Yoga Nidra at PURE Yoga East NYC
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga Nidra at PURE Yoga East NYC

Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra

Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.


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MetaAnatomy of the Hips ISHTA Yoga NYC
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

MetaAnatomy of the Hips ISHTA Yoga NYC

So, how does that song go? 

“The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone…”

Let’s look a little deeper in this 5-Hour MetaAnatomy exploration of the both muscle-y and bone-y hip structure but also their correlation to the poetic energetic body.

In this workshop, of course we will dive into muscle, organ and bone but we equally acknowledge this “core” of the body houses the experience of emotional processing and release. How we breathe, how we move, how we digest are inextricably woven together in the tapestry of who we are and who we wish to become. If you are looking for a training that teaches you to memorize anatomical lines, “facts”, and figures- this training is not for you. If you are ready and willing to navigate, investigate and dive deep into your own fire center. If you have a deep desire to help people reunite with the fullness of who they are, to support their physical as well as emotional health. If you are looking to explore both enthusiasm and embodiment. Join us for what I promise you will be a workshop like no other.

• Learn major muscles and joint structures of the body

• Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony     compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

• Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

• View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

• Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

• Richen your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

• Learn self care and therapy techniques to help free tension and speed healing

• Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

• Celebrate your amazing form in a community full of dedicated, light-hearted and supportive yogis!

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The Yoga Dojo Richmond VA
Sep
6
to Sep 8

The Yoga Dojo Richmond VA

*Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30pm, The Embodied Heart, a master class

Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is, quite literally, the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it is time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. Join me for a workshop utilizing chanting, breath work, asana and Meditation to return back to the intelligence of our hearts.

Regular class rates apply. Sign up on our class schedule HERE.

*Saturday, September 7, 12-5pm, MetaAnatomy of the Psoas

The most powerful, transformative workshop you'll take this year!! Ok, maybe that's a bit of an oversell but this is one wildly connected muscle! From Chinese medicine to Ayurveda, Biomechanics to Yoga Therapy this powerhouse of a muscle is the seat of much promise and poetry. Known as the tenderloin (filet mignon if you're fancy) amongst the butcher-set it literally forms the connection between our front and back and our top and bottom. In this workshop we will explore it's beauty and troublemaking potential and through practical techniques learn how to free the hidden power that's held within.

*Sunday, September 8, 12-3pm, How to get Un-Stuck- An Exploration of the Diaphragms and Granthis

Whether it’s a tight knotted muscle or a feeling of emotional blockage in our lives we know what it feels like to be stuck. While we like to talk about the physical and energetic bodies as if they are two separate entities they are actually deeply interwoven, interconnected and interdependent. If one of the four - yes there are 4!- muscle-y breathing diaphragms are stuck there is a great chance energetically you are preventing the free flow of prana that your body richly deserves. In this practice we will first discuss the four major diaphragms and where they are in the body; then we will move on to a practice that combines asana, pranayama and meditation practice to help free the knots that bind.

Sign up for both workshops HERE. Cost is $100 for Saturday, $60 for Sunday, or $150 for both workshops.

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MetaAnatomy in Punta Gorda FL
Nov
16
to Nov 17

MetaAnatomy in Punta Gorda FL

How to get Un-Stuck- An Exploration of the Diaphragms and Granthis  

Whether it’s a tight knotted muscle or a feeling of emotional blockage in our lives we know what it feels like to be stuck. While we like to talk about the physical and energetic bodies as if they are two separate entities they are actually deeply interwoven, interconnected and interdependent. If one of the four - yes there are 4!- muscle-y breathing diaphragms are stuck there is a great chance energetically you are preventing the free flow of prana that your body richly deserves. In this practice we will first discuss the four major diaphragms and where they are in the body; then we will move on to a practice that combines asana, pranayama and meditation practice to help free the knots that bind.

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MetaAnatomy of the Abdomen ISHTA Yoga NYC
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

MetaAnatomy of the Abdomen ISHTA Yoga NYC

In this 5-Hour workshop, of course we will dive into muscle, organ and bone but we equally acknowledge this “core” of the body houses the experience of emotional processing and release. How we breathe, how we move, how we digest are inextricably woven together in the tapestry of who we are and who we wish to become. 

Join us for part of the ongoing MetaAnatomy CORE module!

If you are looking for a training that teaches you to memorize anatomical lines, “facts”, and figures- this training is not for you.

If you are ready and willing to navigate, investigate and dive deep into your own fire center

If you have a deep desire to help people reunite with the fullness of who they are, to support their physical as well as emotional health

If you are looking to explore both enthusiasm and embodiment 

Join us for what I promise you will be a training like no other.


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The Embodied Chakras Yoga Nidra at PURE Yoga West NYC
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Embodied Chakras Yoga Nidra at PURE Yoga West NYC

Chances are good if you have been to a yoga class lately that you have heard your teacher mention the chakra system. There might have even been a rainbow colored chart, t-shirt or tattoo of the chakras somewhere in the room. The way the chakras are talked about today range from the woo-woo metaphysical rainbow colored swirling vortices of energy to the more psychological Jungian archetypes. The Chakras can be though a poetic and profound map that we can utilize to identify imbalance and helpful tool to navigate towards harmony. 

