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Living Your Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater | Vancouver, British Columbia | Monday, 05. March 2018


For any Yoga Practitioner wishing to live with greater authenticity and understanding

The true value of yoga is not only in what you experience on the mat but also in how you take it out into the world. It is a practice based on a depth and wisdom culled over thousands of years and used for the purpose of inner transformation and awakening.

Living Your Yoga is a five day training with Judith Hanson Lasater, one of the most respected and time honoured teachers of our western era. She brings great expertise and understanding not only of yoga asana, but also of its philosophy and applications in daily life.

In this training we will move toward a deep Self-inquiry with the intent of coming to know our personal Dharma or purpose for this life, and to develop a personal statement that will guide our practice, teaching, family life and our lives in the wider world.

In conjunction with this, we will explore the teachings of the Yoga Sutras, and most specifically the Yamas Ahimsa (non-violence) and Satya (truth) as they relate to how we live in the world and the words we use to communicate. Words are profoundly powerful. Using them effectively with mindful awareness and self-responsibility is an art. We will examine how the words we use with our students and others affect our relationships. How can we constructively ask for what we want? How can we disagree with someone and still stay connected with ourselves and the other? What does it sound like to speak with Satya and Ahimsa?

Judith will draw from her books “Living Your Yoga” and “What You Say Matters” as well as over 45 years as a yoga teacher and spiritual practice.

We will begin each day with an intention and a teaching followed by Active Asana Practice with poses that gradually take you deeper.

The afternoon sessions will focus on Quiet Practice, including Restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation. This afternoon practice will help us learn how to elicit stillness and contentment within us.

Highly recommended readings for the training are:
The Zen Commandments: Ten Suggestions for a Life of Inner Freedom by Dean Sluyter
What You Say Matters by Judith Hanson Lasater
Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist.

She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas. Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States.

She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Russia.

She writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is the author of:
What We Say Matters (2009)
YogaBody (2008)
A Year of Living Your Yoga (2006)
Yoga Abs (2005)
Yoga for Pregnancy (2004)
30 Essential Yoga Poses (2003)
Living Your Yoga (2000)
Relax and Renew (1995)

These books are published by Rodmell Press.
Judith Hanson Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dates: March 5 – 9, 2018

Times: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (with 1 hour lunch)

CE Hours: 25

Location: Unity Church at Oak & W 41st, Vancouver, BC (lots of free parking available!)


Canadian residents:
Early Bird: $625 CDN + 5% GST = $656.25 CDN
After Feb 15, 2018: $700 CDN + 5% GST = $735 CDN

In recognition of the high USD-CDN exchange rate, a discount for Canadian residents from the US training fee is reflected in the above pricing. At time of this publishing, $577.50 USD (the USD early bird price + GST) = $718.82 CDN

Early Bird: $550 USD + 5% GST = $577.50 USD
After Feb 15, 2018: $625 USD + 5% GST = $656.25 USD


If you bring a friend or colleague, you have a choice of:
$25 CDN/$20 USD return or discount from your tuition for EACH of you
Or $50 CDN/ $40 USD for one of you

There is no limit on the number of times you can receive this! If you bring multiple friends, you can receive multiple returns 🙂


E-transfer (preferred) or money order made payable to Christina Niven or via PayPal (3% paypal fee extra). Credit Cards not accepted.

US Residents please pay using a USD money order or through PayPal.

If sending payment via mail, please make payable to Christina Niven and mail to 1974 Cedar Crescent, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2R6

Payment plan possible. Contact Christina to discuss.

Deposit to reserve your spot: $175 CDN or $150 USD. Final payment due on or before February 15, 2018.


Contact christina(at)soulspringwellness.ca
(please use the @ when emailing in lieu of the “at” written here) or call 604-649-8522


1 sticky mat
5 firm, tightly knit cotton or wool blankets
2 x 4″ (fat) foam or cork blocks (note: the thinner 3″ foam blocks do not work for Judith’s type of practice / work)
1 long strap (6′ or longer)
1 eye bag or soft scarf
1 bolster (optional 2 – either cylindrical or rectangular is fine)
SoulSpring Wellness is unable to provide props for those without or those traveling from out of town. A props order will be arranged in advance of the training that will enable participants to receive 20% off retail pricing.
  • Are there still spots available? How many students is this limited to?
  • i have been taught ahimsa and satya to be yamas not niyamas