Intro to Aerial YogaSun May 24th, 1-3pm
$30 per person, 21 people max
Explore Integrative Aerial Yoga! A playful, energizing practice that leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, lengthened, integrated and free. This holistic system incorporates vinyasa yoga and aerial circus conditioning with principles of functional movement and Fascial Fitness to enhance breath, movement, and balance on the mat and through life. Using a low-hanging fabric swing, IAY supports intentional and efficient movement through space, giving rise to greater kinesthetic awareness. Grounded in yoga flows that improve everyday posture and body mechanics, IAY accesses deep stabilizing muscles that allow the body to find its own organic alignment.
In this workshop we'll focus on the basics of aerial yoga. We'll build a strong and grounding foundation from which we'll explore inversions, greater height, and advance our sequences.
Note: For your comfort, it is strongly recommended that you wear pants that are at least calf-length.
Shamanic Journey & CeremonySat May 30th, 1-3pm
Our inner guidance system is brilliant—when we can access it. All too often, our own wisdom is shrouded by fear and limiting beliefs. So where do you go when you have questions that need deeper insight?
A shamanic journey is a tried and true method that quiets your thinking mind while awakening your connection to crystal clear intuition. Similar to a guided meditation, the power of journey work lies in synching with the rhythmic beat of a drum or rattle. A steady tempo can put the brain into a theta state—the place of deep meditation, intuition and visions.
Join us in sacred community as we gather inspiration and answers to our most pressing questions. After our journey, we will create a traditional Peruvian earth offering called a despacho. These are beautiful mandalas made from natural materials that we infuse with our dreams and prayers. They are an amazing way to set strong intentions and to plant the seeds of our dreams that are ready to come to life.
Bring a personal topic or question that requires clarity and a goal that you are looking to bring to life.
Natalia is in love with creating sacred and transformational experiences for her community. As a yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner, she brings sweetness and soul to every offering of herself. She has trained extensively in Peruvian Shamanism and adores sharing guided journeys and traditional ceremonies to explore empowered paths to self healing. When not in ceremony, she loves outdoor adventures, traveling, learning and sharing laughs with loved ones. Learn more about Natalia at sweetandsacred.com.
Flow & Light w/ Eartha & BaxterFri June 12th, 8-10pm, $25adv/30door
Come join us for an experience intended to put us into that most beautiful of whole-body experiences: the Flow state. When in Flow, the body and mind are in harmony, and our dance becomes transcendent. On this night, we'll be working on going deep into our dance by listening to different rhythms and exploring techniques that will unlock our natural 'way' of moving. Alumni South Boston Yoga instructor and lifelong musician Eartha Harris aka. Living Light presents the original soundtrack to this conscious dance journey led by 10-year movement meditation instructor Baxter of The Hoop Path.
The Hoop Path Experience w/ BaxterSat June 13th, 1-3pm, $25adv/30door
A good, rich movement session can sometimes be just as helpful for finding clarity and calm as any traditional counseling session. Since 2005, Baxter has been traveling North American and Europe teaching his hoop dance class The Hoop Path. The Hoop Path curriculum presents hoop dance as a movement meditation and embodiment training. Each class combines dance, athleticism, and meditative guidance. Baxter's classes are intended for any hoop dancer looking to deepen their hoop practice.
Please bring your own hoop. Find out more about Baxter's teachings at hooppath.com
Moving into MeditationSat June 27th, 1-3:30pm, $40
When you practice yoga postures in an intelligent sequence (vinyasa krama), and use clear actions (karma) to mobilize the limbs and open the joints, the result is an effortless state of meditation.
In this workshop experience the inner ignition that takes place as these two powerful forces (vinyasa krama & karma) are combined. Observe as your body becomes the medium through which you experience samyama, or perfect control of the mind.
"It is rare that a teacher comes along with the combination of embodied skill, deep knowledge of the material, and the ability to clearly transmit the method of this practice. Kevin Courtney is such an individual." Schuyler Grant - Founder of Kula Yoga
Don't miss this early summer workshop as it is Kevin’s last scheduled class in Boston for 2015!
Therapeutic Training & Prof. Dev. Program w/ Kate Graham3 Weekends: July 24th - Sept 20th, +cont. Sat to Dec 12th
Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering the individual through yoga with a deep awareness and integrated understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Yoga techniques and practices are adapted to the client’s specific needs in order to understand, manage and treat conditions experienced by the individual, promoting optimal health and wellness.
This program is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the core therapeutic yoga principals. Students will develop and refine the unique qualities and skills necessary to work as a yoga therapist with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to experience the therapeutic yoga practices and apply their knowledge through teaching, assignments and small group work.
- Hours: Fridays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-6pm
- Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, July 24-26
- Module II: Yoga for Trauma, August 28-30
- Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga, September 18-20
Therapeutic Yoga Mentorship Program:
- Saturdays 12:30pm-5:30pm on Sept 26th, Oct 24th, Nov 21st and Dec 12th
Each module is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of yoga therapy in each area of study. Modules include lectures, yoga practice focused on the clinical application, practical application of the material through teaching, assignments and small group work, group discussions, readings and homework assignments. The Mentorship program will allow students to continue to develop and refine their personal practice and integrate their professional therapeutic yoga skills through case studies, session recordings, assignments and practical application of knowledge.
This is a 100 hour therapeutic yoga program which includes 80 contact and 20 non-contact hours.
Continuing Education Credits:
Social Work, LMHC and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education available for this program.
Early Registration - $1,550 to be paid in full before July 10th
Program Cost - $1,695 with deposit $500 to secure place in the course and remaining balance due before the first day of the program.
For more information and details for each module, visit www.soulfulyogatherapy.com.
South Boston Yoga 200hr Summer Teacher TrainingAugust 1st - 23rd, 2015
Whether you're interested in becoming a yoga teacher or just wanting to dive deeper into your own practice and experience of yoga, the South Boston Yoga Teacher Training is a great choice for a fun and intelligent exploration of a modern yoga practice.
This compassionate and intensive training will give you the insight, experience and confidence to teach a powerful class to any level of student. Learn the anatomy and movement of the body in relation to injury and rehabilitation. Learn safe and purposeful sequencing, gentle yet well directed adjustments and verbal cues. Learn to guide the subtle flow of prana, dive into meditative serenity and move from your intuitive and natural self.
For full details and registration/application, visit the page: teacherTraining.html