2017 Urth Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training
Aug
5
Nov 12

2017 Urth Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

Urth Yoga's third teacher training is scheduled to start in August of 2017, meets on weekends throughout the fall, and wraps up in mid November.  Keric Morinaga is a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher.  The training is a fully licensed Anusara Yoga Teacher Training and graduates will be eligible to register at the 200 hour level (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.  Eight of the current teachers on the Urth Yoga schedule are graduates of the Urth Yoga Teacher Training.  The intention of the 2017 Teacher Training is to deepen trainee knowledge of yoga poses, alignment, meditation, philosophy, and anatomy, AND to develop the next generation of Urth Yoga teachers!

Dates: Aug 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27, Sept 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, Sept 30/Oct 1, Oct 7/8, Oct 14/15, Oct 21/22, Nov 4/5, Nov 11/12.
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday
Location: Urth Yoga

Regular registration (April 1 to June 30): $2,800
Late registration (After June 30): $3,000

Please contact keric@urthyoga.com to discuss and/or ask questions.


Exploring the Universal Principles of Alignment: Hips & Forward Bends
Apr
8
3:30 pm15:30

Exploring the Universal Principles of Alignment: Hips & Forward Bends

Ross Rayburn started practicing yoga in 1997 following a knee injury. First trained in Ashtanga and Iyengar at Yoga Works in 1999, Ross became a certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. In 2004, he opened Yogainsideout in Los Angeles. In 2007, Ross went on the road full-time, teaching workshops and trainings all around the world.

He has taught yoga in over 100 different cities in 24 countries. Ross is known for teaching some of the most sophisticated aspects of yoga with passion, humor and clarity and is renown for his knowledge and skill in helping people with physical injuries. He has focused on yoga therapeutics for the last 10 years and has worked with a number of professional athletes and dancers. Ross has taught internationally over 50 therapeutic trainings to hundreds of teachers and students including physical therapists and medical doctors.

$35

Exploring the Universal Principles of Alignment: Hand Balances & Backbends
Apr
8
12:30 pm12:30

Exploring the Universal Principles of Alignment: Hand Balances & Backbends

Ross Rayburn started practicing yoga in 1997 following a knee injury. First trained in Ashtanga and Iyengar at Yoga Works in 1999, Ross became a certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. In 2004, he opened Yogainsideout in Los Angeles. In 2007, Ross went on the road full-time, teaching workshops and trainings all around the world.

He has taught yoga in over 100 different cities in 24 countries. Ross is known for teaching some of the most sophisticated aspects of yoga with passion, humor and clarity and is renown for his knowledge and skill in helping people with physical injuries. He has focused on yoga therapeutics for the last 10 years and has worked with a number of professional athletes and dancers. Ross has taught internationally over 50 therapeutic trainings to hundreds of teachers and students including physical therapists and medical doctors.

$35

108 Sun Salutations with Phoebe Schiff
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

108 Sun Salutations with Phoebe Schiff

The number “108” is sacred in many yoga traditions.  Malas, the long strands of prayer beads, are traditionally made up of 108 beads. There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet and each letter has a masculine and a feminine form, for a total of 108.  The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.  These are just a few examples of the significance of the number 108.

Sun Salutations are a traditional sequence of simple yoga poses that work the entire body, build heat, and create a meditative flow of breath, thought, and movement.  Moving through 108 Sun Salutations is physically and mentally challenging.  But within the challenge, many students expand their minds, bodies, and hearts.  It is an experience that really cannot be explained but rather must be exerienced.  

What will you discover after 108 Sun Salutations? 

$30

Above & Beyond: AcroYoga with Torna Li & Nancy Ly
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Above & Beyond: AcroYoga with Torna Li & Nancy Ly

The practice of AcroYoga combines the strength and artistry of acrobatics with the tradition and mindfulness of yoga.  The practice is mostly performed in pairs and sometimes in samll groups of 3 or more. One partner, called the “base,” supports the bodyweight of the other partner, called the “flyer.”  The partners work together to create poses that require trust, strength, balance, skill, and playfulness.  But to really understand the practice of AcroYoga, it is best to experience it first hand.  Please join Torna and Nancy as they share this amazing practice with the Urth Yoga community!

Beginners welcome.  No prior AcroYoga experience necessary.

$30

The Sorcery of Handstands with E.J. Merlin
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

The Sorcery of Handstands with E.J. Merlin

E.J. Merlin is a handstand wizard.  If you’ve ever seen her do a handstand, you can tell that she is definitely using magic.  E.J. looks more comfortable on her hands than most people do on their feet.  She can balance forever.  She can walk on her hands.  She can kick up, jump up, press up, float up, and fly up into handstands.  And now she wants to pass some of the magic, skill, and technique on to you.  Whether you are learning to kick up to the wall or working on balancing in the middle of the room, E.J. has a bag of tricks that can help you get a little closer to your handstand goals, if not fly right up to them.  You just have to trust her and believe.

Learn to balance away from the wall (in the middle of the room) in this workshop.

