Join us for two (2) days of warming, energizing, and uplifting morning yoga classes!
When: February 18 and 19, 2023
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 9:00 am -10:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Price: $20 for each day ($40 for both days)
Registration: Register below for one (1) or two (2) of the classes.
Saturday, February 18, 2023; Heart Openers and Domes
Saturday’s yoga practice is designed to activate the muscles and organs of the torso, arms, shoulder, upper back, and neck, so you can cultivate the strength, confidence, courage, and energy you need to live a heart-centered life.
Backbends and twists specifically harness the power of the third chakra (solar plexus), so the flames of your sacred fire radiates upward, to ignite the fourth (heart) and fifth chakra (throat).
This class combines heart openers and domes to help connect you to the power of your solar plexus (third chakra) – where there is sun and fire energy – and move that energy to your upper chakras (fourth and fifth chakras), so that the flames in your belly touch and ignite your heart, breath, spirit, and mind.
My hope is that when you ignite your heart, breath, spirit, and mind, you begin to serve the world in a deeper, more meaningful way that is in harmony with your true, divine nature that is compassion, joy, peace, and love.
Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing and Belly Breathing
Asanas: Vinyasa Flow, Standing Poses, Backbends, Hip Openers, Simple Inversions, Twists, Forward Folds, and Restoratives
Sunday, February 19, 2023; Forward Folds for Flexibility
Forward folds are a perfect companion to a dome practice as forward folds release tightness in the lower back, hips, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Forward folds also target the calf muscles, so that we can release tightness in the lower leg as well.
The misconception about forward folds is that we should already “be flexible” to do the poses as well as receive the benefits of these postures. Not so. There are many ways to release tight muscles that don’t require “doing the pose.”
This class integrates breathing techniques with resistance training, so that we can activate muscles that are not “fully functioning” so that muscles that are overworking can relax and lengthen with the rhythm of our breath.
Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.
Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.
Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
One yoga mat, necessary
One or two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."