Yoga for Athletes w/ Julia HanlonThursdays in Feb: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 -- $20each or $70 all
Inspired by her experience as a competitive long-distance runner and work with athletes of various backgrounds— from Olympic marathoners to avid CrossFitters— Julia Hanlon is excited to offer a four-week Yoga for Athletes series. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the yoga practice that enhances one’s athletic training program:
- The role of flexibility and mobility
- Functional core strength
- Stability through balance
- Mind/body integration & injury prevention
The class will be a vinyasa-based practice grounded in the weekly theme, with a healthy mix of breath, flow, and restoration. Through yoga you can develop a deeper understanding of your mind/body to perform at your peak level. This series is open to athletes of all levels/backgrounds and yoga experience.Todd NorianFeb 7th & 8th, 2015, $30adv/$35door each session
Sat 1-3p "Handstands and Forearm Balances: The Art of Dynamic Stillness"
These elegant poses produce enormous exhilaration, vitality, and empowerment – and fear, if you don’t know how to approach them. This step-by-step clinic teaches you how to playfully approach both poses in a safe and systematic way. Using the precise alignment techniques of Ashaya Yoga™, you learn the biomechanics that enhance your enjoyment and understanding of these poses. Take home developmental sequences, strengthening exercises, modifications, and the confidence to take your practice to the next level. Whether you are trying these poses for the first time, or working with advanced variations, have fun working at your own level in this supportive, playful learning environment.
Sat 3:30-5:30p "Yoga Therapeutics For the Shoulders and Neck"
Pain-free living is your birthright. Joy is your factory setting. But when the shoulders and neck are misaligned, you experience the opposite: pain and suffering. Free yourself of chronic pain and tension in the neck and shoulders through the therapeutic healing techniques of Ashaya Yoga™.
During this workshop, you:
- Discover the optimal position for your shoulders and neck
- Increase range of motion
- Heal rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, and stiff neck
- Understand basic yoga anatomy
Take home tools and practices to maintain your health and free yourself of pain and return to your natural state of ease and well-being.
Sun 1-2:30p "Heavenly Hip Openers and a Restorative Pose"
When your hips are open, you feel heavenly. Open hips allow the revitalizing energy of the earth to rise up through the feet and legs and into the spine. Every day movements, like sitting, standing, and walking, become easier. Life flows better and you glide through your day. When the hips are tight, this vital energy gets trapped and chronic pain ensues. Learn the biomechanics of how the hips work and how yoga can increase function, range of motion, and freedom for a lifetime. After opening the hips you rest deeply in a powerful restorative pose. This session promises to be deeply rejuvenating.
Sun 3-5p "Yoga Therapeutics: Healing Sciatica and Other Hip, Pelvis, and Lower Back Dysfunctions"
Every cell in the body is pre-programmed for healing and joy. Unfortunately, due to unconscious patterns of movement and self-limiting beliefs, we’re not able to fully access this power. During this workshop, you:
South Boston Yoga Winter 2015 Teacher TrainingsPrograms Begin Feb 12th 2015 (early registration Dec 5th, 2014)
- Discover your body's optimal design for radiant health
- Learn how to heal and prevent common aches and pains through the application of Ashaya Yoga™
- Address specific dysfunctions of the hips, pelvis, and lower back, including: sciatica, bulging discs, piriformis syndrome, SI joint dysfunction, tight psoas muscle, and more.
- Leave this workshop with tools, exercises, and the knowledge to free yourself of hip and lower back pain.
Come join David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund for the 2015 class of South Boston Yoga's acclaimed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program! Two training options are available, the three week daily intensive program and the continuing weekends course.
For more details, applications and registration: view the online training details here.Yoga State of Mind with Bill MacDonaldSat 2/21, 1-3pm: $30adv/$35 day of
Human beings have a unique ability to exert the will of the mind over the body and the self. The mind is composed of all of our thoughts, which network over time and become patterns of thinking. Some patterns of thinking have become embedded in an ancient part of our brain via evolution and some patterns are influenced and developed by our life experience. All of these patterns, ancient and experiential, manifest in our moment to moment consciousness/awareness and influence how we move through life. The physical practice of yoga is a tremendous tool for helping us manage our moment to moment experience. By using the postures to establish and exercise the underlying principles of the yoga teachings we program new patterns of thinking based on the way we move. Reinforcing the principles through patterns of movement and thinking not only make it easier for us to physically move, more importantly these patterns make it easier to move through life.
This workshop will be comprised of lecture, meditation, breath work, power yoga, and relaxation. The lecture will cover topics ranging from; the evolution of the brain and primal influences we still experience, to neuroplasticity and cultivating productive patterns of thinking that can be applied to everyday life. Following the lecture there will be a guided meditation and breathe work to prepare us for a spirited and upbeat flow that will be supported by a fun, dynamic playlist and wrap up with an extended rest. If you want to truly gain insight on how yoga can affect the brain, join me for this class to find out how to take your practice from practical to tactical.Learning to See: Continuing Education with Ame WrenFridays: 2/27, 3/20, 4/17, 5/29, 6/12
As teachers, first we develop the ability to lead and speak then we develop the ability to touch and feel. What is often overlooked is the ability to see. Being able to see your students in asanas, to determine where they are creating compression, where they need space and how to help them find it, is a remarkable and profound skill. While it begins with asana, it translates to much more. By becoming a skilled observer, you can develop deeper and lasting relationships with your students and your own inner teacher.
This 5-month program is designed for teachers familiar with Ame’s teaching style who have graduated a 200-hour program and are interested in furthering their education. Through monthly workshops, Ame will offer advice and wisdom on how to navigate the often difficult professional and personal terrain of teaching yoga and connecting to students. Each session will include a practice, asana anatomy and sequence break down and group discussion. While some time will be spent on learning adjustments, the focus will be on crafting an advanced eye so that adjustments flow naturally and become less prescribed.
The aim of this program is to provide a focused educational experience through the guidance of a seasoned teacher. In addition, the group dynamic will serve as a teaching support group and a place to share ideas, questions and concerns. This is meant to be a cooperative learning space rather than a lecture-based program, though Ame will provide ample content. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays 1030am-230pm once a month:
- Feb 27
- March 20
- April 17
- May 29
- June 12
Continuing Education credit is available through Boston Yoga SchoolCreating Balance with Restorative Yoga w/ Lindsey BlakeFeb 28th, 1-2:30pm (and cont. saturdays)
Learn to create emotional and physical balance with a series of supported postures. In this ninety-minute session we will explore the softer aspects of the asana practice through Yin, Restorative and Gentle Yoga to prepare the mind and body for a deeply restful Savasana. Healing hands on adjustments will be offered throughout the session. This is an all levels practice and even absolute beginners are encouraged to attend!
$20.00 per session
1pm-2:30pm on the following Saturdays:
- February 28th
- March 28th
- April 25th
- May 23rd