Saturday, February 1st, 1:30-4:30 pm Breathe Together Yoga – Los Gatos
on the deepest level takes time, patience…and a lot of letting go.
Please join us in a deeply nurturing three-hour restorative workshop so
that you can fully support your body, mind, and nervous system in
whatever healing or resting it needs. By being guided into gentle and
supported yoga postures in the quiet, warm safety of the yoga room…you
will be able to renew your sense of wellness, stillness, connection, and
This class is appropriate for all levels of practitioner that would like to ease the stress of everyday life.
Living Your Yoga – 5th Annual 30 Day Yoga Challenge
with Emily Williams & Alice Kennedy
January 1-30, 2020
“The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go”
~ Sally Kempton
Yoga offers us each an opportunity to bolster ourselves from within, to fill ourselves up so that we are then able to live our lives from a place of fullness. Though the world around us is tumultuous and changing, the philosophy behind this ancient tradition of yoga teaches us that we can find deep peace, ease and connection within, regardless of the storms around us. We hope that this 30 Day Yoga Challenge is a way to deepen your own understanding of the path of yoga, while absorbing the many benefits that a daily practice can offer to your heart, mind, body and spirit.
Dive Deeper Into the Heart of Yoga The New Year is the perfect time to recommit to the things that make us feel good, healthy and connected. Take time to nourish your yoga practice for 30 days with the support of a program designed to help you create and maintain a consistent daily routine. In addition, expand your understanding of the philosophical ideas behind yoga, including the Yoga Sutras, and how they apply to daily life.
All levels of practice are welcome. The minimum commitment is 15 minutes a day and the entire challenge is done on your own at home.
In this yoga retreat & adventure,
experience the lush beauty of Brazil’s jungle and coastline with
seasoned guides and a community of old and new friends. Practice yoga in
a gorgeous studio overlooking a private beach, and commune with nature
in a peaceful setting.
All food at the Lodge will be carefully prepared to be local, healthy, fresh, tropical., and with vegetarian options.
An optional add-on tour of Rio will be offered by longtime friend and colleague Daniel Almeida. Details here.
**Please inquire about more single rooms or triplets if you don’t see what you are looking for*
Transport From/To Rio: You will be accompanied by one of our trustworthy and knowledgeable guides
1-2 Yoga Classes Per Day
5 Excursions: Experience a Forest Forager Tour with a Famous Brazilian Chef, Explore Beaches by Boat & SUP, Hike and Explore the Old Town, Kayak Jungle Inlets, and Experience the Green Coast Beaches
3 Meals Per Day: Exception is two meals out which are not included
6 Nights Accomodation: Rooms are at a private beachside Lodge near Paraty
Join us for a unique and magical day at Harley Farms in Pescadero, California. We will have two extended yoga sessions in the barn and an exquisite farm-to-table catered lunch in the Secret Garden. As Harley Farms is a goat dairy, there will be plenty of goats to visit…..however this is not goat yoga!
Retreat on the Farm
9-9:30 Arrival, Orientation, and Coffee/Tea
10-12:30 – Yoga in the Barn
1-2:30 – Farm-to-Table lunch in the Secret Garden with time to enjoy the surroundings
3-5 – Yoga in the Barn
Price: $200 Early bird before Sept. 1, or $225 thereafter
Slowly and softly feel yourself arrive more fully into your body
and heart through this sweet, slow restorative workshop. Tend
to the self in a deeply relaxed state to set the tone for the
Saturday, July 13th Backbending w/ Connection to the Core * 9-11:30am
Backbending doesn’t need to hurt or stress the body. Learn
key principles to help sustain your current backbending
practice or to progress it by connecting to your core.
Hips & Twists * 2-4:30 pm
Hip openers and twists can help us go deep and settle
ourselves from within. Strengthen while you stretch, and
begin to build awareness, understanding, and compassion
around the layers of tension we hold.
Sunday, July 14th Full Spectrum * 9:00-11:30am
Come practice in a full spectrum class. By practicing a variety of poses in one class – including breathing and meditation, we will integrate our learning so that we leave feeling whole.
Space is limited ~ Please register in advance
All sessions: before 6/22 $140 or $160 after Each session: $40 early/ $45 regular Traveler Plan: $40 admin fee (Alice’s students) Group dinner Saturday: $30 To register, please contact Emily at email@example.com or (530) 836-1500.
Breathe Together Yoga 14107-H Winchester Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA
yourself be fully nurtured in this healing three hour restorative
workshop. By gently resting in supportive yoga postures, we can help
reset the nervous system so that your body’s natural wisdom can guide
the way into deep rest and relaxation.
Expect to unwind from the busy nature of the season so that you can
restore yourself to health, healing, and a true sense of calm.
“The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go” ~ Sally Kempton
Yoga offers us each an opportunity to bolster ourselves from within, to fill ourselves up so that we are then able to live our lives from a place of fullness instead of from a place of lack. Though the world around us is tumultuous and changing, the philosophy behind this ancient tradition of yoga teaches us that we can find deep peace, ease and connection within, regardless of the storms that may rage around us. We hope that this 30 Day Yoga Challenge is a way to deepen your own understanding of the path of yoga, and for you to feel into the many benefits that a daily practice can offer to your heart, mind, body and spirit.
Dive Deeper Into the Heart of Yoga
The New Year is the perfect time to recommit to the things that make us feel good, healthy and connected. Take time to deepen your yoga practice for 30 days with the support of a program designed to help you create and maintain a consistent daily routine. In addition, expand your understanding of the philosophical ideas of the Yoga Sutras and how they apply to daily life.
