Yoga for Women’s Health: Focus on Emotional Stability
4 Sundays: March 19 – April 9
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
$56 for the 4-week session
Emotional wellness involves being attentive to one’s thoughts, feelings and actions. It implies the ability to not only be aware of but to accept our feelings and enjoy life despite its disappointments and frustrations.
In this women’s health series we will practice yoga asana as a way to look within and explore the qualities of our mind, strengthen our confidence and uplift our hearts and outlook on life.
Class 1: Look Within: Asana will focus on forward extensions.
Class 2: Beliefs Are Physical: Asana will focus on standing poses and working the hips, where women especially tend to carry stress and tension.
Class 3: Mood Changes: Asana will focus on back extensions.
Class 4: Emotional Stability: Asana will follow a suggested sequence from B.K.S Iyengar for emotional stability.
Iyengar Yoga Studies
Two Saturdays: April 15 & June 3
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$80 for the two sessions
This ongoing program is for serious students with an interest in developing a better understanding of Iyengar Yoga. Bring greater depth and breadth to your yoga practice by studying all eight limbs of yoga—not just asana. Meeting twice quarterly, we’ll discuss key concepts from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, sequencing and practice of asana, and anatomy and physiology as it applies to yoga practice. Topics and readings will be assigned beforehand to help enrich our discussions.
Iyengar Yoga Studies is offered each quarter throughout the year. Students may join at the beginning of any quarter. For greater continuity and to enhance the learning process and community development, students are encouraged to participate on an ongoing basis.
For those interested in teaching or preparing to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Iyengar Yoga Studies has a Teaching Methodology component. Topics covered include how to demonstrate and teach an asana, develop observation skills and correct students. Participation in Teaching Methodology requires instructor permission prior to registration.
Healthy Neck and Shoulders Workshop
Saturday, April 22
1:00 – 3:30 pm
A practical solution for your everyday needs.
If you have a stiff upper back and shoulder area, practicing yoga can be quite challenging. Our daily activities, especially the use of computers and gadgets can place a toll on your spine causing injuries, bad posture, and stress.
This workshop will help you to:
Improve your yoga practice; especially in poses that involve openness of the shoulders.
Diminish sport injuries by restoring mobility in neck, shoulders, and back.
Alleviate and prevent pain in the hip area, back, neck, and shoulders.
Provide relief in conditions like CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), Frozen Shoulder and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries) / RMD (Repetitive Motion Disorder).
This workshop is open to ALL LEVELS!
Friday, May 5: 7:15 – 9:15 pm
Saturday, May 6: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 7: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?
Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life’s ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life’s many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.
In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment.
This workshop is open to students Level 2 and above.
Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and the interplay between body, breath and mind for many years and holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential. She loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.
Core Strengthening Workshop
Sunday, June 4
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
“The Core” is a term often heard, but do you really understand what it is and how to use it? Far beyond the “six pack abs”, your core is the central link between your upper and lower body. Weak or inflexible core musculature can impair how well our limbs function, leaving us feeling limited and unable to fulfill our goals.
Everyday activities- from getting dressed, sitting at a desk, gardening, athletics, even household chores all rely on core power and flexibility.
Almost all yoga poses require the core groups to function efficiently. In this 2 hour workshop we will review who the core muscles are, learn how to engage these important muscles and practice not only to strengthen their power but to release the tension they hold.