On a psychological level, back bending poses take us into the future, allowing us to move forward safely, fearlessly and with a sense of adventure.
In this beautiful workshop, internationally-known teacher Jill Abelson will warm you up, guide you through a series of heart opening poses, then relax you into the new year. Come prepared for an upbeat and soulful workshop, along with chanting, great music, and intention setting.
If back bending poses sound intimidating, don’t fret! This is an opportunity to explore, in a supportive and safe environment where we’ll slow it down, examine the principles at work, and create space to be curious, evolve, and grow.
Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers: This Master Class earns 2 contact hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education credits.
Spring 2020 Yoga Teacher Training
If yoga has changed your life and you want to dive deeper into the wisdom of yoga, join the 200-hour Napa Valley Yoga Center Yoga Teacher Training program to become a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. Yoga Teacher Training is fun, challenging, and our students say it is a life-changing experience. You will make good friends. You will grow and learn about yourself in ways you didn’t think possible. If you are thinking now might be the right time for you to do Yoga Teacher Training…it probably is! Dates for Spring 2020 Yoga Teacher Training have been announced, and enrollment is now open.
Yogic tradition teaches us that it takes 40 days to establish a new habit. Meditation is one of the most profoundly positive habits that one can incorporate into daily life. Benefits of meditation include the reduction of stress and anxiety, increased self-awareness, enhanced focus, improved sleep, increased compassion, improved mood and so much more.
If you have always wanted to have a meditation practice, or have tried before but weren’t able to get it going, this series for you. This 5-week series is also appropriate for meditators looking to deepen their commitment and learn new approaches.
You will learn tools and techniques to start or strengthen your meditation practice. You will receive support for the challenges and triumphs of this life-changing commitment and will walk away with a meditation practice that you will love and crave.
$100 for all five sessions; no individual session rates or drop-ins.
Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers: This Meditation series earns 6.25 contact hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education credits.
Be prepared to move & sweat. 🔥🔥 The primal rhythms of tabla, congo, cajon, & other drums creates a synergy that will take your practice to new heights. It’s yoga combined with the rhythmic balance of live drumming to guide you on a spiritual journey not to be missed. Next Heart Beat Yoga is Sunday, March 15. No extra fee to attend: use your membership, class pack, or single class drop-in!
Ever wonder how our modern, studio-based yoga practice evolved from the ancient traditions and texts of the past 3,000 years? Ever thought about the connection between Indian religions, ancient philosophies, and physical practice, or simply why everyone loves to “Om” so much?
Join us for The History of Yoga, a comprehensive 4-hour seminar designed to expand your understanding of the richness and complexity of the yoga tradition. Zach Beach is a best-selling author and highly sought-after yoga teacher who leads trainings around the world, with a Masters degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
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We’ll use a myriad of learning techniques to ground our new understanding, including lecture, discussion, reflection, meditation, asana practice, chanting, and more. This seminar is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners. Handouts will be provided, bring a pen for notes, and an open mind.
Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers: This seminar earns 4 contact hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education credits.