yoga play time

first thursday of every month

Yoga Play Time is time for movement experimentation and sharing, even gossip (of the kindly sort): what are you thinking about in your teaching now? Did a student influence or challenge your perspective this month? “If you do this, that makes me think of this other thing, and has anyone tried this?”

Fun for all ages, for yogis and dancers and somatic experiencers and Franklin Method-ists, interested amateurs and teachers of all varieties.

Use the contact page or email hipopener to get a monthly reminder and a Zoom permalink

yoga play time

first thursday of every month

Yoga Play Time is time for movement experimentation and sharing, even gossip (of the kindly sort): what are you thinking about in your teaching now? Did a student influence or challenge your perspective this month? “If you do this, that makes me think of this other thing, and has anyone tried this?”

Fun for all ages, for yogis and dancers and somatic experiencers and Franklin Method-ists, interested amateurs and teachers of all varieties.

Use the contact page or email hipopener to get a monthly reminder and a Zoom permalink

yoga play time

first thursday of every month

Yoga Play Time is time for movement experimentation and sharing, even gossip (of the kindly sort): what are you thinking about in your teaching now? Did a student influence or challenge your perspective this month? “If you do this, that makes me think of this other thing, and has anyone tried this?”

Fun for all ages, for yogis and dancers and somatic experiencers and Franklin Method-ists, interested amateurs and teachers of all varieties.

Use the contact page or email hipopener to get a monthly reminder and a Zoom permalink

Yin & Yang Yoga: Complementary Practices

Explore the connection between dynamic and passive expressions of movement.

Yin yoga uses long, slow, close-to-the-ground holds to create good stress on tissues that might otherwise lose resilience. It draws you inside your shape; body and mind can still, change, and become still again.

Yang, the dynamic component, complements the yin, building heat, changing blood flow and engaging yang tissues (primarily muscle).

We’ll juxtapose stillness and gentle movement, and mental states that together inform both practices. Come for the stretches, stay for the rested, meditative outlook!

DIY Props:

  • Blankets: 2 or more bed blankets; throw blankets; plush towels

  • Bolster: 2-3 bed pillows in one pillowcase; a rolled up yoga mat, tied or wrapped in a blanket; foam roller+blankets

  • Blocks: Large soup cans; big cookbooks or dictionaries

  • Strap: Bathrobe belt; scarf

 

The Long Pose: A Yin Yoga Workshop, Part II

A two part workshop to be taken as a series or á la carte.

February 2nd from 4 – 6pm
February 9th from 4 – 6pm​

Yin yoga is a meditative practice of mostly passive, close-to-the-ground poses, held for 30 seconds to five minutes or more. Gravity acts on the body, gently engaging connective tissue and settling muscle and joint; meanwhile the mind exercises the kindly discipline of stilling. Yin yoga may reveal or release emotional holding, or shine a light on unseen tensions in the body. It’s ideal for runners and cyclists.

Take the series or just one session: each will include practical instruction as well as theory and reflection on the experience.

$25 Members, $30 Non-members (One Session)
$43 Members, $53 Non-members (Both Sessions)

The Long Pose: A Yin Yoga Workshop, Part I

A two part workshop to be taken as a series or á la carte.

February 2nd from 4 – 6pm
February 9th from 4 – 6pm​

Yin yoga is a meditative practice of mostly passive, close-to-the-ground poses, held for 30 seconds to five minutes or more. Gravity acts on the body, gently engaging connective tissue and settling muscle and joint; meanwhile the mind exercises the kindly discipline of stilling. Yin yoga may reveal or release emotional holding, or shine a light on unseen tensions in the body. It’s ideal for runners and cyclists.

Take the series or just one session: each will include practical instruction as well as theory and reflection on the experience.

$25 Members, $30 Non-members (One Session)
$43 Members, $53 Non-members (Both Sessions)

A Wringing Endorsement

It’s a wonderful day to reach for freedom of movement. Twisting provides length and space to breathe, digest and process. Feelings, body aches, energy blocks. We’ll flow, incorporating wringing movement all along the spine from shoulders to hips and beyond.

$35 in advance, $40 day of. Click here to register.

Yin: Releasing the Issues in our Tissues

Yin yoga is a meditative practice of close-to-the-ground poses, held for 30 seconds to five minutes or more. Gravity acts on the body, gently engaging connective tissue and settling muscle and joint, as the mind exercises the kindly discipline of stilling.

Yin can release emotional holding. Join Katie as a progression of poses takes you into each posture with effort and non-effort, elongation and resolution. Suitable for beginners and advanced yogis; no prerequisites here.

$25 members / $30 non-members

Click here to register!

My Hips Don’t Lie

Much is made of the stress we carry in our shoulders and low backs. But if “the issues are in our tissues” then the hips are where the heart is.

This workshop will explore the tensions we hold in our hips. We’ll examine how city life, cars, desks, hard winters, couches (yes couches) and even the “virtuous” spin classes and morning runs conspire to limit mobility, strain the back and narrow our physical and emotional freedom.

We’ll begin with some deep stretching in the Yin Yoga tradition, then warm up the whole body with a simple, grounding flow. From there a progression of poses and new approaches will take us into posture, effort, elongation and resolution.

Click here to register.

Feet on Top Yoga

Inversions for every body

Explore the ways you (yes •you•) can flip the script. Find a supportive, supported inversion practice that meets you where you are. Join me to find your turning point.