Anusara Yoga and Ayurveda
Weekend Workshop with Ashleigh Sergeant and Siri Peterson
Saturday, October 13th
Have you ever taken a hot yoga class and thought you were going to die or kill someone? Have you ever taken a restorative class and been literally bored to tears? Do you find yourself doing the exact same practice day in and day out, resulting in little to no change? Not every yoga practice is beneficial for every person. Similarly, not every style of meditating, nor every vegetable is necessarily beneficial. No two beings are exactly alike. Therefore, our daily regimens must be tailored to our individual needs.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest healing systems.Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda is the study of health and longevity in relation to the 5 elemental forces that make up the world we live in. Understanding the different ways these forces coalesce in the body empowers us to make personal lifestyle choices that enhance well-being. By skillfully applying the bio-mechanical principles of Anusara yoga, you will balance and align your unique system of elemental energies in order to optimize health and productivity.
Understanding the Elements * 9-11:30am * $35
Through a lively, full spectrum asana sequence, we will explore the five elements as they reside within us and around us. Begin to understand your unique, individual constitution and how it relates to and informs your yoga practice.
Saturday, October 13th
Doshas, Diet & Daily Regimens * 1-3:30pm * $35
Building on the previous asana practice through lecture, discussion and interactive practices, we will learn to identify common imbalances in the mind and body. With this new awareness you will be empowered create lifestyle choices that suit your individual body.
Sunday, October 14th
Yoga as Medicine * 2-4:30pm * $35
Explore specific asana sequences that address particular ailments and imbalances. Understand how your attitudinal approach and alignment choices can prevent disease and enhance longevity.
Space is limited; please register in advance by contacting: (530) 836-1500 or Info@TrailsWithin.com
Sign up for all three sessions for $90 ($15 savings!)
All levels are welcome
Raised by a yoga teacher, Ashleigh Sergeant began her dedicated exploration of yoga at an early age, and is honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara® Yoga Instructor in the world. Throughout 2008, Ashleigh traveled with and assisted the Anusara staff on tour with John Friend, accruing hundreds of study hours, which empowered her exponential growth. Ashleigh has been designated the 2011-2012 Global Yoga Ambassador for Adidas, teaching the methodology of Anusara to sponsored instructors worldwide through the program pioneered by Elena Brower in 2010.
The early part of Ashleigh’s life was ruled by chronic back pain caused by a spine condition from birth. Having resigned to the idea that she would live every day in some kind of pain, she had nearly stopped trying to heal when she found the therapeutics practice of Anusara Yoga. Through precise bio-mechanical alignment and thoughtful awareness, Anusara Yoga empowered her to heal—completely. Ashleigh now lives free from pain, something doctors claimed to be impossible, and enjoys the gift of life through the lens of a healthy mind and body. Driven by infinite gratitude , Ashleigh has dedicated her life to sharing the method of Anusara Yoga. Ashleigh blends the ancient practice of Ayurveda, a science of longevity and illness prevention through diet and nutrition, into her teaching, and often specializes in therapeutic yoga with elite athletes. Ashleigh’s classes are fun yet powerful invitations to connect to your heart, your strength and your vision.
After many years in New York City, Ashleigh recently moved to Truckee. She is extremely excited to explore the beautiful mountains while sharing the teachings and practices that have impacted her life so deeply. Learn more about Ashleigh at www.ashleighsergeant.com
Siri met her first yoga teacher, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, when she was just 11 years old, and she has been a devoted yogi since that day. Siri taught yoga in New York City and internationally for the last 8 years and now enjoys her home in magnificent Lake Tahoe. A certified Anusara® yoga instructor, she has completed well over 3000 hours of trainings with her mentors John Friend, Dr. Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton, and many other incredible members of the global yoga community. She is honored to share the practices of ever-evolving yoga that invites us to remember our own essential power and intrinsic wisdom.
Siri is passionately committed to sharing the therapeutic applications of yoga, helping students of all ages and abilities generate healing through alignment. She is a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and is a certified to give intuitive archetypal readings through Carolyn Myss. A New York Times recognized dancer and choreographer, Siri incorporates over 25 years of movement study into her classes. Through numerous mediums, Siri empowers students to engage their yoga practice as an artistic expression from the heart. Siri spent much of 2010 and 2011 as the primary writer for Leela: The Deepak Chopra Project – a meditation based video game for Xbox Kinect.
She is a 2012 representative for Yoga Paws. Siri has taught at the Wanderlust Festival for the past two years with fellow yogini / partner-in-crime, Ashleigh Sergeant. Learn more about Siri at www.siriyoga.com