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<< Apr 25 2015 - Apr 23 2016 >>

MELT Intro Workshop with Meegan Descheneaux Next held on Sat, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 2, 2015 - Sat May 2, 2015
Come join MELT instructor, Meegan Descheneaux for a 90-minute introductory workshop. Learn simple self-treatments you can do to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life.

The MELT Method was created by New York City manual therapist Sue Hitzmann and is the very first Hands-off Bodywork® method developed for the general public as a self-care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain.

In this introductory workshop you will learn about the science of MELT, the connective tissue system and its vital role in maintaining a stable, balanced, and connected body. Learn why fascial intervention is necessary on a daily basis to positively affect this renewable resource that is unaddressed by exercise and diet. Participants will be introduced to the global MELT Hand and Foot Treatments using the soft ball treatments and explore simple, yet profound techniques using the MELT soft body roller.

Learn how to assess where stuck stress is living in your body, how to recalibrate your nervous system to boost your body’s ability to heal itself, and how to release tension in your neck and low back by following the four R’s of MELT: Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate and Release.

With MELT you will learn how to help the body run more efficiently, promote more restful sleep, improve digestion, eliminate chronic pain, enhance athletic performance, reduce inflammation and ease joint compression from repetitive movements and daily living. Learn ways to intervene now to feel and look younger, and live better longer!

All information and techniques taught in this workshop are found in The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day! by Sue Hitzmann, was released by HarperCollins in 2013 and appeared more than once on The New York Times bestsellers list and has sold over 120,000 copies.

Meegan has been a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for 15 years and has recently relocated to Orlando from New York City. She is a teaching assistant for MELT trainings, one of six MELT Master Trainer Trainees, and appears in the newly released MELT DVD, a companion DVD for the MELT Method book. Meegan has a passion to empower others to help themselves get out and stay out of pain.

** Please BYO yoga mat

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2015 Costa Rica Retreat with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 25, 2015 - Mon Aug 3, 2015
July 25 - August 3 2015

Join Krista Shirley for 10 days and 9 nights of adventure in Costa Rica.

Enjoy ten days and nine nights with us as we make our way from San Jose to the Alajuela province (5 nights) to the Guanacaste region in the Nicoya Peninsula (4 nights) and then back San Jose.

This Adventure retreat is open to everyone. Come as a solo traveler or retreat with someone you know.

Each morning you will have the opportunity to begin the day with yoga, meditation, chanting and breath work with Krista. She will be offering additional lectures and inspiring workshops throughout the ten day retreat. Additionally, you’ll have time to relax with speciality spa treatments, enjoy three delicious meals each day and take in the stunning beauty of Costa Rica while walking on the beaches or zip-ling through the tropical forest. There are many places to discover whether you explore them while riding horseback or shop for souvenirs in the local town. Other activities include surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and much more. This health and wellness retreat will surely awaken all your senses and leave you feeling refreshed.

COST: $3,000 per person
$2750 if paid on or before March 5th

Non-refundable Deposit of $500 per person to reserve your room and the remaining balance due by May 25, 2015.

COST INCLUDES:
The cost includes the Ashtanga Yoga & Adventure Retreat with Krista Shirley, all resort accommodations for nine nights based on double occupancy, 3 delicious organic meals per day, use of pools and hot tubs, designated Wi-Fi and computer access, all internal travel to and from airport and retreat centers, all Costa Rican taxes, and professional photography and videography.

NOT INCLUDED/ADDITIONAL COSTS:
International airfare to/from San Jose International airport,tips and gratuities, spa services, excursions, and a $29 Costa Rica Airport Departure Tax.

REGISTER:
Contact Krista@Kristashirley.com

All checks are made out to The Yoga Shala. Checks and Credit Cards accepted.

ABOUT YOUR ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT TEACHER:
Krista Shirley is an Authorized Level 2 teacher in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was in- troduced to this practice over ten years ago and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. For the last eleven years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is. Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others.

Visit www.KristaShirley.com for more information about Krista.

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Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: August 8-9, 2015
Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: August 8-9, 2015 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 8, 2015 - Sun Aug 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8th, 2015

9:00-11:00am
Ashtanga Primary Series - Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy): This traditional sanskrit counted class will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting.: The Vinyasa system, expanding the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Experience continuous movement with breathe learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures and all finishing postures from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. This class is recommended for those already exposed to Ashtanga Yoga practice. 90 minutes.

