Workshops/Events

upcoming workshops & events

Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

with Tom Larkin                300 Hour TT Elective
January 21-28, 2017        SOLD OUT
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Candle Light Flow w/Daphne

Candle Light Flow w/Daphne

Friday, Jan 27, 2017
7:00 - 8:15pm | Cost: $25
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Friday, January 27
7:00 - 8:15pm
$25

Candlelight Flow and Meditation w/Daphne Larkin


Wind down from your day with a deeply-grounding sunset practice surrounded by candlelight. The slow fluid movement will literally melt away tension from the day as we connect with the steady flow of the breath. The class will incorporate breathwork, grounding sequences and end with a meditation. A perfect end to a summer day!

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Partner Yoga w/Daphne

Partner Yoga w/Daphne

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
3:00 - 5:00pm | $20 per person
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Valentine’s Day - Partner Yoga
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
3-5pm
 | $20 per person

Valentine’s Partner Flow

Join Daphne and her partner Stephanie for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Connect with a partner in this creative flow class that takes you from your own mat to a shared practice with a partner. The class will move through a slow meditative flow that combines time on your own mat and partner assists that will create deeper opening in the body. Through the support of a partner and props, allow your body to melt into a restorative practice that will leave your heart open and floating from savasana into the rest of your day.


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Anjali Restorative - Chakra Sequence

Anjali Restorative - Chakra Sequence

April 21 - 23, 2017
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ANJALI CHAKRA SEQUENCE
A Restorative Training
with Shannon Paige


The Subtle Body and Chakra System give us a great deal of access to conveying the depths of a meaningful restorative yoga practice. The style of Anjali Restorative, with its emphasis on connecting the physical awareness of rest to the mental and spiritual bodies thrives in the world of the subtle body. By leveraging the teachings, theories, techniques of subtle body and chakra practices, we gain the ability to bring speci c and informative Chakra archetypes alive in a dedicated progression of supported postures, restorative shapes, vibrant imagery, powerful visualizations, stunning meditations, mantra, and pranayama / breathing practices. This rest directed practice, aligns each chakra to a posture and draws physical awareness and depth of relaxation from the lower body up the spine to the crown head. The e ect is a rich sensory experience that leaves a poetic imprint on the mind, body and heart.

This Course Provides a Level One Anjali (AP1) Certication and 15 CEU.

Teacher Training
Pricing: $325,
before April 7 - $295

Dates & Times:
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 9:00am - 2:30pm


Public Classes
Pricing: $35 each

Dates & Times:
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 2:30pm - 4pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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Poetry of Movement, Anatomy in Action

Poetry of Movement, Anatomy in Action

Anatomy Intensive with Shannon Paige
February 17-19, 2017
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The Poetry of Movement, Anatomy in Action
Anatomy Intensive with Shannon Paige

February 17-19, 2017

Pricing:
Yoga Anatomy Sessions
     $50 Individual
   $175 All Anatomy Sessions

Asana Flow Practices
     $40 Individual
     $70 for Both Sessions

Full Weekend
   $225  (includes Asana and Anatomy) $55 total savings



Workshop Description & Details
Join us for a weekend of yoga anatomy in action.  Covering the basics of anatomy and an integration of how anatomy functions with the body and the flow of a class.   Shannon’s understanding of the body is extensive and she has a special gift of presenting this complex subject matter in a way which is accessible, clear and applicable for the modern day yogi. 

The weekend is a two part exposure to Yoga Anatomy and the Principles of Anatomical Alignment within a yoga practice; and is an amazing combination of yoga classes and anatomy study.


Yoga Anatomy Sessions / Anatomy Discovery Labs

The Essentails!
A Discovery Lab Dedicated to Embodied Orientation:  An Invitation to Explore … WHY YOGA WORKS!
Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm

The Spine and Brain:  Consciousness and Communication
Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm


Conscious Breath:  The Mover
Saturday, February 18, 2017
4:30 - 6:30pm


Float, fly, Find Freedom:  A Core Intensive
Sunday, February 19, 2017
8:00 - 10:30am



Yoga Anatomy ASANA Practices

The Foot Brain: A Lower body Anatomy in Action Workshop - Lower Back, Hip, Hamstring, Knew and Foot Focused
Saturday, Feb 18
1:30 - 4:00pm


Head and Shoulders Above the Rest:  An Upper Body Anatomy in Action Workshop - Upper Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Focused
Sunday, Feb 19
11:00am - 1:00pm




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About Shannon
Living wholeheartedly as a teacher and mentor of teachers, Shannon is a spoken word artist, poet, sacred storyteller, and author, Shannon infuses her bodies of work, practices and trainings with a fullness of her living artfully and passionately on and off the mat.

Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
Feb 24-26, 2016 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500
Feb. 24-26, 2017


This workshop is open to the public. NO Prerequisites required. Anyone with an interest in learning more about Yin Yoga can join. This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program.

While the benefits of an active, dynamic yoga practice are many and considerable, especially to the muscular, "yang" tissues, Yin Yoga allows us to work deeply into the other half, the "yin" tissues of our joints and ligaments, the deep fascial networks, and even our bones.

In this module, students and teachers will explore the following:

  • Yin Yoga principles and philosophy
  • Yin and the physical body
  • Yin and the energy body
  • Cultivating mindfulness in Yin Yoga
  • Yin yoga asanas, including modifications and the use of props
  • Considerations for sequencing
  • Teaching a safe and effective Yin class
  • Each day will include a 1-2 hour Yin practice 
  • Opportunities for practice teaching 

Required reading:
"The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga" by Bernie Clark


SCHEDULE
Friday: Feb 24       4:00-7 pm
Saturday: Feb 25  8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-5:30 pm
Sunday: Feb 26    10:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm


INVESTMENT:
$250 for full module, if paid by February 3, 2017.
$275 after February 3, 2017


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ABOUT LIZ
Liz is Yoga Alliance certified at the 500 hour level through the Asheville Yoga Center, with an additional 50 hour certification with renowned Yin Yoga teacher Bernie Clark in Vancouver, BC. She has also completed Sarah Powers' Level I Yin/Insight Yoga teacher training. Certified in Katherine Roberts' Yoga for Golfers, she completed her first 200 hour level in Ashtanga Yoga through the Franklin Yoga Center.

Liz's teaching embodies an extensive knowledge of Yin Yoga with its passive, deep, restorative and meditative combinations of poses. Varying levels of intensity and creative use of props are the basis for a practice that students of all levels can enjoy. Her emphasis on the cultivation of body and breath awareness, and the re-establishment of health and harmony, offer benefits to students both on and off the mat.

Effortless BackBending Wksp w/Daphne

Effortless BackBending Wksp w/Daphne

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Cost: $25 : Drop Ins welcom
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Effortless Backbending w/Daphne Larkin

Sunday March 5, 2017

Cost: $25

1:00 - 3:00 pm


The path to effortless backbends flows from very strong roots, a supple spine and heart opening - both physical and spiritual. Take a 2-hour journey through intentional flows, twists, and heart opening to flow into strong, beautiful backbends. Moving beyond traditional backbends, we’ll play with heart opening poses woven into a flow of twists, balancing postures and strong roots - whether it’s your feet, hands, or your head.  Come play!!


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300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
March 10-12, 2017 | Daphne
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours)

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice  
March 10-12, 2017
w/Daphne Larkin 


In this module, teachers will explore techniques to discovering their authentic voice. Each person is unique. We bring the sum of our experiences both on and off the mat to our teaching and our own unique offering. This module also focuses on the heart-opening family of backbends as a foundation for our work during the module. We’ll build a complete experience literally from the ground up.

