Workshops and Retreats

From newbies to experienced yogis, we meet you wherever you are on your yoga journey.

 

So we’re delighted to offer a variety of workshops and retreats to help you grow, learn, and renew.

YOGA ANATOMY WORKSHOP

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This 20 hour weekend workshop (a weekend segment of our 200 hour training) will focus on the physical anatomy, utilizing a program from Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews of The Breathing Project in New York City, which will be implemented and combined with classroom work in the studio.

Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization. Lisa and Courteney will make classroom learning fun and engaging!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to study yoga anatomy with the leaders of yoga anatomy education; internationally recognized yoga therapists Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews--without leaving Kauai.

A combination of online instruction with Leslie and Amy and in-studio class work.

Yoga Teachers receive
20 Contact Hours for Yoga Alliance.

Access to online lessons with Leslie and Amy for a full year to review.

Class meetings:

Friday October 12, 2018 6-9pm

Saturday October 13, 2018 11-5pm

Sunday October 14, 2018 1-5pm

Thursday October 18, 2018 6-9pm

 

YOGA PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP

This weekend workshop offers 17 hours of focused study on the history and philosophy of yoga. We will cover the ancient beginnings of yoga, through modern day yoga as it has developed in the West.

Our discussion will include an in depth look at Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Eight Limbs of yoga with special focus on the Yamas and Niyamas. We will explore the main darsanas (worldviews/teachings/philosopies) that have developed through yoga and Hinduism: Samkya, Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism (Tantra) and discuss their influence and value in modern understanding and living. Participants will have a clearer understanding of the roots of yogic beliefs and ideologies and their evolution.

Your Instructor is Lisa McGalliard, PhD Candidate at the Hindu University of America in Yoga Philosophy.

17 Contact Hours for Yoga Alliance Required Reading/Texts: Bhagavad Gita, Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as Interpreted by Mukunda Stiles.

Class meetings:

Friday September 14, 2018 6-9pm

Saturday September 15, 2018 11-5pm

Sunday September 16, 2018 1-5pm

Thursday September 20, 2018 6-9pm

Five Elements Yin Yoga Workshop Series

Connect to the natural world of the Tao and experience healing and peace through the natural elements. Once revered as sacred, the elements fire, earth, metal, water, and wood, are now viewed as unconscious matter. As we travel through our modern lives, our experience of the elements has completely changed and hardly noticed.

Journey through the seasons and elements with Lisa and Sarah in five sessions:

  • “Sprout” Spring Session: “Cleanse the liver and gallbladder" March 18, 2018, 1-3 pm
  • “Blossom” Summer Session: "Circulate the heart and clarify the small intestine” June 10, 2018 1-3 pm
  • “Harvest” (late) summer session: “Nourish the spleen and stomach" September 23, 2018 1-3 pm
  • “Compost” Autumn Session: "Clean the lungs and colon" fall and metal session November 18, 2019 1-3
  • “(Re)store” Winter Session: Restore the kidneys and bladder" January 2019

Each session will be a combination of lecture material and yin yoga postures to cultivate and harmonize these five alchemical energies that are located in the universal field, and which play a distinct role in our own bodies. Join us for one or all five of the phases of this workshop.

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"Yin energy is essential for restoring burnout and overwork. This workshop is for anyone who is physically or mentally needing restoration."

Sarah Brooks, Lic. Ac., M. A.  Hawaiifiveelement.com

"Yin is a deeply connecting practice, where we are invited to tune inward and into the subtle energies of the elements. Practitioners of yin yoga experience increased stamina and energy and a calmer mind and body."

Lisa McGalliard, E-RYT 200, 100 Hour Certified, Yin Yoga Institute