- Summer Retail Sale
- Summer Schedule Changes
- Summer Special
- Friends Free Friday
- Music Class with Alaina
- Vinyasa in the Vineyard with Joey & Sarah at Sweet Cheeks Winery
- Community Classes
- Immersive Sound Bath
- Posture of the Month: Downward-Facing Dog
- Details of the SGY Teacher Training in Fall 2017
Summer Retail Sale
Summer Schedule Change
*Effective July 1 - September 30
9am C26 changes to Inferno Hot Pilates
No 4pm C26
No 6pm Vinyasa; come to Strength & Conditioning instead, which we'll hold in the sun room
4pm C26 changes to 4:30pm Inferno Hot Pilates
No 4pm C26
3 months unlimited yoga for $199
Offer valid July 1 - September 30
Available for purchase now through July 31st
Friends Free Friday
Bring a friend for free to every class you attend!
Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Sweet Cheeks Winery
Outdoor Yoga in the Vineyard with Joey and Sarah
Sunday, July 30th
**Ticket price includes one glass of wine following class
Join Joey and Sarah for an incredible morning of Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Sweet Cheeks Winery. Sweet Cheeks Winery, located just 14 miles south west of town, offers amazing wines, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and spectacular views seven days a week. Come enjoy an outdoor yoga class overlooking the vineyard where we will root down like the vines themselves and soar like the birds above us. Stay after the class for a picnic lunch while you bask in your post yoga bliss. Feel free to invite your family and loved ones.
The cost for this event will be $16 per person, which includes a glass of wine or other beverage of your choice.
All profits will go toward a scholarship for an SGY student to attend the One Fire Festival in Puerto Morelos, Mexico this November 2017. Pre-registration is encouraged! (www.sweatyganesh.com/apps/mindbody/enrollments)
Community Classes with Teacher Training Graduates
Immersive Sound Bath
$10 per person
Posture of the Month: Adho Mukha Svanasana
One of the most recognized yoga poses in the West, Downward-Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana (Ah-doh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh), is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body. It’s named after the way dogs naturally stretch their entire bodies. Downward-Facing Dog (also called "Downward Dog" or just "Down Dog") is used as a starting point ,a transitional pose, a resting pose, a place of refuge and a strength-builder.
Downward-Facing Dog deeply stretches your hamstrings, shoulders, calves, arches, hands, and spine while building strength in your arms, shoulders, and legs. Because your heart is higher than your head in this pose, it is considered a mild inversion and holds all the benefits of inversions: Relief from headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and mild depression. The flow of blood to the brain also calms the nervous system, improves memory and concentration, and relieves stress.
If you do just one yoga pose today, make it Downward-Facing Dog. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you!
Standing; Mild Inversion
• Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
• Energizes the body
• Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
• Strengthens the arms and legs
• Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
• Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported
• Helps prevent osteoporosis
• Improves digestion
• Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue
• Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis
Plank; Standing Forward Fold
Standing poses; Standing Forward Fold
• Engage your outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward.
• Imagine your hip bones moving towards each other as a way to narrow the front of your pelvis.
• Open your shoulder blades wide and relax them down your back.
• Engage the outer arms strongly.
• Distribute the weight evenly in your fingers to support the arms.
Variations & Cautions:
• Keep the knees generously bent and the heels off the ground. This helps to raise the hips and push the torso towards your thighs.
• Bend one knee at a time and push the opposite heel into the mat. Alternate back and forth, pedaling out your feet and warming the body into this deep stretch.
As with all postures, I encourage you to listen to your body and honor where you are mentally, physically and emotionally each day. The pose will be there again tomorrow... practice in such a way that you can be too!
Hollye and the SGY Teaching Team
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"I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector."
~ William Stafford
Interested in Teacher Training?
Our SGY 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Hot Yoga Teacher Training program starts up again in Fall, 2017. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with any of the current teacher trainees about their experiences.
We will be offering two $500 need-based scholarships and one $1000 diversity scholarship for teacher training in 2017. For scholarship applications, please email Jess. These applications are due by June 30th, 2017.
Yoga is a lifelong journey of returning home to ourselves by unlocking our true potential, developing a healthy physical body and skillfull mental habits, and living the rich, meaningful, value-laden existence we all seek. In essence, it is a process of becoming more of who we already are. Join Jess Eldridge and her team for this comprehensive hot yoga teacher training at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga this Fall to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Yoga and to learn to guide others along this path.
This is a collaborative, empowering, group-based training that incorporates classical Yoga teachings, psychology, and neuroscience. It offers a strength-based, breath-focused, mindful, non-dogmatic approach to teaching Yoga. Training includes experiential coursework in:
Asana, pranayama and meditation (postures, breathwork and finding stillness)
Anatomy and physiology
The nervous system, including learning to read and calm your own nervous system as well as facilitate a collective, downregulating nervous system experience for your students
Yoga history, including C26 and vinyasa lineages, classical methods and modern developments
Core 26 and vinyasa teaching methodologies
Ethics and power dynamics inherent in the teacher-student relationship
Discovering your own unique, authentic teaching voice
Training meets over 8 weekends from October 2017 to March 2018, including one weekend retreat in Yachats. This is a Yoga Allianced certified 200 hour teacher training.
Training Schedule (all SGY weekends meet Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 8:30-6pm and Sundays 8:30am-6pm):
Yachats Retreat Jan 26-28
Cost: $2850; $2600 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2017
Payment plan options are available.
Email Jess for an application packet and more information!