The yoga workshops are designed for both beginners and advanced yoga students. These yoga workshops are exciting opportunities to begin, or continue your study, exploration and practice of yoga. Our topic specific yoga workshops focus on the nuances, subtleties and anatomical mechanics that aren't always explored in public yoga classes.


Workshops do count towards Continuing Education for Yoga teachers.
Restore, Relax and Renew  Saturday, Nov. 4th    2:00-4:15PM   Scroll down
Posture with Cathy Daley (C-IAYT)  3 Parts Jan & Feb Full - See March Scroll down
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Inner Growth & The Art of Meditation with Cathy 2017 - Coming soon See more
Restore Relax and Renew with Cathy. November 4th.  @:00 - 4:15 pm 

 Retreat from stress and fatigue with a total Body, Mind and Spirit Tune-up

  *     release physical tension and stress

·*      leave feeling balanced, peaceful, and ready for what ever comes up.

*       bring mental clarity, health, balance and inner peace


Guide Meditation  * Restorative Yoga Postures  * Yoga Nidra

Through guided meditation and carefully designed postures, in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, you will be slowly supported to come back into contact with yourself.  Through this gentle approach you are able to reconnect and integrate parts of yourself that have been forgotten.

Space IS limited.  Pre-registration required.

When:  November 4th, 2017, Saturday, 2 - 4:15 PM

Cost:  $35 per person early registration by Oct. 16th $ 40 after Oct. 16th

 Send checks to:  C. Daley  8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 

Call Cathy at 941.302.1004 for more details.

Healthy Posture for Lasting Health-3 parts March 10,17,24


"The Miracle is not to walk on water, The Miracle is to walk on this earth in peace" Thich Nhat Hahn

Bad Movement patterns exacerbate wear and tear on your spine and joints.

Change your habits efficiently and profoundly through a combination of verbal explanation, visual materials, and gentle hands-on guidance.  Finally Steps to remove  or prevent back pain.

The Intention of the course is to enable you:

·     Overcome stiffness and pain.  Feel more comfortable and relaxed

·      Prevent joint degeneration

·      Increase energy, stamina, and flexibility

·      Improve your circulation and breathing

·      Reduce stress

·      Look and feel more confident 

·      Improve your posture at any age

·      Learn how to sit, stand, bend, walk, lift, carry–even sleep– with   greater comfort and ease.

·      Discover the unrecognized truth about back pain

-        Change how you live in your body 

Early registration encouraged..   Limited to 8 attendees.  The small group size allows you to get the individual attention you need while benefitting from the support of fellow students.

Workshop Series of 3 classes

When:    3  Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 3:45pm  March 10, 17. 24

Cost:       $ 150 (for the 3 classes (9 modules))

Register:  Pay or send check to C. Daley, Alive With Yoga, 8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238

Space IS limited to 8 people.  Pre-registration required.

Call Cathy at 941.302.1004 for more details.


During my six-month, snowbird-stay in Sarasota, I participated in the Posture for Lasting Health Workshop at Alive With Yoga offered by Cathy Daley. The class had been described as life-changing, and it was.

As a regular beach walker, I learned the proper placement of my feet, knees and hips, as well as how to execute my stride to prevent back and hip pain, both of which have routinely plagued me.

As a writer who spends hours at her computer every day, the instructor’s precise techniques for sitting relieved my neck and back tension, as well as giving me ways to keep my knees relaxed in order to prevent strain.

As a woman who has struggled with bouts of insomnia, the suggestions offered on how to keep my spine straight by the correct alignment of my neck, shoulders and hips allows me now to fall asleep within minutes. This alone would have made the class worthwhile.

If you want to learn healthy ways to carry your body while sitting, standing, walking and sleeping, I whole-heartedly recommend this posture workshop.

Kathryn Shay, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author


Rounding Back?  Yoga can Help or Prevent HyperKyphosis Dates coming soon


Rounding Back?  Yoga can Help:

How to help and prevent Hyperkhyphosis (Dowager's hump).

