The Open Heart Workshop is a program that explores how the many tools of yoga, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy, can help us focus on connecting to our hearts. This heart connectedness opens us up to the healing gifts offered of these ancient practices, and thereby guides us to find the peace within during stressful times. This workshop presents methods to remind us that living from our hearts is a choice. As human beings, we get to choose to access the light of our hearts and thereby awaken and transform our conscious states so that we can live in our full potential.


Participants will gain tools that they can use after the workshop to help them overcome stressful feelings when they feel disconnected and separated and more importantly, how to stay inspired and connected to the Divine Light within.

This program would be beneficial for all health care professions looking for tools to assist their clients dealing with stress and those interested in using yoga and meditation in their professions. Understanding the benefits of yoga can also help professionals be better prepared in making referrals to yoga teachers and yoga therapists appropriately.


About the Teachers

Terry Brown, C-IAYT, CPYI, E-RYT 500, co-director of the Triad Yoga Institute, co-director of East Coast Yoga Therapy, has been a student of Yoga and meditation since 1984. Terry’s extensive journey in the study of Yoga has led him to study with a variety of teachers and traditions, however he now considers Aadil Palkhivala, founder of Purna Yoga, his main teacher and influence. Terry is a certified Purna Yoga Instructor and licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. He teaches alignment-based asana to enhance the connection of the energetic and physical bodies, thereby enhancing the yoga poses’ benefits and healing effects. Terry also combines his knowledge of the human anatomy and experience in working with physical limitations into his teaching.


Heather Patton, E-RYT, has been practicing yoga since 1999. She has completed Triad Yoga Institute Teacher Training certification program, as well as Cindy Dollar’s teacher training course. In addition to private instruction, Heather’s classes include beginner, intermediate, and Senior Chair Yoga. Her training on the Yoga Wall is utilized in Triad Yoga’s Healthy Back and Spine class. Heather leads her students to find their own path from deep within. One of her great joys is sharing yoga and its healing properties at an Alcohol and Drug Treatment facility. She hopes that all will experience the joy that comes from the practice of yoga, and is thrilled watching the lives of her regular clients change through their own dedicated yoga practice.



Breakfast – 7:30am to 9:30am
Lunch – 12pm to 1:30pm
Dinner – 6pm to 7:30pm


3:00pm – Check-in to rooms
Thursday, October 18:
2:00-5:00pm Program Session
6:30pm-6:50pm AOLRC Orientation Mandatory
7:00-8:30pm Evening Practice

Friday, October 19:
9:30am-12pm Program Session
1:30pm-4:00pm Free Time*
3:30-5:30pm Program Session
7:00-8:30pm Evening Practice

Saturday, October 20:
6:30am-7:30am Morning Movement and Meditation
9:30am-12:00pm Program Session
1:30pm-4:00pm Free Time*
4:00-6:00pm Program Session

Sunday, October 21:
9:00am-12:00pm Program Session
11:00am – Check-out of rooms

*Free Time: Enjoy hiking, spa appointments, or pottery!

Date & Time

Starts: Oct 18, 2018 02:00 PM

Ends: Oct 21, 2018 12:00 PM


Terry Brown & Heather Patton


Starting at $418

Includes room, meals & tuition

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