Workshops & Events

40 Days of Transformation

Jul 14, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Altoona
SPY - Altoona

Facilitator: Christine Tyndall

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Join Christine for this transformational program based on Baron Baptiste's best selling book, 40 Days to Personal Revolution. This comprehensive program is for anyone who is interested in creating a breakthrough in life.  By committing to every facet of this 40 day program, you will be inspired to create positive shifts and be empowered to make healthy choices for yourself on a daily basis.  This inspiring program will motivate you to take ownership of the changes that you would like to happen and the tools to turn your intention into reality.  

Program Cost $40

How the Program works

The program is divided into six - 60 minute in-studio sessions which includes

  • yoga practice
  • meditation
  • conversation
  • journaling
  • mindful eating and health habits
  • weekly reading
  • on-demand meditations and yoga classes

Required Items

 

 

Leslie Kaminoff

Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
leslie kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff - In-Studio Training & Virtual Training Option
Cost: Early Bird Special $299 through August 1st; Regular Price $349

In-Studio Training - Sold Out

On-Line Training Option - Register here 

Date/Times: 
Saturday September 19th 2020, 9:30-12:30pm; 2-5:00pm
Sunday September 20th 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00-5:00pm

Cost: $299 early bird special through August 15th; $345 Regular Price


Saturday, September 19th, 2020

9:30-12:30pm
An Introduction to Breath-Centered Yoga and Demystifying the Bandhas

In this highly interactive, experiential session, Leslie will introduce the distincitive breath-centered teachings of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar from a historical, scholarly and anatomical perspective while leading participants into progressively deeper understanding of the vital forces at work in the human breathing mechanism during yoga practice. Details of breath sequencing, coordination with movement and spinal action are some of the elements that comrpise the topic of bandha. Far from being a mystical practice, the good news is the moment we were immediately, implicityly learning banhas whe we first learned to coordinate breath and body movement. From this perspective, deepening our yoga consists of nothing more than uncovering our innate ability to find support and spaciousness through a breath-centered practice.


2:00-5:00pm
Re-imagining Alignment: Part 1

The first part of Leslie's Re-imagining Alignment begins with an historical and anatomical perspective on the subject and functional definition of alignment followed by an exploration of the uniqueness of human structure. Starting with clear, simple principles that govern musculoskeletal function, Leslie will help you put your asana on a solid foundation literally from the ground up (and from your head down).

Topics include:

  • a historical context for alignment in asana
  • Anatomical definition and principles of alignment
  • The relationship of bandha to support and movement

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

9:30-12:30pm
The Warrior Series - A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice

If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, updogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. This practice -heavy workshop will lead you through a specially designed vinyasa that strongly works legs and moves the spine in all possible directions; all without putting any body weight on your hands. the use of breath cueing to achieve alignment and afety objectives will be covered through exploring individual adaptation and modification for individual therapeutic objectives. 

2:00-5:00pm
Re-imagining Alignment: Part 2

Part 2 of Leslie's Re-imagining Alignment relies on students to bring questions about their own asana practice and teaching language. Leslie will promote an experimental, experiential atmosphere of inquiry regarding the teaching of alignment, safety and effective cueing of asana

  • Why Instructions like "tuck your tail, lengthen your spine, square your hips" maybe doing more harm than good, and what kind of language to use instead
  • Breath-centered, anatomically-based cueing
  • The use of Gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration
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  • Intro to Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training

    Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020
    12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, ERYT500

    CEUs: 10
    Required Reading:

    •  Mary NurrieStearns, Yoga for Emotional Trauma 
    • David Emerson’s Overcoming Trauma with Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Bringing the Body into Treatment 

    Cinci North

    • Cost $150
    • Date: SPY Youngstown: November 14-15th, 2020
    • Time: 12:30-5:30, Saturday and Sunday

    Becky Morrissey is a yoga therapist and licensed mental health and addictions clinician. This course is a training experience focused on working with and creating trauma-sensitive yoga practices. Join Becky for an engaging, accessible, theoretically grounded teaching and practice skill series, for the safe and effective use of yoga to heal from Trauma.

    What is trauma sensitive yoga? TSY is body oriented and spiritually nourishing. It is instructive and emphasizes choices. TSY provides structure to help foster our internal sense of safety, personal agency and choice in cultivating our capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.

    Clarify & Facilitate 

    In order to be of help to others, understanding our own experiences as preparation and base for compassionate insight will be the focus of this course. Practical, applicable skills will also be used to begin the journey of healing for ourselves and others. Community will be created to support individual growth and practice on and off the mat during and between courses.

     

    Requirements for Trauma Sensitive Training

    • In order to participate in Training you have to be a 200RYT.