Workshops - Yess Yoga
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At Yess Yoga, we explore yoga, meditation and health on a rich and

personal level. It is our privilege to offer trainings, workshops and

community events. Please join us for these opportunities which

will expand and enrich your yoga practice.


FREE Yoga for Healthcare Providers: A 4 Week Series  w/ Dawn England and Lucia Yess

4 week series in April | Saturday’s 1:30-2:30 pm | FREE

The compassion and empathy shown by healthcare professionals can prove physically and mentally costly. Every day, healthcare providers are asked to assist patients and families through some of life’s most stressful situations like traumatic accidents, chronic illness, medical errors and death. Research has begun to identify the impact this is having upon the people caring for these individuals. It is increasingly being recognized that healthcare staff are at risk of suffering post-traumatic reactions, compassion fatigue and burnout.


Yoga has shown to be an effective method for stress management and improving overall mental/emotional health. It can be a powerful complement to talk therapy and other self-care strategies. Trauma-informed yoga is taught in a very specific manner, emphasizing control over one’s own experience, honoring the limits of one’s own body, and inviting practitioners to explore their individual experience in every breath and every pose.


This 4 week series incorporates yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation specifically for healthcare providers.


This course will be offered on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm starting April 4thNote: it is ok if you cannot attend every class; we know that healthcare providers have unique schedules. Do not let this prevent you from taking the series.


Lucia will be teaching the first two classes and Dawn will be teaching the last two classes. Capacity for 10 people. Sign up today or contact Dawn at with questions.


Online Deep Psoas Release with Marnie

Wednesday, April 29th | 7:30-8:45 pm | $20 or FREE for members (members-contact )

Did you know that your psoas muscle is the “Muscle of the Soul”? It is a muscle deep within our abdominal cavity connected to the hips, low back, and core. It also has a important connection to our central nervous system, spine and our fight or flight response. That is why when we experience trauma or even everyday tension we often store that energy deep within the psoas. The result can lead to tightness all over the body, chronic pain and stored anxiety.   Taoist philosophy believes that a healthy psoas can awaken the spine and allow energy to flow freely through the bones, tissues, muscles and joints.  This free energy then grounds into the earth and rebounds through the body up to the cosmos. Therefore a healthy psoasis crucial not only for physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual health as well.  Deep Psoas Tension Release is a set of exercises created to fatigue the Posas and induce involuntary shaking and tremor of the muscle.  As a result, this practice can create a reset for the entire body.  The following are just some of the benefits reported from this practice.
– reduction of anxiety, anger, stress, tension and post trauma symptoms
– better, deeper sleep
– reduction of muscle and back pain
– increases mobility, energy levels and autonomy
– resolves bodies trauma patterns neurologically
– reduced anger and rage
– release of emotions from mild upset to severe anxiety
– balancing of the nervous system
– aid to healing of past injuries
– relief from chronic medical conditions
– helps recovery from addictions
– complements speech and other therapies
– improving of relationships, less conflicts
– increase of self-esteem and confidence

Restorative, Reiki and Aromatherapy w/ Marnie and Rachel Flynn

Saturday, May 9th | 4-5:30 pm | $40 – 1 spot left

Join Marnie Bounds and Rachel Flynn for an afternoon of aromatherapy, reiki and restorative yoga to support you feeling more balanced. Marnie will be guiding you through a restorative practice while Rachel offers individual, hands on reiki and her own unique blend of aromatherapy created specially for this class. Reiki is a Japanese technique consisting of hands on energy work used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. When combined with restorative yoga and aromatherapy you can give yourself, and those you love, the gift of a restful Self.  


Free online Tea Happy Hour w/ Charmagne

Friday, May 29th | 6:30-7:30 pm | $20

Tea Happy Hour! Let’s join together in community for a practice of slowness and some moments of connection. Charmagne will serve tea from home, talk a bit about the elements and the astrology, and create virtual space for some discussion around the wisdom of our bodies and what it’s like to be human right now. Please bring your tea of choice, a special cup, and hot water.



Yess Yoga’s 300 RYT

For Dates and times email:  | $500 discount until December 1st

The modules are hosted by Yess Yoga and will also be at our studio, except for our week at Bay Lake! We can’t wait to offer these modules and growth opportunities. As always there are a couple of payment plans listed below. Please let me know if you have any questions or have other payment plan ideas.


Six mandatory modules:

1. In- Depth Vinyasa- w/ Lucia, Meghan Foley, Alicia Jackson, & Jenn Pray – $500
a. April 24, 25, 26


2. Mantra & Mudras- w/ Mary Bue and Meghan Foley – $500
a. May 15, 16, 17th


3. Energy Week Retreat- w/ Lucia Yess, Marnie Bounds, & Anna Befort – $1500
a. June 10-16 at Bay Lake


4. Creative Sequencing: w/ Lucia Yess – $500
a. September 18, 19, 20


5. Trauma Informed Yoga – w/ Annie Kiel – $399
a. October 23, 24, & 25 (sign up on Firefly’s website)


6.Inclusivity & Adaptations- w/ Elisabeth Pletcher – $500
a. November 20, 21, and 22


Then pick two:

