100 Hour self-discovery yoga immersion

Durango, January to May 2019

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Dive deeper into your yoga practice. This comprehensive 100 hour immersion will take you on a journey of personal transformation as you study the many facets and gifts of yoga. Facilitator Lily Russo will guide you to dive into yoga studies beyond the hour and a half yoga class setting, develop your own personal practice, and connect with the other students in your training. Special Guest Instructors include Ayurvedic Specialist Amita Nathwani, Kirtan Musician Cheryl Birchard, Ayurvedic Practitioner Sheryl McGourty, Lynn Wickersham teaching the Chakra system, and Meditation/ Empowerment Guide Oliver Scott-Tomlin.

Investment: $1100 paid in full by December 1st. $1200 after December 1st. Payment plans available. $300 deposit due with Registration to secure your place. Some partial scholarships/trades available.

Location: Studio 10, Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Ave. Durango, CO.

Time and Dates: 10am-5pm, Jan 12 and 26, Feb 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27, May 11, and May 25.


Course Topics:

  • Asana- Developing a personal practice

  • Principles of Anatomy and Alignment

  • Mindfulness

  • Introduction to Ayurveda, Koshas, and Chakras

  • Pranayama

  • Meditation

  • Yoga Sutras and Baghavad Gita studies

  • Chanting and Mantra

60 hours contact time, 40 hours assigned readings and homework.

Beginning after the first class, students will begin a daily home practice Sadhana in each time period until the next class and asked to write a reflection for each one. 

Testimonials for the 100 Hour Self-Discovery Yoga Immersion:

"'Wow' what an experience. I started Lily's immersion class looking for a physical change and I left with a complete new spiritual awareness. I highly recommend Lily's immersion course for anyone looking to find peace, start a home practice or learn more about the world of yoga. Lily takes this "yoga" course far beyond the western practice of yoga and instills  knowledge of ancient yoga spirituality and teachings into every class. Lily puts her all into this course and guides each student to the dedicated practice of yoga. Lily is a compassionate, knowledgeable teacher who is well versed in all the paths and limbs of yoga.- Donitza Ivanovich'

"Lily's enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge was very inspiring throughout the Immersion. Lily challenged us out of your comfort zone with great compassion and flexibility. I learned a lot and would highly recommend this Immersion for anyone considering learning more about yoga and wishing to deepen in their own practice. It is a great pre-teacher training course." - Cindy Meyer

"This immersion provided a warm and accepting space to learn and develop a personal practice. Lily and her guest teachers had so much knowledge to share and were very willing to answer questions and listen whenever needed. I highly recommend this immersion if you are looking to further develop an existing practice, or are trying to figure out how you can better incorporate the practcies of yoga into your everyday life," - Heather Perry

"Lily's Yoga Immersion was a beautiful light in a very dark winter for me. Her joyful guidance on the journey within will help my light shine brighter in my practice and in my life." - Lee-Ann Hill

"I'm really enjoying Lily's yoga immersion course. She's a great teacher and it's a comprehensive course that feeds the body, mind, and soul. Great for anyone, at any level." - Gail Mallin

"Lily’s Yoga Immersion has propelled my hatha yoga practice to new heights! My daily Sadhana has become fuller and deeper with developing intention, more variety, and greater focus. Lily introduces yoga studies beyond creating your own asana practice including pranayama, chanting and mantras, meditation, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, applied anatomy, the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. I would recommend this 100 hour self-discovery to beginning students ready to dive in or more experienced practitioners who want to take their practice to the next level." - Colette Cummings

"I got exactly what I wanted out of this immersion. I now have a well rounded foundation for morning Sadhana and embracing an all around yogic mentality within my life. It was also very enjoyable and fun while still maintaining a serious learning environment." -Kai Ceballo

"In search of deepening my yoga practice I found this 100 Hour Yoga Immersion. I don't think I could have asked for a better more understanding yoga teacher. Lily is very accomodating to your needs and understands that everyone has room to grow and pushes you into trusting yourself and deepening your practice. The variety of content gives such a great overview and introduction to yoga"-Lizzie Zoll