donation based Ghosh 84 class with April Penland, November 2nd
The Ghosh 84 sequence comes from guru Bishnu Ghosh, younger brother to Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi). We will begin with a breathing exercise and salutations (similar to what you'd expect in a vinyasa class). Then, we will go through various series. In each series, postures will build on one another. For example, in the lotus series we will do prep for lotus through postures that incorporate lotus, and options for students who cannot do lotus but wish to work on will be presented.
The class will have backbends, forward bends, spine twists, arm balances, and inversions, with plenty of opportunities for variations and modifications. We will end with a couple of breathing exercises and savasana. Anyone looking to expand beyond their traditional practice, learn the steps to performing some new amplifications safely, and is open minded and willing to safely explore a different sequence will enjoy this class.
Class will be donation based (cash, check, Paypal or venmo to @april-penland). All proceeds will go to assist April on her journey to the World Championship of Yoga Sports in Beijing, China in December. Please sign up under our regular class schedule to ensure your spot.
A weekend with Henry Winslow, november 16-18
*Friday, November 16: Join Henry for a 90 minute Vinyasa Hatha class. Sign up on our regular class schedule. Standard class rates apply.
*Saturday, November 17: Take Control Through Lightness Workshop, 12-2pm
Would you rather use brute force to take what you want, or conserve your energy and let things float your way naturally? In this workshop, Henry will lead a deep dive into the bandhas, or energetic locks, and their role in creating stability, lightness, and effortless control in your yoga poses.
We’ll look specifically at how to apply mula bandha and uddiyana bandha, as well as some lesser known locks, in forward folds and arm balances, so that you can find maximum therapeutic extension in your asana. We’ll also practice complementary meditation techniques to invite ease and grace into all aspects of your life.
*Sunday, November 18: Find Power in Vulnerability Workshop, 12-2pm
Are you using your strength to protect yourself? Or do you use it to take yourself and those around you to new heights? In this workshop, Henry Winslow will teach you several powerful techniques, ancient and contemporary, to open the heart and throat -- the energetic seats of unconditional love and authentic expression.
In addition to breaking down the proper mechanical technique behind a sustainable, complete, and therapeutic backbend, we'll also explore various kriya and pranayama to override the evolutionary baggage keeping us living in perpetual defense mode, and return us to our natural state of fearless abundance.
Cost for a single workshop is $35 by 10.31, $40 after. Sign up for both of Henry's workshops, and cost is $60 by 10.31, $70 after. Sign up HERE.
About the instructor: Henry Winslow is a dedicated yoga practitioner of 8 years, whose teaching is rooted in the Ghosh, Ashtanga, and Dharma Yoga traditions. Although fitness and mobility initially attracted him to the mat, his appreciation for the practice has since expanded. To Henry, yoga is above all else a tool for cultivating clarity. Through workshops, private and group classes, and his podcast Dharma Talk, Henry empowers students worldwide to connect to their innermost selves, where our natural resilience, unlimited power, and universal compassion reside.
Weekend inversion immersion, november 24-25
HANDBALANCE INTENSIVE : 10-hour workshop over two days (5 hours per day) led by Nicolas Montes de Oca (@nicolastanding).
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS - from complete beginners to advanced practitioners of handbalancing. All practices and exercises are adapted to individual levels.
During the Workshop, you will be introduced to beginner and advanced Ukrainian/Chinese handstand techniques for fast learning. This will include:
- Different handstand positions - technique correction and refinement;
- Strength, flexibility and endurance work;
- Including strategies for balance, formation exercises for the shoulders and chest;
- Programming for adjusting posture and increasing resistance and strength;
- Presses and mounts to handstand
- Various spotting techniques for partner training to achieve faster technical results;
- Preparation and programming for one arm handstand training plus an introduction to new one arm sequences (for advanced students).
Investment: $150 for the full weekend. $100 for a single day, but it is highly recommended to participate in the full weekend. Sign up HERE.
Class times: Saturday, 11/24: 12-5pm; Sunday, 11/25, 11-4pm
10 hours of continuing education is available to all participating RYTs.
