The Summer Solstice is a time for us to come back to balance, and thrive in the joys of life. Salute the solstice with us, and celebrate our connection and the light that is within each of us. This gathering is an opportunity to practice with teachers from Charleston's yoga studios. Experience meditation, 108 Sun Salutations, safe hands-on adjustments, live reggae music from Mystic Vibrations, and the sweetness of moving in nature. All levels and abilities are welcome!
If we take our cues from nature, this is the ideal time to take some of the vigor out of our yoga practice, and invite more cooling and slower paced movements. Yin Yoga, specifically, is an ideal choice as the long-held postures can welcome some much needed grounding, and also stimulate the energy body to promote the flow of stagnant qi. Donation based class.
Girish, an accomplished musician of many genres, former monk infused in spiritual practice, loving wordsmith linking lyrics and rhythm in a blissful musical event, sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. Accompanied by his amazing band, Girish invites his audience at his kirtan concert to participate by singing along, call and response chanting, and dancing.
We’ve moved this workshop to a bigger space (Porter Gaud High School Gym). Registration open. 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.
This weekend we will explore the fundamental beginnings of Hatha as a balancing practice for the body. We will also be looking at twisting asanas, their variations & learning sequencing of floors poses as well as foundational Ayurvedic principles, Prana and concepts of Gunas.
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.
Jill Keefer brings years of experience to share the fundamentals of teaching to this wonderful demographic. The program allows anyone with a desire to teach children ages 6 - 14, such as parents, school teachers and social workers, to learn the skills necessary to guide a creative and safe Yoga class to kids.
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.
A great training for yoga teachers, doulas, and midwives looking to expand their knowledge base, and anyone who is pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or desiring to share the gift of yoga with pregnant women!
James Knight, E-RYT, the creator of Gentle Somatic Yoga, will be teaching a 2 hour introductory class on Saturday and will facilitate a Deeper Dive workshop on Sunday. Gentle Somatic Yoga is a synthesis of traditional Hatha yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetic exercises and meditation. Open to yoga students and teachers.
This Memorial Day allow your body to heal and restore through Yin and Sound vibrations with Sonia Lennartz and Liz Rameriz. Sound waves travel better through Water than Air so we will stimulate the Water energy organs of the body by holding Yin poses for three to five minutes while bathing in the vibrations generated by Sound Healing instruments. These instruments generate vibrations that are thought to improve brain waves, induce relaxation, reduce stress, lower blood pressure as well as restore areas of imbalance of the body. See you there! SOLD OUT!
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.
A Spring Awakening: Steven's evening alternative to the downtown scene (with free parking) all set to the music of the 70’s! 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).
SOLD OUT. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.