$350; early bird prior to August 28 $300
The ancients gave us the practices of pranayama, bandhas and mudras to bring vitality to our energy system. Using the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as a guide, this class is an exploration of theory and practice. As we deepen our understanding we will:
- Study the five aspects of the vital body (prana, apana, vyana udana, samana)
- Explore types of breathing, breathing ratios and developing breath capacity
- Develop skills to teach asana with emphasis on breath as the medium for movement.
- Examine the science of adapting breathing patterns in asana to produce different effects.
- Explore the effects of breathing techniques, bandhas, and mudras and how to incorporate them into a balanced practice.
Dates: September 28-30, 2018
Times: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 12-7p and Sunday 9-4p
An accomplished speaker, teacher and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Certified Health Coach. Born from her personal struggle with addiction, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Based in its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are now available throughout the world and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, and CBSnews.com. She is honored to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center. Nikki was named as a Yoga Journal Game Changer in 2015 and honored as a recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award in 2014. web: www.y12sr.com
Yoga mat, notebook, pen, and water bottle.