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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.
Friday, March 6th 2015 7:00PM- 9:00PM
Price: $20.00 to purchase click here
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By popular demand!
Here we go! Time to frolic, chat, dance and mingle. Perfect yoga event to bring your partner who refuses to do yoga. There will be no yoga at this event, so you can tell them it is safe. Perfect way to introduce them to the community. Who knows, after this event maybe they might change their mind and try yoga after all…
Dora will be welcoming you. We will be serving limited wine, cookies and other completely ‘un-yogic’ goodies.
The Clothing Exchange:
Bring your yoga tops and bottoms that you no longer wear. Clothing items must be clean and without smell or stain. Focus on a karmic exchange, in other words don’t take significantly more than what you brought. Rules…well, none! But no biting or hair pulling while fighting over a yoga top. If you can’t decide who got to it first then the one who can hold chair or chaturanga the longest is the winner.
Must have fun!
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
Sound Bath with Dora and Daniella – Spring into Power!
Welcome the spring season with 108 sun salutation!
Time: April 10th Friday 7:30pm-9:15pm
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$30 prepay, $35 at the door
Please join us for a special evening of yoga and sound healing with Dora Gyarmati and Daniella White. Dora will lead you through 108 sun salutation, 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 encourage you to stay with your power as you practice, but also give you plenty of permission to rest.
Doing 108 sun salutations will build determination, energy and self acceptance. It is a powerful practice that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.
What better way can you mark the arrival of spring. Spring into action and joy with 108 Sun Salutation!
Friday, May 8th 6:15 PM
This event is free but you must register!
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Thinking about taking Teacher Training at Spira?
Wondering why we are so different?
Would you like to talk to Dora who will lead the training?
How about being able to talk to some other teachers from the program?
Would you like to talk to recent graduates?
Come to the Open House if you answered yes to any of the above questions!
This event is free! Just sign up!
Can’t wait to meet you!
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.
Future Workshops in the works:
$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
Book Club with Dora and Tea Tasting
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
time tbd. – 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.
time tbd – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
A 1922 novel that deals with the spiritual journey of self discovery.
time tbd – 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?