Nurtured from Within

Dec11

Nurtured from Within

with Alice Kennedy

Saturday, January 19th
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Breathe Together Yoga
14107-H Winchester Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA

Let yourself be fully nurtured in this healing three hour restorative workshop. By gently resting in supportive yoga postures, we can help reset the nervous system so that your body’s natural wisdom can guide the way into deep rest and relaxation.

Expect to unwind from the busy nature of the season so that you can restore yourself to health, healing, and a true sense of calm.

COST

General $75
Members $60
Early-Bird $60 through 1/7

Register here

Living Your Yoga: 30 Day Challenge January 2019

Nov21

Living Your Yoga

30 Day Yoga Challenge

with Alice Kennedy and Emily Williams

January 1-30, 2019

“The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go” ~ Sally Kempton

Yoga offers us each an opportunity to bolster ourselves from within, to fill ourselves up so that we are then able to live our lives from a place of fullness instead of from a place of lack. Though the world around us is tumultuous and changing, the philosophy behind this ancient tradition of yoga teaches us that we can find deep peace, ease and connection within, regardless of the storms that may rage around us.  We hope that this 30 Day Yoga Challenge is a way to deepen your own understanding of the path of yoga, and for you to feel into the many benefits that a daily practice can offer to your heart, mind, body and spirit.

Dive Deeper Into the Heart of Yoga
The New Year is the perfect time to recommit to the things that make us feel good, healthy and connected. Take time to deepen your yoga practice for 30 days with the support of a program designed to help you create and maintain a consistent daily routine. In addition, expand your understanding of the philosophical ideas of the Yoga Sutras and how they apply to daily life.

All levels of practice are welcome. Commitment is 15 minutes per day or more and is done at home.

What’s included?
● The guidance and knowledge from 2 yoga instructors with over 35 years of combined experience!
● Photo sequences for a: (2) 1 hour, (2) 30 minute and (2) 15 minute yoga practices
* Bonus restorative practice
● Simple meditation and pranayama techniques
● “Living the Sutras” book with a recommended reading outline (purchase on your own)
● Daily inspiration, encouragement and book discussion through emails
● Private Facebook group for support and community, and weekly Facebook Live Q&A
● Upon completion, be entered to win a Manduka ProLite yoga mat!

Sign up by contacting Emily:
Emily@TrailsWithin.com or (530) 836-1500

Or pay Alice directly here

Investment: $75

Learn more about Emily Williams here

Learn more about Alice Kennedy here

   

Cancellation Policy for 30 Day Yoga Challenge:

Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.

Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of the program will receive a full refund, minus a $5 service fee.

For cancellations less than 7 days before the program, we will only be able to issue a refund if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.

Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the program or if you leave the program early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.

Thank you for understanding.

Testimonials:

“I am so happy about participating in this 30-day yoga challenge! The main impacts that I have noticed are: Physically, I feel great – stronger and less pain & Emotionally, I am not trying to have everything be perfect (which it never is) at my house/ in my life before I do yoga!

Before this challenge, I would start doing yoga and then, with my first down dog, I would see that I absolutely HAD to vacuum. And then I’d put a load of laundry in between sun salutations. And etc. I realize that my life isn’t perfect (or how I expect it to be) when I go to class, but going to class has always meant LETTING GO of the mess (that is life) for just a while and then returning to it afterwards.

So now, with the challenge, I am able/ encouraged to see that life and my house don’t have to be ‘perfect’ for me to do some yoga and – ironically – be in a better space to deal with them once I finish.” –C

“I am so grateful for your inspiring words. I look forward to you emails every day! Through the work I am doing in the 30 day challenge, I have gained new insight in to myself and how I perceive the world. I am fostering the seeds of love for myself and continually using the mantras “ I am whole, I am everything I need” and “I did the best I could”. Thank you again for your words and for giving me this opportunity to participate in this life changing experience.” — M

“Thanks to you for taking us all down this road. I can feel the mat calling to me now when its time, and I look forward to the peace and alone-time that the practice offers. The practice has improved my daily outlook in general and has helped me to loosen some of these stiff muscles that have been so tight for years. Though I have a long way to go, I am very pleased that I have incorporated more yoga into my daily life and I appreciate all of the mind and body rewards that it offers.

