Upcoming Events

The Sanctuary Yoga Room events and workshops are born of passion, honesty, creativity and desire.

They encompass elements of the physical practice, spirituality, meditation, goal planning, nutrition and more. Teachers are voracious in their studies and joyful in their teaching. The content offered is often both cutting edge and rooted in tradition. It is the passionate, peaceful, loving presentation of the content that makes these workshops feel like magic.

If you have questions about events or workshops, feel free to contact us or call us at (817) 330-6969 and someone will get back to you.

Register at our Mind Body Online site.

February 2–9, 2019

Abrazo de Verdad
(Embrace the Truth)
Panama Yoga Adventure

Featuring Rebecca Butler

In a location like Panama, there is so much goodness to absorb and so much insight and inspiration to those of us who struggle everyday to make sense of our own duality. This area contains a righteous mix of urban, modern, and historical settings amidst a community that is simultaneously thriving, learning, growing and healing. And within a very short distance, there are pristine islands and beaches that represent the unblemished side of all that is.

The truth is we all have both dark and light qualities.

The truth is you need the dark to appreciate the light. The truth is you are worthy of unconditional love simply because you exist and you have a rich amount of unknown mystery right inside of you.

By the light of the full moon, which falls smack dab in the middle of this retreat, we will embrace the truth within. We will create the process and the framework to fall in love with life exactly the way it all is. Right here. Right now.

The retreat starts in the Old Town of Panama, in a gorgeous old hotel, complete with a guided gang tour, shedding light on what was once taboo and is now in a state of healing. And then we jet out to Bocas, to a location meticulously selected by The Travel Yogi that offers an incredible ambience perfect for twice daily yoga sessions lead by Rebecca and all the adventure or relaxation one could possibly fathom in between.

The yoga will be vigorous and powerful in the morning and slower, more meticulous, and soothing at night. It will always be strategically designed to help you access that intersection of truth and love within.

Retreat Details

• Yoga each morning & evening (excepting Panama City arrival and departure)
• 2 nights accommodations in Panama City hotel (arrival and pre-departure night)
• Guided city walking tour of Casco Antiguo – a UNESCO World Heritage site
• Welcome dinner in a Casco Antiguo restaurant
• Group flights from Panama City to Bocas del Toro
• Transfers to and from the Albrook airport
• 5 nights beach front yoga-lux accommodation
• Group catamaran sail and snorkel
• Guided nighttime beach walk to watch the turtles lay eggs or to watch the babies head out to sea (seasonal)
• Ocean front cabana living
• Two delicious meals a day
• Transportation to and from Panama City (PTY) airport (on arrival & departure days only)

Starts at $2295

September 29, 2018 – Level 1 Certification
October 27, 2018 – Level 2 Certification

Reiki Certification Training

with Rebecca Clegg Emery

The Sanctuary Yoga Room, Clearfork is ecstatic to be hosting an exclusive Reiki Certification Training led by Rebecca Clegg Emery. Reiki is a hands-on Japanese healing technique to alleviate pain, stress + anxiety in the body by allowing the body to use it’s own innate wisdom to heal.

If you or your loved ones encounter any of the above ailments, this training is for you. You’ll be taught techniques to hold space and provide support in a most loving and pure way; lifting away what no longer serves. We know there is something greater than ourselves and Reiki incorporates this grand Universal Energy to allow us to become a conduit for healing energy.

This training is open to the general TSYR community, YAY! Rebecca Clegg Emery is a Reiki Master, practicing this ancient energetic medicine since 2012. She has designed and distilled the training into two, 4-hour Saturdays. Trainees may opt into the first, or both weekends. Completion of the first weekend warrants the trainee Level I Reiki Attuned and Certified. Those embarking on their journey for both weekends will receive Level I and Level II Reiki Attunement. The space between the two weekends include a community group of trainees cataloging their own experience of awakening and enlivening that occurs during their thirty-day Self-Healing Project. FUN! When: Weekend 1 (Level 1) – 2-6PM Saturday, September 29th Weekend 2 (Level 2) – 2-6PM Saturday, October 27th Cost: Level 1 Reiki Certification – $180 Level 2 Reiki Certification – $300 Or, sign up for both Saturday sessions, thus receiving Levels 1 & 2 for a total of $400! *We do realize the registration process can be a bit complicated with our software. If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, contact us at: [email protected]

October 3 / 7 / 10 / 14, 2018 (Wednesdays & Sundays)


A Series of Yoga Sessions for Students Who Are New to Yoga with Maria Karnes

Have you always wanted to try yoga or are you a yoga student who wants to revisit the basics and ask all of your burning questions? Do you sometimes wonder if you’re doing the poses correctly? Are you curious about yoga as a healing art that extends beyond the physical practice?

Maria is excited to offer this beginner series for the second time, to empower you with the tools you need to build a practice of integrity and to provide a supportive space to explore and grow your practice.

