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Atma-Prema Yoga Retreat



Atma-Prema Yoga Retreat for Women

Sunshine, Savasana, and Self-Love in stunning San Pancho, Mexico

Feb 7-10

With Kate Gibbs of Bliss Yoga Alaska and Rachel Madsen of RM Wines


What we’re all about:

True belonging starts with self-acceptance and blooms into self-love. Gift yourself the time and space to unfurl at the all-inclusive, Atma-Prema Yoga retreat.  You will be supported with daily yoga, guided journaling and meditation, and ample time to relax and reflect.  Allow yourself to be pampered with a spa treatment of your choice by the lovely Amber Sizemore of Evergreen Esthetics.  Intrigue your adventurous side with beach excursions and indulge your artistic nature with a pottery painting class. Enjoy nourishing meals made of fresh, local, organic ingredients and even learn to create a culinary delight of your own. All meals and activities are included but are optional based on your preference and energy.

Atma-Prema translates to self-love that transcends the ego and spills over into unconditional love for all beings.  Join us on this sacred journey and discover what it means to lean into love.


Location and Amenities:

Located just outside of Sayulita, Casa Tortuga is uniquely situated in a protected, ecological preserve right in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico.  Choose between a shared room (two queen beds), or a private room with ocean views.  Spend your down time enjoying the pool, exploring the private gardens, lounging in one of the many hammocks, or exploring the beach just steps away.

Getting Here:

Fly into Puerto Vallarta where you will be picked up and transported to the villa.


Details/What’s included:
Daily yoga                                                                                                                                    Guided Meditation and Journaling                                                                                                Spa treatment
Fresh, organic, chef prepared meals
All beverages
Daily group activities
Women only
Limited to 12 guests

$1295 Private Room w Ocean Views  ***SOLD OUT***

$995 Shared Room w ensuite private bathroom

$895 Shared Room w shared bathroom

$250 Deposit required to sign up. Remaining balance will be split into 3 equal payments

Please contact Kate at to sign up.

TheAcroDude in Alaska


Join TheAcroDude for some amazing acroyoga workshops in Alaska this May. TheAcroDude has travelled all over the US teaching multi-level acro communities how to be even more awesome in all forms of the acrobatic practice. An athlete and lifetime student of movement, TheAcroDude brings a martial arts background (Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu) to his practice allowing him to share an incredibly diverse and well-rounded movement practice with his students. Expect all forms of acro, including therapeutics and L-basing, with heavy emphasis on circus style acrobatics and acrobatic dance. TheAcroDude will be teaching at several venues in Anchorage and the Valley and will cover a variety of material. Each session will be unique, so consider showing up for them all! Check below for dates, times, locations, and links to sign up as that info becomes available. Please contact Kate at with any questions:

WHEN: Saturday May 13th
WHERE: the Anjali Yoga Room in Wasilla
TIME: 1130am-7pm
WHAT: Prelude to Pops 1130-230 + Afternoon Delight Therapeutics 4-7      COST: $60 per sesh or $109 for both


WHEN: Sunday May 14th
WHERE: Sahara Storm Productions in Palmer
TIME: 10am-1pm
WHAT: Kids Circus acrobatics.               TIME: 230-530pm.                                     WHAT: Adult circus acrobics            COST: $55 each pre-reg or $65 at the door


WHEN: Friday May 19th
WHERE: Open Space in Anchorage
TIME: 530-830pm
WHAT: Acropeutics.                           COST: $65 pre-register, $70 at the door

WHEN: Saturday May 20th
WHERE: Open Space in Anchorage
TIME: 2-5pm
WHAT: Pop Shop.                             COST: $65 pre-register, $70 at the door

WHEN: Saturday May 20th
WHERE: Open Space in Anchorage
TIME: 530-8pm
WHAT: Play Shop.                   COST: $60 pre-register, $65 at the door 

⬆              COST: early bird $125 for all three workshops (first 8 to sign up). $155 for 9+. 

WHEN: Sunday May 21st
WHERE: Deha Yoga
TIME: 12-3pm
WHAT: Acro Dance.                          COST: $65 


Valentine’s Yoga


WHAT: Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga – expect traditional partner poses, some fun acroyoga elements, and a sweet ending with Thai massage.

WHEN: Feb. 14th 530-7pm

WHERE: The Anjali Yoga Room

COST: $15 per person

Class size is limited to 16 so go to the Anjali Yoga Room to sign up or email Kate at

Letting Go with the Moon

“Letting go” is an intention meant to create space.  When we hold on to thoughts, emotions, relationships, or any other things that no longer nourish us, we clutter our energy and stifle our ability to move forward.  We are literally stuck.  A great way to shake off that lethargy and create space for the new (new year, new intentions, new energy) is to perform a letting go ceremony. 

You get to choose what it is that you let go of. For some of you, this will be a time of deep reflection. Perhaps you choose to let go of wrongs that had been done to you a long time ago that still hurt your heart. Or maybe you choose to let go of something simpler like getting frustrated in the grocery store parking lot.  Whatever you choose, let it be something that you truly wish to release from your life.

