Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Mental Health Workshop
to Oct 19

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Mental Health Workshop

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Mental Health Workshop

Teacher: Jesse Schiffmacher & Katie Cheadle
When: Stress 9/21, Anxiety 10/5, & Depression 10/19 
Time: 2-5pm
Location: The Yoga Mat Anaheim
Prices: $60 per workshop or $150 for all three *handbook included

Please join us for a three part series addressing the ways in which yoga, mindfulness, and mediation improve mental health. Yoga and Meditation instructor, Jesse Schiffmacher and Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist, Katie Cheadle will lead an integrative and uniquely curated workshop aimed to support you on your journey towards healing. The series will address the Stress epidemic, Anxiety, and Depression. We look forward to creating a space that will allow individuals to merge the powers of mind and body, using a holistic approach towards creating wholeness and meaning, and fostering an environment of self exploration. You will leave with tools, resources, and skills that will support you far beyond the end of our workshop series. We look forward to seeing you at the studio!


About the Teacher:
Jesse Schiffmacher (RYT) received her 200 hour certificate of completion from The Yoga Mat in Orange County. She took her first yoga class at the age of fourteen and fell in love. For the next ten years, Jesse continued to practice off and on when she was able to find the time. Two years ago, after discovering how much it helped her manage and deal with her depression and anxiety, yoga became a daily practice and ritual. The more time she invested into her practice, the more joy and gratitude she was able to find in her life. Now completely dedicated to self love and self care, Jesse is an activist for the healing powers of yoga, pranayama, and mediation in particular. Jesse specializes in vinyasa flow and incorporating breath work and philosophy into her classes.

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Inversion & Backbends Intensive
to Dec 7

Inversion & Backbends Intensive

Inversion & Backbends Intensive (2.5 hours)

Price: Single session $50 & ALL sessions $250 (last session is FREE)      
Time: 1-3:30pm
Dates: Saturdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, & 12/7
Location: Orange studio

This all levels workshop is geared toward building a foundation in handstand/backbend fundamentals; designed for the complete beginner interested in starting their inversion practice to the most advanced practitioner searching to elevate, refine, or strengthen their practice.

Applying a dynamic methodology; this intensive is both comprehensive and progressive in nature serving to build and develop strength, technique, total body awareness, proper form and alignment, and how to safely practice and fall out of inversions. 

▪Headstand, Forearm Handstand, Handstand
▪Wheel/Bridge kick-over (tick-tock for advanced students)
▪Strength & Flexibility

This intensive will bring out your true potential in both a fun and exciting learning environment! There will be laughs, play, and plenty of memories created in this space!

Prior registration is required! Space is limited!
It is recommended that you complete all 6 sessions to get the full benefit of this workshop.
*Bring a yoga mat, *yoga blocks (if you have your own pair), *water, and *bring **SOCKS**
*Please arrive 10 minutes before each session to check-in and get set up.

About the Teacher:
Heather began her career in movement at the age of 6 when she started training gymnastics. For 12 years she competed in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program in Southern California as a competitive artistic gymnast competing in all four events: bars, beam, floor, and vault until she was 18 years old. She has 8 years gymnastics coaching experience; working with ages 3- 18 in recreational gymnastics and competitive gymnastics. She dove for the Fullerton College Intercollegiate Springboard Diving team for 2 years during ’07-’09, using the One meter Diving board. Heather performed in the Pixar Play Parade for Disneyland’s California Adventure from 2013- 2014 as a high bar acrobat. In 2012 Heather began training circus arts; her specialty is aerial arts (working on silks, lyra, hammock, and trapeze) and hand balancing (on the floor and on 4ft canes). She began acro stunting and hand-to-hands in 2014 when she started training with other circus acrobats at the famous Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, CA. She also has dance experience in jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop dance and has choreographed competitive gymnastics floor routines, beam routines, and various different types of dance routines. As a professional acrobat/aerialist/choreographer Heather enjoys her time teaching and performing. At the start of 2016 Heather began her yogi journey; drawn to yoga as a source of healing, at first practicing only a few days a week, she quickly progressed into taking multiple classes a day. Following her yogi path she completed her RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Certification at Maui Yoga Shala in Maui Hawaii. Upon Heather’s return in early October she quickly began teaching yoga and meditation. Heather aims to serve all aspects of yoga in her teachings with love, compassion, and mindfulness. Her practice has a foundation built upon strength and technique, infused with healing modalities to inspire personal growth and transformation among her clients. Heather is certified in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga; specializing in alignment yoga. Her teacher training delve deep into the heart of traditional yoga and she has continued to enhance her yoga education by taking classes, workshops, reading and practicing other forms of yoga. She teaches in Sanskrit, applies sutras and mantras, intention setting; incorporating the 8 limbs of yoga, instilling pranayama (breath work), and adding a splice of mediation to her yoga classes. Complimented by her AA Degree in Biological Anthropology Heather enjoys sharing her passion of movement and healing with the yoga community and is eager to soar to many other heights.

