A 4-hour Immersion with Dr. Nick AtlasDive deeply into the heart of yoga in this special Yoga Nidra immersion with sleep, dream & relaxation specialist, Dr. Nick Atlas. Yoga Nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to meditation that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breath of yoga psychology and meditative insight. The immersion will feature gentle movement, breath work, and several opportunities to receive the immensely restorative, guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra, as well as discussion on how Yoga Nidra works and relates to your waking and dream life, including healing insomnia, overcoming nightmares, dealing with chronic pain and alleviating anxiety. Feel free to bring questions and an emotionally-impactful dream or life experience you may wish to work with, and please eat lightly beforehand. This program is open to all levels. Instructors are encouraged to attend and are eligible to receive 4 Yoga Alliance CE hours.
Friday, October 6 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Core of Twists
Strengthen and Unravel your core with this deep flow to detox the body and mind. We will explore many different aspects of the core of our body, but also learn the many specific way to engage depending on what yoga pose we are in. It is not enough to just engage the abdominal muscles, it is all about how, and when we engage. You will walk away feeling completely refreshed and with a new understanding that will carry through years of practice.
Saturday, October 7 - Hips: Rock em and Unlock Em - 11:30am - 1:15pm -- Discover the Joy of Backbending - 3:30-5:30pm
Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it’s back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt’s deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access greater range of motion.
The back bending practice can be some of the trickiest poses in Yoga, and can seem like either something you just can or can not do. While some people naturally have more flexibility in an arched position others have to take a more studied approach. In this workshop we will go over techniques that will bring joy and ease to your back bending practice. Those that are less flexible will focus on techniques to unlock tension. Those that have an established back bending practice will be able to take themselves to a whole new level using precision in their approach!
Sunday, October 8 - Shoulders Boundless Freedom - 9:30am - 11:45am -- The 4 Secrets of Handstand! - 2:00-4:15pm
Shoulder Openers Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually workout. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt Giordano will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt’s knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes.
Learning to handstand is a process, abundant with discovery and amazement. Whether this is your first inversion workshop or you are well versed in the art of handstands, brace yourself as we delve into alignment, work toward mastery of the shoulder girdle, and explore acrobatic principles so you can build confidence and manifest a greater sense of balance. You will learn exercises that unify body and mind to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of standing on your hands. As a group we will create a safe and transformative space that will be appropriate and for all levels of practice. Take your handstand practice to the next level! Recommended experience for Handstand!: 3 months of steady yoga or acrobatic practice
Full Weekend Pricing
$199 Early Bird until 9/22
$250 Regular Pricing
Single Session Pricing
$45 Early Bird until 9/22
$60 Regular Pricing
“Artistic Flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity…”
Sharon’s Artistic Flow master class will be a blend of her signature Ladder Flow sequencing adding artistic license to include dance moves within the choreography set rhythmically to music.
There’s an incredible high that comes with being in the flow of artistic expression and perhaps this moving meditation will help to connect you with your creative mind, body, and soul.
Dance experience not required, just the willingness to get out of your head and into your body…and have fun!
Not recommended for beginners.
$40 per person
$30 for early bird
Sure to sell out fast, pre-registration is strongly recommended!
*no refunds on workshops