Making Vinyasa Yoga Safe and Therapeutic
with J. Brown @ Kripalu
Sun-Thu, March 9-13
Spend 4 days with J. in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains for amazing food, deep friendship, and intensive teachings on the inner workings of his signature practice. Whether you’re a beginner interested in starting a safe yoga practice, a more experienced practitioner with injuries, or a teacher wanting to ensure safety and favorable outcomes for your students, this workshop will establish basic safety protocols and give you the tools to make good decisions and get the most out of your yoga practice. Register at Kripalu.
Yoga for Labor and Delivery
with Adele Loux-Turner
Sat. March 29, 6-9pm
Learn how to apply yogic breath, movement, and relaxation techniques to the process of labor. We will discuss all of the stages of labor and practice methods that both you and your birth partner can use to support the challenges of each stage. These techniques can be used in any type of birth setting, with or without medication, in the hospital or at home. Adele Loux-Turner leads the class, drawing on her years of experience and training as a prenatal yoga instructor and labor doula. $80/couple. Preregister at AYC or by email.
Adele Loux-Turner began teaching in 2001 (certified Integral Yoga Institute.) Since then, she has taught extensively to both adults and children. In 2006, Adele trained in prenatal yoga at New York Yoga. She studied yoga for labor and delivery with Beth Donnelly Caban and “mommy and me” yoga with Jyothi Larson in 2007. She trained as a labor support doula through DONA International in 2008 and has assisted several births.
AYC Yoga Teacher Training
Spring 2014 – starts April 19
AYC Yoga Teacher Training is designed to provide a vehicle for honing personal practice and cultivating a knowledge base from which to teach breath-centered, therapeutic yoga. There are 12 scheduled workshops that take place on weekends. The rest of the components are customizable, meaning it can fit to your schedule and be completed in your own time. The idea is that you can explore a deeper interest in practicing & teaching yoga without having to suspend or disrupt your life (estimated time for completion is 4-6 months.) For more, see our Training page.
Patañjali’s Yogasūtras: Foundations
with Chase Bossart
Session 1: Fri. May 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Session 2: Sat. May 10, 6-9pm
By all accounts, yoga has the capacity to transform not only how we move and breath but also how we feel and behave. In turn, according to the Yogasūtras of Patañjali, yoga can also transform how other people feel and respond to us. The key to facilitating this change is the development of a set of attitudes within ourselves. Join us for an exploration of these attitudes and how they form a foundation of experience that fosters transformation. The evening will include lecture, discussion and two short meditation practices (asana and pranayama.) The presentation is both accessible to beginners and instructive for experienced practitioners. $45/session. Preregister at AYC or by email.
Chase Bossart is a longtime student of TKV Desikachar and a Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation certified Yoga Teacher Trainer. A long time meditator, Chase has a clear, down-to-earth communication style and exceptional theoretical understanding. He is the former Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit organization Healing Yoga Foundation. www.chasebosssart.com
with Salvador Martinez
Sat. June 21, 6-9pm
This workshop will cover history, quality, safety, and profiles of the “Lucky 13″, the most useful essential oils. Participants will make a custom blend in a carrier of jojoba oil. Aromatherapy 101 is intended for people new to aromatherapy and essential oils, but if you have previous experience and want a refresher course, please join us. All are welcome. Space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended. $40. Preregister at AYC or by email.
Salvador Martinez began his practice in 1995. In 2009, he completed and received certification through the AYC Yoga Teacher Training. He is a graduate of yoga anatomy studies with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews of the Breathing Project NYC. He also practices zazen, Zen Buddhist seated meditation, and is the founder of Might Real Skin.