April 21-23rd LEVITYoga™: Reawakening Lightness with Peter Sterios ERYT-500
We all share a desire for joy, and seek experiences that produce freedom, gratitude, and light-heartedness. When we manifest this in our lives, our world is seen more clearly, our relationships we feel more authentically, and we learn more about ourselves through connection to others and the natural world. LEVITYoga™ offers access to lightness physically and psychologically, and reminds us of the innocence life began with, filled with wonder, inspiration, and delight, that is there to support us at any stage of life.
Come join us for Peter’s first visit to Urban Ashram and discover a powerful practice that naturally releases unwanted and often unconscious patterns of contraction in our bodies - physically, mentally, and emotionally, and produces an incredible lightness of being – in the heart, in the body and in the mind. Once felt, this practice helps you avoid taking yourself and yoga too seriously, and allows humor to surface in the most refreshing and enlightening ways. With consistency, experiencing “LEVITY” in Heart, Body & Mind, supports your immune and nervous systems, empowering our inherent natural healing forces to work as they were intended. Fun supports healing on many levels - intelligent fun even more so!
Friday, 21st APR, 6-8 pm “Gravity + Grace = LEVITY” - An Introductory Discussion to inform how practicing yoga with the elements of Gravity and Grace produces LEVITY, an incredible lightness of Heart, Body, and Mind. This conversation will be followed by a short practice of Opening exercises. Class for all levels.
Saturday, 22nd APR, 12-2.30pm “YOGA AND INTELLIGENT FUN” – Mostly practice, this class will give you simple techniques for effectively stimulating your Parasympathetic Nervous System, an essential function for healing and the support of your immune system. Making your yoga practice in-joyable, with intermittent moments of delight, helps us avoid taking ourselves and our practice too seriously and missing opportunities for Intelligent Fun. This class will be a 3-part, asana practice, guided in a lighthearted way to help uncover how LEVITY works in your practice and your life. Class for all levels.
Saturday 22nd APR, 4-6.30 pm YOGA THERAPUETICS - Seeking Balance Mentally & Physically” - This class will be 1 part lecture, 3 parts practice and will provide instruction and experience for safely integrating restorative practices into your regular routine, using a variety of basic poses with new understanding. Class for all levels.
Sunday, 23rd APR, 12-3pm Master Class (3 hrs) “REFINING YOUR LANGUAGE FOR YOGA” – This class is designed for teachers and intermediate practitioners, and will demonstrate the influence our inner dialogue and inner attention has on our personal practice of yoga, and how this influences the experiences we create for our students. This class will offer a variety of ways to stimulate individual creativity for movement found in yoga, while offering unfamiliar and unique ways of articulating verbal cues when teaching, and inner cues when practicing. This class will include movement initiated by unique and unfamiliar subtle body cues that help to create healthier movement with a wider range of motion, flexibility and strength. The class will be part lecture, part practice, and satisfies Yoga Alliance CE requirements for 1) Techniques, Training and Practice; 2) Teaching Methodology; 3) Anatomy and Physiology; or E) Electives.
BIO Peter Sterios – A creative instructor, writer, and originator of LEVITYoga™, his first DVD “Gravity & Grace” is in Yoga Journal’s ‘top 15 yoga videos of all time’. From 2011-2013, he taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiatives. Peter is a dual national (NZ/US) and lives in San Luis Obispo, California. He leads LEVITYoga™ Teacher Trainings there and in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. He also is the founder/creator of Manduka™ Yoga Products. For more info, visit www.LEVITYoga.com
Early bird price full weekend $240 Full weekend $280 Single sessions - $70