Yoga Nidra, also known as “psychic sleep” is an ancient yogic practice that brings students into a profoundly deep state of full-body release and mind relaxation through guided meditation while lying in a fully supported savasana (fully supine) position.
In this 90 minute workshop, we will briefly discuss what Yoga Nidra is and how to reap the most benefits from the practice. We will begin with a brief Yin practice (long-held, floor-based poses), emphasizing breath, to open the energetic channels and prepare the body, heart, and mind for the Yoga Nidra practice.
Throughout Yoga Nidra, the student remains in a transformational state between wakefulness and deep sleep that enhances physical, mental, and emotional sense of well-being. The practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, reduces cortisol levels and helps the body release long-held tension and stress. It is said that the benefits of a Yoga Nidra class are comparable to 3-4 hours of deep, restful sleep.
Please bring an eye pillow, or a small towel to cover your eyes.
Join Carrie for this 90-minute workshop which will offer creative ways to incorporate the foam roller into your workouts!
Foam rolling is one of the most effective things you can do to help restore your muscles. A roller is a great tool for stretching, lengthening, and centering your body.
After a full workout with the roller, we will explore self-myofascial release techniques to help everyday aches and pains. Open to all levels!
Investment~ Workshop + Foam Roller – $35
Join Carly Fauth for an upbeat and energizing 60 minute flow yoga class in support of Amy Dorfman’s Boston Marathon run.
Amy is running to raise money for Hopkinton Girls Youth Lacrosse. All proceeds will go towards turf time, equipment and the first HGYL scholarship for a graduating senior. Class is open to everyone, including kids/teens who would like to give yoga a try!
The class will be mildly heated–please bring your own yoga mat.
Suggested Donation is $20
If you have ever heard the music of Girish, you know what it is to be moved beyond explanation. If you have not now is your chance! Do not miss out on this opportunity to be led in flow by Jennifer to the unforgettable live music, melody and mantra of Girish! We are beyond excited!!!
This event will sell out so please reserve your spot ahead of time! 90 minutes of transcendent music and flow!
Investment~ $30 in advance / $35 day of event
Join Jacqui Bonwell for her signature Vinyasa Yoga intensive and physical journey through the blueprint of the 7 major chakras.
Use postures, breath, color, meditation, chanting & sound healing to reach higher internal states.
What habits, patterns & responses hold us back from true peace? How can we amplify the things that we are doing right?
Get on the internal good foot and WAKE UP dormant skills & resources that maybe haven’t spoken in a while. Get back to the strength you were born with.
This series of 3 workshops will be broken down in Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Spine. Each workshop will devote 90 minutes of exploring CARS (Controlled Articular Rotation), drills to expand your ACTIVE range of motion and drills to challenge and strengthen your ROM.
The goal of this series is that you walk away with a better understanding of FRC and how it can benefit not only your yoga practice but your everyday life. You will also leave with exercises that you can add to your practice to improve your mobility and enhance your teaching and practice of Yoga.
Investment~ $30 for each workshop or $75 if you enroll in all three
Functional Movement Exploration (90 min class) &
Basics of Functional Movement in Asana (90 min lecture, 30-minute break between class and lecture).
Have you ever wondered what “functional movement” means? What about trying to make your yoga asana practice and classes more accessible and effective? Well, this is the workshop for you!
We’ll start with yoga class infused with functional movement, then discuss some of the concepts in the lecture component afterward. Topics include breathing, sequencing to the nervous system, strategies for properly preparing your body for yoga asana, & more!
An understanding of functional movement can really change the way you perceive and address the human body. By exploring the concept of functional movement and blending it with more traditional yoga postures we’ll have an opportunity to observe how this can impact our mind and body. You may notice that some poses intrinsically become easier and more fluid and your practice embodies a higher degree of safety and sustainability.
The ultimate goal of any functional movement in yoga asana is to create a sustainable yoga practice, so that you may continue to practice for as long as you want in a way that serves your anatomy both on and off your yoga mat.
When you change the way you move,
You change your perspective.
When you change your perspective,
You change your LIFE!
Investment ~ $70
Yoga Deconstructed®: Creativity Meets Science Weekend Immersion with Trina Altman!!! DO NOT miss an opportunity to study with this nationally known teacher of all things Movement.
This weekend immersion series is perfect for yoga teachers who want to bridge the best parts of yoga with current movement science and research. This weekend immersion includes four workshops taught over the course of two days. Participants may sign up for one or all of the workshops.
Movement Science Meets Asana – A New Paradigm:
3-hour workshop, July 18th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A New Beginning – An Updated Approach to Prepare Your Students for Asana: 3-hour workshop, July 18th from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Corrective Exercise – Introducing Creativity & Critical Thinking Into Your Classes: 3-hour workshop, July 19th from 12 to 3:00 p.m.
Putting It All Together – A Revolutionary & Non-Dogmatic Approach to Asana: 3-hour workshop, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Email Jen at Shantiyogainfo@gmail with any questions!