Date(s) - 02/21/2015
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Inspirit Yoga Studio
We will explore:
In my teachings, much of the work with asana involves the spine. We will practice several warm-up techniques/poses for the spine that will awaken the feminine spirit. We will also explore creativity with asana to balance the Heart, Sacral, and Root Chakras. Issues involving the Heart Chakra: compassion, empathy, and love; the Sacral Chakra: emotions/feelings, relationships, pleasure, and sexuality; and the Root Chakra: being grounded and focused, intuition, connected to your physical body, security, and survival. We will also explore Freeform Yoga.
Let there be movement! Allow the true nature of who you are rise up through movement. This involves ANY kind of movement / dance that speaks to you. Not only is this really fun, but it is also helpful to warm up the synovial fluid around our joints, prior to Asana practice! AND, there will be really cool music!
Throughout the workshop we will explore a few of my favorite pranayama!
Depending on the length of the workshop, there will be one or two guided meditations. I will offer some suggestions that may help you have a better experience and be more at ease as you sit.
We will save time for some “feel good” restorative poses. A few of these may include partner work.
We will emphasize techniques to:
~ Soften & connect with the earth ~
~ Discover your wave & inner rhythm ~
~ Free your feminine spirit & cultivate creativity ~
~ Find freedom, space, and joy within ~
~ Honor your body & relax ~
A Yoga Pose Is Like A Dance….
Soft, rhythmic, and full of grace. Your body takes on a pulsing, sensual shape that is very ALIVE with every breath and it is full of subtle movements of ease and wonder. Nothing harsh…nothing held. By connecting with this ease and discovering your feminine essence, you become mindful and sensitive…moving toward a healthier state of being. Life becomes simple and clear. It is a new world and suddenly everything around you becomes irresistibly fascinating.
Discover your dance… Discover your Yoga.
Over the past 15 years, Darlene has experienced many teachings styles that have allowed her rhythmic Yoga style to bloom! Her teaching style and personal practice are based on listening and being guided from within. She teaches a playful and fluid approach to Yoga, emphasizing ease, gravity, lightness, and freedom. Exploration, creativity, and mindfulness are also a part of her approach. She believes that a Yoga practice can open your heart allowing your authentic nature to surface, thus allowing you to “Live Your Yoga.”
Two of Darlene’s main influences are Vanda Scaravelli and Erich Schiffmann. When Darlene lived in the Dallas area she fell in love with the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Coming from an Iyengar and Ashtanga background, Darlene found the freedom of this approach refreshing. she enrolled in the Namaste International Teacher Training program, directed by Irene & Bill Beer. This program is registered with Yoga Alliance and at the time was based in the Toronto area. She received her 200-hour teacher training certificate in 2003 and her 500-hour teacher training certification in 2005.
During her training of Vanda’s teachings, Darlene also completed a 1 1/2 year Yoga apprenticeship with Carol Stall. Carol has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years and is a gifted teacher. She is also trained in Vanda Scaravelli’s and Donna Farhi’s teachings. Her guidance, insight, and compassion have always been appreciated.
In 2006, Darlene completed Erich Schiffmann’s Teacher Training course in Venice, CA, and she continues to train with him whenever possible. Erich has a unique passion for Yoga, and a giving, “egoless” nature. He has a loving and gentle teaching style and his approach to Yoga allows one’s expressive nature to shine through. Erich is an excellent Teacher and one can easily recognize his genuine love for his students.
Darlene is passionate about learning and the study of Yoga. She enjoys being a student as much as she enjoys being a Teacher. Darlene shares her creative approach to Yoga in instructional videos, in classes, and in workshops nationally and internationally.