Krystina Simes and I are offering two workshops this Spring at Semperviva's Kits Beach studio. My Yoga philosophy series also continues for two more sessions. Details and links below.
THE TEACHER WITHIN
Cultivating a self-practice through inner alignment
MAR 17, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Krystina Simes and Zander Winther for an exploration of the inner teacher. Our journey will involve three steps: first we will develop tools for carefully listening to the body, using our internal feedback to craft our alignment safely from within. By maintaining this clear inner dialogue with the language of sensation in the body, we can ensure a practice that lasts a lifetime. From there we will explore the subtle or energetic alignment that goes beyond the physical body’s external arrangement in space. This subtle alignment was the original language of Yoga, and it is a powerful tool for deepening our meditative experience of every posture. Lastly, we will tie this all together to map out how to create and maintain a self-practice for the days when you cannot get to the studio or need to craft something unique.
EXPLORING INVERSIONS WITH STRENGTH AND GRACE
APR 21, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Krystina Simes and Zander Winther as we layout a foundation for progressing intentionally and safely through challenging inversions, culminating in tools for building a graceful handstand. It is tempting to ‘muscle’ your way through these postures; instead we will explore an approach that maintains what the Yoga Sutras refer to as Sthira and Sukha. Sthira can be understood as ‘strength without tension’, Sukha is described as ‘relaxation without dullness.’ By maintaining these qualities in our postures we will find the balance of strength and grace even as we find ourselves upside down.