Body of Bliss™ – Self Care to the Core

April 6 - 7 | Shree Yoga Taos, Taos, NM

When it comes to Self-Care, there are three indisputable aspects of the practice to explore: the psoas, the breath, and our core muscles. In this workshop, Our Body of Bliss journey will take us to the depths of the inner body with the breath as our vehicle and the network of muscles and fascia our territory. We'll move with outside the box yoga poses, roll on therapy balls and take our awareness along for the ride with the breath.

Body of Bliss™ – Experiential Anatomy

February 1 - 3 | YogaSol, Columbia, MO

Experiential Anatomy takes traditional anatomy study from 2D (books and flashcards) to 3D (the
skeleton and muscle models) to movement and function–what really happens in your body. This workshop is for the yoga teacher and curious student seeking a deeper understanding of the anatomy and functional movement in the yoga syllabus of poses. All sessions will have a yoga practice, therapy ball rolling and experiential anatomy exercises.

Next Horizon Yoga ~ Posture Informs Movement

March 22 - 25 | Spirit House Yoga, Oklahoma City, OK

OUR NEXT HORIZON as yoga teachers and life-long learners of yoga is to continue along our path of discovery, reveling in the journey, and deepening our awareness. From this place, our perspective can shift to embrace a broader understanding of how to serve others through functional yoga and conscious movement. Cultivate more effective skills in critical thinking, focused assessment, and expanded compassion as applied to anatomy, bio-mechanical movement, and yoga philosophy.

In this Immersion we'll take a deep dive into how our posture informs and influences our movement, be it in our yoga practice or our daily lives. You'll learn about the most common posture types, how to assess posture and gain insight into intelligent sequencing for bringing any posture type back to neutral. Practicing unique outside-the-box functional yoga poses and experiential anatomy instruction will be our play for this 4-day Immersion.

Healthy Joint Series: Strong, Tracking and Aligned Knees

April 28, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Playoga, Colorado Springs, CO

The knees are one of the most vulnerable joints in the body, yet we ask a lot of them as we practice yoga and enjoy sports and outdoor pursuits. In this workshop, learn how to align your knees so you are not straining crucial ligaments, how to prevent wear and tear that can lead to osteoarthritis, and to address knee pain. As an added bonus, we’ll be working on the ankles and hips, as anytime you work in one joint, you’ve got to work upstream and downstream of it too!

Body of Bliss™ – Living Gracefully with Life’s Constant of Change

January 18 - 20 | Bhava Yoga Studio, Albuquerque, NM

How do we live gracefully with life's constant of change?  Although we're fortunate to have many avenues in this 21st Century for skillful living, I find that working with the physical body is a gateway in to the inner landscapes of our mind and soul.  Here we navigate life's ever changing nature with more self-awareness and an increased ability to be in the present moment. Join me for a weekend of Body of Bliss™ yoga and functional movement workshops at Bhava. This weekend is suitable for yoga teachers, teacher trainers and life-long learners of yoga.

Functional Yoga: Mobility, Strength & the Fascial Web

April 26 - 28 | Kindness Yoga, Denver, CO

Bringing along the mechanical view of the body where muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons act at their joints to create movement, we broaden our perspective to fascia, the connective tissue matrix in the body, and a key player for an integrated practice steering us toward optimal mobility and strength.

Each Session Includes:
*Basic Anatomy, Bio Mechanics and the Fascial Seams
*Yoga Practice Including Outside-the-Box Yoga Asana and Functional Movement Approaches for Strength and Mobility
*Breath Awareness and Pranayama Techniques
*Soft Tissue Reconditioning using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls
*Deeper Insight into the Yoga Practice and Movement Health

Intended for the curious yoga student seeking a deeper understanding of their practice, and yoga teachers and teacher trainers wanting to integrate functional yoga techniques into their teaching.

The Art and Science of Therapeutic Adjustments

October 19 - 21 | Balance Yoga and Wellness, New Orleans, LA

Develop your sense of touch plus enhance the therapeutic nature of hands-on adjustments by unpacking the WHY, WHEN and HOW for each. Sessions include a warm-up practice, basic anatomy review, and ample time for practicing adjustments. Sunday’s session is devoted to your self-care with the bonus of learning myofascial release techniques using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls and the Roll Model Method®.

Body of Bliss™ – Shoulders & Back

November 3 - 5 | Bhava Yoga Studio, Albuquerque, NM

All sessions include asana, corrective exercises, ball therapy, basic anatomy and pranayama.

Fri PM The Essential Psoas
Sat AM Experiential Anatomy for the Back and Spine
Sat PM Demystifying Downward Facing Dog Pose
Sun AM Roll, Release and Recover

Roll, Release and Recover

September 30 - 1 | Dwell Yoga, Las Cruces

Address the issues in your tissues with this workshop. Each session includes soft tissue self-massage using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls and body-balancing exercises derived from the yoga and fitness worlds. You’ll reveal your body blind spots, areas in the body that are underused or misused, wake them up and soothe them. This workshop is like getting a deep tissue massage and an accessible yoga practice at the same time.

21st Century Back Health

October 6 - 8 | Spirit House Yoga, Oklahoma City, OK

Each session includes basic anatomy for deeper understanding, soft tissue reconditioning using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls and body-balancing exercises derived from the yoga and fitness worlds. With this workshop you’ll embody what it means to have a healthy, functioning back for today.

Fri PM: The Proof is in Your Posture
Sat AM: The Essential Psoas
Sat PM: An Integrated Core
Sun AM: Balance with Scoliosis

Functional Yoga as a Health Based Practice

June 16 - 18 | Kindness Yoga, Denver CO

The Functional Yoga field runs deep and broad, addressing well-being using principles from ayurveda, hatha yoga, massage, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation and eastern thought. For a practical and applicable approach, we will focus on posture, movement and breath; and will combine corrective exercises, self-massage, experiential anatomy and self-awareness techniques to bring a global, layered and detailed understanding to movement through yoga’s lens. Intended for the yoga student seeking to move without pain, anatomy and alignment nerds, and yoga teachers and teacher trainers wanting to integrate functional yoga techniques into their teaching.

Mobility & Performance for Athletes – Upper Body

March 25, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Santa Fe Thrive, Santa Fe, NM

Optimal performance in this area of the body, the chest, shoulders and upper back, depends on sound biomechanics, pliable yet strong muscles, joint mobility and stability. For the racket sports, climbers and ball players, increase range in the shoulders and upper back, plus address common imbalances in sports that require a high level of function from the upper body.