Friday Yoga Workshops are a separate option from Sat/Sun Weekend Pass “*Classes” offered on Saturday and Sunday. You have your choice of three Yoga Workshops to choose from Friday morning and three Friday afternoon. Pick your morning and/or afternoon workshop(s), click the link and register today as space is limited!
*Sat/Sun Weekend Pass registration includes all classes held in the 3 main conferences areas on Saturday and Sunday. Signing up for these individual classes beforehand is not required and you may attend any of the classes you choose with this option. See times and descriptions below.
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Roots of Yoga with Andrew Eppler
WHEELER ROOM - FRIDAY 1:00 - 5:00PM
In this unique workshop Andrew will discuss the history and philosophy of yoga giving the perspective he has developed from years of research. We will learn about Surya Namaskara and it's ancient history, the origin of Vinyasa practice, and just what is old and what is new in the modern yoga world. Andrew will give life to these ancient esoteric teachings as he leads the group into Asana practice. We will begin with therapeutic movement, then progress into structured Ashtanga Vinyasa practice and then practice Mudra, Banda and Pranayama, closing with a meditation.
Andrew teaches in the spirit of Nathamuni Sampradaya. This is an ancient spiritual tradition which Sri Krishnamacharya came from. In this approach yogasana practice is shared with mindfulness of the following principles...
1. Yogasana is shared in a way that people of all ages and levels of physical fitness can participate in.
2. Yogasana is shared as a service to the community and given to all who are interested regardless of social status.
3. Yogasana is shared in a way that transcends cultural boundaries and customs.
4, Yogasana practice is explained and taught in a way that is open to all religions and spiritual traditions.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
THE SNOWFLAKE PRINCIPLE OF YOGA: ASANA, ANATOMY AND PHILOSOPHY with Pam Schulte
grandview ROOM FRIDAY 8:00AM - 12:00PM
While we all have the same bones, joints and muscles, the shape of these bones as well as the flexibility and strength of the muscles make us each unique. This is what I call “the snowflake principle of yoga”. In this workshop we will discuss the anatomy of key joints and muscles and then use this knowledge to explore some common yoga poses (downward facing dog, triangle pose, crow pose and others). Walk away with a deeper understanding of your own body and gain a fresh perspective on these poses. Yoga philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will inspire us to approach our poses from a different frame of reference using the cornerstones of honesty and non-violence as our guides. Lots of options and modifications will be given so that all experience levels can attend. Note: if you have a book on the Yoga Sutras, bring it with you to class. A yoga block, strap and blanket are highly recommended.
Yoga Workshop with Matthew Krepps
NIXON ROOM FRIDAY 1:00 - 5:00PM
The focus of the session centers on the nature of compensations in our movements, or the unconsious development of inefficient patterns of motion and support, and how these need our immediate attention if freedom of movement is indeed an authentic concern in our lives. The movement experiments we engage will demonstrate a corrective session for the hips, which itself prepares for deep work in the single leg stance, one of the fundamental cornerstones in any movement exploration. This session ends with a group sharing of experience and a call to grow the movement community in our area in a way that honors the non-dogmatic nature of movement itself.
Y0ga Workshop with Dianna Lucas
NIXON ROOM FRIDAY 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Dianna has been teaching movement and meditation techniques for more than thirty years to spiritual seekers and believes that inner wisdom is the secret to a meaningful, beautiful life. She finds joy in working with people in all stages of their life. "Together we will practice the arts of balancing your mind, body, spirit, and environment using wellness coaching, yoga, nutrition, meditation techniques, and transformational design. With a lifelong study in the modalities of natural healing, holistic fitness, and spirituality, I am honored to be your guide.”
Yoga Workshop with Holly Krepps
GRANDVIEW ROOM FRIDAY 1:00 - 5:00PM
"My understanding of Yoga as an integrative system has led me to unique opportunities such as a full-time consultant for the Czech Republic’s Olympic Women’s Beach Volleyball team and also work with a world-class tennis pro for New Zealand. My facilitation with these athletes, as well as private clients, and yoga teachers-in-training focuses on discovering patterns of habitual behavior, be it in mind, emotions, and the body that interfere with the flow state, the generative ground of creativity, vitality, and intelligent responses."
Yoga and Lifestyle as Integrative Medicine with Kat Robinson
Wheeler ROOM FRIDAY 8:00AM - 12:00PM
NIH research has shown that lifestyle choices such as yoga, meditation, sleep, nutrition, strong relationships, a spiritual connection and the avoidance of environmental toxins, alcohol abuse, and smoking can improve overall quality of life and the prevention of numerous diseases. It has also shown to improve clinical treatment outcomes when dis-ease is present.
