Workshops & Retreats
July 22, 2016 2-4:30pm
Yoga Mountain Studio
The bandhas are the skillful engagement of your deepest core muscles and ligaments along the spine. They allow you to find inner alignment in asana and tap your energetic reservoir. By learning to utilize the bandhas, you will experience levity and grace in your body, fullness of breath, and greater mindfulness. The practice will include standing poses, back arches, inversions, and arm balances, along with breath work and meditation. REGISTER
Yoga and Zen Retreat
July 23-24, 2016
Green Gulch Farm
Clear Mind, Radiant Body: Zen Meditation and Prajna Yoga
Revitalize your body and cultivate clarity of mind through the profound techniques of alignment-based yoga, and Zen meditation. The word Prajna suggests an embodied wisdom that permeates every cell. The yoga practice will be both dynamic and restorative, with a focus on inner alignment and awakening sensation to facilitate radiant health and wellbeing. Zen meditation will give insight into the mind, heart and emotional body. Each day will include yoga postures, breath, wisdom teachings and meditation. There will be ample time to enjoy the beauty of Green Gulch Farm and Muir Beach. This retreat is open to students at all levels.
August 26-28, 2016
Vista Yoga Studio
Atlanta, GANourishing Blood, Breath, and Bone: Restorative Yoga
Friday 8/26/16 5-7:30pm
This class guides students in poses that are designed to reduce fatigue and stress buried in the body. By the application of supported postures, the class will soothe your nervous system, empty strain and holding in your organic body, and calm your mind. When supported postures are held for greater lengths of time, there is a profound rejuvenating effect on the body, while helping to build greater resilience and flexibility throughout the entire system.Vital Core: Inner Alignment and Outer Grace
Saturday 8/27/16 10am-12:30pm
Skillful engagement of your deepest core muscles and ligaments along the spine allows you to find inner alignment in asana and tap your energetic reservoir. By learning to utilize your true core, you will experience levity and grace in your body, fullness of breath, and greater mindfulness both on and off your yoga mat. The practice will include standing poses, back arches, inversions, and arm balances, along with breath work and meditation.
Free Your Prana: Unlocking Your Breath
Saturday 8/27/16 2-4:30pm
Your breath is your immediate relationship to your nervous system and the key to your overall well being. Through side bends, dynamic twists, backbends, and inversions we will release the muscles around the rib basket, upper chest, and back body to unlock your diaphragm and lungs. The asanas will prepare you for a sustained pranayama practice which will flow into deep meditation.
Wakeful Relaxation: Releasing the Neck, Jaw, and Cranium
Sunday 8/28/16 10am-12:30pm
Often anxiety, stress, and mental agitation are buried in the jaw, upper back, and neck, obstructing the flow of blood and nerve impulse between the heart and the head. The asana sequence will stabilize your shoulders and upper back to realign your neck and unwind your jaw. Through inversions, jalandhara bandha and softening the senses, we will relieve holding patterns in the cranium, fostering wakeful relaxation.
This session will build on our previous core and diaphragmatic release work.