Contemporary Yoga Master Class
with ANNIE PARR at LOVE YOGA VENICE
SATURDAY 9/23 2-3:30pm
Contemporary Yoga is a mat-less yoga class bridging vinyasa flow yoga, mind-body fitness modalities and floor based modern dance. Paced to a playlist ranging from Classical to Alternative the class sequences artful movement patterns to stretch, tone and ground the body. All of the sequences are choreographed and clearly guided similar to a yoga class but with the personality of a dance class. Dancer or not, yogi or not, this is not a traditional dance or yoga class. It is for the athletically and experientially minded individual. Ultimately, Contemporary Yoga enables a strong, and efficient body, stimulating grace and fun through motion.
UNWINDING THE SPINE
with KAT VILLAIN
SUNDAY 10/8 7:45-9:15pm
The spine is the centre of our health. Esoterically the spine is our celestial pillar, the gateway between the cosmos and the planet and the highway from the primitive to the conscious. As gravity pulls our spines down we need tools and techniques to manipulate gravity. This workshop is focused on unwinding the spine, unraveling and relinquishing deeply held patterns that lie within. To have a healthy and supple spine is the gateway into an elevated and circumstantial vision. Techniques will be utilized to find the fluidity and grace of our spine allowing us to emulate this fluidity in our everyday lives. Liberation within the confines of our body starts with our physical vessel and a liberated body is a liberated mind. Come prepared to undulate to good music.
DIVINE YOUR STORY
with ELI WALKER
SUNDAY 10/15 1:45-3:45 at LOVE YOGA VENICE
Understanding that our physiology informs our psychology, Eli Walker, founder and lead instructor of Divine Your Story, uses Katonah-inspired yoga asana and theory with theatrical devices to provide insight into your archetypal "character"--the character you play in your life, and the stories you’ve been unconsciously telling yourself about yourself that may or may not serve you. Through movement, meditation, and self-reflection, we work to redesign your "character" with a sense of purpose, rewriting your life story in the direction of joy from a place of empowered, conscious authorship.
PRACTICE WITH A PURPOSE: LOVE YOGA CLASS BENEFITTING LOCAL NONPROFIT VENICE ARTS
with Jana Roemer at LOVE YOGA VENICE
FRIDAY 11/3 7:30pm-8:30pm
Dedicate your practice to bettering our community! Join us at Love Yoga for a special Friday evening class taught by Sian Gordon & Kyle Miller. Proceeds support Venice Arts, a local nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of Los Angeles' low-income youth through photography and film education.
READING THE BODY: 20 HOUR KATONAH TRAINING
with KAT VILLAIN
SATURDAY + SUNDAY 2/17 and 2/18 +
SATURDAY + SUNDAY 2/24 and 2/25
For teachers and practitioner’s alike, this training will empower you with tools to not only move your own body, but to manipulate others. Far deeper than modern day anatomy, you will be given the esoteric maps, enabling you to see why a body is positioning itself in time and space. Habits, genetics, and day to day repetition alter the course of where true centre lies. Life pulls us out of this stable place and each misalignment ripples throughout one’s whole body - then into the way one interacts with the world.
The body is the mind and without proper awareness of bodily movements, one’s psyche is affected. This training will go deep into one-on-one work creating a nourishing, reformative, and deeply transformative framework for the other person. Whether you are a teacher looking to augment your work with new technique, or a practitioner looking to deepen the study of the body, you will leave informed and transformed.
Dive deep into your internal terrain using the maps of Katonah Yoga and the taoist methodology of aligning yourself to your circumstances. Leave revolutionized, enabled, empowered, embodied.