Alexis will be teaching an epic workshop on Saturday, October 15th from 1:30-4pm in the EMAX: Balancing the Doshas: Ayurveda & Yoga /Balance in our Practice: Yoga & Ayurveda
In this workshop we will learn the basic principles of Ayurveda and how we can apply them to our daily life. We will self-diagnose our own dosha types (Vata, Kapha & Pitta) using ancient techniques (Prakriti) and learn about how the different times of day, seasons and environments affect our imbalances (Vikriti). We will then go on a Hatha Yoga journey, learning the asana and pranyama that is most balancing for the different doshas. Participants will leave having a basic practice that is customized for them, as well as tools they can use in their daily life to find balance.
This class will be an exploration of the sister sciences of Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda. In my practice we will be focusing on using Ayurvedic principles that are normally woven into Hatha Yoga in Indian or traditonal settings, and how we can balance ourselves and our unique dosha types, as well as how we can balance ourselves with the time of day, season and setting of our practice. These are principles that are rarely understood by Western Yoga practitioners or taught in yoga classes
This class will be all-levels. 2 1/2 hours. Drop in rate: $25 guest, $20 Kama'aina
and also on Wednesday, October 12th from 10:30 am -12pm in EMAX Balancing Hatha Flow w/ Live Music We will journey through an epic myth involving the balance of light and dark forces in the Universe, and the necessity of both, while we flow through a Hatha Yoga class focusing on finding and maintaining our balance. We will introduce each step to achieve the asana, allowing participants to balance at the level they are able. This class will accommodate Beginners and Advanced practitioners alike, as each pose will have its full range of potential. We will wind-down our practice with more restorative asana and Live Music performed by Owen Home will guide us through our journey together. Ending with a Sound-Healing savasana, to bring the balance back into our breath and body. Aum Shanti
This class will be Red/Dynamic. 90 minutes. Drop in Rate: $15 guests, $10 kama'aina
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Standing in Our Shadows: A Transformational Workshop for Women
We live in a world of light that is defined by shadows. Without these dark lines to delineate the light, we wouldn't be able to experience that brightness. Unfortunately, in our society, especially as women, we are taught that darkness of any kind is a bad thing and that we should stuff it away, get rid of it, or pretend it doesn't exist. We are taught that we are either light or dark, rather than the universal truth for all beings that we are a beautiful mosaic of both, and that one cannot exist without the other. There is no way for us to understand our light if we do not also understand the depths of our shadow.
In this workshop we will use a variety of modalities to tap into our shadows—movement (including yoga asana, dance, free-form), music, writing, speaking/sharing, visual art, performance art (including acting), story-telling, and other unique forms of expression. We will tap into our inner child, as well as our inner goddess, the angry woman, as well as the nurturing mother. We will explore our defenses against love for ourselves and love with others and we will use the safe setting of the group to begin to transform these walls into doors. This workshop will be ongoing, once monthly, and will be different in the theme, actual practices we experience, and environment where they take place. You are welcome to come once or every month. The environment will be everything from a hike to a waterfall, to the beach, to an indoor yoga studio. The practices will embrace the environment and the theme. While we will be going into some dark places within, we will do so with a playful intention and a lot of laughter and fun. This project is something I have been formulating for a while and am very excited about. It is very near and dear to my own heart. If anyone has any suggestions, or ideas/requests, don't hesitate to let me know...I am open and this is about the group healing in whatever way works for it! Let's embark on this life-altering journey together! Jai Ma!
While the ability to harness our shadow side is essential for both men and women, sometimes it is easier to work through the blocks in a setting of just one sex, as we often have different ways of hiding and accessing this side of ourselves. For this reason, these workshops will be held as Women Only. Due to the maturity and depth that we will dive into ourselves, these workshops will only be open to participants 18 years of age and older. If you are male or under the age of 18, please pass this on to a beautiful goddess in your life who may need it......Thank you for supporting us on our path:)