Alanna Kaivalya was named as one of the teachers featured in Yoga Journal's March 2008 article "Top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40."Her first book, Myths of the Asanas, has garnered accolades for being a guide for people to learn more about the mythology and philosophy of yoga in a fun and accessible way. Alanna's podcasts have been enjoyed by over a million yogis worldwide. She founded the Kaivalya Yoga Method and has written and directed teacher trainings around the world since 2004, and has taught at Yoga Journal Conferences and other industry events. Also a musician, Alanna has produced two albums and performs concerts and kirtans at conferences and venues across the country. She writes regularly for various online and print outlets and is a PhD candidate in mythology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Learn more at alannak.com.
Alignment for the Energetic Body
- Course ID: M3KAIV
Friday, September 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 3
Beginners / Mixed Levels
Trying to memorize details of the physical alignment in your yoga poses be overwhelming. The energetic aspect of the body is simple and elegant, easy to understand, and creates fundamental underlying principles that can be expressed in every asana. Discover a basic system of alignment that you can apply in all your postures, and that can help you understand the mechanics of your body no matter what shape it's in. Learn the valuable foundation of the Kaivalya Yoga Method and let your asana practice reach new heights and depths with this understanding.
The Mythology of Yoga: Our Lives Through the Stories of the Hindu Trinity
- Course ID: M5KAIV
Saturday, September 28 — 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Session 5
Contemplative / Mixed Levels
Many have heard of the iconic Hindu deities of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. They reign supreme over the mythological traditions of India. Through the yogic lens, we find that this triumvirate also has reign over the trajectory of our lives and every experience within it. Through understanding some of the fundamental stories of these three characters, we illuminate the mystical aspect of these gods and use their lessons as tools to navigate even the greatest challenges we face. Come hear some wonderful stories, underpinned by the mystical philosophy of one of the world's most enchanting mythological traditions.
Lecture. No asana.
Myths of the Asanas
- Course ID: M6KAIV
Saturday, September 28 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
The myths of yoga's spiritual tradition have the power to change old patterns of behavior, providing us with enlightened insight that brings us closer to who we really are. All of these myths --and more--will be explored in this Kaivalya Yoga Method workshop, which will include some lecture, lots of asana, a little chanting, and a lot of insight.
Mostly asana with some lecture.
The Art of Physical Adjustments
- Course ID: M7KAIV
Sunday, September 29 — 8:00am - 9:30am
- Session 7
Continue Your Education
Yoga practitioners derive tremendous benefit from effective adjustments. Come explore the principles behind safe and transformative hands-on assists. We'll cover all types of adjustments and explore an understanding of how to "see" the body and optimize students' freedom in asanas. Come practice adjustments to convey technique, subtlety, and mastery.
Asana and discussion with partner work.