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.

Saturdays
2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

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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 eight 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

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

Dates

Saturday, January 12
Saturday, January 26
Saturday, February 2
Saturday, February 9

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

Pricing
Entire series $100 before 12/26 (Entire series is recommended. If you can only attend certain sessions, a drop in price is available.)
Entire series $120 after 12/26
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.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Ultimate Savasana

Thai Massage and Reflexology for the Face, Hands and Feet

Join Rebecca Emery as she teaches you the art of Thai Massage and Reflexology for the face, hands and feet. Through nurturing, intentional touch, you will learn how to release those “feel good” endorphins, boost circulation, aid the lymphatic system and help melt away stress and tension leaving your receiver feeling totally relaxed and ready to drift into rest. This workshop is open to anyone but does require partner work. If you do not have a partner, you will be partnered with someone the day of the workshop.

Event Details

Location
The Sanctuary Yoga Room – Clearfork
5808 Edwards Ranch Road, Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dates
Saturday, February 16

Time
2–5pm

Pricing
$45 individual / $85 for couples

About Rebecca Emery

Rebecca is a multi-talented and passionate yoga instructor, Thai yoga therapist, and Reiki Master teacher. Rebecca’s love for yoga began in 2000, and in 2008 she embarked upon teacher training acquiring her first 200 hour teaching certificate at the Dallas Yoga Center. She is also a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa instructor and has accumulated thousands of hours studying and training with teachers across the country. In addition to these certifications, Rebecca has accumulated countless hours of practice and training in the art of Thai Yoga and Thai Yoga Therapy, in which she has achieved advanced certification with a focus on Thai Medicinal Theory. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner and hosts Reiki 1, Reiki 2 & Reiki Master Attunements.

Passionate about inspiring and empowering her students and clients to live happier, healthier, more empowered lives in a state of pure awareness, she blends her skills and uses them in her customized private sessions as well as group classes and workshops. Rebecca is currently studying at Nutrition Therapy Institute, pursuing certification as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

Level 1: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Level 2: Saturday, April 27, 2019

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 and anxiety in the body by allowing the body to use it’s own innate wisdom to heal. If you or your loved ones experience these particular 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 community of The Sanctuary Yoga Room, YAY!

Rebecca Emery is a Reiki Master, practicing this ancient energetic medicine since 2012. She has designed and distilled the training into two, 5-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 includes a community group of trainees, cataloging their own experience of awakening and enlivening that occurs during their thirty-day Self-Healing Project. FUN!

Event Details

Location
The Sanctuary Yoga Room – Clearfork
5808 Edwards Ranch Road, Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dates
Level 1 Reiki Certification:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Level 2 Reiki Certification:
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time
1:30–6:30pm

Pricing
Level 1 Reiki Certification: $180
Level 2 Reiki Certification: $300
Level 1 & Level 2: $400

About Rebecca Emery

Rebecca is a multi-talented and passionate yoga instructor, Thai yoga therapist, and Reiki Master teacher. Rebecca’s love for yoga began in 2000, and in 2008 she embarked upon teacher training acquiring her first 200 hour teaching certificate at the Dallas Yoga Center. She is also a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa instructor and has accumulated thousands of hours studying and training with teachers across the country. In addition to these certifications, Rebecca has accumulated countless hours of practice and training in the art of Thai Yoga and Thai Yoga Therapy, in which she has achieved advanced certification with a focus on Thai Medicinal Theory. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner and hosts Reiki 1, Reiki 2 & Reiki Master Attunements.

Passionate about inspiring and empowering her students and clients to live happier, healthier, more empowered lives in a state of pure awareness, she blends her skills and uses them in her customized private sessions as well as group classes and workshops. Rebecca is currently studying at Nutrition Therapy Institute, pursuing certification as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Reiki Master & Sound Immersion

with Rebecca Clegg Emery

Reiki Master is for those individuals who have received and practiced with both Reiki I and Reiki II attunements and are interested in continuing to grow and work with Reiki as well as those who are considering teaching. The essence of Reiki Master is to steep in Reiki in order to expand and evolve in the process of becoming. All students who have received Reiki I and Reiki II attunements are welcome from all Reiki Master Teachers.

