EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

We have wonderful special guests and events at PPY.  Please SCROLL DOWN to see what’s on the horizon~  Reserving a spot in advance is recommended.  48 hrs notice required to cancel for refund.

GRASSHOPPERS! A Kids Yoga SeriesFullSizeRender(1)

INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland

DATES: Every Sunday in March (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29)

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00pm

COST: $50 for the 5 week series, or $12 to drop in

Grasshoppers is a fun and exciting program introducing children to the wonderful world of yoga. We’ll work with simple vinyasa sequences, balancing poses, and floor asana. This is a great way to bring the benefits of yoga practice to children at a young age – because yoga is great at any age! Join us for the entire series, or drop in to the ones you can! Preregistration is encouraged, space is limited to 20 students!
 

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Women’s Moon Wisdom:

finding wisdom within our moon cycles

INSTRUCTOR: Erin Fisher

DATE: Saturday, April 4th

TIME: 1:00-2:30pm

COST: $25 with pre-registration, $35 day of

moonAs women, we have the gift of our moon cycles as doorways into our souls. We can harness the plethora of physical and emotional experiences we undergo as tools for greater awareness within ourselves. Our hormones are the ever present servants of our mental and physical balance. In this workshop we will learn how to chart our cycles with the moon and become knowledgeable about the physiology of our hormones. We’ll discuss ways to nourish ourselves with balancing foods, and review what herbs and supplements can support our symptoms, and even how to incorporate archetypes to enhance our awareness. There will be some asana included, so bring your mat! All levels and ages welcome!
11035303_10205626254353433_3896017264991713499_nErin Fisher has a passion to help women understand and balance their hormones. Her personal journey began 15 years ago after she saw her days as a graphic designer at a large corporation get the best of her health and well being. From there she moved to Santa Cruz to study holistic nutrition at Bauman College and learned ways to heal herself and others. For the next 10 years she immersed herself in the health and nutrition industry, working for many herb and supplement companies, continuing her studies, and helping others with their needs. Over the years Erin saw the increasing need of support for women’s health and therein found her calling to help women. She believes that now more than ever women need a better understanding of how their hormones can be doorways into deeper healing and awareness. Erin is a devoted yogi and forever grateful for the teachings she has absorbed on and off her mat. She is currently immersed in exploring the art of conscious living with Grace Clayton and is excited to weave this knowledge into her own life and practice. 

 

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Empowered Practice

First Series: Foundations

Effort, Wonder & Grace

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg with Sherry Cassedy

DATES: 3 Saturdays: April 11th, May 9th, June 13th

COST: $45 each, or all 3 sessions for $108

Saturday, April 11th 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Effort – the effort to be steady, and the steadiness of that effort

Saturday, May 9th 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Wonder – strength and sweetness, attachment to pleasure, brilliant divine light

Saturday, June 13th 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Grace – expansion, heart opening, discipline and surrender
An 8 hour course in total, this will deepen your understanding and purpose in the practical, physical, and spiritual aspects of practicing yoga.  This series will provide you with the tools for examining the foundation of yoga as a foundation for life, and to learn techniques for being more mindful of cultivating meaningful actions both on the mat as well as in your every day life…for the rest of your life!

Aimee Joy Nitzberg leads this offering.  Sherry Cassedy will be a special guest teacher, highlighting specific yoga philosophy with her expertise on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  Together they will take you on a journey from what is logically true to a direct experience of truth embodied.  Ultimately, these practices free us from limitations of body and mental nature and allow us the freedom to experience joy and wholeness — Oneness.  Each session will include discussion, light sun salutations, a more vigorous asana practice, chanting, self-reflection and yin poses.
Recommended Reading prior to April 11th:  Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
Recommended Reading prior to May 9th:  The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman
Recommended Reading prior to June 13th:  Yoga Gems edited by Georg Feuerstein
Practicing Asana a minimum of 3-5 days a week (no more than 6) is highly recommended during these 3 months.

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Spring Equinox : Align with Nature

Ayurveda + Yoga Workshop

leaf-with-spices-web-624x351INSTRUCTOR: Katie Jacobson

DATE: Sunday, April 12th

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00pm

COST: $25 with pre-registration, $35 day of

This pivotal transition from Winter to Spring signifies growth, renewal, and a fresh beginning. In Ayurveda, this seasonal shift is known as Ritucharya – as our external environment changes, we need to make specific changes to maintain this dynamic balance with nature. We will explore Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle practices to slough off excess Winter heaviness and how to avoid common spring ailments (cold, cough, allergies, congestion, flu, fatigue, depression, and weight gain). 

“When we adjust our diet and lifestyle to match the season, health-promoting digestive microbes dramatically change. Spring microbes support balanced immunity, digestion, mood, energy, blood sugar, weight, sleep – and much more.” – Dr. Douilliard  

Come learn more about this ancient sister science of Yoga and how to nourish your unique constitution during this transition, in order to work and flow in harmony with the rhythms of nature.  

Light asana, interactive lecture/discussion, and hands-on exploration of therapeutic oils and tea (complimentary). Please bring paper and pen.

 

 

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The Inner Sun

Kundalini Yoga for a Radiant Life!

Featuring Live Music & Gong Bath with Ghansham Singh

INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur

DATE: Saturday, April 25th

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00pm

COST: $25 with pre-registration, $35 day of

Learn ancient yogic techniques for enhancing the Radiant Body and Aura!  Experience Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations known to bring a glow to the skin and eyes, purification of the subconscious mind, and optimal health to the practitioner for total wellness and a balanced life.  You have the power to activate your Inner Sun to assist your body’s natural regeneration process and experience tremendous transforming results. Beginner’s Welcome!

 

 

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