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

November 4, 11 & 18, 2018 (Sundays)
December 2 & 9, 2018

Kids Yoga + Mindfulness Series

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

As we head into the holiday season, 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.

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

Sunday, November 4
Sunday, November 11
Sunday, November 18
Sunday, December 2
Sunday, December 9

Class ages 8–12:
Class ages 4–7:

$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.

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 – Clearfork
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.

January 5, 2019


A Soul Aligning, Goal Refining Session for Manifestation in 2019 with Rebecca Butler & Kenny Kolter

Join Rebecca for her 6th annual goal planning, soul aligning, life refining workshop. This year, the focus will be about clearing away the clutter, sifting through that which no longer serves, releasing the unnecessary so that we can see, with exquisite clarity, that which is the truth.

The truth is, we are all worthy of our dreams and desires.
The truth is, in some way we already have and embody those things daily.
The truth is, all we have to do is realize this with absolute certainty…
And let the rest go…
And trust.

This session will be a raucous and resonating mix of journaling, meditation, breath, flow, laughter, sweat, likely more journaling and then…Sound.

Yes, sound.

Kenny Kolter is joining us this year to take this whole experience up a notch. If you are not yet familiar with Kenny, get ready to have a profound new crush. As a musician by trait, a yogi, a reiki master of masters, and a perennial student, Kenny provides sound healing. He plays the gong, tibetan prayer bowls, chimes, goat hooves, bundt cake pans… The sky is the limit. And the experience is nothing short of life changing. The sound waves he provides mix with your own energy in just the right way, especially for cleansing away heaviness that has become a burden. We are so excited he is joining us this year. It’s truly a dream come true.

Attendees will leave this experience with a deep awareness of that which they choose to manifest for 2019. Not the how, not the why, not the exact specifics, but the sensibility of what would be delightful. And the unshakeable knowing that that which is to be always is. Make no mistake about it, the relief that accompanies this knowing is beyond liberating. It’s such a perfect first step into the new year.

Past participants report eye popping results. Love, new relationships, promotions, relocating to exotic locales, babies, new careers, and many more…Let’s begin. Let’s Clarify.

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

Saturday, January 5, 2019


$75 Early-Bird (before December 12, 2018)
$90 (after December 12, 2018)


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

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



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