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Who is Ame Wren?

My yoga practice began, as it does for so many, in early adulthood. Throughout the years I’ve come to classify myself as a “yoga mutt” given the myriad of styles I’ve studied. I remain a dedicated student of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. My practice has taken different shapes over the years but has always been heavily influenced by intentional structure, alignment and breath. From the time I began teaching, combining precision and form with...
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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 20th~ Sunday afternoon August 23rd, 2015 Ame & Alison couldn’t be more excited to co-lead this third 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. We will be joined by a yogini chef cooking up incredible, hearty and wholesome vegetarian cuisine. During the day you...
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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 30th~ Sunday afternoon August 2nd, 2015 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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Costa Rican Yoga & Surf Adventure with Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews

April 18th~25th, 2015 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 home-cooked breakfast sourced from the garden and Costa Rican coffee. After morning practice you can spend your day...
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Mexican Bliss Retreat with Ame Wren and Joanne Flaherty

Saturday March 21st~ Saturday March 28th, 2015 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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For the Love of Nature Galapagos Retreat with Ame Wren

February 14th~21st, 2015 After leading retreats for 5 years, Ame is excited to be expanding her offerings to the Galapagos. A long-time traveler, lover of nature, animals and yoga, this trip is the perfect opportunity to combine a once-in-a-lifetime locale with deep yoga practices and community cultivation. We will begin most days with a sweaty practice to wake us up and prepare the senses for the day ahead. After our island adventures we’ll cool down...
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1/17/15, Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA

Save the date! January 17th & 18th at Dhyana Yoga
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Boston Yoga School 2014 200-hour Teacher Training on location at O Yoga

Directed by Ame Wren Assisted by Tiffany Sisko Hosted by O Yoga Guest Faculty Zachery Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology & Conscious Embodiment) Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy & Sutra Study) Brenna Matthews (Touching with Intention & Sequencing the Softer Side) 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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11/15/14, West Hartford Yoga, West Hartford, CT

Save the date! Saturday November 15th & Sunday November 16th at West Hartford Yoga
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10/25/14, Greener Postures, Portland, Maine

Save the date! Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014 at Greener Postures Yoga
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Boston Yoga School Fall/Winter 2014 200-hr Teacher Training

Boston Yoga School Fall/Winter 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Directed by Ame Wren Hosted by North End Yoga Assisted by Joanna Benevides & Brenna Matthews Guest Faculty Zachery Dacuk (Anatomy & Conscious Embodiment) Josh Summers (Core Concepts of Yin Yoga and Meditation: Theoretical and Practical Implications) Nicole Clark (Power of Touch) Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy, Living the 8 Limbs & Therapeutic Yoga) Alison Sinatra (Teaching the Softer Side and Holding Space) Chip Hartranft (History of Yoga...
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10/4/14, O Yoga Studio, Syracuse, NY

Save the date! Saturday October 4th, 2014 at O Yoga photo credit Rick Bern
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Italian Yoga Adventure with Ame Wren and Daniel Max

When: September 20-27, 2014 Where: In Sabina, about an hour north of Rome. Join seasoned teachers Ame Wren and Daniel Max 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 visit...
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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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Wanderlust Vermont, June 19~22nd, Stratton Mountain

I’m thrilled to be back at Wanderlust this year! June 19~22nd at Stratton Mountain, VT.
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6/14/14, Thames St Yoga, Newport, RI

Saturday June 16th, 2014 at Thames Street Yoga photo credit Rick Bern Sweat and Sequencing: Twisting Focus 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM You’ve probably heard that twisting in yoga asana is “detoxifying,” and that’s why you should do it. In this class you will learn and practice the detailed alignment of twists, including seated, standing and supine, and understand how to utilize your upper back and core when twisting. Beginning with a slow flow opening,...
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Teachers Retreat, Wolfe Island, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA

3-Day Advanced Teacher Training with Ame Wren June 2nd~5th, 2014 Shanti Yoga Retreat, Kingston, Canada Join Boston senior teacher Ame Wren for a few days of exploration into teaching, practice, purpose and potential. Each day will consist of a two-hour morning practice with a focus on intelligent and informed sequencing, potent adjustments and intentional alignment instruction. At the end of each practice, Ame will open the floor to discussion about the development of the class,...
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Boston Yoga School Spring/Summer 2014 200-hour Teacher Training

Boston Yoga School Spring/Summer 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Directed by Ame Wren Hosted by North End Yoga Assisted by Joanna Benevides & Brenna Matthews Guest Faculty Zachery Dacuk (Anatomy & Conscious Embodiment) Josh Summers (Core Concepts of Yin Yoga and Meditation: Theoretical and Practical Implications) Nicole Clark (Power of Touch and Working with Injuries) Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy, Living the 8 Limbs and Therapeutic Yoga) Alison Sinatra (Teaching the Softer Side and Holding Space) Chip...
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4/5/2014, Yoga Tree, Haverhill, MA

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at Yoga Tree Haverhill Align Yourself: Safe and Sustainable Vinyasa Techniques 1-3pm You love flow yoga. You’re a chaturanga-holic and you couldn’t possibly live without the sweat, surrender and challenge of a good vinyasa class. You plan to practice for a long time. If you meet this description, this workshop is for you. Come and learn techniques to avoid the most common yoga injuries (wrists, shoulders, hamstrings) and prepare a long-term,...
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3/15/14, West Hartford Yoga, West Hartford, CT

