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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

with Abbey Brewer
June 6 – 7 — 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM — $350
1-hour lunch break on both days
Free to 300-hour YTT Students

Prerequisite: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

This intensive 20-hour prenatal yoga teacher training will give the yoga teacher confidence, wisdom and prowess to teach, guide and mentor prenatal yoga students in EVERY phase of their pregnancies. In this training we will cover:

  • Extensive prenatal anatomy and physiology including uterine ligaments, pelvic floor, placenta presentations and fetal presentations
  • The trimesters and trimester specific considerations
  • Optimal fetal positioning Indications/contraindications
  • Prenatal class sequencing
  • Modifications
  • Incorporating a prenatal student into a traditional yoga class
  • Prop usage Yoga for labor and delivery
  • Proper pelvic floor activation

About the Instructor:
Abbey Brewer is a seasoned yoga teacher, who has been actively teaching yoga since 1998. She has many certifications including E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, LMT, CNMT, Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor (600 hours through Power Pilates, NY & additional certifications through Body Awareness Studio), certified community and family herbalist and certified aromatherapist. She is the founder and director of Georgia’s first registered prenatal yoga teacher training school and has taught and apprenticed with women’s health PT, Candice Goch, for over a decade. She has been supporting women in holistic health options for over 21 years, working as a yoga teacher; neuromuscular therapist; licensed massage therapist; doula; and fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum specialist. She is experienced in abdominal detox massage & provides herbal support. In addition to her work in women’s health, she taught musculoskeletal anatomy, neuromuscular therapy, and rehabilitation at Rising Spirit Institute/Gwinnett College for more than 8 years. She has also designed and taught anatomy programs for both yoga and Pilates teacher training programs throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Her goal is to mentor women through education and movement practices so that we can all be self empowered, vibrant, and ultimately thrive.

Ayurveda: The Ancient Art of Healing the Whole Body

Ayurveda: The Ancient Art of Healing the Whole Body

June 27 – 28 — 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM — $250
1-hour lunch break on both days
Free to 300-hour YTT Students

Ayurveda is the oldest healing science in the “The Science of Life”. Originating 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda stems from the Vedic culture and was taught for thousands of years orally. The system examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook in relation to the universe. It empowers us to make choices that nurture and sustain balance, wellness, vitality, self-confidence, and embody our inherent nature. The art of living. The beauty of Ayurveda is that we seek to treat not the disease, nor the symptoms of the disease, but the whole person. Ayurveda looks to facilitate and dissolve the underlying cause of suffering and re-establish the fundamental state of well being.

During this two-day training you will learn:

  • How to identify the three different Doshas.
  • Elements of each Dosha and how to identify when they are in balance and out of balance.
  • How to bring Doshas back into balance.
  • Protocols to follow for each Dosha for overall wellness.
  • How to cook for your Dosha.
  • Herbs and oils to balance your Dosha.
  • Foods to balance each Dosha.
  • Yoga and Meditations for each Dosha.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about Ayurveda and how to implement a holistic approach to healing. No previous knowledge or experience is required. Just willingness to learn and to open your
mind to a new way of health and healing.

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

with Lisa Stabler

July 10 – 11 — 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM — $350
1-hour lunch break on both days

Free to 300-hour YTT Students

Prerequisite: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

This module will focus on reinforcing and expounding the fundamentals of human anatomy while incorporating biomechanics specific to widely practiced yoga āsanas. Āsana categories will be covered in detail, with independent attention placed on particular imbalances (such as scapular winging or decreased abdominal recruitment) in a variety of postures as well as where the breakdown in (or lack of) healthy pattern creation might have occurred. Group and partner break-out sessions (with teacher feedback) will be provided so that teacher trainees have practical experience to complement the training.

Key concepts to be covered:

  • Recognizing common misalignments in poses.
  • Familiarization with instructional cues and assists to help students find more ease and progress with these poses.
  • Reinforcement of teaching the development of healthy patterns in yoga postures.
About the Instructor:
As a Yoga Instructor, Lisa Stäbler truly believes that yoga is for everybody. She teaches yoga to people of all ages and all abilities. She has trained under Michael Sitzer for Thai Yoga Bodywork and Matthew Sanford for Adaptive Yoga (yoga for those with physical disabilities). Lisa is an advocate of being the best that each of us can be and trying to find the beauty in every situation. Her experience with yoga is that it first helped her to become healthier, then stronger, then calmer, then happier. It is her hope that she can guide you towards finding the fun in your practice and discovering why YOGA is for YOU.
Yin Yoga Training

Yin Yoga Training

with Douglas Johnson

July 17 – 19 — $425
Friday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch Break on Saturday & Sunday

Free to 300-hour YTT Students

This training will be open to both yoga teachers and serious yoga practitioners. It is for anyone who would like to deepen their practice & understanding of Yin Yoga. In this training we will cover:

