Loom Teacher Training begins Oct 4th, 2018

 

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After almost 2 years hiatus, I am so glad to be diving into the work of talking to dedicated practioners about what it means to share the practice with others. There are still a few more spots in my 2018 Teacher Training at the Peoples Yoga, and I would love for you to join me.

 

Here is what past  Students have to say:

 

“The Loom School training with Alison Alstrom was the teacher training I’d always hoped for! Not only did it give me a thorough training in how to instruct yoga in a safe and intelligent manner, but it also deepened my own yoga practice far beyond my expectations! At the end of the training I felt confident and prepared to begin my journey as a teacher as well as continue on as a student.

The length of the training gave me enough time to genuinely integrate the heaps of information that was taught. It was also because of the length that the community built around our training felt so supportive and lasting and has continued beyond the training as we begin our own teaching careers.

The training wove rich tapestries of meaning to my own practice as well as to my role as a teacher. My understanding of Hindu myth and literature, of anatomy and alignment-based practice, and of how to cultivate my own inner teacher were all deepened exponentially. These qualities were then united into one practice with the help of Alison. She taught us how to guide people through the physical asana practice of yoga while at the same time making space for inquiry into all the other elements that yoga has to offer.

Alison teaches not only with her content, but also by example. She lives the things she teaches and is an honest and genuine leader who pushes and challenges her students even as she respects and encourages them.

As I begin to share my love of yoga with others, I am regularly reminded how much I learned during the training, and I feel grateful for having been taught so thoughtfully and lovingly so that I may now teach with equal amounts of integrity and love.”

- Linnea Solveig, Artist, Yoga Teacher

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Alison and Linnea discussing forward bend assists at Peninsula Park, 2014

 

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Nearly 5 years ago I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Alison’s beautiful teachings. At the time I already had a Teacher Training under my belt and had been teaching yoga for several years, but I felt like something in my teachings was missing. I approached the Immersion with a Beginner’s mind and I learned so much about myself and yoga that year. My yoga practice and teachings improved exponentially because of the Immersion and Teacher Training. If you have the opportunity to learn from Alison, please do yourself a huge favor and sign up for this. It will transform your life.

- Beth Williams, Yoga Teacher and Founder – Harmony Yoga, Newport, Or

 

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Reserve your spot

I am excited to announce 4 dates for the Yoga Practice Lab this summer. They are:

Monday, August 3rd, 6-8:30pm
Saturday, August 22, 9-11:30am
Wednesday, September 2, 6-8:30pm
Saturday, September 19, 9-11:30am

All of these dates are at the People’s Yoga small studio, 4940 NE 16th Ave at Alberta.

You can also subscribe to our google calendar

Read all about lab at this link!

With the exception of August 3rd, these dates are subject to cancellation up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time if interest is low. Sign up, and put your money where your mouth is to help insure that Lab Happens!

In the event of cancellation, students will be issued a full refund.

The cost is $15.00. You can make your payment for the Practice Lab here:




You can also bring payment to me at your regular class, or contact me for a mailing address if you prefer to pay by check.

2015 Immersion and Integration Graduates, please use this page

See you there!!!

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The Yachats Coastline in September – Photo by Karen Church

2017 Labor Day Coastal Retreat in Yachats, Oregon

September 2nd – 4th, 2017

(To register, scroll down to the paypal link, or contact me for a mailing address if you’d prefer to pay by check.)

The Annual Labor Day Yoga Reatreat in Yachats is on again, and I couldn’t be more excited! Yoga, gorgeous coastline, great company, and of course, Yachats itself.

From one of our repeat participants:

“I’m so excited that Alison is offering her Labor Day retreat again this year. This will be my third year attending and I intend to make it a yearly ritual for myself. As a mother, it the PERFECT way to end a summer spent with three young children.

 The town of Yachats is perfect, with small shops and great restaurants within walking distance from the retreat site. This year I’m hoping to make it on one of the fabulous hikes I’ve heard others talk about.

The best part of all is practicing with Alison. Her style is sweet and nurturing, as well as informed and challenging. She teaches to all levels with humor and grace. There was a nice balance of practice, discussion, and reflection. Alison’s retreat is local and affordable, and just the best way to decompress after a long, busy summer, and take time to set your intentions for the fall.”


