The Power of Music and Yoga
Musician, filmmaker, long-time yogi and humanitarian Michael Franti sat down with us in his San Francisco studio to talk about the inspiration behind his family motto, "Be your best, serve the greater good and rock out wherever you are!" and provided insights about the transformational power of yoga and music. He also shares insight into his music and yoga, his journey and plays some of his new songs for us!
Bringing Common Sense to Healing
Caroline's powerful class and lecture teaches us how to bring common sense to healing. She takes an indepth look at the inner shadow and how it causes illness. Bitterness and negativity are not the root causes of illness, yet those experiences that caused those feelings have a deep impact on our soul and emotions. Learn powerful tools to let go and find a way back to our inner balance.
Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality & mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. Over the years, Caroline has written many ciritically acclaimed books including:Anatomy of Spirit, investigating of the underlying reasons why people sabotage their healing processes. Caroline identified a syndrome she calls "woundology," characterized by a person's reliance on the power of illness for manipulation of his or her world, as opposed to attaining an independent, empowered state of health. As with her other seminal research, this syndrome is now a recognized psychological condition. Caroline then pursued her interest in the language of symbols, myths, and archetypes, conducting research that enabled her to profile an individual's "Sacred Contract," a complex of 12 archetypal patterns that reflect in mythic language the agreements the soul made prior to birth. Based on this work, Caroline released SACRED CONTRACTS, which became her third New York Times bestseller.
In 2003, Oprah Winfrey gave Caroline her own television program with the OXYGEN network in New York City, which ran successfully for one year. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003-- CMED: Caroline Myss Education-- which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development attracting an international student body. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule. After completing her Master's degree, Caroline co-founded Stillpoint Publishing and headed the editorial department, producing an average of 10 books per year in the field of human consciousness and holistic health. Simultaneously Caroline refined her skills as a medical intuitive, with the assistance of C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon. Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her research proved so accurate that it became the subject matter of a book co-written by Caroline and Norm: The Creation of Health. Caroline followed with two more New York Times bestsellers, INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER in 2004 and ENTERING THE CASTLE in 2007. Caroline's latest book, DEFY GRAVITY, was released in October 2009, a book exploring the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason. In addition to her written work, Caroline has produced more than eighty audio/visual products on subjects that include healing, spirituality, personal development, and the study of archetypes.
Yoga for Confidence and Courage
The biggest battle most of us will ever face is inside our own heads. Fear, insecurity, doubt and low self-esteem hold us back. We procrastinate, don't follow through and get caught in the compare-despair game. Learn some of the most potent yogic practices to build rock-solid courage and confidence in any situation.
Ashley is the author of seven best-selling yoga dvd's, co-founder of URBAN PRIESTESS, co-author of Aroma Yoga and the creator of the wildly popular 'Mediation 101' Virtual Conference reaching over 25,000 participants in 2014! Details Magazine named Ashley "One of the Top 6 personal trainers in 2014". Internationally sought-after for her innovative fusion of neurobiology, estern psychotherapy and yoga/meditation, Ashley regulary connects virtually with many of her clients virtually, transceding location and distance by using modern tools ot stay connected. Ashley lives by the ocean in Marina Del Rey, CA and in the mountains of Aspen, CO. To learn more visit: www.AshleyTurner.org
Balancing Chakra's through Sound and Visualization
Human beings are made from five major elements, known in Sanskrit as the Maha Bhutas. These elements give us our senses for perception which exist in our bodies as headquarters called Chakras. Learn how to access and balance these Chakra's through sound and visualization, merging you back with the source of all knowledge and inspiration that you are born from. Your life will become filled with unconditional love and intelligence.
South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. ISHTA is an acronym for The Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and also translates to "That which resonates with the individual spirit" in Sanskrit. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing bodywork. Before creating a home for ISHTA, Alan co-founded Yoga Works, Yoga Zone and Be Yoga. Alan has co-authored several books including Introduction to Yoga with Al Bingham and Chakra Yoga and Breathing Space with Katrina Repka. Alan travels the world to share his teachings. He currently lives and teaches in New York City where he co-owns ISHTA Yoga with his wife, Sarah Finger.
Releasing Karmas and Trauma
Join Tommy for an inspiring dicussion on releasing Karmas and Trauma's and how you can heal the body and mind, followed by a yoga class aimed at healing and strengthening the spine. Each movement will clear blockages and release energy from the sacrum to the crown while activating the nervous system and bringing balance to the endocrine system. This kriya or set of exercises can form the basis of an excellent sadhana practice. Many who practice it regularly feel as if the lights just got turned on. While quite powerful and transformative, this practice is accessible to all.
Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.
