ROCKET VINYASA : 5-DAY PRACTICE IMMERSION led by Steve Pyka, July 17-21
WHAT IT IS:
The 5-Day Practice Immersion is designed for any person at any level in their practice who is interested in learning more about Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. Through daily practice and group discussions, your existing concepts of what yoga is and what it is for will be challenged and expanded. Live a life in the week of a Rocket Yogi. See how a simple, gentle, systematic and powerful approach to yoga can transform how you relate to yourself and the world around you.
Schedule will be:
Wednesday (evening practice only): 5:45-7p
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT:
Nobody should, but anybody can. Of course, it is helpful to already have a consistent yoga practice, but it is not essential. The immersion might light a fire for you! Students and teachers are welcome, but this program does not confer any authority to teach yoga generally or Rocket Yoga specifically. The authority to teach yoga comes from your own experience, dedication and enthusiasm to share what you practice.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE IT:
We take a common-sense approach to the practice and the philosophy. Yoga need not be complicated. In fact, it's very natural- it's moving and breathing with awareness. Forget about what you can do, have or become through yoga. Yoga is most useful in demonstrating that you have what you seek. Having an enjoyable and familiar yoga routine that you can do anywhere and at anytime will inspire you to develop the consistency and dedication which bring forth the gifts of the practice.
Steve Pyka, a direct student of Larry Schultz, the creator of Rocket Yoga, opened AstaYoga with Rene Henley in 2009 as a place where people could find a genuine sense of strength, peace and community. Together, they have over 20 years of experience teaching and have trained hundreds of people (including Adrian, Lauren, Erin, Shannon, Lany and April!) who are practicing and sharing the Rocket all over the world.
WHAT IT COSTS AND HOW YOU CAN SIGN UP:
The training costs $995. Early bird is $875. You can reserve a space in the training for $300 by emailing email@example.com, with the balance due before the early bird deadline of June 1st. When paying in cash, check or Venmo, early bird pricing is extended to July 8. Returning students who have completed a 50-hour Rocket training with Asta / The Yoga Dojo can take $420 off the training price and enroll at a discounted rate of $575- the Larry Schultz Special - and can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MetaAnatomy Weekend with Kristin Leal, September 6-8
*Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30pm, The Embodied Heart, a master class
Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is, quite literally, the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it is time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. Join me for a workshop utilizing chanting, breath work, asana and Meditation to return back to the intelligence of our hearts.
Regular class rates apply. Sign up on our class schedule HERE.
*Saturday, September 7, 12-5pm, MetaAnatomy of the Psoas
The most powerful, transformative workshop you'll take this year!! Ok, maybe that's a bit of an oversell but this is one wildly connected muscle! From Chinese medicine to Ayurveda, Biomechanics to Yoga Therapy this powerhouse of a muscle is the seat of much promise and poetry. Known as the tenderloin (filet mignon if you're fancy) amongst the butcher-set it literally forms the connection between our front and back and our top and bottom. In this workshop we will explore it's beauty and troublemaking potential and through practical techniques learn how to free the hidden power that's held within.
*Sunday, September 8, 12-3pm, How to get Un-Stuck- An Exploration of the Diaphragms and Granthis
Whether it’s a tight knotted muscle or a feeling of emotional blockage in our lives we know what it feels like to be stuck. While we like to talk about the physical and energetic bodies as if they are two separate entities they are actually deeply interwoven, interconnected and interdependent. If one of the four - yes there are 4!- muscle-y breathing diaphragms are stuck there is a great chance energetically you are preventing the free flow of prana that your body richly deserves. In this practice we will first discuss the four major diaphragms and where they are in the body; then we will move on to a practice that combines asana, pranayama and meditation practice to help free the knots that bind.
Sign up for both workshops HERE. Cost is $100 for Saturday, $60 for Sunday, or $150 for both workshops.
About Kristin: Kristin’s teachings are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement. She is the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200- and 300-hour teacher training – graduating over 1,000 students since 2005 – and leads workshops around the world. In love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortlessly to Western anatomy, her MetaAnatomy™ trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all.
Her teachers have included Sharon Gannon, Katchie Ananda, Adrienne Burke, Rodney Yee, and Rod Stryker and their beautiful teachings, along with her students, continue to inspire her every day. Since 2006 she has been working with Yogiraj Alan Finger of ISHTA yoga and has helped this yogi master translate his teachings to create his 300- hour and ISHTA marma point teacher training. A licensed massage therapist since 1995 (Swedish Institute of Massage,) she also holds certifications in Reiki, Thai massage, neuromuscular and myofascial release, and is a co-author of the book “The Yoga Fan” (2003) and the author of “MetaAnatomy- Anatomy of a Yogi” (2014) and “MetaAnatomy- Body Poetry” (2019) which was called “smart and sassy” by Elena Brower and “a luscious resource” by Rod Stryker.
Weekend Intensive with Rose Erin Vaughan, October 19-20
Full details and registration coming soon! Schedule will be:
10am-12 Master Class (anyone can come)
1-4pm Intro to Acupressure for Yogis (Need Projector and screen - or I can bring)
5-6:30pm Hip Opening with Meridians (Yin style class with Meditation)
6:30-7:30 Gayatri Mantra
8:45-9:45 Pranayama and Mantra
10am-12 Master Class
1-2:30pm Heart Opening with Meridians (Yin style class with meditation)
Spring 2020 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training, dates coming soon!
Please email us at email@example.com for more information or to receive an application.