Yoga for the New Year


Yoga for the New Year

with Alice Kennedy

January 22-23, 2016

Graeagle, CA


Blazing Bright
Friday, Jan 22: 5-7pm

The magic of alchemy is generally known as “the power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.”  Frequently alchemy uses heat or fire to complete the transformation. This practice will be designed to warm our hearts, minds and bodies in order to let go of the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary.

Setting Sankalpa
Saturday, Jan 23: 2-5pm

What is it that you want most?  How do you get it and why don’t you have it yet?  Hip openers, twists and forward folds that will set fire to your intentions and help you see into the deepest part of your greatest wish.  Please bring a pen and a journal or some paper.

All levels are welcome for both sessions.

$35 each session before 1/12 or $40 after
Space is limited, sign up in advance.

Call (530) 836-1500 or email Emily

Trails Within website

Trails Within is a yoga and wellness center offering yoga, healing seminars, wellness workshops, backpacking retreats and more in the community of Graeagle, California nestled in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains.

Walking on Sunshine


Walking on Sunshine

Two Days of Yoga, Dharma and Song

with Alice Kennedy and Mercedes Bahleda

This weekend of workshops with Alice and Mercedes will explore the joy of music, yoga, and Dharma as a means to happiness and freedom. Two of the most basic and profound reasons to have a sadhana or practice, is so that we may be happy (ananda) and free (svatantrya), and be able to help others achieve the same. We will be looking at Tibetan Lojong scriptures on developing a good heart and how to care for others more deeply. The weekend will be unique in that you will have the incredible opportunity to expand your heart through music, wisdom teachings, and yoga…..all of which can open you up to the possibility of greater love and happiness in your life. By the end of the weekend, you will be walking on sunshine!

WalkingOnSunshine-webSaturday February 20 2-5 pm
Dynamic Yoga, Singing and advice on Developing a Good Heart

Sunday February 21 1-4 pm
Restorative Yoga, Singing and more on Developing a Good Heart

$75 (regular)
$60 (early-bird through January 30th/members)
$110 (full weekend)

To Register:

Breathe Los Gatos
14107-H Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Alice Kennedy’s levity and love bring a unique blend of hard work and play to the classroom.  As a teacher and student, she is committed to alignment ideas that support intuition, safety, depth, and healing.  This includes a deep acceptance of oneself and the broad range of human experience. She teaches teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and public as well as private lessons.

Mercedes Bahleda is a teacher and scholar of ancient Buddhist and Yogic texts, as well as a internationally known recording artist. Praised for her uncanny ability to shift people’s inner experiences with her voice, she is dedicated to helping people use their own voice, body and mind as a path to realization and happiness. Mercedes regularly tours internationally teaching and performing songs from her kirtan albums “Mercy Songs,” and “Path to Bliss.”


Yoga Nourishes and Heals


Fourth Annual Yoga Benefit
for Second Harvest Food Bank and NAMI of SC (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

This year we raised $3,559 for Second Harvest Food Bank and the National Alliance on Mental Illness SC! Way to go yoga community! Big thanks to Samantha S. Brown & Kelly Blaser for co-teaching with me, Cat Willis for donating the Tannery World Dance Center, Poppy de Garmo for use of her photo studio to mingle and eat post-yoga snacks, and Peggy Galusha & Susie Kavanagh Ramaekers for helping me out day-of!


With Yoga teachers:
Kelly Blaser, Samantha Shakti, and Alice Kennedy

When: Sunday, November 22nd 3:00-5:30 pm

Where: Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
1060 River Street #111, Santa Cruz

$45 minimum donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Tea and light snacks served following class.

As yogis we know that the practice can help heal our hearts, build community, and nourish us. At the core of the yoga practice is a deep desire to see all beings be happy, fed, and have everything they need to be free of suffering. As we move into the season of abundance, we have the ability to give freely to others.

