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Vail Athletic Club offering 200-hour yoga teacher training

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Karen Anderson, who has been practicing yoga for 25 years, and will lead the 200-hour training.
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Love yoga and want to deepen your practice? Interested in the underlying philosophy of yoga and how to integrate it into your life? Curious about how the alignment of a posture makes it both effective and therapeutic? For those who want to share their love of yoga with others or simply enrich their own practice, local expert Karen Anderson is once again offering a 200-hour alignment-based Vinyasa yoga teacher training at the Vail Athletic Club this spring.

This two-week intensive will be held on May 5 through 11 and June 23 through 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Registered with the Yoga Alliance, the course will focus on the deepening of your personal practice and the art of teaching yoga. Participants will explore the physical body, the energetic body and the mind, bringing the traditional practice into modern context. Emphasis will be placed on alignment from a functional movement perspective and the safe hands-on assist to suit the individual.

About Anderson

Anderson has been an avid student of yoga for nearly 25 years and has taught in the Vail Valley for 20. She is also a certified Buddhist meditation instructor and massage therapist. She combines alignment-based Ashtanga yoga with classical Vinyasa and integrates Buddhist philosophy into the history of yogic thought. The training will include daily practice as well as instruction in anatomy, philosophy and teaching methodology.

“Leading yoga teacher training has been one of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had as a teacher. It gives us all a chance to explore the practice deeply; it offers the time to explore the philosophy behind the practice and how to apply the practice to everyday life,” said Anderson in a press release. “Each group brings something different to the table, and I am grateful for the opportunity to begin again each time.”

The cost is $3,000 per person. Call the Vail Athletic Club at 970-476-7960 to reserve your space. If you have done the training before, you can repeat the course for half-price; if you already have a Yoga Alliance 200-certification from another school, join for $2,000.

For more information, visit Participants are encouraged to read several books in advance of the training course. Email Anderson at with questions.

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