Aug
24
to Aug 26

Bliss Baby Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training | Rosie Matheson

The Bliss Baby Prenatal Teacher Training is a 22hr Yoga Alliance Certified Training. It is perfect for yoga teachers, women’s health professionals, and pregnant mamas alike - you don't need to be a yoga teacher to attend.

Course Content
• Benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth
• Safety Guidelines for pregnant students
• Modifying the postures for the various stages of pregnancy
• The three trimesters: overview of physiological changes for mum and baby
• Postural alignment for pregnancy
• Working with props for pregnancy
• Restorative Yoga for pregnancy
• Sequencing and the 5 Prenatal Posture Groups
• Yoga Nidra and Visualisation for pregnancy
• Partner Yoga for pregnancy
• Benefits & applications of squatting and pelvic floor toning during pregnancy
• Sounding/Chanting for pregnancy and birth
• Special sequences for pregnancy: ‘Pregnancy Pawanmuktasana’ & ‘Pregnancy Salute to the Sun’, and sample classes (stabilising & restorative)
• Applied Anatomy for prenatal yoga: back or pelvic problems & other common complaints
• Overview of Stages of Labour and Birth
• Yogic tools for labour
• Active Birth and Yoga

Participants will receive a comprehensive course manual, as well as a 22 hour Yoga Alliance Certification (please note that this is not part of the Creature Yoga 500 hour pathway).

About Rosie

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Rosie Matheson is a passionate women’s health and wellbeing educator, qualified doula, and senior Bliss Baby Yoga facilitator. Her many offerings for women include classes, workshops, and teacher training courses in yoga for fertility, healthy menstruation, women’s life cycles, and both the pre and post-natal phases of life. Teaching women close to home and across the globe, Rosie regularly leads trainings for students in the USA, Japan, Italy, and Australia. Rosie's passion is in educating women on the power of their bodies, and the undeniable correlation between celebrating your feminine form and living an empowered and vital life. Her genius is in presenting these ideas in a way that is accessible, nurturing, and inspiring to women everywhere.

Schedule
Friday 24 August: 11am - 5pm
Saturday 25 August: 9am - 6:30pm
Sunday 26 August: 9am - 6:30pm

Please note these times are different to the times listed underneath the workshop title.

Cost
$600 (10% discount for members, 10% early bird until July 10)


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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | Find Your Float

Cultivating a floating practice in asana depends on finding a balance between intelligent strength and deliberate technique. Strength brings the levity to the movements, but it is the proper technique that brings the grace. In this workshop we will move through a strong and creative flow that will unlock new movement patterns, new transitions and new knowledge on how to float through your practice. This is an all-levels workshop with modifications and variations given throughout.

About Adam

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One of the first things that people recognise of Adam Whiting (eRYT-500) is his laugh. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

In 2014, Adam moved to Sydney, Australia to become a Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In January of 2018, Adam returned to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading teacher trainings at Charlotte Yoga.


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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | Divine Poetry

The sages of yoga tell us that our essential nature is truth, joy and bliss. Our separation from that bliss is due to our entanglement in the peaks and valleys of this human experience. Mantra is a potent and powerful tool that can act as a bridge to take the practitioner over the fluctuations of the external world and reconnect them to consciousness within.

In this workshop we will weave strong asana and mindful mantra together to tune the body, breath, mind and voice to come together in a clear and purposeful harmony. We will wade in the waters of Mantra Vidya, or the science of Mantra. Part discussion, part all-levels asana practice, and part Kirtan; we will converse with the intellect, the heart and the body to truly feel the power of this ancient practice.

About Adam

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One of the first things that people recognise of Adam Whiting (eRYT-500) is his laugh. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

In 2014, Adam moved to Sydney, Australia to become a Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In January of 2018, Adam returned to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading teacher trainings at Charlotte Yoga.


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Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | In the Footsteps of Ganesh

Ganesh is one of the most well-known and worshipped deities in the Hindu tradition. Easily recognizable with his elephant head, tray full of sweets, broken tusk and big belly; Ganesh is commonly known as the destroyer of obstacles. In this workshop, we will explore some of the lesser known attributes of this divine elephant who is also the god of beginnings, the arts and intelligence. Expect an all-levels challenging asana and movement class integrated with story and song as we trace the path that will bring us to bow to the feet of Ganesh. 

About Adam

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One of the first things that people recognise of Adam Whiting (eRYT-500) is his laugh. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

In 2014, Adam moved to Sydney, Australia to become a Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In January of 2018, Adam returned to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading teacher trainings at Charlotte Yoga.


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Oct
16
to Oct 19

Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Module 1 - History, Evolution and Methodology of Yoga

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This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lectures over 4 days (Module 1). If you wish to attend the whole 100 hour advanced training click HERE. 

Module 1: History, Evolution and Methodology of Yoga

We invite you to dive into the secret wisdom of the ancient yoga texts. This seminar will lead us through the tantalizing history of yoga, exploring its development and the subtleties we can learn and apply to our practice. Answer your questions about the origin and development of yoga, its main schools and teachings, its approaches and the way they inform our current practice. Carlos will lead us through an exploration of the many forms of yoga that have developed throughout history, drawing gems of inspiration and practice that we can immediately apply to our lives. One fruit of the workshop will be a thorough understanding of the differences and peculiarities of the various forms of yoga (Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, etc.), as well as the various contexts in which they arose. But this exploration, while well informed and rigorous, will be far from academic: participants will learn to draw elements from this ancient wisdom of yoga that can enrich their own lives. Perhaps as important, this exploration will not be dry: there is a river of joy that runs through each current of yoga, and this joy is infectious! Take this opportunity to answer your questions about the vast tradition of yoga and its many fruitful practices.

