Whole-Hearted Living, Journey of a Yogi, Live Your Life on Purpose Programs, Emotional Intelligence



The Journey of a Yogi Program: The Yoga History and Philosophy

  • Dates: Fall 2019
  • Class Times: Fridays 5:45 (Check-in) – 9:00PM
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers, Jenna Bass, Rufus and Yoga in Anoka Staff
  • Location: Kamie’s Home NE MPLS
  • Investment: $499 register before Coming Soon… , after $529 includes a light Ayurvedic meal and tea

This module is designed for participants who are seeking to study the foundations of yoga history, philosophy, traditions, ethics of yoga and learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that continue to be relevant today. You will gain a better understanding of where yoga comes from including the various traditions and lineages and how these sacred practices can be utilized.

This module is a great place to get started with the basics of yoga philosophy, ask questions and choose a path to dive deeper. Participants are encouraged to dialogue, questions and discuss any and all topics during the program. We want to provide the foundation of basic yoga principles in order for you to feel more connected to the journey of yoga.

The program is open to:

  • students who want to dive deeper into their practice with a broader understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga
  • practitioners who want to complete a 200HR yoga teacher training program with the flexibility of four different modules
  • yoga teachers who are certified and want to build on their previous training and expand their knowledge through continuing education (CEU’s)

6 Week Outline: Each Week We will go over The Yoga Sutra.

  • Week 1:The Basics•What is Yoga?• 4 Yogas•Namaste•Om•Vedanta•Bhagavad Gita•Yoga Sutras
  • Week 2: First Two Limbs of the 8 Limbs•Yamas•Niyamas
  • Week 3:Continue the 8 Limbs•What is Hatha Yoga •Asana•Pranayama•Meditation•Bandhas•Dristi
  • Week 4:Finish the 8 Limbs•Pratyahara•Dharna•Samadhi
  • Week 5:The Practice•Mudras•Mantras•Chakras
  • Week 6:Bhagavad Gita Today•Yoga Sutras Today• The Two Dharmas•The Three Gunas

Sessions Outline:

  • 5:45-6:00 pm Settle in with tea
  • 6:00-6:30 pm Check in and Light Meal
  • 6:30-6:45 pm Clean up Prepare for Lecture
  • 6:45-8:00 pm Lecture
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Break/Tea/Prep for Practice
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Do the Work/Discussion
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Closing/Homework and Questions

By the end of the session participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga ethical principles that root yoga as a practice and philosophy
  • classical yoga, modern yoga, history and philosophy
  • different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jhana and Karma
  • the history of yoga, its styles, sutras, and ancient texts
  • Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva
  • an introduction to pranayama (breath work), meditation, chakras, mantras, mudras, chakras, Ayurveda
  • mindfulness and perspective

You will also accumulate:

  • 18 classroom hours and 6 home-study hours
  • continued education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance or apply to 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • biweekly yoga, pranayama, and meditation practices
  • build a community of like-minded seekers who share your journey
  • explore and reflect your personal journey with journaling
  • knowledge of the concepts of philosophy that you can apply today
  • course notes, literature and multimedia for further studies

Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!

  • Dates: Fall 2019!
  • Location: Kamie’s Home NE MPLS
  • Class Times: Coming Soon!
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers and Jenna Bass
  • Investment: $719 register before Coming Soon… , after $749 includes an Ayurvedic Meal and Tea

Learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking

In our small group sessions, Kamie will teach spirituality through a mixture of eastern and western philosophy that is easy to apply to your daily life. Her personal practice is in the Christian faith but she has gained a very open perspective on religion and spirituality through years of personal challenge, education, study, and growth. To attend, you do not have to be religious, but you must have an open mind about a spiritual life and the connection of us as humans to a source that is greater than us.

The first steps to personal growth is awareness of obstacles that need to be removed and changes that need to be made in order to grow. In our sessions, you will learn the keys to happiness, mindfulness, balance, energy and more. Our journey will be through virtues of life through the Yamas and Niyamas of the yoga philosophy, to find more ease and flow through your life. She has studied these ancient practices and found a link between to their traditional structures to make them easier to apply to modern lifestyles. The virtues of life consist of love and forgiveness, courage and gratitude, compassion and truthfulness, dedication and commitment, patience and understanding, self-discipline and wisdom, and surrender.

Yamas are ethical standards to conduct our lives. Niyamas translate as observances through self-discipline and spiritual practices. Often guidelines to ethical conduct leave us feeling overwhelmed, defeated, or boxed into a set of unrealistic rules.

The Yama and Niyama practices do not limit us from living life, but instead, enhance the deeper meaning of happiness and joy. These practices open us up to life many possibilities, supporting us on our personal journey of growth. It is our habits that limit our understanding, keeping us stagnant with our full potential out of reach.

Over the 12 weeks, Kamie will offer practices and guidance that she has used through her education, practiced in her personal life, and has used to support her clients in their personal growth. The practices are realistic and easy to incorporate into your life, with long-lasting, life-changing benefits. Remember that making effective changes takes discipline, routine, and accountability. According to research, it takes 21 days to change a habit and more to build a long-lasting change and routine.

Consistent practice is the key to change and personal growth. You will learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking.

