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Thursday, July 26

9:00am EDT

Melt, Flow, and Fly into Higher Healing : Therapeutics Immersion with Yoga, Thai Massage and AcroYoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Come steep in a full exploration in the nexus of healing where yoga, Thai Massage, and Flying Therapeutics all converge. No Experience or partner necessary. We'll drop into a body awareness that is built on a soft sensitive slow yoga practice to encourage a rich connection to one another. First found in partner yoga, then elaborated in Thai massage. We'll see how the therapeutic benefits of Thai massage grow when elevated into flying flows. We'll support each other in flight and in practice speaking clear boundaries. This is sure to be a great way to drop in to wonderful weekend of yoga!

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Jean Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born artist and yoga teacher. He’s been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching yoga since 2006, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in public schools, prisons, nonprofits, businesses, and yoga studios. He loves sharing practices that foster... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown

10:00am EDT

Anatomy Trains Workshop with Michael Watson
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This full day immersion will help yoga teachers and students alike learn anatomy in a holistic, relational, and practical way. You'll begin with a new way to map the body in terms of cells, the fascial fabric, and the neuromyofascial web that creates the foundation for a fully embodied experience of moving and breathing yoga. Based on the work of Tom Myers seminal book Anatomy Trains, this course teaches you how to identify common postural patterns, as well as strategies for cueing to awaken parts of the body that may need work. This course will introduce you to the the Anatomy Trains map of myofascial meridians, and from there you’ll travel from the arches of the feet and legs; to the fans of muscle around the hip, adductors, and the psoas; into an exploration of deep breathing involving the abdomen, diaphragm and the rib basket; along the springy spine; into how the the shoulders drape over the ribs; and ending with the neck, head, and jaw. This course invites us to explore the question of how are we shaped, and what shapes us.

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Michael Watson

Beyond yoga, Pilates and Anatomy Trains teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats & clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level & continues to develop ideas that integrate health, movement & wellness. As... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Asheville Social Hall

10:00am EDT

Radical, Responsive and Ready! Creating a Just World Through the Practice of Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

During the Asheville Yoga Festival in 2017, we began a discussion about the external cultural and political landscape and its intersection with the practice of yoga. Friends, these are dark times that require an even deeper dive into understanding how we got to where we are and what skillful actions we can take in response. No one can escape the effects of white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism. It is time that yogis mindfully and actively engage in creating justice through the practice of yoga. Radical, Responsive and Ready will inspire you to change. Four yoga practitioners, Kerri Kelly, Chelsea Roberts Jackson, Carrington Jackson and Michelle will engage you in an exploration of the intersection of yoga and social justice. The session will include: a dharma talk, meditation, partner and group work, asana, and breath work. This moment is about you asking yourself to commit to creating a just world through your practice of yoga. We will guide you. Now is the time. Join us.

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Carrington Jackson

Carrington began teaching in 2004. Her classes are a canvas of movement, breath, prayer and magic. Her passion is helping students to unify the pieces of self into the more powerful whole. She teaches internationally and is the Yoga In Action Coordinator for Off The Mat Into the World and regional leader for CTZNWELL... Read More →
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Michelle Johnson

A 500 RYT, Michelle's desires to create space for others to understand, feel, know, & embody that we are enough as we are. In a world where we are told we are broken, damaged, & no good, a world where oppression causes some of us to be unseen - Her goal is to empower people to connect... Read More →
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Kerri Kelly

Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellbeing community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9-11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing... Read More →
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Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Chelsea Jackson Roberts, celebrated yoga instructor, educator, and passionate change agent skilled in the art of cultivating community through yoga. With 10+ years of teaching experience in asana & meditation, Chelsea’s unique teaching style makes yoga truly accessible to a wide... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
OM Sanctuary

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