Yin and Myofascial Release with Tami Apland, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Full body reset! After a brief introduction to fascial anatomy, we’ll use pranayama and meditation exercises to coax the nervous system into a relaxed state before using props, tennis balls and self-massage techniques to aid in the release of stuck tissue.

In this extended two hour practice you’ll learn why working with the fascia is important, as well as simple practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to help keep it healthy, hydrated and functioning at its fullest. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Investment: $30. Sign up HERE.

Tami Apland is a writer, yoga teacher and LMT based in Portland, OR. She is known for her warm gentle spirit, her attention to detail and her in-depth knowledge of human anatomy. Teaching since 2008, Tami is a Richmond native with a deep passion for educating people about their bodies and helping them feel their best. See where she’s teaching next and read her anatomical musings at tamiapland.com.

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Get comfortable on your hands! a beginner handstand workshop with Sascha Bachmann, Monday, june 3, 4:30-6pm

This beginner workshop focuses on the fundamentals of hand balancing with an emphasis on safety and technique. It is aimed at those who have little to no experience doing handstands. During this 90-minute workshop you’ll be taken through the following topics:

*How to prepare and strengthen the body for a successful practice

*Exercises/Drills to learn and improve your straight handstand
*Specific mobility & injury prevention
*Programming and how to modify exercises and drills to suit various levels

This workshop is suitable for those who want to learn how to get into and out of a handstand safely, whether at the wall or freestanding. With the exercises covered, you’ll be able to keep practicing and improving by yourself at home after the event.

In order to expand your experience, you will get access to a free online video training program based on the exercises done during our time together.

Investment: $50 earlybird until 5/27, $60 after. Click HERE to sign up.

About Sascha: Born in Germany, Sascha Bachmann comes from a family of great gymnasts. He graduated from National Circus School in Montreal, and has performed on Broadway, in Las Vegas, Tokyo, Paris and many more cities all over the world. Palazzo, Wintergarten, Cirque De Demain, Les Sept Doigts De La Main and Cirque Du Soleil are just a few of the companies that gave Sascha the opportunity to share his art on their prestigious stages. You can follow his work on Instagram at @thegerminator.

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What next? an intermediate handstand workshop with sascha bachmann, monday, june 3, 6:30-8:30pm

In this 2 hour workshop, you will be equipped with the tools you need to improve and expand your freestanding handstand. We will be focusing on solidifying your two arm technique, and show you drills to help you transition into more advanced skills.

Some of the topics we will cover during this workshops include:

*Identifying & addressing any weak spots in technique, flexibility or strength to help you break through any plateaus

*Playing with handstand shapes to improve alignment & sense of balance

*Introducing various handstand mounts & kick ups

*Step by step progressions to straddle & pike presses

*Introduction to block work & One Arm Handstand practice

This event is for you if you want to take your handstand practice to the next level and learn drills that highlight correct technique, build endurance and strength needed for hand balancing.

 In order to expand your experience, you will get access to a free online video training program based on the exercises done during our time together.

Investment: $60 earlybird until 5/27, $70 after. Click HERE to sign up.

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Movement Camp with Marge allen, June 15, 12-2pm

It’s yoga, it’s dance, it’s circus … it’s Movement Camp! Living fully dedicated to movement expression and exploration, Marge is excited to share the amalgamation of her life’s work. Join us for two hours of a well-rounded physical experience that is bound to speak to you in one way or another.

Expect to encounter strength/mobility work, acrobatic conditioning, hand balancing hacks, inversion exercises, and some of her favorite drills that traverse the room. Topping it all off with some deep stretching and a well-earned savasana, come step out of your box - and into all of the others.

Investment: $30 earlybird rate by 6/1, $35 after. Sign up HERE.

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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
Thursday: 9a-7p
Friday: 9a-7:30p
Saturday: 9:30a-5:30p
Sunday: 11:30a-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.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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 hello@theyogadojorva.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 hello@theyogadojorva.com.

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MetaAnatomy with Kristin Leal, September 6-8

Details and registration coming soon!

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Weekend Intensive with Rose Erin Vaughan, October 19-20

Details and registration coming soon!