What’s better than a vacation? A yoga retreat! Join us for our 5th annual yoga retreat in the breathtakingly beautiful mountains of Leavenworth. Take time this summer to nourish your mind, body, and spirit at this lush weekend getaway! We invite you to join us for this yearly tradition to relax and rejuvenate with the Aham Yoga community!
Tucked away from downtown Leavenworth, we’ll be staying on the banks of Icicle River at the historic Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. It’s the perfect weekend destination! Find harmony with nature as we breathe in the purifying mountain air and enjoy peaceful, grounding yoga practice daily. This takes your tadasana (Mountain pose) to new heights! Pack your bags and come along for our weekend of friendship, tranquillity, and fun!
Yoga Retreat at Sleeping lady resort
June 28th to June 30th, 2019. Arrive Friday 3 pm, departure Sunday 2 pm
Who can attend:
The yoga retreat is open to yoga practitioners & wellness enthusiasts
Non-participating family, friends, children, and pets welcome to enjoy all non-yoga activities and lodging
What to expect:
Daily yoga classes
Yoga related workshops and discussions. The schedule will be up soon.
Other activities – hiking, biking, swimming etc…
Free time to enjoy all the outdoor activities the cascade mountains have to offer or relax at the resort
Lunch time together at the retreat!
Food & Beverage
All Yoga Instruction
(any additional food/beverage orders, optional activities, gratuity, and transportation are not included)
What to bring:
Yoga Props (block, strap, blanket/s)
Shoes for outdoor walking
Book and pen
We offer three types of accommodations: Single, double, and triple occupancy. For the best deal, bring a friend (or, make new ones) to share a room with!
All-inclusive prices per person are as follows:
Triple occupancy – $535/participant
Double occupancy – $585/participant
Single occupancy – $700
*Pets and non-participating members are welcome as well. They will enjoy all boarding and lodging facilities and meals but will not be included in the yoga classes. Prices per person, inclusive of all meals, are as follows:
Pay the full fees or balance by PayPal or check. Details in the form.
If paying advance fees, please pay the remainder of the balance before the next due date
Download our Retreat-Registration-Form and follow the instructions as outlined.
The summer yoga retreat is being led by Arundhati Baitmangalkar. An international yoga teacher and the founder of Aham Yoga. All classes at the retreat will be open to all levels. If you have never done yoga, please contact us before attending the retreat.
Yoga Movie Time!
Any cancellations made before April 15 2019, will be refunded the full amount minus $100 nonrefundable cancellation fee.
Any cancellations made after April 15 2019, will adhere to our no refunds / no transfers / no extensions policy.
All cancellations made are
Any last-minute spots filled by Aham Yoga due to a participant cancellation will not be refunded.
Do you know how many yoga poses are available to us? Hundreds? Thousands? Legend claims that there are 84 million yoga poses! Many of these are unknown to us today, but there are still several thousand that have been documented for us over the centuries. Have you ever wondered what the benefits of these yoga poses are? What downward facing dog does for you? Why shavasana is so relaxing? Or why you feel exhilarated after a headstand or handstand?
If so, this event is for you! Every yoga pose we do affects every layer of our being; physiological, psychological, and spiritual. It is because of this deep integration that we sometimes feel super elated or a buzz after an intense yoga class – a feeling caused by the deep work of the various yoga poses. The physical practice of yoga consists of practicing and holding many asanas, or yoga poses, carried out in a special sequence. These look like mere body contortions to the untrained eye, but there is so much more to it!
By attending our ‘Benefits of Yoga Poses’ workshop you will learn not only about the benefits of your favorite yoga poses but also understand the power of yoga sequencing to efficiently get a desired effect. Think of it as creating a recipe for your mind and body – a little bit of this, a little bit of that to create the perfect balance and harmony.
· The different categories of yoga poses
· Benefits of many yoga poses
· Smart yoga pose sequencing
· A deeper understanding of all yoga poses
· Understand the ability to enhance your own yoga practice
Who should attend benefits of yoga?
Yoga students of all levels
Yoga teachers (CEU credits available for RYT Yoga Alliance teachers)
Anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of how yoga poses work
Students who are curious to start yoga practice
What to bring to class:
Arundhati Baitmangalkar (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and lead teacher of Aham Yoga. In addition, she has her yoga blog, “Living Yoga” which is recognized as one of the leading yoga blogs on the web. She also runs her own YouTube channel where you can find free yoga videos helping you grow your yoga practice. Arundhati is known for her attention to detail, precision in teaching yoga and humor. She makes everyone feel successful and seen in their yoga practice.
