Goddess Flow:  Bala Yoga in Seattle

Goddess Flow: Bala Yoga in Seattle

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The yogic texts describe the entire manifest world and all of our experiences as an expression of the divine feminine. Fire up your goddess nature (men too!) and awaken the aspects of these strong, graceful and compassionate deities that dwell within you. The goddess teachings offer us prescriptive and specific access to abundance, joy, knowledge, creativity and courage. In this workshop we will begin with a lecture and lively discussion on attributes, symbolism and stories of the goddesses, how these teachings apply to our lives and can empower us to skillfully work with our gifts and limitations. We will also move through a strategic and creative vinyasa flow focused on hips and heart opening. You will learn mantra for Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga and Kali goddess energies and come to understand more about the power of the divine feminine.

All levels welcome though some previous experience with Vinyasa Yoga is recommended.

Includes dharma, mantra, mudra, pranayama, and asana.

Oct 5th, 1-4pm Bala Yoga Kirkland

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Bhakti Immersion: Shiva Nataraj

Bhakti Immersion: Shiva Nataraj

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In this immersion we will explore the teachings and stories of Shiva Nataraja. These complex, rich, dynamic, and profoundly relevant teachings are a generous resource for us as we walk though our daily lives. Shiva is the fire keeper; he tends to the flame of change and reminds us that we can’t expect to sit near the fire without feeling the heat.

This immersion will satisfy your hunger for deeper knowledge of the Bhakti (devotional) practices through chanting mantra, deep flowing vinyasa sequences, technical alignment, and personal practices to integrate into your life forever.

The asana theme to this weekend will revolve around the legs, hips, pelvis, and low back. You will be challenged but also nurtured. Come fill your cup, re-invigorate your practice, and elevate your understanding of yoga off the mat.

This weekend is appropriate for strong beginners, advanced practitioners, and teachers. These hours are certified CEU by Yoga Alliance.

Schedule:

Friday: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Introduction

Chanting: Invoking Shiva, learn the English translations of the chant, understand the why and how of chanting, setting sankalpa (intention) for Shiva-based inquiry.

Shiva practice: Devotional Vinyasa Flow

Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chanting

Meditation: learn simple techniques that will support a home meditation practice.

Philosophy: lecture / discussion on sacred texts and how we can pull the beautiful and encouraging teachings both from Shiva and about Shiva into our lives.

Asana Lab Practice: Detailed technique and focus on the legs, hips, pelvis, and low back. We will explore Natrajasana (Dancer's Pose) and you will learn different ways to use props, how to modify for physical restriction or how to add variation for those who are ready to advance.

Break: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Saturday: 2:00 - 5:00pm

Chanting

Pranayama practice

Philosophy: accessible and lively instruction

Vinyasa Practice: Fire Keeper Flow -  working with legs and pelvis to support the inner fire of creating and tending to needed change. Asana will be specific to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd chakras.

Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chanting

Meditation Practice: engaging techniques learned, further instruction.

Philosophy: Continued exploration and constructive follow-up on philosophical guiding principles of texts, storytelling, and interpersonal practices to integrate in daily life.

Vinyasa Practice: Love, Heat, & Unity - working with inner and outer physical architecture of pelvis including hip openers, psoas lengthening, and energetic anatomy.

Break: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Chanting

Philosophy wrap-up, Q&A, and launch plan

Restorative Yoga: a deep release, gentle restorative yoga for a sweet end to and integration of a full weekend.

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Mexico Retreat Nov 9-15 2019

Mexico Retreat Nov 9-15 2019

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Join us for a luxury yoga retreat on the beautiful beachfront Prana del Mar. Our days will be spacious and nurturing with 2 yoga classes a day, three meals a day, and plenty of time for naps, excursions, and spa treatments. Spend time by the pool, in the hot tub, sauna, or on the quiet and sprawling golden beach in between yoga sessions. Located on 5 acres of beachfront property at the southern tip of Baja peninsula this solar-powered and eco-friendly resort is the perfect space for relaxation and renewal.

Direct flights are offered from 20 cities in the US including San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Double $2445

Single $2900 (very limited)

Cost includes yoga, 3 meals a day, and transportation to and from airport (if travelling on 9th and 15th)

For more information or to register please email Haley at h.havelock@gmail.com

London Workshops and Immersion : Nov. 13-18 2020

London Workshops and Immersion : Nov. 13-18 2020

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Save the date for this very special visit to TriYoga London. 

March 5-7 will be a 3 day advanced studies for teachers and experienced students. We will dive into the yogic texts in the morning sessions and explore some more technical training on asana in the afternoon. This will be a great primer and way to fill your cup as teachers and practitioners who would like to rejuvenate your relationship to the teachings. This content will be more consistent with my teacher training offerings. 

March 8-10 are workshops open to the public that will include accessible philosophy and asana. 

More info coming soon!