Backbends for People who Don’t Like Backbends w/ Teagan Schweitzer (Center City)
Are you someone who finds backbends challenging? Do you, perhaps, loathe, despise, or even hate backbends? Believe me, you are not alone, and this is the perfect workshop for you. Backbends can be difficult for a number of reasons. Anything from previous injuries, to tightness in certain areas of your body, to misalignment in your poses can cause backbends to be painful rather than liberating.
In this workshop we will work through a sequence specifically designed to prepare your body for backbends in a gentle, sensitive way. We will talk through common misalignments and how to adjust your body to bring it into a safer and healthier shape in a variety of poses. And we will discuss how to manage backbends when you are dealing with injuries. $25 earlybird by 9/21, $35 after.
As a yoga student, Teagan has been struggling with and through backbends for years. Through lots of serious study she has come to peace with her feelings about backbends and there are even days where she enjoys them. She understands and empathizes with the difficulties that come with backbending poses and is looking forward to sharing her insights and wisdom with you.
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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Saturday, October 4th 1:30-4:30pm
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, with the healing touch of Thai Massage, and the dynamic connection of acrobatics. Rooted in presence and sensitivity, we will explore asana, partner yoga, basic acrobatics, thai massage and therapeutic flying flows. We’ll focus on thai massage and therapeutic flying flows to build our capacity for sensitivity, which is the foundation of power and grace in acrobatics, and invite a deeper connection between giving and receiving. No partner or experience needed! 1:30-4:30pm. $40 earlybird by September 26th, $50 after. *Share the love, and register with a friend and you both attend for $60 total, or $70 after 9/26 (must register at same time).
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Brew Maha w/ Jake Panasevich (Center City)
Sunday, October 5
Brew Maha is back! Enjoy a full-spectrum, energetic class from 5-6pm. Afterwards, with heightened awareness, delight in a craft-beer tasting at The Corner Foodery that will leave your taste-buds feeling just as blissful (6-7:30pm). This was named best yoga event in Philadelphia by Be Well Philly last year, and tends to sell out quickly. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Yoga Therapeutics w/ Andrea Barberio (Center City)
Oct 18 & 19, Saturday 1:30-4:30pm, Sunday 1-4pm
These therapeutic workshops will focus on the low back, SI joint, and pelvis by addressing the anatomy and biomechanics of joints and muscle groups. We will examine movement as therapy to work through physical patterns that are limiting our asana practice and life.
Session 1 (Saturday Oct 18, 1:30-4:30pm)
-overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar spine
-common injuries of the low back
-incorporating yoga as therapeutic movement
Session 2 (Sunday Oct 19, 1-4pm)
-overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the SI joint and pelvis
-exploring the relationships of different muscles groups regarding the pelvis
-enhancing awareness of the pelvis in asana
About Andrea: She has been practicing alignment based hatha yoga for over 11 years and teaching for 8 years. Certified in Anusara yoga in 2011, Andrea teaches in a light hearted and spirited way. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Andrea seeks to incorporate the study and research in the field of physical therapy into her practice and teachings of yoga.
Come to one or both sessions. It is strongly encouraged to attend Session 1 as a prerequisite and foundation for Session 2. Each session $40 by Oct 11, $50 after, or do both for $70 earlybird by Oct 11, $80 after.
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, (fall weekend program begins in January 2015). You may 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.
Sunday 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.
Handstand Clinic w/ Justicia & Gretchen Ernst (Center City)
Sunday, November 16
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel & Katie Capano (Center City)
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)