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Yoga 101 Bootcamp: a deep dive into learning more about your yoga practice

2o hour Yoga 101 Bootcamp

July 15 & 16

with Lisa Youngclaus & Severine Hutchins

$400 per person

Would you like to learn more about the yoga practice you are starting or have been doing?

Join Lisa and Severine, 500 ERYTs, for this fun and informative introductory course created for yoga lovers, from beginners to more experienced! A cost and time-friendly alternative (or perhaps a preview) to the HA 200 Hr. Teacher Training module.

• Learn more about Yoga: its origins, ancient yoga philosophy, energetic theories: 8 Limb Path, Chakra Theory.

• Learn the about the different Styles of Yoga practiced today.

• Refine your own practice and correct your poses with Posture Clinics personalized to YOU!

• Learn the basics of Yoga Anatomy to increase your body awareness during practice.

• Discuss the latest scientific research on the Health

Benefits of Yoga. 20 Hours of learning, exploring, practicing your Deeper Dive into Yoga:

Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-6:00 pm

Two :60 yoga practices

In-depth manual to keep as reference

10% discount on 200 hr. Teacher Training, should you decide to enroll!

Take a Deeper Dive into your Yoga Practice at Hot Asana’s Yoga 101 BootCamp!

Would you like to learn more about the yoga practice you are starting or have been doing?

Would you like to learn more about the history of yoga, its core philosophies?

Would you like to understand the differences between different styles of yoga?

Would you like to be sure you are doing poses properly?

Would you be interested in understanding the “why” behind yoga class sequencing and how it benefits your body?

Are you curious about the health benefits of yoga, the scientific evidence, and how the physical and mental benefits of yoga compare to other fitness activities?


Perhaps you have considered taking 200 hr. Teacher training but have been hesitant to invest the time and money? Perhaps you aren’t currently planning to become a yoga teacher, but wish to learn more?

Consider this deep dive into the understanding of Yoga… for your own interests!

Become more connected to your practice.

Ask and be able to answer questions for yourself or for friends and family who ask you about yoga.

Decide if you want to learn more. Maybe you DO want to continue on to 200 hr. Teacher training and consider becoming a teacher?

This introductory course in Yoga will get you started on your journey!

Spirit Retreat

October 27-31, 2021

With Virginia Gallagher

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Arrivals begin at 6pm on Wednesday 10/27 and departure is by 10am on Sunday 10/31.

Summer Solstice Retreat

Summer Solstice Retreat

Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20

With Erika & Dom

Nomad Retreat Center in South Paris, ME

Join us for a weekend at the Nomad Retreat Center in South Paris, ME for yoga, nature immersion, celebration, and delicious nourishment!

Included in this experience is a peaceful place to stay, yoga classes each day, delicious meals/snacks and drinks, a guided hike and transformative ceremonies to leave you feeling full of joy and fire!

Retreat begins at 4pm on Friday and concludes at 12:30pm on Sunday.

$650 early bird pricing until June 1

Price will then increase to $850

$300 deposit due upon booking to save your spot

Payment in full due 7 days prior to start of retreat

Mother Daughter Retreat

May 5-8, 2022

With Virginia, Brady & Caroline Gallagher

On Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Ocracoke Retreat

Join Virginia Gallagher & Darcy Denney for a 4 day Soul Cleansing Mental Reset on the dreamlike Island of Ocracoke , NC

May 1-5, 2022

With Virginia Gallagher & Darcy Denney

On Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Daily Yoga & Meditation, 2 Cooking Lessons, Writing workshop, Stand up Paddleboarding, Witness Sunrises, Sunsets & Milky Way Gazing, Wild Ponies, and Miles of Natural beaches. Ocracoke was the favorite place of Rebel Legend, Blackbeard and still holds the energy of raw freedom and soulful authenticity.

Pricing includes accommodations and all listed activities:


Private King w/ Private Bath $1800 Per person

Private King w/ Shared Bath $1500 Per Person

Private Loft w/ Shared Bath $1200 Per Person


Shared King Bed $999 per person

Shared Loft $800 per person

Twin $800 Per Person


Twin $750 per person

Full $800 per person


Shared King Bed in Room with 2 King Beds $800 per person

$500 deposit paid upon registration to secure your spot.

Deposit and payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Price to be paid in full one week from the start of Retreat.


Iceland Yoga Retreat with Virginia Gallagher and Chef Warren February 22nd to February 28th, 2020

Famous for its raw beauty, unique climate, geothermal energy and vibrant culture, your Iceland yoga retreat adventure is calling.

