Join us for a week of day-long workshops designed to offer an in-depth look at several disciplines and subjects complementary to your yoga, and to your life. Join us for one or more individual days, or for the whole week!
For the whole week: $900 // For one workshop day: $150 // For half day (Sunday, May 20th only): $75
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 // 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Elizabeth M. Stites, C.Ay – Ayurveda
Description: Spend a day exploring the ‘sister-science’ to yoga. While Yoga and Ayurveda were both born out of the Vedic Tradition, Ayurveda embraces ways of living that enhance the therapeutic benefits of your asana practice, and yoga is utilized in Ayurvedic practice as a tool to maintain alignment with your ideal self. Join us to learn more about how these ancient arts complement and enrich each other, and to enhance your ability to leverage the principles of the three universal energies–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We’ll explore postures, sequences, tools and techniques to bring alignment and balance to our own particular mix of bio-energies, as well as to those of our students.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 // 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Matt Branstetter, MATS, LMT, CYT – Eastern Practices and Qi Gong
Description: Like yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi have deep roots going back centuries. Although these movement and philosophical systems have much in common with yoga, they have a power and energy all their own. Spend time exploring the basic principles of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and explore how they may enhance your teaching and your life.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 // 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Romi Kalova, C-IAYT – Chakras
Description: What role do the Chakras play in your practice, your teaching, and your life? Through movement, sound and discussion, we’ll delve into the subtle body anatomy of these spinning wheels of energy. This day will take us deep into embodied understanding of the Chakra system, and help to uncover the wisdom within us, and how we can carry that wisdom off the mat, and into the world.
Friday, May 18, 2018 // 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Lauren Higdon, LMT, CYT, CIMI – Yoga for Pregnancy
Description: Whether an expectant mother has a well-established practice, or whether she takes up a yoga practice for the first time during pregnancy, it is crucial to understand how to effectively and safely guide students through this transformative time of life. Through asana, demonstration and dialogue, we’ll consider indications and contraindications for each stage of pregnancy, focus on pelvic floor and core integration, and proper alignment and preventative techniques to provision the long term health of the mother.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 // 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Amanda McMaine, MS, E-RYT 500, YACEP – Forward Bends
Description: This day of embodied practice will lead us to a deeper understanding of what ‘holds us back’ in forward bending. Although forward bends can be soothing and nourishing to the body and nervous system, they can be harmful if not practiced with an eye toward ideal alignment for each practitioner. We’ll address common movement patterns and postural habits, and learn how to tailor poses for individual instruction, as well as how to skillfully present forward bends to a group class with a varied population.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 // 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. // Karen DiGirolamo, LMT, E-RYT 200 – Tennis Ball Therapy
Description: Tension and stress can accumulate in the body and lead to such diverse concerns as pain, decreased range of motion, and blocked or disorganized energy. Tennis balls can help! Spend this afternoon learning how to locate tension and stress in your body, and to use tennis balls–with the help of subtle movement, focused awareness, and the power of the breath–to restore your health and well-being.
Contact us today to sign up for one or more of these foundational training days!