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.

 


Love Yourself: Choose Your Challenge

January 14- February 28, 2020 

This winter, join us in the “Love Yourself: Choose Your Challenge.”  Instead of aiming to complete some arbitrary number of clases assigned by me, you choose your challenge.  What would help you grow? What is a challenge that’s just a little bit more, but not unattainable and not one that will create self-loathing because you know you cannot meet it!  Where is your edge (that place that keeps you interested and awake)? We hope everyone at the studio joins us in this challenge of radical self-love.  We will have special events surrounding this theme and have added extra meditation and yoga classes to the Winter Schedule to help you meet your goals.  Join us for 45 days of self-care, self-love, commitment and community:

  • Love Yourself: Choose Your Challenge
  • Begins January 14
  • Ends February 28
  • 45 days of yoga & meditation
  • Choose your own challenge: How many classes are just right for you?
  • Fill out your intention sheet and hang at the studio.
  • No extra cost to join the challenge.  Use class credits or monthly passes to participate.
  • Show up and have fun!
  • Celebrate Saturday, February 29th from 2-4pm with a free Heart Opening next level class led by Liz

 


Winter Kirtan with Erick Herlong & Friends

January 25, 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

 


Back to the Basics with Pete Cantrell

January 26, 2020 (Sunday) 

Are you new to yoga and want to know some basic shapes and how to attain them?  Or have you been coming forever and no one really explained the nuts and bolts of simple poses we practice in each class?  Join Pete to learn all of the little pieces that go into seemingly “easy” poses.  Go back to the basics and find something new for your practice.  Poses covered:

Knees to chest
Spinal twist
Cat/cow
Cobra
Child’s Pose
Down dog

Time: 1-3pm

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

 


Books Worth Talking About

January 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 well 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:

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was studying the human brain at Harvard when she suffered a devastating stroke and suddenly became her own science project. This book is her account of that stroke and her recovery, including the many insights she gained along the way. Without a functioning left brain, Jill could only see people as energy bodies. She saw, in a profound way, that everyone is interconnected, and that the energy we give out affects others. You will learn a lot about how the brain works from this book, as well as get some tips for quieting that annoying, often negative voice in your head.

Meet at Coffee on Stone- just across the street, next to Moe’s Barbeque.

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Cost: free

 


Yoga Nidra: Sleep of the Yogi

January 31, 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: 2/7, 2/28, 3/13, 3/27

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

cost: regular class price

 


Be the Light with Jessica & Lynn

February 21, 2020 (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

 


Next Level: Open Your Heart with Liz

February 29, 2020

This class will be not only about the physical practice of opening the heart, but also the emotional practices.  We will begin seated with some gentle shoulder and chest openers while we wake up the spine and breath.  Next we will move into Max Strom’s Inner Axis 30.  This is a particular sequence of breathing practices designed to lead you in.  Next, we will follow a specific set of poses to prepare for a backbend with shoulders in extension (arms overhead).  Learn best practices of alignment for health of your shoulders and lower back as we progress into a more challenging heart openers. This type of heart opening can have a profound effect on body, heart and mind.  Class will close with floor poses to bring you into balance, savasana and guided meditation.

time: 2-4pm

cost: Free for everyone!

 


 

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 with Erick Herlong & Friends

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

 


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!

 


Heart of Yoga with Erick Herlong

April 18, 2020

Description to come…

time: 2-4pm

cost: $24 ($20 Inspired Path Members)

 


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)