Chromatic Practice: Crow Pose (90min)

PEAK POSTURE: CROW POSE

Alright so here it is, an example of the crow pose class where the peak action is protraction of the scapula. In this class I pretty much used the exact layering postures as we discussed in the previous break down. I wanted to show you this because I ALSO bring in a few layering postures for ADDUCTION of the hips but its not as emphasized as protraction. This is key because if I highlight both Adduction and protraction the whole time, the student may not get either because there will be more to think about. The brain and body take time to integrate information on a physical and mental level, so you will notice in this class I wait until I have taught protraction in a number of postures before introducing a new concept/action.

Chromatic Practice: Side Crow different Peak Actions (90min)

SIDE CROW, DIFFERENT PEAK ACTION

In the fire line we built up to the peak posture Side Crow. We used the fire line and the physical through line (activating the obliques and hip flexors) in order to gain greater access to the posture. I wanted to offer you a different perspective. Chromatic Yoga is not about “THE WAY” but rather being open to finding A way: “many paths”. In this section you will be asked to find multiple peak actions toward one peak pose – this gives you multiple classes toward one posture, providing your students with more potential growth in their pursuit of body awareness.

Chromatic Sequencing: 1 Pose – 3 Actions (36min)

Chromatic Sequencing: Creating Multiple Sequences to One Peak Posture

One way to develop you skill set of sequencing is to single out one peak posture and create multiple sequences utilizing different peak actions/engagements. You can create several DIFFERENT experiences for your students all leading to the same class. I give some examples of 2 different sequences leading to crow pose in this video. AT this point most people ask “can I have more than one peak action in the same class. The answer is yes, of course, I do this all the time HOWEVER the more peak actions you introduce the LESS likely it is for your students to retain and master what you are providing for them. THE MAJOR EXCEPTION to that statement is if you are teaching them over the course of several classes such as in an immersion, retreat, or intensive. In this case you may introduce a peak action in the first class and then continue to repeat throughout the following classes. You won’t need to reteach that action you can simply cue it and your students will be able to access it in their body, and so they mentally can focus on the NEW thing that you are sharing.

IMPRINTING: This is the concept of altering the shape of a posture to give the student a closer representation of what the peak posture will feel like. It “imprints” the experience in their physical form while activating the same muscles “peak engagment/action” that they will be asked to do within the peak pose.

Crow Pose

Peak Action: Protraction
Layering Postures

  • Scapula pushups on all 4s
  • scapula pushups in forearm plank
  • scapula pushups in plank
  • lunge pose with retraction/protraction
  • warrior 2 with eagle arms
  • Malasana with arm balance arms (imprinting)

Crow Pose

Peak Action: Adduction of Hips
Layering Postures

  1. Childs pose
  2. plank pose
  3. lunge prep
  4. warrior 2
  5. side angle with arm balance arms (imprinting)
  6. Malasana with Arm balance Arms (imprinting)

 

Elements of Voice: Emotional Alchemy(22min)

ELEMENTS OF VOICE: EMOTIONAL ALCHEMY

When I first began teaching the elements of voice I made one major mistake. I taught people how to shift their voice from an external perspective – changing the tone but not the internal emotion that created it. This resulted in people acting, and it was obvious. After many years of teaching EOV workshops and trainings it finally became clear that the major difference between those that were nailing it and those that weren’t was the emotional quality that was underlying the experience being shared by the voice. We know emotion is a form of non-verbal communication – you know when someone is angry with you even if they are speaking with a polite voice or if they are pretending to be calm. Begin observing this in speeches, ted talks or spoken word poetry – notice the ability or inability for that matter for the speaker to move the audience and you. Yes partially the words that they are saying matter! but if they said it with a monotone emotionless tone of voice you wouldn’t be listening. Let’s get observing!

Chromatic Practice: Lolasana (90min)

THE EARTH LINE – WHY THE HAMSTRINGS?

This practice provides you with a rare choice for the peak action. This class was taken from an immersion where I had taught the fire line –  protraction and flexion of the spine in a previous workshop and I wanted to provide something different as the focus since I knew the yogis were already familiar with the primary actions required for Lolasana. As you likely noticed I still talk about the “push” of the shoulder blades and some other techniques like gripping the ground. However, the peak engagement in this class is the Hamstrings. We activated the hamstrings throughout the class in various postures. Activation fo the hamstrings is part of the earth line, and there are very few postures that actually require hamstring engagement to flex the knee joint. YES the knees are bent in a lot of yoga poses but that doesn’t mean the hamstrings are what is creating the knee bend. More often than not the knees are bent in standing postures and its actually the quads that are active which are STOPPING you from bending the knee more – gravity is bending the knee and your quads are resisting gravity.