About Carlos Pomeda

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Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Yoga Alliance
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 12 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 100 hour training. 

Eligibility

This course is open to yoga teachers and experienced students who have not done a teacher training, but wish to deepen their understanding of yoga.

Required reading

Please purchase and read prior to course, and bring to the course:
Peter Connolly, 'A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga'

Schedule
Tuesday October 16 - Friday October 19, 11.30-2.30 each day 

Cost: $300 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until July 31 - discounts not cumulative)


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Oct
20
to Oct 25

Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Module 2: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lectures over 6 days (Module 2). If you wish to attend the whole 100 hour advanced training, please click HERE.

Module 2: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

What is the origin of Hatha Yoga? What is the mysterious Kundalini? How can I experience it and how will that help me in my practice? What is unique about the human body? How can yoga help me to understand my body? Above all, how can these teachings help me to deepen my practice? These are some of the questions that we are going to explore in this seminar. Starting from a Tantric basis, Hatha Yoga represents a radical approach in which the body is not an obstacle for spiritual life, but rather the very vehicle for the refinement of our awareness and the development
of the connection with the world and with our own selves, to the deepest possible level. This seminar offers a fascinating journey through the secret “anatomy” revealed by the Tantric masters and will also unveil several potent exercises to power our daily practice.

About Carlos Pomeda

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Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Yoga Alliance
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 18 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 100 hour training.

Eligibility

This course is open to yoga teachers and experienced students who have not done a teacher training, but wish to deepen their understanding of yoga.

Required reading

Please purchase and read prior to course, and bring to the course:
Swami Muktibodhananda, 'Hatha Yoga Pradipika'

Schedule
Saturday October 20 - Thursday October 25, 11.30-2.30 each day

Cost: $450 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until July 31 - discounts not cumulative)


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Nov
10
to Nov 11

A weekend with Clive Sheridan

Clive will start each daily session with an invigorating and energising all-round Asana practice, with a particular focus on the breath. This will be followed by a meditative exploration of essential Pranayama rhythms, guided with Clive’s sensitive insight acquired over many years of exploration. A Satsang sharing will complete each day, where we will lovingly inquire into our potential to awaken the heart from its emotional veils, and free the mind from its tendency for confusion, thus ultimately fulfilling our Yogic life.

About Clive

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Following Clive’s first overland journey from Europe to India in 1966, he was ‘called’ onto the path of Yoga. Over the following years he travelled extensively in India, and alongside the physical exploration of Asana & Pranayama, he became immersed in devotional meditation to the Goddess in all our hearts. Meeting his very wild and uncompromising spiritual mentor in the late 1980’s in West Bengal, this devotion became merged in self inquiry into the true nature of the mind. Through the highest Blessings of the great Mother, and with the grace of the Guru, Clive was blessed with a precious liberation beyond the mind a few years later.
Clive’s unique Yogic cocktail has “matured” into a potent sharing of Hatha Yoga practices which he terms: “Tools for Transformation”! With a deepening yogic focus, we are called to gaze directly and lovingly into matters of the heart and mind, with the potential to dissolve and heal all unresolved emotions veiling our heart space, and to settle into spaciousness beyond the busy mind!
“Self inquiry is the Siva & devotion the Shakti within us!” - with Hatha Yoga Sadhana the means to awaken to our Bliss.

Cost: $140 for the weekend (2 workshops). 10% discount for members, 10% early bird discount until June 10. 

 Please note that individual workshops are not available. 


 

 

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Jan
13
to Jan 16

Patrick Beach & Carling Harps | AWAKENING INVERSIONS: A Practical Exploration of Teaching and Learning Inversions in the Yoga Practice

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A journey into the flying side of the Yoga practice. All of the why’s, why not's and how to’s necessary for an inversion practice. In this training you will not only build a new level of comfort in your own inversion practice, but walk away with the tools needed to safely share the joy of going upside down with your students. We will explore two paths in this training - the path of liberating your own practice through the physical efforts needed to build your inversion practice and a path of manifestation - a study of the ideas, alignment, safety techniques, communication skills, and developing a keen eye for looking at bodies to share this knowledge with others. This training will create a shift in your body, mind, and spirit.

Students should have a consistent yoga asana practice but proficiency in inversion postures or a previous 200hr certificate are NOT required, but please come willing to be an active, inquisitive participant.

Curriculum
• How to effectively prepare students with intelligent sequencing & targeted strengthening
• The role of anatomy & biomechanics in inversions
• Addressing the role of fear and breaking away from preconceived limitations
• Daily inversion practice & unique individualized assessments
• Injury prevention and how to keep your students safe in a classroom setting
• Benefits & modifications of inversions for all bodies

Schedule
Thursday December 13 - Sunday December 16, each day: 
11am-1pm Practice
2-5pm Discussion, asana clinic, practice, theory, meditation

About Patrick and Carling

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Carling Harps
Carling is a yoga teacher by devotion and trade, a writer by necessity, a birth doula by unexpected love, and a dabbler in the culinary world of deliciousness by a sheer appreciation of deliciousness. She has been fortunate enough to share the practice and community while teaching workshops, teacher trainings, and wellness retreats across the globe and over the interwebs via platforms like CodyApp/Alo Moves and YouTube. Carling co-owns LA yoga studio, Commune Yoga, with her partner Patrick Beach.

At the core of her teachings, Carling seeks to give students the tools and agency to access their own unique needs, to help them to create new mind-body connections, and allow them to continue to find the center of themselves each time they step on their mats.

