This immersion is perfect for teachers and students ready to create change and cultivate a deep commitment to self-evolution.

The Sacred Journey:
Yoga, Dharma, and Shamanism

50 Hour Immersion with Katchie Ananda

This four weekend immersion begins at the start of 2017 and will meet Friday-Sunday on each appointed weekend.

Yoga and dharma are both art as well as science, and this training focuses on awakening the heart and mind as well as liberating the body from misalignment and tension. Shamanism is a practice that taps into the unconscious mind in order to interact with the sacred mystery that underlies everything. Using shamanistic technique, we will listen for and call on our animal protectors, as well as other benevolent guardians in order to learn how to be in communication and harmony with all of creation.

Many of us sabotage our efforts to be happy with destructive, habitual patterns. We will use these spiritual traditions to incline ourselves towards happiness and freedom, like the setting of a compass.

Specific Themes:

  • Principles of Asana practice: How to practice “smart yoga”
  • Yoga Philosophy: How to make sense of complicated teachings
  • Wise Living: Learn the tools from the Buddhist perspective
  • Shamanistic Journey
  • Dharma and Forgiveness Practices
  • Tantric Philosophy
  • Vipassana and Pranayama
  • Vinyasa and Restorative Practice
  • The role of Chanting in practice
  • Take home work to continue the process outside of the studio.

Program Details:

January 27 – 29 | The Sacred Journey
March 3 – 5 | The River of Grace
April 7 – 9 | Skill in Action
May 5 – 7 | The One Who Knows

Fridays 6:00-8:30pm
Saturdays 12:30-5:30pm
Sundays 12:30-5:30pm

Namaste Berkeley


$1150 / $975 Early Bird

Early bird available through December 15.

Payment Plans Available. Email for details.


* Notice of Cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before January 1, 2017 will receive a refund minus $100 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER January 1. 2017.

Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga and dharma teacher who has been teaching as a full-time yoga teacher since 1991. She is certified in Integral, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga by Richard Freeman. A committed student of Vipassana Meditation, she has practiced with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist mentor since 2001. The co-founder/director of Yoga Sangha, a beloved yoga center in San Francisco dedicated to yoga and dharma, Katchie offers trainings, retreats and workshops in Europe and the USA, such as at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Esalen Institute. She often works with authors and activists and is dedicated to raising awareness about human and animal rights, the environment and social justice. Her leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world and she volunteered for many years at San Quentin, teaching Yoga and Dharma to long-term inmates.
She has brought her humor and stories to conferences, festivals and workshops all over the world and is loved by her students for her authenticity and wisdom. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Joshua and dog Leelou.