Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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3rd Birthday Celebration & Open House with Cristina Kuhn Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our third year of practicing, meditating, and cultivating at The Yogi Underground! Bring your friends, your neighbors, your light, and some snacks you'd love to share; reconnect with some of the community you already know and connect with those you don't. You will be able to sign up for the open house mini classes on our regular schedule, but please also RSVP by signing up here, so that we can know how much cake we need!
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Ayurveda 101 with Cristina Kuhn Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Ayurveda is the Science of Life. The more we know about viewing the world through this lense, the more we are able to support not only our own health, but also the health of our loved ones. In this workshop, we'll get into the basics of Ayurveda; what health means, the doshas, dinacharya (daily routine), and how to bring it all together and apply it in your own life and yoga practice.
 
Bring a notebook, comfortable clothing you can practice yoga in, and an open and curious mind.
 
$55.00 (Members receive a 10% discount)
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The Adhesions That Bind: Myofascial Release with Cristina Kuhn Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Our fascia is the structural support that runs through and around all of our muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, and organs. When it sustains an injury, no matter the degree, our bodies lay down fibers to repair the site so that we can go on about our life. Depending on the degree, these fibrous repairs can limit mobility because they are not as elastic as virgin tissue. They can also create trigger points that can lead to occasional or even chronic pain either at the site or referred to a nearby location.
 
The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break up some of that scar tissue not only to increase healthy range of motion but also to decrease chronic pain. In this workshop we will learn the most common trigger points in the neck, shoulders, hips, and back, and how to release them. You will leave prepared with tools for how to address your own issues and/or the issues of others.
 
No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, be prepared for some light asana practice, and bring a notebook if you want to take notes. 
 
3 CEU's available for Yoga Teachers
 
$55 (members receive a 10% discount at checkout)
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Yoga - What Are You Aiming For? with Alexandria Crow Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intention + Outcome = Yoga Practice > Yoga as Outcome
Yoga Philosophy & History

What is this word yoga? Where did it come from? How has it morphed and changed over the years through its
many shifts and changes? What is a practice and what has it been through the ages?
In this workshop we will look at the history of yoga as it moved through time and cultures to examine what the
practices were aiming to teach and how. We will discuss what it is we’re aiming to teach our students today,
where those concepts came from historically, and what methods we are currently using. How do you teach and
access these concepts currently in the style of classes you teach or take? How do we bring the intention and
outcome closer together? How do we allow our students to access that information more readily?
This session will include a short practice and tools to begin to assess where teachers and students are in terms
of intention and outcome in their teaching and practice.
 
$60.00
Full Weekend $350 ($325 Early Bird by 2/3/2018)
 
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Bodies, Joints, Muscles & Poses - Stability, Mobility, Range of Motion & Asana with Alexandria Crow Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Intention + Outcome = The Body’s Makeup, Mechanics & Movements > Anatomically Wise and Sustainable Practice
Building Applied Anatomical Concepts For Asana Teachers and Practitioners
 
How do bodies move? Learn about how muscles work, release and stabilize to move the body and hold it in position. How far should joints move? When is it not enough and when do they go too far? We will look at the different variables involved in stability, mobility, range of motion and the postures that are taught in most yoga classes today. We will debunk the concept of stretching and flexibility and rebuild those components in ways that are aligned with how the muscular and fascia systems work. Skeletal variations and differences will be discussed in order to set up postures in a way that is wise for each individual. We will look at poses through the lens of muscular activation, release, stability, and potential counter productive sensations, creating a sensory experience in class that invites each student to use the poses and movements as a tool for personal learning, exploration and skillful choice making.
 
$75.00
Full Weekend $350 ($325 Early Bird by 2/3/2018)
 
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Fire - Physically Demanding Hard Work With A Twist with Alexandria Crow Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Intention + Outcome = Work the Body Wisely > Calm The Mind Vinyasa/Power/Flow/Hatha
 
These are some of the most popular classes at this point in time, and yet some of the most difficult within which to achieve the outcome that a yoga practice intends philosophically. How do you get students to work hard, move, and do it with ethical integrity? This session will contain a practice based around the vinyasa/power model that takes individuals and personal choice into account, allows for exploration and discovery, is physically demanding but also limits the risks and pitfalls in classes today. We will deconstruct the postures and activities used during the practice from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint. Functional range of motion vs limited range vs hyper-mobility will be discussed as they are important physical considerations to take into account within this type of class. The expectations of students and teachers in relation to this class style will also be discussed and alternatives that offer the same outcome without the problematic components will be offered in an effort to marry the intention and outcome of these classes in relation to a yoga practice more closely than is often possible.
 
$75.00
Full Weekend $350 (Early Bird $325 by 2/3/2018)
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Calm - Quieting the Noisy Body/Mind Loop with Alexandria Crow Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Intention + Outcome = Balance the Nerves > Calm The Mind Restoratives/Yin/Therapeutics
 
The nervous system states, skeletal range, and basic biomechanics in relation to commonly taught restorative/ yin/therapeutic classes. We will explore how the nervous system affects the body, its range of motion, the mind, and more. There will be an hour long assessment inventory and practice where students will set a baseline of their personal range of motion and skeletal structure both before and after a class aimed at calming and balancing their nervous system. The practice will be followed by a deconstruction and reconstruction of common postures within these styles in an effort to have them function more effectively and to lessen injury and/or calm a heightened nervous system. We will explore the joint’s range of motion in relation to poses, and find ways to create postures that fall within the functional range in an effort to create a sustainable and calming class outcome.
 
$75.00
Full Weekend $350 (Early Bird $325 by 2/3/2018)
 
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Class Planning Laboratory - Purposeful Creativity with Alexandria Crow Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Intention + Outcome = Lesson Plans For Personal Exploration & Discovery > Students Who Know What Is Wise For Them & How To Advance Sequencing and Formatting Classes
 
Class planning can be difficult, daunting, and monotonous. In this session you will introduce how to plan classes using what you’ve learned no matter what the style or level. Students and teachers will work through planning a class from start to finish, using class planning tools designed to give students a personal experience in a group setting so that they learn to approach the topic being presented in a way that is skillful and wise for them. Participants will then be led through the class that was created in an effort to experience the concepts presented and developed. Participants will learn how to create class plans that turn classes into a personal laboratory that is inclusive, invites inquiry, creates a safe place for exploration and when necessary allows difficult choices to be made by students so that they learn what is wise for them which can translate clearly to applying yoga off the mat as well. Class planning worksheets will be provided as well as emailed afterwards for continued use.
 
$75.00
Full Weekend $350 (Early Bird $325 by 2/3/2018)
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