Shadow Yoga In-Depth Studies:
Creating a Personal Practice

in Santa Cruz 

With Scott Blossom and Chandra Easton

Registration is now open 

You are welcome to "drop" into any of the first four weekend courses individually or sign up at a discount for all five.


shadow yoga intro workshop

july 15, 2017 | saturday | 1:30 - 4:30pm

pacific cultural center, 1307 seabright ave, santa cruz, ca

intro registration only


Shadow Yoga In-Depth Studies:
Creating a Personal Practice

2017-18 five month series

weekend dates
September 16 - 17
October 14 - 15
November 18 - 19
December 16 - 17
January 20 - 21
Saturday & Sunday 8-10am, 1-5pm

course description:

creating a personal practice
Creating a personal practice is essential to maturing one’s skills as a yoga practitioner and is an integral part of studying Shadow Yoga. While persistence and devotion are required, one also needs a flexible, creative set of tools and a solid theoretical understanding to meet one’s changing needs from day-to-day and to realize the inner potentials of yoga.

The once-a-month weekend workshop format will afford the time and space to delve deeply into the practical, philosophical, and energetic basis of the sequencing of the Shadow Yoga Prelude Forms, the “seed” asanas, and primary asana-vinyasas. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to utilize Shadow Yoga for personal growth, prepare the subtle body for the internal limbs of yoga, and address special therapeutic needs such as women’s and men’s health and recovering from injury or illness.

about in-depth studies
The Shadow Yoga In-Depth Studies course will be the first of a two-year program designed to offer students an opportunity to learn Shadow Yoga in a methodical way that will support a fruitful home practice. The first year will focus on foundational practices such as the three Prelude Forms, Kriyas, and Ayurvedic self-care. The second year will build from this foundation toward more subtle practices such as the “seed” asanas, asana-vinyasas, and inversions.


weekend location
Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave.,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Oct. 14 & Nov. 18 will be held at the
Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95061 

weekend topics

September 16 - 17 
Vyayamas (preliminary practices) and Introduction to Balakrama Prelude with Chandra

October 14 - 15 
Balakrama Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa and Ayurvedic Dinacarya for Yoga Practice with Scott

November 18 - 19 
Chaya Sanchalanam Prelude, Yoga for Women’s Health with Chandra

December 16 - 17 
Chaya Sanchalanam Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa and Energetic Alignment w/ Scott

January 20 - 21 
Kartikeya Mandalam Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa with Chandra and Scott



register now 

(for In Depth Studies only)

This course is open to all levels of students. Please note that the second year course will only be available to students who have practiced all three preludes.


in-depth studies 2017 payment options
One-time payment option: $1200 paid in full by August 1, 2017.

Monthly auto-pay option: this option involves one down payment plus automatic monthly payments. $500 initial deposit due by August 1, 2017. Then we will coordinate five monthly automatic payments of $170 via PayPal at the beginning of each month starting September 2017 and ending January 2018 for a total of $1350.

Drop-in Weekend option: students can register for any of the first four weekend courses individually. The tuition is $280 per weekend. We are not offering drop-in classes or partial attendance options.


refund & course withdrawal policy

Withdrawal from the program prior to the first weekend session is permitted; students will receive a full refund minus a $200 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the program has begun nor will any credits or refunds be given for missed sessions.

If you are enrolled in the monthly payment option, understand that you are agreeing to make the scheduled monthly payments until completion in January 2018.



Please contact Chandra and Scott at with any questions.



Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Aryuvedic Consultant. His primary teachers are Shandor Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, and Robert Svoboda, Aryuvedic physician and scholar.

Chandra Easton teaches Tibetan Buddhism and Shadow Yoga in the Bay Area. Her primary teachers are Shandor Remete and Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala.

Chandra and Scott live in Berkeley, CA with their two children. You can learn more about them and their work at