An Evening of Cat-themed Yoga, Nov. 27, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Please sign up below and join us for a purrrfect evening of cat-themed yoga, a cat slide show, some cat yoga poses, and pretty much any creative cat-themed idea your Aloft teachers are able to conjure. We will even have some cat-themed refreshments and cat-themed music!

It’s all for a great cause-building the new cat shelter, supporting the Humane Society on #GIVINGTUESDAY and to support the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Fund for the new facility. Please feel free to wear a cat costume (maybe some ears?), bring some cat-themed snacks to share, and be ready to stretch and roll like a cat (chair sitting cats are welcome to join us as well!).

 

Sign up here for Cat Yoga fundraiser

Relax and Unwind Yoga

Usher in the weekend with an all levels class focused on relaxing the mind and restoring the body. Erin Wittman will lead you through some flow yoga to begin, and then a journey into unwinding and releasing the tension from the week, ending with guided relaxation. What a wonderful way to head into the weekend!

Aloft School of Yoga Teacher Training Program

Spring is in the air, and I am pleased to announce that we will once again be offering a 200-hour yoga teacher certification training program at the studio. Some of the modules in this training will also be offered as workshops available to the yoga student interested in deepening his/her practice, as well as to yoga teachers who are pursuing CEUs.

Aloft School of Yoga is a certified Yoga Teacher Training School, registered with Yoga Alliance. This training guides you through yoga asana, philosophy, pranayama (breath work), anatomy, meditation, pedagogy, teaching to particular needs and populations, an exploration of many facets of becoming a yoga teacher. Successful completion of the training will enable the student to register with Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level. for more information about the training, please contact Kristine through the contact button on the website, via email at zak.kristine@gmail.com, or via text or phone (509) 336-1442.

The training is very focused on giving the teachers in training a sustained mentoring approach toward learning to teach yoga. We address specific interests of the trainees in teaching yoga to specific populations with specific concerns, as well as teaching multi-level yoga in a class setting.

We will be having an informational gathering about preparing for the training, costs, and timing of the training, so please let me know if you are interested in attending and I can send you more details or answer questions.

Namaste, Kristine

Candlelight Yoga (All levels): Fridays at 5:30 p.m.

Unwind from the work week with this gentle, candlelit class.  You will stretch, move, and breath in a safe space, leaving you relaxed and detoxified.  Using a combination of gentle vinyasa and yin postures, you will center your mind, strengthen your body, and stretch your tight muscles.  Taught by Lara, Kristine, Aramati, and the teachers of Aloft.  All levels are welcome.  The class is taught as a floor-based class, but you are welcome to come and modify using a chair . . . Priority is simply to come, relax, and BE !

Mini-Retreat: Living a “Yogic Lifestyle” (Part One, continued over Labor Day Weekend Retreat)

August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (This retreat can be taken by itself, or in conjunction with the Labor Day Weekend Retreat, which will build upon the ideas introduced today)

Yoga is much more than a series of body postures. In its fullest expression yoga is a discipline, a path, and ultimately a way of life.  This retreat is an introduction to some of the components of yoga as a “lifestyle.” The retreat will include yoga asana, an introduction to yogic philosophy (with an opportunity for discussion and questions), breath-work or “pranayama,” and a fuller conversation about what it means to adapt yoga as an approach toward healthy living. This is the first in a series of mini-retreats that will be offered on this topic at Aloft Studios.  COST: $70.00

Schedule for the Day

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome/Intro to the Day

9:30 – 10:30 Meditation, gentle yoga, get body comfortable

10:30- 11:30  What do we mean by a “Yogic Lifestyle?”

11:30 – 12:30  Break

12:30 – 3:30  Some Traditional Components of a Yogic Lifestylle, including Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Philosophy,  Ayurveda . . . .My yogic lifestyle?

3:30 – 4:00 Closing practice

 

Day of Mindfulness

August 14 (Sunday)

The day will consist of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with instruction. The day be held in Noble Silence which means that participants should not engage in conversation or socializing and that cell phones should be turned off and put away. There will be opportunities for questions and answers after talks and instructions. Participants should bring a lunch. COST:  $70

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Schedule Details

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction and Guided Meditation

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Walking Meditation

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Instruction and Meditation

11:15 AM – 11:45: Walking Meditation

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Meditation

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Mindful lunch

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Break or Walking Meditation

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Metta Instruction and Meditation

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Walking Meditation

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Dharma talk

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Q & A, Closing

Yoga Anatomy and Subtle Energy

August 5 – 7 This introductory workshop will focus on basic anatomy and introduce the “subtle energy” systems of yoga (the nadis and chakras). Designed for yoga students, the workshop will explore the ways yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama effect the systems of the body. COST: $225.00

SCHEDULE DETAILS

August 5 (Friday)

4:00 – 5:30 PM: Yoga Class — Anatomy Focus 

5:30 — 7:30 PM: Anatomy and Asana  

August 6 (Saturday)

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Yoga Class (anatomy focus)

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Introduction to Subtle Energy, Nadis, and Chakras 

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Yoga As It Is  — Nadi/Chakra Focus

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Break

1:00 – 4:00 PM: Anatomy:  Learning the basics 

4:00 – 5:30 PM: Yoga Class – Anatomy/Energy focus

August 7 (Sunday)

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Meditation 

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Yoga Class ( Anatomy Focus)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Anatomy:  Learning the basics

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Break

1:30 – 4:00 PM: Anatomy:  Learning the basics

 

 

A Day of Yoga

AUGUST 3 Take a day to deepen your knowledge of yoga asana. This workshop will focus on exploring selected poses in depth. Five total hours of asana practice, with a break for lunch. COST: $70.00.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

August 3 (Wednesday)

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Yoga as It Is

11:30 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 4:00 PM: Asana Practice

Last day of August, sunset yoga

Yoga Asana: Diving Deeper

July 22 – 24  Have you ever wondered about deepening your yoga practice? Join Kristine for a mini-retreat that will take your practice deeper as you learn more about yoga, asana, meditation, and the rich philosophy of yoga. We will take the time to explore the practices of asana, yogic breathing, and yogic meditation, as well as being introduced to yogic philosophy.  COST: 238.00.

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE RETREAT

July 22 (Friday)

5:30 –  6:00 PM: Welcome/Introduction 

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Yoga Class

7:00 — 8:00 PM:  Meditation and Yoga (citta, purusa, prakriti, vrittis)

8:00 – 8:30 PM: Closing Yoga

July 23 (Saturday)

8:00 – 10:00 AM: Yoga Class 

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Meditation and Yoga 

11:00 AM –12:00 PM: Pranayama (yogic breathing)

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Yogic Philosophy 

2:30 – 3:00 PM: Meditation 

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Asana 

July 24 (Sunday)

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Meditation 

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Yoga Class 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Break

12:15 – 4:15 PM:  Yogic Philosophy:  Overview of Patanjali’s yoga sutras 

 

Yoga Teacher Training

Aloft School of Yoga is now a certified Yoga Teacher Training School, registered with Yoga Alliance.  This training, which begins in July and unfolds via a series of mini-workshops and teacher training intensives, will  take you on an exploration of many facets of becoming a yoga teacher.  Successful completion of the training will enable the student to register with Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level.  Contact Kristine for more information, to receive a detailed syllabus, or to ask questions.

COST OF TOTAL TRAINING (200+ hours, 180+ contact hours): $2300.00 (Includes all intensives and workshops as well as yoga classes taken at the studio toward the 43 hours of required asana classes.)