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Who is Ame Wren?

Listen to my recent Running On Om podcast interview with Julia Hanlon. Known for her lighthearted but highly specific approach to the yoga practice, Ame has become a go-to teacher for those seeking knowledge and guidance on everything from the mysteries of triangle pose to rising above the riffs of modern-day competitive yoga culture. She is the founder and director of Boston Yoga School which offers exceptional yoga studies programs in Boston, Haverhill, Maine and...
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Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training HAVERHILL 2017

Dates: August 2017 – December 2017 Director: Ame Wren Co-Director: Caroline Pineau Guest Faculty Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy) Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology, and Conscious Embodiment) Chip Hartranft (Sanskrit & Sutra Study) Brenna Matthews (Applied Anatomy & The Art of Touch) Hosted By: The Yoga Tree About This Training Applicants to this training must have a consistent and serious yoga practice. The curriculum is designed for committed yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of hatha...
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Boston Yoga School Yoga Studies Program, Spring 2017, Boston

Directed by Ame Wren & Brenna Matthews and supported by the Boston Yoga School Faculty Hosted by North End Yoga ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: After years of leading traditional 200-hour trainings, Ame has decided to change up the format to better meet the needs of her students. This program is for the avid yoga student looking to learn and those considering a career as a yoga teacher. Because many modern yogis wish to study yoga without...
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Beach Bliss: Mexico with Ame Wren & Daniel Max

Saturday March 18th~ Saturday March 25th, 2017 www.xinalaniretreat.com Nestled between a secluded beach and the mountains, on a 10-acre property only accessible by boat, resides the eco-chic retreat center Xinalani. Right next door is the tiny, sweet seaside town of Quimixto, offering local flavor and plenty of guacamole and cerveza. This retreat is one of deep relaxation and communion with the ocean. Each night you’ll fall asleep listening to the waves crash. Each morning you’ll...
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Seat of a Teacher, SYRACUSE, NY

The Seat of a Teacher Continuing Education with Ame Wren at O Yoga $750 As anyone who has been through a 200-hr program knows, much of what you learn doesn’t get fully digested. We study, we pay attention and then despite our best efforts, 6 months later we find ourselves grasping for words to explain internal rotation or the concept of santosha. This 3-month program is designed for those who can relate. Through group and...
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100-hr Continuing Education Teacher Training SYRACUSE 2017

100-Hour Continuing Education for Teachers with Boston Yoga School at O Yoga Tuition: $1700 This track is for teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and are interested in deepening their knowledge and experiencing the renowned faculty of BYS in Syracuse. This program will include 5 partial weekends and 3 Friday sessions. You will also receive a copy of the BYS manual. Exact hours to be announced early fall. Email info@bostonyogaschool.com with questions. Weekends The...
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Learning to See, FREEPORT, ME

As teachers, first we develop the ability to lead and speak then we develop the ability to touch and feel. What is often overlooked is the ability to see. Being able to see your students in asanas, to determine where they are creating compression, where they need space and how to help them find it, is a remarkable and profound skill. While it begins with asana, it translates to much more. By becoming a skilled...
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100-hr Continuing Education Teacher Training MAINE 2017

100-Hour Continuing Education for Teachers with Boston Yoga School at Freeport Yoga Company Tuition: $1700 This track is for teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and are interested in deepening their knowledge and experiencing the renowned faculty of BYS in Freeport. This program will include 5 partial weekends and 4 Friday sessions. You will also receive a copy of the BYS manual. Exact hours to be announced early fall. Email info@bostonyogaschool.com with questions. Weekends...
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Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training SYRACUSE 2017

Dates: January 2017 – May 2017 Director: Ame Wren Co-Director: Tiffany Cagwin Guest Faculty Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy) Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology, and Conscious Embodiment) Brenna Matthews (Restorative Yoga & The Art of Touch) Hosted By: O Yoga About This Training Applicants to this training must have a consistent and serious yoga practice. The curriculum is designed for committed yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of hatha yoga, yogic philosophy & lifestyle, and anatomy...
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Passage to Panama: Yoga & Surf Retreat with Ame Wren & Dan Steel

January 15th~21st, 2017 at Sansara Resort After years of lusting after the relatively untouched shores of Panama, Ame is finally heading to the southernmost tip of Central America. Cambutal is a surfer’s paradise, beach-bum’s dreamscape and yogi’s secluded haven. Sansara boasts exquisite accommodations, an open-air yoga room, luxurious spa, oceanfront saltwater pool and organic restaurant. Since Sansara sits right on the beach, surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling and any other water-related activities are at your...
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Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training MAINE 2017