Each practice is designed to weave movement and mindfulness through informed sequencing; compassionate, intentional adjustments, and her whole-hearted, down to earth approach.

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Patrick Beach
Patrick Beach teaches Awakening Yoga, a vigorous and fluid vinyasa yoga practice that builds strength, creates flexibility and inspires play. Patrick’s teaching goes beyond intelligent alignment; moving any willing student to an introspective, holistic experience. Patrick co-owns LA yoga studio, Commune Yoga, with his partner Carling Harps

Patrick is based in Los Angeles, CA and travels the world leading classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Greatist & Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga with a broad and diverse community of students.

Yoga Alliance

Registered yoga teachers will be eligible to receive 20 hours of Continuing Educational Units. 

Cost: $595 (10% member discount and 10% early bird until August 10)


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Mar
6
to Mar 10

Foundations of Somatic Stress Release - 5 Day Certification | Dr Scott Lyons

This comprehensive 5 day immersion introduces students to Somatic Stress Release, addressing the underlying psycho-physical patterns associated with stress while promoting well-being through the lens of body-oriented therapies.

Stress related health challenges are now a widespread global issue. Chronic stress wreaks havoc on our health, impacts biological energy conservation, and makes us less attuned to the need for self-care. When a person encounters stress they form neuromuscular patterns to manage and protect themselves from the situation. A person maintains this activation even after the stressor is eliminated. This behavior prevents them from properly processing or mobilizing the stress. Similarly, individuals can get trapped in thought cycles which continually activate a physiological response, limiting their tolerance and capacity to manage additional stressors.

A physiological stress response happens throughout every system of the body, ultimately interacting with every cell. It’s no wonder that stress responses are interwoven with our emotions, immune function, thoughts, breath, and movements . Somatic Stress Release is a holistic approach that recognizes the complex layering of each individual's relation to stress. Stress manifests itself in each person’s body differently. Understanding this unique body response allows each person to process and navigate the intricate layers of stress. One of the most effective pathways towards that awareness and negotiation is through feeling a deeper sense of and connection with the body-mind, an approach called somatics.

In this somatic approach there is a recognition that we engage with others and the world through sensations and movement. As stress is something experienced and expressed through the body, a somatic or body-focused approach can more quickly address habitual responses to internal and external stressors.

In addition to utilizing body-based stress release techniques, this immersion will also integrate experiential anatomy and physiology, mind-body medicine techniques, elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, movement meditations, and yoga nidra.

In this immersion you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and psychological aspects of stress.
  • Identify somatic symptoms and triggers for emotional and physical distress.
  • Learn to work with stress as it is reflected in facial expressions, posture, muscular pattern, or other forms of body language.
  • Learn cognitive reframing and stress tolerance techniques.
  • Explore self hypnosis for relaxation.
  • Learn neuromuscular repatterning procedures to release unconscious habituated stress cycles.
  • Identify yours and other’s resources for negotiating stress.
  • Learn embodied mindfulness and resilience training techniques.
  • Engage in movement meditations and breath work to release trapped or stored arousal energy.
  • Stop burnout and rebuild depleted biological resources.
  • Learn to take control of your relationship to stress in order to live a life of greater well-being.
  • Apply manual-therapy techniques to guided meditation.

*Participants will receive a certificate in Foundations of Somatic Stress Release and may receive 35 hours of CEU’s from the Yoga Alliance.

*Two online support sessions will be offered after the training to help participants integrate the material.

*This foundations certification is open to anyone (i.e yoga teachers, therapists, parents, teachers, etc) who wishes to address stress from a multidisciplinary holistic approach.

 

About Dr. Lyons

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Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.

Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was adjunct at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

Schedule

Wednesday 10.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday - Sunday 10am - 5pm 

Cost: $1249 (10% member discount, and 10% early bird until July 31)


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Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Elena Brower | Space

An exploration into the space within, and the space around you. Expect standing work, releasing twists and meditative unraveling into the vast space of your precious inner life.

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About Elena
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller published by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.

Cost: $80 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until June 20)


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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Elena Brower | Time

Experience the fluidity of time, in your postures, your interactions and your nervous system. Expect forward bends, hips, backbends and extensions to lead you into your understanding of how to slow down time in your body and mind.

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About Elena
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller published by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.

Cost: $80 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until June 20)


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Mar
23
to Mar 24

Elena Brower | Luminous Listening - an Immersion

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This weekend Immersion is for dedicated students as well as teachers wishing to reinvigorate your relationship to your own practice. With twenty years teaching experience, Elena offers comprehensive sequences including asana, bandha, mudra, meditation and contemplative study, to enhance your work as well as your daily living. Each practice will include movement and meditation, and please bring your journal or copy of Practice You within which you can work.

About Elena

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Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller published by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.

Schedule: 9.30 - 12 and 2 - 4.30pm each day. 

Cost: $400 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until June 20)


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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Practice Intensive | Cassie Lee

Are you looking to drop into a deep space of practice and intention? To reset, regroup or breakthrough, with some laughs as we go? Come join Cassie for a practice intensive: a weekend of four practice sessions, each incorporating pranayama, asana and meditation, with a deep dive into inversions, arm balances and back bends along the way.

The morning session will include strong arm balances, inversions and backbends; the afternoon session will focus on deep hip openers and twists, plus headstand & shoulderstand - still a very active class, but you'll spend a lot of time in floor poses and repeated long holds.

