Deepti Sehgal - TH1SEH
Ayurvedic Approach to Yoga. 6-Hr Workshop (Theory + Demonstration)At the heart of a great Yoga practice lies a belief to be able to heal the body & the mind. Traditionally, Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all approach. True healing with Yoga begins with knowing one's physical, emotional & behavioral tendencies deeply, and being able to co-relate the health conditions surfacing from these tendencies. The Ayurvedic approach to Yoga directly works on your energy systems to make you feel great, energized & relaxed. It is based on a definitive body-mind framework from the Ayurveda perspective. It brings about inner harmony in the body & mind by regulating the disturbed energy due to doshic (energetic) imbalances. In this Ayurvedic approach to Yoga? workshop, you learn this framework for recognizing your specific body-mind archetype based on Vata, Pitta & Kapha dosha tendencies manifesting within you as health conditions or emotional disturbances. This approach brings a deeper awareness to your yoga practice by filtering your practice from the lens of Ayurveda. You will learn the alchemy of Yoga & Ayurveda combined with diet & lifestyle shifts to create a state of inner harmony & balance with strategically designed Yoga practice. This 6 hr workshop dives deeper into realizing your dosha, physical & emotional manifestations of your aggravated doshas, physical sites where these doshas create health concerns, and targeting these dosha-aggravated spots in the body with a clearly defined yoga practice and aligning it with dosha-specific yoga asanas, pranayama, diet, lifestyle & herbs. The workshop is divided into four parts:-Part 1 ? Explains Ayurvedic concepts of body-mind archetypes known as dosha-guna theory, the concept of Prakriti (constitution) & concept of pranas (energy) which are key concepts behind harmonizing the imbalanced doshas.-Part 2, 3 & 4 ? Here, we peel each archetype of Vata Pitta & Kapha layer by layer. It explains a framework to recognize your specific dosha prominence, signs of dosha excesses & deficiencies (imbalances), manifestations of doshas into physical & emotional states, and health conditions arising out of these imbalances. You will learn the logic behind choosing the right yoga asana, pranayama, diet & lifestyle for your archetype & imbalances arising out of it.
Ajna Samadhi - TH1SAM
Is the life we are living now deliberately chosen by us? Or is it accidentally created by the impact of our surroundings? This workshop is designed for us to align the choices we have made with who we choose to be and the reality we want to experience. One of the key reasons to undertake this work is to play a role in not becoming a victim or being subjected to intentions and motives that one hasn't agreed to. In the world, we are made to agree or participate in many things which we probably did not consciously decide to participate in. For example, as we pursue a better life by becoming richer, we might accidentally support poverty or, in the name of our freedom, we may participate in oppression. The motive behind this effort is to play a role consciously, deliberately, to look around and to ask: is this the world we want, is this the world we are choosing to participate in making, both for ourselves and for all. Through a series of videos, contemplations, group discussions, and meditations, this workshop awakens our ability in us to participate deliberately in forming what our lives can be and how life at large can be. One of the key reasons to undertake this work is to play a role in not becoming a victim or being subjected to intentions and motives that one hasn't agreed to. In the world, we are made to agree or participate in many things which we probably did not consciously decide to participate in. For example, as we pursue a better life by becoming richer, we might accidentally support poverty or, in the name of our freedom, we may participate in oppression. The motive behind this effort is to play a role consciously, deliberately, to look around and to ask: is this the world we want, is this the world we are choosing to participate in making, both for ourselves and for all?
Allie Chisholm-Smith - TH1CHI
Take your students to a deeper level of knowing and practice by adopting safe, coherent and effective assists. In every practice, there are times when words are not enough, either for proprioceptive confusion or to get to the deeper layers of emotion buried within our tissues. This workshop will give you a formula through which you will know how to assist in any and all yoga postures. Through simple principles you will learn how to dissect poses to create clarity for you and your students.Up your yoga game through the power of profound assists.?Sensitize your touch?Learn 3 key principles that can be applied to any posture?Train your hands to follow breath and fascial lines of movement?Increase safety and efficacy in all of your teaching
Carol Cowan - TH1COW
Many of us are looking for healthy ways to cope with today's level of stress and anxiety. More people are talking openly about their struggles with mental health and the trauma they've experienced in their lives. People are ready to learn more ways to cope with their emotions, process traumatic memories, shift their energetic vibration and effectively heal. Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, was developed in the 1990's by Gary Craig and is now a widely used tool of transformation that is literally at your fingertips! EFT is a form of psychological acupressure that is able to able to elevate emotions, shift belief systems, process traumatic memories and rewire a response to a thought about the past, present or future. EFT has been clinically proven to be effective for coping with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, cravings/addictions and physical pain. Once you have mastered the sequence of the 14 acupressure tapping points and the specific eye movements, you are on your way to changing your life and elevating your energy. Join this experiential workshop to learn the history of EFT, the research that supports it, the neuroscience of how EFT works, the most common mistakes people make, how to be specific with EFT for the most effective results and how to use EFT to transform your life.
Dorothy Knight - TH1KNI
Begin to Heal within your Experiences. You're either in state of contraction or expansion.The first (contraction) places you in the role of VICTIM; powerless, fearful, doubtful, worried, angry and confused. We withdraw into ourselves and disconnect from our core power. Expansion places us in state of personal power, autonomy, detached from the Earth drama towards we move towards self-mastery of our emotions and energy. Knowing your DNA story in combination with Generational Healing, reveals previous patterns through our lineage which became encoded in our DNA.Discover your family's REAL story . Your DNA carries the memories of trauma forward until that trauma has been healed. When your emotions are not given a free space to be released, they become stored in the DNA structure and pass on to your future lineage. ?Ohana Generational Healing is an energetic healing modality that focuses on healing inherited family trauma that is passed down through the DNA of our ancestral lineages. Connecting the client to the stories of their Ancestors, providing them a safe space to explore the traumas that have been handed down through their ancestral lineages, as well as honoring their own personal experiences, creates sacred space for growth and healing without the programming of family history.
Cory Sterling - TH1STE
Award winning online entrepreneur and author of the best selling “Yoga Law Book” Cory Sterling will, for the first time, share his knowledge about building an online niche business in the yoga industry for anyone looking to build or take a business 100% online. Cory has built a multi-million dollar law firm working specifically with yoga professionals while travelling the world. He has served over 1,000 clients in more than 15 countries, has received 300 5* reviews and managed an online team with workers from every continent. In this six hour workshop he will discuss his strategies and secrets of how he built his business and how he used and uses the law to operate smoothly. Topics all in the context of operating online include: Mission, vision and core values Marketing your niche Building and growing a list Establishing processes Finding, building and managing a team Create your own celebrity Set it and forget it (earn money while sleeping) Following best legal practices to protect and grow safely These principles will apply to any business owner but are directed specifically to anyone who wants to travel the world, live in abundance, and work online
Naty Howard - TH1HOW
An invitation to surrender into the sacred pulse of your shamanic belonging, honour your inner wisdom and your wholeness. This 1-day retreat will offer you the opportunity to journey inward to the shamanic realm of the within, to meet yourself in your heart, and weave yourself with the medicine of your sacred garden. Bring your favourite crystal.Includes: yoga spirit medicine flow, breath-work, toning, shamanic ritual and ceremony, shamanic journeying, shadow work and a group shamanic energy healing, anchored into the sacred space of our urban lodge by the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Shamanic Altar.
