Basic Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

Basic Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

This experiential anatomy class is designed for yoga teachers who want to review and build their understanding of the musculo-skeletal system in asana.  Build your anatomical vocabulary to assist your further independent study of the body. Learn the major joints’ structure and function and how to target muscles to create specific joint movement in asana.  Understand how to use external forces and resistance to target muscles in asana and other exercise.  Learn and understand the proper asana modifications for progression, injury and skeletal variations.

Led by Amy Walter, this two day anatomy intensive is credentialed to offer 16 hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance. Read more about Amy here

Cost: $350

Saturday, 7/20: 12-8pm

  • Teacher Code of Conduct relating to student's body's and injuries

  • Anatomy Vocabulary

  • Lower Body - Hip, Knee, and Ankle - Structure, Function in Asana, and Mods for Injury

  • Trunk & Spine Part 1 - Structure, Role of Autonomic Nervous System, Common Conditions and Injuries, Joint Function in Asana

Sunday, 7/21: 7am-4pm

  • Trunk & Spine Part 2

  • Mechanics of Breath/Organ System

  • Upper Body - Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist - Structure, Function in Asana, and Mods for Injury

  • Effect of External Forces on Joint System

Practice Add-Ons: Amy will be leading an anatomy focused power flow Saturday at 9:30am and Sunday at 4pm. These require separate registration. 

Koru Mindfulness Series

Koru Mindfulness Series

Join Amanda Lynch, MA, CTP-E, for a 4-week Koru Mindfulness Basic Series. Koru is a mindfulness curriculum developed at Duke University to target developmental needs and interests of young adults. During this 4-week series, Amanda, a trained and certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher-in-Training, will teach students a mindfulness meditation practice, mind-body skills, and dynamic and diaphragmatic breathing. This course begins 7/28 and ends 9/8. In between sessions students will complete an on-going self led mindfulness practice through required reading, daily mindfulness practice, and weekly mindfulness activity. The goal of this course is to help all participants learn practical skills to manage stress and open their minds.

Schedule: 4 Sunday’s - 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8 - from 9:00-10:15am

Cost: $40

Must register for the full series. Participants are required to purchase the book "Mindfulness for the Twenty Something". No yoga mat required. Wear clothing you feel comfortable sitting in.

Postnatal + Baby Yoga Series

Postnatal + Baby Yoga Series

Postnatal yoga aims to help new mothers strengthen and restore their bodies after birth, focusing on areas most affected by pregnancy, birth, and nurturing a newborn. Classes will provide a chance to move and stretch as well as to relax and recharge. Most importantly, postnatal yoga classes offer a safe and supportive community of other women who are all experiencing new motherhood together. Babies (up to crawling) are welcome! Series will be led by Meredith Sisson. Learn more about Meredith below.

This is a 5-week series running Sunday, 7/28 - 8/25, 2:30-3:30pm.

Series Cost: $75

Drop-in Rate: $18

About Meredith. Meredith Sisson discovered yoga as a graduate student in her search to counteract the stress and anxiety of writing a dissertation. By allowing her to focus her mind on her alignment, balance, and breath, those first classes showed her that anxiety did not need to be all-consuming. They also quickly proved that yoga can be “real exercise”—and more! Over the next decade, Meredith discovered the many physical benefits of her practice and has learned to carry the mental, emotional, and spiritual lessons she learns on the mat into her life.

When Meredith made a career change based on her desire to focus more holistically on student development, it only made sense to expand that beyond her university office. In 2017, she completed her 200-hour YTT with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga (Baltimore, MD), which has allowed her to connect and engage with students in new and exciting ways. Inspired by her own prenatal yoga experience, she completed her Prenatal Yoga teacher training with Deb Flashenberg and Caprice Abowitt at Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC in 2019. Her goals for each yoga class are to guide her students through a practice that allows them to find balance, energy, and self-knowledge.

30 Day Practice Challenge

30 Day Practice Challenge

As summer comes to an end, set your intention to dedicate time to your practice by participating in Humble Haven's 30 day practice challenge. Starting 9/16 and ending 10/15, complete 30 classes in 30 days. Due to class sizes, participation is limited, sign up today!