Dates: January 2017 – May 2017 Director: Ame Wren Co-Director: Terry Cockburn Guest Faculty Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy) Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology, and Conscious Embodiment) Chip Hartranft (Sanskrit & Sutra Study) Brenna Matthews (Applied Anatomy & The Art of Touch) Hosted By: Freeport Yoga Company About This Training Applicants to this training must have a consistent and serious yoga practice. The curriculum is designed for committed yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of hatha...
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O Yoga, Syracuse, NY

Friday Dec 16th & Saturday Dec 17th at O Yoga Alignment & Anatomy Refresher for Yoga Teachers & Teachers in Training This workshop is for the yoga teachers out there who need a thorough reconnect with the point & purpose of asana. Why are we doing these poses? What do they actually teach the students? Through practice, lecture, partner work and skeletal study, we will review the baseline postures and what their primary and secondary...
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South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA

Friday, Dec 9 from 10am-2pm Use Your Hands: Artful Adjustment Review for Teachers & Teachers in Training This workshop will be a thorough revisit of the essentials of hands on adjustments in asana. You will learn to first look, then touch, while paying close attention to what you’re doing. When given with clear intent, hands-on adjustments can alter a student’s understanding of a pose and their body. There will be no asana practice in this...
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Greener Postures, West Falmouth, ME

Saturday, December 3rd at Greener Postures Yoga Alignment & Anatomy Refresher for Yoga Teachers & Teachers in Training 11am~4pm This workshop is for the yoga teachers out there who need a thorough reconnect with the point & purpose of asana. Why are we doing these poses? What do they actually teach the students? Through practice, lecture, partner work and skeletal study, we will review the baseline postures and what their primary and secondary actions are...
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Freeport Yoga Company, Freeport, Maine

Friday December 2nd at Freeport Yoga Company Internal Locks: The Essence of Jalandhara, Uddiyana and Mula Bandha Bandhas are what you could refer to as “old school” yoga. Outlined in the ancient yoga text The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, bandhas have been around long before any of our contemporary yoga styles took shape. Considered both a form of mudra (ritual gesture) as well as internal muscular locks, bandhas marry the subtle body with the gross body...
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Yogatown, Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Friday November 25th~Sunday November 27th at Yogatown Alignment & Anatomy Refresher for Yoga Teachers & Teachers in Training This workshop is for the yoga teachers out there who need a thorough reconnect with the point & purpose of asana. Why are we doing these poses? What do they actually teach the students? Through practice, lecture, partner work and skeletal study, we will review the baseline postures and what their primary and secondary actions are (read:...
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Yoga Tree, Haverhill, MA

Saturday November 19th at the Yoga Tree Mad Props 2 (!) 1130am~2pm Whoever invented yoga props was a genius. This workshop will teach you how to use them. Contrary to popular belief, yoga props do not make poses easier. Often they bring the body into more optimal asana alignment and actually intensify the experience. This is not a workshop on putting a block under your hand. This will be a 2-hour exploration into the magic...
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For the Love of Nature: Galapagos, Ecuador Retreat with Ame Wren

November 5~12th, 2016 Get ready for an otherworldly adventurer. As a long-time traveler, lover of nature, animals and yoga, Ame jumped at her first opportunity to go to the Galapagos. Now she’s headed back to hang with the giant tortoises and you can come. This trip is the perfect opportunity to combine a once-in-a-lifetime locale with daily yoga practices and community cultivation. We will begin most days with a sweaty practice to wake us up...
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South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA

Saturday, Oct 22 3-530 The Seasonal Yogi: Yin & Restorative Fall Practice Fall is a time of crispness, motivation and preparation. It is also a time of grounding. Join Ame for a practice that will help you transition from the heat of summer to the cooling of fall through a yin and restorative sequence tailored to open the stomach, spleen and bladder meridian lines. You’ll leave feeling regulated and restored and ready for the business...
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What is Yoga?, JP Centre Yoga, Boston, MA

What is Yoga? Saturdays Oct 22 & 29, Nov 19 and Dec 10 8~945am at JP Centre Yoga TThis series teaches the nuts & bolts of a holistic yoga practice, covering the foundations of yoga philosophy and the practices that extend beyond the yoga mat. Included in the four sessions are introductory pranayama (breath) practices that you can do at home, an overview of yamas & niyamas (the philosophical underpinnings of yoga), and beginner-friendly meditation...
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Ladies Unite: Fall in Vermont with Ame Wren & Alison Sinatra

