JULY 10 – 12th!
Friday, July 10th. 6:00 – 8:30pm
Fascia: Its All Connected
Throughout our lifetime most of us begin to stiffen and to shrink with age. This does not have to happen. The health our our fascia will determine the state or our body as we age. Fascia requires movement, warmth, and adequate hydration to remain healthy. We are connected together because of a vast, spider web-like network of fascia, which travels through our entire body like a heavy sweater. . Recognition of fascia’s true significance and complexity is just spreading into the yoga community. This workshop will explore the latest scientific understanding of fascia, both anatomy and physiology, and how to make better use of this understanding in how we practice yoga. Happy fascia is fluid. Come learn how to make yours fluid.
Saturday, July 11th. 9:00am – 12:00pm
Having Fun with Assisted Yoga
Learn how to work hands on with assisted asana in a safe and fun environment. Learn how to receive and give support to each other in asanas both familiar and new. Partner work can be used to make the most challenging asanas accessible and also to make foundational poses more challenging. Assisted poses allow us to relax more deeply into stretches, and it is common for students report that they have found new levels of flexibility from this work that they did not know they were capable of. We will also use partner exercises to sharpen concentration, practice communication skills and increase our pro-prioceptive senses. You do not need a partner to attend this workshop. Most people usually come alone and then facilitators help match up partners for each exercise. This is a great way to meet new friends with shared interests.
Saturday, July 11th. 1:30 – 4:30pm
Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.
Sunday, July 12th. 1:30 – 4:30pm
Yoga and Writing: (Asana Class)
Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation are amazing tools for shifting consciousness. Learn how to combine yoga with creative writing to tap into deeper sources of inspiration. We begin with an Asana class to shut down internal dialogue and distance students from the momentum of their daily routines. Then we move into pranayama and meditation to still the mind and deepen our sense of self. Following a writing prompt, to set the mind in motion again, we write for 20-60 minutes and then form into small groups where anyone who wishes to read to the group will have an opportunity to do so. The reader can ask for feedback from the group, but only positive feedback.
One workshop $55
Any Two workshops $100
Any Three workshops $140
All Four workshops $175