Yoga Workshops with Laura Christensen


Laura Chrisensen Workshop flyer

Getting into the CORE

Saturday September 7th
2-4:45 pm

The dictionary says that the core is “the central or most important part of something.”  Often neglected in an asana practice, the body’s core is an essential part to awaken, strengthen and lengthen for the health of our spine and our entire body. We will be spending time doing all of these things and examining the essential part of the core in various foundational asanas (postures)

Backbends that feel GOOD!

Sunday September 8th
12-2:45 pm

So often, the gauge of a successful backbend is how deep the bend is and how it looks.  This workshop challenges that concept and will NOT be focused on the exterior form but how it feels from the inside out.  We will use what we learned on Saturday and add to our understating by breaking down some of the keys that make the backbends feel delicious at the moment AND the next day!

Both workshops are mixed levels,  but not appropriate for beginners who have had fewer than 8 classes or students who have any serious therapeutic needs and would be better served in a private session.

Where: Pacific Cultural Center

1307 Broadway Ave. (@ Seabright), Santa Cruz, CA

To register:

$40 per class before Aug 24th
$45  per class thereafter

$70 for both classes before Aug 24th
$80 for both classes thereafter

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Students are encouraged to attend both sessions, as the second session builds on the first.  These workshops will sell out.  Please register early.

Larua Christensen Laura Christensen is a passionate, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher who has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1990 and has enjoyed 23 plus years of study under many senior teachers in many different yoga styles.  She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection within and without.  Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you and evokes the best version of yourself.  Her powerful presence, authentic voice and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana (posture) practices.  She is honored to be the November 2012 Yoga Journal cover model and featured teacher, and to be featured in several Yoga Journal issues and online videos over the last 10 years. Her focus includes great attention to the breath, core work, balanced energy, intelligent alignment and practical life-supporting inspiration.

To learn more about Laura please visit


Get Steady, Be Happy, Fly Free: Weekend Workshop with Alice Kennedy


Get Steady, Be Happy, Fly Free posterWhen:
August 16-18, 2013

Trails Within, Graeagle, CA

Friday, August 16th * 5:30-7:30pm * $30
Steadiness & Fire  (Hip Openers & Standing Poses)
Find the fire in your hips and steadiness in your feet as we open up and root down into where we are.  Expect a fun, mixed levels class to help you feel settled.

Saturday, August 17th * 9:00-11:30am * $35
Opening Joy (Backbends)
Widen your expanse of great happiness by opening the upper back and shoulders.  This will be an intermediate practice that will help blossom the potential at your heart.

Saturday, August 17th * 3:00-5:30pm * $35
Compassion (Twists and Forward Folds)
Revolving and evolving around the dance of compassion for yourself and others, we will explore the sweetness of twists and forward folds in an intermediate practice.

Sunday, August 18th * 9:00-11:30am * $35
Freedom to Fly (Arm Balances)
These challenging postures can build love of flying and freedom.  Expect an intermediate class that will help you get off the ground and be free!

BONUS! Afternoon Hike and Contemplation
Sunday * 1-3:00pm * $15
Enjoy a group hike in the Lakes Basin where you will be led in a guided contemplation by Alice. Space is limited!

Sign up for all four sessions for $110 before August 1st
($25 savings!)

To register:

email or call (530) 836-1500. Space is limited.

Trails Within is located in the charming town of Graeagle, CA. Graeagle is a gateway to the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and a unique opportunity to step back into a simpler time and lifestyle. Experience endless hiking and biking trails, crystal clear alpine lakes and rivers, beautiful flora and abundant wildlife. A perfect retreat destination, where days and nights pass by with ease and peacefulness.

More info @ Trails Within’s website.

Power and Prowess: Inversions for Health & Happiness


Saturday, June 1st, 2013
2:30-5 PM

Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave  Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Inversions are potent, powerful, and perspective changing poses. Some energize you and build power and vigor, while others calm the body and minimize anxiety. A healthy and well-rounded practice of both fiery and cooling inversions cultivates equipoise and clarity.  Join Sean and Alice on a journey that will nourish your body and mind, and help you learn to see the world from upside down and inside out.

Sean HaleenSean Haleen (ERYT) is a celebrated Hatha yoga teacher and practitioner from San Francisco. Having practiced yoga from a young age, his understanding runs deep both on the physical and philosophical levels.  After teaching thousands of hours of classes and workshops, yoga is his full time job and passion, and he regularly appears on the pages of Yoga Journal. He has taught yoga to a variety of people including high schoolers, homeless groups, recovering drug addicts, and queer youth.

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy is an alignment based Hatha yoga teacher.  Known for her light-hearted playful approach, Alice’s classes bring a sense of fun and community to the practice of yoga.  Alice studied Anusara yoga with Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell, Kenny Graham, and Samantha Shakti Brown from 2004-2012, and is deeply guided by that method.  She has also learned a unique blend of care and therapeutics to help heal the body and mend the heart.

