workshop in TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Jun
30
Jul 2

workshop in TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

  • Ella Yoga

Click here for more info.

Dynamic Alignment

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life's ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment. 

workshop in Paris, France
Oct
6
Oct 8

workshop in Paris, France

  • Yoga Colibri

Practice, Play, and the Art of Possibility:
How can we get out of our own way, and clear the way to new, as yet undiscovered possibilities? We will plumb the art of possibility by exploring a skillful use of play as an approach to problem solving and discovery. There are so many ways to make what seems impossible possible by thinking outside of the box, being creative, and cultivating a more fluid growth oriented mindset rather than a fixed and limiting mindset. This means we will have to give ourselves both space and permission to make mistakes, fail even, and by doing so learn the art of "how can I, or how might we?" as opposed to "can I, or can't I?" We will also look at what we mean by the word "alignment" and how best to live this concept. We will utilize some principles of basic biomechanics and movement analysis to help us live this question.

More info here: www.yoga-colibri.com


5 DAY IMMERSION IN LOS ANGELES, CA
Feb
6
Feb 10

5 DAY IMMERSION IN LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Wanderlust Hollywood

Iyengar Yoga and The Art of Inquiry

This five-day immersion (advanced training) for teachers and serious students will be an in-depth, yet playful experience in the rich, creative, and varied tradition that is Iyengar yoga. We will unpack, explore, and experiment with some of the main principles and practices of Iyengar yoga and beyond. The intention of this immersion is to re-ignite and inspire the learner within. 

A strong emphasis will be placed on the what, the how, and the why of practice. Through this analysis we will learn to ask better questions, the types of questions that help bring about a deeper and more meaningful inquiry. Learning through a process of inquiry helps to keep us open, curious, and continuously growing and evolving in our practice, our art, and our teaching. 

Each day's thematic exploration will include a variety of postures, functional movement explorations, and postural modifications as well as alternative practices for those with injuries or physical conditions. The practice will be comprehensive and include basic pranayama and a joyful excavation of some of the major principles of yoga philosophy. 

The Art of Practice—Deliberate and Playful: We will look at these different types of practice and how they can be utilized and integrated. Practice is a playground, laboratory, and refuge for a teacher. It is essential to keep one’s practice ever evolving, fresh, and nurturing.

Some Great Guiding Principles for Practice: A practice that is guided by principles can transcend individual tradition and preferences and be a fertile soil for experimentation and application in various spheres. For both the teacher and the practitioner it is an indispensable tool for problem discovery, problem solving, and the capacity to adapt to the present moment circumstances.  

The Art of Possibility: Many students and teachers will recognize that at times they are their own worst enemy. We will plumb the art of possibility by exploring our language, as well as our approach to problem solving or problem discovery. There are so many ways to make what seems impossible possible by thinking outside of the box, being creative, and cultivating a more fluid growth oriented mindset rather than a fixed and limiting mindset. This means we will have to give ourselves both space and permission to make mistakes, fail even, and by doing so learn the art of "how can I, or how might we?" as opposed to "can I, or can't I?" 

Fun with Props: Props are fun! We will play with props and discover some of the many ways they make the impossible possible, and what is too easy more challenging and rewarding. 

Alignment—Form, Fun and Function: We will look at what we mean by the word "alignment" and how best to live this concept. We will utilize some principles of basic biomechanics and movement analysis to help us live this question.

Analysis, Synthesis and Finding Meaning: Throughout the immersion we will be alternately analyzing, synthesizing, and finding meaning in what we are doing. The emphasis here will be not only be on the what and the how, but most importantly on the WHY. We will return to the question of why over and over, and learn to love and live this question as it is at the heart of “Iyengar Yoga and the Art of Inquiry.”

