Happy Valentine's Day
Peace, LOVE, and Yoga,
This is the month for sharing our love with our friends, teachers, and family. Seize the opportunity to find ways to tell the people who mean the most to you how special and loved they are!
Thank you to all the yogis that came out for Chanting and Kirtan with Girish and Growing Roots. For such a short month we have so much going on! We have studio news, new classes, new teachers, new events, workshops and trainings to share with you.
New Saturday 8:30a Warm Vinyasa
Thank you for your patience and understanding with the overcrowded weekend classes! In order to give you more room to sweat and stretch, we are adding a Saturday morning Warm Vinyasa Class (80-85 degrees) from 8:30a-9:30a. The new class begins this weekend (2/16) with MyLinda teaching the inaugural class. Thanks for all your support! Class Schedule
New Teacher Ken Johnson
Please join us in welcoming Ken to the ASY teaching staff. Ken teaches Hot 108 on Wednesday evenings at 7:15p.
Ken has been practicing yoga his entire life, he just wasn't aware of it till later in life. He began his asana practice at home with the aid of Rodney Yee's book Moving Toward Balance. In March of 2008, he and his wife Juliana attended a seven day Yoga/Writing retreat in Maya Talum, Mexico for their honeymoon and has been immersed in yoga ever since. Ken prefers a power alignment practice that is both physical and emphasizes correct alignment.
Ken has completed Altamonte Springs Yoga 270 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training with MyLinda and 40 Hour Beginner 108 Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Missy. You can also see him working the front desk at ASY and helping out during workshops and events.
We have a great love of yoga and a great desire to share the gift of yoga with others especially those who may be experiencing financial difficulties. So we designated several classes as $5 classes at ASY. Special thanks to Bryan Kest for setting the example of making yoga accessible to everyone!
The following classes are $5 classes:
- Tuesday 10a $5 Warm Vinyasa with Marilyn
- Thursday 10a $5 Warm Vinyasa with Marilyn
- Thursday 5:30p $5Hot Flow Beth Stone
- Thursday 7p $5 Hatha with Julie Watanabe
Come work with us! Karma Yogi Work-Study Program
Work for ASY in exchange for unlimited yoga classes! Our "Karma Yogi" program is for people who are passionate about yoga and want to be more involved with ASY.
Our work-study positions require two shift per week (6 to 8 hours) with a minimum commitment of three months. Work-studies are responsible for various duties during their weekly shift, including light cleaning, administrative tasks, and front desk support. Work-study staff must demonstrate respect, reliability and accountability, and make every one of our students feel that each visit is an exceptional experience. In exchange, you will receive unlimited yoga classes and a generous discount on retail, workshops and trainings.
To be eligible for the ASY work-study program you must:
- Commit to the position for at least three months
- Be a people person and possess exceptional communication skills
- Exhibit strong administrative skills
- Be willing to be trained on our procedures and our software
- Regularly attend ASY classes
- Be dependable, punctual and trustworthy
If you meet these criteria, please email
We had a Bhakti good time with Girish!
Thank you to all the yogis that came out to rock the ASY house with Girish - a fun time was had by all!
Even seasoned Bhakti yogis learned new information from the chant workshop with Girish and Kirtan brought the house down. We are still singing "It's all good...it's all good" Thank you Girish see you next year!
We explored the feet, lower legs, knees, thighs and pelvis in this fun and grounding weekend workshop. We studied Anatomy, Alignment, the Energy connection to the feet, lower legs, knees, thighs and pelvis, and we did loads of Asana (physical postures) to integrate the new information. Grounding Roots packed the house! So much so that we are rescheduling this workshop for the fall as many students would like to retake this workshop. Stay tuned for details.
