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Airtime for Kids 6-Week Course

with Alexandra Langstaff
3:00 – 3:45pm, Saturday
November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16
$60 for Session of 6 ClassesYoga on a mat and in a swing! Come and fly, float and flip with us! Experience yoga from a new perspective! Increase body awareness, focus, flexibility and strength in a “supportive” environment!
-Ages 7-12

Chakra Balancing Yoga Workshop

with Dina Bronson, RYT 200
5:30 – 7:30pm, Sunday, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17
$30 per workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CHAKRABALANCING
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: BALANCINGCHAKRASMEMBERS

Join us for this 2 hour workshop and discover how the chakra system affects your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. After a brief overview of the chakra system as a whole, we will flow through an asana practice that will nourish you from root to crown. As we learn more about each individual chakra, we will move through postures that nurture and support that particular part of your being. Moving up the spine from root, to sacrum, solar plexus, heart, throat, then third eye, we will culminate with a crown opening meditation. A final restorative savasana will integrate the practice, leaving you feeling energized and balanced. Open to all. No prior knowledge of the chakras necessary.

As the Wheels Turn – Balance Your Chakras Workshop

with Jo Kirsch
1:00 – 6:00PM, Sunday, November 26
$90
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CHAKRA
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: CHAKRA10

As the days grow shorter and we move into winter, this is a good time to come into balance. Chakras, spinning wheels of light where energy runs through our bodies. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to physical, mental and emotional discomfort and in some cases, illness. Therefore, it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. We will focus on the 7 main chakras: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. Through asana practice, explanation, guided meditation, chanting, and creative play, we will clear stuck energy and open up to experience our true self.

5 CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance.

Restorative Module 3

with Laurae Coburn, E-RYT 500
Saturday, December 2: 1:00 – 6:00pm
$90
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: RESTORATIVEMODULE3
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This module will provide an orientation to and experiences with intermediate restorative poses including back bends and inversions. Restorative poses will be held for a more extended period and we will explore the use of chairs to support our comfort and stamina in more advanced poses. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate students. If you have questions about whether this workshop will be suitable for you, please contact Laurae at Herbicoburn@gmail.com5 CEU’s available through Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Teacher Training and Yoga Teacher Alliance.

Breathing, Bandhas & Balancing (inversions)

with Alyssa Thompson-Tucker
1-3:15pm, Sunday, December 3
$30
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Join Alyssa for a workshop learning to access breath and bandhas to improve arm balancing and inversions. Safely let go of fears and challenge your perspective by getting upside-down! The class will begin and end with pranayama-focused vinyasa flow. Come explore the preparatory postures and poses that lift up the body and mind. Open to all practitioners wanting to play with the power of the breath and our body’s internal locks to find more balance on and off the mat!

Gifting with Intention: Mala Workshop for the Holidays

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman
Friday, December 8
6:30-8:30
$60
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: HOLIDAYMALA
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Mindfully create treasured gifts with HEART while enjoying the company of our vibrant yoga community. Join Kaitlyn Zwagerman, owner of Wandering Sparks Ltd. Co., while you mindfully guided to create two mini stretch malas for gifting to loved ones over the holidays! Find enchantment in the natural physical and metaphysical qualities of Picture Jasper and Snowflake Obsidian.

Picture Jasper is a nurturing, protective stone that brings comfort and alleviates fear. It stimulates the Base Chakra in providing physical and spiritual energy for the body. It also is believed to activate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing visualization. It instills a sense of proportion and harmony, enlivening one’s creativity and initiative and is thought to be a marvelous talisman for bringing hidden emotions to the surface for healing. Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Placed on the sacral chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behavior, opening the door to change. Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. The blackness of this stone is believed to enhance the ability to reach your inner self. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying (seeing into the future).

Each mala will be ready to give to a loved one with a gift box containing a metaphysical description of the stone and an ‘intention note’ written by the artisan (you)!

Sun Mountain Yogis – Season

8:30am to Noon
Tuesdays: December 5 through March 27 (excluding December 26 and February 20).
Bromley Mountain
$108 for the Season (lift ticket not included)

Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III, AASI I, AASI Adaptive I and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III as they lead you through a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders warm-up and a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders cool down on Tuesday mornings throughout the winter. In between, join Bob and Jo on-the-hill as they integrate the yogic principles of mindfulness, breath control, core awareness, flexibility, strength and balance into skiing and riding. Between them, Bob and Jo have over 35 years teaching yoga, 60 years experience teaching skiing, and 15 years of teaching snowboarding. The on-hill portion of this program is all mountain skiing and riding (intermediates and above).

