Back & Hamstring Love with Nikki Vilella of Kula Yoga ProjectFri & Sat Dec 5th-6th, $40 each
Say Hello to your Hamstrings: Fri 6:30-9p
Your hamstrings are long enough, but are they strong enough? Many asanas work towards (and require) open hamstrings, which often results in students who have overstretched hamstrings, hang out in their flexibility, and have no idea how to access strength in this long and weak muscle tissue. Certain postures, however, require a deep ability to contract the hamstrings. This workshop will work to both prep you for deep backbending inversions and work on waking up your sleepy backside.
Love for the Low Back: Sat 1-3:30p
"Breathe into your low back" is not just a catchy phrase. In this workshop plan to explore the very real relationship between your diaphragm, a muscle whose main job is to assist your respiration, and your psoas, a muscle that connects your upper body to your lower body, is happy to play host to a range of stored emotion, and is often a culprit of low back pain. We will explore the connection that the psoas has to the diaphragm and how the two function when in relationship. Expect to weave uddiyana bandha kriya into the asana practice and feel from experience how accessing your diaphragmatic muscle can leave you feeling not only centered but allow your low back to feel open and spacious.Take the Twist, with Kevin CourtneySat December 13th 1-3:30pm $35
Twists, when approached intelligently have the capacity to bring our awareness deep into the core of the body, massage the internal organs and stimulate the release of unconsciously held tension.
In this asana based workshop we’ll explore twisting our way into a clear, luminous and awakened state of stillness. Combing alignment based techniques, some philosophical reference points, breathing practices and meditation, the aim of this time together will be experiencing clarity both deep in the body and mind.
Kevin Courtney is recognized for his innovative and authentic teaching style, weaving classical Hatha yoga and contemporary Vinyasa sequences with the ancient art of Qi Gong, and Kundalini kriyas. KevinCourtneyYoga.comLive Music: The Arrow & The BowSun December 7th 8:15-10p $15 donation
Hannah Holbrook is the eldest sister of the Folk-Pop band, SHEL. She recently released her first solo piano EP, Late Bloomer, with five original compositions. Pieces from the EP have aired on NPR's Echoes and Colorado Public Radio's show Open Air. The full project is available on iTunes. Her solo performances include piano instrumentals and original songs, which have been featured in various TV shows. Most recently, her song "When The Sky Fell" premiered on ABC Family's hit show, The Fosters, and on an episode of MTV's Awkward.
Ayo Awosika Often described as a "songstress," Ayo Awosika is much more than just a woman who sings and writes songs. With diverse training that spans from the classical to the jazz realm, she has happily lived in both of these worlds and now covers all of the landscape in between. After living out west for several years, a time spent reflecting on and writing about the experience of transitioning into what she calls “true adulthood," Ayo has moved to New York City to record her first full length album with Grammy award winning producer, Scott Jacoby, and members of Snarky Puppy and the David Grisman Quintet. It is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.
The Arrow & The Bow (Hillary Reynolds and Hannah Christianson) Hillary Reynolds, best known as the lead singer of the award-winning Americana/Pop quintet, "Hillary Reynolds Band", has combined forces with fellow award winning songwriter, & poet, Hannah Christianson, to explore the healing heart opening power of music, travel, yoga, evolving to become "The Arrow & The Bow". The two have toured internationally in Ireland & Scotland. This will be the final show of their first US tour.New Years Eve Celebration Class!Dec 31st, 2015 10pm-12am $30adv/$35 door
Come bring in the New Year with a spirit of Community, Health and Wellness! Join David and Todd and the whole SBY community for our 8th annual New Years Eve celebration. Arrive at 10pm for a little social greet and then get into the swing with some strong sweaty flow. Families always welcome, class will be all levels. Snacks, chai and cider will be served. Class will end with a silent meditation to bring in the New Year.Wanderlust Teacher Training Module 3Jan 12-17, 2015
Join David Vendetti and Alex Auder for an extended teacher training program inspired by the Wanderlust Festival experience. As at our festivals, you will be treated to world-class yoga instruction, live music, and a journey of self-discovery and exploration. You'll immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning. Your in-depth training will conclude with a charitable seva project, a chance to give back to the local community.
This is a modular program, you do not need to have taken the 1st module to participate in the next three, nor do you need to take them sequentially in order to graduate. Take the weeks and the locations that work best for your schedule.Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training & Mentorship w/ Kate Grahambegins Fri Jan 23rd
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.
For full details visit the online training pageSouth Boston Yoga Winter 2015 Teacher TrainingsPrograms Begin Feb 2015 (early registration Dec 5th, 2014)
Come join David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund for the 2015 class of South Boston Yoga's acclaimed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program! Two training options are available, the three week daily intensive program and the continuing weekends course.
For more details, applications and registration: view the online training details here.