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YOGA & MEDITATION WORKSHOPS


Salt Lake Power Yoga’s workshops and special events offer an opportunity to explore and deepen your practice outside of our regular class schedule. From mindfulness and meditation to arm balances and inversions, these programs will challenge, invigorate, and inspire you. Workshops and events are a great way to meet other like-minded yogis and integrate into our dynamic commUNITY. Check below for our upcoming workshops.



<< Oct 18 2017 - Oct 17 2018 >>

Date:
Moon Babes | Meditation & Moon Phases Series with Sonia Godfrey Next held on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Oct 11, 2017 - Wed Oct 25, 2017
Moon Babes & The Light Tribe | Meditation & Moon Phases Series
 
Become a Moon Babe every Wednesday in October! Cosmic Guide Sonia Godfrey leads you in mind-blowing Kundalini meditation, along with exercises in moving energy, releasing negative patterns, and intention-setting - so that peace can be sent to all, and that your inner Goddess may shine!

BEGINNERS WELCOME! Feminine energies only, please! 

Bring your mat and a meditation pillow/blanket if you’d like. Wearing white or light colors is suggested as it extends the aura and increases positive energy.

WEDNESDAY EVENTS

OCT 11 | Last Quarter Moon in Leo

Release limiting beliefs. Connect with the heart chakra and the power of joy, romance, affection and recognition

OCT 18 | New Moon in Libra

Balance, harmony and beauty. Connect to the lower chakras and you creativity. How to set powerful intentions.

OCT 25 | First Quarter Moon in Aquarius

Freedom and self-expression. Connect to your root chakra and improve nervous system function and circulation.

 

WHEN

TIME | 7-9 PM - Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start right at 7

COST | $70 Series/$25 drop-in. MEMBERS $55 Series/$20 drop-in.

INCLUDED | Activity supplies, refreshments and a gift!

We hope to see you there!

Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop with Joey Alatorre Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This workshop will tackle a wide array of arm balances in a way that will dissolve fear and create lightness and playfulness! We will emphasize the cornerstones of successful arm balances and inversions, as well as discover a strong core with open shoulders. This workshop is designed for students of all levels looking to grow stronger in their practice. Together we will learn the essentials to have you soaring into poses such as crow, side crow, forearm balance, handstand, classical headstand, eight limb pose and tons of play time. Bring your curiosity to your mat for this fun afternoon. 
 
DATE |Saturday October 21st

TIME | 1:00 - 3:00p

COST | $25 / $20 for Members

A Spiritual Seeker’s Guide to the Multiverse Book Club with Marc Weinreich Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Join SLPY Co-Founder and former Columbia University Humanities teacher and avid reader/seeker, Marc Weinreich, as we inquire into the Nature of the Multiverse and the Mind.

 

This seeker’s book club will explore a range of experiences that have traditionally been called “spiritual.” Our adventure will lead us through a treasure trove of typically unexplored topics from the phenomenon of self-transcendence to the potentially overstated promises of neuroscience and more.

 

Bring your thinking caps, munchies, and beverage of choice for group or personal consumption. We will meet the fourth Thursday of every month (with exceptions for holidays) from 6:45 pm to 7:45/8 pm at SLPY.

 

Wednesday, October 25th will be our first session. We’ll say hello, get to know each other and briefly discuss a short reading to be emailed to you after on-line signup. The reading list has been prepared by Marc, is guaranteed to forge new neural pathways, and will require purchases through Amazon.

 

DATE | October 25, 2017

TIME | 6:45p

COST | $5 Donation / FREE for Members 

 

GlowFlow with Parinaz & Greg Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween at SLPY with  the RETURN of our GlowFLOW Yoga class led by Parinaz & Greg on Friday October 27th, 2017!

This GlowFLOW will be an upbeat practice with a live DJ MISS DJ LUX under the glow of a black lights. Please wear white or neon and you will be sure to LIGHT IT UP! Glow accessories will be provided to enhance your GlowFLOW experience. Join us for a commUNITY social after.

Date: Friday October 27
Time: 8:00 - 10:00pm
Price: $25 / FREE SLPY MEMBERS
mUvStretch Workshop Series Each mUvStretch Workshop will include various forms of meditation to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness will then be used as a tool to increase flexibility and endurance by regulating the nervous system. Each workshop will include Sun salutations, dynamic sequences, core abdominal work, back strengtheners along with standing and balancing yoga postures to warm the body up, build strength, balance and endurance. Followed by active stretching to improve shoulder, back and hip flexibility and mobility. Workshops will end with some passive stretches and rest, Savasana. Participants will receive downloadable eBooks covering the active stretches done in each workshop.Benefits of the Workshops:Improved Posture and Alignment Increased Core and Overall StrengthEnhanced Mobility and StabilityIncreased Flexibility and Range of MotionIncreased Stamina and EnduranceImproved Balance and AgilityEnhanced Focus and Clarity of MindImproved Ability to cope with Stress and Anxiety Decreased Joint Pain and Injury
mUvStretch Series | One Footed King Pigeon with Chrstine Jones Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class will begin with a session of focused attention meditation, aka breath awareness.

