Teachers Training
Beginning Level 1

As seen on ABC & ComCast TV, and read about in the NY TIMES, Independant Journal, Tucson World.
Train in yoga with weights!

Yoga with Weights Weekend Info

Sherri Baptiste
& Megan Scott PhD

Authors of:
‘Yoga with Weights for Dummies’

(Wiley Publishers 2006)

Date: Jan 13 & 14, 2007
Sat & Sun 12 noon - 6pm (12 hours)

Sponsored by:
Healus Center
& Institute of Conscious BodyWork,
Alive & Well!

Registration: For more information and to register please call: (415) 945-9945 or e-mail:

Location: Healus Center Corte Madera, Ca (20 mins. north of San Francisco) -Hotels, B&B’s, Inn’s and Motels are nearby

Fee: $350

Special note: Certificate of Completion will be given to participants of this weekend workshop. To Receive ‘Yoga with Weights Certification Beginning Level 1' you must already be professionally Certified as a Yoga Teacher or Fitness Instructor/Professional'.

• Improve posture, muscle imbalances & coordination • Build strength & develop core control • Create a calm mind, relaxed breath & pure attention • Learn body awareness & proper breathing techniques • Increase flexibility, joint mobility & agility within your exercise program • Move from a new intelligence • Energize the Body, Mind & Spirit •

Yoga with Weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise; integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of bodybuilding. Yoga has the power to transform peoples lives and empower individuals in ways that working out alone simply couldn't. Combine the two and its empowering. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this user-friendly system combines breath based yoga postures, held in accurate alignment, while simultaneously working out with lightweight ankle and or hand-held free weights.

Yoga with Weights movements are done slowly in a controlled, safe, and effective manner.Each exercise has specific alignment principals, and is practiced slowly. It's about adding a little bit of weight skillfully at the right time and in the right places to maximize the potential of your yoga practice, or simply that exercise. You're taught to listen to your breathing for any tell tale signs that you are pushing too hard or hurting yourself. The whole goal in yoga-with-weights exercise is to get in touch with what works best for you, not just while doing an exercise, but also in every area of your life.

Yoga with Weights utilizes 1-, 3-, and maximum up to 5 lb. hand held and/or ankle weights. The ankle weights are strapped on, and the hand held weights are gently held. Not every exercise uses both ankle and hand weights at the same time, but some do. The weights stabilize your body and encourage you to feel the action of the yoga practice itself. The exercises combine and synchronize the balance of hard and soft, strength and grace, and stability and flexibility, so that your entire body is engaged in a challenging and exciting new way. You'll want to experiment carefully with the different weights, and choose the size that gives you the best workout.

Yoga with weights is one of the best ways to achieve overall physical fitness and personal wellbeing physically, mentally and spiritually. This is a breath into breath, moment into moment type of exercise. In each exercise you're taught to move mindfully from the breath into each action or extension. Yoga with weights exercise is supportive in building core stability, bone density, and balance. The exercises stimulate muscle toning, strength, and coordination. You develop flexibility, keeping muscles and joints limber and active. Yoga with weights will help you relax, breath well, it renews your energy, and keeps you feeling you're best.

Yoga with Weights For Dummies®
Sherri Baptiste with Megan Scott, Ph.D.

ISBN: 0-471-74937-0
$21.99 U.S. / $28.99 CAN