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nantucket yoga festival

July 7-9, 2017

Join your Down Under School of Yoga teachers Natasha Rizopoulos, Justine Wiltshire Cohen, Nina Reis, and Larisa Forman at the Nantucket Yoga Festival this summer. The weekend consists of 40 workshops, 30 vendors, 20 instructors, all throughout an inspiring weekend in an amazing setting.

Learn more or get your pass today at nantucketyogafestival.com or by calling 508-901-1355

Down Under is proud to be an official sponsor of the festival.

 
 

 

Yoga For Scoliosis

with Elise Miller

 

July 7-9, 2017
BROOKLINE

Friday 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday 1:30-6:00pm
Sunday 1:30-5:00pm

 
 

Elise Miller presents her internationally acclaimed workshop on working with scoliosis. This workshop is designed to present information and experience in the ways that Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis. We will include an anatomical background on scoliosis, identify each participant’s scoliosis, and discuss cause and effect as well as psychological consequences of scoliosis. Participants will learn optimal yoga postures for scoliosis as well as how to adapt specific yoga postures to their scoliosis. By combining the yoga postures with breathing awareness, one can develop more structural alignment of the body and become more symmetrical and balanced. Through yoga, one can find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity and activates the body’s natural plumb line.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone with scoliosis whether he/she is currently a yoga student or not. Teachers are also urged to attend to gain knowledge and be more skillful when assisting their students with scoliosis.

On Friday, Elise will discuss the physical and psychological causes and effects of scoliosis and identify different patterns of scoliosis.

On Saturday & Sunday, Elise will introduce the most beneficial poses for scoliosis. Adjustments and props will be used to assist participants to work with their individual scoliosis. Emphasis will be on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness in beginning yoga poses. Participants will continue to learn to work with their particular scoliosis with a variety of yoga poses including standing poses, back strengtheners, twists, inversions and forward bends.

Full Weekend: $225
Friday Only: $50

Do you have interest in becoming certified as a "Yoga for Scoliosis" Trainer? The Yoga for Scoliosis “Part 1” workshop would fulfill the first 10 hours of the 20 hours required to get started on the Elise Browning Miller "Yoga for Scoliosis" Training program.

 

 

Finding our center

A Weekend with Rolf Gates

 

Aug 4-6, 2017
BROOKLINE

Friday, August 4th, 6:00-9:00pm
Being Still with Skill: A Meditation Workshop

Saturday, August 5th, 2:00-5:00pm
Vision & Intention: A Vinyasa Workshop

Sunday, August 6th, 2:00-5:00pm
Intention & Being: A Vinyasa Workshop

 

Don't miss this opportunity to study with Rolf Gates!

Join Rolf for a dynamic weekend of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. Throughout this weekend, we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world.

The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga's therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey. The only 'requirement' is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

The sessions are intended as a whole weekend workshop, but the sessions may be taken individually. All sessions will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates' Meditations on Intention and Beings: Dally Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.
 

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through May 15th!

Full Weekend:  $155 Early Bird (regular price $185)
Single Day: $65 Early Bird (regular price $70)