Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon hosts yoga teacher training

AVON — Looking to become a yoga teacher or deepen your personal practice? Synergy Center for Wellness is offering an 11-week training course this fall with Karen Anderson.

Anderson has been teaching yoga in the Vail Valley for 14 years and is a local expert on both yoga and meditation. The training will be an exploration of the physical body, the energetic body and the mind, bringing the traditional practice into the modern context. This is an opportunity for outstanding yoga teacher training without leaving the valley.

Anderson’s experience

Anderson has been an avid student of yoga for 20 years. She conducted her first teacher training with Yoga for Athletes in Vail in 1999.

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Her teaching focuses on anatomy and external alignment forms, as well as the internal forms of breath and bandha (direction of body energy).

The 11-week training will include daily practice of poses, yogic breathing, chanting and meditation. The course will cover anatomy, philosophy and teaching methodology.

Anderson has 800 hours of training with her primary teacher, Richard Freeman of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder. She also completed an 800-hour course on the history and philosophy of yoga with Georg Feuerstein and Traditional Yoga Studies. She studies and teaches Buddhist meditation and has taken part in seven 30-day meditation retreats.

The Training

The training will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 and ending Nov. 20. The cost of $3,000 and includes all books, the anatomy lab in Denver and day-long meditation retreats. This training is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Synergy Center for Wellness is a full-service studio for pilates, yoga, TRX and massage. It’s located at 160 West Beaver Creek Boulevard in Avon, in the Sheraton building across from the Avon Post Office.

Call 970-748-1911 for more information or visit the Synergy Center for Wellness website at

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