Mastering the winds of the body, give us the ability to master flight and experience lightness. This weekend we look at not only the vayus (winds) but also shoulder consciousness, inversions and arm balances. We will learn variations,counterposes, adjustments and alignment techniques.
As the days shift from dark to light and we transition from winter energy to the spring abundance, it is the perfect opportunity for reflection and diving deep into efficient motion outward. Come join as we explore this season of opening to the infinite possibility. Donations: Amor Healing Kitchen
Holy Cow is thrilled to partner with the Terrace Theatre in screening the local film “Finding Yoga in the Holy City”. This film documents the history, growth, and change of the yoga community in Charleston, South Carolina. Participants share their knowledge and understanding of yoga, problems in the industry, and where they see it headed in the future.
Reiki share, also known as Reiki circle or exchange, is a gathering of like-minded Reiki believers who participate in group healing treatments on each other. The main purpose for the Reiki share is to give and receive Reiki in a casual atmosphere of friendship, honor, positive energy and devotion. The Reiki Mandala is open to all practitioners and non-practitioners to either give or receive Reiki.
A Spring Awakening: Steven's evening alternative to the downtown scene (with free parking) all set to the music of Stevie Nicks! Spend your Friday night with Steven and wake up Saturday with a fresh perspective for your weekend! The first half of the class will be heat-building vinyasa flow followed by a wind down using elements of Yin Yoga. $15 (no passcards).
Holy Cow Yoga Center is delighted to present Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, a long-time researcher of cancer therapies, who will share his knowledge and techniques of breathing for heath and wellness. This Immersion is suitable for Yoga teachers looking to incorporate Pranayama into their teaching & for anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of Pranayama and its healing aspects.
When most people see the words ‘yoga’ and ‘music’ in the same sentence they might think of wind chimes, crystal bowls, synth pads, and dolphin sounds. But for the last thirteen years New Orleans-based Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band have been changing this perception– reinventing the yoga soundtrack and putting a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras, rock, funk, gospel and world grooves.
In this hands-on, experiential training, participants will learn the gentle sequencing of restorative yoga techniques and modifications on traditional poses, developing the skills needed to support students at every level of practice in finding health, wholeness and evenness of mind.
A 5 day retreat for yoga teachers from all paths and styles, where we deepen our skills , recharge our connection to the path of Yoga and our teaching. Trace Sahaja Bonner leads this wonderful experience along with key teachers at Holy Cow Yoga Center.
Join us to deepen your practice and learn the tools to teach Yoga! Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered School is designed to give students an in-depth look at Yoga, the confidence and understanding to teach, and a 200-hour certification! We’re excited that you’re thinking about it!!!! Call us if you have any questions.
Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. With four sessions to chose from over the weekend, every student can find his teachings educational and empowering. Register for the full weekend for individual sessions.
Yoga, mindfulness and breathing can be ideal tools to assist teens with their busy schedules, social pressures, the demands of school and changing hormones. Jill Keefer leads our monthly class to help early teens develop a more in-depth yoga practice and learn meditation skills. Teens leave feeling calm, relaxed and more confident! Ages 10-14. Cost is $13.
Come and learn about this unique method of yoga that has been passed down through generations of teachers. You will learn the postures of the sequence that form the foundation of the Primary Series. Appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners as we will explore the building blocks as well as the full variations of some of the more challenging postures.
We are all creatures of habit–repeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting over and over. Some of our patterns are positive and helpful while others keep us circling through unproductive and harmful cycles. In yoga, these patterns are called samskaras. Come spend the afternoon looking at some common patterns that occur on the mat, what those patterns can tell us, and how we can shift out of habitual negative ruts and find a new groove.
Join Trace Sahaja Bonner & Steven Willard for an engaging workshop on learning the fundamentals of sitting, along with some techniques for the practice of meditation. We begin with an overview of meditation and will finish with learning how to set up a sacred space and integrating meditation into our lives. Open to all.
We are surrounded by sound for most of our waking day so it's the perfect object for meditation. To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others -- but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. In this class we practice the LovingKindness meditation and then relax with the sounds of crystal singing bowls that transport you to a state of calm.
Trace Sahaja and her husband, Andrew, share how working collaboratively with the varying poses (asanas) can build communication and fun "together" to achieve the impossible. No yoga experience is necessary. Only an open heart and a willingness to play. $30 per couple.
Gentle Yoga is gaining popularity because it gives the body the stress reduction it needs to heal and be at ease. Holy Cow Yoga Center has always loved offering a gentler approach to Yoga along side our more vigorous classes. We are proud to host a weekend training on Gentle Yoga with Ursel Harmon, 500 RYT. Ursel will share an in-depth knowledge of how to work with this growing demographic.
Join Steven Willard for our annual New Year’s Eve Class! We’ll start with a vin-tastic upbeat, flow class and wind down with a more reflective yin practice, contemplating on the letting go of 2018 and opening to 2019. A wonderful way to ring in the new year. Open to all. One person $20, Two people $35.
Join Anna to reflect on the year that is almost behind us and to set an intention for the year ahead. Journal writing, meditation, and long-held poses will be woven throughout this workshop. Bring your journal, your mat, and your willingness to tune-in to your inner wisdom!
Only 8 spots left!
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with an inspirational Yoga Mala class led by Barbara Halpern! Generate heat and share energy as we move & breathe together through 108 sun salutations in four sets of 27. This guided practice is open to all levels as modifications and rest will be offered. Class is free, but please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item. (Click through to register)
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Restorative yoga poses help us learn to rest deeply and completely. Let Ursel Harmon guide you through a restorative sequence to help your relax before the holidays.
We will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. However, we will hold one special class on Friday at 10:00am taught by Trace Sahaja Bonner! Class is free, but please bring a coat for our warmth drive!
(Last class on Wednesday, November 21 at 4:00pm)
This class is geared toward teachers and students who wish to explore ways to teach and/or practice with osteopenia or osteoporosis. 6 spots left!
Special Fall Series: Tuesdays from 8-9:00am. Get outside! We’ll get this class moving with a 30 minute walk along the West Ashley Greenway, behind Holy Cow Yoga Center. Upon returning to the studio, we’ll practice 30 minutes of mindful and meditative yoga.
Sometimes we need to spend time breaking down a specific genre of poses. This weekend we examine forward bending postures, alignment and variations. We will also focus on physiology of the spine and the manipura chakra. These physical aspects along with the study of kriya yoga and upanishads give us the ability to cleanse the mind and allow us to bow humbly to our truest self.