Attend or schedule a workshop
Below is a list of some of the workshops I most love to teach. They are designed for engaged students of any level and for yoga teachers who want to deepen your own practice while learning powerful tools and useful tips to up your game as a teacher.
If you would like to host one of the below workshops at your studio or create a custom workshop, shoot me an email and let’s make a plan.
Surrender into your strength and true alignment
Want to know what it would feel like to stand balanced and centered, the way your skeleton was designed to hold you? Through an active-restorative practice, we will explore the psoas muscle as the most important core stabilizing muscle and as a doorway to connecting to your deepest self. We’ll play with how softening one’s will–both physically and emotionally–allows for more support, a deeper sense of presence with self, and a new strength and certainty in how you stand.
This workshop is not just for yogis–it’s incredible and life-changing for anyone who stands on their feet all day for a living, like servers, nurses and folks in retail. Plus, I’ve been absolutely blown away to see how transformative this work has been for professional musicians in terms of the quality of their playing. Check out this blog post by the fabulous Mattie Kaiser of Classical Revolution PDX to hear for yourself.
A holistic approach to dialing in your dog
Not able to get your heels grounded in downward dog? Worried that you’re harming your shoulders? Baffled about how it’s supposed to be a resting pose?
Downward dog is a staple pose in vinyasa practice, but we often don’t know how to keep our joints safe in it or how to maximize our potential in the pose. In this workshop we’ll learn what muscles need to be strong and flexible to allow for a happy downward dog, and we’ll explore how to strengthen and stretch those muscles in ways that traditional yoga poses don’t get to.
(Don’t worry—we’ll be addressing the whole body in this workshop through a number of different poses and movements—not doing three-hours of downdog!)
Serious relief for your neck, shoulders, arms and hands
This workshop offers a direct therapeutic hit to all your trouble spots in your neck, shoulders, arms and hands. (Yes, hands. It’s brilliant.) Having this collection of stretches and strengtheners under your belt is like turning into your own personal massage therapist and chiropractor. I call it Throw Up Your Arms! because you will gain a huge amount of range of motion in your shoulders, you’ll build strength in your upper back and neck where we all tend to be weak, and well, because some of these stretches for your arms and hands are so intense that they make you want to throw up. In a good way.
Again, though this workshop is directly applicable to your yoga practice, it’s really a must for anyone who works intensely with their hands and arms in their work–musicians, massage therapists, sculptors, and anyone who types on a keyboard all day.
Mula bandha and your connection to Source
You are an incredible source of energy. Most likely, you don’t always feel that way. More often than not you feel depleted and disconnected from your strength, creativity and passion. Believe it or not, mula bandha or root lock, can help. In addition to allowing for greater refinement, strength and stability in your yoga poses, this subtle and often misunderstood practice also profoundly connects you to the source of vital energy within.
Through an exploration of the anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor, the energetic and emotional implications of the corresponding chakras, and the philosophy behind the movement of prana in your body, learn why engaging mula bandha can be challenging and how, when you do, you can tap into a great source of power, inspiration and stability within you.