Workshops & Courses

Gyrokinesis Intensive Classes

From October 3rd – 24th
Wednesday, Thursday sessions 10:00 – 12 PM,
Friday sessions 12:30  – 2 PM
$20 a class

This intensive will taught by Master Trainer Tamara Yoneda.

This system, developed by Julio Horvath, works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, right side, left side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation.

This methodology systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. Movement which stimulates the body’s internal organs and different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated.

Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath.

Please pre-register for these classes by contacting Ann Sibbet at ann.sibbet@icloud.com (916) 446 3439 or Jeremy Carney at jersey62975@hotmail.com (562) 472 4618

Anatomy of Asana
Six Thursdays starting October 16th,  6:00 – 7:15pm
$150

Yoga has come to a crossroads between ancient tradition and modern living. This course is designed to explore the experience of lineage-trained asana along with the practical understanding of our body mechanics and its applied affects, allowing for a deeper relationship with yourself through yoga.

Each class will explore one or two familiar postures such as bridge or cobra, specifically collaborating the knowledge of anatomy with breath work, meditation, and movement to guide toward new understandings of what each posture does for the body and mind.

Register online under “workshops”  or contact Morgan at morgan@simplehumanstudios.net  or 916 538 4177

 

Embodying your Pregnancy
November 15th 10 am – 4 pm
$50, inquire for scholarship opportunities

This is a one-day class that explores the mechanics of birth for both the mom and baby, and more importantly, what you can do as a mother to help the birth go as smoothly as possible.  There are many easy exercises that release the pelvic floor (where the baby will pass through), and loosen and balance the pelvis for more comfort during pregnancy and flexibility during labor and birth. Other simple exercises and tricks will be taught to help prevent pelvic floor tearing and to give baby as much room as possible to turn as they get ready to enter into the world!

In addition to physical exercises, we discuss fears, exercises on how to let go of control and let the birth unfold as it’s intended, and how to get out of your head and into your body. There is no “right” way to give birth, only your way. This class is designed to help you get in touch with you and your baby!

It is open to all women, but the sooner in the pregnancy the better to give time to practice! This is a loosely structured class that provides room to explore topics of the participants’ interest; questions are encouraged.

Register online under “workshops”  or contact Morgan at morgan@simplehumanstudios.net  or 916 538 4177

Low Back Series:  Pelvic Floor Course
6 Thursdays starting January 8th, 2015   6:00 – 7:30 PM
$120 ($20 a class)

The pelvic floor is one of the most critical areas in need of attention. Unfortunately, it is also a difficult topic to talk about in our society. Anything below the waist tends to be taboo, and definitely not something talked about casually. The subject is often — wrongly so, mind you — reserved for recent mothers or women who are approaching 50.

This six week series will explore the muscles, bones, and organs of the pelvis through discussions and exercises; which will help you to achieve healthy balance through your every day. Part of a full, healthy life is taking care of every part of yourself. Even the places that are uncomfortable to talk about.

This course is open to women of all age, ailments and levels of experience. Register as space is limited.

Register online under “workshops”  or contact Morgan at morgan@simplehumanstudios.net  or 916 538 4177