Ayurveda 101
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Ayurveda 101

You will learn about the ancient history of Ayurveda and it's unique relationship to Yoga. We will view both Yoga and Ayurveda holistically, integrating various practices to support asana, pranayama, meditation, and lifestyle. Where Yoga is considered to be a science of realizing the self, Ayurveda is the science of self-healing, designed to relieve imbalances in body and mind. When Yoga and Ayurveda work together as a team, we are able to achieve self-healing in deeper, more integrated ways.

This workshop is designed to increase personal awareness in order to build a strong tool kit for leading yoga classes or your personal practice. You will learn how to soothe imbalances in the body, mind, heart, and spirit and how those imbalances present in the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You will be able to find balance for yourself and others during times of transition, seasonal changes, or life's daily rhythms. Come ready to explore a holistic and embodied set of practices, based on asana, pranayama, meditation, and the subtle body. Additionally, we will study the Ayurvedic clock, balancing Ayurvedic lifestyle principles and techniques, and their relationship to the Gunas and Prana, Tejas, and Ojas.

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Trauma-informed Teaching Skills for Yogis
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Trauma-informed Teaching Skills for Yogis

If you are a yoga teacher, group facilitator, or therapist, this is for you! Come join us to learn about how all trauma is somatic. This workshop will lead you through a body-based, integrated approach on trauma and the ways in which to work with it safely and effectively. Beyond what asanas to teach and how, this approach takes neuroscience and somatic psychology into account, providing participants with tangible tools to use with clients. We will explore how power, privilege, and difference live in the body and how they impact trauma; and what it means to be working with a trauma survivor as a trauma-based educator or specialist. The techniques we cover can be applied in either group or individual work, and can also be applied to you: you will learn about the ways in which to keep yourself resourced and safe during times of challenge, as well as when working with others. 

Full details and registration coming at www.kindnesscollective.com
*This workshop is also part of the curriculum for 300-hr YTTs*

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Seasonal Ayurveda Practice: Warmth & Nourishment for Fall
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Seasonal Ayurveda Practice: Warmth & Nourishment for Fall

Fall is governed by Vata dosha, which is composed of the elements ether and air. We see this around us in nature as summer's vibrant harvest transitions and beings to change, release, cool down, and dry up. This period of transition is ripe for releasing habituated patterns in your life, but it may also promote feelings of ungroundedness, lightness, or disconnection due to the dominance of air and movement, both externally and internally. 

You will be guided through a deeply nourishing, grounding, and soothing practice, including warming asana; pranayama; meditation; and discussion. We will focus on ways to release what is needed and keep what is nourishing in service of staying stable and steady during seasons of change. This workshop will settle you from the inside out empower you to live and practice with greater ease. We will end our time together with a mini self-oil massage, abhyanga, so please bring clothing that is easily moved out of the way to access the arms, hands, legs, and feet. 

This is balancing and replenishing for all, no matter what your dominant dosha or imbalance may be. We are all affected by the seasons; therefore, we will focus on best practices and techniques to stay vibrant and healthy season to season. 

Full details and registration at www.kindnesscollective.com.

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Shine Your Light Yoga
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Shine Your Light Yoga

Together with Take Back the Night Foundation, we’re celebrating the power of yoga to strengthen and heal survivors of all forms of sexual violence. Come together in this all-levels benefit class -- your presence and participation show your support for survivors of sexual violence. If you are a survivor, this is a space for you to be among those who support you - together, our collective breath can provide strength. 

100% of the proceeds benefit Take Back the Night Foundation. TBTN is the largest and oldest international effort to raise awareness about sexual violence and work to end it in all forms, and your contribution supports survivors through awareness and educational programs around the world. 

Cash and check donations will be accepted. Reserve your space in the name of seva here.

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Ayurvedic Fall Reset
Sep
25
to Oct 21

Ayurvedic Fall Reset

Join me this season with a nourishing Ayurvedic reset to get clear, warm, stable and grounded for Fall. You'll be guided through a delicious Kitchari program, with recipes that are easy to make & empowering for your health! 

