Marla Ericksen - TH1ERI
This 6-hour intensive will introduce participants to the essential foundation practices of Yin Yoga. While the training will highlight the receptive Yin style postures, complementary Yang yoga forms will be included to provide balance and context. We will study the purpose, method and effects of Yin Yoga on the body, the heart and the mind. This intensive is designed to be both an introduction and immersion in Yin Yoga. For teachers, this session will cultivate both confidence and competence in sharing the practice. It will also provide a solid platform for independent discovery of body-based consciousness through personal practice for any Yogi. The entire session will be conducted through the lens of mindfulness in order to benefit from the immediate and lingering effects of Yin Yoga in the larger context of life. This session is suitable for aspiring and certified Yoga teachers, therapeutic practitioners, fitness professionals and dedicated yoga students who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to this profound collection of practices in universal balance, human energetics and spiritual evolution.
THURSDAY APRIL 02
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Marla Ericksen - FR1ERI
Allow Marla to guide you through an afternoon of practice designed to unify, gather, and stabilize the mind. You will experience Buddhist Meditation techniques for cultivating presence, awareness and insight. Our time together will explore sitting, standing, walking, and lying meditation while weaving in the energies of forgiveness, compassion, joy, and loving kindness. Come discover how embodied mindfulness leads to welcoming each precious moment as the mystery of the universe unfolds with you as a vital component of existence... NOW! No previous meditation experience required. All are welcome.
FRIDAY APRIL 03
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (8 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Marla Ericksen - SA2ERI
Join Marla on a journey across the rainbow bridge of the chakra system using Yin yoga postures as the portal of entry to the subtle energy system. You will learn Yin poses that stimulate and harmonize each chakra. The incorporation of Bija chants, imagery, mantra and pranayama will serve to deepen the experience of merging psycho-energetic alignment with the fascial web through connective tissue stimulation. The benefits of this combination of practices will send a healing reverberation through your entire being, and by extension... your life!
SATURDAY APRIL 04
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Marla Ericksen - SA4ERI
The practice of yoga occurs on a spectrum between the Yang (strong, alignment-oriented, warming) and the Yin (static, passive, soft) approach to asana. Many of us gravitate to the Yin practices because it counters the Yang excess that accumulates to create an imbalance. In order for Yin practices to be effective, there needs to be a Yang contrast; both Yin and Yang forms are important and both are necessary. Join Marla to infuse your Yang practice with a Yin attitude. This mindful way of approaching dynamic vinyasa cultivates sukha - ease within the effort - making even the strongest flows accessible to all yogis. Instead of our ego pride striving towards an unattainable ideal, we recruit our vajra pride - the indestructible essence of being - to stabilize our asana practice one mindful breath at a time. All levels of yogis are welcome to this experience of embracing the Yin spectrum of asana.
SATURDAY APRIL 04
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Marla Ericksen - SA5ERI
We can all enjoy optimal physical functioning as one of the many benefits of practicing Yoga. In this session, Marla shares a progressive Yoga practice that is generically therapeutic in nature. This workshop is geared towards discovering, establishing, and reinforcing functional movement patterns with the vision of enjoying a sustainable yoga practice by emphasizing mobility and stability; strength and flexibility; tension and integrity. This practice can benefit any level of practitioner.
SATURDAY APRIL 04
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION