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 or bring a check to the studio.

 


 

Spring Yin

March 21, 2020 

Practicing yin yoga is coming into a simple shape in a mindful way while staying for many minutes in order to go deeper within the natural ranges of motion in the joints.  Yin practice targets the connective tissue in the body, which wraps around and through each muscle and joint. When doing long held poses, we load the connective tissue & ligaments with gentle pressure and pulling. This relieves the body physically as well as energetically.  Loading the connective tissues can alleviate physical pain due to the body’s rescue response, which lubricates joints and provides a healthier flow of energy throughout the body. The other benefit of yin yoga is that is offers students a quiet practice in which you can begin to train the mind and use meditative practices to become fully present.

Class will be suitable for all levels.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 for Inspired Path members)

 


 

Spring Kirtan

March 21, 2020 

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: 7-9pm

cost: donation

We know love and community is what we need now.  However, we must balance this with being socially responsible.  This event will be rescheduled with date TBD.

 


Yoga Nidra: Sleep of the Yogi

March 13, 2020 (Friday)

Join Jill for deep relaxation and the sleep of the Yogi. Decompress from your work week in a whole new way.

If you plan to attend, please pre-register on our website. It helps us know how many props to have on hand to be sure you are supported and can rest with ease.

future dates: 3/27, 4/3, 4/24, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26,7/10, 7/24, 8/14, 8/28

time: Fridays, 7:15-8:15pm

cost: regular class price

 


Day of Service: Period Packing Party

April 5, 2020 

We NEED you! Each quarter we are hosting a Period Packing Party for the Homeless Period Project. It is a great way to serve, laugh and get to know one another. We could use your time and / or donations:

For example, if our goal is to make 200 packs we will need to raise:
*1000 tampons (25 boxes)
*1000 pads (21 boxes)
*1000 liners. (21 boxes)

And we need beautiful humans to pack these care packages. Many hands create light work. We hope to see you here!

time: 1-2:30pm
cost: FREE!

 


Prenatal Yoga Series with Ali

April 19-May 24, 2020

Join Ali (trained doula and yoga teacher) for a 6-week series designed for women in all stages of pregnancy. Learn yoga as a beginner or experience your ever-changing yoga practice in a whole new way.

Class series includes 6 Sundays. This will not be a drop in class and space is limited to 15 mamas so you can get lots of individual care and get to know one another well.

time: Sundays, 11am-12pm

cost: $60 for 6-week session (must pay in full to attend)

 


Be the Light with Jessica & Lynn

Spring 2020 – Date TBA (Friday) 

We all struggle from time to time to find the light.  Some days getting out of bed seems hard enough.  Loneliness and isolation can make that even harder.  Sometimes in order to find healing, we have to allow ourselves to be the light (for ourselves and others).  This will be a special candle-light flow class dedicated to healing and connection.

When you pay for this class, it will provide a one class pass on our wall to pay it forward.  These class passes will be hung on the wall for students to take to friends who are grieving or need encouragement to find some purpose and well-being or for anyone who may not have funds to attend class.  We are calling this our “Wall of Light.”

Time: 7:15-8:45pm

Cost: $12

 


Heart of Yoga with Erick Herlong

April 18, 2020

Description to come…

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 Inspired Path Members)

 


Books Worth Talking About with Angela

April 27, 2020 (Monday)

This isn’t a book club, exactly, but a chance to read meaningful books and talk about them with nice people. We’ll choose books that will help us learn and grow, but that (hopefully) won’t feel like a chore to read. You can read all the books, or just pick and choose what’s of interest to you. Join us in reading:

Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic
by Darrin Main (Forward by Stephen Cope)

What does the word “yoga” mean? Is yoga a religion? Is the practice really thousands of years old?

Yoga is a big subject: there is much (much!) more to it than the poses we practice on the mat. Is there a way to incorporate yogic principles and teachings into a modern, 21st century life? Yoga teacher Darren Main explores yoga’s history and philosophy and uses personal stories from his own life to illustrate the challenges of living your yoga in a very modern world. If you are ready to deepen your practice and learn about the eight limbs of yoga, the chakras, and the Yoga Sutras, this is a great place to start.

Location:
Dobrá Tea
1278 Pendleton Street (Village of West Greenville)

Discussion is free—ordering food and/or tea from Dobrá is encouraged!

Time: 11:30-12:30pm

 


Next Level: Embracing Our Bodies with Kimmie

May 2020

Description to come…

time: 2-5pm

cost: $24 (FREE for Inspired Path Members)

 


Summer Yin

June 20, 2020 

Practicing yin yoga is coming into a simplet shape in a mindful way while staying for many minutes in order to go deeper within the natural ranges of motion in the joints.  Yin practice targets the connective tissue in the body, which wraps around and through each muscle and joint. When doing long held poses, we load the connective tissue & ligaments with gentle pressure and pulling. This relieves the body physically as well as energetically.  Loading the connective tissues can alleviate physical pain due to the body’s rescue response, which lubricates joints and provides a healthier flow of energy throughout the body. The other benefit of yin yoga is that is offers students a quiet practice in which you can begin to train the mind and use meditative practices to become fully present.

Class will be suitable for all levels.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 for Inspired Path members)

 


Summer Kirtan with Erick Herlong & Friends

June 27, 2020

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: 7-9pm

cost: donation

 


Heart of Yoga with Erick Herlong

July 25, 2020

Description to come…

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 Inspired Path Members)

 


Next Level: TBA

August 2020

Description to come…

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 (FREE for Inspired Path Members)

 


Fall Yin

September 19, 2020 

Practicing yin yoga is coming into a simplet shape in a mindful way while staying for many minutes in order to go deeper within the natural ranges of motion in the joints.  Yin practice targets the connective tissue in the body, which wraps around and through each muscle and joint. When doing long held poses, we load the connective tissue & ligaments with gentle pressure and pulling. This relieves the body physically as well as energetically.  Loading the connective tissues can alleviate physical pain due to the body’s rescue response, which lubricates joints and provides a healthier flow of energy throughout the body. The other benefit of yin yoga is that is offers students a quiet practice in which you can begin to train the mind and use meditative practices to become fully present.

Class will be suitable for all levels.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 for Inspired Path members)

 


Fall Kirtan with Erick Herlong & Friends

September 19, 2020

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: 7-9pm

cost: donation

 


Next Level: Anchoring Your Mind with Susan

November 7, 2020

Does your mind wander like a drunken monkey? or a puppy in training? This practice and workshop discusses different techniques to help keep your mind steady throughout the practice including breath, dristhi, and bandhas. Learn different breathing exercises, gaze point practices, and soft but noticeable bandha engagement practices (even learn what bandhas are?!?).

We will work through a flowing movement process with segments focusing on one at a time and then attempt two at time and then all three. Close with a meditation that honors the fluctuations of the mind and the ability to gain awareness and gently bring the mind back to concentration when it drifts. Class ends with a nice long rest.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 (FREE for Inspired Path Members)

 


Winter Yin

December 19, 2020 

Practicing yin yoga is coming into a simplet shape in a mindful way while staying for many minutes in order to go deeper within the natural ranges of motion in the joints.  Yin practice targets the connective tissue in the body, which wraps around and through each muscle and joint. When doing long held poses, we load the connective tissue & ligaments with gentle pressure and pulling. This relieves the body physically as well as energetically.  Loading the connective tissues can alleviate physical pain due to the body’s rescue response, which lubricates joints and provides a healthier flow of energy throughout the body. The other benefit of yin yoga is that is offers students a quiet practice in which you can begin to train the mind and use meditative practices to become fully present.

Class will be suitable for all levels.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 for Inspired Path members)