In Ayurveda, we believe that when life gets complex — when stress or change adversely impact our system — our medicine is to go simple. That is what this reset Kitchari program is all about: how to simplify your energy expenditure and intake in service of deeply nourishing all of your systems: digestive, nervous, and emotional/mental.

This is for you if:

  • You’re experiencing stress, stagnation, or lethargy

  • Your digestion, sleep, or nervous system are out of balance

  • You’d like to redefine your relationship to your body and food

Your  program includes:

* Recipes for Kitchari (mung beans and rice) 

* Supplemental juices and teas to support your vitality

* Cleansing, grounding practices to soothe you and your spirit

* Pre and post cleanse practices: enter and exit successully 

* Daily writing prompts for reflection

* Exploration of the subtle, energetic bodies and their relationship to food/being fed 

* Meditation and Pranayama exercises

* Two group support phone calls 

* Private google group for connection and support 
... and more! 

I am so excited to share this with you. This is a bundle of all my personal and professional experiences with yoga, Ayurveda, and food. These things have helped and healed me like no other. I will be participating and practicing in the Fall reset protocol right along with you! 

For local participants, cleanse will also include a group yoga practice on Sunday, October 14th.  

$65 

Long-distance participants, the virtual cleanse is for you! Receive all the same benefits of the power of Kitchari and access to all cleanse materials and practices. You will receive additional practice handouts in lieu of the live group practice. 

$50

SIGN UP AND RESERVE HERE.

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Yin and the shadow
Sep
15
2:30 PM14:30

Yin and the shadow

Over time, our experiences get embedded in the tissues of the physical body: our body becomes a literal map or representation of what is occurring for us on deeper levels of our experience. In this workshop, we will explore the value of settling into stillness as we target the energetic meridians of the body that correspond to physical, emotional, mental, and energetic well-being. In going deep into our holistic, lived experience through the body, we have access to stored or repressed elements of self -- aka, our "shadow" -- those pieces of our lived experience or ourselves that present a challenge; that are unfamiliar; or that have not yet been fully integrated.

The idea of the shadow may sound intriguing or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one's experience -- and this workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore what wisdom the shadow is trying to offer you. The yin yoga practice itself could be called a shadow of our more active yoga and movement practices. It provides the space and the opportunity to create balance through slowing down, tuning in, and listening to what arises in the moment. As we dig into the philosophy and practice of yin yoga, we will work on integrating all parts of experience in order to come into a sense of fullness. You can expect to leave this workshop with tools on how to stay present with a broader range of sensation, feeling, and thought and a newfound sense of clarity.

In addition, you will learn:

  • the underlying philosophy of yin yoga
  • how to define and identify what shadow is
  • what shadow is trying to communicate to you
  • how the practice of yin is complementary to the psycho-emotional exploration of shadow and other stored experiences or emotions

Space is limited! Save your spot and register here: www.yogadistrict.com 

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Yin and the shadow
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Yin and the shadow

Over time, our experiences get embedded in the tissues of the physical body: our body becomes a literal map or representation of what is occurring for us on deeper levels of our experience. In this workshop, we will explore the value of settling into stillness as we target the energetic meridians of the body that correspond to physical, emotional, mental, and energetic well-being. In going deep into our holistic, lived experience through the body, we have access to stored or repressed elements of self -- aka, our "shadow" -- those pieces of our lived experience or ourselves that present a challenge; that are unfamiliar; or that have not yet been fully integrated.

The idea of the shadow may sound intriguing or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one's experience -- and this workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore what wisdom the shadow is trying to offer you. The yin yoga practice itself could be called a shadow of our more active yoga and movement practices. It provides the space and the opportunity to create balance through slowing down, tuning in, and listening to what arises in the moment. As we dig into the philosophy and practice of yin yoga, we will work on integrating all parts of experience in order to come into a sense of fullness. You can expect to leave this workshop with tools on how to stay present with a broader range of sensation, feeling, and thought and a newfound sense of clarity.

