Teacher's Immersion & Live-in w/ Ally Bogard

November 10-17th, 2018 Hamptons, Long Island

For the second year in a row, we will gather for a week of asana, breath, meditation, contemplation, self-inquiry, dreaming and prayer.  Having run teacher training programs for over 10 years, this week will be an intimate gathering of teachers to immerse in the technical, the emotional and the metaphysical wonders of embodiment. We will shape this course together through what you want to learn as a practitioner and as a teacher. Embodiment practices, philosophy, teaching methodology, group processing, and invoking the sacred will all be presented. We will be fed a conscious, vibrant, low-inflammatory, super-food menu all week to be able to move towards the darkest time of the year with inner radiance. Cost is inclusive of the training, all meals, and accommodations for the week. All meals are anti-inflammatory, organic, gf, conscious and lovingly prepared by Lena Elkousy.

Accommodations are in Sag Harbor and Wainscott, Long Island at the Three Suns Retreat Center https://www.threesunsretreat.com

$2250 USD 

We are ready to be like the old ones from the dreams we recall.

Information available by emailing me:  allybogard@me.com

10-hr Meditation & Breath Training

October 20th-21st, 2018 @ The Studio, Bowery New York
Price: $300 ($250 before October 15th)

Through a quieter inner state, we can work with self-observation, inquiry and contemplation to aid in physical, mental and emotional ease. We will provide practical and useful techniques to build attention and focus in order to create space, choice and self-reflection. For both brand new and more established practitioners of meditation, we will explore breath, as well as tools of self-inquiry and contemplation to help create a beautiful relationship to one’s own mind, personal narrative and choices.  

During this training we will cover:

  • how to sit

  • how to ignite your imagination

  • various meditation techniques

  • the science of transformation through the brainwave states

  • techniques for handling complexity with presence and curiosity

    For details and to register, visit here

Restorative Training w/ Abby Paloma, Jessica Caplan & Ally Bogard

September 21-23, 2018 SkyTing, Tribeca

Restorative Yoga, a healing practice for stressful times. Abby Paloma has skillfully trained many teachers in the art of Restorative Yoga, and with the added expertise of Ally Bogard and Jessica Caplan, this training will be an in-depth exploration of the tools and techniques of this practice.

In this Restorative Yoga teacher training you will learn and experience:

  • The architecture of restorative backbends, forward bends, therapeutic poses, and poses for pregnancy.

  • The energetic and physical alignment in the poses.

  • How to guide students into states of deep relaxation.

  • Teachings about the human nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) and subtle body systems.

  • How to structure a Restorative Yoga class, hands-on adjustments, and the role of music/sound.

  • Proper, activated breathing patterns and healthy vagal nerve tone with Ally Bogard.

  • A sound bath with Jessica Caplan

Information available here

End of Year Practice w/ Elena Brower & Ally Bogard

December 29th, 2018 11 am-1 pm

STUDIO 4 at GIBNEY DANCE
890 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

To purchase tickets, visit here

Doorways to the Self with Ally Bogard & Elena Brower

Retreat - August 2019

The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

When you practice yoga and meditation with intention and a certain quality of heart, you come into right relationship with your essential self. You shift from physical, mental, and emotional patterns of distortion and dissonance to resonance and connection.

On this Luminary School retreat with Ally and Elena, you’ll engage practical and accessible approaches to living your yoga. You’ll reveal your innate radiant energ in orde t refine your voice, cultivate physical and emotional consistency, and amplify meaning in your life and your practice. 

Through asana and pranayama, self-reflection, subtle body alignment, meditation, and group discussions on acceptance, presence, and allowing, you expose and clear expressions of dense emotions and focus your energy in a love-based approach to life that offers greater clarity of mind.

This retreat is open to students with some proficiency in yoga, but classes will be all-levels.