2013 EVENTS SCHEDULE
NOLA YOGA 100-hr Align & Flow Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
over six weekends in New Orleans, LA:
· Jan 11-13 (*only Fri/Sat/Sun weekend)
· Jan 26/27
· Mar 9/10
· Apr 20/21
· May 18/19
· Jun 1/2
Sat/Sun 11:30-3:00p & 4:30-7:30pm
[plus Jan 11th, additional Fri 6-9pm]
In this training, you will learn to:
Deepen your own practice- teaching from the inside out amplifies your own practice
Live yoga ethics- cultivate community, embody leadership, navigate conflict
Teach Align & Flow Yoga- inspire others in way you have been inspired
Prepare sacred space- hold the space physically and energetically for transformation
Take the seat of the teacher- cultivate confidence and authenticity in your teaching
See as a yoga teacher sees- "look for the good" and observe common misalignments
Plan sequences- design juicy classes for variety of levels and types of classes or curriculum for series
Instruct alignment technique- active/passive use of language of methodology and deliver primary/secondary instructions
Effectively Show the "Art of the Demo"- yourself, on a student, and partner demo
Use props- for enhancements, modifications, and therapeutically
Heal people in pain- Anatomy and Therapeutic training
Use a theme- conceive, develop, and skillfully weave life-affirming themes into the practice
Introduce pranayama and meditation- warming, cooling, and balancing breathwork, open/focused/integrated meditation
Give adjustments- verbal and physical enhancements to bring students deeper into their practice
Help special populations- yoga for pregnancy & specific ailments or limitations
Assist a yoga class- observation, shadowing, and full assisting
Practice teach- to fellow trainees to get group feedback, then submit a video of teaching a public class to Cat,
followed by individual feedback sesison
Anusara Yoga Immersion or equivalent 100 hours. This training completes the 200 level RYT registration (along with Immersion 100 hours) with the Yoga Alliance
Location: NOLAYOGA at Romney Pilates
5619 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Whole TT: $1900 (if paid by Nov. 25, 2012), $2200.
Part 2 TT Intensive (last 2 weekends): $750 (if paid by March 1, 2013), $900.
For those who have completed my 50-hr Part 1 teacher training can join us for last 2 weekends.
To register: email email@example.com or call 917.568.6158, for an application and for more information.
Hero's Journey Weekend Workshop
· Jan. 18-20, 2013
at Southern Star Yoga Center
"The goal of the hero's journey is yourself finding yourself." ~ Joseph Campbell
Traverse the mythic journey into your own heroic heart! You are the story you tell yourself, when weaving your own narrative with a receptive attitude, a luminary mind and a virile body… on and off the mat. Join Cat for a full weekend adventure into the great depths of your own consciousness, to unearth the inherent bliss and authentic expression of your warrior self. It is from the call for adventure that you offer yourself in service to the world. Have courage, take action, and enjoy the journey of weaving your own story of mythic proportions. OPEN TO ALL HEROIC LEVELS!
Friday, Jan 18 CALL TO ADVENTURE: Potpourri Practice, 6-8p
Saturday, Jan 19 DEPARTURE: Inversions & Standing Poses, 8:45am-11:45pm
INITIATION: Hip-Openers & Arm Balances, 2-5p
Sunday, Jan 20 RETURN: Heart-Openers & Backbends, 11am-1pm
Investment: Whole weekend: $150, ($130 early bird discount)
Fri pm session: $25, ($20 early bird), Sat & Sun sessions: $45, ($40 early bird)
Location: Southern Star Yoga Center
723 N. Lamar Blvd.
Midtown Shopping Plaza
To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (662) 513-0001.
For more info, please visit www.southernstaryoga.com.