6 Week Outline:

  • Week #1
    • (Ahimsa) Peacefulness and Compassion: Happiness begins with awareness. By becoming peaceful, we experience inner harmony and all our discord ceases. Sutra ii.35
  • Week #2
    • (Satya) Truthfulness and Integrity: Integrity creates courage. When we are established in truthfulness, our thoughts and words manifest effortlessly. Sutra ii.36
    • (Astheya) Generosity and Honesty:Giving creates true wealth. When firmly anchored in generosity, all prosperity comes. Sutra ii.37
  • Week #3
    • (Brahmacharya) Self-control and Moderation of Vitality: Vitality is increased through moderation. Dedicated to self-control, great energy is gained. Sutra ii.38
    • (Aparigraha) Awareness of Abundance and Gratitude: Gratitude brings abundance. Overcoming envy and fear, we cultivate appreciation and understanding the true purpose of our lives. Sutra ii.39
  • Week #4
    • (Saucha) Purity and Simplicity: Live the simple life. By cultivating purity of the heart, mastery over the senses and one-pointed thought are achieved. Then, one becomes fit to behold the soul. Sutra ii.40-ii.41
    • (Santosha) Contentment and Composure: Accepting what is leads to contentment. Though contentment, ultimate happiness is achieved. Sutra ii.42
  • Week #5
    • (Tapas) Right Action and Discipline: Discipline to reveal truth. Right and fervent actions facilitate mastery over the senses and reveal the true self within. Sutra ii.43
    • (Svadhaya) Self-Reflection and Soul Searching: Discovery through self-study. Through study of sacred texts and introspection, one communes with the divine self. Sutra ii.44
  • Week #6
    • (Ishvara Pranidhana) Devotion and Surrender: Surrender into love. Absolute devotion and surrendering to the divine enables soul freedom. Sutra ii.45

Sessions Outline:

  • 8:45AM Settle in and Tea
  • 9:00 – 9:45AM Opening Mediation and Practice
  • 9:45 – 10:00AM Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00AM Lecture: Part 1
  • 11:00 – 11:10AM Break
  • 11:10 – 12:30PM Lecture: Part 2
  • 12:30 – 1:00PM Lunch and Build Community
  • 1:00 – 1:30PM Homework and Closing for the session

You will receive:

  • Ayurvedic daily routine practices (dinacharya) and lifestyle practices
  • Yoga and other physical practices
  • Meditation techniques that are easy to apply
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Stress management techniques
  • You will receive a variety of practices along with lecture notes and home study

*The Whole Hearted Living and The Journey of a Yogi Program are a part of our Whole Hearted Yogi Teacher Training Program 200HR and can be taken on its own or towards a certification. For more information about teacher training.


Live Your Life on Purpose Program: Learn How to Reduce Stress, Manage Your Weight, Proper Exercise for Your Life, and Restful Sleep

  • Dates: Details and Online Program Coming soon!
  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Class Times: Coming Soon!
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers and Jenna Bass
  • Investment: Coming Soon!

Did you know that your stress level, the amount of sleep you get, and your perception of life influence your weight and how much you enjoy life? What if you could have a vivacious physical body, abundance of energy, clear mind, balanced emotions, and abounding joy? How would you feel? What would you do? You have only one body. Ayurvedic wisdom and chronobiology (circadian cycles) teach us that we are designed to flow with nature. Live to your greatest potential with peak health through properly timed diet, exercise, stress management, and sleep. Learn how to align with nature’s wisdom through practical daily routines and simple life hacks for the life you have always wanted. Equip yourself with the tools to help in areas of sleep, diet, exercise, and stress management. Learn how habits such as overworking, skipping meals, trying to catch up on sleep, and perception of life and stress cause weight gain and dissatisfaction.

  • Physical – diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, body health
  • Emotional – self-regulation of emotions, reactions to the world around us, awareness and open perspective
  • Mental – resilience, attention, focus, problem-solving
  • Relationship – investing in quality relationships, nourishing one another.
  • Spiritual – core values, perspective of others’ values, intention, intuition, life purpose, service to others, awareness of something larger than oneself

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mind settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” – Lao-Tzu

Learn how to manage your weight, get better sleep, reduce stress and enjoy your life.

Included in Full Program:

  • 1 (1 hour) Ayurvedic Session with Kamie
  • Ayurvedic meal for each session
  • Contact time with Kamie over the 12 weeks. Questions and personalization the program
  • Full program outline with handouts and weekly tracking charts
  • 3.5 hours per session
  • Guided meditations/yoga nidra/other practices
  • Morning workout session 8:30-9:30AM

Short Form and Online Options coming soon! 


Individual Wellness Events that are a part of the Live Your Life on Purpose Program and are offered throughout the year. See list below. 


Emotional Intelligence: Fear, Aggression, Sadness, and Shame

  • Dates: More information coming Soon!! NEW Program will Start in the Fall of 2019
  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Class Times: Coming Soon!
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers and Jenna Bass
  • Investment: Coming Soon!

4 Week focus:

  • Week 1: Fear/Anxiety
  • Week 2: Aggression/Anger
  • Week 3: Depression/Sadness
  • Week 4: Shame/Judgement

By the end of this program, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How the above topics influence your life.
  • Understand what emotional intelligence is and why.
  • The elements of emotional intelligence. Awareness, Self-Monitoring, Authenticity, Empathy, Integrity, Adaptability
  • Daily practices to build emotional intelligence and to gain perspective of your triggers.
  • Practices to do while in the “heat” of the above topics.
  • Building a strong foundation for personal growth and optimal wellness.

Event Calendar at the Studio in Anoka – Click Here For Individual Class Description – Ayurveda and Wellness Event Calendar.