SCHEDULE:
MON - FRI, FEBRUARY 6-10, FROM 1-6PM DAILY

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WANDERLUST HOLLYWOOD SITE FOR MORE INFO AND/OR TO REGISTER.

weekend workshop in SANTIAGO, CHILE
Nov
25
Nov 27

weekend workshop in SANTIAGO, CHILE

  • Santiago Chile

Dynamic Alignment

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? It can be misunderstood as a static state that we hold and we can get caught up on how thing look, or simply the appearance of our body and our asanas (postures). Dynamic alignment is functional, expressive, sustainable and ever-changing! And, by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment in our yoga practice we can increase our ability to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace. Carrie uses play and experimentation in her classes as a safe container for the exploration of our edges and unexpressed parts of ourselves that are aching to come out. Our yoga practice then becomes a vehicle for us to live a more fully embodied life.

More info: http://www.atmanjaliyoga.cl

workshop in BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Oct
24
11:00 am11:00

workshop in BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

  • Adeline Yoga

More info here.

11 am – 1:30 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Permission to Play – Riding the Edge in Your Practice & Teaching

Integrating our personal practice into our teaching practice is a never ending experiment that – when it goes well – provides a safe container to explore our personal edges and find our unique voice. Permission to play is permission to not know, to be awkward, to succeed and to fail and thus to learn.

When we allow play or “unknowing” to be a part of our practice, we can drop our ego needs of clinging to being right, or smart or perfect and open the doorway to a more intimate connection with ourselves and others. When we change our perspective on our practice and teaching from wanting to perfect the pose to one of an ongoing learning process then we can find more humor and joy in our practice.

In this workshop we will explore some of the many ways to play with the interweaving of personal practice and teaching.

Our morning session will include and active energetic practice. The afternoon will be restorative in nature.

This workshop is geared toward yoga teachers and serious practitioners.

weekend workshop in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Oct
21
Oct 23

weekend workshop in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

  • Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

Dynamic Alignment

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life's ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment. 

More info & registration: www.iyisf.org

weekend workshop in BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
Oct
14
Oct 16

weekend workshop in BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

  • Yoga Northwest

Dynamic Alignment

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life's ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment. 

More info & registration: www.yoganorthwest.com

Widening Circles: Mandalasana (YOGAMAYA, NYC)
Oct
11
2:00 pm14:00

Widening Circles: Mandalasana (YOGAMAYA, NYC)

  • Yogamaya New York

Widening Circles: Mandalasana

Tuesday, November 1 from 2-5pm

TO REGISTER: www.yogamayanewyork.com

This workshop will focus on some playful ways to practice the pose mandalasana. The classes will include a variety of poses that will help increase proprioception, range of motion, dynamic stability and balance, which are all very important when approaching this wonderfully circular and multidimensional  pose (process) called mandalasana.

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the
primordial tower.
I've been circling for thousands
of years
and I still don't know: am I a
falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

-Rainer Maria Rilke

 

WORKSHOP IN PARIS, FRANCE
Oct
1
Oct 2

WORKSHOP IN PARIS, FRANCE

  • Le Tigre Yoga Club Chaillot

More info coming soon at www.tigre-yoga.com

Dynamic Alignment (Saturday)

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life's ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment. 

On Putting Things Together—After Taking Them Apart (Sunday)

Do you remember how neat it was to discover how something worked by taking it apart? Or how much you learned by trying to put it back together again? Maybe even better than before? In this playful workshop we will work alternately from the whole and from the parts, but most importantly explore how it is possible to have access to the stable yet fluid mind that the practice of yoga can help us develop. This curious mind ensues when we begin to shift from being one who asks, "Can I do this?" to one that says, "How can I do this?" and begin to see that, indeed, there is a way.

workshop in WARSAW, POLAND
Sep
16
Sep 18

workshop in WARSAW, POLAND

  • Warsaw Poland

More info coming soon or HERE.

Dynamic Alignment

What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life's ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment. 

WORKSHOP IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sep
1
10:00 am10:00

WORKSHOP IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

  • Zurich Switzerland

More info coming soon or HERE.