There are several upcoming workshops to choose from… details coming soon!
If you love doing yoga at your yoga studio, and you want to reap more benefits of yoga practice – have you considered doing yoga at home? For those days when you’re not able to make it to the studio, having a home practice is an important part of deepening your practice and maintaining prolonged good health and well-being. Equip yourself with yoga know how so you’re able to do yoga at home efficiently and regularly. Our most popular yearly offering, join Arundhati for this in-depth workshop on how to create a consistent home yoga practice. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of our home yoga practice session as well as a complimentary home yoga sequence!
Saturday, January 26th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
$40 (early bird until January 12th)Regular Price $50 or Buy a bundle! Purchase 3 workshops for$105 (discounted price of $35 each)
Who should attend:
Yoga teachers and teacher trainees (CE credits available for RYT Yoga Alliance teachers)
Anyone who wants to live a healthier life
What to bring to class:
Your own yoga mat
Notebook and pen
Wear yoga clothes we will be moving
How to build your home yoga practice
Arundhati Baitmangalkar (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and lead teacher of Aham Yoga. In addition, she has her yoga blog, “Living Yoga” which is recognized as one of the leading yoga blogs on the web. She also runs her own YouTube channel where you can find free yoga videos helping you grow your yoga practice. Arundhati is known for her attention to detail, precision in teaching yoga and humor. She makes everyone feel successful and seen in their yoga practice. This workshop was offered over 4 years ago to a small group of yoga students who were interested in doing yoga at home when Arundhati traveled back to study yoga. It was an instant success and we have continued to offer it since then every year. To help more people do yoga anytime and anywhere.
There are several upcoming workshops to choose from… details coming soon!
Aham Yoga turns 5 this October! We can hardly believe it. It seems like yesterday when our doors opened. We would love to celebrate this milestone with YOU! Our wonderful, kind and loving yoga community. We have a bunch of fun events lined up for the 5th-anniversary celebrations…
Yoga Movie Night & Potluck…
For a change we step off our yoga mats and out of our yoga pants, to enjoy an evening of good food, good people, watch yoga movies, sip, snack and hang out with our yoga buddies and yoga teachers. Open to all, it’s a community potluck so feel free to bring a dish to share!
Date: October 14th, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: Aham Yoga
Open to all but RSVP needed. Early RSVP enter the raffle to win lucky prizes.
Annual Yoga Challenge
This is so easy, anyone can do this. For 2 full weeks, we will post a new yoga pose every day on Facebook and Instagram. First thing every morning. You just have to do the same yoga pose and post it on your social media with these hashtags #ahamyoga #domoreyoga #livingyoga #yogachallenge. Post every day before midnight and you can win some exciting prizes and be featured on our social media too. For brownie points and more prizes tag a friend every day to do the yoga challenge with you every day and win special prizes for sharing yoga with your buddies.
Starts – October 1st to 14th…
Where – Aham Yoga Facebook and Instagram
Winners will be announced in our yoga movie night party (details above) and via Facebook live!
T-shirt slogan contest
Want to win a free, cool yoga T-shirt? Submit your favorite yoga slogan on our Facebook post or in studio…and win a free T-shirt if your slogan gets picked! Contest runs from September 17th to September 23rd, 2018! Winners will be announced via Facebook and Instagram.
Launch Monthly Community Class
As part of our 5th-year-anniversary celebrations, we are launching a new community yoga class every month! This class is scheduled for the last Sunday of every month at 4 pm. All participants welcome. No class fee. Donations welcome. Details on Facebook and Instagram every month. First class on October 28th at 4 pm.
One of the bonuses of being in the Pacific Northwest is all of the beautiful opportunities to hike and enjoy nature at its finest during the summer months! Whether you are an avid hiker or a complete novice, our summer hike and yoga event will be perfect for you.
Do you enjoy the great outdoors, and reaping the countless benefits that nature has to offer? Have you ever considered taking your yoga mat outside the yoga studio or home? Pairing the natural beauty with your practice of yoga? If so, consider joining us as we take our mats from the studio out into nature for our Summer Hike and Yoga event.
The 2.2-mile trail to Barclay Lake starts directly from the parking lot. For most of its course, the trail follows the path of Barclay Creek, which is tucked into a narrow valley between Gunn and Merchant Peaks to the north and Baring Mountain to the south.