In this workshop you will learn how implementing 6 researched lifestyle choices can benefit you and your students in the prevention and treatment of dis-ease.
The class will cover:
Establishing Healthy Relationships
Exercising for YOUR Best Benefit
Eating for Health and Wellness
Filling Your Soul
Sleeping Your Way to the Top
This class will offer 4 CEU's and a certificate will be given to all who attend.
SATUrday/sunday Class Descriptions
Sat/Sun Weekend Pass registration includes all classes held in the 4 main conferences areas on Saturday and Sunday, special Friday evening presentation and all activities. Your Sat/Sun Weekend pass registration includes all classes and signing up for these classes individually beforehand is not required. You may attend any of the classes you choose with this option, but arrive early as space is limited! *Sat/Sun Weekend Pass does NOT include individual workshops held on Friday.
Yoga and Lifestyle as Integrative Medicine
with Kat Robinson
NIH research has shown that lifestyle choices such as yoga, meditation, sleep, nutrition, strong relationships, a spiritual connection and the avoidance of environmental toxins, alcohol abuse, and smoking can improve overall quality of life and the prevention of numerous diseases. It has also shown to improve clinical treatment outcomes when dis-ease is present. Learn at this workshop!
freedom of movement
With Matthew Krepps
This class centers on the nature of compensations in our movements, or the unconscious development of inefficient patterns of motion and support, and how these need our immediate attention if freedom of movement is indeed an authentic concern in our lives. The movement experiments we engage will demonstrate a corrective session for the hips, which itself prepares for deep work in the single leg stance, one of the fundamental cornerstones in any movement exploration. This session ends with a group sharing of experience and a call to grow the movement community in our area in a way that honors the non-dogmatic nature of movement itself.
With HOLLY Krepps
Plan for an experience steeped in all three aspects of Yoga, Functional Movement and Philosophy. Discover why and how consideration of these elements in cooperation matters and receive specific, practical tips to improve your mobility and quality of life. Appropriate for all experience levels.
Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra
With Pam Schulte
Slow down and digest after lunch with this class designed to reset your body, mind and spirit. We will begin with gentle movements and stretches to release stress and tension in major joints and muscles of the body. Class will end with a 30 minute yoga nidra session. Yoga nidra – known as yogic sleep – is a guided meditation done while lying on the floor that promotes deep rest and relaxation. If you have yet to experience the magic of yoga nidra, it is amazing! This combination of gentle yoga and yoga nidra is intended to induce total physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all experience levels. Note: a towel or pillow for under the head and a couple yoga blankets are highly recommended for this class.
With Wesley Pilcher
A workshop that will focus on the whole body, starting from engaging and stretching the feet and then working up through the legs, hips, side body, arms, shoulders, wrist, neck, and face. We will cover the small areas in the body that tend to be overlooked but could be having a huge impact on your practice and mobility. It will be a well-balanced class that will help you find balance in your body and practice. It is taught in a traditional Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Krama. You will learn to use every joint and muscle from head to toe.
With Amber Treece
Energy is high as we move one breath per movement to focus on putting our intentions into actions. The moon is growing as are we- emotionally, physically and mentally. With mid-tempo beats and mindful breathing, you'll be able to get lost in your freedom of movement and gratitude for yourself. This practice is suitable for all levels of yogis! Amber will offer modifications to make sure to meet you where you are. This flow class will involve standing asanas and a few balancing asanas (postures). See you on your mat!
With Amber Treece
Set to slow tempo chill beats, you will move through postures slowly and mindfully. We will focus on intention setting and pranayama (the breath, life force!). Moving slower through movement will make us stronger and more patient as the tension and stress melt away. We will work on alignment in basic poses. This practice is suitable for beginners however more experience yogis will be challenged as well. As sometimes, LESS IS MORE. The challenge will lie in finding stillness of the mind while moving through long deep breaths in a grateful vinyasa dance.
Elevate Your Poses: Beginner Acro Yoga Workshop
With Laurel Goodman
Certified Acro Instructor Laurel Goodman will guide you through the foundations of Acro Yoga in this workshop. Together, we'll learn to base, fly, and spot by elevating yoga poses such as locust, plank, wide-legged forward fold, and goddess. If you are interested in making new friends and inviting playfulness into your practice, this workshop is for you!
Wellness Tune Up Yoga!
with Dianna Lucas
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature. In this workshop we will take a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. Explore our lifestyle and creating consciousness, improving well being and quality of life.