Whole-Hearted Yogi Program



Whole-Hearted Yogi Program 

This program 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. The sessions combine a mixture of eastern and western philosophy that are realistic and easy to incorporate into your life, with long-lasting, life-changing benefits. 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.

Whole-Hearted Yogi Program is a combination of – The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy and The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!  


*This program is a part of our Synergize 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification. For more information – Yoga in Anoka Website

*This program is also a part of the 100HR – Whole-Hearted Yogi Program (Combination of Module 1- The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy and Module 2 – The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!)



Module 1: The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy

  • Dates: Coming Soon!
  • Class Times: Coming Soon!
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers, Jenna Bass, Rufus and Yoga in Anoka Staff
  • Location: Kamie’s Home NE MPLS – Pending Registration: To Register
  • Investment: $499 register before TBA, 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:

  • 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 Light Meal
  • 6:00-6:30 pm Check in and Eat
  • 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 this module, 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

Module 2: The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!

  • Dates: Coming Soon!
  • Location: Coming Soon!
  • Class Times: Coming Soon!
  • Faculty: Kamie Slegers and Jenna Bass
  • Location: Kamie’s Home NE MPLS – Pending Registration: To Register
  • Investment: $719 register before TBA, after $749 includes a light 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:

  • 9:45-10:00 am Settle in
  • 10:00-10:30 am Check in/Opening
  • 10:30-12:00 am Lecture
  • BREAK 12:00-1:00 pm
  • 1:00-1:15 pm Prep for Practice
  • 1:15-2:15 pm Do the Work/Practice
  • 2:15-2:45 pm Discussion
  • 2:45-3:00 pm Closing/Homework and Questions

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

*This program is a part of our Synergize 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification. For more information

*This program is also a part of the 100HR – Whole-Hearted Yogi Program (Combination of Module 1- The Journey of a Yogi: The Yoga History and Philosophy and Module 2 – The Whole-Hearted Living Program: A Journey to an Amazing life!)