YSN - The Yoga Society of Nashville 

Connecting Bodies, Minds and Spirits Through Yoga in Tennessee

In 1977, a group of people who practiced yoga decided to build an organization dedicated to helping others learn about the benefits of yoga and make it possible for people to find teachers and classes. They started YSN, a not-for-profit organization with volunteer officers dedicated to helping the yoga community thrive and grow. 


The Yoga Society of Nashville unites students and teachers of all traditions through study, practice, and service.

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The Painting Journal Yoga Retreat

with Julie Russell

at Big East Fork Retreat Franklin, TN

Sunday, April 19,2015  

9:00a.m. -4:30p.m.
 $100 after

Exploring the profound aspects of breath, meditation, qi going, Self-Breema and The Painting Journal, opens further the inner path toward healing and clear vision. Julie will introduce each of these practices weaving them into a day of movement, laughter, reflection, healing and inspiration.
Bring food to share for a communal lunch.

Supply List for the Yoga Painting Journal Retreat~

* wear comfortable layered clothing
* Spiral sketchbook - 14"x11" or smaller 
* water color paints (simple set is fine)
* brushes
* a lidded jar
* a dream or dream fragment
* a pen
* food
* blanket
* yoga mat
Directions: 5375 Big East Fork Road Franklin, TN 37064
Look for yoga Fair signs to help you turn in the correct drive way. 

Take Hwy 96 West to Old Hillsboro Road (Route 46). Make a left on Old Hillsboro Road (Route 46) and proceed 1.4 miles to Waddell Hollow Road. Turn right on Waddell Hollow Road and after 0.4 mile, turn left at the stop sign and proceed 2.0 miles onto Still House Road up to to the top of the ridge and under the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge.  Contintue down the other side of the Trace to the bottom of the hill.  The Big East Fork Retreat Information Center is on the left {5375 Big East Fork Road}.

I-40 West to Exit 192. Turn right on McCrory Lane and continue 4.0 miles to Hwy 100. Turn right on Hwy 100 and continue 3.6 miles to Hwy 96. Turn left on Hwy 96 (to Franklin). After 0.8 mile, turn right onto Old Harding Road (to Fernvale), and then take a quick left (0.2 mile) onto Big East Fork Road. Go 4.0 miles on Big East Fork Road. The Big East Fork Retreat Center is on the right {5375 Big East Fork Road}.


THE PAINTING JOURNAL invites you to become an active creator in your life, exploring new possibilities in perception, and growing daily toward the self-empowering and self-affirming being you were intended to be.

You will begin the journey of capturing daily events that often pass by without reflection. Revisiting the journal and seeing with fresh eyes the ordinary made extraordinary in your own life, deepens your appreciation for yourself as you are. In The Painting Journal course you will be guided in tracking and interpreting dreams, clarifying family and love relationships, expressing feelings, releasing toxic patterns and learning to embrace the tigers in your life. Working spontaneously with color allows a wide range of expression, and often humor is the hallmark of such a journal. The Painting Journal course is for those who seek an imaginative, colorful, surprise filled vehicle for transformation, and who enjoy laughing and lightheartedness. No drawing or painting experience needed. Only wonder...

Register by clicking the paypal button below. Call Leighanne 615-788-9731 with any questions.

Teaching Creative Kids Yoga 

Sunday, May 3, 2015


at Shakti  65 Music Square East


Open to teachers, parents, and yogis alike.
Join us for this fun workshop that focuses on offering creative ways of sharing breath work, group games, partner poses, and guided meditation with your favorite little yogis. You will learn imaginative and creative ways to teach children about kindness, concentration, breath, and relaxation. Tap into your inner child to share your love of yoga with kids.  Leave feeling inspired, energized, and full of new ideas!  Join us with an open mind and be ready to play!
PictureOur workshop will be led by Whitney Simpson.  Whitney and her 11-year-old son have been practicing yoga together as long as he can remember. She now teaches weekly kid and family classes alongside her regular teaching schedule. She truly believes yoga is for everyone - no matter their age or stage of life.  

$40 register by clicking the paypal button below

special price for YSN yoga teachers who register before May 1st. 

Register by clicking the paypal button below

Teaching Creative Kids Yoga