Yin Yoga with Hot Stones, and Yoga Nidra
with Ruby Alcartado and Dr. Marla McMahon
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00 – 6:15 pm
Both Yin and Restorative Yoga Nidra are a slow-paced practice. They enable you to move slowly and focus on different poses during the workshop. Both forms of practice calm the mind and nervous system, enable you to turn inward, focus on the breath and deeply relax. They’re both gentle and suitable for all levels—from total newbies, to experienced practitioners, as well as seniors. They’re both a lovely way to reconnect with your spirit within and completely relax—when we slow down physically, we have more space to devote internally.
During this workshop, the teachers use a variety of techniques—including guided imagery and body scanning—to aid relaxation. And unlike a quick Savasana at the end of asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for practitioners to physiologically and psychologically sink into it promoting healing, mobility, and suppleness in the joints, fascia, and connective tissue.
In this workshop you will gently move through a series of restorative yin yoga asanas (poses) that will help to deeply relax your body, soothe and calm the nervous system.
Take time, slow down, and relax for over two hours in this Fall Restorative self-care workshop.
Cost: $45 (after Oct. 15, $55)
What is Vinyasa in Iyengar Yoga ?
with Michael Lucey
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
In an answer to a question about Vinyasa Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar wrote that “Vinyasa means separating and putting down or placing in a sequential order”, and he outlined several different patterns that practitioners could use to “explore the subtlety and firmness in each asana.” That is, in Iyengar Yoga, vinyasa encompasses much more than movement from pose to pose. It involves deliberate, creative ways of sequencing the asanas.
In this workshop, we will explore several different vinyasa patterns laid out by B.K.S. Iyengar in an effort to penetrate more deeply into a few standing, seated, and inverted postures. “Alignment is stability and entering the dark caves of the body is enlightenment,” Iyengar wrote, and we will work to experience that through an exploration of a number of sequencing methodologies.
Michael Lucey discovered Iyengar yoga in 1982, while he was a student in England. From his very first class, he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. Over the years, he has studied with many senior Iyengar teachers in the US and abroad. He completed the Yoga Room Advanced Studies Program in Berkeley in 1993. Currently a Senior Intermediate I certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Michael has also travelled to Pune to study with the Iyengar family on nine occasions. He was President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from November 2014 to April 2017. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley.
Cost: $55 (after Nov.1, $65)
Cancellations prior to Nov 1st will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Nov 3rd unless a replacement can be found.
Structure, Energy & Intention
An Iyengar Yoga Workshop
with David Sirgany
December 3 , 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join David for an afternoon of exploration. In this workshop we will explore, through practice, the essential principles that underlie all yoga poses. This workshop will be of benefit to all levels of students and teachers. Beginners are welcome.
David Sirgany is an ardent practitioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied directly with BKS Iyengar and his family on numerous occasions in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com
Cost: $55 (after Nov. 26, $65)
Cancellations prior to Nov 26th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Nov 26th unless a replacement can be found.
If you would like more information, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or email@example.com
Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!