Advanced Practices w/ Andrea (Center City)
Andrea will lead students through an intermediate/advanced asana practice. Expect challenging poses explored in a focused, fun, and safe way! This class is not suitable for beginning level students. It is encouraged that students be able to do urdhva dhanurasana (full back bend) and handstand against the wall to participate.
May 30, June 27 and July 25. 4-5:45pm, $22 drop-in, $50 full series.
Yoga Sports Performance Training w/ Denise Hatch
Yoga Sports Performance Teacher Training is an immersion and study of yoga as it relates to performance for yoga teachers, trainers and PT’s. This training focuses on subtle body and flow of energy for optimal power, physical body alignment and therapeutics for mobility, stability and healing, mindset for success, sequencing for various sports scenarios: rain day, game or practice day, travel day, and yoga business development. This training includes:
- Subtle body exploration, consisting of main and subtle vectors of energy. How to build and contain more Shakti (power) as well as finding the energy leakages and re-aligning.
- How the Principles of Alignment refine alignment so you can experience greater openings in your own practice or confidently teach others to have greater openings through alignment.
- Yoga therapeutics for specific sports and yoga injuries: cultivate your eye to see the mis-alignment or weakness that lead to injury and what therapy to apply.
- Mindset and sports psychology – how this applies to the practice of yoga and how we have the ability to shift it and increase performance.
- Skillful sequencing, taught not only for greater openings but also for serving different situations in sports, for example, pre-game, regeneration, travel days etc.
Denise Hatch, E-RYT-500, Founder of Yoga Sports Performance, is a licensed hypnotherapist, certified Anusara yoga teacher, and energy psychologist. Her clients are high-level professionals who want to operate at their greatest potential. She currently works with elite athletes in the NFL, MLB, and motor sports. She has also worked with business executives, creative writers, and artists–people who want to find and listen to their soul’s calling and thrive outside of a conventional system. Her mission is to align her clients to their full brilliance, so they can put it to work to create a better world by living a more purposeful, joyful, and healthy life.
$595 by 8/7, $675 after
Thai Acupressure Trainings w/ Noam Tyroler
September 9-10 Protocols for the Knees, Ankles & Feet
You will learn the diagnosis and application of 4 leg routines, 3 knee routines, 3 ankle routines, 2 foot routines and 5 toe routines. 14 CEU’s
September 11-12 Protocols for the Arm, Elbow and Hand
You will learn how to diagnose and treat 4 arm disorders, 2 elbow disorders, 4 wrist disorders, and 5 finger sprains. 14 CEU’s
September 13-14 Thai for Pregnant Women
$295 each session. or $850 for all three.
Sharing yoga with children is a unique and fulfilling challenge that has the potential to bring great joy to both the teacher and the student. Join one of the most professional and comprehensive Children’s Yoga Teacher Training programs available, and learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of the yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional and social needs.
Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children connect to themselves & their community, access the power of their breath, develop focus & concentration, find strength, balance and confidence through physical movement, recognize and regulate their own emotions, and learn how to nurture themselves through relaxation.
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Yoga & Food Retreat w/ Justicia DeClue & Hannah Gruber
Spend Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon at Seven Arrows organic farm and retreat center, practicing strong yoga with great company in a truly stunning setting. Your registration is fully inclusive, including yoga and three exquisite meals a day crafted with local, seasonal and organic ingredients, much of it sourced from the farm itself. This retreat is for experienced students who want to practice hard and eat well.
We’ll explore the full range of asana together, attempting to visit each of these 400 poses over a weekend in a supportive, fun way as community. Each of the weekend’s four extended asana sessions will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Hannah and Justicia, and a conversation shared among all. Expect strong practice, good food and deep laughter.
Maha 50-hour Yoga Immersion
co-taught by Justicia & Zhenja (Center City)
Dive into the ocean of yoga! This training is designed for serious students who want to deepen their studies of yoga by exploring physiology, biomechanics and philosophy, and how they relate to asana practice. Learn how to align your physical body to be healthier and more vibrant. The course discusses common yoga injuries and how to avoid them, as well as the safe practice of inversions using a sound science of progressions. Explore how to apply alignment to address specific therapeutic needs with yoga. We will delve into over one hundred asanas, uncovering the secrets to practice better and feel better!
This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training, (summer intensive begins June 23). You can take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your own practice.
Fall Dates: Oct 25-26, Nov 8-9, Nov 22-23, Dec 13-14. Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4:30pm each weekend. $695 if paid in full by Oct 1, 2014, $825 after.
November 2, 6-8pm
Shawn will lead you through a restorative yoga practice, designed to help you release any stress or tension you might be holding so you can find some relaxation, with the added healing touch of Thai Massage. We’ll hold these soothing poses for 3-5 minutes, and use props to help find support, and the Thai Massage will take you to the ultimate level of letting go. Restore and replenish. $25 earlybird by 10/26. $35 after.
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel & Katie Capano (Center City)
November 28-30 & December 5-7
The Lunar Immersion focuses on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai massage and therapeutic flying. The Lunar Asana Sequence teaches basic body mechanics and with a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai massage. The techniques learned on the floor are then translated to the flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana (life force). Often, we will work in teams of three for safety and support, and everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, heal and be healed. This training offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers, massage therapists, and energy workers who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch for students or clients.
Lunar Asana Sequence
Thai massage in Supine, Prone, Side Lying, & Seated positions
Forward, Backward & High Flying Whale Therapeutic Flying Sequences
Schedule: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5:30pm (with 1.5h break)
Spots are limited. We suggest an early registration!
$495 earlybird by 11/14, $535 after
$215/weekend (1st weekend only)
$108/one-day drop-in (1st weekend only)