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Finding
Your Dance into the
Art of
Balance

 

This workshop presents an opportunity to safely & playfully find your own dance in to the way you approach various yoga poses that require balance. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of alignment in preparation for a variety of poses. Using modifications with the wall and props we will safely explore variations on standing, seated and arm balancing poses known as the Squat, Tall/Small Eagle, Sage , Boat, Eight Angle, One Legged Pigeon, Peacock, Dancer, Firefly, Full/Side/Standing Crane, Wild-thing, Scale, Side Plank, Standing Split and Extended Hand to Toe. The workshop is appropriate for experienced beginners and intermediate practitioners seeking a care-full approach to balancing that both challenges and inspires. This practice is not recommended for people with the following health contradictions: asthma, back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, diarrhea, headache, heart problems, high / low blood pressure, insomnia, knee injury, low blood pressure, menstruation, neck injury and pregnancy. 

 

Inversion Immersion

 

 

This workshop presents the importance of alignment in preparations poses to stimulate the Ah-ha moments that lead the way toward emersion in inversions. Using modifications with the wall and props we will safely explore the inversions known as Supported Shoulder-stand, Plow, Supported Headstand, Forearm-stand Balance and Handstand. The workshop is appropriate for experienced beginners and intermediate practitioners seeking a care-full approach to inversions that both challenges and inspires.  This practice is not recommended for people with the following health contradictions: asthma, back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, diarrhea, headache, heart problems, high / low blood pressure, insomnia, knee injury, low blood pressure, menstruation, neck injury and pregnancy. 

 

Detox for the Equinox
 

 

Spring into Purification Practices with this workshop. This is a practice to stimulate detox, to use poses to promote purification to honor the body through the passage of the Spring Equinox The Spring Equinox signifies a time of natural balance on earth, and the season of spring holds a time-honored tradition throughout many civilizations for purification practices. It’s a symbolic time in rhythm with nature and our body to practice various forms of cleansing. In the winter months, the body tends to contract from the cold, thus holding in a lot of toxins; in the spring/summer months the body begins to expand from the warmth, thus purging toxins (if given the right circumstances). This workshop will explore various Yoga postures and Qi-gong techniques that promote and support detoxification of the muscular and joint tissue, digestive system and various organs; we will emphasize the use of visualization techniques, breath exercises, self-massage (using acupressure), energy centering/balancing practices, still meditative poses in combination with moving posture flows. 

 

Inhale to
  Grow &
 Exhale to
    Flow

 

. . . With the Art of Dragon Spirit Vinyasa Yoga! In this workshop, we explore the solar and lunar aspects of balancing  our yoga practice with flowing sequences of aligned movements and breath-work inherent to the dance of gently flowing through Vinyasa (Plank, Cobra and Down-dog flow). Variations on traditional sun salutations will help us build endurance and strength as we emphasize martial movements and lunar salutes allow us to investigate the art of surrender & tension release with more internal receptivity. A range of dynamic balancing and inverted postures (Firefly, Sage, Peacock, Eight-angle, Side Crane, Crow, Wild-thing, Forearm-stand Balance and Handstand) will also be presented to meet students where they are, while engaging them to grow their practice at their own pace… Rise Like a Phoenix from the Flame, Lunge Like a Warrior into Flight to the Cresent Moon, and Grow Like a Tree Extending its Branches to the Sky… then Fold into Yourself with Traction Release for the Wrists, Smile Deep into Your Inner Childs' Restful Wisdom and Awaken the Spine with Wavelike Flow!  This practice is not recommended for people with the following health contradictions: asthma, back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, diarrhea, headache, heart problems, high / low blood pressure, insomnia, knee injury, low blood pressure, menstruation, neck injury and pregnancy. 

 

The Tao
of Yin

 

In the Dragon Spirit Yoga™ “The Tao of Yin" Restorative Workshops, we derive the healing benefits from a style of practice that combines the Taoist & Vedic Internal Arts of Tao Yin Chi-kung & Restorative Yoga. In this monthly workshop, practitioners will be challenged to listen to the innate inner wisdom of the body/spirit/mind connection. Through meditations in long-held restorative poses, gentle flowing movements, self-massage techniques and breath-work exercises, negative patterns are reshaped along the landscape of the practitioner. Thus, the internal energy pathways, points and energy centers release negative blockages and are strengthened from within. Stimulating the “Chi“ or “Prana” energy in this way, promotes detoxification of major organ/glandular systems and mobilizes muscle and connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage, etc.). Participants will explore the art of finding “stillness from within” while “going with the flow”… in all aspects of the mind, spirit and body of the practice. More on Tao Yin]. These workshops are accessible to range of experience from beginners to intermediate and advanced practitioners. 

