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Workshops and Class Series

Workshops inspire and deepen all aspects of your yoga practice, learning the subtleties of the body and breath and delving more into yogic philosophy. We offer a wide variety of workshops with our amazing HDY faculty and with internationally renowned visiting instructors. Our Yoga workshops are appropriate for all levels of yoga experience, unless otherwise specified and help you take your practice to another level of fulfillment.

Upcoming Workshops

12/20/14 Yoga Pajama Party & Parent's Night out! with Zhenya
12/21/14 Winter Solstice : Deep Savasana & Yoga Nidra with Avery Kalapa
12/31/14 New Years Eve 108 Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) with Easter Bonnifield
12/31/14 New Years Intention Setting Yoga Class! with Zoreh Afsarzadeh
01/02 - 01/04/15 The System of Yoga with Kim Schwartz
01/03 - 12/05/15 Kirtan Practice with Zhenya
01/16 - 01/18/15 Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Mark Lilly
01/24/15 Unfolding the Meaning of Your Dreams with David Bedrick
01/31/15 Body Mind Detox with Restorative Yoga with Avery Kalapa
02/27 - 03/01/15 Senior Yoga Training with Judy Mortellaro
03/21/15 Birth Works! with Heather Farrell and Louise Self
03/27 - 03/29/15 Advanced Trauma Informed Yoga Service Training with Mark Lily
04/11/15 Yoga and Dance with Niki Feldman
09/17 - 09/20/15 Prenatal Training Level 1 with Colette Crawford with Heather Lee Farrell

Registrations & Payment Instructions:

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12/20/14

Zhenya

Yoga Pajama Party & Parent's Night out!

| 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Parents need a night out? The Yoga pajama party is happening at high desert yoga! Kid's can enjoy an evening of games, snacks, yoga and friends! 

As the kid's begin their winter break, we thought that the parent's might enjoy a night out, a night in, a special date night or just some time to do some holiday shopping. 

 

Kids will enjoy an evening of healthy snacks, yoga, music, games and some relaxing yoga just in time to be picked up! 

Schedule Details

Drop kids off at 5:30 for an 8:00pm pickup. 

Price Options

$25.00 per Child.
$5 discount per sibling!!! ($40 for two siblings)

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Name of Workshop

12/21/14

Avery Kalapa

Winter Solstice : Deep Savasana & Yoga Nidra

$40/45 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Align your Self with the nourishing quietude of nature's deepest moment of rest and rejuvenation: the Winter Solstice, longest night of the year.  Practice fully supported, grounding, long held restorative yoga postures combined with Avery's beautifully crafted guided relaxation and breath work to prepare you for Yoga Nidra, or "Yoga Sleep:" a long, conscious journey into Savasana.  This magical hibernation will not only help you replenish and heal from the potential frenzy of the holiday season, strengthen the immune system, nurture the health of the vital organs, and calm the nervous system, but it will fill you with the resonance of pure peace.

Schedule Details

2:00-5:00pm

Price Options

$40 preregistered, 
$45 day of, plus tax.
Register with a friend and you'll each save $5!

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Name of Workshop

12/31/14

Easter Bonnifield

New Years Eve 108 Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations)

$6 or donation | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Each day the Sun rises, each day we awake to face a new day with the Sun. A Sun Salutation in the morning inspires us to greet that day with an open mind and heart - setting the foundation within our self to let the day unfold with smooth breathing and interaction with the self, the spirit and all other beings.

108 Sun Salutation practice is a statement we participate in to mark an important passage of time for ourselves or it can be a practice you do in honor of someone else. 

I hope you can join me in this practice to mark the end of 2014, all that we have learned, conquered, suffered, realized, been blown over by, inspired from, people who have helped us, people who we need to let go of for their sake and ours, habits we have overcome, new habits that will make us stronger, and just to celebrate the you that is you!
The number ‘108’ has many meanings, particularly in the Hindu and Tibetan traditions. The one I like to remember is in a mala necklace there are 108 beads, or divisions thereof, each bead having a mantra for healing. Any mantra chanted will contribute to healing. Any Sun Salutation you complete during your practice will contribute to healing.
You don’t have to complete all 108 Sun Salutations - You can bow out at any time. 

