Teacher Training with Willa
to Jun 3

Teacher Training with Willa

Join Willa Worsfold and steep in decades of experience with some of the finest yoga and meditation teachers on Boston’s North Shore. You will confidently teach to others by the very first weekend, in a fun and nurturing environment. You will absorb lectures, ancient and modern writings and meditations to deepen your yoga and enrich your life experiences. You will feel recharged and refreshed as you delve deeper into your practice of yoga and meditation.

You will emerge joyful, strong, inspired and trained to teach wise and well crafted classes to a variety of grateful students. Whether you plan to teach, or dream of diving into your own practice on a fuller level - this yoga and meditation teacher training is for you. 

BE THE STUDENT: Asana and Sequencing.
Deeply explore the poses and sequences that keep you coming back to yoga, for your personal clarity and to graciously teach to others.

KNOW THE STUDENT: Anatomy and physiology
We are honored to introduce you to Alicia Malloy, RYT500, BS, MSPT, CSCS and Member of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. Alicia will teach you how the body is engineered and how it most efficiently functions, thru practice and hands-on experience, so you can understand and teach safe and effective classes, and heal your own body for your life ahead.

How does one teach yoga? How does one touch and assist, speak and listen, move and be still within the classroom. 

We are delighted to offer you the teachings of the late great Classical Yoga Master Georg Feuerstein as well as Skype time with his wife Brenda. A rich collection of the ancient history and philosophies of yoga, this Manual will peak your interest and remain a go-to reference for years to follow. It’s that good.

We will be graced by the presence of Lama Migmar of the Cambridge Sakya Center. Lama Migmar is the Buddhist Chaplain of Harvard, frequent traveler with and assistant to the Dalai Lama, and an all around engaging and approachable carrier of great wisdom. Receive his teachings of Buddhist Philosophy, to gently pave your path to patience, loving kindness, generosity  ease of being for the benefit of yourself and others. Independently, we will  study the texts of Yoga Sutras and the eight limbs of yoga; these (“threads”) of wisdom offer guideline for living a meaningful and purposeful life. 

Gain insight into the subtle body of energies thru the introduction of the Chakra System, Nadi channels, Crystals Energy, Acupuncture (optional), Chinese Meridians and essential oils.

Steep in effective meditations and experience their effect on modern day minds, thru lecture, reflective journaling and practice. Mindfulness, calm abiding, loving kindness, tonglen - these simple and  beautiful experiences are yours to be learned, practiced and shared. These meditation techniques alone will bring you years of peace and wonder. Meditation is a beautiful gift to share with others, of all ages.

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Workshops included.
Beginner Yoga with Jeanne Magazu E-RYT 200, 
Power Yoga with Jeanne Magazu E-RYT200, www.jeannemagazu.com
Astanga Yoga with Greg McGowan E-RYT500, 
Yin Yoga with Willa Worsfold E-RYT200, YACEP www.willaworks.com
Restorative Yoga with Emily Wiswell RYT-200 www.emilychandrayoga.com
Prenatal Yoga with Kelly Haas RYT-200
Mindful Sequencing with Kristan Marden RYT-200
Advance your practice, with Kadri Kurgun www.kadrikurgunyoga.com
These teachers are masters in their fields. Absorb the collective wisdom of their decades of yoga and meditation teaching, training, practicing, and insightful nuggets of inspiration.

How should teachers handle issues of fair employment? How do studios operate? How do we deal with others in a professional yet mindful way? And how then do we support ourselves professionally in this world of yoga and meditation for years of optimal health and well being. 

How to unfold the peace you experience in your practice to effect your life off the mat. How to not over schedule, over teach, burn out or get dragged down in negative energies. How do you relate to community, friends, family, yoga colleagues, the people that piss you off, the stuff that scares you, that worries you - so that you can lead a full life complete with space and recognition of all the joy, sadness and beauty around us. Additionally - can someone please break down sanskrit words for me? Absolutely. Not to mention the teacher goodie bags we have for you...

What inspires you? Literature, music, art, nature, relationships, food, family, podcasts, tedtalks! The universe of inspiration is vast and rich. We will introduce you to the abundance sources beyond our four walls, and invite you to share your inspirations with us as well. 

