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...

Italian Yoga Adventure with Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney

When: September 26~Oct 3, 2015 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...

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...

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...

5/8/2015, Yoga Tree, Haverhill, MA

Save the date! Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Yoga Tree in Haverhill, MA

Costa Rican Yoga & Surf Adventure with Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews

April 18th~25th, 2015 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...

4/11/2015, Thames St Yoga, Newport, RI

Save the date! Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at Thames St Yoga in Newport, RI

Mexican Bliss Retreat with Ame Wren and Joanne Flaherty

Saturday March 21st~ Saturday March 28th, 2015 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—-...

3/6/2015, Treetop Yoga, Gloucester, MA

Save the date! Friday, March 6, 2015 at Treetop Yoga in Gloucester, MA

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...

1/31/2015, O Yoga, Syracuse, NY

Save the date! Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at O Yoga in Syracuse, NY

1/22/2015, Thames St Yoga, Newport, RI

Save the date! Friday, January 23rd, Thames St Yoga in Newport, RI

1/16/15 & 1/17/15, Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA

Save the date! January 16th & 17th at Dhyana Yoga

1/3/2015, Centerville Yoga, Centerville, MA

Save the date! Saturday, Januard 3rd at Centerville Yoga in Centerville, MA

1/2/2015, Orleans Yoga & Pilates, Orleans, MA

Save the date! Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at Orleans Yoga & Pilates in Orleans, MA

Nicaragua Holiday Getaway with Ame Wren & Alison Sinatra

Sunday December 7th~ Saturday December 13th, 2014 This holiday season instead of indulging in sub-par baked goods, mindless shopping and reindeer sweaters, you could escape to Nicaragua with Ame Wren & Alison Sinatra for 6 days of yoga & beach bliss. Nicaragua is the largest (and safest) country in Central America and boasts pristine shorelines, incredible surf breaks, tropical forests and perfect weather. Aqua Nicaragua is the ultimate retreat experience. Committed to community building...

11/28/14 & 11/29/14, Yoga Town, Ottawa, Canada

Save the date! Friday November 28th & Saturday November 29th at Yoga Town in Ottawa, Ontario

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...

11/15/14, West Hartford Yoga, West Hartford, CT

Saturday November 15th at West Hartford Yoga Breath and Bandhas: Tools to Ignite Your Yoga Practice 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 introduce understanding of the 3 bandhas- mula, uddiyana, and jalandhara, you will learn how to integrate them into your normal practice and subsequently transform your asana experience. From twists to arm balances...

10/24/14 & 10/25/14, Greener Postures, Portland, Maine

Friday, Oct 24th & Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014 at Greener Postures Yoga Creating Quiet Space: A Yin Practice Friday Oct 24th 6-8pm in West Falmouth Yoga teaches us how to settle into our own space and observe what comes up. In this class you will be led through a yin sequence intended to offer the conditions for reflection and release. Yin yoga is a passive practice consisting of long-held postures. By targeting the energetic body,...

10/24/14, Freeport Yoga, Freeport, ME

Intentional Alignment and Purposeful Adjustments For Teachers and Aspiring Teachers Friday, October 24th 2-5pm at Freeport Yoga In this workshop Ame will detail how to look at students individually and aid them in alignment and action catered to their body type. She will discuss tools you can use as a teacher (cueing, hands-on, intelligent sequencing) that will aid students in adjusting themselves over time. You will learn the basics of vinyasa alignment and assisting as...

10/17/14, Yoga Tree, Haverhill, MA

Friday, Oct 17th, 2014 at the Yoga Tree in Haverhill, MA Mad Props 6-8pm 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 in triangle. This will be a 2-hour...

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...

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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