Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am thrilled to be hosting an Ashtanga mysore intensive with weekend workshops at the Berkeley Yoga Center for the month of June.
Here is the link for more information and registration:

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Leigha Nicole

June 2-28, 2013
Berkeley Yoga Center welcomes Leigha Nicole who is joining us for the month of June and is hosting a mysore intensive with 3 weekend workshops. This is a rare opportunity to study with Leigha in an intimate mysore environment as well as a chance to deepen one's practice in workshops of the Intermediate series, the traditional pranayama sequence and the complete back-bending sequence as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Leigha brings warmth, humor and accessibility to her nearly 3 decades of teaching as well as a deep love of the Ashtanga practice.

Sunday through Friday, 7-9 am, June 2 - 28; Cost $200 for the month; $25 drop-in One-on-one guidance and adjustments based on individual needs will be provided in a quiet group setting in which students practice a portion or the entire sequence of the primary, intermediate or advanced series. Leigha will be available for private consultations regarding personal practice or injuries so specific programs can be developed and incorporated over the course of the month. All levels welcome.

Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9, 1-4 pm; Cost $90 An in-depth exploration of the second series of Ashtanga Yoga. The first day will explain back-bending alignment basics and the anatomy involved in the postures through Kapotasana. Partner work and modifications will be included. The second day will include a review of the backbending portion of the series and move to hip opening "researching" poses to prepare students for Eka Pada Sirsasana. Students should be already familiar with the primary series, but no second series experience is necessary.

Friday, June 14, 6-8 pm; Cost $30 This workshop will provide students with an opportunity to experience various pranayama techniques at the conclusion of a short asana practice. In addition to Ujjayi breathing, other pranayamas include: Rechaka and Puraka Kumbhaka, Nadi Shodana, Bhastrika and Sitali. All levels welcome.

Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23, 1-4 pm; Cost $90 Participants will be introduced to the full series of back-bending postures practiced in addition to Urdhva Dhanurasana. Preparation postures and partner work will be inserted to create a stepping stone program for students to work toward Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand balance), Vipirita Chakrasana (reverse wheel), and Vrschikasana (scorpion). Comfort with the primary series and Urdhva Dhanurasana is a prerequisite.

If you have any questions please call me at (719) 256-5342

Hope to see you there!