50 Hour Immersion
" Find Your Flow ” Dragon Spirit Yoga
An Introduction to
The Art of Meditative Posture + Mindful Movement!
Immerse yourself in the sea of yogic arts! Quench the physical, spiritual & mental thirst for a training designed for thoughtful students, seeking to expand their understanding of yogic arts through a diverse exploration of the “yogic way of life”, body mechanics, physiology and the interrelation to the practice of certain poses and posture flows. Emphasis will be placed on learning beneficial body alignment to inspire optimal energy throughout the practice, while investigating how specific therapeutic needs can be addressed with applications that align the body. Participants will receive personal support and guidance to practice safely aligned postures, while examining how to avoid unsafe practices that often can lead to the most typical injuries. Plunge into a multitude of different postures & methods in which they can be performed. Enhance your overall understanding, reveal the “yogic” mysteries & help improve the mind, spirit and body of your practice!
This course is a prerequisite for the Dragon Spirit Yoga “Vinyasa Fusion Flow” Teacher Training (February - June 2017). You may participate in this Immersion as the first step towards getting certified as an Instructor or consider it an opportunity to create more depth in your own individual practice.
2017 Summer Intensive Immersion Dates + Times:
July 24 - 29, Monday - Friday
Plan to be present 8am - 4pm everyday
Includes a 1 hr lunch slot
2017 Weekend Immersion Dates + Times:
October 7 - 22
Saturdays 12 - 7:30pm (10/7, 10/14, 10/21)
Sundays 1 - 6:30pm (10/8, 10/15, 10/22)
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
Tuition is $600 if paid in full by "Early Yogi Deadline" of June 25th for Summer (or September 1st for Fall) or $725 after!
Payment plans made by "Early Yogi Deadline" of can be made in three installments of $200 each. After "Early Yogi Deadline" , the payment plan installments would be $250, $250 and $275.
A personal check is the preferred method of payment for the early yogi discount.
The tuition fee and the 50 immersion hours can be applied toward the 200 Hour Teacher Training.
Existing RYTs can submit their 50 CEC hours to the Yoga Alliance.
To apply to attend the Immersion and/or the Teacher Training, please contact Dragon Spirit Arts Studio's program director, Gabrielle de Burke.
About the Lead Instructor ,
Gabrielle de Burke
Gabrielle de Burke is an experienced healing arts practitioner and a certified instructor of Taoist and Vinyasa Yoga (E-RYT) and Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi-gong. She also teaches Tai Chi Chuan, Animal Kung-fu, and Capoeira, all of which have influenced her teaching style. Her eighteen years of practice in the Vedic and Taoist martial and internal arts have deeply shaped her work as a teacher.
She shares her expertise in hopes that she can help each of her students find their own path in the art of practicing their own way. Gabrielle’s work as a practitioner and instructor continually intersects with her work as an inter-disciplinary performance artist through the combining of internal/martial arts with original dance/movement arts, spoken word/poetry, voice, theater and music presentation. For more on Gabrielle, explore her teacher profile.
Teacher Trainee Testimonials
“I had the privilege of being a participant in Gabrielle’s 50 hour immersion in the Fall of 2015 . . . I have gained a better understanding of the relationship between anatomy/physiology and yoga, and have a better appreciation for taking care of my body, avoiding injury and growing comfortable with my limitations. Gabrielle is highly ethical, fun, spirited and energetic. Her knowledge of the body, yoga, medicine, the ethics and philosophies of the practice are invaluable. I can’t wait to continue training with Gabrielle . . . "
- Judie Schultz
“Gabrielle has a vast array of techniques and skills which she brings to the teaching and practice of yoga: sound understanding of anatomy and its application and adaptations to safe body movement, Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), T’ai Chi, Qi Gong, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga, meditation, dance, theater. On the mat she guides students into expanded ways of moving (and using ever more and different muscles) by incorporating the cat like movement and subtle balance awareness of the martial arts into traditional yoga sequences. Combining astute vision and body mechanics she explained, demonstrated and corrected alignment of our poses…Throughout the entire intensive (Yoga Training Program) we were engaged in the process of deepening our practice, stretching our skills and attitudes, and even finding ways to move through perceived limitations into new levels of freedom and understanding. It was fun and inspiring. In a blink I would take the program again, knowing that Gabrielle would bring new insights, expanded subject matter, plus new challenges to stretch our concepts, bodies and practice.”
- Helene Von Rosenstiel