Tracey Eccleston - TH6ECC
Our breath is a powerful tool, and it is a direct gateway to shifting our Central Nervous System (CNS) Learn some Therapeutic Yoga tools to support awakening and relaxing our mind, body and spirit through the practice of pranayama techniques
Dianne Harris - TH6HAR
Together we will learn about the many benefits of Yin Yoga and explore how to safely experience this magical practice.In Yin Yoga, the soft and long-held floor poses help improve connective tissue and joint health, mobility and flexibility. By nourishing the meridians of Chinese Medicine, the energy of the subtle body is harmonized. In stillness, through inward drawn attention, we have the opportunity to develop self-compassion and understanding as we learn to fully inhabit ourselves with kindness.
Christina DeFranco - TH6DEF
This workshop is inspired by Yoga Nidra. Participants will learn relaxing and downregulating breathing techniques combined with a series of yoga stretches that are held for 3-5 minutes, supported with many props for optimal comfort.Come and learn how to bring yourself into a proper restful place for a healthy sleep cycle.
Naty Howard - TH6HOW
Do you yearn to gain insight about your spiritual journey? A transformational experience in alignment with the medicine of the upcoming New Moon to clarify your path, align with your personal alchemy, and remember who you are. Includes flow practice, breath-work, toning, shamanic journey and shamanic group energy healing, anchored into the sacred space of our urban lodge by the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Shamanic Altar.
Allie Chisholm-Smith - TH6CHI
In the current sea of yoga teachers, how does your ideal student find you? What makes you different? What is your superpower, your dharma? Through movement, prompts and small group discussion Allie will lead you on a journey from confusion to clarity to help you to find your authentic voice. Embracing the dukkha, the suffering, that you have experienced throughout your life is a key component to how you have been chiseled to the magnificence that you are. Can you reframe your experience and see that you are right on time? The world needs your superpowers now. Step forward.In this session, you will experience:?Guided movement to hear the deep voices within your consciousness, held in your fascia?Cues and prompts for spiral writing to your deepest heart space?Small group discussions to hone your voice and messageYou will need your yoga gear, a journal and pens
Deanna Villa - FR1VIL
We cross the front body left arm to abdomen to right leg tracking the emotional meridian in supine with rhythmic stability the postures evolve. Traversing the outer leg vital life force roots the lower limbs. The back body terrain is systematically balanced through intentional compression while flowing spine shapes ease the erectors into a state of submission. This is BLISS !DYNAMIC POSTURES: cobra, frog, tree, spinal twists, tractions and more ?
Noël Wright - FR1WRI
Whether you want to evolve your yoga practice to a new level or simply learn new skills you can teach, Qi-Yoga is the class you have been waiting for! Learn the principle theories of Chinese Medicine, Acpressure points, Qigong exercises and Yoga poses that benefit health imbalances like insomnia, digestive problems, anxiety, PMS or pain to name a few. You can also teach or practice a Qi-Yoga class according to the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood. Qi-Yoga can be practiced in a chair and is accessible for everybody.If you found Chinese Medicine hard to understand, this workshop will help you discover a new way of practicing and healing.
Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips - FR1PHI
What would it feel like to no longer contract when you go to pay a bill? To be at ease when someone offers to buy you dinner? Or raise your rates without guilt or shame?We?ve all got a money story that carries an imprint that impacts us on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically and energetically.The limiting beliefs we hold (often unconsciously) rooted in lack and scarcity rule our day-to-day and affect all aspects of life.Join me for a powerful immersion to heal and redefine your relationship with the energy of money so you no longer carry tension in your mind-body around any aspect of money and wealth.Experience inner freedom and a paradigm shift around what money is, what it isn?t and how to be empowered and feel prosperous.This session includes a guided ThetaHealing meditation to heal the deep subconscious layers of conditioning that are preventing you from feeling open to receiving, creating more wealth, and truly feeling abundant no matter how much money you have in your bank account.
Erin May - FR1MAY
Learn about your Vagal Nervous System and how to regulate and dissipate held tension and stress. Experience state shifts through eye patterns, a specialized vagal breathing technique and easy vagal body movements. Erase anxiety and authentically adjust your relaxation set point. Enter the flow state of neuroresonance. Learn about brain wave states and how to move from Beta into Alpha and Theta to activate the inner healing potential aspect of the Vagal System. Explore bioelectromagnetic fields and neuroceptive cues. These easy to learn vagal exercises can be added to your daily self-care routines and can be smoothly integrated into yoga and fitness classes for incredible results. Authentic relaxation and healing with lasting results.
Ann Green - FR1GRE
In this introduction course with Ann Green you are invited to be enlightened on many topics embracing our daily lives. Sleep, stress, mindset, movement, breath, nourishment, resiliency, coping and how all of these so very affect our daily life. Through the Poly Vagal theory, the Vagal system, Neuroplasticity, and how our Nervous system responds, we will explore an introduction to becoming embodied - the Nourish System. Come away learning skills, techniques, methods and tools to support your best response within your daily living. Move your body, move your breath and move your mindset to support your personal Nourished System.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow, fascial massage ball, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to the days learning ? a manual of e-learning. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
Hanna von Hafenbrädl - FR1VON
Every yoga practitioner and teacher will encounter trauma in the yoga space. In this workshop, you'll discover the difference between the ?big T Trauma? and ?little t trauma,? and how to facilitate a trauma-sensitive space for yourself and others. Experts agree that trauma is ?trapped? in the tissues of the body, and yoga provides a meaningful solution. In this workshop, you'll learn how to regulate and soothe your nervous system through yogic practices, including asana, mantra, and breathwork.This workshop is accessible to all levels?from new practitioners to experienced yoga teachers. You'll return home with personal practices and tools to bring back to your community.
Naty Howard - FR1HOW
1-day sacred journey to transform the fragmentation that you feel, cultivate greater self- awareness, and release the layers of yourself that hold you back into the sacred fire. You will come to understand the 5 pillars of your medicine bag so you can embody the Living Medicine that whispers within you. Bring your favourite crystal.Includes: yoga spirit medicine flow, breath-work, toning, shamanic ritual and ceremony, shamanic journeying, shadow work and a group shamanic energy healing, anchored into the sacred space of our urban lodge by the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Shamanic Altar.
Lisa Greenbaum - FR1GRN
It is vital that we make time in our life for our own healing, which can only happen when we stop. In this workshop, we are creating this time for ourselves. Creating space so we can let go?let go of the plan, let go of how we think we are supposed to be. Slowing down our movements, connecting to our breath and listening to the subtle whispers of our body, we begin this healing journey together. In simply becoming present we begin to unravel the chronically held tension from our bodies, quiet our fight-or-flight response, and release stress and trauma.This workshop will discuss the latest scientific research on trauma and how we can apply these findings to our yoga practice as both teachers and students. Working through somatic healing (through the body), we will also explore flow sequencing, breathing and meditation techniques to release chronically held tension, and the negative thought patterns that follow a traumatic event.
