Level I Workshops

Karen Johnson, Advance Your Studies Instructor

Advance Your Studies (AYS)

September 14 – December 21, 2014
Sundays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

7 Sundays, 3 hours each = 21 hours total

Sign up for the whole program, 7 workshops total, for maximum benefit and a lower cost. Or, scroll down to sign up for the workshops individually.

Visit the AYS page for more information about the program as a whole.

Instructors:
Brian Thompson, Karen Johnson, Leonora Willis, Mary Beth Ray, Theresa Kelly

To Register:
Fill out the Registration Form on this page. Then, make your payment to secure your spot in the program.

Cost:
$235 When you pay in full
$246 When you pay in two installments of $123*
$270 When you pay in three installments of $90 each**

* 2nd payment is due on October 14, 2014
** The subsequent 2 payments are due on the 14th of October and November, 2014.


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A late fee of $25 is due for payments made after the 10th of the month. Automatic recurring charges to a students’ credit card can be easily set up.

If withdrawing more than one month prior to program start date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee is given. No Refunds given within one month of program start date. Within two weeks of a student’s start date, the registrant becomes responsible for the entire program tuition, regardless of participation, including monthly payments not yet made.

Making Up Missed Classes
A student may make up, missed workshop hours by attending AYS workshops in a later program at $6 per hour of instruction.


Partner PrenatalPartner Prenatal

Led by: Yael Martinez and/or guests

A Monthly Special Class
Sunday, September 14, 1:00 – 2:45 pm
Sunday, October 12, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 22, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 20, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Cost:
$40 per couple When Registered and Paid at least 2 weeks prior to the Special Class
$45 per couple Registered and Paid within 2 weeks of the Special Class

Register by making your payment. These Special Classes are expected to sell out, register early to reserve your spots!

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The last day to withdraw from Partner Prenatal Special Classes is 2 weeks prior to the date of the Special Class. Full refund is available up to that date, no refunds after that date.

Include the specific date that you are registering for in the “Special Notes & Instructions” box that will come up during your check out process


Enlighten Your Sun Salutationssun salutes

Led by: Leonora Willis
Sunday, September 14, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #1 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HERE.
Find out about the Sun Salutations (classic surya namaskar, surya namaskar A and B) cornerstone sequences in vinyasa flow yoga. You will learn about what these offer the body through a focus on the alignment of the poses, a recognition of how synching the breath with the movement and how the energetic locks (bandhas) within the body help the benefits of the salutations — and yoga practice overall – come to fruition. We will look at each student’s sun salutations, prescribing modifications and refinements within the poses, according to what is needed for each individual at the present time.

Cost:
$40 When Registered and Paid by August 31, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by September 14, 2014

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Last day to withdraw from Enlighten Your Sun Salutations is August 17, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


Basic CMYK

Healthy Alignment from the Feet Up


Led by: Mary Beth Ray

Sunday, September 28, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #2 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HEREDid you know that a quarter of all the bones in the body are in our feet and that we have over 200,000 nerve endings in each foot, one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the body? Come to this workshop to learn how to use your feet to become a better judge of your overall body alignment. During this workshop, we will review some basic anatomy to better understand the connections from the feet to the body. We will workon increasing flexibility and strength in our feet and move through a practice of common vinyasa flow poses to explore the optimal foot placement and how that affects the whole body (and mind!). Come find out how focusing on your feet can not only provide a solid foundation in your yoga poses but also create healthier feet – and in turn, healthy knees, hips, back, shoulders, etc.

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by August 31, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by September 14, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by September 28, 2014

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Last day to drop from Healthy Alignment from the Feet Up is August 24, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


IMG_9718_originalYoga Therapeutics for Back Care


Led by: Leonora Willis

Sunday, October 12, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #3 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HEREMany people suffer from low-back pain for numerous reasons and come to Yoga to help ease that pain. Strengthening and increasing flexibility in a balanced way to improve and sustain the health of the back is the focus of this workshop. We’ll look at some common back-pain aliments and causes, to learn how to establish balance in one’s practice for a flexible, healthy and strong back.

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by September 14, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by September 28, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by October 12, 2014

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Last day to drop from Yoga Therapeutics for Back Care is September 14, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


IMG_9679_originalBalance Better by Developing Your Proprioception


Led by: Karen Johnson

Sunday, October 26, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #4 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HEREProprioception helps to develop our sense of being and is what we use in standing balance poses. What is this movement awareness system? It is nerve receptors in the muscles that send information to the brain so that it understands where the body is located in space. Find out more about this inner sense of movement intelligence as we study the three main contributors to balance: vision, the inner ear and proprioceptors on the bottom of the feet and how they can help us find ease in our standing balance poses.

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by September 28, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by October 12, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by October 26, 2014

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Last day to drop from Balance Better by Developing Your Proprioception is September 28, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


Inversions, Beginning with the BasicsInvert!

Led by: Natalie Russell
Sunday, November 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #5 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HERETurning upside down provides many benefits including boosting energy and mood, yet many students feel eluded by an inversion practice. In this workshop, we will learn the keys to balancing upside down through preparatory poses and practice of some common inversions. Learning to invert will give you confidence and provide another perspective on your asana practice.

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by October 12, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by October 26, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by November 9, 2014

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Last day to drop from the Inversions, Beginning with the Basics is October 12, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


Using Props to Refine Your Practice


Led by: Theresa Kelly

Sunday, November 23, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #6 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HEREIn this workshop, we will investigate the signals our bodies give us in a variety of poses and how to recognize when the signals are calling for extra support along with some possible reasons why. Theresa will lead an anatomical exploration of standing and seated postures and then an hour-long vinyasa flow class to integrate the proper use of props. Come with your old and new injuries, fears and dislikes and together, we will discover how to make your practice better suited for you!

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by October 26, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by November 9, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by November 23, 2014

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The Last day to withdraw from Using Props to Refine your Practice is October 26, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


Conscious Breath and Meditation


Led by: Brian Thompson

Sunday, December 14, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This is Advance Your Studies (AYS) Workshop #7 of 7. Read more about the AYS program HEREHistorically, the purpose of yoga was to unite with Self and higher realms of consciousness (sometimes referred to as god in the West). In this experiential workshop however, students will understand how this seemingly lofty goal can be simplified and made more accessible and appropriate for the day and age in which we find ourselves. Using our breath as the central engine of exploration, we will experiment with a variety of techniques that can lead to more energy awareness and energy building, a stronger connection with the body, a greater sense of ease and relaxation during challenging poses in yoga classes, and knowledge and skill of a powerful tool for finding your center in stressful situations.

Cost:
$35 When Registered and Paid by November 9, 2014
$40 When Registered and Paid by November 23, 2014
$45 When Registered and Paid by December 14, 2014

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Last day to drop from Conscious Breath and Meditation is November 16, 2014. Full refund is available up to those dates, no refunds after those dates.


Are you a yoga teacher and/or have a more established practice? Take a look at the Level II Workshops page. If you would like to partake, and you are not a graduate of one of our programs, then please simply fill out the application on this page.