Please join us this year for a very special group practice to benefit both Second Harvest Food Bank, and NAMI Santa Cruz.  Second Harvest Food Bank helps to feed our many hungry families in Santa Cruz County, and NAMI SC raises community awareness about mental health and provides support and education to communities and families affected by mental health issues.

Please arrive early and reserve your spot  by emailing:


Yoga Therapeutics with Alice Kennedy


Yoga Rx – Lower Body

Sunday, Sept. 27   2-4:30 PM
Therapeutics for the lower body

Yoga Rx – Upper Body

Sunday, Oct. 4    2-4:30 PM
Therapeutics for the upper body

Breathe Los Gatos
14107-H Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032

These therapeutic yoga workshops will include some optional hands-on work, touch, and anatomy that is like medicine for aches, pains, injuries, and tough spots.
The sessions will build on each other, so it is helpful to take both, but not required.

Single class: $55 regular, $45 members
Both classes: $90
For detailed information and to register:

Don’t Worry, Be Happy


A Weekend of Yoga Workshops with Alice Kennedy

July 10 – 12, 2015
Graeagle, CA

In this weekend together you don’t need to worry, just be happy!  We all possess unique and exquisite aspects of ourselves.  This will be a weekend of loving self acceptance, understanding, and laughter.  Through the hard work and commitment to the practice of yoga, combined with a weekend of community from near and far, we will all be uplifted.

Friday, July 10th
Well Rested * 5-7pm

A restorative workshop to nurture your body, and help you get settled (or more settled) your own relaxed nature and the beauty of the mountains.

Saturday, July 11th
Happiness Abounds * 9-11:30am
Shoulder Openers, Backbends, and Inversions meant to balance and open you, not knock you off your feet!

Revolve and Evolve * 2-4:00pm
Twists and forward folds to help you feel cleansed and grounded.

Sunday, July 12th
Yoga Rx (Yoga for the Upper Body) * 9:00-11:30am
Therapeutics for the upper body.  This will include some optional hands-on work, touch, and anatomy that is like medicine for aches, pains, injuries, and tough spots.
BONUS! Afternoon Hike * Sunday * 1-3:00pm

All levels of students are welcome.
Space is limited ~ Please register in advance by contacting or call (530) 836-1500. Your space is secured upon arrival of your payment to the studio, either by check or cash.
All 4 sessions: before 6/27 $120 or $140 after
Each session: $35 early/ $40 regular
Traveler Plan: $30 admin fee (Alice’s students)
Group dinner Saturday at Cuccias: $30

Book your stay:
Rooms available at Blackbird Inn (530) 836 -7325
Camping available at Plumas Eureka State Park
Please email for more info and recommendations.

For detailed information about directions, more accommodations, and food please click here.



Balanced Action Yoga Immersion and 200 Registered Yoga Teacher Training


When: Mar 14, 2015 – Feb 7, 2016

Where: Shakti Yoga Shala

More info:

2015-16 Immersion Teacher Training

Faculty includes Samantha S. BrownKenny Graham , Siri Peterson, Alice KennedyKelly Blaser, with special guests Michelle Bouvier, Dr. Mike Lane, & Rebecca Snowball.

100 Hour Immersion
Learn to integrate the foundational principles of yoga as applied to asanas, breath, movement and the understanding of philosophy. Deepen and refine your practice of yoga so that it becomes an even greater healing force in your life.

100 Hour Teacher Training

Through a powerful group process, learn the tools and develop the confidence to share this method of Hatha Yoga. Practice teaching material learned in the Immersion with others, and learn the central elements of teaching public classes with inspiration and precise alignment.

200 Hour Teacher Training Program (may be taken independently OR together to receive a Registered Yoga Alliance Certification):

Balanced Action Yoga’s Vision: “Honoring its roots in Anusara Yoga, Balanced Action Yoga is a heart centered form of alignment based Hatha yoga. BAYoga includes the full spectrum yoga experience- from dynamic flow to precise alignment based asana and therapeutics.”