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Workshops

The IO Yoga Workshop Schedule is an offering of unique educational workshops and events focusing on various yoga and movement practices. The sunlit Yoga Studio at our San Francisco spa, IO, is beautiful, simple and intimate – an ideal setting in which to begin to transform your body and your life.

February 4-8, 2014
CHAKRA FLOW WORKSHOP & SERIES
An Energetic Exploration and Opening
with Rosemary Garrison

The seven energy centers of the body hold tremendous potential for grounding, creativity, sensuality, empowerment, love, self expression, awakening… and divine union. In each morning practice, we will work with the root, second, third, heart and throat chakras individually. Then, on Saturday afternoon, we will enjoy an extended Vinyasa Flow practice designed to awaken, energize and integrate the entire chakra system. Students can expect instruction and discussion regarding the fundamental aspects of each chakra, as well as chanting of the seed syllables, meditation & pranayama and a deep, strong, joyous flow practice.

MORNING SERIES
Tuesday through Friday
February 4th – 7th
7:15-8:45AM
$20 Each
  -  Tue – First Chakra – Earth Energy
  -  Wed – Second Chakra – Water Energy
  -  Thu – Third Chakra – Fire Energy
  -  Fri – Fourth + Fifth Chakra – Air + Space Energy

SATURDAY WORKSHOP
February 8th
2:30-5:30PM
$45 in advance / $65 day of

FULL SERIES
All Morning Classes + Saturday Workshop
in advance for $108

Rosemary teaches a strong, honest and deeply compassionate Vinyasa Flow class. She emphasizes the breath, intention, mindful alignment… and ultimately, the cultivation of energy and awareness. It is her experience and belief that a consistent practice offers the practitioner a pathway to his or her own divine, radiant nature.

Rosemary began her study of Yoga in the traditional Astanga style with beloved teacher, Tim Miller. She has since worked with a beautiful array of Vinyasa instructors (Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra and others) and seeks to incorporate this creativity and grace into her teachings. In addition to her physical practice, Rosemary has studied Vipassana Meditation at Spirit Rock Center and maintains a personal meditation practice.

With over 10 years of teaching experience, and annual retreats and trainings throughout California, Mexico and Hawaii, Rosemary welcomes students from far and wide… inviting beginners and advanced practitioners alike to the transformational power of the journey.

Please call or see the International Orange Front Desk at 415.563.5000 to reserve your spot for this workshop.

 

Sunday, February 23, 2014 — 2:00-4:00PM
YOGA NIDRA IMMERSION
with Tina Foster

Yoga Nidra is a systematic approach to complete relaxation. American Yoga Master Rod Stryker calls the experience one of “relaxing into greatness.” At the height of practice, the subconscious – where our deepest tensions are stored – becomes relaxed and open. Tina will guide students into a familiar state of mental twilight between wakefulness and dreams known to neuroscientists as “theta.” Practitioners of Yoga Nidra describe a feeling of luscious comfort, safety, and well-being, with no sense of linear time passing.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra include:
  -  deep relaxation during the practice and afterwards
  -  cultivation of a more positive mindset and more clarity during active life
  -  improved sleep
  -  alleviation of diseases associated with stress such as depression, hypertension, asthma, and digestive disorders

Workshop cost is $45. Pre-register by February 18 and pay only $40.

Space is limited to 12 students. Walk-ins will be accepted only if space permits.
Added layers are recommended for comfort.

Please call or see the International Orange Front Desk at 415.563.5000 to reserve your spot for this workshop.