Nov 29-Dec 2: San Diego, CA, House of Yogi2018-10-04T03:38:27+00:00

Project Description

Weekend Workshop and Intensive at House of Yogi, San Diego, CA

Thursday, Nov 29th, 7pm-9pm
Fearless Inversions

Going upside is scary, thrilling, frustrating… it requires technique, consistent practice and attention to detail in order to balance freely. I believe anyone has the ability to balance on their hands, forearms and head when given enough attention to these poses. Whether you’re starting to discover this family, you want to venture away from the wall but you’re too scared or you want to gain more control in your ‘press ups’ or transitioning in and out of them, this class will be filled with exercises, techniques, tips and much more to help you get ahead and beyond. Gain strength, knowledge, confidence and have a great time in the process. Let’s take flight, shall we?

Friday, Nov 30th, 7pm-9pm
Asana Yin Yang

Tension and expansion, core and limbs, breath and intention, the yin and yang of asana are beautifully exemplified in these poses where strength meets flexibility. Laterals and splits are like peanut butter and jelly, a classic that always works. Lengthening, stretching, engaging your ‘side’ muscles will, among many other benefits, stabilize your inversions, deepen both your backbends and forward bends and make your arm balances more solid. Add splits to the mixture and you will give rise to a more solid overall practice. Planks, Side Planks, Visvamitrasana, Vasisthasana, Anantasana, all kinds of Splits and inversions using them will be attempted. Strengthening and stretching, yin and yan. Lots of learning and good times assured!!! No prerequisites required.

Saturday, Dec 1st, 10am-12pm
Spinal Fluidity

This class intends to demystify the idea that backbends are hard or just for the gifted ones. Anyone can increase dramatically their spinal range of movement with the proper warm up, technique, breath work and visualization. Both effort and easiness into these poses should blend seamlessly for an ideal outcome. Come ready to break down some physical and mental walls (especially it you think ‘you can’t’!) and let’s shift our focus into what we CAN do and how to grow and deepen our backbend practice with intelligence and grace…. bendy spine, here we go!

Sunday, Dec 2nd, 10am-12pm
Hip Freedom And Taking Flight With It

Recipe for a perfect hip opener and strengthening practice: 1/3 hip flexibility, 1/3 arm balances and leg activation, 1/3 of breath work. Add a splash of visualizations here and there and you got yourself a most fun and engaging workshop. We’ll work on agility to increase our strength and let our strength help us become more agile. One set of skills will lean on the other so they’ll both improve considerably. Come ready to do some funky arm balances as your hips and legs will take a number of shapes you might have never tried. Gain wider range as a result of that too. Detoxify, unlock, have fun and leave renovated as energy will run through your body more freely.


10am-12pm: Yoga Class
Yoga class with Carmen to set the theme for the day

12:15pm-1:30pm: Sequencing Training
The sequence of the poses in the class is the most powerful tool the yoga teacher has to make a yoga class to be memorable. A well designed sequence will prepare the body for poses that are not available without the proper warm up and preparation. The objective of an optimal yoga sequence is to inspire, prepare and propel the student into areas of his or her practice that were out of reach before. During this training we will cover the main themes, sub-themes and peak poses for each family of postures, we will discuss the correct structure of a yoga class and we will practice with some practical exercises and discussion.

2:30pm-5pm: Adjustments Clinic
Adjustments, assistances, support, are all ways the yoga teacher helps the student express and experience the asana in a deeper way. A well timed adjustment allows the student to experiment first hand how a pose should feel, imprinting its muscle memory and serving as a stepping stone into a better practice. A good adjustment can take a student into places that she cannot get by herself. During this clinic we will learn how to approach your adjustments in a safe and creative manner, so you can practice safely and efficiently, adding more tricks into your yoga teacher skillset.

Saturday, Dec 1st, 10am-12pm

10am-12pm – Yoga class: Spinal Fluidity

12:15pm-1:30pm – Sequencing Theory:
– Themes, sub themes and complimenting themes
– Peak postures, balance among peaks in the class
– Basic structure of a cyoga class
– Analysis of the morning’s yoga class

2:30-5pm – Adjustments clinic:
– Theory: What makes a good adjustment
– Seated twists
– Backbends, basic shapes
– Arm Balances I
– Inversions I
– Unwinding postures I

Sunday, Dec 2nd

10-12pm – Yoga class: Hip Freedom And Taking Flight With It

12:15pm-1:30pm – Sequencing Theory:
– Analysis of the morning’s yoga class
– Build your own sequences
– Analysis and corrections of students’ sequences

2:30pm-5pm – Adjustments Clinic:
– Hip Openers
– Splits and laterals
– Standing twists
– Arm Balancing II
– Inversions II and transitions
– Unwinding II and savasana

When: Nov 29th – Dec 2nd

Where: House of Yogi
3954 W Point Loma Blvd, Ste B
San Diego, Ca, 92110

How much:
Single Session: $40 Early Bird; $45 Regular Price
Full Saturday: $90 Early Bird; $110 Regular Price
Full Sunday: $90 Early Bird; $110 Regular Price
Full Weekend: $250 Early Bird; $340 Regular Price

How to Register: