Workshops

Yoga and Movement Workshops

To Register: click on workshop title below. You will be taken to a separate page where you can sign up for the workshop.

 

Yoga and Hiking Adventure on the Northwest Branch Trail with Krista

Saturday July 11th, 10-11:30am

In this 90 minute workshop we will explore the beauty of the nature surrounding us alongside a strong, opening, and relaxing vinaysa yoga practice.  We will practice to the soothing sounds of water, birds, and natures gifts.  We will come away settled, grounded, and relaxed, with a deeper appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us even in the midst of a city setting.  Beauty can be found anywhere, come find it with us!
Please bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.

All Levels welcome!

*note: This workshop will be held offsite.  Students will meet at Blue Heron to sign in, then will walk a short distance from the studio to the beginning of the trail.

Vinyasa Yoga: The Movement of Sound with Rekara

Saturday July 18th, 3-4:30pm

Boost your current practice or transform it completely by reconnecting with your practice through music. Much like the benefits of yoga, music equalizes brain waves, affects heartbeat and breathing rates, can help regulate stress, enhance productivity, and strengthen memory.

Through meditation, pranayama and asana, discover sounds that move you and find new ones to sing along to in a practice that is high energy, fun and playful. Transition through silence and natural sounds to spiritual chants and popular tunes that complement your movement, motivate when they need to and create space for meditation when you need it to fall to the background.
Open up your mind and heart to the music of your everyday life. Find the musicality of your movement and flow through your sequence. It is as much about tapping into your inner soundtrack as it is the one you hear on a stereo.
All Levels Welcome

Elemental Harmony: Vinyasa Flow and Live Music with Sara Crosby and Special Guest, Bill Jenkins

Friday 8/7/15, 7-9pm

Celebrate the season and experience the power of the living flow with an integrated exploration of the elemental body and a reconnection to the rhythms of nature.  Earth, Water, Fire and Air are the building blocks of our body, our energy and the world around us.
Accompanied by live music, we will use Prana Flow inspired vinyasa to connect to the source of each of the elements, as they exist both within and without, manifesting the elemental qualities of grounding, fluidity, transformation and freedom.
Class is suitable for all levels, though some familiarity with Vinyasa is recommended.

Yoga and Hiking Adventure on the Northwest Branch Trail with Krista

Saturday August 8th, 10-11:30am

In this 90 minute workshop we will explore the beauty of the nature surrounding us alongside a strong, opening, and relaxing vinaysa yoga practice.  We will practice to the soothing sounds of water, birds, and natures gifts.  We will come away settled, grounded, and relaxed, with a deeper appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us even in the midst of a city setting.  Beauty can be found anywhere, come find it with us!
Please bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.

All Levels welcome!

*note: This workshop will be held offsite.  Students will meet at Blue Heron to sign in, then will walk a short distance from the studio to the beginning of the trail.

Yoga for Shoulder and Neck Relief w/ Jill

Saturday 8/15/15, 2-4pm

Many people suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain due to stress, poor posture or injury. Yoga can help relieve some of these symptoms, but repetitive movements such as vinyasas or weight on the upper body (think down dog) can exacerbate the pain for many people by creating tighter neck and shoulders. This practice will move through a series of gentle standing flow poses designed to open the upper body, release tension from the neck , and sync breath with movement to connect the body and mind in a meditative state. Students will move from standing poses to seated yin poses that will help prepare the body for a brief body scan meditation. Body scan meditation has been shown to reduce pain in people who practice it regularly. It’s a great way to release tension and calm the mind and body. This practice is for anyone who wants to unwind and reduce stress and tension in their upper body.

All levels welcome.

 

Handstand Prep School w/ Naomi

Saturday 8/22/15, 1:30-2:30pm

When did you last do a handstand?  For most adults, our last handstand was also around the same time we last had outdoor recess.  If your last handstand was in Elementary School, but you’re yearning to get back upside down, this is a great place to begin your handstand adventures again!

As yogis, we know that there are many physical benefits of being upside-down, including refreshing the flow of blood in the body and toning the core.  The emotional benefits are even more powerful, which shifting your perspective, building confidence and empowering your bravery!

A successful inversion is as much about believing in yourself as it is about building the amount of strength you’ll need to hold yourself up. In this workshop, we’ll focus on some confidence-building poses, as well as some basic strength drills to help get you ready for your handstands. You’ll also be given some “handstand homework” so you can continue to practice on your own.

Practicing inversions should be an empowering endeavor rather than a soul crushing exercise, so our mission is to reclaim our courage on our mats to inspire radical shifts in every other area of our lives.  Come prepared to blow yourself away and conquer your fears all while turning your world upside-down!

 

Handstands for Daredevils w/ Naomi

Saturday 8/22/15, 2:45-4:15pm

It’s time to play!

If you love handstands and want to learn fun new ways to explore your handstand practice, this workshop is meant for you!

We’ll play with different entries into and out of handstand, as well as learning the basics of working towards a “wall-free” handstand. Fun leg positions and transitions will also be on the menu.

Come with a willingness to play your edge, challenge yourself and have a lot of fun while you’re doing it!

Adventurous yogis welcome!

 

Wellness Workshops

To Register: click on workshop title below. You will be taken to a separate page where you can sign up for the workshop.

Summer Wellness: A 10-Day Healthy Eating Program with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller

E-course runs 7/13 – 7/22

This 10-day e-course will give you the tools you need to shed any baggage you have accumulated, whether physical or emotion, as well as help you body heal from an overload of sugary, processed foods.

You’ll also learn how to continue this healthier method of feeding yourself and your family throughout the year so that you can combat cravings when they arise and discover kinder, cleaner ways to treat your digestive system.

This program will help you ease the stress on your digestive system and stabilize your immune function so you can retain this nourished, light, healthy feeling throughout the summer season and beyond.