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The Knee - User Friendly Yoga Anatomy with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop will assist yoga teachers in preventing injuries in class and working with injured students. It is also beneficial for yoga students, and all students at all levels are welcome.
Do you want to know more about Anatomy and how it affects yoga practice? Have you wondered why correct alignment is so important? Would you like to know more about muscle and joint injuries experienced by practitiners at all levels? This workshop explores the anatomy of the body including joint attachments and actions, ligaments and common injuries encountered in yoga class. Class will include approximately 50% lecture and 50% of hands-on locating bones, joints and and muscles and analyze joint positions and muscle activity in yoga poses.

This workshop covers the Knee.

Fee: $50

 

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Alchemical Sound Journey and Moses Code with Patricia Everitt Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

June 25 is in the energies of the new moon and an opportunity to set your intentions of what you would like to manifest in your life. Learn how to use the Moses Code, one of the most powerful manifestation tools in the history of the world, to open up to your unlimited potential! Patricia will play Moses Code tuning forks during this process, awakening this ancient knowledge on a cellular level. A sacred sound journey will follow.


Yoga East is delighted to welcome Patricia Everitt, a Sound Healing Ceremonialist, Reiki Master, CMT and teacher of Peruvian cosmology with over 20 years in the healing arts field. She uses sounds to lead you in a mystical, healing, sacred journey.

Patricia incorporates a variety of instruments including Paiste planetary 38" Sun gong, Milky Way sound tubes, Tibetan bowls, Peruvian whistling water vessel, tingshas, bells, drums, rattles, wind wand, rainstick, whistles, horn, shakapa and voice.

This is a deep relaxation experience. Dress comfortably and warmly. Bring a pillow and two comfortable quilts, blankets or comforters to lie upon and for covering. Be prepared for a long period of relaxation. A Q&A session follows.

Many participants shared that they experienced powerful healing energy in previous workshops. Some comments:
• "As she approached me, I felt a twinge of a pain I had been having in my shoulder, and then it disappeared."
• "During the experience I found I had to shift position where I had been experiencing pain before the workshop, and then the pain was gone."
• "I've been operating at such a low frequency lately, and I feel that this is what I need."
• "I completely lost consciousness, and when I came to some time later I felt as if all my negativity was being drawn out of me as if through a straw. I felt so much better afterwards."

Workshop Fee: $40

Please register in advance. This workshop always fills.
Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you do not attend.
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Guru Purnima Celebration with Laura Spaulding Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 7:30 am - 10:15 am

Guru Purnima is the Full Moon day in the month of Ashada (June-July) and honors the presence of the Guru in our lives. Originally dedicated to the great teacher, Vyasa, pictured here, Guru Purnima is a day we offer gratitude to all the teachers who have shown us the way from darkness to light. This year we will especially honor the late Maja Trigg who founded Yoga East; and K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), who was born on the full moon day in July, 1915. We will offer ashram breakfast followed by chanting The Shri Guru Gita. Texts are provided, no knowledge of chanting is necessary.
 
Donations support the Mysore Fund which provide grants for study in Mysore, India and scholarships to Mysore class.
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Alchemical Sound Journey with Patricia Everitt Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn how to use your voice to clear energy blockages in the chakras and the body, taking the sound vibrations in on a deeper level for awakening to the divine essence within.
 
Yoga East is delighted to welcome back Patricia Everitt, a Sound Healing Ceremonialist, Reiki Master, CMT and teacher of Peruvian cosmology with over 20 years in the healing arts field. She uses sounds to lead you in a mystical, healing, sacred journey. 
 
Patricia incorporates a variety of instruments including Paiste planetary gongs - 38" Sun, 32" Platonic Year and 24" Venus, Milky Way sound tubes, Tibetan bowls, Black Hole sound tubes, Peruvian whistling water vessel, tingshas, bells, drums, rattles, Reverie Harp, wind wand, rainsticks, whistles, horn, shakapa and voice.  Patricia will teach you how to use your voice to clear energy blockages in the chakras and the body before starting the Sound Journey.
 
This is a deep relaxation experience. Dress comfortably and warmly. Bring a pillow and two comfortable quilts, blankets or comforters to lie upon and for covering.  Be prepared for a long period of relaxation.  A Q&A session follows.
 
