This year, extend your SDYC experience and join us for the Pre-SDYC Yoga Gathering on Saturday, June 25, at Jorgenson Park in Spearfish.
Jillian, Cheri, and Scottie will lead you through a 3-part yoga class with movement, meditation, reflection, and celebration! This donation-based class is a fundraiser for the Spearfish Artemis House. Pay what you can and all proceeds will be donated.
The Grounded Food Truck will be there to offering scrumptious foods and we have a brown bag license so you can BYO drink of choice to the park.
I'll Be A-ok ( An 8-Limbed Flow for All)* - Kendra Brouwer
This vinyasa based class will hit all the major players: pranayama, meditation, asana, plus offer pause to explore some of our favorite foundational postures. If I have learned anything in the last 2 years of my life and my practice, simplicity is key to consistency and you will leave this session with some clues into YOUR OWN practice and some tips to take home with you. There's a high chance that some Yin favorites will show up here as well, because sphinx and swan are non-negotiables when I teach. Can't wait to see you on the mat!!
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, on the Lawn
Remember Your Greatness* - Sarah Bruxvoort
Have you forgotten just how incredible you are? Dive into the rich story of Hanuman, who also forgot, while you playfully explore hip openers as you move towards the splits. Notice that key word- towards! No splits experience necessary, however if you have any past/present groin or hamstring injuries, this class may not be best. This will be an alignment-based class with mindful movement and a sprinkling of mantra, mudra, meditation, and breath work. Come as you are, leave remembering who you are.
Session 4, 2-3:15pm, on the Lawn
Earth Element Energy* - Karen Buxcel
This will be a slower moving practice with held postures. The intention is to create the experience peace and power, even in the midst of challenge. We will access and connect with the core of our being, physically and metaphorically.
Session 1, 7-8:15am, on the Lawn
The Heart of Healing with Yoga - Kathryn Cluff
We often move through our days with our nervous system in stress response. Maybe you have been in such a state for a lifetime. Feeling anxious more than not has much to do with the mind being in the past or the future. This practice is intended to bring balance to the mind, body, emotions, and spirit, creating a state where the whole being meets in the present. Here, healing takes place. Enjoy a combination of pranayama, guided meditation, gentle movement, and yin with loving kindness meditation weaved throughout. Bring all your troubles – past, present, and future – leave with only what you wish to keep.
Session 3, 11:15am-12:30pm, in the Barn
Shamanic Breath Yoga & Sound Journey Meditation - Alecia Heimes and Brian Assam
Join us for a deeply healing and profound yoga and meditation experience that will help you realize the infinite nature of who you are and your body’s ability to heal. This special event will consist primarily of breathwork, meditation and sound healing designed to activate your chakras and open your 3rd-eye.
*This is an intense form of pranayama that is not suitable during pregnancy or for those with epilepsy. Persons with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before practicing this breathwork.
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, in the Barn
Level Up Your Life with Ayurveda - Charmaine Houck
Ayurveda, translated to 'life science', is the sister science of yoga. With knowledge of your Ayurvedic constitution you can begin to dial in and go deeper into your daily routines. In this session you will learn about the Ayurvedic Doshas, how to balance mind and body for your specific dosha constitution, and learn to incorporate foods which align with your personal constitution. Ayurveda can encompass every aspect of your life or you can choose to integrate pieces which call to you. This is a fun and functional workshop for all levels.
Session 4, 2-3:15pm, under the Tent
Eccentric Strength Flow* - Audrey Jansen
Bring a new level of awareness and strength to your practice through eccentric engagement. You will be led through a dynamic flow that focuses on this technique that can increase overall mobility and prevent over-stretch injuries. Expect to experience the movements and shapes you already know and love in a new way during this Vinyasa style practice!
