please email us!



Sanctuary workshops offer students the chance to really enjoy the talents of our teachers, and benefit from the wisdom and experience of nationally and internationally acclaimed teachers.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart

is no education at all."


Upcoming Worshops and Special Events



Registration must be prepaid to secure your spot, but drop ins are welcome if space allows.  Client cancellations or "no shows" are non-refundable.  In the (incredibly rare) event that a workshop is cancelled, all registrations will be refunded.  

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