The offerings are wide, including meditation, Yoga for Social Justice, Dance, AcroYoga, Bio-Mechanics, Singing, Sound Healing, and Partner Yoga to name just a few.
This advanced practice will guide you through all necessary preparatory actions and poses for The King and Queen (aka Mother) of Yoga Asana, headstand and shoulder-stand. All experienced practitioners are welcome, but teachers will be especially interested as we will learn methodical instructions and adjustments, including how to tell when your students are ready and contra-indications.
Twisting and rotating the spine requires great flexibility.
Parivritta – The sanskrit term that refers to rotation in an asana, literally means to move around the central axis.
The word sukham or joyful in sanskrit can also be translated as good axel hole.
Which suggest we need a strong centre in which to rotate and twist from so that everything is spinning from a good, steady and easeful place.
Besides restoring your spine’s natural range of motion, the parivritta action opens the nadis (energy channels), deeply cleanses the organs and stimulates circulation bringing rejuvenation, clarity and balance into the body and the manipura chakra, helping to untwist the ego and mind.
When you are in need of re-energizing, twists are perfect to fan the flames of your inner fire and restore vitality helping to lift energy upwards and onwards.
Experience a color-filled journey through the 7 powerful energies centers in the body known as the chakras. Chakras influence over 70% of your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Picture yourself grounded, creative, courageous, alive and free. Delve deep into the roots of the earth and climb to the heavens by releasing blocked, stuck and stagnate energy. Class Includes dynamic asana, meditation, mantra, pranayama and dance.
AcroYoga is more than making flashy shapes for pretty pictures. Learn to navigate gravity like a boss and deepen structural awareness through playful connection. Build trust within your body, breath, and partnerships with intentional grace. This all-levels class will help answer the question: Are you moving or being moved?
Come and join a full-spectrum prana vinyasa session including Solar Mantra Sadhana, Mudra Vinyasa, Movement Meditation and powerful, playful flows and practices to set the foundation for lighting the fire of your awareness and inner joy. Fire always represents our inner light and the light of our own awareness. Getting in touch with that is like having a love affair with ourselves, seeing through eyes of Beauty and connecting to Truth, Joy and Authenticity.
“I`ve been a seeker and I still am,
but I stopped asking books and the stars.
I started listening to the teaching of my soul.”
Using storytelling, lecture, song, and meditation, we will explore and develop our understanding of one of the central and ancient paths of yoga: Bhakti, the path of the Heart, the path of love, devotion, gratitude, and surrender. The topics that we will journey into will include: Indian Gods/Goddesses and their meanings, Mantras and Kirtan, Meditations of the Heart, The Role of a Guru/the Path of Guru Kripa, Setting up an Altar/Puja/Arati, Japa/mantra meditation/using a mala, and how to cultivate your own personal Bhakti practice and use it to serve and uplift the collective vibration of the planet.
Bring your fullest imagination to the mat in this practice as we will seek to elevate and refine our awareness to the inherent subtleties of our physical and energetic bodies. With this practice our stated intention will be to elevate our postures, breath, technique, mental and physical endurance to a virtuoso level.
In this workshop I will joyfully share with you the fundamentals and beauty of this practice of Kundalini yoga. A practice which has transformed my life on every level; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We will explore and experience the ways, the “magic” and practicality of this ancient technology. We will practice and discuss the energies found in the kriyas, pranayama, mantras and our chakras. Please do join this experience, it is truly a gift to humanity!
About Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga as shared by the late master Yogi Bhajan is an ancient technology, a sacred science which had been honed and refined in secret, over countless generations of masters and initiates in the temples and monasteries of Northern India, Tibet and Nepal. Together with kriyas (specific physical movements) breathwork, mantra, meditation, dance and intention these sacred sciences will enable you to remove blockages, tap into your vast reservoirs of potential to feel abundantly creative, gracious and grateful! There are no levels in this amazing practice, you just need to show up and give it your best and that is a perfect practice!!!
As one of the 24 great Rishis, Vishvamitra is counted as co-author of the Vedas—India’s most holy texts. The renowned Gayatri mantra, for example, is accredited to his name. But even he, as a great seer, encountered hurdles before achieving insight into the secrets of humanity.
In this Workshop, we’ll encounter Vishvamitrasana, Vashistasana and other challenging arm balances in which stability and flexibility are in equal demand. With the right approach, important anatomical foundations and a few tricks, it should be no problem to master them.
Annie is known for her ability to bring specificity, depth and compassion to her classes. In this Deep Twist LAB, you’ll practice a series of ever-deepening twists that will teach you about creating stability and freedom in your spine. Learn when to stabilize the pelvic girdle and when to let it go; how to use the breath to stimulate spinal release; and create a core strengthening and organ-cleansing detoxification practice.
Dynamics [dahy-nam-iks] noun
1. The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system
2. The motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field
3. The pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field
While the hip joint has the capacity to be a highly mobile joint, it also has the capacity to be quite strong. And contrary to conventional thought, flexibility and strength can be achieved together. Discuss why weakness may sometimes manifest as tightness, resist the urge to stretch yourself into common yoga postures, and discover the potential for utilizing isometrics in asana. Additionally, incorporate principles of co-contraction to help identify individual alignment variations. You’ll leave feeling strong and capable.
Flow into a blissful state of deep relaxation and expanding awareness while bathed in soulful music. Sheela Bringi and Brent Kuecker lead these guided somatic meditations accompanied by enchanting live harp, bamboo flute and sacred Indian singing. Yoga Nidra (“Yogic Sleep” in Sanskrit), is practiced lying down in Savasana. The class opens with a short discussion followed by gentle Yoga asanas to prepare the body and mind for meditation. Yoga Nidra has been shown to have therapeutic, cognitive and spiritual benefits. BRING a yoga mat for the asana practice, and anything else you may need to comfortably lie down (blanket, eye pillow, etc). With special guest Steve Gorn – bansuri bamboo flute.
Don’t let the name scare you. This is the one arm handstand class for all levels. Designed to teach scapular stability and improve balance, this class is half Vinyasa based, half workshop and drill based. Working through a serious of specialized plank pose variations and down dog techniques, we will learn how to activate fully into the necessary shoulder stabilizing muscles required for one and two arm handstand and then through several partner drills and wall work, we will take those techniques and learn how to improve balance on two hands while working towards one arm handstand.
Come celebrate with over 50 inspirational yoga teacher & world-class musicians.