Intro to Yin Workshops
Jan
28
to Apr 29

Intro to Yin Workshops

  • 57 Phillips Street Boston, MA, 02114 United States (map)
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Last Sunday of the month January - April:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yin Yoga balances the more active, robust style of yoga with slower, longer-held poses that target the connective tissues in our bodies — the ligaments, tendons, fascia. The rewards of a yin class include relaxed muscles, freedom in the joints, and a serene state of mind.

Schedule:

Week 1 (1/28): Yin Vs. Yang – Intro to the practice of Yin highlighting the differences and focus on physical benefits (compliments an active workout, targets connective tissues etc.)
Week 2 (2/25): Yin Attitude – Cultivating patience, gratitude and contentment – focused on how to approach yin yoga through yielding effort and relaxing in the poses/shapes.
Week 3 (3/25): Awareness – staying present through yin poses, journey through the senses to find the present moment.
Week 4 (4/29): Intro to modern meridian theory – Intro to meridian lines.

 What to Bring:

Comfortable clothing, warmer layer (long sleeve and sock), water, no food necessary.

About the Instructor:

Pamela Newman earned her Bachelors of Science degree and Masters degree in Latin American and Iberian Studies at Vanderbilt University.  During her time at Vanderbilt, Pamela discovered a passion for yoga and wellness.  Pamela has been a student of yoga for over 10 years and she was inspired to teach after discovering the calming and meditative aspects of Yin and Restorative yoga.  As a compliment to the more well-known yang (Vinyasa) styles of yoga, Pamela found that Yin helped her to find balance in our busy, heavy and technology based culture.

As a teacher of Yin and Restorative classes, Pamela is able to guide her students to the softer side of yoga offering peace and stillness as a way to balance their busy lives. Pamela encourages her students to grow their physical, emotional and spiritual selves through their quiet strength.

In 2014, Pamela completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through Boston Yoga School led by Ame Wren. Pamela has continued her education and training and has completed two advanced Power of Touch Mentorship training’s with Nicole Clark and Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers. Pamela recently completed a 100 hour training, Yoga for Emotional Health, with Soulful Yoga Therapy’s founder Kate Graham-LMHC/CYT-500.

 

 

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Chaturanga Check In
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Chaturanga Check In

MARCH 4TH, 2018

Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) builds strength and stability through the entire body while also preparing for arm balances and inversions.

This workshop will cover the foundation alignment as well as go though various modifications and variations of chaturanga dandasana. We will flow through tricks and tools that can be used to build or maintain a healthy, strong, sustainable chaturanga practice.  We will discuss and identify common areas of injury and how they could be avoided. 

 

This workshop is wonderful for beginners looking to learn the foundation of chaturanga as well as for seasoned practitioners looking to check in on their alignment and work on variations.

WHAT TO BRING: 

Come ready to practice with water.

Pen and notebook optional.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Courtney Dutra completed her 200 hr and 300 hr  yoga teacher training at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline under the instruction of senior teacher Natasha Rizopoulos.  At Down Under she has completed all four phases of their Art of Assisting training program. She has professional experience teaching both private and group classes. Her class emphasizes alignment to maximize the benefits of each pose while preventing injuries. She enjoys sharing this practice with others with the hopes that they find their own personal benefits.

Julie Helmes teaches to all levels and anyone who steps onto the mat. She enjoys learning and listening to the body and mind through movement, balance, strength, and connecting with others in a shared practice. Her class will create space and release tension in the body by combining a practice of fluid movements and heat-building postures. You will leave feeling the best version of you.

She is currently practicing Mysore Ashtanga and always looking for new opportunities to enhance her knowledge, practice, and teaching. Jules is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified instructor. She completed her training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica.

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Learn to Handstand and Arm Balance
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Learn to Handstand and Arm Balance

April 8th, 2018

This workshop teaches the freestanding handstand and different arm balances. It will show you how to safely play upside down through total body awareness. 