About Cassie

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A fiercely passionate and soulful teacher, Cassie’s classes are a sweaty, fun mash-up of refined alignment-based vinyasa, as well as the quieter, nourishing practices of yin yoga and meditation. After many years living and teaching in Hong Kong, Cassie returned home to Australia and set up home in Melbourne, and now Byron Bay. Cassie is an Anusara Inspired teacher and has been teaching for over 10 years. Her primary teachers are Anusara founder John Friend and her main teacher and friend, Patrick Creelman, who has greatly influenced her ‘wild yet steady’ style. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste and Duncan Peak.

Schedule: 9.30-11.30am and 3.30-5.30pm each day
Cost: $100 for all four, or $30 per class


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Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Fundamentals | Cassie Lee

One of the primary intentions of a yoga practice is to help us feel more connected to ourselves through the experience of our body, but sometimes a yoga class can leave us more confused and disconnected. We don't immediately know where our various body parts are (what is a sit bone?), what the words mean (what language is that anyway, why aren't the poses always in English?) and whether all bodies can and should move in the way the teacher is suggesting?

Our Yoga Fundamentals workshop will explain this and much more. If you are interested in learning the how to do basic yoga postures and common sequences, as well as why it matters that your awareness is embedded into the experience, then come along prepared to move a bit, learn a bit and grow a bit. Please feel free to submit requests or questions beforehand. Both beginners and more experienced students welcome.

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About Cassie
A fiercely passionate and soulful teacher, Cassie’s classes are a sweaty, fun mash-up of refined alignment-based vinyasa, as well as the quieter, nourishing practices of yin yoga and meditation. After many years living and teaching in Hong Kong, Cassie returned home to Australia and set up home in Melbourne, and now Byron Bay. Cassie is an Anusara Inspired teacher and has been teaching for over 10 years. Her primary teachers are Anusara founder John Friend and her main teacher and friend, Patrick Creelman, who has greatly influenced her ‘wild yet steady’ style. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste and Duncan Peak.

Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)


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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Roll & Release | Clare Merrifield

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Using balls, yoga blocks, and self-massage techniques, this two hour workshop gives you the tools and the time to explore your entire body, discover new ways to access hard to reach tightness, ease tension, stimulate circulation, soften scar tissue, release trigger points and work into your connective tissue.

This practice is simple, effective and open to everyone - no yoga experience or flexibility required! From committed yogis to personal trainers, runners, surfers, exercise enthusiasts and office workers, this workshop will be beneficial to EVERY body and anybody who experiences deep tension and an even deeper desire to release it.

Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)


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May
12
to May 13

A weekend with Clive Sheridan

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Each session will start with an energising Asana practice, accessible to all levels, followed by Pranayama where we will explore the essential breathing rhythms, in a very safe and harmonious way. A Satsang sharing will complete each day, with a focus on 'opening the heart and clearing the mind', as a way to fulfil our Yogic life.

About Clive Sheridan

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Clive was called to the path of Yoga following his first trip to India in the mid-1960's. Exploring all the aspects of Hatha Yoga and spending many years visiting sacred sites across India, meeting extraordinary characters along the way, his path opened up to embrace both aspects of mystical devotion as well as direct means to self inquiry into the very nature of our true being. His journey led him to integrate a very unique 'cocktail' of powerfully energising and transformative practices, but to also soften these with a heart-opening surrender to the Divine Goddess within us all.
Inspired by his wild and uncompromising spiritual mentor whom he met in the late 1980's in West Bengal, Clive was blessed with full awakening 'beyond the mind' following intense seasons of sadhana and self inquiry.
His unique spiritual cocktail has 'matured' into a potently transformative sharing of Hatha Yoga practices, with particular focus on the breath, together with a very direct and yet loving inquiry into matters of the heart and mind.
"Self inquiry is the 'Siva', and devotion the 'Shakti' within us - with Hatha Yoga as the 'means' to access our inner divine essence."

Cost: $140 for the weekend (2 workshops). 10% discount for members. 

Please note that individual workshops are not available. 

 

 

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Roll & Release | Clare Merrifield

  • Creature Yoga Industrial Studio:6B/11 Banksia Drive (map)
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Using balls, yoga blocks, and self-massage techniques, this two hour workshop gives you the tools and the time to explore your entire body, discover new ways to access hard to reach tightness, ease tension, stimulate circulation, soften scar tissue, release trigger points and work into your connective tissue.

This practice is simple, effective and open to everyone - no yoga experience or flexibility required! From committed yogis to personal trainers, runners, surfers, exercise enthusiasts and office workers, this workshop will be beneficial to EVERY body and anybody who experiences deep tension and an even deeper desire to release it.

Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)


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Apr
11
to Apr 15

Practice Intensive | Cassie Lee

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio - 2/142 Bangalow Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking to drop into a deep space of practice and intention? To reset, regroup or breakthrough, with some laughs as we go? Come join Cassie for a practice intensive: a 5 day period of 2-hour morning practice sessions, each incorporating pranayama, asana and meditation, with a deep dive into inversions, arm balances and back bends along the way.

About Cassie

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A fiercely passionate and soulful teacher, Cassie’s classes are a sweaty, fun mash-up of refined alignment-based vinyasa, as well as the quieter, nourishing practices of yin yoga and meditation. After many years living and teaching in Hong Kong, Cassie returned home to Australia and set up home in Melbourne, and now Byron Bay.

Cassie is an Anusara Inspired teacher and has been teaching for over 10 years. Her primary teachers are Anusara founder John Friend and her main teacher and friend, Patrick Creelman, who has greatly influenced her ‘wild yet steady’ style. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste and Duncan Peak.