Weekend Workshop with Tiffany Cruikshank! February 15th-17th
Date: Friday - Sunday, February 15 - 17, 2013
- Awaken Your Core Potential Friday Night Core Workshop 6p-8p
- Flip Your Perspective Saturday Morning Inversion Workshop 10a-12:30p
- Free Your Self: Opening your hips & your heart Saturday Afternoon Workshop 2p-4p
- Back Bend Workshop - Fire & Metal: Balancing Passion & Purpose Sunday Morning 10a-12:30p
Time: Varies see above
Tuition: $65/class or $240/full weekend to register online
|Nike Yoga with Tiffany Cruikshank|
The Axial Skeleton Weekend Workshop with MyLinda February 23rd & 24th
Anatomy, Asana and Alignment of the Pelvis, Spine, & Shoulders in Shoulder Openers, Twists, Revolved and Core Poses & Vinyasa
Join us as we explore the axial skeleton and the related muscles, tissues and organs. We'll review the Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders, and Torso, and the related muscles, tissues and organs. We'll discuss their strengths and weaknesses and introduce Alignment Principles to safely create range of motion and stability. And to put the Anatomy and Alignment Principles into Action, we'll incorporate all this information into an Asana practice (physical poses) emphasizing Shoulder Openers, Twists, Core Strengthening and breaking down the Vinyasa. This course offers an in-depth study of classical Hatha yoga poses for the beginner student or it is a great refresher for the intermediate or advanced yogi or yogini.
In this course, we will also address the spiritual aspects of the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders, and Torso, and the related muscles, tissues and organs including, but not limited to, the Bhandas, Vayus, Chakras and Nadis.
**This workshop is required for all 270 Hour TT and it's recommended for all 615 Hour TT and 750 Hour Yoga Therapy TT Programs**
Healing Through the Maya Koshas with Nischala Joy Devi! March 2nd & 3rd
A Weekend of Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Therapy with Nischala Joy Devi:
In our innocence we identify with the Maya Koshas, five bodies rather than what the bodies are shielding, the True Self. - Taitreya Upanishad
According to traditional yoga scripture, we all function with not just one, but five bodies or Maya koshas (illusion of covering).
In this workshop, Nischala Joy Devi, author of The Healing Path of Yoga, explores these five layers that cover our True Self. Through this understanding we are able to remove the veils of illusion (Kleshas) that keep us from experiencing healing and the light within. With this wisdom we are able to tap into that part of us that knows only joy in our everyday life. Then we can bask in the peace of our own true nature.
Date: March 2-3, 2013
Time: 9a - 12p & 2p - 5p
|Secret Power of Yoga Guided Experience: Joy|
108 Sun Salutations with Beth Stone! March 13th
Come flow with us - 108 Sun Salutations in celebration of Spring's arrival!
Wednesday March 13, 6-8pm
A live DJ will be mixing a great beat for us to flow to.
All donations will be used to purchase toiletry items for elementary students at Mollie Ray Elementary.
Please join us for 108 Sun Salutations, a challenging and invigorating practice in celebration of Spring's arrival.
Cost for entry: Donation (cash) or toiletry donation (see list below) ALL Contributions will be used to purchase items and/or assemble supplies for the May 2013 distribution of toiletry bags to the students at Mollie Ray Elementary...
- shampoo/conditioner (or 2-in-1)
- dental floss/flossers
- hand wipes/sanitizer
- individual tissue pack
Our goal is 600 bags for May :-)
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With fun, funky music played by a live DJ during the practice :)))
Please pre-register for this event!
The Science of Teaching Yoga 270 Hour Teacher Training Weekend Immersion with MyLinda
March 16th & 17th
This series of weekend immersions cover "the nuts and bolts" of teaching yoga: voice quality, presence, sequencing, demonstrating, legal issues, how yoga works, history of yoga, business of yoga, practice teaching, living the yoga lifestyle, asana (physical poses), pranayama (breath-work), meditation, yoga philosophy, and deeper levels of anatomy and alignment. The Science of Teaching Yoga is required for the 270 Hour Teacher Training Programs. This course is NOT open to the general public. For more information
Full Day of Yoga with Bri and Dice March 24th
Upside Down Is Right Side Up and Vice Versa!
Sunday, March 24, 10a-12p
The focus in this workshop will be "Transitions". Going from an inversion to an arm balance and vice versa. Not only will each pose be broken down and dissected, but also so will the transition. Students will strengthen their body awareness and have fun linking advanced poses within the flow. All levels are welcome but expect to work hard and have fun doing it. Price $45 To Register Online
Partner/Acro Yoga with Briohny and Dice
Sunday, March 24, 1:30p-3:30p
Sometimes 2 is better than 1...