In each of the four sessions, we’ll focus on different fundamental poses and the alignment and actions that create a dynamic practice. We’ll break down the poses and transitions of the vinyasa to keep the body safe and the breath steady. We’ll touch on the 8 limbs of yoga to put the practice in context. You’ll learn modifications and how to use the support of props to tailor the poses to your body.

Each week will build upon the content before it, so if you are a new student, it’s recommended that you attend the entire series, but you may also join for one or some of the series at a drop-in rate. Expect lighthearted and playful vibes, handouts to help you along the way, and to complete the series feeling confident, strong, and with self awareness to take into any yoga class that we offer at The Sanctuary Yoga Room!

Class 1: Introduction and Overview of Vinyasa
Class 2: Standing and Balancing Poses
Class 3: Twists and Heart Openers
Class 4: Hip Openers and Forward Folds

Event Details

The Sanctuary Yoga Room
2735 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, Tx 76109

Wednesday, October 3
Sunday, October 7
Wednesday, October 10
Sunday, October 14

Class: 1:30-2:30pm
Potential Discussion / Q&A: 2:30-3pm

Entire series $100 before 9/26
(Entire series is recommended. If you can only attend certain sessions, a drop in price is available.)
Entire series $120 after 9/26
Single class $30

About Maria Karnes

Maria graduated from Rebecca Butler’s 200 hour DreamCatcher Training in 2016. She has 50 hours of advanced teacher hours with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. She teaches energetic flow classes as well as restorative, slower classes like Zen and Bliss at TSYR. She is also Reiki attuned Level 1 and 2.

November 29 – December 3, 2018

Restorative, Therapeutics, and Anatomy

50 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Module featuring Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee

In this module we will address the deeper fundamentals of common areas of difficulties in the body such as shoulders, wrists, elbows, lower back, hips, knees and ankles and how they are all interrelated. We will also study the energetics of these common areas of complaint. We will look at the integration of the body in movement.

In our perspective, restorative poses are the foundation for both pranayama and yoga therapeutics. When one can release deeply, the natural breath is more prominent and the body-mind comes into its optimum healing condition. Looking at the body from both western anatomy and yoga anatomy, we study a unique point of view that will give us an effective way to start studying and applying yoga therapeutics.

Immersing into the emotional component of our beings and how it is effected by the yoga practice will also be taught and explored. Using sequencing of poses and restorative poses in combination with different meditations and pranayama, we will sense the five sheaths of the yoga body (physical, pranic, mental, wisdom and bliss).

Come join us in the ever magical mystery tour of yourselves!!!

Peace and Service,
Colleen & Rodney


Event Details

The Sanctuary Yoga Room
5808 Edwards Ranch Rd, Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Thursday, November 29 – Monday, December 3, 2018

Thursday & Friday:
Break 12pm–1:30pm

8am-12:30 pm
Break 12:30pm-2pm

8am-12:30 pm
Break 12:30pm-1:30pm

Break 12pm–1:30pm

$1500 before November 1, 2018
$1750 after November 1, 2018

About Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee
Rodney Yee has been curious about the mind and body for as long as he can remember. He was a gymnast, a ballet dancer, and a philosophy and physical therapy major. Following the thread of curiosity about mind and body, he took his first yoga class in 1980. He went to yoga in search of flexibility and found a practice that would turn into his life-long passion and career. In 1981, Rodney began to study yoga full time at the San Francisco Iyengar Yoga Institute and at The Yoga Room in Berkeley. In 1987, after becoming a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, he opened the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, with Richard Rosen and Claire Finn. Rodney has been featured in over 30 video titles and numerous audio recordings with Gaiam. He has written two books, Yoga: the Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee, both in collaboration with Nina Zolotow.

Colleen Saidman’s introduction to yoga was at the urging of a roommate who convinced her to attend a class at a loft space in New York City. It was not long after that first class that her worn out running shoes, her basketball, and her boxing gloves became relics of the past. And in 1994, after enduring back surgery, Colleen’s commitment to her yoga practice deepened. Colleen graduated from Jivamukti’s Teacher Training program in 1998 and has been teaching ever since. She has been featured in The New York Times and New York Magazine and has also been on the cover of Yoga Journal. A consummate student, Colleen has travelled throughout Europe and Asia studying alternative medicine and spiritual healing. Colleen holds a certification in Shiatsu and lived in Calcutta, India, working with Mother Theresa at the Home of the Destitute and Dying. Colleen owes tremendous gratitude for her studies of bhakti and vinyasa to David Life and Sharon Gannon. She also offers thanks to the many other teachers with whom she has studied, including Rodney Yee. She runs Yoga Shanti Yoga Studio in Sag Harbor, New York.


The Sanctuary Yoga Room
5808 Edwards Ranch Rd
Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109


The Sanctuary Yoga Room
2735 Hulen St
Stonegate Crossing Center
Fort Worth, TX 76109