We are so excited to bring international yoga instructor Clara Roberts-Oss to Savannah Yoga Barre for a weekend of Vinyasa Flow, Arm Balancing, Ayurveda & Chakras!
Based in Vancouver, Clara teaches workshops and yoga teacher trainings world-wide and has over 40 videos on MyYogaOnline. She has studied with Shiva Rea and Lauren Hanna, and has been inspired & forever changed by David Life, Constantine Darling, Dana Trixie-Flynn & Paul Ortega, to name a few.
Clara will offer the following classes/workshops:
Friday - May 29 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - $25
Open Class - All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Saturday - May 30 - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - $35/$30 early bird
Angels and Arm Balances:
Where does the ability to float come from? Where can our tapas (effort) take us? The more we connect to our roots, the easier it is for us to fly. This arm-balancing workshop will help connect you to your roots in order to take flight in your own practice. These arm balances will be taught in kramas (stages) so you can have a road map for your home and studio practice.
Saturday - May 30 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - $35/$30 early bird
Yoga & Ayurveda - Striking A Balance:
Learn how Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, applies to a yogi’s daily life. Samkhya philosophy believes that all matter is made up of the five elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether - found in the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. In Ayurveda, the three gunas translate in our bodies as the doshas - Vata (Ether & Air), Pitta (Fire & Water) and Kapha (Water & Earth).
Yoga and Ayurveda, both based off Samkhya philosophy, are geared toward finding a balance of these elements in us. We will explore the three gunas through asana (physical poses), pranayama (breath work) and mediation techniques along with a lecture on how Ayurveda can be applied to our daily lives.
We’ll go over dinacharyas (daily morning practices) and different tools to find balance in our bodies during times of inevitable changes (seasons, life transitions etc). We will also take the Ayurveda quiz to find out our specific Prakriti (life dosha make up) and Vkriti (dosha make up of the moment).
Sunday - May 31 - 11:45- 1:45 p.m. - $35/30 early bird
Take a trip inside yourself, bringing awareness to your 'energetic' body by focusing on the chakras that reside in your main energy channel: Shashumna. Inspired by Shiva Rea's Chakra Mandalas and Anodea Judith's Eastern Body, Western Mind, join Clara on a vinyasa journey to the more subtle realms of the body through a heating practice filled with bija (seed) mantras, movement and meditation.
Friday - 5/29:
Vinyasa Yoga Class
5/30 & 5/31:
$35 each/$30 each early bird pricing
Register for all three workshops: $95/$85 early bird pricing
Biography - Clara Roberts-Oss
Movement has always been sacred to me. I have danced my whole life. Whether it’s been grooving to a good song, taking dance classes or flowing through a vinyasa, my body can’t get enough. Through movement, I feel as though I’m communing with the Divine. I took my first vinyasa class in 2000 at Jivamukti Yoga Center. I had a feeling of arriving home. We moved through postures seamlessly with an emphasis on breath-body connection. The class gave me what the dance world didn’t: an emphasis on the internal journey. I received my 200 hour Vinyasa Certification with Lauren Hanna at Sonic Yoga NYC in 2003. I met Shiva Rea shortly thereafter and again, felt as though I had come home. Shiva had created a language for the kind of movement I’ve been doing my whole life. She, too, understood the idea of fluidity. Our bodies yearn to move like water and when we do, our bodies hum with excitement. I completed my 300 hour Prana Flow Certification with Shiva.
I thank all my teachers for sharing their passion of this practice with me: David Life for opening my heart, Stacey Brass for her minute cues that have changed my life, Uma for opening my voice, Dana Flynn for throwing out all the rules and inspiring me to do the same, Constantine Darling for showing me another way, and Paul Ortega for reminding me we are ALL the cosmic dancer.
I invite you to be playful in your practice, remembering that lightness is found in spirit!