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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Crystal Sound Meditation with Jessica Neideffer Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

 
MONTHLY GROUP SOUND HEALING MEDITATION
(EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH)

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a space for healing of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole.”By coupling our intention with sound we are able to elevate our vibration to restore harmony within our BEing. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit for peace, healing, change and growth.

 

As you meditate and lie still or sit on your mat, we will work with the sounds and intention to help the body heal on a cellular level. During a session each person is receiving perfect frequencies through the playing of crystal instruments re-harmonizing the body back to its natural tones.

 

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE


Price: $20

 

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Intro to Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga with Veronica Cruz Next held on Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 7:30 am - 8:30 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 4, 2017 - Mon Sep 25, 2017
Every Monday in September 7:30-8:30am, 4 sessions. FREE Month of Mysore classes for included. Pre-registration required. $40 (all sessions + 1 Month of Mysore classes)
 
Curious about what goes on in the mornings in our Mysore Room? Have you been wanting to try it, but unsure of what to do, and how to start? Mysore is considered by many to be the most effective and gratifying ways to learn and develop one’s personal yoga practice and sustain it over the long term.

Join us for this workshop, designed to familiarize yourself about what to expect, and how to prepare yourself for morning Mysore style Ashtanga yoga.

We will briefly explore the background, lineage and history of this very empowering traditional practice. We will walk through the poses and sequence of the Primary Series and see how one can gradually progress through the entire sequence with a regular daily practice. WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES 1 MONTH OF DAILY MYSORE PRACTICE AT OUR STUDIO to help ease yourself into the practice and directly experience its benefits first-hand. At least 2-3x/week Mysore classes recommended.

After this workshop, you will know the basic etiquette and guidelines for practicing at any Mysore class anywhere it is offered, regardless of your level of experience.

It is truly a beautiful practice. Come join our growing Ashtanga community, and experience how empowering and transformative your own personal practice can become, on your mat and as it flows into your daily lives.
 
WORKSHOP FEE: $40 for 4 sessions, includes 1 MONTH FREE Mysore classes, pre-registration required.
 
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Yoga & Self-Healing with Wah! with Wah ! Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Get ready to move, breathe, and deeply relax! Wah! teaches yoga and plays live music at the end of class. As described in her book Dedicating Your Life to Spirit, Wah! has taught to athletic, handicapped, the young and the old, the well and the ill, offering tools for wellness and self-healing. Her teachings come from Anusara, Bihar, Kundalini Yoga and various healing traditions. Breathwork, moving postures, self-healing practices, deep relaxation.

All levels welcome.

$35 Early Bird Pricing by August 10, $45 After

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Ashtanga Week with Atsuro Chiba with Atsuro Chiba Next held on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 6:30 am - 8:30 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Sat Sep 16, 2017
Monday-Saturday, Sept 11-16
 
M-Th - Mysore 6-9am
 
Friday - Led Primary 6:30-8am
 
Saturday - Mysore 6-8:30am
Saturday Workshop 1-4pm- Hip, Chest and Shoulder Intensive Workshop
 
Pricing: (Earlybird Pricing 10% discount by August 30th)
Full Workshop (7 sessions) - $220
Drop In:
Mysore - $35
Workshop - $45
DYS Mysore Member - $100 Full Workshop


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FREE Info Session 200+ Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Adarsh and Heleen Williams Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Adarsh and Heleen Williams for a free information session about our 200+Hr Yoga Teacher Intensive Program, a 4-month, 8-weekend prorgam, starting Jan 26th through April 22, 2018.

