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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 culture. She is the founder and director of Boston Yoga School, a training program that offers exceptional yoga programs in Boston, Cape Cod,...
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For the Love of Nature Retreat, Galapagos, Ecuador 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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Italian Yoga Adventure, Torri In Sabina, Italy 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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Summer Ladies Retreat in Vermont with Ame Wren & Alison Sinatra

Where: Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT When: Thursday afternoon, August 18th~ Sunday afternoon August 21st, 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, swim...
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Farm to Table Vermont Retreat Weekend with Ame Wren & Brenna Matthews

Where: Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT When: Thursday afternoon, July 28th~ Sunday afternoon July 31st, 2016 Summer retreats are the best, and there’s no better place to do one than Vermont. Ame & Brenna have led many laughter-filled, sun-kissed weekend retreats, and this will be no exception. In addition to 6 stellar yoga classes, you will be served incredible vegetarian meals, all locally sourced and crafted. There will be ample opportunities to swim and...
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Yoga & Surf Adventure, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica with Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews

April 16th~23rd, 2016 www.ojodelmar.com This retreat is for the adventurous 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, horse-back...
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Boston Yoga School Yoga Studies Program, Spring 2016, 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 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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3/13/16, Orleans Yoga & Pilates, Orleans, MA

Saturday March 13th at Orleans Yoga & Pilates Tadasana in Every Asana 1-330pm The practice of yoga is the practice of creating balance and equanimity in the body and mind. In asana, this intention is felt in tadasana. This workshop will combine elements of vinyasa flow and alignment-based hatha yoga to thread the intention of tadasana into every pose. You will learn how to notice your postural habits and the ways they present themselves in...
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3/5/16, Greener Postures Yoga, Portland, ME

Saturday, March 5th at Greener Postures Yoga Pranayama: The Art of Interior Space 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 management, is basically the yogi super power. This workshop will...
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2/27/2016, West Hartford Yoga, West Hartford, CT

Saturday February 27th at West Hartford Yoga Stand Well: Mechanics of the Lower Limbs & Feet 1-330pm Oh the perils of being bipedal! Unlike our four-legged friends, humans put all their body weight on just two limbs. We add to that struggle poor footwear, hard pavement and unfortunate postural habits and our lower limbs take a beating. Issues in the knees, ankles and feet translate into the spine and the nervous system while inhibiting the...
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2/20/16, The Yoga Tree, Haverhill, MA

Saturday February 20th at the Yoga Tree Mad Props 10am-1230pm 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 of props...
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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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Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training MAINE Winter 2016

Dates: January 2016 – May 2016 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 Class website: http://www.bostonyogaschool.com/trainings/winter-2016-200-hr-teacher-training-maine 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...
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1/1/2016, New Years Day, JP Centre Yoga, Boston, MA

Friday, January 1st at JP Centre Yoga The Art of Introspection & Intent 430-630pm Combining elements of vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga, Ame will guide you through a grounding sequence aimed at calming the nervous system and cultivating quiet space. Throughout class you will be encouraged to reflect on the practices of the year before and create intentions for the year to come, coupling asana with reflection and meditation.
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1/1/16, New Years Day, North End Yoga, Boston, MA

Saturday, January 1st, 2016 at North End Yoga New Years Day Detox 130-330pm Join Ame on New Year’s Day to get on with the new and out with the old. Ame will lead you through a vinyasa & yin hybrid class focused on twisting and releasing held tension in the lower back and hip region. Plan to sweat out the night (perhaps the year?) before and then be rewarded with long yin holds and guided...
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12/31/15, New Year’s Eve Yoga, North End Yoga, Boston, MA

Dec. 31st, 2014 at North End Yoga Annual New Year’s Eve Yoga 10:00-12:05pm *Doors close at 10pm SHARP! $30 per person Embrace 2016 with Ame’s annual New Year’s Eve class. We will begin at 10pm with a few quiet moments to reflect on 2014. Then we’ll get moving. Expect a classic Ame flow combining sweat with surrender, breath with bandhas and intention with intelligence. As midnight nears we will come down to the ground for...
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12/19/15, O Yoga, Syracuse, NY

Saturday December 19th at O Yoga Sit Well Time tbd Perhaps you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. While it’s true excessive time in chairs and cars can cause a whole host of health problems, seated yoga poses are among the most therapeutic and transformative of the bunch. The word “asana” actually translates to “seat” and the classic yoga texts describe only seated poses. This practice will teach you about the anatomy of your...
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12/13/15, Holiday Clearing, South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA

Sunday, December 13 at South Boston Yoga Creating Quiet Space: A Yin & Restorative Yoga Exploration 1-330pm $30 Yoga teaches us how to settle into our own space and observe what comes up. We will begin with a yin yoga sequence intended to create the conditions for reflection and release. Immediately following the yin practice will be a restorative yoga sequence aimed at releasing held tension in the nervous system. We will finish the afternoon...
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December Dash to Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica with Ame Wren & Brenna Matthews

