Shanti Vinyasa Event Schedule

Special Events And Classes

Keep up-to-date on special events and classes. Throughout the year I offer monthly opportunities to participate in a variety of yoga and yoga themed sessions that aren’t on my regular schedule, ranging from relaxation therapy to anatomy and more.

Find the event that interests you in the list below and register as you normally would. Click on the link for a detailed description. Check back often as the listings are regularly updated. I look forward to seeing you as we grow and expand our yogic knowledge.

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra   with  Nancy MacDonald

  • December 17, 2017
    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    $15.00

Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra

  • January 20, 2018
    1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    $35.00

Iyengar Yoga Tampa Bay with Dean Lerner, Senior Iyengar teacher

  • January 26th  Friday
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Location Shanti Vinyasa Studio                                                           9079 Belcher Rd, Pinellas Park,FL
  • January 27th  Saturday
    10:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Location Shanti Vinyasa Studio
    2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Location Shanti Vinyasa Studio
  • January 28th Sunday

9:00am – 12 noon  Location Palm Yoga Tampa

Sign up through Anastasia Iyengar Yoga click here

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra   with  Nancy MacDonald

  • February 4rd, 2017
    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    $15.00

Robert Austin Sound Journey with Mom

  • February 17, 2018
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    $25.00

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

2:30pm – 3:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

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Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

A Gift of Restorative Yoga

Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate, Reset

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

  • January 20th
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • $35.00

Letting go of any post-holiday stress so that you may move through the New Year with ease and grace.  Lingering in the healing postures of restorative yoga, allowing the body and mind to soften and release. Give yourself the gift of relaxation. Yoga Nidra guided meditation ends this session. Enjoy this treat of self care.

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Class ends with a guided meditation of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Preregistration is required,
space and props are limited. Unless otherwise noted, all special events are at Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Studio.

Robert Austin Sound Journey

Robert Austin Sound Healing Concert

February 17, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm
$25.00 in advance
Robert Austin,  Sound Healer, brings his Crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and other instruments to serenade your entire being. Feel the healing vibrations of sound that are not only soothing to your ears, but soothing to your soul.  Receive, restore, explore your healing.

Hopefully Robert’s Mom will be here to play some instruments that she enjoys.

You can sit in a chair, rest against a wall or settle onto the floor using as many props as you need to be cozy and enjoy the concert.

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Sound Journey’s involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. The sounds that surround you can help find a deep inner peace and calm. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

Sign up is quick and easy! I’m looking forward to seeing you for this popular, no-stress event.

Dean Lerner, Iyengar Sr. Teacher, Workshop in Tampa Bay

Iyengar Workshop with Dean Lerner

Practice, Relection and Devotion: The acts of Yoga.

Sr Iyengar teacher Dean Lerner is coming to teach for the first time in Tampa Bay for a 3 day workshop where he’ll take us in depth into the practice of Iyengar Yoga. Dean teaches classes and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Central Pennsylvania and workshops all over the USA and abroad. He holds Advance Jr 1 level of Iyengar certification – one of the highest levels exclusively awarded directly by Shri B.K.S. Iyengar and the Ramamani Iyengar Instittue in Pune, India.

Friday January 26th, 2018  5:00pm – 7:00pm  @ Shanti Vinyasa Studio Pinellas Park, FL        Saturday January 27,2018 10:00am – 12:30pm @ Shanti Vinyasa Studio Pinellas Park, FL Saturday January 27, 2018  2:00pm 0 4:00pm @ Shanti Vinyasa Studio Pinellas Park, Fl

Sunday January 28, 2018 9:00am – 12 noon @ Palm Yoga, Tampa FL

Sign up through Anastasia Iyengar Yoga click here for the link

TriYoga® Tampa Bay with Lynne (Chandra) Andrews

TriYoga® in Tampa Bay

Yeah!! Lynne is back for November!!

November 3rd & 4th
Friday  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm & 3:30pm – 6:00pm  2 different sessions on Saturday

Lynne (Chandra) Andrews offers this amazing workshop.
TriYoga®  flows are slow and meditative in nature creating a balanced mind, body and spirit. Lynne travels from Tallahassee to offer these teachings that are not seen in yoga studios in this area. Discover a deeper level of yoga flows.

