Arm balances and inversions can be challenging, because they require a great deal of upper body and core strength, as well as flexibility. In this 2 hour class, we will warm up to some basic arm balances and inversions (like crow, firefly, and forearm balance). Beginners can work on these basics–honing their skills–while Intermediate yogis can blend these tricky postures together for some hybrid fun on the mat. Pre-requisite: an open mind, a sense of adventure, and an ability to support weight in your hands (healthy wrists!). Sat, Mar. 24th; 10:30AM-12:30PM Register Now: $20 for Members/ $25 Non-Members
Sundays in March (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th); 1-2:15 pm
This is a slow-moving class which focuses on stretching and breathing practices to help alleviate the common discomforts of pregnancy and to prepare the expectant mother for childbirth and beyond. Taught by Stevi Self, yoga therapist and certified pre-natal Yoga teacher.
Saturday, March 31st, 7-8:30PM
Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion–experienced by opening the heart through story-telling, movement and song. In honor of the Full Moon, we will delve into the myths of Yoga to inspire our all levels yoga practice and mantra (chanting). Theme: The Story of Hanuman
Join us for this 4 week therapeutic series of Yoga for back care taught by Stevi Self, E-RYT 500 and CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist). If you are dealing with chronic pain from a genetic condition, injury or degeneration, this class will help you to strengthen the muscles that support the spine, stretch the muscles that can be common culprits in back pain, and use mindful breathing to help you manage pain in a way that is healthy and proactive. (Please consult your physician first if you have had recent surgery that might prohibit some movements.)
4 Week Session in Feb/Mar (Feb 12th-Mar 8th): Mondays & Thursdays 12-1pm); $90 for all 8 classes or $18/class ( We recommend attending all sessions if possible.)
Our week-long Anatomy & Adjustments Immersion with Cat McCarthy has been postponed until next Spring Break in 2019. She has family and personal health concerns that will affect her availability during our previously scheduled time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
March 9th-17th, 2019
With Cat McCarthy ERYT-500, YACEP®
Yoga can be defined as both “skill in action” and “relationship.” As a yoga teacher, you have the opportunity to skillfully relate to your students. You can touch them with your eyes, words, and hands, while you hold the space for exploration to unfold. The more you know about the inner workings of your body from the inside out, the more you can help guide that interconnection for others.
In this immersion, Cat will first introduce a relationship between compressive and tensile forces present in your bones and muscles as you embody asana. After which, you will apply that understanding to the role of assisting with a clear vision, encouraging instruction, and supportive touch. This will be a seriously playful integration of theory and practice.
Sample Daily Schedule for the 7 Day Immersion:
7:30-10AM Group Practice: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra & Meditation
10-10:30AM Breakfast (Tea and light snacks provided)
10:30AM-1PM Morning Session
1-3PM Lunch and Free Time
3-5:30PM Afternoon Session
6:30-8:00PM Evening Session
The first 15 registrants will receive $150 discount off tuition if PAID IN FULL at time of registration. Discount will appear in your cart at checkout until we have 15 registrations.
If you are unable to pay the full tuition up front, you can reserve your space in the class by making the $300 non-refunable deposit here and completing the remainder of tuition payment upon arrival.
*This week-long immersion is for Yoga Teachers or those interested in deepening their understanding of Yoga & Anatomy. It satisfies 70 required hours of our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program accredited through the Yoga Alliance. You are not required to commit to the full 300 Hour training in order to attend. Details about our 200 Hour Basic Teacher Training and 300 Hour Advanced Training are listed below and will be posted on our website soon. Contact us with any questions: Stevi (662-607-3222) or Mary (662-832-1941).
Cat McCarthy, ERYT-500
What do The Three Stooges, four-leaf clover hunting, and wine tasting have in common? Yoga, according to Cat McCarthy. Whether telling a story on the silver screen or during class, Cat makes connections between everyday details and the big picture, weaving it all into a fun, poignant narrative. A dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993 and innovative educator/teacher trainer since 2002, Cat holds teaching certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and The Barnes Method Prenatal Yoga and has studied extensively within the philosophical tradition of Rajanaka Yoga. Cat’s facilitation in NVC (Non-Violent Communication) has helped bridge her conflict resolution skills to her yoga practice both on and off the mat. Mixing dynamic alignment and repatterning tools with a playful approach, Cat’s guidance is informative and entertaining. When not traversing the globe to teach yoga, this Emmy-nominated filmmaker directs/produces non-fiction projects. For more info, please visit: www.catmccarthyyoga.com