Weekend 1 September 9-11: Adhikara-Step Into the Forest of Insight, the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga

Weekend 2 September 17-18: Anatomy & Physiology

Weekend 3 October 14-16: Ride the Wave of Consciousness

Weekend 4 November 5-6: The History & Origins of Yoga, Chakra Texts with Christopher Tompkins (this weekend is open to the public $150/per day. All Yoga teachers receive a 60% discount)

Weekend 5 November 19-20:Surrender False Identity and Step Into Your Highest
Friday December 4th Body Assessment and How to Apply it! 4 hrs. with Laurie Nemetz

Weekend 6 December 9-11: Embrace the Divine Within

Weekend 7 January 6-8: Sequencing & Therapeutics

Weekend 8 January 21-22: Crossing the Threshold; student teaching

July 19th 10-5 pm, Yoga and Rock Climbing** with Colleen Lila and High Xposure in New Paltz, NY for details email Colleen at:
July 30th 2-4 pm, Get Your Sexy Back, Yoga and Menopause** with Ellen Patrick
September 18th 3-6 pm, The Shoulder Girdle: Anatomical Understanding of Arm Balances with Laurice Nemetz
September 25th 3-5 pm, Connecting the Dots with Brigit Moynahan
October 22nd 2:30-4:30 pm, assisting and Hands On Adjusts with Iris Cohen
October 23rd 2-6 pm, Pre-Natal for the Non-Pre-Natal Teacher with Kelly Devi
October 29th 2-5 pm, Living Your True Purpose** with Joyce Schroeder
November 5-6 The History & Origins of Yoga, Chakra Texts with Christopher Tompkins
November 12th 2:30-4:30 pm, Props to Props: Supporting Your Practice with Props with Laurie Jordon
November 13th 3-5 pm, Precision lignment with Caroline Martinez-Zuber
November 18th 3-5 pm, Yoga Ball Tune Up** with Darcy Bowman
December 4th 3-6 pm, Body Assessment and How to Apply It with Laurice Nemetz
January 14th 2-4 pm, Workshop with Tao Porchon-Lynch
TBA, Intro To Yoga Therapy with Ellen Patrick
**These workshops are NOT included in The Teacher Training price, but can be attended at a discount for TT students,
Whether you want to become a teacher or just deepen you practice, teacher training is a beautiful way to transform your life to create more possibility. In teacher training you will not only learn how to teach Yoga, you will also explore your own unique inner landscape through meditation, breathwork and contemplation. In this training we will delve deeply into diet, lifestyle, ethics and what it means to become a community leader.

You will learn:
How to sequence and teach
How to assist and adjust
How to recognize and modify injuries and illness
Yoga anatomy and physiology
The history of Yoga with Christopher Tompkins
Yoga philosophy and meditation
Chanting and breathwork (pranayama)
Receive one-on-one mentoring to help set your focus and uncover and refine your teaching message
The business and ethics of Yoga (understanding common pitfalls, how to avoid politics and the diluting of Yoga by staying true to your authentic self)

Investment: $3,500
Financial Aid is available through Yoga Alliance, apply for Fall by AUGUST 5TH !!!!:

To learn more about this training, please call Colleen Breeckner (cell: 203-313-4281) or email

Thanksgiving is my favorite of all the American holidays, the idea of gathering to break bread with those we love inspires me to make creative and meaningful offerings. I found a beautiful blessing written by one of my favorite poets, John O’ Donahue that I’d like to share with you, perhaps you would like to share it with your family and loved ones.

Grace Before Meals

As we begin this meal with grace,
Let us become aware of the memory
Carried inside the food before us:
The quiver of the seed
Awakening of the earth,
Unfolding in a trust of roots
And slender stems of growth,
On its voyage toward harvest,
The kiss of the rain and the surge of the sun;
The innocence of animal soul
That never spoke a word,
Nourished by the earth
To become today our food;
The work of all the strangers
Whose hands prepared it,
The privilege of wealth and health
That enables us to feast and celebrate.

As many of you know my dear friend, Chris Tompkins is presenting this weekend for the Lila Tandava TT on the history, practice and philosophy of Yoga. This weekend is open to the public and is broken down into segments. You are all welcome to attend this workshop. Chris flew in from Boulder, Co. so it’s a huge treat to have him with us. I hope you are able to attend. Below is an interview I did with Chris this summer on using this practice as a method for transformation through radical self acceptance, check it out!

Thanksgiving Weekend w/ Christopher Tompkins
Nov. 29, 30, & Dec. 1st 2013

Friday 6-9 pm -Satsang and Ucchara meditation practice $30. (Om Shri-The Yurt, Chappaqua, NY)
Saturday 9-12 -History of Yoga $45 (Om Shri-The Yurt, Chappaqua, NY)
Saturday 2-5 pm -Introduction to Kaishmir Shaivism $45 (Om Shri-The Yurt, Chappaqua, NY)
(Saturday full day $75)
Sunday 10-4 -Delving into the Heart of Conscious Living $75 (The Gym, Armonk, NY)
Full weekend $175.

To register for this event please contact Colleen via email at:

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