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Finding Your Flow
A Beginner’s Series
INSTRUCTOR: Ashlea Hartz, N.C., RYT
DATES: Sundays –
February 12th, 19th, 26th
March 12th, 19th, 26th
TIME: 4:30 – 5:30pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing
This beginner yoga series is a deep and thoughtful introduction to Yoga as we explore the art of asana. Following the Vinyasa Yoga tradition, we will study the connection of body and breath that allows the practitioner to flow from one posture to the next with steadiness and ease. This series gives new students and anyone looking to refine their practice a chance to learn yoga fundamentals from classic breathing techniques to proper alignment of the basic postures.
After this series you will feel more confident in your poses, have a new understanding of Yoga philosophy, and be ready to jump into our on going weekly classes.
Each workshop is open to anyone and everyone. No previous yoga experience (or flexibility) required.
Tip of the Week – Tree Pose
When you think about a tree in nature, it is easy to see that the roots are what give it a strong foundation to grow. The same can be said when working into your Tree Pose on the yoga mat. Start with the standing leg rooting down through the four corners of your foot, but try to avoid gripping in your toes. Then lift up through your arch, which will cause your foot and ankle to wiggle and wobble the first few times as you build strength in the stabilizing muscles (which are often weak due to years of wearing shoes all day). Now what makes Tree pose unique, is that you will press your opposite leg into your inner thigh (or calf) and you need to press your inner thigh back into your foot to make a solid connection. Think of it like a suction cup and this will make the balance easier to maintain. Try to find that same feeling through all four corners of the foot on lifted leg connecting to the thigh in the same way the opposite foot is rooted into the earth. By starting with a strong foundation in the feet, you will grow your Tree Pose with confidence and ease.
INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
MUSICAL GUEST: Ghansham Singh
DATE: Friday, March 10th
TIME: 7:30 – 9:00pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing + 5-10$ for musician
In this deeply meditative class, you will experience a Rebirthing kriya, as originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, that releases deep-seated, subconscious patterns. This Rebirthing series is open to anyone desiring to cleanse the accumulation of reactive responses developed in formative years that have become stored in the sub- and unconscious minds. Participants leave feelings renewed and restored with a greater sense of inner peace and balance in their psyche.
Naomi Charanpal Kaur, M.A., certified by the Kundalini Research Institute, and E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance, is an intuitive counselor with a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. Together with her husband, Ghansham Singh, they provide live music and sound healing to heighten the extraordinary experience of the Rebirthing.
Candlelit Yin Yoga + Live Music
INSTRUCTOR: Katie Jacobson
MUSICAL GUEST: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
DATE: Sunday, March 19th
TIME: 6:00 – 7:15pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing + 5-10$ for musician
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox, a festival of balance and potential, when day and night are equal length. Emerging from the darkness of winter, we will welcome the LIGHTness of Spring – buds bursting on trees, flowers blossoming and seeds germinating. Aligning with nature and connecting with the Earth, we will use passive floor stretches (yin yoga) to stimulate the Liver/Gallbladder ) meridians (wood element) and balance Kapha (water + earth elements) Dosha, according to TCM and Ayurveda.
We ground down to root inward, and we can use the potential and fertility of this time to create opportunities for positive change in our lives and in the world.
Naomi Charanpal Kaur will be serenading us and guiding us deeper with a gong bath savasana. Drop in and soak up the healing vibrations for a full mind-body-spirit rejuvenating experience.
Live Music Flow
INSTRUCTOR: Kenny Graham
MUSICAL GUEST: Kevin Craft
DATE: Saturday, March 25th
TIME: 5:00 – 7:30pm
Save the Date! Kenny G will lead a fun mixed flow to the live beats of Kevin Craft! More details soon~
Finding Our Center
A Vinyasa Weekend with Rolf Gates
+ Being Still with Skill Meditation Workshop
INSTRUCTOR: Rolf Gates
DATE: Fri, Sat & Sun – 4/28-30
TIME: Fri- 7:30-9pm Sat & Sun 1-4pm
COST: Fri- Donation. Sat- $65. Sun- $65
FRIDAY- Being Still with Skill: The Power of Meditation Workshop
Yoga is the cultivation of inner space and the ability to use it well. In this meditation workshop, Rolf will describe the opportunity presented to us in the teachings of the Buddha and Patanjali. This experiential workshop will explore how these great contributions to consciousness weave beautifully together to enhance the quality of our daily lives. This will be in lecture discussion form and guided meditation experience with support in beginning or building your own meditation practice.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY- Finding Our Center: A Vinyasa Weekend
“The pose is what we are doing; the yoga is how we are being in the pose.” RG
Join Rolf for a dynamic weekend of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. Throughout this weekend, we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world.
The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.
This intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey. The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.
The sessions are intended as a whole weekend workshop, but the sessions may be taken individually. All sessions will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates’ Meditations on Intention and Beings: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.
Don’t miss this opportunity to study with Rolf Gates!