 

Sound Journey & Yogic Fusion Flow
 

 

Derive the healing benefits from a style of practice that brings together a fusion of the Taoist Arts of Qi-gong and the Vedic Arts of restorative yoga techniques amidst healing musical soundscapes. Practitioners will be challenged to listen to their innate inner wisdom by exploring the art of finding “stillness from within” while “going with the flow”. In the process of cultivating stillness with mindful movement and guided meditations, allows for inspiration from live music incorporating sound healing vibrations… with an intention that seeks to balance all aspects of the mind, spirit and body of the practice. Through restorative poses, gentle flowing movements and healing sounds, negative patterns may be reshaped along the landscape of the practitioner; thus, the energy pathways, points and energy centers release negative blockages and are strengthened from within on a more internal level. Music is a healing tool that has the capacity to set our minds free, connect us to our spiritual essence and engage us in the natural rhythm of our body’s needs. Stimulating the “Chi“ or “Prana” energy in this way, promotes detoxification of major organ/glandular systems, realigns the skeletal structure and mobilizes muscle and connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage, etc.) for optimal “flow”. Sync into the rhythm of the breath as the body aligns with the steady mind. Allow the mind to listen to body honoring how the body speaks to the mind. These workshops are accessible to range of experience from beginners to intermediate and advanced practitioners. 

 

 The Tao
   of
Yin & Yang


Part One +
Two

 

The “Tao of Yin + Yang” Dragon Spirit Yoga™ workshops consists of still / Yin postures that concentrate on creating more elasticity in the connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) and the  flowing / Yang postures to place more emphasis on in the enhanced function of muscle tissue. This first part of the workshop focuses on Lunar / Yin meditative poses, while the secnd part will place emphasis on Solar / Yang flowing movements. Meditate through the music and on the poetry of ancient Taoist mystical philosophy being read aloud to practitioners during “Yin” poses while practicing the art of emptying the mind and thus filling the energetic body during “Yang” focused flows. More on Tao Yin. This workshop will be made accessible to a range of experience and challenges all practitioners from beginners to intermediate and advanced students.  

 

The Tao of Partner
   Yoga

 

 

 

The “Tao of Partner Yoga” Dragon Spirit Yoga™  workshop is open to both unfamiliar and seasoned participants to yogic arts, offering a “way” to experience a series of steady still / Restorative poses and rhythmic flowing / Vinyasa postures for practicing yoga in union with a partner. In addition, we will engage our partners in the art giving and receiving mindful bodywork in order to harmonize the universal interaction of Lunar / Yin and Solar / Yang aspects of “love”. Partners will also take turns being guided through a series of techniques based on the traditions of Thai Yoga Bodywork. The art of practicing playfully together in a respectful way helps to bring balance to the physical, spiritual and mental energy systems of the body. Plus, it’s an opportunity to have fun with a dear friend , so as not to take life so seriously when “the way” of the loving warrior presents itself. This workshop is open to all people regardless of their sexual orientation, platonic relation or relationship status situation (bring your partner or just bring a friend or family member if you want to take part). 

 

Partner + Thai Yoga Massage

 

A Give + Receive Workshop. This workshop is open to both unfamiliar and seasoned participants, offering an experience of Yogic Arts through Thai Yoga Bodywork & Partner Yoga exercises. Expect a practice that includes being led through a series of steady still restorative poses / Asana, rhythmic flowing sequences of movement / Vinyasa that are steeped deep in breathing techniques / Pranayama, to reach a state of union with the art of Yoga and your Partner of choice. In order to further harmonize and reach a state universal interaction, we will also engage our partners in the art giving and receiving a practice of mindful bodywork using therapeutic stretching sequences based on the ancient folk art of Thai Massage / Nuad Boran. Partners will take turns being guided through a series of techniques based on the traditions of Thai Yoga Bodywork. The art of practicing playfully together, in a respectful way toward one another helps to bring balance to the physical, spiritual and mental energy systems of the body. Ultimately, this is an invitation open to all and all are welcome to experience this opportunity to have fun with a dear friend or loved one within the sacred workshop space we seek to create together.

 

The Yoga of
Poet - tree
in Motion 

 

This workshop is an offering that fuses creative writing exercises, authentic movement meditations, dance techniques, a series of still and flowing yoga moves / Asanas and Vinyasas and breath-work exercises / Pranayama. The intention is to help practitioners connect to their individual sense of self-expression within an open-minded communal group practice! “Verse yourself in Vinyasa and bring Prose into the Pose… let your inner voice find the balance… dancing with breath and feeling the flow! Thru our spirit’s inner recitations, we build on a mindful practice of meditation to explore the yogic body’s salutation!”