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40 Days of Introspection with Dora
2015 – Meetings every Friday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm starting January 9th – Feb 18th
An amazing experience with or without yoga! Those of you who cannot or wish not take yoga everyday during this workshop can still participate. Now you have the choice to purchase only Friday meetings for $199, that is $28 per session! What an amazing deal for something that has the power to help you reach your New Year resolutions.
- workshops are NOT refundable!
Cost with Yoga included: $299 early registration (ends December 11th), $345 late registration (costs includes 40 days of unlimited yoga at Spria, weekend meetings and two books that Spira will supply during first meeting) . We are happy to take a payment plan of $115 deposits three times, it must be paid in full by January 4th.
Cost without the unlimited yoga package: purchase this if you already have an unlimited membership at Spira, if you choose to practice elsewhere, or not practice yoga at all: $199 early registration (ends December 11th), $245 late registration. Cost includes the meetings and two books that Spira will supply during first day of meetings.
The greatest lessons of yoga are not on your mat, but in everyday life with family, at work, with friends. How we live and conduct our life is yoga. We should all live a joyful, loving, thriving experience at work, at home, with our partners and in our bodies.
Are you living to your full potential?
During this workshop most importantly we will delve into your mind. Without judgment and/or criticism we will journal everyday about our emotions and feelings. We will explore meditation practices. With the help from our reading material we will learn and explore how our thinking and emotional brain behaves and maybe gain some understanding into why we do the things that we do. We will also strengthen and tone our body as we will have to do our very best to practice yoga 6 days a week for 40 days. We will focus on cleaning up our eating habits and building more loving awareness to how we eat. By the end of 40 days you will leave with healthier habits and better knowledge of yourself!
YOGA PRACTICE – OPTIONAL: Try to practice yoga 6 days a week. The 7th day is a restorative home practice, optional yoga class, or day of rest. (Cost of membership is included in the price of the workshop. If you already have an unlimited membership at Spira or if you live further away where daily practice at Spira would be not possible, purchase the package with NO YOGA only meetings)
MEDITATION: At home (5-15minutes) or before classes in the mornings and evenings.
WEEKLY MEETINGS: For 7 Fridays 7:30-9:30pm we will get together to listen to lectures from Dora followed by group discussions on topics from the books. We will also learn guided meditation, and goal centering and inner peace building journaling techniques.
READING MATERIAL (supplied with the cost of the workshop): The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt The 5 Love Languages by Gary Champman A few printed material in the form of handouts.
Yoga and Sound Bath with Dora & Daniella
Special New Year Celebration with Candlelight
Time: Friday January 2nd 2015 7:30P.M.-9:15P.M.
Start the New Year with Peace, Balance and Harmony
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$30 prepay, $35 at the door
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Please join us for a special evening of yoga and sound healing with Dora and Daniella White. Dora will lead you through 60 minutes of yoga flow, accompanied by the replenishing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowls and gong playing. The sounds are gentle yet powerful and will allow you to find a deeper rhythm of breath to your practice. We will end with an extended sound bath in 45 minutes long savasana where Daniella will lead you into a relaxing meditation, adding vocal toning. The savasana will help you de-stress and rejuvenate your mind and body. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement to your chi and guide your body to self healing. Participants often report the best night of sleep they can remember after attending a sound bath. It is great for releasing stress!
Partner Yoga Massage Workshop with Carina
$35 prepay, $40 at the day of event
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Join us for two hours of pure bliss! Partner Yoga Massage is a creative synthesis of yoga and body work that produces deep relaxation in the receiver. This workshop is for couples, friends or any two people over the age of 18 who want to learn the basics of giving and receiving a grounding massage that leaves the receiver completely rested and rejuvenated. It is two hours long to allow enough time for both of you to give and receive a very thorough yoga massage from each other while the teacher guides you each step of the way.
The skills gained from this partner yoga massage class will eventually become part of your routine for de-stressing yourself or your partner (or anyone else) when you need tangible support to decompress. This gift is truly transformational and will provide you both the longevity of a gift that keeps on giving!
What to Wear: Wear loose fitting or stretchy clothes that will allow free movement. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended to avoid pinching the skin and for general comfort. There will be a lot of physical contact that happens most easily without direct skin contact. Wear no jewelry, watches or other items that might scratch you or your partner. Avoid perfumes and other strong scents. Come clean, with clean clothes, hands and feet.