Schedule Details

Wednesday, Decemeber 31, 2014 at 8:00am

Price Options

$6 or donation.

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Name of Workshop

12/31/14

Zoreh Afsarzadeh

New Years Intention Setting Yoga Class!

$16 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

The New Year, a time of transition, we are on the verge of new opportunities and possibilities. While at the same time experiencing the tail end of the past year filled with defining, transformative moments.  Ultimately, being ready for the New Year is being ready for life, preparing ourselves for whatever happens with an open heart—while also establishing the resolve to pursue our aspirations.  “Where you put your vision is where your life goes.” 
Now is a time to clarify your intentions for the coming year. Come steep in the wisdom of your heart and nourish your most auspicious desires for the coming year.  
New Year’s is a holiday of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to living our lives fully. What better practice than yoga to set this frame of mind and embody your intentions?  Open the way to a truly new new year. All levels welcome.

Schedule Details

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6:00-7:30pm 

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01/02 - 01/04/15

Kim Schwartz

The System of Yoga: An overview of the theory, philosophy and practice of yoga

$130/$145 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

This ten hour workshop will offer a concise and practical overview into the system and practice of yoga. The structure offered here will be based on a classical text written by the sage Patanjali. Each class will begin with a lecture on some aspect of yoga philosophy that will be followed with foundational information on the types of asanas shown. As the classes will be sequential, it is recommended that the entire workshop is attended.

Schedule Details

Friday, 6:00-8:00pm,  
Saturday, 1:30-3:30 and 3:45-5:45pm 
(15 min. break at 3:30)
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 and 3:45-5:45pm  
(15 min. break at 3:30)               

Price Options

$130 before January 1st.
$145 after January 1st

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Name of Workshop

01/03 - 12/05/15

Zhenya

Kirtan Practice

$5-15 donation | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Chanting practice has accompanied yoga for thousands of years. In Sanskrit, Man means the mind, and Tra means to free. The practice of Kirtan, or songs of praises, uses mantra to liberate the mind through the chanting of sacred names and phrases. Kirtan is a form of call-and-response chanting that invites the audience to participate. The leader calls as the participants respond, creating a beautiful composition that helps quiet the mind and elevate the spirit. Chanting brings clarity, joy, builds community and gives the opportunity for devotional practice. Join us for our monthly evening kirtan. All are invited to join in the singing, or simply rest in a comfortable yoga pose and enjoy the powerful and calming music. 

Join us every first Saturday of the month for Kirtan practice with Zhenya and Jesse.


Zhenya has been practicing mantra and chanting since she first discovered the beauty and power of yoga asana practice. The affects of the chanting have always brought her joy as music and singing have always been a part of her life. Zhenya is a yoga teacher, working with kids, families and adults and has completed the 500 Hr. Teacher Training at High Desert Yoga. She has also completed "Kirtan Flight School" with David Stringer, and "Bhakti Immersion" with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. She continues to bring chanting into her yoga classes, and offers monthly Kirtan with her partner and drummer Jesse Kalapa. She believes in the power of brining prayer and devotion into everyday life through yoga and chanting. 

Schedule Details

Every first Saturday of the month

Price Options

$5-$15 donation

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Name of Workshop

01/16 - 01/18/15

Mark Lilly

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training: Core Level Training

$290/325 *discounts! | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Training Description:
Our Core Training offers an inspiring and heart-felt introduction to the field of service yoga for youth experiencing life challenges. The densely packed 14-hour training focuses on a wide-variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to serve youth with yoga and meditation in the real world.  Areas for exploration and practice include communicating effectively, maintaining safety in the classroom, promoting healthy boundaries, choosing postures and exercises, handling challenging behaviors and situations, and collaborating with agencies.

Training Activities:
Each day of training includes learning by doing, seeing, and listening through the following:
Yoga practice
Breathing exercises & meditation
Sample scenarios and group problem-solving
Short lecture-style sessions with Q & A
Break-out small group sessions
Role playing and skills practice
Student teaching and feedback opportunities 

Street Yoga recognizes the extremely diverse ways in which people practice and teach their yoga.  Just as we see the unique traits that make each youth different, we also recognize that each trainee has a distinct relationship with yoga and his or her own individual preferences and beliefs about how to practice.  Because of this, Street Yoga does not promote a single methodology for bringing yoga to youth and does not supply trainees with ready-made lists of postures or sequences. Instead, we encourage our trainees to explore how to teach what they already know in a heartfelt and authentic way that will help them engage with youth.

