An exploration of your brain and yoga
Sept 14 @ shefayoga, Seattle
March 1 @ shefayoga, Seattle
April 9 @ Urban Yoga Spa, Seattle
Recent neuroscience research is revealing more and more about how our brains work.
Can neural pathways change? What does the amygdala do? We will learn how the brain
interacts with our physical body, our movement and breath, and our awareness. Each
brain concept is relevant to yoga too, giving us tools for a more mindful practice. After
learning, discussing and journaling (if you’re into that) we will put mindfulness into practice on the mat. The experience ends with a vinyasa practice incorporating the concepts of brain
science with asana.
Brain basics (brain v. mind, neuroscientific research etc.)
Brain + Body (body maps, proprioception, body language etc.)
Brain + Breath (pranayama and the central nervous system)
Brain + Intention (neuroplacticity, neural pathways)
A guided asana class to put what we learned into practice
Lecture + guided yoga class
Studios interested in hosting Mindful Practice, please use the Connect page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Life Narrative
We all bring a unique life story to our yoga mat. There, our stories meet the equally unique narrative of each posture and practice. This workshop asks: how can you use yoga to explore the narrative of your own life?
It is all about building and exploring the narratives around our yoga practice. Creative writers will go past writers block; reflective journalers will be prompted in new ways; and even absolute non-writers will be inspired by the exercises that link yoga and narration. We will also learn some of the stories associated with physical asanas and move through a vinyasa flow themed around narration.
Some stories are written, but other are felt or physically expressed – we will explore them all. Ask yourself: what is your life story? Then become the author of your own life.
– Physical asana practice
– Guided meditation
– A yoga journal
– Journaling/creative writing/reflection prompts
– Group forum
Sept 24 @ Urban Yoga Spa
Bottoms Up: Yoga + Wine
Cheers and Namaste! Vinyasa practice followed by a local wine tasting
July 18, 7:30-9p
Intro to Vinyasa Yoga
@ shefayoga, Seattle
Whether you are an experienced yogi or brand new to yoga, taking the time to be a beginner can have a profound impact on your practice. Allow yourself the immense freedom of having a beginner’s mind.
Through a step-by-step approach you will learn fundamental yoga poses with focus on proper alignment. We will teach each posture in basic Sun Salutations (the basis of Power Vinyasa flow classes), explain the relationship of yoga breathing while in the flow of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutes) and provide modifications to help customize the practice for your needs.