Tracey Eccleston - FR1ECC
This workshop is designed to bring awareness and solutions to the challenges faced when working with a mature population with a variety of special needs - including but not limited to Arthritis, Alzheimer?s, MS, Osteoporosis and limited mobility and movement. It will include adapted poses both on the chair and using the chair as a prop.
Dianne Harris - FR1HAR
Certified Yin Yoga Teachers will receive 6 Continuing education hour credits with proof of their Yin Teacher TrainingIn this 6 hour workshop we will explore the components of Good Night Yin and finish with a practice.Good Night Yin is a guide to peace.A guide for sleep and healing on all levels. Along with addressing specific causes of sleep deprivation, it is helpful in relieving all types of feelings of unrest. Incorporating principles of physiology, meridian theory, restoration, yoga nidra and of course Yin yoga; you will relieve stress, activate release responses and invoke a feeling of well-being and deep calm.Participants will receive the book Good Night Yin which contains detailed information on these topics and 14 sequences designed for you to enjoy on your own and are ideal for yoga teachers guiding classes.The Good Night Yin Practices are a gateway to deep healing and are not just for those with sleep issues. Good Night Yin can be done anytime to enhance relaxation, to harmonize the energy in the body and to bring deep relief to a stressful life. This training is for you if you are looking to unwind from a busy life and transition to a peaceful state, finding a much needed and much deserved sense of ease.
Ann Green - FR2GRE
The biggest question in this practice of yoga therapy and movement education that is constantly asked, is how does one most effectively move? The answer is a numbingly simple one ? YES!In this workshop we will move through the understanding of the Lymph System. It is truly the key to lasting change. It is the manifestation of micro-organization to create the most affective and effective lasting change within all the systems we address within our practices. ?If you do not move it you will not lose it!? So let?s play, explore, be curious and learn the best advantages and simple techniques to create freedom and movement in THE system that efferently and solely affects ALL systems. Let?s learn the BIG 6 and explore the differences created. This is a gentle movement class and guess what humans, this is the greatest of all movement.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow, fascial massage ball, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to the days learning ? a manual of e-learning. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
Margot McKinnon - FR2MCK
Forward head carriage is so prevalent in today's society! It can contribute to significant strain and tension in the neck and shoulder region, as well as all the way down the body. When this person engages in a Yoga practice the neck and shoulder area often protests and can even feel worse as a result. In this workshop we will unravel the complexity of the cervical region, and look at how to help people recondition the cervical region to move beyond strain during their practice and carry their heads with more power and ease.
Ella Isakov - FR2ISA
Come experience a Restorative yoga class like no other. Fatigue, anxiety and depression are a result of busyness, emotional and mental overwhelm, and holding on to old stuff that is no longer serving you. In this unique class, along with a specific meditation, pranayama (breathing technique), and supported postures, you will receive Sacred Activations (healing energetics). Sacred Activations are energetic activations that aid in clearing 1000?s of limiting belief systems, and emotions that live in your body systems and organs. You will leave the session with a greater sense of ease, calm, clarity and overall well-being. You do not want to miss this magical and healing experience.
Kathryn White - FR2WHI
This workshop is designed for individuals living with a cancer diagnosis, cancer survivors, and caregivers. This workshop will demonstrate how valuable yogic practices are in supporting cancer patients from a whole health approach of body, mind, and spirit. Cancer patients often feel overwhelmed, afraid, stressed, and alone. Through making connections to yogic practices guests of this workshop will learn how to reconnect to themselves and why taking a whole health approach to healing matters.
Dr. Michael A. Cohen - FR2COH
Myofascial release techniques that utilize static/passive body weight + heat create superior tissue release with notable CNS relaxation effects when contrasted with traditional motion based myofascial release techniques.These techniques benefit everyone including those who, due to advanced age or injury, cannot use traditional motion based techniques.This interactive class will enable you to release rotator cuff issues, plantar fasciitis/fasciosis, upper thoracic pain, low back pain and lateral epicondylitis for both yourself and your clients.
Andrea Lee - FR2LEE
Do you grind your teeth? Suffer with TMJ dysfunction? Find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep? Then this workshop is for you! We will explore the physiological explanation behind these conditions, the effect that stress has on our body and discuss the psychosomatic reflexes associated. We will work through gentle and specific yogic techniques/meditations aimed at alleviating tension with the goal of creating a better balance in the physical structure for a better night's sleep.
Ajna Samadhi - FR2SAM
Have you said yes to living, to thriving? Most often we are initiated into saying yes to things that we may not have consciously agreed to for ourselves. This unconscious acceptance can set many things in motion which we rarely challenge or examine. By this we can live our whole lives managing or coping with the consequences of what we have agreed to. This workshop will help us become more aware of what we actively choose to say yes to, by that we regain the ability to reset the direction we choose to move in. As Dhyan Vimal says, ?The basic power of all is the power to choose a direction to flow towards, remembering this power is the greatest gift one can give oneself and another.?
Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips - SA1PHI
In Ayurveda, vata dosha (air + ether) is the culprit for many imbalances in the body and mind (insomnia, constipation, anxiety).Learn what you need to do to calm and ground the nervous system and redirect prana, or life force, for a balanced and nourishing yoga class. This session is part discussion, part practice. Come and experience a soothing asana, pranayama and meditation class. Leave refreshed with Ayurvedic tools to deeply restore your nervous system for greater energy, immunity and peace.
Erin May - SA1MAY
Find out about Vagal Yoga and the enhancement of telomerase and the extension of the telomeric DNA sequences. Vagal Yoga and Vagal Breathing enhance our quality of life by balancing blood pressure, hormones, reducing cortisol and adrenaline, thus reducing inflammation, one of the greatest aging agents. Vagal Yoga reduces the biomechanical aspects of aging while enhancing the body's natural anti-aging capacities including the increased production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle control, autonomic body functions, learning, memory and attention. Learn how to activate your longevity for your body and mind.
Jack Boken - SA1BOK
Spiritual care means taking care of your spirit and can ultimately lead you to the knowledge of who you really are. It involves removing the layers of ignorance and delusion, so your spirit can "wake up" and know itself. Once you know?not theoretically but through direct experience?that you are pure and perfect, it is then that your body and mind lose the power to control you and define your life. You become free from their grip, their need for attention, and their constant demands on your time and energy. When this happens, spiritual care reaches its fulfillment.By drawing on the wisdom of yoga, this workshop delivers practical methods to care for your spirit and remove obstacles in its path. You'll explore your own spiritual identity, discover yogic care practices, and directly experience the benefits of yogic spiritual care. You'll leave this workshop with tools to support your own spiritual growth, as well as practices to bring back to your community.This workshop is inspired by the Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School where Happy Jack is currently studying yoga philosophy, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Margot McKinnon - SA1MCK
?In movement and exercise classes across North America, 75% are women between the ages of 30 and 60. And, within this population, we will soon be looking at one in two living with osteoporosis. This presents an interesting challenge from a movement, strength and flexibility perspective because we need to know how to choose and design exercise prescriptions that will not put people at risk for fracture or, at the very least, exacerbate the risk factors associated with osteopenia and osteoporosis. This course is packed with current information and analysis of these conditions. We provide a detailed map of how to ensure the exercises you teach are bone safe, and as effective as possible for building bone density. You will leave equipped with the tools to work proactively with the specialized needs of people with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SA1JPT
Our yoga practice is an opportunity to clear some of the toxicity that we absorb and retain as a result of living in an ever-more physically, energetically, emotionally, and environmentally hazardous world. Yoga is one of our best defences for combatting the stress and disease that can result from this toxic build-up. But the ?detox potential? of yoga isn?t just a matter of sweating, breathing, and doing twisting poses. Addressing only the physical (or the mental or the emotional) without considering the entire ecosystem means that we might be overlooking the part of ourselves that needs cleansing the most! In this session, discover a simple, comprehensive approach to detoxing with yoga on five levels: physical, mental, energetic, behavioural and emotional. Leave feeling refreshed, lighter, energetic and inspired, and with the tools to continue your detoxification practice in the days, months, and years ahead.