  • Explorations into our authentic selves include:
  • Exercises with poetry, sacred texts, images, inspiration that is meaningful to you personally
  • Musical exploration - developing playlists that are unique to you; an expression of your classes
  • Journaling and vision boards as a landscape for our class experience
  • Setting the tone for a class
  • Weaving theme into classes

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


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San Miguel Yoga Retreat

San Miguel Yoga Retreat

w/Daphne Larkin!
1 spot left!
April 2 - 9, 2017


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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
May 5 -7, 2017
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin
May 5 -7, 2017


The focus of this module will be on the evolution of a class from the carefully placed intention and the first unified breath to the stillness of savasana. We will explore the relationships between asanas and the deliberate unfolding of a sequence to a peak. During the module, we’ll use a full spectrum of asanas to create simple to complex sequences and learn techniques for skillfully guiding students through movement in all directions. Learn to add depth and dimension to your classes to take students deeper into poses and more complex asanas with ease.

  • Break down krama within a pose/sequence/class
  • Sequences that move from front to back of mat
  • Techniques for guiding students through complex sequences
  • Peak poses - understanding their purpose/function/path to the peak
  • Development of sequences during the module; expanding sequences in a variety of directions for different peaks within the same family
  • Sequences for mixed level classes

SCHEDULE
Friday      8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday  8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday    8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT
Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date)

Regular: $475 per module

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module)

**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. 
If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.


To Register, click here


For 300 Hour Program Details, click here

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

2017 DATES - Apply Now
June 20 - 25 & Aug 1 - 6
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300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
July 28 - 30, 2017 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 28-30, 2017 with 
Daphne Larkin & Tom Larkin

Learning to flow on and off your mat as a teacher of Vinyasa yoga while maintaining the rhythm of a class is a skill. This module focuses on the development of skills to guide students into proper alignment and deeper into asanas through a variety of techniques. 
  • Refine observation skills
  • Teaching alignment in the flow
  • Review of prana; the pancha vayus; integration of prana within an asana; the body as a container of prana
  • Advanced hands-on assists
  • Assisting “in the flow” of a class
  • Skillful assisting through verbal cues and hands on assists
  • Partner assists

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE



OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

August 10 - 13, 2017
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training

This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings.  The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.


Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
divided into two modules and taught at Sanctuary for Yoga
Module 1 (35 hours) addresses the following topics:


  • Perspectives on prenatal and postnatal yoga related to the classical teachings of yoga with an emphasis on the eight limbs, embracing the spiritual dimension of yoga as well as the physical discipline and pranayama practices
  • Human anatomy & physiology for the childbearing year
  • Energetic and physical alignment considerations for mamas in bloom specific to each trimester
  • Postures and techniques that encourage pelvic floor connection, capacity, and strength
  • Overview of potential benefits and outcomes through prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Postures, breath work, and meditations that cultivate a nurturing source of strength and confidence while empowering the transformation in pregnancy and birth with grace

Schedule:
Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2. 



Must send in application before registering.  See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website 

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Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

August 24-27, 2017
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training

This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings. The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.

Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 
divided into two modules and taught at Sanctuary for Yoga
Module 2 (35 hours) addresses the following topics:

  • Traditional yoga philosophy and the eight limbs applicable to lifestyle and well-being during the childbearing year
  • Observations in psychological and emotional changes during the childbearing year
  • Various methods, approaches, and models of care for the childbearing year
  • Practice and teaching methodology specific to each trimester of pregnancy and postpartum period
  • Various class formats for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester
  • Class options and workshop formats that could be offered during the childbearing year
  • Class formats and considerations for the “4th trimester”, postpartum, and om grown mama & baby bliss
  • The relevance of holding a supportive space for educated, empowered, and intuitive choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood 

Schedule

Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2.


Must send in application before registering.
See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website


To Register click here


300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti
Sept 8 - 10, 2017 | Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energ

Sept. 8 -10, 2017 w/Daphne & Tom


The World of Vital Energy is the unseen, but often felt through integration and manipulation of our physical body to understand the hidden powers of the subtle body. This “felt experience” is known as élan vital or vital spark and is also considered the essence of the soul. In this module we will explore this this essence through physical postures, philosophical study and first hand experience in the potent quality of pancha-vayus. As a result, we will strive to create new patterns about our internal control of and over our own élan vital.

