Kathryn Budig's playful mixture of challenging classes with her lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. Kathryn shares her zest for life, yoga, and food as the Women's Health yoga expert, along with her writings for The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Gaiam, The Daily Love, and MindBodyGreen. She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Om Yoga, and Common Ground, and has been featured on E!Entertainment, the Food Network, Shape, and the New York Times. She serves as the brand representative for ToeSox and as ambassador for Pangea Organics and for The Pure Bar. Her book The Big Book of Yoga, was published by Rodale this year. Learn more at kathrynbudig.com.
Find a Comfortable Seat: Hip Openers
- Course ID: M2BUDI
Saturday, January 19 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
Yogis are pros at finding comfort in the uncomfortable. We know that nothing is permanent and that flexibility of the mind and body frees us from fear and expectation. We'll nurture the hips back into a place of space and surrender so we can exorcise discomfort or anything blocking our way. Let go of the past and move into the present—joyful, open, and comfortable.
What to bring: One or two blankets, a block, and a strap.
Panel Discussion: May I Be Happy
Kathryn Budig & Cyndi Lee & Les Leventhal & Kaitlin Quistgaard
Saturday, January 19 — 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Yoga asana practice offers us a healthy, positive way of relating to our body that is based on how we feel, not how we look. But when we come to the mat, we bring our mind along with our body, which can often include old patterns of insecurity, self-judgment, and wishful thinking that our body were different. How does the yoga media propagate unrealistic body images? Can the practice of yoga really offer us the contentment, or santosha, promised in classic yoga philosophy?
Join Kathryn Budig, Cyndi Lee, Les Leventhal, and Kaitlin Quistgaard as they explore how yoga's focus on the body can stir up feelings of low self-esteem, but can also help people feel better about their bodies--and themselves--than ever before.
Free and open to all.
Spice Up Your Practice!
- Course ID: M4BUDI
Sunday, January 20 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 4
Love yoga but feel like you're in a bit of a slump? Freshen up your routine and add some spice to your mat! This dynamic workshop explores new and exciting Sun Salutation variations, fun transitions, vigorous vinyasa, and new exit strategies. Add life to your yoga practice through an energetic class that gets the pulse and laughter flowing. Come with an open mind, a hungry appetite for excitement, and a towel to mop it all down. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**
What to bring: A block.
- Course ID: M5BUDI
Sunday, January 20 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
Set every practice, day, and breath with the power of your intention. Come learn to tap into what it means to "aim true" in our lives and to conquer fear to reach love. Find your inner archer and physically manifest through asana what it means to be empowered, aware, and compassionate. Creative sequencing will help you to tackle the poses that you dread so you can come out stronger and fearless. Come join the hunt for our authentic selves. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**
What to bring: A strap, a block, a pad of paper, and a writing utensil.
Lecture followed by flow.