In short lolasana is a rare posture that requires hamstring strength to lift the feet and keep them off the ground. It is NOT the KEY action but it is a required action for the posture to exist.

Elements of Voice: Advanced Techniques Intro (27min)

ELEMENTS OF VOICE: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

The Elements of Voice is the practice of relating our inner environment – thoughts and emotions – to the elements of nature: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space. The goal of EOV is to become aware of the effect we have on others, and use our voice for the purpose of inspiring and empowering everyone around us.

On the surface EOV

  1. Refines the vibration of your voice (tone)
  2. Gives access to your range (pitch)
  3. Helps you manipulate volume (dynamics)
  4. Empowers you to let your words be heard (space)

In order to achieve these goals and maintain authenticity we must go beyond the surface. The voice is simply an outward expression and reflection of inner landscape (emotions, and thoughts). The EOV practitioner first cultivates awareness of their inner landscape to gain insight and clarity. Second break though resistance that deny’s you access to one or more elements. Third is freely move through the range of emotions available to you and boundlessly express yourself and share with the world. 

Awareness: To begin the observation of your internal landscape you will need a basis for self reflection. Start by categorizing the range of emotional experiences and include “ways of being”—Being grounded may not be considered an emotion but it certainly can be felt, so we can say this is a way of being or a feeling.

List Qualities of each Element

Earth:

Water:

Fire:

Air:

Space:

Given our Chromatic vision, to unveil and ignite the highest potential in ourselves and everyone around us for the purpose of living boundlessly, EOV requires Courage, Vulnerability, and high levels of Awareness.

Courage: For many of us it is easier to work on the outer tools of EOV (tone of voice, volume, verbiage) however in exploration of each element you will quickly find blockages in one or more elements. Herein lies tremendous opportunity for self-inquiry and break-throughs. The element that challenges you most will likely leave a pit in your stomach or tighten your jaw. You will want to run away from it—this is how you know you are on the brink of revelation! Courage will help you move into the fire of transformation and bring you through to the celebration on the other side of the adventure. 

Vulnerability: Vulnerability is the ability to be completely honest with ourselves the face of our fears and judgements. We have emotional and thought patterns that cloud us from the truth, usually because its painful. These patterns also hold us back from stepping into our full power and potential. If you value vulnerability than you can start a new pattern, one that celebrates who you truly are and allows you to share yourself boundlessly with everyone around you. A pattern of honesty and internal celebration will redesign the landscape of your inner world.

Awareness: Awareness is the result of your courageous vulnerability, you will begin to see yourself clearly, unclouded by defenses and insecurities. This is where the empowerment lies. It is in this pure, unobstructed place of clarity that you can access your connection to the infinite power of nature. Harnessing this power you will possess the necessary tools to ignite the highest potential in everyone you connect with. 

Chromatic Practice: The Air Line (90min)

THE AIR LINE

The Air Line is the exact opposite of the Fire line in that it is the engagement of the back body muscles. Like the fire line there is a simplified version which simply create extension of the spine – this I when both side  of the back muscles are co-activated. Similarly to the fire line there is a more complex cross body engagement that we can learn to create.for example: Activating the rear deltoids, rhomboids, middle  fibers of the trabezius of the right shoulder while activating the left errector spinae, QL, Gluteus Maximus and hamstrings. This cross body activation builds tremendous awareness and can be really useful in accessing twisting backbends.

We can also use the complex Fire and Airline in order to balance out the body when twisting. More on that later.

Elements of Voice: Space (14min)

ELEMENTS OF VOICE: SPACE

Space requires a level of confidence in your teaching that allows you to say nothing at all yet still hold the attention of the room. It is the hardest to develop within the roll of being a teacher. It is not something you can necessarily practice on your own, but rather you will need to become aware of yourself while you teach. Some helpful tips:

  1. Breathe: its is so easy to teach in a class and not breathe with your students. Leave space after you say “inhale” by breathing inward fully before you say “exhale”. The most common mistake of a beginner teacher is to say “inhale” followed by an immediate “exhale” – If you dont leave time for an inhale than you defeat the purpose of saying. Breathe with your students.
  2. Listen: Listening is the key to leaving space – listen for your students breathing, or the sound of the room, or listen to the words you just spoke and let them settle for you and your students before you paint over them with more words. Listen to your own breathe.
  3. Observe:  Rather than getting caught up in your head observe the students in front of you, watch how they are moving, watch how they respond to your cues. Observe the specificity of their actions and observe the overall energy of the room. 

