Master Class with Tom Larkin: The Head Stand - The Need to be On Our Head
Aug
25
2:00 AM02:00

Master Class with Tom Larkin: The Head Stand - The Need to be On Our Head

As kids we bounce around, run, and without blinking an eye, balance on our head. Maybe you’re even a product of the 80’s and did those cool breakdancing moves while spinning on your head. As adults we may not have the same boundless resolve towards such play and may have developed a fear of balancing on our head

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Master Class with Tom Larkin : Surya Namaskar - Hanuman’s Gift of Devotion
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Master Class with Tom Larkin : Surya Namaskar - Hanuman’s Gift of Devotion

In this master class we explore the power of Hanuman’s devotion to his first teacher Surya. Through the ironic story of his youthful exuberance, Surya not only strikes down young Hanuman but in turn learns the wisdom of Bhakti (devotion) from his most dedicated student.

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Foundations Of Iyengar Yoga: Neck and Shoulders with Tedrah Smothers
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Foundations Of Iyengar Yoga: Neck and Shoulders with Tedrah Smothers

The Iyengar approach develops systematic intelligence. It is progressive in nature, so each class will build from simple to more complex poses in a direct and clear manner.

There is an emphasis on alignment and precision in the asanas, but more for the purpose of focusing the mind’s attention, than for the attainment of perfection. 

Observation is an integral part of the experience. The skill of observation brings awareness. This develops Self knowledge as well as  Self compassion. 

Props may be used in poses to educate the body and bring support while learning something new. 

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Druminyasa
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Druminyasa

Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to a vinyasa flow led by Amy Hutcheson to the beats by percussionist Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa (Wanderlust, Asheville Yoga Festival). Melt into the end of your practice with a percussion sound bath to ultimately relax your body and enlighten your mind.

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Introduction to Pushing Hands with Milan Vigil
Mar
31
4:15 PM16:15

Introduction to Pushing Hands with Milan Vigil

T'ai Chi Pushing Hands (太極推手) is a specialized exercise from t'ai chi ch'uan (太極拳,also transcribed taijiquan) through which practitioners develop tactile awareness and sensitivity, and gain skill in being rooted, balanced and centered physically, mentally and emotionally when confronted by external forces.

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How to Change Your Destiny with Sarla Nichols
Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

How to Change Your Destiny with Sarla Nichols

This workshop will explore the relationship of quantum physics to yoga and meditation.  We will look specifically at the observer effect, which states that where you direct your attention is where you place your energy.  

What happens in a yoga pose when you direct your attention to one specific part of the body?  How does this attention affect your posture, your breath, and the ease of the pose?

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Taming the Monkey Mind: Introduction to Meditation Workshop
Feb
3
1:30 PM13:30

Taming the Monkey Mind: Introduction to Meditation Workshop

We all get monkey mind from day to day, sometimes minute to minute. This workshop will give you the tools to start to tame the monkey. Participants will be taken through different guided meditations and breath practices intended to help them quiet the mind, find the right meditation path and start their journey into a regular meditation practice. No experience needed just a willingness to sit, breath and let the rest unfold before you.

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Organic Yoga Asana
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Organic Yoga Asana

From when Yoga was first introduced into our modern Western culture it has been the physical practice ie asana, that has taken the forefront. Using the body as a medium for movement and sensory experience has been widely adopted, as this is something we recognize and can easily relate to. But do we know how to use all the systems of the body effectively to move with strength and grace?
 
This workshop offers an inquisitive exploration of our organ system. We’ll take a journey through the organs to feel and place them in our body. We will experience moving from the organs and engaging the organ system as a core support from within. In addition, there will be some restful quiet practices to support the restoration and healthy functioning of the organs.

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Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop
Sep
30
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop

As someone with scoliosis, these were some of the questions Adelene had. This introductory workshop is open to students, teachers and practitioners alike, to demonstrate and offer a tested approach in practising and living with scoliosis. 

With open discussions held within a safe sharing environment, Adelene will share her journey and experience. We will learn and understand how to practice with scoliosis, explore how the therapeutic effects of yoga can be applied specifically to structural / functional imbalances. It is often not about What we can or cannot practise, and more importantly it is How we practice. This non-invasive approach to the condition could potentially: help to alleviate physical discomfort; re-map postural alignment; re-establish and refine balance; release emotional and psychological tension brought about by living with scoliosis. 

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Yoga for Lower Back Care
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Lower Back Care

‘I have lower back pain!’ It is not uncommon to experience lower back pain with the increasing sedentary lifestyle, be it at the desk or behind the wheels. Imbalance postural habits, past injuries, muscular or structural asymmetries are common causes of lower back pain. Whilst there may also potentially be emotional tension related back pain.

Muscles along the lower back can often become locked and tight, causing pain, spasm and compression. At a physiological level, the lack of blood circulation (life force or Prana), may affect the vital organs, resulting in stress within the digestive, reproductive, urinary, respiratory systems etc. This may result in unnecessary tension inhibiting the healthy function of the physiological system. Especially with chronic lower back discomfort, this may impact one’s daily activities, ie. sitting, standing, walking or simply performing daily chores, let alone one’s quality of sleep may also be affected.

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Yoga for Upper Back Neck and Shoulder Care
Sep
16
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga for Upper Back Neck and Shoulder Care

In this workshop, we will practise various tension release poses, followed by mobilization, and elongation. We will then explore ways to balance asymmetrical habitual patterns in our body, and work towards strengthening poses through asana and breathing practices.

Adelene will guide participants through a journey of the upper body, and shall discuss how this may be integrated into daily living. For all levels. Informative and practical for both students, experienced practitioners and teachers.

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Beginner's Series - 6 weeks
Jun
20
to Jul 25

Beginner's Series - 6 weeks

We have geared this series for people who have never stepped on a yoga mat and also for those looking to deepen their practice. We focus alignment, transitions and breath work in the hope of helping you cultivate strength and confidence in you personal practice

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Flex Your Mind with Danny Brewington
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Flex Your Mind with Danny Brewington

You think you can’t meditate? You must be too busy? Don’t have the time? Your mind is too wild and chaotic?  You can’t sit still? This workshop will eliminate your excuses and fears that meditation is difficult. Through a few simple exercises you’ll increase your awareness and optimize your brain’s performance. Ultimately, you’ll discover meditation is the easiest thing in the world. 

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Yin Yoga Workshop with Michelle Mukai & Blake Klazmer
Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

Yin Yoga Workshop with Michelle Mukai & Blake Klazmer

Yin Yoga and Seven Meditations

 

Yin Yoga and Meditation are complimentary mindfulness practices that cultivate awareness and intuitive care of the body.  Join Michelle Mukai and Blake Klazmer for an afternoon of long held, supported Yin Yoga postures that will primarily target the lower half of the body.  While being guided through a Yin Yoga sequence that will trace meridians specifically connected to the season as we transition into Spring.

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Aruyveda Yoga Series with Kristina
Mar
28
to May 2

Aruyveda Yoga Series with Kristina

This six week series will focus on Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda translates to life science, and it focuses on the mind-body connection for our overall wellness. We will look at the different doshas (individual constitutions) and how to determine ours, seasons, times of life and practices that can help with each of these. Each class will involve discussion and a short practice to demonstrate how we can incorporate these principles into our daily life.

 

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Yoga Nidra with Kristina Brack
Mar
11
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga Nidra with Kristina Brack

Allow Kristina to guide you through the meditative sleep of Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is also known as the yoga of sleep. In this class, we will follow Swami J’s method to guide you into deep relaxation, and end with a savasana accompanied by crystal singing bowls. Yoga nidra can assist you in getting better quality sleep and also help you require less sleep. One hour of yoga nidra is equal to four hours of REM sleep. This gentle practice is done lying down, using blankets or bolsters to support yourself and is suitable for all levels.

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Spring Detox Workshop with Stephanie Congo
Mar
5
1:30 PM13:30

Spring Detox Workshop with Stephanie Congo

The Spring Season is all about clearing out the old.  We will practice simple exercises and gentle yoga poses to help us integrate Spring into our bodies.  There are four energy meridians that are important for body detoxification and strong immunity: Liver, Spleen, Kidney, and Large Intestine.  The Chinese Element for Spring is Wood and is represented by the color green.  In this workshop, we will learn about these different energies and invigorate our bodies with self-care exercises to keep our immune systems healthy and vibrant!

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Transitions: Deepening and Refining Your Vinyasa
Feb
14
to Mar 22

Transitions: Deepening and Refining Your Vinyasa

This six-week series will focus on transitions, particularly those we use frequently in our practice as we travel from one end of our yoga mat to the other. We will break down the relationships between the poses and talk about different ways to allow ourbody to find freedom of movement between them, as well as maintaining proper breath and alignment so that the benefits of Vinyasa yoga are fully experienced.  The word Vinyasa means literally “to place carefully with the breath”, and this is the concept we will work with throughout the series, so that we not only deepen our understanding of the asanas but also bring the benefit of pranayama into our practice.

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Love Restored
Feb
11
4:30 PM16:30

Love Restored

Often we give our love away to everyone but ourselves. This workshop will focus on turning love inwards through focus on heart opening restorative poses, self-massage, sound, and guided meditation. There will be some sweet surprises as well, but you'll have to join to see what they are!

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