On many weekends throughout the year, The Breathing Project offers workshops of interest to students and teachers of yoga. Taught by some of the finest educators in the fields of yoga, movement, anatomy and associated fields of study, our workshops offer a variety of ways to deepen your yoga practice.
MELT BEGINNERS SERIES
with Edya Kalev
Mondays, April 29 - May 20
6:30 - 8:00pm
Have you heard about MELT, but are not sure what it does? Are you looking for a gentle pro-active approach to managing your chronic aches and pains? Would you like to complement your yoga practice by including MELT? In this 4-week series geared to novice MELTers, we will explore the basic principles of using the MELT roller and balls to rehydrate the connective tissue in your body. Hydrated connective provides better support for muscles, bones, joints, organs, and nerves, so the body naturally works more efficiently from the inside out. Body awareness, alignment, and relaxation all improve almost immediately when you tap into this powerful tissue in the body.
- Week 1: MELT Your Hands and Feet
- Week 2: MELT Your Core
- Week 3: MELT Your Hips and Legs
- Week 4: MELT Your Neck and Shoulders
It is recommended that you take all four weeks together, but drop-ins are welcome, space permitting.
MELT rollers and balls will be available for purchase at the first session, and participants are encouraged to have them at home for practice in between sessions.
This workshop is full. Registration is closed.
USING THE TOOLS OF YOGA TO MANAGE YOUR ARTHRITIS
with Lynn Crimando
Saturday, June 1
2:00 - 5:00pm
Are you one of the estimated 46 million Americans living with arthritis? It affects us both physically and emotionally, but there's no reason living with arthritis should stand in the way of enjoying a full and happy life. The key is self-empowerment. With a more complete understanding of our condition, we can make lifestyle choices that restore our joy in life. This workshop will teach time-tested techniques for overcoming the stress of arthritis, and show you how to retain and restore joint function, build strength in the muscles that support weight-bearing and ease of movement, promote healthy movement patterns, manage pain and fatigue, tame the symptoms of inflammation, and make mindful choices to cultivate health and well-being.
As a lecturer for the Arthritis Foundation, Lynn travels throughout the city educating people from all walks of life about how to live joyfully, despite their condition. In this workshop she'll share a wealth of information on all aspects of the disease, including:
- Understanding the difference between systemic and osteoarthritis
- Movements to cultivate easy range of motion
- Creating strength from the inside out
- Energizing breathing techniques
- Self-comforting imagery and relaxation techniques
- Strategies to facilitate the activities of daily living
While there is no cure for arthritis, it does not have to define you. Take control!
USING THE TOOLS OF YOGA TO PROMOTE BETTER SLEEP
with Lynn Crimando
Saturday, June 29
2:00 - 5:00pm
Chronic trouble sleeping - difficulty falling asleep, midnight awakening and early morning awakening - can lead to long-term problems that negatively affect our quality of life. These include daytime fatigue, irritability and other mood disorders, compromised immune system, lack of focus, problems digesting or metabolizing food, diminished productivity, and more. In this workshop we'll explore ways to set the stage for regular, restful sleep. If you experience trouble sleeping, either regularly or during occasional periods of stress, the good news is that yoga provides some simple and pleasant ways to promote a more restful night. In this workshop we'll set the stage for regular, refreshing sleep. Sound good?
- Setting the stage for successful sleep
- A gentle evening yoga practice
- Calming breath work techniques
- The powerful practice of Yoga Nidra
- Techniques for addressing chronic stress
- Strategies for surviving sleepless intervals
$75 before June 1/ $90 after
THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF ANATOMY
KNOW YOUR PELVIS
with Alicia Suárez
Sunday, June 30
10:00am – 5:00pm
How can we support the organs of our pelvic girdle?
What effect does gripping have on our pelvic floor muscles?
What happens when we initiate movement from "down there"?
As bipeds, our ability to bear weight and locomote on two legs puts a significant demand on our pelvic floor bones, ligaments and muscles. Learning where movement happens in the pelvis and how it is created is essential for the health of our internal organs, as well as our back, hips, knees, and feet.
In this workshop, we will learn about:
- the functional anatomy of the pelvis
- the link between the soft palate and the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms
- the embryological origin of the sacrum, coccyx and pelvic halves
- the difference between a hypotonic and a hypertonic pelvic floor
- the application of these ideas in asana
This workshop is ideal for yoga teachers and practitioners wanting to better understand the anatomy of the pelvis.
$120 early registration before June 2 | $150 after
Breathing Project Workshop Cancellation Policy
- up to 2 weeks before – REFUND. Deposit will be refunded, minus 15% processing fee per person
- up to 7 days before – CREDIT. Deposit minus 15% processing fee may be transferred to another Breathing Project workshop or course within 18 months of cancellation
- less than 7 days before – No refunds or credits
If you need to withdraw due to an emergency once a course begins, you may transfer the remaining pro-rated tuition to another class or be refunded at the rate of 80% per remaining day of the course in question. The same reimbursement rate will apply in the unlikely event that you are asked to withdraw by the teaching staff.
Each situation will be assessed individually, however by registering for any Breathing Project course, you agree to abide by these policies.