Doorways to the Self
October 2017

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Doorways to the Self

A Luminary School Yoga & Meditation Training

October 15, 2017 – October 20, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Elena Brower, Ally Bogard
Plus accommodations
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When you practice yoga and meditation with intention and a certain quality of heart, you come into right relationship with your essential self. You shift from physical, mental, and emotional patterns of distortion and dissonance to resonance and connection.

In this training with master teachers Elena Brower and Ally Bogard—who emphasize practical and accessible approaches to living your yoga—you uncover and stimulate the release of radiant energy​ in order​ to​ refine your voice, cultivate physical and emotional consistency, and amplify meaning in your life.

Through asana and breath practice, self-reflection, subtle body alignment, meditation, and group discussions on acceptance, presence, and allowing, you expose and clear expressions of dense emotions and focus your energy in a love-based approach to life that offers greater clarity of mind.

This training is designed for teachers, prospective teachers, and serious students of any level of yoga and meditation who wish to create a doorway to the self that is connected, knowing, and whole.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Elena Brower has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. She is author of Art of Attention and creator of the audio meditation courses Art of Attention and Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence. She is also creator of Teach.Yoga, a global hub of content and inspiration created by teachers, for teachers.

Ally Bogard is cofounder of Gaiatri Yoga Training and cocreator of SoundMind Meditation. She has taught yoga teacher training programs, alignment immersions, and teacher mentorship programs internationally since 2003.