Kathy’s 21st Annual Back Bending Workshop
Saturday, February 18, 9-noon
For experienced students who love back bends (or wish they did)!
Open your heart with nature’s mood elevators!
Back Care Health with K-Lea Gifford
Sunday, February 26, 9-11am
Yoga Sequence for maintaining/progressing back health
All Levels Welcome!
Fundraiser for the Shanta Foundation
Restorative Yoga Workshop with Kathy
Saturday, April 29, 9-noon
4 Corners Yoga Studio, Smiley Building, Room #32
Shanta Foundation works in collaboration with small villages in Myanmar (formerly Burma) to enhance their basic quality of life. Their work focuses on community-driven development by partnering with villages to improve their education, health, and economic opportunities. They place a high priority on sustainability, both in terms of environmental considerations, as well as providing training and skills to enable villages to maintain and continue their own progress.
More information on the foundation can be found at: www.shantafoundation.org
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Suggested minimum, tax-deductible donation: $45. Checks can be made out to Shanta Foundation
Patricia Walden returns for her annual workshop at
Blue Lake Ranch's Event Barn in Hesperus
July 16-21, 2017
PATRICIA WALDEN is a uniquely inspiring teacher who is renowned for her keen observation, the dynamic depth of her teaching, and the elegant refinement of her practice. She is one of only two North Americans who hold a senior advanced certificate in the Iyengar method. Patricia came to yoga in her early 20s, as a spiritual calling. In 1976 She became B.K.S. Iyengar’s student and traveled to India to study with him every year until his death in 2014. Under Guruji’s guidance, she has developed her own methodical and inspirational approach to practice and teaching. Patricia has been a prominent figure in the evolution of yoga in the United States.
THE RIDGEWOOD EVENT CENTER located fifteen miles from Durango and one mile from the Blue Lake Ranch Bed & Breakfast, is a beautiful structure with a spectacular view of the La Plata Mountains. The barn, with its southern yellow pine floors, is an ideal place to practice Yoga. Surrounded by large cottonwood trees, the space is filled with plenty of natural, soft, filtered light that streams through the barn's many large windows. Our meals will be served on the large portal that surrounds the building. The portal, supported by beams that were hand carved in Mexico, opens up to the fields, forest and river.
BLUE LAKE RANCH evolved from a simple 1910 homestead to a luxurious European style Country Estate. From the elegantly appointed Main Inn to the secluded garden cottages there are unsurpassed views of Blue Lake, the gardens and the 13,000 ft. La Plata Mountains. Accommodations at the ranch include a full, daily breakfast and afternoon tea.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE:
• Have practiced Iyengar yoga for a minimum of 5 years
• Have a consistent home practice
• Be able to go up into adho mukha vrksasana at the wall without assistance
• Be able to hold sirsasana for a minimum of 5 minutes and also be able to do variations in sirsasana (beyond the 5 minute basic holding time)
• Be able to hold sarvangasana for a minimum of 10 minutes and also be able to do variations in sarvangasana and halasana (beyond the basic 10 minute holding time)
• Be able to push up into urdhva dhanurasana
• Have a regular pranayama practice and be able to do digital pranayama
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have an injury or other challenges, you need to know how to work with them on your own. If anyone has a neck issue, that shouldn't prevent them from coming.
FEE: $840. Includes: yoga classes as well as a gourmet vegetarian lunch Sunday through Friday.
FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE DINNER OR ACCOMMODATIONS.
A $420. deposit ($150. of which is nonrefundable) will reserve your space. The balance ($420.) is due by May 1st. If you decide to cancel your reservation before June 16, you will be given a refund (less $150. nonrefundable deposit) if your space can be filled.
No refunds after June 16.
Make checks payable to Kathy Curran, P.O. Box 87, Hesperus, CO 81326 (970) 259-4794
ACCOMMODATIONS: are available at Blue Lake Ranch. Contact them directly for information and to make reservations. Phone 970-385-4537 or 888-258-3525 •Email: email@example.com, or visit their web site at http://www.bluelakeranch.com
There are a limited number of rooms available in local students' homes (for a reasonable fee). Contact Kathy for information and to make arrangements.
Camping is available in La Plata Canyon (about 10 miles north of the workshop location). A wide range of accommodations is available in Durango. Click on: http://www.durango.org for details or call 970-247-3500.
Classes will start Sunday, July 16 at 9:30am & end Friday, July 21nd after lunch.
Please bring the following yoga props:
(3 blankets, sticky mat, 2 blocks, 2 straps, bolster and eye wrap)
If you cannot bring these props, please let Kathy know when you register for the workshop.
Weekend Workshop with Carrie Owerko,
October 20-22, 2017