It is designed to equip students with a strong and sound knowledge and experience base, from which they can practice, teach and live their yoga off the mat and in their lives. Comprehensive in its depth, breadth and substance, Adarsh and Heleen teach from many decades of dedicated personal practice, from a method that has its roots from a traditional source and lineage, the very foundation of all the "styles" of modern yoga we see today.
Our approach presents the “method of Yoga” rather than a particular Yoga “style.” We will explore the philosophy and methods of classical Ashtanga Yoga as well as contemporary modalities of Yoga, science and wellness. You will:
• Learn to teach unique yoga sequences including Traditional Ashtanga, Contemporary Vinyasa and Yoga Wellness
• Integrate comprehensive study of yoga technique, theory and philosophy
• Gain intensive practice experience
• Experience professional and personal growth
• Hold a certification that meets and exceeds requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT – 200
Upon successful completion of this program graduates will be eligible to register as teachers with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

If you are even remotely curious about what this program can do for you, and how it can change or enhance in your life, please come! More details, and further questions will be answered by Heleen and Adarsh, so hope you can come!

SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE TT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.downtownyogashala.com/teacher-training

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Crystal Sound Meditation with Jessica Neideffer Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

 
MONTHLY GROUP SOUND HEALING MEDITATION
(EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH)

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a space for healing of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole.”By coupling our intention with sound we are able to elevate our vibration to restore harmony within our BEing. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit for peace, healing, change and growth.

 

As you meditate and lie still or sit on your mat, we will work with the sounds and intention to help the body heal on a cellular level. During a session each person is receiving perfect frequencies through the playing of crystal instruments re-harmonizing the body back to its natural tones.

 

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE


Price: $20

 

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Yin Yoga Immersion: Foundational Training with Misako Matsuoka Next held on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Sun Oct 15, 2017
 
Yin Yoga is a transformative practice for the body and mind. The passive long held but gentle postures allow releasing of long held tightness in the deep tissues of the body while recharging the energetic systems. The Yin practice invites the mind inward into a contemplative meditative state, encourages the balance of effort and ease without strain, and promotes deep connection to the present moment. It is a much needed healing practice for our modern lives.

This training will provide you with the foundations of Yin Yoga. You will understand how to include Yin Yoga in a more active class or simply to take your own practice to a much deeper level. Class size is limited to ensure you will have plenty of time for individual attention. This training provides 12 hours of continuing education credit for registered yoga teachers. For those who would like to receive a certificate of completion for teaching Yin Yoga, this is the first twelve hours of a 36 hour training with Misako Matsuoka.


In this training you will:
- Receive a manual including specific sequences to take home with you
- Develop a personalized home practice learn how to modify postures for your unique body


Subjects covered include:

- Theory behind Yin Yoga

- How skeletal anatomy informs the variations of postures
- How to support your body with yoga props such as blocks, blankets, sandbags and bolsters
- Yin Yoga philosophy


Meeting Times:

- Friday, October 13 from 5:30pm-8:00pm (2.5 hrs)
- Saturday, October 14 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm (4.5 hrs)
- Sunday October 15 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (5 hrs)


Instructor: Misako Matsuoka, E-RYT500 misakomatyoga@gmail.com

 

Requirements for Enrollment:
This training is suitable for interested yoga students or those who have a current RYT status. Those new to yoga are advised to take Yin yoga classes prior to registration. 12 Hours of Continuing Educational Units are available to Registered Yoga Teachers. Additional study is required to receive a certificate in Yin Yoga.


Please contact the instructor for additional questions at misakomatyoga@gmail.com

 

Advance registration required.


Cost: $225 Early Bird by September 15, 2017; $325 Afterwards.

 
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Ashtanga Weekend with Peg Mulqueen with Peg Mulqueen Next held on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 3, 2017 - Sun Nov 5, 2017
ASHTANGA WEEKEND WITH PEG MULQUEEN
(Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, 2017)

Advance registration required for all sessions. Earlybird Registration by October 1st, 10% discount. 

Schedule:

Friday morning 6:30-9:00 am:
Led Counted Primary followed by Talk
Friday evening 6 - 8:00 pm: FUNdamentals of Transitions

Saturday morning 6 and 7am start: Mysore
Saturday afternoon 1-3:30 pm: Tour of Intermediate

Sunday morning 6:00 and 7:00 am start: Mysore
Sunday afternoon 1-3:30 pm: Hip and Stable

MYSORE STYLE SELF-PRACTICE -
(Saturday and Sunday, 6am and 7am start, Advance registration required, 2 sessions $60 or $40 drop-in)

Mysore is a self-practice, where you move through a fixed-order of postures at your own comfortable pace. The class is not led as a whole and instead, students are given personalized instruction according to their ability. Beginners are welcome and should allow 45 minutes for their first practice. Beginners should also be willing to attend each session of weekend to build a solid foundation for self-practice. Peg’s energy is uplifting and caring and no matter who you are in the Mysore room, she will meet each student where they are - no matter where that is.

