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Thu, Feb 08



Yoga Renewal Series

An 8-week exploration into the foundations of yoga from an embodied, somatic approach

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Yoga Renewal Series
Yoga Renewal Series

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST


About the Event

Join us for a powerful series to kick-off your practice this year! Are you interested in discovering ways to better support yourself during your existing yoga practice or to try yoga for the first time?  This 8-week Yoga Renewal Series is perfect for all levels and recommended for anyone who wants to create a stable foundation for a safe and deepened yoga journey!

In this 8-week series, you can expect to learn:

  • How to settle your mind and come into your body, breath, and self more deeply.
  • How to establish and maintain better posture, both on and off the mat, resulting in greater ease, stability and balance, lower stress, greater stability and balance, and fewer aches and pains.
  • How to move and breathe naturally and organically.
  • How to prevent injury or strain and promote longevity in any style of yoga.
  • About your anatomy, and how to adapt your practice to suit your individual needs and wellness goals with optimal results.
  • To create and establish your personal yoga practice and integrate yoga into your everyday life and way of being.

Supportive reading assignments are given after class for those interested in taking this study deeper at home.

This series, based on the teachings of Donna Farhi, will cover the subjects outlined below:

Week 1: Moving & Breathing with Ease

An invitation to explore a felt sense of our own body, we will experience yielding and its relationship to breathing. 

Week 2: Building Strength & Support

An overview of basic spinal anatomy to explore how to build support from the ground up.  We will focus on the feet as the base of support for standing poses and create an awareness of how to position the pelvis over the legs for optimum transmission of force. 

Week 3: Aligning the Spine 

Refining the theme of the spine as the central column of support for the body, we will introduce the intention of moving with a calm, quiet spine.  

Week 4: Moving from Center

Clarifying our internal pathways, we will explore how to access a felt sense of inner core support and how alignment is an intuitive process. We will experience how to be moved by the breath as we experiment with basic Sun Salutation, Triangle Pose, Tree Pose and Reclining Big-Toe Pose.

Week 5: Making Friends with Back Bends

Warming, hydrating and releasing the areas of the body that need to be open for ease in back bends, including the chest, shoulders and hips. We will offer key preparatory movements and explore functional spinal extension for lifelong spinal health. 

Week 6: Unwinding with Twists & Spirals

Understanding the principle that complex coordinated movement requires more stability, not more mobility, we will experience sound techniques that allow rotational forces to be distributed evenly and safely through the spine, while respecting its natural movement proclivities. 

Week 7: Creating Space with Side Bends

Balancing lateral flexion and rotation in the spine, increasing spinal fluidity, releasing deep intervertebral musculature and differentiating spinal segments to gain length and balance.

Week 8: Coming Home to Yourself

The series culminates with a conscious experience of the breath, ground, gravity, and space. We will explore how the breath moves the body.

Please bring your yoga mat and water bottle and journal and pen for notes.  All other props will be provided.

Join us either IN PERSON at Shuniya Yoga Collective or ONLINE for this 8 week series on Thursdays from 6 - 7pm CT (recordings of each session will be made available for those who do not join live, so if you cannot make all the dates, that is okay):

$150 per person (early bird thru 2/1)

$200 per person (regular)

✨ 50% off for Shuniya Members! ✨

About your guide:

Summer is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with twenty-five years of experience. In 1997, Summer completed a two-year apprenticeship Yoga teacher training program in Austin and obtained her massage therapy license in 1998. Using the combined modalities of Yoga and Massage enhances and deepens her holistic approach as an instructor. Her extensive trainngs, including Advanced Yoga Studies with renowned expert Donna Farhi, have refined her knowledge of anatomy and alternative healing methods, such as Acupressure, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance, Bodywork for the Childbearing Year, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Functional Yoga Therapy, and Reiki. You can also enjoy her Somatic Yoga + Myofascial classes at Shuniya Yoga Collective.

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