In this class you will receive the Reiki Master symbol to raise your vibration in order to maximize Universal Life Force—Becoming “super charged” and able to access and offer a concentrated amount of Reiki in a shorter amount of time. You will spend time practicing and working with this Master Symbol to facilitate healing for yourself and others, energizing your intentions and manifestations and infusing your life with love, happiness, health, abundance and full self-expression. The sound immersion piece will be headed up by Kenny Kolter.

Note: This is not the Reiki Master Teacher Training. Dates will be announced for the Reiki Master Teacher Training.

Event Details

Location
The Sanctuary Yoga Room – Clearfork
5808 Edwards Ranch Road, Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dates
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time
1:30–6:30pm

Pricing
$300

About Rebecca Emery

Rebecca is a multi-talented and passionate yoga instructor, Thai yoga therapist, and Reiki Master teacher. Rebecca’s love for yoga began in 2000, and in 2008 she embarked upon teacher training acquiring her first 200 hour teaching certificate at the Dallas Yoga Center. She is also a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa instructor and has accumulated thousands of hours studying and training with teachers across the country. In addition to these certifications, Rebecca has accumulated countless hours of practice and training in the art of Thai Yoga and Thai Yoga Therapy, in which she has achieved advanced certification with a focus on Thai Medicinal Theory. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner and hosts Reiki 1, Reiki 2 & Reiki Master Attunements.

Passionate about inspiring and empowering her students and clients to live happier, healthier, more empowered lives in a state of pure awareness, she blends her skills and uses them in her customized private sessions as well as group classes and workshops. Rebecca is currently studying at Nutrition Therapy Institute, pursuing certification as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

April 13–14, 2019

Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training

with Cat Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian, E-RYT 500, RPYT, Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula)

Pregnancy, birth, and post-birth are some of the most magnificent and intense life journeys a person can experience. It is an emotional and spiritual experience. It is transformational and life-altering. The prenatal and postnatal yoga practices taught here are created to help you navigate your way through these life changes with more support, strength, and confidence. This 2-day continuing education training will enable teachers to support birth-givers through pregnancy and postpartum.

This course is open to yoga teachers/professionals, aspiring teachers, birthworkers, or anyone who is pregnant or post-birth. You do not have to be a teacher.

Philosophy and Style: Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery are rich and intense experiences. The yoga practices within the Poppy Perinatal Yoga style are designed to help people:

  1. Balance and align the body and emotions.
  2. Skillfully soften and relax within intensity.
  3. Increase stamina and endurance for the realities of labor, childbirth, and postpartum recovery.

The pranayama and asana practices meet you where you’re at and accommodate your needs during pregnancy and post-birth, whether you need a slow/gentle practice or moderate to more athletic practice. This style of yoga is Forrest-inspired and incorporates specialized core exercises designed for supporting prenatal and postnatal people.

Event Details

Location
The Sanctuary Yoga Room – Hulen
2735 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dates
April 13–14, 2019

Time
Morning Session: 9am–12pm
Lunch Break: 12pm–2pm
Afternoon Session: 2–5:30pm

Pricing
$365 Early-bird
$465 After 3/1

About Cat Allen

Catherine Allen is renowned throughout the yoga community for her skill as a teacher trainer and practitioner. Catherine began teaching yoga in 2001. Her highly-popular weekly classes catapulted her onto the national yoga stage to lead and reprise yoga workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the country.

Catherine has studied several forms of yoga including Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Pralaya Yoga, and completed a month-long Hatha yoga immersion in India. She found her yoga home in the Forrest Yoga system. For years, Catherine apprenticed directly with Ana Forrest, the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, as Ana’s lead teacher training assistant. After receiving the honored title of Forrest Yoga Guardian, Catherine became one of the first Forrest Yoga Guardians to be authorized by Ana Forrest to teach the 200-hour Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and 9-day Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training.