The trail gains a net 200 feet of elevation over its course to the lake, though there is enough up-and-down to keep you from getting bored. You will see Douglas firs, western hemlocks, and red cedars, some of which are surviving old-growth specimens. Watch for mushroom species, maidenhair ferns, queen’s cup, trillium, salmonberry, and bunchberry. If you look up, you will catch peek-a-boo vistas of the mountains to the north.
At the 1.2-mile mark, crossover Barclay Creek on a log bridge with a single railing. Baring Mountain’s precipitous and rocky northern face suddenly dominates the view. Take in the reflections of evergreens, sky, and Baring in the lake’s peaceful waters.
Summer Hike and yoga by Aham Yoga
What you will need for Summer Hike and Yoga
Yoga Mat: Bring your own yoga mat, preferably one that you can put down on the ground and you won’t mind getting it dirty. Remember yoga mats can be cleaned. We recommend a thin blanket or big size towel to lay under your yoga mat. That way your yoga mat will be better protected.
Cap, Hat, Sunglasses: Depending on the weather that day, we could be exposed to the sun. So carry your cap, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc…whatever you need when you hike outdoors
Face towel and water: It will get hot, so carry your towel for your yoga practice and water for the entire hike. And any additional snacks that you may need to sustain the hike and yoga.
Bring a yoga buddy: To make your summer hike and yoga more fun, consider bringing a yoga buddy along with you
Summer hike and yoga by Aham Yoga
Other important details…
Register early. We have limited spots open.
Carpool options available if you are an Aham Yoga member
Parking tickets or permits required
Kids and pets not allowed
Click here for the map, directions and parking pass details.
We will start the hike together at the car park if you would like to join us. Or meet us directly at the campsite at the end of the trail
The yoga will last for 45 to 60 minutes depending on weather conditions.
We plan to stay for a short bit after yoga to take in the views, eat a snack and take some yoga pictures. You are welcome to stay or head back
After this, its back down to the car park
A detailed schedule will be shared closer to the date of the event
Summer yoga and hike pass is $25 early bird till August 15th. Thereafter $30
The hike starts at 8 am. Aim to be done by midday.
Are you one of those people who know meditation is good for you, you wished you did it regularly but just unable to create or commit the time to do it?
By now we have all heard about the wonderful benefits of meditation. It’s positive and profound impact on our mind and spirit. For centuries, meditation has been the goal to achieve a happier, healthier and calmer state of well-being. Yet, in this information age, with everything at our fingertips, we find it harder and harder to connect with our own beings. We have constantly pulled apart in multiple directions each minute.
At Aham Yoga, Arundhati is leading a 3 part introduction to Meditation this summer. We encourage you to make time to join us for this 45-minute class on the first Friday of each month. More details below.
Benefits of Meditation…
Enhances clarity of mind
Improves concentration and focus
Lengthens attention span
Promotes emotional health
Benefits cardiovascular health
May help reduce age-related memory loss
Who is meditation suitable for?
Anyone looking to lead a more mindful life
People who are stressed or anxious
Anyone looking to improve their life
People longing for a sense of calm and control
What to expect in a meditation class?
A seated practice. Props will be provided
Guided practice to develop inward focus
Come with no expectations or judgment
Your yoga instructor…
Your introduction to meditation series will be led by our founder, Arundhati Baitmangalkar. Read full bio here.
Sign up and other details…
This is a 3 part series. We encourage you to attend all 3 classes as they are interlinked. First Friday of June, July & August (exception made for July). Currently, we are enrolling for full series only. Please check back in a month for drop-ins or leave us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-ins.
Dates – June 1st, July 13th & August 3rd, 2018
Time – 07:30 pm to 08:15 pm
Tuition – $45 early bird until May 20th, 2018. Thereafter, $55 for full series
Cancellation/refund policy – this pass is non-refundable or transferable to other classes or workshops.
Pranayama is an ancient and integral part of Yoga – the yogic art of breathing. An ancient yoga practice that draws our focus inwards towards the breath, enabling us with various techniques that improve respiration, invigorates the lungs, improves brain function, feeds all other bodily systems, and helps to create longevity in our lives. Think of it as “poses” for the subtle body. Breathing classes are offered at regular intervals at Aham Yoga. And this season, we are adding restorative yoga to the mix. If you are always on the go, come indulge and restore yourself with our Pranayama and Restorative Yoga series with Arundhati Baitmangalkar.
What is Pranayama?
Pranayama is a seated practice where one intentionally, rhythmically, and rigorously works with the breath through guided instruction. The word pranayama means ‘extension of breath’ (prana = breath & ayama = extension). It is an inseparable part of yoga and is preceded by asana or the physical practice. To be able to achieve success in the practice one needs to have an established practice of asana. To get started with your physical practice, click here. The practice is subtle yet powerful, leading to numerous physical, mental and emotional benefits.