With time and intentional practice you will become masterful at holding space – silence. Go easy on yourself as its is a challenging skill to develop. 

Chromatic Elements (17min)

THE ELEMENTS

Chromatic Yoga uses the Elements as a basis for self-reflection (inquiry), communication (elements of voice), and sequencing for both our physical and thematic through lines. As Chromatic Teachers, we study the elements known as the Maha Buthas which are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.  The study of these elements can include philosophical traditions/systems such as Ayurveda, the Chakras, Tantra, etc. However, in order to authentically relate to each element we must observe nature. Observation of nature is the first practice when it comes to developing awareness of this systematic view of life.

Self-Reflection: As a being of nature, we have all the elements within us. To make this more comprehensible, lets look at the qualities of Fire in relationship to ourselves. A blacksmith uses the heat of fire to transform metal. The fire within us has the same transformative power. Fire is the energy of inspiration, motivation, empowerment, and transformation. Each element has multiple qualities, the more we observe them in relationship to ourselves, the easier it is to see how intertwined we are with nature. With this practice we can begin to see that we are not separate, but rather, we are aspects of nature. 

Communication: Emotional energy evokes communication—when a feeling arises, thoughts form around it, and the desire to express ourselves leads us to speak and take action. This process of emotion to thought to expression happens so fast it can be automatic which we would call “reaction”. To help slow down and understand the process we can practice observing the internal experience of emotions and thoughts in relationship to the elements. For example we could pair feelings with elements such as:  feeling light, free, joyful -“Air”. Or grounded, stable, safe “Earth”. The goal is to become authentic and effective  in our communication with others, and that first requires internal clarity of our thoughts and emotions. For this purpose, we practice the Elements of Voice. (see below)

Sequencing/Theming: Utilizing the qualities of each element you can form sequences and themes for your classes. For example an earth based sequence might emphasize stability, or steadiness. Another possibility is to sequence around the root chakra. The elements can also serve as an easy thematic template for a retreats or trainings.

 

Chromatic Sequencing vs Style and Transitions (60min)

KEY TERMS

Peak Pose:

A pose to help set the journey of the class. If you know a general direction of where you want to take your students you can sequence a class accordingly. If you know a very specific place you’d like to take them you have an even greater potential to reverse engineer the steps for your students to take to allow a greater potential for success. 

A Peak posture is usually more challenging due to the an increase in 1 or more of the following categories

  1. required strength
  2. flexibility
  3. proprioception
  4. balance.

Layering:

Layering is the process of delivering information repetitively over the course of the class. Think of a layered cake that has icing between each of the layers of cake. The icing is the strength (peak engagement) and stretch (target stretch) postures, and the cake itself are all the other postures and transitions that exists in the class including the warm up poses, sun salutations, cool down postures etc. 

Peak Action Vs. Peak Engagment

The Peak action is a joint articulation that is taught, emphasized and carried through and entire class. For example you could teach internal rotation of the thigh bone through the whole class and this would be a peak action. On the other hand a Peak Engagement is an emphasis and a muscle engagement rather than a joint articulation. One has to do with joints, the other has to do with muscles. The major difference is what you are choosing to emphasize. If you teach a class on retraction of the sacpula (shoulder blades toward each other) this would be a peak action. If you taught the same action but emphasized the activation and sensation of the muscles that do this action which are the Rhomboids, than you would call it a peak engagement. Sometimes you will be doing both, so to keep it simple you could defer to the term peak action if you plan to do both.

Physical Through-Line 

The physical through-line is the Categorical term for peak action or engagement or target stretch (also simplified technique which you haven’t learned yet). So If I asked you what is your physical through line, you could respond with, I chose a target stretch of the hamstrings.

Preparatory Peak Pose:

Similar to reference pose in that the intention is to assess the students ability to apply the peak actions, however the difference is that a preparatory peak pose must contain a similar shape to the peak pose in that similar muscle groups is naturally shortened and lengthened. 

 

Chromatic Practice: The Fire Line (90min)

THE FIRE LINE

There are two versions of the fire line that I offer – a simplified and a complex. This version is the complex because it deals with cross body connection – activating the external obliques of one side and internal obliques of the opposite. This class is more education based than the simplified fire line which is just the rectus abdominus that create flexion of the spine. In both cases, the hip flexors and serratus anterior are required in order to have the connection of the axial skeleton (the trunk/torso) and the appendicular (the arms and legs).