Schedule: 9.30-11.30am each day

Cost: $125

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

Understanding Women's Health & Hormones from an Ayurvedic Perspective | Dr. Claudia Welch

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio:2/142 Bangalow Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this weekend, Dr. Welch explores the root causes of many fundamental health concerns of women, helps us understand hormonal changes, breast health, infertility and other considerations from a perspective that combines Ayurveda, nadi theory and Western science.

In the modern world stress is affecting each of us in surprising ways. It is a major culprit in hormonal imbalance and is at the root of most women’ s health concerns. Over the course of this weekend, we will learn simple approaches to understanding stress and sex hormones, and apply Ayurvedic nadi theory to practically address hormonal balance through breathing techniques.

Please wear comfortable clothes. We will not be doing asana, but we may be spending about an hour each day doing practical exercises for the cultivation of prana.

This seminar is designed to complement to the information presented in Dr. Welch's 'Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science', but it is not necessary to have read it before attending.

About Dr. Welch

Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM, is the author of 'Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science' and 'The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Physicians'. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and international speaker. Dr. Welch explores how ideas in Eastern medicine apply to women’s health, and today’s reality in general. Learn more at DrClaudiaWelch.com

Cost: $210 (10% discount for members; 10% early bird discount until 31 December 2017)

Timetable: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, 10am-1pm and 2.30-4pm each day. Workshops not sold separately - students must attend the full weekend.


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Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

Elena Brower | Fluency

Fluency implies your adaptability, capacity to hold and allow, to flow and let go. In this practice we'll create the conditions for strong, steady current to flow fluently through.

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About Elena
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, has just been released by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, Kundalini and ParaYoga. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.

Cost: $80 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until 31 December 2017)


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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Elena Brower | Agility

Agility is a cultivation of both a physical and emotional nature. In this practice we'll explore a sequence that prioritizes your agility, your acuity, for any context.

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About Elena
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages.  Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, has just been released by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, Kundalini and ParaYoga. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.

Cost: $80 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until 31 December 2017)


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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Elena Brower | Practice You Teaching Immersion

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Guided by the potent prompts in Practice You, this program for teachers and dedicated students will help you learn and practice your highest self, so you can most efficiently serve in your home, teaching and relations. This Teaching Immersion will happen in four sessions, 9.30am-12noon and 2-4.30pm, both days.

About Elena

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Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Her renowned yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, has just been released by Sounds True. Elena is respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, Kundalini and ParaYoga. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.


Cost: $300 (10% member discount, 10% early bird discount until 31 December 2017)

Email info@creatureyoga.com.au to join the waitlist.


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Annie Carpenter | Solid Banks: Ensuring a Happy, Healthy Flow - An Immersion for Yoga Teachers
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Annie Carpenter | Solid Banks: Ensuring a Happy, Healthy Flow - An Immersion for Yoga Teachers

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Annie for this Teachers’ Immersion to cultivate depth and longevity for you and your students. Having practiced for 4 decades, Annie’s love of Advanced Asana has been tempered by her love of anatomy and kinesiology, and the desire to practice till she, and all of her students reach 108! This weekend will in essence bring Yoga Therapeutics into the realm of public flow classes. We’ll flow and play, and root and stabilize too.

About Annie

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Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher” she leads strong and mindful, intelligent and compassionate workshops and Teacher Trainings, and mentors young teachers globally and at YogaGlo.com . For more go to www.anniecarpenter.com

This immersion will be held over two days, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March. Sessions will be 9.30-12 and 2-4.30 each day. Workshops are not sold separately. 

Cost: $200 (10% member discount)


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Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Annie Carpenter | BFFs: Backbends and Twists - A Masterclass

This deep practice will move your spine into ever deeper twists and backbends, with your breath as your guide. Intelligent sequencing allows for a mindful and in-depth expression of your personal practice

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About Annie

Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher” she leads strong and mindful, intelligent and compassionate workshops and Teacher Trainings, and mentors young teachers globally and at YogaGlo.com . For more go to www.anniecarpenter.com

Cost: $59 (10% member discount)


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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Roll & Release | Clare Merrifield

  • Creature Yoga Industrial Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Using balls, yoga blocks, and self-massage techniques, this two hour workshop gives you the tools and the time to explore your entire body, discover new ways to access hard to reach tightness, ease tension, stimulate circulation, soften scar tissue, release trigger points and work into your connective tissue.

This practice is simple, effective and open to everyone - no yoga experience or flexibility required! From committed yogis to personal trainers, runners, surfers, exercise enthusiasts and office workers, this workshop will be beneficial to EVERY body and anybody who experiences deep tension and an even deeper desire to release it.

Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)


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Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

Negotiating Stress - an Embodied Perspective | Dr Scott Lyons

The art of any negotiation entails fully knowing your opponent and gaining the skills and techniques to navigate the journey towards manifesting what you desire. In this workshop, the opponent that is being addressed is stress. Stress related health challenges have now become a pandemic. Long-term, continual stress creates havoc on our well-being and can make us less sensitive to our self-care needs. Our negotiation with stress begins with an understanding of how it makes us feel and react. Utilizing movement, mind-body medicine explorations, and lectures, we will explore the multi-layered aspects of stress.

In this workshop you will:
· Gain a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and psychological aspects of stress
· Identify your resources for negotiating stress
· Learn to scan and listen to your body’s cues for both symptoms and remedies of stress
· Learn embodied mindfulness and resilience training techniques
· Learn to take control of your relationship to stress in order to live a life with greater well-being

About Scott Lyons

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Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.

Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was adjunct at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

Cost: $59 (10% discount for members; 10% early bird discount until 31 November 2017)


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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction To Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapy | Dr Scott Lyons

This workshop offers healing arts practitioners and individuals interested in integrative mind-body medicine tools to enhance mental, emotional, physical, and biological functions to bring optimal well-being and healing. For this approach, healing is the process of returning to the felt sense of wholeness through the integration of support, expression, and movement.

This workshop will be an introduction to this experiential model for psychophysical healing and self discovery. This approach utilizes evidence-based practices and research in the field of somatics, biology, sociology, psychology, manual therapy, and spirituality to increase awareness and attention to inner sensations and subtleties of one sense of self, establish clarity and efficiency of movement patterns, unpack and process emotions in a way that promotes resiliency, and cultivates a deeper connection to the natural world.

"A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event”
-Alan Watts

About Scott Lyons

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Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.

Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was adjunct at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

Cost: $59 (10% discount for members; 10% early bird discount until 30 November 2017)


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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Body-Mind Baby | Dr Scott Lyons

BodyMind Baby developmental movement education classes help facilitate optimal brain and body development for babies from birth to walking age. The classes are an innovative blend of body-mind philosophy and developmental movement education to build the brain, body, and joy of each baby.

This workshop will help with digestive problems, sleep issues, comfort and soothing, chronic crying, colic, birth stress as well as providing parents with a place to come together and share challenges and successes with their babies.

Small intake - limited to 10-15 spots. 

About Scott

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Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.

Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was adjunct at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

Cost: $30, all proceeds going to Birth for Humankind http://www.birthforhumankind.org/about/ 


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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Lizzie Lasater | Savasana Intensive

"The source of all abundance is not outside you.
It is already part of who you are." – Eckhart Tolle

Are you ready to listen to the howling of your sweet heart? Do you need space to disconnect from your screens and reconnect with your belly? Is it time to open to your creative energy?

This is an official invitation to press pause.

In our age of intense speed, nothing could be more urgent than finding stillness. Join Lizzie for an immersion into the theory and technique of yoga’s most powerful pose: Savasana. Paradoxically, by giving ourselves the gift of deep rest, we discover more energy for relationships, work and creativity.

Open to all levels. Please bring an eye cover, a notebook, and a light blanket. 

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About Lizzie
Raised in San Francisco and trained as a designer, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga creative. She teaches yoga internationally and produces online trainings. Lizzie sometimes jokes that yoga ”runs in the family" because her Mom, Judith Hanson Lasater co-founded Yoga Journal magazine and has been teaching since 1971. You can find Lizzie on Instagram ( @lizzie.lasater ) where she posts about deceleration. She lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband.

www.lizzielasater.com

Cost: $39 (10% discount for members)


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Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | From Fight to Flight: Unlocking the Handstand

Let’s strip it down and focus our attention solely on standing on our hands. In this 3-hour workshop we will investigate a multitude of aspects that allow us to hold a safe and stable handstand.

The feet, the hips, the core, the shoulder girdle, the wrists and hands all play an important role in getting and staying upside down. We’ll open, strengthen and integrate through an intelligent flow of foundational poses to build the strength and body awareness needed to fly. We’ll then move towards wall-work, partner work, and ultimately to solo flight.

All levels are welcome and variations and modifications will be given to beginners and seasoned handstanders alike. 

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About Adam
One of the first things that people recognize of Adam Whiting is his laugh. Students say that they can hear it rolling down the street as they approach the studio to practice one of his classes. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

Since 2014, Adam has been living in Sydney, Australia teaching as the Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In the three years he has been in Australia, Adam has headlined Wanderlust yoga festivals, celebrated World Yoga Day by practicing asana on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sang Kirtan at the Sydney Opera House, taught workshops all over Australia and New Zealand, and guided hundreds of students through 200 and 500 Hour teacher training programs. In January of 2018, Adam will be returning to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading Teacher Trainings and various events at Charlotte Yoga.

Cost: $39 (10% discount for members)


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Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | The In-Between

More often than not, some aspect of our life is in a state of transition. The same can be said about our practice. In this all-levels Masterclass we will speak to the transitions in the practice. There is a temptation to move quickly, to allow momentum to lead the way, but true strength comes with allowing yourself to linger in the space between.

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About Adam
One of the first things that people recognize of Adam Whiting is his laugh. Students say that they can hear it rolling down the street as they approach the studio to practice one of his classes. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

Since 2014, Adam has been living in Sydney, Australia teaching as the Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In the three years he has been in Australia, Adam has headlined Wanderlust yoga festivals, celebrated World Yoga Day by practicing asana on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sang Kirtan at the Sydney Opera House, taught workshops all over Australia and New Zealand, and guided hundreds of students through 200 and 500 Hour teacher training programs. In January of 2018, Adam will be returning to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading Teacher Trainings and various events at Charlotte Yoga.


Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)

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Jan
4
12:00 PM12:00

Adam Whiting | Bricks and Mortar

An all-levels Masterclass where we weave our breath, bodies and beings through the multiple dimensions of Vinyasa Yoga. We will use the pillars of the practice to discover the stillness within the movement. Arm Balances, Inversions and Back Bends will be taught as well as modifications and variations for all practitioners.

About Adam

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One of the first things that people recognize of Adam Whiting is his laugh. Students say that they can hear it rolling down the street as they approach the studio to practice one of his classes. His smile is generous and immediate and his passion for yoga is contagious. Adam leads classes, workshops and trainings that are full of anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and potent philosophy. He has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga, including Tantra, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. His musical training is integrated throughout his teachings in spirited kirtans and soft serenades in savasana.

