We are delighted that you are considering to join us for a half day of movement, breath, meditation and some community love. You have everything you need. Come as you are. The day is curated with a balance of deep movement, meditation, breath work, heart-centered conversations and a restorative practice to help you tap… Continue reading Midsummer Homecoming: A Virtual Retreat with Ducky and Armen
Description: Armen Menechyan, a Los Angeles native who considers Barcelona his second home, will be returning to La Shala Barcelona and offering an all-levels extended vinyasa flow with a workshop emphasis on going upside down on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 4:00PM. After last years successful “A Heart Opening + Mindful Practice” workshop, it is with deep… Continue reading Flow and Fly: Inversion Workshop at La Shala Barcelona
Today is the last day of my anatomy class and this is an image of my cervical spine. The reason why I began a yoga practice 15 years ago are many. One of them was due to severe pain in my neck. The memory of this pain goes to a time where I don’t even… Continue reading You Have a Good Head On Your Shoulders
Because props are cool.
Discernment is perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding. It is the ability to choose from right or wrong, and to judge between truth or error. Of course, here too, we bring in our tainted perceptions and perspectives, but the act of looking at all options and making decisions, with awareness and acute decision making, is already a step above judgement
Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re doing is wrong. Because, if you are trying and going towards whatever it is, then at least you’re being proactive about it. And most importantly, let the judgement and expectations go. When that happens, you are practicing yoga.
Check out these short, fun videos of getting into inversions with one of my faves, Molly O’Neill.
Now, the point of yoga is not to try to get into inversions, right away in your practice. But it sure is fun, especially when we see all our Instagram friends snapping beautiful shots in a one arm handstand or curling themselves into a scorpion. Handstands, forearm balances and inversions are fun, but not at… Continue reading How To Get Into Pincha Mayurasana, Forearm Balance, with Someone Stepping All Over You?
Molly helps me get into a Tripod Headstand at One Down Dog Silverlake
Photo tourism is definitely not a thing of the past. If we all were to dig deep into our family photo album box, we would find our parents and grandparents starring in what look like Instagram filtered photography (what we now label vintage), in front of cool landmarks, posing. Back in the days it was as… Continue reading How To Get To My Top 5 Photogenic Landmarks?