Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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300 Hr - Intermediate Inversions with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Feb 3, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
This class practices holding Shirshasana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) for long periods.
 
This intermediate-advanced class is for yoga students, teachers and teacher trainees who have a regular practice of inversions that includes a proficient practice of headstand away from a wall, and holding shoulderstand for longer periods. Students should have no injuries or conditions that limit your ability to hold a headstand for over 10 minutes.
 
Register Online Before Class!
Non-Members: $20
YE Members: $10
YE Alumni: $5
Yoga teacher at another studio - phone Laura to register with a teacher rate.
YE Teachers on the current schedule: $0
Yoga Alliance: Techniques Hours, RYT 300/500.
 
Photo shows Susan Reid in Niralambha Shirshasana.
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300 Hr - Intermediate Asanas with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, May 6, 2017 at 8:15 am - 9:30 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 4, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
This class will work with postures shown in Course Two of Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, Ashtanga Intermediate Series, Larry Schultz's Rockets One and Two, and more.  Laura will show how to approach intermediate asanas, how to modify them and work your way toward the more difficult ones.
 
It is not necessary to have any particular level of practice to attend, but if you have limiting injuries you must know how to adapt. 
 
Register Online Before Class! We cannot take drop-in registrations at class. If you have trouble registering, phone Laura to register you.  It's helpful if you have your credit card on file. Phone the main office number (502) 585-9642. Leave a message if Laura doesn't answer. She checks the messages frequently.
Non-Members: $20
YE Members: $10
YE Alumni Members: $5
YE Teachers on the current schedule: $0 
Yoga teacher at another studio - phone Laura to register with a teacher rate.

Yoga Alliance: Techniques Hours, RYT 300/500.

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Dean Sluyter - Natural Meditation with Dean Sluyter Fri, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When people try to meditate, they find it … well, trying. Trying to block out thoughts, trying to feel peaceful, trying to control the mind—it’s frustratingly counterproductive. Any effort to create a nonagitated state of mind is itself a form of agitation. It’s like trying to make the ocean flat by smacking down the waves with a paddle. You just wind up thrashing around and creating more turbulence.

This is why, in the highest meditative traditions, the ultimate teaching is effortlessness—not doing, just being. Once you give up trying, you start to sink into the silent waters that have been just below the waves all along. This natural process requires no powers of concentration, no philosophical adjustment, no nothin’, so anyone can do it. With a little skillful guidance, it becomes forehead-slappingly obvious. How’d I miss this?

Dean Sluyter has spent a lifetime studying and practicing with Eastern and Western sages who are preeminent masters of this natural approach. One of the most experienced (and clearest, and funniest) meditation guides in the United States, he has taught since 1970, from the prisons of New Jersey to the rainforests of Guatemala. His latest book, Natural Meditation, is an Amazon #1 bestseller in stress management and the winner of the Nautilus Prize for the best mind-body-spirit book of the year. Dean’s books and “workshops” (which involve no work) have shown thousands of people how simple it can be to find inner happiness. The mind gravitates toward it naturally—just get out of the way and let that gravity take over.

“Dean Sluyter demystifies a timeless practice that brings lasting peace.”
—MC Yogi

“Dean’s sessions are relaxed and accessible, with a pop-culture-tinged playfulness that pulls you in and puts you at ease.”
—Lisa Leeman, past president, International Documentary Association

Fee: Friday Evening, $25; Saturday $50; Both: $65.

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Dean Sluyter - Natural Meditation and Awakened Love with Dean Sluyter Sat, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this four-hour deep-immersion program, we’ll begin by diving back into natural meditation, as introduced the previous evening. (Attendance at the Friday session is strongly encouraged but not required.) We’ll review its essential principles and then expand upon them, exploring a number of “on-ramps,” including sight, sound, and breath, that can lead into the silence of just being. We’ll also address the practical nuts-and-bolts issues of establishing a daily meditation practice that’s a pleasure rather than a chore.

Then, from our new perspective of inner silence, we’ll explore the possibility of expanding our ability to give and receive love. We’ll start by looking into our previous, often restrictive definitions of love, shaped by personal and cultural conditioning and mixed with elements of fear and desire. Cutting through those old definitions, we’ll employ special meditative techniques, derived from Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhist) teachings, that facilitate the direct experience of first receiving love, then giving it, regardless of concepts of “worthy” or “unworthy.” Starting with people that we find easy to love, we’ll move on to more challenging cases, noting the resistances that understandably arise—but which are then washed away by the purifying nature of love.

All of this helps free us from whatever limiting (and boring!) reactivity we’ve been stuck in. It’s an exciting discovery. Becoming more awake helps us become more loving; being more loving helps us wake up.

“With simplicity, wit, and clarity, Dean Sluyter … will help you find the spacious grace in your life.”
— Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondananda

Fee: Friday Evening, $25; Saturday $50; Both: $65.

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Lower Spine - User Friendly Yoga Anatomy with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, May 20, 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 Lumbar, sacrum and pelvis.

Fee: $50

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Indian Lunch with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 27, 2017 - Sun May 28, 2017
Yoga students meet for lunch at a local Indian restaurant. Locations vary. See the Yoga East Facebook page for the current location.
 
Register online so we know how big of a table to get and just show up!
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Alchemical Sound Journey with Patricia Everitt Sat, May 27, 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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Gentle Yoga and Live Music with Jeremy Arndt Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us as Jeremy Arndt weaves world music grooves into a Gentle Yoga practice with Susan Reid!
 
Every live music and yoga experience is different and flows with the energy of the class. The music will complement your class and help take you deeper within as the melodies are interwoven with the teachings of the class and the poses. The music is unique and not experienced in your typical yoga class. The music is instrumental, and not aligned with any particular devotion. Music promotes unity of all cultures, traditions, and beliefs.
 
The class will have different kinds of postures, some easy and some more complex, but modifications will be given so that students at all levels will find more expansion, awareness and deep release.

Fee: $20 (Member discounts apply!)

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Tim Feldmann Ashtanga 2017



Tim Feldmann - Ashtanga 2017 with Tim Feldmann Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday 6:00-8:00 pm Led Primary Series
Saturday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm Sthira-Sukham and Backbends
Sunday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Sunday 2:00-4:30 pm Breath and Bandhas
 
$225 for complete workshop ($200 if you register by March 31, 2017)
 
$50 per individual session.
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Tim Feldmann - Ashtanga 2017 with Tim Feldmann Next held on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 10, 2017 - Sun Jun 11, 2017
Friday 6:00-8:00 pm Led Primary Series
Saturday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm Sthira-Sukham and Backbends
Sunday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Sunday 2:00-4:30 pm Breath and Bandhas
 
$225 for complete workshop ($200 if you register by March 31, 2017)
 
$50 per individual session.
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Tim Feldmann - Ashtanga 2017 with Tim Feldmann Next held on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 10, 2017 - Sun Jun 11, 2017
Friday 6:00-8:00 pm Led Primary Series
Saturday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm Sthira-Sukham and Backbends
Sunday 8:00-11:00 am Mysore Style
Sunday 2:00-4:30 pm Breath and Bandhas
 
$225 for complete workshop ($200 if you register by March 31, 2017)
 
$50 per individual session.
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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 with Patricia Everitt Sun, Jun 25, 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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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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1 - Taking the Seat of the Teacher: Orientation to Teacher Training with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 29, 2017 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
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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