Saturday February 28th 12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tight & reduced range of motion in our hips. In this workshop we will work on stabilizing and increasing mobility in all of the movements of the hips, including the IT bands, glutes, hamstrings and quads. Discover how much your regular practice changes when your hips are open. Your warriors will be fiercer, your spinal twists will get deeper, arm balances will become more accessible, and you may even find coming up into inversions will feel even lighter.
If you are looking to loosen up your hips or simply deepen your yoga practice then this workshop is right for you. There will be modifications and progressions of poses suitable for anyone with some yoga experience. If you are looking for a challenge there will be options for you too as open hips can lead to some amazing asana.
This workshop is designed for all levels & will enhance and expand your practice, whatever stage you’re in.
Yoga Social while Nourishing your Mind and Palate
Explore yogic ideas around awareness and existentialism through fine literature. Great way to get to know the community and a fantastic way to explore books you always wanted to read. And the tea, actually to be more technical herbal infusion… well that just makes the discussions a little easier.
Books are not included. Please come to the workshop after you have already read the book!
Buy all three for $65 or one at the time for $25
Friday March 6th 7:00 P.M.-9:00P.M. – The Bhagavad-Gita – translated by Eknath Easwaran
Dora will start with a lecture on historical background to the Gita followed by discussion of the Gita in both historical, theological and modern context. This is a perfect workshop to take if you ever wanted to read the Gita but you were little intimidated, or if you are contemplating taking Self Enrichment – Teacher Training in the future.
Friday May 8th 7:00 P.M. -9:00P.M – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
A 1922 novel that deals with the spiritual journey of self discovery.
Friday June 5th 7:00 P.M. -9:00P.M – Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
A modern classic non-fiction based on a true story of 1996 Mount Everest Disaster. Why were bad choices made?
Chakra Balancing Vinyasa Workshop with Carina
Saturday March 14th. 2015 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Just as we have a physical body, we also have a body of energy, called subtle body. And just as we have a physical spine that acts as the central channel through which nerve impulses flow, we also have a subtle central channel called sushumna through which prana, or life force, flows. Deep within the sushumna lie spinning centers of energy, called chakras, which are like intense vortices of energy that act as distribution points for prana.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” or “disc.” A chakra is formed where there is a massive confluence of nadis (lines of energy) in the body. Prana (vital life force) is distributed throughout the body via these lines of energy. Therefore, the chakras can be understood as subtle centers of transformation of energy. They do not belong to the material body and cannot be perceived on the physical level. However, they do affect the physical body — each chakra energizes, controls, and influences a different region of the body. There are seven major chakras arranged along the midline of the body within the spinal column, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
Blocked energy in our 7 chakras can often lead to illness or distress on systems of the body. As such, it is important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Chakra balancing creates a sense of equilibrium between your body, mind and spirit. When your chakras are returned to their natural frequencies, inner peace, wellbeing, and joy will follow.
In this workshop, we will explore the deep relationship between yoga asanas (or postures) and the chakras. When the asanas are combined with breath, visualization and mantra, they can have a direct effect on the energy flow within the chakras.
The workshop will be divided into 2 parts: 30 minutes of lecture about the chakras, followed by a 90-minute Vinyasa practice designed to awaken the spinal energies and balance the chakras
Saturday May 9th 12:30 P.M.-2:30P.M $35 prepay, $40 at the day of event
This workshop will explore the foundation of arm balancing, the physics of transferring your weight to your hands and the playful mindset needed to maintain the balance and lose the fear. We will learn how to enter multiple poses safely with an emphasis on experimentation rather than perfectionism.
We’ll warm and prepare the body using deep stretching and sun salutations. For our wrist health a variety of stretches will be employed for you to use at your disposal throughout your life on your mat.
This workshop is for all students, new & experienced, with a yearning to learn the basic building blocks of these poses. Come with any questions and leave with a joyous spirit and richer understanding of these amazing postures.
$35 prepay, $40 at the day of event
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You’re only as old as your spine! According to yoga tradition, the vital energy of the body is housed in and protected by the spine. In this workshop, you will learn major alignment principles of twists and backbends, and set yourself on the path to developing strength and flexibility of your spine. Open to all levels.
“Backbends are rejuvenating. They give energy and courage and combat depression. They open the chest and make the spine flexible. The arms and shoulders become strong. The mind and body become alert.” ~ Iyengar