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Mudra of the Month

The following are mudras to prepare you for and enhance your meditation experience in which we experience the blissful quality of our True Self whose nature is peaceful, at ease and unity.

Prajna Prana Kriya Mudra
Brings stability to the body and and an ease in breathing.  Prepares the mind for meditation.
Medha Prana Kriya Mudra
Helps us welcome thoughts and feelings that are coming and going to be integrated and released.
Jnana Mudra
Awakens clarity.  Helps us witness all that arises in body and mind.
Dhyana Mudra
Brings an ability of ease to rest in our meditation.
Bhairava Mudra
As meditation continues the myth of separation can fall away.  This mudra supports our experience of oneness and cultivates a sense of timelessness.

Strong Bones Yoga with Jeanne on Tuesdays at noon is cancelled for August only.
Class will resume again on September 6th.

Upcoming iRest® Sessions

with Jeanne Dillion

iRest® and
Body Sensing Movement
Tuesdays, 8/30 – 10/18/2016
10:30-11:30 am
iRest® and
Non-dual Teachings
Wednesdays, 9/14 – 11/9
(no class held on 10/19)
5:30-7:00 pm
For more information call:
(208) 345-7113
Register Online

Healing Sound Bowls

with Cyndi Miracle Gudapati 

Thursdays thru August*
6:30-7:30 pm

$13/class or $88/8 class passThe tones produced by crystal bowls are not just heard by the ear, you feel them in your body.  Experience the profound states of being that the crystal bowls bring as they fill you with deeply resonant sound vibrations and allow you to attain states of deep relaxation, harmony, and healing.  When you are immersed in the pure vibrations of the quartz crystal bowls, your physical and energetic bodies naturally resonate with them.  You can tune and balance with these frequencies, leaving deeply relaxed and rejuvenated from the inside out.For more information contact Cyndi at 208-890-2323*Beginning in September, this class will be held Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am

Yoga for the Greater Good

w/Jennifer Hooft, RYT, M.Ed

Sunday, August 28th
All Levels
Each month YFW hosts a donation based yoga class taught by one of our staff teachers. The intention of this class is to not only share the gift of yoga, but also support local organizations and people in our community.
All donations received from this month’s class will once again go to support The Idaho Humane Society.Please join us as we take to the mats for the greater good!
Register Online

Labor Day Weekend

The studio will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of the holiday.

We are excited to announce, beginning in September,
classes will be offered in a second location!Located inside Energetic Chiropractic

1003 N. Orchard            Boise, ID 83706

Yoga for Athletes 
5:30-6:45 PM
COST: $100
led by Sara Lagasse

Gentle Yoga
COST: $100
led by Lisa Bateman

For more information please contact (208) 345-7113 or register online.

1003 N. Orchard            Boise, ID 83706

Mind, Body, Spirit, Voice
with Michele Tae (M’Tae)
and Laura Rushing-Rayne
Saturdays in October
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
10/ 8, 10/15, 10/22 &10/29

at Yoga for Wellness,
1175 E Parkcenter, Ste 102, Boise
In this series of classes we will learn to inspire authenticity, and trust as a way to follow our inner wisdom. We will access the richness of the present moment, induce states of flow, increase flexibility of mind, emotions and creativity, and unleash and deepen our authentic voice, as a way to blossom in the world.
Class is limited to 12 students.To register send $75 to Mindfulness Center Idaho,
Attn: M.Tae, 1802 Ridgecrest Drive, Boise, Id 83712.
For more information contact: or

Self-care Through Breath & Body Awareness 
New Class Series with Kathy Opp, RYT500Mondays 10:00 -11:15 am
Oct 31 to Dec 19
$92 8-week series
$14 drop-in rate 
This series will focus on breathing techniques, self-massage, gentle movement and body awareness, all designed to promote a deep connection between the mind, body and breath. Includes a special iRest® practice with Jeanne Dillion, Certified iRest®  and Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500. Questions about the class:
Kathy Opp
Phone: 208-870-7404 mobile
Register Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training                                  with Karen Soltes LCSW, RYT, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and Senior Trainer 

FEB 21-26, 2017
Nazareth Retreat Center
4450 N. Five Mile Road
Boise, ID 83712


iRest is an accessible meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing the underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life. iRest has proven to effectively support the healing process across a broad range of populations, including those with PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

This training will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice. Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller PhD, iRest Yoga Nidra meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.

This training is suitable for both personal and professional practitioners. No experience necessary.
Training Includes: comprehensive manual and Level I Training audio download.
Approximately 30 CE hours will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN

Early Bird Tuition$1,395 (After Dec. 31st, $1,495)

With tuition, meals and lodging: 
Single- $1,768 (After Dec. 31st, $1,868)
Double- $1,668 (After Dec. 31st, $1,768)
Couple- $3,311 (After Dec. 31st, $3,411)
Commuter with Tuition and Meals:  $1,518 (After Dec. 31st, $1,618)


For more information and to register, please visit the Workshops & Retreats page at: or call 208-345-7113.

IN MEMORY OF T.K.V. DESIKACHAR, Passed at the age of 78, on August 7thI heard the sad news of Desikachar’s death during a lunch meeting with two friends yesterday and since I’m not a news reader, simply commented, “Thank you for telling me. . . .”  Later it hit me what a great loss this was and to so many.  I feel privileged to have met and have attended the first Viniyoga Conference in the U.S. which Desikachar and his family were teaching in 2000, and then two more amazing workshops and trainings in 01 and 02, with him, his son, and many senior teachers who studied extensively with him.  (See photo above in Estes Park, Colorada, Sonia Nelson and Desikachar.  I’m in background.)  So fortunate and blessed to have been in his presence when he was still traveling to the U.S. and passing on his father, Krischnamacharya’s teachings.  Wow, how truly lucky I am!  He was a kind and pleasant man of small stature that had such a HUGE heart and presence that you could feel when he was in the room.  Even in a large gathering of people he would take the time to go row by row and look into each of our eyes and greet us with a soft hand shake.  He even wore khakis and a button down American made shirt to honor our western culture when he taught us.  Sharing these reflections, again, much gratitude!JeanneRead Richard Miller’s reflections here:  Also, see the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim for more on his life and legacy:  

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