Expand your arm balance, inversion and vinyasa practice with one of Chicago's most sought out yoga teachers, Wade Gotwals. Wade inspires yoga practitioners at every stage of their journey by creating an extraordinary community environment where they can explore, expand and nurture their practices in a way that connects us all with the joy of the experience, guided by the Advaitic principles of oneness and non-separation. Wade has been teaching since 2000 with his roots in Ashtanga yoga. In addition to teaching yoga, Wade is also certified in Thai massage, Intuitive massage and Touch for Health. For more information about Wade and his class and workshop offerings visit, wadeyoga.com
Explore these healing modalities of yoga through discussion, physical practice, Q & A and interactive projects over the course of this 500 hour weekend module.
You will learn / leave with:
- the very distinctive differences between Yin & Restorative – they are not the same!
- how Yin & Restorative can be used in therapeutic applications
- which clients will benefit from either or both, and who should NOT practice these styles
- specific tools to be applied in any class (even power vinyasa!)
- history, development & theory (including benefits, when to practice & more)
- sample class formats & sequencing
- modifications, alternate poses
- private practice / yoga therapy – prescribing healing homework
- building a business or supplementing your existing biz
This is a 500 Hour Module (Wild Abundant Life), however you do not have to be a yoga teacher to attend & benefit! Non-teachers who are curious about self-healing or exploration are also encouraged to attend.
$25 Non-Members | $20 Members
Channel your inner 1970s by exploring moon salutations mixed with vinyasa flow, all set to the music of Pink Floyd. You will find constant, fluid movements and explore the cooler, yin side of your yoga practice, and when you’re done, you’ll be energized, light, and balanced. Plus, you’ll sleep amazing after class!
Bocas del Toro is an archipelago or a group of islands. There is plenty to explore or, just grab a hammock and a good book and RELAX!
On the property we have bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards for your use. Many activities are right outside our front door. Take the bikes down the road - pack a lunch and bring snorkel gear to enjoy the pools of Playa Pristina and the Piscina.
We have excellent boat guides just a phone call away to help you explore the islands of Bocas - jump off to swim and snorkel to see the most amazing coral and marine life. Visit a local cacao farm to see how chocolate is made - don't forget to bring some home!
Of course, the Horses of Bluff Beach Retreat are always happy to give you a lift to the Piscina. Take a hike to the farm for a visit with the horses and sheep or if you like to get dirty - you are welcome to pick up a brush and help out with the grooming.
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$595 with discount code: paula1
Debbie’s Yoga As Medicine weekend was created from her 30 plus years of experience of working with bodies in motion.
Go beyond basic yoga anatomy and physiology into the realm of the nervous system & subtle body while exploring philosophy & techniques from all traditions of yoga.
Leave with over 50 comprehensive ideas to fatten up your teaching tool belt, all with immediate practical application in classes & private lesson scenarios.
Hands on (you will listen, see, do) and interactive, this workshop will re-write your understanding of yogic healing forever!
Discussion topics include:
- how to counteract symptoms of fight or flight
- how anatomical differences shape exterior & interior asana elements
- the chakras, nadis & meridians & how they relate to western medicine
- healing traditions from around the world (tibetan 5 rites, etc)
- advanced chair yoga for strengthening & healing
- yoga poses & sequences for specific health concerns
- rehab strategies for chronic illness, common injuries, preventative health, etc, and more!
For anyone interested in the body & how it works. Non-yoga teachers also welcome & encouraged to attend.
REQUIRED 500 HOUR MODULE (but open to all!)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
$40 - 3 Continuing Education Credits (YA)
Yoga teachers, refine and adapt your regular teaching for a pregnant student. Become knowledgeable about common concerns and contraindications for pregnancy. Understand how to use hands-on modifications, adjustments and props effectively.
Students entering pregnancy, are welcome to attend to gain insight on how to safely practice throughout pregnancy. Learn fundamental precautions and modifications necessary for a safe yoga practice. Participants will receive a handout as a guide for future reference.
Cassie Rodgers, E-RYT, RPYT - Cassie Rodgers had been teaching prenatal yoga since in 2007. Since 2010, she has been training yoga teachers how to confidently support students during pregnancy. To learn more about Cassie visit www.anandawithin.com.
This powerful weekend immersion with Daniel Aaron (Founder, Radiantly Alive, Bali) and Debbie Williamson (Founder, Wild Abundant Life) offers a gateway into creating and living your life powerfully, spiritually and effectively. Through guided experience into yoga, emotional release through energy psychology, Transformational Breathing, meditation, satsang and coaching - you will release what’s been holding you back, see anew and soar into your true potential.
Go beyond the six-pack for an in-depth look at your power center & core. Connect physical & spiritual in this entirely fresh look at the core. You will sweat, discuss, create & learn new tools to take into classes & workshops!We'll look at both the Metaphorical Core, in terms of self-empowerment, spirituality and growth, and the Physical Core, exploring the intricate relationship between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual actions and reactions within.
Join Rachel Nolan and I for a workshop that will explore spatial awareness and breath as we focus on the 5th element of the yogic path, pratyahara or “removal of the senses”. With the use of a blindfold and earplugs flow through an all-levels class. Rachel will be teaching and I will be assisting with the use of essential oils to heighten your awareness and draw your focus inward.
I will be attending all four workshops as well as selling my malas and bracelets between the Saturday sessions and after the Sunday session. For tickets, click here!
Friday Night: GLOWGA is a fun, all level vinyasa class under UV lights! We supply the body paint and the glow sticks, you come in fun white or neon workout gear! Minimum requirements: A sense of adventure and a sense of humor! Body painting starts at 7pm, class starts at 7:30pm!
Saturday Morning: Handstands, Hollowbacks, & Headstands... Oh my! In this class, she will teach you how to safely invert in headstand, forearmstand, & handstand! All levels are welcome as many variations will be given from the very basic to more advanced options. Curious about hollowbacks? Laura will also explain how to safely start this challenging yet attainable forearm variation! The challenge that Laura's classes offer not only builds confidence and strength, but allows the students to have fun learning as well. Come flip your perspective with her!
Saturday Afternoon: Open your Heart: Come open up your heart and deepen your backbend practice with Laura! This class will focus on building heat to slowly open up the front body, shoulders and back for poses like King Dancer, Upward Facing Bow, Camel, Dropbacks, and Scorpion variations. All levels are welcome as many variations will be given from the very basic to more advanced options.
Sunday Morning: Finding Balance in your Body: Join Laura in this fun workshop geared toward getting you balanced on your head, hands, and feet! In this class, your balance will be tested in some fun flow to warm up the entire body. The main focus of this workshop will be arm balances and transitions... with some inversions sprinkled in of course! All levels are welcome as many different variations will be given, from the very basic to more advanced! Come challenge yourself and find balance in your practice!
Experience Yoga as Medicine like never before, with veteran yoga teacher, coach & author, Debbie Williamson! Go beyond basic yoga anatomy and physiology into the realm of the nervous system & subtle body while exploring philosophy & techniques from all traditions of yoga. Non-Teachers welcome to attend too!
Come learn the mythology behind some of your favorite yoga poses! We'll explore the stories behind Eagle, Crow, Lotus, and many, many more! We'll end the workshop with an hour vinyasa practice that incorporates all of our mythology poses. Come ready to learn, sweat, and have fun!
This workshop will give you the tools to develop your own personally designed home practice and will give teachers new sequencing techniques to lead a mindful vinyasa flow class with clarity and creativity! Together we will journey through and break down various Vinyasa Flow segments.