Practicing with Elemental Lines and Structure (12min)

UPCOMING YOGA PRACTICES

For the duration of the rest of the training I am going to be providing you with many yoga practices, taught by myself and many other chromatic yoga teachers. I invite you to observe the structure that underly’s the class and the physical through line. These two things will help you develop your teaching. The mind will tend to get entertained with the style instead of structure. It will latch on to the details about how I or someone said something, or fancy transitions etc. As a practice, I invite you to stay later focused on the structure and through line for now in order to best develop your sequencing skills. Enjoy!

Chromatic Practice: Water Line (90min)

The Kosha’s and Chromatic Yoga

New to Chromatic Yoga philosophy is the study of the Kosha’s. The outer most layer is called Anamaya Kosha, and this layer is made up of the 5 Elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. The Kosha’s are the 5 layers of our being that encase the soul, and they provide us with a framework of journeying inward from the outermost physical self to the innermost Higher Self. At the deepest core of us exists Bliss and Awareness. Learning to turn the Intellect “Budhi” inward in order to reflect upon the innermost parts of ourself helps us to see the fullness of who we are as aspects of nature.

The Water Line

The Water Line, consists of primarily the opposing actions of the earth line. While the earth line is predominantly made up of the muscles that create Extension and External Rotation of the hip joint, flexion of the knee plantar flexion and inversion of the ankle – THE Waterline on the other hand is the opposite. Flexion, internal Rotation of the hip, Extension of the knee, dorsiflexion and eversion of the ankle.

To clarify – the elemental lines are the muscle engagements that create these actions, however you will notice I often activate these lines when in the opposite joint alignments. So I activate the Gluteus Maximus when in hip flexion – Glutei max extends the hip joint. In Chromatic Yoga we call. this a Balancing Action – a muscle engagement that balances out what is.

 

Chromatic Practice: Earth Line & The Kosha’s (90min)

MY “STYLE” VS. CHROMATIC STRUCTURE

As we develop a better understanding of the general structure of the class you will be able to see it within the classes you take with me and likely anyone else you practice with. My classes tend to be slightly less vinyasa like and more slow flow or “Hatha”. The major difference will just be that you will be how many jump back/jump forwards you will do in my classes, and how long you hold the postures. In any vinyasa class you can introduce alignment, technique or joint actions, so I wouldn’t say that is the major difference in structure, but it certainly is a major difference in style. When learning Chromatic Yoga, know that you do not need to focus a tremendous amount of time giving all the details of how to activate muscles, that is my personal preference for how I share the practice. You may or may not be called to the same approach.

IMPORTANT: Throughout this training I will teach you the simple structure to make it easy to introduce a physical through line. I suggest KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Your verbal cues and anatomy will naturally get more and more intricate and complex, that will actually be the easy part with experience. The hard part will be keeping the structure simple and easy for students to understand.

Chromatic Structure is set up to help you develop from simple and effective to complex and intricate. If you jump to co molex too soon you will miss the most important part: being effective.

The reason I mention this now is as you practice with me you will likely hear the complexities before you hear the simplicities and you will be tempted to mimic. The complex aspects of what I teach is barely noticed to the beginner practitioner, but it will be noticed by you because you are no listening, and watching for it. The beginner practitioner will only hear what is emphasized and repeated over and over again. They will not Catch the nuances.

THE EARTH LINE

Throughout this training I will be sharing the Kinesio-Elemental Lines with you. The Earth Line in its SIMPLEST form is just an activation of Gluteus Maximus. There are multiple muscles that can be activated in addition to complete the earth line such as the hamstrings, calf muscles, and the pronators of the ankle joint. Depending on the length of the class, or if its several classes that I am teaching the earth line, I may slowly add on muscular engagements to complete the earth line. Later we will break down the anatomy of it, but for now feel out the experience for yourself, notice how your body and mind respond to it.

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Congratulations, you have committed to yourself! Thank you for choosing to practice with me and allow me to be your guide through this experience. I am excited that together we are creating a vibrational energy that will support each of us in our journey. I look forward to sharing the techniques in the asana (physical) practice that have awakened my body in a way I could have never imagined. We will also be working through the teachings that have been passed down to me from my teachers that have helped me and so many others find greater peace and well being internally. I look forward to doing this together.