$25 on or before Feb 15, 2017.
$30 on or after Feb 16, 2017.

The Magic of Handstands with E.J. Merlin
Feb
25
12:30 pm12:30

The Magic of Handstands with E.J. Merlin

E.J. Merlin is a handstand wizard.  If you’ve ever seen her do a handstand, you can tell that she is definitely using magic.  E.J. looks more comfortable on her hands than most people do on their feet.  She can balance forever.  She can walk on her hands.  She can kick up, jump up, press up, float up, and fly up into handstands.  And now she wants to pass some of the magic, skill, and technique on to you.  Whether you are learning to kick up to the wall or working on balancing in the middle of the room, E.J. has a bag of tricks that can help you get a little closer to your handstand goals, if not fly right up to them.  You just have to trust her and believe.

Learn to kick up to the wall in this workshop.

$20 on or before Feb 15, 2017.
$25 on or after Feb 16, 2017.

Yoga Fete
Jan
7
1:00 pm13:00

Yoga Fete

Who: Urth Yoga Students and Teachers
What: Four hours of yoga and socializing. 
Fête [fet, feyt] noun: party, a festive celebration or
entertainment, holiday, festival
Where: Urth Yoga, 2809 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
When: January 7, 2017 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Why: To celebrate the New Year with yoga and friends. To jumpstart your 2017 practice! 
How: (1) Look at the schedule below. 
(2) Decide which segment(s) you want to participate in. You can choose one, more than one, or all of them.
(3) Be ready to practice 5 minutes before each segment. Jump in just before the segment you want to take. Jump out after the segment or stay in for the next segment.
(4) When you jump out of a segment, hang out in the lobby area and enjoy complimentary tea, juice tasting, fruits, and vegetables. Chat with old friends and make new friends.
(5) Then jump back into the next segment or just hang out and be social.

1:00pm – 1:25pm – Warm-up with Raquel
1:30pm – 1:55pm – Standing Poses with Mark
2:00pm – 2:25pm – Inversions & Arm Balances with E.J.
2:30pm – 2:55pm – Forearm Plank & Balance Poses with Arjuna
3:00pm – 3:25pm – Hip, Thigh, and Shoulder Stretches with Sam
3:30pm – 3:55pm – Back Bends with Grace
4:00pm – 4:25pm – Twists and Forward Bends with Kiki
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Restorative Poses with Milei

All segments hosted and assisted by Keric

Register in advance to save your space. This event is complimentary for all Urth Yoga 'Members' ($108 Monthly Unlimited). $25 for non-members.  

Urth Yoga 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Dec
10
1:00 pm13:00

Urth Yoga 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Urth Yoga first opened its doors just after Thanksgiving of 2006.  The little studio has grown and evolved into a thriving community of amazing yoga students and teachers over the past 10 years!  Please join us in celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary on December 10, 2016, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.  Stay for 30 minutes or 3 hours.  Enjoy refreshments and juice tasting.  Help create our community art project.  Ask our yoga teachers for help with your yoga practice.  Get your photo taken in a yoga pose.  Share the afternoon with the Urth Yoga community!

Awaken the Spirit Within: A yoga breathing and meditation workshop
Nov
5
12:30 pm12:30

Awaken the Spirit Within: A yoga breathing and meditation workshop

Honor your inner spirit through the active meditation practice of PRANAYAMA.  ‘Prana’ means ‘breath’ or ‘life force’.  Pranayama is the yoga practice of controlling the breath.  One type of pranayama involves inhaling from the pelvic region, exhaling through the mouth, then a second inhale from the chest area, then exhaling through the mouth again.  With repetition and intention, this ancient breath meditation allows you to connect with your spirit and helps you release the blocks in your life.  You will also learn how to take this practice with you on your journey through life.

Juliet Huck has studied and practiced this style of meditation for over a decade. She will guide you and teach you this technique in a safe and comfortable environment so you may find some clarity.

November 5, 2016     12:30pm -2:00pm
$20.00 before November 1, 2016.
$25.00 on or after November 1, 2016. 

Click HERE to sign-up.

AUM 2016
Jul
15
Jul 16

AUM 2016

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On Friday, July 15, 2016, hours after the last yoga class ends, Urth Yoga transforms into a spectacular celebration of night-time magic and imagination, in thousands of sparkling lights and electrosynthomagnetic musical sounds.  Yoga, EDM, fog machines, lasers, glow sticks, good vibes, and the most outgoing, friendly Urth Yoga students all combine for an evening of auspiciousness and fun.  Space is limited.

$25 before July 8, 2016.
$30 after July 8, 2016.

Chakra Yoga Workshop
Jun
19
1:00 pm13:00

Chakra Yoga Workshop

Chakras are energetic wheels inside the body. They correspond to three sections of the physical body running from the pelvis, along the spine, extending through the crown of the head. Each chakra relates to a different region of the body. The chakras and their level of functionality indicate varying levels of health physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Aligning and opening the chakras helps us to identify and nourish areas in need of improvement, while continuing to foster existing parts of strength. Working to open the chakras cultivates happiness, a sense of purpose, and strong connection to the self.

