Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Runner's Workshop4/18; FREE!
Presented by Kristin Khederian, Daniele Britt, and Doreen Hing of Plank Yoga Mats
Are you a runner looking to learn powerful, tangible techniques to help you better connect to your power source when in motion? Want to discover how to run Heart Break Hill with a smile? Often we hear dedicated & recreational athletes alike who have stated that yoga helps them focus, push them past their comfort zone or say that yoga helps their workouts, but they cannot specify exactly why the yoga makes a difference. Many may pursue various cross training practices to help their performance and strength; yet when one hits a wall in the middle of run, well-developed muscles can sometimes become powerless.
Imagine how different a run could be if the mind and the body were working with a set of tools that help check body awareness, distribute muscular effort, and effectively resource oxygen and calories. Our workshop provides a Stretch In Motion™ approach with the intention to create new performance enhancing habits to use IN THE RUN, allowing you to relax tight muscles to shave seconds off your time and add miles to your run. We hope you'll join us on April 18th as we help you to prepare for the Boston Marathon or any other race you're currently training for!Beyond Foam Rolling: Soma System Workshops w/ Sophia4/19 & 5/10 $50 in advance, $60 day of
Introduction to Soma System - March 29th 1-3pm
Contemporary neuroscience research tells us that muscle tightness can exact a heavy toll on each of us: from physical stiffness, which compromises yoga asana and athletics, to mental agitation, which disrupts our ability to relax, sleep, and focus. Melt away tightness with two hours of deep tissue Soma System® practice: a holistic self-bodywork method that fuses movement and meditation with the use of specially designed self-bodywork tools. Your body will feel stronger and more pliable as muscle tightness releases, and your mind will feel balanced and more tranquil.
Shoulders & Spine Clinic - April 19th 1-4pm
Stiff neck and shoulders? This workshop will unwind the muscles that contribute to slouched posture by methodically unbinding the shoulders and neck, and freeing the fascia that spans the length of the spine. Learn how to identify the upper trapezius and levator scapulae, as well as the individual muscles of the rotator cuff and how to address them specifically using the Soma System® tools. You will leave this workshop standing taller, breathing deeper, and moving more freely through your upper body. All levels of fitness and experience are welcome.
Hips & Hamstrings Clinic - May 10th 1-4pm
The hips are the major pivot point of the body, transferring forces from the ground through your spine and generating strength into your upper body. This Soma System® workshop will focus on the muscles of the hips and the legs, with specific work into each of the gluteal muscles, hip rotators, muscles of the thigh. Restoring balance into these muscles reduces strain into the knees and lower back. You will leave this workshop more grounded through your feet and moving more freely through your hips and lower back. All levels of fitness and experience are welcome.Kirtan w/ Irene SoléaApril 19, 2014, 7pm, $15
Chant/kirtan artist Irene Soléa and her band blend sanskrit mantras, vocals in four languages, harmonium and rock/world grooves in music that ranges from sweetly contemplative to stirringly soulful. Trained as a vocalist and music therapist, and with years as a vocal coach, Irene was introduced to the heart-opening potential of kirtan in 2000 and has been hooked ever since, offering concerts, workshops, and private classes/sessions filled with love, laughter and devotion.
The October 2013 release of her second album, Beloved --seven tracks featuring original melodies, lush vocal harmonies, and Pop/Soul and Latin flavors-- comes on the heels of her now sold-out 2010 EP release, and features an all-star cast including Girish, Steve Gorn, Joni Allen, and Chris Lester.Kula Flows w/ Benn RasmussenApril 26-27, 2014, $25 each thru 4/25/2014, $30 after
Kula Flow: Hip Openers, Arm Balances, and Hanumanasana - 4/26, 1-3pm
Kula Flow is a singular style of vinyasa yoga that unites the body and the breath, through the creative and thoughtful linking of postures and alignment. It is a deep, challenging practice, that will make you stronger and more flexible on the outside and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. Created by Schuyler Grant, Kula Flow combines the rich traditions of Ashtanga Yoga, precise alignment from Iyengar Yoga and powerful moving Vinyasa Yoga. Benn will carve a class that is certain to draw you into deeper variations and you might even try something that has previously seemed beyond you. With a strong focus on hip openers, arm balances and hanuman will become places of more ease and investigation. This workshop will be taught as an open level with intermediate and advanced variations and is recommended for students with a regular yoga practice.
