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Advanced Training: Mindfulness Weekend

September 29th 6:00 PM - October 1st 8:00 PM
Location: One Down Dog Silverlake
Led By: Samantha Akers


Join Sam Akers, (C-IATY, E-RYT500, MFRT, Certified Mindfulness Teacher/Trainer) for this 18 hr signature training that combines the foundations of mindfulness with a look into what compassion is and what it is not.

We have been hearing all about “compassion burnout” over the last 2 years but compassion, true compassion, has no burnout. You will learn about the features of compassion in this training and the difference between compassion, empathy, and empathetic distress (commonly misunderstood as compassion burnout).

Once we have a more clear understanding of compassion and its edge states, we then learn how to presence our own suffering and that of others, with wisdom, boundaries, and a capacity for loving-kindness we may not have thought possible.

The heart of the training is learning to practice and teach an Introduction to Mindfulness class as well as weave mindfulness into different professional settings.

This training is only for those who have completed a 200-hr yoga teacher training!

Trainees will learn:

  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • History of early Buddhist Practices
  • Secular Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness & Trauma
  • How to offer Mindfulness in various settings
  • G.R.A.C.E training on presencing suffering by first regulating ourselves and then moving from a space of what truly serves
  • Exploring Inclusivity, Diversity and Constructs

Mindfulness invites us to be open, spacious and to remember to be in this present moments' experience, which is the only moment in which we can truly live.

Training includes practice, lecture, partner teaching and small group teaching.

About Sam:

Samantha (Sam) Akers, E-RYT-500, CMT, found yoga and massage when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia in 1998. Her practice began with Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra and brought her such incredible healing, she knew this had to be shared with others. Read more >>


September 29 from 6 to 8pm online or in person
September 30 from 9am to 6pm at ODD Silverlake
October 1 from 9am to 6pm at ODD Silverlake

Cost: $395

Please emailoddytt@onedowndog.comwith any questions!

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