Workshops
Workshops

Scoliosis Immersion
with Dana McMurchy

Dana and her lovely assistants will guide, teach, offer personalized techniques to help you understand and get more comfortable around your spine. Yoga is now a therapy recommended as first line treatment rather than opioids or surgery. Do you or a loved one suffer from Scoliosis? Join our bi/weekly immersion (Nov & Dec) to learn how specific Yoga Poses and Practices can reduce and sometimes eliminate pain. Learn Simple and Effective things to do at work, at your home and in the yoga studio. No previous yoga experience required. Get ready to learn and have fun. (I promise) Meet RS Bones (my lovely rescue skeleton - really did get him out of the closet) Identify the root cause of your pain and what you can do to ease, reduce or eliminate it. No judgement, just clear seeing. Be guided by your own body - this workshop is NO PAIN - ALL GAIN. Yoga Teachers and Students are welcome and this workshop is good for all levels. $25

Scoliosis Immersion

Friday, December 1 2017 1:30 - 3:30 pm Reserve

Yoga for Scoliosis & Back Pain
with Dana McMurchy

Come learn about Scoliosis Curves and Yoga Techniques to address them. Reduce Discomfort and Pain through Mindful movement, Awareness, relaxation & breathing. For Yoga Students and Teachers - all levels welcome. You will take home an individual practice to do at home and to apply during group classes. Identify and Address the root causes of pain. Learn how to work with your asymetries to reduce progression and improve your overall health.

$30 per person

Yoga for Scoliosis & Back Pain

Saturday, December 2 2017 2:30 - 5:00 pm Reserve

Curvy Yoga "Love Your Body"
with Vicki Hibbert

 Love your Body Edition:  This class has the intention of joy, acceptance, and love for the amazing body we were born with and have today.  Curvy girls Unite! All levels are welcome to join Certified Curvy Yoga Instructor Vicky Hibbert for a fun, full bodied, love oriented yoga class. No yoga experience necessary. Enroll and pay to secure your spot! Vicki Hibbert has been teaching Hatha yoga for two years and has been practicing yoga for seven. Initially drawn to yoga as cross-training for other exercise, she discovered that the benefits of yoga went beyond the physical. Vicki loves how much calmer she feels after a practice and enjoys the deeper connection with her physical self. Seeking to deepen her yoga practice in 2013, Vicki began teacher training at Yoga Spirit Academy under Dr. Janet Parachin and her husband Dr. Victor Parachin. An interest in body positivity led her to the work of Anna Guest-Jelly and Curvy Yoga and Vicki earned her Curvy YogaTM certification in 2016. Vicki has also studied Yin Yoga and the work of Jill Miller of Yoga Tune UpTM. Vicki has taught yoga in a CrossFit “Box,” a martial arts studio, and on a volunteer basis at the local jail. Currently, Vicki is teaching Curvy Yoga classes at Studio Pop and The Yoga Room in Tulsa. Curvy Yoga is body-affirming yoga for people of all sizes that helps you feel good about your body on and off the mat. Its alignment cues help yoga work for the body you have today. Vicki hopes that Curvy Yoga can bring the transformational practice of yoga to people who never thought it was available to them.

Curvy Yoga

Sunday, December 3 2017 10:30 - 12:00 pm Reserve

Mala Making Workshop
with Luis Tecocoatzi

Mala-Making is the New Knitting! Come learn, chill, drink nice coffee from Cirque, do a little yoga, make your own mala beads to wear, share and do your chanting or meditations with. Have you noticed those beaded necklaces that yogis around the community like to wear? Ever wonder what their significance is, or what they're used for? Join Luis Tecocoatzi to learn about the art, use, and creation process of Malas. A mala is a tool used for meditation, and/or as a physical representation of an intention such as Peace, Love, or Forgiveness.

In this workshop you’ll have the chance to learn more about malas in dept as well as create your very own. For this workshop we will more specifically be focusing on **Overhand Knotted Malas. To end of our time together; we will end with a cleansing and intention setting ritual.
Cost is $18 for instruction, +the cost of beads (select your beads from a wide range of kinds, styles, and qualities) Or bring your own beads. 

Mala Making Workshop

Saturday, December 9 2017 2:00 - 5:15 pm Reserve

Beginner Yoga Explorer Workshop
with Guest Teacher

Explore the basics of yoga by learning breathing and
meditation techniques for stress management, and simple
postures to build strength, flexibility, balance and body
awareness.
This workshop is avail for anyone to attend. Explorer Pass holders can attend one of these workshops for free.

