8 Week Mindfulness Course w/ William JacksonMay 5th-June 23rd: Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
Cultivating awareness allows space for healing and freedom from suffering.
$180 before April 28th, $220 full price
This course is tailored to those with a desire to deepen their meditation with daily practice, weekly historical and scientific readings, personal meditation instruction and the support of a group. As we look with wisdom and kindness at our stress, pain, anxiety, grief, and anger, they transform. Come prepared for a simple yet challenging practice that will help you to strengthen and trust your inner wisdom.Strength, Structure and Balance: A Foundational Series on Inversions3 Wednesdays; May 6th, 13th, 21st; 7-8:45pm
Take time this spring to turn your practice quite literally on its head. Join Tim Kelleher for a three-week series in which he will help you build confidence in your ability to use your hands as your feet. You will explore headstand, handstand, and forearm stand using the following principals:
- Build the strength
- Understand the structure
- Refine the balance
With smart sequencing, props, drills, partner work, and the wall - you will identify different techniques to employ in make inverting a regular part of your asana practice. As the program progresses you will explore methods of transitioning in and out of inversions in your regular flow classes, and using your newfound levity to add grace to all of your transitions - on and off the mat. Limited to 20 yogis—expect some asana homework and take home materials.
$90 for all threeIntro to Barre w/ AntonioSat May 9th, 1-3pm, $30adv/ $35door
Thirsty for leg work? Let's meet at the barre and go over alignment, posture, and form during this introductory workshop. Learn how to use the barre properly and safely to balance the body while executing ballet-inspired isometric strength-training exercises. Our workout will be targeting muscles of the butt, quads, hamstrings, and calves.Advanced Pilates w/ AntonioSat May 16th, 1-2:30pm, $30adv/ $35door
Come sweat, move, and shake for an intense 75-minute workout that blends classical Pilates movements with cardio, plyometric, and isometric exercises. We'll wrap things up with a 15 minute series of deep stretches that will have you feeling lengthened, refreshed, and realigned.Intro to AcroYoga with Tony & SandySun May 17th, 1-3pm, $35
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. This 2-hour workshop with Tony and Sandy will provide a safe environment to explore trust, connection and playfulness, and the foundations of the AcroYoga practice. We will explore acrobatic and therapeutic partner yoga. Bringing your own partner is not required!Creating Balance with Restorative Yoga w/ Lindsey BlakeMay 23rd, 1-2:30pm
Learn to create emotional and physical balance with a series of supported postures. In this ninety-minute session we will explore the softer aspects of the asana practice through Yin, Restorative and Gentle Yoga to prepare the mind and body for a deeply restful Savasana. Healing hands on adjustments will be offered throughout the session. This is an all levels practice and even absolute beginners are encouraged to attend!
$20.00 per sessionIntro to Aerial YogaSun May 24th, 1-3pm
$30 per person, 21 people max
Explore Integrative Aerial Yoga! A playful, energizing practice that leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, lengthened, integrated and free. This holistic system incorporates vinyasa yoga and aerial circus conditioning with principles of functional movement and Fascial Fitness to enhance breath, movement, and balance on the mat and through life. Using a low-hanging fabric swing, IAY supports intentional and efficient movement through space, giving rise to greater kinesthetic awareness. Grounded in yoga flows that improve everyday posture and body mechanics, IAY accesses deep stabilizing muscles that allow the body to find its own organic alignment.
In this workshop we'll focus on the basics of aerial yoga. We'll build a strong and grounding foundation from which we'll explore inversions, greater height, and advance our sequences.
Note: For your comfort, it is strongly recommended that you wear pants that are at least calf-length.Shamanic Journey & CeremonySat May 30th, 1-3pm
Our inner guidance system is brilliant—when we can access it. All too often, our own wisdom is shrouded by fear and limiting beliefs. So where do you go when you have questions that need deeper insight?
A shamanic journey is a tried and true method that quiets your thinking mind while awakening your connection to crystal clear intuition. Similar to a guided meditation, the power of journey work lies in synching with the rhythmic beat of a drum or rattle. A steady tempo can put the brain into a theta state—the place of deep meditation, intuition and visions.
Join us in sacred community as we gather inspiration and answers to our most pressing questions. After our journey, we will create a traditional Peruvian earth offering called a despacho. These are beautiful mandalas made from natural materials that we infuse with our dreams and prayers. They are an amazing way to set strong intentions and to plant the seeds of our dreams that are ready to come to life.
Bring a personal topic or question that requires clarity and a goal that you are looking to bring to life.
Natalia is in love with creating sacred and transformational experiences for her community. As a yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner, she brings sweetness and soul to every offering of herself. She has trained extensively in Peruvian Shamanism and adores sharing guided journeys and traditional ceremonies to explore empowered paths to self healing. When not in ceremony, she loves outdoor adventures, traveling, learning and sharing laughs with loved ones. Learn more about Natalia at sweetandsacred.com.Therapeutic Training & Prof. Dev. Program w/ Kate Graham3 Weekends: July 24th - Sept 20th, +cont. Sat to Dec 12th
Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering the individual through yoga with a deep awareness and integrated understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Yoga techniques and practices are adapted to the client’s specific needs in order to understand, manage and treat conditions experienced by the individual, promoting optimal health and wellness.
This program is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the core therapeutic yoga principals. Students will develop and refine the unique qualities and skills necessary to work as a yoga therapist with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to experience the therapeutic yoga practices and apply their knowledge through teaching, assignments and small group work.
- Hours: Fridays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-6pm
- Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, July 24-26
- Module II: Yoga for Trauma, August 28-30
- Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga, September 18-20
Therapeutic Yoga Mentorship Program:
- Saturdays 12:30pm-5:30pm on Sept 26th, Oct 24th, Nov 21st and Dec 12th
Each module is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of yoga therapy in each area of study. Modules include lectures, yoga practice focused on the clinical application, practical application of the material through teaching, assignments and small group work, group discussions, readings and homework assignments. The Mentorship program will allow students to continue to develop and refine their personal practice and integrate their professional therapeutic yoga skills through case studies, session recordings, assignments and practical application of knowledge.
This is a 100 hour therapeutic yoga program which includes 80 contact and 20 non-contact hours.
Continuing Education Credits:
Social Work, LMHC and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education available for this program.
Early Registration - $1,550 to be paid in full before July 10th
Program Cost - $1,695 with deposit $500 to secure place in the course and remaining balance due before the first day of the program.
For more information and details for each module, visit www.soulfulyogatherapy.com.South Boston Yoga 200hr Summer Teacher TrainingAugust 1st - 23rd, 2015
Whether you're interested in becoming a yoga teacher or just wanting to dive deeper into your own practice and experience of yoga, the South Boston Yoga Teacher Training is a great choice for a fun and intelligent exploration of a modern yoga practice.
This compassionate and intensive training will give you the insight, experience and confidence to teach a powerful class to any level of student. Learn the anatomy and movement of the body in relation to injury and rehabilitation. Learn safe and purposeful sequencing, gentle yet well directed adjustments and verbal cues. Learn to guide the subtle flow of prana, dive into meditative serenity and move from your intuitive and natural self.
For full details and registration/application, visit the page: teacherTraining.html