At Breathe we are committed to deepening our understanding of yoga. The Breathe workshops and special events are led by international, national and acclaimed local teachers with a passion for sharing their practice, whether its asana, ways of caring for our bodies, how to breathe or the philosophy and history of yoga. Please join us in celebrating the infinite variety of yoga in these informative and often transformative workshops.
Anyone can enroll in a workshop and members of Breathe are often given a percentage off of workshop tuition.
Teachers: Prajna Vieira and Ramana Erickson
This six-week course will explore techniques for leading and accompanying kirtans with harmonium, vocals, & tabla. Together we will explore a range of techniques, traditions and styles that will give you a solid foundation on which to build your chanting practice. Whether you are totally new or very experienced with kirtan (or somewhere in between), we will meet you where you're at—no experience or talent is required.
Teachers: Gideon & Ana Enz
All of this yoga and meditation stuff came from Asia, right? India, or China, or Tibet, or something… Many of us utilize elements of these Asian traditions every day in yoga and taiji classes, but we know little of their historical and cultural roots. Yet these “roots” reach deep into the human experience and are the reason yoga and other practices affect for how we feel and move throughout our days. Do you know the difference between gong-fu (kung-fu) and yoga? Who invented meditation? How ancient are these practices, who started them, and how did they get here? Without this knowledge it is difficult to know when to adapt these time tested practices for our modern lifestyle and when to stick with tradition. By exploring how and where these systems originated and by what channels they have reached us today, we find ourselves in a living stream rather than in an unmoving orthodoxy. We find that through our own practice we are nurtured by AND creating this most powerful of rivers – the development of being human.
Teacher: Greg Barsten
Do you have any of the following:
- Depressed and don’t know why?
- Crave carbohydrates?
- Problems with balance or coordination?
- Trouble digesting food, in spite of enzymes or antacids?
- Difficulty with focusing and directions?
- Vertigo or dizziness?
- Frequently misplace your keys or glasses?
- Can’t remember names, numbers, or recent places?
- Have restless leg syndrome?
- You or parents show early signs of Alzheimer’s?
Brain vitality is the most important element of health, yet is only recognized too late. Standard medicine completely ignores the science and underlying mechanisms involved in the inevitable degeneration of our brains.
How do you slow or delay this process we all face??
Studies now confirm our generation (and future) faces an impending epidemic of brain degeneration and dementia. Proper action now will slow its onset and improve function.
Teacher: Su Wong
In the yoga practice, whether we are holding poses in a gentle or Basic class or flowing in powerful Vinyasa movements, the principles of alignment are synonymous. In this workshop for all levels of practitioner, we’ll take a look at basic foundational principles of yoga from the ground up and explore these concepts physically to build a clear understanding.Once we’ve established strong principles of alignment, we’ll carry these simple principles with us for the life of our practice.
Teachers: Talya Lutzker & Lorien Neargarder
Students, have you ever wanted alternatives to classic yoga poses that suit your needs better and inspire incredible new ways of practicing the posture?
Teachers, have you ever wanted to know how to alter classic yoga poses to suit your students’ needs better?
In this workshop, Talya and Lorien will break down the practice of several key poses with alternatives and options that everyone can participate in! This workshop will invigorate your practice and enhance your teaching by demonstrating how many adaptive and supportive ways there are to practice key yoga asanas.
Just to give you a taste... Standing poses are practiced on the back or in chairs - and we include balancing poses for the balance “challenged”. Savasana will be practiced three ways… and so much more! Bring your cameras and your notebooks, because you’ll want to remember these poses.
Teacher: Cain Carroll and Christina Enneking
Join us for an in-depth look at how the spring season influences your yogic practice, self- care, and overall wellbeing. We will explore traditional methods used in yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to harmonize body and mind with the changing patterns of nature. Includes lecture, movement and meditation.
Teacher: Talya Lutzker, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Nutritionist, Professional Chef, and Yoga Instructor
Really good reasons why you might want to join this cleanse…
- Do you feel tired, sluggish, or lethargic?
- Is your tongue coated with a thick film when you wake up in the morning?
- Do you require sugar and caffeine to function through your day?
- Have you gained weight and now you can’t get it off?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Experience bad breath? Joint pain?
- Suffer from allergies or food sensitivities?
- Do you experience frequent gas, bloating, or indigestion?
- Do you get sick or feel run down easily?
Symptoms are the body’s way of communicating that it’s time for change. Your internal body is calling for attention – some sacred time with its owner - most especially in the form of a cleanse. Under the right conditions, the body naturally knows how to flush and detoxify. When take the time to cleanse, the body remembers how to thrive throughout the day on natural energy, how to engage in regular digestion and radiate a restful glow from within.