Followed by a short warm-up sequence, sun salutations, a dynamic sequence along with core abdominal work and back strengtheners. From there, we will move to active stretches that prepare the body for One Footed King Pigeon, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana.
 
The process of moving into this posture stretches many muscles and surrounding fascia of the hips, shoulders, mid and lower back. This increases hip flexibility, shoulder and scapular mobility, spinal extension and decreases hip and low back pain associated with imbalances in the surrounding musculature of the hips. So whether or not you actually get into the full posture, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, you will still benefit from this workshop. In fact, the workshop is
about the process of moving towards this particular posture not the posture itself!
mUvStretch Series | Hip Flexibility & Front Splits with Chrstine Jones Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class will begin with a session of focused attention meditation, aka breath awareness.
 
Followed by a short warm-up sequence, sun salutations, a dynamic sequence along with core abdominal work and back strengtheners. From there, we will move to active stretches that prepare the body for the Front Splits, Hanumanasana.
 
The process of moving into the Splits, Hanumanasana, involves stretching the musculature and surrounding fascia of the hips, particularly the hip flexors. Tight hip flexors are often the limiting factor to doing the splits. At times, and depending on the position of your hip, you can have up to ten muscles opposing hip extension. This workshop is intended for those wanting to increase hip flexibility and mobility and work towards a full split, Hanumanasana.
mUvStretch Series | Hamstring Flexibility with Chrstine Jones Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class will begin with a session of focused attention meditation, aka breath awareness. Followed by a short warm-up sequence, sun salutations, a dynamic sequence along with core abdominal work and back strengtheners. From there, we will move to active stretches that stretch the hamstrings and outer hip.

The hamstring consists of three muscles that run along the back of the thigh. They mobilize both the hip and knee and also work to stabilize the pelvis. These muscles are utilized often and can be a tricky muscle group to condition. They have a capacity for sustained work but are prone to shorten due to overuse, underuse, force and trauma. By design they can become hyperactive.

When this happens they are resistant to lengthening and your mobility is limited. They can also become elongated and weak. When they are involved in mobility their job is to contract and then relax. If they have become elongated and weak they won’t contract as well. This leaves you prone to pain and injury. Your hamstrings need to be highly responsive.

Meaning they need to be able to lengthen, shorten and/or stabilize at the drop of a hat. This workshop is designed to create eccentric strength along with maximum length in your
hamstrings.
mUvStretch Series | Inner Hip & Middle Splits with Chrstine Jones Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class will begin with a session of focused attention meditation, aka breath awareness. Followed by a short warm-up sequence, sun salutations, a dynamic sequence along with core abdominal work and back strengtheners. From there, we will move to active stretches that
prepare you for the middle splits, Upavistha Konasana.

This posture along with the preparatory postures stretch and release tension in the adductors (inner hip), hamstrings, outer hip and lateral rotators. This greatly improves hip mobility and flexibility, decreases back pain and allows for more range of motion throughout the body.
Whether or not you find yourself in the fullest expression of middle splits doesn’t really matter you will still benefit from the process of moving towards Upavistha Konasana.
mUvStretch Series | Dancer's Pose with Chrstine Jones Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class will begin with a session of focused attention meditation, aka breath awareness. Followed by a short warm-up sequence, sun salutations, a dynamic sequence along with core abdominal work and back strengtheners. From there, we will move to active stretches that
prepare you for Dancer Pose, Natarajasana.

Full Dancer Pose is a combination of spinal extension, hip extension, deep shoulder flexion and scapular mobility. To successfully achieve this pose it is essential that you spend a good amount of time releasing tension and tightness in the hip flexors, shoulders, scapular retractors
and downward rotators, along with the front and side body. This class is intended to assist you in working towards the fullest expression of Dancer Pose, Natarajasana, available in your body.
Bryan Kest | Master Class with Bryan Kest Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

3-HOUR MASTER CLASS
• 1 hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals
• 2 hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture (rockin’ Power Yoga class)
Bryan Kest’s classes are a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In a Power Yoga class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the class.
 
BIO
Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.
 
His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 15, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.


DATE | Saturday November 11th

TIME | 11:30AM - 2:30 PM

INVESTMENT | $75 (Save $15 if you enroll by Oct 15th) $55 for Members

Turkey Day Burn with Parinaz Samimi Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Join us for our annual Turkey Day Burn!!
 
Justify your Thanksgiving Day appetite with a Turkey Day workout that is bound to leave you feeling guiltless and grateful. Throw the bird into the oven and come down to the studio to get your holiday burn on with Parinaz.


Date: Thursday November 23
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am
Price: $20