Join us for two opportunities to explore different ways to have an embodied experience of the chakra system utilizing mantra, yantra, meditation and Yoga Nidra.


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The Embodied Chakras Meditation at PURE Yoga East NYC
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

The Embodied Chakras Meditation at PURE Yoga East NYC

Chances are good if you have been to a yoga class lately that you have heard your teacher mention the chakra system. There might have even been a rainbow colored chart, t-shirt or tattoo of the chakras somewhere in the room. The way the chakras are talked about today range from the woo-woo metaphysical rainbow colored swirling vortices of energy to the more psychological Jungian archetypes. The Chakras can be though a poetic and profound map that we can utilize to identify imbalance and helpful tool to navigate towards harmony. 

Join us for two opportunities to explore different ways to have an embodied experience of the chakra system utilizing mantra, yantra, meditation and Yoga Nidra.


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Embodied Heart Meditation at PURE Yoga West NYC
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Embodied Heart Meditation at PURE Yoga West NYC

Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is, quite literally, the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it is time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. 

Join me for a workshop utilizing mantra, breath work, Yoga Nidra and Meditation to return back to the intelligence of our hearts. 

Click here for more details and registration

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Embodied Heart Meditation at PURE Yoga East NYC
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Embodied Heart Meditation at PURE Yoga East NYC

Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is, quite literally, the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it is time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. 

Join me for a workshop utilizing mantra, breath work, Yoga Nidra and Meditation to return back to the intelligence of our hearts. 

Click here for more details and registration

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MetaAnatomy of the Psoas
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

MetaAnatomy of the Psoas

The most powerful, transformative workshop you'll take this year!! Ok, maybe that's a bit of an oversell but this is one wildly connected muscle! From Chinese medicine to Ayurveda, Biomechanics to Yoga Therapy this powerhouse of a muscle is the seat of much promise and poetry. Known as the tenderloin (filet mignon if you're fancy) amongst the butcher-set it literally forms the connection between our front and back and our top and bottom. In this workshop we will explore it's beauty and troublemaking potential and through practical techniques learn how to free the hidden power that's held within.

click here for more info and registration

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MetaAnatomy Energy Body
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

MetaAnatomy Energy Body

Just like we can feel areas of great spaciousness or congestion in our lower backs we can experience that sensation in our own hearts. Just as we know ourselves to have standing patterns of tone and compensation, habits and patterns in our physical bodies we experience the same conceptually in our mental and emotional forms. Some of our patterns support us, some are coping mechanisms, and some we find don’t work for us anymore or even bring about suffering. Through exploration of our body maps and our own subtle forms we can bring about real, lasting, profound change to both our internal and external landscapes. 

Let’s begin and dive inward using these poetic, subtle and experiential GPS maps to navigate the complexity and totality of who we are and who we can be.

In this workshop we will explore different ways of viewing the body beyond muscle and bone and discover immediately applicable and powerful techniques to address your body and the body of your students.

We will conclude with a 2- hour practice gifted to me by my teacher that changed my relationship to my body and my approach to teaching.

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Three Queens Yoga Philadelphia PA
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Three Queens Yoga Philadelphia PA

Body Poetry

Just like we can feel areas of great spaciousness or congestion in our lower backs we can experience that sensation in our own hearts. Just as we know ourselves to have standing patterns of tone and compensation, habits and patterns in our physical bodies we experience the same conceptually in our mental and emotional forms. Some of our patterns support us, some are coping mechanisms, and some we find don’t work for us anymore or even bring about suffering. Through exploration of our body maps and our own subtle forms we can bring about real, lasting, profound change to both our internal and external landscapes. 
Let’s begin and dive inward using these poetic, subtle and experiential GPS maps to navigate the complexity and totality of who we are and who we can be.

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MetaAnatomy in Punta Gorda FL
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

MetaAnatomy in Punta Gorda FL

Hacking the Nervous System (12-3pm)

We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we?

Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body.

Through lecture and practice, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh  

*Review the fantastic organization of the Nervous System

*Befriend your Sympathetic Nervous System (it's not the devil it's made out to be)

*Learn about the latest fascinating research about what is actually going on in the brain during meditation!

*Learn ancient Yogic technologies to hack the nervous system

*View and work with the poetic energetic correlations to the Nervous System 

 

Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra (3:30-5:30pm)

Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.

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MetaAnatomy of the Knee at ISHTA Yoga NYC
Nov
26
12:30 PM12:30

MetaAnatomy of the Knee at ISHTA Yoga NYC

Once described by my friend as like your Grandmother’s porcelain tea cups, the knees are a delicate, unique and precious joint. Often taken for granted until we are called by pain or dysfunction, the knees are a vital part of our ability to move, rebound and be responsive to change. In this 5-hour exploration we will look with reverence at not just the bones, joints and muscles relevant to the knee but also our relationship to this part of our body in both our practice and our lives. Concluding with a therapeutic practice for the knees you will leave with immediately applicable tools for both your own body and that of your students. 

