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.



Deep Psoas Release w/ Marnie Bounds

Thursday, October 24th | 6-7:15 pm | $20 or FREE for members

Sold Out: please email to join our waitlist.

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 psoas is 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

Ignite your Inner Witch with Brianna Darling

Saturday, October 26th | 7-9 pm | $38

Historically, witches have been vilified by Western societies. Strapped to ducking stools and burnt at stakes, witches were associated with a dangerous, renegade sexuality and often made the focal point for society’s deep-seated anxieties about the role of women. In reality, a witch is an empowered woman, someone who can see the nuances of the world and work with them, and who is not afraid to fight for what she wants or believes in. Witches always pay attention to their gut feelings and rely on their intuition.


In this workshop we’ll use movement, meditation, creative expression, and community support to connect with the intuitive self and inner-witch. Join us to work with energy and even cast a few spells!
All who identify as women are welcome! Space is limited to 10 – register early to save your spot!
Brianna Darling

Astro-Energy Tune-Up for the New Moon

Sunday, October 27th | 3-5 pm | $40

Do you ever get the sense that you’re affected by the moon and the movements of the planets and want to learn more about what’s going on? Or do you already follow astrology and want to learn more about how to work with the energy? Learning astrology can have a profound impact on a person’s self-knowledge, sense of direction and overall health. By learning how to work with its energy, we have the opportunity raise our consciousness and experience a distinct sense of personal freedom and broader collective awareness.


In this monthly tune-up series, participants will be supported in aligning with the astrological energies of the upcoming lunar month. We will meet in a sharing circle, explore the astrological weather report, and learn energy and movement** tools tuned into the specific energies of the upcoming cycle. We will close our time by setting new moon intentions in a sacred container.


This workshop is led by astrologer, tarot reader, and certified yoga instructor Andrea Grace  and astrologer, oral historian, and energy healer Erica Shoshana Rivers.


**All movement will be gentle and accessible to all body types and abilities.

Thai Bodywork with Yin Yoga with Emily Rose and Paige Haber

Saturday, November 2nd | 6-8 pm | $40

Join Emily Rose and Paige for 2 hours of self-care and deep relaxation. They will lead you through effortless yin postures in which props support your body for full liberation. In each posture, they will offer 1-2 minutes of Thai Bodywork tailored to you that day. Pressure along energy lines will create a profound sense of relaxation and energetic cleansing. Enjoy surrendering into Yin postures while Thai Bodywork deepens the experience of the pose. We will close the evening with an extended savasana offering you the opportunity to soak up the benefits of this practice. In this unique atmosphere you’ll contribute to the collective group energy making the experience more powerful and transformative for all. You’ll leave feeling opened, relaxed, and renewed.


Developing your Personal Practice w/ Mary Bue

Friday, November 8th | 7-9 pm | $35

In this workshop we will explore different ways to tune into our “body of the day’s” needs using asana (postures), pranayam (conscious breathwork), meditation, mantra, self reflection via journaling, and ritual. These tools can help craft a sustainable practice as well as bring inspiration to a daily practice that might need a little tweaking. Leave with an action plan for your daily routine and deep support to continue your journey.


A favorite teacher often would say during her teachings to tune into the “body of the day.” Depending on all the days before, the person we wake up to face is often times different from one morning to the next. Perhaps our muscles are recovering from a rockin’ asana practice from the day before or experiencing / healing from injury. Perhaps we stayed up too late, or ate too much birthday cake, or are feeling the blows of a break up, job transition, loss of some sort. Or maybe we wake up feeling energized, vibrant, ready to go. With so much change from day to day, how can we cultivate a daily yoga practice to tend to our needs in the moment?


Yoga Sutra 1:14 says, “Perfection in practice comes when one continues to practice with sincerity and respect for a long period of time without any interruption.” While striving for perfection isn’t entirely what yoga sage Patanjali means here, one could take this teaching to mean that we can perfect our practice routines … and by practicing with these three key things in mind, our growth evolution on this earth moves towards our ideal self and higher selves. Can we choose and allow time for daily practice, over a long period of our time, without interruption? This is ultimate self care.

Body Love with Elisabeth

Thursday, November 13th | 6:30-8pm | $20 or Free for members

Body Love description coming soon



Yess Yoga’s RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts Fall 2019 | 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.


Yess Yoga’s 300 RYT

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

Lucia, Marnie, Elisabeth, Meghan, Anna, Mary Bue, Annie Kiel,  and Andrea Halverson are elated to lead this 300 RYT program. To complete this training, you will finish 8 modules. There are 6 mandatory sections, and a couple options where you will pick (at least 2).


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. Inclusivity/ Modifications- w/ Elisabeth Pletcher:
a. February 28, 29, March 1 – $500
2. In- Depth Vinyasa- w/ Lucia Yess and Meghan Foley:
a. April 24, 25, 26 – $500
3. Mantra & Mudras- w/ Mary Bue and Meghan Foley:
a. May 15, 16, 17th – $500
4. Energy Week Retreat- w/ Lucia Yess, Marnie Bounds, & Anna Befort
a. June 15-21 at Bay Lake – $1500
5. Bring it all together: w/ Lucia Yess and friends :
a. September 18, 19, 20 – $500

6. Trauma Informed Yoga – w/ Annie Kiel
a. date to be announced soon (sign up on Firefly’s website) – $399


Then pick one:

1. Restorative Yoga- w/ Marnie Bounds- $500
a. January 10, 11, 17 & 18th
2. Ayurveda – w/ Meghan Foley:
a. March 27, 28, 29 – $500
3. Astrology and Tarot: w/ Andrea Halverson :
a. July 31, August 1, 2 – $500


Payment plans:
1. Register and pay by December 1st: $4000
2. Pay prior to training beginning: $4500
3. Per section

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Dates and times below | email:  | $500

Ancient Yogi’s knew that stress was the major cause of illness and dis-ease in the body, and thus created a entire system of wellness to clam the nervous system, increase the flow of prana (life-force), and promote overall mental and physical wellbeing. However, our modern world is even more stressed than ever before in history. That’s why Restorative yoga was created, to counteract the extreme demands of modern living. Join Marnie at Yess Yoga to learn the techniques, poses, and science behind this practical and vital yoga practice. Over two weekends you will learn about setting the mood for total body relaxation, restorative yoga poses, how to use props to support students, and the science behind rest and stress. This training is unique and is intended for you to become a more diverse and inclusive yoga teacher.

Friday, January 10th: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, January 11th: 11:30-6:30 pm
Friday, January 17th: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, January 18th: 11:30-6:30 pm

Reserve Your Spot

Please note: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy due to the limited amount of space in our workshops and often having a waiting list.