Floating and Flying: Precision in Handstands - 4/26, 3:30-5:30pm
Everyone loves to go upside down, it is the part of class and the practice that often attracts everyone in. When we first start to practice our handstands, there is a tremendous amount of effort, momentum and falling and yet, in handstand we find a playful spirit, an opportunity to face some fears buried in our visceral body and to discover freedom upside down in a whole new relationship to the ground. Benn will help you uncover each of these lessons while gathering a deeper understanding of Adho Mukha Vrksasana. He is able to get the beginner up for the first time, offer a clearer understanding of integration to the intermediate student and for the more advanced practitioner Benn can offer refinement of skills in floating and flying your handstands between asanas. Benn has planned this workshop as a direct answer to the request that arose in his Wall Workshop from his last visit. This workshop is open to all levels.
Detox Flow: Twist and Shout - 4/27, 1-3pm
Oh Sunday afternoon, how much we would love to have brunch with you, but I have to go twist, balance, and back bend to work last night out my body…just in case you were an animal party last night, Benn has offered this last workshop of his weekend at South Boston Yoga, to get it out and be reborn! Even if it's just a re-birth for these two hours, come and sweat it out and when you roll out of savasana, hope you see the light of day.Donna De Lory performing LIVE in David's classApril 27, 2014, Donations will be accepted
The extremely talented Donna De Lory will be performing live during an extended savasana in David's 9:15am class on April 27th before heading to the Yoga Reaches Out, New England Yogathon at Gillete Stadium in Foxborough, MA (http://www.yogareachesout.org/).
Donna De Lory’s new album The Unchanging is one of the most deeply personal artistic statements in her deep catalog of mantra music classics. But it resonates on a universal level as well, bathing the listener in chilled out electronic textures, world flavors, sonorous string arrangements, tender balladry and lyrics that touch on the heart's eternal truths. And, as always, Donna's sublime voice has the power to lift us all into realms of pure bliss.
Put it on the calendar and, in the meantime, check out Donna's website! www.donnadelory.comEntering the Seed of Wisdom w/ Kevin CourtneyMay 3, 2014, 3:30-6p
Every time we enter into the practice of yoga a powerful reunion takes place. That first moment when we arrive in our seat, close the eyes and settle into the breath we encounter ourselves in a new way. It’s a pivotal point in time that can easily be glossed over if we’re not paying attention. When attended to with reverence and care, the opening of the practice provides a moment of recognition that has the potential to reveal the deepest teachings of yoga in an instant.
The Pratyabijñã-hrdyam is an ancient text that talks about precisely this experience of encountering ourselves for the first time, again and again. In this workshop we will take a look at the wisdom this text has to offer, and step into a physical practice intended to illuminate these teachings and expand the understanding of our own hearts.
A Yogic Spring Cleaning w/ Alison SinatraMay 17, 2014, 3-5:30p, $35
- Contemplate the ideas presented in the Pratyabijñã-hrdyam
- Practice yoga postures aimed at creating physical space around the heart
- Integrated practices of Qi Gong and Kundalini Kriya to generate vital energy
- Meditation and relaxation as a means of integrating the experience
Spring is a time for rebirth, not only in your closet but also in your body and mind; what better way to renew then a 2.5 hour yoga class with that exact intention? We will do twisting vinyasa flows to heat and detox, kriyas to take it a step further, Kundalini to ascend, Yin yoga to ground, and end with a meditation to affirm it all.
I am so excited to come back and teach what I love to the SBY community. Requirements: an open mind and a good attitude.
