March 24 & 25, 2017

Don’t miss this opportunity to study with bestselling author and yoga teacher Rolf Gates!

Join Rolf for a dynamic weekend of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. The pose is what we are doing, the yoga is how we are being in the pose. The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The sessions are intended as a whole weekend workshop, but may be taken individually. All sessions will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates’ newly released book, which will be available for sale: Meditations on Intention and Beings: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion (Penguin Random House, Dec. 2015)

Friday at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
1:30-4:15pm Teacher Training: The Art of Theming
7:15-9:15pm Meditation: Being Still with Skill

Saturday at The Summit
9am-12pm Vinyasa Session: Faith and Flow
2-5pm Vinyasa Session: Intention and Being

 

FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Friday, 1:30-4:15pm 

Teacher Training: The Art of Themeing

In every class there is an opportunity created by the students, the teacher and the practice. The theme that emerges from a class articulates this opportunity and allows for the essence of the practice to be taken off the mat and into our lives. Themeing is the means by which the Yoga Teacher brings yoga theory into the daily lives of her students. This training will be an introduction to the methodology Rolf has developed for synergizing the physical and the metaphysical.  This workshop is open to teachers and passionate students of yoga.

This class is intended for yoga teachers. To truly realize the learning opportunity, it is recommended that participants also attend a minimum of one Vinyasa class session during the weekend.

Cost: $75

 

Friday, 7:15 – 9:15pm

Being Still with Skill:  The Power of Meditation Workshop 

Yoga is the cultivation of inner space and the ability to use it well. In this meditation workshop, Rolf will describe the opportunity presented to us in the teachings of the Buddha and Patanjali.  This experiential workshop will explore how these great contributions to consciousness weave beautifully together to enhance the quality of our daily lives.  This will be in lecture discussion form and guided meditation experience with support in beginning or building on your own meditation practice.

Cost: $50

 

Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Vinyasa Session: Faith and Flow

‘In our fear we believe that we must make things happen; in our practice we learn to let things happen.’  Rolf Gates

In this asana-based session we will explore and practice how we create the experience of ‘sanctuary’, the experience of the sacred in our every day lives.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

Cost: $75

 

Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00pm

Vinyasa Session: Intention and Being:

Knowing the heart offers us new possibilities in every aspect of our lives. In this asana-based session we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

Cost: $75

 

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Cancellation Policy:  Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.

 

Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed books on yogic philosophy, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, and the newly released: Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion, conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad–and online. Rolf and his work have been featured in numerous media, including Yoga Journal, ORGINS, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure’s 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World. Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern CA.  He is also on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.  Rolf and his wife, Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story and Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story, live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.