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Chromatic: The Physical Practice (35min)

The Physical Practice

Technique and Alignment

One of the key defining factors that makes the physical practice of Chromatic Yoga is that it does not define any set alignment as being inherently good or bad- there is no one optimal way to hold your bones, or engage your muscles. Instead of defining a set alignment for each posture Chromatic Yoga offers a  myriad of possibilities by teaching students the various anatomical actions available within any given shape. Instead we look at alignment as two questions: 

  1. What are the benefits?
  2. What are the drawbacks? 

These questions give rise to our potential rather than our righteousness. That being said the drawbacks of certain alignments due to high levels of risk might lead us to the decision not to practice them or offer them to our students. Respecting each others decisions starts with understanding the intention behind our choices. Ou intention is based on what we are attempting to offer our students. Being clear with what the intention is, as well as the benefits and drawbacks leads us to decrement – deciding what we feel is best based on our experience and education around the subject, in this case anatomy. 

The focus is on feeling the sensations of the body and the poses are a platform to better understand our own bones, and muscles. Through This approach of sensation and knowledge based teaching, students gain a mastery of their body, empowering them to make their own decisions about what is most appropriate for them. The aim is to give Chromatic Yogi’s the opportunity to know their body so well that they can choose what serves their over all well being. In addition, because of the increased body awareness, students develop the capacity to break down seemingly “advanced” poses and movements into small accessible parts which is the essence of this practice: The ability to take something complex and figure out how to approach it step by step.

Flow:

Similar to Technique and Alignment, there is no one way to move but rather we encourage students to find authenticity in their movement. That being said movement can be taught in two ways: Improvisational, and Technique. Improvisation is the ability to freely access our current ability to move. Technique is the expansion of our movement potential. In the world of music, a guitarist can improvise given their current ability to move their fingers around the fret board, expressing themselves joyfully with skills they have. On the flip side they could also learn new scales and practice exercises to give them more freedom to express themselves without limitation of what their fingers are capable of. Stepping into the Flow requires bother letting go of the need to be perfect (improvisation) and the willingness to grow and step into the things that challenge us (technique). What is most important as teachers is being intentional with the space we are providing. Are we encouraging students to improvise, let go of their inner judgements, and access their creativity? Or are we giving them specific skills to help them discover their movement potential? By understanding this distinction we can be more powerful with the space we hold. While some of us will feel more authentic by offering one side of the spectrum, others will want to offer both sides.

Breath:

Breath is an imperative aspect of any yoga practice, calling our attention to it reminds us that we are full of life’s energy. The breath often reflects how we feel and think, and it can also dictate our thoughts and feelings as well. It is the bridge between the mind and the body because it brings our attention back to the reality that we are living beings of nature. Breathing allows us to stay present with our intention, and with how we feel. Chromatic Yoga is an awareness based practice, so regardless if you are teaching Flow, or Alignment and Technique calling students attention to their breath will ultimately help students stay present throughout their actions and awake to the results. Breath can be taught in many ways to help students physically and mentally, and just like Alignment and Flow there is no right or wrong simply intention, benefits and drawbacks. 

Sequencing: Learning the Template

SEQUENCING TEMPLATE

In order to have a group discussion on the topic of sequencing it is best that we work off of one shared sequence so that we don’t have to guess or assume the details of each others style. I have created a simple, and very standard vinyasa style sequence to memorize. This is not how I expect you to teach yoga but rather a platform for all of us to work off of as a group. Once it is memorized I can then teach you how to pull out the structure from it and rebuild it. After we work through the more advance sequencing structures that Chromatic Yoga offers, we can then apply those structures to difference templates which will define your “style” of teaching. For some of you, this structure already falls into your familiarity, and for others it will be new. If you have done your 200 hour training with me this section will be review.

IMPORTANT: These videos are taken from the 200 hour online training, and so at the end of them I may ask you to submit videos. THIS IS NOT NECESSARY FOR CHROMATIC 1. THE ONLY VIDEO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT IS THE LAST ONE IN THE SECTION TITLED “CASCADING”. You will see a quiz submission which is where you will share your youtube link of your practice teaching video. 

Note: If any of these sections are new to you, I suggest practicing them individually before putting together the whole sequence. 

I look forward to all being on the same page and that way we can move forward with greater ease as a group!

 

YOUTUBE:

We use youtube because its free, and a fast way to share videos without losing quality or taking up storage space on anyones devices. 

 

Creating Your Youtube Account

Why? 