Many participants shared that they experienced powerful healing energy in previous workshops. Some comments:
  • "As she approached me, I felt a twinge of a pain I had been having in my shoulder, and then it disappeared." 
  • "During the experience I found I had to shift position where I had been experiencing pain before the workshop, and then the pain was gone." 
  • "I've been operating at such a low frequency lately, and I feel that this is what I need."
  • "I completely lost consciousness, and when I came to some time later I felt as if all my negativity was being drawn out of me as if through a straw. I felt so much better afterwards."
Workshop Fee: $40

Please register in advance. This workshop always fills.
Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you do not attend.
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Ankle and Foot - User Friendly Yoga Anatomy with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop will assist yoga teachers in preventing injuries in class and working with injured students. It is also beneficial for yoga students, and all students at all levels are welcome.
Do you want to know more about Anatomy and how it affects yoga practice? Have you wondered why correct alignment is so important? Would you like to know more about muscle and joint injuries experienced by practitiners at all levels? This workshop explores the anatomy of the body including joint attachments and actions, ligaments and common injuries encountered in yoga class. Class will include approximately 50% lecture and 50% of hands-on locating bones, joints and and muscles and analyze joint positions and muscle activity in yoga poses.

This workshop covers the Ankle and Foot.

Fee: $50

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Relax & Renew with Becky Thompson Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the benefits of restorative yoga
with teachers who trained with Judith Lasater,
author of Relax and Renew.

Experience the luxury and pampering of being placed in restorative poses.  Restorative yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease to facilitate relaxation and health. It is about letting go and opening. Small class size (12 students) allows maximum individual attention. Give yourself the gift of time and space to recharge.
 
Workshop Fee: $25 Advance registration is required.
Due to the special nature of this practice, no discounted rates are offered. Because this workshop always fills in advance, no drop-ins will be allowed and no refunds will be given if you register and do not attend.
Contact Becky Thompson; rebecca9393@att.net or (502) 422-1634 for any questions about the workshop. 

YA 200/300/500 Hours: 1.5 T

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1 - Taking the Seat of the Teacher Part 1 with Laura Spaulding Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Orientation to Teacher Training
 
What does it mean to take the seat of the teacher? How do you know when you are ready to take on the teacher's role, especially if you feel you are not ready or not qualified? This discussion and contemplation class helps you to clarify your intentions and feelings about studentship, the teacher's role, and the practice of yoga. 
 
Laura will talk about
  • her own experiences as she moved from a practitioner to a teacher,
  • the history of Yoga East and its lineage of teachers,
  • why teaching yoga is an important aspect of being a yoga student.
There will be a Q&A about teaching, teacher training and certification.
 
Teacher Training students can purchase texts, and receive the Orientation Manual and Course Syllabus. The Teacher Trainers will be on hand so that you can meet them and ask questions.
 
This class is open to students who have submitted an application. You can apply online: http://www.yogaeast.liveeditaurora.com/trainings
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User-Friendly Anatomy: Anatomy Kitchen with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop replaces the Wrist and Hand Workshop
 
Anatomy Kitchen
 
This workshop will start with a brief discussion on common elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. It will then become an open-question workshop. Andrea will take any questions relating to anatomy.  
 
Do you have pain in certain poses?
Lingering injuries that won't heal (or seem to take forever)?
New mystifying injuries?
Questions about the muscles and/or joints involved in different poses?
... and any other yoga anatomy question.
 
 
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200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 1 with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 4, 2017 - Fri Oct 6, 2017
This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy.
 
The origins of yoga have been shrouded in myth and mystery, but current yoga scholars are penetrating the veil and researching yoga's history. Hear the amazing stories of the siddhas (perfected ones), the rishis, the wizards, the magicians, the wild goddesses, the yogins and yoginis who were so powerful they were seen as divine beings.  Learn to separate myth from history and analyze yoga critically and intelligently.  Great yoga practitioners and teachers need to be well-informed on the history of yoga. Introduction to the philosophy of yoga includes study and discussion of the modern history of yoga. How did yoga originate? Who are the important historical and mythological figures in yoga, and what is the source of their knowledge?  Most important is - how do the ancient myths and texts of yoga have relevance for our life and yoga practice today? These important questions will be discussed in class. 
 
Fee:$10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register.

Class will not meet Sept 1 and August 11.
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200 Hr - Foundations of Yoga Practice with Susan Reid Next held on Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques.
 
The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form.  We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level.  You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching.
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Susan Reid.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
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200 Hr - Yoga Anatomy: How Yoga Works with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Anatomy and Physiology.
 
Learn human anatomy as it pertains to the practice of yoga and pranayama. Learn why postures are difficult, how stretching works, why yoga builds strength, and how some yoga postures can be dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly. Understanding the anatomy of a posture can make it easier and better. 

Each class works with particular groups of postures like forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Each class covers anatomy and physiology; injuries and physical limitations commonly encountered in the posture and ways of working with those challenges; the anatomy of the subtle body including the chakra system, nadis (channels of the subtle body) and koshas (subtle sheaths).

The class is open to all levels of students who are interested in improving their practice. No particular experience or ability is required.