  • What Yin Yoga is and how it differs from other styles of yoga.
  • Specific physical benefits of the Yin approach.
  • What the basic Yin Yoga asanas are.
  • Posture modifications and variations.
  • ‘Yang’ yoga counter-poses.
  • Effective approaches to teaching a Yin Yoga class.
  • Teaching Yin yoga as a ‘spiritual’ practice.
  • And much more!​
About the Instructor:
Douglas Johnson is an E-RYT 500, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider who has been teaching meditation and yoga for over two decades. The founder of Mahāpatha Yoga, he has been sharing Yin Yoga with his students since 2011 and has his 500-hour certification with Paul Grilley’s ‘Yin Yoga Teacher Training School.’ Paul Grilley is known worldwide for establishing Yin practice as we know it today and for publishing the first books and DVDs on Yin Yoga.
Advanced Art of Assisting

Advanced Art of Assisting

August 21 – 23 — $350
Friday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Free to 300-hour YTT Students
An assist to a student’s pose is one of the most empowering gifts a Teacher can provide. During this course, you will experience a variety of different advanced assists, learn how to create powerful assists, and how to create a bigger impact on your students’ practice. Through an embodied understanding of assisting, participants of this course will leave with an ability to support their students into a fuller expression of each pose. Participants understand how smart, intuitive alignment underpins any and all assisting, and they use this knowledge to make choices as a powerful teacher.

This training is an opportunity for you to take your teaching to the next level, transforming any fear and hesitation into service. You will leave with new and invaluable tools to share with your community.

Senior & Chair Yoga

Senior & Chair Yoga

September 19 -20 — $150
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with 1-hour Lunch)
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Free to 300-hour YTT Students

This workshop is a guide to bringing yoga to people in older bodies. We’ll examine how aging affects the body, and how we can modify the practice to suit the needs of a unique aging body. We’ll gain an understanding of common neurological and physiological ailments that coincide with aging, and explore ways to safely facilitate a yoga practice for people experiencing these ailments. We will utilize the chair as a foundation for the practice, and as a prop to aid in many different styles of yoga.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding in a variety of changes that coincide with aging.
  • Learn ways to modify the practice to suit aging bodies.
  • Gain knowledge about ways the practice of yoga can be a therapeutic tool to increase quality of life.
  • Become equipped in teaching a practice entirely from a chair.
  • Learn how to utilize the chair as an invaluable prop in all styles of classes.​

​​One year of yoga experience or 200 YTT recommended to benefit the most from this training.

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

October 2 – 4 — $350
Friday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(1-hour lunch on Saturday & Sunday)

Free to 300-hour YTT Students

This training consists of evidence-based, 25-hour curriculum developed by leaders in trauma, trauma-informed yoga, and body-based methods of healing. The training combines lecture, discussion, group activities, practice teaching, and trauma-informed yoga, breathing, and relaxation exercises , that can be useful not only for trauma, but tension and stress as well.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding PTSD and Complex Trauma.
  • Using Yoga as an effective method for healing trauma stored in the body.
  • Experience TRE – Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises.
  • Appropriate language for teaching a Trauma Informed Class.
  • How to design a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class.

*This training is a professional development training and is not intended as an intervention for personal healing/processing personal trauma. Talking about trauma, and the principles and practice of trauma-informed yoga may be triggering. The training is not intended for those currently in crisis.

New Moon Lunar Flow
New Moon Lunar Flow
Monthly New Moon Lunar Flow classes give you a regular opportunity to check in with your evolutionary process. This class features a lunar salutation (chandra namaskar) that revolves around the mat representing both the cyclical nature of life and the cycle of renewal. These flows are creative, challenging, and, with a different instructor each month, are completely different each class.

Upcoming New Moon Lunar Flow Dates

  • Tuesday, November 26th at 7:30 with Sarah Rose
  • Thursday, December 26th at 5:30pm with Leila
  • Friday, January 24th at 10am with Melissa

Free Community Classes

Did you know that Lift offers free classes for the community multiple times a week? If you can't make it into the studio, grab your mat and join our amazing instructors for a complimentary class! The scheduled instructors are subject to change without notice.

The community classes below are temporarily cancelled.
Please follow us on social media for updates on when these classes will resume.

Yoga at the Alpharetta Library

Tuesdays + Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Community Classes at Lift

Fridays at 5:00 PM — Donations Welcome

Yoga at Brooke Street Park

Saturdays at 9:00 AM — Through October 2020*

Brooke Street Park is located at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009

*In the case of inclement weather, this class will be canceled. Stay up to date on our social media for details.

For outdoor classes, we strongly recommend checking our Instagram page for updates regarding weather.
Holiday cancellations will be announced on Facebook.