More than anything, the practice taught me the value of breath. Everything is so much easier if you are breathing, and it also makes it easier to let go. I also am finding that I am sleeping better, especially when I do a few gentle poses and legs up the wall just before bed. What a treat. Thanks for all the great stick-figure poses.” –D

“Just 15 minutes or more each day is incredible for my well being and my clarity in these days of change.” — V

“I have so enjoyed the daily emails, full of encouragement, realistic input and tons of inspiration!! I have been practicing yoga a long time and have never gotten a home practice going. Now my practice is a priority to fit in and I have found if the morning doesn’t go as planned I look forward to an evening practice for restful sleep! Thank you Emily for bringing my yoga home for me.” — V

“I have so enjoyed these past 30 days doing the yoga challenge. I feel even more a part of our yogi community than ever, even though I haven’t physically reached out to anyone during this journey. Rather I had a sense of knowing I wasn’t alone…like we all shared this together yet apart… There are many blessings this experience has given me; one example is that I feel like I have more to offer the yogis that come to my classes. And I strongly feel these practices are helping me know more about myself and guiding me in the direction of how I want to truly live my life. My intention is to continue approaching each day as it comes and with each day will be yoga on and off the mat.” — C

“Thanks for offering this wonderful way to deepen my practice, to explore routine and choice and to encourage acceptance throughout the process. May that follow all of us as we now step into new and different “challenges”. You write beautifully, your words a gift to my heart and are you – again and again!” — V

“What an amazing journey! I hear my mat calling me everyday about 4 so I know that it is working. I enjoy the time stepping away from the turmoil of life and focusing inward. This could be life changing.” — D

“Thanks Emily for the month of yoga! I found it so helpful to take time every day to get on the mat and connect with myself. I really resonated with the email when you said that the home practice is totally different than practicing in the studio. It let me embrace what my home practice was, with life going on around me. Your daily emails were enjoyable and inspirational. They covered a wide variety of topics and exposed me to some new concepts.” –S

Yoga For the New Year 2019

Nov21

Yoga For the New Year

with Emily Williams & Alice Kennedy

January 5 & 6, 2019
Saturday 2 – 5 pm & Sunday 9 am – 12 pm

Graeagle, CA

Kickstarter for the 30 Day Challengers or for anyone looking to reinvigorate their practice. Join us for a weekend of yoga and community and full spectrum classes. All levels of students are welcome.

Register in advance: Emily@TrailsWithin.com or (530) 836-1500.

$40 per session before 12/22, $45 after
$10 OFF each session for 30 Day Challengers!

 

Yoga With Us

Jun06

Yoga With Us

Sunday, June 24
8:30-10:30am Capitola Beach

Give of your practice. Step out of the yoga studio, onto the sand, and align your yoga in support of a world safe from violence and abuse.

I’ll lead the asana practice for this event, in support of Monarch Services, an organization that has provided safe refuge in the Santa Cruz community for over 40 years.

 

More info and register here

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture and Essential Oils

May07

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture and Essential Oils:
Center, Connect, and Shine for Summer

with Alice Kennedy & Bridget Puchalsky

Saturday, June 30, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breather Together Yoga, Los Gatos

 

Join Alice and Bridget for this one-of-a-kind experience through a joint restorative and acupuncture workshop. Even if you have no experience with acupuncture or restorative yoga, this workshop is perfect for anyone feeling over-stimulated, heated, or disconnected, all very common during the summer months, especially in the mid-summer heat.

This workshop will be a combination of acupuncture and restorative postures that specifically target meridians that need attention and nourishment during the summer months (specifically the heart and fire element). We fill focus on joy, connection, and centered transformation. Alice will guide us into a restorative postures and Bridget will then apply acupuncture needles to the meridians supported during the poses. Several poses and a variety of meridians will be explored.

