Workshops and Events

More opportunities to get your yoga on….

Free Your Fascia: Hips, Legs & Feet with Kelly Fisher

Dec 3, 1:30-3:30pm, Yoga Center of Columbia, $30
Do you feel stiff when you wake up in the morning? Can you touch your toes? Do you hold tension in your hips, quadriceps, or hamstrings? 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. Most nerve endings occur in the fascia, so attending to fascial health supports the healthy functioning of your nervous and immune systems. 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 suitable for most who have at least some experience practicing yoga 1 or higher. It is excellent for walkers, runners, and busy life-livers.
Find out more or register for Free Your Fascia.

 

Winter Solstice Kirtan with Kelly Fisher and Michael Levin

Dec 17, 2-4pm, Yoga Center of Columbia, $20
When the days are shorter, it becomes an opportunity to explore the inner realms of possibility in our lives. The extra long nights are a time for replenishing, rejuvenating, and inner growth. Come celebrate this sacred time of year with yoga, deep relaxation, and song. Enjoy a yoga practice with plenty of opportunity for breathing, settling, and grounding, and then join us for some bhakti yoga, known as kirtan, a musical way to get in touch with your inner spirit and invite more love, freedom, and joy into your life.
No yoga or musical experience necessary.
Find out more or register for Winter Solstice Kirtan.

 

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 Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:30pm one weekend per month
Full schedule of dates are 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. Contact Kelly for more details.

Registration is now open.

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 dates are 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). Contact Kelly for more details.

Registration is now open.

 

Spirituality * Exploration * Yoga in South India!

Feb 25 – March 10, 2018 with Kelly Fisher, Rimmi Singh, and Pammi Singh
Join Kelly, Pammi & Rimmi as we return to India once again for another soul stirring experience! Explore South India – steeped in spirituality, history, architecture, and culture. We will begin our 13 day journey in the metropolis city of Chennai and conclude in the enchanting backwaters of Kerala.

India’s sacred scriptures state, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to, ‘Guests are God.’
So 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! Sign up for the Wait List. Learn more here.

 

Veggie KormaAyurveda Rx: Six month immmersion

at 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. We plan to offer this training again in in 2019, please check back later or email Kelly for more info.