Workshops & Events

Yoga Basics: Intro To Flow

Nov 23, 2019
This all levels class will be non-heated and designed to help you understand how to move more efficiently on your mats and in your own bodies. Learn techniques and functional movements to better inform how you want your practice to look.  Come with questions, and leave with results. 
 
Saturdays at 12pm on the following dates (taking over for Restore those days)
November 23rd & December 14th and for the month of January

SI Join & Lower Back Class - 90 Minutes

Dec 6, 2019

Our lower backs are so crucial to the overall health of our posture and well-being. They so often take a beating, especially when we don't understand how to engage and move effectively. This critical weight bearing, location in our bodies is so important, let's take the time to understand it more thoroughly.

Join Bridget for an in-depth look at the movements of our hips through visual work with a skeleton, physical palpation and movement.

Facilitator: Bridget Henson -- 200HR & 300HR RYT + 60HR Myofascial & 60HR Yin training via Yoga Medicine
Friday December 6th 6:15-7:45pm
Cost $20 (*Monthly Members ONLY $14)

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  • Anatomy Training 101 & 102 (10 CEU's)

    Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

    Facilitator: Bridget Henson and Juli Heemer
    Location: SPY North
    Date: December 7-8th 2019
    Cost: $125
    OPEN TO PUBLIC & Good for 10 CEU's for Teachers

    Anatomy 101: Bones, Muscles & Movement

    This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more dynamic level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

    The body's framework (the bones)
    What moves the framework (the muscles)
    What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.)
    Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder/Pelvis Girdle, The Spine and Feet.
    Practice clothes, journal and pen required

    Anatomy 102: Moving with Our Bodies: Connective Tissue and Facial Trains of the Body

    This module is about moving our bodies and taking a look at what and how our bodies are able to do just that, MOVE. You will leave with a new way of looking at your own bodies and more importantly how to understand and regard yours as a contextual, fascinating thing. For instance instead of just saying "my foot hurts" we want to ask "How? Where? When? In what state? Moving? While in Extension? Flexion? What's going on above your foot and your toes?"

    Through hands on learning, discussion and group work you will gain a clear understanding of the connective tissues and facial trains of the body. We will do this via yoga postures, seated postures and other common postural forms the body my take, in order to explore, and understand just what the body takes to get us through each day.

    Practice clothes, journal and pen required

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  • Winter Solstice: Sound Bath & Restorative Yoga

    Dec 20, 2019
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    Join us for a very special evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This 90 minute class will include candlelight Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing.

     

    The Winter Solstice is a celebrated holiday in the yoga tradition, symbolizing the rebirth of the sun. It is the longest night of the year, the first day of winter and for us, a time to come back into balance as we reflect on the past year and acknowledge and celebrate the light that is within each of us.

     

    Honor the darkness and welcome the gradual return of light as you slow down, disconnect and focus on yourself.

     

    You will be led through a Restorative Yoga sequence, designed to calm and reset your entire body and mind. As each posture brings you deeper into relaxation and renewal, you’ll bathe in the pure vibrations of rare Tibetan singing bowls, gong, didgeridoo and Native Flutes played live. These sounds offer a healing experience unlike any other - harmonizing body and mind, freeing up stagnant energies and enlivening the spirit. 

     

    Please register in advance to secure a spot and props, as spaces are limited.

    No yoga experience necessary. All levels and abilities are welcome!!

     
    Date: Friday December 20th
    Time: 7:00-8:30pm
    Cost: $35

     

    Myofascial Release: Hip & Shoulder Dysfunction

    Jan 11, 2020
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    Join Bridget 200ERYT, 500RYT and 60HR Certified Myofascial Release Practitioner via Yoga Medicine, Saturday October 26th for an fun, effective workshop where we breakdown both the hips and shoulders via techniques, stretches and myofascial work to help with range of motion and just overall comfort. 
     
    Where comfortable clothing that you can easily move in, and roll on (and over). We will be discussing average Range of Motions and take a look at what you are feeling and seeing in your own bodies. A lot of time we are completely within an average range but think we are supposed to "be doing more", when that's simply not the case. Setting healthy expectations and ranges will keep us focused throughout our practice and hopefully after you lea
     
    Date: Saturday January 11th 1:30-3pm
    Cost: $35 
    Facilitator: Bridget Henson
     
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  • Yoga Medicine: Essentials Workshop

    Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020

    Join us for this special weekend with Yoga Medicine Therapuetic Specialist 

    Valerie Knopik PhD; YM 500hr teacher; YM teacher trainer

    Saturday June 6th & 7th

    Morning Sessions 9:30am-12:30pm Afternoon 2-5pm

    Early Bird Special $225 All 4 Modules (CEU's upon completion of your YM quiz) or $60 per module. Pricing thru March 1st, then will increase slightly. Limited spots, hope you can join us!

    The Essential Workshop is a four-part series comprised of these topics:

    Shoulder — the shoulder girdle is a common area of struggle for both the new and the regular practitioner. The shoulder joints are inherently inclined toward mobility, creating the need to cultivate stability when we challenge the joints in weight-bearing poses like chaturanga dandasana. In a lecture, we’ll learn about the shoulder anatomy and a theoretical approach to working with these joints therapeutically before moving into a guided practice that enables you to immediately translate this knowledge into your body.

    Hip — this workshop explores the need for equity between stability and mobility in the hip joint. In a yoga practice, hip stability occurs naturally but what each of us needs to maintain balance in this joint can vary greatly from person to person. Through a lecture and guided practice, you’ll look at the structure and function of the hip joint to learn how to individualize for your practice and group classes.

    Spine — the central theme of this workshop is maintaining the integrity of the precious structures in the spine and all that it entails. Learning how to move efficiently with the support of the core, glutes, and legs is key not just in a movement practice but also in the challenges of our lives. Through a combination of theory and practice, you’ll understand how the parts of the spine work together with the core and legs, and learn how to move with solid mechanics that allow you to rewrite your autopilot motions.

    Myofascial Release — understand what myofascial release (MFR) is and how it supplements your yoga practice. We’ll move through a MFR practice that explores the areas we’ve found to be the most beneficial for the legs, hips, shoulders, and back. You will leave with self-care information that you can use right away. This practice is MFR only (no yoga) and is open to everyone, no yoga experience needed.