Insta: @aerial_acrobat

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1)
to Nov 17

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1)

Teacher: Addie deHilster, E-RYT 500
Dates: WEEKEND of NOV 15TH-17TH, 2019
Location: The Yoga Mat, Anaheim

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th: 7pm-9:30pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th: 12pm-8pm
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th: 12pm-8pm

Pricing: $395
Early Bird price of $350 through October 13th, 2019

Yin Yoga is a unique combination of Indian Yoga, Taoist practices, and Mindfulness Meditation. The body gradually releases its habitual holding as the poses are held passively for several minutes at a time, affecting the nervous system, the body’s connective tissues, and its energetic pathways, like a form of self-acupressure. Concentration, mindfulness, and receptivity are cultivated in the poses, making Yin Yoga a wonderful introduction to meditation.

In Level 1 “Guiding the Practice of Yin Yoga: Foundations,” you will learn about the anatomy of the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia), the energetic system (chi, prana, meridians), how to incorporate meditation, and of course, the major poses of Yin Yoga. We will cover how poses can be adapted for less flexible bodies or injuries, and how to practice safely without over-stretching. Therapeutic applications of Yin Yoga will be explored, including how to design classes that address ailments and energy imbalances through the meridians.

About Teacher:
Addie deHilster (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) has studied Yin Yoga in Vancouver, BC with renowned teacher, Bernie Clark, as well as in workshops and retreats with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, the primary founders of this style of yoga. Also a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, she continued her studies in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in which Yin Yoga was included as an embodied meditation practice. As a certified yoga therapist, Addie brings a Addie brings a gentle, healing perspective to the practice of Yin Yoga, informed by current research on the biomechanics of yoga. Addie leads Yin Yoga teacher trainings regionally, as well as leading the 200-hour teacher training program at Spiral Path Yoga Center, the studio she owns and operates in Los Angeles, CA.

This training is open to current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin!

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200 Hour - Teacher Training
to May 9

200 Hour - Teacher Training

Teacher Training Dates:

Saturdays we are OFF: 2/15, 3/14, & 4/11
January 7th, 2019-May 9th, 2020
Tuesdays 7-9:30pm at The Yoga Mat Orange
Saturdays 8:30am-4:30pm at The Yoga Mat Anaheim

Saturday Schedule:
8:30am-11:30am Pose breakdown & lecture
11:30am-11:45am Break
11:45am-1:00pm Vinyasa yoga class
1:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:15pm Practice teach, games, lecture
3:15pm-4:30pm Yin, Restoratives, or meditation yoga class (varies towards end of training)

Tuesday Schedule:
7-8:30pm Lectures, discussions, readings, videos, speakers, etc.
8:30pm-9:30pm Practice teach, yoga class, lectures, discussions, readings, videos, speakers, etc.

Program Costs:
Price $3,000 standard and $2800 for TYM students.
☐ Total Payment of $3000 for 16 week 200 hour Teacher Training Program - Due in full by December 15, 2019
☐ Non-refundable deposit of $200 and application due by December 1, 2019
☐ Discount of $200 if paid in full by December 15, 2019
☐ Additional Early Bird discount of $300 if paid in full by October 31, 2019

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as form of payment. A $30 fee will be applied for returned checks.

