2018 EVENTS Schedule:
From Ouch to Om @ Asheville Community Yoga
Saturday, January 5th 1:30-3:30pm
We’d all like to believe that yoga can be nothing but good for us; however, yoga asana practice can actually contribute to imbalance in our bodies rather than balance if we are not conscious of our body’s needs or are not skillful in the way we practice.
The main goals of this workshop are to 1) help you prevent yoga injuries in the future by following several principles and to 2) educate you on how you can skillfully continue your yoga practice with impairments such as strains, overuse problems, and nerve pain. Leave feeling strong, relaxed, and filled with awareness of your body.
Meditation Station: Engage With Life Through Self Reflection @ University of Michigan IMSB
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:00-8:30pm
This 90-minute workshop is geared toward University of Michigan students and RecSports instructors interested in enhancing quality of life for themselves and for the people around them. Participants will learn 1) meditation and mindfulness techniques that can be integrated into a busy schedule, 2) why self-reflection and self-care can increase your happiness, and 3) how to be resilient in the face of stress. Students will leave feeling inspired, aware, and with a variety of self-care and mindfulness techniques in their back pockets...ready to ride the rollercoaster of life! This workshop is free for students; all others pay $8.
Deepen Your Practice Series @ Northern Life Yoga Sault Ste Marie, MI
June 6th - June 17th, 2018
In this three-part workshop series, get to know your body from the inside out and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Each workshop will include an asana practice that weaves in education on anatomical alignment and healthy movement. These workshops will renew your relationship with Yoga while deepening your understanding of your unique tension patterns and what you can do both on and off the mat to enjoy a long, pain-free, and healthy yoga practice and life.
You will leave each session empowered with knowledge about 1) why we do certain yoga postures and how yoga can be used as a tool to correct muscular compensations 2) the science behind common alignment cues and whether or not they are beneficial for your unique body, 3) how to better support your anatomy in a yoga class through modifications, variations, and props.
Workshop #1: Healthy Neck and Shoulders
Thursday, June 7th 5:30-7pm
Take the weight (literally) off of your shoulders as you meet the muscles, joints, and fascia that encompass your heart center and everything above, below, and beside it. This important region holds tension that comes from the stresses in our lives, the ways in which our environments and culture is structured, and even imbalances from elsewhere in the body. Our bodies often try to get us to attend to their needs through uncomfortable symptoms, and in this workshop, you will learn how yoga can help get to the “heart” of the issue and nurture this center of love, awareness, and personal transformation.
Workshop #2: Happy Back and Core
Tuesday June 12th 5:30-7pm
Learn the yogic recipe for a vibrant and supple spine in this workshop focused on alleviating the factors that aggravate back pain and discomfort. Leave feeling strong, supported, and confident about deep core activation and how to safely move through any level of asana class with an enlightened perspective of how to best support the anatomical structures that work so hard to support you!
Workshop #3: From Hips to Heels
Thursday June 14th, 5:30-7pm
Experience a grounding and fluid asana practice that aims to acquaint you with your one and only foundation. Learn why your “root” (the feet, legs, and pelvis) are so intimately connected to freedom of the rest of your body, and uncover new elements to the intricacies of “hip opening” that will leave you feeling inspired, connected, and balanced from hips to heels! Modifications provided to suit all levels.
Yoga Beyond The Mat
April 28th, 2018, 11am-2pm @ breathe Yoga & Wellness - Morgantown, NC
May 5th, 2018, 3-5pm @ Asheville Community Yoga - Asheville, NC
This workshop will deepen your practice and grow your understanding of yoga through group discussion and self-reflection. You will learn how yoga asana can help bring you into alignment with your deepest values to enhance your relationships with others, break bad habits, and create greater happiness and enjoyment of life.