Where: Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT When: Friday afternoon, October 7th~ Monday afternoon October 10th, 2016 Ame & Alison couldn’t be more excited to co-lead this fourth annual gathering of ladies at the ever-lovely Good Commons Retreat Center. Expect sweaty & sweet asana practices, ritual, meditation and lots of time to relax and restore. The food will be local, incredible, hearty and wholesome vegetarian cuisine. During the day you can hike Buttermilk Falls, visit...
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Viva Italia: Umbria Countryside Retreat with Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney

When: September 24~Oct 1, 2016 Where: In Sabina, about an hour north of Rome. Join seasoned teachers Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney for a 7-day trip to the Italian countryside. Most days will include a morning and evening practice, with the afternoon free to roam the surrounding hills and olive groves, lounge poolside, get a massage or take a trip to one of the nearby villages. In addition you will have one full day to...
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Into the Woods: Labor Day Weekend in Maine with Ame Wren & Daniel Max

Where: Nurture through Nature Retreat Center, Denmark, ME When: Friday, September 2nd~ Monday September 5th Say a sweet goodbye to summer with this rustic 4-day, 3-night escape to Denmark, Maine with Ame & Daniel. Nurture through Nature boasts 33 acres of pristine conservation property complete with babbling brooks to dip in and wild blueberry bushes to pick. A green-certified retreat center, Nurture through Nature is home to a collection of cabins, yurts, camping spots and...
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JP Centre Yoga, Boston, MA

Practicing the 4th Limb: The Pranayama Experience Saturday, June 4th, 630-8pm at JP Centre Yoga Breathing is primal. We don’t actually need to think about it. But when we do, we open up inner space in our lungs, ribs and spine. Did you know that 80% of your lung capacity is actually in your back? As the fourth limb of the eight-limbed yoga practice, pranayama, or breath optimization, is basically the yogi super power. This...
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Ongoing Monthly Teachers Class, South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA

One Friday per month, 2-430pm at South Boston Yoga This class is for seasoned yoga practitioners and teachers of all styles who are comfortable with inversions, backbends and pranayama. Conducted in a workshop-style format, each month will form around a theme (ranging from anatomical to subtle body to philosophical) and questions are encouraged. Dates & Themes, all Fridays from 2-430pm: July 15th: Prana Vayu, Spine & Rib Basket August 26: Udana Vayu, Throat & Skull...
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Northern Cali Romp: A Weekend of Yoga + Wine in Sonoma with Ame Wren & Brenna Matthews

I know, we can’t believe it either. A 5-day adventure over a holiday weekend in blissful Northern California, complete with wine tastings and two yoga classes a day all on a gigantic organic farm. Dreams do come true. Where is this magic happening? Only at the most magical retreat center there is, The Lotus Feed Farm & Retreat Center in Occidental, CA. A full-fledged farm positioned on 108 acres on the Sonoma coast. The center...
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Off the grid & into the jungle Costa Rica Yoga & Surf Adventure with Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews

April 16th~23rd, 2016 www.ojodelmar.com This retreat is for the adventurous, animal-loving yogi! Ojo del Mar sits on the pristine and untouched shores of the Osa Peninsula. Off the grid and surrounded by the jungle, Ojo is the perfect place to retreat from the stresses of city living and get back to the earth. Wake to the smell of Costa Rican coffee and Nico’s unbelievable cooking. After morning practice you can spend your day surfing, paddle-boarding,...
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South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA

Spring Cleaning: a Yin & Restorative Practice Saturday, April 2nd, 1-330pm at South Boston Yoga Winter is a time of down-regulation, hibernation and darkness. Spring is a time of renewal, opening and lightness. Join Ame for a practice that will help you transition from the cold of winter to the freshness of spring through a yin and restorative yoga sequence tailored to open up the lung, kidney & bladder meridian lines. You’ll leave feeling refreshed...
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Beach Bliss Retreat, Quimixto, Mexico with Ame Wren and Alex Auder

Saturday March 19th~ Saturday March 26th, 2016 www.xinalaniretreat.com Nestled between a white-sand beach and the mountains, on a 10-acre property only accessible by boat, resides the eco-chic retreat center called Xinalani. Despite being only 12 miles south of Puerta Vallarta (making for easy travel to and from), Xinalani feels like it’s own island. Picture a completely secluded beachfront cliff property settled in amongst the trees of the jungle. But don’t let the seclusion fool you—-...
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What is Yoga? A Mini-Series with Ame Wren

What is Yoga? A Mini-Series with Ame Wren $100 This 3-part workshop is designed to teach the nuts & bolts of a holistic yoga practice. Whether you’re new to yoga entirely or looking for a refresher of basic anatomical and philosophical concepts, this series is meant to show you the way of the 8-limbed path. Included in the 3 sessions are foundational asana (posture) and pranayama (breath) practices you can do at home, an overview...
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TRAININGS

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WORKSHOPS

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