At the end of the workshop, you will be imbued with essential oils that also support organ health and emotional well-being. You won’t want to miss out on this unique experience. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Please wear loose fitting clothing that can easily be moved to both knees and elbows with a loose or v-neck.

Register here

General $85
Members $75
Early-Bird $75 (through 6/12)

Breather Together Yoga
14107 Winchester Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Attuning to the Heart – Graeagle Retreat 2018

Apr16

Attuning to the Heart

A Weekend of Yoga with Alice Kennedy

July 13-15, 2018
Trails Within, Graeagle, CA

 

Friday, July 13th 5-7PM
Restorative Yoga
Slowly and softly feel yourself arrive more fully into your body and heart through this sweet, slow restorative workshop. Tend to the self in a deeply relaxed state to set the tone for the weekend.

Saturday, July 14th 9:00-11:30AM
Backbending with Core Integration
Core integration can provide  confidence and stability to help your spine gently wake up. Without overworking, overstretching or forcing….our backs can happily open from a place of strength and ease, not fear.

Saturday, July 14th 2:00-4:30PM
Hips and Twists
Hip openers and twists can help us go deep and settle ourselves from within. Strengthen while you stretch, and help let go of layers of tension and built up stress in the hips.

Sunday, July 15th, 9-11:30AM
Whole Spectrum
Come practice in a full spectrum class. By practicing a variety of poses in one class – including breathing and meditation, we will integrate our learning so that we leave feeling whole.

Optional: Sunday afternoon hike from 1-3pm $10

Optional: Group dinner Saturday night $30

Space is limited, please register in advance.

All sessions: before 6/23 $140, or after 6/23 $160

Each session: before 6/23 $40, or after 6/23 $45

Traveler Plan (For Alice’s students only) $40

To register, please contact Emily at emily@trailswithin.com or (530) 836-1500.

 

Nurture In The New Year

Dec09

Nurture in the New Year

A Restorative Yoga Workshop

Sunday, Jan 21st, 2018   2-5 PM

Yoga Center Santa Cruz

428 Front Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060

If the past year or holiday season has left you feeling stressed, worn out, or uneasy….start the New Year by fully releasing the past and softly nurturing yourself in the present. By putting your body into gentle, supported stretches for a prolonged period in a safe and supportive environment, we will help to restore a deep sense of calm and ease to your nervous system so that you feel rested and clear to greet the New Year. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to letting go of the past and embracing intentions for the present.

$35 early bird before Jan 7th
$45 after Jan 7th

Register Now with Paypal
Cash or check accepted as well. Contact me to arrange.

Yoga & Art Retreat – Spain 2018

Oct31

Yoga and Art Retreat

Camino de Santiago, Spain
May 19 – 25, 2018

This is a unique trip to the Leon Province of Spain, on the Camino de Santiago.  We will spend a week immersed in yoga, community, and the art and culture of the region.  We will also be able to get a feel for the famous pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago.  They say that whatever you need to learn, the Camino will provide it! 

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

Settle In & Orientation

Welcome Ceremony & Yoga

Sign up for massages if you want to book one (not included)

Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Rose Windows and Mandalas

7:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:00 am Morning Yoga

9:30 am Breakfast

11 am – 12:30 pm Talk on Camino + Rose Windows

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 – 3pm Free time

3 – 4:30 pm Tea staining or Intro to Petroglyphs

5 – 6:30 pm Evening Yoga

7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm Tea staining and or Intro to Petroglyphs

Evening at the “Trechuro” for those who have the energy (very special artistic bar in the village usually with live music on Saturday nights)… doesn’t get going until 11pm though!