Superbowl Saturday Groundhog Class
· Sat., Feb 2, 2013, 11:15a-1:15p
at Romney Pilates
New Orleans, LA
Do you feel you are living the same day over and over and over again? If so, then make a change in your routine and join us for a Superbowl Saturday special class. You will explore the patterns that support your daily practice and introduce new ones to instill more growth. With the football frenzy and carnival chaos in the air, come get grounded on the yoga mat, so you can tackle the celebrations to come with poise and full fanfare! Investment: $20
Location: Romney Pilates
5619 Magazine Street (across from Whole Foods)
New Orleans, LA 70115
TO REGISTER: Sign up on-line at www.romneypilates.com.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call (504) 895-1167
Myth Marination: The Power of Trunks, Vels, & Tails
· Feb 15-17, 2013
at Telluride Yoga Center
Friday, 5-7pm: THE POWER WE WIELD Potpourri Practice
Saturday, 9am-12pm: GANESHA’S TRUNK: Twists & Heart-Openers
4:30-7pm: SKANDA’S VEL: Hip-Openers & Forward Folds
Sunday, 9am-12pm: HANUMAN’S TAIL: Inversions & Arm Balances
Marinate in the richness of mythic imagination! The yoga practice builds power. How you choose to wield that power is up to you. Ganesha’s trunk, Skanda’s vel (spear), and Hanuman’s tail are just a few examples of how you expand your tool chest and harness your cultivated strength on the mat. Through these mythic symbols, you will explore how to channel your gifts as you cross thresholds in life with more poise. As you shape-shift throughout a fun weekend of enriched sadhana, you will find more balance between your inner landscape and your outer terrain. Open to all levels.
(*No need to carry additional power tools, just bring your strong heart and sharp mind!)
Location: Telluride Yoga Center, in the Nugget Bldg.
201 W. Colorado Ave, Suite 201, Telluride, CO
TO REGISTER: Go to www.tellurideyoga.com, click on workshop link. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 729-1673
FLIGHT SCHOOL Yoga Weekend
· Feb 23-24, 2013
at Ayama Yoga
North Miami, FL
Sat, Feb 23, 2-5pm Upside Down: Inversions and Heart-Openers
Sun, Feb 24, 2-5pm Inside Out: Arm balances and Hip-Openers
Life can turn us upside down and inside out. Unexpected twists and turns sometimes stop us in our tracks. It can be scary to be in the unknown. Luckily with yoga, we practice embracing these challenges with more levity of heart and depth of character. Barriers offer an invitation to creatively expand within. We become more skillful in how to respond with more clarity and lightness of being, both on and off of the mat.
Through playful inversions and arm balances, we will explore the inner trust, which grounds us in deft aviation for the body, mind, and spirit. In this weekend workshop, Cat will guide us through a variety of poses, to experience rooting our hands like another pair of feet and encourage the inner body to rise like a buoyant bird or a soaring dragonfly. Come spread your courageous wings and let your heart take flight! (*Flight goggles not included)
Location: Ayama Yoga
2250 N.E. 163rd St. #3C
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
To register, email email@example.com or call (305) 932-7755
For more information, please visit www.ayamayoga.com
Transform Breakdowns into Breakthroughs
Texas Yoga Conference: March 1-3, 2013
· Sunday, Mar 3rd, 9-11:30am
George R. Brown Convention Center
Within every advanced pose lives a basic one. When you understand the elements embedded in each pose, then you gain access to ones that might seem off limits...until now. Through methodical deconstruction, you can discern the needed foundation upon which to clearly reconstruct your asana practice. Daunting poses then become playful fodder to excavate and empower your sadhana.
In this workshop, Cat will guide you through your inner architecture in order to breakdown your blueprint, see what you are working with, and then build back up with new awareness. Exploring each class of asana, you will make fundamental shifts that promote ease within effort, and levity with profound depth. Whether fresh to the mat or a seasoned yogin, this offering will inform your practice, bring new light to mysterious poses, and amplify your soulful expression on and off the mat. Come playfully break down and break through!
