SPRING CLEANING W/NICKI DOANE

SPRING CLEANING ASANA INTENSIVE 

with Nicki Doane

on the North Shore of O’ahu

DATES: April 4 – 7, 2019

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SCHEDULE

*detailed class descriptions below

THURSDAY MORNING- 6pm-8pm Feet, Hips & Knees $35

FRIDAY MORNING- 9am-Noon Maya Yoga Vinyasa Flow $50

FRIDAY EVENING- 6pm-8pm Head, Neck and Shoulders $35

SATURDAY MORNING 9am-Noon With Faith Comes Courage – A Yoga Practice to Build Confidence and Grace $50

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-2pm-5pm Adjustments for Yoga Teachers (all students are welcome, you do not have to be a teacher) $50

SUNDAY MORNING- 9am-Noon Passport to Your Core- Inversions $50

Training is open to yoga teachers and students looking to deepen their own teaching and practice.

 INVESTMENT Early bird sign up for entire week $230 by March 1.  After March 1 $250.

LOCATION Sunset Beach Recreation Center Hosted by Paumalu Yoga. Located on the corner of Kahae Rd. and Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712

For more info about the training go to www.paumaluyoga.com Call or text Nina at 808-221-4258 with questions or to sign up!

About Nicki: Although rooted in Ashtanga, Nicki‘s teaching goes beyond the traditional. Her Vinyasa classes combine asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry. Nicki’s emphasis is on awareness: creating integrity within each pose that can be carried beyond the mat into daily life. Nicki strives to teach each student that yoga is about being fully present in the moment and discovering that we are truly all One: One Love, One People, One Heart, One Destination – Our Higher Self.

For more info on Nicki go to www.nickidoane.com

*Detailed Class Descriptions:

THURSDAY MORNING- 6pm-8pm Feet, Hips & Knees-

This is the class that every body needs!  Nicki has a great way of making the foundational work of yoga both accessible and interesting.  In this class, we will do poses that will help you open your feet , knees and hips safely and effectively.  The American medical association (AMA) has publicly come out and said that “Sitting is the new smoking in health awareness”.  To be sedentary and to have stiff hips puts both your lower back and your knees at risk.  Learn some new poses that you can take home with you to add to you practice and take to heart what Nicki says _ Free Your Hips free your Life! This class is for all levels and we will use yoga props as needed.  Everyone can benefit from a class like this!

FRIDAY MORNING- 9am-Noon Maya Yoga Vinyasa Flow-This is a strong dynamic yoga class that incorporates all aspects of Maya Yoga including asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, prayer, and deep relaxation, to leave you feeling recharged and inspired about your practice.  Nicki likes to start the class slowly with poses that support the parasympathetic nervous system and then move slowly into seated chanting and pranayama.  From there we will wake the body from the ground up, starting at the feet and moving through the legs, trunk, arms, and head.  Sun salutations will be  practiced to build internal heat and establish the harmonious flow of breath and movement known as “Vinyasa”. Standing poses are linked with the sun salutations to create the dynamic flow that is both detoxifying and rejuvenating. What happens from there is organic and may include backbends, forward bends, arm balances, inversions or hip openers depending on the students and the energy of the day. The end of the class will bring you back to yourself and leave you feeling more centered and grounded, especially after a long savasana with Nicki reading poetry to you.

FRIDAY EVENING- 6pm-8pm Head, Neck and Shoulders

So many of us hold a tremendous amount of tension in our heads, neck and shoulders.  Learn how to open these areas of your body safely through aa series of yoga poses designed to address these critical zones in your body.  Especially here in Hawaii where so many people surf and do water sports, there is a lot of tightness and stress in the neck, upper back and shoulders.  Nicki will teach you poses that can help in receiving some of that stress in your upper body.  This class will include Sarvangasana ( shoulder stand) with the awesome yoga gym mats at the Sunset Beach rec center! This is a class that can benefit everyone from beginners to advanced students and is open to all.  We will use yoga props as necessary.

SATURDAY MORNING 9am-Noon With Faith Comes Courage – A Yoga Practice to Build Confidence and Grace

Two of the foundational pillars of a consistent yoga practice are Shraddha – Faith , and Virya – Courage.  The only way these can be established is through steady consistent personal practice.  What happens on the mat in yoga should actually not stay on the mat but should follow us out the door and into our lives where we need it most.  Yoga is a life support system and the poses are transformational tools that can touch us deeply both at a soul level and as a practical means of keeping our bodies fit and healthy.  We need yoga in these hectic stressful lives that we lead. This class will be a combination of both active and restorative asana. We will be more active in the first half of the class to open the body and mind and to get the breath flowing and the heart beating and establish Faith in the efficacy of the practice.  Nicki will teach an engaged asana class that includes standing poses and hip openers, pranayama, and some backbends and twists.  The second half of the class will be more reflective in nature and slower. Restorative and supported poses will take you from the active side of the practice into the calming quieting side of yoga. Courage is having the strength to listen and speak from the heart and these softer poses will give you the opportunity to get in touch with what you’re feeling on the inside. Slowly you just may find what you’re looking for.

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-2pm-5pm Adjustments for Yoga Teachers (all students are welcome, you do not have to be a teacher).

It is recommended that you take at least one other workshop of Nicki’s, before taking this class. Nicki will be going over safe and detailed ways to adjust your students in a class room.

SUNDAY MORNING- 9am-Noon Passport to Your Core-Inversions

A Yoga Practice to Guide You into Yourself While Turning Yourself Upside Down
What is Yoga? If we look at the literal meaning of the Sanskrit word, it means to yoke or to bring together.  Real yoga is about calming the mind with all its fluctuations and agitations.  Most of our suffering and fears as human beings is between our ears, right in the middle of our consciousness.  Of course there is also plenty of suffering and pain that we experience in our physical and emotional bodies as well. The poses of yoga are great because they not only lengthen and strengthen the muscles in our body but they offer us key insights into the workings of our minds.  The poses reveal what is already there. It is a beautiful mystery how the poses become keys that unlock deep hidden parts of ourselves, parts that we have kept locked way and that we repress.  It is the dark areas of our consciousness that have so much to teach us about ourselves. Maya Yoga teaches a way of practicing yoga that is as much about aligning the physical body as it is about learning how to love yourself more everyday.
This class will use asana and pranayama to examine the mind body connection more deeply.  The focus will be on the group of poses known as the Inversions – the upside down poses.  Through an intelligent sequence of poses we will practice Handstands at the wall whether you are a pro already or a complete novice.  Forearm balance will be done at the wall as well and headstand and shoulderstand will be introduced and shared as well.  We will complete the class with the most restful pose, Viparita karani, legs up against the wall.
This class will be taught in a supportive compassionate environment with the focus on the process of yoga and not necessarily on the final pose.  All are welcome!

 

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