Tommy authored the critically-acclaimed book Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Hay House 2014). He is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder and host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference series and the #MoveBeyond Group Coaching Program.
Tommy leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals. He lives with his wife, noted yoga teacher Kia Miller, in Venice, CA.
Awakening Your Inner Fire
Your inner fire is the core of our being, our unique ray of light from Spirit. Being in communion with your inner fire brings a sense of purpose, peace, and connection to the sacred.
Join HeatherAsh Amara for an inspirational exploration of how to creatively move past the obstacles and fears that block your inner fire from shining brightly in the world. Learn how to listen more deeply to your inner self, access your innate wisdom, and use the four elements to bring balance to your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual being in your yoga practice and in your life.
HeatherAsh Amara is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, the Warrior Goddess Companion Workbook, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. She is dedicated to sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh was trained by Ana Forrest, is a Sundoor Firewalk Instructor Trainer, and travels extensively.
Tapping Into Empowerment
In this guided Primal Yoga® Flow practice, we combine fluid movement and breath to cultivate the flow of Qi and pranic energy throughout the body. We seamlessly blend yoga with slow flowing movements inspired by Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu into a harmonious dance to create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies. We flow through creative, empowering and expansive poses that reveal our inner strength and tap into our body's innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within.
Liz Arch is the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion class that merges Vinyasa yoga with the artistry of Kung Fu and the grace of Tai Chi into a creative, intelligent and mindful flow.
Liz has over 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa Yoga, traditional Northern-style Kung Fu (empty hand and weapons), Yang-style Tai-Chi, Self-Healing Qi Gong and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She holds a Tai Chi Quan Certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy and has competed and won local and national Kung Fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications, including a SmartFlow Yoga certification from Annie Carpenter and a Yoga Tune Up® certification from Jill Miller. Liz has trained celebrities, musicians and Olympic athletes, and travels the world leading teacher training programs, workshops and yoga retreats.
Liz was named one of the "100 Women to Watch in Wellness" in 2015 by MindBodyGreen and has graced the covers of international yoga magazines including Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Life Magazine, and Yoga & Wellness Magazine. She has contributed as a health and wellness expert to Self.com, MindBodyGreen.com, Hauteliving.com, VitalJuice.com,TheChalkboardMag.com, ElephantJournal.com, and more.
She is a firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal on both a physical and emotional level. She donates her time to causes that touch her heart and is an Advisory Board Member for A Window Between Worlds (www.awbw.org), a national non-profit organization that uses art as a healing tool to empower and transform the lives of individuals and communities impacted by domestic violence and trauma. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she joyfully teaches private lessons, public classes, workshops, and retreats. Visit her online at www.lizarch.com.
Activating our Sexual Energy
Tantra Yoga: How to Ignite your sexual energy
Tantra helps you to tap into your sexual energy, called Shakti, and use it for:
Attracting the right partner
Healing from traumas
Multiple and full body orgasms that leave you with more energy and creativity
This OYoga class blends Yoga, Tantra and Bellydance to unlock you Shakti sensual energy and tap into your feminine energy to feel sexy, juicy and empowered.
Psalm Isadora is a sex expert, author and star of Playboy TV's reality show Cougar Club. Founder of global sex coaching program Urban Kama Sutra, Psalm has de-mystified the ancient secrets of Tantra to make them accessible to modern masses through workshops, her online video school and retreats to help you reach your full sexual potential and have the relationships you desire.
May the Hatha Be With You
The word "Hatha" in "Hatha Yoga," has many meanings- one of them being "Force." In this workshop, we will discover the many etymological roots of the word "Hatha" and the diverse historical evolution of the practice. We will learn various esoteric techniques that "force" the precious kundalini energy to rise up the central channel of the body and will discuss how that "life-force-energy" can serve us not just in our yoga, but in our lives. We will practice Hatha Yoga postures as they were originally taught in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika," "Gheranda Samhita," and the "Shiva Samhita," our oldest Hatha Yoga texts. There is a reason why of all paths, you have chosen to be a practitioner of Hatha Yoga. It is because you have always felt that force/ energy within you and wanted to channel it towards the highest truth. While the practice of Hatha Yoga involves learning- mostly this workshop is a practice of remembering who you are- remembering the power/force that has always lived inside of you.
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe, M.A. is celebrating her 20- year teaching anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, she completed Graduate School with Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural Class in Yoga Philosophy. She is the Yoga Spokesperson for "Weight Watchers," "Yoga for Dummies," "Crunch Yoga," and appeared as a series regular on "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab," as the therapeutic instructor. Her mentor for Jnana Yoga is Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, for Bhakti Yoga, Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), and for Hatha Yoga, Erich Schiffmann. For most of that 20 years, she can call Yoga Works, Santa Monica her home.