35-Hour Yin Yoga Training
with Debbie Daly
August 30 – Sept. 28
Aug 30-Sept 1 (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Sept 13-14 (Sat & Sun)
Sept 27-28 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 12-5pm each day
Discover the subtle and intuitive power of yin yoga in this three-weekend immersion. Through a unique series of long-held, relaxing floor postures, yin yoga balances the nervous system, heals joint tissues, and increases our capacity for experiencing calm and peace. This training will enhance your understanding of the mechanics of the body and its subtle energies in a way that applies to all forms of yoga and movement. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of yin yoga postures, anatomy, and theory. This training is open to all members of the community who wish to explore this deep practice, and to yoga teachers interested in adding yin yoga to their skillset.
The course covers the essential yin yoga postures and their variations, plus sequencing, propping and assisting. The postures are studied with a focus on anatomical variations, and students will gain insights into the workings of the muscles and joints. The curriculum includes a study of how the postures relate to the energetic meridians of Chinese medicine.
The training also addresses some of the deeper questions that arise in yin yoga, like how deeply a yogi should go, reactions to pain, and the many therapeutic applications of yin yoga.
Each day will include a slide show and presentation, a group-based investigation of the postures, a long asana practice, and class discussion.
Debbie Daly has been teaching yoga for over 15 years, with extensive study under Paul Grilley and Suzee Grilley. She is a certified Yin Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level. Read more on Debbie’s website at www.yinpractice.com.
$525 advance registration
Mantras, Beats and Meditations
with MC Yogi, DJ Drez & Amanda Giacomini at Yoga Toes
November 7-9, 2014
Join us as we dive deep into the rich practices, myths and teachings of the Yoga and Buddhist tradition. In this special weekend yoga retreat we will create fluid yoga sequences infused with purifying mantras to create a moving prayer wheel of mind, body and breath.
Each day there will be an offering that will include a full two-hour asana practice plus stories, poetry, art, music, and meditations to help deepen our practice and support our personal transformation and evolution.
This non-residential retreat will take place at Yoga Toes Studio, the home studio of MC Yogi and Amanda, which is located in a barn in the coastal town of Point Reyes Station (one hour north of San Francisco).
The retreat includes daily yoga practices, a guided hike in the stunning Point Reyes National Seashore, and a group dinner in the barn.
$350 if paid by October 15, $395 after
Costa Rica Retreat
with MC Yogi & Amanda
March 15-22, 2015