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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Yoga For Managing Stress with Megan Piersma Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Yoga For Managing Stress
Friday, August 3, 6-9pm
a 3-hour workshop with Megan Piersma, ERYT500 and Becky Robison, RN & RYT200
Stress is an important part of being human. We need stress in order to grow, to accomplish challenges and boost our immune system, not to mention stress is what gives us the added physical edge during an intense situation where our safety is of concern.
However, most of us are now experiencing chronic stress and it's showing up in our life in a variety of ways. Abnormal sleep patterns, anxiety, depression, poor eating habits, loss of joy, lethargy, irritability, compromised immune system and increased symptoms in conditions already present within the body, such as autoimmune diseases.
Yoga provides us with so many incredible tools to help reduce our stress load and heal our body, mind and spirit. Join us for an honest conversation, an exploration of practices and plenty of much deserved guided rest. You will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how your body responds to stress and a whole pile of new stress-reducing tools to take home with you.
Your Investment For This Workshop:
  • $35 Regular Rate
  • $28 Members Rate*

*Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy:
All workshop purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes or workshops if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class begins within 48 hours or has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Megan Piersma Next held on Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 7, 2018 - Sun Oct 21, 2018
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
a 40-hour Yoga Alliance accredited training 

Lead by Megan Piersma, E-RYT500 & Restorative Yoga junkie
Assisted by Justine Schwab, Becky Michaelski & Hannah Wagner, (all at least RYT200)
October 7-21, 2018 > 34 Contact + 6 Non-Contact Hours
This training is for Registered Yoga Teachers (those that have already received their 200-hour certificate) or for serious students of Restorative Yoga. 
What this 40-Hour Course will include:
  • many opportunities to directly experience the magic and benefits of Restorative Yoga
  • the art of teaching, speaking and sequencing Restorative Yoga
  • the science of relaxation, the physiology of stress on the human body & brain
  • physical, energetic, & emotional benefits of this deeply healing practice
  • self-inquiry exercises and writing assignments
  • breathing practices, guided relaxation practices & meditation practices all designed specifically for inclusion in a Restorative Yoga practice
  • practice sequencing & teaching your peers
Full Schedule Details:
  • Sunday, October 7 > 4-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 10 > 7:15-8:30pm (attend public class)
  • Friday, October 12 > 6-9pm
  • Saturday, October 13 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
  • Sunday, October 14 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-7:15pm
  • Wednesday, October 17 > 7:15-8:30pm (attend public class)
  • Friday, October 19 > 6-9pm
  • Saturday, October 20 > a 2-hour slot for your small teaching group (time TBD)
  • Sunday, October 21 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-7:15pm
  • please note that these times may change slightly!
Your Investment:
  • Full Training Cost for RYTs: $650
  • Full Training Cost for non-RYTs: $585
  • $200 deposit to save your spot
  • Full retreat cost due by September 15.
  • Online Registration closes October 1. After October 1, please call or email to inquire about attending.
Training is limited to 12 participants. 
Megan Piersma, E-RYT500 & Owner of Deha Yoga has been practicing Restorative Yoga for over a decade and teaching this delicious practice for about 6 years now and she is thrilled to offer this course to the yoga community of Anchorage! Through her own restorative practice, Megan has been able to reduce the effects of stress, particularly on her gastrointestinal system, and sees firsthand the immense benefits of a regular relaxation practice. Megan's advanced training was through Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC and she gives huge gratitude to her teachers Tianne Allan, Judith Hanson Lasater, Anodea Judith and Cyndi Lee (among many others!). 
Megan & Deha Yoga look forward to diving deep into the practices of restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation with you!
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Divine Play 2018 - Oahu Yoga Retreat with Megan Piersma Next held on Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 5, 2018 - Sun Nov 11, 2018
DIVINE PLAY … a yoga retreat

exploring the practice of yoga & meditation amidst the sun, sand & jungle of Oahu

*** November 3-9, 2018 ***
A week filled with sacred ritual, yoga, delicious local vegetarian meals, lots of time in the water, under the sun, on the sand. Hikes to waterfalls, volcanic formations, chocolate plantations, fruit orchards, COFFEE. Snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing! Our home base will be on the northeast shore of Oahu at the Windward Retreat Center.
Our morning yoga practices will include chanting, traditional pranayama practices, alignment-based movement, and plenty of time spent in meditation. Our evening yoga practices will be a bit more fluid - depending on our group energy we might explore yin, restorative, gentle, kundalini, dancing, chanting... whatever calls to us! Every practice will be all-levels, with options to enhance or modify. :)
We will spend the week cultivating and deepening our connection, gratitude and love for the out-of-doors, for our yoga & meditation practice, for those we spend time with and of course for and with ourselves. This is a beautiful way to reTREAT yourself - on the island of Oahu with your yoga peeps!
Your guide(s) for this week of bliss:
  • Megan Piersma, E-RYT500, owner of Deha Yoga
  • Martha Piersma, E-RYT200, RYT500, owner of Red Bird Yoga
What is included in the retreat cost:
  • lodging
  • all yoga, meditation & movement classes
  • all on-site meals (3 per day, local vegetarian fare)
  • some off-site meals (depending if we are on a tour or if our retreat center has packed us lunches-to-go!)
  • all adventure & excursion fees
What is not included in the retreat cost:
  • your flight(s)
  • car rental (if you choose to rent)
  • tips for tour guides, kitchen & cleaning staff, etc
  • some off-site meals are not included
  • if there is anything extra you would like to do... get a massage, shop for gifts, etc.

Your Investment:
We are currently full, however, if you are interested in being put on the waitlist in the event that a cabin or room does open up, please email us at
Please note the "fine print" below:

Refund policy for Retreat DEPOSITS:
Retreat deposits are final sale and non-refundable.

Refund policy for Retreats:
Payments made toward Retreats are refundable up to a certain percentage (LESS THE DEPOSIT), depending on how far away the Retreat start date is.

> If start date is more than 90 days away = 90% refund to original payment method
> If start date is 30-90 days away = 70% refund to account
> if start date is within 30 days, no refund is given (this is because retreats are costly to host, plan and execute!)

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