Session 3, 11:15am-12:30pm, on the Lawn
Knowing Chitta* - Jeff Nelson
Exploring levels of consciousness with Jeff Nelson. This session will the 4 aspects of the mind focusing on Chitta which is the home of what Dr David Frawley calls “conditioned consciousness”. Utilizing seated asana, meditation and breath work there is unlimited potential to work with this conditioned consciousness. Stored impressions, memories, dreams. Samskaras. Join Jeff for a guided meditative journey embracing Mind and Body & Spirit. Sat-Chit-Ananda - Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss
Session 1, 7-8:15am, under the Tent
Magic in the Being and Becoming - Amy Reyes
The magic of human nature is that in any given moment, we are both being and becoming. We rest in the awareness that we are whole, perfect, and complete exactly as we are in this moment, while also harnessing our power to continuously transform into our highest selves. Being and becoming are two sides of the same coin. We meet ourselves in the here and now with love and acceptance in the being. We challenge ourselves to release what no longer serves us and create space for new, authentic life to be born in the becoming. It is a beautiful dance which brings together the yin and the yang, the lunar and the solar, the infinite and the finite. This session will incorporate both physical and non-physical aspects of yoga. Mindful movement and subtle body magic will be woven together in a way that encourages participants to dive deep into the depths of their being, take the seat of consciousness, and unlock their true potential in both the being and the becoming.
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, under the Tent
Yinteroception - Blissful Yin Combined with Somatic Movements* - Mandy Ryle
This sublime practice will utilize somatic movements to prepare the body/mind for long holds in familiar Yin poses. Somatic movements are simple, intuitive, repetitive motions or gestures that facilitate internal awareness. Somatic Education is highly effective in relieving chronic pain, improving bodily function, and recovering from common musculoskeletal conditions. Yin poses will offer sweet interludes to digest the somatosensory lessons learned. This type of movement can be a revelation for Yoga practitioners who are accustomed to a practice with more prescribed forms and postures. This practice is as valuable for your nervous systems as it is for your musculoskeletal system.
Session 1, 7-8:15am, in the Barn
Creating the New World* - Jess Ryan & Stephanie Hanson
Have you felt uncertain, exhausted, and confused over the past few years? For many of us, the stress of this era has fried our nervous systems, stripped us of identities, and destroyed our “normal.” As we come to terms with the release of the old, we have an opportunity to create something new.
Ready for your reality to feel different? For the world to feel different? We invite you into a multi-experiential practice to create the world in which you want to live. Join Yoga mentors and mental health therapists, Jess Ryan, MS, LPC, NCC, 500RYT and Steph Hanson, MS, LPC, NCC, 200E-RYT for a Yoga asana practice that will include an all-levels slow flow, Yoga philosophy, guided meditations, energetic practices, and journaling to shift your energy so you embody the life and world you want to move into.
Session 3, 11:15am-12:30pm, under the Tent
Sound Shower* - Clarissa Thompson
Absorb and integrate the healing power of vibration and sound in a full Sound Shower. Realign your body and soul's frequency to attract the energy and opportunities you wish to attract through a recalibration in vibration. We'll be invoking the power of the Summer Solstice and the New Moon in Cancer as we dive into elements of Fire and Water. We will begin class with light movement to open the body to receive and a guided meditation.
Session 5, 3:45-5pm, in the Barn
Illuminating the Chakras* - Cary Thrall
This session combines Kundalini with intentional creativity. Yoga is an artistic expression and an opportunity to connect with self and the infinite. Kundalini is the yoga of awareness. Yoga shifts perspective, forging pathways to themes beyond daily realms. Art synthesizes this. As we work through each chakra, the 7 centers of energy within the body and the auric field around the body, we will integrate yogic and creative processes. Students will focus on their own physical, internal, nuanced experience to delve deeper. As we work through this session, participants will also develop imagery to define their thoughts and give voice to their inner knowledge. This session is for anyone who wishes to work at greater depths and continue personal growth. It is another set of tools for self-enlightenment.
Session 4, 2-3:15pm, in the Barn (limited class size, pre-registration will be required)
Opening & Closing Ceremonies* - Cheri Isaacson, Jillian Anawaty, & Scottie Bruch