In-depth yoga study
Teacher training programs
in beautiful Amherst, Massachusetts
EMBODYOGA® is an innovative and exciting approach to the study of yoga. Steeped
in ancient wisdom and informed by cutting-edge study in the field
of body-awareness, EMBODYOGA® introduces us to “embodied-inquiry” techniques that
invite us deeper into ourselves.
Embodied-inquiry is a methodical practice for experiencing directly — through sensing, feeling and witnessing — every aspect of intelligence and clarity as it expresses through us. The embodied-inquiry techniques
blend with our practice of asana, pranayama and meditation giving
rise to intimate self-knowledge. Self-knowledge breeds acceptance,
contentment and love; insight and inspiration flow spontaneously.
Patty Townsend, developer of the
EMBODYOGA® programs, brings
decades of serious study with the major teachers of our time to
this rich curriculum. Over the last 35 years, Patty has absorbed
and synthesized information and wisdom from the major schools of
yoga in the west today. In1999 Patty was introduced to Bonnie
Bainbridge Cohen of the School for Body-Mind-Centering® and
in the first moment realized that this was the future direction
of yoga in the 21st century.
The radical concept of full-embodiment
as the key to deepening awareness was as stunning as it was obvious.
Bonnie, a brilliant innovator and pioneer
in the field of consciousness, has introduced us to techniques and
practices for experiencing directly, the finest aspects of this
miraculous system that we know and inhabit as “our bodies”.
Since her first meeting with Bonnie, Patty has immersed herself
in this study and especially into the intimate way that fully inhabiting
our body-mind-system informs the depth and evolution of our yoga
programs are a gateway to personal transformation designed to significantly
deepen practice, understanding and experience in yoga. Join us for
a profound inner journey — carefully sculpted through honesty
and love in an atmosphere of community and support.
teacher training program is registered with
the National Yoga Alliance