Learning Objectives:
We strive to build our trainees’ confidence as teachers, while also discussing ways to modify and adapt their teaching skills to better serve their target audience. Trainees will be encouraged to dig into their personal experience and motivation in order to draw out their courage and compassion as a teacher.  We welcome questions about trainees’ special interests or concerns and strive to make the training a rich learning environment.

Upon completion of the training participants will be able to:
Compare factors involved in teaching yoga in a nontraditional setting vs. a studio setting
Recognize the important role of body-based interventions in trauma recovery
Describe ways to creatively modify poses for various populations and situations
Demonstrate specific postures to address back care and core strength
Design a brief, population-specific yoga sequence using appropriate postures & breathing
Discuss potential behavioral challenges and strategies for dealing with them
Identify new tools or strategies for improved communication
Explain potential boundary issues with students and describe appropriate responses Recognize personal sources of support for doing this work
Discuss ways of effectively approaching and partnering with social service sites
Define their own next steps in this work

*All trainees also receive an in-depth, interactive workbook that supports the learning objectives, provides background material for the training, and offers take-home exercises and references for future use.

**This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Yoga Alliance for 14 hours of Continuing Education Units*. 

Prerequisites Applicants are not required to have completed a teacher-training program.  However, because our training helps trainees understand how to use and adapt what they already know for the purposes of yoga service, all applicants should have experience with yoga and/or meditation.  These hours may include any combination of personal practice, studio classes, and/or individual instruction. We suggest a minimum of 20 hours of yoga before applying. 

Offered In Partnership with:
       

Mark Lilly is a mindfulness and communication trainer who has taught workshops all over North America to widely diverse audiences including physicians, nurses, social workers, police officers, therapists, mental health workers and countless others. Mark is the founder and Board President of Street Yoga, an internationally recognized non-profit which provides yoga and mindfulness classes to at-risk populations in Portland and Seattle.

Mark has extensive expertise in community- as well as hospital-based mindfulness practices, and is initiating Mindful Communication workshops for physicians, along with similar trainings for nurses and social workers. In addition to ongoing work with Street Yoga, he has developed the practice of Body-Mind Rehab Therapy, which he currently offers to pediatric inpatients recovering from significant illness or injury, at Portland’s Emanuel Hospital. He is also co-creator of the Mindful Parents & Caregiver program which serves social workers and their client families with practical, everyday mindfulness.

Mark has developed many specialized mindfulness curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.

For Mark, yoga is an everyday survival skill, a practice he has shared with thousands of youth through Street Yoga. He still lives with the tremors of traumas past and realizes the delicate line between suffering and awakening. His teaching emphasizes cultivation of the best within each of us by using the authentic stories and experiences that illuminate our being and drive our teaching to places of deep truthfulness.

Mark has developed the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings as well a yoga curricula used for specialized work with young patients recovering from illness or injury in the hospital, for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.

Through it all, he brings a lightness and love to his teaching that is rooted in humility, grace and joy.


Click here to view PDF

Schedule Details

Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Times to be announced: Expect Friday evening. Then, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Ending by 5:00pm on Sunday.  Times on Flyer may be adjusted.

Price Options

This program is approved for continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers and Yoga Alliance.

Early Bird Price: $290 + tax
$325 + tax After December 16, 2014
DISCOUNT RATES FOR GROUPS OF 5+
14 CEUs AVAILABLE

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01/24/15

David Bedrick

Unfolding the Meaning of Your Dreams

$42/47 | 4600 Copper Avenue Ne

Dreams are doorways to the other world, a shamanic passage, providing anenlightened-eye view from which to see and heal. Discover the magic and meaning in your dreams; get answers to your most urgent questions.
- They illuminate the shadow;
- Highlight our judgments;
- Awaken us to hidden gifts;
- Introduce us to our deepest Selves;
- And point us toward our path of heart. 

