events & teacher training

Shakti offers workshop and training opportunities throughout the year aimed at inspiring and deepening your personal practice. We believe there’s always something new to learn, and much to be gained from a beginner’s mindset. Look here for workshops with guest teachers, weekend intensives, teacher trainings, and more.

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Beginner’s Yoga Weekend

January 14-15$40 for weekend • Shakti Yoga

New to Yoga?

Join Shakti teacher Lisa for a Beginner’s Yoga Weekend Workshop–the perfect place to begin your yoga practice or renew your passion for practice with a beginner’s mindset. In this series you’ll be provided with a basic foundation in the practice of yoga that will allow you to comfortably join our regular classes and kickstart your journey to rebalance your body and calm your mind.

You’ll learn how to move through many fundamental yoga postures with a focus on body positioning and alignment–incorporating props along the way to explore enhancing your practice regardless of physical limitations. In addition to movement you’ll learn how to breathe in a way that will support you in your practice. We’ll also dedicate time to discuss your beginner-related questions.

Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Christina Sell Weekend Workshop

January 28-29$180 or $45 per session • Des Moines On Stage
All and early discount: $160 by 12/30/16

The Heart of the Matter: Asana Studies with Christina Sell

Hidden beneath the many instructions we receive in a yoga class is the invitation to pay attention, to respect one’s limits and to develop one’s abilities intelligently. While on the surface postural practice is very physical, it also has subtle, more energetic aspects aimed at the alignment of mind and spirit. More than simply outer contortions, asana practice can point us inward and assist us on a journey of inner discovery and awakening to the Heart of who we are and to the Heart of what matters most to us. Join Christina Sell for a dynamic weekend of asana studies and personal contemplation designed to help you stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. Expect to sweat, laugh and learn.

Saturday 10am-12:30pm – Standing Postures
Saturday 2:30-5pm – Hip Opening and Arm Balancing
Sunday 10am-12:30pm – Back bends
Sunday 2:30-5pm – Twists and Forward Bends

To register for a single session, click on the session(s) you’d like to attend above.

Early registration is now open for the full weekend until 12/30/16. To register for the full weekend, click the button below, the early discount will be automatically applied in your cart.

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Beginner’s Yoga Weekend

February 4-5$40 for weekend • Shakti Yoga

For our friends 50 years and older

Join Shakti teachers Martha & Becky for a Beginner’s Yoga Weekend Workshop specially geared towards the beginner student 50 and older. Whether you are able-bodied but cautious, or have mobility and flexibility limitations, this introduction will move at a pace for you. In this series you’ll be provided with a basic foundation in the practice of yoga that will allow you to comfortably join our regular classes and kickstart your journey to rebalance your body and calm your mind.

You’ll learn how to move through many fundamental yoga postures with a focus on body positioning and alignment–incorporating props along the way to explore enhancing your practice regardless of physical limitations. In addition to movement you’ll learn how to breathe in a way that will support you in your practice. We’ll also dedicate time to discuss your beginner-related questions.

Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Douglas Brooks

April 28-30, 2017
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Desirée Rumbaugh

Sept 22-24, 2017
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