What better place to escape, explore, and expand your daily yoga practice than in Iceland?

On your Iceland yoga retreat, you will truly discover what makes this amazing island tick – from our accommodations in Reykjavik we will adventure out to waterfalls, geysers and lagoons and of course, search for The Northern Lights.

You will be awed and amazed by Iceland’s natural wonders. And you’ll be charmed by the quirky warmth and hospitality of Iceland culture. From the volcanic power that continues to form this island, to the big-little-city hum of Reykjavik, to the echoes of ageless glaciers and exploding geysers, this island is alive.

This Iceland yoga retreat is an extraordinary adventure. A journey that will bring you alive, energizing and inspiring you on and off the mat.

Explore waterfalls and geysers, case the city, rest, check out the out-of-this-world terrain, and chillax in the Blue Lagoon.

This adventure is for the adventurous. Bring your open mind and heart, and allow us to take care of the rest.

ONLY 10 spots available. $3999 per person

$500 deposit required to hold your spot.

Deposits are non refundable and non transferable.

Payment in Full due by December 15th.

NO REFUNDS or changes once flights are booked


*From Washington Dulles Airport to Iceland's Keflavík Airport (Reykjavík), all travel expenses to and within Iceland, and return to Washington Dulles Airport.

* Your choice of Single or Double accommodations at the Icelandair Marina Hotel

*Daily Breakfast (You don’t want to skip breakfast in Iceland)

*Daily Yoga Classes

*Northern Light hunts (weather permitting)

*Golden Circle Tour

*Waterfalls, Geysers & Þingvellir

*Glacier Lake/Diamond Beach Tour (out by Höfn)

*Mini Icebergs in the lagoon and on the beach, Waterfalls, Beautiful Scenery

*Theater: “Icelandic Sagas” at the Harpa in Reykjavík

*Guided tour of Reykjavík

*The Blue Lagoon

*Optional Photography tutelage as desired

*Optional Knitting tutelage and tour to Álafoss for Icelandic Yarn

*Daily Chef recommendations on meals

*Detailed Clothing Pack Lists

*Detailed Photography Pack Lists

Not Included:

*travel to and from Washington Dulles Airport

*Lunch and dinners (what is included is excellent chef recommendations for where to eat them:-)

Sunday- Sweaty Soul Session with Grace

Sunday- Sweaty Soul Session with Grace

I always think of to like a spaceship. We lift off and our relationship with breath and gravity changes. A flow that will take you to heaven then land you safely home. When we exit the spaceship you feel refreshed, renewed and somehow changed. It is the beauty of coming face to face with the true self.

2 hour class $35

Or purchase both "The Skilled Body Project" and "Sweaty Soul Sunday" together for just $60

The Skilled Body Project

Saturday Skilled Body Project

This class based on moving skillfully through the functional line of the body. It shrinks and tones the arms, whittles the waistline, lifts the inner thighs and flattens the lower abdominal like crazy. It is also helps brain function through working opposing limbs and using spirals. We use light hand and ankle weights to extend, tone and expand energetically. The angles require precision and tracking with your eyes, which gets you out of your usuall thought loop, leaving you feeling refreshed and light hearted.

As always it is Way Fun!

The class is limited to 20. Students need to wear sneakers.

2 hour class 10am-12 noon in West End.

$35 per person

Or purchase both "The Skilled Body Project" and "Sweaty Soul Sunday" together for just $60

Master Class with Lisa in Durham

Thursday, December 6th 5:45-7:30 pm,with optional 30-minute teacher forum following

This all-levels master class will be filled with plenty of flow, music, and sweat. Lisa’s classes emphasize alignment, playfulness, and inclusiveness. With a deep understanding of the body, Lisa gives students the opportunity to make the most out of their practice through accessible sequencing and concise cues. Teacher Forum: Yoga teachers, join Lisa after class to receive a breakdown of the sequence, learn the why behind the class, and ask any questions. Durham Cost: $25 for class only, $30 with teacher forum included

Find Your Flow Workshop in Southern Pines

Friday, December 7th 6-8 pm, with optional 30-minute teacher forum following

Rhythm is powerful. Tapping into your own inner tempo, while simultaneously syncing your movements with the people around you, creates a deep, freeing connection to your inner self. Find that feeling with this ladder-based flow, a continuously building series of poses. Expect lots of dynamic movement connected with the breath and the opportunity to drop into a powerful moving meditation. Some yoga experience encouraged.

