Upcoming Yoga Workshops- registration will open approximately six weeks prior to each event.
Bio-Vinyasa with Ross Rayburn
Saturday May 13, 2-5 pm
Spirit House Yoga is excited to be welcoming back Ross Rayburn for a special three-hour workshop introducing a new class he’s developed called BioVinyasa.
BioVinyasa blends the detailed “geekiness” of an anatomy training with the self-experiential practice of a flow class (vinysasa). In a typical anatomy training, biomechanical illustrations and skeletons are often used to give students a clearer picture of what parts of the body do what and where, for instance, things like the psoas muscle is actually located. In a vinyasa class, the great advantage is developing a deeper awareness of one’s own body through feeling and movement (known as interoception).
In BioVinyasa you get both! The class will cover many of the major bones, muscles, joints and connective tissues viewed by projected videos and interactive apps. After each highlighted anatomical topic, Ross will lead the class through a sequence directly targeting those structures so that each student can experience a host of “aha!” moments.
Additionally, as with all of Ross’ classes there will be insights into how this kind of sophisticated body awareness can translate into a more spiritual relationship with yourself and others, including meditations to translate the deeper themes into other areas of your life.
All levels of students are welcome. The class will of course involve movement, however the sequences will be geared more toward deep intrinsic work rather than bendy postures. The only requirement is an enthusiasm and a curiosity to learn more about you!
See you on the mat!
Yoga: The Path of Fire and Nectar
Asana Studies With Christina Sell, August 26-27, 2017
Progressive Sequencing with Betsey Downing, PhD
September 23-24, 2017
Weekend Workshop – 21st Century Back Health with Bea Doyle
October 7-8. 2017
Each session includes basic anatomy for deeper understanding, soft tissue reconditioning using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls and body-balancing exercises derived from the yoga and fitness worlds. With this workshop you’ll embody what it means to have a healthy, functioning back for today.
The Proof is in Your Posture
How we sit, stand, walk, bend over and sleep all contribute to a healthy back. Learn principles of a healthy posture and for living well in your body.
The Essential Psoas
Explore the role of the body’s main hip flexor, the psoas muscle, and how it relates to freedom in the hips, a tame back, expansive breathing and a calm central nervous system.
An Integrated Core
Wake up the three layers of the core, plus how to make every pose a core-strengthening pose for a healthy back using the engagement principles you will experience in this session.
Balance with Scoliosis
Learn the basics of the common curves and twists in the scoliosis spine and how to bring more length to the muscles that are “locked short” and strength to those that are “locked long.”
Bea Doyle is a Functional Yoga Educator and Yoga Therapist, a former yoga studio owner and high school math teacher. Her workshops foster a playful, focused and supportive environment for learning, and empower her students to step into their personal journey, be it for self-care, or for sharing yoga’s gifts with others. Her enthusiasm for health, her belief that everything is figure-outable and her commitment to service are her whys for teaching. She holds certifications in Anusara Yoga, Yoga Tune Up® Fitness Therapy and with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Weekend Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh
October 27-29, 2017
“The Place Where Transformation Happens”
In Hatha Yoga, the sacrum, the center of the body, is the place where the union of the divine and human occurs. In this 4 session workshop, we will practice many different types of strengthening that can be used to make the most of this connection. Enjoy the synergy of your ability to root down into the material plane and the expanding feeling of rising upward into the divine realm. Practice new ways of doing familiar things and take home some new inspiration for your body, mind and spirit.
Desiree’s teaching welcomes students of all levels and abilities.
Friday 6-8:30 Tune Up and Turn On Your Power
Saturday 10-12:30 BackBend Revolution
Saturday 2-5 Seated Poses for Centering
Sunday 10-12:30 Arm Balances and Inversions for Strength and Playfulness
With 30 years of experience in alignment based Hatha Yoga, including Iyengar and Anusara, Desiree Rumbaugh continues to evolve by studying with functional manual physical therapists, meditation teachers and Primal movement teachers. She loves to play hard while working seriously on details, so be prepared to practice being strong while simultaneously laughing.