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Yoga for Anxiety, Anger & Depression 

with Judith Hanson Lasater


Our yoga practice is the key to becoming "who we are" and not just "something we do". Practicing not only shapes our life, it informs our teaching on the most fundamental levels.


Many people in our culture suffer from anxiety, anger and/or depression. This training will combine the Western theories about these conditions with a brief introduction to what Ayurveda (the Indian science of medicine) teaches about them as well. We will practice the asanas and the pranayamas that can be of huge benefit.


We will begin each day with a practice intention and a short interactive discussion. The first session every day will focus on the practice of Active Poses, on how to sequence them effectively for Anxiety, Anger and Depression, as well as how to develop a series of poses that gradually take you deeper into the practice.


The afternoon sessions will focus on Quiet Practice, including Restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation. The afternoon practice will help us learn just how to use our practices to elicit stillness and contentment within ourselves and how to help others.


Throughout both practice sessions, Judith will focus on some of her current interests in such topics as: what it means to practice from the Feminine (whether you are male or female), how to "be" and not just "do", and the absolute necessity that we learn to practice from a place of vulnerability and surrender even in the most active poses.


DATES: February 5 – 7, 2015



Th/Fr: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:30 – 3:00 pm


LOCATION: TBD (Vancouver area)



Early Bird: $375 + GST = $393.75 CDN

Regular: $425 + GST = $446.25 CDN


A $125 + GST CDN non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Final payment (after deposit) is due on January 15, 2015.

The Early Bird deadline is January 15, 2015.



PAYMENT: Electronic bank transfer or PayPal is preferred. Cheques can be accepted. To arrange payment via cheque, please contact christina(at) Payment plans can also be arranged.


PayPal payment options below (includes 3% PayPal service fee):


  Initial Deposit $125 + GST = $131.25 + 3% Fee = $135.19


  Final Payment (after deposit) $250 + GST = $262.50 + 3% Fee = $270.38


  Full Payment $375 + GST = $393.75 + 3% Fee = $405.56


PAYMENT INQUIRIES: please contact christina(at)



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
1 bolster (optional 2)


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.



The Holiday Inn: Historically, a room block special rate has been negotiated with the Holiday Inn at West Broadway & Ash (1 block from the skytrain). This will be arranged once again. Please check back in fall 2014 for more hotel info.


Airbnb: For more affordable accomodation, check Local residents post rooms that can be rented for the duration of your visit.



Non-refundable deposit: $125 + GST (+ PayPal fee is used as method of payment)


The remainder is refundable as follows:

anytime up until 7 days prior to the training – 100% refund

between 3 – 7 days prior to the training – 50% refund

with less than 48 hours prior to the training – no refund


About 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.