Taking Refuge: Coming Home to Ourselves on the Mat


Devanadi is honored to welcome guest Judith Hanson Lasater for a unique workshop aimed to find refuge in our bodies on and off the mat. Devanadi teachers, Tanya & Chanti, are long-time students of Judith and encourage you to study with one of today’s luminary teachers known for her clarity, experience and passion for yoga. Don’t miss!

In this workshop, we will practice Active and Restorative poses, as well as pranayama and meditation as we learn to embody what refuge really means. And we will explore the statement that true refuge is an intention to move toward, not away from, ourselves”.

Taking Refuge: coming home to ourselves on the mat A 5-day Immersion workshop with Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT

LIVE in Person Event!

Dates: Monday-Friday, September 19-23, 2022
Time: 11-5pm daily
Format: Live in person
CEs: YES for RYTs – must attend all sessions
Location: Devanadi Yoga
Cost: $895

Audio Recordings: $90 (pricing option available at check-out). As this is a live event, audio recordings will only be made available to registered students. If students should have to miss class any of the days, they will be required to purchase the audio recordings and turn in notes to receive their certificate for CE’s.

COVID Safety Precautions: Devanadi follows the MN and CDC recommended protocols. After careful consideration, we have opened this event to ALL, both vaccinated and unvaccinated status. Show your vax card to enter the studio (or email it to us). Ms. Lasater requests that those who are not vaccinated will be required to do daily self-administered Covid tests and provide proof of negative results to enter the studio.  



Workshop Overview

workshop Description from judith:

It seems to me that we all have a great need for a place of refuge. But sadly the difficulties of today’s world can invade our consciousness at any place and at any time, mainly because of the Internet. It may not actually be harder to find the way and the time to live in a positive way these days, but it sure seems like it.

To help counter this, in our workshop we will explore the topic of refuge. What is it actually? Is it just running away? What does it mean to take refuge? And what can spiritual traditions tell us about the state of refuge?

I particularly want us to focus on how we can find our own special refuge in our lives right now, and how we can live grounded in that space of refuge every day. We will do this by short discussions and some assignments to think about outside of class.

But we will also deepen our understanding of refuge by learning about it on our mat. Refuge must not be just understood, it also must be felt in the body. What can asana, pranayama, Restorative poses, and meditation teach us specifically about refuge?

The first session each day will be an Active Practice of asana. The afternoon sessions will be a Quiet Practice of Restorative, pranayama, and meditation. Our awareness during the five days however will be on exploring, embracing, enjoying, and embodying our own Sweet Refuge.


Who is This Immersion For?:

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, AND dedicated students. Come with an open mind and be prepared to see your asana in a completely different way!

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations received 14 days prior to the start of the session will receive studio credit less $200 non-refundable cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of the session start date will receive no credit. This workshop WILL fill! Commit and sign up now!

Payment Plan*:

$200 non-refundable deposit, and we’ll run the balance on July 19, 2022. Please contact us if you would like to pay off your balance earlier: *For PAYMENT PLAN, YOU MUST SIGN UP ON A COMPUTER (not a phone/device) to enroll due to MindBody Online payment options

Policies for All Students

  • Cancellation must be received by Devanadi by phone or email
  • “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment
  • Fees, once paid, can neither be refunded nor transferred
  • No verbal commitments will hold your spot.


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