Why is it Important....  Consequenses....

The shoulders, neck and upper back work together, complementing each other and keeping all three healthy and strong. When one is out of balance, the others suffer. In this workshop, you'll learn basic yoga poses and movements designed to relieve the persistently tight surrounding muscles, creating freedom in these areas.                                                  
In a therapeutically oriented session, you will learn about the role of posture in healthy aging and how to strengthen the muscle groups that support:
  • Proper shoulder alignment and range of motion
  • Neck alignment
  • Upper back alignment
-   What is hyperkyphosis (Dowager's Hump) and how can we   avoid it.
-   There are keys to preventing forward head posture and hyperkyphosis.
-   Why you should care about it?   Consequences ?

According to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, yoga may be the most effective treatment of pain for Upper Back, Neck, Shoulders.

Space IS limited.  Pre-registration required.

When:   xxx Saturday, 2 - 4:30 PM

Cost:    $ 40 per person early registration by March 6th $ 45 after Mar. 6th

 Send checks to:  C. Daley  8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 

Call Cathy at 941.302.1004 for more details.

Understanding The Vital Psoas with Cathy - January 21st, 1:00 - 4:15PM



 Well, Maybe Not!


That vital muscle that connects the upper to the lower body is probably the key

The Psoas is one of our most important core muscles, but also one of the most misunderstood

A strong and balanced psoas affects the integrity of our core and stabilizes the spine, helping to prevent low back and pelvic issues

You need to Free Your Psoas Muscle.  Here’s how …


Saturday January 21, 1 - 4:15 PM.

Space IS limited.  Pre-registration is required

At Alive With Yoga. 7513 S. Tamiami Trail.

With Cathy Daley (C-RYT, E-RYT500).

Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher (941) 302-1004

Your investment is $45.  Send check to

C. Daley, 8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238



Cathy examines the importance of the psoas.  In addition to exploring the anatomy of the psoas and its role as the important interface between trunk and legs, she will show key yoga postures and sequences, to strengthen, stretch and balance the psoas and other key hip flexors.

What You Will Learn

  • The role of the psoas in structural balance and back health.
  • Why the psoas muscle is a key player in developing true core strength; it’s is not just about strong abs!
  • Why the psoas and hip flexors often become short and tight, and what to do about it.
  • How to observe and assess common psoas imbalances in yourself, why these imbalances often are precursors to back problems, and key therapeutic approaches to create a balanced psoas.
  • How to locate the psoas in your yoga practice and key alignment principles to help, not hurt the psoas in your practice.

“If we perceived Life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical life and walk the Earth in a very strong sense of gratitude” – Gary Zukav


Low Back, Sacrum, Hips WORKSHOP  As Requested.  Pre-Registration Req.

  All NEW material

If you are one of the 8 out of 10 Americans who have or will experience back pain, or want to PREVENT pain, this powerful, therapeutic workshop is for you.

According to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, yoga may be the most effective treatment of low back pain ........

With Yoga practices uniquely designed to alleviate pain and promote health in the low back, sacrum and hips.  Focus on specific issues.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Types and Causes of pain

  • To Assess your Flexibility and Alignment

  • Through particular Yoga Postures how to strengthen and stretch specifically for the health of the lower back, sacrum and hips.  Focus on specific issues.

Space IS limited.  Pre-registration required.

When: xxx Saturday, 2 - 4:15 PM

Cost:    $40 per person early registration by xxx $ 45 afterxxx

 Send checks to:  C. Daley  8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 

Call Cathy at 941.302.1004 for more details.


Try not to eat a heavy meal at least 2 hours before class. If you feel hungry, have a light snack such as fruit and tea
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Layers provide for shedding & adding
Classes begin on time so arrive a few minutes early to get settled
Bring your own mat or towel
You might also like to bring a blanket, cushion, eye-pillow, belt, block