As yogis, we are always advancing our practice.
This 3-part series 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).
Saturdays, 2-4pm. $25 each or $70 early bird for all 3 by
** Offered on a sliding scale for those experiencing income insecurity: $25 or pay what you can. Email us to access at a sliding scale **
All-levels Standing Poses & Arm Balancing w/ Christina Sell
“Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a
field. I will meet you there.”- Rumi
Beyond right and wrong, protocols and prescriptions, yoga points us to the field of love in which opposites are held with clarity and creative possibility. While asana instructions often seem black or white, in truth, they are a starting point for self-awareness, a springboard for self-discovery, and a means by which we can discover our needs and how best to respond. These two-hour classes with Christina Sell will offer biomechanical explanations, demonstrations, modifications, hip and heart opening postures, bad jokes, and inspirational pep talks to help you gain sensitivity and discernment in your practice.
Sunday, November 1, 2-4pm, live-streamed on Zoom. $45 by 10/25, $55 after.
Christina Sell has been practicing yoga since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Author of three books on yoga and body image, Christina is known for her passion, creativity, and down-to-earth teaching style. Her classes are fun, inspiring, and aimed at helping people of all sizes, shapes, and abilities experience the joy of yoga. She currently resides in Buena Vista, CO with her husband, two affectionate cats, and the world's best dog, Locket.
The word “yoga” has a long and storied history as it moves
through the original sources in Sanskrit and other south Asian
languages. From its first appearance in the ancient Rg Veda, “yoga”
is used in diverse and complex ways to describe concepts, values,
practices, and traditions of interpretation. We’re going to start
from the beginning and create a basic “canon” of the yoga
tradition, not only listing and describing the sources of yoga but
comparing interpretations and sources to other sources.
We need to bring the complexity and diversity of traditions into focus and present a picture of history and context that takes us from Rg Veda to the Tantras and into modernity. This work is not only foundational to any student of yoga but deeply revealing of the continued relevance of yoga as it morphs and evolves into our own experiences. No previous experience is expected or required. Bring an open mind and a willing heart.
Friday 11/1 6-8:30pm
Saturday 11/2 10:30-1pm
Saturday 11/2 2:30-5pm
Sunday 11/3 10am-1pm
Full Weekend (recommended!) $185 by 10/31, $205 after. Individual session drop ins $55 by 10/31, $65 after.