Detox Vinyasa Workshop San Francisco 2/24

Detox Vinyasa Workshop San Francisco 2/24

I offer this workshop annually as a way to reset the system. We will move through a series of compression and release sequences that will include dynamic vinyasa, techniques to stoke digestion and good flow in abdominal organs, and even some sweet restorative movements. Please bring a small hand towel. (Not appropriate for pregnancy)

Love Story Yoga, San Francisco

Register here: https://www.lovestoryyoga.com/events-calendar/2019/02/24/detox-flow-with-stephanie

London Workshops and Immersion March 5-7 and 8-10 2019

London Workshops and Immersion March 5-7 and 8-10 2019

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Save the date for this very special visit to TriYoga London. 

March 5-7 will be a 3 day advanced studies for teachers and experienced students. We will dive into the yogic texts in the morning sessions and explore some more technical training on asana in the afternoon. This will be a great primer and way to fill your cup as teachers and practitioners who would like to rejuvenate your relationship to the teachings. This content will be more consistent with my teacher training offerings. 

March 8-10 are workshops open to the public that will include accessible philosophy and asana. 

More info coming soon!

Maui Yoga Retreat April 7-13, 2019

Maui Yoga Retreat April 7-13, 2019

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 Maui...retreat yourself to a luxury yoga vacation. 

This weeklong retreat is designed to help you unplug. There will be plenty of space for you to nap, read a book, adventure out to some of the best beaches in the world, eat farm to table meals, lounge by the pool, enjoy a spa treatment, and practice lots of yoga with great people. 

Lumeria is nestled into Maui's epic north shore. Nearby towns of Paia and Makawao are great for shopping, dining, and exploring. The accommodations are stunning, spacious, and comfortable. Spend time with friends or on your own relaxing and recharging. You will be nourished from the inside out. 

Where: Lumeria, Maui

Choices: 
double room (you sharing a room with someone else) $2550
double suite (you sharing a double suite with someone else) $2850
single (you solo in your own room) $3350

How it works: contact Haley at h.havelock@gmail.com with any questions or to register

All yoga, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, taxes and gratuity are included. 

 Los Gatos, CA: Day Long Intensive on Philosophy, Vinyasa, Restorative and Pranayama

Los Gatos, CA: Day Long Intensive on Philosophy, Vinyasa, Restorative and Pranayama

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1:00pm – 4:00pm | Philosophy of Patanjali and Vinyasa Flow | Exploration of the Yoga Sutra

In this workshop, we will dive into key concepts of the Yoga Sutras. Learn the foundational history and context of the Yoga Sutras. We will discuss major themes of each chapter and how they relate to modern life. Exploring the concept of god and a dualistic universe as Patanjali teaches it and ways in which these teachings are meant to support our practice and understanding of yoga. This will be a lively discussion that brings to life these very powerful themes and teachings. Following our discussion we will flow through a vinyasa sequence, practicing implementing these consents on the mat. When we are able to infuse our thoughts and actions with the teaching on the mat, we are able to extend that skillfulness off the mat.

4:30pm – 7:30pm | Philosophy, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama

Following our morning workshop we will pick up with some specific and potent sutras, chanting them and dissecting what they mean in relation to modern life. The sutras are extremely dense and meant to be unpacked through self study and guided by a teacher. We will hone in on the second chapter, samadhi pada, and examine the auxiliary tools Patanjali has offered to us in order to correct the psychological disorder that causes our suffering. How can we connect with the seen through the seer instead of through the limited and confused ego? Patanjali lays out a specific roadmap complete with guardrails that will help us skillfully attain the viveka khyati- supreme discernment required to dissolve our suffering. After our discussion we will sink into a quiet restorative practice and pranayama designed to help us move toward that focused concentration that Patanjali describes as yoga itself.

These workshops may be taken together or separately and are appropriate for all levels as long as there is a sincere interest in yoga philosophy.

Bhakti Immersion: Lakshmi Module 5/31-6/2 San Francisco

Bhakti Immersion: Lakshmi Module 5/31-6/2 San Francisco

Dates: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Do you want more out of your practice? Would you like an entire weekend of complete immersion into the practice as a reset, rekindle or retreat for your body mind and soul? Do you want to learn more about chanting? Do you want time to explore the philosophy and how it relates to your actual life? Would you like more detailed asana instruction and technique? Do you want to understand how to engage in sacred devotional practices at home? If you want more, this was made for you.

This Bhakti Immersion module is based on Goddess Lakshmi and her qualities of abundance, purpose, beauty, grace, spiritual wisdom, generosity, harmony, and sustainability. We will invite these aspects into our practice and lives through chanting, meditation, lecture / discussion, a detailed asana lab, inner personal work and Steph’s signature full-on vinyasa flows. Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and calls on us to integrate the practice into every aspect of our lives.

This weekend is appropriate for strong beginners, advanced practitioners, and teachers. These hours are certified CEU by Yoga Alliance.

Schedule:

Friday: 6 - 9pm
Introduction
Chanting: Invoking Lakshmi, learn the English translations of the chant, understand the why and how of chanting.

Lakshmi Practice: sweaty vinyasa flow

Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Chanting

Meditation: learning practice simple techniques that will support a home meditation practice

Philosophy: lecture/discussion on sacred texts and how we can pull the beautiful and encouraging teachings into our lives.

Asana Lab Practice: Detailed technique and focus on shoulder and heart openers. We will explore the alignment of the shoulders, chest and spine in backbends. You will learn different ways to use props, how to modify for physical restriction or how to add variation for those who are ready to advance their backbends.

Break: 1 - 2pm

Saturday: 2 - 5pm

Chanting

Pranayama: sustainability and nadi shodhana breath

Philosophy: accessible and lively instruction

Vinyasa Practice: Goddess Flow

Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Chanting

Meditation Practice: engaging techniques learned, further instruction

Philosophy: Continued exploration and constructive follow up on philosophical guiding principles of texts

Vinyasa Flow: Love, Sweat, and Prayer

Break: 1 - 2pm

Sunday: 2 - 4pm

Chanting

Philosophy: wrap-up including very powerful personal values exercise.

Restorative Yoga: a deep release, gentle restorative and somatic yoga for a sweet end and integration of a full weekend.

Love Story Yoga: San Francisco CA

Register here: https://www.lovestoryyoga.com/events-calendar/bhakti-immersion-lakshmi