March 11th and 12th, 2013- Oranj Fitness
Yoga is spirit in action, and Nicki’s teaching seeks to inspire students to find a place of spirit inside themselves, recognizing the profound connection between the spirit and the self. Get ready to deepen your practice and explore the possibilities that yoga has to offer through Nicki’s teaching. The workshop can be taken as a two day intensive to have the full experience, or as individual classes with focus towards a specific theme.
Monday March 11th
Hip Openers – Monday March 11th – 915am-1215pm
Cultivate your seat of awareness and learn to sit comfortably for the rest of your life.
Since yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives, this class is the perfect
complement to a strong Vinyasa yoga practice. This class will be more reflective in
nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited to, the
floor, and stay there to see what happens. In order to explore the more advanced poses
that yoga has to offer, you have to open your hips. Come prepared to dive deep as we
provide you with valuable information for your yoga practice to carry into the rest of
Taking Time to Look Within – Monday March 11th, 130pm-430pm
Yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives. This a/ernoon session is
the perfect complement to a strong morning yoga practice. This class will be more reflective
in nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited
to, the floor, and stay there to see what happens. How o/en do we really slow down
enough in our increasingly busy daily lives and take the time to look and listen to ourselves?
Hip openers and inversions will be the focus. A gentle introduction to
pranayama will be taught as well. Since the middle of the day is the time when the
body wants to rest and rejuvenate itself for the rest of the day, this class should be just
the right thing.
Wake Up and Flow. Monday March 11th, 630pm-8pm
This is the perfect opportunity to wake yourself up and take notice. To practice yoga is
to recognize and celebrate the Divine within and find expression for that realization. A
dynamic Vinyasa style yoga practice is one way to do just that and to start to awaken
the spirit within us all. Through an energizing sequence of postures, we will explore
how a grounded, earth-based asana practice can be the bridge that joins the gap between
the spirit body and the physical body.
Tuesaday March 12th
Philosophy and Yoga: Merging of the Mind and Body. Tuesday March 12, 915am-1215pm & 130pm-430pm
Integrating Asana with Philosophy is one of the benchmarks of Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion.
If we simply break down the meanings of each of these names it only makes sense.
Yoga aims at wholeness and can be treated that way only when we treat it as a whole.
In Yoga today, it has become fashionable to compartmentalize this age-old practice and
to take only the surface bits and pieces. The great thing about yoga is that you will get
out of it what you are willing to put into it. So, if all you are interested in is a stronger,
more flexible body, then you can certainly achieve that through regular practice of the
Yogic asanas. But if you are more deeply interested in all that yoga has to offer you,
then it is time to view it as a whole holistic practice.
What better place to introduce these timeless pearls of wisdom than while practicing?
In this intensive, not only will Nicki weave the philosophy, as taught in the Yoga Sutras,
into the actual asana practices; but you will also study and discuss the Yoga sutras as
they relate to your practice and to your everyday life as well. What is Practice really,
other than preparing us for the real work, which happens on a day-to-day, hour-tohour
basis, off the mat and in our own lives? When we take on a spiritual practice we
become Spiritual activists, and we begin to DO and not just think about doing. So, come
and join Nicki on a journey that is unlike any other, the journey into Self.
Backbends to Extend the Spine and Expand your Consciousness. – Tuesday March 12th, 630pm-8pm
The practice of back bending can be exhilarating, terrifying, and incredibly fulfilling.
Whatever reasons you come for, whether it is to conquer some fears or to increase your
capacity for expansion, this class is for you. Nicki has a wonderful way of preparing the
body, mind, and spirit in a safe, supportive way. You will be amazed at what you can
achieve with the proper support and conscious preparation. This will be a strong class.
Full workshop 575
Single Day $295
3 Hour Master Class $125
2.5 Hour Class $65
This workshop is also a credit towards 500hr teacher training with Maya Yoga, Yoga Alliance certified.
Monday March 11th 2013
9:15am – 12:15pmHip Openers
1:45pm – 4:45pmTaking Time To Look Within
6pm – 8:30pmWake Up and Flow!
Tuesday March 12th 2013
9:15am – 12:15pmPhilosophy & Yoga – Merging the Mind & Body (part 1)
1:45pm – 4:45pm Philosophy & Yoga – Merging the Body & Mind (Part 2)
6pm – 8:30pmBackbends to Extend Your Spine & Expand Your Consciousness
To hold your place call the studio on 1.250.448.5759 or come down to 529 Lawrence. oranj is conveniently located in the down town core and has complimentary amenities such as mats, towels and lockers.