Whether you're a beginner and have never tried an arm balance or handstand, or you're a seasoned practitioner and have prior experience, the workshop will provide you with all that you need to get inverted and play in space.

Handstands and arm balances are the funnest body movements to learn. Enjoy the process and have fun getting upside down!

About the Instructor:

Paloma Cabrera-Lustig is a Boston-based yoga instructor with advanced training in yoga asana, philosophy and meditation. She is specialized in the principals and fundamentals of Vinyasa yoga and teaches a challenging, fun, and alignment based class. She received her 200 hour yoga certification through Lynne Begier, Ryan Cunningham, and Renee LeBlanc at BackBay Yoga Studio in 2014 after 5 years of dedicated practice.

As a former competitive gymnast, Paloma has always been infatuated with challenging movement. You will often find her walking on her hands on the street, in the gym, or at your local Whole Foods market. Paloma cultivates an invigorating flow by integrating balance and powerful postures. She aims to create an experience where physical and emotional sensations are heightened for each individual, allowing them to move into deeper self-understanding, inner peace and clarity. Paloma seeks to demonstrate that the practice is a process of exploration and playfulness that can also be therapeutic. Sometimes the best way to find comfort in our own skin and heal our wounds, is to move our bodies, breathe in harmony with our movement, and be in silence. Paloma is devoted to teaching yoga to all willing bodies in all stages of life.

 

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Surya Namaskara A & B
Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Surya Namaskara A & B

Feb 4th, 2018

The sun salutations are often referred to as the “warm up” to the poses following them, and that is for good reason. They are most certainly a staple and the foundation for a strong practice, especially within the Ashtanga and Iyengar sequencing. In this workshop we will break down the suns by dissecting the intricacies of each pose as well as help to deepen the practice by emphasizing both strength and alignment. There will also be variations offered along with props in order to accommodate all body types.

 

About the Instructor:

Jeanne Kratzsch was certified at Down Under School of Yoga for 200 hours under Natasha Rizopolous in Brookline, MA. Since then she continues her practice under Natasha as well as Mickey Barr, whom she also assists. Both her practice and teaching has been informed by Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. She feels that  strength and alignment over flexibility is what should be strived for with students in order to have a life long practice. With a slower pace, lots of hands on assists, longer holds, and a little bit of patience she believes anyone can achieve their personal goals. She is here to help every step of the way.

 

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Intention Setting and Jazzy Moon Flow
Feb
2
7:15 PM19:15

Intention Setting and Jazzy Moon Flow

February 2, 2018 

This time of year is all about setting intentions and manifestation.  Not just because its the first month of the new year, but the way the planets, sun, and moon are  currently aligned.  Come spend some time setting intentions and flowing through moon salutations to jazz music.  Reiki Provided by Melissa Forster.  Students are encourage  to bring a journal and pen.

About the Instructor:

Gabby Rivas: After noticing there was some sort of physical and spiritual aspect missing in her life, Gabby found yoga in the summer of 2014 which allowed her to appreciate the physical, mental, and emotional alignment that exists both on, and off her mat. Gabby quickly learned that yoga resonated with a deeper part of her soul – the importance of change. Growing up, Gabby could be characterized as a novice nomad; moving from state to state around the country. It was then then that she discovered that change was the only true constant in life. She realized that each new day on the mat was simply a continuation of this very change and allowed her to recognize the perpetual evolution of movement, both physically and spiritually, within her practice. In May of 2015, Gabby completed her 200-hour power yoga teacher training at Corepower Yoga in Boston. Gabby is also a certified teacher for Backcountry Yoga; a practice which blends yoga, hiking, and outdoor adventures. Her ultimate goal is to empower her students, on and off the mat, with mindful and purposeful movement to create a fun, non-judgment, and high-energy environment. Off of her mat, Gabby can be found cooking, camping, hiking, dancing, or at a music festival/concert.

 

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