Strength to Soften: Unpacking Scorpion Pose in Southern Pines

Saturday, December 8th 1:15-3:45 pm, with optional 30-minute teacher forum following

It takes strength to have an open heart, and a strong, open heart to grow. Move through poses that will help open the front body, while strengthening and preparing the back body and shoulders to work toward the complex mobility of Scorpion variation of Handstand. Wall and partner work included. Some yoga experience encouraged (but no need to have a perfect handstand in the middle of the room!).

Teacher Forum: Yoga teachers, join Lisa after each session to receive a breakdown of the sequence, learn the why behind the class, and ask any questions.

Southern Pines

Cost: $30 for each class, $35 with teacher forum included OR $50 for both classes, including forum

Teacher Forum: Yoga teachers, join Lisa after each session to receive a breakdown of the sequence, learn the why behind the class, and ask any questions. Southern Pines

Cost: $30 for each class, $35 with teacher forum included OR $50 for both Southern Pines classes, including forum

Weekend Adventure Retreat on Ocracoke Island

Join Matt Daniel of Full Circle Ops & Savana Harwood of Island Yoga for an Adventure Weekend Retreat on Ocracoke Island. $500 per person includes 3 nights accommodations, daily yoga and meditation sessions and outings to include pints and poses greeting, ocean kayaking, and campfire on the beach. and other adventures. Arrival is Thursday evening Nov 8th and departure on Sunday November 11th. Only 10 spots sign up now. Questions? Email

OM'ERICA- The Yoga Fest
  • May 2, 2020

    Since the inception of American Yogi, our community has grown thousands strong. We span across the nation and across the globe. We are veterans, paramedics, farmers, mechanics, teachers, mothers, and fathers. We are fighters. We are seekers of peace.

    And at OM’erica: The Yoga Fest, we can practice together.

    Join us May 2nd from 0900 to 1300 at the Sunrise Theater green space in downtown Southern Pines, NC for OM’erica: The Yoga Fest. A day of yoga that represents the American Yogi family.

    The day will highlight veteran-owned businesses, vendors, organizations and include four outdoor classes taught by certified yoga instructors who are also vets.

    The proceeds of the event will benefit the community on two fronts. First, the money raised will send one veteran through 200-hour yoga teacher training through Hot Asana Yoga University. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to The Exalted Warrior Foundation, a 503(c) nonprofit that facilitates adaptive yoga instruction for wounded warriors across the country.

    Price of entry gets you admission to four classes as well as access to vendors, raffles, beer and food trucks!

    Bring your mat, a towel, and favorite yoga buddies for a morning of peace and community.

    And as always, American Yogi merch will be available for purchase, including a limited-edition shirt designed especially for the event!

    Admission will be available for purchase on site, but due to limited capacity of the outdoor space, we recommend you book early to ensure a spot!

    $35 per person

    Limited spaces available. Reserve Your Spot Here!

A  weekend  with Grace Morales
  • Dates: March 3rd and 4th
  • Locations: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Times: March 3rd 1:30-3:30pm March 4th 1:45-3:45pm
  • Cost: $30 for one or $50 for both

Saturday March 3rd: Small changes for big results. Students will move through a flow three times, each time focusing on one small change. Even though the flow will be the same on the outside the body will perceive it differently on the inside. Small changes can bring Big results. Join us

Sunday March 4th: Super Souls Sunday with Grace! Nough said, Be There!

$30 a class or both for $50. Register Here

Tulum Retreat 2019

  • Join Virginia Gallagher, Lisa Rischitelli, and Paula Gilligan for an entire week of yoga, meditation, relaxation & restoration.

    October 12-19, 2019

    At the spectacular Maya Tulum, Mexico.

    Pricing includes breathtaking accommodations, beautiful meals,and soulful yoga and meditation programs.

    ONLY 40 spaces available. Reserve Your Cabana Here!

Bryan Kest Masterclass in COS
  • Dates: October 25th, 2017
  • Locations: Hot Asana Colorado Springs
  • Times: 6:30-9:30PM
  • Cost: $75
  • Join internationally recognized Bryan Kest for a special Power Yoga Master Class in Colorado Springs. Bryan Kest began practicing yoga in 1979 and studied directly with Pattabhi Jois in 1983 in India. As the creator of Power Yoga, Bryan has influenced Vinyasa yoga as we know it in the U.S. today. Bryan’s classes are well-rounded, flowing asana practice that integrates mental practices that enhance everyday living. The class is intended to invigorate your body and help you develop a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In this Power Yoga workshop, you’ll be encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. ALL levels of yoga practitioners will enjoy and benefit from the workshop.

    A Power Yoga Master Class typically includes:

    • 1 hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals

    • 2 hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture