Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Female Transition: Menopause- Conversation and Community

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THE FEMALE TRANSITION

MENOPAUSE: A CONVERSATION AND COMMUNITY

Join Guest Speakers Meg Benasutti A.N.P-BC and Abigail Seaver N.D. for a women's only clinic to approaching and supporting the transition cycle of our lives. Find your community within a collective sharing of tips and tools to navigate your own specific approach to reclaiming your well-being.

No sign up required. Please arrive on time.

This Clinic is for Women Only Please

All Ages and All Stages of Transitions Welcome: From Non-Menopasual, Pre,

Current and Post Menopasual Years

Suggested Donation $10 (ALL WELCOME, NO ONE TURNED AWAY)

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Jun
2
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga Nidra Workshop w/ Rebecca Wickizer

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The Science of Yoga Nidra Workshop

Sunday June 2nd 2019

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost: $25 No Sign Up Necessary! All Welcome

Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation technique designed to

move beyond boundaries of body and mind, helping to direct your

life in a positive way by setting an intention and dis-identifying

with unhelpful thought patterns and emotions.

In this workshop, you will learn about the science and background

of Yoga Nidra followed by a Yoga Nidra practice. This workshop

is appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners. We will

primarily be sitting to study and learn and then lying down for the

practice. There will be very light, gentle movement prior to the class.

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Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Feeding Your Demons- Workshop with Jonathan Barfield

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Feeding Your Demons: A Daylong workshop with Jonathan Barfield, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 24th 2019

Morning Session: 10:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: 75$

(no one turned away- financial aid upon request)

Please contact Jonathan mountainpsychology@gmail.com for questions

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW

(if you do not already have a MindBody Login or having troubles signing up, Please call 970-218-4799 OR come by the Shala M-F 10:00-2:00 to sign up in person!)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Feeding Your Demons (FYD) is a profound healing practice developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione. This practice is inspired by the 11th century Tibetan chöd practice and modern psychotherapy. It offers techniques in identifying and working with our “demons,” or hindrances. FYD is based in the compassionate principle of “feeding” rather than “fighting,” and is applied to cognitive, emotional, and physical obscurations that bind up our lives. Participants will be introduced to the history and principles underlying FYD, learn and practice the 5 steps of FYD, and learn supportive practices.

MEET JONATHAN:

Jonathan Barfield, Ph.D., has been a contemplative practitioner for over 20 years and is an apprentice teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage at Tara Mandala under the guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione. Jonathan is a certified Feeding Your Demons therapist and facilitator and has taught this practice to many monks, nuns, lay practitioners, and clients.

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Noel Night

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Join us Friday December 7th @ 5:30pm

NOEL NIGHT AT RIDGWAY YOGA SHALA

Come celebrate with us and give the gifts of healthy living!!

$85 10 Punch Yoga passes

Bode Wellness CDB Products

Cup of Sun Golden Milk

Ally Crilly Art and Gifts

“Spinsters” Handmade Yarnworks

Singing Springs Botanicals Ayurvedic Line

No Mind Malas

Medicine Ranch Chinese Herbs

Venus and Vetiver Organic Skincare Line

Teas, Juices, Food and MORE!!!

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Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training w/ Maria Garre
Nov
16
to May 17

Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training w/ Maria Garre

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Welcome!  We are excited to have your interest in our Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Studies Program!  We invite you to explore this beautiful path of living yoga and please feel free to reach out at any time if you have any questions!

Whether you are seeking to follow the magical path of becoming a yoga teacher or simply to deepening your own personal practice and understanding, this integrated approach to yoga training is suited for all.  Prana Vinyasa® is a celebrated, unique program that offers a full-spectrum approach to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga created by yogini Shiva Rea.  

Prana Vinyasa Flow® - Energetic Vinyasa is a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga created by Shiva Rea (www.shivarea.com). Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana - the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence - as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Experience innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow within the rhythm of class.

Ridgway Yoga Shala's  Prana Flow® 200-hour certification program allows Yoga students to not only delve deeper into the spirit of living and experiencing the many layers of Yoga, but also understand the foundational teachings of Prana Flow Yoga.

Learn to embody and evolve your teaching and practice through each layer of roots and elemental Prana Vinyasa Flow.  From movement alchemy to inner arts meditation, our comprehensive certification program merges all pathways of Yoga. Develop a body of integrated knowledge through your studies to empower and broaden your approach and understanding of Vinyasa-based Yoga.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10+ Prana Vinyasa sequences for teaching, self-integration, and study

  • Access to Yoga Alchemy online certification portal of programs with documented sequences, full color e-books, meditations, and audio

  • Sequencing methodology integrating energetic anatomy alongside physical anatomy for intelligent class design

  • Transform your teaching and deepen your understanding and experience of the elements in nature, within the body and Ayurveda

  • Learn the art and arc of Prana Vinyasa Flow sequencing, teaching alignment in the flow, and three-part vinyasa methodology

  • The complete mandala of asanas that teaches how to see unique relationships within asana for energetic and physical inner transformation

  • The effect of solar versus lunar energy to guide class instructions as well as to inform how to live in flow with nature

  • Join a global community of teachers through online discussion groups, monthly calls with Shiva Rea and more!

GENERAL AREAS OF STUDY

  • ANATOMY and ALIGNMENT of advanced asanas, hands-on and teaching in the flow

  • SEQUENCING PRINCIPLES: learn the arc of class design from opening to closing. Understand the art of wave sequencing, krama (stages) of a sequence and asana to sequence intelligently through prana and body

  • MANDALA OF ASANA understand an integrated evolution of asana.

  • ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT: weave the Chakra system, Kosha model and Pancha Vayu movements into class design, cueing and sequencing

  • SACRED TEXT + PHILOSOPHY STUDY: Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita guide the vedic wisdom of the teaching for living yoga

ROOTS PRANA VINYASA

  • Cultivating the flow of prana through asana, pranayama, drishti, and bandhas

  • Principles and practice of creative and effective sequencing (beginning and intermediate flows)

  • Ritual arc of class and structure: opening, namaskar, waves, peak poses, counter-posing and closing.

  • Navigating flow-movement meditations, observation skills, hands-on adjustments, props, verbal cues, music, and other tools.

PHYSICAL AND ENERGETIC ANATOMY FOR ALIGNMENT

  • Identify anatomical landmarks, muscle groups, holding patters, blockages, internal holding of body relevant to yoga asanas.

  • Learn and experience body structure/energetics, alignment/action, intelligence/intuition of asanas

  • Discussion of physical and subtle layers of body: koshas, chakras, nadis.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY FOR LIVING YOGA

  •  Philosophical and historical roots of vinyasa yoga

  • Discussion, application, and response to classical yogic texts: Baghavad-Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

  • Learn basic Sanskrit asanas and basic Sanskrit terminology

 AYURVEDA FOR YOGA TEACHERS

  • Integrate and apply the practical tools from Ayurveda that support holistic living of Yoga in a way that is accessible and applicable to your individual life rhythm

  • Learn basic Ayurvedic theory (elements, doshas and gunas)

  • Ayurvedic lifestyle: dinacharya, the art of daily routine

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Maria E Garre, M.Ed, C-IAYT,  E-RYT 500
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner  |  Prana Flow® Yoga  |  Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist 

Maria Garre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Frederick, MD, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Hood College in Biology and Eastern Philosophy. After college, Maria continued her education at Hood by completing the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences in addition to working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with ACE and AFAA certification.

Her passion for fitness led her to purchase the Frederick Fitness Center which she owned and managed for five years. During this time she was introduced to both Yoga and Pilates and began a formal teacher-training program with Janine Galati in both disciplines at Alternative Health and Fitness in Philadelphia.  She studied full time for two years in Yoga and Pilates and then pursued a Masters Degree in Education at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 which led her to coordinate Shiva’s International Yoga Teacher Training Program and served as the Prana Flow Affiliate Certification Coordinator for five years.   She has been involved in health, Yoga and Pilates instruction for over 15 years. In addition to offering teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide, Maria has completed programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has written several articles for local and international publications, including Yoga Journal, Simple Living and Ayurveda Today and has been a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conferences.

Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda.  Celebrating over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded yet transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga. Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies with her yearly trips to India, she leads dynamic, liberating classes and trainings that embody the alchemy of all these disciplines and teachings.

She founded the New Mexico School of Yoga where she leads 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Programs specializing in Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga.  Maria also serves as teaching staff for Samudra School of Living Yoga Prana Flow certification programs worldwide. 

Maria is a member of Yoga Alliance (YA), National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Serves on the NAMA Standards Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Accreditation. 

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Ayurvedic Cleanse with Sisters, Julie Peterson & Amy Eriksen
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Ayurvedic Cleanse with Sisters, Julie Peterson & Amy Eriksen

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SEASONAL AYURVEDIC HOME CLEANSE WITH JULIE PETERSON AND AMY ERIKSEN

DETOXIFY SAFELY AND GENTLY WITH THE YOGA SHALA COMMUNITY THIS FALL!