In addition, you will learn:

  • the underlying philosophy of yin yoga
  • how to define and identify what shadow is
  • what shadow is trying to communicate to you
  • how the practice of yin is complementary to the psycho-emotional exploration of shadow and other stored experiences or emotions

Space is limited! Save your spot and register here: www.kindnesscollective.com

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Ayurveda 101
Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Ayurveda 101

If you're curious about how to up-level your yoga or fitness practices this summer, join me for a *free* Ayurveda 101 workshop at Athleta! Ayurveda is one of the oldest known (and most effective) healing systems in the world. This workshop will introduce you to tangible tools and practices to align with nature to find your true nature. We’ll cover the five elements and how they are expressed each season, as well as how nature and the five elements compose the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You’ll learn how to uncover your predominant Dosha and decipher imbalances that may be present, and you’ll leave equipped and empowered with fun and holistic tools to align your yoga practice, self-care, and diet with the world around you!

Sign up here to reserve your spot!

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Ayurvedic Rejuvenation for Spring
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation for Spring

Ignite your yoga practice using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda! While Spring is known as a time of new beginnings and growth, it can also be governed by qualities that can promote stagnation or heaviness. If you want to shake off any lingering doldrums or lethargy, come play; in this workshop, we will explore the best practices to balance Kapha dosha, and recommit to renewal and rebirth.

Join Marissa, Ayurvedic yoga teacher and Ayurvedic lifestyle coach-in-training, to utilize your practice to the fullest as we enter the Spring season.  You will be guided through a stimulating and creative practice, including dynamic asana, pranayama, meditation, and discussion. We will focus on ways to spring clean and enliven you from the inside out and how to live with the most ease and harmony season to season.

Reserve your spot at Kindness Yoga here

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Re-embodiment: Trauma-informed Teaching Skills for Yogis
Apr
14
to Apr 16

Re-embodiment: Trauma-informed Teaching Skills for Yogis

If you are a yoga teacher, group facilitator, or therapist, this is for you! Come join us to learn about how all trauma is somatic. This workshop will lead you through a body-based, integrated approach on trauma and the ways in which to work with it safely and effectively. Beyond what asanas to teach and how, this approach takes neuroscience and somatic psychology into account, providing participants with tangible tools to use with clients. We will explore how power, privilege, and difference live in the body and how they impact trauma; and what it means to be working with a trauma survivor as a trauma-based educator or specialist. The techniques we cover can be applied in either group or individual work, and can also be applied to you: you will learn about the ways in which to keep yourself resourced and safe during times of challenge, as well as when working with others. 

Full details and registration coming soon at www.kindnesscollective.com.
*This workshop is also part of the curriculum for 300-hr YTTs*

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Ayurvedic Pranayama
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Ayurvedic Pranayama

The breath is an important part of our yoga practice, but why? Prana, the vital force; and ayama, expansion or control; teach us that we have the ability to both expand and amplify our vital energy, as well as consciously control and direct it. Either way, our inherent juiciness is increased by connecting to the breath.

This workshop will focus on powerful and accessible techniques designed to nurture, balance, and vitalize you to the fullest based on time of day and season. We will explore the three doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and learn how to harness the unique subtle energy within. You will cultivate integrated Pranayama techniques for your daily life and yoga practice. A modern and fun approach will be given to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga's sister science, to empower you to go to deeper into your practice -- when we let prana lead the way, our potential for growth, healing, and exploration is significantly increased.

Reserve your spot, as space is limited for this one! More info here.

