Level I Workshops

Clarify your Sun Salutations

Leonora Willis, Oakland Yoga
Workshop #2: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Leonora Willis

Sunday, March 16
3:00 – 6:00

Bring ease and strength to balance with proper form. We will look at each student’s sun salutations, prescribing modifications and refinements according to what is needed for each individual at the present time. A close look at how synching the breath with the movement helps the benefits of the practice come to fruition.

cost:
$45

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Last day to withdraw is February 16, 2014. Full refund is available through February 16, 2014, no refunds after that date.


Yoga from the Outside In:

Gross Form to Subtle Body Awareness

Mary Beth Ray

Workshop #3: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Mary Beth Ray

Sunday, March 30, 2014
3:00 – 6:00

The last six limbs of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of yoga lie parallel to the five Koshas, another model of the yoga process. We will start with a brief discussion to establish an understanding of these two paradigms devised by ancient yogis. Patanjali lays out: Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (breath refinement), Pratyahara (sensory withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (enlightenment); the Kosha model includes: the physical body (Annamaya), the energy body (Pranamaya), the mental body (Manomaya), the intellectual body (Vijnanamaya), and the body of bliss (Anandamaya). Following discussion, we will work through a physical practice that will help attune the body, mind, and spirit, a harmony that brings us to an evermore subtle body awareness.

cost:
$40 When you register and pay by February 30
$45 When you register and pay by March 30

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Last day to withdraw is February 30, 2014. Full refund is available through February 30, 2014, no refunds after that date.


Asana Exploration:

Forward Folds, Hip and Shoulder Openers

Hanna Malm

Workshop #4: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Hanna Malm

Sunday, April 13
3:00 – 6:00

cost:
$40 When you register and pay by March 13
$45 When you register and pay by April 13

A look at how the hips and shoulders relate to the rest of the workings of the body, both in asana and in life. Through the exploration of select forward folds, we can begin to see the areas in need of physical and mental softening, which are often required to bring ease and honesty to the practice.

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Last day to withdraw is March 13, 2014. Full refund is available through March 13, 2014, no refunds after that date.


Keys to Better Balance

Karen Johnson, Oakland YogaWorkshop #5: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Karen Johnson

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 – 6:00

Students will be invited to release their inner critic and explore ten different keys for understanding the principles of balance found in many standing poses (asanas). Students will learn tools for building strength and alignment to support one legged poses in their practice. We will look closely at the dynamics of: stability with ease (sthira-sukha), and groundedness with lightness.

cost:
$35 When you register and pay by February 27
$40 When you register and pay by March 27
$45 When you register and pay by April 27

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Last day to withdraw is March 27, 2014. Full refund is available through March 27, 2014, no refunds after that date.


Inversions:

Reverse Your Relationship with Gravity

Theresa Kelly

Workshop #6: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Theresa Kelly

Sunday, May 4, 2014
3:00 – 6:00

Inversions and arm balances promote integrity, strength, courage, inspiration and benefit most of the physiological systems in the body. We will work on approaching these poses in a way that facilitates coordinating the whole self, properly preparing to go upside-down.

cost:
$35 When you register and pay by March 4
$40 When you register and pay by April 4
$45 When you register and pay by May 4

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Last day to withdraw is April 4, 2014. Full refund is available through April 4, 2014, no refunds after that date.


Chakras & Meditation

Brian ThompsonWorkshop #7: Advance Your Studies (AYS) Spring, 2014

with Brian Thompson

Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 – 6:00

cost:
$35 When you register and pay by March 18
$40 When you register and pay by April 18
$45 When you register and pay by May 18

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Last day to withdraw is April 18, 2014. Full refund is available through April 18, 2014, no refunds after that date.


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.