UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & rETREATS
Providing for you ways to deepen your yoga practice on and off the mat.
THE INNER PRACTICE WORKSHOP SERIES
The Inner Practice: Seated Asanas with Jennifer Jacobsen ERYT-200, YACEP
January 21, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Sanskrit word asana means "to sit or abide in energy". What then are we doing when we practice Yoga asanas (postures)? What is the purpose of an asana?
In this class, we will workshop close to 10 seated Yoga asanas, dissecting each one and going over each asana's physical as well as energetic components. You will learn how to maximize the vital life energy (prana) flow in each posture, and you will deepen your personal understanding and experience of each posture.
Cost: By Donation
The Inner Practice: Pranayama with Jennifer Jacobsen ERYT-200, YACEP
February 18, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Pranayama is the practice of regulating or controlling the breath and vital life energy (prana) in order to detoxify, balance, and revitalize the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
In this workshop we will cover how pranayama is used in combination with physical postures as well as in meditation practice. We will cover the proper technique for performing each pranayama as well as gain an understanding of the purpose of each. The workshop will include 3-part breath, ujjayi, kapalbhati, nadi shodana, anulome vilome, and Om pranayama, as well as holds and other useful practices.
The Inner Practice: Chakras and the Energy Body with Jennifer Jacobsen ERYT-200, YACEP
March 18, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Modern science is beginning to prove what ancient yogis have known for thousands of years. We are more than just our minds, emotions, and bodies. Consciousness pervades the entire body and carries with it the vital life force of Prana.
In this workshop we will discuss the energy body and its uses in yoga practice including Prana, Kundalini, Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas, and Drishti. We will also discuss how asana and pranayama interact with the energy body and practice some simple yet powerful techniques for building and experiencing energy.
This workshop is open to all. No previous experience is required. This workshop will not include a physical yoga practice, just some seated techniques. You may wish to bring something comfortable to sit on as well as paper and pen for taking notes.
Cost: By Donation
The Inner Practice: Prana Immersion with Jennifer Jacobsen ERYT-200, YACEP
April 15, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
This workshop will combine the knowledge and understanding from the previous 9 Inner Practice workshops. It is not a requirement that you have attended those workshops to gain immense benefit from this one.
This two-hour immersion will guide you through a practice designed to combine the first four steps of Yoga, Yamas, Niyamas, Asana and Pranayama, and will naturally guide you into the fifth, Pratyahara (sense withdrawl). This gentle yet powerful practice will include close to 30 yoga asanas, and will incorporate two to three pranayama techniques as well as breath holds.
This dynamic practice will guide you into the depths of meditative awareness where you can experience the power of your own conscious awareness and feel the flow of your own energy (prana).
Please bring a Yoga mat. No previous Yoga experience is required to attend.
Jennifer Jacobsen is an E-RYT 200 trainer and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She has studied and taught Yoga, The Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, and Vedanta for the past 12 years.
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you be safe
May you know peace.