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Natural Awakenings Northwest Florida

Learn to Become a Yoga Teacher

For the third consecutive year, Nancy LaNasa, owner of the Abhaya Yoga Center, is offering a 200-hour yoga teacher training course. Students will participate in intensive training for one weekend a month from September through May 2014.

The program allows for immersion in asana, alignment, yogic philosophy, Sanskrit and meditation. Daily asana practice is a requirement, as is extensive required reading. Each participant will mentor with an Abhaya senior teacher, allowing for a deeper relationship to all aspects of the teacher training, asana and meditation practice, generating a well-rounded, in-depth experience.

Guest teachers include Catherine L. McCarthy, of New Orleans (, Alison West, of New York City (, and Prudence F. Bruns, Ph.D. ( The program is led by LaNasa and Abhaya Yoga Center senior teachers Rebecca Sathre and Tammy Virchow-Urbansky.

LaNasa is one of the first certified Jivamukti Yoga School teachers, receiving certification in 1995. She is also a 1990 graduate of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, in Kerala, India. Sathre graduated from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Retreat, in Paradise Island, Bahamas, in 2001. She is also a graduate of the Vedic Conservatory of Thai Yoga Bodywork. Virchow-Urbansky graduated in 2006 from the Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training, in Fort Walton Beach.


Location: 415 N. Tarragona St., Pensacola. For more information, call 850-439-0350, email [email protected] or visit

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