Coming Up at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland
Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop
with Sarah Lee
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | 24th Street Studio
In this workshop students will explore healthy ways to flow into backbends without fear through heart opening.
Students will warm up with asanas so, we can investigate our relationship to backbends. Participate imaginatively with a subtle interactive spine anatomy meditation, with supported postures, and props to provide structure.
Students will learn... More about the ways we can access a little movement in a lot of places rather than a lot of movement in one place of the spine.
Women’s Circle space
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 4pm - 6pm | Lake Merritt Studio
Women’s Circle space
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 4pm - 6pm | Lake Merritt Studio
Yin for the Summer Solstice
with Stephanie Lowenthal- Savy
Join Stephanie for a restorative practice of yin yoga and soothing meditation.
In this 2 hour workshop, yogis will explore different systems of the body (nervous, immune, etc) with accompanying essential oils and yin postures to promote health, balance, and harmony with the body.
We will close each workshop with an opportunity to set intentions for the coming season with a brief meditation and journaling.
Traditionally, the solstice and equinox affect the physical and subtle body in unique ways. Each season’s workshop will reflect the season by informing the body’s systems we focus on, the essential oils we use, and the poses we practice. For example, the summer solstice workshop will summon the joy of summer, balancing the season’s energy with a gentle inward glance.
Plants and PranAyama
with Ericka Kelly
Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 24th Street Studio
The purpose of this workshop is to educate students about Yoga and how medical Cannabis can enhance personal practice and provide a greater quality of life.
What will students learn? Students will learn the basics to a personal yoga practice, benefits of essential oils, and an introduction to medical Cannabis. There will be a guided discussion about THC/CBD and different ways to consume them safely and productively during their time on and off the mat.
During class there is the option to partake in THC/CBD infused topical ointments and sub-lingual tinctures. Students who wish not to consume will still receive plenty of useful information.
What should students bring and wear? Comfortable breathable clothing, PLENTY of water, & a mat.
Women’s Empowerment Workshop
with Mary Anne Cox
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 11:45am - 2:45pm | Lake Merritt Studio
Join Mary Anne Cox, The Driven Soul, for this women’s daylong workshop to celebrate the feminine form; to heal and release negative body image and explore the deeply rooted relationship to food as nourishment/punishment.
In this workshop, you will work with Vinyasa yoga poses (suitable for all body types, including beginners), tribal dance, breath work, sounding, mindfulness, and journaling.
The intention of this workshop is to offer women support within a safe container to identify the origins of body distortion and shame while learning to cultivate daily practices to move through the world with a rich identity of self-love.
Please bring a mat, water bottle, journal & pen