Meditation Intensive

Embodying stillness, reflection, and presence.

A sustainable daily meditation practice that feels more human.

This course offers a practical path to the mystical. This is an approach to meditation that will lead you naturally to the realization that meditation is not just a mental practice, but rather a deeply embodied one. 

We will discover that while it seems like meditation is something we do with our mind, that is only just the beginning of what meditation offers. We need the whole body to meditate fully.

Judith Hanson Lasater and daughter Lizzie Lasater have found that this approach allows the “meditative state” to become something we experience more easily and spontaneously

This approach to meditation will leave sacred echoes in your consciousness, echoes that will gradually begin to be sweetly felt in your practice and in your daily life.

In the last few years, it has become widely known that the regular practice of meditation has been proven to have powerful and healthful effects

We also believe that it is an absolutely vital tool for living well in our overwhelming times, a tool which we can no longer afford to ignore.


Meet Your Teachers

Ph.D., Physical Therapist

Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of ten books on yoga, Co-Founder of the Yoga Journal magazine, received a Senior Teaching Certificate personally from BKS Iyengar, Co-Founder of the California Yoga Teachers Association, early board member of YogaAlliance, Ph.D in East West Psychology, and is a Physical Therapist.

M. Arch., E-RYT 200

Lizzie Lasater

Raised in San Francisco, and educated at Columbia University, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewelry collection, videos on YouTube, and Instagram. Lizzie lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband and twin toddler boys. 

Your Four Week Journey

This self-paced four-week online course offers a framework for shaping your meditation practice. Once you enroll you'll gain instant access to all of the material.

Each week contains the recording of a 90-minute webinar as well as lecture and asana videos, guided audio meditations, reading assignments, and mantra for daily living.

Week 1 focuses on finding physical comfort in meditation which infuses your practice with a grounded feeling of embodied relaxation.

Week 2 dives into gratitude which can transform your experience of meditation into a place to connect with spirit and harmonize the joy and sadness that live inside. Without this, meditation remains just another obligation on your long todo list.

Week 3 spirals down into the sacred pelvis. When you pay attention to what you are feeling in your belly, you are listening to the wisdom of the body. This leads to more clarity in life decisions, and the easy discipline to sustain a daily meditation practice.

Week 4 integrates the breath as a “mantra” to use during your practice and throughout the day. Learning this awakens your natural receptive state and innate ability to rest in every moment.

Course Structure

A blend of live and on-demand audio and video content:

  • Webinars

    These practice sessions were recorded live with students around the world. Each of the four 90-minute sessions contains a short lecture, guided meditation, and space for Q&A.

  • Four Lectures

    Each week contains a video lecture from Judith. These conversations move from the yoga philosophy of meditation, to cultivating gratitude, to the sacred energy of the pelvis, and finally to integrating meditation into our daily lives.

  • Asana Practice

    Is the physical body required for mediation? Absolutely. This is a deeply embodied practice. Each week includes a video in which Judith teaches a few Asana that prepare us for and support our meditation practice. Great for yoga teachers!

  • Guided Meditations

    Each week, you'll also receive two guided audio meditation practices: one from Judith and one from Lizzie. We’ll begin the journey with an easy 5 minutes, and gracefully extend to 20 minutes by the end of the 4 weeks.

  • Reading Assignments

    The required text for this course is Judith's book "Living Your Yoga". Each week, Judith will suggest a chapter to read and focus on in your practice. A paper or digital copy of the book will work for your learning.

  • Life Homework

    Judith loves to offer ideas and "mantra for daily living" that help move our study of yoga off the mat and into our lives. This course is no exception. Judith will share weekly prompts to help deepen your practice.

  • Facebook Group

    You're invited to join our curated private community. We hope to create a kind corner of the internet to share our ups and downs with mediation practice. Participation is optional.

Five star reviews

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Fabulous

Genevieve McClendon

Thank you Judith and Lizzie for this delightful training! You both are a joy to learn from:). Grateful to find simplicity and kindness in my breath.

Thank you Judith and Lizzie for this delightful training! You both are a joy to learn from:). Grateful to find simplicity and kindness in my breath.

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Wonderful

Enrico John

Thank you for this wonderful course. I have already started to integrate what I have learned into my own practice and also in my teaching. Best regards from ...

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Thank you for this wonderful course. I have already started to integrate what I have learned into my own practice and also in my teaching. Best regards from Switzerland.

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Inspiring!

Tina DiCillo

One of the most important things a yoga teacher ever said to me was, "Pay attention to the sensation of your breath." That teacher was Judith, at a workshop...

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One of the most important things a yoga teacher ever said to me was, "Pay attention to the sensation of your breath." That teacher was Judith, at a workshop in Yellow Springs, OH. That was the moment that Pranayama came alive for me, in my body, as something to feel rather than to think about. This course helped me to connect even more deeply to the rich and always amazing practice of yoga. Thank you.

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Delicious

véro coeman darrou

As always with Judith, this journey was delicious, sweet and powerful! Thanks

As always with Judith, this journey was delicious, sweet and powerful! Thanks

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Useful

Shirley Mead

As a yoga instructor I learned extremely wonderful, new and useful information for my students and me and my practice.

As a yoga instructor I learned extremely wonderful, new and useful information for my students and me and my practice.

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FAQ

  • When does my course access expire?

    One year. Relax and take your time - that's the advantage of digital learning - you have unlimited access to all of the on-demand video and audio material plus webinar recordings for one full year.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    It depends. Some students will follow along live completing the course in 4 weeks. Others move more slowly, giving themselves time to integrate the learning into their bodies. In total you can expect to devote about 20 hours to the course material.

  • Can I receive Yoga Alliance credit?

    Yes. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 non-contact hours. After that, you can submit for continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance in the United States. If you live outside the USA, please ask your equivalent organization if they accept digital training as non-contact hours.

  • I'm not a yoga teacher and I don't know much about meditation; is this course for me?

    Yes! The course begins with fundamentals then moves into deeper material, which will dramatically impact your yoga practice and/or teaching.

  • Do I need to purchase any additional materials?

    We recommend you have the following: Judith's book "Living Your Yoga" (paper or digital), plus 1 sticky mat, 1 bolster, 1 eye cover, 2 blocks, and 5 blankets.

  • What if I'm not good with computers? Or on Facebook?

    No worries, this course was designed to be as easy to navigate as possible. We'll answer content questions during the live webinars. And we're always here to help with technical questions via email. There is an optional private Facebook group for this course.

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