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
To register, visit www.texasyogaconference.com. Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Green & Juicy Shamrockshop
· Mar 15-16, 2013
at Balance Health Yoga
Seagrove Beach, FL
Fri 5-7pm: Hip Openers, Arm Balances and Twists
Sat 1-4pm: Heart Openers and Inversions
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, come celebrate the potency of your emerald heart with a green-infused yoga practice! When you embrace your heart's deepest desires, you might find more authentic self-expression in every pose. In this workshop, you will playfully weave the old Celtic myths with a contemporary twist embedded in a cleansing practice. Irish lass Cat will guide you through a magically delicious weekend, and Raw & Juicy’s Jen will provide green juices afterwards, for a post-class option. Delve deeper into your triadic nature, connecting your heart, mind, and body with a fresh approach, so that your courageous spirit soars to new levels. All levels welcome!
Location: Balance Health Studio
3547 E. County Highway 30-A
Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
To register, email info@balance30A.com or call (850) 231-9288. For more info, visit www.balance30a.com
Taste the Potential: Yoga & Wine class
· Sat, Mar 30, 2013
at Romney Pilates, followed by wine tasting at Hopper's Carte aux Vins
New Orleans, LA
The refinement of your yoga practice is like the art of winemaking. During the barrel season, we learn to taste for the potential of a wine that is at
least one year out from being bottled. Yoga invites the same process of cultivating the seed of possibility, which needs nourishment, patience, and an environment to foster growth. As we refine our taste buds, we celebrate the capacity of the full bouquet of life. Taste the potential in a potpourri of yoga poses, followed by sampling various wines.
All levels welcome! Investment: $25
LOCATION: Romney Pilates, 5619 Magazine St, and Hopperʼs Carte des Vins, 5610 Magazine St,
uptown NOLA 70115.
Register on-line at: www.romneypilates.com or call (504) 895-1167
Bhava Friday class
· Fri, Apr 12, 2013, 6:30-8pm
and guest teach Open class
· Sun, Apr 14, 2013, 10-11:30a
at Abhaya Yoga in DUMBO
Location: 10 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
For more info, please visit www.abhayayoga.com
Silver & Sexy Yoga Workshop
· Apr 27-28, 2013
at Kindness Yoga
Fri. Apr 27, 7-9pm: Room For All: Hip Openers, Arm Balances, and Twists
Sat. Apr 28, 10a-1p: Find Your Inner Wild Wisdom: Heart Openers and Inversions
Join ERYT-500 Certified teacher dynamiuc duo Cat McCarthy and Michelle Marchildon for a wild and wonderful weekend of hip and heart opening! These vibrant and dedicated yoginis will guide you through the terrain of what is possible when you are young at heart and chronologically gifted. In two juicy sessions, you will excavate to uncover the essence at the foundation of any pose. Between Cat (an international traveling yoga instructor and filmmaker from New Orleans and New York City) and Michelle (Colorado-based yoga instructor and writer who is known as one of the real voices in yoga journalism today), you will have an entertaining, educational, and empowering practice, both on and off the mat. Let your wisdom, silver locks, and everything else hang out! All levels welcome.
Location: Kindess Hilltop Studio,
455 S. Hudson Street, 3rd floor, Denver, CO
To register, please call (303)880-3709 or click on link
Goddess Weekend Workshop
· May 10-11, 2013
at Yoga Bliss
Baton Rouge, LA
Fri, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Sat, May 11, 2-5pm
Yoga is a practice of balancing our masculine and feminine encoded energies. For Mother’s Day, we celebrate the creative vitality of the maternal essence. We all come from a mother as well as have a nurturing side. Aligning with nature, the cycle of life consists of a creative, sustaining and dissolving spirit.
These three aspects are symbolized in the goddess archetypes of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali. This triadic relationship exists everywhere, whether in a cycle of a breath, of a day, or of a lifetime. In this weekend workshop, Cat will guide us through the triadic relationship within the Goddess Tradition, in honor of the “Mothership.” Open to all levels!
Early bird discount ends April 30th. To register, please visit www.yogablissbatonrouge.com.
MORE EVENTS TO COME....