WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Ashtanga Vinyasa Kickstarter Package
First Saturday of each month from 11-1pm (3/7, 4/4, 5/2)
Learn the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga!
Offered the first Saturday of each month, our Kickstarter Package will introduce you the basics of the Ashtanga method.
Open to all ages and abilities, and highly recommended for anyone interested in starting a self-practice, or those desiring a deeper and more personal experience within a led class setting.
Students will learn to tap into their breath (vinyasa), utilize the drishti for external and internal guidance, and become familiar with the Surya Namaskars and the Vinyasa count.
~Two hour workshop/ personalized instruction (First Saturday of each month from 11-1pm)
~Monthly Unlimited monthly class pass
~Surya Namaskar cheat sheets
~Tips, best practices, and ongoing support and guidance for developing a consistent and inspired practice at home, at the shala, or anywhere life may lead you!
Please contact Amy for more information. Register online or drop-in.
Our spine and pelvis are a central part of our being. Together, they allow us to stand upright, protect our spinal cord and important reproductive organs, and allow for a wide range of motion through the trunk of our body.
The workshop is an introduction to Spinal Release Yoga (SRY), a restorative-form of yoga therapy that comprise of strategic and nonconventional forms of yoga asanas to effectively release deep muscles attached to the spine and pelvis. The concept of SRY is constructive rest to allow these deep, persistently tight muscles to return to their neutral, relaxed state.
Bio: Elaine Oyang is an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, and has been teaching yoga for over 8 years. Since 2011, she has accumulated more than 1000 hoursof training and hundreds of clinical hours as a yoga therapist. Elaine specializes in Restorative-style Yoga Therapy (Spinal Release Yoga) to help clients manage chronic pain and fatigue. Her specialty focuses on nurturing the nervous system in order to resolve symptoms at deeper levels and rejuvenate from within.
Cost: $35 Early Bird (2/29) and $40 after or as drop-in (space allowing)
For more information and to register, please go to www.elaineyoga.com
Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation with Rini
7:00- 8:30 pm
Sun 3/22, Wed 3/25, Thur 3/26, Fri 3/27 and Sat 3/28
This meditation is called Brahma Kumaris Raja yoga meditation. In this meditation, we don’t stop the mind from thinking but redirect it to think in a healthier way. This is an open eye meditation and comprises of four pillars:
1-Accurate knowledge - the function of the mind is to think and the source of thoughts is the information we take in through our senses (eyes, ears, etc.) What we read, watch, hear, etc.
2- Connection with the source- By connecting with the source we receive the power and clarity to put accurate thought into action and also to discern what’s the right action for me. We will learn how to connect with the Source.
3- Imbibing the knowledge- Once we receive power and clarity from the Supreme Source it becomes very easy to put right thoughts into action. And when the right action is repeated a few times it becomes a habit and that’s when living with stability and peace becomes a habit/ natural.
4- Service- We serve first with our thoughts and then words and then actions. Just my peaceful presence in any scene of life is the highest service that I can give. When first three pillars are followed the fourth one is natural and automatic.
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Portola Hotel and Spa Fitness Center
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940