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Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon offers 200-hour yoga teacher intensive

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Yoga instructor Karen Anderson combines alignment-based Ashtanga yoga with classical vinyasa and integrates Buddhist philosophy into the history of yogic thought. She will lead a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Synergy Center for Wellness this fall.

VAIL — Local yoga expert Karen Anderson will offer an eight-week training course this fall at Synergy in Avon. Anderson has been an avid student of yoga for 20 years and has taught in the valley and around the world since 1999. The training will be an exploration of the physical body, the energetic body and the mind, bringing the traditional practice into the modern context.

Anderson 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. Anderson specializes in teaching the assessment of a posture, as well as the safe and appropriate hands-on assist to suit the individual. With a class size of 10, there will be personal attention to the needs of each teacher in training.

Anderson has 800 hours of training with her primary teacher, Richard Freeman, and 300-hour advanced certification with Andrei Ram in the lineage of Dharma Mittra. She completed 800 hours of study in the history and philosophy of yoga with Georg Feuerstein. Noah Levine certified her to teach Buddhist meditation in the lineage of Jack Kornfield.

Class details

The training will be held Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sept. 24 and ending Nov. 20, with no class being held the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16. The cost of $3,000 includes all books, guest teachers and field trips. This training is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Class size is limited to 10; a deposit of $500 will reserve your space. Synergy is located at 160 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. in Avon, in the Sheraton building across from the Post office. For more information, contact Anderson at karene@vail.net, or visit http://www.yogavail.com.

If you go …

What: 200-hour yoga teacher intensive with Karen Anderson, registered with the Yoga Alliance.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 24-Nov. 20, excepting Oct. 15 and 16.

Where: Synergy Center for Wellness, 160 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon.

Cost: $3,000; $500 deposit to reserve a spot.

More information: Call 970-748-1911, or visit http://www.yogavail.com.