Bring a partner or friend—or come
on your own—for a night of yoga, connection, and fun. This
90-minute workshop unifies yoga and Thai massage into a unique
partner practice. Join Alexis for an evening of playful activities
designed to enhance communication, build trust, strengthen
relationships, and awaken your inner child! After a short yoga
warm-up on your own mat, you will dive into partner poses and Thai
massage techniques together. You will have an opportunity to both
give and receive in this feel-good class.
This workshop is not for couples only. Feel free to bring your BFF, or come by yourself and make a new friend! If you're bringing a friend, please sign them up separately or have them register themselves.
For students of all levels; no previous experience needed.
with Alexis Besosa and Amy Boerner
Six Mondays, Jan 23–Feb 27, 6:15–7:30 p.m., at Carrboro Yoga Company
Root yourself in the basics of yoga while learning to fly free in any yoga class. This friendly six-week small-group series puts the fun in fundamentals while encouraging you to leave the nest and explore all our studio offerings.
Our weekly meetings will help you send down deep roots as we:
+ Demystify what happens in a
yoga class from welcome to namaste
+ Apply yoga philosophy in simple language
+ Make you a master with yoga props
+ Troubleshoot problem poses
+ Identify the right yoga for you
+ And, of course, answer all your questions!
You will also grow wings with:
+ Follow-up notes after every
+ A six-week unlimited membership that starts on the day of our first meeting
+ Suggestions for studio classes to attend to enhance your work in our small-group setting
+ A full sense of yoga’s role in your life and a group of new yoga friends!
Bring a humble heart, an open mind, and your body just as it is. We will guide you to a deeply rooted sense of connection and a free-flying, lifelong love of yoga.
To ensure the optimal experience for everyone, we have a maximum of 12 students. Space fills quickly. Sign up today to ensure your spot is secure!
Q: Am I too old/out of shape for this series? Alternatively, am I too young/experienced at yoga to learn more?
A: No! This series is perfect for everyone, and we will all support you wherever you are in your life journey and yoga journey. The whole group will develop better connection and understanding of yoga as we learn how to adapt the poses for everyone.
Q: If I already have a membership, can I still sign up?
A: Absolutely! This is a wonderful enhancement to your existing practice. You can register for Roots and Wings now and we will happily put a hold on your existing membership during the six weeks of the series.
Q: What if I miss a session?
A: You’ll still be able to follow along with the post-class notes. While we don’t offer make-ups, the series is such a good deal that you’ll get tons of value even if you must miss a session or two.
In this workshop, geared to teachers from any background, you'll learn how to design and lead restorative yoga classes.
This workshop includes a preassignment and follow-along classes (lucky you!) to complete before we meet, so please budget at least five hours to prepare your homework in the weeks before the workshop.
Our in-person sessions will:
+ Create a clear definition of what constitutes restorative
yoga—and what differentiates it from gentle yoga and yin yoga (NB:
join us for gentle yoga and yin yoga modules in September 2022 and
+ Take a bird's-eye view of the nervous system and its experience in restorative yoga
+ Workshop the student experience in restorative yoga classes, so we can empathize with and serve our students better
+ Prompt you to design restorative sequences; you'll also get full class plans to use right away
+ Experiment with perfect prop placement for every body
+ Build your confidence in leading students of every age and level of ability
+ Give you a warm, supportive environment in which to practice your newfound restorative yoga teaching skills and prop expertise
Using sound as a form of healing dates back to ancient cultures. Records of using gongs have surfaced from as early as ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman times.
Gong baths are a type of meditation where participants are immersed in the healing vibrations of sound during a session. These sound frequencies surpass the intellectual part of the brain and allow you to relax into a slower brainwave state, where you are able to download and process thoughts and emotions. Sound affects us at a cellular level. The result is that you’ll feel calmer, happier, and more peaceful after a session.
Our session will begin and end with gentle movement and breath work. Participants typically lie down and passively soak up the benefits of the sound, so dress warmly in layers and bring your socks. A gong bath is designed to offer relaxation, emotional release, and pain relief.
To view a gong bath: https://vimeo.com/434869442.
This 90-minute workshop, suitable
for yogis of all levels, will start with a little flow to warm up
the body in all the correct places. Then it will move onto spending
time breaking down the key components of arm balancing.
Understanding body mechanics and weight distributions is key to
starting or enhancing your arm balance practice. We’ll spend a
large amount of time working on ways to initiate arm balances and
different approaches to get into the various
This workshop has a minimum registration of 5 students.