The laboratory will consist of:
- Exercises to open the mind to dreaming
- Concepts and discussion about dreams
- David works with individuals to demonstrate dream work
- individual dream work exercise
- fun, and community

Join us in a dreaming laboratory. Bring your most urgent questions, your nighttime dreams, and everything that calls to you, disturbs you, and haunts you.

Schedule Details

2:00-5:30pm

Price Options

$42 pre-registered; $47 at the door

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Name of Workshop

01/31/15

Avery Kalapa

Body Mind Detox with Restorative Yoga

40/45 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Exploring the Koshas: Cleanse & Replenish Physically, Energetically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually

Vedic philosophy discusses 5 koshas, which are sheaths, or "layers" of our subjective being, and our yoga practice affects all of these layers. We will journey deep within during this afternoon workshop, re-establishing internal communication and ability to sense subtlety. From here we will explore, through the lens of the 5 koshas, supported, long held yoga poses combined with guided relaxation, journalling exercises, and breath work as a way to release toxins, nourish, and heal. We will restore ourselves physically, with a focus on replenishing the organs, the nervous system, hormonal balance, and circulation, as well as emotional and mental detox: learning techniques for releasing patterns, and letting go of destructive beliefs. Then from a centered space, we can create new reference points for being present, non-reactive, and vibrantly alive. Wonderful on its own, or as a supplement to your New Year's cleansing/ health program, this workshop will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and freed up from burdens of the past. Appropriate for every body. Please wear warm, non-restrictive clothing, and if possible bring a glass/cup you like and a journal. Purified water with organic lemon, chloroxygen water, and blood purifying tea will be available throughout the workshop. 

Schedule Details

Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00-5:00pm 

Price Options

$40.00 pre registered

$45.00 at the door

Bring a friend and preregister: $80 for both

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Name of Workshop

02/27 - 03/01/15

Judy Mortellaro

Senior Yoga Training

130 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Why? The senior yoga teacher training was developed as a complement to 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training courses.  Clearly, the older student often presents with numerous challenges specific to the aging body. Unfortunately, however, the older student is now getting younger!  People of all ages are now presenting with disease and imbalance once routinely associated with the elderly – from all appearances, a reflection of the ways they have lived in their bodies.  We are now confronted with many problems that can be related to poor posture and misalignment; new and unfamiliar environmental, physical, and mental stresses; and unhealthy nutrition; all mimicking and/or accelerating the aging body. More and more individuals are met with issues such as arthritis and joint replacement, chronic pain syndromes, cardiac and respiratory diseases, diabetes, depression and much more before entering their elder years. 


What? The High Desert Yoga Senior Yoga Teacher Training is an in depth course that looks at the common health conditions of the elder population and the ways to teach yoga asana to prevent further complications, help minimize current symptoms, and improve quality of life. It can readily be applied to all students presenting with similar problems or complaints.

Specifically, the following topics are included:
• Spinal Alignment and Posture• Types of Breathing including Ujjayi
• Common Diseases and Conditions with emphasis on Musculoskeletal Disorders such as    Arthritis and Joint Replacement, Back pain. Conditions associated with Cardiac, Respiratory, Endocrine and Nervous Systems will also be included.
• Common Psychosocial Issues affecting Life Style and Quality of Life
• Ethics• Asanas, Assists and Adaptations for Styles of Sequencing the Senior Yoga class
• Class led by Attendees
• Special Situations 
• The Student with Dementia and Chair Classes

Judy eaches yoga so that it is accessible to all. She utilizes 35 years of nursing knowledge combined with 15 years of yoga experience. She teaches classes specifically for seniors and those who need special modification as well as classes targeted toward general audiences including beginners and intermediate students. What ties all her classes together is her emphasis on alignment and the fundamentals of yoga enabling students of all levels to get the most out of their yoga practice. She is adjunct faculty for HDY Teachers’ Training at both the 200 and 300 hr. level. She is a 500 hr E-RYT. Judy developed and directs the High Desert Yoga Senior Yoga Teachers Training Program.

Schedule Details

Friday 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 PM


Format: This 10 hour intensive workshop utilizes interactive lecture, experiential learning, feedback, and return demonstration. There will be an opportunity for the students to teach a class at the end of the training.  The Friday evening session is two hours long and the Saturday and Sunday classes are each 4 hours in length. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 PM

For more information:  
visit www.judysyoga.com  
Email  Judy at judysyoga@gmail.com 

Price Options

$130.00 plus tax
Partial Payment plan available

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03/21/15

Heather Farrell and Louise Self

Birth Works!