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at West Hartford Yoga Sweat and Sequencing: Hip Opening Focus 1-3:30pm Suffer from lower-back pain, angry hip flexors or impossible hamstrings? This class is for you. One of the most stubborn regions in the body, “hip-opening” can often seem vague and random. Beginning with a slow flow opening, this class will build on itself through creative variations on surya namaskar, alignment-heavy standing posture work, and the ever-important family of seated postures....
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2/28/2014~ 3/2/2014, Teachers Weekend at Orleans Yoga

3-Day Advanced Teacher Training with Ame Wren February 28th~ March 2nd, 2014 at Orleans Yoga & Pilates Join Boston senior teacher Ame Wren for a few days of exploration into teaching, practice, purpose and potential. Each day will consist of a two-hour morning practice with a focus on intelligent and informed sequencing, potent adjustments and intentional alignment instruction. At the end of each practice, Ame will open the floor to discussion about the development of...
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2/22/14, Greener Postures, South Portland, ME

Unraveling Padmasana: Secrets to Happy Knees and Hips Saturday, February 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm An often avoided and hated posture, padmasana, which translates into “lotus throne,” can be beautiful and freeing when prepared for properly. Learn how to open the knees and hips to prime your body for the actions of full lotus and its many variations, while maintaining awareness and listening to the your body’s resistance. It is not expected that you will get into padmasana,...
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2/22/14, Greener Postures, West Falmouth, ME

Master Class: Vinyasa with Deep Relaxation Saturday, February 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm This class combines elements of vinyasa, yin and restorative to create an invigorating, relaxing and deeply restoring experience. We will begin class with a restorative posture to ground and settle. Then we will spend time moving through flowing lunar sequences linked with breath to warm and loosen the outer layers of the body. The final portion of class will offer a few yin poses (deep...
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2/8/14, Uptown Body, Falmouth, MA

Hosted by Yoga Girl Cape Cod, Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Sweat and Sequencing: Hip Opening Focus Suffer from lower-back pain, angry hip flexors or impossible hamstrings? This class is for you. One of the most stubborn regions in the body, “hip-opening” can often seem vague and random. Beginning with a slow flow opening, this class will build on itself through creative variations on surya namaskar, alignment-heavy standing posture work, and the ever-important family of seated...
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New Year’s Day Detox Flow at North End Yoga

Saturday, January 1st, 2014 1:30-3:30pm www.northendyoga.com New Years Day Detox Flow Join Ame Wren on New Year’s Day to get on with the new and out with the old. Ame will lead you through a class focused on twisting, hip opening and the firing up of Agni, or core strength, to create internal heat. Through bandha work, core transitions and specific anatomical and breathing cues, you will sweat your way into a deeper understanding of how to move...
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12/31/13, New Year’s Eve, North End Yoga, Boston, MA

December 31st 10pm to 12:05am at North End Yoga Embrace 2014 with Ame’s annual New Year’s Eve class. We will begin at 10pm with a few quiet moments to reflect on 2013. 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 a bit of yin and restorative to prepare the body and mind...
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11/28/13, Thanksgiving Day at North End Yoga, Boston, MA

Thursday, November 28th 10-11:45 at North End Yoga (photo by Rick Bern) 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 60 minutes of vinyasa flow focused on twists, sidebends and backbends (gotta make room for all that pie) followed...
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11/2/2013, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Four workshops Saturday November 2nd & Sunday November 3rd, 2013 at Old Ottawa South Community Centre, hosted by Body and Balance Saturday, Nov. 2rd Core Focus/Breath and Bandhas: Tools to Ignite Your Yoga Practice 2 to 4pm Cost $60 In this workshop, Ame will explore the uses of pranayama and bandha engagement to create deeper strength and connection within asana practice. Through a sequence tailored to cultivate understanding of the 3 bandhas- mula, uddiyana, and...
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Boston Yoga School Fall/Winter 2013 Teacher Training

Boston Yoga School Fall 2013 Yoga Teacher Training Directed by Ame Wren Hosted by North End Yoga Assisted by Joanna Benevides & Brenna Matthews Guest Faculty Zachery Dacuk (Anatomy & Conscious Embodiment) Josh Summers (Core Concepts of Yin Yoga and Meditation: Theoretical and Practical Implications) Nicole Clark (Power of Touch) Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy) Alison Sinatra (Teaching the Softer Side) Alex Auder (Practical Adjustments for the Modern Vinyasa Class) Chip Hartranft (Yoga Sutra Study) North...
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9/29/2013, North End Yoga, Boston, MA

Sunday, September 29th at North End Yoga Sirsasana A & B : Secrets to a Safe and Sustainable Heastand Practice 1:15-3:30pm Sirsasana is known as the “king” of asanas. When done well this pose strengthens and aligns the shoulder girdle and upper spine, aids respiration and digestion and literally turns your world upside down. In this workshop, Ame will break down sirsasana a & b as well as teach you the proper preparations and modifications...
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