This class is for experienced students who want to practice together in community and approach intermediate and advanced poses in a supportive, fun way. Practice will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared among all in class. Expect strong practice, deep laughter, and a respectful, inclusive practice.<p> </p>
Students are recommended to be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted and balance headstand in the middle of the room (note those are recommendations and not requirements; if you are able to play your own edge safely and are interested, please join us! A range of modifications and options will be offered for all).
Saturday, Aug 8, 2-4pm. $25.
** Offered on a sliding scale for those experiencing income insecurity: $25 or pay what you can. Email us to access at a sliding scale **
In this 2 hour workshop, you will be guided in a practice that integrates self massage & self-myofascial release, breath work, and restorative yoga to guide you into a state of deep relaxation and energetic release. The first portion of class will consist of a short, intentional and accessible open levels flow and self myofascial release work on tennis balls or yoga tune up therapy balls to cultivate greater freedom in the body and a deepened mind-body connection.
With this enhanced mind-body connection, you will then be guided through simple and grounding breath work and restorative yoga where all poses are held passively while the body is fully supported by props to invite full release and deep rest by accessing the parasympathetic nervous system and the ‘relaxation response’. You will leave feeling connected, grounded, and rejuvenated. All levels are welcome!
Therapeutic self massage with tennis balls to help alleviate lingering tightness and stiffness.
Working from feet to head with tennis balls, this virtually guided practice will strive to leave you feeling more spacious and breath filled.
Everyone who has ever done yoga had a first class at one time, and this series is the perfect place to take that first step. At Maha, we prioritize inner sensations over outer performance, with no expectations or demands.
With this in mind, Katrina will provide detailed, informative instruction on the same foundational poses that you’ll find in our weekly basics classes. You will be encouraged to move at your own pace, and modify poses to suit your body’s needs.
We will also tend to the more subtle aspects of ourselves, learning breath exercises to support the physical poses, and meditating to allow the subtle benefits of this ancient practice to settle within.
Take these physical, energetic, and philosophical lessons off the mat and allow them to enrich your life.
The Maha Yoga 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training is specifically designed to elevate the teaching skills of yoga teachers with any RYT-200 certification within a strong community. With its overarching values of inclusivity and accessibility, it aims to fine tune the skills of the modern yoga teacher in an empowered container of introspection and skillful action.
Becoming an effective yoga teacher and savvy business person means you can increase your impact and help more people with what you love: the life-affirming practice of yoga. Each trainee will identify key areas of growth in their teaching and chart a course to uplevel their teaching skills and their efficacy.
This program will include a deep dive into:
Yoga sequencing: practical sequencing strategies for group classes and private lessons, including how to keep students safe and engaged over time,
Applied anatomy and subtle body anatomy,
The therapeutic application of asana, pranayama and meditation,
Advanced physical adjustments and assists,
How to teach yoga anchored in its historical and cultural roots without cultural appropriation,
Smart, savvy business practices for today’s independent contractor,
Teaching meditation and pranayama privately and in group settings,
Applied Ayurveda studies,
Developing and integrating meaningful themes,
Self-Care to avoid depletion and burnout,
Study of classic texts
Saturday 9am-6pm (includes 1 hour break)
Sunday 9am-5:30pm (includes 1 hour break)
April 30-May 2
$4600 pay in full
$4999 payment plan
Dive into the ocean of yoga! This training is designed for serious students who want to deepen their studies of yoga by exploring physiology, biomechanics and philosophy, and how they relate to asana practice.
Learn how to align your physical body to be healthier and more vibrant. The course discusses common yoga injuries and how to avoid them, as well as the safe practice of inversions using a sound science of progressions. Explore how to apply alignment to address specific therapeutic needs with yoga. We will delve into all asanas from the Maha Yoga Level 1 syllabus, and many continuing variations.
This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training. You may take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your personal practice.
The Maha Yoga Teacher Training is a thorough, effective program designed to deepen your yoga practice and deliver the key skills needed to lead outstanding yoga classes. The best yoga classes integrate fun, movement and alignment within the larger context of yoga’s rich history.
Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the Yoga Immersion and then develop practical techniques to share your authentic wisdom with others in meaningful yoga classes.
This course covers
-Thorough, in-depth asana practice of all categories of yoga
poses, including standing postures, balancing poses, arm balances,
inversions, backbends, twists, seated poses, hip openers and
-Learn to adapt and modify these poses for different bodies, and expect to thoroughly deepen and polish your own practice.
-Principles of alignment, anatomy, and kinesiology, and their relevant application to all types of poses.
-How to develop a strong home practice, which is the most potent way to keep your teaching fresh and inspired.
-Skillful sequencing strategies for beginner, open levels, and intermediate/advanced groups. Includes a template for 60, 75 and 90-minute classes.
-Developing meaningful themes, and a structure to weave themes in to your class that gives your students deeper insight and understanding.
-Effective verbal adjustments that give you a clear, confident approach as you serve your students.
-Progressive science of teaching inversions, from addressing raw beginners to advanced practitioners.
-Pranayama and meditation techniques, and how to expertly teach these in public classes.
-Yoga therapeutics, or how to use the science of yoga to heal common aches and pains in the physical body.
-Survey of common yoga injuries, and how to empower yourself and your students to practice in a way that promotes radiant health.
-History and philosophy of yoga and its practical relevance to the modern day yogi.
-Yoga lifestyle, which includes diet discussion, daily practices, and the simple wisdom of ayurveda you can use to thrive and lead by example.
-The business of yoga, including how to market yourself and grow your teaching career post-graduation.
-Best practices for teaching yoga virtually.