workshops

It is our goal to bring inspiring guest teachers to the Greenville area, as well as offer workshops with knowledgeable, local teachers. We hope that you will find a variety of workshops and events that enable you to discover and learn more about your own yoga practice. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before a workshop start time out of respect to our guest teachers.

If you are interested in our retreat schedule, please visit our retreats page and be sure to sign up at least four to six weeks in advance.

To pre-register for any workshop, you can pay online using the class calendar,  bring a check to the studio, or mail payment to 10 W. Stone Ave. Greenville, SC 29609

 


How Do My Emotions Effect My Body? with Craig

September 16, 2017

Join Craig for this fascinating workshop during which we will delve into various effects of our emotional states on our physical body. In easy-to-understand ways, Craig will explain how certain emotional habits we develop can affect our anatomy and physiology over time. The concept of the mind-body link is millennia-old. During this class we will look deeply into this ancient concept through a modern perspective. No prior knowledge of human body systems is required.

Craig A. Metcalf, RN, E-RYT, is a registered nurse and registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. He has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2007 and teaching since 2008. Craig teaches affordable yoga, meditation, and wellness workshops at various locations throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. He has a true passion for community health and sharing what he has learned along the way.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $10

 


Mindfulness & Daily Life with Travis

October & November 2017: 10/7, 10/14, 11/4, 11/11

 

4 Saturdays dedicated to mindfulness practices.

In these interactive 2-hour workshops, you’ll join Travis for an in-depth exploration of how to use mindfulness practice in your daily life so you can become truly productive. If you struggle with fear of failure, distraction, insecurity, or overwhelm, these workshops are for you.

Travis teaches a unique method for incorporating mindfulness into daily life in a way that is accessible for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

October 7 (2-4pm): Mindfulness & Technology

October 14 (2-4pm): Mindful Daily Action (including eating, driving, drinking, work productivity)

November 4 (2-4pm): Mindfulness During Major Life Events

November 11 (2-4pm): Mindfulness for Joyful Living

All experience levels welcome. Feel free to wear comfortable clothing.

Travis Baird, RYT, is a mindfulness teacher based in Greenville, SC. As a conservatory-trained classical musician and Doctor of Musical Arts, he’s a recovering perfectionist and workaholic. Travis believes that true productivity comes from joyful, mindful action and that we all have the capacity to tune in to our senses and experience the joy of living.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $30/class or $100 for all 4 class sessions

 


Yoga with Kathy and Dennis Lang

October 21 & 22, 2017

Saturday:

Exploring the Chakras with 7 Crystal Bowls (a Kundalini inspired practice)

A rhythmic, Kundalini inspired practice accompanied by 7 chakra crystal bowls blending visualizations, affirmations, pranayama and vibrations to move you towards a harmonic balance.

time: 11am-12:30pm

cost: $10

 

Sunday:

Chakra Vinyasa Yoga

A chakra balancing, flow-yoga practice with synchronized music blending postures, breathwork and meditation.

time:2:00 – 3:30pm

cost: $10

 

 


Energetic Anatomy & Teacher Training with Dennis & Kathy Lang

October 20-22, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the “energetic body”? Have you ever wanted to know more about chakras? What in the world are they? How do they work? And how they impact our lives and practice? If you are a yoga teacher and would like to learn more in a very grounded way, you will not want to miss Kathy and Dennis Lang’s teacher training module on Energetic Anatomy and the Chakras.

Course includes:
• Discussion on energy types and manifestations
• A western medical perspective and applications
• Historical basis from ancient yogic texts and evolution
• Contrasting theories and views of energetic systems
• Energetic anatomy and conceptual models
• Psycho-physiological interrelationships
• Meridian theory, nadis, chakras, koshas and marma points
• Applications for everyday life

Practice:
• Asana practices incorporating Kundalini and chakra vinyasa
• Multi-modal layered practices combining methods, e.g, visualization, pranayama and asana with the integration of sound and vibration

Times:

  • Friday: 6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am –  5:00pm (lunch break 12:30 – 2:00)
  • Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch break 12:30 – 2:00)

Cost: $275 for the weekend (register and pay here)

 


Winter Kirtan with Erick Herlong & Friends

January 13, 2017

The word kirtan stems from a Sanskrit root that means to cut through.  David Newman (teacher of kirtan) says kirtan is also “a practice for cutting through the idea of separation, for connecting to our hearts and connecting to the moment through sound.”

Please join us for a blissful evening enjoying the Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan, a tradition of singing universal mantras in a call and response format. Bhakti yoga is one of the four main yogic paths to enlightenment. Bhakti means “devotion” or “love” and this path contains various practices to unite the bhakta with the divine. One of those practices, Kirtan is the most popular path in the west, as it invites everyone to participate in whatever way feels right for them. It only requires your showing up with an open mind and a joyful spirit. During the Kirtan we will blend our voices to create a deep sense of connection to something greater than ourselves, as we purify our hearts and liberate our souls with this ancient devotional practice.

time: TBA

cost: TBA