She created the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training (85-Hour RPYS with Yoga Alliance), an approach to prenatal and postpartum yoga that promotes more comfort and support in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery. When not teaching, Catherine enjoys spending precious time with her husband, daughter, and coterie of canine and feline companions.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

On Being Human

Featuring Jen Pastiloff

Join Jen Pastiloff, author of forthcoming On Being Human, in her signature workshop and see why she sells out every time! This isn’t your typical yoga workshop nor is it about the poses, although there will be some yoga sprinkled in here and there. It’s about being human. It’s about letting go of fear. It’s about connection and telling the truth. A yoga workshop that’s not just about yoga (and can sometimes be not about yoga at all). A writing workshop for struggling writers, to-be writers, and non-writers. A dance party and a sing along for dancers, singers, klutzes, tone-deaf, actual deaf, and hard of hearing singers. A trust and love circle. A place to make shit happen. A workshop for humans.

“What are you manifesting? If I wasn’t afraid I would…? How may I serve others? Do I care too much about what people think? Who would I be if nobody told me who I was? What’s getting in my way and what can I do about it?” Questions like this and many more will be sought out and answered in this unique workshop which truly connects the mind and body. The workshop combines body movement and writing (and has been known to have a few dance parties and singing).

All levels welcome, no yoga experience required. Expect to flow, sweat, sing, write, dance and laugh and share out loud as you let go of what is no longer serving you.

Please note:
There will be much laughter. Maybe a few tears. It’s been known to change lives. Bring an open heart. Expect to go beyond your comfort zone. Come see why Jen travels around the world with this workshop. Bring journal/open heart/sense of humor. This experience is about life: unpredictable, sometimes messy, beautiful, human. Tickets are non-refundable. Space is limited.

*Please arrive 20 minutes early. Bring a yoga mat, journal, pen, water and an open heart and a sense of humor.

Advance Praise for On Being Human:

“On Being Human is beautiful and tender, profound and absorbing. I never wanted to put it down. In writing with such clarity and honesty about her jagged path to becoming, Jennifer Pastiloff has told the story of not only herself, but so many of us. I was consoled by this book and also inspired. On every page I felt the presence and the power of Pastiloff’s brave and gigantic heart. This is a book friends will tell friends they have to read for years to come. It’s an important, enthralling debut.”

–Cheryl Strayed

 

“This book is a beacon of hope from someone who’s been VERY far away from that beacon but managed to find her way back.”
–Patton Oswalt

 

“Read this f*cking book. Jen is very much part of the light and the balance that is needed in this world right now. I don’t even know her but I love her. Read this book.”
–P!nk

 

“This darkly funny, deeply personal and powerful memoir will speak to anyone who has ever felt outcast: from their bodies, their minds, the world. A must read for human beings.”
–Emily Rapp Black, author of ‘The Still Point of the Turning World and Poster Child: A Memoir’

Event Details

Location
The Sanctuary Yoga Room – Clearfork
5808 Edwards Ranch Road, Building 3
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Date
Saturday, April 27

Time
2–5pm

Pricing
Before 3/30: $74
After 3/30: $99

About Jen Pastiloff

Jen Pastiloff travels the world with her unique workshop “On Being Human,” a hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party.  Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, calls Jen “a conduit of awakenings.” Jen has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News and more for her unique style of teaching, which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world. Bring a journal, and open heart and the willingness to grow open and stronger for her workshops.

She is also the founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station. Jen leads annual retreats to Italy and France and she is the guest speaker at Canyon Ranch and Miraval Resorts a couple times each year. She also leads Writing and The Body workshops with author Lidia Yuknavitch. Jen also offers scholarships to a woman who has lost a child through The Aleksander Fund. Read about it here.

