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FUNCTIONAL & eNERGETIC ANATOMY

WITH: Kiki Lovelace
WHEN: Saturdays, 1-4:30pm, see list of Saturdays below
COST: $100 for one 3.5 hour session; $300 for all 4  |  REGISTER

October 6: Pelvis, S.I. Joints, Hips, Knees & Feet
October 27: Back, Neck & Jaw
November 10: Shoulders, Forearms & Wrists

This course is open to bodyworkers, teachers AND dedicated students of Pilates & yoga. It is a part of the Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training and qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance. In this exciting and illuminating 4-part course, we will dive deep into the fascinating world of the anatomy of movement. We’ll learn about exact location and function of the key joints of the body, as well as origin, attachment and function of important “mover” muscles. We’ll explore the emotional body and chakras and learn how these energetic systems play a vital role in one’s well-being and comfort. To appeal to various learning styles of the participants, we’ll use a dynamic combination of lecture, slideshow, visual and tactile aids, q&a, hands on explorations and movement sequences to learn about the function and design of the human body.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

Tame the pain

WITH: Lila Heller
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 1-3pm
COST: $50 for the first 10 people to sign up, $60 thereafter  |  REGISTER

Join Lila Heller, Senior Pilates and movement specialist for this eye opening view into why we experience pain and how we can relieve it. Every body and every person is different and experiences pain differently. In this two-hour workshop, we look at the body as a whole system and begin to understand the neurology of pain and some of the many reasons we experience it. Then, Lila will guide you through exercises that help you understand your own unique body and nervous system, and that help lower overall stresses in the body. You will leave with information and applicable techniques to help you navigate the tricky path of pain.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

Empath essentials: A starter guide to life as an empath

WITH: Kiki Lovelace
WHEN: Saturday November 3rd 1-3pm
COST: $40/$36 for Innerstellar Members  |  REGISTER

Do you often feel overwhelmed or hopeless at the state of the world? Can you feel the energy of a place or a person quite easily? Do you feel fragmented, anxious or irritable at times for no apparent reason? Do you seem to need more alone time than others?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you are likely a very sensitive empath. In this 2-hour primer, you’ll learn how to work with your empathic nature so that you can bring your Wiser Self forward in your life, and be a current of healing and truth for yourself and those around you.

In this workshop, you will:

• Discover the five best ways you can support yourself as an empath
• Practice somatic (body-brain) exercises to help you feel grounded and relaxed internally
• Deepen your skillfulness in feeling, digesting and sorting information
• Recognize the signs that you are depleting your energy (or letting another person’s energy deplete you)
• Learn how to trust and act on your intuition more quickly

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

nourish your back neck & Jaw: A thanksgiving morning workshop

WITH: Kiki Lovelace
WHEN: Thursday November 22nd, 9-11am
COST: $35 Early Bird for First 10 Signups, $45 Thereafter  |  REGISTER

Join Forrest Yoga Guardian & Senior Teacher Kiki Lovelace for a two-hour deep dive into the back, neck and jaw. We’ll focus on breathing exercises and yoga postures designed to release, soothe and nourish these areas, creating more spaciousness for the joints and ease in the muscles and connective tissues. Folks with disc issues and sciatica as well as other injuries are welcome. Must be comfortable doing Sun Salutations and working in a room gently heated to 80-85 degrees.

A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Akonadi Foundation’s So Love Can Win Community Response Fund, which funds community-based solutions that advance safety & healing for communities of color in Oakland.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

Inversions 101: handstanding for beginners and beyond!

WITH: Jacqui Ferraiolo
WHEN: Sunday December 2, 1-3pm
COST: $30 Early Bird for First 10 Signups, $40 Thereafter  |  REGISTER

Learn how to dance with your fears in a new and empowered way! Inversions can be great territory for exploring your relationship to fear, as well as building your strength and self-confidence. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to integrate proper alignment and prepare your muscles so that you can safely work inversions into your practice, or spice up your existing inversion practice. Jacqui will start with an introduction to the anatomy of inversions, then she’ll lead you through a juicy Forrest Yoga practice culminating in some inversion playtime with variations for all levels. This workshop will be appropriate and illuminating for beginners, folks with injuries, and advanced practitioners alike!

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.

release, tone & heal: your pelvic floor & Deep core

WITH: Pilates Instructor & Pre- & Postnatal fitness expert Rebecca Vasile
WHEN: Saturday December 8, 1-3pm
COST: $45 Early Bird for first 10 signups; $50 thereafter |  REGISTER

Bring new vitality and awareness to your pelvic floor and deepest layer of abdominals! Join Rebecca for a full body Pilates mat class using special props to focus on the pelvic floor and deep core so you can free up your breathing, release your neck and shoulders, and support your knees, hips, back and jaw. In this 2-hour workshop you will:
· Release and tone your pelvic floor
· Release fascia and move your abdominals closer together for optimal strength and appearance
· Help prevent or heal Diastasis Recti
· Learn to access your deepest abdominals

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.