2021 Schedule
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Shadow Yoga Courses

Specialty Workshops

 
 

2021 Shadow Yoga Courses

Shadow Yoga Prelude Review

Saturday, Jan 23

2:00-3:30 pm PT

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

 

Live via Zoom, $25

Shadow Yoga Basics & Yoga Nidra

Sunday, Feb 7

2:30-4:00 pm PT

Sunday, Feb 21

2:30-4:00 pm PT

Sunday, Mar 7

2:30-4:00 pm PT

Sunday, Mar 21

2:30-4:00 pm PT

These biweekly workshops will introduce various stances (static standing postures), karanas (dynamic, spiraling movements integrating the limbs and spine), and subtle body cues based on principles of Shadow Yoga.  You will be guided through a simple and safe, yet challenging and effective practice to build strength and suppleness in the body, breath and mind.  These workshops are suitable for beginners and insightful to experienced practitioners.

Each workshop will have a different theme and focus.  And to help you navigate these challenging times, there will be a mini yoga nidra portion to soothe the nervous system.

 

No prerequisites.  All levels welcome.  You can take all 4 or whichever date suits your schedule.

Live via Zoom, $25 each

Foundations of Shadow Yoga

Sat, April 10

Sun, April 11

2:00-4:00 pm PT

This 2 day course will introduce the fundamentals of Shadow Yoga, as well as the warm-ups called “Dasha Chalanam” and “Jiva Chalanam.”  This course 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, regardless of experience.  
Live via Zoom, $60 for 2 day course

Guided Practice:  Dasha Chalanam & Jiva Chalanam

Mon - Thurs

April 12-15

4:30-5:00 pm PT

These sessions will begin with a brief Q&A followed by a guided practice of Dasha Chalanam and Jiva Chalanam. The intent of the 4 day series is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

 

Pre-requisite:  Foundations of Shadow Yoga
Live via Zoom, $25 for all 4; $8 each

Introduction to Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam

Sat, April 24

Sun, April 25

2:00-4:00 pm PT

This two day course will introduce the 2nd Prelude: Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam, which develops sophisticated integration of the limbs with the aim of removing obstructions to the free movement of the life force. 

Prerequisite:  Foundations of Shadow Yoga or prior experience.

Live via Zoom, $60 for 2 day course

Guided Practice:  Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam

Mon - Thurs

April 26 - 29

4:30-5:30 pm PT

Each session will begin with a Q&A followed by a guided practice of Chaya Yoddha Sancalam. The intent of the 4 day series is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam or prior experience.

Live via Zoom, $50 for all 4; $15 each

Complete Practice Format:  Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam plus Seated Activity

Monday

May 24

4:00-6:00 pm PT

 

3 Thursdays

May 27

June 3

June 10

4:00-5:15 pm PT

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

First 2-hour Monday session on May 24th is a requirement for the remaining 3 Thursday sessions.

Live via Zoom, $80 for all 4; $30 for May 24th; $20 for subsequent Thursday Drop In. Highly recommended to take all 4 as progressive learning will take place.

NYC Weekend Immersion: Kartikkeya Mandala

Sat, July 10

Sun, July 11

10:00-12:30 EST

3:00-5:30 EST

Please email me to discuss fulfilling the pre-requisite for the immersion which are: Chaya Prelude Complete Practice Format, or proficiency in both Bala & Chaya Preludes. Live outdoor location TBA. $150 for the weekend.

 

For those wanting a review of the beginning and ending sequences common to all Preludes, there will be a crash course on June 21 & 22, 7:00 to 8:30 EST via Zoom. $40 for both days.

Guided Practice: Kartikkeya Mandala

Mon-Thurs

July 19-22

4:30-5:30 pm PT

Each session will begin with a Q&A followed by a guided practice of Kartikkeya Prelude. The intent of the 4 day series is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

Prerequisite:  Kartikkeya weekend immersion or prior experience with Kartikkeya.

Live via Zoom, $50 for all 4; $15 each

Complete Practice Format: Kartikkeya Mandala plus Seated Activity

Monday

Sep 13

4:00-6:00 PT

3 Mondays

Sep 20

Sep 27

Oct 4

4:00-5:15 PT

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

First 2-hour Monday session on Sep 13th is a requirement for the remaining 3 Monday sessions. 

Live via Zoom, $80 for all 4 Mondays; $30 for Sep 13th; $20 for subsequent Monday Drop In. Highly recommended to take all 4 as progressive learning will take place.

Introduction to Balakrama

Mon, Oct 18

Tues, Oct 19

4:00-6:00 pm PT

This two day course 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 or prior experience.  Must be proficient in Dasha Chalanam, Jiva Chalanam and the ending sequence of the Prelude. If a number of you require a refresher on these, I can schedule a crash course; please email me.

Live via Zoom, $60 for 2 day course

Guided Practice:  Balakrama

Mon-Thurs

Oct 25-28

4:30-5:30 pm PT

Each session will begin with a Q&A followed by a guided practice of Balakrama. The intent of the 4 day series is to promote body memory, facilitate refinement, and encourage home practice.

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Balakrama or prior experience.

Live via Zoom, $50 for all 4; $15 each

2021 Specialty Workshops

Cultivating Our Wakefulness in Movement & Stillness

The spirit of this workshop series is uncovering and supporting our innate wisdom and wakefulness by bringing clear, kind attention to our inner environment in various guided activities. Movement activities will be guided in a meditative, rhythmic and deliberate pacing with gentle, moderate and advanced options to accommodate all levels of practitioners. Guided breathing patterns, Yoga Nidra and silent sitting are other practices we will explore to further cultivate a state of consciousness that is both deeply relaxed and highly alert. The outcome of the combined practices will be an imprint of wakeful openness and natural awareness we can come home to at any moment.

Each session will have a different movement Focus as outlined below. 
 

Live via Zoom, $25

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Yin

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Restoratives

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Squats (gentle, moderate & intense options given)

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting

 

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Ankles & Feet (gentle, moderate & intense options given)

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Hands and Arms (gentle, moderate & intense options given)

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting

Date & Time TBA

Movement Focus:  Splits (gentle, moderate & intense options given)

Followed by yoga nidra, guided breathing and silent sitting