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Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you new to yoga? Do you want to prevent injuries or learn the correct way to do downward dog? Do you seek strength, flexibility, and core balance of body and mind?

Explore yoga for the very first time, or return to the beginning and revisit the basics of hatha yoga in this introductory workshop with yoga teacher Michele Klink, E-RYT 500, who brings 17 years of teaching experience and a passion for anatomy and physiology to the classroom.

Through physical yoga practice, demonstrations, and lectures you will learn the basic foundations for a safe hatha yoga practice in a supportive, encouraging environment.

You will also explore:

  • Precise alignment of key poses, pose modifications, and effective ways to use props
  • Slow sun salutations to build strength and flexibility for the whole body
  • Therapeutic applications for injury prevention, recovery, and pain management
  • How pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy can be applied to daily life to develop a deeper sense of body awareness and calmness of mind
  • Yoga applications for stress management and working with the nervous syste

Infused with inspiration from this ancient practice, you will leave with the confidence, enthusiasm, and knowledge you need to practice yoga safely at home or in a public class.

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Michele Klink, E-RYT 500

January 28 - February 2, 2018
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$ 395  Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you new to yoga? Do you want to prevent injuries or learn the correct way to do downward dog? Do you seek strength, flexibility, and core balance of body and mind?

Explore yoga for the very first time, or return to the beginning and revisit the basics of hatha yoga in this introductory workshop with yoga teacher Michele Klink, E-RYT 500, who brings 17 years of teaching experience and a passion for anatomy and physiology to the classroom.

Through physical yoga practice, demonstrations, and lectures you will learn the basic foundations for a safe hatha yoga practice in a supportive, encouraging environment.

You will also explore:

  • Precise alignment of key poses, pose modifications, and effective ways to use props
  • Slow sun salutations to build strength and flexibility for the whole body
  • Therapeutic applications for injury prevention, recovery, and pain management
  • How pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy can be applied to daily life to develop a deeper sense of body awareness and calmness of mind
  • Yoga applications for stress management and working with the nervous syste

Infused with inspiration from this ancient practice, you will leave with the confidence, enthusiasm, and knowledge you need to practice yoga safely at home or in a public class.

Faculty Bio

Michele Klink, E-RYT 500

Michele Klink is a YogaWorks Certified Instructor, teacher trainer, and professional mentor for new and established teachers. Her specialties include Yoga Therapeutics, teaching beginners, and inspiring an evolved subtle body practice for the advanced student.

Michele came to yoga from a background of athletics and holistic health education. She has been practicing yoga since 1990, beginning her training with 15 years of study in the Iyengar Yoga tradition, with emphasis on yoga therapeutics. She has studied many yoga styles, is well versed in classical yoga and Tantric philosophical education, and has a personal practice of Karma Yoga.

An active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Michele is a Registered Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 instructor with over 5,000 hours of teaching experience. She offers public classes, private sessions, workshops, continuing education, and retreats to encourage the fulfillment of yoga, health, and creative aspirations.

A Yoga TuneUp® Certified Instructor since 2014, she is trained in The Roll Model® method of therapy ball-rolling massage routines to repair, restore, and revitalize the body and its fascial system. Michele currently teaches at YogaWorks in Marin County, California.

Why Attend

  • Come with curiosity and willingness—leave feeling comfortable and confident with a lasting yoga practice to cultivate a calm, focused mind, and an inspired, joyful heart.

  • Be empowered and enthused with safe, invigorating yoga sequences for home, office, or travel to help you manage daily stress and increase your well-being.

  • Learn from a teacher with a passion for how contemporary neuroscience applies to yoga, meditation, and positive psychology.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    You must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. You may attend if you have a minor injury (with medical approval), but please do not attend if you have a major injury.

  • Experience Level

    No experience required. Absolute beginners are welcome.

  • What to Wear

    Wear layers of loose, non-binding clothes. Fitted (but comfortable) tops are recommended.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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