Tag: Yoga

Meditations on the Tarot: The High Priestess

Meditations on the Tarot: The High Priestess

**You don’t need to be interested in Tarot to attend this offering.**
In this workshop you will learn about how the human brain perceives meaning in symbolic images, the way that Classical & Vedantan yoga philosophy differ from Tantra and how that difference is reflected in the High Priestess, a simple yet profound meditation called Centering Prayer, the dual nature of consciousness, and so much more.

The High Priestess, like all the other Major Arcanum of the Tarot, is an authentic symbol, i.e. she is a magic, mental, psychic and moral operation that awakens new notions, ideas, sentiments and aspirations. She acts as a ‘ferment’ or an ‘enzyme’ whose presence stimulates spiritual and psychic life. She conceals and reveals her sense at one and the same time according to the depth of meditation.

In this workshop, you will be led through a 45 minute alignment based practice to focus your body and mind towards effortless concentration followed by a contemplative study of the symbolism of The High Priestess as it is characterized in the profound spiritual text, ‘Meditations On the Tarot.’ Afterwards we’ll conclude with a transformative meditation called Centering Prayer.

Opening to the deeper meaning embedded in symbols such as the High Priestess makes us fertile in our creative pursuits in the domain of spiritual life. By engaging in this process you will gain an understanding of the concept of mysticism, gnosis (knowledge of spiritual mysteries), dualism, and the primacy of love. Please bring a journal and something to write with. If you have copy of Meditations On The Tarot, please bring it. If not, handouts of the passages we are reading will be provided.

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A Weekend With Darren Rhodes

A Weekend With Darren Rhodes

GRIT OUTWEIGHS GOLD Sat & Sun 9:00-12:00

2 doable yet difficult 3 hour yoga practices.
This workshop features familiar mainstream poses along with a few of the more seldOM seen. The most difficult poses only comprise about 15% of the workshop so no need to be intimidated (it will be as doable as it is difficult, as difficult as it is doable).

“Eventually, the name of the pose is the most advanced instruction.” B.K.S Iyengar.

A unique aspect of this workshop is that for the familiar poses such as warrior 1-3, triangle etc, no prep cues will be given. Meaning for such poses Darren will simply call out their name and you go directly into them. Less prep means more poses. Once in the pose he will provide clear and specific strength/stretch instructions.

For the physically advanced poses there will be copious amounts of alignment instructions start to finish along with demos. In words other, those poses will be workshopped.

The Art of Alignment Articulation Sat & Sun 1:30-5:00

Learn to teach the essential strength/stretch alignment cues, in an optimal order, to give access to the essence of what a given pose has to offer; and to do so in a mere in 15-20 seconds. That said more succinct: essential alignment, optimal order, access to essence, less than 15-20 seconds. Note: yogahour is first and foremost a teaching technology, which means it will support you in teaching any style of yoga.

Required Text: Yogahour Teacher Training Manual.


Dec 14th & 15th


Full Weekend $150
One Day $80
Individual Session $44

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Full Moon Gong Bath

Full Moon Gong Bath

The full moon beckons us to slow down and reexamine our intentions. Take the time to slow down, turn inward and reset your intentions to move forward with the cleansing power of the full moon. The evening will begin with intention setting and realigning into the present moment in the Full Moon in Aquarius which focuses on releasing emotional residue and moving into emotional freedom. I will guide you through slow, gentle movement, grounding breath work, and eventually recline into a supported savasana where you will receive the healing sounds and vibrations the gong, bowls and chimes.


Christine Anderson

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We Are The Ocean: Sound Healing & Meditation w/Tina Rodriguez

We Are The Ocean: Sound Healing & Meditation w/Tina Rodriguez

“Your sweat is salty, I am why.”—Oceania, Bjork

The water our life force, what keeps us alive aside from our breath.
Our last meditation we focused on our connectivity to all that is.
I briefly brought in the intricate circuitry of the water and how that applies and connects to our venous and other systems in our bodies.

We will be working with this a bit more this meditation as June 8th is World Oceans Day!
Our oceans, their health and harmony are directly related to our own. Taking some time to connect our own bodies and the water within them and addressing what needs to be healed, also affects the body of the earth/ocean.

They say all life comes from the ocean, and any creature that we see on land has evolved in adaptation.

I recently returned from a journey where I connected with some ocean creatures that are suffering, and as a sound healer and conduit for their sounds and frequencies this is something I have heard for some time. We are not separate from these creatures nor what they endure. But with their unconditionally loving hearts they are still here (as well as their inter dimensional counterparts) to assist us in raising our frequency/vibration and healing our bodies with their sounds.

We will focus on where anything may be stagnate in our emotional bodies, the waters of our hearts. Allowing ourselves to gently stir up these waters to release anything that keeps those waters from moving/flowing freely.

Please bring a bottle of water to honor as well as charge this water with the sounds/energy we will share in this session so you can drink in these frequencies and continue the healing process.

I’m looking forward to sharing this sacred space with you!


* Please bring a pillow, mat/blanket to sit/lay for meditation
* dress comfortably
* bring an open heart and any intentions you may have for your healing


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The Magician: Concentration Without Effort

The Magician: Concentration Without Effort

The 1st Major Arcanum of the Tarot: The Magician, is a symbol of Mysticism. He represents the foundation of the spiritual journey. In this workshop we’ll study the symbolism of The Magician (including the method for understanding symbolism itself), and apply what we learn to an All-Levels, Alignment Based Yoga Practice with an emphasis on Balance.

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300 Hour Info Session

300 Hour Info Session

Join Kiely, Shanti & Rey for an info session about our upcoming 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Training & Mentorship!

Temples In Prison

Temples In Prison

After completing my first yoga training in 2005, I was intimidated to teach. The LA yoga market was saturated with young hot-shot teachers trying to make it onto schedules and sub lists all over town. After being relegated to the eternal sub list and experiencing a series of deaths, I became jaded with the yoga scene. I decided it was time for a fresh start and moved to Austin, TX.

In 2013, I began teaching yoga to an inmate population of men who had been incarcerated for committing serious crimes often linked to drug and alcohol addiction. They were visibly agitated, unable to rest in stillness or even keep their eyes closed. Their bodies were another sort of prison. Sitting on their mats twitching and jumpy, each man was searching for change within himself, and yoga had given me the tools to help them.

After our first class together, one of the students walked up to me and said  “I don’t deserve to feel this good.” The other inmates shared his sentiment. I explained to them that “Namaste” means “the divinity in me recognizes the divinity in you,” and I repeated it over and over looking into each man’s eyes. The practice of yoga cultivates presence. Through focused breath and body awareness these men were able to create space from their haunting past and discouraging future. They began to experience the light within themselves and reflect it back to me, allowing me to see my own light in a new way.

By the end of our time together, my new friends were able to sit peacefully in meditation. It was a profound transformation to behold. They thanked me and told me that I changed their lives. The truth is, they changed mine. Everyone is in a prison of one form or another. Witnessing and facilitating these men’s transformation, as well as my own, made me realize I wanted to teach public classes again. I put myself in a position to be given the opportunity to teach at Practice Yoga Austin, where I am currently teaching 5 classes to a large group of regular students. Ive also been given the honor of co-leading the PYA 200 Hour Summer Teacher Training Intensive with Laura Joy in July. Bringing real and positive change to people’s lives is the most rewarding thing you can do. Give yourself the gift of teaching yoga and share it with the world.