I know you’ll enjoy the sweet village of Yachats Oregon. A place unlike any other, Yahcats is a beach community from another era, with lovely restauraunts such as Luna Sea serving fresh fish caught and prepared by a locally owned vessel by the same name, or Heidi’s Homemade, serving fresh pasta in true italian bistro style. You can get read up on the shops and restaurants of Yachats here.

Details

The practice will take place in the  Tearoom of the Yachats Inn, located on a small rise above the beach, and just beyond the Inn itself. In years past we have seen whales from the deck of the tearoom during the Labor Day Retreat. Seriously.

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Our Ocean View Practice Space

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The Deck off the Tearoom

Lodging and food are sold spearately, so you will save your spot in the retreat by making your payment (you can pay me personally, or use paypal link below) then book your room using the links below. There are kitchenettes in the rooms, and walking the beach into town for meals is part of the beauty of the event.

I recommend you stay with us at  the Yachats Inn if possible, but in the event that the Inn should fill up before you book, other Yachats motels can be found here. And here are some great AirB&B rooms for singles – tiny, clean, and cheap!

Some participants bring their families as well, to enjoy the outdoors while we are having yoga time, and the “original” rooms at the Inn welcome dogs, too. Some past retreaters have also enjoyed camping on the beach, although those spots do sell out early.

Rooms in the original wing at the Inn are sweet, allow pets, and are super close to the water! They are also very “vintage”, and that may or may not be to your liking. There is also a contemporary wing (rooms are called “luxury” but the price is more or less the same) if you like a more modern decor. The luxury suites are a little further back, but most have ocean views.

A Terrace in the Original Wing

A Terrace in the Original Wing

 

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday

3:30 – 6 pm – Asana Practice at the Yachats Inn Tearoom

Sunday

7:30 – 8:00 am Optional Seaside Breathing & Contemplation Practice
10 am – 12:30 pm asana practice at the Yachats Inn Tearoom
12:30 – 3:30 pm – Free Time
3:30 – 6 pm – Asana Practice at the Yachats Inn Tearoom

Monday

7:30 – 8:00 am Optional Seaside Breathing & Contemplation Practice
10 am – 1 pm asana practice at the Yachats Inn Tearoom

Register by using the paypal link below. You can also bring a check with you to class, or contact me for a mailing address. As always, feel free to write  to me with quesitons.

Yoga and Meditation instruction – $175




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The walk into town: Where the Yachcats River meets the Pacific

 




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Mantra

Thursdays, June 18 – July 23, 2015, 7:15 to 9:00 pm @ The People’s Yoga

Sound affects us.

From our favorite songs, to the voice of our loved ones, to the experience of making the sound of OM together in yoga class.

Nikola Tesla said that the secrets of the universe are found in frequency and vibration. The yogis knew this, too, and they called those secrets Mantras.

Alongside its regular offerings of level 2 asana and alignment inquiry, this series will introduce the art of Mantra. We’ll consider its history and theory, varying approaches to Mantra practice, and work through asana sequences designed to enhance your ability to absorb the riches offered by this most subtle and powerful gift of yoga.

Cost: $96 – 10% TPY member discount

Thursdays, June 18 – July 23, 2015, 7:15pm – 9:00pm Location: NE Alberta

Advanced enrollment highly recommended!

 This workshop is a part of the ongoing Myths & Methods series.

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Contemplating the Subtle Body

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Contemplation and conversation, workshopping in asana, and fundamental pranayams (breath practice).

Thursdays, April 30 – June 4, 7:15 to 9:00 pm @ The People’s Yoga

How did the ancients map a subtle anatomy, perceiving the roots of our physiological, psychological and emotional functions as whirling eddies of vibrating energy, or Cakras, placed along a central channel in the body? Why do these maps remain not just captivating as historical novelties, but relevant to us as practitioners today?

Join us to inquire into what these early yogis found in their exploration-through-mindfulness of the human form. We’ll discuss the names, locations, and qualities of the major cakras and channels, and the deeper questions that may have motivated these practioners and pioneers in their quest for understanding.

Course includes contemplation and conversation, workshopping in asana, and fundamental pranayams (breath practice).

Cost: $96
10% early bird discount until April 2nd
10% TPY member discount also available

Thursdays, April 30, 2015 – June 4, 2015
7:15pm – 9:00pm Location: NE Alberta

Advanced enrollment highly recommended!

 This workshop is a part of the ongoing Myths & Methods series.

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