Nicki Doane Yoga Workshop
May 26-28, 2017 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Nicki Doane Yoga Workshop Details
Intro to Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion – Friday 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This class will be an introduction to Vinyasa Fusion, suitable for all levels, focusing on opening the front body and strengthening the back. Using Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations) to slowly build heat and standing poses to reconnect you with the earth, we will move through a Vinyasa style practice that will leave you feeling recharged and stress free. We will cover in detail all the lunge work for which Maya Yoga is famous. Special attention will be paid to cultivating awareness in our hands and feet in order to ground us more deeply to the earth. Class will conclude with backbends and inversions. Learn to create safety and strength by applying basic alignment principles to a Vinyasa style practice.
Wake Up Your Shakti – Saturday 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This is the perfect opportunity to wake yourself up and take notice. To practice yoga is to recognize and celebrate the Divine within and find expression for that realization. A dynamic Vinyasa style yoga practice is one way to do just that and to start to awaken the spirit within us all. Through an energizing sequence of postures, we will explore how a grounded, earth-based asana practice can be the bridge that joins the gap between the spirit body and the physical body.
Maya Yoga Hip Openers – Saturday 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cultivate your seat of awareness and learn to sit comfortably for the rest of your life. Since yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives, this class is the perfect complement to a strong Vinyasa yoga practice. This class will be more reflective in nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited to, the floor, and stay there to see what happens. In order to explore the more advanced poses that yoga has to offer, you have to open your hips. Come prepared to dive deep as we provide you with valuable information for your yoga practice to carry into the rest of your life.
Backbends to Extend the Spine and Expand your Consciousness – Sunday 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The practice of back bending can be exhilarating, terrifying, and incredibly fulfilling. Whatever reasons you come for, whether it is to conquer some fears or to increase your capacity for expansion, this class is for you. Nicki has a wonderful way of preparing the body, mind, and spirit in a safe, supportive way. You will be amazed at what you can achieve with the proper support and conscious preparation. This will be a strong class.
Taking Time to Look Within – An Afternoon Session – Sunday 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives. This afternoon session is the perfect complement to a strong morning yoga practice. This class will be more reflective in nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited to, the floor, and stay there to see what happens. How often do we really slow down enough in our increasingly busy daily lives and take the time to look and listen to ourselves? Hip openers and inversions will be the focus. A gentle introduction to pranayama will be taught as well. Since the middle of the day is the time when the body wants to rest and rejuvenate itself for the rest of the day, this class should be just the right thing.
About Nicki Doane:
Devotion to yoga and the desire to share with and give back to the world are what motivate the teaching of Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane. Yoga is spirit in action, and as Nicki teaches, she inspires people to find a place of spirit inside themselves, recognizing the profound connection between the self and spirit.
Nicki has been studying yoga in India for years and has been deeply influenced by the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. Her unique approach to Vinyasa yoga strengthens all aspects of your being through dynamic structural alignment, conscious breathing, and practical yogic philosophy; helping students find the deeper life of yoga. Nicki strives to teach each student that yoga is about being fully present in the moment and discovering that we are truly all One: One Love, One People, One Heart, One Destination – Our Higher Self.
Nicki had a wanderlust that led her to India in 1991 to study yoga. She went to Mysore to meet Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and immediately realized she had found her teacher. Nicki started teaching in 1992. She cites Pattabhi Jois, along with Eddie Modestini, Gabriella Giubilaro, and Tim Miller among her most influential teachers. She is an authorized teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Although rooted in Ashtanga, Nicki’s teaching goes beyond the traditional. Her Vinyasa classes combine asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry. Nicki’s emphasis is on awareness: creating integrity within each pose that can be carried beyond the mat into daily life. Nicki teaches at yoga studios and conferences across the globe. She is featured in two Ashtanga Yoga DVD’s from Gaiam Inc. and recently produced her own series of Maya Yoga DVD’s in collaboration with Eddie Modestini. Nicki lives in Maui, HI, where she runs the Maya Yoga Studio.