75/80 | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Inspiring strength, connection, confidence and celebration in pregnancy, birth and motherhood. You Can Birth!

Our unique programs bring awareness and confidence to your pregnancy and birthing. Help yourself enjoy your pregnancy, deepen your connection with your birthing body and baby through intuitive practical tools. 

Explore postures, movements, sound, relaxation, breathwork, and affirmations.  Learn how to use gravity, massage,  acupressure points, coping skills, and partner support. Understand nutrition in pregnancy and birth. We will learn about how environment affects labor as well as movements that will help your baby get in the optimal position for birth. Accept feelings and release fears... because Birth Works!

We always have ample time for discussion. We offer practical preparation that supports your innate wisdom to birth. Whether you are birthing at home, a birth center, or a hospital, this program affirms your birth and empowers you! Allow birth to unfold as it needs to for you.

  • Movement and Positions
  • The transition to motherhood
  • Using Gravity and birthing balls
  • Massage and Acupressure points
  • Nutrition in pregnancy, birth and postnatal
  • Strengthen Coping Skills
  • Partner Support
  • Holistic health and birthing tips
  • Gain awareness and confidence 
  • Breathing, relaxation and Sound
  • How to use your energy
  • Optimal fetal positioning
  • How environment affects birth
  • Healthy and Whole Postnatal time

An Empowering Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Program

Birthworks! Programs: Childbirth preperation, postnatal workshops, optimal fetal positioning for healthcare professionals, relaxation for pregnancy, birth and beyond, private sessions and more...

Heather Lee Farrell integrates education and training in Yoga, Doula work, Childbirth Educator and Preparation Training, Oriental Medicine, nutrition and Ayurvedic Studies. She is co-director with Louise Self of  Birthworks!  She has studied and recieved certification in a  wide variety of prental yoga methods and offers a multifaceted approach to her teaching. Heather is a EYT500hr-RYT 500hr Yoga teacher with Prenatal and Postnatal certification (PRYT-500)and is Studio Director of High Desert Yoga, She has taught yoga for more than a decade and practiced for more than 20 years. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a practice in Albuquerque, NM.  Heather is honored to support  such a sacred time in a woman and family’s life.  She is thankful to her many teachers, and wonderful and loving family..

Louise Self  is a joyful mother of two sweet boys, a Licensed Midwife who owns High Desert Midwifery, LLC-attending births at home. She also is an experienced Doula, including past work as a nurse and a nanny. Louise is connected with the birthing community in many ways; including the New Mexico Midwifery Association, attending workshops, and meetings.Louise is passionate in providing integrative care for women during the childbearing years; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods. Whilst also providing gentle, loving care for newborns. Louise is fondly known as the “Baby Whisperer”!”

Schedule Details

2:30-5:00pm

Birth and pregnancy programs may be attended multiple times, and at any stage of pregnancy.
Pregnancy and birth professionals are welcome to attend.
Birth support partners attend for free. 
Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting. Please RSVP.

505-514-4377, birthworksnm@gmail.com

Price Options

$65 pre-registered online
$75 at the door  
Come to Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth: All Trimesters on Tuesdays at 6:00pm for special offer!

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03/27 - 03/29/15

Mark Lily

Advanced Trauma Informed Yoga Service Training

$290/325 Discounts and Scholarships avail | 4600 Copper Avenue NE

This training is specifically tailored for those who have completed Street Yoga's Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth Program or have been active in the field of yoga service for more than one year. This training is focused on the importance of a personal practice, including self-care and nurturing good community. We will also address how mindfulness practices help our work efforts, and how they help clients build capacity to overcome trauma and create resilient, meaningful lives for themselves and their families.

