Workshops & Ongoing Study Events
Satsang: Monthly Meditation & Dharma Discussion – check below for dates and topics at Mala Yoga
Two Hour Advanced Practice | Focus: Headstand & Backbends - TBD
Threading Arm Balances – March 8th at Mala Yoga
Sadhana Sunday: Advanced Yoga Studies with Jen – March 9th at East Yoga
Each month we will focus on a specific topic from the yoga tradition. Through guided meditation, lecture, group work, and open discussion, we will delve into the tradition of the topic and the concrete ways in which it can guide our current lives and relationships with more intentional and caring action.
7:30 -9:00pm ~ $15
Upcoming dates & focus:
March 20th - This is Your Mind on Yoga: Our top five thought patterns (vrittis)
April 24th - Virya: How neuroplasticity & yoga are like chaturangas for your brain
May 22nd - Smriti: The first tool in your meditation tool box
June 26th - Shraddha: How faith matters for believers and nonbelievers alike
July 24th - So What is Vinyasa Anyway? The true root of the practice we know and live.
Make it a fully integrated practice, and join me from 6:15-7:15pm Thursdays at Mala for the Int/Adv Flow Asana Class
Requirements: 1+ year in all levels class. (Or instructor approval).
This workshop is intended for students who are working with binding, inverting in the middle of the room, and towards the “full” variations of poses. Students who are comfortable and knowledgeable in modifying these types of poses are welcome. Students will be led through an intelligently sequenced advanced asana practice. Modifications and breakdowns will not be included. As we flow with the breath through a delicious extended 2 hour vinyasa class, we will work toward an “advanced peak pose”. Students will cultivate endurance and challenge their boundaries, as they sink into the rhythm of a strict vinyasa practice.
Expect chanting, music, dharma, fun vinyasa, a long savasana, and closing meditation – all the components you love in one of Jen’s classes.
A workshop for the arm balance lover in all of us!
Threading arm balances is the practice of transitioning between two arm balances without coming down between them. The very work that allows us to feel light and balanced within arm balances, is the very same that allows us to access these types of transitions. So whether you’re working towards that lightness, or that transition – this workshop will get you there.
We’ll start with a short vinyasa to set patterns and healthy habits in the body, then work through four main arm balances: tittibhasana and bhujipidasana, ashtavakrasana, and eka pada koundinyasana.
Requirements: healthy wrists, consistent bakasana (crow) practice
Have you been an “Open Level” student for awhile now? Do you love a good Int/Adv class? Have you been curious about exploring the “non-physical” side of yoga? Have you begun (or want) to take your practice off your mat and into your modern day life? Then this is the workshop for you!
We’ll integrate a steady flowing advanced asana class, a guided meditation, and dharma study into a complete yoga practice:
1:45- 3:30 – Advanced Flow Asana Class (focus: headstand variations)
3:30-3:40 – Break
3:40-4:00 – Guided Meditation
4:00-4:45 – Dharma Study (Topic: Yoga Sutras) – no dharma experience required
Recommended for students with a regular Open Level or Int/Adv practice