Savasana IntensiveCourse4.8 average rating (53 reviews)
21 days of yoga’s most transformative pose.
Pranayama IntensiveCourse4.9 average rating (74 reviews)
Building a home practice, one breath at a time.
Meditation IntensiveCourse5.0 average rating (15 reviews)
Embodying stillness, reflection, and presence.
Silence is EverywhereCourse5.0 average rating (6 reviews)
Practicing Restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation.
Office HoursCourse4.9 average rating (14 reviews)
Monthly mentorship conversations for yoga teachers and serious students.
$19 / month
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Transformation lives in this present moment.
Are you craving relief from the voice inside your head that whispers: you haven’t done enough?
Does your lonely, distracted, overstimulated nervous system crave relief?
Even asana can become a performance. But the silent space of Savasana, Pranayama, and Meditation help us shift into presence, empathy, and compassion.
The asana is not the yoga; the yoga is the residue the asana leaves in your nervous system.
From morning until night you are bombarded with stimulation, especially from your digital devices.
Incessant demands on your attention – from children, partners, housework, work projects, aging parents, or notifications, news alerts, emails, and endless text messages – corrupt your ability to focus deeply. Let alone move into a generative space for creativity.
This dynamic also leads to chronic stress (even burnout) which contributes to heart disease, hormone disruption, infertility, premenstrual symptoms, digestive disorders, emotional instability, anxiety, depression, insomnia and more.
The Industrial Revolution marked a shift in our conception of time. With it, time becomes a commodity. And when time is money, it can also be wasted. Because if you’re not producing, hustling, grinding, you must be lazy, worthless, broken. Sound familiar?
This Immersion in the slower practices of yoga (Restorative, Pranayama Meditation) powerfully re-wires your relationship to time and therefore the correlated concepts of productivity and laziness.
You need this now more than ever.
The techniques of yoga concern themselves with just this problem: how to focus the mind.
Restorative yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation reduce hyperactivity in the frontal cortex and help us to regulate interoceptive awareness.
When we practice (especially lying down) our brain waves change: shifting from Beta (active state) through Alpha (meditate state) into the deeper Theta (dream state) and Delta (sleep state).
More than just rest, these deep practices promote physical, emotional, and psychological healing.
Savasana is yoga’s most powerful pose. From the outside, it looks like lying down on the floor, eyes covered, doing nothing. But very importantly, you are comfortable. And in the Savasana Intensive you’ll learn several variations for fully supporting the body with props.
Energetically Savasana is about letting go on all levels: physically, emotionally, and mentally.
In this way, we use the in-born systems of the body to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for digestion, elimination, fertility, immunity, hormone regulation, and so much more. In our fast-paced smart phone-addled lives we have forgotten how to honor the body’s natural rhythms and requirements for rest.
Gentle. The focus is on befriending, rather than controlling the breath. Most of the practices are taught lying down, with lots of room for spaciousness.
The breath is a formidable tool for soothing stimulation and accessing the parasympathetic nervous system. The result: Pranayama invites an experience of relaxed openness into your being.
When we change the breath, we change the body. When we slow the breath, we slow the mind. And when we listen to the breath, we listen to the heart.
You can’t meditate without a body. So we start there. Asana practices prepare the vessel, and special attention is paid to helping you find a comfortable physical posture for meditation.
We then turn to awareness practices that bring your internal experience in the center of the brain, the heart energy, and the deep belly.
The course begins with just five minutes of meditation and students love learning this kind approach to easily establishing a consistent home practice.
An earlier pioneer in conscious rest, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, Physical Therapist, has trained yoga teachers since 1975. She studied directly with, and received a senior teaching certificate personally from, BKS Iyengar.
Amongst her 11 books on yoga, two focus specifically on Restorative yoga: “Relax and Renew" (1995) and "Restore and Rebalance” (2017). Many of her books are used around the world in teacher training programs.
Judith is also a passionate over-achiever who, as mom of three, and grandma of nine, understands the allure of busy-ness. But, she also deeply appreciates the urgency of slowing down, not just for ourselves but for our families, friends, and the planet.
She likes to say: “Savasana is a twenty minute gift you gift to yourself, and the world, at the same time.”
As a working mom of three-year-old twin boys, Lizzie Lasater, MArch, very much understands the necessity of sustainable self-care.
Lizzie is Judith’s daughter who began teaching Vinyasa yoga in 2004.
Trained as a designer at Columbia University in New York City, she’s passionate about producing digital yoga courses.
She lives in Salzburg, Austria where she writes her free weekly newsletter called Rest with Lizzie Lasater.
“Absolutely life changing.” - Vera
“As a yoga instructor I learned extremely wonderful, new and useful information for my students and me and my practice.” - Shirley
“As always with Judith, this journey was delicious, sweet and powerful!” - Véro
“So beneficial! Really enjoyed the slow approach, bite-sized chunks, and the gradual development of the material.” - Joy
“These practices are so simple but, yet so deep and profound.” - Cindy
“Wonderful. I have already started to integrate what I have learned into my own practice and also in my teaching.” - Enrico
“Beautiful, sincere, and packed with profoundly wise information.” -Stephanie
“Finding that all encompassing space within myself brings joy.” - Sylvia
“The wisdom shared in the course was invaluable! I love having it available for two years. - Shelley
The Immersion Immersion is a very clever name for a bundle of three beloved courses: the Savasana Immersion, the Pranayama Immersion, and the Meditation Immersion. Get it, Immersion Immersion? 🤣
Plus, when you enroll in this bundle, you’ll receive access to Silence is Everywhere, a three-part experiential guided practice workshop. So delicious.
Oh, and you’ll also receive access to the next six months of the mentorship program Office Hours. That means you receive the Zoom links to join live as well as the call summaries (download links and PDF notes) via email. These are audio or video conversations for teachers and serious students. Past topics include: Non-Violent Communication, Yoga and Anxiety, and Finding Comfort in Your Practice.
All of the courses are self-paced, which means you can relax and move through the material at your own pace. You have two years to access from the day you enroll.
You’ll also have access to our integrated online form to ask questions. It’s like a private Facebook group - without the advertising.
When does my course access expire?
We want you to feel spacious, so you’ll have two years from the day you enroll.
Can I receive Yoga Alliance (or similar) continuing education credits for this Immersion?
Yes! After completing each course in the Immersion, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion that you can submit to Yoga Alliance, or your equivalent organization. In total this Immersion includes 90+ hours of official CE credit.
What if I’ve already purchased one of these courses?
We’re honored that you want to continue learning with us. You can enroll in this bundle at full price and gift the duplicate enrollments to someone in your life. Please email email@example.com to discuss your options.
What is the refund policy?
We aim to create the highest quality online learning experiences and want you to be 100% satisfied with your enrollment. If you’d like a refund, please contact us with one week of purchase.
I’m tempted, but have a different question. Who can I contact?
Lizzie is available to answer your enrollment questions personally. Please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org