Loading…

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Yoga [clear filter]
Friday, July 27
 

1:00pm

Handstands 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s strip it down and focus our attention solely on standing on our hands. In this 2-hour workshop we will investigate a multitude of aspects that allow us to hold a safe and stable handstand. The feet, the hips, the core, the shoulder girdle, the wrists and hands all play an important role in getting and staying upside down. We’ll open, strengthen and integrate through an intelligent flow of foundational poses to build the strength and body awareness needed to fly. We’ll then move towards wall-work, partner work, and ultimately to solo flight. All levels are welcome and variations and modifications will be given to beginners and seasoned handstanders alike.

Presenter
avatar for Adam Whiting

Adam Whiting

I used to have panic attacks. The kind the struck with such ferocity and frequency that I was convinced I was dying. My arms and face would go numb, the room would spin with vertigo and every ounce of my being was thrown into primal survival mode. I’m not sure why I went to my first... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Masonic Temple ~ Ballroom 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
 
Saturday, July 28
 

8:30am

The Four Yogas: Karma, Jñāna, Bhakti and Rāja; Selfless Service, Philosophy, Devotion and Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore these four approaches to wholeness in a gentle flowing āsana sequence. Our session will begin with a brief lecture, then move into an all-levels practice with specific techniques that come from each type of yoga. Karma yoga is an approach to selfless service that allows us to live fully in the present while helping others without attachment to a future reward. Jñāna yoga is a way to purify our intellect of logical fallacies and to equip our selves with thinking tools that can help us better see the big picture as well as the details in order to make better decisions. Bhakti is the yoga of relationships, with 9 ways that can empower us to improve our half of every relationship. Rāja is the yoga of meditation, which begins by turning inward to help us heal and then turn outward to better care for our family, community, environment and future generations.        


Presenter
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

"Michael Johnson’s classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity- and peppered with tidbits of science and humor. In my opinion, it is a well-rounded experience which gently guides... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
AC Marriott Asheville Downtown - Room Two 10 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC, USA

1:00pm

Unapologetic Power
Limited Capacity seats available

There are several connotations of the word power and many, (for good reason), can be triggering. But we all hold within us an innate sense of power that stems from a knowing of self and a dedicated connection to a bigger picture. While we all possess this type of power, often the pathway to that source can become blocked or shadowed from life experiences unprocessed or un-actualized. Unapologetic Power is a workshop designed to move deeply into the practice of mindfully and reverently creating, holding and directing our power in the name of and in service to Love and is a critical tool in the development of both our individual and collective wellbeing. It is an exploration and application of movement, breath, meditation and writing exercises designed to remember and refine our innate ability to tap into the source of all things so that you can bring the power of your presence into all that you do. Asana, lecture, journaling. All levels welcome.

Presenter
avatar for Carrington Jackson

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 →


Saturday July 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Asheville Social Hall 81 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

1:30pm

Breakdown to Breakthrough
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga is the process of disrupting and disorienting the body so as to discover new pathways towards change. Around the world yogis are reinventing the rules of engagement – showing up in ways that are more conscious, compassionate and creative. Navigating this time in our lives and in the world does not require us to cultivate more security, rather it calls us to buckle up and embrace the chaos. Only then, can we know where we are so that we can know where we are going. The beauty is in the breakdown.

Presenter
avatar for Kerri Kelly

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 →


Saturday July 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
AC Marriott Asheville Downtown - Room Two 10 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC, USA
 
Sunday, July 29
 

10:30am

Balancing The Pelvis: Understanding Lumbopelvic balance
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will introduce and analyze the importance of psoas/quadratus lumborum dynamics in relation to spinal mechanics.

Presenter
avatar for Michael Watson

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 →


Sunday July 29, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn ~ Blue Ridge Room 309 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

1:00pm

Igniting the Flame of the Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

The Yoga Sutras tell us that there is a light at the heart that is beyond all sorrow. This light is eternal and unchanged by circumstance. Together we will journey to the cave of the heart with dynamic asana, yoga nidra and chanting sequenced to bring you towards a remembrance of your own inner radiance.

Presenter
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

Tracee began sharing her understanding of the ancient technology of Tantra when Yogarupa Rod Stryker initiated her into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001. The focus of Tracee’s teaching is empowerment, sankalpa (intention), self-mastery and healing. As a senior teacher in the ParaYoga... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
AC Marriott Asheville Downtown - Room One 10 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

1:00pm

The Art & Ritual of Letting Go
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have a few things stored away… Secrets, loss, negative self-talk or regret. But what happens when our inner landscape is piled high with this kind of excess baggage? Not only does the build up become tension and stress in the body, but also the route of clear seeing, right knowing and courageous doing can become blocked. Join Carrington Jackson, for a unique and liberating experience… Fire Practice: The Art and Ritual of Letting Go. This session is centered around the energy of purification and transformation of body, mind and spirit. We will focus on building heat to rid the body of excess toxins and tension on both the physical and energetic levels. We’ll unblock the pathways that lead to understanding and self-trust and work to break through habitual patterns that historically disconnect us from purpose or passion. The practice will begin with a meditation on the obstacles or clutter that we’re holding on to, followed by a detoxifying sequence that will focus on twists, backbends & core work designed to rinse away tangible & intangible toxins. Towards the end of our practice we’’ll ritualize our letting go by tossing into the flames that which no longer serves us. Asana, lecture, journaling. All levels welcome.

Presenter
avatar for Carrington Jackson

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 →


Sunday July 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Masonic Temple ~ Ballroom 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

1:30pm

The Royal Flush: Twists & Spirals
Limited Capacity seats available

The spiral is a pattern we see often in nature, from the microscopic to the universal - DNA, the zygote, the nautilus, tornadoes, planetary rotations, orbits, and galaxies. It is also the framework of our pranic bodies, and when consciousness spirals unobstructed upward through the chakras, we are said to have the experience of yoga, the merging of the two twisting opposites. Twisting in an asana class detoxes the body. Twists tone the abdominal muscles, squeeze out impurities, wring out ignorance, and flush out the internal organs. Come to de-stress, detox, detach, and delight!

Presenter
avatar for Andrea Boyd

Andrea Boyd

Her knowledge of Yoga, unyielding practice of ahimsa, adept sanskrit chanting, uncompromising faith in goodness, challenging & joyful asana sequencing, soulful down to earth storytelling, and visionary work with pregnant women, are just a handful of reasons why Andrea is so revered... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Cohen

Jeffrey Cohen

On the day Jeffrey was born, across the Atlantic, The Beatles were recording Across The Universe. And like The Beatles, he exemplifies a blend of love, music, mysticism, humor, poetry, irony, innovation, mischief, simplicity, and authenticity - all with a pop sensibility. Gratefully... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Masonic Temple ~ Theater 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA