Seeing and Understanding from the Base with STEPHANIE QUIRK

THE CORE
The Base
The Spine
The Lower Back
This 4-Day Course is one part of an ongoing series of 7 study modules intended to introduce to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (of all levels) some basic adaptations that will assist the students who attend their classes with commonly occurring problems and conditions.

Experienced intermediate students are invited and encouraged to attend Day 1 or Days 1 and 2. Day 1 is a prerequisite for Day 2. Single session attendance is not allowed.

The study begins at the already established base of the teacher’s practice. Teachers are then shown how those practiced asanas are linked to modifications that will assist their students.

The emphasis is on the teacher learning the asana from the inside out, recognising what is the experienced feel in tone, intensity and form, as well as elemental changes of gravity, balance, space, movement and stability according to the arrangement and adaptation of each asana.

Each 4-day subject specific course is an independent individual module within the seven part series.
Seven Subject Topics:
The Karmendriyas (parts 1 and 2), The Core, The Energetic Embodiment (parts 1 and 2), Systemic Imbalances, Listening/Seeing/Realizing

Prior attendance at a previous subject course or workshop is NOT required. However, participation in all 4 days of any separate subject topic is a requirement for CIYTs. The extent of the subject studied is appropriate for the certified teacher who is looking for solutions to the common difficulties and obstacles that many of their students face.

Day 1 Attendance by Experienced Intermediate Students $110

Days 1 and 2 Attendance by Experienced Intermediate Students $220

Days 1-4 Attendace of 4-Day Course by CIYTs $440

 
Day 1 Morning Session  with Stephany Quirk
Sat Date: 5/12/2018 From: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Day 1 begins the initial stage of study, observation and investigation of The Core through asanas taught in a general class. Here Stephanie will be showing and revealing aspects that are relevant to the subject of The Core: the base, spine, lower back.
Day 1 is open to experienced students as well as Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers.
Day 1 Afternoon Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Sat Date: 5/12/2018 From: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Day 1 begins the initial stage of study, observation and investigation of The Core through asanas taught in a general class. Here Stephanie will be showing and revealing aspects that are relevant to the subject of The Core: the base, spine, lower back.
Day 1 is open to experienced students as well as Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers.
Day 2 Morning Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Sun Date: 5/13/2018 From: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The work commenced on day 1 continues in the 2nd morning session.
Day 2 is open to experienced students who attended Day 1 and to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.
Day 2 Afternoon Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Sun Date: 5/13/2018 From: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In the afternoon Stephanie will begin the very important aspect of observation.
Day 2 is open to experienced students who attended Day 1 and to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.
Day 3 Morning Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Mon Date: 5/14/2018 From: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In Day 3 course participants will be learning more specific adjustments and adaptations for their students who require
help and are attending their yoga classes. Adjustments can be carried out for a variety of reasons; to enable, correct, and to educate the student, so that the pose works more directly for them.
Day 3 is open to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.
Day 3 Afternoon Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Mon Date: 5/14/2018 From: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In Day 3 course participants will be learning more specific adjustments and adaptations for their students who require
help and are attending their yoga classes. Adjustments can be carried out for a variety of reasons; to enable, correct, and to educate the student, so that the pose works more directly for them.
Day 3 is open to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.
Day 4 Morning Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Tue Date: 5/15/2018 From: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adjustments and adaptations continue throughout day 4. During days 2 & 3 running parallel to adjustments and adaptations is the introduction to understanding the purpose and correct usage of props. Props, as with adaptations, can be for enabling, correcting and educating. Props can alleviate situations difficult to bear as well as provide a portal for the student to understand their inner body.
Day 4 is open to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.
Day 4 Afternoon Session  with Stephanie Quirk
Tue Date: 5/15/2018 From: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adjustments and adaptations continue on day 4. During days 2 & 3 running parallel to adjustments and adaptations is the introduction to understanding the purpose and correct usage of props. Props, as with adaptations, can be for enabling, correcting and educating. Props can alleviate situations difficult to bear as well as provide a portal for the student to understand their inner body.
Day 4 is open to Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers attending Days 1-4.

Sound Healing Concert with Claudia Ingraham

Saturday, January 6,  6:30-8:00 – $25

Preregistration Required

Bring a Pillow and a Blanket for comfort!

Join Claudia for this amazing Tibetan Bowl Sound Concert with guided meditation.   Relax, balance and heal as the sounds of these remarkable instruments vibrate deep into your body and spirit.

Ask about an individual sounds healing session Saturday, Sunday or Monday afternoon.

For more information on Claudia’s Sound Healing work go to:

http://sacredspaceclearing.com

Winter Solstice Restorative Celebration

Come embrace the heart of winter and the beginning of lengthening days in this 90- minute Winter Solstice celebration with Dana Ripley. You will be lead through a series of Restorative postures to enjoy the tranquility of the season, uplift your spirits and nurture your health, soften the muscles and connect with the inner light that shines intensely through all of life’s changes.

Sutra, Sanskrit, and Meditation Sangha

Up-level your Yoga practice.
Tune up with the resonance of Sanskrit.
Tune in through the practice of Meditation.
Free Sangha offered one Sunday every month.  All are welcome!

Angelique, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, has studied with Manorama, Director of Sanskrit Studies Method and disciple of Sri Brahmananda Sarasvati, in 2004. Panorama unveiled the path of Sanskrit studies for Angelique: a path that combines Sanskrit, Mediation, and Yoga Philosophy.

Study the Yogic texts. Discuss the teachings as we apply them to our lives.

These gatherings are perfect for those interested in learning more about Sanskrit and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga.

Holiday Yoga Class and Party

Celebrate the season by joining our All Levels Annual Holiday Yoga Class followed by fresh chai, treats, and mingling. This class is a complimentary offering from the studio and you are welcome to bring your friends and family.  Come to both the class and the gathering, or just one or the other.  We look forward seeing you!  For those who feel inspired to give during the holiday season, we will be collecting donations to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico through United for Puerto Rico.

Cost

Complimentary (optional donations will be accepted in support of relief to Puerto Rico)

Holiday Restorative Yoga

Carol Wade, RYT, will be your guide using breath, meditation, and very gentle yoga poses to release tension stored in hips, neck, and shoulders.
Clear stress by using essential oils led by Amber Gerber, CTRS, Karuna Reiki Master. Relax as Amber releases blocked energy from your body with reiki. Create within your heart a space for peace to carry with you through the holiday season.
Sunday, December 3
2:00pm-3:30pm
Investment:  $25

Deepen Your Relationship With Self

This experience combines the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga, mudras, Chakras and Enneagram. Healing vibrational sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls increase and heighten your journey.

The yoga is restorative-yin style (easy for all to do), and the mudras stimulate energy pathways within your body. The Chakra explorations often bring forth insightful messages, specific for your alignment with your highest expression. The Enneagram offers wisdom that aligns the mind with the Soul. You will also learn to energetic tools that support your empowerment.

The experience is offered to all, by donation. We set the value at $45 for those who like that guidance. We welcome any form of support, whether it is your love, your referrals or your monetary contributions. Donations support Rishi’s, myself and my assistant.

For this event offering, Maria Lucero will assist me by sharing her healing energies with you during the event. You will be pampered and encouraged to allow her healing touch.

The studio space has room for 15 participants. Therefore we require your committed reservation.

Easy Self-Care for the Holiday Season

Come join Mary Maynard and give yourself the gift of self-care this Holiday Season. In this Playshop you will learn simple, easy ways to enjoy the holidays using pure relaxation and other Mind Body Spirit techniques to bring peace and calm to your life.

Saturday, December 2 ~ From 1:00pm-2:00pm

Yoga Is…

Yoga is about finding balance. In fact, the word yoga is taken from the Sanskrit word “yug” which means “to yoke” or “to join” – joining together of two equal but opposite things or ideas into a balanced whole. The integration of the mind & the body, the past & the present, masculine & feminine, strength & flexibility, to name but a few.

Many people have a tendency to equate the practice of yoga with the goal of placing the body in pretzel-like positions and contortions when in actuality it’s not at all about goals or learning to tie our bodies in knots.

” Before you learn to stand on your head, you need to learn to stand on your own two feet.”
Swami Satchidananda

Balanced in the present moment. Yoga is a process, not a goal. It’s not about trying to look like a picture in some book, but about learning about your own body and cultivating that mind-body connection. The physical is a reflection of the mental and spiritual. When the output of action does not balance with the input, we experience stress. Hatha yoga attenpts to bring the input and output into balance. We, as human beings, exist as a polarity. This is epitomized by the very word Hatha. “Ha” means Sun in Sanskrit – Heat/Light/Energy/Creativity/Action/Passion “Tha” means Moon in Sanskrit – Cool/Reflective/Receptive/Intuitive/Accepting

We move from one extreme to the other. The process of yoga is to lead us into balance and harmony of this polarity. The asanas or postures are a discipline for the body, exerting effects on the mind. Positive effects not only on the mind and the emotions, but on the muscles, organs and glands as well. They have a balancing effect upon the nervous system, making us better able to deal with stress. They increase our flexibility, improve our circulation, strengthern our muscles, aid in digestion, support stress-related conditions and improve our breathing capacity and the elasticity of our lungs.

The health community has realized that a high-impact aerobic work-out creates more injuries than benefits – in the knees, low backs and ankles. Yoga lasts for a liftime unlike many sports that we may need to abandon as we age. But the benefits far exceed enhancing our physical health and mental activity to promoting emotional balance and spiritual awareness. It provides a way to feel peaceful in this chaotic world in which we live.

Yoga is neither political or religious. Anyone can practice it regardless of age, sex or physical condition. Yoga evolved initially as an oral tradition which was taught one on one so that the teaching was passed directly from teacher to student. Today, there are many fine books and tapes about yoga which are very useful whether you are a beginner or a continuing student. But a teacher can provide that personal guidance and instruction that you may not find in the pages of a book. You make your own choice as to what will work best for you. And if you do decide that you would like to try a yoga class, please utilize our directory of teachers. There you will find representatives of a variety of styles of yoga from the strengthening yet relaxing focus of classical yoga, to the dynamic pace of astanga yoga and the alignment-oriented requirements of an Iyengar class. Please feel free to make inquiries of any of the teachers so that you can learn more.

Practicing yoga and meditation is not about withdrawing from the world, it’s about how to embrace life more fully – how to accomplish more without getting stressed in the process. It is the process of joining the ordinary with the extraordinary during our daily life. Yoga is a tool for learning to notice and challenge our perceived limitations, giving us the opportunity to suspend our beliefs about what we can and cannot do.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

The above article was written by Christine, a certified yoga teacher in the Denver area and was originally published in 2009.