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Workshops with Margo

Natural Posture Series

Join Margo Sorum for an eye opening series about reclaiming our neutral, natural posture, essential for any asana, movement based, yoga practice!
Neutral, natural posture is hard to come by in a sedentary culture influenced by "couture fashion". We were designed to move - A LOT - and without striving for a certain "look" or "fashion sense". From the shoes we wear, to the furniture we sit in, our understanding of basic human design is being compromised. In this series we will explore basic human anatomy, harmful vs. helpful movement patterns and foundational yoga postures to support healthy everyday posture. Each workshop will enhance your understanding of how to move in your body with more grace and ease; you may even be inspired to give up your gym membership and become a self-inspired, directions of movement expert!

Natural Posture September 30
Spinal Floss October 21
Viniyoga November 4

Sundays, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, Open Space

$210 Series

Limited Space Available




Panchamaya Model Series
The Five Layers of the Self

Human beings are complex. We have a body, but we are more than our body. We have a mind, but we are more than our mind. Through the Vedic tradition, the complexity of the human being is revealed in the Taittiriya Upanishad through a five layered model called the Panchamaya Model. In this series we will explore the five layers of the Panchamaya Model and build a vast tool box of yoga techniques to optimize your experience of being human. You will gain personal insight into how to read your body physically, organically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You will learn how to thoughtfully design yoga practices to support your human experience on any given day, month, season or year by becoming sensitive to the multidimensional being that you are.

Annamaya Kosha December 16, 2018
Pranamaya Kosha February 10, 2019
Manomaya Kosha February 17, 2019
Vijnanamaya Kosha March 3, 2019
Anandamaya Kosha March 31, 2019

Sundays, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, Open Space

$350 

Limited Space Available



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Workshops with Shelley

Yoga Sutras: Pada 1
September 19 - November 14, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM, Open Space
$325

Available for remote study via Zoom


Class Description:

When we practice yoga for a duration of time we eventually become curious about what it has to offer us beyond physical postures.  This course is an opportunity to explore the Yoga of Sound (Nada) and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which has become a pivotal text in the Yoga canon.

In this class, we will learn the foundation of Sanskrit Vedic chanting, along with the first book or ‘Pada’ of the Yoga Sutras.

The wisdom in the first book, or the Samadhi Pada, of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras contains the groundwork for any aspiring or seasoned yogi. The first book gives insight on how to experience, recognize and have access to samadhi, and how it is available to us in every moment. As we all know, experiential practice brings a new level of multi-dimensional understanding. Chanting these sutras in Sanskrit and in Vedic meter allow the practitioner to:

  • Enhance your Sanskrit vocabulary
  •  Cultivate a Sanskrit chanting practice
  • Experience the meaning of the sutras on a deep physiological level
  • Access samadhi, our inherent state

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • How to read transliterated Sanskrit
  • Traditional Patañjali invocation
  • Fundamentals of Vedic Meter
  • Introduction to correct pronunciation of the 50 Sanskrit syllables
  • First 51 stanzas or sutras
  • Light exploration of translations by TKV Desikachar, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, BKS Iyengar, Dr. Katy Jane, and Sri Swami Satchidananda
    (at least one copy of one of these translations is recommended, however not required)

No experience necessary
16 hours of Continuing Education Credits for RYT’s

Participate in an 8 week course of learning the Yoga Sutras in Sanskrit & Vedic Meter

The Dropbox file will contain:

  • Uploaded Zoom recordings (audio & video)
  • Practice tools & recordings
  • Any additional information/ documents you may need

Zoom platform:

The Zoom platform is a user friendly online meeting place. You will receive a link to join the live stream each week. You may participate with the group live, or if the meeting time doesn't work for your schedule, you can tune into the recordings at your own pace. All recordings will be uploaded to the Dropbox folder within 24 hours of the live workshop.

 

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Sanskrit for Yogis Series

Sanskrit is the language of yoga. The sounds of Sanskrit contain potent energetic qualities that can enhance any yoga asana or meditation practitioner. Come on a distinctive journey with me learning how you can incorporate Sanskrit into your practice. If you are already a yoga teacher, gain proficiency in the fundamentals of Sanskrit chanting, as well as pronunciation and use of the names of the yoga poses.

Sundays, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Open Space

October 7- Sanskrit Alphabet Fundamentals: Animal/Nature themed poses

October 28- Sanskrit Alphabet Continued: Sun Salutations with corresponding mantras

November 11- Gods, Sages, & Warriors: Myths of the Asanas

December 2- Ashtanga Vinyasa: Sacred Geometry/Proficiency in Standing & Seated Poses

12 Yoga Alliance CEU's available for Registered Yoga Teachers

$280

Zoom platform for distance learning:

The Zoom platform is a user friendly online meeting place. You will receive a link to join the live stream each week. You may participate with the group live, or if the meeting time doesn't work for your schedule, you can tune into the recordings at your own pace. All recordings will be uploaded to the Dropbox folder within 24 hours of the live workshop.