Solstice Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 hour program (RYT pending) designed to open your eyes to the deeper wisdom and practical application of yoga and meditation in our modern day body and mind, and to gain a grace and ease in sharing it with others. Our hope is to open your eyes and hearts to many joyous years of learning and teaching. We are excited. We hope you will join us.

$2800 - Early Bird Pricing
Register AND Pay in Full by Sep. 1, 2017




$500 - Registration Non Refundable Deposit


$2500 - Students 16-22 and Seniors 65+


$3200 - Register After September 1

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Arm Balance Workshop with Lesley & Emma
1:00pm 1:00pm

Arm Balance Workshop with Lesley & Emma

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with Lesley & Emma

at Empower Yoga Studio
45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA

Saturday, October 14, 2017 1 - 3 p.m. • $30

Come play with us and find a balance between effort and ease! We will warm up with a quick flow to stretch and strengthen our wrists, arms, shoulders, core and hips. Then we will move on to crow, handstands & forearm balance.

This ALL LEVELS workshop is for anyone wanting to work on arm balances, from beginners to intermediate. 

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Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation: The Art of Letting Go:  with Josh Summers at Empower Yoga, Beverly
5:00pm 5:00pm

Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation: The Art of Letting Go: with Josh Summers at Empower Yoga, Beverly

Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation: The Art of Letting Go:  with Josh Summers at Empower Yoga, Beverly

This Special Class will be held at Empower Yoga
43 Enon Street (Route 1A)
Beverly, MA

Sunday, September 17
5:00 - 7:00 pm

ALL LEVELS CLASS - Beginners welcome!

“Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don’t accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you a will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace. ” 
― Ajahn Chah

As a practice cue, “let go” runs the risk of being one of the greatest spiritual clichés.  And yet, when fully understood and implemented with skill, “letting go” encapsulates one of the greatest lessons on the spiritual journey. 

This workshop of Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation will explore three aspects of “letting go”:

1.    Letting go of our tendency to inhabit either the future or past.

2.    Letting go of our incessant demands that this moment be anything other than it is.

3.    Letting go, ultimately, of the sense of self that tries so hard, paradoxically, to let go. 

Come enjoy the pleasure and peace of letting go!

Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation: Finding the Missing Peace

The spiritual journey promises a movement from noise to silence, from agitation to calm, from complexity to simplicity. But, ultimately, it is our inner orientation to that journey, not the practices themselves, that determines whether or not we will reach our destination.

Within the practices of Yin Yoga and Buddhist Insight Meditation, Josh will offer clear guidance for directing one's attention and energy towards the serenity and peace in the here and now regardless of the chaos in the world around or within you.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.

Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation. 


Josh’s Bio

Josh Summers is a Yin Yoga teacher, a licensed acupuncturist, and a meditation instructor. Josh began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy in New York City. Since then, he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of the two.

Josh now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit his website: www.joshsummers.net

This Master Class will be held at Empower Yoga
43 Enon Street (Route 1A)
Beverly, MA

Sunday, September 16
5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Hands-On Assistant Training with Lesley Rice
to Sep 10

Hands-On Assistant Training with Lesley Rice


Hands-On Assistant Training

with Lesley Rice

Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th

1:00 - 4:00 pm

$60 per session |  $100 for both sessions

This Workshop is Open to ALL:

Yoga Teachers and Anyone Looking to Take their Love of Yoga to a new level!


The Assistant Training will cover learning how to spot necessary hands-on assists and how to approach your students with steadiness & ease.  


We will Cover:

* The elements of a proper assist

* The knowledge of which assists may work best for an individual

* The Basic assists for the foundational poses

* The alignment principles that will allow you to adapt an assist to be helpful for similar poses. 



A proper hands-on assist, given with knowledge and sensitivity, can help us find the moment when we feel centered in a yoga pose, both strong and grounded allowing us the courage to explore further and go deeper. 

Hands-on assisting is one of the most important tools a yoga teacher can offer students.  


It feels extraordinary, inspires confidence and helps educate the body so it recognizes and internalizes the proper alignment for the next time we are in the pose.

Join Lesley and learn classic alignment techniques, new techniques, and more!


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