Advanced Asana Workshops
Advanced Forward Bends
This workshop will help you to deepen your practice of Yoga through various forward bending Asanas. You learn and experience how to increase the spinal flexibility and strength.
Advanced Backward Bends
This workshop will help you to deepen your practice of Yoga through various backward bending Asanas. There is also an in-depth look at the Asanas, postural alignment and flexibility.
Spine & Flexibility
One of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy body is a flexible spine. The Yogis say that youth is determined by the flexibility of your spine. Learn to improve the strength and flexibility of the spine, release pressure from vertebrae by loosening the shoulders and hips, and improve your practice of basic postures.
Open Your Hips
This workshop offers a practical approach to open the hips and improve flexibility through traditional practices and yogic exercises. Here the open class sequence is maintained, offering specific variations that focus on the pelvis, working from the foundation of the skeletal structure and freeing muscles for the safe practice of more intermediate/advanced asanas.
Those seeking to master the headstand, the King of Asanas, will benefit from this workshop. It is designed to guide you gently and systematically through the eight steps of the Asana for longer holding time and minimum effort. The Headstand Workshop helps overcome fear.
Flexibility in Movement - Surya Namaskar workshop
Learn to pay homage to the sun, the giver of life, in this workshop designed to teach you to perform this beautiful sequence with perfection and in its true essence. Detailed review and practice of Sun Salutation and the spiritual meaning of Surya Namaskar Learn the Physical, Mental and the Spiritual Benefits.
Kriyas are traditional cleansing techniques to remove toxins and excess phlegm from the body. Prepare the body for a deeper Yoga practice. Learn to lighten the body, strengthen the respiratory and digestive systems, plus develop concentration by performing these ancient purifying techniques. **Avoid food (fast) prior to workshop.
Topics will include:
Eliminate toxins and wastes.
Strengthen the respiratory and digestive system
Develop concentration and sharpen the mind
The Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep workshop taps into your subconscious mind to help you reach a state of deep relaxation.
Experiencing of total muscular, mental and emotional relaxation
How to burn the old samskaras, habits and tendencies
Pranayama - An Introduction
Learn basic breathing exercises, abdominal breathing, full yogic breath, Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma, as well as the effects of Prana on the nervous system to purify your physical and subtle nerves. Practice and theory included. Suitable for those new to pranayama.
Overcome poor breathing habits
Increase your energy level
Learn how to focus and relax the mind
Pranayama – Advanced
Explore the energetic body in more detail; the different types of prana (vital force) and three bandhas (locks). Learn how to extend your Anuloma Viloma practice and other Pranayamas (breathing exercises) for cleansing the body and calming the mind. Discover how to make the practices easier and more comfortable in your daily routine. Practice and theory included. *Avoid food two hours prior to workshop.
Joy of Vegetarian Cooking
Learn how to create nutritional and delicious vegetarian dishes. These Sivananda cooking workshops are designed to give students both the knowledge and hands-on cooking experience, with close guidance from experienced cooks.