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Yin and the shadow
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

Yin and the shadow

Over time, our experiences get embedded in the tissues of the physical body: our body literally becomes a map, or representation, of what is occurring for us on deeper levels of our experience. In this workshop, we will explore the value of settling into stillness as we target the energetic meridians of the body that correspond to physical, emotional, mental, and energetic well-being. In going deep into our holistic, lived experience through the body, we have access to stored or repressed elements of self -- aka, our "shadow" -- those pieces of our lived experience or ourselves that present a challenge; that are unfamiliar; or that have not yet been fully integrated.

The idea of the shadow may sound intriguing and/or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one's experience -- and this workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore what wisdom the shadow piece is trying to offer you. The yin yoga practice itself could be called a shadow of our more active yoga and movement practices. It provides the space and the opportunity to create balance through slowing down, tuning in, and listening to what arises in the moment. As we dig into the philosophical aspects of yin yoga, we will work on integrating all parts of experience in order to come into a sense of fullness. You can expect to leave this workshop with tools on how to stay present with a broader range of sensation, feeling, and thought and a newfound sense of clarity.

Space is limited! Register at kindnesscollective.com

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Mar
11
to Mar 13

Yoga, Fermentation, and Ayurveda

  • Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Sattva in the City for a balancing, healing, and awakening urban retreat to  nourish, connect, and inspire you from the inside out. 

Sattva in the City invites you to join us for an intimate weekend retreat at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast, an urban oasis in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. Spend the weekend nourishing yourself through professionally prepared aryuvedic meals, all levels intimate yoga, movement, and meditation sessions, and hands-on lessons learning the alchemistic art of fermentation- bringing yourself and your food to life!

(Satt·va) is the yogic principle of balance, ease, and integration. When we use our intention and our attention to cultivate a sense of sattva, we feel as though we are not pushing too hard or being too passive: sattva is the yogic sweet spot. In this place, we can experience greater connection to self and others with more clarity. 

You will leave the weekend feeling grounded and awakened, with tools and resources to continue your practices in yoga, ayurveda, and fermentation. 

The Weekend Includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a private room at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast
  • 5 Aryuvedic meals (dinner on Friday-brunch on Sunday) prepared by Chef Milan Doshi
  • 4 intimate Yoga and movement sessions with Marissa Angeletti, E-RYT 200, R-DMT
  • Hands on fermentation classes learning to make yogurt, kombucha, and fermented vegetables with Chef Milan Doshi
  • Starter cultures and batches of your ferments to take home with you
  • Yoga and Aryuveda practices to reference and incorporate into your routine 
  • An intimate environment to connect with your community members, and guides

For pricing, to learn more, and to register, please visit eventbite!

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Dec
31
9:00 AM09:00

New Year's Eve Vinyasa, Meditation, and Journaling

Let your intentions flow! Reinvigorate your connection to self and join me for a special extended class at kindness yoga hilltop from 9-10:30am on new year's eve. This practice will focus on getting you in the right frame of mind before you cross the threshold into the new year. Our energy goes where our attention, and intention, goes. The new year is a potent and powerful time to create intentions, reflect on accumulated experiences, and to manifest new ones. You'll be led through a soulflow flow, thoughtful meditation, and an extra 15 minutes of juicy guided journaling to help you manifest the things you seek in 2016.

What do you want to create in 2016? How can you open up the space to do so? We'll tap into our inner-muse to locate our deepest sankalpa, intentional inspiration, and then celebrate with some chocolate! 

 

 

 

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Sep
19
to Sep 20

Exploring and Embracing Shadow

This intensive workshop will promote a greater sense of balance and ease within the individual. We’ll go deep, using what we perceive as unwanted, challenging, or opposite qualities in order to come to a greater sense of fullness. The idea of the shadow self may sound intriguing and/or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one’s experience — what is the wisdom that the shadow piece or behavior is trying to offer? This is a space to dig deeply into the philosophical aspects of yin and vinyasa that relate to this piece. We will navigate and move the body in ways that supports the exploration of the unknown and welcomes the challenging bits.

