2022 Schedule
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Shadow Yoga Courses

Specialty Workshops

 

2022 Shadow Yoga Courses

In-Person Immersion:  Refining the Preludes and 8 Palms

Sat, Nov 12

11:00-5:00 pm ET

This full day immersion will be an opportunity to refine the Karanas of the 3 Preludes and the 8 Palms form of the Nrtta Sadhana. Warmups, simple Kriyas, and finishing work will be incorporated to demonstrate how these forms can be utilized within a complete practice format.

By Invitation Only

In-Person in Nyack, NY, $145

Guided Practice:  Ashta Matrikas (8 Palms)

3 Wednesdays

Aug 3, 10, 17

7:00-8:00 pm ET

These sessions will begin with a brief Q&A followed by a guided practice of Ashta Matrikas to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

By Invitation Only

Live via Zoom, $20 per session

In-Person Immersion:  Ashta Matrikas (8 Palms)

Sun, July 31

11:00-5:00 pm ET

with 1 hour break

This in-person immersion will introduce the standing Ashta Matrikas (8 Palms).  This form will be in introduced and worked in depth for greater firmness, ease and integration.

By Invitation Only

In-Person in Nyack, NY, $145

Guided Practice: Freestyle with Hasta Karanas & Talasamsphotitam

Thurs, June 30

Wed, July 13

Wed, July 27

7:00-8:00 pm ET

These guided sessions will be freestyle in format. They will include Talasamsphotitam and Hasta Karanas for 8 Palms, as well as additional preparatory work for cultivating greater firmness and integration to prepare for the upcoming Nrtta Sadhana practices.

By Invitation Only

Live via Zoom, $20 per session

In-Person Immersion: Introduction to Nrtta Sadhana

Sun, June 12

11:00-5:00 pm ET

with 1 hour break

This in-person immersion will introduce the Nrtta Sadhana. Hasta Karanas for Ashta Matrikas (8 Palms) and Talasamsphotitam, as well as additional preparatory work for the Nrtta Sadhana, will be worked in depth for greater integration, ease and memory.

By Invitation Only

In-Person in Nyack, NY, $145

Guided Practice: Freestyle Format

Tues, May 24

7:00-8:30 pm ET

Q&A followed by a guided practice of the material covered in the workshop.

By Invitation Only

Live via Zoom, $25

Workshop: Freestyle Format

Sun, May 22

9:00-11:30 am ET

This freestyle format is designed to prepare for upcoming Nrtta Sadhana practices.

By Invitation Only

Live via Zoom, $45

Guided Practice: Kartikkeya Mandalam plus Seated Activity

Thurs, May 5

7:00-8:30 pm ET

Q&A followed by a guided practice of the material covered in the workshop.

Prerequisite: Kartikkeya Mandalam plus Seated Activity Workshop

Live via Zoom, $25

Workshop: Kartikkeya Mandalam plus Seated Activity

Sun, May 1

9:00-11:30 am ET

This workshop will refine the third prelude and introduce new seated activity to prepare for the upcoming Nrtta Sadhana practices.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Kartikkeya Mandalam Workshop

Live via Zoom, $45

Guided Practice: Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam plus Seated Activity

Wed, Mar 30

7:00-8:30 pm ET

Q&A followed by a guided practice of the material covered in the workshop.

Prerequisite: Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam plus Seated Activity Workshop

Live via Zoom, $25

Workshop: Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam plus Seated Activity

Sun, Mar 27

9:00-11:30 am ET

This workshop will refine the second prelude and introduce seated activity to prepare for the upcoming Nrtta Sadhana practices.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam

Live via Zoom, $45

Guided Practice:  Balakrama plus Seated Activity

Tues, Mar 1

Thurs, Mar 3

7:00-8:30 pm ET

Each session will begin with a Q&A followed by a guided practice of the Balakrama Complete Practice Format. The intent of the 2 day guided practice is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

Prerequisite: Balakrama plus Seated Activity Workshop

Live via Zoom, $45 for both sessions, $25 for one session

Workshop: Balakrama plus Seated Activity

Sat, Feb 26

Sun, Feb 27

9:00-10:30 am ET

This Complete Practice Format will introduce foundational seated asana vinyasa and closing activity. As we will utilize the Balakrama Prelude as the standing activity preceding the seated work, proficiency in Balakrama is a pre-requisite.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Balakrama

Live via Zoom, $50 for 2 day course

Guided Practice: Balakrama

Tues, Feb 15

Thurs, Feb 17

7:00-8:00 pm ET

Each session will begin with a Q&A followed by a guided practice of Balakrama. The intent of the 2 day guided practice is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Balakrama or prior experience.

Live via Zoom, $35 for both sessions

Workshop: Introduction to Balakrama

Sat, Feb 12

Sun, Feb 13

9:00-10:30 am ET

This two day workshop will introduce the first Prelude: Bakakrama, which develops stamina, works the feet, and corrects the actions of the lower body through strengthening joint and bone work.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Shadow Yoga and Prelude Basics.

