Handstand Training for All Levels

Workshop With Henry Winslow

Sunday, August 25, 2019

$40 in advance
$50 day of

Developing a handstand takes strength, balance, flexibility, focus, and patience — the components of any worthwhile physical practice. But nearly anyone with a childlike sense of play and curiosity can achieve it!

Come to this 2-hour workshop to learn techniques and progressions to become more comfortable on your hands and upside down, both on and off the wall.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME — Beginners will be given steps to safely overcome the fear of inverting. Those with an existing handstand practice will be given tools to hone their “line,” aesthetics, and endurance.

Bi-Weekly Meditation Workshop

Every other Tuesday with Jared

Tuesdays, August 13 + 27, 2019
8:30 – 10pm
$20 drop in
$10 for members (Autorenew or Yearly)
This bi-weekly all-levels-welcome meditation workshop is led by experience Lighthouse teachers. Each teacher will offer aspects from their chosen lineage of mediation. Workshop may include mantra, kriya, transcendental mediation (TM), dynamic meditation from the Taoist tradition, trataka (gazing meditation) or Buddhist meditation, depending on the teacher. This is a great opportunity to explore different meditative practices that can then be added to a daily at home sadhana.

Action Hiro

WOrkshop Weekend With Hiro Landazuri

August 31 – September 1, 2019

$50 single workshop or masterclass
$175 full weekend
$165 full weekend before Aug 15

Sat 12 – 2pm
MASTERCLASS: Functional Flow
Remember what it felt like when we were beginning our yoga journey? The soreness yes, but also a freedom in our bodies that we were not used to, a lightness in our step, the glow in our being. The movements, the shapes, were new to our bodies and the shapes served in increasing
the range of function in our bodies.
If we are honest, there are a lot of poses that are relatively comfortable for us now. So how can we increase our focus, our range of function, so that we can keep moving towards a better functioning self?
This master class incorporates different mobility exercises within familiar poses. We will introduce different transitions that shift the mental focus from fitting into a shape to making the shape serve a greater functionality in our bodies. The goal is to bring us closer towards the
freedom we seek within.

Sat 3 – 5pm
It’s Hammer time! This workshop focuses on building strength and mobility in everything below the belt.
Learn how to strengthen, lengthen and coordinate these muscles while exploring targeted, unique exercises to rapidly progress in your practice: everything from smarter hips to one legged balances. Be prepared to break away from your typical asanas and experience some new
dynamic movements that will help you build depth and stability in your practice.
Gain full control of your legs to crush it on the dance floor, and to let everyone else know that they “Can’t Touch This.”

Sun 12 – 2pm
MASTERCLASS: Moving Meditation
The purpose of our practice is to experience the unity of our mind, body and soul in a fluid and seamless flow state. For over a decade I cued “breath to movement.” After diving
deeper into my meditation practice and making the breath the focus, I shifted to “movement to breath.” The physical practice became something different, it became alive, connected, and truly authentic to how I wanted to move and BE.
This workshop taps into the deeper levels of our being, getting back in touch with our natural rhythms beyond the fear of “not enough”, beyond fear of “looking different.” We will introduce creative transitions and reconnect with the inner freedom of self expression and letting go found in a moving meditation.

Sun 2:30 – 4:30pm
WORKSHOP: Intelligent Inversions
Do you have that one pair of yoga pants that is your “handstand yoga pants?” The pants where every time you put them on, you feel stronger and more confident getting upside down? Don’t leave your practice up to chance! Ditch the pants and come to this class.
Experience what it’s like to fly consistently and confidently in this challenging yet light-hearted workshop. We will break down the elements of inversions as well as explore unique exercises towards helping you access the power already inside of you. Allow yourself to encounter your practice in an elevated way and feel confident in seeing the world from a new perspective, with or without your handstand pants on!

Gokul Yoga

WOrkshop Weekend With Jani Jaatinen

September 14 – 15, 2019

$50 single workshop or masterclass
$175 full weekend
$165 full weekend before Sep 1

Sat 12 – 2pm
We will be discussing basic sequencing for hips & forward bends. Standing poses generally precede forward bends. Learn how to group similar asanas together and make transitions fluid, moving from less difficult poses to more difficult. We will also observe accurate posture techniques, ask questions, and work on a variety of posture variations. Additionally, modifications will be explored and posture benefits will be identified in order to help refine your own practice.

