1:00 – 6:00PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018
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“What is my life’s purpose?” “Am I living my Dharma?” Explore these soul searching questions through the teachings of the yoga. We will study this question through story, asana practice, meditation, chanting and discussion. 5 CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance.
with Jo Kirsch
1:00-6:00PM, February 24, 2017
Learn the basics of practicing and teaching adaptive and trauma-sensitive yoga to people with visible and invisible disabilities. Ground rules, basics, postures, sequencing, chair and mat yoga will be introduced and explored in this hand’s on workshop. 5 CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance.
1:00 – 6:00PM, Sunday, February 25, 2018
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May you be content. May you be free from suffering. Especially the suffering that is created and maintained by the Mind. And may you know a great and natural peace. Through yoga, meditation, focused breathing, discussion and study, we will explore how practicing yoga unites the mind,the body, and heart, allowing for increased moments of emotional and physical well-being.
5 CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance.
Yoga and Skiing: April 8 – 13, 2018
with Bob Speck and Jo Kirsch
Heart of the Village Yoga Fee: $500/Before December 1: $375pp Or $325pp for 2 People registering together: Enter coupon code: SNOWBIRD2PEOPLE325
Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III, for a memorable week of skiing and yoga. Retreat begins at 8pm, Sunday, April 8, 2018 and ends at 5pm, Friday, April 13, 2018. We’ll practice yoga before and after skiing and have optional evening activities. Lodging is at The Inn at Snowbird, where we practice yoga, hot-tub, and use the gym if you like. The Inn is a short walk to the Snowbird Center where the Tram is located and valet service is available for your skis. Restaurants, shopping and a full spa are all within walking distance of The Inn.
“If I only had one word to describe our week in Utah with Jo and Bob is would be: PERFECT! Originally, I signed my husband and I up for the yoga ski retreat in Utah because it was the perfect union of both of our passions. He is an avid skier and I love to practice yoga with Jo and Bob. Our week away exceeded my expectations, by a mile. The yoga sessions complimented the skiing perfectly and we felt great, both physically and spiritually because of that (wonderfully led) combination. Both my husband and I ventured into new territories during the trip and felt safe and in good hands, all the while. I highly recommend the ski retreat for any level skier or yoga practitioner. Jo and Bob were so attentive to all of our various needs. It was a glorious week!” – Nancy Wise
“The Heart of the Village Yoga Snowbird ski trip was the highlight of my 2017 ski season. Beautiful winter skiing early in the week and then sunny spring skiing later. Bob and Jo were great at finding terrain for all different abilities, coordinating lunch meeting spots, and planning dinners for those who wanted to join in. And let me tell you, those yogis can ski and teach skiing. I’m loving my new attitude and skills on the cruisers. One more thing, yoga in the morning and evening was awesome for my legs. I was really surprised how the practice kept soreness away and re-energized me each day.” – Joe McVicker
“When my friend, Roberta told me about the Heart of the Village Yoga and Ski retreat at Snowbird in Utah (April 2-9, 2017), I jumped at the chance to go skiing with my friend. Little did I know that I would leave the week making many new friends! Jo and Bob led our group through two hours of yoga each day and ski-toured us around the mountain. The yoga and skiing left me refreshed and reinvigorated. The yoga eradicated the ski boot pain…and all other pain, too! The valet service eliminated carrying the skiis The themes and stories Jo & Bob shared while leading us through yoga left me thoughtful, hopeful and grounded. I skied six days in a row…I do not recall ever doing so, even as a kid. I am far from a good skier and Snowbird proved to be a challenge for me. But I skied it. Well, some of it. I am thankful that points were not awarded for gracefulness. That I lack. But courage…that, I possess. Thank you, Jo & Bob for a wonderful experience.” – Nancy Sardone
April at the ‘Bird historically boasts sunny days with spring corn snow as well as powder days. Snowbird is big mountain skiing with long groomers and lots of off-piste skiing. Days are free for you to ski and explore Snowbird at your own pace. Beginner slopes at Snowbird are equivalent to expert slopes at Bromley and Stratton. Jo and Bob will be available to help guide you and familiarize you with the vast terrain at Snowbird. Ski Lessons are available through the Snowbird Mountain School where Bob and Jo taught skiing 2004 – 2010. We return to Snowbird year after year for the quiet, big mountain experience. If you are looking for nightlife you won’t find it here. If you are looking for a backcountry experience inbounds you’ve hit the jackpot!
Snowbird Lift and Lodging Fees:
Arrival is Sunday, April 8 and departure is Friday, April 13, with an option to extend lift and lodging through Saturday or Sunday. Lift and Lodging includes a Snowbird only Tram/Chair pass per adult per night of stay and accommodations. The rates vary depending on occupancy.
