Fri & Sun 12/13/2013 & 12/15/2013
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm both days
Savvy Sages: Yoga for Women in Midlife and Beyond: Bones, Hormones & the Pause
8 Hour Training
Location: Yoga Tree, Potrero
2 day, 8 hour training, available as continuing education.
Eighty percent of yoga practitioners are women; yoga practice can be incredibly supportive as a woman moves from youth through the childbearing years and into her 50s, 60s and beyond. In this intensive we will look at common health conditions and life events that arise in midlife, and understand yoga practices that can bring relief, mobility, ease and joy.
For skeletal conditions including bone density loss, osteoporosis, arthritis, stenosis and others, you will learn specific yoga practices that may help a student maintain strength, diminish pain, and safely enjoy movement. Importantly we will consider how to support women with these conditions in the context of a public class.With hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause, specific sequences will be explored to bring balance. In a broader context, we will consider changes in energy, stamina, and strength and family dynamic changes in later life and how a vital yoga practice can be maintained.We will also discuss what teachers can do to support a long term yoga practitioner moving into these years vs. a woman beginning yoga in her 50s and how to structure privates and group classes for them.The course will include, practice, lecture, assigned readings, and homework.
Cost: $100 in advance, $120 at the door
This workshop qualifies as 8 hours of Continuing Education Credits
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Modern Yoginis: The Significant Contribution of Women to Modern Yoga
Yoga Tree, Stanyan
3 Hour Presentation, available as continuing education credits.
For millennia, yoga was an esoteric practice taught by and for Indian men and was little known outside India. In the late 1880s, Modern Yoga began evolving in India and this yoga would eventually go global.
This phenomenal growth over the last 130 years was largely due to Western women yoginis and spiritual teachers. They are responsible for the worldwide popularity of yoga and how it is taught today.
Come learn about these iconic innovators and the rich details of their lives, practices and legacies. These yoginis, from the early pioneers to some of today’s most well known teachers, continue to inform and encourage ongoing re-imagining of today’s yoga, which is now primarily practiced and taught by women.
Augment your already deep knowledge of the practices of yoga with this little known, rich history of Modern Yoga. Course will include handouts and suggested further reading.
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door