twisting, Folding, and finding stillness:
A Workshop for Serious Students and Teachers of Yoga
Friday, Sept 15 from 6 - 9pm
Saturday, Sept 16 from 8:30am - 1pm
Sunday, Sept 17 from 11am - 3:30pm
This workshop series is geared towards serious students and teachers of yoga looking to refine and deepen their awareness of healthy movement principles in forward folds and twisting postures. We will discuss the common areas where deep tension patterns exist in the body (hamstrings, hips, lower back, neck/shoulders) and practice using Yin Yoga as a form of therapy for releasing blockages. Breathing techniques and meditation practice will be explored in detail as will the Energetic Body and Chakra system. Restorative Yoga will be discussed and practiced as a method of helping students to relieve stress, relax deeply, and ultimately restore the body on a physiological level. The principles of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras will be investigated and related to the lifestyle and ethics of modern day yogis both on and off the mat with particular attention paid to the perfections of mind described in Chapter 3.
Minimum one year regular yoga practice recommended. Worth 12 hours of Continuing Education through Yoga Alliance. Class capped at 12 students. $325 for the weekend ($275 discounted rate for graduates of True FLOW Yoga Teacher Training)
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to create well-balanced strength and flexibility in the hips, hamstrings, back, and shoulders through proper alignment and muscular engagement in yoga’s fundamental forward folding and twisting postures
- Anatomy of the feet, legs, hips and spine as they relate to yoga asana
- Yin Yoga tenets, benefits, and practice
- Restorative Yoga practice and benefits
- Energetic Body and Chakras and their influence in our lives
- How to use bandhas effectively in your yoga practice
- Yoga Philosophy and how it plays into the life of the modern yogi
- Meditation techniques for quieting the mind, increasing mental clarity, and reducing stress
- Breathing techniques
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Any translation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
My teaching style is influenced by over two decades of studying with master yoga and meditation teachers from a variety of traditions (Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Viniyoga, Yin, Restorative, Shadow, Power, Bhakti, Insight Meditation) as well as my background in science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Through many years of teaching, I have come to embody my own voice and style that blends anatomical precision, philosophical eloquence, and spiritual curiosity. My alignment-based vinyasa flow style synchronizes breath with movement, drawing practitioners’ awareness into one-pointed focus, while consciously selected themes and intentions infuse each practice with meaning. I explore new topics and methods in my classes regularly in order to de-mystify the practice of yoga. Guided into ease, students can effortlessly challenge their boundaries and leave with a renewed feeling of invigoration, awareness, and belonging.
Tues. 11am - 12 noon, level 2
Wed. 5:15pm - 6:30 pm, yin & yang
Thurs. 11am - 12 noon, level 2
private and small group lessons
Private lessons provide a setting in which your individual needs and concerns can be more fully addressed. Lessons are specifically designed to meet your personal needs and taught at a pace appropriate to your level of experience. This greater attention to detail allows newer students to establish correct alignment and learn the proper use of props, while more experienced practitioners will benefit by deepening their existing knowledge. A session can be a vigorous general practice, a lesson designed to heal or strengthen a specific injury, a restorative practice to soothe the nerves, or any number of other possibilities.
1 hour Private Lesson $110
($10 for each additional student for group classes)
1.5 hour Private Lesson $140
($13 for each additional student for group classes)
Package of three 1 hour Private Lessons $300 ($30 savings!)
Package of three 1.5 hour Private Lessons $390 ($30 savings!)
All lessons include an initial consultation (by phone or email) to determine the students' goals, experiences, and injuries. Lessons are held at True FLOW Yoga headquarters located at 3848 Campus Dr., Ste. #114 in Newport Beach.
Please contact us to further discuss private lesson