The Details

When: Sept 16 - Oct 15

Where: Humble Haven Yoga - 13 S 13th Street Richmond, VA 23219

Cost: FREE!
*If you do not already have an unlimited yoga package, you may purchase a one month unlimited package. Supplemental packages also available for bronze and silver members. Supplemental packages only available to purchase at studio.*

How: Attend 30 classes in 30 days at Humble Haven Yoga
*Note: You may only take two classes a day two times per week to count towards your total of 30 classes. All classes must be taken at Humble Haven. You must register to participate.*

Goals for this challenge:

  • Deeper immersion into your practice and community

  • Steps towards a healthy, positive habit

  • One week of free yoga at HHY if challenge is completed

Resilience Screening + Panel Discussion

Resilience Screening + Panel Discussion

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."

Humble Haven Yoga and SCAN ( Stop Child Abuse Now) are teaming up to host a screening and panel discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope.

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with local yoga and meditation instructors sharing their knowledge and experiences on how these practices increase resiliency.

When: Tuesday, Sept 17 from 6-7:30pm

Where: Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St, Richmond, VA 23226

Cost: FREE
*Space is limited so pre-register through the Eventbrite link below to reserve your spot.

Power Down Mountain Retreat with Suzanne

Power Down Mountain Retreat with Suzanne

Join Suzanne for a 4 day, 3 night mountain retreat October 3 - October 6 2019 at Casa Om Potomac. Casa Om Potomac is tucked away within 63 private acres outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia - less than 3 hours away from Richmond and just 90 miles away from DC. Your accommodations for the long weekend are in a newly renovated, riverfront property inclusive of a hot yoga room onsite, and modern amenities adorned with unique antiques collected from the Indian city of Jodhpur.

During our stay we will explore Power and Restorative yoga practices, including a back bending and inversion workshop. Enjoy optional onsite massage, hiking, and storytelling around the fire. Your meals are included throughout your stay and are clean, high protein, vegetarian, healthy, and most importantly, delicious. This is an opportunity to dive deeper into your yoga practice, regardless of your experience, and leave feeling strong and rejuvenated.

Retreat Inclusions:
-Accommodations for 3 nights (shared or private room)
-3 brunches
-3 dinners
-pre-yoga morning coffee / tea / snacks
-4 yoga class + 2 workshops

Retreat Price:

-Dorm Room (ladies only): $750 **only 1 spot still available**
-Double Occupancy Room: 
-Private Room:
$999 **only 2 rooms still available**

-Deposit (non-refundable): $300
*all rooms include a private bath \ final payments due 45 days prior to retreat*

Thai Herbal Steam + Restorative Yoga for Menstrual Health

Thai Herbal Steam + Restorative Yoga for Menstrual Health

Join Allison Walton of Humble Haven Yoga and Mackenzie Kroger of Resolve Bodyworks for a restorative evening designed to support the endocrine and reproductive systems in promoting a more easeful menstrual cycle. For anyone looking to find balance and relief in hormone-related pain as well as physical and emotional discomfort related to the monthly menstrual cycle. Similar to the traditional Thai Herbal Steam + Restorative Yoga, participants will rotate between a tent filled with a steaming herbal blend and their yoga mat for supported, restorative yoga postures. The ingredients that compose the herbal steam blend are thoughtfully chosen by Mackenzie to balance the hormones, while the restorative postures led by Allison allow the muscles and organs within the pelvis to relax and decongest, while using the additional support of bolsters, blocks and blankets to create a safe and nurturing environment to rest and breathe deeply. During your time in the tent, a homeostatic oil blend will be available for self-application. Herbal tea blended to support hormonal stability will be served following savasana as a way to transition into the evening.

We recommend wearing layers for your experience - as in the tent you may want some skin exposed and in your yoga may want to re-warm and snuggle up. Please note the steam is not recommended for those who are pregnant as the blend of herbs is highly detoxifying.

: $40 *Gold, Silver, Bronze Members receive 20% off*

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Retreat to Nosara, Costa Rica with your co-hosts, Allison Walton and Marisa Atula, for a truly rejuvenating experience in the heart and pulse of the jungle. Nosara itself is a vibrant little surf and yoga town, that upholds the true “pura vida” essence - living well and with ease, and simply going with the flow from day to day.