What is Restorative Yoga?
We work very hard and fast in our everyday lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to “rest”. Restorative yoga poses help you learn to relax and rest deeply and completely, During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.
Restorative yoga poses are typically done with the help of yoga props. Restorative yoga is not about strengthening or stretching. It is about receiving. It’s very important in a culture that suggests doing all the time to understand what it means to be simple, quiet, still and at ease within ourselves.
So come join us for this 5-hour exploration of it means to truly restore, rejuvenate and relax deeply.
To truly understand and experience the benefits it is best to sign up for the entire series. We are limiting the series to 12 participants only as restorative yoga will require intense propping. Drop-ins are available but only closer to the series if there is availability.
Date: May 8th to June 12th, Tuesdays 08:15 pm to 09:15 pm (the series is 5 weeks long, we have added an additional day in case people are out for memorial day long weekend)
Location: Aham Yoga
Tuition: $75 early bird for full series (valid till April 25th, 2018)
Pranayama & Restorative Yoga is for…
Anyone who is on the go all the time
Your work leaves you mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the day
You wake up feeling tired every day
Looking to live more holistically
New moms or dads
People with insomnia
Women with fertility issues
Women looking to conceive
Yoga teachers looking to explore more aspects of the practice
Things to know about Pranayama & Restorative Yoga Series…
Be on an empty stomach 2 or 3 hours before class. It is okay to have a light snack or a non-alcoholic beverage 90 minutes before class. An empty stomach will help you breath better and stay alert
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for this class
There is no physical practice in this class. So keep up your asana or yoga practice as it will help you sit more comfortably in the pranayama practice. And will increase your ability to relax more deeply and thoroughly
Only 12 spots available. So sign up early.
Your Yoga Instructor…
The series will be led by Arundhati Baitmangalkar. One of the few yoga teachers who teach pranayama regularly in the area. And is now studying and specializing in restorative yoga. Arundhati is the lead yoga teacher and founder of Aham Yoga. She is known for her attention to detail, providing personalized attention and making the practice more accessible to all. You can read her full bio here…
We host a build your home yoga practice workshop every year at Aham Yoga. We do this in the hope that more of our yoga community will start doing a little bit of yoga at home on their own. Attending this workshop is the best thing you can do if you want to do some yoga at home on your own.
Build your home yoga practice session will cover the following topics…
What is meant by a home yoga practice?
How to start a yoga practice at home?
Sequences for doing yoga at home
Common pitfalls of doing yoga at home
How to work around obstacles
Tips and tricks
Complimentary yoga sequences to take home
Who should attend?
yoga teachers looking for a fresh perspective
Schedule & Enroll…
Date: April 8th, 2018
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Tuition: $35 (early bird till March 25th) Regular price $45
Build your home yoga practice with Arundhati Baitmangalkar
Arundhati Baitmangalkar (ERYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and lead teacher of Aham Yoga. She also blogs about yoga on her blog called, “Living Yoga” which is recognized as one of the leading yoga blogs on the web today. She also runs her own YouTube channel where you can find free yoga videos helping you grow your yoga practice. Arundhati is known for her attention to detail, precision in teaching yoga and humor. She makes everyone feel successful and seen in their yoga practice. Join her to know more about how to do yoga successfully at home. CEU credits available for RYT Yoga Alliance teachers.
This workshop is best suited if you have some yoga background and is not for people who want to learn yoga. If you are new to the practice of yoga, we recommend you check out our beginners’ yoga series before attending this workshop.
All sales are final. No refunds or transfers available.
Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences that have existed for thousands of years. Rich with wisdom that teaches us how to live a better, mindful and healthier life. Enlightened beings understood that being a woman meant playing multiple roles in everyday life for a lifetime. Yoga and Ayurveda have given us many pearls of wisdom that we can use to deal with the responsibilities and challenges that come our way as women. Especially with regard to menstrual health. Showing us that there is a better way not only to live but to thrive.
Join us for a 4 part series of Yoga and Ayurveda. A new area of focus with every workshop. You are welcome to sign up for one workshop or the entire series. Each workshop will have equal focus on yogic techniques as well as ayurvedic concepts and practices. You will walk away not only with a deeper understanding but also ways in which you can convert the wisdom into simple, effective and powerful home practices.
Who should attend Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health?
Anyone who has menstrual issues
Schedule & Tuition for Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health?
