Please join us for a fundraiser for legal services for immigrant children, families, and refugees at the border! Katrina Atkin will offer an open levels yoga class with a suggested donation of $10-50 sliding scale (though you may give more or less depending on your ability and desire). ALL proceeds will be donated to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).<p> </p>
Sunday, August 4, 2:30-3:45 pm. By donation.<p></p>
Each class in this meditation series includes a 15 minute
lesson, 30 minutes of yoga, 15 minutes of seated meditation and 15
minutes of group discussion. You will learn the best yoga poses to
prepare for meditation, a customized meditation seat and breathing
tools. This series will also provide a variety of techniques
including mantra meditation, guided meditation, and contemplation
for creativity and self-improvement.
Studies have shown that the combination of yoga and meditation can positively impact mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, research shows that mindfulness works. With the ever-growing demands of today’s society, it’s easy to get caught up without taking a second to stop and simply breathe. Learning how to meditate can be straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here Tara will offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath and get ready to relax!
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 (winter program begins Jan ’20). 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. This year's program has been expanded to include a full weekend of philosophy teachings with Dr. Douglas Brooks!
2019 Dates: 9/21 & 9/22, 10/5 & 10/6, 10/18* & 10/19
& 10/20, 11/2 & 11/3, 11/16 & 11/17
Saturdays 10:30am-5pm, Sundays 11am-6pm*
*Immersion meets one Friday only 10/18, 6-8:30pm w/ Dr. Douglas Brooks. The Friday session is in addition to the above schedule
$995 early bird until 9/7, $1150 after.
Join Nicolle Barrett for a 5 week yoga series specifically
designed for moving through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum
experience with comfort and confidence. During this workshop you
will learn how to safely move through your yoga practice during
pregnancy. Never stepped on a mat before? No worries! This series
is designed so anyone, regardless of their practice level, can join
in. In addition to learning physical postures that provide ease
during pregnancy, you will also learn many beneficial and soothing
positions for labor as well. Nicolle will also devote an entire
class to Doula Tips and Tricks. In order to sign up for the series,
we will need a note from your OB/midwife.
Class size limited to 12 so you are sure to get personalized attention. Registration inclusive for full series; drop-ins not permitted.
Discovering yoga in her early twenties, Nicolle Barrett, RYT and birth doula, is passionate about utilizing the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. She has completed advanced trainings in Prenatal Yoga and teaches weekly classes in Philadelphia. Her greatest pleasure in life is serving as a guide to women and witness in seeing her clients blossom, returning to the heart of their innate wisdom.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
During this retreat, we’ll explore the full range of asana together, moving through the sequences in a supportive, fun way as a community. Each of the retreat’s extended asana sessions will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared among all. Expect strong practice and deep laughter.
Students are recommended to be able to push up to urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel) with straight arms, balance headstand in the middle of the room and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted. This retreat is not intended for anyone with active injuries or illness. If you don’t meet the prerequisites, but you know how to honor your boundaries, please come (for example, you need the wall for headstand). If you’re simply intimidated, please check in! This weekend will be accessible to all experienced yogis who know how to back off and play their edges with deep respect.
Pricing: $595 for shared accommodations (2 people per room, shared bath in hall). Single rooms, private baths available for an extra fee as space permits; ask early for availability! Because rooms are booked upon registration at the Himalayan Institute, tuition is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, transferring your registration to another student is an option.
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday, October 12, 12-3pm
Sunday, October 13, 12:30-3:30pm
2 days, 6 hours, 365 yoga posesWant to take your yoga practice to a whole new level? Challenge yourself in the best possible way? Then this is the workshop for you. Over the course of two days, we will practice all 365 poses in the Yogahour syllabus. The Yogahour syllabus consists entirely of poses within the realm of doable to difficult, but not extreme. Each three-hour practice session will include half of the poses in the syllabus sequenced in an intelligent way to make you feel as strong as you are flexible and as flexible as you are strong. Barefoot Bootcamp is a dharma-difficult yet doable challenge that is sure to make an imprint. Come for either one or both sessions. Are you in?
Yogahour is an accessible, affordable, expertly taught flow class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions for the fit beginner. Yogahour aims to be the most doable yet difficult flow class offered anywhere. Many yoga classes are more doable, many more difficult; but none are as doable and difficult as yogahour (that is the aim anyway). Yogahour also aims to supply maximum flow and maximum form per pose.
$30/session or $50 for both early bird pricing before 10/5
$35/session or $60 for both after 10/5
yoga teacher DISCOUNT (any style, any studio): $25/ session, or $40/both
Full weekend attendance strongly recommended.
Friday 10/18 6-8:30pm
Saturday 10/19 10:30-1pm
Saturday 10/19 2:30-5pm
Sunday 10/20 10am-1pm
Pricing: Full weekend $175 early bird by 10/11, $195 after, Drop-ins allowed as space permits: $50/ session by 10/11, $60 after.
Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the 65-hour Yoga Immersion (updated this year to include a full weekend of philosophy with Dr. Douglas Brooks), 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
*Immersion meets one Friday only 10/18, 6-8:30pm w/ Dr. Douglas Brooks. The Friday session is in addition to the above schedule.
**last TT date is a snow date, and will only be used if a weekend is canceled due to inclement weather
Saturdays 10:30am-5pm, Sundays 11am-6pm (includes lunch break each day)
$2499 paid by 8/1 earliest
early bird special!
$3095 pay in full until 9/7, $3295 after.
$3495 customizable payment plan
That increased awareness and openness will shed light on the refined movements that are the key to both basic poses and poses that challenge our balance. We will explore these re-discovered regions with subtle movements to reach thrilling new places in our practice and to learn a bit more about ourselves - as practitioners - and as people off the mat.
Bring: your goal pose questions and curiosities!