WORKSHOPS

Deepening the Essential Practice

Establishing Lightness in Inversion

with David Sirgany

 

Date:
June 10, 2018

Time:
Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join David for an afternoon of exploration. Building on the theme of approaching our practice as a learning process, we will continue our exploration of some of the core principles that underlie all yoga asana.

This afternoon workshop is for students who want to practice and refine their understanding of the inverted poses. We will begin by reviewing the primary actions required to establish a stable and safe foundation in these poses, continuing on to progressively practice a series of preparatory poses, the inversions themselves, and then some recovery poses. Headstand, shoulder-stand, and some of their variations, as well as modifications for specific conditions and challenges will be addressed.

This workshop is open to students with at least 6 months of regular practice.

David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com

Cost:  $60 (after June 3rd, $70)

 

Cancellations prior to June 3rd will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after June 3rd unless a replacement is found.

 


WORKSHOPS

The Essence of Practice

Six Month Advanced Studies Program

with David Sirgany

 

Dates:
Aug. 25-26  |  Oct. 27-28  |  Dec. 1-2

Times:
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

“The Essence of Practice”
During this 6-month course of study, students will explore the 8 limbs of yoga as presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Particular attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills required to deepen in the practice. This involves practical applications of asana, pranayama, meditation and their philosophical underpinnings. Students and teachers from all yogic traditions will benefit from the opportunity to dedicate an extended and focused period of time to discover for themselves the value of yoga as a complete system of practice and living. All participants will commit to working together in a way that embodies the practice values needed to sustain a sincere, committed, open-minded inquiry in a supportive and compassionate environment. This program is for yoga students who have a consistent home practice or a sincere interest in developing one, and are open to exploring the yogic method as a spiritual practice. Students should be familiar with the practice of head and shoulder stand (may be done in modified versions or using props if necessary). No new beginning students. Students are required to commit to the full program (anyone unable to attend all sessions should let us know in advance). Assignments will be given between sessions to support particular practice skills and deepen each participant’s understanding through the use of additional reading and viewing materials, contemplative inquiry, and commitment to a daily yoga practice.

David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com

Cost:  $550 (after August 10th, $600)

 

Cancellations prior to Aug. 17th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Aug. 17th unless a replacement is found.

 


WORKSHOPS

Namaste: Focusing on the Hands and Gesture in Yoga

with Mary Paffard

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018  |  10:45 am – 1:15 pm and 2:00 – 4:00 pm

This workshop will explore the mudra (sacred gesture) of Namaste in a variety of poses and use the imagery of the hand to create a heart centered, balanced practice. Suitable for a wide variety of practitioners. Participants are encouraged to attend the whole day if at all possible.

We will:
– Explore a variety of ways to open the hands, fingers and palms
– Use hasta bandha as a way of mitigating stress on the wrists in hand supported poses and also channeling the energy from the earth up through the bones
– Trace the connections between fingers and shoulders and enhance the support and lightness of the upper body
– Practice hand mudras and body mudras to bring calm, clarity and direction
– Discover how the movement of hand, arm and shoulder impact the feeling tone of the pose and the gesture of the body.

10:45 am – 1:15 pm:  A full active practice exploring inverted poses and those that bring weight to the hands.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Short discussion on gesture and mudra in asana followed by a gentle restorative based practice to relax the body and being from the hands inwards.

Mary Paffard has been teaching and training teachers since 1985 locally, and internationally. She was Director of Teacher Training at Yoga Mendocino, Ukiah, California from 2000-2010. Mary co-founded this non-profit center and continues to create trainings, retreats and online programs in the Bay Area, Cuba and Europe, through her Yoga Alliance certified school, Yoga for All, at the 200 and 500 hour level. Workshop participants are eligible for CEUs for Yoga Alliance Further Education requirements. More information at: www.maryyoga.com

Cost:  $80 (after July 13th, $90)

 

Cancellations prior to July 13th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee. No refunds are granted after July 13th unless a replacement can be found.

 


WORKSHOP NOTES

If you would like more information on any of the workshops, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or jennifer@theyogasolution.net

Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!

The Yoga Solution
5290 Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 383-7933