After decades of working with clients and training thousands of teachers, Yoga Medicine®’s founder, Tiffany Cruikshank, has distilled the core components of a therapeutic practice into a 4-part workshop. The Yoga Medicine® Essentials Workshop will dive into the nuances of topics that are hard to fit into group classes.
Part I — Shoulder lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part II — Hip lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part III — Spine lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part IV — Myofascial Release lecture and practice — 3 hours
The Essentials Workshop is a four-part series comprised of these topics:
Shoulder — the shoulder girdle is a common area of struggle for both the new and the regular practitioner. The shoulder joints are inherently inclined toward mobility, creating the need to cultivate stability when we challenge the joints in weight-bearing poses like chaturanga dandasana. In a lecture, we’ll learn about the shoulder anatomy and a theoretical approach to working with these joints therapeutically before moving into a guided practice that enables you to immediately translate this knowledge into your body.
Hip — this workshop explores the need for equity between stability and mobility in the hip joint. In a yoga practice, hip stability occurs naturally but what each of us needs to maintain balance in this joint can vary greatly from person to person. Through a lecture and guided practice, you’ll look at the structure and function of the hip joint to learn how to individualize for your practice and group classes.
Spine — the central theme of this workshop is maintaining the integrity of the precious structures in the spine and all that it entails. Learning how to move efficiently with the support of the core, glutes, and legs is key not just in a movement practice but also in the challenges of our lives. Through a combination of theory and practice, you’ll understand how the parts of the spine work together with the core and legs, and learn how to move with solid mechanics that allow you to rewrite your autopilot motions.
Myofascial Release — understand what myofascial release (MFR) is and how it supplements your yoga practice. We’ll move through a MFR practice that explores the areas we’ve found to be the most beneficial for the legs, hips, shoulders, and back. You will leave with self-care information that you can use right away. This practice is MFR only (no yoga) and is open to everyone, no yoga experience needed.
After attending the full workshop series, each participant will be invited to take a brief online quiz to receive a certificate of completion. If the participant is currently enrolled in the Yoga Medicine® 200HR or 500HR program, this workshop will contribute up to 12 hours towards their 500HR Yoga Medicine® certification (one time only.)
For more information about Yoga Medicine, please visit https://yogamedicine.com/essentials/
Unwind and release tension through restorative yoga postures in a relaxing candlelit environment on Sunday evenings in November. This class is designed to restore your mind & mind. We'll move through a series of gentle and supported restorative yoga poses held for longer periods of time, which facilitate your body's Parasympathetic Nervous System aka your Rest & Digest response. The room will be illuminated by the soft lighting of Himalayan salt candle holders.
The Himalayan salt candles have many health benefits including:
-Cleansing and purifying the air
-Balances electromagnetic radiation
-Aids with concentration and mental clarity
-Alleviate respiratory symptoms such as asthma and allergies
Receive all the benefits of Sound Healing during your final savasana/resting pose as you listen to the gentle sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls. Each week, we'll explore Sound Healing related to specific chakras working from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra using bowls tuned to frequencies that resonate with each chakra energetically. You'll leave with a sense of tranquility & peace! All Levels Welcome - especially beginners!!
Some benefits of practicing restorative yoga include:
-A sense of overall well-being
-Aids with healthy sleep habits
-Mental clarity & calmness
-Reduced stress & anxiety
More about Sound Healing:
Sound Healing facilitates shifts in our brainwave state by providing a stable frequency which the brain can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) to find deep relaxation. The Crystal Singing Bowls correspond to the 7 Major Chakras, which are energy centers within the body. When our chakras are aligned, we feel balanced and healthy.
Sound Healing & Restorative Yoga are both passive and participatory experiences. The passive aspect is that you become more relaxed by supporting your body with props in yoga postures and slowing your breath. It is in this place of stillness that you are able to become more open and aware.
Regular class pricing!
Limited space available!
Prenatal yoga is accepted as a helpful adjunct to most women’s journey from conception and throughout pregnancy. But what about the myofascial release techniques gaining popularity in yoga classes and at the gym? Myofascial release (MFR) is a therapeutic technique performed by the individual on themselves that targets the body's fascia – an intricate network of connective tissues that envelope, insulate, hydrate and communicate with our tissues throughout the entire body. Supporting fascial health during pregnancy provides a myriad of benefits such as aiding with sciatic & low back pain, fluid retention, decreased circulation, restricted mobility, discomfort from muscular tension, and much more!
This workshop will include:
-A lecture on MFR & its applications to pregnancy
-A printed guide to support your home practice that outlines the general information & techniques included in the workshop
-A guided practice so you can explore MFR in your own body
-Semi-private instruction (space will be limited)
-A MFR release kit from RAD Roller ($41 retail value)
Space is Limited! $48/person
Join us for Buti Glo and bring your Buti Tribe! Come ready to dance, yoga, and sweat under the black lights! We provide the experience, you bring the good vibes!! Wine, snacks & social following class! Come early to apply glow in the dark body paint & accessories! Doors open at 6:30pm!
Buti Glo is a celebration of all that Buti stands for! Be brave with your life and join us for an unforgettable experience with a tribe of amazing yogis that will love and support you unconditionally!
"Buti" is an Indian Marathi word that translates to "a cure that has been hidden or kept secret." Buti Yoga is a movement based practice that blends primal movements & plyometrics with a dynamic Power Flow! Created by celebrity trainer, Bizzie Gold, Buti utilizes the Spiral Structure technique to sculpt and tone the deep abdominal muscles to build strength and stability in your core by challenging the body along all planes of motion (as opposed to a linear practice found in more traditional yoga flows). Strengthen your body from the inside-out! Based in Kundalini Yoga, the practice infuses chakra-activating spiral movements that not only result in physical strength, but also cultivate self-empowerment by increasing self-love and confidence! Join our community of inspiring women! Connect & Thrive with your tribe!
The Flow State: A Slow Flow Vinyasa series with guest teacher Ceciliy Smith
• Flow State •
A state in which one is so involved in an activity, so focused on the activity at hand, that nothing else seems to matter. When you are completely consumed by an activity for its own sake. When the answers and next moves come naturally and effortlessly, moment to moment. Ego falls away. Time fades into the background. Every action/movement/thought just FLOWS, seemingly inevitably, from one to the next.
The Flow State is a series of two extended class offerings with Cici Flows. These classes will be structured similarly to vinyasa classes but longer and sweeter. They will be divided into sections the same as any class (warm-up / peak / cool-down, Savasana) but with seamless transitions from one to the next. Think of it more like a journey through the body with plenty of opportunities to explore new found territory. Movements will be slow and fluid, Cici’s specialty, with sequencing designed in a way to feel more like a full body massage at the end rather than any type of rigorous exercise. The last 30 minutes will be reserved for restorative postures, meditation, and sound healing.
Join us for 1 or both classes! Each class will offer a unique experience!
Friday nights never looked so sweet!