VIRYA: Vitality, Passion and Backbends — November 18 at 1:30pm
Led by Billy
2-part Backbend Exploration Series
Sundays, November 11 + 18
Through correct practice and non-attachment, backbending postures have the potential to unlock a vast reservoir of prana (life current), improving the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid, breathing efficiency, mental clarity, and increasing our compassion for ourselves and others.
In this workshop we’ll:
• Learn the anatomical principles of backbends
• Address the patterns of compensation, which often lead to injury in backbends
• Discuss how to intelligently approach deeper, more “advanced” backbends
• Experience the subtle dynamics of the latent physical, psychological, and spiritual potential that backbends can awaken within you!
• Stick around Nov 18 for Modular Sound Bath: Gratitude at 4:30pm. Only $15 for workshop attendees!
$30 each / $50 for both sessions
Modular Sound Bath: Gratitude — November 18 at 4:30pm
Open Your Heart to Gratitude
Sunday, November 18
4:30-5:45pm* SPECIAL TIME
*Chanting to stimulate Anahata Chakra
Christian and Brandee take you on a sound journey using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and Modular Synthesis that will lead you into a deeper state of conscious awareness that brings to light the blessings we appreciate each day. Without balance, the bad becomes overwhelming and takes over, but if we can create an even level of awareness of that which is "good" and that which is "bad" then we can move forward to work on excluding those categorizations altogether. Lighten your load by joining us in sound meditation!
A sound bath is used as a healing technique, using the vibrations from sound to "communicate" with the vibrations of each individual's body and mind to shake out discomfort and tension.
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"I was levitating!"
"I feel energized...like everything is in its place."
"I went on a ride between consciousness and extreme self-awareness. When I would close my eyes, the sounds would influence my thoughts, presenting memories from life, tv, and thoughts I've had. When I'd open them, I was fully present and awake."
"My brain is forced to let go, as though I am no longer in control of it. My thoughts flow in effortlessly; some very out there. Without judgement, I am able to simply watch them move through." - Anna
"I felt so heavy that even if I wanted to, I couldn't move my body and get up. It was comfortable. I wanted to be there." - Aaron
"It sounded primal. I loved it!"
"When I came in, my sciatica was acting up. I felt a sensation in the area where I feel the discomfort during the sound bath, like a vibration. By the time the workshop was over, the pain was gone. The whole next day, I enjoyed what felt like a new body, cleansed of any sciatic pain whatsoever." - Emi
"Some of the tones reminded me of Pink Floyd, which brought me back to this crystal clear memory from childhood. It made me laugh." - Julie
"I felt like I was on an acid trip!" - Erica
"I feel taken care of, and I really needed this. You reminded me that the peace is within, and that it's actually always accessible." - Bobby
"I feel relaxed and stimulated at the same time" - Greg
"I thought I was in the movie Arrival for awhile there" - Jonathan
Moonshop with Mackie — November 20 at 6:30pm
A Special Workshop-style class taught by Mackie!
JOIN MACKIE FOR A FULL MOON PRACTICE:
RESTORATIVE POSES + MOON SALUTATIONS + YOGA NIDRA
Some of the benefits you may access:
• a good night’s sleep • decimation of stress • a sense of ease
• increased body awareness • improved mental clarity • a little fun
Mackie Osborne has been practicing yoga steadily since her first class at the Hollywood YMCA in 2000 and teaching since 2004. She’s thrilled to be offering this workshop at Siesta Yoga. She is a dedicated explorer of inner space and a perpetual student. She has studied Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley, Body-Mind centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Chloe Chung Misner. She is immeasurably grateful to her teacher Darren Rhodes for his example, his lineage and his contribution to hatha yoga.
$25 / $20 pre-register
The Healing Art of Emotional Alchemy — December 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 13
Emotional Alchemy is the process of transforming emotional blocks into gold: insight, clarity, and freedom. In this class, we will gather in a circle for experiential meditation and sharing as Kwonyin teaches us how to dive into and traverse the inner emotional landscape; to uncover the deeper meaning of emotional irritants; and to recall each individual's iridescent pearl of Truth.
Kwonyin is a Korean-American shamaness, teacher of Yin, and performance artist. Called "gentle warrior," she is a new global voice for the divine feminine awakening.
$30 pre-sale / $35 at the door