WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
Candlelit Yin Yoga
with Krista Mason
Sunday, June 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Nourish your body and mind in this quiet, relaxing practice. You will leave relaxed and rejuvenated with a deeper feeling of balance and a deeper sense of calm.
Yin Yoga helps bring balance to our overly busy lifestyles. It is a contemplative practice of long, passive holds (generally 3-5 minutes) in specific floor postures to nourish the joints and ligaments of our body while emphasizing and deepening into the breath throughout the practice. These asanas gently strengthen and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. This practice helps to bring balance to both our lives and our more active yoga practices. Yin Yoga also allows us to become more present, allowing us to draw “within” ourselves and quiet our mind and body. As we find that quiet acceptance in our postures, we can also find this acceptance spilling out into our life.
We will practice by the glow of candlelight, and finish practice by sharing some yummy chocolate! We will leave relaxed, rejuvenated, and filled with ease.
Cost is $20.
An Introduction to Ayurveda (translated as “the science of life”):
Live Each Beautiful Season to Your Fullest
with Amy Dixon
Sundays 1/28, 4/15, 6/24 & 10/14, 12:30-2:30 pm
In these four classes, we will learn about the basic history and purpose of Ayurveda, an Indian medical system that is said to be 2-5,000 years old (it may be our oldest consistently practiced medical system). We will better understand its teachings using yoga postures and meditation, sound, color, fragrance and taste. My intention for the class is to share with you a bit of what has supported me in my life as a mother of four, wife, yoga teacher and yoga practitioner. Together, we will better understand and embrace nature’s cycles so we may feel full and happy and healthy. You also might learn something new or make a friend, which should be enjoyed in the new year!
Winter: Fortify, Restore and Reflect
Spring: Renew and Transform
Summer: Soften and Welcome Joy
Autumn: Be Present and Find Ground
You will leave each class with yoga practices, recipes, and otherwise seasonal nourishment. Home study guidance between sessions is optional but will be available. I look forward to learning with you.
Amy Dixon is a grateful teacher at Grace YPS and regularly studies Ayurveda with Hannah Leatherbury.
You may register for individual seasonal sessions or for the four class series! Cost is $100 for 4 week series or $30 per session.
Prenatal Yoga Series
with Alisha Lineswala
Saturdays, 4-5 pm, June 2-July 28
Join Alisha Lineswala (RYT-200) for 8 weeks of prenatal yoga. Expecting moms will learn how to listen to their inner wisdom and prepare their bodies for childbirth. During this series, we will practice yoga poses that strengthen the pelvic floor and invite opening and softening for delivery. Students will also learn breathing and meditation techniques to encourage strength and concentration. Prenatal yoga provides a supportive and peaceful environment for every student to explore her body’s needs. It is an excellent way to meet other mothers and build community. No prior yoga experience is required. Join us today!
Cost for the 8 week series is $120. No class will be held on Saturday, June 30.
R&R IPATH Restorative Yoga Workshop
with Denese Cavanaugh
Saturday, June 30, 2-4 pm
Back/Body pain? Wake up stiff? Poor Posture? IPATH® restorative yoga to the rescue! It's "ME" time! Finally, Yin Poses, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Pranayama Strength, and an Alignment practice all rolled into a gracious, illuminating and necessary experience. This "go to" restorative practice promises to eliminate back/body pain and restore you to a better life. As our posture deteriorates, joints become restricted and the difference between tense and weak muscles create stress. These imbalances, stiffness and loss of motion lead to eventual pain signals throughout the body. Denese Cavanaugh developed this passive, yet deeply alignment restorative practice out of necessity. This unique sequence begins with a heart opener, at the 4th Chakra, in a supine position, and with 5 other yin poses, fascia is manipulated, muscles will relax so that your bones will align as in a chiro adjustment.
IPATH (Integral Postural Alignment Techniques) sessions involve breaking down tight fascia blocks, layer after layer. Students use yoga blocks and will be guided through 5-6 held supine poses. Resistance balls are used to free connective tissue (fascia), that will then release tight muscles, which will then allow the bones to align. This "working" brings stillness, light and awareness, which are essential. With regular practice, flexibility and range of motion is restored, common pain is relieved and posture is improved. IPATH yoga and Explore, Renew, and Discover the essence of who you are.
This workshop is open to all levels. Registered yoga teachers who complete this workshop are eligible for two hours of Yoga Alliance approved CEU contact hours. For more about Denese Cavanaugh, visit www.denesecavanaugh.com.
Cost is $45.