YOGA CLASSES

Intentional Flow: Every Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-10:15 a.m., at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, California

My classes blend traditional yoga with modern therapeutic variations. Fusing the esoteric with the scientific and the yin with the yang, my classes help students cultivate a sense of harmony in their bodies and their lives. Intelligently sequenced, they balance stability and strength with ease, encouraging students to maintain a conscious heart, alert mind, and embodied presence of spirit. This class is suitable for all levels.

For more, click here. To book a private session, contact me directly.

RETURN TO GRACE YOGA RETREAT

Lesvos, Greece, June 3-13, 2018

Join me this June for ten days in Greece for daily yoga classes, fresh vegan meals, and the chance to explore the magnificent Lesvos coastline. It’s not too late to sign up! I’ll be leading vocal yoga classes, meditations, and kirtan, and renowned instructors Angela Farmer, Mark Whitwell, Victor van Kooten, and Mark Devenpeck will be offering sessions ranging from flow to yin. This is a rare opportunity to practice with experienced teachers in a stunning location. We’ll stay at the family-owned Panselinos Hotel with ocean views and a saltwater pool. Nearby are hot springs, hiking trails that follow ancient routes, and the beautiful Petra Beach. Each day vegan chef Cheri Rae will prepare farm-to-table meals. If you’re interested, find out more here and contact me directly.

 

VOCAL YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Heather Lyle’s Vocal Yoga Method®

June 19-27, 2018

Learn to teach the Vocal Yoga Method® featured in Heather Lyle’s book Vocal Yoga, the Joy of Breathing, Singing and Sounding. Lyle has combined the best voice training and healing techniques of the East and West to free the voice. Yoga, pranayama, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, primal sounding, Bel Canto, chanting, sound healing, voice science and more will be used to promote deep breathing, vocal power, resonance and range, and will help you to uncover deep layers of tension that are blocking your vocal freedom. Some of the things you will learn in this program are ways to use yoga and pranayama to break down body armoring; ways to increase resonance; the power and support of vocal muscles; anatomy and physiology of the voice; alignment and breathing for healthy voice use; and kriyas to increase airflow. Ultimately you’ll learn that the whole body sings! 

I will be co-leading this training with Lyle. For more, click here.

 

YOGA AND THE HEALING SCIENCES 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Listen to what past students have shared about the program.

 

The program exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed the variety of speakers and my classmates were great, too. I would encourage all of my friends and students interested in expanding their knowledge of Yoga to take this course. It is a catalyst to broaden their knowledge and scope of teaching.” —Nicolle Lincir, former student

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Though the philosophy, art, and science of Yoga dates back to ancient India, Yoga is now practiced across the globe, and the need for competent instructors is all the more necessary.

 

Loyola Marymount University’s program is Yoga Alliance®-registered and offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of fundamental and advanced concepts through an immersion into Yoga’s classical and modern forms. This program is open to all who wish to expand their knowledge of Yoga, and given the program’s particular focus on healing and therapy, individuals in education, fitness, healthcare, and related fields are highly encouraged to enroll. Located in Los Angeles, this program’s weekend sessions open the program to those with full-time careers and other commitments.

 

Whereas many teacher training programs focus on a single practice or school of Yoga, this program introduces students to a variety of practices, as well as meditation, chanting, and pranayama. Students will also learn fundamental theories of Ayurvedic healing and modern Yoga therapy as well.

 

There will be two info sessions with free classes preceding the start of the program: Saturday, June 30 and Saturday, July 28 (free yoga class at 10 a.m., info session at 11 a.m.).  This program takes place over 11 weekends: August 4-5, August 11-12, August 25-26, September 8-9, September 22-23, October 6-7, October 20-21, November 3-4, November 17-18, December 1-2, and December 8-9, 2018. An all-star cast of teachers will be joining me!

 

Mark Whitwell – Yoga of Krishnamacharya

Nischala Joy Devi – The Yoga Sutras

Lorin Roche, Ph.D. – Meditation and the Radiance Sutras

Guru Singh, D.D. – Kundalini Yoga and Sound

Chinnamasta Stiles – Structural Yoga Therapy and Tantra

Reverend Tom Kelly – Raja Yoga

Govindas – Bhakti Yoga

Paul Cabanis – Iyengar Yoga

Maria Villella, L.Ac. – Ashtanga Yoga

Chris Chapple Ph.D. – The Bhagavad Gita

Hala Khouri, M.A. – Yoga and Social Activism

Olivia Barry P.T., C-IAYT – Anatomy and Physiology

Lori Rubenstein Fazzio D.P.T., C-IAYT – Yoga and the Nervous System

Robert Birnberg – Yoga and Addiction

Eleni Tsikrikas – Intro to Ayurveda

Barbara Foley, Ph.D. – Psych, Meditation and Breath

Heather Lyle M.M., F.V.A. – Vocal Yoga

Jasmine Lieb – Yoga of Indra Devi

Larry Payne, Ph.D. – Prime of Life Yoga

Mathew Cohen – Sacred Energy Arts

Pawan Johar, M.A. – Evolution of Yoga

Casey Mauro – Yoga for Kids

Sarah Herrington – Yoga and Youth

Surendra Mehta – Pranayama and Yoga Nidra

 

For additional information, click here or contact me directly.

 

YOGA THERAPY RX 

Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of ancient wisdom from the East and recent knowledge on health and healing practices from the West. Loyola Marymount University’s professional certificate programs prepare Yoga instructors to work with individuals who have health challenges not normally met in group classes. These challenges can be physical, mental, or emotional. Yoga therapy can be a means to manage illness or facilitate healing, and yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. This unique program is comprised of four parts: a basic program, an advanced program, a clinical program, and an internship program. For additional information, click here.

 

Save the date! Yoga Retreat in the South of France

June 21-28, 2019

You’re invited to join me next summer in experiencing the South of France through yoga, local food, time in nature, and excursions to nearby sites. We’ll stay at a peaceful eco-resort just outside Toulouse, where we’ll take part in preparing meals made from scratch with ingredients grown on the property. More info coming soon – stay tuned!