Training Activities:
Each day of training includes learning by doing, seeing, and listening through the following:
Yoga practice
Breathing exercises & meditation
Sample scenarios and group problem-solving
Short lecture-style sessions with Q & A
Break-out small group sessions
Role playing and skills practice
Student teaching and feedback opportunities 

Street Yoga recognizes the extremely diverse ways in which people practice and teach their yoga.  Just as we see the unique traits that make each youth different, we also recognize that each trainee has a distinct relationship with yoga and his or her own individual preferences and beliefs about how to practice.  Because of this, Street Yoga does not promote a single methodology for bringing yoga to youth and does not supply trainees with ready-made lists of postures or sequences. Instead, we encourage our trainees to explore how to teach what they already know in a heartfelt and authentic way that will help them engage in yoga service.

Learning Objectives:
We strive for all training participants to increase their emotional, cognitive and physical sense of well-being, mental clarity and resilience, so that they can help affect the increase of these same qualities in their clients.  The training will offer tools for the development of low-risk short time commitment practices to decrease professional stress and secondary trauma.

Upon completion of the training participants will comprise:
Tools for on the ground application of yoga service
Understanding of how to build resilience for you and your clients
Insight into trauma in the context of yoga service
Tools for decreasing risk and mitigating affects of secondary trauma
Skills for developing a personal mindfulness portfolio
Best practices for client-led evaluation Prerequisites 

This training is for people active in yoga service.  It is intended for those who have successfully completed a Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth Training or who have been using yoga and mindfulness in their work with individuals facing adversity for more than one year.Street Yoga defines “Yoga Service” as the use of yoga, breath and mindfulness practices for the empowerment of underserved and vulnerable populations. 

Offered In Partnership with:
       

Mark Lilly is a mindfulness and communication trainer who has taught workshops all over North America to widely diverse audiences including physicians, nurses, social workers, police officers, therapists, mental health workers and countless others. Mark is the founder and Board President of Street Yoga, an internationally recognized non-profit which provides yoga and mindfulness classes to at-risk populations in Portland and Seattle.

Mark has extensive expertise in community- as well as hospital-based mindfulness practices, and is initiating Mindful Communication workshops for physicians, along with similar trainings for nurses and social workers. In addition to ongoing work with Street Yoga, he has developed the practice of Body-Mind Rehab Therapy, which he currently offers to pediatric inpatients recovering from significant illness or injury, at Portland’s Emanuel Hospital. He is also co-creator of the Mindful Parents & Caregiver program which serves social workers and their client families with practical, everyday mindfulness.

Mark has developed many specialized mindfulness curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.

For Mark, yoga is an everyday survival skill, a practice he has shared with thousands of youth through Street Yoga. He still lives with the tremors of traumas past and realizes the delicate line between suffering and awakening. His teaching emphasizes cultivation of the best within each of us by using the authentic stories and experiences that illuminate our being and drive our teaching to places of deep truthfulness.

Mark has developed the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings as well a yoga curricula used for specialized work with young patients recovering from illness or injury in the hospital, for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.

Through it all, he brings a lightness and love to his teaching that is rooted in humility, grace and joy.

Click here to view PDF

Schedule Details

Times:
3/27: 5:30-9:30PM
3/28: 1:00-8:00PM
3/29: 1:00-6:30PM

Price Options

Price:  $325, $290 before February 27, 2014
Discount rates for groups of 5+, contact jessicaosberg@streetyoga.org

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Name of Workshop

04/11/15

Niki Feldman

Yoga and Dance

25 |

In this Yoga/Dance Workshop there will be a variety of music with different tempos and emotions.  By focusing on flow and rhythm stagnation can be avoided. This 2 hour class will have a combination of Yoga poses, simple dance steps, and free dance to follow internal rhythm and intuition. Traditional yoga poses will be done with movement to the music within them. In between the dynamic Yoga Poses simple dance steps will be done to the music. This allows for lightness and laughter. Occasionally Niki will challenge the class with balancing poses done to slower music and give free time to dance to one’s own rhythm.

 

Niki has a long background of being in love with movement.  She did many kinds of dance as a child and teenager and has always loved exercising outdoors and being in the mountains.  Niki found Yoga in 1995 during Massage School and soon after started teaching both Massage and Yoga. In 1999 Niki attended the High Desert Yoga teacher training.
Niki believes that yoga is a powerful tool for feeling at home in your body, empowering yourself, and releasing tension. In her Yoga classes she combines strengthening and flexibility.   Abdominal exercises, Slow Sun Salutations, Dance and Restorative self-massage techniques are some favorites. The flow portion of Niki’s class is called “Surprise Sun Salutations” because she sneaks different standing poses into the sequence.  Deep, full exhalations are always encouraged to breathe out tension and laughter is welcome. Niki’s eclectic blend of Yoga styles include: Iyengar, Kripalu, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates, and “Follow your intuition.” All levels are welcome

Schedule Details

2:30-4:30pm

Price Options

$25  + tax for the two hour class

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09/17 - 09/20/15

Colette Crawford with Heather Lee Farrell

Prenatal Training Level 1

795 | 4600 Copper Ave NE

"If we are to realize peace and harmony in the world the time has come for us to dedicate ourselves to the re-awakening of motherhood." Amma

Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life when she experiences dynamic, physiological changes. You will gain a thorough understanding of these changes so that you can adjust your instruction for each prenatal student. In this section you will learn how to sequence your prenatal classes and provide alternative variations to students depending on their stage of pregnancy.

It is absolutely necessary for anyone teaching to pregnant and postpartum women to be knowledgeable about common pathologies seen during pregnancy and the postpartum period in order to maintain safe standards of practice. Yoga and other holistic practices can be a great source of comfort to pregnant women. 

You will gain a wealth of knowledge to offer your students about alternative modalities that will help to bring them relief. 

This program provides a complete basic foundation in prenatal and early postnatal yoga instruction. You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have a certification to attend. Any style of yoga is welcomed.

Gain knowledge and confidence in all areas of instruction, including:

  • Modules: Level 1/1-10
  • Appropriate technology for birth:State of Health Care and Birth in the USA; The Awakening of Motherhood                                                                                   
  • Anatomy and physiology                                                                             
  • Structuring a prenatal/postnatal class, sequencing, general routine of poses 
  • Attending 2 classes with E-RYT                                                           
  • Effects of stress on mother-baby; Breathing and relaxation techniques  
  • Common discomforts of pregnancy; Therapeutic application with alternative modalities
  • Optimal Fetal Position (dealing with occiput posterior, breech, and asyncliticpresentations) 
  • normal labor and birth
  • Early postpartum period  Satsang - chanting, meditation, kirtan

Colette Crawford,  BSN, E-RYT founder of Seattle Holistic Center.

I began yoga as a teenager in the late 1960’s with my mother and took my first classes with Maria Svoboda. I attended Richard Schactel’s first yoga teacher training and was certified in 1986, and then in 1992 through BKS Iyengar. My greatest teacher and the source of constant inspiration on this path is my Guru, Mata Amritandamayi, or Amma, as she is known.  It is through Amma, I am learning the true essence of yoga and spiritual living.

I am an experienced registered nurse specializing in maternal/child health, labor and delivery and childbirth education. The inspiration for the prenatal yoga program came from my public health nursing days when I weaved in yoga poses with childbirth education for women who were hospitalized. During these years I worked with pregnant and parenting teens and was the president of the Snohomish County Teen Pregnancy Task Force.

I have assisted hundreds of women in labor and early postpartum care, including being a lactation specialist. Since 1989 I have taught prenatal yoga to thousands of women, their families and yoga teachers from all over the world.
Another one of my specialties is therapeutic yoga. In 1992 I created Heal Your Back as a result of my own healing journey using yoga after I had suffered a severe back injury in a car accident while eight months pregnant.

My commitment is to helping you on your journey of health, healing and spiritual growth. I am  dedicated to assisting women and their families to actualize their inner wisdom to birth and parent consciously. It has been a gift and privilege to parent my four children with my loving husband, Bruce. The path of family is my meditation.colette@seattleholisticcenter.com

 Learn more about Colette Crawford.

Schedule Details

Thursday through Sunday. exact hours to be released.We will begin mid morning on Thursday and end Sunday afternoon.
This training is open to healthcare professionals and other perinatal professionals. You do not need to be a yoga teacher.

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$795
Save and register for all three levels.
Normal price:  Levels 1-3, $2395
Special pricing: $1995, receive $390 discount when you register for all three levels together
Levels 1, 2 or 3 may be taken at different times within a 24 month period from time of registration. With this discount, each level is $665.

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