Special Events & Workshops

JUNE

Mammoth Yoga Festival
13-16 June
Mammoth Lakes, CA

use code PAC for 15% off 3 or 4 day passes

Four Corners To Freedom

with DJ Sol Rising
Fri 14th, 10-11:30 am

The four comers of the torso —two hips and two shoulders— are complex joints that play a vital role in the comfort of daily function. In this workshop we will explore flexibility and strength through multi-planer movements in these joints. Rather than advanced poses, we will bring new information and creative movements to familiar postures with the goals of improved balance, stability and alignment, as well as easing the breath and minimizing pain in every day activities such as walking, squatting, standing, lifting and reaching.

From Striving To Thriving
Sat 15th, 10-11:30 pm

In an era where more is often seen as better, and being busy might be equated with productivity, there can be a strong push to strive. Yoga, however, asks you to push your inner strength, find resilience and rise up to thrive without all the external pressure. This yoga will be one part strong and fiery, one part centered presence and one part restful chill. Together we will practice a full spectrum of postures from a place of inner equilibrium that is less force and more ease.

 

 

AUGUST

Yoga, Art & Mindfulness Day Retreat
3 August, 10 am-4 pm
San Diego, CA
(Fairbanks Ranch: exact location given upon enrollment)

Join Paisley and the Creative Experience team for a day of yoga, mindfulness and beginner-friendly art practices to stimulate creativity, freedom and presence. This is our third event together using unusual and therapeutic art techniques, not for the sake of creating a perfect piece to display or sell, but to learn how to tap into non-attachment, playfulness and the ability to be in the present moment.

Cost: $150
Light food, snacks, tea, water and all art supplies will be provided.

 

Paisley with Creative Experience co-teacher, Stephanie.

 

 

NOVEMBER

Costa Rica Wellness & Rejuvenation Retreat
9-16 November
Doce Lunas Retreat Center
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

Our wellness retreat will provide plenty of free time for relaxation, plus twice daily yoga classes led by Paisley and meditation practices with expert mindfulness teacher Robert “Bob” McClure, LCSW. There will be opportunity to boost creativity through beginner-friendly art projects, music or dance performances by local Costa Ricans, hiking in the rainforest, walking on the beach and group discussions over healthy gourmet meals.

Join us in Jaco, about an hour an a half from the San Jose International airport. Our resort, Doce Lunas, is situated under preserved jungle canopy, away from the noise of town and about one mile from the beach. They also grow much of their own food, and serve it in their restaurant, Eclipse.

$1595* before July 1, 2019
$1750* after July 1, 2019
Fully refundable (less $200 booking fee) up to July 1, 2019
No refund after July 1, 2019 but fully transferable to another person

For a more detailed description, including an example of daily schedule, and to learn more about your teachers, please go to the Retreat page.

For all questions please contact Michael: costaricaretreat@echamps.org

*per person, double occupancy

 

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

17-19
Seven Circles Retreat Center
Badger, CA
(near Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP)

More info coming soon.