The Inn at Snowbird – South Studio Room: Sunday through Thursday Night: $1165. Add an additional $233 per night to extend your stay through Saturday or Sunday. Includes two lift tickets per adult or child over age 13. Nightly Package rate is based on a minimum of double occupancy for a 5 night minimum stay.*
The Inn at Snowbird – Bedroom: Sunday through Thursday Night: $1265. Add an additional $253 per night to extend your stay through Saturday or Sunday. Includes two lift tickets per adult or child over age 13. Nightly Package rate is based on a minimum of double occupancy for a 5 night minimum stay.*
The Inn at Snowbird – Bedroom – Triple Occupancy: Sunday through Thursday Night: $1520. Add an additional $304 per night to extend your stay through Saturday or Sunday. Includes three lift tickets per adult or child over age 13. Nightly Package rate is based on triple occupancy for a 5 night minimum stay.*
The Inn at Snowbird – Bedroom – Quad Occupancy: Sunday through Thursday Night: $1775. Add an additional $355 per night to extend your stay through Saturday or Sunday. Includes four lift tickets per adult or child over age 13. Nightly Package rate is based on quad occupancy for a 5 night minimum stay.*
*Rates listed above do not include resort fees or taxes. Meals and transportation are not included.
Roundtrip airport transfers can be arranged for $76 per adult, round trip. Children 12 and under are $50 round trip. Late spring conditions can be variable through out the day and are weather dependent. Terrain may not be available for all ability levels.
with Kaitlyn Zwagerman
1:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018
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“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali
During this immersive workshop, traditional Japa meditation and the practice of affirmations blend to produce powerful results. Aligning yourself with the grounding properties of various stones and crystals, you will be guided in ‘om-making’ your very own Mala prayer necklace. You will infuse your piece with individual and group intentions as you meditatively string beads and connect with the other group members- connecting and discussing the challenges and impact of self-limiting thoughts. From this discussion, we will create powerful affirmations that can be applied toward our lives. You will learn about the significance and metaphysical qualities of the mala materials and be guided on how to use your Mala necklace in conjunction with meditation to ease stress and tension in your life. You will enjoy an intermediate vinyasa practice and the benefits of several gentle restorative poses to move prana through the body while energetically charging your mala and embracing your affirmations.
When practiced regularly, these traditions will inspire peace, calm and happiness while cultivating a resilient heart. You will leave feeling recharged and in-charge with a beautiful, earthy and treasured tool for elevating your practice!
Module 3: Yin Yoga Teacher Training
May 11: 7:30-9pm, 12 and 13 from 9-5pm
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Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. The way of the storyteller is about more than just telling stories. At it’s core it is a way of seeing and interacting with the world through the stories that are constantly unfolding inside and around us.
Classic teaching stories remind us that our lives ebb and flow; always moving between our youth stories, that teach us to triumph; our mid-life stories, that help us to transform, and our elder stories that remind us that eventually triumph and transformation must give way to transcendence and acceptance.
In these Storytelling workshops we explore the path of the storyteller. Through classic stories we will look at how our own life stories can become our teaching stories, and how as teachers, parents and humans, storytelling helps us share the truth of our own experience. As part of unfolding our stories we will use Yin Yoga, body meditations and sacred sound to look within our own bodies at the places where we so often hold our deepest truths.
This training is a stand-alone training, and is open to anyone who has taken Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing and Embracing the Yin Path as well as any dedicated yoga students or teachers who are interested in deepening their practice. If you haven’t studied with me before and plan on coming to the third module only, then I ask that you get a copy of The Yin Yoga Kit, and familiarize yourself with the basic concepts, and do some of the practices in the book or CD. The training is suitable for teachers and dedicated practitioners. You don’t need to be a teacher or even experienced in Yin, just come with an open heart and a willing mind.
with Jo Kirsch, Bob Speck and Pam Fletcher
June 1 – 3, 2018
Friday, June 1: 6:00 – 9:pm
Saturday, June 2: 9:00 – 6:00pm
Sunday, June 3: 8:00 – 5:00pm
Would you like to learn the secrets to practicing inversions? Once you learn a systematic approach, you may be surprised how accessible inversions are. You will learn how to warm up your body and open your shoulders, hips, front body, back body, ankles, wrists, heart and mind. We will practice headstand, shoulderstand, handstand, forearm stand, crow, crane and poses dedicated to the Sage Koundinya. There are a number of benefits of practicing yoga inversions:
– Gives your heart a break
– Helps your lymphatic system
– Energizes you and builds confidence
– Improves your balance
– Builds core strength
– Forces you to focus
– Releases your ego and helps you practice non-attachment
– Provides a new perspective
This weekend immersion is open to practitioners who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of inversions. It is offered as a Core Weekend in HOTV Yoga’s Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Program and availalbe for 25 CEU’s through Yoga Teacher Alliance.