East Coast Workshops at Balance Yoga

I’m so happy to be returning to the East Coast for a weekend of workshops with my Northeast Pennsylvania yoga family next month. Please join me May 18-19th for three sweet asana workshops at Balance Yoga in Forty Fort, PA.

Friday evening, May 18th: 6-8:30pm

Open Your Heart with Rachel

Crack your heart open with Rachel in this evening workshop wrapped in love, laughter and devotion. Whether your heart feels rich with love or raw with regret, bring yourself — your whole self, your broken-hearted self, your questioning self, your most-hopeful self — to the mat for an evening of sweet heart openers, rich bhakti philosophy, heart-swelling melodies, and a whole lotta love. Rachel will guide you through a strong flow designed to breathe space and light into all the parts of your heart that might have shut down, tightened up, or closed off a bit over the years. Come for the sweat and the song; find the hidden heart-openers in everything from Warrior 1 to Ustrasana; and then stay for the softness to follow. Because it’s never too late to fall in love: with yourself, with one another, and with the world. All levels welcome!

Saturday afternoon, May 19th: 12:30-3pm

Bhakti in Bloom: Detox Flow

Spring is the perfect time to let go of the old and make room for the new. And if you, like many of us, have resolved to live lighter and more healthfully this year, then this workshop’s for you. Join Rachel for an invigorating, spring-inspired detox flow. We’ll build heat with a strong Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa and then move through a series of detoxifying, digestion- and elimination-stimulating twists to help your body better process and remove the sludge of day-to-day living. Learn to let go of both the physical and the psychological junk that’s weighing you down, and bloom into a new, lighter, more energized you. We’ll finish the practice with a few relaxing forward folds to give your mind a chance to empty out, too. Blossom into your summertime! All levels welcome.

Saturday evening, May 19th: 5:30-8pm

Soften Your Shoulders, Sweet One

Do you carry the weight of the world in your shoulders? You’re not alone. Join Rachel Saturday evening for a deep practice focused on shoulder softening and strengthening. We’ll build heat with a dynamic rock and roll vinyasa and then ease into some nice long holds, moving through a few arm balances along the way. With the help of some great tunes, we’ll cultivate a balance of strength and softness, connecting the sorrows and joys we often find stored in the shoulders with the “undoing” processes inherent in the emotional, physical, and spiritual heart of a yoga practice. Bring your soul, soften your expectations, and ease right into a deep release. All levels welcome.

Watch this space for full registration details: http://www.balanceyogastudio.net/workshops/

Sign up here!

Open Your Heart with Rachel

All You Need is Love

“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe. Your heart is that large: trust it. Keep breathing.”
Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy

Crack your heart open with Rachel in this special Valentine’s Day weekend workshop. Whether your heart feels rich with love or raw with regret, bring yourself — your whole self, your broken-hearted self, your questioning self, your most-hopeful self — to the mat for an afternoon of sweet heart openers, rich bhakti philosophy, heart-swelling melodies, and a whole lotta love. Rachel will guide you through a strong flow designed to breathe space and light into all the parts of your heart that might have shut down, tightened up, or closed off a bit over the years. Come for the sweat and the song; stay for the homemade heart-shaped bundt cake to follow.

Because it’s never too late to fall in love: with yourself, with one another, and with the world.

Join us for this cozy Sunday afternoon at Glow Yoga & Wellness in San Francisco’s iconic North Beach.

Open Your Heart with Rachel

Sunday
February 12, 2012
2-4pm

GLOW Yoga & Wellness
1548 Stockton Street
North beach/Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA 94133
View Map · Visit FB Page

sign up

 

Nebraska Flow

This California girl is braving a prairie winter!!
It’s so much my pleasure to announce two upcoming vinyasa workshops in, yup, my old Great Plains stomping grounds. January on the prairie is the perfect time to build a little heat with a strong power vinyasa. Please join Rachel Meyer Yoga for a little Bhakti Flow, Nebraska-Style in Omaha:

Guest teacher Rachel Meyer offers a music-infused blend of athleticism, dance, and spirit. She crafts an intense flow-based practice rich in yoga philosophy and sweaty goodness.

January 22, 2012
2-4pm

One Tree Yoga West
2420 South 156th Circle
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 333-2420
$25 workshop fee
www.onetreeyoga.com
View Map

Sign Up