On Putting Things Together After Taking Them Apart

Do you remember how neat it was to discover how something worked by taking it apart? Or how much you learned by trying to put it back together again? Maybe even better than before? In this playful workshop we will work alternately from the whole and from the parts, but most importantly explore how it is possible to have access to the stable yet fluid mind that the practice of yoga can help us develop. This curious mind ensues when we begin to shift from being one who asks, "Can I do this?" to one that says, "How can I do this?" and begin to see that, indeed, there is a way.

workshop at YOGA SHANTI (NYC)
Aug
12
1:15 pm13:15

workshop at YOGA SHANTI (NYC)

  • Yoga Shanti

The Art of Inquiry (August 5 and 12; attend both or either one).

The Art of Inquiry is about opening doors! This joyful series will be about experiencing practice as a true inquiry. We will learn to ask (and live) the types of questions that can bring us towards a deeper, more meaningful, and ever fresh experience of practice. The art of inquiry is also an art of possibility, where we learn how to remove the limits to our own learning process and discover, or uncover, what is possible in each of us.

More info/registration here.

SATURDAY CLASS AT YOGA SHANTI (NYC)
Aug
6
2:00 pm14:00

SATURDAY CLASS AT YOGA SHANTI (NYC)

  • Yoga Shanti

Join senior Iyengar teacher Carrie Owerko for this Saturday afternoon workshop. Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in Carrie’s approach to Iyengar yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness, and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.

Click here for MORE INFO/REGISTRATION.

workshop at YOGA SHANTI (NYC)
Aug
5
1:15 pm13:15

workshop at YOGA SHANTI (NYC)

  • Yoga Shanti

The Art of Inquiry (August 5 and 12; attend both or either one).

The Art of Inquiry is about opening doors! This joyful series will be about experiencing practice as a true inquiry. We will learn to ask (and live) the types of questions that can bring us towards a deeper, more meaningful, and ever fresh experience of practice. The art of inquiry is also an art of possibility, where we learn how to remove the limits to our own learning process and discover, or uncover, what is possible in each of us.

More info/registration here.

The Power of Play in Practice: There is a Way (workshop in ATHENS, GREECE)
Jun
24
Jun 26

The Power of Play in Practice: There is a Way (workshop in ATHENS, GREECE)

  • Space Studio Open

The Power of Play in Practice: There is a Way

Feeling the spark of possibility is like seeing the sun shine through on a cloudy day. Play opens us up to a sense of what might be possible if we were to give ourselves the permission to move, and think, differently. And play—like yoga—is about process. One of the brilliant facets of a disciplined practice that is infused with play is that the seemingly impossible can indeed feel possible. When we are in a state of play, everything works a little better—and we open ourselves up to an experience of both discipline and delight! 
We will use this playful approach to explore the various challenges that the practice presents in a way that is not only fun, but allows for this sense of possibility. Through playful yet skillful practice we will approach familiar poses in new ways, and learn new poses as well. The practice will be deep, but also light hearted.

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden.Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC's City Center during BKS Iyengar's Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication.Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly. www.carrieowerko.com.

Schedule and Fees for this very special weekend of Classes:

Friday June 24, 18:00 - 20:00 Class

Saturday, June 25, 9:00 - 12:00 Class
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Class

Sunday, June 26, 9:00 - 12:00 Class
12:00- 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Class

These workshops are for students who have studied yoga; intermediate and advanced students and yoga teachers. If you are unsure of your fit with these workshops, ask your yoga teacher or email Susan Lambert!

Early Bird Discounts if paid in full by February 1:

For the whole weekend , including Friday to Sunday: 200 euros
For Saturday and Sunday: 165 euros
For either Saturday or Sunday only: 95 euros

For Later Sign up, if there is availability:

For the whole weekend, including Friday to Sunday: 230 euros
For Saturday and Sunday: 190 euros
For either Saturday or Sunday: 125 euros

For Friday evening Class Only: one time price of 36 euros

Paying in installments is also possible!

CONTACT SUSAN LAMBERT FOR ENROLLMENT:
SUSAN.LAMBERT76@GMAIL.COM


You may contact Susan Lambert for enrollment, questions and payment through Paypal, on FB in a PM or on her website:  susan-lambert.com

Cancellations: If you cancel by April 1, 2/3 refund; if by May 1, 1/3 refund; After May 1, no refund .

Come and join us!

weekend workshop in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
May
13
May 15

weekend workshop in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

  • Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

More info & registration: www.iyila.org

On Putting Things Together—After Taking Them Apart

Do you remember how neat it was to discover how something worked by taking it apart? Or how much you learned by trying to put it back together again? Maybe even better than before? In this playful workshop we will work alternately from the whole and from the parts, but most importantly explore how it is possible to have access to the stable yet fluid mind that the practice of yoga can help us develop. This curious mind ensues when we begin to shift from being one who asks, "Can I do this?" to one that says, "How can I do this?" and begin to see that, indeed, there is a way.

Finding Balance: Form, Function, & Fun (SAN MARCOS, TEXAS)
May
6
May 8

Finding Balance: Form, Function, & Fun (SAN MARCOS, TEXAS)

  • San Marcos School of Yoga

All of human movement requires balance. Balance, like the practice of yoga is a process—a dynamic and ongoing process. In this workshop we will play with ways to balance form, fun, and function. People often believe that our capacity to balance (on one leg for instance) diminishes as we age. But this does not have to be the case. There are several fun, functional, and beautiful ways to continue to improve and challenge this dynamic process. We will play with balance in a variety of asanas, and use play as a strategy for developing new ways to stay awake and engaged in the process of practice. As we do so we can develop new and more efficient movement patterns, and see benefits that are not limited solely to yoga postures. Our functional movement, and over-all functionality in life, will benefit; so might our sense of well-being. We might even end up having more fun—and nothing improves our capacity to learn and fully experience of the present movement like having some fun.

Click here for more info and/or to register!

PLAYFULLY UNPACKING THE PRINCIPLES (Yoga Shanti, NYC)
Apr
29
1:15 pm13:15

PLAYFULLY UNPACKING THE PRINCIPLES (Yoga Shanti, NYC)

  • Yoga Shanti

Playfully Unpacking the Principles: Iyengar Yoga & Beyond

Mindful practice can be simultaneously skillful and playful! Our yoga practice and inquiry can be guided by many perspectives. In this series of classes we will unpack the principles that underlie much of the Iyengar approach, and how to approach the practice guided by these principles. We will also explore some of the principles that support functional human movement and how to integrate our yoga practice into life, because the two are ultimately inseparable in terms of our awareness.

Fridays, April 22 & 29 from 1:15 - 4:15pm. Come for both or either!

To register: www.yogashanti.com

THE CAREFUL FARMER (Yogamaya, NYC)
Apr
26
2:00 pm14:00

THE CAREFUL FARMER (Yogamaya, NYC)

  • Yogamaya

In this three session series we will look first at specific asanas (and a variety of ways to do them) to address the health and functionality of our spine, neck and shoulder regions. We will address these specific areas with the understanding that they are always in relationship to the whole body. Our intention will be to explore just a few of the many ways that we can use our yoga practice to bring an affectionate attention and awareness to specific regions, and then learn how to spread that awareness and intelligence throughout our entire organism. In this series we will unpack these upper floors in much the same manner that we did our lower floors. If you did not attend our first few series, no worries, you will be able to join in and follow along as we explore some new territory.

These sessions are open to sincere and dedicated students and teachers who are curious, open and devoted to a deeper inquiry into the process of practice and limitless bounty that it has to offer.

Tuesdays, January 19, March 29, & April 26 from 2-5pm. Attend all 3 or drop in as you wish!

To register: www.yogamayanewyork.com