Series if Full. Next 8 week series begins Oct 31.
This is an on-going 8-week series limited to 10 - 12 people. In this small group class we focus on individual alignment and postural assessment, breathing, and principles of yoga. In this format we get to have a really good time while also going very deep. You must sign up for the entire 8 weeks.
Here's the info:
Where: Awakenings 1016 SE 12th Ave
When: Tuesdays, September 5 - October 24 | 7:00 - 8:15pm
Cost: $125 for 8 weeks
Next 8 week series will be: Tuesdays, October 31 - December 9
YOGA THROUGH THE AGES
The History of Yoga: Ancient Practice. Modern Interpretations.
Love Hive Yoga : 1847 E Burnside St
The practice of Yoga has existed for thousands of years. The earliest days of this rich tradition were passed down orally and from written palm leaves, with some details remaining a beautiful mystery. We do know that since it's origin the practice of Yoga along with it's tradition, culture and teachings has evolved, changed and transformed with time. With each new era, new texts, profound discoveries and re-interpretations we are reminded that Yoga is very much alive and relevant to all time. Come learn about the ancient history of Yoga and how we got to where we are now.
*This workshop counts toward Love HIve 300 hour TT
1028 SE Water Ave, suite 250
Movement, Meditation and Art
In this four week series, we'll experiment with drawing, collage, journaling, movement and various forms of meditation all intended to help awaken insightful creativity. Each week we'll expand on a different theme to open us to seeing ourselves and the world around us differently.
The process of seeing and listening moves beyond the limitations of our eyes and ears. During this series we use the senses, movement, stillness, silence, and discussion as a way to stir imagination and playfulness. You don't need to be a yogi or an artist to attend- just come with an open heart and mind, and be ready to create.
What to bring:
-Journal. Any size will do, but larger is better.
-Pen and pencil.
-Yoga Mat... we will be doing various kinds of movements-- yoga and non-related yoga! The studio has mats, but you might consider bringing your own if you have one. Same with meditation cushions.
-Water bottle (for keeping hydrated).
Must attend all 4 weeks.
Space is limited. Advance sign up is highly recommended.
The Power of Presence
The Lotus Pond | Tampa, FL
There is an immense power in being present. Recognizing how that impacts our lives and the world around us allows us to be more mindful of how we show up. Join Roger as he invites us to go deeper though storytelling, yoga practice, and his fearless inquires into self study and revelation. Together we'll explore being in the presence of the great mystery while standing beautifully in our own body. How do you show up? For yourself, for others, in your own body, in your work, in your daily life? This weekend workshop will explore all these details as we continue to explore what living yoga truly is.
*Please note this workshop includes sessions for the general public and some specifically for teachers.
Friday. 6:30 - 9pm.
In The Presence of the Mystery
We open the weekend with a candlelight practice that invites us to open our hearts and minds as we stand together on the lip of the unknown. It is here, in this place of marvel and awe, that we enter into a yoga practice that connects us to the true essence and power of being wholeheartedly our true self. This all levels practice begins with storytelling and seamlessly leads us to our yoga practice on the mat. Here we experience the union of heart, mind, and body.
Saturday. 9am - Noon.
In The Presence of Flow
How you are present in a pose is just as important as the pose itself. Continue the adventure of cultivating presence through personal narratives, asana practice, pranayama and meditation. In this practice you will flow mindfully and expressively through a series of postures to discover your hidden possibilities.
(All welcome. Moderate / Level 2)
Saturday. 2 - 5pm (For Teachers)
The Power and Art of Storytelling
When used with confidence and purpose, storytelling is a tool yoga teachers can use to take asana to a deeper meaning for their students. Utilizing this art as an expansion of a class theme deepens the experience for students as well as adding some fun! This workshop will help teachers to understand the science of this craft including the chemical and hormonal responses of the body and brain. Roger will provide guidance on the methodology of storytelling, what makes a story "pop" and how to hold the attention of your students.
(No asana practice)
Sunday. 10am - 1pm.
In The Presence of Your Dharma
Inhabit your practice. Inhabit your life. Sense into the very nature of your own being and allow your unique shape, story, and abilty to sculpt how your show up on your mat. In this session we explore dharma-- life purpose-- and find a practice that embodies your greatness, your quirks, and your beautiful asymmetrical body.
(All welcome. Moderate / Level 2)
Sunday. 2 - 5pm. (For Teachers)
Listening & The Art of Adjusting
Mark Nepo says ”We must honor that listening is a personal pilgrimage” As a yoga teacher even in the silence of a room your students are talking to you. Do you know how to listen to the subtle nuances of body language, energy, non-verbal communication? Teachers often instruct students to "listen to their bodies" but how do we create an understanding of what that really means for them and for ourselves? When mirroring and verbal cues aren't enough, teachers have the opportunity to use assists to guide their students into safer poses or deeper expressions of the pose. Some hesitate to resource this technique because of fear of hurting a student or a lack of confidence in how to assist properly. When adjusting becomes an extention of our ability to really listen then it becomes powerful and helps students to transform.
(No guided asana practice, but lots of hands on practice of assisting)
Xinalani Retreat, Mexico. Only 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
Tucked on the side of a mountain and nestled in the most beautiful of beachside jungles lies a place so magical that you can only reach it by boat. Steep yourself in the most heartfelt culture of true connection. Explore. Relax. Engage. Travel with Roger and Adria to the Southern Shore of Banderas Bay for 7 nights at a beautiful eco-friendly, beachside retreat. Experience a week of transformation, healthy eating, good laughs and wholehearted adventure. Unplug from your busy life and let your soul shine bright! This tropical getaway invites you to let go of the world for a while and connect to yourself. Each day will begin with morning yoga practice, meditation and philosophy contemplation/discussion, and the day will end with an integrative evening practice. Watch the whales, swim with the dolphins, experience a healing massage and take the time you need to make this trip more than just a vacation. All accommodations are oceanfront. All meals are fresh and locally grown with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Aho my friends.
-Wake up every day for a morning Sadhana to invigorate the body, quiet the monkey mind, and soak in the energies of nature.
-After breakfast you are free to unplug in whichever ways feel best for you. Lunch is served and the afternoon is free to adventure on your own, or enjoy group adventures-- whale watching, spa treatments. horseback riding, snorkeling, a trip into town etc..
-The day ends with an evening practice to restore your soul, a delicious meal amoung friends and laugther and a night sky full of stars. Let the open air and sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep.