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.


 

How to Deal with Difficult People led by Craig

September 22, 2018 

Join Craig for this informative and fun workshop which focuses on effective techniques for dealing with difficulties in our relationships, be they casual or more close and intimate. During this class, we’ll discover how our own perceptions of “self” can often shape our reality and the outcomes in our relationships. We’ll also look into how we can shift our focus away from the perceived source of our anger (i.e. other people) to the anger itself, thereby gaining insight into what emotions actually are and how clinging to them too tightly is in opposition of the natural order of things.

This workshop will offer:
1) A body-scan meditation designed to help cleanse the body and mind of both gross and hidden tension.
2) A talk on the ways in which we can effectively deal with conflict in relationships.
3) A loving-kindness meditation designed to help promote compassion and forgiveness towards those with whom we are at quarrels or misunderstandings.
4) A question and answer session.

NOTES: Please dress in comfortable clothing. A yoga mat is not required for this class. Greenville Yoga will provide blankets, bolsters, and chairs to help ensure participants’ comfort. Regardless of the ability to pay the requested $10 class fee, no one will be turned away from participating in this class. Everyone is welcomed to join!

*Craig Metcalf, RN, BSN, E-RYT is a Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). He completed his Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) through Greenville Yoga and has been teaching yoga and meditation classes and workshops for over 10 years. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). As a RN, Craig applies his nursing knowledge to his yoga and meditation courses, helping students gain a better understanding as to the anatomic and physiologic effects of these ancient practices. He keeps abreast of the latest scientific research regarding yoga and meditation, imparting that information in easy-to-understand and down-to-earth ways.

Time: 2-3:30

Cost: $10


Fall Yin: Turning In with Matt

September 22, 2018 

Fall is considered a time of transition. There is a natural tendency during this time to pause and notice what part of our own lives might be out of balance and how we can cultivate balance for body, heart and mind. In Chinese Medicine (the theory behind the Yin practices) Fall is a time for letting go, surrender, release and exhale.
This Fall Equinox Yin practice includes poses stimulating the Stomach/Spleen Meridian (related to the Earth element) which connects seasonally to Indian Summer. Take time to pay attention to the seasonal transition. This gives us time and space for digestion on a physical and emotional level as well.

This will be a 2-hour Yin practice giving lots of time for deep release. Remember to find your edge and stay a while.

time: 4-6pm

cost: $20


Restorative Yoga 6-Week Series with Jill McBurney

September 16- October 21, 2018- drop in students welcome

Do you experience stress? Poor sleep? Chronic pain? Restorative yoga might be just what you need. This lovely practice offers a welcome alternative to the chaos of fast-paced days and restless nights. The strategic use of numerous props will comfortably support your body as you stay in a pose for 15-20 minutes. (Imagine a 20-minute savasana!) Possible results include relief from pain, lower blood pressure, improved digestion, better sleep, a calmer mind, a better mood. If this sounds like something you long for in life, please join me. Within six weeks, see that you can indeed rest fully, relax completely, and restore your mind, body, and spirit. Class size is limited to 12. Please pre-register to reserve your space by signing up here.
Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: $60 / series; $12 drop-in

The Next Level: Sit… Stay with Liz

October 13, 2018

Sitting cross-legged on the floor is one of the most challenging poses in Yoga.  So, we put ourselves in the most umcomfortable position and then tell our minds to be quiet.  Simple, right? In this Next Level workshop, Liz will help you assess your seated posture and find the best way for you to meditate.  Once you find your seat we will debunk myths of meditation, learn the best way to quiet the mind and help you create a sustainable meditation practice at home.

time: 2-3:30pm

cost: $20 (free to Inspired Path Members)


The Heart of Yoga with Erick and Paul

October 20, 2018 

Happiness is a direction….. Inside.

In this workshop we will learn to recognize when you are craving something outside of yourself. You will receive practices to help you pause and consider your choices. Through these practices you can begin to free yourself from destructive patterns. Begin the journey of living your truth by trusting that happiness is already here. It is the act of seeking something outside of yourself which is preventing you from experiencing your own natural wonder arising in the present moment.

The workshop will include discussion, movement with breath awareness, meditation and music.

time: 2-4pm

cost: $20


Fall Kirtan with Erick Herlong & Friends

October 20, 2018

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 fun evening of singing universal mantras in a call and response format. Kirtan 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. Children are welcome.

time: 7-9pm

cost: donations


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)

 


Max Strom Weekend!

March 29, 2019 

Details coming soon…

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