Yoga Workshop Interfacing Energy Principles with Hatha Yoga

Regarding Covid, a note from Eleanora:

Greetings everyone. I am really excited about coming together for our EmPowerflow Yoga workshop. Yoga is truly one of the very best ways to strengthen and empower every system of our being. Over the last year I have been studying the Immune System, effective self care practices, and yoga flows. During this weekend we will interface this ‘pandemic school of higher learning’ by tapping into the lymphatic system, organs, and nervous system. Yoga flow will include activation of our natural defenses, especially the parasympathetic nervous system to promote a strong immune system. These practices are specific, simple, and highly effective.

Join us for learning more, sharing all you’ve learned and experienced, and together we will all power up to bring more light, strategies, and compassion to our family, friends, clients and students.

Join us to grow your skill set, soothe your soul, lighten your spirit, and share in community.

We are deeply grateful for EVY taking every positive and healthy step possible. The space is beautiful and pristine.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns:
In Light & Love…….Eleanora

We are happy to welcome yoga mentor, pioneer, and one of Abbey’s first yoga teachers from over 25 years ago – Eleanora Lipton! Eleanora will be presenting teacher training on an integral piece that she has developed, EmPowerFlow. This workshop is currently broken into 2 parts.  Ideally theses workshops should be attended in consecutive order but that is not required.

EmPowerFlow Yoga

These intensive two day workshops will take participants on an inner journey of the energy pathways as taught in Ayurvedic medicine and interpreted by Dr. Stone, creator of Polarity Therapy. Both Ayurvedic medicine and Polarity Therapy give us a basic model of the 5 Elements, i.e, earth, water, fire, air and ether. Class will begin with an outline of this model. Then we will move into easy stretches and yoga poses with more awareness of the energy flow. The primary intention is to ground and open the pathways within the body; to feel the qualities of the pathways and ease the energy through the tight, injured and painful spaces within.
Our intention is to provide the completion of this 4 workshop series in 2 additional weekends. The dates are to be determined:
    Weekend 3 – Satvic Guna
    Weekend 4 – Integration & Teaching Guidelines
With 35+ years of the study and practice of Polarity Therapy and Hatha Yoga, EmPowerFlow Yoga has emerged as the interfacing of poses with our innate energy system. We will engage in the EmPowerFlow process with practices of the core breath and core muscles to stabilize and protect both the skeleton and nerve pathways. Profound shifts happen in the consciousness of the body which then brings shifts to the higher mind….and the natural, intuitive flow.
These tools will help you assist your students to connect with their body and their internal guidance system. What an amazing gift you have as instructors to help others build the best of themselves…..self-confidence, inner safety and peaceful heart. This course is a requirement for the EVY 300 hour teacher training program and is approved by the Yoga Alliance for 14 continuing education hours.
Yoga students, practitioners, seekers……we welcome you with all our heart to take this next step.

EmPowerFlow Yoga: Powering Up from the Earth and Activating from Center

April 17 & 18, 2021

Offered both in-person or via Zoom
Times: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both Saturday & Sunday
14 Total YA approved hours
CE Hours are also applicable for the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program (

These workshops can be taken in any order.

In Weekend 2, the focus is on getting more and deeper to the core. From the ‘energy’ perspective, the core is of the quality of Tamas, i.e, like sinking into the center of the planet of the earth through our body. Feel this for a moment. Turn your attention deeply inward at your navel and imagine diving in.

The physical body slowly begins to open into a reservoir full yet empty. A profound energy is present…..deep, penetrating, with texture. Emotions reveal themselves. So much can be discovered here. Herein lies a tremendous source of energy. We will tune in here and learn so much regarding the strength or struggle with our focus and poses. As you feel these deep inner energies, we will co-create a safe and transformative yoga journey.

Would you like to dive a little deeper into understanding more of the nature of energy? This energy model is truly a profound way to activate yoga poses and move more deeply into stillness.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the chakra system as our core energy system
  • Purification breathing practice for all 5 elements
  • Activating fire, water and air elements to move more and more from the center to the peripheral body
  • Poses for the core muscles of the torso which serve as key levers with specific focus on safety of the neck and spine
  • Core/energy principles of the shoulders and hips and how they are interdependent for strength and flexibility

These elemental energies are who you are, who nature is, and as Dr. Stone says, the elements are the ‘batteries of life.’ As long as there is life in the body, these batteries are completely rechargeable! This energy model will truly serve you in all your endeavors.

Grounding, Powering Up, Activating

Tamasic – deep contact with the core; earth energy of strength, stability, grounding, and inertia
Grounding deeply is empowered by the energy of tamas.


$250 paid before on or before April 1, 2021
$300 paid after April 1, 2021


To register for this workshop simply login to your MindBody account, select Etowah Valley Yoga as your studio, select the appropriate EmPowerFlow Yoga Workshop on the Workshop tab, then Enroll.

EmPowerFlow Yoga: Interfacing Energy Principles with Hatha Yoga

Workshop will be offered later in 2021.

These workshops can be taken in any order.
Times: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both Saturday & Sunday
14 Total YA approved hours
CE Hours are also applicable for the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program (

Learning the skills to grow the Intuitive Yoga process

Topics covered include:

  • Connecting with the intuitive flow
  • Outline of the 5 primary elemental pathways
  • Focusing on participant areas of pain and concern
  • Guiding the process of increasing energy flow
  • Poses to promote strength and stability – simple, precise and transformative
  • Soft awakening movement and meditation
  • Specific exercises for specific issues
  • Appropriate hands-on application in yoga poses


$250 paid 1 month prior to class
$300 paid less than one month from class


To register for this workshop simply login to your MindBody account, select Etowah Valley Yoga as your studio, select the appropriate EmPowerFlow Yoga Workshop on the Workshop tab, then Enroll.

Recent Testimonial

“My Empower Workshop experience was very different from what I thought it would be. By dissecting a pose, slowly and deliberately getting into it allows you to become aware of the muscles that you use, make adjustments necessary to improve your position, isolate the appropriate muscles and gain a whole new level of body awareness. Then, by holding the pose, your physical comfort improves and allows you to grow the pose far beyond what can be accomplished in a regular yoga class. In addition to all this, when you release the pose you have a greater cognitive and physical reaction to what the pose accomplished. You come away from this workshop feeling physically fabulous, mentally relaxed, with a greater understanding of your body and a jump start on growing
your regular yoga class experience.” ~Susan H, Atlanta


Eleanora Lipton, Yoga Mentor, BCPP, B.A. in Religious Studies

Eleanora Lipton is the founder of EmPowerFlow Yoga;   teaching over 35 years;  specializing in integrating energy principles of Polarity Therapy with Hatha Yoga.  Eleanora leads yoga and energetic healing retreats and trainings throughout the US, Scandinavia and Europe.

Formerly… one of thirty original American Polarity Therapy Association, APTA honored RPP and RPE;  now a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and Wellness Practitioner;  Member of the International Polarity Education Alliance; past APTA Board Member; co-author of The Therapeutic Art of Polarity;        past Yoga and Polarity Therapist at Accelerated Recovery Centers (recovery center for alcoholics); B.A. in Religious Studies, University of Colorado; Spiritual studies and extensive retreats with The Inayati Order.    She and her team offer hands on therapy and yoga for relief of over-stressed muscles, injuries, athletic stress, and day-to-day life. This therapy also reaches into deeply held stress patterns both physically and mentally, helping to release resistance and promote the receptive, i.e., the allowing of body, mind, and spirit to come into higher alignment. When the blockages/resistances are released, a sense of balance and vitality come naturally.

Eleanora is also the founder of the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program. Trainings now available.

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