Friday, January 27, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Inhale Yoga and Fitness
COME AS YOU ARE! Workshops with Taylor Harkness
Join us for one or all of this series of lighthearted and upbeat workshops with internationally recognized master Yoga instructor Taylor Harkness. These all levels offerings focus on accessible anatomy and smart techniques to strengthen and deepen your yoga practice.
Friday, January 27: 5:30 – 8 pm
Shine On: The Science of Optimism [all levels]
Get on the right track to living with passion, authenticity, quality relationships, and happiness! Being a human is often times difficult. Being an adult human with all of the responsibilities of modern life is even harder. But great minds from ancient philosophers to modern psychologists alike believe that the greatest part of the human experience is our ability to be thoroughly present and happy. Some even say this is our ultimate purpose. This class is unlike any other in that we’ll discuss what it is to drop unhealthy and stifling habits, to come alive, to be passionate about what we do, and to feel fulfilled. This discussion followed by a short yoga (asana) practice is aimed at reinvigorating our attitudes and making healthy choices toward happiness. Everything from finances to relationships will be discussed.
Saturday, January 28: 12:30 – 3 pm
The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Upside Down [all levels]
Many yogis long for the ability to easily balance upside down. However, few understand that this requires intelligent technique, and a lot of practice. This class is about linking the regions of the body needed to balance safely as well as how to mentally and physically prepare for handstand. (Please note: Plank pose, downward dog, and dolphin pose should all be accessible if you plan on attending this class).
Saturday, January 28: 4 – 6 pm
The Oyster + The Pearl: Hips + Shoulders + Heart Openers [all levels]
Most people find it challenging to breathe and relax in back bends or hip openers. This class will highlight the basic anatomy of our hips and spine as well as techniques for safely and easily accessing these areas, and then move into deeper layers of physical practice that build on each other. We’ll learn how proper form and a smart approach will lead to ease and space in such postures as mermaid, upward fac- ing bow, lizard, and camel.
Sunday, January 29: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Literally Laterally Bending: Side Body + Hamstrings [all levels]
So much of our physical focus is on the front and backs of our bod- ies, often leaving the side body in many yogis weaker and less stable. There are a lot of poses in yoga that require side body and hamstring flexibility and stability. Without both, we open ourselves up to injury. This class explores the relationship between a strong side body and open hamstrings in poses like side angle, side plank, baby bird of paradise, visvamitrasana (deep side balance), upavista konasana (side split) and side crow variations.
Sunday, January 29: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Easy Like Sunday Morning: Lazy Restoration [all levels]
Life is often way too much go go go. Slow down in this class, chill for a bit, and unwind with purposeful yet lazy, restorative yin yoga. We’ll spend time opening the hips, spine, and shoulders while countering the negative effects of gravity on our bodies and a hectic lifestyle on our minds. Feel free to come in pajamas, bring your favorite pillow, and prepare for stretching your body back to its natural state of freedom and mobility. This class is yummy!
Investment: Before January 15th $190 for all 5 workshops, $40 per workshop. After January 15th $200 for 5 workshops, $45 per module.
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About Taylor: Taylor is bent on moving people both on and off the mat. His teachings are accessible, engaging, and based on smart, anatomical methods rooted in common sense. Above all, Taylor is passionate about social topics and human rights. His emergency medical background and travels have kept his hands in multiple projects, aimed at uncovering how awareness is moving the needle in relation to healthcare, climate change and conversation, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial inequalities. Taylor is always eager to listen, learn, and pass it on.