This workshop is open to women of any age & stage of life interested in learning more about the pelvic floor and specific ways Yoga practice can support its healthy function.
During this workshop we will review basic anatomy of the pelvis and the pelvic floor musculature. We will discuss and experience ways in which working with the breath and core activation contribute to the health of the pelvic floor, and how we can work within specific yoga postures and positions to soften, stretch, and mindfully strengthen this area of the body.
Workshop includes brief lecture + discussion, breath practices, pelvic floor engagement tools + techniques, and a mindful + intentional yoga practice with emphasis on ways we can soften, strengthen, stabilize, and stretch this integral part of the body.
Whether your intention is to teach Yoga or deepen your personal practice beyond the studio class setting, this training will support you on your journey. Students of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds & experience levels are welcome. All that is required of you is a desire to learn, and a willingness to dive deep.
Over the course of eight months, we will meet monthly for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm & Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm). Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through internationally recognized Yoga Alliance. This program is facilitated by Kelsey Burke (E-RYT, YACEP) in collaboration with Vira Bhava Yoga School, and will feature several guest teachers from around the region.
This workshop is an overview of the main ideas of Tantra Yoga and how to embody these principles in an asana practice. We will discuss many of the modern myths about Tantra and lay a foundation of the basic philosophical understanding. Workshop includes short lecture & discussion, deep asana practice, pranayama, & meditation. This workshop is appropriate to all levels of practitioner.
The transition between seasons is a potent time for deep reflection and transformation. Tantra teaches that our internal experience is a mirror of the ebb & flow of life on a grand scale; that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. As the flora & fauna move into dormancy during the cold, damp, dark season of Winter, we too tend towards stillness, quiet, and inward reflection. The dawning of Spring is an opportunity for renewal, rebirth, and recommitment to living the life you desire. As we begin to seed the gardens that will nourish our bodies and senses through the coming seasons, we are called also to seed intentions in the fertile soil of our consciousness.
Workshop includes a brief discussion of sankalpa andYoga Nidra, deep Hatha Yoga Asana practice, and Yoga Nidra for seeding your intentions.
At times we can feel stuck. We know our life is meant to feel differently. We long to activate purpose, pleasure, a healthier body, a calmer mind. But how? Tantra and Ayurveda offer timeless tools that work. During this workshop, we will explore desire through the lens of the Yoga tradition, and use the tools of Tantra Yoga to understand our deepest desires and how to align towards them.
During this 1.5 hour practice, Kelsey will guide students through a gentle Restorative Yoga sequence, followed by a guided, healing Yoga Nidra meditation to reset body & mind as we move into this new season.