BACK BENDING WITH PROPS
taught by Kathy Curran
Saturday, February 24, 9-noon,
For students with basic yoga experience
If you’ve ever wanted to deeply explore this important aspect of practice but have hesitated because of a physical limitation this workshop is for you. The props give us support so we can perfect alignment as well as regain lost strength and flexibility. Back bends are nature’s mood elevators and some of the most important poses for aging gracefully. We will spend time warming up with poses that support the practice and have ample time to cool down and relax deeply.
Yoga Workshop for Neck and Shoulders taught by Kathy Curran
Saturday, April 7, 9-noon
The neck and shoulder region is one of the most common problem areas of the body.
This workshop will explore the yoga postures that are beneficial in maintaining and regaining freedom of movement and health in this region.
Open to students of all levels.
Patricia Walden returns for her annual workshop at
Blue Lake Ranch's Event Barn in Hesperus
July 15-20, 2018
(check with Kathy on availability before sending a deposit)
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: $866. Includes: yoga classes as well as a gourmet vegetarian lunch Sunday through Friday.
FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE DINNER OR ACCOMMODATIONS.
A $433. deposit ($150. of which is nonrefundable) will reserve your space. The balance ($433.) is due by May 1st. If you decide to cancel your reservation before June 15, you will be given a refund (less $150. nonrefundable deposit) if your space can be filled.
No refunds after June 15.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 15 at 9:30am & end Friday, July 20 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.