Summer Workshops 2019 Schedule

Workshop Cost:  $25/workshop - When you register one week prior to class date - $30/Workshop if within a week of date.

Location:  Greensboro Performing Arts 7101 Pleasant Oaks Drive

Note: All workshops qualify for Yoga Alliance continuing education credit.  Each workshop includes practice and lecture. Great handouts to include sequences practiced! All participants need a yoga mat and a blanket

Sunday June 2 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Hip Openers

Sunday June 9 1:30 – 3:30pm: Yoga for a Healthy Back

Sunday June 9 4:00 – 6:00pm: Yoga for Osteoporosis First 12 Poses Based from the 10 year research study of Dr. Loren Fishman, MD

Sunday June 23 1:30 – 3:30pm: Shoulder and Heart Openers

Sunday June 23 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Yoga for Osteoporosis Next 12 Poses Based from the 10 year research study of Dr. Loren Fishman, MD

Sunday June 30 4:00 – 6:00pm: TRE Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise

Wednesday July 10 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Yoga Therapy meets Pilates Therapy

Workshop Descriptions

Hip Openers – As the hips are the base of the spine, balance, strength and flexibility in how the hips are able to move is essential for back health. As the hips join the upper and lower body, optimal hip function is critical creating balance in how the upper and lower body can move.  And, when the hips are “open,” (flexible and optimally functional) the shoulders will be more open too. These things and more you will learn from this practice.

Yoga for a Healthy Back – The common thread in all the poses is “extension of the spine.  The movements that the spine was designed to perform are: forward bending, back bending, side bending, twisting and extension.  The sequence of this workshop includes all such movement and is designed to serve both as a preventative as well as a rehabilitative practice.  Modifications will be given and everyone will be able to practice within their means. This practice is essential to beginning students and foundational to seasoned yogis.

Shoulder and Heart Openers – The shoulder is the most complicated joint of the body and many shoulder issues will become multifaceted along the way to recovery. Creating traction for shoulder and neck muscles, building upper body strength in a safe and comprehensive way, using breathing exercises to stretch from within, releasing neck tension, and learning to maintain great shoulder range of movement will all be addressed in this workshop.

Yoga for Osteoporosis Workshops –  Based off the first 10 year research study and the current study of Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, these workshops cover the two sequences that are appropriate for everyone: those with osteopenia, osteoporosis as well as folks wanting to stay on the side of prevention. The three options of how to practice each pose and more will be covered in these two workshops. As we live in an ever-aging society, we all can benefit from the way that yoga practice can help to ensure quality of life, especially in keeping the frame of our body strong and resilient! These workshops can be done together. See  

TRE- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise – Developed by Dr. David Bercelli, TRE is a wonderful mind-body modality designed to release the gripping patterns that come from both how the body holds memory of trauma and wears everyday stress. It is a remarkable tool to teach so as to empower people to have a practical means to release stress as well as old traumas. The physical and mechanical improvements in the body are a great surprise, especially when TRE is practiced with consistency.  See for more background on TRE. Whether you are a new or seasoned student, we have more to learn together!

Yoga Therapy Meets Pilates Therapy– Pilates was first introduced as a rehabilitative tool, and many of the classical exercise have their roots in yoga poses and preparations. Come experience the variations that can accommodate what is unique to each individual when aiming to build core strength, refine balance, increase mobility and overall body awareness and resilience.