Sat 3 – 5pm
In this workshop, Jani will share with you his training drills and the flexibility and strength secrets that he uses — to help you gain strength and flexibility in your entire body. You will learn simple, unique, and effective practices that will make you stronger and more flexible for difficult postures such as backbends, forward bends, and inversions. Learn to be strong and flexible!

Sun 12 – 2pm
We will be discussing basic sequencing for hips & backward bends which support each other. As backbend requires some degree of openness in the hip flexors, rectus abdominis, and pectoral muscles, any sequence that incorporates poses that address tightness or weakness in these areas will be very helpful. And we will approach the practice logically, systematically, and with consistency. During this workshop you will learn the variations available to you in each posture, as well as the rhythm of the sequence, leaving you feeling balanced.

Sun 2:30 – 4:30pm
Breathing while in Pranayama is under voluntary control, which will affect the respiratory rate. There are three phases of respiration while practicing Pranayama: Puraka (inhalation), Kumbhaka (retention of breath), and Recaka (exhalation). We will explore the anatomy of the subtle body by getting familiar with prana, nadis, bandhas, and vayus, as well as learn and practice the most important pranayama techniques. During this workshop we will explore a variety of meditative practices, bringing in the pratyahara and dharana into the asana/movement exploration, which leads inwards to the Self and pure consciousness (Samadhi).

Intro to Meridian Yoga Therapy (MYT)

Workshop With Rose Erin Vaughan

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

$40 in advance
$50 day of

A 2.5-hour Introduction to Meridian Yoga Therapy (MYT), a powerful healing method. We will start with a brief intro to the underlying philosophy of MYT, energy pathways in the body, how blockages might occur, and how this method can address the blockages that lead to physical, emotional and spiritual pain. You will learn and practice a Self-treatment sequence that can help deepen your yoga practice (asana, pranayama and meditation). We will discuss the basics of touch and how to sense different layers of the body. Finally, you will give and receive a 20-min sequence of techniques with a partner. In this session, we will be focusing on the front body and abdomen. Come alone or bring a friend. Also learn about our certification programs and get a discount for registration!

What is Meridian Yoga Therapy (MYT)?

In modern times, much of our physical pain comes from problems in the mind and emotions. The ancient philosophies like Yoga and Chinese medicine are sophisticated systems that offer maps of the body, mind and soul, a different kind of anatomy that acknowledges the physical as well as the emotional. Even in modern culture, the heart is known not only as an organ that pumps the blood, but also as the source of love and compassion, connection to divine and other. The techniques of these two systems were designed as both physical medicine and tools for spiritual development.

MYT is a modern synthesis of these two ancient systems. MYT techniques work in the same way that Yoga asana works — relying on the connection between the physical, emotional, and spiritual. Like Yoga asana, MYT uses physical methods to ease the flow of energy through the subtle channels and release muscle tension, joint pain, headaches, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, etc.

Meridian Yoga Therapy is a healing modality that can be applied to self or others. This system is based on the 8-limbed Yogic principles and informed by the traditional Chinese Medicine meridian system of points and pathways. MYT techniques can be used within Yoga classes. It is our belief that in serving others, we can heal ourselves also.

Accredited by AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners).

30-Hour Immersion in Austin, TX

4-day Intensive at Yoga East Austin With Jared McCann + Henry Winslow

October 3 – 6, 2019

$649 early bird before July 28
$749 thereafter

Join Jared McCann and Henry Winslow for their third 4-day, 30-hour yoga immersion, at Yoga East Austin, deep in the heart of Texas. This intensive practice program is for all yoga students looking to deepen their knowledge and see rapid improvement in their practice in a short amount of time.

Participants will be immersed in daily sadhana (meditation & spiritual practice), JM Vinyasa yoga classes, posture clinics, and yoga philosophy.

9:00 – 10:00: Morning Sadhana
10:00 – 12:00: Yoga Class
12:00 – 1:00: Break
1:00 – 3:00: Backbending + Conditioning OR Workshop
3:30 – 4:00: Break
4:00 – 6:00: Philosophy, Pranayama, Kriya, Nidra, and/or Mantra (varies by day)

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