Continuing Education

at Bending Tree Yoga & Healing Center

Continuing Education

at Bending Tree Yoga & Healing Center

Continuing Education

at Bending Tree Yoga & Healing Center

We are proud to be a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider!

Join us for Continuing Education Classes online and at the studio!

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Our Continuing Education Classes are meant to be fun and easy giving you space to take your practice to your next level. You can earn continuing education credit hours with all our in-studio classes or online!

TAKING OUR ONLINE COURSES: We offer a few options. Hours are dependent on how many exercises you complete.

PAYMENT: You are welcome to complete any of the online classes free as a part of your personal practice. If you would like personal guidance and feedback, sessions are available starting at $20.

If you are interested in a specific amount of Continuing Education credit hours and/or would like personal guidance with the coursework please contact Karen at so she can make those arrangements for you.

Whether you need Continuing Education Credits or not, you are welcome to take any one of our virtual classes on the following topics:

  • Yoga Focus

  • Just Breathe

  • Chakras (in process)

  • How to Change Your Frequency (in process)

Yoga Focus

Not only during yoga class but in our every day lives there are a variety of sounds and we choose what we focus on. I call this your Yoga Soundtrack. It’s what you tune into during class as well as your daily life. Our ultimate goal is to practice our yoga in all aspects of our lives, not just in class. And, just by being aware of your “Yoga Soundtrack” it is a step in the right direction. It’s Ok if you allow that person next to you talking too loud annoy you; or the sounds of construction get under your skin.

  1. Being aware of it is the first step.
  2. The second step is developing ways to change your focus within, or your Yoga Focus. Your Yoga Focus brings you to a place where there is even-ness, calm and the feelings of annoyance, anger, frustration, etc., can be released.

How Do We Get There?

  1. Awareness — noticing what you are tuning into and how it makes you feel.
  2. Question Why — why is this sound annoying or soothing.
  3. Letting go — Whether a sound is soothing or annoying, our yoga goal is to remain even. If a sound is soothing, tune in acknowledge the feeling and then allow it to be released. If a sound is annoying, tune in acknowledge the feeling and allow it to be released.

How Do You Release It?

There are many ways to accomplish this and most times takes practice and repetition. Some examples are affirmation statements; meditation; or taking a deep breath — our breath is a most powerful tool to help us reset and let go.

Here are some exercises to help you discover what your Yoga Soundtrack is and find your Yoga Focus. Watch any or all of these videos in our Continuing Education playlist. Notice what you tune into.

How does it make you feel?

Practice along one of our podcasts, which have a variety of fun sounds along with class. Podcasts are on the top menu bar.

See what you tune into. Is anything distracting? Why?

Check out our blog Finding the Sound Within to help explain a little more about our yoga goal and living your practice.

Just Breathe

This course explores the power of breathing, the most important part of our Yoga practice. I find at times we hold our breath or breathe in a shallow manner without even knowing it and sometimes just need a little guidance to Just Breathe. This course offers a 3-part video series displayed below to help you get into a rhythm of the breath and explore how it can help you let go, release and also focus within, including tuning into your heart space. The videos are between 2-3 minutes in length and include special appearances by Yoga Cats. You are welcome to use these videos as a part of your practice for free. If you would like personal guidance online or in person, please contact Karen at