August 29, 2013

upcoming workshops

 

 

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018
    Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018
    7:30pm-9:00pmDragon's Breath Yoga (formerly Kali Yoga Studio)

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    Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 Nov 13, 20, 27

    Want to learn some of the best approaches and tricks gleaned from teaching daily for more than 10 years? Then join MJH for a series on safe and effective assisting.

    Modern postural yoga uses the body as a reference point for understanding the deeper dimensions of practice. An effective posture builds strength and flexibility, calms the nervous system, and works systematically with other postures to unlock certain understandings. Everyone has their own set of real and perceived limitations, and working with a good assist helps breath through from the unreal.

    Over the course of this series, we'll go over the philosophical and the practical of assisting in a yoga room. Participants will learn how see bodies and construct an approach that teaches using voice, intention, and touch. A good assist can offer guidance, make corrections, and sometimes even help with adjustments that a practitioner may not be able to make on their own.

    Because this will be a collaborative workshop style, participants can expect lots of hands on time both receiving and giving assists in: standing postures, backbends, hip openers, twists, and inversions.

    Personal investment: $120

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  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018
    6:30 pmMind the Mat, Del Rey VA

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    Join Michael for this special Master Class Workshop; a combination of half of the Ashtanga Primary Series and half of the Second, or Intermediate Series. The Primary series is all about hips, forward folds, and developing focus. The second is known for being incredibly uplifting, filled with heart openers and back strengtheners. Put them together and what do you get? A heckuva good time. This class moves in a vinyasa flow format, approachable and modifiable for most practitioners, but at a pace that will get you sweating.

    "This is my kind of happy hour." ~MJH

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018
    1:00 pmMind the Mat, Del Rey VA
    The primary series of Ashtanga yoga is one of the most well-rounded and exacting practices you will come across in your yoga travels. It's incredibly effective for getting folks grounded in the deeper dimensions of practice pertaining to not only the body but the mind. This series highlights standing postures, twists, forward folds, hip openers, binds, backbends, inversions and controlled breathing. Basically, everything. Since it’s a lot to digest, we’re gonna slow it down, take things apart a little, giving practitioners a chance to figure out how best to use their bodies to hone the mind. Not familiar with the entire sequence or ashtanga yoga? You will be guided through each pose with instructions that will include modifications to allow students at most levels to practice safely. For those that are familiar, we'll seek out sneaky hidden gems, learn how to seamlessly use dynamic alignment through imagery, intelligent and functional biomechanics, as well as fresh cues to enliven your practice. Not for absolute beginners, but the pace will be suitable for most. Foundations of Flow Every flow yoga class is ripe for meditation and insight-- but sometimes, the deeper dimensions of flow get lost in the rapid pace. In this workshop, we’ll help all levels of practitioner tap into their potential to move with grace and ease. In this playful and lighthearted workshop, you will learn tools to help harness your inner strength by learning how to focus on the central axis of the body. With a key focus on the breath in conjunction with the smart use of effort and energy at the center of the body, we'll explore how to make the elusive effortless. Not only will you find the keys for one day lifting off of the ground and up into the air, you'll also get a clearer understanding of yoga practice as a meditation on the central axis. Appropriate for the advanced beginner and the more seasoned practitioner alike, expect to be guided through a variety of drills, techniques, and practice tips that will help you get the most out of your practice.
    $45 / members receive 15% off
  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018
    3:30 pmMind the Mat, Del Rey VA
    Every flow yoga class is ripe for meditation and insight-- but sometimes, the deeper dimensions of flow get lost in the rapid pace. In this workshop, we’ll help all levels of practitioner tap into their potential to move with grace and ease. In this playful and lighthearted workshop, you will learn tools to help harness your inner strength by learning how to focus on the central axis of the body. With a key focus on the breath in conjunction with the smart use of effort and energy at the center of the body, we'll explore how to make the elusive effortless. Not only will you find the keys for one day lifting off of the ground and up into the air, you'll also get a clearer understanding of yoga practice as a meditation on the central axis. Appropriate for the advanced beginner and the more seasoned practitioner alike, expect to be guided through a variety of drills, techniques, and practice tips that will help you get the most out of your practice.
    $35 / members receive 15% off!