yoga immersion

Living the Yoga – online immersions for truth seekers, light bringers & world changers

For thirteen years, we offered a 285-hour teacher training and yoga immersion program called 9 Months of Transformation. At this moment in history, we feel that what our world needs is more dedicated yoga practitioners, not necessarily more newly-minted yoga teachers who are looking for teaching opportunities that no longer exist in the abundance they once did.

To that end, we are thrilled to introduce 3-month yoga immersions for dedicated students to explore the depth of yoga, philosophy, self-study and community. Each 3-month Living the Yoga session is open to everyone- you do not need to do them all, or do them sequentially in order to participate.

We completed Living the Yoga, Part I – Exploration, Embodiment, Resilience in April 2022.

Living the Yoga, Part II – Discernment, Activation, Purpose begins late August 2022. We hope you’ll join us!

why yoga?

Why are you here? What do you believe in? How can you feel better? How can you do better? How can you embrace the fullness of your life and your place in the collective human experience, regardless of your situation or circumstance? These are the kinds of questions that bring us, again and again, to the Yoga.

Fortunately, the Yoga does not disappoint. While it does not answer the Big Questions, consistent practice and application of the philosophy helps us get better at asking the questions and living the answers — because that is where the real magic of life resides: in the process, in the mystery. Not in the destination. 

The teachers of blue lotus are devoted to sharing the gifts and teachings of yoga — for those who wish to someday teach as well as those who just want to move through life with more ease and greater joy. And so, after 13 years of offering a successful yoga teacher training program, we have reimagined what deeper yoga learning can be.

the immersions

We welcome all seekers to join us for a three-month journey into the practices of yoga. Our immersion program, which is open to everyone, is a way to deepen your study and to learn to share your yoga with others.

Join us because:
You want to recommit to your practice
You want to enjoy community with fellow travelers on the path
You want to deepen your experience beyond weekly classes
You want to develop new skills, habits, and awareness that can support you and enrich your life

Each month you will participate in study of philosophy, physical practice, meditative explorations, and community study of the paths of yoga. Each three-month immersion focuses on different themes and will include:
 – Monthly Satsang dharma talk and discussion
 – Monthly Saturday immersions
 – Book club discussions
 – Two five-week weeknight series
 – Private sessions and more

We are moving through hard times. Join us in this community of seekers, and allow yoga to walk with you through the unknown and as your path unfolds before you.

Living the Yoga, Part 1: Exploration, Embodiment, Resilience

February – April 2022

February: Exploration
Paths of Practice with Jill
What is Asana About? Making the most of the physical practice with Kathleen
March: Embodiment
Embodying Shadow & Light with Carrington
Moving Grace with Glenda
April: Resilience
Overcoming Obstacles on the Path with Angela
Panchakosha Model and Modern Neuroscience with Kathleen
Register here!

Living the Yoga, Part 2: Discernment, Activation, Purpose

September – November 2022

September: Discernment
with Jill & Glenda
October: Activation
with Angela & Carrington
November: Purpose
with Glenda & Kathleen
Register here!

more information

For more information please visit our FAQ or contact Kathleen at blue lotus.

Living the Yoga FAQ

What are the qualifications for applying to the program?

Any dedicated yoga student or teacher of any tradition is welcome to join us. This is not a beginner series, so we do suggest you have had a basic introduction to the practice.

How do I apply?

There is no application process. If you are ready to make the commitment to yourself and our next cohort of trainees, registration is open and you may sign up online!

What are the dates for the training?

Our second 3-month immersion will be held late August through November 2022.

  • One Immersion Saturday per month from 9:30am – 3:30pm: 9/10, 10/8, 11/12
  • Two 5-week series: The Yamas: Embodied Philosophy – Tuesdays at 5:45pm, 8/23-9/20 and Embodied Alignment – Mondays at 5:45pm, 10/17-11/14
  • Monthly Satsang (dharma talk, discussion, community): 8/21, 10/16, 11/29
  • Sunday Sadhana: 8/28, 9/18, 10/30, 11/20
  • Book Club: Tuesdays at 6pm, 9/27 & 10/4
  • Soul Collage: Saturday, 11/19 from 2-4pm
  • Three one-hour private sessions, scheduled at your convenience
  • View the calendar here

Your immersion experience also includes weekly meditation and yoga nidra recordings.

What if I have to miss a class?

All portions of the training will be recorded and recordings are made available to you for the duration of the immersion. Please note that breakout groups are not included in recordings for privacy of participants. While we understand that schedules are busy and the unexpected is to be expected, we do ask participants to make their best effort to attend all three Saturday immersions.

How much does it cost, and what is included?

Each 3-month immersion is $1200 and includes the following:

  • Three Immersion Saturdays (5 hours each) with a senior teacher
  • Three Satsangs with a senior teacher
  • Two 5-week weeknight series
  • Three private sessions
  • Three Sunday Sadhanas (1.5 hours each)
  • Two 90-minute book club gatherings
  • Three months’ subscription to Best of Blue recordings and a discount on live classes
  • Weekly meditation and yoga nidra recordings

A $120 discount is available for those who participated in a previous Living the Yoga Immersion Program and a $95 early-registration discount is open to everyone who signs up by May 15!

What is the refund policy?

As with all of our offerings, refunds are not available once the program has begun. Fees paid, less a $250 administrative fee, will be refunded if you withdraw from the course before August 1, 2022.

Can I attend if I am not from the Triangle area?

Absolutely! Every aspect of this training is conducted on the Zoom virtual platform. We welcome you to join us from anywhere!

How demanding is the training?

Even if there were no outside reading, weekend or weeknight commitments or class attendance to be completed, committing to a program of self-study is an intense experience. The dedication required to truly immerse yourself into this ancient practice for three months is no small endeavor and should not be undertaken lightly.

As life sometimes gets in the way despite our best efforts, all sessions will be recorded, and you have access to those recordings for the full three months of your immersion experience.

What will I learn in the course?

Like most endeavors, you will get as much out of the course as you invest into it. Our intention behind offering this yoga immersion runs deep, for at its core, yoga is a way to help you reach your fullest potential. Through the process of deep and honest self-study, discipline, and surrender, we expand our minds and hearts. Precepts of the program are creating community, developing self-awareness, and living authentically. For this reason, it is wise for you to be clear about your intention for embarking on the journey. Practically speaking, you will:

• cultivate self-care and create a balanced home practice
• study asana, as well as pranayama and meditation techniques
• understand the art and science of sequencing poses for safety and optimal energetic flow
• explore practical anatomy & physiology as well as energetic anatomy
• study the philosophy of yoga, according to Patanjali, as a guideline for living a full and joyful life
• experience community cultivation with course instructors
• explore and learn the importance of good studentship and concentrated practice

What do past graduates have to say about the program?

Our Yoga Immersion programs are based on 9 Months of Transformation, the 285-hour program we offered for 13 consecutive years. Read what our graduates have to say on Yoga Alliance.

Sign up on our MindBody page!

Have more questions? Please contact Kathleen at blue lotus.