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CELEBRATE YOUR PRACTICE: A NEW YEAR’S DAY WORKSHOP

WITH: Michelle Cordero
WHEN: New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 11AM – 1PM
COST: $45 Early Bird Through Friday, December 22; $55 Thereafter | REGISTER

Come join Senior Stellarflow and Forrest Yoga Teacher Michelle Cordero for an invigorating, spirited and heart-opening yoga practice to set your New Year into motion. Learn to use your deep breathing as a tool for infusing your intentions and aspirations into real, live feeling in your body, mind and spirit. Celebrate your breath, your yoga practice and your life in this fun and challenging asana practice!

All Levels welcome. This workshop will sell out so reserve your spot now!

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

YOGA AND THE FEMALE PELVIS: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

WITH: Leslie Howard
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 1PM – 5:30PM
COST: $80 Early Bird Through January 13th; $90 Thereafter | REGISTER

Proper strength and stabilization of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation for each movement of the body. This is the true meaning of “core work.” Whether you experience any of the following conditions, or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you:
* pelvic pain
* lower back, hip or groin problems
* discomfort during sex or while using tampons
* skin irritation
* leaking when laughing or sneezing
* having to go the bathroom too often
* prolapsed organs
* pregnancy and birth

In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. The workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters. Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.

Bio: Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and is the author of Pelvic Liberation, a book on healing your pelvis through yoga and self inquiry. She is a regular presenter for the Yoga Journal conferences and a regular contributor to Yoga Journal magazine. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on yoga for incontinence and yoga for pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie, visit: www.lesliehowardyoga.com

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

FORREST YOGA MORNING INTENSIVES

WITH: Forrest Yoga Guardian Brian Campbell
WHEN: February 11-16, 6:30 AM – 9 AM
COST: $55 for one, $150 for three, $240 for all six | REGISTER

Dive deeper into your Inner Mysteries in this 6-day Forrest Yoga Ceremony! We’ll start out with a short Ceremony of music, prayer and intent to help you get grounded and access your wisdom centers, followed by a luxurious 2-hour asana practice. Each morning we’ll hunt and stalk a different theme so we can weave a healing thread through our practice and use this time to develop our Sacred Selves.

Prerequisites: Ability to move through Sun Salutations and willingness to work in a gently heated room. Beginners to Forrest Yoga are welcome.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.