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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Douglas Brooks

The Forest of Feelings, In Four Parts

New date! March 31-April 2, 2017 • Shakti Yoga

Hindu myth tells us that the forest is a place of both danger and opportunity. While there are many things there that want to eat you, there is much there to help you learn about yourself. Come join us for Douglas Brooks’ stories of the gods’ and goddesses’ love, betrayal, and reconciliation—stories that also will speak to your own life.

$45 per session; $40 by 3/11:

The Gamble of Lovers: The Dice Game of Distractions
An Unexpected Intimacy: Bhiksatana and Mohini Enter the Forest
The Greatness of Love: Betrayal and Love’s Reprieve
The Ferocities of Reconciliation: The Story of Sarabesvara and Kali

Sessions details below:

The Gamble of Lovers: The Dice Game of Distractions

Friday, March 31  •  6-8 pm • $45
There is more than meets the eye when the great god of yoga Śiva enters into the challenge of a dice game with his beloved Parvati.  There have been other games and gambles but none that matches this.  The value-added possibilities of a life of intimacy always involve more than we bargain for and sometimes less than we expect.  This story begins an unraveling of love’s greatest gifts: vulnerability and truth.

An Unexpected Intimacy: Bhiksatana and Mohini Enter the Forest

Saturday, April 1  •  10 am – 12:30 pm • $45
Every story of greatness adds something that we could not anticipate or, perhaps, even imagine.  In a plot to rescue a determined group of ernstwhile Sages from their own desiccation and estrangement from love, Śiva puts himself in a jeopardy of his own subconscious desires.  Deep within us lie wants we have not yet recognized, made of both light and shadow.

The Greatness of Love: Betrayal and Love’s Reprieve

Saturday, April 1  •  2 – 4:30 pm • $45
The first lie cuts the deepest, as every lover knows.  But we will need far more than forgiveness and contrition to reclaim intimacies lost.  In this story we find out what happened when, under what seemed the most unlikely of circumstances, Śiva the yogin of great discipline, betrayed the great love of his life, the goddess Uma.  Precisely how Uma must respond to save him, herself, and more is a test of love’s power that challenges ever boundary we create to secure a meaningful life.

The Ferocities of Reconciliation: The Story of Sarabesvara and Kali

Sunday, April 2  •  10 am – 12:30 pm • $45
There is in love the presence of rage, passion, and irrationality that cannot be denied.  These feelings and experiences can surely become toxic but also might take us to the very source of our innermost self.  How do we deal with what we cannot explain or control and what will we find when we come to the heart of the matter.

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Beginner’s Yoga

New to Yoga?

April 29-30  •  1 – 3 pm • $40
Join Shakti teacher, Lisa A. 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.

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Beginner’s Yoga

For our friends 50 & Older

May 6-7  •  1 – 3 pm • $40
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.

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Desirée Rumbaugh

Sept 22-24, 2017
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Retreat and Renew

Jan 20-27, 2018

Retreat and renew on a quest of simple pleasures through good yoga, food, and company to inspire possibility, connection, and meaning in your life. Join us for daily yoga asana classes, explore the beautiful land and sea, and allow yourself the time to reconnect to the joy in your life. Return home refreshed and grounded in simplicity to live a good life in 2018.

To learn more and register, please go here.

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