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

 

Rest, Reflect, Revive: Restorative Yoga w/ Tara

Saturday, 1/24/2015, 2-4pm

In the short, cold days of winter, we can find ourselves yearning to turn in. Far too often the demands of life don’t allow time to rest and reflect.
This workshop’s unique circuit of restorative yoga poses, skillfully arranged before you arrive, is the perfect opportunity for you thaw out, settle in, and get the nourishing rest your body needs.
All Levels Welcome

 

Kundalini Winter Wellness: Boost Your Immunity and Lift Your Spirits w/ Kati

Saturday 1/31/2015, 4-6pm

The dark days of winter can be difficult, yet they also provide us with the opportunity to cultivate our inner light. Join Ajeetdev Kaur/ Kati Gimes for an all-levels Kundalini workshop focused on immune system strengthening and mood elevating practices.  Kundalini Yoga is an extremely powerful, effective practice that provides balance, grace and clarity through life’s challenges. This afternoon workshop is for Kundalini-lovers, as well as those new to the practice, who are seeking to get in touch with and to awaken their inner sunshine.

All Levels Welcome

 

Valentine’s Day Partner Workshop w/ Naomi and Nathan

Saturday 2/14/2015, 3:30-5:30

Instead of roses or fancy restaurants, make a yoga date with your valentine this year.  Join Naomi and Nathan for an afternoon of playful partner yoga poses to bring you a little closer to the one you love, or the one you just like a lot. Enjoy  this creative partner-ific yoga practice, designed to cultivate connection, increase trust, encourage generosity and tap into a lighthearted spirit of play. Discover new ways to delight in your yoga practice while enjoying the support of your partner.  Make yoga a part of your new Valentine’s Day tradition.  Save the chocolates for another day.

All Levels Welcome

 

Deep Winter Reset: Yoga, Ayurveda and Acupuncture w/ Hannah and Rebecca

Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2-4pm

You don’t have to set aside a week of your time or travel far to receive powerful Wintertime therapies and self-care practices. Winter offers the opportunity to slow down, to refill our deepest resources, and to cultivate wisdom, strength, and self-reflection. Join Hannah and Rebecca for a Sunday afternoon retreat designed to replenish your energetic reserves, promote nourishing rest and renew your sense of purpose and vision for the approaching Spring months.

All Levels Welcome

Qi Gong for Health, Relaxation and Meditation w/ Peter

Sunday, 3/1/2015, 3-5:30pm

Qigong, sometimes called Chinese Yoga, follows the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the same as does Acupuncture. This workshop will focus on an ancient Qigong practice for health called the Eight Brocades.

These 8 exercises systematically stimulate, regulate and balance all 12 organ systems to support health of the body, acuity of the mind, and strength of the spirit. They are done as mindfulness practices which enhance rest, relaxation, and the development of a meditative mind. How the life force, energy – Qi (Chi), Prana – moves through the body will be explored along with ways to remove blocks. Some of the techniques easily transfer to other practices such as yoga, as well as application to daily life.
The class will be taught in a manner that will make it possible for the students to practice and develop on their own.
All Levels Welcome.

Flow Through Life with Ease w/ Claudia

Sunday, 3/8/2015, 2-4pm

Learn to effectively use your muscles to flow through your practice with ease.  When we begin this afternoon, we will work the muscles of the body through Hatha Yoga poses. These will include sun salutes, standing poses and some standing twists. Once the muscles have sufficiently warmed up, the breath and blood are flowing in a balanced way, we will slow the practice way down with several Yin style yoga poses.
Yin Yoga targets connective tissues, ligaments, bones and the joints through longer held (three minutes or more) poses, usually done in a restorative floor style.
We will conclude with a period of meditation after deep relaxation is achieved.
When you can access your muscles for strength, you can also learn how to release deeply, so use this afternoon to tap into your capacity to live with greater ease in your body.

Suitable for strong beginners as well as very advanced yogis.

Easing Into Spring: Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation w/ Hannah and Peter

Sunday, 3/29/2015

For thousands of years, cultures across the globe have recognized the Spring Equinox (or vernal equinox) as a time of resurrection and re-birth by celebrating the day when daylight and darkness are in balance and daylight will soon last longer than darkness. The Spring Equinox Retreat is an opportunity for you to practice yoga, deep relaxation, meditation and to reflect on discoveries you made during the winter that might support your growth in the months to come.
Yoga practice will be suited to all levels, relaxation will focus on letting go of stress and meditation will offer you an opportunity to be more present.

We will also share a tea inspired by the season.

All Levels Welcome.

 

Wellness Workshops

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Couples Massage w/ Leslie

Sunday, 2/15/2015, 2-4pm

Massage is a profound way for partners to support one another through loving touch. Using touch in both harmonious and challenging times can contribute to more vibrancy and serenity in our work, play, sleep, sexuality, and communication.

In this workshop, we’ll learn hands-on massage techniques, intuitive approaches, and to be mindful of the intent that we put into healing touch. We’ll integrate elements of movement, acupressure, reflexology, and yoga in order to reduce stiffness and pain in joints, muscular fatigue, and anxiety.
We will perform the massages fully clothed and seated in chairs, with some shiatsu performed laying on the floor. For maximum comfort, please bring a covered bed pillow (1 per couple), and wear a t-shirt and pants to move in.
Come away from the class revitalized as individuals and as a couple.