Ella Isakov - SA1ISA
In this healing hip session be prepared to experience diverse movements to tend to the hips, both inside and out. The first part of the session; a dynamic yoga practice with an integration of mobility-based exercises that strengthen and stabilize around the hip joint. The second part of the session; a still Yin and therapeutics practice, to address the connective tissues around the hips, with breathwork and insights into the metaphysical reasons for hip tension and pain. This session goes beyond the physical body, by touching base with emotional body as well. This class is for all levels, and will offer fresh ideas for your own practice and teachings.
Tracey Eccleston - SA1ECC
Shift your teaching and practice for life by learning how proportions, compression, tension and orientation effects our body when moving into and through asanas. Learn how to adapt, teach and support bodies that don’t naturally “fit” into many yoga poses. Offer the gift of a few simple techniques to make Asana more accessible.
Deepti Sehgal - SA1SEH
"Understanding Yoga Ayurveda Approach to Women?s Health & Hormones ? 2 Hr Workshop (Theory + Demonstration)A woman goes through different phases in her lifetime from puberty till menopause, specifically from the hormonal-shift perspective. If balanced, these hormones may cause a woman to look & feel her best, or get grumpy and dull looking if the hormones are imbalanced. The two pillars that can support women?s health drastically include hormonal health & pelvic floor health. While so many women seek medical treatments for hormonal conditions like PCOD & PCOS, the actual issue begins with deep-rooted imbalances manifesting as these conditions. Yoga & Ayurveda give us a strong framework to deal with women health conditions naturally while strengthening the inner root factors which are the cause of such conditions.In this workshop you will learn the prominent female hormones that have a deep impact on how you look & feel in each phase of life, which parts of the body to work on to support female hormones, relationship of stress hormones with female health, pelvic floor health & its importance, 3 Powerful yogasanas for female health & optimizing womens hormones with yoga, ayurveda & diet & lifestyle."
Christina DeFranco - SA1DEF
Participants will learn the pain cycle and how it applies to their personal pain journey. We will address the most common pain points in movement practices and how to approach them in a safe and accessible way. We will discuss how cognitive fears, anxiety, and stress play a role in physical pain and the highly researched mindfulness tools that can help people move out of the persistent pain cycle. This workshop will benefit people looking for further education on their own pain, as well as movement practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of how pain can show up in a student's practice and suitable modifications that can be offered.
Tony Felgueiras - SA1FEL
In the first half of this session Tony will discuss photography principals, tips and tricks to get the best images for your self promotion including social media, digital marketing, website, and more. He?ll cover capturing images on your phone and DSLR or mirrorless cameras, the basics of composition, lens choice, and more. You?ll also get tips on how to have a successful photoshoot if you?re hiring someone to create images of you.The second half of the session will be an interactive portion. Participants will collaborate by modelling and photographing each other, practicing and implementing what was learned in the session, while having access to Tony for feedback and guidance.Whether you?re a yogi curious about image making or a photographer looking to learn more, this presentation is open to all levels.
Hanna von Hafenbrädl - SA2VON
Deepen your understanding of the ancient principles of yoga and how these can be cultivated to address mental health challenges today. In this workshop, you'll discover how stress impacts health and how to recognize potential mental health challenges. You'll experience firsthand how sound, breathing techniques, and yoga postures are used to meet a depressive mood, and which tools may be appropriate to address anxiety. You'll learn how to cultivate resiliency and buoyancy to find the balance that meets your unique needs as a yogi.This workshop is accessible to all levels?from new practitioners to experienced yoga teachers. You'll return home with personal practices and tools to bring back to your community.
Naty Howard - SA2HOW
Do you yearn for greater harmony in your life? A flow practice to anchor into the sacred space of refuge within so you can transform the imprints of your inner dialogue and ignite the creative alchemical powers of your Soul. Includes shamanic journey with Hummingbird Medicine to activate your power as Creator/Creatrix.
Margot McKinnon - SA2MCK
Pelvic floor health is suddenly on the radar and proving to be a huge factor in everything, from SI joint and back pain to pelvic and hip issues of all sorts! Join us in this informative workshop to demystify the layers of muscle and fascia that comprise the pelvic floor, and to review its functional relationship to the rest of the body. You will leave with a clear understanding of the pelvic floor's supportive role and a set of the best practices to condition this area of the body.
SATURDAY APRIL 15
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)
Lisa Greenbaum - SA2GRN
Using Yoga as a healing modality requires an ebb and flow through our sensory experience. While we know that restorative yoga provides the ultimate rest we crave, for many of us?particularly those healing from trauma or PTSD?this space is inaccessible. Learn how to provide a healing practice for yourself or your clients by gently activating our sympathetic nervous system or sensation-driven poses in an effort toward quieting and restoring mind and body or deep rest. Gently balancing our nervous system, releasing chronically held stress and anxiety, healing from the inside, through the body.
Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo - SA2MTS
This class is a soulful dance between sensual, fluid movement, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. In the Goddess Restore practice, we ignite our feminine energy by exploring the power of vulnerability and moving from a place of deep embodied truth. It is an experience of learning to deeply trust our innate intuition in movement. Open yourself to the experience of bliss as you nourish, relax, and rejuvenate your feminine SoulBody.
Dianne Harris - SA2HAR
Insight Yoga teachings blend ancient teachings with our physical practice and layers in inner practices to enliven body, heart and mind. Get more from your yoga!The Insight Yoga Institute (founded by Sarah Powers) mingles Yoga ( Yang and Yin) with Buddhism & psychology in a gentle and rich way.In this experiential and education workshop you will hear teachings on Mindfulness and Metta (heart-based) practices and why and how they deepen our yoga. Our practice time together will be rich as it skillfully integrate mindfulness and metta into a Yang and Yin fusion class that interweaves related meridians that each pose affects, and their energetic and emotional benefits. Bringing this together in one practice brings a richness beyond measure. You will receive a handout on this information, so that you can dive into the experience in our time together, knowing that you will have this information to take away with you.
Ajna Samadhi - SA2SAM
During this workshop we will learn the first 6 of 18 Rites created by Dhyan Vimal. The 6 Rites are designed to help us to actively participate in our own evolution and wake up to the best we can be. They are a road map for personal awakening and to meet the inner and outer challenges that one faces. By exposing ourselves to the contemplations and open-ended questions for each Rite, we will have a structure to determine our own course forward in meeting the demands of living.The awareness and self-knowledge that this workshop cultivates empowers our authenticity and evolution, allowing for profound shifts in all aspects of our lives.
