YOGA'S NEXT WAVE - THE PATH TO KNOWLEDGE
with RACHEL ZINMAN AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER JOHN WEDDEPOHL
SATURDAY 2/24. 12:30-3:30pm
Rachel and John offer a unique combination of yoga taught from the very highest levels of the practice and offer an understanding which is nothing less than the deepest insight into the absolute happiness that is the Self.
While Rachel brings alive a precise and penetrating knowledge of the spirit, science and subtleties of yoga and Ayurveda, John offers a transformative illumination into Self-knowledge, as available only from one who has spent many years in an ancient teaching lineage. In a world awash with trendy yogas and pseudo-spirituality, Rachel and John offer a priceless immersion into the real deal.’
UNWINDING THE SPINE
with KAT VILLAIN
SUNDAY 2/25, 7:45-9:15pm at LOVE YOGA VENICE
The spine is the centre of our health, the heart of our nervous system. 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 vision. Techniques will be utilized to inform the flow and fluidity 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. The practice will be followed by a Yoga Nidra to reset the nervous system.
GET YOUR MOJO FLOWING
with RAQUEL JORDAN and KIANA REEVES
SATURDAY 3/3 12:30-3:30 at LOVE YOGA VENICE
Yoga teacher, Raquel Jordan and co-owner of The Tulip co., Kiana Reeves join forces to bring you a workshop for women’s sexual health and wellbeing. They will bring to light ancient, esoteric practices from both the Yogic and Taoist traditions. The workshop begins with a circle discussion which includes; talking about the Jade egg, it’s benefits and how to use it. A Jade egg is a small egg meant to be inserted in the female vagina or yoni. We will explore how the Jade egg can be used with the option to insert for the Yoga/movement portion of the class. We find in the ancient texts on Yoga the mention of Mula Bandha. Bandhas are energy lock centers located in the body to help manage chi or life force. Mula Bandha is engaging the pelvic floor muscles and directing them up, toward the spine. The Jade egg compliments the mula bandha work by providing gentle resistance and biofeedback.
Reclaiming your rite to pleasure and connecting to your sacred self and womanly body parts is the purpose for this workshop.
THE ANATOMY OF THE HOUSE
WITH KUMI SAWYERS AND ALEX SHARRY
SATURDAY 3/3, 12:30-3:30pm AT LOVE YOGA EAST
SUNDAY 3/4, 12:30-3:30pm AT LOVE YOGA VENICE
The magic of metaphor musters the spirit of imagination allowing our consciousness, our vim, to travel the nooks and crannies of our bodies. In this lifetime, we are the occupants tenanting this space, our bodies are our abode, our home. Metaphor is commonly used in literature to pep the banal and transport us into the abundant realm of imagination. At Katonah Yoga, we use metaphor as a framework for the work, envisioning our body as a house with three floors and nine rooms; a place we occupy, mess up, clean up, refurbish, redesign, and restore. We use this metaphor as a tool to gain insight into where one spends most of their time, which parts are overused, underused, relied upon, ignored. The goal is to occupy the space with efficiency…….travel to and live in every room and utilize what each room offers for our optimal health, safety, well-being, and joy.
Join Kumi and Alex for a workshop on the anatomy of the abode...a workshop about human design and how we rouse and revify our make up with the magic of metaphor.
FROM SACRED GEOMETRY TO SELF CARE: A 3rd RITUAL WORKSHOP
WITH JENN TARDIF
SUNDAY, 3/11, 3-5pm at LOVE YOGA EAST
With spring just around the corner, it’s an ideal time to shed the heaviness of winter by moving, making and receiving some serious self-care. This seasonal workshop is designed to help you re-pattern by way of a physical practice with plenty of hands-on assists, guided breath work, experiential rituals, art therapy and scent-based meditation.
All materials including yoga mats and a safe space will be provided––we simply ask that participants arrive with an open mind. No experience is required, but due to the intimate nature of this event please RSVP to save your spot.
Jenn Tardif is a senior teacher at Sky Ting Yoga in New York, a certified aromatherapist and the founder of 3rd Ritual. Shaped by Taoist, yogic and design philosophies, 3rd Ritual creates mindful objects, shares esoteric content and hosts intimate events that make meaning from the ordinary. Join us @3rdRitual.
ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS: LEVEL ONE with CARSON CALHOUN
SATURDAY, 8/4, 12:30-3:30pm at LOVE YOGA EAST
ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS: LEVEL TWO with CARSON CALHOUN
SUNDAY, 8/5 12:30-3:30pm at LOVE YOGA EAST
In this workshop, we will cover the basics of balancing on your hands and getting upside-down. The focus will be on developing the fundamentals to safely and confidently practice crow pose, headstands, and handstands. This workshop is perfect for beginner/intermediate students who want to advance their practice, and also for more advanced students and teachers who want to learn new teaching techniques.
WITH LEAH AND SALLY
SATURDAY 4/28 1-3pm at LOVE YOGA EAST
1 hour yoga class followed by 1 hours of hanging out with 2 trained yoga goats who love yoga!!