11:30-1:30pm
Ground it down, twist it out: A phenomenal and eye opening session for all level of practitioner. Once we can truly root and stabilize the body we can take any twist infinitely deeper in asana practice. Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring how to better stabilize the body through the hands, feet and pelvis, which then allows us to tap into opposing forces as we ground down and lift and twist up and out. You will be truly amazed how much deeper you can take any of your twists once you can safely, steadily and strongly root your body and your mind. 2 hours.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

9-11am
Mysore: “Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide.
Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

11:30-1:30pm
Jumping through and Jumping Back: Want to learn how to safely and gracefully execute vinyasas? We will explore using the bandhas, the lats, the core, body positioning, breathing, hands, head position and the pelvis in order to paint a full portrait of the art of jumping back and jumping through. The key to jump backs and jump throughs isn’t momentum, it isn’t about the length of your arms or the amount you weigh! Spend the afternoon with Krista learning how to skillfully jump back and through. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.


Weekend: $170
$150 early bird if paid by July 9th, 2015
Led Primary $35
Mysore $40
Jumping through and Jumping back: $45
Grind it down and Twist it out: $45

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Krista Shirley Weekend Workshop: November 7-8, 2015 with Krista Shirley Next held on Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 7, 2015 - Sun Nov 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7th:

9:00-11:30am
Mysore: “Mysore style” is traditionally practiced silently, with individual instruction, and is named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. Anyone is welcome to come to this class. Students will work at their own pace, according to his or her individual needs, while Krista walks around the room providing hands on adjustments and verbal instruction as needed. If you do not have the primary series memorized, you will spend your first few weeks in class repeating bits of the standing sequence until it is committed to memory. At that point, you will come in daily, do your sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures on your own, under the guidance of your teacher. Mysore style is the absolute best way to learn and practice Yoga. It enables you to create a dedicated, daily practice that will take you infinitely deeper into the peace and calm a quiet mind and strong body can provide.
Ashtanga Yoga, done daily, will increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and physical and mental balance; it will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in ones life – something everyone needs!

12:00-2:00pm
BBD: Breath, Bandhas, Drishti: Deep breathing with sound gives us body and mind control. Bandhas are internal muscular and energetic centers, that, when activated and engaged pulls our attention within. Mastery of bandhas enable us to gain strength from the inside out, which, over time, gives us complete body control. Drishti’s are gaze points to direct our attention during asana practice.  In order to successfully progress in our practice, we must understand the concepts and learn how to apply them in our asana practice.  But how?  Spend the afternoon with Krista exploring these invaluable concepts in depth, and learn how to apply them in the asanas of primary series.  Serious work and some serious fun!  Suitable for all levels. 2 hours

Sunday, November 8th

9:00am-12:00pm
Introduction to Second Series: The second series of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition is called Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing). The asanas of second series are comprised of backbends, powerful and strong balancing postures, hip openers and deep twists that thoroughly cleanse the nervous system. In this session we will explore the second series syllabus of asanas. Students currently practicing second series and beyond will gain greater understanding of the form and purpose of these postures and take their practice to another level. Students still working through primary will find tremendous inspiration for what comes beyond primary series. All students are welcome and all students will truly find a greater appreciation for this yoga method, the sequences of the series’ and a new found level of gratitude for their personal daily practice. It is highly recommended that all who attend have an established practice in the Ashtanga Yoga method. 3 hours.


12:30-2:30pm
Meditation and Pranayama:
Spend several hours with Krista learning how to incorporate pranayama and meditation into your life, both of which benefit our moods, our bodies, and our Ashtanga practice. This session will help us better understand our breath, which is the most vital process in the entire body, for it is the link to all aspects of our human experience. Pranayama practice helps us to learn how to deepen our control of the breath, which enables the practitioner to control prana (energy). The control of prana through control over breath is Pranayama, and consistent practice will open the door to our ability to control the body, mind, and soul. We will end our session with seated meditation practice, exploring ways to calm and quiet the mind and body. Suitable for all levels. 2 hours.

Weekend: $180
Early Bird $160 if paid by October 7th
Mysore: $40
BBD: $45
Meditation and Pranayama $45
Intro to Second: $60
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