Noël Wright - SA2WRI
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) The Spring and the Wood Element is all about growth, hope and pushing past old ideas and habits. This practice will focus on asanas, acupressure, qigong and pranayama specific to the Liver and Gall Bladder (Wood Element) to promote a free flow of Qi. You will feel replenished and a sense of freedom from this practice. Let go of anger and irritability and emerge from your winter cocooning. This is an opportunity to grow in your yoga practice as well as in your personal journey towards health and healing.We learn to bend with the wind as our roots dig deeper and our branches reach towards the welcoming sun that springtime wields.
Deanna Villa - SA3VIL
Deep, nourishing holds of stillness weave into flowing asana. Expertly guided hands evolve graceful spine shapes to the new edge of openness. Full range evolution of movement, posture, healing hands & breath = allowing, softening the next dimension of letting go. Be the vehicle to the next level
Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips - SA3PHI
How is your relationship to your inner voice? Is it kind or does it sabotage and derail you?In this workshop you will learn and experience the combination of ancient yogic practices and neuropsychology to take a quantum leap beyond your limited perception of yourself.You will be guided through exercises to transform limiting beliefs and misperceptions stored in the subconscious mind so you can connect with your Essential Self?who you truly came into this life to be.
Erin May - SA3MAY
Reset your Vagal nervous System with easy to learn eye patterns, gentle relaxing movements, and a specialized Vagal Breathing technique to help you deeply relax and shift your internal set point of tension to relaxation. These easy to learn exercises can be practiced when you first wake up to ease the transition into the day, and at night as a bedtime routine to erase the stressors of the day. Continuity of practice can dial down your stress set point, erasing anxiety, allowing for deep healing, deep rest and deep sleep and an overall sense of well-being.
Ann Green - SA3GRE
The power of destruction is the power of transformation. And there has never been a more pertinent time to share here. This is ultimately simplicity. And, simplicity elicits the constructs of freedom ? unencumbered living. There is a daily living plan that is powerfully and personally yours and it covers the 5 basic pillars promoting the ten bodies of you as your most soulful being experiencing the human condition. Let?s explore the ten bodies, and a path to blissfull living ? a radiantly shine filled life of living your core values into ritual of daily understanding and habit. But habit that cuts the static and raises the magnificence. That sense of being completely aligned to your true nature - that deep resonance that allows you to embrace the ?fizziology? of blurred lines - your edge to the edge of nature. This is where we are completely interconnected; that nature is our nature - there is no end. Our daily lives are the possible path to this. And with a simple daily living plan, so, simply, we shine. Radiant. Free. Wild. Wise. Anchored.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, all other yoga needs you may have, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to this learning time together. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SA3JPT
"Any active physical yoga practice should be built on principles of good alignment if it is to serve the overall goal of long-term health and wellness. But with so many different trusted and often well-educated voices declaring so many divergent opinions on ?how a pose should be done,? how are we supposed to know which one to listen to?This workshop will focus on identifying some core principles of biomechanics and physiology that provide us with tools to help find appropriate and effective alignment for almost any yogi in almost any posture.Finding a universally beneficial expression of any pose that would be appropriate for every practitioner may be next to impossible. But finding good alignment principles that serve every yogi in every pose may be easier than you think. "
Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo - SA3MTS
Within every woman is a rhythmic, intuitive, fluid, grounded, sensual and magnetic power waiting to be unleashed. When we connect with this natural energy source that lives within us, we enter into communion with Mother Nature, rooted in our own sovereign divine being.Living from a place of connection with our embodied essence has been lost to many women living in Western cultures in these ?modern? times. How do we plug back into our sacred source of infinite wisdom and love? What can we do to restore connection to the wild knowingness that has been deep within us all our lives?In this day retreat, you will journey into your Feminine Body and Soul through guided creative journaling, visualization meditations, restorative yoga, circularized sensual movement, dance, and soul-led exploration. We will also use the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to support our soulful inquiry and holistic restoration.
Tracey Eccleston - SA3ECC
In this session we will learn to enjoy the benefits of the seated joint opening series, 8 spinal movements. Paying special attention to safety and the joints range of motion in order to conduct a focused session for Joint challenges. While exploring the sensations in the body, you will learn how to adapt the series to multiple levels of flexibility to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone in class.
Andrea Lee - SA3LEE
Do you work in an office, inside or outside of your home? Have you suffered from low-back pain, neck pain, shoulder tension or headaches? This 2-hour workshop will help! We will discuss common workplace strain patterns developed by prolonged sitting and immobility throughout your workday. We will explore corrective workplace strategies/tools, as well as develop a YOGA sequence that can be done at your desk and work within your timeframe. We will also develop strategies to combat stress and lack of concentration through mediation and asana.
Christina DeFranco - SA3DEF
Whether you're looking to add more movement into your daily life, trying to reduce aches and pains, or are curious about adding chair yoga to your teaching repertoire, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to move the whole body without leaving your chair. This workshop will include the most beneficial seated postures and how to sequence them to create a yogic experience rather than just a string of random stretches.
Tracey Soghrati - SA3SOG
This workshop will explore the research on the effects of meditation. Plan to be surprised by key insights about benefits, what positions really matter, what types of meditation to do, how long to meditate for, and little-known risks. You will experience several types of meditation for comparison.
Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips - SA4PHI
Neuroscience is now proving what Yogi?s have known for thousands of years; that our thoughts affect our reality and experience of life. Knowing this theoretically is not enough.Come and explore how to use yoga and mindfulness to rewire your brain and overcome its ?negativity bias.? Melanie used this very process to heal from the most horrendous life experience and will share with you how to do the same no matter what challenges you face in life.
Erin May - SA4MAY
Learn how the Vagal System controls our perception. Experience shifts from the limited states caused by stress to unlimited expansive experiences. Learn how the Vagal System senses neuroceptive cues through the data exchange in bioelectromagnetic fields. Understand yourself, your reactions and your connection to All at a deeper level. A majority of the Vagal nerve branches are in the gut which signal our "gut reaction" or "gut instincts" about things based on data in the bioelectromagnetic field. This sensing is prior to our conscious knowing and even prior to the event taking place. Yes, animals do this too and we call it "animal instincts". When we listen and follow through with our intuition we are in harmony and when we do not listen and do not follow through, we are in disharmony which leads to dis-ease. Come learn more.
Ann Green - SA4GRE
Opening to an abundance mindset and bringing the ?essence in the essential?, this workshop hopes to inspire you in the understanding of ?this too shall pass.? We have and are passing through a phenomenal time within our existence. This workshop embraces ideas, tools and techniques to embrace change and lasting, blue sky thinking. We will explore the concept of Spanda, the inner frequency, to maintain staying in the golden. This will open us up to the exploration that the universe drives compassion through authentic joy and that this path is not linear. A practice in presence will be explored alongside mindful acceptance. Ease filled support with nervous system recalibration techniques and training the brain to see the positive with the evolution of being impeccable in your word, this workshop hopes to create immediate shift. My deepest gratitude for your beauty full soul un-intending.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow, fascial massage ball, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to the days learning ? a manual of e-learning. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
Margot McKinnon - SA4MCK
Optimal functioning of the sacroiliac joint is essential for a happy back, hips, and knees. And, SI joint pain can seriously limit what a person can do in your classes. Learn how the SI joint functions along with simple techniques and movements to help people with hypermobility, hypomobility and pelvic imbalances.