Join Dice and Briohny in this Partner Yoga Workshop open to all levels. Yogis will learn to incorporate acro-yoga, partner stretches, assisted inversions and spotting into their daily yoga practice with the help of a fellow human being. Don't be afraid to come alone...we will find a friendly yogi to pair you up with. Just be open to expanding what we all call the yoga practice. Price $45 To Register Online
This workshop qualifies for YogaU (Yoga University of Florida) credits earned toward Altamonte Springs Yoga's Teacher Training Programs.
FitFlow Vinyasa Master Class with Bri and Dice Sunday, March 24, 5p-7p
Briohny and Dice will team teach one of their signature "yoga on demand" Fit Flow Classes that are a favorite among yogis and yoginis across the country and the globe. Their FitFlow Class will include advanced variations of inversions, arm balances, and backbends. Join this powerful yet humble couple as they link poses and breath, build internal heat, and create suppleness in the body through constant creative movement with a big dose of humor and lightness. 120 minutes of Pure Vinyasa Bliss!! Price $45 To Register Online
|Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein @ The Buddhi Sessions|
5 Day Teacher Training with Bri & Dice!
March 27 - 31, 2013 (Wednesday - Sunday)
5 Day FitFlow Teacher Training with Briohny and Dice is an opportunity to join a special group of both aspiring and experienced yoga teachers and serious students who are ready to deepen their practice, expand their power and transform themselves into more effective vinyasa yoga teachers.
This intensive teacher training course is designed to train you in the fundamentals of teaching FitFlow style yoga. Briohny and Dice will help to guide you into your role as teacher with the knowledge and open-heartedness it takes to teach a dynamic and fun FitFlow class. Students looking to become teachers, students who are currently teachers with or without previous training, or students simply having the desire to deepen their practice and spend 5 whole days with Briohny and Dice, will find this course inspiring and practical. A certification to teach FitFlow yoga and Yoga Alliance hours are available upon completion.
Dates: March 27 - 31, 2013 (Wednesday - Sunday)
Time: 9a - 7/7:30p
- $200 Deposit reserves your space in the training
- 3 payments of $265 must be paid in full by March 1, 2013
This training qualifies for Yoga U (Yoga University of Florida) credits earned toward Altamonte Springs Yoga's Teacher Training Programs.
|Acro Yoga by Equinox|
The Science of Yoga Therapy with MyLinda April 6, 2013
Weekend Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Modules include:
- Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga
- Musculoskeletal Assessment
- Psychological Health and Emotional Well-being
- Restorative Yoga
See website for more details
Blissful Backbends Workshop with MyLinda April 7, 2013
Anatomy, Asana, and Alignment of the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders and Arms in Backbending Poses
Join us as we explore the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders and Arms in backbending. We'll review the Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders and Arms in backbends discuss their strengths and weaknesses then introduce Alignment Principles to safely create stability in Pelvis and healthy range of motion in Spine, Shoulders and Arms while Backbending. And to put the Anatomy and Alignment Principles into Action, we'll incorporate all this information into an Asana practice (physical poses) emphasizing classical Backbends. This course offers an in-depth study of classical Backbending Hatha yoga poses for the beginner student or it is a great refresher for the intermediate or advanced yogi or yogini.
We will also address the spiritual aspects of the Pelvis, Spine, Shoulders and Arms in Backbends and heart openers including, but not limited to, the Bhandas, Vayus, Chakras and Nadis.
- Sunday 9-11a Backbend Preps, Spinal Strengtheners, Baby Backbends
- Sunday 1p-3p Baby Backbends, Deep Backbends
- Dates: March 7, 2013
- Tuition: $40 ($20 Each Session) visit website to register online online or via PayPal
**This course is required for all 270 Hour TT, recommended for all 615 Hour TT and 750 Hour Yoga Therapy TT**
Weekend Workshop with Jason Crandell
August 23rd - 25th
More details coming soon!
Save the date!
Jason Crandell visits ASY for a full weekend of yoga.