Video’s take up a large amount of space on devices, and sending videos can take an incredibly long time via text, and most email services will not allow you to transfer large files. Normally you would need to pay for storage of large files and send download links, however youtube lets you store your videos entirely free. The best part is, you can download them at a later date should you need a copy. This is incredible. In addition you will have the benefit of selecting whether your videos are public, unlisted or private.

For the purposes of this training you will set your videos to “unlisted” which means anyone that has the link can view, but no one can find your video without you sharing it with them. Of course if you want to share your videos publicly, than you may do that, but this is not required for this training.

Throughout training you will be asked to share your unlisted video links in your Key Points Reviews, so that I can watch your videos. As you get deeper into the training, I will provide you with feedback on things that you can work on to develop your skills for your practice or your teaching. You will be asked to stick to a certain time limit with your video in order to make sure you are on track. If you need to trim your video you can do so on your phone or in the youtube editor after upload. 

Uploading and Trimming Your Videos

These quick tutorials show you how to upload and trim your videos in case you have excess time at the beginning and end of the videos. Please trim your videos to when the teaching starts and when it ends before sending your links to me.

Sharing

Here is the basics of how to share youtube videos in general. There are many ways to share your videos, ultimately you need the link to send to me to watch the video for support.

Welcome!

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Handstand Training

Part 2: BALANCE

The 3 Actions

Lean, REsist, Push.

 

There are 3 primary actions to balance a Handstand: Lean, Resist, Push. These 3 are all you need to balance a handstand, then all thats left is refining your alignment. There is a 4th (Squeeze) that you will hear me talk about later in this training that will make the process of getting into the handstand easier. L.R.P. are the heart of this training, and every exercise works on one, two or all three of them. Lets get you familiar with each.

LEAN

The main action to balance a handstand is learning how to lean your body weight whilst upside down and on your hands. You are a professional at doing this on your feet which is why you can stand. In this training you will focus on learning how to lean toward the place of balance – your fingers “the breaks”.

RESIST

In Handstand Training Part 1: Strength and Technique you practiced multiple exercises to strengthen “The Breaks”, also known as the flexors of your wrist and fingers. These gripping muslces are what stop you from leaning too far, and hold you in the place of balance when on your hands.

PUSH

Aligning the body upside down requires your push strength. The push muslces are the Serratus Anterior and the Upper Trapezius, which tend to be weak, causing a heavy, arched handstand. This training strengthens these, getting you out of a banana back and into a straight and efficient handstand.

Welcome

Welcome to your Handstand Training for Balance!

The Following video will help you to understand the why behind Lean, Resist Push. Watch it several times, and periodically throughout your training. After practicing and integrating the techniques, watching this again will give you a greater understanding of the concepts and the concepts will further inspire your practice.

AUGUST YOGA AND MEDITATION PRACTICES

AUGUST YOGA AND MEDITATION PRACTICES

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Welcome to the August Immersion: Live Yoga Immersion

Congratulations, you have committed to yourself! Thank you for choosing to practice with me and allow me to be your guide through this experience. I am excited that together we are creating a vibrational energy that will support each of us in our journey. I look forward to sharing the techniques in the asana (physical) practice that have awakened my body in a way I could have never imagined. We will also be working through the teachings that have been passed down to me from my teachers that have helped me and so many others find greater peace and well being internally. I look forward to doing this together.

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BIRDS OF PARADISE

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

BEST STARTER PACKAGE

  • 6 YOGA CLASSES
  • 2 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 6 PEAK POSTURES
  • 6 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$78

JOURNEY TO BLISS

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

KING PIGEON & HANUMAN

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

JOURNEY TO THE HEART

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$128

BACK, NECK & SHOULDERS

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$128

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  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • SHOULDER BIOMECHANICS
  • TANTRIK YOGA TEACHINGS
  • 4 POST CLASS MEDITATIONS
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • SALE Price:$98 

BIRDS OF PARADISE

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

BEST STARTER PACKAGE

  • 6 YOGA CLASSES
  • 2 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 6 PEAK POSTURES
  • 6 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$78

JOURNEY TO BLISS

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

KING PIGEON & HANUMAN

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$98

JOURNEY TO THE HEART

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$128

BACK, NECK & SHOULDERS

  • 12 YOGA CLASSES
  • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • LIVETIME ACCCESS TO ALL
  • 12 PEAK POSTURES
  • 12 YOGA SUTRA THEMES
  • SALE Price:$128

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