Our New Moon in Virgo, conjuct Mars at one degree, brings in new Ideas and Inspirations for Creativity & Romance! Fiery Mars energy wants to move us forward in a dynamic way, this is tempered by Venus Loving Calm to focus on our highest aspirations, and Mercury joins in to assist us in communicating our deepest Desires with honesty and clarity.
Mysore-style Ashtanga offers an accessible yoga practice and philosophy that allows students to move at their own pace in a group setting, receiving individualized attention from a teacher, and to develop physical strength and flexibility while acquiring meditative awareness and focus.
This workshop is FREE and open to ALL LEVELS of practitioners. Registration required.
Mats and props provided
The 2019-2020 200 hr In-Depth Study/Yoga Teacher Training Program at The Ivy Yoga School.
The program will be under the guidance of Jennifer Elliott and Carroll Ann Friedmann.
The Ivy Yoga School (IYS) Program is in the Krishnamacharya Lineage: We draw on the traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Therapeutic Yoga.
Feet First: An Asana Practice Dedicated to Our Feet
vande gurūṇāṃ caraṇāravinde
I bow to the lotus feet of the Gurus
This workshop focuses on the feet, which provide a foundation and stability to our yoga practice, and includes self-massage of the feet as well as grounding postures which both strengthen and stretch the feet. As we send energy up throughout our body, we direct special love toward our often neglected but hardworking feet.
This workshop will be held at The Ivy Yoga School
(1042 Owensville Rd. Charlottesville 22901)
FREE and open to ALL LEVELS of practitioners
Mats and props provided
Please join us for a 14-hour restorative yoga training designed for yoga teachers and students, stress-management professionals, nurses, body-centered therapists, health and wellness practitioners, and all caregivers. Based on hatha yoga postures, the body is completely supported with props for deep rest and relaxation.
Learn to teach this practice of active relaxation with Marla Cantor of Yoga Sparks.
Come join us for three days of fun playing with the art of Thai Bodywork. This ancient art form heals the body, opens and releases held tension and brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. This weekend will offer a 60 minute sequence with many original moves including restorative yoga postures. A practical knowledge of the eastern medical systems view of body constitution (Ayurvedic doshas) and how to treat clients accordingly will be discussed.
New Moon in Leo
Our new moon in Leo carries us into our Ancestral connections ~ what is your ancestral inheritance, what are your family loyalty and values? Is there pressure to identify strongly with the family clan? How do we honor our ancestral lineage while still pursuing our personal path?
Come join us for three days of fun playing with the art of Thai Bodywork. This ancient art form heals the body, opens and releases held tension and brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. This weekend will offer a 60 minute sequence with many original moves including restorative yoga postures. A practical knowledge of the eastern medical systems view of body constitution (Ayurvedic doshas) and how to treat clients accordingly will be an overall focus for the weekend.
Summer Solstice marks the beginning of the Harvest season. We dance, sing and make a joyful sound to celebrate the abundance of Summer bounty and the gifts of Father Sun and Mother Earth.
Please come join us for a Summer Solstice sound bath celebration!
In her 29 years of teaching, Cathy Louise has become known for an intuitive touch that can transform your yoga practice. Teachers and students are invited to learn more about her hands-on work, and experience for themselves how to give and receive safe and effective adjustments.
The adjustments taught in this workshop are useful for practitioners and teachers of any style of yoga.
Space is limited, please register early to secure your place.
This course meets the requirements for 10 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
"Engage your bandhas!" says the teacher. But do you really know what you are engaging and how vital bandhas – the internal "locks" – are for an effective yoga practice?
Highly recommended for all yoga practitioners (male and female). Beginners and experienced practitioners of all vinyasa-based styles of yoga are welcome. Space is limited. Please register early to secure your place.
It is incredibly fun and enormously satisfying to teach yoga to pregnant women. Many women come to yoga for the first time during pregnancy, and this is a valuable opportunity to help them fall in love with the practice! As a prenatal yoga teacher, you will accompany women as they grow and change in pregnancy, and help them positively face their challenges and fears using the tools of yoga.
New Moon in Taurus ~ Our Taurus New Moon brings clarity of Vision around what we want to build in our lives now, and the endurance and strength to advance our Dreams into reality. It is a time of restructuring our Feminine power, and taking practical steps with a new confidence in our abilities. We will explore our self-worth - what we deserve, want & value, and how to put this energy & strength into action in our lives.
Beautiful Taurus is grounded, stable, enduring & endearing. Come experience this New Moon energy within the soothing tones of the crystal bowls. Aho!
Please Join us for a Ayurvedic Mini Retreat for Spring!
Our retreat offers a chance to slow down and bask in the beautiful energy of nature in Springtime.
Participants will enjoy a refreshing and fun yoga class for all levels.
Bridget will lead a discussion on tapping into this season of abundant growth in Virginia with Ayurvedic methods for diet and self-care. She will offer routines to guide participants through the transition from Spring into the warmer months of Summer and each guest will get some special wellness treats to take home.
Ingrid will provide a glorious group dinner made with fresh and local ingredients based on Ayurvedic principles. Bridget and Ingrid will be available to discuss Ayurvedic principles and cooking methods during the feast.
Participants will get to take home all recipes to start on their own path of recharging during this beautiful time of year
Join us for an evening with Neil Bhatt.
His lectures combine abstract philosophical concepts with tangible scientific and cultural facts in a logical manner to make them easy to understand and useful for self-development. He is a very engaging speaker and a very popular teacher.T
April New Moon in the sign of Aries heralds the beginning of a new astrological year. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiacal year, and marks new Beginnings, Spring, Youth, Fiery Energy, and Action! Our New Moon meditation will center around expressing our personal Authenticity and Truth as we begin new plans, projects and endeavors. Tempered by wise Saturn, this Aries New Moon cycle will assist us in developing patient perseverance towards our goals.
