Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio Upcoming Workshops

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Yoga for Kids Fall Session & PJ Party! With Candi Hoffman, 200 RYT Fridays, 9/12-10/17 6:00-6:45pm We will be kicking off our fall session with a Yoga for Kids Pajama Party on 9/5 from 6-8pm. Join Candi for this two hour fun filled event that includes a craft, kid-appropriate intro to yoga and games. $20, includes supplies. Please pre-register! Download DOC
Balancing your Sun and Moon: A Fall Equinox Workshop With Francie Trainor, 200 RYT Sunday, September 14th 1:00-3:00pm Equinox, which means “equal night” refers to a time when the length of day and night are equal. We begin to enjoy the cooler days of autumn as preparations for winter are underway. Connect with the seasonal energy of the Autumn Equinox as we begin with a solar practice to build our fire and burn out the old energies that are no longer serving us. We then create space with a lunar flow to connect us to our introspective side. A well balanced workshop suitable for all levels. Download DOC
Yin and Thai Yoga: End of Summer Session With Nancy Talley, E-RYT 500 and Drew Talley, RYT 200 Saturday, September 20 1:00- 3:00pm
A soothing all levels workshop to connect us to the earth element and to our sense of being at home within ourselves. Over summer, we are able to nourish ourselves with the wonderful fresh produce of the season brought to us by longer days of light and warmth. We will focus on the lung, large intestine & heart meridians as this workshop guides us with gentle awareness of our bodies, mind and spirit. Yin Yoga encourages the deep stretching of connective tissue by holding poses for longer periods of time, typically between 3 ½-7 minutes. Thai Yoga Massage can be used to enhance a yin practice with a therapist stretching the recipient while the recipient is in a yin posture. In both cases, circulation is promoted and blood pools into the targeted area/areas. This is a positive benefit, because blood flow to an area will promote healing and wellness. One of the most important benefits of Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage is their effect on health. In Western medicine, one can look at the effect the two modalities have on the immune system. The lymphatic and nervous systems are stimulated, promoting improved immunity. Furthermore, toxins are released in both Yoga and massage. Download DOC
Yoga for Runners With Candi Hoffman, 200 RYT Saturday, October 11th 1:00-3:00 pm Whether you are training for your next marathon or are just starting a Couch to 5K program, you have probably heard that yoga is good for runners. But who has the time for all that cross-training, right? Not so fast (not unless you’re running)! Our resident yogini runner, Candi, will help you discover how yoga can make you a better runner: improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, concentration, and balance. In this 2 hour workshop specifically tailored for runners, we will practice a sequence of postures designed to lengthen and stretch muscles used when running (hamstrings, IT band, hip flexors, psoas muscles, achilles tendons, and the plantar fascia). We will work to alleviate spinal compression and build strength in the core to improve endurance and alignment during your runs. We will learn breathing techniques to help relax your body and make it more efficient. Meet at the studio at 12:30pm if you would like to do a half hour run with Candi prior to the workshop start time! Download DOC
Back Care Basics With Barbara Cox, 200 RYT 3 Week Session on Saturdays 2-4pm 10/18-11/1
Pain is magnified and perpetuated by fear. It is, conversely, diminished by calm observation. You will learn a simple practice system to teach you how to help heal your back, restructure your body and cope with stress. This workshop will help you build an awareness of daily activities that may be aggravating your back and help you develop strength and endurance by using sound principles of alignment and correct movement patterns. Students will become more sensitive to the early warning signs of an impending back pain issue and learn techniques to help ward them off. This yoga therapy based workshop differs from other rehabilitative exercise in that it engages the mind body connection in a philosophical and psychological environment that optimizes the potential for healing. Please bring a journal and pen for taking notes to each meeting! Week One – 10/18 Relaxation Techniques – rest and relax your back Week Two – 10/25 Home Base Poses – postural correction Week Three – 11/1 Moving on Poses – gain strength and endurance Download DOC
Yoga Nidra for Stress and Vata With Cyndi Tran, E-RYT 500
October 19th 1-3PM

It has been estimated that stress is the underlying cause of as much as 80% of illnesses. Yoga Nidra is the single most powerful tool that can help you reshape your life, rebuild your health, and renew your life. In this workshop you will learn how this profound meditative practice can help reduce and manage your stress.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, as we transition from a predominate time of fire element (Summer/Pitta) to wind element (Fall/Vata), it is important to incorporate a warm and groundness in our daily practice to manage the rough, variable, quick qualities of Vata (wind). Stress primarily manifests as Vata so balance during this season is particularly important. For calming Vata, a yoga nidra session allows one to sink into the qualities of earth, groundness and wholeness, and is an effective tool for stress/vata management.

What would you like to let go of? Stress? Worries? Physical limitation? Fall is the perfect time to pause and reflect, then release what we no longer need as effortlessly as the leaves drop from the trees. Yoga Nidra offers an easy way to make room in your body, mind, and heart for what you truly desire. All levels of experience welcome. Participants will receive a recorded copy (MP3) of the guided yoga nidra session from this workshop.

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Yoga Block Party! With Candi Hoffman, 200 Hour RYT Sunday, November 2nd, 2:00-4:00p

Gather your friends but leave the casseroles and fruit salads at home – this is a different kind of block party! Yoga blocks are great props during practice, bringing the ground closer when you can’t quite make it there or making your arms a little longer when needed. Did you know that you can also use them for weight resistance and to test your balance. Join Candi for this fun all-levels workshop as we put the term “moving our blockages” to the physical test. Suitable for all levels. 

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New Year’s Detox Yoga Workshop With Barbara Cox, 200 RYT Thursday, January 1st, 2:00-4:00

Start the New Year fresh & shining! If you over-indulged or have gone a bit astray from your path over the last few months, give yourself a jump to let go of old weight, old energy, and old emotional patterns. This Yoga Detox Workshop has been specifically designed to rid the body, mind and spirit of accumulated toxins so that we are creating the space to connect with our true divine nature. This workshop is done in a heated room and we will practice:

  • Breathing techniques to help cleanse our physical and energetic body.
  • Meditation techniques to let go of stagnant and unhealthy mental patterns.
  • A strong flow with very specific sequencing to cleanse the internal organs relieving bloating, fatigue, dull/problem skin, anxiety, irritability and other physical ailments due to toxins accumulated through food, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, household chemicals and other environmental toxins.
  • Beginners are welcome, but at least having the experience of a few yoga classes is helpful. Come hydrated and on an empty belly and bring water, a small hand towel and a larger towel….be ready to sweat and get an awesome ab workout!

Ends with a lovely Yoga Nidra to help you relax & restore!

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