Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30pm-4:00pm
Our workshop, usually held on the first Sunday of every month, conjures the bridge between yoga and writing. Yoga and meditation practice peels back the layers of experience, allowing you to note the movements of the mind and body. This kind of mindfulness roots you to the present, and returns you to your authentic voice. As writers, we must know our own voices first in order to know the voices of our characters and speakers. Transcendentalists, Surrealists, Beats, and many other writing collectives all used meditation, dreams, and/or other states of altered consciousness to support their creative work. Expect to be taken on a journey.
Saturday, April 15th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Visshuddhi Chakra is our centre for purification, detoxification, and the manifestation of our words and speech. When under active, or Tamasic, we are unable to properly clear toxins and impurities from our bodies and minds. We may develop speech problems, nervousness, and an inability to express ourself fully. When overactive, or Rajasic, we may be overly extroverted and unable to listen to others’ words, often speaking over people and shutting down others’ opinions. A balanced and harmonious Visshuddhi chakra keeps us healthy and vibrant and allows us to be honest with ourselves and others. We are able to express our selves creatively and confidently without shame or embarrassment.
Saturday, April 29th at 6:45pm-8:45pm
A Yin-inspired slow flow combined with the use of aerial silks as a tool for realignment allows us to find the balance between the fluidity of postures in the silks and grounding in the body and mind. This workshop helps us to find harmony between the internal struggle of holding on and letting go.
Saturday, April 22nd at 6:15pm-9:15pm
Have fun learning Partner Yoga and Thai Massage sequences that you can share with your partner, friends and loved ones! This workshop will open your body, balance your mind and deepen your relationships. Simultaneously relaxing and energizing, Thai massage combines acupressure with passive yoga stretches, muscle compression, and joint mobilization. Explore non-verbal communication tools based on mutual support and open-hearted listening. This practice awakens energy flow and leaves both the giver and receiver in a relaxed state of grace.
Come with your partner, a friend or by yourself!
Sunday, April 30th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Want to replace your feet with your hands? Join us and explore the foundations of arm balances. These funky looking poses are less about arm strength and more about knowing how to shift your body weight (and your mind), connecting to your core power, and applying proper alignment.
Do not worry if you think you cannot do this; we will guide you safely step-by-step. We will begin our practice with a short warm-up and an overview of the basic arm balance, Bakasana (crane pose) and then move onto the more challenging, Parsva Bakasana, Astavakrasana, Dragon Fly, Bhujapidasna, Tittibhasana, Eka-Pada Koundinyasana A & B, and Vishvamitrasana. If time allows we may cover Galavasana and Eka-Pada Bakasana.
Come and be inspired to take the next step in your yoga practice!
Saturday, May 13th at 6:15pm-7:45pm
A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating yin and restorative yoga class. This class begins with long held yin poses lengthening the body’s connective tissue to enhance flexibility in the joints, and follows with restorative yoga poses that will soothe your mind and melt your body into total bliss. All levels are welcome to join.
Sunday, May 14th at 2:30pm-4:00pm
This is a class focused on finding strength and stamina through coordinated breath and movement. Class begins with connecting to the breath and taking a few grounding postures to release tension, and will transition into an energetic sequence to build heat and endurance. The heart of the class will focus on an exploration of new strength. Open to all levels.
Saturday, May 20th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Ajna Chakra is often called our third eye and is our psychic center of intuition. Ajna chakra is what we use to make sense of the world around us. While we use our eyes to see the external world, we use Ajna to interpret, understand, and give meaning to what we see. When out of balance, we get stuck in our own belief system and see the world through a biased sense of perception. When Ajna is balanced and harmonious, we are able to see and understand what the yogis call Satya, truth. We are able to connect to our true nature – peace, bliss, and love. When our “third eye” is “open,” any questions we might have are wordlessly answered, and we are able to move through life with a sense of purpose and clarity.
Saturday, June 17th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Sahasrara, our crown chakra is the center of divine energy and wisdom. When all 6 of our major chakras are in balance and harmonized, our seventh blossoms open. Grounding and stability of our first, happiness and freedom of our second, strength and courage of our third, love and compassion of our fourth, purity and self expression of our fifth, and mental clarity of our sixth come together to awaken the divine knowledge and wisdom that sleeps within Sahasrara. When Sahasrara is in harmony, we experience true peace and contentment. We understand and know our true nature, our purpose in life, and are able to align our actions to this purpose. In this special workshop we will balance all 6 of our major chakras to awaken our 7th, the divine center, Sahasrara.
Friday, June 23rd – Monday, June 26th
In this four day workshop, we will work with traditional ashtanga Mysore practice in the mornings and explore some long-held yin poses, combined with Yoga Nidra and meditative practice in the afternoon sessions.