Through inner attunement, ancient yogis were able to perceive the energetic basis of all matter. In connection with the physical body, there is an energy body that you cannot see or touch but which is the place where your energy flows. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes or wheels of energy, known as chakras, and they correspond to the major nerve plexuses and endocrine glands in the body. Taught by Alina Gheorghies.
Spring 2018 – TBA
In this fun and interactive workshop you will learn the fundamentals needed to develop or continue your journey towards Handstand. You will learn the basic mechanics needed to kick up to the wall and gain a better understanding of the alignment needed to find balance while upside down. Come and learn step-by-step techniques that will allow you to balance on your hands! Dissolve your fears as you gain confidence to step out of your comfort zone. All are welcome, but a regular yoga practice is advised. This workshop is limited to 13 students to allow everyone individual one-on-one assistance. Taught by Jennifer Crisman.
Change your perspective, turn your world upside down! The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand – supported and tripod, forearm stand and handstand. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and how to activate all the muscles that support your shoulder girdle to help you practice with safety. Learn to use the wall as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class. Let go of fear, we are here to support you! No inversion experience is necessary, this is where you come to learn. All are welcome, but it is recommended to have a regular yoga practice for at least six months or talk to the teacher before enrolling. Taught by Jennifer Crisman.
In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at how to activate all the muscles that support your shoulder girdle for making a safe Chaturunga Dandasana that will in time, begin to feel more light and buoyant. This workshop is great for strengthening the shoulders to help create stability and symmetry around the shoulder joint so your practice can last a lifetime. We will also exam how this new information can help you in other weight bearing asanas. Taught by Jennifer Crisman.
Autumn 2018 – TBA
In this fun and interactive workshop you will get the opportunity to break down the exciting practice of arm balances. Maybe you have never dared to try or have been playing around with them for years. Either way, you will walk away with new insights into the more basic arm balances and those trickier poses too. Often times students over-rely on force when working on these poses rather than learning to understand the essential actions and movements. Come and learn step-by-step techniques that will allow you to balance on your hands! A great workshop to connect to your core, apply correct alignment and dissolve your fears as you gain confidence to step out of your comfort zone. All levels are welcome to join and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace. Taught by Jennifer Crisman.
Autumn 2018 – TBA
Sunday, Sept 17th − 10h30-12h30
During this workshop you will discover techniques for finding stability in the shoulders and core to maintain a handstand in the center of the room. Building from arm balances that bring the correct awareness of the mind to the body, into inversions to play with different variations of the legs. While working the strength and flexibility to pursue the press into handstand. This workshop is open to all that have at minimum a ‘kick up at the wall handstand’ practice.
Teacher: Scott Amberson began his yoga journey after being deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Air Force for his second time. Life was difficult and stressful, so he began looking for ways to reduce his stress and yoga poses kept popping up in his internet search for stress reduction techniques. So one day while at the gym he decided to give a few poses a try that he could remember from photos. That was one of the first nights that he slept well in years. Yoga began to engulf his mind and he had found his calling. He loves sharing the joy of yoga to as many as I can and especially loves the challenge of inversions and arm balances. You can find him in Las Vegas, USA teaching yoga and enjoying the outdoors.