Date: February 25th, Sunday
Time: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Aham Yoga
Early Bird: $55 (February 10th, 2018)
Full Price: $65
Full Series: $200 (early bird till February 10th). Full price $240
Presenters for Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health
Arundhati Baitmangalkar, Founder – Aham Yoga, ERYT 500, YACEP
Arundhati came to Yoga after spending years being a Bollywood dance instructor and performer while living in India. She is the founder and lead teacher at Aham Yoga, a yoga teacher trainer, blogger, entrepreneur and an eternal student of yoga. Today she is one of the leading Yoga teachers in the greater Seattle area. Recognized for her knowledge, authenticity, precision, and ability to simplify yogic knowledge to suit the needs of her students. She is a champion of women’s health issues and believes that every woman was born with a greater purpose of making the world a better and stronger place to live in. She teaches women health workshops often and looks forward to changing how women view their health and connection to their bodies.
Afrin Sopariwala, Ayurvedic practitioner, and coach, yoga teacher
Afrin has been studying Ayurveda since 2013 and has completed her Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Practitioner certification and Panchakarma Technician certification through Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Originally from Mumbai, India, Afrin has lived in Seattle since 2011.In Afrin’s words, “Ayurveda is a profound, simple, and unique system of health and well-being that considers the human being as a mind-body-spirit complex and sees each human as a unique blend of the five universal elements. Each Ayurvedic treatment or recommendation is unique to the patient in consideration, and that empowers people to learn about their own connection to the world and their health.”
Yoga and Ayurveda Series
Other workshops in Yoga & Ayurveda series*
Feb 25th – Women’s Health
May 6th – Conscious Living
July 8th – Pregnancy and mom’s
Sept 16th – Anxiety and Stress
*Details coming soon.
CEU credits are available for Arundhati’s yoga sessions from this workshop. 2 hours CEUs available for Yoga Alliance RYT 200 yoga teachers.
From day 1 of Aham Yoga, our mission has been to take yoga to as many people as possible in the local community. To make it accessible and to help integrate yoga into everyday lives of the community. As we head into 2018, there is no better way to kickstart the new year than an immersive morning of yoga practice, meditation, breathing and setting intentions for the coming year. We invite you to join us on January 1st, 2018 to start the new year with yoga. Let’s set an intention to #domoreyoga in #2018.
Below is the line up of yoga events at Aham Yoga. We encourage you to attend the full event or attend individual events. We have limited mat space available in the studio. So pre-registrations are encouraged.
#domoreyoga 2-hour all levels yoga class
A 2-hour power packed yoga practice that includes everything from sun salutations, inversions, balances, standing poses, seated forward bends, backward bends to Shavasana. The full spectrum of asana practice. This practice is suitable for all levels. Beginners and pregnant women are recommended to avoid this 2-hour class. Come with your mat, a towel to throw over props, a water bottle and the willingness to stay alert and in your body for 2 hours.
Yoga Nidra is a simple, yet powerful yogic technique. Be guided through a full body relaxation in Shavasana. Leaving you feeling calm, relaxed, refreshed. And enjoy the benefits of enhanced clarity and energy. This practice is open to all levels. Please come in comfortable, warm clothing.
Join us for an at home 31-day yoga challenge this January. All you need to do is watch our new yoga video every day and practice along with us for 31 days. This is the reward right here – the ability to step on your mat every single day for 31days. Each video will be just 10 minutes long and a fun home practice for everyone. If you would like to win something from us at the end of the 31 days and inspire other people around you to #domoreyoga in #2018. Then share a picture of any yoga pose from your practice or even a snapshot of the video and use the following hashtags to enter into our lucky draw. #domoreyoga #2018 #ahamyoga #yogaeverydamnday. Winner will be announced via Facebook live on February 1st. More details on our Facebook page.
Stay inspired with 31 best yoga quotes in the new year
We’ll also be doing a special social media campaign of our 31 best and most favorite yoga quotes to keep you inspired as you try to #domoreyoga in #2018. Just follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the best 31 yoga quotes every morning. And if you have a favorite be sure to share it with us via the comments section.
31 blog posts about 31 of our favorite yoga poses
We are going all out this new year. Find a new yoga pose released on our blog post each day. These 31 yoga poses are some of our personal favorites and they are what we practice and teach every day at Aham Yoga. These will be available on our yoga blog, ‘Living Yoga’ and will also be published on Facebook and Instagram.
Phew! We are excited to keep you doing more yoga in #2018. Are you willing to join us and #domoreyoga? See you on the mat soon.