Since 2014, Adam has been living in Sydney, Australia teaching as the Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia Yoga. In the three years he has been in Australia, Adam has headlined Wanderlust yoga festivals, celebrated World Yoga Day by practicing asana on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sang Kirtan at the Sydney Opera House, taught workshops all over Australia and New Zealand, and guided hundreds of students through 200 and 500 Hour teacher training programs. In January of 2018, Adam will be returning to the United States to continue to travel and teach while leading Teacher Trainings and various events at Charlotte Yoga.

Cost: $29 (10% discount for members)


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Nov
25
to Nov 26

A Weekend with Clive Sheridan

This weekend course comprises two workshops:

Saturday 25th November 12-3pm
Sunday 26th November 12-3pm

Each session will start with an energising Asana practice, accessible to all levels, followed by Pranayama where we will explore the essential breathing rhythms, in a very safe and harmonious way. A Satsang sharing will complete each day, with a focus on 'opening the heart and clearing the mind', as a way to fulfil our Yogic life.

About Clive Sheridan

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Clive was called to the path of Yoga following his first trip to India in the mid-1960's. Exploring all the aspects of Hatha Yoga and spending many years visiting sacred sites across India, meeting extraordinary characters along the way, his path opened up to embrace both aspects of mystical devotion as well as direct means to self inquiry into the very nature of our true being. His journey led him to integrate a very unique 'cocktail' of powerfully energising and transformative practices, but to also soften these with a heart-opening surrender to the Divine Goddess within us all.
Inspired by his wild and uncompromising spiritual mentor whom he met in the late 1980's in West Bengal, Clive was blessed with full awakening 'beyond the mind' following intense seasons of sadhana and self inquiry.
His unique spiritual cocktail has 'matured' into a potently transformative sharing of Hatha Yoga practices, with particular focus on the breath, together with a very direct and yet loving inquiry into matters of the heart and mind.
"Self inquiry is the 'Siva', and devotion the 'Shakti' within us - with Hatha Yoga as the 'means' to access our inner divine essence."

Cost: $120 for the weekend (2 workshops). 10% early bird discount until 30 June 2017. 

Please note that individual workshops are not available. 


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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Patrick Beach & Carling Harps | Awakening Yoga

This intuitive flowing practice asks for your full attention through both challenging movement and complete stillness. Shift within the balance of organic freedom and structure as we explore new ways to create harmony in the yoga practice. This full class experience will move you through a variety of different deeply integrated postures with grace, breath, and purpose. Experience inner stillness with the aide of expansive pranayama throughout and restful meditation to conclude this unified practice.

Cost: $59 (10% early bird discount until 30 August, 10% member discount)

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Patrick Beach and Carling Harps| Intrinsic Inversions

Together we will break down the practice of getting upside down. By honing in on unique and individualized alignment, alongside full-body activation we will learn to glide through practice with efficiency and levity. Using these efficient alignment principles and new found core awareness a variety of arm balances and handstands will be explored as we focus on deep awareness and activation radiating outward into the full breadth of asana.
All levels are welcome to this fun journey into the practice. Join in and get ready to take flight as we build the strength, knowledge and confidence to take the reigns and move your practice anywhere!

Cost: $59 (10% early bird discount until August 30, 10% discount for members)

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Nov
1
11:30 AM11:30

The Joy of Sanskrit | Carlos Pomeda

This lively seminar is for anyone interested in deepening their experience of the yoga scriptures by reading directly from significant passages. Sanskrit, the language of these scriptures, contains not only the highest knowledge about yoga and the processes of human consciousness, but also carries within itself the secrets of the power of sound. Whether you are merely looking at improving your pronunciation of the name of yoga asanas, or to dive more deeply into the intricacies of this fascinating language, the Joy of Sanskrit Seminar will provide you with an entryway into the joy of the Sanskrit language. The Joy of Sanskrit Seminar employs a very user-friendly methodology that allows participants to naturally absorb grammar through translation, instead of mind-numbing memorisation. From the beginning, participants discover the joy of understanding passages directly. The seminar includes an introduction to the language and its history, instruction and practice into the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit sounds, translation of texts and mantras, practice into the pronunciation of common yoga terms, questions and answers, etc.

Cost: $75 (10% member discount)

~ This lecture is part of the Creature Yoga 200 hour teacher training syllabus ~


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Oct
31
11:30 AM11:30

Desire | Carlos Pomeda

Is desire an obstacle, something to be avoided, as many traditions would have us believe? Or is it a creative force, the very essence of life? If so, how can we benefit from its creative power? In this interactive and practical workshop we will explore the various approaches that various yoga systems developed to deal with desire, with particular emphasis on Tantra. We will look at the dynamics of desire and explore how to tap into its power. Because the workshop covers a variety of traditional approaches that we can apply immediately to our lives, it is highly recommended for anyone interested in enriching their life through some of the deeper dimensions of yoga.

Cost: $75 (10% member discount)

~ This lecture is part of the Creature Yoga 200 hour teacher training syllabus


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Oct
30
11:30 AM11:30

The Bhagavad Gita: turning the activities of body, intellect and Heart into spiritual evolution | Carlos Pomeda

What is the relationship between the emotions and yoga? What is the relationship between yoga and our daily activities? And knowledge? The yoga tradition developed since its beginnings various approaches that are capable of providing meaning, depth and joy not only to our practice, but to the rest of our lives as well. This seminar explores the answers of the yoga tradition since its beginning, through an exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, one of its fundamental scriptures.