All levels of practice are welcome. Commitment is 15 minutes per day or more and is done at home.
● The guidance and knowledge from 2 yoga instructors with over 35 years of combined experience!
● Photo sequences for a: (2) 1 hour, (2) 30 minute and (2) 15 minute yoga practices
* Bonus restorative practice
● Simple meditation and pranayama techniques
● “Living the Sutras” book with a recommended reading outline (purchase on your own)
● Daily inspiration, encouragement and book discussion through emails
● Private Facebook group for support and community, and weekly Facebook Live Q&A
● Upon completion, be entered to win a Manduka ProLite yoga mat!
Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of the program will receive a full refund, minus a $5 service fee.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the program, we will only be able to issue a refund if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the program or if you leave the program early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
Thank you for understanding.
“I am so happy about participating in this 30-day yoga challenge! The main impacts that I have noticed are: Physically, I feel great – stronger and less pain & Emotionally, I am not trying to have everything be perfect (which it never is) at my house/ in my life before I do yoga!
Before this challenge, I would start doing yoga and then, with my first down dog, I would see that I absolutely HAD to vacuum. And then I’d put a load of laundry in between sun salutations. And etc. I realize that my life isn’t perfect (or how I expect it to be) when I go to class, but going to class has always meant LETTING GO of the mess (that is life) for just a while and then returning to it afterwards.
So now, with the challenge, I am able/ encouraged to see that life and my house don’t have to be ‘perfect’ for me to do some yoga and – ironically – be in a better space to deal with them once I finish.” –C
“I am so grateful for your inspiring words. I look forward to you emails every day! Through the work I am doing in the 30 day challenge, I have gained new insight in to myself and how I perceive the world. I am fostering the seeds of love for myself and continually using the mantras “ I am whole, I am everything I need” and “I did the best I could”. Thank you again for your words and for giving me this opportunity to participate in this life changing experience.” — M
“Thanks to you for taking us all down this road. I can feel the mat calling to me now when its time, and I look forward to the peace and alone-time that the practice offers. The practice has improved my daily outlook in general and has helped me to loosen some of these stiff muscles that have been so tight for years. Though I have a long way to go, I am very pleased that I have incorporated more yoga into my daily life and I appreciate all of the mind and body rewards that it offers.
More than anything, the practice taught me the value of breath. Everything is so much easier if you are breathing, and it also makes it easier to let go. I also am finding that I am sleeping better, especially when I do a few gentle poses and legs up the wall just before bed. What a treat. Thanks for all the great stick-figure poses.” –D
“Just 15 minutes or more each day is incredible for my well being and my clarity in these days of change.” — V
“I have so enjoyed the daily emails, full of encouragement, realistic input and tons of inspiration!! I have been practicing yoga a long time and have never gotten a home practice going. Now my practice is a priority to fit in and I have found if the morning doesn’t go as planned I look forward to an evening practice for restful sleep! Thank you Emily for bringing my yoga home for me.” — V
“I have so enjoyed these past 30 days doing the yoga challenge. I feel even more a part of our yogi community than ever, even though I haven’t physically reached out to anyone during this journey. Rather I had a sense of knowing I wasn’t alone…like we all shared this together yet apart… There are many blessings this experience has given me; one example is that I feel like I have more to offer the yogis that come to my classes. And I strongly feel these practices are helping me know more about myself and guiding me in the direction of how I want to truly live my life. My intention is to continue approaching each day as it comes and with each day will be yoga on and off the mat.” — C
“Thanks for offering this wonderful way to deepen my practice, to explore routine and choice and to encourage acceptance throughout the process. May that follow all of us as we now step into new and different “challenges”. You write beautifully, your words a gift to my heart and are you – again and again!” — V
“What an amazing journey! I hear my mat calling me everyday about 4 so I know that it is working. I enjoy the time stepping away from the turmoil of life and focusing inward. This could be life changing.” — D
“Thanks Emily for the month of yoga! I found it so helpful to take time every day to get on the mat and connect with myself. I really resonated with the email when you said that the home practice is totally different than practicing in the studio. It let me embrace what my home practice was, with life going on around me. Your daily emails were enjoyable and inspirational. They covered a wide variety of topics and exposed me to some new concepts.” –S
Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture and Essential Oils:
Center, Connect, and Shine for Summer
with Alice Kennedy & Bridget Puchalsky
Saturday, June 30, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breather Together Yoga, Los Gatos
Join Alice and Bridget for this one-of-a-kind experience through a joint restorative and acupuncture workshop. Even if you have no experience with acupuncture or restorative yoga, this workshop is perfect for anyone feeling over-stimulated, heated, or disconnected, all very common during the summer months, especially in the mid-summer heat.
This workshop will be a combination of acupuncture and restorative postures that specifically target meridians that need attention and nourishment during the summer months (specifically the heart and fire element). We fill focus on joy, connection, and centered transformation. Alice will guide us into a restorative postures and Bridget will then apply acupuncture needles to the meridians supported during the poses. Several poses and a variety of meridians will be explored.
At the end of the workshop, you will be imbued with essential oils that also support organ health and emotional well-being. You won’t want to miss out on this unique experience. Space is limited so please register in advance.
Please wear loose fitting clothing that can easily be moved to both knees and elbows with a loose or v-neck.