When she is not traveling she is based in Los Angeles with her husband and son and a cup of coffee. Her memoir On Being Human will be published by Dutton books in June 2019 and is now available for pre-order here. She has created a massive online following from her personal essays and teachings. Follow Jen on instagram at @jenpastiloff or Facebook at Jennifer Pastiloff. She is also the creator of @nobullshitmotherhood and @gPowerYouAreEnough on instagram. Her motto to live by is Don’t Be An Asshole. She evens owns the URL. Listen as Jen talks, Love Forward Talks: Inspiration To Love And Be Loved More Than Ever.

Sundays
1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3

Kids Yoga + Mindfulness Series

A yoga series intended to invoke a spirit of playfulness + mindfulness in your child.

As we head into the new year, empower your child with a tool-box of mindful, yoga-inspired goodness in our Kids Yoga Series! Your child will learn breath work and poses (asanas) at an age-appropriate level; all the while learning about the mind-body connection of yoga.

Our Kids Yoga Series is designed for ages 4–7 and 8–12, both boys and girls of all levels and experience with yoga. Even if you child has never experienced anything like yoga before, this is his/her opportunity! Every day on the mat is a great day.

If late to pick up your child, there will be a charge:
Within 10 minutes of class ending time a $5 charge, and 15 minutes a $20 charge.

Event Details

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

Dates
Sunday, January 27
Sunday, February 10
Sunday, February 17
Sunday, February 24
Sunday, March 3

Times
Class ages 8–12:
1:30–2:20pm
Class ages 4–7:
2:45–3:35pm

Pricing
$100 for entire series (five total sessions)
$25 drop-in

About Valerie Simanek
This series is designed and led by Valerie Simanek. A RYT-200 hour Sanctuary Yoga Room teacher and avid yoga student herself, Valerie is also a mother of four boys.

Currently in process for a Yoga Alliance Registered Kids Yoga Certification, she already brings with her completion of part one of three segment hours of training from The Little Yoga House in Austin, TX. She also has taught over thirty classes at nearby Tanglewood Elementary School for students 1st-5th grade. Valerie is also CPR trained and registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Her vivacious personality and love for yoga is sure to create a fun environment for this series.

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A transformational mentorship program created and cultivated by The Sanctuary Yoga Room

The mentorship program is designed for wellness professionals wishing to uplift their offerings, creating deeper connection and meaning for their students and clientele. Initiating a process of mentorship demonstrates a desire to go deeper.

This four month program includes individual one-on-one sessions with your mentor, assistance in the cultivation of goals that are unique to you and your ability to embody your highest potential, and a structured process to achieve those goals with support and feedback along the way

Uplift will help you strengthen your everyday teaching with guidance tailored to your individual needs on:

  • Voice: volume, accuracy of alignment and direction, inflection during teaching
  • Ambiance: lighting, environment, music and the intention to align the three
  • Sequencing: creating physically and philosophically clear, safe and elevated sequences
  • Energy: your way of being both in and out of the classroom and how that lands

And, of course, some helpful input on…

  • Business of yoga, your brand, your image, your expression of you
  • Website guidance
  • Workshop planning, development and execution
  • Social media strategy
Program Details

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

Pricing
$1,500

June 6–10, 2019

Vinyasa Flow, Arm Balances, Hip Openers, & Inversions

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

This tricky and challenging group of poses is often under-represented in public classes, but we do our students and ourselves a disservice by avoiding them. When executed with comprehension and proper preparation, they’re invaluable in building confidence, strength and equilibrium. The exhilaration and benefits offered by being upside down, balancing the entire weight on the arms and hands, or by finding true release in the hips, makes these asanas well worth the effort. Let’s keep these valuable poses in our repertoire by understanding the progression that leads to the “aha” moment, while arming ourselves with the step by step knowledge necessary to tackle them safely.

Event Details

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

Dates
Thursday, June 6–Monday, June 10, 2019

Pricing
$1,225 (early bird)
$1,400 (after 5/6)

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.

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Fort Worth, TX 76109

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2735 Hulen St
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Fort Worth, TX 76109