FREE Runners Alignment Clinic
Just prior to Yoga For Runners (weekly at 12:45,) the goal of this 30 minute session is to provide information about optimal running alignment. Form in running is as important as form in yoga. Incorporating proper foot-strike, stabilizing posture, purposeful use of the arms and legs, stride length, and optimal breathing are some of the components involved in form. The bio-mechanics of running will be deconstructed in this free runners clinic.
$1675 for shared room ($1750 after August 15th)
$1550 for single yurt ($1600 after August 15th)
A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable barring emergencies. Full payment is due one month before we leave.
Heart over Head 10/24 6:15-8:15pm
Backbends can be scary and intense as we unsheathe our hearts and drop into the space behind us- the unknown. So they make a dynamic playmate for inversions which require courage and a sense of playfulness and unknowing. In these practices we are truly and actively learning to surrender because ultimately they don’t allow us to control much. Join us for a smoldering inversions and back bending practice. We will play with a challenging, creative flow to warm up the body in a way that is organic and mindful so that the back bends and inversions feel delicious, whether you are building them from the ground up or playing with dropping them back. The flow will be accompanied by sweet chants on the harmonium. You may walk out a bit lighter and more available. It’s a risky proposition, but might be worth it. ALL LEVELS welcome!
Hands Down: Arm Balances 10/25 12:30-2:30pm
If you are newer to spending time on your hands or are having trouble catching the balance, or even if it scares you, come! Arm balances have more to do with balance and alignment than strength. Much like any building or piece of architecture, if you stack the bones up properly and create a good foundation, the rest will follow because it has to. It will be like the A-Z of arm balancing. We will break them down starting with crow and moving through the canon. There might even be some wild and less known arm balances to catch along the way, you never know what can happen. We will explore fun, safe, aligned ways to begin or continue what you’ve already started. There is nothing more refreshing than what artists call “breaking your eye” and getting to see things, literally, from a new perspective.
BIO: Miles has has probably spent more time on her hands in the last few years than she has on her feet. This turn of events has had deeply positive effects on her spirit and mood and she believes it might affect you in just that way! These poses shape not only our bodies, but more interestingly, our hearts and our minds. Changing your perspective is a sacred tool for keeping the mind, soul and body open. The basic human right to move in ways you never thought you could can merge into the richest space of quiet, uncovering the depth of our essence. The sweet spot- that moment of balance- is the purest expression of joy and calm. Miles was born in Brazil, raised in Colombia, and is a Master of the Fine Arts, ex-rocker, harmonium hugger, horseback rider, climber, skateboarder, filmmaker, jedi, transformer, shape shifter, yogi and peaceful activist. Miles is currently a full time teacher in NYC working at Kula and Pure Yoga. She leads retreats and teacher trainings both here and internationally and has been featured in many publications including Om Yoga and Mantra Magazines.