EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Yin + Yoga Sutras

IMG_3273Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, through August 25th

Lead by Aimee Joy Nitzberg & Sherry Cassedy

regular class pricing/passes

We will weave the Sutras (Threads) through a specially designed Yin Yoga practice.  Designed to take us deeper into the heart of our practice and to elevate our minds.  Chanting of Sutras, the Gayatri and the Shantipat will be explored along with time for a short meditation at the end of each practice.  A perfect remedy on Monday evenings for body, mind and Spirit; as well as a chance to fortify our yoga community with deep teachings and shared company on the Path.

Sherry Cassedy: “I appreciate Pleasure Point Yoga’s approach to practice and teaching, blending a high level of knowledge and support with a deep sense of invitation and light-heartedness.The satsang will offer a welcoming context for our shared exploration.

Studying with Bhavani Maki over the past 10 years, I have developed a love of the yoga sutra and the deeper teachings of yoga.I was honored to work with Bhavani editing her book The Yogi’s Roadmap, Patanjali Yoga Sutra as Path of Self-Realization, 2013. I also enjoyed recent yin training at PPY and restorative with Judith Lasater at Mt. Madonna. I am excited for the opportunity to unravel the sutra together with shared wisdom and light.”

 

Rooting Down to Fly High: an exploration of arm balancingKenny Graham yoga 2!

INSTRUCTOR: Kenny Graham

DATE & TIME: Saturday, August 23rd, 1-3pm

COST: $45

Come prepared to find the untapped strength and stability of your shoulders and upper body! This workshop will focus on the fun of balance shifting and arm balancing, and from there you will discover a new well of energy that rushes forth by allowing your practice to take flight! Open to all levels of practice.

Kenny is an E-RYT 500 and hosts trainings and retreats throughout California and worldwide. He teaches yoga as alignment based movement to optimize the union among body, mind, and spirit. Kenny views life as the greatest teacher and yoga as the process of refining how we live our lives in relationship to the world around us.

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Yin Yoga + Live Music by Girish

Girish 1INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE & TIME: Friday, October 3rd @ 7:30pm

COST: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

An enchanting evening of Yin Yoga with very special guest musician, Girish. Aimee Joy will guide you through a graceful sequence of yin poses, designed to heal your bones and soothe the soul. The sacred sounds of Girish playing live will saturate our beautiful studio with heart-opening, healing, relaxed good vibes. It’s helpful to have experience in Yin yoga, as there will be minimal instruction and a lot of wonderful emptiness to enjoy your practice. Be prepared to float home~
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Support Systems: Yin & Yang

heidiINSTRUCTOR: Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D

DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 11th, 1-4pm

COST: $55 — $45 early bird before September 30th!

Contentment begins with the felt experience of being supported. When we spend time acknowledging three things: connection to spirit, connection to our community and the realization of our own abilities – we feel supported – we feel better.
This workshop explores the internal and external support systems available to us in our yoga practice. We’ll begin with a yang style of yoga, exploring what it feels like to actively create physical and mental support from the inside out. We’ll finish with Yin Yoga. We’ll learn to just be, realizing our natural ability to let go and be supported by the world around us.
About Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D, E-RYT 500:
Heidi is the founder and owner of Fresh Yoga in New Haven, Connecticut. A Forrest Yoga (FY) teacher and mentor, Heidi teaches the 200-hour FY Foundation teacher training, the Fresh Yoga 200-hour teacher training, and live-streams classes for StudioLiveTV.com. Yoga Journal named her one of its “Next Generation of Yoga Teachers” and, in 2013, she was selected by the Great Courses to develop and present its first series of lectures on yoga, Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Heidi is a former university psychology professor and author of Performing Under Pressure. Her classes are designed to help people develop a relationship with their body and mind that is comfortable even when life isn’t. www.freshyoga.com

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