Our March 6th New Moon finds us in the most liquid aspect of Pisces. Highly intuitive and open to psychic messages from all areas of your life it is important to use fine discernment in your emotional and feeling realms. Dive deep into what your Intuition is speaking to you ~ what do you "feel" are your deepest desires and wishes for this New Moon? We will invite your Dreamtime to cleanse your subconscious fears and promote healing and compassion towards your Life Journey.
What does ‘alignment’ mean in yoga practice? Is it the anatomically correct form of a pose? In the Ashtanga Yoga method alignment means aligning breath with movement, attention with sensation, and awareness with energy. In other words, alignment in Ashtanga Yoga is yoga itself.
This workshop is an intensive mini-course in alignment in Ashtanga Yoga. Participants are guided through poses and sequences while seeking and recognizingalignmentin the Ashtanga Yoga system. Beginners and advanced Ashtanga students alike can learn to enliven and empower their yoga practice.
Love is in the air, and soon, you will be too! Join yoga duo, Stephen and Steph, on February 14thas they guide you through a partner yoga work shop exploring assisted stretches and two-person poses. All levels welcome, so grab your better half, bestie, or a friendly stranger!
Thai Yoga bodywork by Chitra—is a synthesis of acupressure, rhythmic rocking, compression, traction, restorative postures, and somatic practices to find the bodies innate health. Chitra's approach to this ancient art is uniquely crafted from her background in yoga therapy and her sensitivity to the healing power of touch and presence. A few restorative yoga postures will be introduced along with a simple thai sequence you can share with your loved ones!
The February New Moon in Aquarius carries an expansive energy of Rejuvenation, Evolution and Revolution. Join us for a New Moon Meditation & Sound Bath to invite these Cosmic energies into your life. Honoring and embracing who you are now and who you are becoming ~ your unique and important "Way of Being" in the world.
The Ivy Yoga School is excited to be offering a 300 hr program recognized by the Yoga Alliance from February thru October 2019. This training is for persons who have already received their 200 hour training through a Yoga Affiliated school or for serious students of Yoga that desire to go deeper into the practice and study of this powerful path of wholeness and transformation.
Yin Yoga focuses on working deeper tissues – ligaments, joints, deep fascial tissues, and bones. Poses are similar to other styles of yoga but the approach is different. All poses are done seated or lying down. Yin is unique because we relax the muscles and use gravity to come to our edge.
New Moon in Capricorn & Partial Solar Eclipse...January 2019 welcomes us with the first eclipse of the year and holds the promise of jump-starting our dreams! Saturn, Neptune and the Blue Star Vega bring creative, grounded energy to our lives mixing some fun in with our getting down to business. Join us for a New Moon Meditation & Sound Bath to support your creative energies for a great start to this new year!
Come Yin-Side, out of the cold to celebrate the season and release any unnecessary stress this time of year can sometimes bring on. All proceeds will go to help support the work of the IRC- International Rescue Committee.
Join us on Winter Solstice for a Burning Bowl ceremony to release whatever you perceive or feel is no longer serving your Love of Life. Offering these limitations to the Fire will free you to experience the infinite possibilities awaiting you now.
Please join Bridget and Brad once again for an evening of soulful Sun Salutations and live drumming. All proceeds go to support our local Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations. Thank you for your support!
New Moon in Sagittarius Sound Bath & Meditation
The theme of our New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 is Manifestation. You are invited to open your mind & heart to new ways of believing in yourself and what is possible for you to create in each present moment.
The Sagittarian Archer is the Visionary and the Knower of your Higher Purpose as viewed from the Higher Perspective of Soul guidance.
A recognizable personality, Shankh Lahiri is dedicated to propagating, promoting and preserving the heritage of Indian Music and Culture. As a multi-talented Tabla Artist, Singer, Music Educator, Music Producer and Composer, Shankh has gained his honorable reputation as a traditional touring musician, as well as in the field of cross Cultural World Fusion -with a project called ‘Wahh World Fusion Band’ and ‘Shankh and Friends’. For this event, ‘Shankh and Friends’ features Shankh Lahiri on Vocal, Harmonium and Tabla and Heather DeRigo Lahiri on Drums and Percussions. The Charlottesville community is in for a treat. ALL are welcome!
Generous donations gratefully accepted to support this amazing talent visiting our School.
Medical Yoga and Integrative Yoga involves employing a variety of yogic practices to help improve a health condition. Even when the disease itself cannot be cured, yoga as medicine can benefit the person with the disease in numerous ways. Among the yogic tools used therapeutically are asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation (including mindfulness and guided imagery). These yogic practices and other holistic, integrative medicine treatments can provide many benefits to children, adolescents and adults, especially those with ongoing health problems.
4 hrs of CEUs offered for this course
n this 3 hour work workshop- we will explore both the Yin and Restorative style yoga practices and how to incorporate them into our classes as teachers and our practices as students.
Looking for a fun way to connect and stay grounded during the holidays? Join Bridget Baylin, Ayurvedic Health Counselor Intern, for these fun, hands-on and interactive group classes. Learn how to bring the ancient teachings of Ayurveda into your life. Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine in the world, the sister science to Yoga, and addresses healing at the root.
The New Moon in Scorpio urges us to plant the seed of expression. Speaking the truth isn't always easy, especially if our feelings conflict with someone else's. The Intention for this lunar cycle will be to fully express and experience the emotions held in your heart.
Anatomy of Forward Bends
The benefits, risks and contraindications, alignment principles, and energetic actions will be covered. We will discuss how to practice forward bends in a safe and easeful way, taking into consideration how anatomical variations affect practice.