Candace Goch

Join Candice Goch, MSPT, E-RYT 200

This workshop is important for all yoga teachers and all students interested in a healthy pelvic floor. Anatomy and common dysfunctions will be addressed. Learn asana, breathwork and relaxation techniques for common complaints.

Image 1This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas. Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.

Holle Black and Marlysa Sullivan offer this training.

July 15-16-17, 2016132

August 26-27-28, 2016

Matthew returns to Yoga Etc for a weekend of knowledge, fun, and laughter. This workshop is appropriate for yoga teachers, dedicated students, and students of life. Not to be missed.

Matthew Sanford is an expert in the process transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest down at age thirteen and beginning yoga at age twenty-five, Matthew knows firsthand the transformative effect that yoga can have on the mind-body relationship. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006). Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement.  He won the 2010 Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing.  Previous recipients include Dr. Deepok Chopra, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.  For more information: or



Etowah Valley Yoga is a Registered Pre Natal School.

Dates for 2016 are scheduled.

Aug 12-13-14, Sept 9-10-11, Oct 14-15-16, November 4-5-6

 All weekends required.

Experience the Southeast’s premiere registered prenatal yoga school! Etowah Valley yoga offers a comprehensive, 100 hour course of study to become a Registered prenatal yoga Teacher- RPYT Topics covered include: pelvic floor stability, awareness, health, & balance, featuring in depth PowerPoint presentations by Women’s Health PT, RYT 500 & RPYT, Candice Goch thorough anatomy and physiology of pregnancy including the uterus, uterine ligaments, placental placement, indications/contraindications optimal fetal positioning and understanding of fetal presentations, posturology, and comfort measures yoga for the birthing process, trimester considerations, relief of common prenatal ailments prenatal class sequencing, modifications, use of props, physiological quieting techniques, and more! Program director, Abbey Brewer, has 17 years experience as a prenatal yoga teacher, is an E-RYT 500, RPYT, prenatal massage therapist, anatomy instructor, doula, & herbalist




Prenatal Yoga School in Cartersville, Georgiaprenatal

The following weekends are offered as part of the 300 hour, Yoga Therapy and continuing education for RYT students, 2016

Yoga and Psychological Health with Marlysa and Holle

Yoga and Trauma with Holle Black

Yoga and The Organic Body with Sue Hopkins

Prenatal certification with Abbey Brewer

Pelvic Floor with Candice Goch

Matthew Sanford returns!

Special Populations with Sue Hopkins

Thai Yoga Therapeutics with Michael Sitzer

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Current schedule can be found under schedule

workshops/teacher training300 Hour Yoga School in Cartersville, Georgia


Sue Hopkins

E-RYT 500, PYT

Owner and founder of Etowah Valley Yoga and Yoga, Etc
Sue Hopkins E-RYT 500

200 hour teacher training in 2016: summer intensive begins in May

Applications being accepted and interviews will be scheduled.

Sue is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. Because of her interest in therapeutic yoga,  Sue continued her education and completed training in 2007 as a  Professional Yoga Therapist, member IAYT.  Sue practices Thai Yoga Bodywork by appointment. Certified by Zen Wellness as a business coach.

Continuing ed and advanced teacher training:

Chakra Retreat Sept 2016

Special Populations Oct 2016

Yoga and the Organic Body Nov 2016

Available for Business Mentorship. Certified as Zen Wellness Business Coach.

Read more about Sue here.

Summer Schedule

Our summer schedule begins May 31, 2016. Both studio will be closed on Monday May 30 for Memorial Day. We will offer a variety of classes this summer including: Yoga Explained, Pre natal, all levels yoga, better backs, barre, level two, yoga strong, Am yoga, restorative, Qi Gong, Slow Flow, Gentle, Happy hour and Somatics. see complete schedule and locations under schedule!

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Sue Hopkins, E-RYT 500 PYT, offers a unique program for Registered Yoga Teachers. Are you a yoga teacher in need of a mentor? Do you struggle with a certain aspect of your teaching? In a private setting I can help you with any aspect of your teaching. This program is excellent for new teachers who need some extra guidance or experienced teachers who are looking to add some new excitement and incorporate new elements in to their classes. For example, I can offer help with sequencing, class themes, counterbalancing poses, teaching pranayama, and assist with the business of yoga. The student can also suggest a topic and we will spend the session on that topic and answering questions.

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Teachers are inspired and inspiring!

The atmosphere of EVY creates a warm and caring community of teachers and practitioners. All are made welcome and yoga is made accessible to people of all abilities. The diversity of classes makes this studio a wonderful place to practice- and to learn. Dede Yow, Ph.D., RYT 500

Pelvic Floor Workshop August 13-14, 2016

Candace Goch

Join Candice Goch, MSPT, E-RYT 200

This workshop is important for all yoga teachers and all students interested in a healthy pelvic floor. Anatomy and common dysfunctions will be addressed. Learn asana, breathwork and relaxation techniques for common complaints.