Text: Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit & Elson, 4th ed. (Available at the studio, $22.50, members get your discount.) You will need a variety of highlighters, watercolor markers, or colored pencils. 
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Laura Spaulding.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
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Doug Keller 2017 Yoga Therapy Seminar with Douglas Keller Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moving Deeply: Movement Syndromes at the Heart of Yoga Problems
 
This sessions is for students at all levels who are interested in this topic. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to attend this session.

Movement and Pain Problems in the Low Back, Sacrum and Lower Body: Forward Bending, Backbending and Twisting — Patterns and approaches to asana
An emerging concern in yoga practice has to do with problems arising from hypermobility — which can be a cause of pain and problems as much as stiffness.
These problems are rooted not just in our muscles or joints, but in our patterns of movement. Our own individual style of movement is adapted to our own unique structure and proportions. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.
• These styles of movement show up most in our forward bending, and is often the key to understanding our limitations as well as injuries and pain problems. This very accessible session will bring awareness to our own style of movement — for both the hypermobile and ‘stiff,’ and how to adapt in our practice for greater freedom in movement as well as for overcoming pain syndromes.
• The patterns or ‘syndromes’ will be clearly and simply defined, and we will work progressively through the typical problem areas of the body, linking healthy and helpful actions — for the feet, knees, hips, low and upper back — to our recognition of fundamental movement impairment patterns. We’ll do so in a way that emphasizes ‘news you can use’ and gives you memorable and directly experienced ways of working in these areas that can be easily communicated to students and clients.
• Two topics of special interest to yoga practitioners — in light of recent discussions of the safety of yoga (particularly for the hypermobile) — will be sacral instability and hip join instability and impingement!
 
This session $80
Complete Workshop plus this session: $230
Register by May 31, 2017 $195.
 
Yoga Alliance: 200/500 TM Hrs: 4
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2017 Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller

Yoga Therapy Weekend Workshop with Doug Keller. 2017 topics will be announced in early 2017. Early bird registration begins Jan 1, 2017 and ends May 31. Workshop: $125 (reg. $150), Workshop plus yoga therapy training: $195 (reg. $230).

Doug Keller Workshop - 2017 with Douglas Keller Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

2017 Yoga Therapy Workshop with Doug Keller.
Registration will begin January 1, 2017. Topics to be announced.
 
Individual sessions: Friday evening $40; Sat am or pm $60.
Workshop only (3 sessions) $150, register by May 31, 2017 - $125.
Workshop plus Yoga Therapy Training $230, register by May 31, 2017 - $195.
 
Please read our workshop registration and refund policy on our website:

http://www.yogaeast.org/pages/yoga-east-terms-of-use.

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Doug Keller Workshop - 2017 with Douglas Keller Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2017 Yoga Therapy Workshop with Doug Keller.
Registration will begin January 1, 2017. Topics to be announced.
 
Individual sessions: Friday evening $40; Sat am or pm $60.
Workshop only (3 sessions) $150, register by May 31, 2017 - $125.
Workshop plus Yoga Therapy Training $230, register by May 31, 2017 - $195.
 
Please read our workshop registration and refund policy on our website:

http://www.yogaeast.org/pages/yoga-east-terms-of-use.

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Doug Keller Workshop - 2017 with Douglas Keller Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2017 Yoga Therapy Workshop with Doug Keller.
Registration will begin January 1, 2017. Topics to be announced.
 
Individual sessions: Friday evening $40; Sat am or pm $60.
Workshop only (3 sessions) $150, register by May 31, 2017 - $125.
Workshop plus Yoga Therapy Training $230, register by May 31, 2017 - $195.
 
Please read our workshop registration and refund policy on our website:

http://www.yogaeast.org/pages/yoga-east-terms-of-use.

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2 - Taking the Seat of the Teacher Part 2 with Laura Spaulding Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Teacher Training & Teaching Methodology, Course Goals, Alignment; Teacher’s Ethics, Class safety, Vinyasa Krama; Foundation Asanas and Classic Seated poses; fundamentals of pranayama.
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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Practice Teaching with Yoga East Staff Next held on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Sun Dec 10, 2017
Series of 12 classes gives each teacher training student the opportunity to teach a class with coaching from experienced teachers. Each class is videotaped so you can see for yourself what is right and what is off-track. The coaches identify areas where you need development and give specific methods on improvement. Homework is customized for each student's needs. 
 
Each student must attend all classes in this series in order to obtain the required hours for certification.  You will have to pay a make-up fee to the supervising teacher if you miss class.

Class will not meet on Nov 5 and 12 due to other workshops.

Fee: Practice Teaching Series $400
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3 - Auspicious Responsibility with Laura Spaulding Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Auspicious responsibility, obeying and commanding - what do these concepts mean and why are they important? Developing alignment, ethical structures, accepting responsibility, and maintaining a personal practice.
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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