Series & Workshops
Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation for Healing
with lynsie mckeown
thursdays, october 12-November 15
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a guided systematic method that helps the practitioner to enter deeper states of relaxation yet become increasingly aware of their inner surroundings. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, headaches and boost immune function and the body’s ability to heal from injury, chronic stress, trauma or illness.
Each week you will experience a new session that will enable your body to enter these deeper states of relaxation while remaining consciously awake, so that the body can heal, integrate and assimilate. Afterwards you will feel incredibly calm, grounded, and focused.
A 30-40 minute Yoga Nidra sessions is said to have the healing potential of up to 2-3 hours of deep sleep.
We will begin with simple movements to open the body before lying on our backs for the yogic sleep. Wear layered, comfortable clothes so you will stay warm throughout the session.
investment: $75 for all 6 sessions
members: $67.50 for all 6 sessions
we welcome drop ins for this series!
with catherine mcmahon
saturday, october 21
As the leaves fall, the light changes and the days begin to shorten, we shift from the outward exuberance of summer towards the inward reflection of fall. We enter into a time of letting go. Join us for an extended Yin practice honoring the transition of the seasons. This 2-hour practice will focus on bringing energy and balance to the meridian lines associated with fall along with an exploration of the elemental aspect of autumn. This is great opportunity for both those new to Yin and those familiar to unwind, nourish the body and mind, and bring balance to this time of change. In these cool and darker seasons, we discover a chance to connect to our inner light and enjoy rest, contemplation and renewal.
Myofascial Release Workshop
with Mia Hamza
Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00-3:30 PM
In this workshop, Mia will guide you on an exploration of your entire connective-fascia system.
You’ll release tension from overlooked places deep in your connective tissue where mental, physical and emotional toxins are stuck. You will understand more clearly how stress inhabits your body and mind, then move forward healthy, released and calm with rejuvenated energy and a new set of tools for maintaining balance and ease in your life.
This workshop is open to all bodies who can lie down on a mat on the floor and may be especially helpful for yoga students and athletes who cross train.
MEET YOUR CHAKRAS
with mia white
saturday, november 11, 2017 1:00-3:30 pm
The chakras are the seven energy centers of the body. When they’re strong and balanced, we feel grounded, creative, confident, compassionate, clear in our communications, insightful, and connected to our mind-body-spirit. In this workshop, we will explore the significance and opportunities of each chakra while opening and strengthening them through meditation, journaling, and active yoga practice. You are guaranteed to leave with a greater sense of empowerment to bring forth your best! Bring a journal, a pen, a water bottle, and your curiosity!
yoga anatomy 101: shoulders
with lynsie mckeown
sunday, november 12, 2017 1:00-3:30 pm
The most common injury in yoga occurs in the shoulder. It is an incredibly mobile joint allowing a wide range of movements. However, without proper awareness of how to stabilize the joint, we become vulnerable to repetitive use injuries. Yoga asana requires a lot of repetition! Learn basic shoulder anatomy, how to create stability and maintain integrity of the shoulder so you can advance safely in your practice. This workshop is part lecture and part experiential practice so bring a notebook, pen and yoga mat.
This workshop is part of a larger series of workshops focusing on the anatomy and biomechanics of the body. Have a particular interest in a part of the body? Let us know and we will develop a workshop around it. Email us at: email@example.com
THAI YOGA FOR HANDS ON ADJUSTMENTS AND ASSISTS
A teacher training workshop
with renata gregori
sunday, december 3, 2017 1:00-4:00 pm
Empower your students—and yourself—to go profoundly deeper into yoga postures and practice.
Renata has designed this asana adjustment workshop, rooted in the therapeutic touch of Thai Yoga, so teachers can learn to adjust with skill, utmost effectiveness, confidence and love.
Thai Yoga is a dynamic bodywork therapy based on Yoga, martial arts and Ayurveda. In this unique healing system, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while massaging along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Thai Yoga is like having Yoga done to you and is considered a martial art of healing.
- Adjust yoga postures to make them more profound
- Spot misalignments and make adjustments with safety and confidence
- take your teaching skills and practice to the next level with the "Thai touch"
Renata Gregori is the Director of the Yoga Program at Riverview Spa - the Ayurveda, Yoga and Chiropractic Health Center near Yogaville. An accomplished, dynamic and sought after Yoga Teacher for over 20 years, with several instructional DVDs, Renata is also an Ayurvedic Therapist and and a member of Thai Healing Alliance International. Renata was a professional singer and actress before devoting herself to the study and practice of Yoga with some of the greatest Masters of our time, including Sri Dharma Mittra. She teaches trainings, retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. and maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where she teaches, lectures and leads Kirtan. www.renatagregori.com
introduction to yoga
a six week beginners series
with chloe watkins
sundays January 21-February 25, 2018 4:00-5:30 pm
Yoga is a lifelong practice that you can take with you and utilize in any part of your life, but it can be intimidating just jumping into a class! What better way to lay the groundwork than by committing to an introductory series.
In this six week series you will learn the basic yoga poses, flows and get an overview of Yogic principles outside of the physical practice. Did we mention that you enjoy discounted rates on our regular drop in classes for the duration of the series? Check out all of the teachers and styles and see which one suits you best!
Unsure if you're a good fit for this course? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help!