In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of Jason on YouTube.
|Jason Crandell - Yoga & Injuries|
Bryan Kest Teacher Training & Yoga Practice Immersion November 12-16, 2013 (Tuesday-Saturday) Payment Plan Posted
About the Training:
Teaching is sharing the knowledge of experience. Let's cultivate an understanding of yoga and let's live that understanding. Let the teaching be our life example. What we say and what we do after this is teaching yoga. My intentions are not only to deepen our understanding through dialogue and practice, but also I want everyone to come home feeling amazing, strong and healthy, calm and clear, fresh and energized, motivated to continue this sacred practice of Yoga which seems to be a valid well source of our potential. - Bryan Kest
On Tuesday November 12, 2013, we will start the day at 9:30a and we will go until around 7:30p or 8p. Our time together will encompass interactive classes from discourses to discussions, pertaining to the meaning of practicing and living, and sharing of Yoga. We will cover an interesting panorama of topics from the elements of a routine. These classes will be complemented by daily, strong, sweaty, deeply physical practice and meditation.
Dates: Tuesday - Saturday November 12-16, 2013
Session Times: 9:30a - 7:30/8p
- *Payment Plan!
- $205 Deposit
- 6 Monthly Payments of $190
|Bryan Kest PowerYoga.com Class|
Full Day of Yoga with Bryan Kest Sunday, November 17th
- Power Yoga 10a-1p
- Long, Slow, Deep 2p-5p
Prerequisite: NONE! This class is open to all levels.
- Power Yoga Master Class $60 Early (by 9/17/13) $70 Late
- Long, Slow, Deep Master Class $60 (by 9/17/13) $70 Late
- OR $110 Early (by 9/17/13) $130 Late To register online
Events Workshops and Trainings
2/17, 2013 Teacher Training Orientation with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
2/23 & 2/24, 2013 The Axial Skeleton - Shoulders, Spine and Breaking Down the Vinyasa with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
3/2 & 3/3, 2013 Yoga Therapy & Philsophy with Nischala Yoga Devi MORE INFORMATION
3/8 - 3/10, 2013 Rolf Gates Teacher Training
3/16 & 3/17, 2013 270 Hour Teacher Training Module with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
3/24, 2013 FitFlow Workshop with Briohny Kate Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein MORE INFORMATION
3/27 - 3/31, 2013 5 Day FitFlow Yoga Teacher Training with Dice Iida-Klein and Briohny Kate Smyth MORE INFORMATION
3/30, 2013 Adjustments & Assists with Briohny and Dice MORE INFORMATION
4/6, 2013 750 Yoga Therapy Training with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
4/7, 2013 Blissful Backbends with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
4/12 - 4/14, 2013 Rolf Gates Teacher Training
4/13, 2013 Rolf Gates Vinyasa Master Class 9a - 11a MORE INFORMATION
4/20 & 4/21, 2013 270 Hour Teacher Training Module with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
4/28, 2013 Intro to Inversions & Arm Balances with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
5/3 - 5/5, 2013 Rolf Gates Teacher Training
5/11 & 5/12, 2013 Ayurveda 1 MORE INFORMATION
5/18, 2013 750 Yoga Therapy Training MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
5/19, 2013 Happy Hamstrings Workshop with MyLinda MORE INFORMATION
5/31 - 6/2, 2013 Rolf Gates Teacher Training - GRADUATION WEEKEND!!
8/23 - 8/25, 2013 Jason Crandell Weekend Workshop
11/12 - 11/16, 2013 Bryan Kest 5 Day Teacher Training and Yoga Practice Immersion Registration open! MORE INFORMATION
11/17, 2013 Bryan Kest Full Day of Yoga - Registration open! - MORE INFORMATION
Sept 2014 Roger Cole 5 Day Training - Yoga Anatomy & Physiology for Teachers and Students
- 95 Hour RCYT, Registered Youth Yoga Teacher Training
- 85 Hour RPYT Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
- 40 Hour Hot Alignment Yoga Teacher Training with MyLinda Summer 2013 check back for details!
- 40 Hour Hatha Alignment Yoga Teacher Training with MyLinda 2013 check back for details!
- 40 Hour Power Alignment Yoga Teacher Training with MyLinda 2013 check back for details!
|As always, thank you for your enthusiasm and support!|
Much love and namaste,
MyLinda Morales Hutchings
and the Altamonte Springs Yoga Familia