Expect to learn about yoga’s complementary, sister science, Ayurveda, and how to use the Dosha system to create more empowered and embodied movement physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically in your life. Basic elements of somatic psychology and Dance/Movement therapy will also be explored as a means to connect with the other group participants, as well to support the deepening of self-study and growth.

Students interested in this workshop are those who are either doing, or want to do, deep levels of personal work and inquiry: they are interested in a holistic practice beyond just asana, and how elements of their life off the mat influence their practice on the mat, and vice versa. They want to move and sweat, but also soften and release. They are seeking balance. These people inherently value the mind/body connection, yet want to understand it more deeply. They have a craving to know themselves more intimately so that they can show up more completely.

Our weekend will begin with a communal, tri-doshic Ayurvedic meal on Friday night where we will have time to connect and ease into our time together.

www.bhavanacollective.com

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Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

Yin and the shadow

Over time, our experiences get embedded in the tissues of the physical body: our body literally becomes a map, or representation, of what is occurring for us on deeper levels of our experience. In this workshop, we will explore the value of settling into stillness as we target the energetic meridians of the body that correspond to physical, emotional, mental, and energetic well-being. In going deep into our holistic, lived experience through the body, we have access to stored or repressed elements of self -- aka, our "shadow" -- those pieces of our lived experience or ourselves that present a challenge; that are unfamiliar; or that have not yet been fully integrated.

The idea of the shadow may sound intriguing and/or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one's experience -- and this workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore what wisdom the shadow piece is trying to offer you. The yin yoga practice itself could be called a shadow of our more active yoga and movement practices. It provides the space and the opportunity to create balance through slowing down, tuning in, and listening to what arises in the moment. As we dig into the philosophical aspects of yin yoga, we will work on integrating all parts of experience in order to come into a sense of fullness. You can expect to leave this workshop with tools on how to stay present with a broader range of sensation, feeling, and thought and a newfound sense of clarity.

www.kindnesscollective.com

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Jun
27
to Jun 28

Embracing shadow: A two day workshop exploring yoga and movement as therapy

This workshop combines elements of vinyasa, yin yoga, Ayurveda, and Dance/Movement therapy to promote a greater sense of balance and ease within an individual. We'll go deep, using what we perceive as unwanted, challenging, or opposite qualities in order to come to a greater sense of fullness. The idea of the shadow self may sound intriguing and/or intimidating because it has not yet been explored as a valuable aspect of one’s experience — what is the wisdom that the shadow piece or behavior is trying to offer? This is a space to dig deeply into the philosophical aspects of yin and vinyasa that relate to this piece. We will navigate and move the body in ways that supports the exploration of the unknown and welcomes the challenging bits. 

You will learn about yoga's complementary, sister science, Ayurveda, and how to use the Dosha system to create more empowered and embodied movement physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically in your life. 

Basic elements of somatic psychology and Dance/Movement therapy will also be explored as a means to connect with the other group participants, as well to support the deepening of self-study and growth. 

The workshops are designed to guide students to inner and outer edges so that they have a greater intimacy, familiarity, and cohesiveness with their center and all its parts.

Students interested in this workshop are those who are either doing, or want to do, deep levels of personal work and inquiry: they are interested in a holistic practice beyond just asana, and how elements of their life off the mat influence their practice on the mat, and vice versa. They want to move and sweat, but also soften and release. They are seeking balance. These people inherently value the mind/body connection, yet want to understand it more deeply. They have a craving to know themselves more intimately so that they can show up more completely.

www.yoganoma.com

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

A movement based approach to working with trauma

This workshop will lead yoga teachers and other group facilitators through a somatically-informed discussion on how trauma lives in the body, and the ways in which to work with it safely and effectively. Beyond what asanas to teach and how, this approach takes neuroscience and somatic psychology into account, providing participants with tangible tools to use with clients. Following an interactive discussion, you will be guided through a trauma-informed movement practice and provided with the tools you need to do the same. Marissa used and developed this approach when working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault in Boulder, CO.

www.yoganoma.com 

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