1. Restorative Yoga- w/ Marnie Bounds- $500
a. January 10, 11, 17 & 18th


2. Ayurveda – w/ Meghan Foley- $500
a. July 10, 11, and 12th


3. Astrology and Tarot: w/ Andrea Halverson – $500
a. July 31, August 1, 2


Payment plans:
1. Individual payment plans (i.e. 5 payments of $900)
2. Per section

In-Depth Vinyasa w/ Meghan Foley, Lucia Yess, Jenn Pray, and Alicia Jackson

April 24, 25, & 26th | $500 | Email- for details & payment options

Vinyasa’s benefits are vast and with a deep dive into anatomy with a yoga therapist (Meghan Foley) we can learn how to guide classes that bring people towards their most aligned and centered state. After an anatomy day you will break down three main sections; inversions, binds and back bends with Jenn, Lucia, and Alicia respectively.


These portions are meant to give context around what poses/shapes are needed to strengthen and support the intended “peak pose”. You will learn not only learn how to enter a variety of poses for yourself but also how to guide others into a pose of this nature.


Finally, during this section we will read and discuss the Yoga Sutras so that our classes are informed from the original texts to our best ability.


Mantra and Mudra w/ Mary Bue and Meghan Foley 

May 15, 16, and 17th | $500 | Email- for details & payment options

Mantras are vehicles for transformation and deeper connection to that which is divine within us.   Loosely translated,  Manas means mind,  tra means instrument.  When working with mantras,  we are utilizing an ancient tool to focus and refine the mind,  calm and soothe its random fluctuations,  linking to our breath, and tuning into our infinite wellspring of creativity,  peace,  and hope.


In this training we will explore these ancient symbolic sounds,  words,  and phrases.  Using the art of listening,  we will delve into multiple forms of mantra:  Vedic,  Tantric,  Bhakti,  and the Yoga of Sound – Nada Yoga – which surrounds and informs all three.


With respect and gratitude to whence this practice came,  growing up alongside Hatha Yoga and evolving to be shared with people of all castes, eventually traveling across oceans to grace other lands and hearts. We will discuss how to incorporate mantra into public and private classes,  with reverence and attention to cultural sensitivity.


We will touch upon:

  • The power of sound and music
  • Initiation vs. personal exploration (what is  an“awakened” mantra)
  • Bija (seed) syllables
  • Mantra as a form of pranayama
  • Pronunciation of Sanskrit to the best of our ability
  • Chanting of important Yoga Sutras
  • Patanjali invocation and forgiveness chants
  • Energetic effects of sounds
  • Incorporating sound /mantra into teaching
  • Brief history of the origins of mantra
  • Discussion of deities & their respective mantras
  • Intervals in Vedic mantra
  • What is Spanda in regards to Shakti
  • Sound / Silence meditations
  • Physical and neurological effects of mantras
  • Creating a holistic personal practice incorporating sound and mantra
  • Learn mantras for the heart,  peace,  and the planet
  • And so much more


Our training will culminate in a Kirtan – a celebration of mantra,  community,  and devotion to that which makes our heart sing.


Mantra section: Deepen your yoga practice by learning about the sacred, subtle power of mudras: symbolic hand and body gestures. A branch of yoga often overlooked in the West, they are a powerful way to enrich your yoga practice and redirect prana, life force energy. There are hundreds of mudras, each with specific qualities and healing properties. They are a therapeutic tool used to bring awareness to different parts of the body, redirect the breath and enhance alignment in the asana practice, as well as meditation.

Ayurveda Weekend Intensive w/ Meghan Foley

TBD | $500 | Email- for details & payment options

Qualifies for 21 hours of Yoga-Alliance approved Continuing Education Credits.


Join Yoga Therapist Meghan Foley for a weekend-long intensive studying and embodying the practices of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. In this  30 hr training, you will learn about the 5,000 year old system of Indian medicine based on the five elements and reconnecting with the natural world around us. Ayurveda means the “science of life” and governs all aspects of being, creating personalized plans for each individual based on his or her unique make up. You will learn Ayurvedic philosophy, the connection to yoga and ways to tailor your yoga practice, your daily routine, your diet according to the seasons, time of day and your personal dosha, or constitution.


This training is open to current yoga teachers, teachers in training, and students seeking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga from a holistic perspective. The training will consist of lecture, experiential learning and 3 yoga classes themed around the five elements.

Meghan Foley (29 of 117)

Yess Yoga’s RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts Fall 2020 | email:  | payment plans

Here’s the deal. We want you to know your personal practice, your intuitive side, how to teach with authenticity, and learn different styles of yoga. By the end of our teacher training you will be able to teach vinyasa, restorative, and yin. We value diversity, inclusive communities, and intelligence. If those qualities are important to you, this is your teacher training.


This is a certified RYT training with a variety of teaching styles (restorative, yin, and vinyasa) and teacher support (Lucia, Marnie, Victoria, Elisabeth, and Sara).


Email lucia@yessyogastudio for more information about the unique five sections. If you are currently a teacher and want to go through any of these trainings you are welcome to join! Open to all people.

Reserve Your Spot

Please note: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy due to the limited amount of space in our special offerings (trainings, workshops, etc) and often having a waiting list.