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.

www.kristinleal.com

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Weekend Intensive with Rose Erin Vaughan, October 19-20

Full weekend intensive schedule is below. Classes are available for sign up on our online schedule HERE and are priced as a $15-20 drop in rate, except as noted below for the Acupressure for Yogis workshop.

October 19:
-8:45-9:45 Pranayama and Mantra, $15 drop in. Practice a complete sequence of pranayama techniques that balance the energies, calm and focus the mind and allow you to experience the subtle body. After pranayama, we will chant the Gayatri Mantra together to increase energy and will power.
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10am-12 Master Class, $20 drop in. This is an intermediate-advanced Vinyasa class with modifications and advanced variations offered. Hip opening, Backward bending, Twists, Inversions, Strength, Organ and Energy Awareness, and Relaxation
-1-4pm Intro to Acupressure for Yogis Workshop, $50. Sign up via Workshops and Events HERE. Description below.
-5-6:30pm Hip Opening with Meridians (Yin style class with Meditation), $20 drop in. Learn and practice techniques to open hips, knees and ankles. Using the Meridian system (energy pathways in the body) and physical anatomy, we can find the root of old blockages which are often emotionally based. For the lower body, we work mostly in the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Stomach and Spleen pathways and organs. These related to Anger, Frustration, Fear and Worry. Activate the Shakti in the pelvic floor and elevate consciousness for the sake of all beings. All Levels Welcome. Advanced variations offered.
-6:30-7:30 Gayatri Mantra, $15 drop in. Learn the meaning of Gayatri Mantra and how to use it. We will chant together.

October 20:
-8:45-9:45 Pranayama and Mantra, $15 drop in.
-10am-12 Master Class, $20 drop in.
-1-2:30pm Heart Opening with Meridians (Yin style class with meditation), $20 drop in. Vinyasa Yoga class that leads into longer holds. This sequence is designed using the heart and pericardium pathways. You will learn how to access these pathways to clear blockages and open your heart. We will use some acupressure points as well.

ACUPRESSURE FOR YOGIS WORKSHOP

Discover the powerful healing science of acupressure—designed especially for yogis—and enhance your personal yoga practice, your emotional and physical health, and your ability to help others. Yoga practitioners at all levels can benefit from learning this ancient system of points and pathways.

In this workshop, you will learn:
The 11 regular meridians plus an introduction to the extraordinary channels;
The most important points and how to use them for common issues, injuries, and flexibility;
A specific mantra to activate and focus the healing powers of the mind;
Points and sequences to address physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.

There will be a 1.5 hour practice focused on hip opening and the meridians following this lecture (separate pricing and sign up if you are not purchasing the weekend intensive bundle). Bring a partner or come alone to explore methods for healing yourself, using on others, or teaching to friends.

Recommended reading: Rose Erin Vaughan, Science of Points and Pathways and The Science of Self. We have both books available for purchase at the studio.

Note: This program qualifies for Yoga Alliance CE credits (3 hours for workshop, 13 hours for weekend intensive).

Investment: $50 for Acupressure workshop, $150 for weekend intensive bundle including all classes led by Rose Erin. 

* If you are purchasing the weekend bundle, we will sign you up for each individual class, so your space is reserved. If you are signing up for Rose Erin's classes a la carte, you can sign up for each of those under our regular class schedule.  Please note that class passes and memberships do not apply.  Please refer to per-class drop in rate above for pricing. 

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Back bending weekend with Henry Winslow, November 22-24

More information and sign up coming soon!

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Nosara, Costa Rica 2020 retreat at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort- New LImited availability! February 29-March 7

Our 2020 retreat to Nosara sold out so quickly, we didn’t even have a chance to tell you about it. Well, we worked out some details so a few more of our Dojomies can join us on this experience!

Please email us at retreats@theyogadojorva.com if you would like to hear more about it, or to snag a spot. Availability will be on a first come-first served basis, and is super limited.

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Spring 2020 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training

You are strong. You are dedicated. You have a hunger to grow and learn with an open mind. You are interested in expanding your practice and human potential. We dedicate ourselves to guiding you on this path. We will ask you to dive deep throughout this training- physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Yoga Dojo’s 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training is a 200-hour level program certified through Yoga Alliance. All students will be able to register with Yoga Alliance for the RYT-200 designation upon completion of the program. Students with existing RYT status with Yoga Alliance will be able to use the training for CEUs.

Things you will study:
*How to guide yourself and your students through a safe, structured Vinyasa practice; Meditation; Pranayama; Yogic philosophy (including the Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita); History of Yoga; Kriyas; Ayurveda; Sequencing; Alignment techniques; Hands on assists and adjustments; Sanskrit and chanting; Anatomy for Yoga; Chakras; Modules in Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, and Yin Yoga; Goal setting and personal development; Ethics; and Business of Yoga.

Training weekends:
March 20 weekend
March 27 weekend
April 3 weekend
April 17 weekend
April 27 weekend
May 1 weekend
May 15 weekend
May 29 weekend
June 5 weekend
June 12 weekend

Training Times:
Fridays: 5:30-9:30pm
Saturdays: 12:00-7:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am-5:00pm
*Please note, class times are subject to change. Students will be informed in advance of any changes to schedule.

Payment Options:
**$250 Non-Refundable Deposit due with application. This fee will be deducted from your final tuition payment.
Early Bird Option: $3000. Payment is due in full by 1/15.
Standard Option: $3350. Payment is due in full by 3/20.
Payment Plan two-payment option: Two equal $1750 payments. Initial payment due by 3/20, second payment due 5/1.
Payment Plan four-payment option: Four equal payments of $925. Initial payment due by 3/20, following payments are due by 4/3, 5/1, and 6/12.

Training is led by Lauren Davis and Adrian McCavitt (both E-RYT 200, YACEP), with guest instructors Dr. Miranda Young (DPT) leading the anatomy module, Gabriella Eljiaek (E-RYT 200, RPYT) leading Yoga for Pregnancy module, and Lynn Crounse (E-RYT 200) leading Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, and Yoga Sutras.

Please email us at hello@theyogadojorva.com for more information or to receive an application.

Although, this particular training reflects the practices, principles, and philosophy of Rocket Yoga, it does not certify you as a Rocket Yoga instructor. You will need to complete an additional 50-hour Rocket training. We will have this available following 200-hour TT completion.