Workshops and Events

More opportunities to get your yoga on….


Free Your Fascia: Arms, Shoulders, Neck with Kelly Fisher

Saturday, May 12, 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Yoga Center of Columbia, $30

Do you wake up in the morning with a stiff neck? Do you suffer aches and pains in your upper body like frozen shoulder, tendonitis, or carpal tunnel strain?

Often we blame tight muscles, but there is more to it than that. Fascia is the soft connective tissue in the body; it is what gives your body three-dimensional shape and what holds your body together. The connective tissue weaves like threads in fabric within our muscles and around our bones to help us to be strong, steady, flexible, sensitive human beings. Most nerve endings occur in the fascia, so attending to fascial health supports the healthy functioning of your nervous system and your immune system.

In this workshop, we will incorporate a combination of yoga asana, adaptations of asana, and therapeutic movements and stretches to support the good health of your fascia. This therapeutic yoga asana class is excellent for those with aches or pains in the upper body, for those who sit in front of a computer continually, and for busy life-livers.

Registration is now open.

 

Exploring Common Postural Issues in Backbending with Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher

Saturday, June 9, 1-5pm, @ Yoga Center of Columbia, $75

This special training workshop for Yoga Instructors and Yoga Therapists will focus on backbends and how to safely instruct students who have difficulties with this pose, especially students with lower back, shoulder and neck issues. Upon completion of this training, yoga teachers and therapists will be able to identify cues to instruct students safely into and out of backbends, list common misalignments that could cause injury in backbends, provide modifications for each of the common misalignments, and design and teach a class focused on backbends that would include warm-ups, modifications, and counter-poses.

Registration is now open.

 

Yoga Indulgence in Provence

with Kelly Fisher, Chef Rita Cain, and host Annette Para
September 15-22, 2018 @ Le Clos Saint Christol, Saint-Christol, France

Spend seven nights and six days in the enchanting south of France for this special autumn yoga retreat with Wildflower Yoga. Our villa, Le Clos Saint Christol, is in between la Camargue, Montpellier, and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a beautifully renovated 18th century building, elegantly decorated and with modern comforts. Enjoy the serene landscape, experience village culture, partake in luxurious meals, relax, refresh, and of course, do yoga!

Yogis of all ability level are invited. Your host and E-RYT 500 yoga teacher Kelly Fisher will offer daily classes in yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation. Chef Rita Cain will provide breakfast and most dinners, and host Annette Para, who is native to Avignon, will assist you in having the time of your life.

Click here for details or to register for Yoga Indulgence in Provence

 

Spirituality * Exploration * Yoga in South India!

with Kelly Fisher, Rimmi Singh, and Pammi Singh
Check back for 2019 dates.

From Feb 25 – March 10, 2018, Kelly, Pammi & Rimmi returned to India once again for another soul stirring experience! We explored South India – steeped in spirituality, history, architecture, and culture. We began our 13 day journey in the metropolis city of Chennai and concluded in the enchanting backwaters of Kerala.

India’s sacred scriptures state, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to, ‘Guests are God.’
Prepare to embrace India’s warm hospitality, and immerse yourself in history, culture, spirituality and culinary delights that only a trip to India can offer. Join us on a journey of self discovery through this unforgettable land! 2019 dates will be announced later in 2018.

Learn more about the 2018 trip here.

 

Veggie KormaAyurveda Rx: Six Month Immmersion

Yoga Center of Columbia, with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
50 hour training, Coming again in 2019!

This program will immerse you in yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Learn about herbs, food, daily habits and rhythms, nature’s rhythms, and integrate what you learn by creating a prescription for your own practice. Throughout the six month program, you will gain greater understanding of the doshas, asanas for your dosha, and other important ayurvedic principles in order to align your habits with dharma (living well or right living). Registration for individual weekends is possible.

Check back for 2019 dates. Contact Kelly for more details.

 

2018 Teacher Training 200 Program

Yoga Center of Columbia, with Kathy Donnelly, Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher
January 26 – November 18, 2018
Program meets Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons one weekend per month
Full schedule of 2018 dates is here.

This comprehensive program meets or exceeds the new, revised requirements for a Registered Yoga Teacher. The program focuses on the fundamentals of yoga and teaching shared by all traditions. We align with root aspects of yoga, breath, meditation, intention, and service which give rise to the various schools and styles. Students will learn the history and philosophy of yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, physiology, therapeutics and adjustments. Creativity and personal exploration will be encouraged as you deepen your practice and develop your teaching skills.

This course has been carefully designed to be comprehensive, professional and yet convenient for busy lifestyles. Upon satisfactory completion of this program you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level (RYT200).

Registration is closed. Check back for 2019 dates. Contact Kelly for more details.

 

saraswati goddess of wisdomGrow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion

Yoga Center of Columbia, with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
January 20 – July 1, 2018
Program meets Sat and Sun 1:00-4:30pm one weekend per month
Full schedule of 2018 dates is here.

You already know that yoga has profound potential to transform your life for the better.  Perhaps you’ve had a glimpse of yoga’s benefits like a sense of contentment, stress reduction, or increased flexibility and balance in your body-mind.  Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion invites you to develop your personal yoga practice and establish a greater understanding of the deeper concepts of yoga.  Whether you are interested in enhancing your understanding as a committed yoga student, are on the path to teaching, or you are already a yoga teacher, this Immersion will offer something for all levels.  Grow Your Practice will serve those looking to explore and weave a deeper knowledge of yoga into their daily life.

This six-month program taught over 7 weekends will provide participants with a progressive array of knowledge and tools to help facilitate a journey of personal practice, self-inquiry, and reflection.  Each weekend will include a comprehensive asana, pranayama and meditation practice anchored around a chakra.  Increase your understanding of basic physical anatomy of the body and breath along with subtle body energetics.  Discuss and contemplate key concepts from Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita as well as other philosophy topics including a history of Yoga, Ayurveda, Gods and Goddesses, Tantra, mantra, and chanting.

Registration is closed. Check back for 2020 dates. Contact Kelly for more details.