WORKSHOPS AT THE STUDIO
ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY FOR YOGA PRACTITIONERS
With Catherine Cabeen
January 24-26, 2014
Sat/Sun 12-5pm with a one-hour break
Anatomy/Kinesiology for Yoga Practitioners is a 10 hour workshop that explores the dynamic interplay of the human muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. This course is an illuminating journey that encourages yoga practitioners to deepen their relationship with their own bodies. Aimed at facilitating clear alignment in asanas, and muscular efficiency in the biomechanics of stretching and strengthening the body, the workshop will explore the body and mind as collaborators in a healthy lifestyle. The workshop will also frame the study of anatomy and kinesiology as a tool that can help us to both prevent injuries and to recover from them when they do occur. Great for your personal practice or for teachers looking to continue their own education.
Catherine Cabeen, MFA is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She has been a student of Vinyasa Yoga for the past 17 years and a certified yoga instructor for 7 of those years. After dancing professionally in New York City for over a decade, an injury inspired Cabeen to further her education. The combination of an enforced injury recovery period and a relentless passion for movement, led Cabeen to study anatomy and kinesiology. She now teaches anatomy and kinesiology at Middlebury College and has traveled internationally to lead injury prevention workshops for dancers. As a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Cabeen’s work celebrates the human body as an intelligent and dynamic system. Her Anatomy/Kinesiology workshop for Yoga Practitioners is designed to empower students to deepen their practice with knowledge that can lead to increasingly conscious and efficient body mechanics.
ZIM PICKENS – CALM ABIDING MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Jan 4-5, 2014
11:00am-12:30pm and 2:00-3:00pm each day
by donation, all proceeds to benefit the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes
On the weekend of January 4th and 5th, Zim Pickens will facilitate a meditation workshop at the Studio. Over these two days, he will introduce four techniques of calm abiding meditation: focus on an external object, the breath, thoughts, and finally meditation without an object. These practices each develop concentration and attention, building on each other by gradually drawing one’s awareness inwards.
There will be two sessions each day, running from 11:00-12:30 and 2:00-3:30. Zim will introduce one technique at the beginning of each session, and then we will practice meditation as a group for about 15 or 20 minutes. Following this, there will be time for discussion and questions, and at the end of each session we will meditate again as a group. This class will be designed for people who have never done meditation, but more experienced practitioners are also very welcome.
Zim grew up in Bristol and is Christine’s longtime yoga student. He has also studied meditation and philosophy for the last ten years, primarily under the guidance of Phakchok Rinpoche. In 2012 he completed his MA in Buddhist philosophy at Kathmandu University’s Center for Buddhist Studies. The topic of his thesis was epistemology and reflexive awareness. Last summer, Rinpoche gave him permission to teach these calm abiding practices to others.
NANCY GILGOFF – INTERMEDIATE SERIES ADJUSTMENT CLINIC
APRIL 29 – MAY 4, 2014
at Ashtanga Montauk
Montauk, New York
Hone your ability to see, feel, touch and verbalize in your teaching. In this workshop you will begin to learn the principles of hands-on adjusting, of working therapeutically, and of sensing energy movement and blockage in the body. The intermediate series of the Ashtanga Yoga system will serve as the basis for asana work. This is a unique opportunity to study with Nancy. The workshop is open to yoga teachers or those that know the Intermediate Series and have completed Nancy’s Primary Series . In the morning, there will be a Mysore practice. In the afternoon, we will focus on hands-on adjustments for the intermediate series.
Nancy Gilgoff began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over thirty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India. As result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to “teach the way I taught you” advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today. Nancy’s studies, over the years, have also led her to other teachers, including Baba Hari Dass and, for asana, instructors of Iyengar. In addition, she has and continues to pursue the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama. Nancy spends much of her time touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, teaching with a view to fostering loving-kindness and to sharing her love and experience of yoga.
To learn more about Nancy Gilgoff, visit: http://www.ashtangamaui.com
CHRISTINE ON THE ROAD 2013
Ashtanga and Ayurveda Weekend Workshop
October 4–6, 2013 at Florence Yoga, MA