About the instructor:
Nicolás Montes de Oca is a professional circus performer who has dedicated his life to hand balancing and the circus arts. He has developed his own unique style in the discipline of hand balancing, fusing it with dance and movement which has taken him performing all across the world.He spent many years of self-development with hand balancing and then took his skills to new levels receiving professional tuition at BJIAS (Beijing international arts school) and Shanghai Circus School in China and ESAC (Ecole Superior du Arts du Cirque) in Belgium. He has performed for many prestigious companies such as Franco Dragone, Cirque du Soleil and Les 7 doigts de la main. While continuing to master his own practice, he has continued to share his knowledge and teach handstand methods to individuals and groups around the world.
Yin + Massage with Tami Apland, December 11, 7:30-9pm
This 90-minute full-body yin practice aims to release physical and mental tension through a combination of restorative yoga poses, pranayama, meditation and hands-on massage. We’ll flip the switch on the nervous system and drop in to a state of ultimate well-being and ease. In an effort to ensure maximum attention and massage time for everyone, this special offering is limited to just 15 people. No prior yoga experience necessary. $30 investment. 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.
Pura Vida in Nosara, Costa Rica, March 24-30, 2019
Join Adrian and Lauren on our retreat to Nosara, Costa Rica from March 24-30 at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. All RYTs that attend are eligible for 25 CEUs.
*6 nights in a beautiful room
*Delicious food (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available). All meals are included.
*Two yoga or hand balance classes a day led by Adrian and/or Lauren at one of Bodhi Tree's shalas with panoramic jungle-to-ocean views (one practice on arrival and departure days).
*Mid-day group transportation from Liberia airport to Bodhi Tree on March 24. Return transportation is not included, but the helpful resort staff can arrange for you.
Not included: Airfare, special drinks (coffee bar drinks, smoothies, juice), extra snacks, alcohol, spa services, surfing lessons, excursions, and other incidentals.
Pricing is as follows (includes tax and gratuity):
**King Bungalow: $2940 solo / $1950 per person shared (2 people/room)
**Queen Double room (based on 2 people per room): $1650 per person
**Garden Triple room with shared bath (based on 3 people per room): $1400 per person
$350 deposit required ASAP to hold your space (cash or check, please! If not possible, we can charge on a credit card with a small processing fee). A limited number of spaces are available. Full payment to be submitted by January 15.
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up in-studio. We look forward to you joining us in Costa Rica!
200-hour vinyasa teacher training (Spring 2019)
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. Required areas of study include, but are not limited to: Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Techniques Training, and Practicum.
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 training through an It’s Yoga International certified program in order to be a Certified Rocket Instructor. We will have this training available in the summer of 2019.
The Yoga Dojo TT will begin on Friday, March 8, 2019 and run through Sunday, June 9, 2019 on a Friday to Sunday format. There will be four weekends throughout the training that we will not meet (3/22, 3/29, 4/19, and 5/24 weekends).
Training Times *Note: Class times are subject to change. Students will be informed in advance of any changes to schedule:
Adrian McCavitt, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer
Lauren Davis, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer, Program Director
Cyndi Laird, E-RYT 200, Assists and Adjustments guest lecturer
Miranda Young, Anatomy for Yoga Instructors guest lecturer
Gabriella Eljaiek, RYT-200, RPYT, Yoga for Pregnancy guest lecturer
Mary Dove Silcox, E-RYT 200, Ayurveda guest lecturer
**$250 Non-Refundable Deposit due with application. This fee will be deducted from your final tuition payment.
Earlybird Option: $3000. Payment is due in full by 1/15.
Standard Option: $3350. Payment is due in full by 3/8.
Payment Plan two-payment option: Two equal $1750 payments. Initial payment due by 3/8, second payment due 5/1.
Payment Plan four-payment option: Four equal payments of $925. Initial payment due by 3/8, following payments will be deducted on 4/1, 5/1, and 6/1.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Deposit cannot be refunded for any reason. Tuition refunds will be possible until training commences. All refunds after this date will not be allowed.
Applicants must be 18 years of age. Each applicant must submit a completed application with a $250 non-refundable application fee. Entrance into program will be at the discretion of TYD program directors. TYD has the right to deny entry into the program to unqualified candidates. All applicants should have a regular yoga practice and be in overall good health, so that they are able to perform all techniques and trainings.
Please email email@example.com for more information or to receive an application. We do hope you choose to take this life changing leap with us. Namaste.