Workshops and Events


JANUARY 2018


SUNDAY SERIES - ELEMENTS:  A FOUR WEEK INTRO TO YOGA SERIES with KALEEN LUGO


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A gift of health, fitness, and personalized attention. This Introduction to Yoga Series will break down the basic postures, terminology, and alignment providing a strong foundation for you to step into any class confidently. The Intro Series is perfect for new or returning students, as well as those that want to focus on technique. Suitable for those who want to decrease stress, sleep better, feel energized, or lose weight.

 

About Kaleen:

As a long time student, Kaleen teaches from the guidance of her own practice (Svādhyāya) and has been fortunate enough to study with many great teachers. Her style’s intuitive yet grounding and continuously curious about one’s own potential and its influence over our internal and external worlds.

She has been greatly influenced by the insights of her guru, Annie Carpenter, and her uncanny ability to create a sense of adventure into the deepest areas within our being while still remaining on your mat. As a certified SmartFLOW® teacher, Kaleen emphasizes proprioception, optimal alignment, and the flow of prana throughout the entire body with both asana and supportive props.

At the heart of her yoga, Kaleen believes that the more we connect to our bodies and mind through disciplined practice, the more we realize “we’re souls having a human experience, rather than humans having a spiritual experience.”

At the heart of her yoga, Kaleen believes that the more we connect to our bodies and mind through disciplined practice, the more we realize “we’re souls having a human experience, rather than humans having a spiritual experience.”

Date: Sundays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Investment: $120 Full Series / $35 Drop-In

 

PLEASE NOTE: For all Ekam Yoga Workshops, a 7-day cancellation is necessary or guest will be charged full amount. No refunds or credits shall be granted. Purchases are also non-transferable. Purchases limited to 1 per person. If you would like to purchase as a gift for someone, please call the studio during business hours to secure his/her spot. 


FREE SmartFLOW® YOGA CLASS AND TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION with TIFFANY RUSSO


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If you are interested in deepening your yoga practice or learning to teach yoga, this event is for you! Come spend your Saturday afternoon with Tiffany Russo and discover SmartFLOW® Yoga. This method couples classical yoga, with its rigor and discipline, and the modernity of anatomy and fluid transitions.

Following the class, Tiffany will be answering all your questions regarding Annie Carpenter's SmartFLOW® 200/300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program that begins at You & the Mat April 6, 2018.

 

ABOUT TIFFANY BY TIFFANY:

I practice yoga to slow down from the busy outside world. To remind myself it is not a race. The practice connects me back to who I truly am, without ego, and then I try to step back into the world from an authentic place.

I teach yoga to share what I know and believe works: creating more awareness as we hurry through life to pause and see the beauty in each and every thing, and in each and every one of us. Yoga is the art of paying attention. The physical practice is an entry to the boundless teachings that yoga offers.

Date: January 20
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm (class) / 4:30pm - 5:00pm (info session)
FREE


SOUND MEDITATION - RESTORATIVE YOGA with STEVE VELEZ and SARAH RAMOS


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Ekam Yoga is pleased to offer a unique evening of Restorative Yoga led by Sara Ramos and accompanied by talented cellist Steve Velez. Their collaboration aims to get you out of your head and into your body.

The intent of this integration of music and yoga is to heal you from the inside out. The cello has the same tonal vibrations as the body and is used extensively in music therapy. Combined with yoga asana, the tones of the cello are easily digested into the body and help to lead us back to our breathe.

This session is open to all levels and music lovers alike.

 

ABOUT SARA RAMOS:


Sarah's classes range from peaceful and relaxing atmospheres to very energetic - infusing her passion for yoga in each posture, giving gentle and encouraging cues with a particular emphasis on breathing.


Sarah enjoys teaching yoga and has realized it's best way that she can serve, teaching her students how to connect to their own highest consciousness and their inner being.


A Certified Life Coach as well a 200 hour certified yoga teacher Sarah studied True Flow Yoga with Brynn Rybacek. Sarah continues her education under mentors, Geo and Katresha Moskios.

 

ABOUT STEVE VELEZ:


Born in Long Island, New York and raised in Orange County, California, Steve Velez received his musical education at the University of California Irvine.


Steve’s musical experience is as diverse as his ability to direct, produce, arrange and perform many styles of music. From Classical to Pop, Irish to Klesmer, Steve performs regularly on cello, guitar, piano, recorder and saxophone.
Steve’s recent television appearances include the Travel Channel and with the musical sensation Korn on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Pepsi commercials, MTV Music Video’s, NBC’s West Wing and Frasier.


His various other works include performances with such world-renowned artists as, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Crawford, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Rod Stewart, David Foster, George Martin, John Tesh, James Galway, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Clint Black.


Steve performs regularly with The Mozart Classical Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Orange County Symphony, Disneyland Candlelight Orchestra and the Crystal Cathedral Symphony. Steve was also the Principal Cellist for the “Beatlemania Classical Mystery Tour” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.


In addition to running his own music business, Steve has released compact discs, “Breathe the Celtic Aire” and “Christmas Fantasia” with his own Da Capo Players. Produced and published “Rainbows of Music”, a student compact disc book set. The remainder of Steve’s professional time is spent as a studio musician, performing chamber music, symphony concerts, children’s concerts, teaching, and touring around the world.