J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SA4JPT
It has never been more crucial for us to have reliable tools to support our immune system?s optimal function, reduce stress, and gain access to mental clarity. Lucid Breathwork is a highly experiential, almost universally accessible practice which combines the simplest, most effective forms of Yoga Pranayama with the basic elements of your physiology and psychology, to create a powerful tool for advancing your physical, emotional and mental well-being.This workshop will give you the tools and the understanding to help you take back control your own nervous system function to help reduce stress. Practiced over time, these tools can offer beautiful opportunities for transforming your experience of your body, mind, and emotions, and the baseline energetic state we live in from day-to-day.
Ella Isakov - SA4ISA
Come experience a unique and healing restorative yoga class for anxiety. Anxiety is common, and often the result of the inability to process all the ups and downs of life. It can be challenging to manage life changes. In the session, you will be guided into different forms of stillness with supported postures, while receiving Sacred Activations (healing energetics) to ease overthinking, mental tension and body tension, while simultaneously instilling ease, grace, and grounding. You will leave the session feeling calmer, with a greater well-being in body and mind. This class is for all levels.
Evonne Sullivan - SA4SUL
This session explores yoga for addictions and recovery from a holistic approach, focusing on mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social health. Participants will learn about the benefits of yoga as a health and healing tool, including for addictive behaviours, long-term recovery, relapse prevention, trauma, and overall wellness. Yoga will be examined as part of a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health and recovery plan, as well as its current use within mental health care and addiction treatment. These topics will then be incorporated into a trauma-informed yoga practice focusing on the mind-body connection, stress reduction and positive community health. This Yoga for Wellness & Recovery practice is adaptable for all levels and provides breathing, mindfulness, movement and meditation.
Dr. Michael A. Cohen - SA4COH
How many of your clients create musculoskeletal damage by being on computers and using hand-held devices? This class reviews the patho-mechanic mechanisms behind the damage and gives you simple, concrete techniques to restore your clients? posture and conscious connection to their body.Specific postural techniques and release formula for common problems such as mouse syndrome will be reviewed. You and your clients will be very happy you took this class.
Dianne Harris - SA4HAR
Learn about and practice to cultivate, harmonize and restore your vital energy bodyIn Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are thought of as the foundation of our health and vitality. They are often referred to as the ?Root of Life? because they store our vital energy and support all the other organs. In this workshop, you will explore Yin Yoga shapes, practices and breath to enhance Kidney energy and learn about the function, energetic, mental and emotional qualities of the kidneys and kidney meridian.Kidney energy is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion due to factors such as overwork, a hard-driven lifestyle, insufficient fluid intake, chronic illness, or stress. Kidney Vitality practices can re-energize your life.
Ann Green - SU1BLI
Breathwork is a healing modality supporting mental clarity and may also be a stress reliever. Breath work applications reduce stress in the body, help manage mental health, most significantly depression. And finally, breathwork can help reduce inflammation. Not to be confused with pranayama, such an important practice of the eight limb path and a philosophy of radiance and continuance, this breathwork is being introduced as a tool applicable in everyone?s life ? that it is foundationally available to all and as a method for your well being continuum.It is important to practice with feeling safe and supported and this workshop will teach 3 specific ( non ? pranayama based ), breathwork practices. Cardiac Coherence, Cyclic Physiological Sighing Breath, and Cyclic Hyperventilation. Should time permit we will also explore Box Breathing.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow, fascial massage ball, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to the days learning ? a manual of e-learning. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
Hanna von Hafenbrädl - SU1VON
Change of any kind can lead to a grief experience; separation, change of job, and the uncertainty of dealing with a global pandemic. Grief is not a list of processes to go through in the aftermath for those who have lost a loved one. Grief shows up everywhere, and it helps to have the tools to name it and process the various forms of loss. In this workshop, you'll expand your grief literacy and learn how loss impacts you and those you love. You'll discover creative healing tools in a ceremonial circle experience, and leave with tools to deal with loss and grief in a meaningful way. Please bring your journal and a pen.This workshop and ceremony are accessible to all levels?from new practitioners to experienced yoga teachers. You'll return home with personal practices and tools to bring back to your community.
Margot McKinnon - SU8MCK
"This day-long introduction to the Pilates repertoire includes a brief historical overview, key movement principles for the body's kinetic chain, and mat exercises that build from the Body Harmonics Foundation repertoire to Pilates Classics.?We lay the groundwork for the entire Pilates system of movement, with focus on ways to design a basic mat class that can stand alone or be incorporated into a yoga-based program. You will leave with a variety of exercise ideas and effective ways to make the Pilates repertoire work in any setting so people feel strong, aligned and de-stressed.?Learning Objectives? Master the essential Pilates mat repertoire? Learn strategies for concise cueing and class design? Explore movement mechanics of spine, hip and shoulder complex, applicable in any class"
SUNDAY APRIL 16
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (8 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Lisa Greenbaum - SU1GRN
There is an emerging concept in the study of healing from trauma: post-traumatic growth. The idea is that despite and also because of the trauma experienced, there is an opportunity to move beyond healing, to experience a sense of connection, and even joy, that wasn?t available before the trauma. Learn to embrace this empowerment of self that comes from within, where we can honor and accept our whole selves and allow our inner light to shine brightly. Until processed, trauma will linger in our body as chronic tension and stress. In this workshop we will discuss and practice daily self-care techniques for both ourselves and our clients to move out of the shadows and into the light.
Ella Isakov - SU1ISA
If you have tension, pain or immobile shoulders, this class is for you! This class is influenced by over 12 years of experience integrating yoga, mobility and yoga therapeutics in public classes and private practice with specific needs. First half of the class is a mobility flow, followed by yin yoga and therapeutics portion; all to mobilize and heal the shoulders. The session is the perfect recipe for shoulder freedom and release of excess stress we carry in this region. This class is for all levels, and will offer fresh ideas for your own practice and teachings.
Deepti Sehgal - SU1SEH
"Importance of Morning Yoga & Ayurveda Practices ? 2 Hr Workshop (Theory + Demonstration)Mornings are powerful and in the land of Yoga & Ayurveda, India, the early mornings are considered sacred. The mornings are believed to contain the subtle energy of purity (sattva) & aligning our Yoga & Ayurveda practices with early mornings help us imbibe the similar energies that uplift us, make us healthier & positively impact our health, wellbeing, energy & vitality. Traditionally, mornings are the time to cleanse, activate & energize the inner systems to get the physiological functioning activated. And there is a deep-rooted science behind health, wellbeing, peace, calm and energy gained by practicing Yoga & Ayurveda morning practices.In this workshop you learn the traditional & scientific reasoning behind incorporating morning cleansing practices from Yoga & Ayurveda in daily routine. The workshop discusses the traditional concepts like ?prana? movement, ?Yogic Kriyas?, ?Ayurveda morning rituals? for the activation of body, mind & senses. Likewise, you also learn the latest research & science behind the validation of these practices specially from the perspective on their impact on nervous system & hormones via the detoxification & activation of circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system & lymphatic system in the morning. You learn a sequence of practices to perform in the morning that will keep your inner systems clean & energized on top of which robust body & mind health builds. "
Tracey Eccleston - SU1ECC
Has your practice hit a wall? Do you feel like you?re not making any progress? If you keep doing what you already know, then you won?t grow. Learn how small shifts can transform your practice. Learn how to safely transition out of your comfort zone during your Yoga practice by using the tools of mindfulness, play and somatic movement.
