Upcoming Courses & Workshops
Explore the latest nutritional & wellness information and experience the joy of body acceptance with health experts Elisa Mott and Jill Daniels.
In this cutting-edge workshop you will learn:
•How to enjoy food and honor your hunger
• How to eat and move intuitively
• The benefits of mindful eating
What participants are saying:
“I learned to stop beating myself up after indulging…”
“I loved the feeling of community, knowing others go through the same struggles”
“I learned to dig deep, find out what I really need and giving that to myself instead of mindlessly eating”
Pre-registration is required.
300hr Advanced Studies 2016-2017 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School. The Advanced Studies program has been specifically designed to exceed the 200-hour Teacher Training program standards for registration with the Yoga Alliance (www.YogaAlliance.org).
(Saturdays & Sundays)
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)
September 10th & 11th
Developing a Your Home Practice
Learn how to safely and appropriately structure and support a daily home yoga practice. This weekend focuses on how to create a space and design a program to make yoga an integral part of your daily life.
Using Props to Support and Inform
The use of Props can support and inform the yoga practitioner in many ways. Props help access proper alignment and action in each pose. The Props actually become a "teacher" for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student. During these two days we will explore various uses of the 5 main props in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts and Chairs. Even poses easily accessed without props will be explored with various propping methods to insure that the practitioner feels and receives the full benefit of every pose.
Hips Workshop (Saturday)
Shoulders Workshop (Sunday)
Spirals and Twists – The evolving-revolving pose
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:15PM - 9:15PM
Tuesday – Session I (8 weeks)
September 13 – November 1, 2016
The Anatomy of Yoga – Part I
Learn Anatomy from a yogic perspective. The first 8-week session will focus on the spine, the entire torso and the shoulder girdle. Each class will include asana practice with a focus on the anatomical area discussed.
Learn the foundations and principles behind the basic standing poses, forward folds and inversions including headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana).
November 10, 2016 – January 5, 2017 (no class on 11/24/16, 12/29/16)
Learn the foundations and principles behind backbends and twists. We will also cover restorative poses during this session.
Tuition for the entire 16-week FALL Program is - $1,500.00. Tuition includes all classes on the schedule (including the one 1.5 hour class per week from the Director).
Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16, 2016
Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center – Santa Cruz, CA
with Kate Coughlin
Let the healing nature of the Santa Cruz Redwoods be the perfect backdrop to a restorative weekend of yoga, meditation, delicious meals, and hiking. This retreat serves as one of the modules for the Restorative Teaching Certification Program offered by Downtown Yoga. Anyone is welcome to come to this retreat.
The Land of Medicine Buddha (LOMB) is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center located on 108 acres of coastal foothills. The center stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California just south of Santa Cruz. LOMB is an active Buddhist community.
*Two (2) morning silent meditation practices
*2-nights accommodations (double-occupancy)
*Six (6) lovingly prepared vegetarian meals
*Walking amidst incredibly tall redwoods
*Fabulous retreat attendees
*Lots of quiet time and stillness
*Peace of mind (optional at your choice)
*Time to find your Authentic Self
*Meditation class with Buddhist monks
Depart Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (after lunch) check-out
October 22 -29, 2016
In this workshop, you will learn self-massage techniques focusing on the neck, shoulder, upper back and hips to facilitate myofascial release; release tension, de-stress, roll away aches, pain, breathe easier, encourage a healing parasympathetic response, and break dysfunctional movement patterns.
Marilyn Steppe M.D, M.S. Yoga Instructor, Therapy Ball instructor
Patricia Maruko, Registered Dental Hygienist, Yoga Instructor, Therapy Ball instructor
How to prepare: Bring / borrow yoga mat, water bottle, tennis balls (therapy balls available for purchase). Wear comfortable stretchy clothing, i.e. yoga, running shorts, biking apparel, etc.
Requirements: Participants will need to be able to get up and down from the floor and also be injury free.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lotus studio on Main Street
$40 early-bird, day of workshop $45
Yoga therapy balls available for purchase, $15 a set You may bring tennis balls to use for the workshop.
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