POWER OF PRANA  |  SANCTUARY  |  Weekend 4
Nov
16
to Nov 18

POWER OF PRANA | SANCTUARY | Weekend 4

This weekend will help us see how yoga can hold the space around us with light and love, even through our daily stresses. How to we keep what is sacred to us alive and flourishing in our workplace, in our schedules? How do we stay healthy as the seasons change? How not to absorb the negative energies around us as we continue to build and fine-tune what serves us best? How to call in the sacred, the light, the divinity of all things so that all actions can be blessings? Learning to inhabit all the tools we have covered in earlier weekends integrated into our lives - this is our work this final weekend. We will review one more asana sequence, kriya, breath technique, and meditation to experience the chakras as major energetic channels, mantra as a means of setting our frequency, and the possibility of freedom in our thoughts as the primary aim of yoga. 

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POWER OF PRANA  |  STRATEGY  |  Weekend 3
Oct
26
to Oct 28

POWER OF PRANA | STRATEGY | Weekend 3

This weekend we  will discuss the ParaYoga framework of energetic asana sequencing through the major energetic currents/vayus of the body. We will understand how the chakras interact with our physiology, how the breath interacts with the mind. As with each weekend we will practice one fundamental asana sequence, a breath technique, a kriya, and a meditation three times with a chance to discuss it and understand from multiple angles. Learn that the same principles we use to craft skillful classes and sequencing are the same principles we use to build our calendar, to build our habits, our family structures. And at the same time, see how malleable they are - tap into your power. Yoga is our relationship with our mind. Tantra is our relationship with our power. We have the ability to use our bodies and our breath to tap into our power and give it direction. Our power governs the art of our lives - the art of making and saving money, the art of parenting, the art of our work, the art of travel. When we are connected to the heart of our hearts, when we have come to touch the quiet of our minds instead of ride the ups and downs of its chatter, we can direct and redirect until we find the path of our lives. 

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POWER OF PRANA  |  VOICE |  Weekend 2
Oct
5
to Oct 7

POWER OF PRANA | VOICE | Weekend 2

This weekend we take our foundation and make it personal. We tune into ourselves and build self-awareness through writing and meditation and dialogue. We will continue to refine our energetic sequencing to see how we can more carefully atune our asana (postures and sequence) to our pranayama (breath) and to our meditation to arrive at a state of mind that serves our needs as fully as possible. We will add mantra as an energetic means of setting our frequency and finding/sounding our voice. Finding our voice allows us to teach classes, make decisions, and have challenging conversations - all to create optimal outcomes that empower our relations. We will get further into the details of Ayurvedic dosas and discuss food as a political and personal means of care, attention, and nourishment. We will map your desires into actions and your actions into scheduled tasks. Learn how to SET YOUR STATE. This will be a revelation to your self, your students, your family, your schedule. (Bring your calendar) 

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POWER OF PRANA  |  BASIS  |  Weekend 1
Sep
14
to Sep 16

POWER OF PRANA | BASIS | Weekend 1

This weekend we set up the foundation for our energetic sequencing. We explore the philosophy of Tantra, Yoga, and Ayurveda to broaden our understanding of how our food, our thoughts, and our actions all create an energetic state that we can direct and enhance. We will build the rudiments of the breath, bandhas, chakras, and meditation. 

Each weekend we will practice one particular 30-40 minute asana sequence and one basic kundalini kriya three times. This gives us a chance to experience and explore their structures from a physical and an energetic perspective. One practice at a time we bring to life why the practice matters, the essentials of what builds a meaningful practice/sequence, and how it can be modified to serve us and our students. We clarify the ancient progression of ha-tha yoga, the movement from darkness to light, the relationship of the moon and the sun. Using this we can start to understand how to offer solar or lunar practices and reestablish the purpose of the practice.  This is the BASIS of our yoga, and our lives. 

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POWER OF PRANA  |  100 Hour Yoga Alliance Training | all 4 Weekends
Sep
14
to Nov 18

POWER OF PRANA | 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Training | all 4 Weekends

Join Martha McAlpine for 100 transformational hours to explore the Power of Prana.

Prana is the vital life force that runs through all animated things ~ plants, animals, organisms. We perceive, store, and embody the Prana in our lives as ideas, memories, moods, illness and vitality. Yoga is a means of increasing our awareness of and engagement in this subtle but potent force in our lives.

When you complete these four weekends you have a better understanding of how you feel on a moment by moment, mood by mood basis. You will take how you feel and align it with how you want to feel and have the tools at hand to set the state you choose - or at least the practice to move towards it day after day. As a teacher, the aim of your classes can go far beyond the physical - hip openers or arm balance classes - to offer something that truly brings transformation to your students lives. Our prana is our life’s vitality, our health, the force and outcome of our desires and actions in the world. As you experience yourself and the wisdom of this tradition, you will feel how vast and possible you can be in your life. 

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The Cost for the entire 100 hr training is $1250.

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The Yoga of Parenting | FUTURE | Saturday session
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Yoga of Parenting | FUTURE | Saturday session

Now we are a family. Now our work is to see the mental maps of our children, of our partner(s) in parenting. Now we learn to face our anxiety about parenting, about getting it right. We learn to really get to know the soul who came through us and to us but is wholly themselves already. We work on the questions: How to really ‘see’ our children before interfering or fixing them? How to connect or communicate more mutually satisfying way?

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The Yoga of Parenting | FUTURE | Friday session
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

The Yoga of Parenting | FUTURE | Friday session

FUTURE

Going forward. Learning to design our future together with intention and kindness. Practices for when everything seems to fall apart. This week we work on: How to integrate our needs with theirs? How to set a daily/ weekly routine the supports everyone? How to handle screen time?  How to create a healthy household in the sharing of chores, the food you choose, and the way you can spend time together at home? 

Each weekend will have time for lecture and discussion of a topic/theory, guided writing time to work through your own reflections on how to implement the theory in your life. But we will also practice simple physical movements for you to clear your head, to reestablish your energy when needed, and guided meditations to help when quiet is the best remedy. 

We will be referring to two books in particular, The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary and Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel.

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The Yoga of Parenting | PRESENT | Saturday session
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Yoga of Parenting | PRESENT | Saturday session

Now we are a family. Now our work is to see the mental maps of our children, of our partner(s) in parenting. Now we learn to face our anxiety about parenting, about getting it right. We learn to really get to know the soul who came through us and to us but is wholly themselves already. We work on the questions: How to really ‘see’ our children before interfering or fixing them? How to connect or communicate more mutually satisfying way?

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The Yoga of Parenting | PRESENT | Friday session
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Yoga of Parenting | PRESENT | Friday session

Now we are a family. Now our work is to see the mental maps of our children, of our partner(s) in parenting. Now we learn to face our anxiety about parenting, about getting it right. We learn to really get to know the soul who came through us and to us but is wholly themselves already. We work on the questions: How to really ‘see’ our children before interfering or fixing them? How to connect or communicate more mutually satisfying way?

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The Yoga of Parenting | PAST | Saturday session
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

The Yoga of Parenting | PAST | Saturday session

Most of our initial parenting comes from our own upbringing; whether we push against it or overreact NOT to be our parents, or whether we model what we do today after our own experiences. We need to start with what we brought to the idea of being a parent even before offspring were in the picture. We make a new mental map of ourselves, of what expectations we brought to our parenting unknowingly. We unearth what triggers us and how we can shift from our habits to how we want to feel or would choose to react. 

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The Yoga of Parenting | PAST | Friday session
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Yoga of Parenting | PAST | Friday session

Most of our initial parenting comes from our own upbringing; whether we push against it or overreact NOT to be our parents, or whether we model what we do today after our own experiences. We need to start with what we brought to the idea of being a parent even before offspring were in the picture. We make a new mental map of ourselves, of what expectations we brought to our parenting unknowingly. We unearth what triggers us and how we can shift from our habits to how we want to feel or would choose to react. 

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