Yoga & Meditation 8 Week Series
Tuesdays April 18- June 13 (no class 5/30) | 7:30-9:00pm
$108 for session @ Main Street Yoga
This eight week series will feature weekly classes that offer the full spectrum of yoga practice on the mat. We will practice a breath centered, intelligently sequenced asana flow, a generous final relaxation (no 5 min savasanas!), pranayama practice (formal breath work featuring breath ratios and retentions), and meditation. Spring is here and now is a great time to dedicate yourself to helping clear the accumulated inertia winter can bring in the mind, body, and heart. Join us and experience an undiluted, and provocative progression through the eight weeks of spring. To register, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FOUR DESIRES WEEKEND WORKSHOP: The keys to a life of Purpose, Power, Pleasure, and Freedom
All weekend workshop May 5, 6, & 7 at Main Street Yoga, $150 per registrant
Friday May 5th 6:00-8:00pm,
Saturday May 6th 9:30am-5:30pm (1.5 hour lunch break)
Sunday May 7th 9:30am-4:00pm (1.5 hour lunch break
Taught by Amie Heeter, this all weekend event is dedicated to delving into the teaching of the Purushartas, the fundamental four desires that we must pay attention to if we are to curate a life that reflects the best of ourselves. This is the yoga of self inquiry, and is a deeply transformative process designed to uncover your best life. For real. Like, how do we live full, meaningful lives despite the day to day demands and responsibilities? This weekend workshop offers the opportunity to answer these questions. The basic teaching is that desire is not only the root of all behavior, but also thought. Desire is not a problem, but unchecked it can keep us cycling in self perpetuating pain, anxiety, and doubt. It’s easy to see how desire fuels a thought and action like “I want ice cream,” but what about a thought like “I am not worthy?” What kind of desire would be fueling that?? A good question to ask if that’s a recurring thought in your mind. Through discussion, yoga asana and meditation practice, and lots and lots of writing, we will look within and uncover what’s helpful, what’s not helpful, AND what is it that we really want. What are the tools to make that shift a living reality instead of just an unfulfilled desire? We will also address how to meet and move through the internal and external resistance that comes as we move in the direction of YES, THIS! The biggest barriers to actualizing a best life often come from us, our inability to ask the questions that route our lives towards greater meaning and purpose, and the how of making it happen. The yoga tradition begs us to tend to these four fundamental desires that allow us to live fully; the desire for purpose (dharma), the desire for the means to support our lives (artha), the desire for pleasure (kama), and the desire for liberation from it all and spiritual fulfillment (moksha). Expect lots of writing, some group discussion, yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra to zero in on your unique purpose- your Svadharma as the teachings call it- and how to make it a living breathing reality. We also get clear on how to move through the self limiting patterns that we’ve been dealing with for-ev-ah. If you are ready to invest in yourself in a big way, I invite you to join us. It is recommended to purchase the Four Desires by Rod Stryker but not required. Contact me at email@example.com to register.
RESTORATIVE YOGA + NIDRA WORKSHOP
No current scheduled dates, stay tuned for a summer pop up!
1:00-3:00pm @ Main Street Yoga | $25 per person
Treat yourself to an immersion into the power of relaxation through a guided two hour practice. Flush stress and bring balance to an overtaxed nervous system. The class includes about 20 min of gentle flowing yoga to warm up the body and get more internally present. We then transition into a guided yoga nidra practice done lying on the back, and ushering us to a receptive state of relaxation, this takes about 25 minutes. From there, we move into some restorative postures spending longer periods of time (5-10min) in accessible yoga postures while being completely supported by props to bring about a supreme response of ease and release. The aim of restorative yoga is not to deeply stretch or strengthen, but to relax in gentle postures and connect with the breath in a way that aides our ability to let go. This triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, tagged the “rest and digest” channel in the body, and frees up energy in the body to facilitate release of waste from cells and the corrosive effects of stress in the psyche. The merging of yoga nidra and restorative postures gives us a unique opportunity to tap into the healing potential of yoga, for mind and body alike.
Pre-registration is required, please contact me via email- firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your mat.
Each session is $25 per person