If you attend yoga classes regularly and have established your home practice you may want to consider attending a workshop. Workshops at Radiance Yoga can help you step things up a notch by offering tools and experiences beyond those usually included in a typical hour-long class. Our LiveStream or in-person workshops and series can last anything from 75 minutes to a few hours; highlighting a single technique or topic or encompassing several.
Hip Mobility & Functionality through Yoga with Angelina Fox (LiveStream)
Saturday April 24 – 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
We spend a lot of time sitting and standing, which can affect the mobility of the hips. The hip joint is made up of 17 muscles so no wonder hip stretching is one of the most common requests in a yoga class. Opening with a discussion of the anatomy of the hip joint, we will work on stabilizing and increasing mobility of the muscles that support the hip.
In this LiveStream workshop you will discuss:
• How the hip moves
• How the movement of the hip is different for each person
depending on their physical make-up and life experience
• Common causes for tight hips
• Modifications for your yoga practice
• How to deepen the stretch and what that means
• Why the strength of the hip is just as important as mobility
• The philosophical connection to the hips
With a short flow to warm the body through intelligent sequencing, we will review and experiment with some of the most common hip postures in yoga asana. This is an opportunity to learn the mechanics of the body as it moves through asana specific to you. Perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.
This workshop counts as 1.5 hours toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) credits for YA registered Yoga Teachers.
Discovering Chair Yoga with Steve Wolf (LiveStream)
Saturday, May 22 – 12:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Chair yoga is known to be a wonderful way to introduce anyone with a limited range of movement to a regular yoga practice, but you’ll quickly discover that it’s a valuable addition to anyone’s yoga repertoire. Teachers and regular practitioners alike will be surprised to find the range and depth of practice techniques available by simply including a chair in their practice and teaching routines.
You’ll also find that this important tool will allow you to sneak a few more poses into your day without having to change clothes or get out your yoga mat. During this three-hour session you’ll experience a full range of seated and standing poses, all using a chair. This workshop is open to everyone looking to expand their yoga practice.
Teachers will also qualify for Yoga Alliance CEU credits.
Price: $40Apply here
Ayurveda for Men’s Health with Angelina Fox (LiveStream)
Tuesdays, June 1, 8, and 15 – 6:30-8:00pm EST
Taking a holistic approach to health and life can be a challenge, especially for those tight on time or who haven’t had previous exposure to self-care practices. Ayurveda offers holistic practices that can be simple and easy to incorporate into every day life.
Ayurveda is the food and lifestyle part of yoga. Using the three doshas, or biological constitutions (vata, pitta, kapha), Ayurveda helps us find our own healthy way of being, dealing with stress, and taking care of ourselves. Some “healthy” foods may be really good for one person and cause discomfort someone else. A one hour seated meditation might suit one person, where another may benefit from 5 minutes of walking meditation. The awesome thing about Ayurveda is that everyone is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all way of doing things, and there is always a way to make things work.
Ayurveda can help us navigate these things and start to help us find our own natural rhythm so we can feel more connected to ourselves and start to live a life where we can enjoy the little things and have the tools in hand when we need to face the big things. This workshop is designed specifically to address men’s health and to offer practical tools in taking a proactive approach to health and well-being.
Session 1 (June 1) – Overview of Ayurveda, What Are Doshas, and Why it is Useful
The first workshop will offer an overview of what Ayurveda is, why it is relevant to your health, discuss what the three doshas are, and why it is useful to know these things. A general quiz to give an idea of each participant’s constitution will be offered to help lead the discussion with practical application. Some practices will be provided to try in between sessions.
Session 2 (June 8) – Ayurveda Daily Practices to Support Overall Health and Vitality
Building on the first workshop, we will discuss what Ayurveda recommends for the constitutions as a way to support overall health, reduce stress, get better sleep, improve mental clarity, boost performance in physical activity, and find joy in more places. Some practices will be provided to try in between sessions.
Session 3 (June 15) – Ayurveda Food Recommendations and Nutrition, Recipes, and Tips
With a basic understanding of Ayurveda and individual constitutions, the last session will discuss nutrition and offer food recommendations for the doshas including recipes and tips to keep it from all becoming overwhelming.
Angelina is an Ayurveda Health Counselor offering consultations, workshops, and cooking classes, and is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. All information provided in this workshop is based on principals in Ayurveda as a way to support overall health and are not a diagnosis or meant to be cures for any health problems. Always consult your physician if you are not well.
Registration Fee: $108 for all three or $45 individually (registration is required by May 28)Apply here
The Amazing Power of Effective Communication with Kartar Khalsa (LiveStream)
Saturday, June 26 - Sunday’s June 27 – 9:00am - 4:00pm EST
Communication is not what we think, and it is everything. Your ability to reach others, to combine with others, to feel and appreciate others – is your ability to succeed and be thrilled.
Effective speaking is not with words; it is with your presence first, and then with impact, the way you use your body to deliver your words. I can say “I love you” dozens of times and it has almost no impact. Communication is intuitive and should never be directed at the head of another, but towards their heart.
We are not good at listening. We hear a few words of the other and when we come to something we strongly agree or disagree with we’re distracted, no longer listening. If you cannot be still, you cannot be present for another, and if you cannot be present, you cannot love them. Listening is through the skin and the heart.
We tell ourselves stories – of ourselves, of others, of the future, of “the way things are”. Until we can consciously understand our use of stories and consciously create a story of ourselves that resonates at Soul level, we’ll miss.
Effective communication is reading faces, reading eyes, feeling for the heart of the other underneath the words. You’ll learn these things; and more importantly, you’ll practice them over and over.
9:00am-4:00pm each day with a 1 hour break.
Price: $165Apply here
Radiance Yoga is honored to host some of the best yoga instructors in the DC Metro area.
Radiance Yoga teachers are passionate about yoga and its many benefits. Our diverse class schedule demands a variety of expert instructors – they continually educate themselves through self-study and by attending workshops and trainings with master teachers from all over the world. All Radiance Yoga teachers are Yoga Alliance Certified, and some have been with the studio since it opened.GET TO KNOW THEM!
Learn more what students have to say about some of our previous workshops.
“I never realized how many ways yoga can be done using a chair. I also talked to two friends who attended your chair yoga workshop, and they were quite pleased.”
"I loved it!!! I learned much more in your workshop than I did during the entire weekend at a yoga training I recently attended." "I loved it!!! I learned much more in your workshop than I did during the entire weekend at a yoga training I recently attended."