10 day Cleanse Begins Monday, November 5th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pricing Options

Full Cleanse with Two Classes (Nov. 5th & Nov. 12th) & Online Support $75

Cleanse with Introductory Course (Nov. 5th ) & Online Support $45

Vak Taps Course ONLY (Nov. 12) - $30

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Description of Course

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal practice of balance and health, has long used masterful cleanses at the junctions of the seasons to facilitate an equilibrium in the body and mind and to establish and maintain well being.

Cleansing has a multitude of benefits including the elimination of accumulated toxins, improved digestion, burning unwanted fat, strengthening immunity, increased energy and reduced cravings. Ayurvedic cleanses are used to support and nourish and are not meant to shock the internal systems as other cleanse may do. By eating THREE FULL MEALS A DAY of vegan, wholesome foods and grounding, cooked meals including the delicious Kitchari, you are returned to a balanced, detoxified and purified state.

Join us, Monday November 5th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for an in depth class on Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification where we will cover key concepts for facilitating a successful detox including reasons to cleanse, ideal time to cleanse and specifics on how to undertake a 10 day Ayurvedic home cleanse. Class will also include instructional meditations and breath exercises (pranayama) to help support your balanced state. Collectively we will begin the cleanse the next day on Tuesday November, 6th and finish ten days later on November 16th.

To dive deeper into the cleanse an optional second course has been added: Vak Tapas- Yogic Disciplines for Purification of Speech on Monday November 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. As serious students of yoga we may feel drawn to bring other spiritual disciplines into our lives besides the practice of asana (yoga posture). Seasonal cleanses are one such practice. Another discipline that is immensely beneficial for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of Vak Tapas or disciplined speech. This special class will explore the four characteristics of Vak Tapas as explained in the Upanishads, as well as other ways we can enlighten the faculty of speech. When we use our organ of speech for right speech, we create harmony and increase sattva in the world. The lecture portion of this class will be followed by a guided Self-Inquiry meditation aimed to facilitate the cleansing of unhealthy emotions to further the benefits of the seasonal cleanse.

Throughout the 10 day period, we will be offering support via a private Facebook page set up for all cleanse participants as a place to share successes and challenges.

We look forward to sharing with you this wonderful honoring of the season of change and move together in balance and health!

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Ashtanga Weekend with Annie Pace
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Ashtanga Weekend with Annie Pace

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Ashtanga Yoga Weekend • ANNIE PACE

Friday November 2, 2018 5:30 pm - Sunday November 4 12:00 pm

A rare opportunity to study with Annie outside of Crestone

Explore yogic principles as applied in the ancient Ashtanga Yoga tradition. With decades of experience and extensive studies in India, Annie offers a wealth of wisdom. Practicing under her guidance makes Ashtanga Yoga a joyful and insightful adventure for all, as she offers a broad, deep and authentic perspective in both practice and theory.

The weekend evolves progressively, with both guided and Mysore style classes, as well as time for questions and discussion, appropriate for all levels of practitioners. Newcomers to the lineage will get a graceful entry while seasoned practitioners receive the opportunity for endless refinement.

Annie beautifully tailors the content to the students who are in the room. There will be time for questions and answers, so bring forth your inquiry to help shape what topics we will dive deeper into during this workshop weekend.

All levels welcome!

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pre-reg + pre-pay required
• LIMITED SPACE •
CLICK TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

(you must create a mindbody login and then use the WORKSHOPS tab to sign up!)


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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday • 5:30-8 pm (public)

Saturday • 8-11 am, 4-7 pm

Sunday • 9 am-Noon

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PRICING

Regular • $250 (after Oct 15)

Early bird • $200 (by Oct 15)

Friday only • $50 (space permitting)

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ॐ  With many decades of experience, Annie is one of only a handful female practitioners in the world who has received Advanced B certification in the Ashtanga lineage, from Sri K Pattabhi Jois in 1995. She is regarded as an elder in the tradition and a true lineage holder, who joyfully distills and transmits her deep understanding to students of all levels.

ॐ  Annie is the founder of Shakti Sharanam Yoga Shala in Crestone, CO, where she offers community classes, group retreats, private instruction and yoga therapy. Website: www.shaktisharanam.com

ॐ  For inquiries regarding the registration and payment, please email Hansa: thirdeyevisionaries@yahoo.com

ॐ  For inquiries and special considerations about the workshop, please contact Annie: 719-256-5668

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