Yoga Immersion: Vinyasa Krama

January 29 – Feb 2
Tuesday – Saturday

Join us for a 5-day Yoga Immersion exploring Vinyasa Krama.

Vinyasa Krama is a layered approach to Vinyasa sequencing. Starting with the foundations or blue print shapes and forms, we will build on related groups of asana, each class, to better understand the root architecture of similar poses that allow us to build on our practice. Experience a similar sequence, over 5 practice sessions, and feel in your body the natural progression and development of awareness and strength in familiar postures.

Tuesday – Friday (9:00 – 10:30am)
Saturday (9:30 – 11:00am)

Attend one or all 5 classes!! Use your class card or drop-in for $20!

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Practice for Women: Yoga in Support of the Feminine Physique and Physiology

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Morning Sessions: 10am-12:30pm
Afternoon Sessions: 2:00-4:30pm

As Women, the great potential of our Yoga practice lies in honoring and respecting change in our bodies, and structuring our practices to reflect we are we are in our lives. This is especially true as we go through normal transitions and the aging process.

Be prepared to skillfully adapt your practice for menstruation, through the fertile years, peri-menopause and to sustain your practice well into the later decades. This workshop will feature sequences that stabilize the shoulder girdle, open and strengthen the hips and pelvis, and invite deeper understanding of how to navigate the waters of normal hormonal fluctuations.

Morning classes will include energizing asanas and anatomical presentations. Afternoon sessions will focus on and restorative practices including pranayama. All sessions will feature traditional chanting and meditative reflection.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of students, from beginners through life-long practitioners.

This course is registered with Yoga Alliance for 15 hours of Continuing Education credits.

$45 per session or $210 for all 6 Sessions


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Linda Spackman began practicing yoga in 1984 and began teaching in 2000. Linda’s classes include asana, pranayama, Yoga Sutra and Vedic Chant. In each class, Linda strives to impart her joy and underlying reverence for all aspects of yoga. Her teaching style is accessible yet challenging for all levels of practice, from beginner to lifelong practitioner.

Linda is a devoted dedicated student of Sonia Nelson, with whom she has studied the Yoga Sutras, the Inner Limbs of Yoga, and Vedic Chant. Sonia is a senior student of TKV Desikachar. Linda also treasures the opportunity to study in the Iyengar tradition with Patricia Walden, and has done so since 2005.

A longtime prenatal and postpartum teacher, she specializes in yoga for all phases of a woman’s life. She conducts the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, and co-teaches with Surya Little, the Yoga and Women’s Health Program for Prajna Yoga.

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Women’s Wellness Series

January 7 – February 11, 2019
MONDAYS 5:30 – 7:30pm

It is time for women to remember our ancestral roots as Healers and reclaim the ancient traditions of feminine health and wellness.

Women’s Wellness Series weaves together ancient modalities with heartfelt wisdom to help women on their healing journey towards optimal wellbeing. This Series provides resources and self-care tools to holistically support your long-term vibrant health. Become intimate with your own physiology and experience your fullest expression of vitality.

Each class will include breathwork, meditation, anatomy, a movement practice and self-care tools for daily health and wellness.

In this 6-week Monday Series:

* Study the anatomy of the pelvic floor & women’s sacred anatomy
* Practice pelvic floor breathwork to relax and tone
* Experience a simple yoga practice to embody your whole self
* Learn the benefits of herbal steaming for womb and moon support
* Explore the healing power of touch for holistic breast health
* Enjoy a Guided Meditation to nurture connection and healing

$120 for 6 classes.

Pre-registration required

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SUZI ZOBRIST (LMT, E-RYT500) is a holistic pelvic care provider & women’s wellness educator. She is the Founder of Orcas Mandala Yoga & Bodywork Studio on Orcas Island. Her experiential self-care Workshops support women’s long-term vibrant health.

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Introduction to Yoga Series

January 10 – February 14
THURSDAYS 6:00 – 7:15PM


Join a 6-week Intro to Yoga class and feel great! Learn the fundamentals and get started on the path of yoga to enhance your health and well being. If you have never done yoga before, have been away from your practice awhile, or if you simply enjoy the pace and time these classes meet, this is the class for you!