Ashtanga Yoga: A Counted Primary Series + Talk Psychology of Movement - Friday, 6:30-9am - $40

COUNTED LED PRIMARY

It was a long time before the first western students of Pattabhi Jois realized that the Sanskrit words he was saying through class were numbers! Ekam inhale, Dve exhale, Trini inhale … their teacher was counting their movements with breath. You see, that’s not how they originally learned to practice. Because traditionally and still today, the series is taught individually by a teacher, with each pose allowed to be fully developed before being taught the next. We call this self-practice or the Mysore method. But there is enormous benefit for both mind and body by practicing the movements in a led counted style, emphasizing the vinyasa. The intention is to lead students toward a more balanced practice through a series they are already familiar with. And why this class is intended for students who have had exposure to the Ashtanga practice, though do not necessarily need to be proficient

WORKSHOPS

FUNdamentals of Transitions - Friday, 6-8pm, $40
Transitioning in and out of postures in Ashtanga is as important, if not MORE important, than the posture itself. And yet, to practice with precision, these counted positions are also even more challenging! This workshop will focus on moving from your center and moving effortlessly through the challenging but also FUN transitions of Ashtanga yoga - with a very special emphasis on chaturanga, of course!

ASHTANGA YOGA: TOUR OF INTERMEDIATE SERIES - Saturday 1-3:30 pm, $40

Ashtanga’s second series is certainly a trip - and one you should take! So hop on this train as we travel along rivers of backbends, discover deep twists and hips, climb strongly into the mountains of arm balances and headstands, before coming back into the station with our closing sequence. During this tour, there will be times we stop, get out, and do our own exploration - while other times, we might just have a quick look before moving on. So all aboard! This tour of Ashtanga's Intermediate Series is open to everyone!

HIP & STABLE - Sunday, 1-3:30 pm, $40

Hips are central to so many yoga poses because the pelvic area that includes the hips, is where we harness most of our bandha power. This workshop emphasizes not only the opening of the largest joint in the body, but also a strong emphasis on keeping the pelvis stable, through a combination of standing and seated postures. You will gain a greater understanding of your hips and increase your range of motion in all directions and include asana work in the Marichasanas, Supta Kurmasana, Baddha Konasana and Lotus.

Pricing:

Full Weekend (2 Mysore and 4 Workshops) - $200
Drop-ins:
2 Mysore Sessions: $60
Each Mysore or Workshop: $40

DYS Mysore Members: $100 Full Weekend Workshop

About Peg:
With a master’s degree in psychology and nearly two decades of yoga study, Peg Mulqueen has always found myself drawn to any practice of change. As the founder of Ashtanga Dispatch and the host of the Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast, she is an enthusiastic ambassador of this particular method and enjoy sharing this passion with all fellow seekers on the mat – and not just those who practice Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Her intention is for all students to leave classes and workshops feeling uplifted and with a renewed sense of understanding and empowerment to bring back both into their own personal yoga practice but perhaps more importantly – into their lives.

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Crystal Sound Meditation with Jessica Neideffer Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

 
MONTHLY GROUP SOUND HEALING MEDITATION
(EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH)

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a space for healing of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole.”By coupling our intention with sound we are able to elevate our vibration to restore harmony within our BEing. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit for peace, healing, change and growth.

 

As you meditate and lie still or sit on your mat, we will work with the sounds and intention to help the body heal on a cellular level. During a session each person is receiving perfect frequencies through the playing of crystal instruments re-harmonizing the body back to its natural tones.

 

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE


Price: $20

 

Learn More