$30 before May 26
$35 thereafter

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Scholarships and work trade available

Power & Prowess

California Coastal Cleanup Day


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunrise Yoga:  8:30-9:30 am
(Cowell’s Beach at Main)
Breakfast:  9:30 am
Beach Cleanup:  9:00 am-Noon

Start your day by nourishing yourself with a yoga practice led by Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher Alice Kennedy and stay to help clean the beach. Please bring warm layers, a yoga mat and a reusable cup. Breakfast courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY? California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.

For more information visit or call 1-800-COAST-4U.

Be Well, Be Mighty, Go Deep


A Weekend of Yoga & Hiking with Alice Kennedy

Be Well Be Mighty Go Deep PosterWhen:
Saturday & Sunday,
July 14-15th

Graeagle, CA
at the base of the Sierras

Be Mighty – Arm Balances
Saturday 9-11:30 am, $35
Find your strength, courage, and stability in standing poses and arm balances. This will be an Intermediate class designed to empower your spirit and soften your heart.

Go Deep – Twists and Forward Folds
Saturday 2-4:00 pm, $30
Revolve and evolve around the deepest part of you, in a mixed levels afternoon practice that will open your hips and make space for your true potential to unfold.

Be Well – Yoga for the Low Back
Sunday 9-11:30 am, $35
A therapeutic class that will focus on the health of the low back. Expect a fun, mixed levels class suitable for all body types that will mindfully address keeping your low back in harmony with nature and yourself.

Cost for all 3 sessions: $90 ($10 savings)

BONUS! Afternoon Hike and Meditation
Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm, $20
Enjoy a group hike in the Lakes Basin where you will be led in a guided meditation by Alice. Space is limited to just 10 participants.

For more info or to register: or

Space is limited so please register early.

Papa Sun & Mama Moon: Headstand & Shoulderstand Workshop


Papa Sun Mama Moon Posterwith Alice Kennedy

Friday, June 29th
7-9 pm

Yoga Center Santa Cruz
428 Front Street, Santa Cruz

This will be a mixed levels practice designed to support you in exploring how to do headstand and shoulderstand very safely.  Learn why and when we do them and what they do for us.  Previous experience in these poses helpful but not a prerequisite.  There will be many props and variations offered from most basic to more advanced.


$25 before June 15th
$30 thereafter

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Sharing Your Heart’s Path: The Art of Assisting


2-Part Workshop SeriesSharing Your Heart's Path - Flyer

with Alice Kennedy
When: Sundays, April 1st & 15th
Where: Shakti Yoga Shala in Boulder Creek, CA

Stage One – Splendid Spotting

April 1st, 11:30-2 PM

Learn to be present by clear communication, confidence, types of touch, and how to stay open to each other while you keep yourself and
others safe and supported.  This will be designed to support any level of student or teacher learn how to spot well.  Expect a fun mixed levels class with a concentration on spotting in poses like handstand and urdhva danurasana.

Stage Two – Becoming “The Assistant”

April 15th, 11:30-2 PM

The path of the assistant can be the most rewarding out there – you work closely with teachers who are top in their trade, and are asked
to exponentially increase your capacity and knowledge.  Learn how to deal with the fire and become an effective assistant to teachers,
students, and the classroom.  This workshop will closely follow Anusara’s official guidelines for assisting and is suitable for
teachers and teacher trainees that wish to someday take on this incredible role.


Potluck lunch following amongst the redwoods and Big Basin Vineyards!
$35 for one part before March 25th, $40 thereafter
$55 for both parts before March 25th, $60 thereafter
%20 off full price for current Immersion or Teacher Training students

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Anusara Workshop Series with Kenny Graham


Kenny picSunday, September 5, 9 am – 3 pm
The Emerging Heart

Saturday, October 16, 9 am – 3 pm
Connecting to Your Source

Sunday, November 7, 9 am – 3 pm
Flipping Your Perspective

Individual sessions $135/day • Full session $325

Led by Certified Anusara teacher Kenny Graham, come and discover a new edge where you learn to be true to your self in all ways.

Open your heart and surrender to a more healthy ans happy life filled with gratitude, on and off the mat. In these three workshop sessions, you will experience a deep connection to yourself and to others; through backbends to open your heart, forward bends to open your hips and surrender to grace, and flipping your perspective on life with inversions. Come expand your sense of love for yourself and others.

Las Cumbres Community Center

This private center is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.

Contact: Gloria Riola
(831) 706-1035

New class added!


Come to my new class in a beautiful home studio overlooking a horse pasture on the Westside.

Fridays 9:00 am ~ All levels

Contact me for directions at (831)421-9585 or send me an email.

Website Debut


It’s true! Alice has a website and it’s mostly ready for other humans to look at – how exciting! Break open the champagne.