Day 3: Silence and Letting Go

6:30 am Coffee & Tea

7:00 am Departure to Peñafadiel

7:15 am Sunrise, Meditation, Picnic Breakfast

7:30 – 9 am Explore the Petroglyphs

9 am – 11 am Drive to Valley of Silence – option to walk last leg down into valley

11 am – 1 pm Church Visit, Documentary on theme of Silence (next door), Explore the Historic Village

1 pm Lunch at Restaurant in Valley of Silence (included)

2 pm – 5 pm Return Home with a few picturesque stops

6 pm Evening Yoga

7 pm Dinner

Day 4: Sacred Geometry

7:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:00 am Morning Yoga

9:30 am Breakfast

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Intro to Sacred Geometry

12:30 pm Lunch

2:30 – 4 pm Navarette Rose Window Drawings

4:30 – 5:30 pm Evening Yoga

6:00 pm Evening in Astorga: Museo de los Caminos until 8pm. Free evening, dinner (not included) at a restaurant near the Gaudi palace, cathedral, and old roman walls.

Day 5: Pilgrimage

7:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:00 am Morning Yoga

9:30 am Breakfast

10:30 am – 1pm Walk to San Esteban

1:00 pm Picnic brought by car

2 – 4:30 pm Walk back to Flores

5 – 6:30 pm Restorative Yoga

7:00 pm Dinner

Day 6: History and Reverence

7:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:00 am Morning Yoga

9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 am Departure to Leon

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Cathedral Visit

12:30 – 3 pm Lunch at restaurant (included)

3:00 pm Return home to Flores del Camino – or option to stay in Leon longer for a meander around the Historic Centre of Leon

3:30 – 5 pm Free time

5 – 6:30 pm Evening Yoga

7 pm Dinner

Day 7: Goodbyes and Farewells

7:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:00 am Morning Yoga

9 am Breakfast

10 am Closing Ceremony

12 pm Departure & Goodbyes!

 

Graeagle Weekend July 2017

May05

Time to Refine

A Weekend of Yoga with Alice Kennedy

July 7-9, 2017

Friday 5-7pm ~ Rest and Renew
This restorative workshop will help soothe your nervous system and unwind completely in a safe and nurturing environment.  By putting your body in gentle supported stretches for a prolonged time, together we will quietly help you feel more connected to the beauty of the nature around us and very calm internally.  This is also a wonderful time to mindfully release any internal clutter you may have collected, so that your focus moving forward for the weekend is calm, clear, and unobstructed.  All levels & therapeutic needs welcome.

Saturday 9-11:30am ~ Rise and Shine
A standing pose and back bending workshop designed to build confidence, stability, and safety so that you can shine! Standing poses help cultivate confidence in the practice, while some people can shy away from bending backward. Back bending doesn’t need to be scary or painful….with awareness and alignment it can be fun, uplifting and transformative.  In this workshop we will learn refined alignment principles to help open you without breaking you, so that your spine will feel pain free. All levels welcome.

Saturday 2-4:30pm ~ Turning Inward
Hip Openers and Forward folds to help you turn inward safely and enjoy the refinement of deep opening in the lower back and hips.   We will also work with some pranayama or breathing practices to help refine the breathe, steady the mind, and still distractions that can come up in life and practice. All levels welcome.

Sunday 9-11:30am ~ Whole Spectrum
What we refine in yoga is the relationship to oneself, and to the communities around us.  This whole spectrum class will help with that journey of refinement and inquiry.  Expect a fun filled class with a variety of poses and some time for self-reflection.  Please bring a journal/paper and pen.  All levels welcome.

Bonus! Hike with us: Sunday 1-3pm

Space is limited ~ Please register in advance.
All 4 sessions: before 6/24 $120 or $140 after
Each session: $35 early/ $40 regular
Traveler Plan: $30 admin fee (Alice’s students)
Group dinner Saturday location TBA: $30
Info@TrailsWithin.com (530) 836-1500

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

May01

 

Summer 2018 SUP season dates:

August 5 & September 9

SUP Yoga is a perfect way to get outdoors with your yoga practice. Nature replaces our studio, and the board becomes your yoga mat as all the wildlife of the Monterey Bay flows around you.

Launching from Capitola Beach

SAVE THE DATES!

More info & registration COMING SOON to Ocean Yoga Bliss

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