Noël Wright - SU1WRI
Being a woman can feel amazing, powerful and confusing and the physical and emotional changes we experience throughout our lifetime can sometimes be overwhelming. This class will explore common physical and emotional changes from puberty, through womanhood including childbearing years and menopause and use the tools of Qi-Yoga including Acupressure, Qigong and Yoga to feel balanced and prepared for whatever life hands us.
Julie Thayer - SU8THA
This is the safe, sacred home to the Take Your Life Back! Immersive Experience. Are struggling with chronic pain/illness; physically and/or mentally emotionally. Are you feeling consumed by your relentless efforts to heal and recover. Are you feeling alone, lost, frustrated, exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, desperate, hopeless. Do you feel like you are missing out on living, loving, and life... lost moments, hours, days, months, years. ARE YOU READY TO DIVE DEEPER, DEEPER INTO... Authentic Awareness: the practice of going gently inward, NOTICING; to kindly, authentically, explore and observe breath, body, mind, energy, and soul; to gather insights, to graciously attend to sensation and experience, NO JUDGEMENT. Compassionate Connection: the practice of intentional connection to sensation, vibration, intuition, emotion, energy; learning to sit in the experience, compassionately, nudging the edges of unease, resistance, discomfort, pain. Aligned Action: through daily, deeper awarenss and connection, empowering mindful, purposeful action through breathwork (pranayama), movement, intention, mindfulness and meditation practices; compelling yourself toward your optimal state of being, in any given moment, meeting the ups and downs of life with grace, equanimity, and capacity. Learning to make a daily habit of wellness thorough the many facets of yoga to bring clarity, tangibility, and meaning to the 3 pillars. You will learn to trust that the magic exists within you and you will learn how to access it to construct your infallible pillars. A lecture/workshop/movement experience.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (8 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Erin May - SU2MAY
The Vagal Nervous System is responsible for homeostasis of the body and mind. The Vagal System regulates our hormones, body temperature and all systems including our immune system. When we are stressed, our energy goes in to the "fight or flight" response leaving nothing extra for repair. When we relax the body shifts gears and returns to healing mode and accesses the original blueprint at an RNA and DNA level to repair. Scientists use electronic stimulation of the vagal nerve to reverse many disease processes like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, arthritis, Chron?s, IBS, diverticulitis, depression and diabetes. Learn how to naturally access the healing power of the Vagal System with easy to learn exercises, eye patterns and a specialized breathing technique.
Jack Boken - SU2BOK
Change and adversity can impact your spiritual life in challenging ways. Loss, trauma, and resistance to change during such times can hinder your potential for spiritual growth. By drawing on yogic teachings on mindfulness, impermanence, and the nature of the mind, and considering recent advances in positive psychology, this workshop explores how yogis (and yoga teachers) can apply these perspectives in theory and practice, as well as how mindfulness rituals can help foster spiritual resilience when experiencing life change, adversity, or spiritual crisis.In this workshop, you'll experience effective yogic practices to navigate change and adversity, and you'll learn how to build your spiritual resilience. You'll discover tools to support your own spiritual growth, as well as practices to bring back to your community.This workshop is inspired by the Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School where Happy Jack is currently studying yoga philosophy, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Dr. Michael A. Cohen - SU2COH
The front of the body is often neglected in restorative classes. HEATED myofascial release techniques for the front of the body provide superior therapeutic release for commonly painfulareas in the back of the body such as the low back, upper back and neck.The addition of heat to the myofascial release tool allows for deeper tissue release,increased blood and lymphatic flow and notable CNS relaxation effects creating an improved restorative class experience.Participants will utilize heated acuproducts (provided) and learn specific formula for releasinglow back pain and sciatica as well as upper back and neck pain with a strong emphasis onexperiential learning.
Tracey Eccleston - SU2ECC
Yoga Therapy promotes self-care is a key element of living a healthy balanced life. Learn the techniques of Do-In and Lymphatic Cleansing massages combined with Pranayama to support detoxification and release of stress from the mind body and spirit.
Cory Sterling - SU2STE
Whether you are a studio, a festival or conference director, a teacher, or an online brand, learn how the law applies to your yoga business. Presented in a fun, comfortable manner, Cory makes the law accessible. He will discuss legal precepts about agreements, waivers of liability, employees vs. contractors, and more.
Tracey Soghrati - SU2SOG
Anxiety represents one of the greatest global mental health concerns. This workshop will use an East meets West, mind-body approach to explore symptoms, causes and effects of anxiety, conventional treatment, and practices to facilitate stability in the mind and ease in the body.
Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips - SU5PHI
Join together in community to experience a sacred ceremony (puja) for releasing what?s no longer serving you on your soul?s journey. If you?ve been struggling with physical symptoms, mental or emotional stress, or feeling disconnected from your purpose and yourself, then this session is for you.Through sacred ceremony, setting clear intentions, chanting, journaling and silence, you will call back fragmented parts of yourself and leave feeling more integrated, healthy, clear and inspired.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Erin May - SU3MAY
Healing happens when we enter in to deep states of relaxation and in deep sleep. Due to life stressors, shift work, interruptions of our circadian rhythms and caffeine addictions, most people do not sleep well. Learn to turn this around and get the rest you need to reset your nervous system and reset your life. The Vagal System is the rest and digest system. Digesting our life not just our food. When we are unable to subconsciously sort and filter out our day's events during deep sleep, we wake up exhausted and overwhelmed. Learn how to wake up refreshed, energized and excited about your day.
Ann Green - SU3BLI
The practice of yoga is revealing. It is not asana. You do not go to it ? you practice. And you practice and you practice! That is one simple practice to begin and continue the path of enlightening the wheelhouse of amazing kinetic of all that yoga is. Yoga is ultimately HOW you live. Let?s start with examining your soul?s understanding. Sankalpa is the vision of your soul. You are made and whole of it already. This education practice + lecture, is designed to inspire the deeper wisdom in movement and stillness, the ebb and the flow of the journey of discovering that which already guides you. Centre and look inside; find the pathway back into your own heart, the essentials within your own being, the wonder, the sweetness, within your abode. Through stillness and movement, breath, asana, pranayama, core value ignition and making that ritualized living, we will foster a beginning to create an understanding of your own home vibration; ?what is my home frequency??. This, that you may gift yourself and your students an opening, a beginning to the frequency of vitality; self-liberation.For your best preparation for this shared harmony together, kindly support your ?self? with: mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow, fascial massage ball, journal, writing utensils, any piece of nature that anchors + supports. Upon signing up, a pdf will be sent to you for prior organization and insight to the days learning ? a manual of e-learning. And Ann shares her deepest gratitude for your presence and choice.
