During this Usui Reiki I Training, you will experience the relaxing hands on healing this technique offers. You will discover your natural ability for healing and sensory awareness. This is an experience anyone can benefit from and no experience in reiki or meditation is required. All you need is an open mind and the willingness to learn to explore this healing capacity. This course can be used as a way of enhancing personal growth and to work on imbalances within yourself or others.
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
Join Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, a researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina studying cancer therapeutics and Yoga for a five hour Immersion. His recent research provides evidence how Pranayama (Yogic breathing) practices could promote wellbeing in the context of health and disease.
The objective of this training is to provide Yoga teachersand students the basic principles and practice of Pranayama. This course is good for someone who wants to enter into Pranayama teaching in addition to their Yoga (Asana) teaching experience and students who like to deepen their practice. This five hour workshop will cover the scientific theories, techniques, and clinical applications of Pranayama.
Sundar is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and is an IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist. He is the Founder/Director of PranaScience Institute, and a speaker of TEDx Charleston 2015. His recent book is “PranaScience: Decoding Yoga Breathing”.
$125 early bird pricing until 11/19
$150 regular pricing
Sure to sell out fast, pre-registration is strongly recommended!
*no refunds on workshops
Explore deeper and more vitalizing backbends with Ashley Lorenzo in this special 2 hour workshop. Whether you’re new to back bending or just looking to build strength and flexibility, this workshop will help you learn how to safely backbend.
You’ll learn ways to effectively use props, learn modifications and the proper preparatory poses to develop a personal heart-opening practice without compromising spinal integrity. Plan to explore the fundamental key postures that help support the spine and enhance your back bending ability. This workshop will begin with a brief explanation on the energetic wheels and bandhas and will close with a grounding pranayama practice that will leave you feeling truly refreshed and open.
$40 per person
$35 for early bird
Pre-registration is strongly recommended!
*no refunds on workshops