I have had many requests from students over the years for meditation recordings and I am finally ready to begin taking steps toward producing them. Its time! In order to produce the highest quality recordings, I am hoping to raise some funds. The money will go toward consulting, equipment and software. If you make a donation you will in a sense be pre-ordering the 3 guided meditations that I plan to have ready for sharing before the end of this year. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.
Arm Balances w/ Peter & Nicole
@ Keuka Peaceful Roots in Hammondsport, NY -- Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:30am-1:30pm
Join Kripalu Yoga Instructors Peter & Nicole for a 2-hour workshop exploring balance, strength, creativity, and fun in yoga arm balances. The postures we plan to examine and practice include:
Revolved Crow (Parsva Bakasana)
Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana)
& 8-Angled Pose (Ashtavakrasana)
In this workshop, we will first warm up with a vinyasa sequence to prepare the body for the more complex postures. Then, we will deconstruct the select yoga asanas into key alignment elements to understand how the joints are aligned and which muscles should be contracting and which should be lengthening. Finally, we'll practice tying them all together for the finished pose.
Even if you are unable to find the fullest expression of the posture in the workshop, you will be able to identify exactly where you can build strength or invite flexibility in order to practice the pose safely.
The joy, of course, is in the practice, not the perfection, of the postures.
Pre-Registration is Required. To sign up, Email Nicole at email@example.com
Body Wisdom Weekend
@ Treman Center, Newfield N.Y. Jan 21-22, 9:30am-6pm each day
Body Wisdom is the primordial knowledge that arises from your unique physical and energetic being. When body wisdom is explored in the context of non-judgmental compassionate self observation it creates the safety to experience subtle and profound insight, to release shame and limiting beliefs, and the opportunity to embrace freedom and bliss.
Join Kripalu Yoga Instructors Ilana Berman and Nicole Stumpf for a 2-day exploration of Body Wisdom through Yoga, Conscious Communication, and Meditation. Discover how to “listen” to the wisdom of your body and to allow the guidance you receive to inspire the way you engage with yourself and others.
Enjoy a weekend of holistic relaxation and communication as you learn to:
· Non-judgmentally witness your thoughts, feelings and emotions
· Create space for the body to heal by letting go of stress
· Notice and release limiting postural and emotional habits
· Cultivate clear, compassionate, honest, and non-violent communication skills
· Experience steadiness of mind through heart-centered listening
· Embrace freedom
The weekend will include:
· Daily, gentle yoga classes which emphasize mindful movement, self-observation, and deep relaxation
· Experiences in conscious communication
· Practices for developing compassionate, non-judgemental self-observation skills
· Explorations in heart-oriented awareness
· Introductions to yogic perspectives on the “self” including:
- The 3-stage approach of Kripalu Yoga
- The Koshas
- Awareness of the Gunas
The Treman Center takes a authentic rustic setting and turns it into a sanctuary of beauty and peace. We will be surrounded by the woods of Treman State Forest and kept inspired and cozy by the beautiful stone work and artful interior... not to mention the heated floors and fire places!
Early Bird Registration (12.31.16) Check or Cash $250, Online $260
Registration after 12.31.16 - Check or Cash $275, Online $285
Please email us if you plan to pay with cash or check and need to register offline:
Heart Thread Yoga teacher training
I am honored and excited to be a teacher for Heart Thread Yoga's 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ithaca, NY.
January 20, 2017-May 12-2017
This training is about going deeper into your yoga practice, and into your life. It's about unearthing and developing the tools to live your authentic life. It's about taking your yoga practice and applying it in the day to day grind. It's about finding your voice, practicing clear communication, and becoming a yoga teacher - even if you never teach in a class setting - you are still sharing the gift of yoga through your daily interactions with the world.
Read more about it here: http://www.heartthreadyoga.com/
keuka lake PADDLE BOARD yoga
I taught my first Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga this past weekend and it was SO much fun. There is nothing like savasana on a paddleboard. Wow! Its getting to be quite chilly in the AM here on Keuka Lake, so I think that'll be it for this season, but I look forward to getting back on the board for yoga next season.
Yoga & Healing Herbs Workshop
@ Healing Spirits Herb Farm, Avoca, NY
August 1st, 5:30-7:30pm
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Mid to late March, I took a trip to the Azores with an amazing group of people, for a yoga retreat. My experience was filled with good times with good people and I'll treasure the memories I had.
Keuka Peaceful Roots and Oak & Osage Farm are teaming up for a very unique offer!
Completing 6hrs of work on the farm will earn you a 6-class yoga pass at Keuka Peaceful Roots! Contact me to schedule a time to help us out! We can use help May through October. Farm tasks we can use help with include transplanting, harvesting, propagating, weeding, processing, packaging, and preserving.