Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Sound Bath Restorative with Paige Lichens Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Restorative Yoga is a practice that is inclusive for all audiences, injuries, abilities, and ages. It allows you to be on the floor and fully supported by props such as blankets, bolsters, cushions, straps, walls, and chairs. Each supported posture is held for 5 to 10 minutes with the expectation that you are in complete comfort. Any discomfort is addressed by adjusting the support of your props or even switching to another shape entirely. Restorative Yoga is a practice known to help flexibility, relax the body, still the mind, and improve the capacity for healing. Additionally, it can help balance the nervous and immune systems.

The Gong and the Tibetan Singing Bowls produce harmonization and tones that transmit soothing and peaceful vibrations known to have healing qualities. They can potentially balance the chakras and relax your body on a deeper level. With deeper relaxation, you'll find your sympathetic nervous system, or stress response, can take a much needed break. With the parasympathetic nervous system, or the relaxation response, in charge, you'll have the opportunity for both physical and mental recovery. 

Why use these two practices together? Both practices support the relaxation response, so together they act as a double dose of parasympathetic elixir. When this elixir know as Ojas runs low, we run the risk of depletion in all of our systems.

This workshop will start with Restorative Yoga and finish with the Sound Bath. Wear comfortable clothing.

$45.00 ($35.00 Early Bird by 11/15/2018)

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Private Second Saturdays Yoga Class with The YU Staff Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This session is reserved for the tenants@Vantage.
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Yoga As Medicine: The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy with Timothy McCall, MD Next held on Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 8, 2018 - Wed Dec 12, 2018
Yoga As Medicine is a 5-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up- your sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy's supervision. Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analyzing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants. For those unable to join us for the full 5-days, there are a limited numbers of spots available to attend the weekend-only portion of the training.

During case work, which begins Monday, and in detailed discussions of selected cases, we evaluate "patients" in five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including poses, breathing techniques, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.

Past attendees have included healers, health care professionals, yoga students and teachers, as well as those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression. Familiarity with basic yoga concepts and practices is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.

Full 5-Day Program $750 ($695 Early Bird on or before 10/26/18)

Weekend Only $300 LIMITED AVAILABILITY(available for registration 11/11/2018)

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Winter Solstice Yoga Mala with Sarah Pace Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come practice a Yoga Mala to mark the change into the Winter season and support the Yoga Medicine Seva Foundation. Yoga Medicine’s Seva Foundation works with Her Future Coalition and Rescue Foundation, two NGOs based on the ground in India. "Our mission is to fight human trafficking & sexual exploitation by empowering global, impoverished communities through efforts of education and entrepreneurship." YMSF's 2017 & 2018 volunteering opportunities & fundraising efforts will help establish a new shelter 45 miles outside of New Delhi. This shelter is due to open its doors to human trafficking survivors in early 2018 & will house over 100 women & children.
A Yoga Mala is the practice of doing 108 Sun Salutations. It is a moving meditation - a time to clear out the old, and make intentions for the new season ahead. The number 108 holds great significance in the yogic tradition, representing wholeness and spiritual completion. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of doing 108 Sun Salutations! The practice will be broken down into 4 sets of 27 Salutations with small breaks in between. You may even find that the power of intention and the support of the group will carry you through the practice. We will begin with a short talk on the significance of the Winter Solstice and themes of the season, and end with a long restorative savasana. Take part in this empowering practice and move yourself into the new season with intention and purpose.
Pre-register online. Recommended minimum donation $20.00. Please bring your donation to the studio in either cash or check.
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