Alison has been teaching for over 13 years and loves helping people remember inner space and a free body. She received her first teacher training certificate in 2001 in New York City and continues to be influenced by master teachers from many traditions. She is a senior teacher at Woodstock Yoga in Woodstock, NY and Kula Yoga in New York City. Her classes are breath and heart-centered with deep, intelligent sequences that secretly make you work. She incorporates humor, kundalini and devotional intention.Chakra Cleanse w/ Jacqui BonwellJune 8, 2014, $40
Join me for this special vinyasa class that focuses on energetic & emotional anatomy. We will go through your 7 major energy fields (chakras) and the physical, mental and everyday solutions to bring balance to yourself and your life. I have been doing this class for YEARS and it’s by far what I consider to be my baby. It’s a very powerful, raw look at your life—the blessings, the stressors, the relationships, etc…and how to maintain healthy power within them. Chanting, pranayama, advanced asana and modifications will be offered. This class is open to all levels and is a compliment to any style of yoga you normally practice if you are not a regular, vinyasa practitioner. A downright medicinal sequence and extended savasana.
This class is 3 hours towards Yoga Alliance CEU's for RYT's.Greek Retreat w/ David Vendetti & Martina Prochazkova & Irene SoleaJune 8-15, 2014, $1150; $500 deposit required
Tired of winter? Plan for summer! David will be teaching this summer in Greece with his incredible friend Martina Prochazkova! Accommodations will be at the gorgeous http://www.rkbeachhotel.com right on the water. The price is $1150 plus airfare and the daily plan includes yoga, meditation, breakfast and excursions around Greece! Plus enjoy the musical kirtan bliss of Irene Solea!One-Day Meditation Retreat w/ William JacksonOngoing Saturdays 9am-5pm: 6/21, 7/19 & 26, 9/20
These full day meditation retreats will be based on the monthly themes of the weekly meditation classes practiced Wednesdays and Sundays at SBY. The retreats will be easy-going and include a dharma talk, walking, sitting, eating, and laying meditation. No previous experience required!
$75 for each retreat.Daily schedule:
Boston Yoga School 500-hour Advanced Teaching TrainingSept 2014 - June 2015
- 9:00am Introductions and intention for practice
- 9:30am Yoga/Stretching
- 10:00am Dharma talk
- 10:30am Break
- 10:35am Sitting Meditation with Guidance
- 11:00am Sitting Meditation
- 11:30am Walking Meditation
- 11:45am Break
- 11:55am Eating Meditation
- 12:45pm Laying Meditation
- 1:10pm Break
- 1:15pm Walking Meditation
- 1:30pm Sitting Meditation
- 2:15pm Yoga
- 2:45pm Sitting Meditation
- 3:30pm Walking Meditation
- 3:45pm Discussion of Metta Meditation
- 4:00pm Metta Meditation
- 4:30pm Closing & Guarding the Senses
- 5:00pm Spread the Love
Hosted by South Boston Yoga; Directed by Ame Wren & Kevin Courtney; Supporting faculty: Zachery Dacuk, Josh Summers, Chip Hartranft, and Alison Sinatra
This training is for those who have completed a 200-hour teacher training and are interested in diving deeper into the mission and meaning of teaching yoga. This training will be based upon in-depth study of the physical practice, yoga philosophy, and the art of teaching, as well as mentorship and guidance from Ame and Kevin. Applicants to this training must demonstrate an appetite for all the practices of yoga and an interest in translating that content into teaching. Though it is not imperative that applicants are teaching public classes, much of this training will be geared toward cultivating lived teaching experience. Email email@example.com for an application and more information.
For the full course description, visit: http://www.amewren.com/teacher-training/boston-yoga-school-500-hour-advanced-teaching-trainingDates: Fridays 6pm~930pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am~8pm
- Sept 5-7
- Oct 10-12
- Nov 7-9
- Dec 12-14
- Jan 9-11
- Feb 6-8
- Feb 27-March 1
- March 20-22
- April 3-5
- May 13-17 RETREAT **not at SBY
- June 5-7
**5-day Retreat with Ame, Kevin, and Alison (location TBA, within driving distance of Boston).
Registration: All applications must approved through Boston Yoga School prior to any payments to South Boston Yoga. 10% tuition discount for 200RYT graduates of BYS or SBY programs. Please contact an SBY manager for the discount.