Friday, November 10 | 2:00 – 4:30pm
For all women vitality and health require attention to the cyclical changes that take place over the course of a lifetime. While practicing yoga, it is essential that each of us honor our unique physiology by listening to the inherent changes that take place within. By attending to our natural biorhythms, we tailor yoga practices specifically for the changes in our levels of energy, sleep patterns and hormonal rhythms. Dynamic and Restorative Yoga through supine and standing poses, this class supports women of all ages on the path of practice from menstruation to menopause. All practices for the hips, lower back and internal organs support restoration, radiant wellness, and optimal vitality.
Friday, November 10 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
This class guides students to reduce fatigue and stress buried in the body. We irrigate blood and lymph throughout the body in order to oxygenate and revitalize all bodily tissues focusing on hip work and inner leg releases to amplify prana.
Guided Meditation and Restorative Yoga
By the application of somatic movement with supported postures, we soothe the nervous system, empty strain and holding in the organic body and calm the mind. In this class we optimize the flow of prana in the body, rejuvenating all the cells of the body.
Saturday, November 11 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
The lower abdomen is the center for not only balance and support in the body, but also for receptivity, prana, and feeling. In all the internal arts, the lower belly is the seat of vitality, the source of the body’s internal breath.
Yoga Bandha in the Sacral Chakra
In this practice we do twists, back arches, and core work to tap into the vital reservoir of blood and chi in the lower abdomen. In this way we maintain the health of the uterus, bladder, and colon and recharge the entire bioelectric field of the body.
Saturday, November 11 | 2:00 – 5:00pm
It is essential as we age to stay fluid in both mind and body. In this practice we sense into the quality of flow in our bloodstream, lymph channels, spine, and extracellular fluid. We focus on refining our perceptual skills (interoception) in order to become more fluent in a capacity to sense and feel the tidal pulse of fluids.
Guided Meditation, Somatic Healing, and Yoga Nidra
We do practices for the spine, neck, and shoulders to connect us back to our inherent potency (shakti) and to uncover the essential creative vitality within. Rather than learning movement from the “outside in,” we emerge from the inside out. We end the class with yoga nidra to embody a still and fluid state within.
Sunday, November 12 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
In the practice of yoga, we aim to cultivate space in all that we do. In practice, we look to generate space and freedom of movement in the joints, connective tissues, organs, and nerves. In this class, we create space and mobility in the hip joints, shoulders, and spine.
Yoga for the Hips, Subtle Body Meditation, and Pranayama
As our hips open, we practice pranayama and generate a free flowing breath to create space in the lungs and diaphragm. We create space not only inside the body but also in the mind and heart. In meditation practice, we cultivate a spacious awareness in order to experience the clear light of bliss.
Sunday, November 12 | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Each yoga session should include a variety of twists in order to keep the spine healthy and supple. This mini training details many ways to assist students in twisting poses.
Learn Hands on Assist for the Sacral and Solar Chakras
Via manual assist and with the support of blocks and straps, you will gain new ideas as to how to help students release their hips, low back, and shoulders in revolving poses. We cover supine, seated, and standing twists. By the end of class you will feel totally invigorated, as if you have come from a 2 hour massage!
When: November 10 – 12
Cost: More details and registration coming soon!
Where: Yogahouse in Pasadena, CA