Friday 6:30pm – 9pm TriYoga Flows for Hips & Spine

This session will begin with a flowing series to warm up the body, including stretches for the hips and spine. Emphasis will be placed on moving fluidly from one posture to the next to achieve “meditation in motion”.

Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm  Basics Series –  Free the Hips

We will being with reclined stretches to release tension from hips and legs. Standing poses create a strong foundation for good posture while improving strength and flexibility. Sustained stretches for lower body improve flexibility and range of motion.

Saturday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm Free the Spine

Our practice will include a variety of flowing sequences for lengthening the spine and strengthening the back. The session will include wall – supported stretches.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up your space.

Workshop fees: $40 for 1, $75 for 2 or all 3 sessions for $108

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TriYoga® Flows, a complete hatha yoga method, is the union of posture, breath and focus – or asana, pranayama and mudra. TriYoga fundamentals include relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow naturally emerges.

Sign up is quick and easy! Hold your space for this special event offered by Lynne (Chandra) a certified TriYoga® Teacher Trainer and Senior Instructor. Instructing TriYoga® for 31 years, she specializes in postural alignment and provides personal assistance to support students as needed. Chandra resides in Tallahassee, FL

Pranayama for Back Care & Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Wolk facilitates:

Sunday 3:00pm – 5:30pm Pramayama for Back Care & Scoliosis …. De-Stress for the Holidays!!  Sign up Here

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time of the year. Join Deborah to learn  pranayama, yogic breathing practices, to help quiet your body and mind! The breath is both a primary and intrinsic aspect of yoga practice. With yoga for scoliosis, the breath is our first approach to the thoracic and lumbar concavities – our first real internal sense of those areas that are so difficult to feel. This opening of difficult to feel areas can help with all back pain, not just that associated with scoliotic patterns. Blanket and props will be used to support the curves and find ease.

Pranayama, the yogic breathing practices, practiced regularly, can provide as much or more support for your spine as the asana for helping work with your back issue and /or scoliosis. In this session, students will go beyond using the breath to support the concavities in asana to use practices such as ujay and viloma on their own to support the weaker areas of the spine, ribs, organs, and the entire physiological structure, as well as the mind and spirit.

Join Deborah to learn:

  • How to sense the shape of your ribcage and how this tells you how to optimize the breath.
  • How to optimally access the diaphragm
  • How to control your breathing patterns so you can be calmer and experience less pain.

Deborah will present a sequence helpful for opening the lungs and supine pranayama practices with set-ups specifically geared to your curve(s), asymmetries, or other patterns.

Extension and Connection in the arms for Trunk Support and Lift with Deborah Wolk

Deborah Wolk facilitates:

Sunday 10:30am – 1:00pm “Extension and Connection in the Arms for Trunk Support and Lift.  Sign up Here

In the scoliotic body, the relationship of rib rotation to the  shoulder girdle creates an asymmetry in the arms. The arms relate to the sides of the body differently. Yet extending the arms and finding their connection to the trunk is instrumental in creating spinal length. Looking at these issues and finding ways to describe connection in the joints, and support balanced arm use with modifications and props will allow your student to traction and lengthen the spine with the arms.

Support and Balance from the Legs with Deborah Wolk

Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm  Support and Balance from the Legs.  Sign up Here

Scoliosis creates a torque in the pelvis which assumes asymmetrical leg use.  As a result there are difficulties in gait, balance and support of the spine from the legs. Learn to see where this lack of support is using techniques with props, instructions and hands on adjustments to help with even leg use and balance. You’ll be able to help your students find more lift in their spine and use standing poses and other asana to balance the body.

Looking at the Bones with Deborah Wolk

 

Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm “Looking at the Bones”    Sign up Here

The bones of the scoliotic body are different in may ways. The vertebrae themselves are rotated and displaced, as are the ribs and pelvis. But what about the other bone in the body? They also reflect and fit into these patterns. In addition, these patterns cause the bones to grow differently. Some are denser or more hollow, some are larger and others thinner and smaller. They shape differently. This phenomenon is called bone remodeling.

How to see the alignment of the bones specifically in the scoliotic environment How do we help our students see them, sense their differences, and perhaps change their direction? Through observation and learning to touch and adjust bones in the yoga asanas, Deborah will help you see and instruct your students to sense and move their bones more precisely.

