GITA/SUTRA PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP

 

Come together as a community and study the philosophy behind our yoga practice with Dina Stewart, 500RYT.

The Bhagavad-Gita is the record of a conversation between a young man and God (in the form of Krishna). The young warrior, Arjuna, from the royal Pandava family, is in a state of panic on the morning of a battle – the ‘enemies’ he is expected to fight are cousins he knows well. In this desperate predicament, Arjuna turns to his charioteer, Krishna, for help. The answers he gets are not exactly what he wants to hear, but it is Krishna’s opportunity to tell a mortal about how the universe operates, and the best approach to life.

 

The greatest classical text from the yoga school of Indian philosophy is the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, written in the second century BC. These “threads” on yoga or union, are extremely terse, stating concisely and often precisely, essential points or techniques. Originally these teachings were oral and were explained and interpreted by commentaries from a teacher guiding the student.

 

We will be studying concepts from both texts. Copies of the books will be available at the studio for students to borrow and may also be available for purchase. Handouts will be provided as well. Please join us for engaging conversation regarding the philosophy behind our yoga practice. Tea and treats will be provided.

 

AWAKEN YOUR INNER JEDI

 

Join Dina Stewart, E-RYT500, YACEP in a workshop that combines Star Wars/Yoga philosophy and a challenging all levels asana practice/ martial arts movements.  It’s invigorating and interesting and a must for the Star Wars and Yoga Fan.  Handouts will be provided and cosplay is welcome.  

 

 

REST AND RESTORE YOGA WORKSHOP

 

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.

 

 

CULTIVATING A DAILY PRACTICE WORKSHOP

 

Join Dina Stewart, E-500RYT, for this informative and inspiring workshop on how to cultivate a daily practice. The workshop will include discussion and asana practice of several different sequences to do at home or wherever you are able practice when you can’t make it to the studio. There will be handouts. 

 

 

 

CORE STRENGTHENING WORKSHOP – DISCOVERING THE BANDHAS

 

A strong core adds stability and lightness to your yoga poses, protects your back, and may also improve balance. Join Dina Stewart, E-RYT500, YACEP,  for an invigorating core strengthening practice in which she will also introduce, explain, and demonstrate how engaging the bandhas (physical locks) in our bodies also assists with a strong core – specifically mulabandha and uddiyana bandha.

 

 

 

FULL, FIT and FABULOUS WORKSHOP

 

Join Dina Stewart, E-RYT500, YACEP, for an informative workshop designed specifically for the full figured woman with focus on improving strength and flexibility, relieving tension and stress and advancing her practice using proper modifications and variations of the asanas.

 

 

FLEXIBLE, FIT and 50 WORKSHOP

 

Join Dina Stewart, E-RYT500, YACEP, for this amazing workshop. Experienced yoga students and those new to the practice who are fifty and older will benefit from this specialized workshop which will include a practice focussing on balance, flexibility and weight bearing asanas (postures). There will be opportunity to ask questions specific to health concerns you may have and discussion about how yoga can help you maintain your health and vitality.

 

 

KIDS YOGA

 

Join Certified Childlight Yoga Instructor, Dina Stewart, E-RYT500, YACEP, for this fun and creative children’s yoga workshop.

 

Your kids will enjoy creative workshops with yoga games and songs, breath meditations, relaxing visualizations, and fun, fun, fun yoga movements for ages 5-10.

 

Yoga for children is a natural way to exercise, relax, focus, and strengthen the body/mind/spirit connection. Studies show that yoga is an effective self-help therapy for general health and well-being for all children.