Teacher: Debra Diamond
Explore the art and history of yoga in this 3-hour workshop that explores the connections between yoginis, power, meditation and visuality. Debra will present ways in which traditional Indian artists conveyed auspicious, dangerous and divinatory power through the image of yoginis, including those particularly designed for visualization practices. She will also guide us through some drawing exercises that focus our concentration and refine our ability to look, both at art and within.
Teachers: Lorien Neargarder & Connie Kay
Yoga teaches us that we are all connected, and a great way to relate in this way is through chanting. When your voice unites with others, you feel that loving connection to something bigger than you.
Teacher: Christina Enneking
Love yoga? Love youth? Want to love child-rearing and child-development years more? Ready to find balance between hectic schedules, internal/external pressures and personal success? This workshop is for you! Creative movement and mindfulness through yoga introduce to our youth a life-long practice cultivating creativity, strength, flexibility and mindfulness. Whether you're a classroom teacher, parent, grandparent, yoga teacher, or simply the kind of person who relishes the opportunity to get down like a wiggly worm, you will learn to share the gift of yoga with a youthful crowd ... not to mention finding your inner child!
Teacher: Daniella Cotreau
Whatever you HandStand level, this workshop will be sure to take it to the next level. You will learn proper alignment and core techniques to balance safely and ease-fully in your HandStand. Learn strengthening practices and variations on HandStand that will open a doorway to all sorts of new poses on your hands.
Teacher: Misako Matsuoka
This Yin Yoga Immersion, led by Misako Matsuoka E-RYT500, will take you deep into the vital practice of Yin yoga.
Yin Yoga is beneficial for every body: for all ages and all levels of yoga experience. Yin Yoga is especially beneficial for athletes, those with chronic stress or insomnia, or those with unresolved tightness due to past injury. Yin yoga is also a wonderful way to prepare the body for meditation. The Yin Yoga practice is a quiet, inward looking style of yoga where floor postures are held passively for several minutes. The long held stretches lengthen and nourish the connective tissue and fascia, releasing blocked energy to promote smooth energy flow and healthy range of movement in joints.
Teacher: Gary Kraftsow
Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of overall health and well-being. The ancient sages understood emotion as a complex interaction between mood, cognitive processes, behavior, and physiological responses. Master teacher Gary Kraftsow presents these teachings in contemporary language so that the wisdom and practices of yoga can be employed to reduce suffering and cultivate higher human potential. In this workshop, you
- Explore models of integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings
- Discover how the science of pranayama, mantra, and meditation can be applied for emotional healing
- Learn to recognize the direct influence that thoughts and emotions have on our biochemistry
- Develop and cultivate practices that transform negative qualities of mind and promote well-being.
Each day of this program includes lecture, discussion, and practices that integrate asana, pranayama, chanting, mantra, and meditation.
Teacher: Linda Pino
Are you feeling stuck in or frustrated with old patterns? Are you interested in greater emotional intelligence and more satisfying relationships? The Enneagram is a key to unlocking unconscious habits of mind and behaviors that may be working against you. You can also consider the Enneagram your personal guidebook to your boss, your partner or your parent! The Enneagram (any-a-gram) system is a map of nine fundamental personality types; unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in the world based on underlying motivations. Our personal and professional successes and failures are due in large part to our Enneagram type, which is alive within us 24 hours a day.
Teachers: Kendra Ford & Gary Kissiah
Tantra and the sacred feminine have become very popular in Western yoga. Our workshop will focus on the role of the Goddess in the tantric system. We will examine the ten great manifestations of the Goddess and her role in creating the universe by dancing with Shiva. We will explore (i) Shiva and Shakti’s cosmic dance and how we can use the choreography of the unfolding of the universe as a guide to our yoga practice; (ii) the ten Great Tantric Goddesses (the Mahavidyas) with a special emphasis on Kali; and (iii) some practices that we can use to tap into the sacred feminine such as meditations, sound, visualizations and journaling.
Teacher: Erika Abrahamian
Curious about Mysore-style Ashtanga? Been practicing for a while and would like a chance to dive deeper into the method and explore the practice? Join our Mysore teacher, Erika, for this progressive 6 week course where she will break down the philosophy, history, breathing patterns, vinyasa counts, and the postures of the primary series of ashtanga. By the end of the 6 weeks, you will have the tools you need to move into the mysore room with confidence, and experience the transformative power of the practice. During this course, Erika will work with the group and individually to develop personalized sequences that makes sense for each person's body and abilities within the boundaries set by the method. Each weeks materials will build on the previous weeks' work.
Teacher: Kino MacGregor
Join us for four weekend workshops with Kino MacGregor!