Upcoming Workshops, Events & Retreats...
Current workshop offerings...
Open Your Heart: Back Bending Workshop
Back bending can invigorate, terrify, and crack your heart wide open. This powerful practice doesn’t have to be scary. When the body is properly warmed up across the front, back and lateral planes: deeper backbends can be fluid, instinctual and full of ease. You will be skillfully led through a sequence of postures that warm up the body, with special focus on the shoulders, hamstrings, hips, chest and upper back, hip flexors and pelvis. Using a creative flow with emphasis on the space behind the heart and the side body, we will move toward deeper backbends including Locust, Camel, Bow, Bridge and Wheel. Helpful, accessible modifications will be offered along the way. We’ll end with an extended savasana and guided relaxation. There will be a strong focus on alignment and advanced options will be given for those with a deeper backbending practice. Peel back the layers of fear to expose your strength and resilience!
Coming home to Hanumanasana
Far from being an unobtainable pose, Hanumanasana (splits) and its precursors, strengthen and ease your hamstrings into greater mobility and targeted somatic relief. Those back and knee aches and you've been experiencing are often rooted in hamstring restriction. When the hamstrings are tight, they act like strings, pulling at the connective tissues and ligaments that in turn, pull on your low back and knees, creating soreness. The benefits and mobility gains of working towards hanumanasana pour across your mat and into every other pose.
In this workshop, you will be guided through effective, safe poses that steadily build greater flexibility. We're not promising you'll make the cheer squad, but we know your back and knees will thank us.
Free your spine & the rest will follow...
Does it ever feel like “same old, same old”? Another day waking up with aches and pains in your neck and shoulders starting the day stressed and you wondering if it’s ever going to change...
This workshop is designed to help you ditch those aches and pains and give you some take home tools to help you free up your upper body. You will learn to unlock your shoulders, relax and align your neck and find more freedom in your upper back and chest. You will practice exercises and postures that will help relieve tension and restrictions in the upper body due to poor posture, repetitive stress injuries or imbalanced work habits.
Tending to the mobility and strength of your muscles and joints invites greater balance into your practice. By incorporating longer holds, mindful pranayama, warming asana and some powerfully passive yin, you'll strengthen & lengthen your shoulders, chest, neck and back. A flexible body is stronger, more mobile, resilient, spacious & free.
From the Ground Up
Have you have ever wanted to practice yoga, but felt intimidated to hop into a yoga class? Maybe you have taken a few classes, but would like to step back and focus on the basics. Do you say, “I’m not flexible enough”? Yoga is for every and everyone can have a fulfilling yoga practice.
In this workshop you will be skillfully guided through the classic postures of a Vinyasa practice: pranayama(breathing), meditation, sun salutations, warrior poses, chaturanga and back bends. A strong focus will be placed on alignment and core engagement. Having a solid understanding of these components, you will be able to build a strong practice that you can easily expand, explore and modify. This workshop is appropriate for all fitness levels. Bring a towel & water and an open mind!