July Weekend Workshop Opportunities:
Yoga Fundamentals I: A Workshop for Beginning Yoga Students
Saturday, July 21
$25 Beginning or $45 for Both
Yoga Fundamentals II: A Workshop for Continuing Yoga Students
Sunday, July 22
1:00 – 3:00
$25 for Continuing or $45 for Both
Yoga Fundamentals I:
Yoga is a beautiful and beneficial practice that can assist us in living our best lives. As incarnational beings we must take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits and practicing allows us to do just that: move and breathe in ways we don’t usually find ourselves in the course of our daily work. This creates time and space for the body to become strong and supple, the mind to become focused and quiet, and the spirit to realize its freedom. Because of this, we are better able to move through the world with equanimity and grace.
That being said, it can be intimidating to jump into a random yoga class at your local studio or when you’re away on vacation. This workshop will provide beginning students with the foundational concepts of yoga practice: pranayama (breathing), asana (postures), and dhyana (meditation). We will discuss and explore helpful breathing practices, learn and experience beneficial ways of spending a few moments in various postures, and introduce ourselves to a simple and uplifting gratitude meditation. No prior yoga experience required. All are welcome.
Yoga Fundamentals II:
This workshop will build on knowledge gained in the beginners class from the previous day. We will apply our breathing practice to our movement and discover the joys of vinyasa (breathing and moving at the same time on purpose.) The classic Sun Salutation will be broken down into its various parts and pieces and then strung together like pearls on a string. This workshop is a great opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn how to tailor the postures and sun salutations to suit your unique needs. Yoga Fundamentals I (or equivalent prior yoga experience) is a requirement for this workshop.