“The yoga is in the transitions...” Learn to move from your center, tap into your deep core, move and flow with skill and stand true in your power with grace and love. We will work on deep core connections, wake up & strengthen the upper body as we learn exercises & variations that will help build awareness to safely and skillfully practice crow, headstands, handstands, forearm balances and creative fun variations of all!! All levels welcome~
This challenging and creatively sequenced specialty class is for the yogi who desires more than what the standard yoga class offers. Burn away all the obstacles that clutter the mind and fog the mirror of the soul. Wring out the toxic emotions that build up and stagnate within the body. It has been our direct experience that an intense asana practice and deep stretching/opening poses will bring about these changes. Practitioner should have a good working knowledge of backbends, headstands and inversions.
Experience the Yin/Yang factor in this perfectly balanced 2 hour Vinyasa and Yin Yoga practice. A one hour heat building detoxifying flow increasing prana and energy through the body, followed by a one hour yin practice, focusing on the connective tissue and fascia. The Vin / Yin combo allows us to dive deep into unexplored layers of tension and patterns of holding in the body, releasing our issues from all our tissues. By working both feminine and masculine, yin and yang, muscular and organic aspects of our being, we provide a "holistic" and whole body healing. Float off your mat feeling balanced and blissed out!
A Journey to Center is a 2-hour combination of yin yoga, guided meditation, and sound healing. In a candlelit room, we practice one hour of yin yoga to release layers of stress and tension from the physical body. After the asana, Leah leads some simple breathing exercises designed to prime the body for deep relaxation. She then guides you through very specific body scan techniques, to release tension from the body. In between each relaxation period, Paul plays instrumental pieces on acoustic guitar. These performances sold out typically every month, and garnered rave reviews from listeners and meditators alike in Bali, Australia, Thailand, and all over the US.
"Do one thing every day that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt.
If the title of this workshop scares you a bit (or a lot), this makes perfect sense! This is because we're born as pure love, able to connect with others without fear. But throughout our lives, wounds from betrayal, neglect and rejection cause us to subconsciously withdraw from authentic closeness and instead form insecurities and habits that cut us off from deeper connection.
You'll be guided through fun, playful (non-sexual) connection activities. Although this is a light-hearted discovery, most participants experience profound breakthroughs. This is a transformational experience for partners that want to rekindle their connection and passion. Solo adventurers find powerful heart openings and leave remembering what it’s like to feel freedom in closeness to partners, friends, colleagues and family.
Nearly everyone that's taken this workshop felt a bit nervous before they showed up- but had fun, learned cool stuff to take home and felt better when they left. Why?? Because you step into your fear and open your heart to connect with real people, in honest ways.
Paul Teodo is a yoga and meditation teacher and musician from the USA. Paul spent 5 years teaching at Bryan Kest’s well-known studio in Santa Monica, and at other studios in Los Angeles building a reputation as one of the best young teachers in town. He continued to study with senior teachers Sara Ivanhoe, Travis Eliot, Bryan Kest, Steve Ross, and meditation under Dr. Lorin Roche.
Paul has taught approximately 3000 yoga classes, both yoga and meditation. He was named the #1 Yoga Teacher in Los Angeles in 2016 by the Culture Trip. Paul is also an accomplished musician. Paul has the unique ability to lead both a very physically strong flow class, and also can guide a student into deep states of relaxation with his guitar meditations. In 2017 he moved to Indonesia with his partner Leah and got hired at the world famous Yoga Barn in Ubud.
This 3.5 hour workshop covers the basic fundamentals for sequencing a strong, safe power yoga class. Pick a theme, a peak pose, or a specific section of the body and know how to challenge every yogi in the room while at the same time minimizing the risk of injury. This is a great workshop for yoga teachers, or for a student that is looking to develop a home practice. It includes a basic template which allows you to find both structure and creativity in your sequencing. The class emphasizes techniques learned at Santa Monica Power Yoga (Bryan Kest’s original studio) and YogaWorks, two of the most respected yoga studios in the United States.
Inspired and trained by Mahayogi Jani Jaatinen aka @Gokulacandra, creator and founder of Gokul Yoga, Juan and Pearl will share their insights into Gokul Yoga and its Bhakti Yoga lineage, and Gokul Yoga’s unique system of Ha and Tha Bandhas.