Workshops & Community Service
Immerse yourself in aspects of yoga that we don’t get the opportunity to explore in detail while we are busy getting sweaty in our daily practice! Additionally, Big Yoga is excited to offer community service opportunities, so you can dive deeper in to the service aspect of yoga with your Big community.
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion with Bonnie Argo
Saturday, June 22nd-Wednesday, June 26thThe Lunar Immersion focuses on the healing, relaxing practices of Thai Massage and Therapeutic Flying. The Lunar Asana sequence teaches basic body mechanics with a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai Massage. The techniques learned on the floor are then translated to the flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana (life force). Everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, heal and be healed. This training offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers and massage therapists, who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch.
• Lunar Asana Sequence
• Thai Massage in Supine, Prone, Side Lying
& Seated Positions
• Therapeutic Flying Flows & Transitions
Schedule & Options:
• Single Day: (Sat or Sun) $95
• Full Weekend: $175
• Full 5 Days :$395 before May 22, $495 after May 22.
This course meets an immersion pre-requisite for the acroyoga teacher training
BONNIE ARGO E-RYT 500, is a vibrant yoga teacher and powerful bodyworker. She has been teaching movement and practicing healing arts for over 10 years. Bonnie is a senior AcroYoga Teacher, offering Immersions and Teacher Trainings worldwide.
Weekend of Workshops with Jill Miller!
Friday, November 8th- Sunday, November 10th
Join us for a powerful weekend with Jill Miller, the creator of Yoga Tune Up®, at Big Yoga!
Friday, November 8th
7:00-9:00pm: Breathe In… Bliss Out: Conscious Relaxation and Yoga Nidra
Loaded with adrenalin and stress, most of us can easily accelerate from 0-60 in a heartbeat. But do you know how to decelerate from 60-0 effectively without crashing? This workshop breaks down the mechanics of “down-regulation” before your body has a “breakdown.” Learn how to breathe correctly with sedating exercises from yoga, body therapy, meditation, and self-massage. You will un-bind muscular tension, relieve anxiety and enter into a profound state of sleep. Come learn the age defying secrets of Yoga Nidra, or "yogic sleep", and master the art of “Blissing Out.”
Price: $40 in advance, $45 at the door!
Saturday, November 9th
9:00am-12:00pm: Core Integration: A Total Abdominal Awakening
The Respiratory Diaphragm is a governing muscle of core stability, agility and neurological balance. Any core practice that does not account for the function and physiology of this muscle is under-serving the performance and yoga-based body. Through embodied anatomy exercises, learn to analyze the strength, flexibility and range of motion of this muscle in yourself and your students. You will simultaneously deconstruct and build new kinetic chains in your torso and relate them to a bigger picture of conscious breathing, spinal integrity, digestion, emotion and newfound realms of somatic awakening. You'll also make a special excursions into Uddiyana Bandha, the spellbinding Nauli Kriya and their relationship to gut health, and physiological prowess.
Price: $55 in advance, $65 at the door!
1:30-4:30pm: Shoulder Shape Up: Downward Dog Makeover
The shoulder girdle is one of the most complicated joint systems in our body. Uncover areas of entrapment and kinetic confusion so that the muscles, joints, and connective tissues re-pattern to create a "new normal." Awaken dormant strength and stretch routes through every conceivable direction of movement of the shoulders and arms until they are brought back into physiological balance. Learn a proven rotator cuff release technique that assists new awakenings for a better fitting DownDog and pain-free movement.
Price: $50 in advance, $60 at the door!
Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Practitioner Training
Sunday, November 10th
This certificate course empowers you to help clients of any level of fitness to adopt a simple and effective self-myofascial release regimen. The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, pilates, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, kids or special populations. The balls put the power of self-massage into your clients’ own hands. You will learn 6 proven head-to-toe series, approved by pain medicine doctors, Physical Therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists to affect profound change in the rotator cuff, upper back, neck, jaw, hips, lower back, IT Band, calves and feet. Detailed visual guides and a series of audio CD’s go home with you so that you are able to easily replicate the specific therapeutic sequences detailed in each section.
You will learn to identify bony landmarks, muscular and connective tissue junctions, fascia geography, pain physiology and specialized ball rolling techniques that penetrate into common high-tension areas. Clients at every level of fitness or disability are ushered into the awareness of their own anatomy that builds their confidence and ability to live better in their bodies, PAIN FREE! These on-the-go balls can be used in a variety of settings; offices, homes, gyms and yoga/pilates studios.
Prerequisites: None, no yoga or massage experience necessary.
CECs: .8 ACE
Price: $295 Price includes Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Full Body Kit complete with audio and visual guides, training manual and a Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Practitioner Certificate.
Yoga Tune Up® Creator, Jill Miller
Jill Miller ERYT, is a Yoga and Fitness Therapy expert and movement educator with more than 28 years of expertise in the moving arts of Yoga, Modern Dance, Pilates, Bodywork and Shiatsu. Her unique style Yoga Tune Up® playfully integrates the nuts and bolts of human movement coupled with profound yogic philosophy. Embraced by the yoga/fitness/massage and pain management community, Jill's YTU approach is shared by her trained teaching team across the globe at a variety of environments from studios and clubs to rehab clinics and more. Featured in Self, Redbook, FITNESS, Whole Living, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Shape, The Today Show and on NPR; the LA Times calls her “kinetically arresting.” Jill’s DVD series include Yoga Tune Up®, Pranamaya's Yoga Link, and Gaiam's Yoga for Weight Loss.