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Body Bone Wisdom with Kara Golux
Tuning our awareness to the three jewels of breath, bone and bandha, we open to and invite the subtle body practices of yoga. In this workshop we will draw from several traditions of wisdom teachings, taking a large embrace of the many methods for cultivating an embodied awake presence.
Friday June 5th, 5:30-7:00PM- cost $20
Saturday June 6th, 8:30-10:00AM cost $20
Saturday June 6th, 1:00pm-3:300PM- cost $35
Cost for all 3 sessions $60
Friday evening – opening, gentle yin-within-yang practice
Saturday morning– dynamic prana gathering practices
Saturday afternoon – restorative practice, balancing the Five Elemental Forces Q&A
Open to all levels of practitioners, participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Sessions can be attended individually but participants are encouraged to attend all 3 to best reap the benefits of the practice.
All classes will be held at the new Heart Stream Yoga Noble St. Studio! Sign up here. Sign in and click the workshop tab.
Kara Golux, RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1987 and teaching since 2008. Blending both dynamic and restorative approaches, Kara's teaching is informed by studies in a range of Hatha Yoga styles, including Iyengar, Astanga, Kripalu, Yin Yoga, Insight Yoga and Shadow Yoga. Initially cross-training for her work as a professional dancer, then a path of spiritual integration, yoga remains for Kara the primary method for restoring the innate qualities of vibrancy, clarity and spaciousness to body, heart and mind. With extensive studies in anatomy, physiology, ideokinesis, and the five element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kara invites a playful inquiry toward rediscovering somatic patterns of support, suppleness and flow. To assist in the cultivation of the subtle body, Kara incorporates Buddhist meditation practices of calm-abiding and clear-seeing. Additionally Kara has been a licensed massage therapist and shiatsu practitioner since 1994. Kara delights in sharing the expansive stillness and energetic brightness available through the practice of yoga.
Body Bone-Wisdom OpeningClass - Yin within Yang with Kara Golux
Fri Date: 6/5/2015 From: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room: HSY-Noble St.
Friday evening practice – During the arc of late afternoon to early evening, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the organ energies of Kidney and Urinary Bladder reach their peak. As the force of water chisels away stone through qualities of softness, movement and weight, in our bodies it is the downward flow of breath and the trusting weight of bone that gathers the power for a yang practice which builds both suppleness and tone. By tuning our attention to the vibratory field of breath and bone awareness, maintaining a yin inner attitude, we can engage an active practice at the end of the day which replenishes our storehouse of Chi.
Breath-Body, Bone-Wisdom Early AM Practice with Kara Golux
Sat Date: 6/6/2015 From: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Room: HSY-Noble St.
Saturday morning practice – Traditional Hatha Yoga practices aim to balance the solar and lunar pathways of the subtle body while stimulating the digestive fire. In this morning session, we will engage dynamic prana cultivation techniques, including joint mobilizations, grounding the apanic vayu in standing postures, utilizing the gateways of the senses for balancing postures, and activation of the bandhas in the seats. You may appreciate eating very lightly or not at all before this active yang practice.
Breath-Body, Bone-Wisdom Saturday Afternoon Restorative with Kara Golux
Sat Date: 6/6/2015 From: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Room: HSY-Noble St.
Saturday afternoon practice - While anchoring the attention through breath practices and awareness techniques, we will invite a restorative yin practice to awaken and balance the Five Elemental Forces. Our shared inquiry for this extended practice session will include designing a personal home practice and situating formal practice within the sweep of everyday life.
It's Summer!!! At least it feels like summer. Temps are up and more people are out having fun. Heart Stream Yoga is on the move too. June 1 we will be moving our East studio to 1221 Noble, right across the parking lot from the Co-op Grocery, in the Spaulding Chiropractic building. A lovely new space to feed our dreams. Our dreams of serving the downtown community and Fort Wainwright. Summer also brings good-byes and hellos. Some instructors leave for summer jobs and others come in for an Alaskan summer. Watch under the schedule tab for changes in our schedules. They will be a bit topsy turvy until we move and things settle down. We'll have a GRAND OPENING of the new space after the movie AWAKE from 7:30-9:00p. Of course there will be food and festivities and maybe some specials!
Free your Hip Joints with Feldenkrais with Russell Walker
Saturday 7/11/2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Room: HSY Noble Street
Well-functioning hip joints provide a sound sense of support and effortlessness in your posture and movements. This workshop explores movements to free the unnecessary habitual tensions in the hip joints that can often cause unwanted back, knee, and neck pain. Participants lay on the floor to create a learning environment in which we are able to develop a heightened awareness of how our hips function. This workshop presents an opportunity to feel deeply relaxed and leave with a sense of powerful fluidity in your movements.
Athletic injuries led Russell to the Feldenkrais Method. He uses the Feldenkrais Method to improve posture, movement, and well-being. As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, he enjoys sharing a way to move more comfortably and easily with others. Russell currently studies Kinesiology at Oregon State University. For more information, visit russellswalker.com.