Learn the basics of simple postures and breath in a methodical way that safely builds your body awareness, strength, and mindfulness. This class will prepare you to enter our ongoing classes with confidence.

All levels of fitness, flexibility, and athletic ability are welcome.
Series: 6 classes for $60 or
Drop-in for $15/class or use your class card

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Community Acupuncture Clinic


TUESDAYS 3:30 – 5:30 PM


Walk in to Wellness!

Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on Tuesdays with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.

Danielle Dyer’s style as a practitioner is rooted in touch. She uses information gathered from the pulse, tongue, channels and abdomen to make sure the treatment is right for your body and the moment. She also incorporate other forms of touch healing such as Reiki and bodywork in the community clinic.

Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary.

Greetings from Panacea, my sailboat that carried me to Orcas Island last November. I arrived here with a mission! After years of constant study, I finally got to leave the city, Masters in Acupuncture in hand, to share my love of Chinese medicine through my business, Heal~Flow Acupuncture.

My vision is to broaden the scope of acupuncture beyond the office and into the daily lives of people and communities. My mission is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by offering sliding scale pricing and mobile services. I feel blessed and honored to call these islands my new home and to offer my skills and my heart to this community.

Danielle Dyer
(458) 205-9450

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study ~ From the Ground Up

OCTOBER 7 – 12, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

From the ground upSession 1: FROM THE GROUND UP
This session explores the foundational teachings of the yoga practice with an emphasis on how the feet are “the foundation to the temple of the body”.

Progress on the path depends on strong legs and deep breath. This session explores the ancient traditions with a contemporary insight into the body-mind connection. Students build stability in their legs through standing poses that spontaneously lead to the lift of the yoga bandhas – mula and uddiyana bandhas. To open the heart-mind, we will cultivate loving kindness (metta) and hone the essentials of mindfulness training.

Course of Study:
* Yoga anatomy: experience myofascia through movement and map the body’s five myo-fascial sheaths
* Bio-mechanical function of the feet, knees and legs
* Nadis, Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and Ayurveda marma points
* The sacrum and poses relative to the lower two chakras – muladhara and svadhisthana chakras
* The Three Jewels: the Buddha (awakened mind), Dharma (the teachings) and Sangha (the community)
* The Eightfold Path of the Buddhist teachings and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

From the Ground Up is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-hr Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

– EARLY BIRD rate: $875 with deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start
– REGULAR rate: $975 if paid within three months of course start
∞ Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable
∞ Balance due one month prior to the course start.
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95
To register, please email (
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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study Course: The Subtle Body

November 13 – 18, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

Session III, The Subtle Body, presents ways to posturally balance the skull efficiently on top of the spine and to mindfully create a “psychic shield” to protect and empower spiritual awareness.

The pathway into the subtle body involves practice for the delicate structures of the throat, neck, cranium and brain. In yoga practice, the brain and sensory organs must be carefully protected and drawn inward.

Course of Study:
* Restorative yoga for the brain and nervous system
* The cranial chakras and the subtle body
* The bones of the skull and the cranial sutures
* The effects of vibration on the cranium
* The three “master glands” in the body: the thyroid, pineal and pituitary glands
* The critical position of the jaw and its connection to the sacrum
* Jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra and thyroid gland
* Working with the five senses in yoga, pratyahara
* Balancing the body through the six diaphragms
* Introduction to yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
* Yoga samadhi and the brain: Patanjali’s samapatti and the experience of absorption
* Using the chair in yoga to support the brain and skull
* Neuroplasticity, aging and the sensory-motor system
* Coping with fear and stress, protecting the skull and developing a “psychic shield”
* Working with the eyes in yoga
* Working with the Five Hindrances: craving, negativity, sloth, restlessness and doubt

The Subtle Body is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-hr Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

– EARLY BIRD rate: $875 with deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start
– REGULAR rate: $975 if paid within three months of course start
∞ Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable
∞ Balance due one month prior to the course start.
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95
To register, please email (
For more information and to register:

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