Do you experience back pain, wonder how your spinal column supports your body, or want to learn more about backbends and twists in your practice? In this workshop we will touch on the anatomy of the spine and surrounding muscles and tissues that can become imbalanced and overstressed from habitual patterns and postural tendencies. Learn techniques to help maintain a healthy spine with a balance of mobility and strength in your back and core muscles. Experience a 45-minute interactive lecture, followed by a 75-minute practice, which incorporates the information and principles taught in the opening lecture. Walk away with a clearer understanding of your spine, movements that help prevent and relieve back discomfort, and learn how to approach twists and backbends in your yoga practice.
*This workshop count towards 2hrs of Continuing Education Units and One Point One Yoga’s 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training.
In this two hour workshop, we will discuss the journey of finding comfort as a man on your mat in the studio. We will open a conversation to discuss etiquette and navigation in any studio, and work through a practice that incorporates poses that address issues specifically for the male body. We will also address common flexibility and mobility limitations and learn how to combine breath and movement to persevere through any situation. We will be combining strength with increased flexibility, with the benefit of decreasing the risk of injury in other activities and sports. Finally, we will quiet our thoughts and reflect on how the practice of yoga improves the overall masculine wellness of body, mind and soul.
Interested in learning how to incorporate a chair into your studio classes or privates? Want more options when designing classes for a specific population? Curious on what chair yoga can be? During this 90 minute workshop we will move through a flow in, around and always in contact with a yoga chair. Workshop is designed for both teacher and student. Limited space, chairs provided.
*This workshop count towards 1.5hrs of Continued Education Units One Point One Yoga’s 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training.
This two-hour workshop is focused on balancing oneself from an Ayurvedic perspective. As the seasons circle around, we will tailor each Ayurvedic workshop to match the dosha of the season - Vatta for Fall/Winter, Pitta for Summer, and Kapha for Spring. The workshop will begin with a short lecture then move into series of dosha-balancing asana and pranayama. We will further discussion on how to stay balanced for the season from an ayurvedic perspective. Each workshop will have a different ayurvedic gift for you to practice staying balanced at home.
It is well-understood that play is crucial for the development of our brains and bodies as we grow. The benefits of play, however, continue long after we transition into adulthood. That said, creating opportunities for play beyond our youth can become a bit more challenging. Our time on the mat is an arena for powerful insight into our personhood, but the intensity of this journey certainly welcomes (and perhaps even requires) space for levity and laughter.
If you're looking to get serious about playfulness, frolic over to 1.1 this spring and join Maryellen and Stefanie for a creative, playful and FUN practice! Come ready to rediscover familiar asana shapes through an inventive approach that will challenge your mind, strengthen your practice, focus your attention, and inspire joy!
The shoulders carry the weight of the world. From the physical toll of slouching over technology to the energetic toll of navigating life, this part of the body often winds up feeling tight and immobile. In this workshop, join Mary and Laurnie for a three-fold approach to opening, strengthening and softening around these crucial joints. Through yin, slow flow, and restorative shapes, we’ll create new space, explore our mobility and cultivate ease—in the shoulders and in the mind.
Get ready for the spring and all the fun outdoor sports that comes with it. This two hour workshop will be a tune up for the players of Tennis, Golf and Softball/Baseball, finding ways to generate more power and balance in your swings. The practice yoga, and what it cultivates, will benefit you and your performance in these sports. Swing power is generated from the lower body, especially the hips, and we will work to create a strong base and foundation and strengthen our low back and core, working through poses that generate more power, speed and torque for your game. We will touch on everything to help with flexibility, balance, breath and focus…just what you need when set up over a ball, ready to drive it a long way.
So join us for an afternoon to see how your yoga mat can make a difference in your game!
We all experience stress on a variety of emotional and physical levels. In this workshop, learn about the neuroscience behind the impact of stress on physiology and its long-term consequences. Understand why yoga and meditation are effective at targeting specific components of the stress response. Prepare to take notes, ask questions, and explore movements that anyone can perform regardless of age or mobility.
Join Sadie Grossman and Coy for a deeper dive into the mind in this 90 min restorative, reiki, and yoga nidra workshop. Class will begin with grounding 60 min restorative class led by Sadie, while Kristin simultaneously provides Reiki energy-work to each participant. Class will end with a supported savasana and yoga nidra meditation.
After class there will be tea and conversation in the lounge. No prior yoga experience is required. Please bring any personal crystals or stones you would like to have with you for this energy clearing workshop.
This class is limited to 15 students, and costs $35.
Every year, we bring a Master Teacher to the studio to teach our teachers for a weekend of growth, connection and learning. We can’t wait to host Nikki Vilella this May, and are excited to bring her unbelievable teachings to our students before we get to dive in deep with her. Join us on Friday evening, May 15, for a Master Class with one of the most intelligent yoga teachers and sequencers in the world.
Nikki Vilella is codirector of Kula Yoga in New York City and co-owner of Kula Williamsburg and Kula Soho. She is at the helm of Kula’s 200-hour teacher training program, coleads Kula’s 75-hour advanced teacher training, and guest teaches at other programs throughout the country. Her teaching is marked by her passion for sequencing, rhythm, and hands-on adjustments. She strives to include the perfect alchemy of precise physical instruction, intelligence, intention, and space into her Kula Flow classes.
*This workshop counts towards 2hrs of Continued Education Units One Point One Yoga’s 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training.