Ella Isakov - SU3ISA
A Yin yoga session that will be more than held postures for hips and hamstrings. In this class, you will be immersed in healing for the body, mind, and heart. You will gain a deeper understanding of the common reasons for tension and pain in the hips and hamstrings, as you move through a specific intelligent yin yoga sequence that will tend to these areas. To close the session, you will experience pure bliss as you rest in supported savasana that will be infused with Sacred Activations (healing energetics). You will leave this session feeling greater clarity, emotional balance and ease. This class is for all levels, and will offer fresh ideas for yoga teachers and yin yoga enthusiasts.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2 HRS)
Evonne Sullivan - SU3SUL
This session explores the mind-body connection through breathing, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices that are beneficial for mental health. Participants will learn mind-body tools and resources that can offer assistance in managing challenges related to anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, trauma, and addiction. These techniques will then be incorporated into practice with Mindful Breathing Meditation and Trauma-Informed Yoga. The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and meditation will be explored, as well as the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection. This session is adaptable for all levels.
Ajna Samadhi - SU3SAM
What we know keeps us limited as we are. We assume that we can learn, but it seems to be one of the hardest things to come to. As Dhyan Vimal says, most people simply learn to defend the state of self, how one already is, despite the fact that life always provokes learning. The right state of learning is to be in a space one is open to the fact that there can be something more than what is there, and this is the very centre of evolution for humanity.When the ego is in function one is moving to prove, to teach, and to project oneself onto the world. When this is rested one is in a state to learn, and when one can learn one can evolve to the next height of oneself. The ego is a compensation for when one is not present. The more present one is able to be, the less room there is for the ego to be in action and the more available one is for learning.In this workshop we will ask the questions, are we learning to keep us exactly the same, and to reinforce the idea we have of ourselves? Or are we able to learn, to evolve, to grow? Which means to confess that we have not yet arrived, there is more here. We are a process and not a fixed entity. We will study a lecture on transformation and see how we can break it down using the 4 study parameters put down by Dhyan Vimal as a structure to go beyond our predispositions.
Tracey Soghrati - SU3SOG
Depression is estimated to affect 300 million people worldwide. You will gain an understanding of Beck's Depression Inventory, the symptoms, causes, and conventional treatment of depression, and mind-body approaches to treatment. We will focus on breathing practices, developing emotional strength and resilience, and cultivating strong social support. You will leave with key skills and strategies for educating your students on self-care.
Noël Wright - SU3WRI
Do you ever stop and think about breathing? Perhaps in a yoga class, yes. But our lungs are amazing and for the most part, we never have to think about breathing! Let's explore some common Lung conditions, like asthma, allergies, long COVID and bronchitis and see how the simple practice of Qi-Yoga can help your lungs feel their healthiest. Our practice includes learning about the Metal Element of Chinese Medicine and the organs, Lungs and Large Intestines. The Metal element oversees our "ImmuniQi" and we will learn acupressure, pranayama and yoga poses to support healthy lungs and immunity.
Naty Howard - SU4HOW
Do you trust in the unseen web that holds you? A flow practice to gain insight of your relationship with the Great Mystery and with the most Divine aspect of yourself. An opportunity to weave greater self-compassion, kindness and Grace into all your relations, both seen and unseen. An invitation to pause, feel and hear spirit speak. Includes shamanic journey with Eagle?s Medicine to gain perspective in your life.
Lisa Greenbaum - SU4GRN
We all have our stories, and for some people they involve traumatic chapters of abuse or neglect. Somatically, we store these experiences in our body and tissues, and many of the movements of a typical Yoga practice?such as backbends and hip openers?can unexpectedly trigger these repressed memories and emotions. Join Lisa to learn why, in a trauma-informed practice, we must be cognizant of the space, the poses, our adjustments and, most importantly, our language. Through understanding these concepts, you can work towards creating a safe and open environment for healing and release in your students and clients. This workshop shares the latest scientific research on trauma, including the polyvagal theory and the social nervous system, and combines it with Eastern traditional methods of Yoga to provide a trauma-informed Yoga practice that anyone can do.
Evonne Sullivan - SU4SUL
This session brings together learning, community support, and practice. It begins with an interactive discussion about the benefits of yoga for mental health and/or addiction recovery. Evonne will then speak about her own lived experience and how mind-body practices have been fundamental in her sobriety and ability to manage challenges with anxiety and depression. This open group format will also provide attendees with the opportunity to share their own experiences or ask questions. The second part is a Yoga for Wellness & Recovery practice. This yoga session is trauma-informed and focuses on the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection. It offers a combination of breathing, postures, movement, mindfulness, and meditation. Teachings are adaptable for all levels.
Dr. Kirstie Griffiths - SU4GRI
Join Dr. Kirstie Griffiths and learn how to gently relieve back pain and tension with this 1-hour guided yoga class. Yoga for Back Pain integrates the wisdom of yoga with evidence-based rehabilitation practices to provide a sequence that is designed to support and strengthen the back. This class will teach you how to feel confident moving in a way that will not trigger or worsen your pain and provides modifications and cueing to meet your specific needs. The class ends with a guided meditation to let go of physical tension and shift the nervous system into a healing response.+
Deepti Sehgal - SU4SEH
"Insights into Classical Yoga Practice & Modern Yoga Practice ? 2 Hr Workshop (Theory + Demonstration)Do you know how classical yoga practice differs drastically from modern yoga practice? Classical Yoga practice is mainly practiced in India & is specifically taught by Yoga lineages while modern Yoga is more inclined towards yoga as a therapy or yoga for physicality. Even though the asanas in both practices are the same, it is the ideology behind performing these asanas that makes it different. Classical Yoga is inclined more towards spirituality, and scientifically it closely relates to bringing balance in the nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system response of the body. Modern yoga practices are more aligned towards musculoskeletal system.In this workshop you will learn & experience the ideology behind the two approaches, differences between the classical & modern approach to yoga, benefits of performing Yoga with the classical & modern approach, and learning to perform asanas as per the two approaches."
Allie Chisholm-Smith - SU4CHI
Why do we always seem to cycle back to the same situations, the same narratives, and the same hurt? Buried deep in our tissue are stories of fear, myths of loneliness and hurt that constantly hold us captive and safely distant from our true magnificence. Through the many aspects of a yoga practice we can guide our students to mindfully dig, like archaeologists, down to the marrow of these patterns, discarding the myth that we are alone. Holding gentle but steady space for our classes, we can find the freedom and union that yoga seeks through reconnecting to Indra?s net (the extension of our very own fascia). Allie will guide you in a slow courageous journey of fascial unwinding flows, breathwork to raise your relaxation response, and Nidra to reboot your nervous system all through storytelling, touch, and humour. Come home to your magnificence, embody your wingspan.
Christina DeFranco - SU4DEF
Muscle Maintenance as We Age is a specific strength training group class designed to maintain muscle mass and improve bone density. This workshop will touch on anatomy and how we can apply this knowledge to build functional strength safely in the body for all levels. Learn how to build strength without creating pain or inflammation in the body. This workshop is designed for your day-to-day strength and to maintain your independence for as long as possible (i.e., gardening, hauling groceries, doing stairs, etc.), not for weight-loss or aesthetic purposes.