Live via Zoom, $50 for 2 day course

Guided Practice: Prelude Basics

Tues, Feb 1

Thurs, Feb 3

7:00-7:45 pm ET

These sessions will begin with a brief Q&A followed by a guided practice of Dasha Chalanam, Jiva Chalanam, and the ending sequence common to all 3 Preludes. The intent of the 2 day guided practice is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

 

Prerequisite: Foundations of Shadow Yoga & Prelude Basics
Live via Zoom, $25 for both sessions

Workshop: Prelude Basics

Sat, Jan 29

Sun, Jan 30

9:00-10:30 am ET

This workshop will cover in detail the ending sequence common to all 3 Preludes of Shadow Yoga.  Open to those who completed Foundations of Shadow Yoga course. This will prepare the practitioner for the upcoming Prelude courses.

 

Prerequisite: Foundations of Shadow Yoga
Live via Zoom, $50 for 2 day course

Guided Practice: Dasha Chalanam & Jiva Chalanam

Tues, Jan 18

Thurs, Jan 20

7:00-7:30 pm ET

These sessions will begin with a brief Q&A followed by a guided practice of Dasha Chalanam and Jiva Chalanam learned in the 2 day workshop. The intent of the 2 day guided practice is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

 

Prerequisite: Foundations of Shadow Yoga
Live via Zoom, $15 for both sessions

Workshop: Foundations of Shadow Yoga

Sat, Jan 15

Sun, Jan 16

9:00-10:30 am ET

This 2 day workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Shadow Yoga, as well as the warm-ups called “Dasha Chalanam” and “Jiva Chalanam.”  This workshop is a prerequisite for studying the 3 Prelude forms, which are Shadow Yoga's distinctive preparatory work involving strong leg work, circular movements, coordination of limbs, rhythmic breathing and bandha.


Open to all interested students.  
Live via Zoom, $50 for 2 day workshop

 

2022 Specialty Workshops

Gentle Practice~Advanced Awareness Series:
Cultivating Bone Strength & Enhancing Circulation with Application of Marmas

9:30-10:30 am ET

Part 1:

Sat, 10/22

Sat, 10/29

Sat, 11/5

Part 2:

Sat, 12/3

Sat, 12/10

Sat, 12/17

Appropriate for all levels of practitioners, this series is ideal for those seeking a gentler practice with advanced awareness cultivation. Simple poses and gentle movements will be utilized for learning to draw grounding from the bones and enhancing circulation in the body.

This series has 2 parts, with each part utilizing different category of Marmas (vital junctions in the body) as a tool for refining awareness. Emphasis will be on practical application of Marmas, and the second series will include Marma point self-massage.

While each session can be taken independently,* participation in the entire series is recommended as the series is designed to support progressive experiential learning and understanding.

Part 1:  Bones, Joints, Sutures, Nerves Marmas

  • Sat, 10/22, 9:30-10:30am:  Establishing Felt Sense

  • Sat, 10/29, 9:30-10:30am:  Marma Review

  • Sat, 11/05, 9:30-10:30am:  Marma Application in Practice*

Series 2: Glandular & Circulatory Systems Marmas

  • Sat, 12/03, 9:30-10:30am:  Establishing Felt Sense

  • Sat, 12/10, 9:30-10:30am:  Marma Review

  • Sat, 12/17, 9:30-10:30am:  Marma Application in Practice*

 

Live via Zoom, $22 each, or $60 for 3 in each series, or $100 for the entire 2 part series.

* These classes on 10/29 and 12/17 require participation in the previous week's class.

Special Year-End Practice: Release & Open with Gratitude

10:00-11:30am ET

Sat, Dec 31

Through gentle movements and touch, restorative postures, and yoga nidra, we will practice releasing physical, mental and psychic tensions and relaxing into a more open and lucid state of awareness for the new year. There will be special emphasis on guiding the nervous system to drop into a space of gratitude for balance and restoration.

Live via Zoom, $25

Deep Release & Renewal

7:00-8:30 pm ET

Thurs, April 21

Immerse in practice of deep engagement, release and renewal.

This workshop will comprise slow movement explorations and long-held floor postures while cultivating alert, inquisitive and kind attention. Gentle as well as deeper range options will be offered. Practitioners will be encouraged to develop an internal qualitative adjustment through skillful exploration of the dynamic between engagement and surrender unique to them.  Workshop will end with the practice of Yoga Nidra as a tonic to support deep rest of the body and mind.

Live via Zoom, $25

Grounded & Centered

Thurs, Jan 6

7:00-8:15 pm ET

Through gentle movements and restorative postures, we will explore what it means to be grounded and centered, and how to experience their physical embodiment. This will set the fertile ground for yoga nidra where we can rest deeply and align with our deepest intentions for the new year.

Live via Zoom, $20, or what you can if experiencing financial hardship.