The Student Immersion
If you're ready to take your yoga practice to the next level but aren't interested in teaching, the Student Immersion may be the choice for you. The Student Immersion will allow you to not only expand your physical practice, but also encourage you to take your yoga off the mat and more into your life. You'll challenge your body as we break down and delve deeper into the yoga postures, and you'll challenge your mind with the study of yoga philosophy and meditation.
Taking this step in your yoga practice will re-ignite a passion for life and help you find a greater sense of calm and joy in all that you do. As well, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who may turn into lifelong friends. We'll meet for one weekend and the session will include the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation, as well as presentations and discussions all designed to educate, inspire and encourage you toward your best self through yoga.
Yin Yoga and Meditation Day 1: What is yin yoga? Yoga Technique 1:00-2:30pm Guided yoga practice For this SI weekend of Yin Yoga and Meditition, there is no textbook or reading assignment. You'll just want to bring your yoga mat, notebook and pen, water bottle and a lunch/snack for the 6 hours you'll meet each day. Yin Yoga and Meditation
Upcoming Student Immersion Weekend
"The Way It Is"
April 26 & 27, 2014
with Jee Moon
Slow down, go within, and gain clarity in the Student Immersion in Yin Yoga and Meditation. Yin yoga involves longer holds in postures and affects the connective tissues, in an effort to balance more active styles of yoga and busy lifestyles. Incorporating yin yoga and meditation into your practice will encourage a more harmonious life, phsycially and mentally, in a society that asks us to multitask and constantly be on the move. Give yourself a weekend to delve deeper into these mindful practices that wil benefit you now and throughout your life.
Day 2: Why do we practice meditation?
What We'll Cover in a Student Immersion Weekend
This will be your opportunity to take your yoga practice to the next level. We'll guide you through asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation practice. Each Student Immersion weekend will focus on a particular yoga posture group (including standing postures, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions) or style (including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga). We'll break down technique and introduce advanced methods to help you get stronger, both physically and mentally, in your practice.
A Yoga Background
We'll trace the basic history of yoga and share some interesting tidbits about the development of the practice of yoga as it is today. Together, we'll delve into some ancient yogic texts to broaden your understanding of yoga beyond the physical aspects.
Living Your Yoga
From what we eat to how we interact with others, yoga offers guidance on how we live our daily lives. Here we'll offer recommendations on bringing more yoga into your life, not only by building a regular home practice, but also through diet, cleansing techniques, self-reflection, service, and relationship with others. You'll have the support of a whole group to encourage you as you develop some life-changing habits.
Here's what a typical Saturday of a Student Immersion weekend will look like:
2:30-5:00pm "Yoga Lab" (during which we'll break down the yoga techniques practiced)
5:00-5:30pm Meal break & reflection on the practice
5:30-7:00pm Discussion on yoga philosophy or history
Some Things You'll Need & Weekend Breakdown
Your Yin Yoga and Meditation weekend breaksdown as follows:
1-3pm: Yin yoga practice
3-4pm: Greeting and introduction to the weekend/ meal break
4-5pm: The teaching of ancient chinese yogis: the concept of yin, yang and tao
5-6pm: What is yin yoga?
6-7pm: Explanation of muscles and connective tissues
9-11am: Yin yoga practice
11-12pm: Overview of the wisdom traditions/ meal break
12-1pm: Group activity for mindfulness practice
1-2pm: Pranayama and chanting
2-3pm: Silent meditation including sitting, walking, and movement
Price, Location, and Schedule
April 26 & 27, 2014
with Jee moon
$190 if you register by March 31.
Location for all Student Immersion weekends
Urban Breath Yoga - Dogtown
1220 Tamm Ave
St Louis, MO 63139
Times for all Student Immersion weekends
(12 hours total)
What students say about the Student Immersion Weekend.
"I enjoyed the weekend and learned a good amount about the history of yoga and a lot about alignment--inner and outer."
"Great intro to a teacher training environment."
"I am so grateful to have the opportunity to 'go deeper' with yoga with out having to commit to an expensive teacher training or retreat. This is PERFECT for me and a huge value to the community! I loved setting aside a whole weekend to focus on only this one thing. It was wonderful. I intend to attend as many of these as my resources allow."
"I LOVED it...it was a great balance of activity with information along with being relaxing all in one...not easy to do!!!"
"There was nothing that stood out that I wanted to change. The program fit what I was looking for!"
"I value the opportunity to have participated in program, the fact that it exists. I have been practicing for about 5 years, so I love the idea of taking my practice to another level without needing to do a teacher training, since I'm not interested in that (yet...maybe someday!)."
Yin Yoga and Meditation
Day 1: What is yin yoga?
1:00-2:30pm Guided yoga practice
For this SI weekend of Yin Yoga and Meditition, there is no textbook or reading assignment. You'll just want to bring your yoga mat, notebook and pen, water bottle and a lunch/snack for the 6 hours you'll meet each day.
Yin Yoga and Meditation