Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An energizing 3 hour workshop designed to master the backbend abilities. Students will learn how to energize and open the anterior side of the body to support the deep spinal extension found in many yoga asanas (postures).
Instruction will follow the Bheemashakti Yoga system, targeting the 3 dimensions of backbending : Upright (standing/kneeling); Inverted (handstand/forearm stand); Prone (on the belly).
Each dimension targets a specific type of flexibility and strength along the entire length of the body . Students will learn how to prepare the body using kriyas and breathing in order to go deep into backbends with integrity and control. Benefits include: increased fitness of the heart, alignment of the spine, reinforcement of the knees and ankles, core strength, improved energy.
Soul Sessions- A Sound Healing Experience
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Relaxation is the name of the game! In this 90 minute session Steve will blend the healing powers of gentle yoga, breath, and meditation with the vibrational experience of high quality crystal singing bowls and planetary gongs to harmonize the body and release stress. Each session will focus on a theme to release blockages and cultivate a life of freedom and happiness.
The healing power is enhanced as the wooden deck at Riffs vibrates with the instruments creating a full body experience unlike anything else. Prepare to melt onto your mat and leave with a deep sense of peace and relaxation. Your Soul will thank you!
Props will be available, but are limited, so please bring an extra blanket and/or pillow to ensure your comfort for the duration of the session.
*Please arrive early, doors will close at 7pm sharp*
Breathwork & Sound Healing Workshop
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Blake at Riffs Studios for a magical evening of Breath and Sound healing!
Breath work is an ancient healing modality used to release stuck energy, pain, discomfort, and trauma stuck within the physical and emotional bodies. This two-part breath specifically works at awakening the kundalini energy at the base of the spine and opening the heart chakra to its fullest potential of unconditional love. Breath medicine is extremely effective at connecting us to our space of higher consciousness.
About Blake: Blake has been facilitating breath work since November 2015 working with teachers David Elliot and Michael Brian Baker. Using breath medicine as her main modality for self healing, she has a wonderful concept of how energy is stored within the emotional bodies and ways to let go. Specifically by holding a safe and powerful container to allow for deep healing to occur. Pairing breath with toning and sound frequencies to help clients release stuck energy within the body.
Asanas, Rituals, Meditation: Witches New Year
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The end of October transitioning into the month of November is known as “Samhain” (pronounced sah-ween), or “The Witch’s New Year.” During this time, we honor the ending of summer and the joys of fall’s harvest. We lay to rest what no longer serves us, and look forward to cultivating our inner selves during this sacred, dark and cold season. This workshop will use Meditation + Yoga + Rituals to help you shed habits and tap into the Magic of the season. As we gather, we will honor our ancestors and past forms of self, enjoy a guided meditation, journal about our experiences, literally break some bread together (and enjoy the carbs), and pour some cider out for our loved ones who have passed on.
Things to bring: -Journal (best if it’s one you already write in) -Planner from this year (if you use one) -Photos and totems of friends, family, or pets that have passed on -Any items you wish to have charged on the alter -An item representing a version of you from a time in the past you may have held onto and are ready to release -Favorite mug for cider and tea -Feel free to wear your favorite comfy clothes. Layers, rich colors, harvest pallets, crushed velvets and more. (This is an outdoor event so you might also want a jacket!)