Special Events & Workshops

SEPTEMBER

SOLD OUT!

Yoga, Art & Mindfulness Day Retreat
Saturday 28th, noon-6 pm
Tehachapi, CA

Explore yogic and free-form expressive art practices for personal renewal, stress relief and strengthening self awareness. All art supplies, yoga props and snacks are provided.

Paisley with co-teacher, Stephanie.

About our art teacher: Stephanie Bell May is an artist with a masters degree in fine arts from Pepperdine University. She hosts retreats at her home in Rancho Santa Fe and provides a safe sanctuary for participants to experience multi-disciplinary artistic immersions and mindfulness-based art expression.

SOLD OUT!

Cost $125 pre-reg, $150 day of; cancellations within one week of event refundable less $25 materials fee.

 

2020

JANUARY

Yoga Teacher’s Intensive 
Tehachapi, CA
(exact location given upon enrollment)
24-26 January

This intensive is only for certified teachers and/or those currently teaching. Curriculum and guidance will be driven by Paisley, but with peer interaction and feedback with the other teachers attending. Expect to actively teach and be critiqued and challenged to try new techniques and methodologies in a supportive environment. There will be writing and contemplation exercises to encourage critical thinking and creative solutions to classroom dynamics. Hours count towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Topics covered:

  • observing and addressing misalignments
  • adjusting in a safe, appropriate way
  • sequencing to make poses more accessible
  • modifications and props for special needs and mixed level classes
  • clear, confident cueing
  • thematic, purposeful teaching
  • adding philosophy or spirituality to your classes
  • how to work with challenging, needy or disruptive students
  • teaching more advanced poses (even if you struggle with them)
  • avoiding burnout and fatigue

Friday 6-8 pm
Saturday 8:30-noon & 2:30-6 pm
Sunday 9-noon & 2-4  pm

Cost: $350

 

 

MAY

Weekend Retreat
15-17 May
Seven Circles Retreat Center
Badger, CA

Join Paisley and our retreat chef, certified nutritionist, Sandy Murray, near Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park for a weekend retreat based on the themes of renewal & resiliency. Our venue is a rustic getaway and wildlife sanctuary only 17 miles from the giant trees of Grant Grove. Practice spaces include a yurt, and rock slabs with views of the Sierras.

$450 by March 15th, $525 thereafter*

Sample Schedule

Friday
4 pm check-in
5-6:30 pm dinner, meet & greet
7:30 – 9 pm opening circle, calming yoga practice

Saturday:
7:30-9:30 am morning yoga & meditation
9:30-10:30 am breakfast
10:30 am-5 pm free time & lunch (sack lunch available for hikers)
5:30-6:45 pm yoga
6:45-7:45 pm dinner
8-8:30 pm sunset meditation

Sunday:
7:30- 9:30 am yoga & closing ceremony
9:30 – 10:30 am brunch
11 am check out

*Add $125 for a single room —please note there are only three single rooms available. Deduct $100 for camping option. Cancellation policy: full refund available up to 15 April, $100 non-refundable if cancellation occurs thereafter.

 

JUNE

18-21
Mammoth Yoga Festival
Mammoth Lakes, CA

 

Dates TBA

Yoga at Rankin Dude Ranch
date and pricing TBA
Caliente, CA

Join Paisley at the rustic and peaceful Rankin Ranch. Family owned and operated since 1863, this destination is an escape from busy life —even your cell phone won’t work here! Ranch rates include room and board, trail rides on horseback and plenty of lounge time in the garden or next to the heated pool.