Yoga Workshops & Events
At The Yoga Lab we offer opportunities for our students, and ourselves, to go deeper into the practice with rich, fun, in depth yoga workshops and retreats.
- Conceptual Anatomy Weekend with Loren Mahaffey May 6-8
- The Essence of Sadhana – A Weekend with Tim Miller May 27-29
- Workshops Cancellation Policy
Conceptual Anatomy and Yoga Therapy Weekend
with Loren Mahaffey, BS, LMT, E-RYT 200
May 6-8, 2015
Early bird pricing ends Monday, May 2nd!
Full Weekend: $140; $160 after and Individual Sessions: $40; $45 after
Conceptual Anatomy of exploring legs, arms, the 5 curves of the spine (yes 5!) and the Anatomy of Bandha. Opens with a basic core stability practice.
Saturday May 7th, 11:00am-2:00pm Foundations of Structural Yoga Therapy (SYT) practice based in Dynamic Yoga Method
In this 2 hour practice we will experience the fundamentals taught in SYT so to establish the Full body Bandha with the balance of the inner body dynamic. Basic 2 hour practice and a 1 hour exploration of practice.
Saturday May 7th, 3:00-6:00pm Sthirum Sukham Asanam: What is moving, what is remaining still?
Exploration of Asana Analysis. Refinement of observational and queuing skills to support students in the experience of Sthira/Sukha.
Sunday, May 8th: 1:00-4:00pm Vinyasa Krama, the Art of Intelligent Sequencing
Moving form more stable to less stable. Moving from less complex to more complex. Breaking down foundational poses into into their smaller parts so that they are accessible for beginning and students. Moving from basic to more complex in an asana practice.
The Essence of Sadhana – A Weekend with Tim Miller
May 27-29, 2016
Roots and Wings—The Mysterious and Elusive Bandhas – Friday, May 27th, 6:15-8:45pm
Foundational to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga is the application of Mula Bandha and Uddhiyana Bandha to bring steadiness and lightness to the body, length and smoothness to the breath, and concentration to the mind. Through an exploration of different asanas and pranayamas we will discover how the proper application of the bandhas can take our practice to the next level. (Light practice, suitable for anyone—2.5 hours)
The Primary Series of Asanas: An Archetype of Sadhana – Saturday, May 28th, 8:30-11am
A brief synopsis of Sadhana Pada (Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutras) followed by Yoga Chikitsa (Primary Series). The class will conclude with the Hanuman Chalisa—40 verses in praise of the embodiment of perfect Sadhana (Hanuman). (Strong practice—2.5 hours)
Consulting the Jungle Physician – Saturday, May 28th, 1:00-3:30pm
Good teachers and practitioners recognize that the practice of yoga involves work on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of the human being. Tim brings 35 years of practical experience as a yoga teacher, extensive study of anatomy, pranayama, yoga philosophy, Indian mythology, Jyotisha (Vedic astrology), mantra, and kirtan to better assist his students in their Sadhana. This will be an open forum to ask yoga related questions. (No practice—2.5 hours)
Nadi Shodana: Intro to the Intermediate Series of Asanas – Sunday, May 29th, 8:00-10:30am
An explanation of the purpose of the second series and its relationship to the Pranamaya Kosha (Energy Body), the Chakras, and the Kundalini Shakti, and an introduction to the second series of Ashtanga Yoga that includes an in depth preparation for some of the more challenging poses, like bhekasana, kapotasana, and eka pada sirsasana (strong practice—2.5 hours)
Polishing the Mirror—Pranayama, Mantra and Kirtan – Sunday, May 29th, 1:00-3:30pm
An exploration of the practice of Pranayama and Mantra to quiet the mind and Kirtan to melt the resistance of the heart. (No asana—2.5 hours)
Full weekend: $200 by April 29; $225 after
Individual Sessions: $40 by April 29; $50 after
Workshops Cancellation Policy