This series of workshops is intended to deepen our understanding of yoga and our ability to heal physically and mentally. Some of the following workshops are designed for yoga teachers only. Please read the descriptions below and choose the workshops that are most appropriate for you!
You can Register for a workshop here on this site or come on in to the studio to sign up there. Each individual workshop costs $30 or you can choose 4 for $100.
Saturday, Feb. 3rd
10:15-12:00~ Anatomy of Sanskrit, with Emily Hughes
A practical course of exploration in the history, origin, and composition Sanskrit vocabulary used in the science of yoga.
1:00-4:00- How Does Asana Practice Translate to Samadhi? with Erika Hawks
Starting with Patanjali's 8 limbs as our blueprint, we'll discuss the four yogic paths, notions of yoga in the West, why we focus on asana first, finding deeper meaning in Vinyasa practice, mantra, and more. You'll leave with a true understanding of why we roll out our mats each day.
Sunday, Feb. 4th
11:30-2:00 pm~ Yoga Sutras Demystified, with Erika Hawks
Written over two millennia ago, Patanjali's yoga sutras are the definitive text on yoga practice. Join us as we glimpse at the history of yoga that predates Patanjali and take an in depth look at the first two chapters of these sutras- "On Meditative Absorption" and "On Practice".
3:15-4:45 pm~ Blueprint of the Mind; As Described Through Krishnamacharya & Patanjali, with Gretchen Mills
What is the source of our physical and mental suffering? How are we brought back to well-being? Understand the nature of the mind and become aware of spiritual and mental practices to move into greater consciousness.
6:00-8:30 pm~ Intro to Your Astrology & Planetary Influences, with Carol Morin
* Please bring your time and place of birth
Monday, Feb. 5th
1:30-4:30 pm~ Anatomy of the Gross Body, with Emily Hughes
For Teachers Only: A deeper look into the systems within the physical body, anatomical terminology, and common misconceptions.
6:00-8:15 pm~ Kundalini Yoga, with Sarka
Let's unveil the mystery of Kundalini yoga. Join us for a Kundalini class, followed by a lecture on kriyas, the golden chain, mantra, pranayama, and mudra.
Tuesday, Feb. 6th
10:30-1:00 pm~ Intro to Ashtanga, with Erika Hawks
Curious about Ashtanga? Learn about the lineage, the method, the mantras, and more. Join us first, for the guided Ashtanga class to experience the strength and grace of this practice first hand.
2:30-4:00 pm~ Your Inner Asana, with Gretchen Mills
We may know what a posture looks like from the outside, but what is happening inside? Learn how to connect to your body, breath, and mind beyond musculature alignment. Create stability and alert relaxation through the intention of containing & directing Prana and the awareness of the bandhas, vayus, nadis, and mudra.
4:30-6:15 pm~ Guiding Pranayama/ Anatomy of Pranayama, with Gretchen Mills & Emily Hughes. (This class will be held at Fort Zach all the way to the left side of the park)
For Teachers Only: Dive into the history and specifics of many types of pranayama, and how and why we control the breath. Learn to guide students in safe and effective pranayama.
Wednesday, Feb. 7th
10:30-12:00 pm~ Refined Cueing, with Emily Hughes
For Teachers Only: Learn cueing techniques from several lineages, the anatomical perspective, and safety in cueing.
Thursday, Feb. 8th
2:00-4:30 pm~ Yoga Anatomy; Injury in Asana, with Emily Hughes
For Teachers Only: Define and review common injuries due to misalignment in asana, injury prevention and how to modify for acute/chronic injuries.
Friday, Feb. 9th
6:00-8:15 pm~ Yin Yoga, with Michelle Marcelino
Enjoy a traditional yin class followed by a lecture on the history and intentions behind this deeply restorative and effective yoga practice.