Friday November 18th
Free, with a suggested donation of $5-10
The night will begin with some gentle yoga movement and flow and then we will chant and sing mantras. Music and mantras led by Alyssa playing the harmonium, and others playing a drum, guitar, tambourine, and whatever instrument you might like to bring.
Come sing, chant, dance and play!
…and you may be wondering, what exactly is a Kirtan?
Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.
Feel free to come and go as you please.
See you there,
A two hour headstand [inversion] immersion. Flow through a preparatory vinyasa sequence, spend time working on building a solid headstand foundation, play with different variations and the energetic magic behind headstand practice. How do we find more freedom by turning our viewpoint upside down?
All levels welcome.
Bring a pen and a notebook.
Saturday November 5th 3:30-5:30pm
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” – C.G Jung
Throughout our experience of childhood, we learn what keeps us safe and what puts our safety at risk. This process results in a mindset favoring certain aspects of ourselves and rejecting others, which in turn results in a psychological separation. When we live with such an internal separation, we easily fall into habits of justification; attempting to be perceived as what we identify to be the ideal version of ourselves, while doing what we can to reject and suppress what we identify as opposite to this ideal. This can create a feeling of unconscious inner battle, causing a sense of restlessness. Naturally, a need to distract ourselves from this restlessness arises, resulting in disempowering habit patterns, causing a feeling of addiction to an external remedy that makes us feel better.
Intuitive Movement is when we surrender to the being within us who exists and experience beyond the captivity of thoughts and feelings.
Day of Event $30
Saturday November 26 7:30-10:30pm
Ayurveda and the ancient, Spiritual teachings of Thailand’s Buddhist healers. Often called Thai Yoga Massage this deeply relaxing yet invigorating therapy incorporates deep passive stretching, joint mobility and pressure applied to energetic pathways similar to those of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In this workshop Yves guides students through the dance-like movements and practical applications for the artful technique of Thai Massage.
The workshop will focus on promoting deep relaxation, addressing common chronic conditions. Focusing on
generalized back pain, anxiety, digestive discomfort, and aches and pains brought on by the demands of daily life and rigorous fitness activities.
Thai massage promotes flexibility, muscle tone, restful sleep and focus. Some describe the experience as profoundly healing and facilitating a connection with the divine self. The effects of Thai Massage can be felt within minutes and will inspire balanced, relaxed energy. Traditional Thai Massage is practiced on the floor on a padded mat for comfort, without the use of lotions or oils. The receiver is dressed in loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allow for warmth and ease of movement. Thai massage is for everyone!
But if you have a specific medical concern such as pregnancy or injury please contact Yves or the studio before registering.
$30//$50 for Couples