Immersion into the 5 Elements offers a profound introduction to the material and energetic forces that make up our world, our bodies, and our practice of living yoga.
Our bodies are a manifestation of these 5 elements in both a very real physical sense and in a deep energetic sense. We are 70% water, the air we breathe connects us intimately to all other life, and our bones are made from minerals we digest (fire) from food, drawn in turn from the earth beneath us. Energetically, the practices of yoga—asana, pranayama, chanting and medication—can help us sense how these energies move through us and infuse our lives.
In this workshop, we’ll study how to balance and harness the energies of these fundamental building blocks of all life. We’ll honor our deeply intimate connection to the planet, recognizing that all we have comes from the earth and how these 5 elements manifest in our own bodies and all of the living beings with whom we share space.
Earth | Prithvi: The earth element is a solid state of matter; she rests in stability. 
Water | Apas: Water is change. We ourselves are a dynamic form of water and are surrounded by it. 
Fire | Agni: When we step onto the yoga path we step into tapas, the fire of practice. The principles of fire in the universe are called agni in Sanskrit, meaning “the transforming force.” 
Air | Vayu: The air element is the life force that expresses itself from the moment of birth to death in our inhale and exhale. 
Ether | Akasha: All elements come from ether, unending and boundless space. It’s a difficult concept to grasp because it’s an impossible substance to grasp. We begin to feel. To listen. To pause. To explore the spaces in and around our breath and our movements, our hours and our days, our thoughts and our bodies. 
Training option: Teachers receive 40 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credit (28 contact hours and 12 hours of credit from assigned self-study). This program also qualifies towards the Janet Stone Yoga or Yoga Tree 500hr and 1000hr Teacher Training Programs.</e,>
Philosophy of the 5 Elements: Yoga as Connection
Janet Stone
March 4-8
7 am-12:30 pm 
$308 | $408 after February 18* ** ***

Yoga Tree Training Center, 175 De Haro St.
(415) 655-3936

*$208 JSY and Yoga Tree teacher trainees; please contact any Yoga Tree studio to enroll.

**Training includes Janet’s public classes on March 5, 7 and 8 (Tuesday-Thursday 6:15-7:45 pm & Friday 4:30-6 pm). Classes to be used during training only (Yoga Tree cannot make any exceptions). If taking this training for Continuing Education credit and classes are missed, you’ll need to make up the class in order to receive credit (which can be any of Janet’s public classes). Standard class fees apply.
This course qualifies for credit in the Yoga Tree Continuing Education Program.

Janet Stone’s studentship began at 17 under a meditation teacher whose reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. Her teachings emanate from her own practice, allowing awareness to blend with movement and breath. Based in San Francisco, she leads trainings, immersions, retreats, workshops and more. For more information, visit:
With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.


***ENROLLMENT NOTE: Advance price purchases are not available on the Yoga Tree mobile app. Please visit or contact Yoga Tree Potrero at (415) 655-3936 to enroll at the advance price.

Mar 4 - 8, 2019

Monday 7:00am-12:30pm


$308 | $408 after February 18

Yoga Tree - Potrero

1500 16th St
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 655-3936

Workshop Return Policy

Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.

You May Also Like

Yoga into the New Year
by Janet Stone
Castro, CA
Jan 5 - 26, 2019
150-Hour Yoga Therapeutics Training
by Harvey Deutch P.T.
Potrero, CA
Jan 11 - May 5, 2019
Embodied Anatomy, Functional Movement, and the Spirit of Yoga: An Immersion from the Inside Out
by Stacey Rosenberg
Potrero, CA
Jan 19 - Jun 1, 2019
Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1 | Spring
by Jane Austin
Potrero, CA
Mar 20 - 24, 2019
Koshas: Journey Through the Layers from Self to Soul
by Brenna Geehan + Jean Mazzei
Potrero, CA
Apr 24 - 28, 2019
Assisting Intensive
by Janet Stone
Potrero, CA
May 17 - 19, 2019
Relax and Renew Level 1: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
by Judith Hanson Lasater
Castro, CA
Jul 15 - 19, 2019
Preksha: Clear Seeing, Adjusting and Activating | SmartFLOW Advanced Teaching Skills
by Annie Carpenter
Potrero, CA
Sep 21 - 27, 2019
Yin Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training
by Christy Brown
Potrero, CA
Oct 1 - 17, 2019
Chanting 101 | Mantra + Myth: Awakening the Heart
by Janet Stone
Potrero, CA
Oct 4 - 6, 2019
Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1 | Autumn
by Jane Austin
Potrero, CA
Oct 9 - 13, 2019
No Fields Found.

Back To Top