“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens”. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pranayama & Meditation Series with Amy Cooper 6 Wednesdays, 9-10 am; February 4 ~ March 11 only $7-$10 Donation
The Yogis consider early in the morning as the ideal time to practice Pranayama & Meditation, as the atmosphere is charged with powerful energies. This 6-week series of exploring the Breath and cultivating the clear qualities of the Mind is designed to facilitate a daily experience of being more mindful and energetically balanced.
Each class will include simple yoga postures followed by basic Pranayama (breathing to extend the life force), culminating in an integrated Meditation on mindfulness, mantra & the profound presence of your own Being.
Uplift Your Practice ~ Take Flight with the Bandhas; Exploring the Core Body with Amy Cooper Sunday, February 15, 7:45-9:45 am Cost: $25. paid by 2/7 or $30. after Yogic Bandhas, or "locks", can be embodied as "lifts" in our yoga practice and serve to tonify, elongate, balance and energize the physical and energetic core. Come explore what arises when you enliven your core body and bring to standing, balancing and inverted postures as well as pranayama and meditation.
Thai Yoga Bodywork & Restorative Training with Jade Webb & Amy Cooper March 24-29
A Dynamic Personal & Professional Training for Enhancing Physical Well-Being and Mental/Spiritual Energy
Join us in Mount Shasta for an amazing and unique training integration of Yogic Healing Arts practices with two highly dedicated teachers combining over 40 years experience.
Experience & Learn
~a basic 60-75 minute Thai Yoga Bodywork sequence - including prone, supine and seated positions.
This can be given as a whole, or in segments in private yoga sessions, personal training sessions, massage therapy sessions, or to a loved one..., and which include: a variety of assisted stretches, done with oceanic rhythm, to reduce tension and improve range of motion throughout the body intro to Thai energy lines (sen sib) & Yogic chakras which correspond to vital organs, body systems, and ailmentscontraindications & modifications the art of Metta (loving kindness in action)
Additional Daily Yoga Practices
to support self-care & inform how you care for others
slow-flowing sequences and alignment explorations
sustained, restorative asanas supported by bolsters, blankets and blocks for gradual release of deeply-held tensions, as well as for therapeutic benefit
Basic meditation for improved capacity to be peacefully present to your self and life
This five-day program of morning Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, with emphasis on Restoring Balance through Yoga, will invite participants into their own Self care as the true source for helping others. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to learning and practicing traditional Thai Yoga Massage technique with the intended integration and outcome - the potential to facilitate a transformational healing and re-balancing experience for clients or loved ones.
Who is this Training For?
Yoga teachers, medical professionals, massage therapists, personal trainers, health enthusiasts, movement lovers and anyone passionate about cultivating, health, energy, and compassion. Download & Print Registration Form here.
Thai Yoga Bodywork
The Thai Yoga Bodywork portion of this ﬁve-day program gives an experience of, and training in, how to provide a basic Thai Yoga Bodywork sequence. Along with introductory theory, this training includes instruction in fundamental supine, seated, and prone positions and incorporates acupressure - using hands, forearms, feet and knees - and assisted stretching to address common complaints/ailments.
Benefits from this sequence can include:
relief to low back, neck & shoulder tension/pain
improved ﬂexibility and range-of-motion in all parts of the body
enhanced feeling of comfortable embodiment
improved circulation of blood and lymph
deep relaxation / peace
Restoring Balance ~ Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga addresses the therapeutic benefits of yoga and it’s practice promotes a “relaxation response” in the nervous system. This counteracts the stress forces of a “fight or flight” response on the immune system thereby creating renewed conditions for restoring physical and mental balance. Extended stays in Restorative Yoga postures stretch and tone the internal organs, and activate an internal cleansing; postures that invert the body increase the functioning of the glandular system. The introspective, deepening quality of Restorative Yoga is a self-empowering tool for healing and renewal of body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Restorative Yoga can enhance the healing of:
high blood pressure
asthma & chronic fatigue
stress related and/or immune conditions
depression & anxiety
Each morning session will be personally renewing, allowing time to practice a range of restorative postures, as well as flowing sequences with alignment exploration, breathing techniques, meditation and periods for discussion and self-inquiry.
Cost: $650. Early Bird Special! $595. (if paid in full by February 15); Deposit of $100. required to hold your space. 100% Deposit refunded if program does not fill and/or is postponed. Minimum participants 10, maximum 25- so reserve early! Price includes entire course, training manual and daily brunch (accommodations and additional meals not included).