*Tuition includes all textbooks and readings

*Payment plans are available and will be charged at the full cost of $3000. All payments must be made by May 9th, 2020. Please contact us at to make arrangements.

Unlimited yoga at The Yoga Mat is included in the price for 105 days from the start of the training.


Lead Trainer:
 is a very naturally, enthusiastic and strong yogi who guides her students through a creative and well sequenced yoga practice.

At the age of 17 Louise began taking yoga classes and later became a yoga instructor in 2002. She taught at Yoga Shakti and received guidance from Jnana Nanda Bharati, a yogi from the Himalayas. Louise has also studied under David Swanson, Erich Schiffman, Ana Forest and Dharma Mittra.

In 2008 Louise went to San Francisco to learn contortion and worked at Yoga Tree SF, San Francisco’s premier yoga studio. During her time in the Bay Area Louise received her 200-hour teacher training from Dharma Mittra and from Yoga Tree SF, she also finished her contortion training and became a contortion teacher at Circus Center San Francisco.
In 2012 Louise moved back to Southern California and is currently took her 500-hour teacher training at Yoga Shakti. She continues her pursuit to share health and happiness through yoga.

Lead Trainer:
 passion for physical fitness and well-being began at an early age when she fell in love with the study of movement in her dance classes she took as a kid. After high school she began taking Pilates and Yoga to stay active in the same style of body mechanics that she missed from her dance classes. During this time she worked in the skin care and beauty industry as an Esthetician, but it was the joy she experienced through her yoga practice that compelled her to leave the beauty industry to pursue a career in teaching.

After completing 200hr trainings through both Yogaworks and Corepower, she began teaching in 2011. She later gained an additional 300hr certification through Yogaworks, as well as a Pilates certification through Lisa Schlaeger. She then ventured into Barre and TRX.

With her vast array of experience and knowledge, her style of teaching reflects an eclectic influence of the different methodologies she has studied, while offering a uniquely creative approach to her classes as she customizes them to her student's individual needs and levels- always with an added touch of humor.

Jaime has co-led teacher trainings through both Corepower and Yogaworks, as well as led specialized teacher certifications through Ra Yoga.

Assistant Trainer & Co-founder:
 It has been said that yoga is a vast subject and understanding it is a lifelong pursuit. Committed to a lifestyle of balance and healthy habits, Courtney’s love of yoga as a means to empower those around her with an avenue to reach their full potential pushed her to follow her dream of opening a fun and friendly studio where anyone could pursue their practice of yoga. Courtney embraced her passion for yoga and decided to dive deeper into the journey by taking the 200 hour teacher training for Hot Power Fusion and another 200 hour in Vinyasa Flow at Corepower Yoga, Huntington Beach. She has also been certified to teach Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Restoratives, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga, & Prenatal Yoga and enjoys incorporating these into her classes. Courtney graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Science, as well as, a degree in education. She started out teaching science by day and yoga at night and now she has made yoga her full time career.

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***for graduates of any yoga certified school***

This program is designed to give the newly 200 hour graduates a Real in-class experience with Real students, with help from a senior TYM teacher of your choice.

The specially trained senior teacher will guide you while giving feedback and direction to help you improve your teaching style and skills.

Over these 6 weeks you will become confident in teaching to the public (not only your peers) with safety and comfort. Throughout this course, mentor and student one on one, will work on developing your unique style and individuality. You will take the mentor classes and the mentor will be at your classes observing you and giving you guidance in a caring way. You and your mentor will meet a minimum of twice a week.

Accompanied by the mentor you will work on perfecting your sequencing, flows, and other teaching skills, like adjustments, music choice, and themes. Your mentor will also help you to refine your social media and marketing skills.

You will truly be able to apply all your knowledge from this program to your classes and get access to be a substitute teacher at our studio or eventually get your own class on the schedule

Price: 6 weeks for $500

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