Workshops & Events
Next Restorative Yoga Teacher Training January 20th & 21st, 2018
200hr Yoga Teacher Training starts January 2018! Click here for details.
Create your own Yantra: A drawing class to invoke the goddess within
December 2nd, 2pm. In this introductory class you will be guided through the steps needed to create your own personal Yantra. The Yantra once created reflects your beauty back to you. This is a wonderful practice and one that continues when you take your completed Yantra home to meditate upon.
A Yantra is a sacred symbol used to purify the subtle body and bring you into a state of wholeness and balance. This healing symbol opens the body and prepares you for meditation in the same way that asana and pranayama do. Come and open to this ancient practice.
Drawing supplies will be provided, please bring your favorite coloring tools with you: Crayons, pens, simple paints, and a folder (12x12") to take your Yantra home in.
Mantras & Mythology with Betsy Davis
February 2018- Want to dive into chanting, mantras and the fascinating mythology of India? There are rich philosophical and mythical underpinnings from the Hindu philosophy which are at the source of yoga. They are not necessarily held by all Hindus to be literal accounts of historical events, but are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning. These stories have been given a complex range of interpretations. In this immersion learn some of the stories behind the deities that are a part of this rich mythology along with the mantras that correspond to each deity. Mantras are sacred syllables that are repeated as an invocation in meditation or as a prayer. We will work our way through the 7 chakras, or energy centers and correlate them to those areas, while also chanting a mantra for each of those deities and chakra centers.
Intro to Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis with Deanna Sidoti
December 3rd & 10th, 12-4pm. Part I only: $55. Part I & II Both Days: $100.
This series is for students and teachers and will introduce how to modify your Yoga practice for back and postural issues, including bulging discs or herniation, spondilolysthesis, disc degeneration, scoliosis and other back and neck issues. Learn basic backcare principles and how to alleviate back pain through alignment-based yoga and working with a neutral spine. Beginners welcome!
Part II will include how to safely strengthen the back and core in the presence of back issues and will go deeper into Yoga for Scoliosis.
Advanced registration required. Class size is limited so everyone receive personal attention. Register here.
Yoga for Teens and Pre-Teens
Contact us for the next 5-Week Series, which we run regularly. Age 11+. This yoga series provides a safe and fun environment to explore mindfulness through movement and other forms of creative expression. We will learn yoga poses and sequences to build strength and flexibility, and simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for reducing stress and finding balance. Advanced Registration required.
Tweens & Teens Yoga Teacher Training with Caprice Abowitt March 17th & 18th, 2018
Click for details. Yoga is an excellent way for Teens to build a foundation for lifelong healthy skills. This training, geared specifically on teaching ages 12 and up, will include the following:
- developmental milestones
- introducing meditation and mindfulness practices for teens
- the benefits of yoga for tweens and teens
- asanas (poses) and sequencing
- creating boundaries for classroom management
- practice teaching (and practice being a kid)
- introducing yoga philosophy to teens
- games and activities
- the business and ethics of teaching yoga to children
- teaching in different environments and a brief overview of inclusive classrooms
- constructing lesson plans
- adjusting and assisting
Two weekend modules starting January 2018. This in depth, comprehensive, 85 hour Yoga Alliance Certified training is for those who want to confidently and responsibly dive into the world of conscious birthing and prenatal yoga and work with this very special population. Our traveling teacher training is designed for the student to learn independently through multi-media options, as well as attend 2 three-day long weekend intensives with Deb Flashenberg and Caprice Abowitt from the Pre-Natal Yoga Center, NYC. Click here for details.
Light on Sun Salutations ~ Clarity in Alignment & Modifications in Surya Namaskar
Expand your Sun Salutation Horizons! with Deanna Sidoti
January 7th, 2018
Ever feel like your practice of Chaturanga, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), and Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) would benefit from some fine-tuning? Want to go to Flow classes but feel that they move too vigorously or that your shoulders and low back feel pinchy? There are many ways to practice Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and to make them accessible to all levels. Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Student, you will learn ways to refine your alignment, modify your practice when needed (including modifiying for injuries), and make intelligent choices in Surya Namaskar so you can practice with longevity, avoid injury, and have fun in the Suns!
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If you need to cancel out of a workshop, it must be done 7 days in advance. Refunds will be processed with a 10% cancellation fee. *PLEASE NOTE: there are some workshops that have a no refund policy, which is specified in the workshop description when registering through MindBody.
Dhyana Yoga Arts cannot provide refunds if cancelling less than a week before the workshop.