Patrick Beach leading a Teacher Training Course
Lead Teacher Carling Harps teaching adjustments to Patrick Beach at Awakening Yoga Academy

Awakening Yoga is a progressive Yoga system rooted in Hatha Vinyasa with an emphasis on ritual & self inquiry.

We pay homage to the traditional nature of the Yoga practice with a practical and functional approach to asana built for today's bodies and minds. This practice encourages personal exploration, potentiality, and freedom of movement from both the teacher and the student.

intention + action

Self-study as a means to chart your course. then together we walk that path with the support of community, common goals, and experienced teachers

intrinsic motivation

We want students to be engaged with the practice because it is a fulfilling, important part of their lives. It becomes an exciting daily opportunity to initiate self discovery.

your inner teacher

We seek for ourselves and our students, the magic of possibility. Through challenge, critical thinking, and dedication, we are able to see ourselves more clearly

Teacher Carling Harps, Awakening Yoga Academy

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Awakening Yoga teaching school

This practice is built on the foundation of ritual asana with a focus on functional movement and individualized alignment. By acknowledging that each body is unique, powerful, and purposeful, this practice provides room for students to better understand their own physicality.

We are multifaceted, and so is our practice.


Full Practice Solar Vinyasa


We are all looking for methods of stoking the fire that burns deep within our souls, to find the drive to achieve what we never thought possible, to push through adversity, to overcome obstacles, and be in the fiber of our true being. The Awakening Yoga Full Practice is a new map for movement through the traditional vinyasa yoga practice.

Explore the potential of your practice as you take your asana in new directions, beginning to understand how to train your physical system to stand with power in our ever changing world.

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Lead teacher Carling Harps showing mobility


Lunar & Mobility Flow


The Lunar & Mobility approaches are founded on the belief that we are all designed to move. That movement exists in every plane, and thus so must we. Utilizing an array of principles from movement, somatics, functional mobility, and asana we use this practice to expand our perceptions of possibility and our capacity for exploration. 

The Lunar Flow Practice includes considerably less weight-bearing shapes and focuses primarily on joint mobility, spacial awareness, and individual range of motion exploration. 

Our Mobility practices borrow tenants from our Lunar Flow's paired Functional Range Systems & Kinstretch Principles to create a cohesive & expansive class experience.

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Rest & Restore


The Restore pillar of our practice is fundamentally about Santosha. Cultivate contentment in your journey, your body, your practice. 

We weave together patient, rejuvenating practices such as Mellow Flow, Restorative, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra to guide our nervous systems into blissful balance.

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