*Review major muscles and joint structures of the knee joint

*Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

*Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

*View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

*Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

*Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

*Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned


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MetaAnatomy The Sacred Sacrum ISHTA Yoga NYC
Oct
29
12:30 PM12:30

MetaAnatomy The Sacred Sacrum ISHTA Yoga NYC

Sacrum from the Latin "Os Sacrum" meaning the Sacred Bone

The Ancient Greeks believed that the soul inhabited this Sacred Bone

In Yoga, Tantra and Vedanta it is the throne of the Feminine power of Kundalini, Shakti and Agni

It's time to empower ourselves and our students to stop ripping this area apart and start nurturing and strengthening our connection to this Feminine source

  • Learn major muscles and joint structures of the body

  • Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

  • Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

  • View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

  • Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

  • Richen your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

  • Learn self care and therapy techniques to help free tension and speed healing

  • Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

  • Celebrate your amazing form in a community full of dedicated, light-hearted and supportive yogis!

 

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MetaAnatomy Shoulder Speak ISHTA Yoga NYC
Sep
7
12:30 PM12:30

MetaAnatomy Shoulder Speak ISHTA Yoga NYC

What is it to speak our truth? It's to lay bare the highway of communication between heart and brain, emotion and mind, Jiva and Brahman. It's the moving beyond the obsession of wrapping your body into contortions and immersing in the sublime unwrapping of heart and mind. The shoulder girdle is the toll booth on the road from heart to brain. By addressing its sweet balance we can have profound effect not just in our yoga postures but in our lives. 

How we carry our shoulders in life speaks volumes. Whether rounded forward, hiked up around the ears or even pulled down the back, an exaggerated shoulder girdle creates disharmony and reuniting with its intelligence can free pain, provide more mobility and foster a sweeter more connected communication between the heart and the mind.

Join us as we examine technologies that I have seen to be immediately beneficial to my own body and numerous students over the years. Come empower yourself and your students to stop pulling ourselves apart and start reuniting our body, heart and mind.

*Review major muscles and joint structures of the shoulder girdle

*Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

*Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

*View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

*Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

*Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

*Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

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MetaAnatomy Spinal Reset and Hacking the NS The Yoga Dojo Richmond VA
Aug
17
to Aug 19

MetaAnatomy Spinal Reset and Hacking the NS The Yoga Dojo Richmond VA

August 17  5:45-7:15pm

"Master Class"   

August 18   12-5pm

Spinal Reset

The number one reason people come to Yoga (Āsana) is to relieve back pain. While Āsana can be very therapeutic for our spines it unfortunately can also be aggravating. Housing both the superhighway of nerves as well the energetic body’s Sushumna Nadi, balancing the graceful architecture of the vertebral column has wide ranging structural and spiritual benefits.

Join us as we examine technologies that I have found to be immediately beneficial to my own body and numerous students over the years. Come empower yourself and your students to stop pulling ourselves apart and start reuniting our body, heart and mind.

*Review major muscles and joint structures of the spine

*Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

*Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

*View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

*Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

*Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

*Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

August 19   12-3pm

Hacking the Nervous System

We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we?

Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body.

Through lecture and practice, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh  

*Review the fantastic organization of the Nervous System

*Befriend your Sympathetic Nervous System (it's not the devil it's made out to be)

*Learn about the latest fascinating research about what is actually going on in the brain during meditation!

*Learn ancient Yogic technologies to hack the nervous system

*View and work with the poetic energetic correlations to the Nervous System 

*Using the practice of Yoga Nidra explore the connection between the yoga concepts of Samskaras and Neuroplasticity.

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MetaAnatomy Spinal Reset ISHTA Yoga NYC
Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

MetaAnatomy Spinal Reset ISHTA Yoga NYC

The number one reason people come to Yoga (Āsana) is to relieve back pain. While Āsana can be very therapeutic for our spines it unfortunately can also be aggravating. Housing both the superhighway of nerves as well the energetic body’s Sushumna Nadi, balancing the graceful architecture of the vertebral column has wide ranging structural and spiritual benefits.

Join us as we examine technologies that I have seen to be immediately beneficial to my own body and numerous students over the years. Come empower yourself and your students to stop pulling ourselves apart and start reuniting our body, heart and mind.

*Review major muscles and joint structures of the spine

*Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)

*Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way

*View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture

*Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher

*Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure

*Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

Click here for more info and registration!

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Three Queens Yoga Philadelphia PA
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Three Queens Yoga Philadelphia PA

Anatomy of Stress

We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we? Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body. Through lecture, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh

Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra

Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.

Please visit the Three Queens Yoga website for more details and registration

 

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Breaking Free With Yoga Nidra NYC
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Breaking Free With Yoga Nidra NYC

Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.

Investment- $40

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