Workshops

Journey to an Open Heart

Journey to an Open Heart

Date:
18-May-2019
Time:
2:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:
Hannah Shipley, RYT-200

During this 2-hour workshop you can expect to be taken on a journey through heart opening. This workshop is designed to transform your awareness, understanding and execution of your backbending practice. We will focus on poses that deepen your connection to your heart chakra, with a unique approach that will support you in finding breath, space and ease in backbends.

All levels are welcome. Spaces are limited to keep this workshop intimate, as each student will receive plenty of one on one guidance and hands on assists.

       

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Light on Backbending

Light on Backbending

Date:
01-Jun-2019
Time:
1:30pm-4:00pm
Instructor:
Amy Cooper, E-RYT-500

An old yogic saying says,“The body is as young as the spine is youthful.” Both from an Eastern and Western view, the spine houses vital information and communication which impacts our current as well as long term health and well-being.

Backbends are the most powerful and effective yoga poses for maintaining, spinal mobility and resilience, postural alignment, mental lightness, and energy balance. Although these poses are challenging, this extended, inspirational class will prepare the body progressively for a wise and accessible backbend practice. Using embodied anatomy and contemplative awareness, Amy’s approach to these poses will inform and deepen your yoga practice and help optimize your spinal physiology and function.

Best suited for advanced beginning to intermediate students.

$35 Pre-Register

$40 Day of Registration

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Meet & Greet with Senior Yoga Teacher Amy Cooper

Meet & Greet with Senior Yoga Teacher Amy Cooper

Date:
01-Jun-2019
Time:
4:15pm-5:45pm
Instructor:
Amy Cooper, E-RYT-500

-Free Event-

 
Topic: Question and Response on Fall 2019 Shasta Yoga Teacher Training at Balance

Have you ever been inspired to teach yoga? Do you feel yoga is a guiding force in your life? Do you want to go deeper with your practice? If so, our upcoming 200-hour yoga teacher training might be a great fit for you!


This evening's Question and Response session will offer interested and dedicated yoga students an opportunity to meet and experience program founder, director and lead teacher, Amy Cooper, to ask about the training content and approach as well as address any concerns that may be in the way of joining in this life enriching program. Graduates of this program will also be at the event to offer insight.  


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Ayurveda and Yoga (Ayuryoga) - Pacifying the Pitta Dosha in the Pitta Season

Ayurveda and Yoga (Ayuryoga) - Pacifying the Pitta Dosha in the Pitta Season

Date:
30-Jun-2019
Time:
2:00-4:30pm
Instructor:
Candace Poirier and Katie Noll

Our local area experiences a very long and hot "Pitta Season", so learning to manage heat during this time will be valuable for everyone. Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga and considered to be the oldest form of medicine in the world. Ayurveda recognizes the delicate relationship between mind, body, and spirit with the deepest understanding that every individual has their own unique nature. 

Each individual has a certain percentage of elements (ether, air, earth, fire, water) represented in Ayurveda in three "doshas". Vata (ether/air), Pitta (fire, water), and Kapha (earth, water). These doshas are also present in many rhythms throughout our existence including, but not limited to, seasons. 

This workshop is a fusion of an Ayurvedic and Yogic approach to reducing excess Pitta Dosha in the mind and body through yoga poses and dialogue.


This workshop is for you, if you frequently experience:

  • Irritability, anger, frustration
  • Acne, rosacea, rashes
  • Hyper acidity, heartburn, acid reflux
  • Inflammation in body and joints
  • Loose stools
  • Intense appetite, upset or distressed after missing meals
  • Workaholic/excess in activity leading to "burnout
  • You feel unproductive if you’re not always moving

These existing symptoms will intensify over the summer months!


You will learn to reduce excess heat in the mind and body through:

  • Understanding (heating/cooling) foods
  • Understanding balanced vs imbalanced digestion
  • Doshic qualities and rhythms in season, times of day, and age 
  • Practical and medicinal recipes
  • Seasonal food list
  • Cooling lifestyle practices 
  • Cooling pranayama (breathing)
  • Pitta reducing asana (posture)

We will also share some tea and cooling snacks during our time together.

2.5h $50/per person

There are 20 spaces available

Katie Noll is an Ayurvedic Health Educator from California College of Ayurveda
Candace Poirieris a 200+ hour yoga teacher/Essential Oil Educator

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