An introduction to the practice of Ashtanga and how it can help you! Learn the practice founded by Pattabhi Jois that millions practice today to strengthen and balance you in your daily life. This workshop will focus on the Primary Series of the Ashtanga sequence. This sequences grounds, strengthens, increases flexibility, mobility and is intelligently sequenced to unlock you internally, cultivating greater mindfulness and awareness in the body, mind and heart. Learn the Ashtanga Invocation in Sanskrit/Indian language and it's translation which helps one to understand life is something bigger than ourselves but in the same token "you are your own best teacher." Begin to understand the transforming intention and meaning of the Ashtanga Invocation. Learn and experience the empowerment of an Ashtanga Yoga practice. This is not an easy Restorative practice. This practice will challenge you and demands focus, effort, breath, sweat and discipline to see results. FREE for Students.
"Even with Heat metal will bend" Pattabhi Jois ~
Do you know the best way to warm up for your workouts? Dynamic stretching is ideal as the core of a warm-up routine because it activates muscles you will use during your work-out. For example, a lunge with a twist is a dynamic stretching exercise that engages your hips, legs, and core muscles. In this workshop learn what dynamic stretching is and how to put together an appropriate warm-up routine for your workout plan.
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Jumping Rope is an excellent way to improve cardio fitness, agility and coordination. In this workshop learn the basic turning techniques to apply in a warm up or use in a total body workout. Participants will learn the difference between single and double bounce, double unders, side swings and basic tricking. In addition to learning skills the class will go through a 20 minute interval workout incorporating jump rope skills.
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This 5 week workshop is designed for those both new and existing meditation practitioners looking for skillful instruction. Phyllis has studied with BKS Iyengar and attended teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Shinzen Young, among others. Phyllis works year round at Rancho La Puerta, a world famous retreat center and spa in Baja California, for the past 32 years teaching yoga, T'ai Chi, and stretch. She started the Inner Journey, a Course in Meditation at the Ranch in 1987 with Deborah Szekely’s encouragement. Phyllis is the author of The Hidden Passport about her childhood experiences in a Japanese Internment Camp for European civilians in Java during WW2.
Bring a friend or your romantic partner and treat yourself to a massage experience. You will give and receive a full body massage using various techniques under Barbara’s skilled instruction. Pricing is for (2) people space is limited!
Learn the ancient Chinese system of Qigong practices to increase your overall sense of well-being and reduce your stress. Qigong consist of various movements, exercises, breathing techniques, and self-healing techniques, as well as meditation for energy balancing.
01/09/2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 0910 Laura MCINTIRE Other
$20.00 $25.00 $30.00
This workshop is designed to provide a method of invoking your intentions for the New Year and bringing them to the surface in an exciting, empowering, and vibrant way that will serve as your guide and reminder during the year to come. It starts with a hatha based yoga practice flowing into guided visualization, leading into the creation of your own vision board. Tea, snacks and some materials will be provided.