Yoga Therapy Immersion: April 3-24, 2020

Yoga Therapy Fascia Intensive: April 3-10, 2020

Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers,

Advanced Practitioners, & Health Professionals

with Anneke Louise and Ann-Sophie Briest

Presented in English

Early Bird Offer Ends December 31, 2019

Bring Your Skills to a New Level

Use the Physical Body as a Gateway to the Deeper Layers of the Being
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Yoga Therapy Immersion

This extensive 3-week (160+-hour) program allows you to truly step into the fascinating, effective and truly integrative field of yoga therapy.

The program focuses on applied physiology, the functional anatomy of yoga movement, integrative postural analysis, fascia, and the usage of props, therapeutic variations and alignment, among other topics. These acquired skills will enable you to support common postural impairments, improve smart movement, and promote kinesthetic intelligence.

Join this integrative yoga therapy training and dive deep into:

  • The concept of fascia as the body’s largest sensory organ
  • Tensegrity and its bodily equivalent: the « fascia line system »
  • Myofascial release and trauma-sensitive practice
  • The relevance and application of safety
  • The art of relaxation
  • Pain in its acute and chronic forms
  • Systematic body reading and thorough postural analysis
  • Breath work and the relevance of the autonomic nervous system
  • Mindfulness training
  • Therapist formation
  • Meditation practices supporting awareness across the yogic five bodies

For more information, please click here.

Yoga Therapy Fascia Intensive

This unique (50+-hour) training—which is the first six days of the Immersion program—will open the door into the fascinating, effective, and truly integrative field of yoga therapy.

Over these six days, we start our explorations of applied physiology and the functional anatomy of yoga movement. We will have in-depth asana explorations, learning about correct alignment and how to adapt this to each specific body type.

Join this integrative yoga therapy training and dive deep into:

  • The physiology of stretching
  • Tensegrity and its bodily equivalent: the « fascia line system »
  • The mechanics of contraction
  • In-depth and personalized asana explorations
  • The usage of props, therapeutic variations, and alignment
  • Unique approaches to Mindfulness training supporting awareness across the different yogic bodies

The acquired skills will enable you to bring a strongly individualized touch to your classes. You will be able to support clients or students with impairments of the fascia and posture.

By knowing how props and small adaptations can be incorporated, you will be able to find the safest and most beneficial way for each person to practice yoga—improving their overall ability to move smartly and safely.

For more information, please click here.

« Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like rays of the sun. »

-B.K.S. Iyengar

Daily Schedule

*Please note that Friday, April 10th and Friday, April 17th are days off from the full Immersion program schedule.

7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Lecture, Yoga Therapy class, group exploration
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Break: time to rest and continue group exercises/homework
14:30-15:00 Meditation
15:00-19:00 Lecture, Yoga Therapy class, group exploration
19:00-19:30 Dinner
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Workshop Leaders

Anneke Louise

Anneke is an enthusiast of life, connectivity, and that which drives humans to evolve and aspire.

This motivated her to pursue an international career in sustainable business and talent development, and this also fueled her passion for yoga.

First, as a fervent practitioner and student, and later, as a teacher, she experienced the deep healing power of yoga on many occasions. Until, finally, her passion got the better of her and from this, Samarasa Healing was born.

As a yoga and meditation practitioner, a Hridaya Yoga teacher (HTTC 2015), and a certified Yoga Therapist, Anneke now offers workshops and teacher trainings internationally.

Ann-Sophie Briest

It has always been Ann-Sophie’s enthusiasm to bridge the modern, scientific knowledge of the West with the ancient, experiential wisdom of the East.

Ann-Sophie Briest and Anneke Louise

Being a medical doctor herself as well as a yoga therapist (C-IAYT), a yoga teacher (RYS-500), and a yoga practitioner (ten years’ experience), her expertise lies in the field of therapy.

She understands that health refers to all levels of our being—as such her teachings and treatments reflect a purely integrative approach.

On a personal level, her own sense of being “healthy and alive” is enhanced by being in the company of loving friends and family, spending time in nature, and regular meditation practices.

Pricing and Registration

Admission to these programs are by application. Please click the links below to pay the program deposit and begin the application process.

Yoga Therapy Immersion

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April 3 - 24, 2020 Yoga Therapy Immersion Anneke Louise and Ann-Sophie Briest

Yoga Therapy Fascia Intensive

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April 3 - 10, 2020 Yoga Therapy Fascia Intensive Anneke Louise and Ann-Sophie Briest

Please Note:

  • An administrative deposit of €250 is required when submitting an application for these programs. This deposit is non-refundable except in the event that you are not accepted into either program.
  • The full tuition price (including the admin deposit) of the Yoga Therapy Immersion is €1,500 (€1,350—Early Bird Offer). Full tuition for the Fascia Intensive is €700 (€550—Early Bird). Early Bird pricing ends on the 31st of December, 2019.
  • Upon acceptance to either program, you will be sent a booking link with complete pricing information and options for food and accomodation. As a guide in the meantime, accommodation costs range from €13 per night for a dorm room through to €66 per night for a double en suite room. A full meal plan (three meals a day including dinner on day of arrival through to breakfast on the day of departure) costs €20 per day with individual meal plan options also available. All prices are inclusive of tax.
  • This course is presented in English.
  • The dates listed are for accommodation. The course begins the morning after the date of arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day.

This workshop will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside.

Highly Recommended:

  • Graduation from a 200-hour (or more) Yoga Alliance-registered teacher training course and/or a university degree (or equivalent) in a medical or healing profession.
  • At least one year of personal practice (and teaching experience).
  • Having experienced at least three classes each in the following yoga styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa.

If you are a yoga enthusiast with a strong practice (but not yet a teaching certificate) and have an interest in the field of yoga therapy, you are welcome and we’d love to get to know you.