May 25, 2017


Upcoming Workshops
July/August Summer Holiday
Workshops begin in September

Sunday, October 22nd, 12:30-2:00 PM, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya: Cutting Through All Darkness
Down Under Yoga, Boston, MA


This kriya cuts through all darkness. It will give you a new start.

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is a complete meditative pranayama technique that is widely believed to be the most powerful pranayama practice and highest kriya across the many schools and styles of yoga. Dating back thousands of years, it is an ancient Kundalini yoga technique for purification of the chakras. The term comes from the Sanskrit, su, meaning “proper” or “good; darshan, meaning “vision”; and kriya, meaning “completed action. ~ Yogapedia

This workshop will begin with a dynamic breathing sequence from Kundalini Yoga before moving into a full experience of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. Be prepared to be transformed!


Saturday, November 4th, 2:00-4:30 pm, Yoga and Qigong: The Dance of Heaven and Earth
Centerville Yoga, Centerville, MA


A Unified Practice to Experience Strength, Flexibility, and Peace Of Mind

While yoga has its roots in the Vedic scriptures of India, Qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. Explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qigong exercises and bring the same ease of motion into vinyasa yoga sequences. The movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, with powerful effects that detoxify the body as they increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

This workshop focuses on Qigong practices to open the meridians, meditative flow in yoga sequences, breathing exercises to enhance life energy, and concentration techniques for mental clarity.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• The Eight Brocades, Swimming Dragon, and other Qigong practices to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga asana
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity
• Suggestions for a simple and productive home practice.


Friday, November 10th, 7:15 - 9:30 pm, Healing Touch: Partner Stretching & Thai Yoga Massage
Down Under Yoga, Newton, MA

Partner-assisted stretching increases flexibility while Thai Yoga Massage reduces muscle tension, both enhancing relaxation and stress reduction.

In this workshop, we will work with a partner to help lengthen tight muscles using a modern stretching technique called PNF/resistance stretching.

Stretches for the lower and upper body will be taught, complimented with Thai Yoga Massage. This ancient healing art form combines gentle joint manipulations, assisted yoga postures, and healing touch to remove blocks in the major energy pathways of the body.

Come with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor. Learn to listen, receive, share, and play!  All levels are welcome.  


Sunday, Dember 10th, 12:30-2:00 PM, The Power of the Breath: Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
Down Under Yoga, Boston, MA

Kapalabhati breathing in Boston yoga teacher training

Breath is life and life is breath. When breath flows, so does life.

Experience harmony, lightness, joy, and a radiant spirit with breathing exercises and inner energy practices from Kundalini Yoga. We will learn how to enhance and extend the breath with pranayama (breathing) exercises and then channel the heightened pranic energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (ways to enhance mental focus, which can include hand gestures). Recommendations for an effective beginner to advanced pranayama home practice will be given. This workshop will round out your practice if most of your yoga studies have been about asana. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else. Please come with an empty stomach.