What we call the sciatic nerve is actually a giant bundle of nerves as wide as an adult forefinger (!!!), and if it gets impinged, ohmygod it can hurt So. Much.
In this free, mini-workshop, we’ll look at the anatomy of the piriformis and the sciatic nerve. I’ll share the two primary causes of sciatica, as well as simple exercises that will give relief for anyone suffering from sciatica.
Sciatic nerve not bugging you? Great, lucky you! Join us anyway to learn how to line your piriformis up effectively in your hip opener yoga poses.
This workshop will be recorded, and everyone signed up will receive a link to the recording.
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.
Saturday & Sunday 9am-12:30pm, 2-5pm
Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the 50-hour 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 and physical adjustments that give you a clear, confident approach.
-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.
Phase 1: Yoga
Phase 2: Art & Science of Teaching
Saturdays 10:30am-5pm, Sundays 11am-6pm (includes lunch break each day)
$3095 pay in full until 9/7, $3295
$3495 customizable payment plan
Calling all vaccinated yogis. Enjoy three days and two nights at The Himilayan Institute in Hornsdale, PA with Maha Yoga (about a 3 hour, 45 minute drive from Philly). Registration includes four extended practice sessions with Justicia + Jess and ample free time to hike, read, connect with friends, or simply relax!
Accommodations are separate, priced very reasonably, and must be booked directly with The Himalayan Institute. If you’d like to stay nearby instead of on campus, you may pay for a day pass at HI instead of overnight accommodations.
During this retreat, we’ll explore the full range of asana together, moving through the sequences in a supportive, fun way as a community. Expect strong practice and deep laughter.