Yoga For Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk

Yoga for Scoliosis

with Deborah Wolk

A must do event if you have scoliosis or you are a yoga teacher with students that have scoliosis

December 2nd & 3rd
Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm Bone anatomy and how to touch for Scoliosis.
Saturday 2:30pm – 5:00pm Strong Legs a foundation for balance.

Sunday 10:30am – 1:00pm Finding extension with the arms and trunk.
Sunday 3:00pm – 5:30pm Pranayama (breath-work) for scoliosis, asymmetry & back pain.

 

Deborah Wolk offers this informative workshop.
Students with scoliosis have very specific needs with the nervous system, proprioceptive  system and with pain patterns. One must avoid muddled information. Using pop set-ups, hands on adjustments and verbal instructions, Deborah will guide you in how to better teach your students with scoliosis or how you can practice better with a scoliotic body.

Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm “Looking at the Bones”    Sign up Here

The bones of the scoliotic body are different in may ways. The vertebrae themselves are rotated and displaced, as are the ribs and pelvis. But what about the other bone in the body? They also reflect and fit into these patterns. In addition, these patterns cause the bones to grow differently. Some are denser or more hollow, some are larger and others thinner and smaller. They shape differently. This phenomenon is called bone remodeling.

How to see the alignment of the bones specifically in the scoliotic environment How do we help our students see them, sense their differences, and perhaps change their direction? Through observation and learning to touch and adjust bones in the yoga asanas, Deborah will help you see and instruct your students to sense and move their bones more precisely.

Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm  Support and Balance from the Legs.  Sign up Here

Scoliosis creates a torque in the pelvis which assumes asymmetrical leg use.  As a result there are difficulties in gait, balance and support of the spine from the legs. Learn to see where this lack of support is using techniques with props, instructions and hands on adjustments to help with even leg use and balance. You’ll be able to help your students find more lift in their spine and use standing poses and other asana to balance the body.

Sunday 10:30am – 1:00pm “Extension and Connection in the Arms for Trunk Support and Lift.  Sign up Here

In the scoliotic body, the relationship of rib rotation to the  shoulder girdle creates an asymmetry in the arms. The arms relate to the sides of the body differently. Yet extending the arms and finding their connection to the trunk is instrumental in creating spinal length. Looking at these issues and finding ways to describe connection in the joints, and support balanced arm use with modifications and props will allow your student to traction and lengthen the spine with the arms.

Sunday 3:00pm – 5:30pm Pramayama for Back Care & Scoliosis …. De-Stress for the Holidays!!  Sign up Here

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time of the year. Join Deborah to learn  pranayama, yogic breathing practices, to help quiet your body and mind! The breath is both a primary and intrinsic aspect of yoga practice. With yoga for scoliosis, the breath is our first approach to the thoracic and lumbar concavities – our first real internal sense of those areas that are so difficult to feel. This opening of difficult to feel areas can help with all back pain, not just that associated with scoliotic patterns.

Pranayama, the yogic breathing practices, practiced regularly, can provide as much or more support for your spine as the asana for helping work with your back issue and /or scoliosis. In this session, students will go beyond using the breath to support the concavities in asana to use practices such as ujay and viloma on their own to support the weaker areas of the spine, ribs, organs, and the entire physiological structure, as well as the mind and spirit.

Join Deborah to learn:

  • How to sense the shape of your ribcage and how this tells you how to optimize the breath.
  • How to optimally access the diaphragm
  • How to control your breathing patterns so you can be calmer and experience less pain.

Deborah will present a sequence helpful for opening the lungs and supine pranayama practices with set-ups specifically geared to your curve(s), asymmetries, or other patterns.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up your space.

Workshop fees:

Yoga Teachers, Pilates, Personal Trainers and other Therapists

  • Full workshop all four sessions $230.00
  • One Day only 2 sessions $130.00
  • Half Day session either day $70.00

Workshop fees for Students with scoliosis.

  • Full workshop all four sessions $115.00
  • One Day only 2 sessions $65.00
  • Half Day Session either day $35.00

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Deborah Wolk is the founder of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City. Inspired by her own back issues, and her extensive education with teachers like Geeta Iyengar, Genny Kapuler, Bobbie Fultz and Elise Browning Miller, Deborah developed a style of yoga teaching focused on alignment and anatomy for back care and scoliosis. Deborah is a certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer.

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