Upcoming...

PILOT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Beginning in March 2019, a very small group of movement teachers (maximum 5!) and I will embark on clarifying my vision for a radical yoga teacher mentorship program.  It has been a long-time dream of mine to help usher in a more inclusive, socially aware, anti-racist, trauma-informed mentorship program to evolve the dark side of yoga--that part that is privileged, exclusive, masochistic, and overtly capitalistic. This pilot is currently full.

 

In 2020, I will launch the larger mentorship program, open to all.

 

If you are interested in the 2020 program or being a presenter to my trainees, please email me at vazeelay@yahoo.com

BODY LOVE-A LIVING YOGA CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP

THursday, march 7th 6-8pm

 

Open to the public! Join Nancy Williams and I in discussing how cultural influences and habituated/conditioned ideas about body image can impact our effectiveness in the teaching role. Bring your questions and ideas for creating a classroom inclusive to EVERY body, of any size, age, ethnic heritage, gender identity or ability.

 

Public: $45

Partner Sites and Studios: $30

Active Living Yoga Volunteers: Free

Register HERE

Past Retreats

GORGE GETAWAY at Yoga Samahdi in White Salmon, WA

April 24-26, 2015

The annual spring getaway is here...come to one of my favorite places and immerse yourself in yoga, beauty and simplicity. Discounted accommodations are offered from my friends at the Inn of the White Salmon so you can stay directly across the street from the studio.  There's time for hiking in the morning and three great workshops to deepen your practice, connecting you to the landscapes around and within you.  

SATURDAY 1-3:30PM   FOUR DIRECTIONS & THE ART OF NOW

We will begin with a ceremony, calling in the spirit and energies of N, W, E & S.  Then, a Forrest Yoga workshop dedicated to feeling honestly in the present moment--identifying the things that hold us back, but also recognizing our gifts--and practicing responding in a way that allows our most brilliant and genuine self to come through. Expect lots of twists, hips, shoulders and heart opening.  The room will be heated to about 80-85 degrees.

 

SATURDAY 4:30-7PM   GUTS, GRAVITY AND GRACE

Learn to ride the waves of gravity (and emotions) while standing on your hands.  Inversions and arm balances, core strengthening, fear addressing--I will teach you how to embrace and use the beauty and terror of going upside down as teaching tools that build confidence. You will learn how to create space in your joints, tone you core, and ride your breath.  You don't have to be strong or flexible to find grace.  The room will be heated to 75-80 degrees.

 

SUNDAY 1-3:30PM  LIBERATE YOUR SHOULDERS AND NECK

Using functional movement, Pilates and Forrest yoga, you will mobilize your shoulders and ease your neck.  Learn proper alignment for sitting, standing and walking to create lasting change in the tension that you carry in your upper body.  The room will be heated to 70-75 degrees.

 

Daily schedule: 

 

7-750am Meditation, self-led (there is also a light breakfast served at this time; fruit, granola, yogurt, juices)

8-10am Forrest Yoga ceremony and practice

1030am Brunch

Free time

330pm Snack

530-7pm Evening practice of functional anatomy, Pilates and props

7pm Dinner​

Cost:

$1550 Triple Occupancy Shared room

$1795 Double Occupancy Shared room

$1900 Single Private (non-view)

$2400 Deluxe Private with view

Kiki and I are best buds. We met in 2001 during our first Pilates teacher training in San Francisco and have been in love ever since. We worked together under the tutelage of Tom McCook in Mountain View, Ca at the renowned Center of Balance and deepened our teaching skills embarking on the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training together in 2007. We have each completed the Forrest Yoga mentorship program and are certified Pilates and Forrest Yoga teachers. We are seekers, healers and anatomy nerds, and are absolutely tickled to teach together and offer this retreat to you, our beloved students!​

PLAYFULNESS AND REST
​A Pilates & Forrest Yoga Retreat with Angelina and Kiki Lovelace​
March 31-April 7, 2012