In this workshop we will spend time focusing on each chakra through pranayama, meditation, and asanas. There will be a restorative section towards the end of the practice for maximum healing and relaxation. This is an all levels workshop.

$25 before June 11, 2016.
$30 after June 11, 2016.

Into the Groove: Handstand Workshops with Arjuna Rice
Apr
16
1:00 pm13:00

Into the Groove: Handstand Workshops with Arjuna Rice

Are you working on kicking up to a handstand against the wall OR balancing in handstand away from the wall?  Arjuna Rice will lead two separate workshops on these two very different skill sets.  

April 16, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kicking Up to Handstand
$20

April 16, 2016
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Balancing in Handstand away from the wall
$30

2016 Urth Yoga Teacher Training with Keric Morinaga
Apr
2
Apr 3

2016 Urth Yoga Teacher Training with Keric Morinaga

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Have you ever wanted to deepen your yoga practice beyond regular yoga classes?  Are you interested in learning more about yoga philosophy, anatomy, and alignment?  The next Urth Yoga teacher training starts in April 2016.  Join Keric Morinaga as he trains the next generation of Urth Yoga teachers!

Graduates of the program will be eligible to become Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200-Hour Level (RYT-200). Training will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm, April 2 & 3, April 9 & 10, April 16 & 17, April 23 & 24, April 30 & May 1, May 7 & 8, May 14 & 15, May 21 & 22, June 4 & 5, June 11 & 12, June 18 & 19, and June 25 & 26.  No training on Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30).

Cost: $2,800 before March 15, 2016.  $3,000 after March 15, 2016.

*** SOLD OUT *** Closure to Hip Openers with Carmen Aguilar
Mar
20
3:00 pm15:00

*** SOLD OUT *** Closure to Hip Openers with Carmen Aguilar

Best way to unwind and wrap up the weekend: some juicy hip openers that’ll unlock any blockages left in the body after the intense work. Poses like Eka Pada Sirsasana (Leg behind the head) or Yogidandasana (Foot under the armpit) are not just for the flexible and gifted. They’re within reach and an amazing way to allow our prana run fully from head to toe. Let’s open up those hips then! This last class is also suitable for all levels, but someone with knee or ankle issues should proceed with care when working on our peak poses.

CYOGA Deeper Backbends with Carmen Aguilar
Mar
20
12:30 pm12:30

CYOGA Deeper Backbends with Carmen Aguilar

Continuing the backbending work started on Saturday, this class will cover deeper backbends that you might not know how to approach, or you’ve approached without much success. It’s all about planting the seeds to allow our practice flourish year after year. Our breath and sweat (aka, air and water), will be of essence as well as an opened mind, in order to fully trust and open to these asanas. Come ready to sweat and play. All levels. Ideally taken in a combo with the previous backbend class.

*** SOLD OUT *** Getting to the Core: Arm Balances & Inversions with Carmen Aguilar
Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

*** SOLD OUT *** Getting to the Core: Arm Balances & Inversions with Carmen Aguilar

Let’s take a journey to the core of your body to see how it affects your strength and stability when going upside down. Work more efficiently with your breath and bandhas to feel lighter. Drishti, correct spine alignment, stacking the bones properly, leg activation and hips high are some of the secrets we’ll uncover in a variety of arm balances, ‘baby’ arm balances, Forearmstands and Handstands. This class is for all levels but, since it is designed to be on your arms A LOT, watch out and proceed with caution if you have wrist or recent shoulder issues.

*** SOLD OUT *** Backbends w/Love & Intelligence with Carmen Aguilar
Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

*** SOLD OUT *** Backbends w/Love & Intelligence with Carmen Aguilar

This class will work on a number of backbends that’ll require some shoulder rotation, precise hip alignment, spine flexibility and upper back opening. Above all, come with an open mind, an open heart and ready to leave old patterns or preconceptions behind. Whether you feel like a ‘tin man’ (or woman) or you’re bendy as a snake, this class is suitable for all levels willing to work on their backbends deeply and safely.

CYOGA Laterals, Splits, & Transitions with Carmen Aguilar
Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

CYOGA Laterals, Splits, & Transitions with Carmen Aguilar

This class is all about lengthening the torso and elongating the legs to help us with smooth transitions. Combining both elements makes us float seamlessly and elegantly. This class will give us a strong foundation that’ll leave us ready for the backbend, forward bend, inversion and strengthening work coming up the next two days. All levels.

AcroYoga Workshop with Torna Li & Nancy Ly
Feb
20
12:30 pm12:30

AcroYoga Workshop with Torna Li & Nancy Ly

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AcroYoga returns to Urth Yoga!  This playful practice builds trust, teamwork, and community. It will also push your yoga skills to the limit as you attempt to balance over or under your partner. Nancy Ly and Torna Li are Urth Yoga regulars AND AcroYoga teachers. They are an integral part of the Urth Yoga community and super fun to be around. Please join them in an afternoon of exploration and fun!