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.

The Experience: This is a Love Story

The Experience: This is a Love Story

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Join Stephanie Snyder, Laura McKowen (HOME and Spiritualish podcast), Nicole Modic @Kalejunkie), and Danni Pomplun for an evening of community, celebration and contemplation. The Experience is a Love Story Yoga event that brings community together to explore and celebrate ways that we can deepen the practice by experiencing it off the mat.

This edition of The Experience will include our usual opening party with complementary drinks, snacks, chair massage and other goodies. We will live screen print exclusive merchandise for the event and have time to mingle and connect from 5:30-7pm. From 7-9pm we will convene in the yoga room for a panel discussion.

Everyone has a story. Everyones story has value. We believe whatever your story is- is a Love Story.

Steph, Danni, Laura and Nicole all have unique, dramatic, and beautiful experiences to share as they have all trudged through different challenges and found ways that yoga has helped them transform tragedy into triumph. Steph will moderate leading a discussion on this topic. The panel will share personal stories, lessons learned and even some spiritual life hacks they turn to now in challenging moments.

Proceeds will go to our partner charity Mission Homeless Resource Center in San Francisco, CA.

Event is $20 to attend or $40 to attend and includes limited edition ‘this is a love story’ t-shirt or tank.

Sell out risk is high for this event, you can register here

May 17th
5:30-9pm
Love Story Yoga

Bhakti Immersion: Lakshmi Module 5/31-6/2      SOLD OUT

Bhakti Immersion: Lakshmi Module 5/31-6/2 SOLD OUT

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

London Workshops and Immersion March 6-8 and 10-12 2020

London Workshops and Immersion March 6-8 and 10-12 2020

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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!