The Art of the Pose w/ Teagan Schweitzer & Steph Berliner
January 22 (& 2/19, 3/19, 4/23, 5/21, 6/18)
Each month we will choose a pose and break it down over 90 minutes. We’ll explore how to prepare, what the key actions are, look at several approaches and transitions, and incorporate appropriate counter poses. There will be opportunities to ask questions, time to give the peak pose a few tries, and definitely a lot of laughter and fun.
Select Sundays, 2:30-4pm each day:
Jan 22 pincha mayurasana (forearm stand)
Feb 19 surya namaskar (sun salutation)
March 19 dwi pada viparita dandasana (upward facing bow on forearms)
April 23 salamba sarvangasana (shoulderstand)
May 21 vasisthasana (side plank)
June 18 parivrtta janu sirsasana (revolved head to knee)
$20 earlybird, $25 at the door.
Restore & Renew w/ Caitlin Kelly
Restorative Yoga is a passive, quiet practice in which the body is fully supported by blankets, bolsters, blocks and props. Restorative poses are held for an extended period of time, allowing the body to sink into stillness and relax deeply. In this two hour practice, you’ll get cozy and warm as you settle into Restorative Yoga asanas to ease relax the body, then clear your mind as you are guided into yoga nidra and an extended savasana.
Saturday, 1/28, 3-5pm $25 early bird by 1/21, $35 after
4th Annual Intermediate/ Advanced Yoga Series w/ Justicia
January 29, February 26 & March 26
This asana series is for experienced students who want to practice together in community and approach intermediate and advanced poses in a supportive, fun way. Each extended practice will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared among all in class. Expect strong practice, deep laughter, and a respectful, inclusive practice. Students are recommended to be able to push up to urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel) with straight arms, and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted.
January-March: Last Sunday of each month, 1-3pm
$25 per session, or $65 for all 3 by 1/22
January 29: Radical Backbends & Inversions
February 26: Deep Hip Openers
March 26: Advanced Arm Balances
Core of Yoga w/ Alex Holmes
We hear about the “core” so often in yoga classes, yet it can feel vague and elusive during practice. Many of us are unclear on what it is, how it moves, and how we can fully access its power. In addition to a physical exploration of our core, Alex will revisit some of the core philosophies at the foundation of yoga and weave them into our asana practice. Join Alex for this illuminating, thoughtful, and embodied experience!
Saturday, Feb 4, 2-4pm. $30 early bird by 1/28, $40 after.
Valentine’s Day Couples’ Partner Yoga + Thai Massage
w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Join us as we explore connecting through the strength and sensitivity of partner yoga, and the healing touch of giving and receiving thai massage. Both practices allow us to build trust, to connect more fully, and to delight in delicious body work. No experience necessary. No Valentine this year? Bring a best friend, family member, or anyone you’d like to deepen connection with.
Sunday, February 12, 2-4pm. $50/ couple by 2/5, $65 after
Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula w/ Justicia
Spend a week in paradise with Justicia in the most bio-diverse place on the planet (according to National Geographic), Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula! Home to four species of monkeys, toucans, parrots, and countless other animals, this pristine rainforest abounds with life, and is the perfect backdrop for the yoga adventure retreat of a lifetime.
We will be spending seven days and six nights at the stunning Encanta la Vida retreat center and lodge. From the lodge, it’s a short stroll through a grove of chocolate trees to catch waves at the very private Pan Dulce Beach, or hike inland to marvel at waterfalls and wildlife.
Our mornings will begin with an upbeat, full-spectrum asana practice on the beautiful 2-tiered yoga deck overlooking the ocean, followed by breakfast featuring outstanding local foods and recipes. Your registration includes three amazing, gourmet meals a day showcasing fresh, local ingredients. The days are yours to spend as you wish: at the lodge’s pool and bar, lounging in a hammock, surfing (boards available for rental from the lodge), soaking up rays at the beach, hiking, canoeing, waterfall rappelling, enjoying a Thai Massage, bird-watching, touring an organic chocolate farm, flying through the jungle canopy on a zip-line, or one of many other adventures! Lunch is served at the lodge, or have a boxed lunch (included in price) prepared for you to take on your day trip.
We’ll close each day with a community dinner at the lodge and share our stories. This is our third year going on this retreat, and we have hand-picked some of the most fun, exciting, and inspiring things to share with you.
Registration is fully inclusive for seven days and six nights at the stunning Encanta la Vida retreat center and lodge, including all your food (three gourmet meals a day) and daily yoga practices (you secure your own travel to and from Costa Rica).
$1495 if paid in full by 12/31/2016, $1650 after. $500 deposit (non-refundable) will hold your space.
Set up a payment plan now, and lock in a winter getaway you’ll never forget!
Inform Your Flow: Yogahour 200-hour Teacher Training Certification Program w/ Teagan Schweitzer,
Darren Rhodes & Sam Rice
March- November 2017
The Inform Your Flow training equips you with the tools and practices which empower you to deliver an expertly-taught flow class that emphasizes form via shape, safety, and refinement instructions for each pose. This training is for you if you have the desire to dive deeper into your yoga practice, expand your understanding of asana and alignment, and share your love of yoga with others. This 200-hour program is beneficial for new teachers seeking a foundation for their teaching career and experienced teachers looking for expert teaching technologies to bring clarity and precision to their instruction.
Maha Yoga’s 200-Hour Yogahour® Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance® approved program. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). This registry makes you a good candidate for getting hired to teach many styles of yoga.
The training will be co-taught by Maha instructor Teagan Schweitzer along with Darren Rhodes, (founder of yogahour) and Sam Rice (lead yogahour teacher trainer).
Inversions Workshop w/ Steph Berliner
Are you eager to get your feet off the ground but not quite sure how to get started? This workshop is for you! We will focus on the foundations of handstand, forearm stand, and headstand and work toward getting upside down safely and with control. Learn how to find opening and stability in the shoulders; build strength with various conditioning poses such as variations on plank and chaturanga (low plank) that can be incorporated into your daily practice; and conquer your fears with the help of the wall, props, small group exercises, and personal assistance from your teacher.
Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm. $25 early bird by 4/1, $35 after