COURSES & WORKSHOPS
A Four Week Series
Sundays | January 9 - 30 | 2-3:30PM
West Side Yoga, Providence, RI.
Begin, evolve, and deepen your practice with Yoga Foundations. Over four weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of a yoga practice from poses and breath to anatomy and philosophy as you connect to your own embodied experience. Throughout this course you will gain flexibility and strength in the spine, hips, and shoulders as we move through a range of standing, seated and reclined postures. Learn how to modify and adapt poses for your unique body, how to use props to support your practice, and how to breathe efficiently for ease and tranquility. Whether you’re a total beginner, a long-time practitioner, or somewhere in between, Yoga Foundations will inspire your practice with purpose, depth, and self-awareness.
All bodies, abilities, ages & identities are welcome & encouraged to join!
BIPOC scholarships available -
please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
SIMPLICITY, FOCUS & SUSTAINABILITY
Masterclass for Students & Teachers
October 24, 2021
Yoga, whether in asana or philosophy, is a practice of moving from the obvious to the subtle. Within this mindful workshop, you will move through a well-rounded, complete and challenging practice in an intentional and compassionate manner. Find nuance and depth in your practice while building pliability, strength, greater neural connectivity in the tissues of the body, opening to new possibilities within backbends, inversions, and breath. Throughout, you will cultivate grace in the heart-mind, and learn to meet each moment with greater spaciousness and ease.
After the 1.5 hour practice, ease yourself into an immersive Q&A opportunity to ask all of your questions about practice, teaching, and learn step-by-step in a collaborative workshop environment.
a compass in the fog
Understanding, Practicing With, and Harnessing the Power of Anxiety & Depression
If you are living with or have a history of cyclical anxiety and depression, you know how crippling and terrifying these mind states can be. Science is beginning to understand that these phenomena of mind are more than chemicals gone haywire in the brain; in addition to a genetic component, these conditions are also deeply related to personal habits - many of which we can retrain. In this intensive, examine the neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology of the experiences of anxiety and depression in the mind and body. Experience supportive practices to be used while "in the fog", during transitional periods, and prophylactically. By learning to ride the waves of your own personal cycle, you will unlock the vast creativity, joy and empathy that your unique mind offers.
anatomy of the subtle body
Take a deep dive into the richness of the vital energy centers of the body, and begin to understand the link between the physiology and philosophy of the yoga practice. No matter how long you've studied yoga, this immersive course is bound to shed new light on the marvels of the chakras, the body, and the philosophy of yoga.
In this course, students work with asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and journaling to understand first hand how this energetic system can affect how we feel on a daily basis - and point out how our system aligns with obstacles in our life. Immerse your heart in Hindu mythology, Tantric and Buddhist philosophy, Chinese medicine and practice. By recognizing that there is more to the body than meets the eye, we can learn to move through life with ease and grace.
Courtney leads thoughtful, purposeful yoga, that challenges you physically as well as mentally. She has an uncanny sense of connectedness to her students and their development, always pushing them to layer new skill and strength into their practice. She is a natural teacher who radiates enthusiasm and sincerity for her craft.
— Brian Rudin