  • Understanding Kundalini, the dynamic latent power
  • The Primary Bandha: Mulabandha, Uddiyana, Jalandara
  • Maha Mudra
  • Review of the panca-vayus
  • How to use the vayus to our advantage
  • Pranayama techniques and kriyas, including nadi cleansing/balancing
  • Chakra Movement Meditation
  • Yogic physiology
This is a movement based module centered around arm balances, inversions and transitions.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

 


300 hr YTT Module 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

300 hr YTT Module 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

Oct 13 - 15, 2017
w/Tom Larkin

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Core Module 5 (30 Hours)

The Yana and Katha of the Devas - Walk a Mile in Shiva’s Bare Feet 


October 13-15, 2017 
with Tom Larkin

In this module we dive deep into the journey (yana) and tales (katha) of the gods themselves. Our study is rooted in the philosophies and mythologies of the universe as seen from the yoga tradition. We will learn through exploration stories and iconography how the vision of the Paramatman (Supreme Self) is obtained by learning about the underlying correlation and dharmic connection between God’s plan and our vision of all things.

We will dive into the storied worlds of the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Bhagavad-Gita, and stories of kings and sages, monkeys and gods. We will embrace the ebb and flow of verse, sometimes like a frenzied dance (tandava), as we open to a world rich in knowledge of a deeper intelligence.

This is primarily a lecture based module, but be prepared to move and experience the inner science of the verse.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 10 - 12, 2017
RESERVE NOW!
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5th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 10 - 12, 2017

RESERVE NOW - 17 spots remaining

Get away for the weekend to enjoy great yoga, delicious vegetarian meals and the beautiful Gray Bear retreat center - all surrounded by your friends and fellow yogis of the Sanctuary community. We’re bringing together some of Sanctuary’s finest teachers (Daphne, Liz, Jessalynn & Page), students and friends to take some time away from our busy schedules without traveling too far.  Register early as this retreat sells out.


About the Weekend

- Daily meditation & yoga practices led by Sanctuary’s teachers 

- Lots of free time to rest/relax/reconnect with nature 

- Accommodations included in the cost of the retreat 

- All meals included 

-Massage therapist & Watzu practitioners are available during the weekend for appointments (additional cost)

Arrive: Friday, Nov 10 between 2:00 - 4:00pm   

Checkout: Sunday, Nov 12  @ 2:00pm


Cost

$400/person for double occupancy (single occupancy available for additional charge)

$100/non-refundable deposit required to secure a space (due by Oct. 1, 2017)

Full payment required by November 1, 2017

*MAX number of people for the retreat is 30.


TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Call us at the studio 615-297-8797
 


About Gray Bear
Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. Our richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of naure and yoga.

The center features one hundred fifty acres of rolling hills, and thick forest for hiking, natural springs for reflection, a crisp shower in our waterfall, sacred moments in our hand-built wood-fired sauna, the silence of nature’s symphony, clean air, clear water and a life free of distractions. While the lodging is intentionally rustic, the staff makes sure guests feel comfortable and right at home. Most rooms are double occupancy with shared baths. Our commitment in the kitchen is strong: vegetarian meals prepared with love and whole, organic ingredients.





REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

No cash refunds.  

When applicable, refunds will be credited to your Sanctuary Account and may be used for classes, workshops, teacher trainings or boutique purchases.

Registrations for all event types without payment cannot be guaranteed.

Payment for all event types must be made in full on or before first session of the event, unless alternative payment options have been arranged in advance with Sanctuary for Yoga

No refunds will be issued after the workshop/training begins.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.


Workshops

Cancellations more than 24 hours before event
Total cost of workshop will be credited to your Sanctuary account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of event
Total cost of workshop minus a 10% Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.


Teacher Trainings

Cancellations seven (7) days or more before start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations in the six (6) days prior to start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit plus 10% (of total training cost) Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee plus 25% of total training cost will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

sanctuary for yoga • 2002 richard jones rd, suite c-102, nashville, tn 37215 • 615-297-8797 • locations & schedules