We will practice yoga from 8:30 – 8:45am; ski/ride from 9:00 – 11:30am; and practice yoga again from 11:45 to Noon. We will practice yoga standing up or in chairs, so there is no need for you to bring a yoga mat.

The Heart of the Village Yoga fee for you to join us for the season is $108. Your lift ticket is not included. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a Season Pass. If you need a lift ticket we can provide you with a ticket voucher for $40 per day.

Not sure if this is for you? Come try out our program for one day and pay $20 for the yoga session and an additional $40 for the lift ticket, if you need one.

Sun Mountain Yogis – One Day

8:30am to Noon
Tuesdays: December 5 through March 27 (excluding December 26 and February 20).
Bromley Mountain
$20 for one day (lift ticket not included)

Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III, AASI I, AASI Adaptive I and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III as they lead you through a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders warm-up and a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders cool down on Tuesday mornings throughout the winter. In between, join Bob and Jo on-the-hill as they integrate the yogic principles of mindfulness, breath control, core awareness, flexibility, strength and balance into skiing and riding. Between them, Bob and Jo have over 35 years teaching yoga, 60 years experience teaching skiing, and 15 years of teaching snowboarding. The on-hill portion of this program is all mountain skiing and riding (intermediates and above).

We will practice yoga from 8:30 – 8:45am; ski/ride from 9:00 – 11:30am; and practice yoga again from 11:45 to Noon. We will practice yoga standing up or in chairs, so there is no need for you to bring a yoga mat.

Your lift ticket is not included. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a Season Pass. If you don’t have a lift ticket we can provide you with a ticket voucher for $40 per day.

Not sure if this is for you? Come try out our program for one day and pay $20 for the yoga session and an additional $40 for the lift ticket, if you need one.

2-Hour Restorative Workshop

with Laurae Coburn
5:30 – 7:30pm: Sunday, December 10
$30 per workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: RESTORATIVE
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This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.

Yin Yoga Journey with Biff Mithoefer

7:30-9pm, Friday, December 15
$50
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINYOGA
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In this fast-paced, yang-style world, the practice of Yin Yoga helps us maintain balance. Through long-held postures, we explore our compassionate, no striving, receptive yin nature and learn to recognize and move with the natural patterns of life. With attention to the breath and sensations in the body, Yin Yoga helps us: balance our yin and yang aspects; Increase the flow of qi or prana in the body; Maintain the health of our connective tissue; Reconnect to the meditative origins of yoga

With silence, poetry and gentle music, we’ll journey together into our own inner spaces to reconnect with ourselves and the healing wisdom that is our true nature.

A Yin Yoga Immersion with Biff Mithoefer

Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing
December 15th 7:30-9pm, 16 and 17 from 9-5pm
$425

Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINYOGAIMMERSION
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Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of ourselves. In this training we will look at how Yin practice with its ancient yogic roots can affect our physical, energetic and emotional bodies. Through this understanding we will explore ways to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into our teaching and practice.

The training will include:

  • Taoist philosophy as it applies to Yin Yoga
  • The Yin practice of non-striving and how it can influence our yoga and our life
  • The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.
  • Anatomy as it relates to the understanding of our own natural pattern
  • Sequencing your Yin practice or a Yin class
  • What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice

The weekend is suitable for all levels of practitioners and for Yoga teachers who are interested in including Yin in their teaching.

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band: Bhakti-on-the-Mat, Musical Mantra Concert & More

Friday, January 5 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
$345
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON
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Friday, January 5
Mantra Music Concert: 7 -9 pm
Free your heart and stir your soul in this evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio’s latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. =

Saturday, January 6
Bhakti On The Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring crayons or magic markers.

Wild Lotus Tune Up: The Yoga of Sound: 2:30 – 5:30pm
Explore one of the most ancient and powerful forms of yoga- the yoga of sound vibration. Learn about how sound has been used to shift our consciousness in cultures around the world as well as in the science and medical fields. Experience a special vocal yoga singing practice designed to help you tune the instrument of your body. Dive into a playful rhythm session guided by Gwendolyn to help you get in touch with your inner drummer. And savor the power of delightfully bringing song and dance together to awaken joy and brighten your soul.

