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Marma Therapy with Elissa Lewis

ISHTA’s signature Marma Therapy is drawn from a traditional Ayurvedic bodywork which clears stress from the muscles, soft tissues, fascia, and vital points of the body. Marma Therapy opens up strangled Marma points, allowing the intelligence of the different bodily systems to regain their homeostasis. Marma therapy also restores one’s perspective on life to a point of clarity, insight, and inspiration. 60 mins | $175...

Expanding what is possible in the private practice by Cassandra Ferland

Cassandra will be launching her new 15 hour training, The Art and Science of Working with Private Clients at ISHTA on April 21 + 22. Early Bird Pricing is available through April 11th. Below Cassandra discusses her journey to building a thriving roster of privates as well as the nuances of teaching private yoga that there might not be time to cover in 500 hour teacher training.      When people think of yoga what often comes to mind is breathing and stretching in a large group class. This makes sense because the majority of people now practice yoga in this way. It is, therefore, surprising for most that yoga was traditionally taught one on one, teacher to student, with each session created specifically for that student. Since the evolution of every...

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Chakras 101: Aligning With the Inner and Outer Universe – Sarah Finger

Sarah and Alan Finger’s new online course, Chakras 101: A course to Add Years to your Life and Life to your Years, launches January 29th, but if you sign up by January 19th and use the code SFINGER100 you’ll get $100 off the regular price. Click here to register The chakras are vortices of energy that run along our spine, and can actually be identified as the headquarters of each element that exists in our bodies: earth, water, fire, air, and space. You may have heard the chakras being referenced in a yoga class or in social media but not have a full understanding of what they are. In our upcoming course, Chakras 101 in partnership with Yoga Journal, Alan Finger and I hope to demystify these whirling...

New Year, New Member Special

 "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness"- Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras Our habits shape our reality. What we think, how we communicate, and the decisions we make are all determined by our habits, whether they are conscious or unconscious. A daily yoga practice can help us to become aware of our habits so that we can live our lives more authentically.  With the New Year in full swing, we have a few offers to help you create conscious change in your life and tap into your unbound potential through daily practice.  New Year, New Member Special For the month of January only, we are offering our unlimited monthly membership to new members for $100 a month (Regularly $150)...

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Cheerleading for Meditation by Peter Ferko

Yogiraj Peter Ferko will co-lead the upcoming ISHTA Meditation Training with Alan and Sarah Finger. (Dec. 15 - 17) I was speaking to a student in a private yesterday, and she told me that her whole view on life was so different since she’d been practicing meditation and mantra and processing things with me over the past year. She said, everything is so open and of the moment, but there is no way to say it — it sounds hokey when I try.  And yet, we need to do what Alan Finger calls “cheerleading” sometimes, to encourage people to try the simple, yet profound, techniques of meditation. And that requires words, whether they sound hokey or not. So here are some words about why studying meditation is...

Claire Kinsella Holtje writes about Financial Yoga

The Autumn leaves are one of the most gorgeous gifts of nature! For those of us on the east coast we are experiencing a late fall, the leaves are taking their time. But sure as night follows day, nature is plugged into a Higher Intelligence, a Flow that supports this natural order a progressing that leads to evolution and change. So as in nature, flow and healing happens when we realize and practice the soulfull art of surrendering to this circulating energy.As we practice directing the flow of energy within us through choice, breathwork, meditation and clear/purposeful intention, we cultivate our capacity for clearing pathways within us. This flow supports us in making deliberate decisions in our day to day lives. Conscious choices correlate to clear rewards. Clearly circulating...

Sarah Finger Discusses the Origin and Twofold Meaning of ISHTA

Yogiraj Sarah Finger will join Yogiraj Master Teachers Mona Anand, Ulrica Norberg, and Katrina Repka, and other ISHTA Senior Teachers to lead the upcoming 200-hour ISHTA Teacher Training at Hi Yoga in Oslo. One of the greatest gifts of teaching yoga is being able to share the teachings with others in a Training format. At ISHTA, our Teacher Training program is about so much more than just learning how to teach Yoga: it is about understanding how to integrate the practice into your living. I have been lucky enough to witness the growth and connection of many different Training groups over the years. Even though each person is unique, the shared experience is commonly one of evolution and self-discovery. ISHTA has a twofold meaning. One is an...

Private Yoga

ISHTA Yoga and Meditation Sessions Why Private Yoga? It doesn’t get more personal than this. Whether you're a member, or non-member of ISHTA, private yoga is an incredible way to cultivate your yoga practice in a way that’s as individual as you are. Learn from a our instructors and progress at your own pace in a dedicated private studio. With private yoga lessons, you'll zero in on your goals and get personalized instruction based on your health, body type and lifestyle—and on your time. We'll carefully select one of our expert teachers to craft classes that meet your personal needs. Explore ISHTA philosophy Practice proper techniques and alignment Learn asanas at your own pace Master a challenging pose Address specific training needs Learn how to...

ISHTA Yearly Membership Terms

To register email us at info@ishtayoga.com. Sign up to become an ISHTA Member, anytime during the month of April, and receive one month free*! ISHTA  $150 Exclusive Memberships are a 12 month minimum agreement for a Monthly Unlimited Class Membership. This entitles the member to unlimited group yoga and meditation classes for the billed periods at ISHTA Yoga. Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Retreats, Ayurvedic Treatments, Spa Therapies, Private Yoga, and One-on-Ones, and Master Classes are separate from this class membership. Registration for these events is at additional cost to ISHTA members. Membership perks: 10% off ISHTA 200 Hour and 300 Hour Teacher Trainings 20% off Specialty Trainings $50 coupon off a private yoga session BONUS: Exclusive monthly special offers TERMS Membership is billed at a $150 per month for 12-months. Billing...

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Q&A with Kristin Leal – Insanely Beautiful Human Anatomy

Kristin Leal is the creator of the Kaya Yoga and MetaAnatomy™ 100-, 200- and 300-hour teacher training. She is the author of “The Yoga Fan” (2003) and “MetaAnatomy, Anatomy of a Yogi” (2014), which was called “smart and sassy” by Elena Brower and “a luscious resource” by Rod Stryker. Kristin will lead her MetaAnatomy 5 CORE training at ISHTA Yoga October  9th - 13th.  What interests you about anatomy? I think there is something so awe-inspiring and insanely beautiful about studying the human body. There is stunning dance of both vulnerability and strength that I am endlessly fascinated by. Why is it important for yoga teachers to have a solid understanding of anatomy? Well, I think it's important for every human to have a solid understanding of anatomy! This is the...