Beginner Yoga Explorer Workshop

Sunday, December 10 2017 10:30 - 12:00 pm Reserve

Scoliosis Immersion
with Dana McMurchy

Dana and her lovely assistants will guide, teach, offer personalized techniques to help you understand and get more comfortable around your spine. Yoga is now a therapy recommended as first line treatment rather than opioids or surgery. Do you or a loved one suffer from Scoliosis? Join our bi/weekly immersion (Nov & Dec) to learn how specific Yoga Poses and Practices can reduce and sometimes eliminate pain. Learn Simple and Effective things to do at work, at your home and in the yoga studio. No previous yoga experience required. Get ready to learn and have fun. (I promise) Meet RS Bones (my lovely rescue skeleton - really did get him out of the closet) Identify the root cause of your pain and what you can do to ease, reduce or eliminate it. No judgement, just clear seeing. Be guided by your own body - this workshop is NO PAIN - ALL GAIN. Yoga Teachers and Students are welcome and this workshop is good for all levels. $25

Scoliosis Immersion

Friday, December 15 2017 1:30 - 3:30 pm Reserve

Inversions: Fly w/ Open Hips & Twist & Fly
with Margot Ballard

Arm Balance Workshop Fly w/ Open Hips: Warmup. Fly. Repeat.  2:00-4:00p.m

That's the name of the game with this two hour, all levels, friendly arm balance workshop.  About 6 months of yoga practice is suggested but not required! No need to know any arm balances before attending-you will learn it right from the start. Join Margot as she explores around 6 arm balances and variations while introducing techniques to incorporate into a sail practice to increase strength and body mechanics. 

 

Inversions: Fly w/ Open Hips & Twist & Fly

Saturday, December 16 2017 2:00 - 4:00 pm Reserve

Compassionate Communication Workshop
with Guest Teacher

DIFFUSE THE HOLIDAYS. This potent workshop will teach you mindful techniques to get you directly out of confrontation and into clear, kind communication just in time for the holidays and FAMILY. You will learn to develop skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as developed by Marshall Rosenburg. People around the world are using NVC skills to transform conflict, create harmony in their relationships, and build a world where everyone's needs are honored through compassionate giving, and without the use of coercion or violence. NVC helps people to: speak in a way that inspires compassion and understanding. NVC enhances mindfulness in thinking and speaking in a way which contributes to connection and getting everyone’s needs met. With 15 years of experience developing training programs for industries and 10 years of teaching Nonviolent Communication, Facilitator Jeff Tretsven is qualified and capable in this field. Facilitator Lynn McLellan is experienced in mentoring Early Childhood teachers in caring and creative environments. Compassionate Communication has had a profound impact on Lynn’s life and she is inspired to share it with others. Join likeminded for this timely event, one week before Thanksgiving! Thursday, Nov. 16th 1:30-3:45p.m $20 pre-register, $25 at the door.

Compassionate Communication Workshop

Saturday, December 16 2017 4:30 - 6:30 pm Reserve

Inversions: Fly w/ Open Hips & Twist & Fly
with Margot Ballard

Arm Balance Workshop Fly w/ Open Hips: Warmup. Fly. Repeat.  2:00-4:00p.m

That's the name of the game with this two hour, all levels, friendly arm balance workshop.  About 6 months of yoga practice is suggested but not required! No need to know any arm balances before attending-you will learn it right from the start. Join Margot as she explores around 6 arm balances and variations while introducing techniques to incorporate into a sail practice to increase strength and body mechanics. 

 

Inversions: Fly w/ Open Hips & Twist & Fly

Saturday, December 16 2017 4:30 - 6:30 pm Reserve

Curvy Yoga "Love Your Body"
with Vicki Hibbert

 Love your Body Edition:  This class has the intention of joy, acceptance, and love for the amazing body we were born with and have today.  Curvy girls Unite! All levels are welcome to join Certified Curvy Yoga Instructor Vicky Hibbert for a fun, full bodied, love oriented yoga class. No yoga experience necessary. Enroll and pay to secure your spot! Vicki Hibbert has been teaching Hatha yoga for two years and has been practicing yoga for seven. Initially drawn to yoga as cross-training for other exercise, she discovered that the benefits of yoga went beyond the physical. Vicki loves how much calmer she feels after a practice and enjoys the deeper connection with her physical self. Seeking to deepen her yoga practice in 2013, Vicki began teacher training at Yoga Spirit Academy under Dr. Janet Parachin and her husband Dr. Victor Parachin. An interest in body positivity led her to the work of Anna Guest-Jelly and Curvy Yoga and Vicki earned her Curvy YogaTM certification in 2016. Vicki has also studied Yin Yoga and the work of Jill Miller of Yoga Tune UpTM. Vicki has taught yoga in a CrossFit “Box,” a martial arts studio, and on a volunteer basis at the local jail. Currently, Vicki is teaching Curvy Yoga classes at Studio Pop and The Yoga Room in Tulsa. Curvy Yoga is body-affirming yoga for people of all sizes that helps you feel good about your body on and off the mat. Its alignment cues help yoga work for the body you have today. Vicki hopes that Curvy Yoga can bring the transformational practice of yoga to people who never thought it was available to them.

