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.


The Next Level: Yoga for Pain Relief with Kimmie

June 2, 2018

This class is for anyone who experiences pain- either chronic pain or intermittent pain or discomfort.  Kimmie will guide you through a gentle breath-inspired class (similar to her Flow for EveryBODY) but will focus on healing tools that include pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. These tools, once learned, can be used any place and any time.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)


The Next Level: Summer Sankalpa, Yin & Tapas with Liz

July 14, 2018

Is your New Year’s Intention starting to wane or is it completely lost at this point in the year?  Are you feeling drained from the heat of the summer and the hustle and bustle around you?  Join Liz for a one of a kind event to re-inspire your commitment to yoga as a practice of self-transformation and to balance out the heat of summer time.  We offered this class in January and it was so well received, we thought we should do it again with a variation on the theme. Poses and talking points will be slightly different, but the intention is the same.

Sankalpa is the Sanskrit word for intention.  Yin relates to the spirit of quiet, internal listening, and the state of being.  Tapas is a Sanskrit word that loosely translated means “burning zeal.”  In this class you will create a personal intention and we will move through practice based on this intention.  The Yin and Tapas practices are very similar in that you will hold poses (both standing and on the floor) for longer periods of time (think 5 minutes or more).  Some of these times will feel uncomfortable. Can you stay through the inevitable discomfort?  Can you learn to respond versus react?  Can you bake your intention into your cells through the duration of this class? Don’t miss out on the fun!

time: 2-4pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)


Feel Better in Your Body with Jamie Elmer

July 20-22, 2018 

Friday:

All Levels Flow Class- Join Jamie Elmer, E-RYT500 for an all levels Vinyasa Flow class and get to know this senior teacher. In preparation for Jamie’s upcoming workshops and trainings, students will have an opportunity to experience her method of teaching safe, healthy, and invigorating yoga focused on alignment, joint health and breathing. 5:30-7pm, $12


Saturday:

Vinyasa Flow without the Vinyasa- Join Jamie for a vinyasa flow yoga without needing to use the typical “vinyasa” format of downward facing dog, plank, low plank and upward facing dog. Learn options for how to practice flow even (or especially) if you have wrist, shoulder, neck and lower back sensitivity. Class is also perfect for students with balance issues, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis. 10:45am-12:15pm, $20

Tools For Teaching Outside the Box: Vinyasa Flow without the Vinyasa-  This continued education clinic, for teachers and teachers in training, will give you tools to teach vinyasa flow yoga without needing to use the typical “vinyasa” format of downward facing dog, plank, low plank and upward facing dog. Learn options for how to teach flow yoga to students with wrist, shoulder, neck and lower back sensitivity, as well as to students with balance issues, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis. Attendance in the morning class will allow you to see how this looks in a class setting.  The afternoon session will “break down” elements of teaching for this style class. 2-5:30pm, $65 (includes am & pm session)

 


Sunday:

Heads Up, Heads Down, Part 1 & 2-  Going upside down and balancing can be extremely empowering, and at the same time, calming for our nervous system. In these clinics, we’ll focus on the step by step process of how to go upside down in certain arm balances.  You will also learn how to recognize when a modification might be needed instead.  This workshop is essential for teachers who want to know the best way to teach students to invert, as well as to align and refine your own inversion practice. Space is limited.  Please pre-register for this class.

Part 1 – learn how to safely work in to Handstand and Shoulder Stand. 10:30am-12:30pm, $25

Part 2 – learn how to safely work in to forearm balance and headstand. 2-4pm, $25


Private Sessions-  Jamie is renowned for her work in helping people feel better in their bodies.  IF you have something that you just can’t figure out- an ache or pain, an old injury or limitation- she can help you find ease in your practice and patterns of movement. There is nothing like the benefits of one-on-one personal instruction for students and teachers. Jamie is available for private sessions covering everything from class sequencing to injury prevention and healing. Take advantage of uninterrupted specialized time focused on your needs while Jamie is in town. Contact Jamie directly to learn more about how you can benefit from a private session, and to schedule your appointment. info@jamieelmeryoga.com  time & cost upon request


The Next Level: Falling into Balance with Lorraine

August 11, 2018 

Description to come…

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 or Free to Inspired Path Members


Living the Five Virtues with Liz Delaney

Fall / Winter 2018 

When your practice is calling you to go beyond the physical… Join us and learn how to live a life full of meaning and integrity. Witness your actions as they become more mindful and align with your beliefs. Immerse yourself in our six-month study with a group of dedicated students who are ready to delve more deeply into the principles and traditions of Yoga. This is a perfect course for anyone who wishes to soak up yogic wisdom or become an example of leadership in their field. Join us for a course that includes courageous personal reflection that allows the highest version of yourself to shine through, and your best life to emerge.

Each weekend we will study one of the Five Causes as taught by Max Strom: gratitude, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, and humility. During the last weekend, you will create a personal code of conduct in order to live your Yoga each day. Weekends will include both a 1 hour 30 minute practice and 2 hour book talk and discussion.

This is also Segment 1 of our year-long teacher training program. Through this course, you will discover if you are meant to lead through teaching yoga. More details on our Teacher Trainings page.

To enroll in this course, a $50 deposit is required.  Sign up and pay online or in-studio. A welcome letter will be sent following your enrollment in this course.

time: 1:00-4:30pm

dates: 6 Saturdays: 9/8, 10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9

cost: $250 (course only); $750 (course + unlimited yoga for six months)

Pay your deposit and pre-register here.

 


The Next Level: Exploring Sun Salutations with Jill

September 15, 2018

Description to come

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)

 


The Next Level: Using Bandhas to Fly with Melissa

October 13, 2018

Learn to fly with ease in crow pose in this incredibly useful workshop prepared by Melissa. Bandhas are energetic locks in the body that can be used to assist our physical practices in yoga.  We will discuss and work with the bandhas and how to use them to create stability in your poses. We will explore the different ways to “get to know” and understand the muscles used in crow. If you already practice crow, we can work with side crow and possibly other arm balance variations.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)

 


The Next Level: Living Your Yoga with Lynn

November 17, 2018 

Make your holiday season the best, most mindful yet!  You can use the breath to help with challenging situations to keep the body calm and to keep you present during the beautiful moments too. In this class we will start by learning, refining and practicing deep breath work in unison as a community. The breathing practice will be followed by a talk about using your breath as a tool outside of the yoga room and ways to take your yoga off the mat and live life to its fullest.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)

 


The Next Level: Forearm Balance with Kelly

December 2018 

As we move into the dark of winter our energy often wanes.  One of the best ways to raise your energy is through physical practice of yoga.  Even better to raise your energy is going upside down.  Forearm balance is a heart opener and an inversion.  One of the best things you can do to stave off the “winter blues” and turn your holiday season upside down.  Kelly will move you through a specific sequence to heat and prepare the upper body to go upside down.  You will then have time to “play” and experiment with forearm balance under Kelly’s guidance.  Class will close with some gentle stretching and a long savasana.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)