Friday, April 25, 6-8:30p l $37
Join us Friday, April 25th for a sunset flow welcoming the rebirth of Spring… unleashing, unwinding and blooming into the Lotus. Anne will guide us through a light, soulful hour on the mat allowing our bodies to get unstuck from the mud of winter and bloom brightly into Spring.Pink is in the air and we will be tasting the beautiful roses of the world. This time we will be doing so blind with a few surprises, demystifying any preconceived notions about pink wines. Why are they pink? Are they all sweet? Where do they come from? We will have light eats to accompany the tasting getting you excited about sweet afternoons on a patio with great food, friends and wine!
There is little about food, wine and yoga that Anne doesn’t love. The affair began while living in Vail, Colorado working with an amazing chef and sommelier at Larkspur Restaurant. When not skiing, hiking or on her mat, Anne was studying wine. This led her to a position as a salesperson and educator for one of Colorado’s most luxury wine portfolios. Having followed her thirst for knowledge in the wine world, Anne has worked from the vineyard to the bottle, learning the art of winemaking from some the the Central Coast’s best. Since relocating to beautiful Encinitas, Anne has followed her heart passion into teaching yoga. Studying under Shiva Rea in Venice Beach, she brings the art of vinyasa to the mat, encouraging students to explore their personal practice by tapping into an endless source of spaciousness, inspiration and creativity. Anne has been blessed to have studied with many masters; Erich Schiffman, Mark Whitwell, Ana Forrest, Janet Stone, Elena Brower and many more. She is honored to unite her passions and help others enrich their experience; on the mat, in the glass and in their lives.
Sunday, May 4 11:30 – 2pm
This fundamental workshop provides helpful anatomical tools, yoga philosophy, and a safety net to explore the vinyasa practice – those downward dogs, chaturanga dandasanas, upward dogs and the jump ups and jump backs. If you have questions on the anatomy of the shoulder, an injury, pre-existing injury, if vinyasas are confusing, challenging or you just want to learn more, this workshop is for you!
Understanding our awareness in body mechanics and somatic alignment with the foundational poses is key. This workshop will help you set the groundwork for a safe and long yoga practice. All levels welcome. Newbies encouraged!
This workshop also counts for CEU hours for all teachers affiliated with Yoga Alliance.
What you will learn:
Structural Anatomy 101 for the Rotator Cuff Muscles
Proper Alignment for YOUR Body
Explore the “jump back” of the vinyasa
Injury Prevention for Happy, Healthy, Yoga Practice
Sunday Yoga Philosophy Study
Sunday, May 11, 4:00-6:00pm with Dr. John Casey l $20
Every Second Sunday of the Month. This Sunday, May 11 we will study the Bhagavad Gita
The second Sunday of every month is dedicated to our study of Yoga Philosophy. Taught by John Casey, PhD.,each two hour meeting will focus on one important and essential ancient Yogic text. In this discussion, we will summarize the key ideas and philosophies detailed in the text, why these ideas were so influential to the Yoga traditions, and how these ancient philosophies can relate to our modern life. The discussion will be 90 minutes followed by a 30 minute healing tibetan bowl meditation.
Dr. John Thomas Casey completed his graduate studies in Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i in 1996 and has taught courses in World Religions, Buddhism, and Sanskrit studies at numerous colleges in Southern California since 2000, including Loyola Marymount University, UCLA, UC Irvine, and presently at Chapman University. He has taught in the Yoga Philosophy certificate program since its inception in 2002, including Sanskrit language and textual studies of the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Samkhya Karika. In recent years, he has been tapped as a philosophy instructor for Yoga teacher training programs and has conducted a variety of workshops and seminars through yoga studios and other private venues. Since 1998, Dr. Casey has sojourned to northern India and the Himalayas seven times as a teacher, student, pilgrim, and guide.
Yoga Bound Recess
Next Recess: Friday, May 30
Do you remember “recess” as a kid?
It was all about playing, building heat, smiling, and going with the flow. Yoga already teaches us theses things if we choose to tap into them; this 90 minute class is designed to deepen into that expression even more while gaining additional strength, mindful flexibility and proper anatomical awareness to play in arm balancing and inverted poses.