Sunday, January 7
Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling, heart-opening poetry, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, evocative live music, and a safe space for you to awaken your inner poet. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring a journal and crayons or magic markers.

Bhaktify! Bringing Art & Heart To Your Yoga Teaching: 2:30 – 5:30pm
Learn helpful tips and tools for cultivating more depth, imagination, and inspiration in your teaching through the arts of bhakti yoga – song, music, language, poetry, creative movement, and ritual. Sean will share some of his insights cultivated over 20 years of merging Hatha and Bhakti yoga in his teaching and practice, and also create a fun “Bhakti Teaching Laboratory” where participants can stimulate their creative teaching voice in a safe and supportive atmosphere. We’ll focus on affirming and trusting our innate life wisdom as a teacher so that our inner life becomes the primary source of your teaching. From the lens of Bhakti yoga, we’ll explore how to bring more energy, emotion, dynamics, and musicality to our classes. And we’ll explore some simple language and techniques for making bhakti practices like chanting more accessible for a general audience. This workshop is for experienced teachers looking to infuse fresh energy and inspiration into their teaching, as well as teacher trainees.

About the Presenters:
New Orleans’ Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
 (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) are regarded as one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America – a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Sean, Alvin and Gwendolyn put a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras with rock, roots, gospel, and world grooves.

Sean is also a well-loved yoga teacher who teaches at conferences and retreat centers internationally including Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, and The German Yoga Conference. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with both skill and imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute- Oakland with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, and is the co-curater and co-producer of Putumayo World Music’s yoga music series. Find out more at: www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com.

Mantra Music Concert with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

Friday, January 5
Mantra Music Concert: 7 -9 pm
$55
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: MANTRACONCERT
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: MANTRACONCERTMEMBERS

Free your heart and stir your soul in this evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio’s latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

with Laurae Coburn, E-RYT 500
Friday, January 12, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018: 9:00am – 5:00pm,
$198
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGASUTRAS
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a classical ancient Indian text describing the practice of yoga as a means to quiet the mind and alleviate suffering. Attendees will receive and orientation to Patanjali’s Sutras and commentaries on the original text.

The workshop will focus primarily on the first two chapters with relevant emphasis on the third chapter as it relates eight limbs of yoga. The commentary on these ancient sutras will be presented as a path for the modern practitioner to relieve mental and emotional distress.

Please note that the format will be lecture with a brief and distinct question and answer period following each segment. The workshop will also include breaks for asana and mediation. Due to time constraints and varying experience of participants this workshop will focus on English translations of the sutras and will not serve those seeking a course in Sanskrit translation. Attendees who are taking this workshop as part of their certification will have additional written homework.

Please purchase and bring a yoga sutra book to this workshop. Contact Laurae Coburn at Herbicoburn@gmail.com with questions about appropriate texts.

12.5 CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance.

Living Your Yoga

with Jo Kirsch
1:00 – 6:00PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018

$90
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: LIVINGYOURYOGA
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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.

Adaptive and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop

with Jo Kirsch
1:00-6:00PM, February 24, 2017
$90

Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: ADAPTIVETRAUMA
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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.

Cultivating a Quiet Mind through Yoga

with Jo Kirsch and Laurae Coburn
1:00 – 6:00PM, Sunday, February 25, 2018
$90
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: QUIETMIND
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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.

HOTV Yoga and Ski Retreat: Snowbird, Utah

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.

Rock Solid – Cultivating Mala Meditations & Positive Affirmations

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman
1:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018
$115
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: ROCKSOLID
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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!

Yin Yoga and Storytelling with Biff Mithoefer

Module 3: Yin Yoga Teacher Training​
May 11: 7:30-9pm, 12 and 13 from 9-5pm 
$425
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINSTORYTELLING

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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.

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Change Your Perspective! Inversions and Hand Balancing Intensive

with Jo Kirsch, Bob Speck and Pam Fletcher
June 1 – 3, 2018
$400

Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CHANGEYOURPERSPECTIVE
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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.

Pre and Post Natal Yoga Series with Kait and Lindsey

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