Curvy Yoga

Sunday, December 17 2017 10:30 - 12:00 pm Reserve

Beginner Yoga Explorer Workshop
with Nicole Peltier

Explore the basics of yoga by learning breathing and
meditation techniques for stress management, and simple
postures to build strength, flexibility, balance and body
awareness.
This workshop is avail for anyone to attend. Explorer Pass holders can attend one of these workshops for free.

Beginner Yoga Explorer Workshop

Saturday, January 6 2018 2:00 - 3:30 pm Reserve

The Anatomy of Yoga
with Victor Dubin

Victor has been teaching yoga full time in Santa Cruz since 1996. He currently teaches 14 classes per week at NOURISH, the wellness center he co-owns with his wife Jocelyn Dubin, in downtown Santa Cruz. Influenced by Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa styles of yoga, Victor believes that "yoga is not about attempting to fit people into particular models of practice, but creating space for people to discover themselves."

He has worked with thousands of students and is adept at introducing yoga beginners to the fundamentals of a healthy yoga practice and helping more experienced students advance their yoga techniques. Victor has also assisted athletes, pregnant women, new mothers, surfers, dancers, and other individuals in Santa Cruz looking to support health and wellness.

One student says of Victor's classes, "his challenging yet humorous teaching style fosters both rigorous study in the yogic tradition as well as self exploration. His expertise in anatomy, the art of adjustments and his comprehensive understanding of the asanas compliment yogic philosophy." For many students it's this combination of taking his work seriously while NOT taking himself too seriously that keeps them coming back.

Additionally, Victor is the director of and primary yoga instructor for the NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program, voted the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program in Santa Cruz. He develops and teaches classes in anatomy, physiology, in depth posture exploration, meditation, philosophy and history. He also teaches How to Teach Yoga and guides student-teachers in the art and science of class development and instruction.

Victor is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT 500) with Yoga Alliance and is also a member of IAYT. He has been voted the Best Yoga Instructor in Santa Cruz in both the Good Times, Santa Cruz Weekly, and Santa Cruz Sentinel. Victor lives with his wife and daughter in Santa Cruz.

The Anatomy of Yoga

Saturday, February 3 2018 2:00 - 4:00 pm Reserve

Yoga From the Inside Out: Process Pain, Build Balance, and Soothe Stress
with Victor Dubin

Why does doing yoga feel so good? How can you maximize that feeling? What is going on physiologically when you practice? Understanding the answers to these questions will strengthen your yoga practice and improve breathing, circulation, and the health of your nervous system. We'll look specifically at how yoga challenges the nervous system, strengthens balance, and eases pain.

 

Victor has been teaching yoga full time in Santa Cruz since 1996. He currently teaches 14 classes per week at NOURISH, the wellness center he co-owns with his wife Jocelyn Dubin, in downtown Santa Cruz. Influenced by Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa styles of yoga, Victor believes that "yoga is not about attempting to fit people into particular models of practice, but creating space for people to discover themselves."

He has worked with thousands of students and is adept at introducing yoga beginners to the fundamentals of a healthy yoga practice and helping more experienced students advance their yoga techniques. Victor has also assisted athletes, pregnant women, new mothers, surfers, dancers, and other individuals in Santa Cruz looking to support health and wellness.

One student says of Victor's classes, "his challenging yet humorous teaching style fosters both rigorous study in the yogic tradition as well as self exploration. His expertise in anatomy, the art of adjustments and his comprehensive understanding of the asanas compliment yogic philosophy." For many students it's this combination of taking his work seriously while NOT taking himself too seriously that keeps them coming back.

Additionally, Victor is the director of and primary yoga instructor for the NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program, voted the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program in Santa Cruz. He develops and teaches classes in anatomy, physiology, in depth posture exploration, meditation, philosophy and history. He also teaches How to Teach Yoga and guides student-teachers in the art and science of class development and instruction.

Victor is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT 500) with Yoga Alliance and is also a member of IAYT. He has been voted the Best Yoga Instructor in Santa Cruz in both the Good Times, Santa Cruz Weekly, and Santa Cruz Sentinel. Victor lives with his wife and daughter in Santa Cruz.

Yoga From the Inside Out: Process Pain, Build Balance, and Soothe Stress

Sunday, February 4 2018 10:30 - 12:00 pm Reserve