Ceremonies are powerful.  They bring us into full focus with the present moment because they are so intentional and deliberate.  Letting Go Ceremonies can be done at any time but they are particularly potent when performed on a full moon. 

A full moon is the pinnacle of the moon phases.  This is time when apana (downward flow of energy) has reached its peak and the intentions that you may have set during the new moon are manifest.  This is the perfect time to release and let go of that build up.  January 12th, the first full moon of the new year, is the ideal time to release whatever stuck feelings you have from 2016 and open yourself up to the newness of 2017.

Photo from MoonBox Co 💗

What you will need:

        A pen and paper

        A bowl

        A candle or a lighter

        A place that feels good to you

        Items specific to you that help you feel peaceful

Steps of a Full Moon Letting Go Ceremony:

1.      Choose a place for your ceremony.  You might go to a place in nature that speaks to you or perhaps you have a favorite room in your home, go there and bring things that will help you feel peaceful and centered.  You may want candles or soft music, or maybe your favorite essentials oils. Set up the space in a way that speaks to you.  

2.      Write down 1-3 things you wish to release on a piece of paper.  

3.      Sit or stand comfortably and take three falling out breaths (deep inhales through the nose and big, rushing exhales through the mouth). Attune your focus to your body. Relax any tension in the body. Letting go can sometimes be scary! Honor that feeling and ask your body to relax.

4.      Place your paper in the bowl and light it with the candle or lighter.  Allow whatever feelings come up to move through you.  You may experience sadness, relief, an uplift of energy. 

5.      As your paper burns away, repeat these words:  With gratitude, with love, with compassion,

I release, I release, I release. 

6.      Conclude your ceremony with three more falling out breaths.  You may choose to meditate after the ceremony.

Enjoy your ceremony! Make it as unique to you as you would like.  Happy New Years and happy letting go. Namaste. 




AcroLAB is cancelled. 

What: Looking to hone your acro skills or learn some new ones? Join Eldon and Kate for Anjali AcroLAB the 4th Friday of each month (Jan-April). This class is a semi-formal, “guided” jam. Your teachers will lead a warm-up, offer calibrations, then free time to practice working with the skills that were just taught OR work on something new within bounderies of a guided setting. A formal ending will conclude the practice. This class will be limited to 10 participants and bringing a partner is encouraged. Come prepared to listen, learn, connect, and play. heart emoticon Due to the limited class size, pre-registration is strongly advised. Email to sign up. $10 suggested donation.

When: 4th Fridays Jan-April 230-5pm 

Where: The Anjali Yoga Room 

Cost: Donation

Free Flying Acro Workshop

What: Join Eldon and Kate for a fun and approachable Into to AcroYoga workshop. Basic two-person poses, such as bird and throne, will be taught in compassionate community atmosphere with an emphasis on safety and communication. Class will include learning to link poses together in a basic acro flow and finish with some partner Thai massage. Class size is limited to eight people so sign up early! 

When: March 13th, 530-8pm

Where: Studio Z, Talkeetna

Cost: $35

Glow-Asana Happy New Years!


What: Glow-Asana, Blacklight Yoga

When: Saturday, New Year’s Eve 6pm

Where: The Anjali Yoga Room

Cost: FREE

Bring in 2017 with some fun, funky, flow yoga.. We will practice under blacklights with glow-stick jewelry and bumping jams! Join me for this FREE event 🙂

Sunday Teachers’ Circles


What: Second Sunday Teachers’ Cirlce

When: Sundays 430-630pm Oct 9th, Nov 13th, Jan 8th, Feb 12th, March 12th, April 9th

Where: The Anjali Yoga Room

Cost: FREE

Hello and welcome to our beautiful circle. This group is to foster connection and community between Alaska Yoga Teachers. The circle will include: space for sharing, short asana practice, ample time to brainstorm cues, discussion on inspiring texts, a place too create and hold space for each other. Alaska Teachers and teacher trainers only please.. All studios welcome. These circle gatherings will be facilitated and are FREE.  

At these Circles we will support each other with love and open conversation. We will ground with a short 20 min practice (led by Halie, Hilary, or Kate), followed with a time of sharing (cues, class stories, challenges, triumphs, or simply how our lives are going). We will also nurture our bodies with simple finger foods (pot luck style encouraged but not required).

Mats and props are provided. Practice will begin at 4:40pm. This is an open format, so if you need to be late or leave eary – No Worries!

Defying Gravity


What: Defying Gravity- Inversions/Arm Balances

Who:  Halie Montanez, RYT

When: Sundays Feb 26th – April 2nd  230-4pm

Cost: sign up by Feb 5th for $75 early bird pricing or $99 after that

This workshop style class series is designed to help you rock your inversions and arm-balances! Each class will incorporate a warming flow to promote strength and balance. Each pose will be respectfully approached with a willing spirit and an attitude of safety. A solid yoga practice is highly recommended but NO inversion or arm-balance experience is necessary. Class size is limited!