Workshops & Special Classes

For more information or to register for these events, please click here or call Shanti Yoga Studio at 208-634-9711. You can also see a full schedule of Shanti Yoga School Teacher Training intensive weekends  on the “Teacher Training” page.

debbi2Deb Murphy and Shanti Teachers

Moving Into Stillness: Pranayama to Meditation

October 21-23, 2016

Shanti faculty share their learning and experience as they help you navigate the yogic path to Bliss. With a variety of tools, we’ll begin with Pranayama, explore Pratyahara and Dharana and settle into deep Dhyana. Included in Shanti Yoga Teacher Training’s curriculum, others may attend and receive CEUs by registering with Shanti.
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Alexandria CrowAlexandria Crow

Your Unique Body, Your Unique Yoga-Asana Practice

February 17-19, 2017

No more one-size-fits-all poses, no more one-size-fits-all vinyasa practices. What asana is meant to teach students is often missing in the one-size-fits-all asana shapes generally taught.  Asana has a specific purpose within the broader context of a yoga practice. Once that purpose is known, poses that illuminate asana’s lessons can be offered to students. But for the postures to be effective in their teachings they must be customized far beyond the shapes most often seen in illustrations and photos.

Spend a weekend learning what asana is within the context yoga’s philosophical texts and how to make the poses work for you. Learn to tailor the most common vinyasa class postures to your body’s structure. Find out which ones work for you, and say so long to the ones that just don’t suit. You’ll leave with a better understanding of what your body can do and a custom-tailored asana practice that will lessen your risk of injury, propel your practice forward, and reinvigorate your love of your yoga mat.

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leslie1Leslie Kaminoff

RE-IMAGINING ALIGNMENT: A Two-Day Interactive Asana Exploration

May 20-21, 2017

Starting from the premise that “asanas don’t have alignment – people have alignment,” this weekend workshop will challenge many widely held beliefs about how to make yoga practice safe and effective. By combining equal parts theory and practice in a highly interactive, experiential environment, Leslie will cover: • Anatomical definitions of alignment and healthy movement • Breath-centered cueing and bandha in support of asana • Why instructions like “tuck your tail,” “lengthen your spine,” “square your hips” may be doing more harm than good • The use of gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration.
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