Saturday December 5th~ Friday December 11th, 2015 This December instead of hanging out in your holiday sweater eating too many cookies, hop on a plane and join Ame & Brenna for their inaugural retreat to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. This 7-day, 6-night jaunt will bring us to Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. A lux and ecological retreat center situated on spectacular Playa Hermosa, Pranamar offers a combination of pristine accommodations with a firm commitment to low-impact tourism....
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11/27-29 2015, Yoga Town, Ottawa, Canada

Weekend in Ottawa Friday November 27th~ Sunday November 29th, 2015 at Yoga Town The Articulate Yogi Friday 11/27 130-4pm By now, you’ve learned how to say “right” and “left” and “inhale” and “exhale”, but the rest is left for you to determine and refine. This workshop will give you tools to cue in an artful, direct and concise way. When the cueing is clean, the experience is free. Your students will thank you for never again...
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11/26/15, Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Practice, North End Yoga, Boston, MA

Thursday, Nov 26th 10-1130 at North End Yoga Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Practice 10-1130am Thanksgiving is often a mix of joy, stress, light, dark, food, family, reflection, fullness and gratitude. Spend the morning on your mat to connect to your inner and outer bodies and take time to breath deep, sweat and release. Ame will guide you through a blend of vinyasa flow focused on twists, sidebends and backbends (gotta make room for all that pie)...
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11/26/15, Thanksgiving Day Yoga, JP Centre Yoga, Boston, MA

Thursday, Nov 26th at JP Centre Yoga Ame is teaching an all-levels class Thanksgiving morning at JPCY from 8-930. Get some movement in before all the stuffing. If you can’t make this she is also teaching at North End Yoga 10-1130.
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11/7/15, Orleans Yoga & Pilates, Orleans, MA

Saturday, November 7th at Orleans Yoga & Pilates Pranayama: The Art of Interior Space 2-4pm 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 management, is basically the yogi super power. This...
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10/24/15, Freeport Yoga Company, Freeport, ME

Saturday, October 24th at Freeport Yoga Company Stand Well: Mechanics of the Lower Limbs & Feet Time TBA 4-6pm Oh the perils of being bipedal! Unlike our four-legged friends, humans put all their body weight on just two limbs. We add to that struggle poor footwear, hard pavement and unfortunate postural habits and our lower limbs take a beating. Issues in the knees, ankles and feet translate into the spine and the nervous system while...
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10/24/15, Greener Postures Yoga, South Portland, ME

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at Greener Postures Yoga South Portland Mad Props 1230-3pm 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...
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10/23/15, Greener Postures, West Falmouth, ME

Friday October 23 Greener Postures Yoga West Falmouth Sit Well 6-8pm Perhaps you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. While it’s true excessive time in chairs and cars can cause a whole host of health problems, seated yoga poses are among the most therapeutic and transformative of the bunch. The word “asana” actually translates to “seat” and the classic yoga texts describe only seated poses. This practice will teach you about the anatomy of...
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10/17/15, O Yoga, Syracuse, NY

Saturday October 17th at O Yoga Stand Well: Mechanics of the Lower Limbs & Feet Time TBA Oh the perils of being bipedal! Unlike our four-legged friends, humans put all their body weight on just two limbs. We add to that struggle poor footwear, hard pavement and unfortunate postural habits and our lower limbs take a beating. Issues in the knees, ankles and feet translate into the spine and the nervous system while inhibiting the...
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Boston Yoga School 200-hour Teacher Training SYRACUSE Fall 2015

Dates: October 2015-February 2016 Directed by Ame Wren Assisted by Tiffany Sisko Guest Faculty Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology & Conscious Embodiment) Kevin Courtney (Living Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Sutra & Yoga Therapy) Brenna Matthews (Touching with Intention & Sequencing the Softer Side) Hosted By: O Yoga Class Website: http://www.bostonyogaschool.com/trainings/fall-2015-200-hr-teacher-training-syracuse 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...
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Learning to See: Continuing Education with Ame Wren

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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Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training CAPE COD Fall 2015

Boston Yoga School/Orleans Yoga & Pilates 2015 Teacher Training A 200+ hour training for committed yoga students October 2015 – March 2016 Director: Ame Wren Assistant Director: Petra Ledkovsky Guest Faculty: Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy and Subtle Body) Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology, and Conscious Embodiment) Chip Hartranft (Sanskrit & Sutra Study) Terry Cockburn (Principles of Yin Yoga & Meditation) Chris Brenneck (Applied Anatomy) 5-day intensive October 8-12, Thursday-Monday, 830-530 daily Continuing weekends: Friday 530-9, Saturday...
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Boston Yoga School 500-hour Advanced Teaching Training

Boston Yoga School 500-hour Advanced Teaching Training Hosted by South Boston Yoga Directed by Ame Wren & Kevin Courtney Supporting faculty: Zachery Dacuk, Josh Summers, Chip Hartranft and Alison Sinatra This training is for those who have completed a 200-hour teacher training and are interested in diving deeper into the mission and meaning of teaching yoga. This training will be based upon in-depth study of the physical practice, yoga philosophy and the art of teaching...
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TRAININGS

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WORKSHOPS

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RETREATS