Cost: $75 (10% member discount)

~ This lecture is part of the Creature Yoga 200 hour teacher training syllabus ~


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Oct
29
11:30 AM11:30

History and Evolution of Yoga | Carlos Pomeda

We invite you to dive into the secret wisdom of the ancient yoga texts. This seminar will lead us through the tantalizing history of yoga, exploring its development and the subtleties we can learn and apply to our practice. Take this opportunity to answer your questions about the origin and development of yoga, its main schools and teachings, its approaches and the way they inform our current practice.

Cost: $75 (10% member discount)

~ This lecture is part of the Creature Yoga 200 hour teacher training syllabus ~ 


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Oct
27
to Oct 28

Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Immersion 2: The Mystery of Karma and the Journey of the Soul

This immersion runs over two days, Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28, 12-3pm each day. 

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How does karma work? How does it shape my destiny and how can I change my destiny? What lies beyond this life? What happens during death? How can I best prepare for it? How can I overcome my fear? How can I help others to make the transition? These are some of the questions that the workshop will address, drawing from the wisdom of ancient texts such as the Katha Upanishad and others. Immensely relevant, meaningful and practical, the Mystery of Karma & the Journey of the Soul workshop will provide not only knowledge, but also practices and strategies to understand the underlying forces that create our destiny, to shape our destiny, to deal with the inevitable process of life and death, helping us and others to put our life in perspective, make the transition smoothly and address unsolved issues in our lives.

Cost: $150 (10% early bird discount until July 31; 10% member discount). Price includes two asana classes at Creature Yoga. 

Please note that workshops are not available separately.

About Carlos Pomeda

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Cost: $150 (10% early bird discount until July 31; 10% member discount). Price includes two asana classes at Creature Yoga. 

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Oct
24
to Oct 26

Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Immersion 1: History, Upanishads and Yoga Sutras

This immersion runs over three days: Tuesday October 24 - Thursday October 26, 12-3pm each day. 

October 24, 12-3pm: Yoga Methodology Through The Ages

In this workshop, Carlos Pomeda will lead us through an exploration of the many forms of yoga that have developed throughout history, drawing gems of inspiration and practice that we can immediately apply to our lives. One fruit of the workshop will be a thorough understanding of the differences and peculiarities of the various forms of yoga (Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, etc.), as well as the various contexts in which they arose. But this exploration, while well informed and rigorous, will be far from academic: participants will learn to draw elements from this ancient wisdom of yoga that can enrich their own lives. Perhaps as important, this exploration will not be dry: There is a river of joy that runs through each current of yoga, and this joy is infectious! Take this opportunity to answer your questions about the vast tradition of yoga and its many fruitful practices.

October 25, 12-3pm: Upanishads

We invite you to dive into the secret wisdom of the ancient yoga texts. Explore the Upanishads, which are perhaps the oldest mystical and philosophical texts available to mankind, containing the teachings and wisdom of the ancient sages. These sublime texts unfold for us a profound view of who we are and of the deepest dimensions of the world we live in and the purpose of existence. For this reason, they were traditionally meant to be received not from a book, but directly from a teacher. The workshop will combine a lively and insightful presentation of some of the most important teachings of the Upanishads, as well as the opportunity to directly experience some of the ancient meditative practices they contain.

Recommended reading: The Breath of the Eternal, by Christopher Isherwood and Sw. Prabhavanananda


October 26, 12-3pm: Yoga Sutras: Patanjali Revealed

What is the innermost secret of yoga? How can the mind find true peace? In what way do the practices of yoga connect to the rest of my life? Why are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras such an important text in the yoga tradition? And why have the Yoga Sutras been so misunderstood? These are some of the questions that we will be exploring in this seminar. This weekend long immersion into this fascinating text will not only give us an opportunity to recover the “original” teachings of Patanjali, but - more importantly - will give us an immediately applicable understanding of the practices and principles that can take our yoga practice to a whole other dimension of depth. In it, we will be exploring the main teachings of this foundational text, contemplating their implications and practicing some of the major approaches that Patanjali offered, which have survived the rigorous test of time. This seminar is divided into modules that can be taken independently or as a sequence.

Recommended reading: translation by Edwin Bryant


About Carlos Pomeda

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Cost: $210 (10% early bird discount until July 31; 10% member discount). Price includes three asana classes at Creature Yoga.

Please note that workshops are not available separately.


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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Dena Kingsberg | Practical Patanjali

This weekend course comprises two workshops:
Saturday 16th September 12-3pm
Sunday 17th September 12-3pm

This workshop will consist of a classical asana practice and a gentle sketch of Patanjali Yoga Sutras to cultivate a positive internal space. It is recommended that students participate in the previous workshop but it is not essential.

"With each breath we shed the weight of collected conditioning and limitation. Slowly disentangling from internal dramas that create impulsive or unwanted reactions and behaviours. Breaking the patterns that cycle to the same outcomes and discontent. And ultimately revealing the natural self by the incremental removal of all that obscures it. It is mindful repetition of practice that permits the depth and potency required to promote this healing and transformation." - Dena

About Dena Kingsberg

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Dena has been studying and practicing traditional ashtanga yoga for over 30 years. A devoted student of the late Sri K.Pattabhi Jois's in the lineage of Bagavan Patanjali. She remains committed, deeply inspired and continuously amazed by the vast healing potential of this life changing practice. Dena has a disciplined, yet lyrical style of teaching. Her holistic approach looks beyond external form to guide the individual residing within.

Cost: $120 for the weekend (2 workshops) (10% member discount, and 10% early bird discount until July 31)

Please note that individual workshops are not available. 

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