Date: Sunday, January 21
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Investment: $35 Drop In / $25 for Ekam & YATM Members


YOGA SOCIAL IN THE PARK with Andrea Martin


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Slip on a pair of wireless headphones and experience 60 minutes of energetic bliss with our amazing teacher, Andrea Martin, as she takes you through a meditative, soulful, and strong Vinyasa flow infused with her curated soundtrack.

Yoga Social's interactive good-vibes classes are designed to bring a smile to your face. Designed for all levels for ultimate enjoyment.

Date: Sundays, January 28th
Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm (3:15pm Check-In // 3:30pm - 4:45pm Yoga Social)
Investment: $20 Early Bird / $25 Drop-In


FEBRUARY 2018


SUNDAY SERIES - ACRO YOGA with KAYVON AFSARIFARD


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Come play, fly, laugh and learn new ways to experience yoga. This practice is used to build body awareness, communication and trust. During this workshop, we will go over the basics of partner yoga, flying, basing and spotting. There will be ample time to play and experience!

 

About Kayvon Afsarifard:

Kayvon has a great passion for teaching people what they are capable of and to be content with where they are in mind, body, and soul. He seeks to cultivate mindful awareness in students so that they may receive the full benefits of the practice. With a smile and heart full of love his classes are dynamic and and allow each student to find depth and intention on their mats. He has trained with Josh Vincent and Annie Carpenter and always seeks to learn more about Yoga asana alignment as well as the spirit of the practice.

Date: Sundays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Investment:
Entire Series: $99 Early Bird / $120 After January 20
Drop-In: $35 per Session

 

PLEASE NOTE: For all Ekam Yoga Workshops, a 7-day cancellation is necessary or guest will be charged full amount. No refunds or credits shall be granted. Purchases are also non-transferable. Purchases limited to 1 per person. If you would like to purchase as a gift for someone, please call the studio during business hours to secure his/her spot. 


RE-ALIGN TO RE-DEFINE: BALANCE YOUR HIPS with TIFFANY RUSSO


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Join SmartFLOW teacher and trainer Tiffany Russo, as we embark along the journey of exploring the largest joint in your body. Dive into understanding the true Range of Motion in your hip sockets, debunking any myths you might have and create a new honest approach to your practice.

  • A brief review the anatomy of the hip socket and the accessory muscles that support these joints
  • Discern the difference between flexibility and stability by bringing awareness to any muscular imbalances
  • Cultivate space and integrity in these joints by exploring your optimal foundation in some of your favorite standing postures
  • End with long sweet & slow hip openers

In this workshop you will move into a greater understanding of your hip sockets to create more awareness of what is truly possible in your body, more joy in your asana and freedom to move with ease!

 

ABOUT TIFFANY BY TIFFANY

I practice yoga to slow down from the busy outside world. To remind myself it is not a race. The practice connects me back to who I truly am, without ego, and then I try to step back into the world from an authentic place.

I teach yoga to share what I know and believe works: creating more awareness as we hurry through life to pause and see the beauty in each and every thing, and in each and every one of us. Yoga is the art of paying attention. The physical practice is an entry to the boundless teachings that yoga offers.

Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Investment: $40 Early Bird / $45 After January 27

 

PLEASE NOTE: For all Ekam Yoga Workshops, a 7-day cancellation is necessary or guest will be charged full amount. No refunds or credits shall be granted. Purchases are also non-transferable. Purchases limited to 1 per person. If you would like to purchase as a gift for someone, please call the studio during business hours to secure his/her spot. 


SACRED SOUND JOURNEY with DYLAN CHURCHILL


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Come de-stress and enjoy this amazing Sound Bath. Dylan will use Crystal quartz singing bowls, Native American Flute, Shamanic drumming, channeled vocals, and more to aid those present in a journey through the senses. This is a deeply healing and relaxing vibrational experience. All are welcome!

Date: Friday, February 9th
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Investment: $35 Drop In / $25 for Ekam & YATM Members


MARCH 2018


POWER YOGA MASTER CLASS with SPECIAL GUEST BRYAN KEST


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Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class is a well rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In a Power Yoga workshop, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy the benefit from the workshop.

A Power Yoga Master Class typically includes:

· 1 hour lecture about philosophy and fundamentals
· 2 hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture

Day: Saturday, March 10th
Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Investment: $75 / $65 Ekam & YATM Members
Contact: catherine@ekam-yoga.com (SPACE IS LIMITED)

 

PLEASE NOTE: For all Ekam Yoga Workshops, a 7-day cancellation is necessary or guest will be charged full amount. No refunds or credits shall be granted. Purchases are also non-transferable. Purchases limited to 1 per person. If you would like to purchase as a gift for someone, please call the studio during business hours to secure his/her spot. 


Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world. For more information visit www.poweryoga.com

Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.

For more information visit www.poweryoga.com


HEALING DREAM SOUND EXPERIENCE with JOHANNA ANGODUNG


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By combining different instruments (gongs, meditaion bowls, etc.) Johanna (Gian Shakti Kaur) will facilitate your entry into delta brainwave frequency.

In the Delta state you are sound asleep. Delta waves are the slowest of all five brainwave frequencies and range between 0-4 Hz. Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), is the deepest of sleep states and it plays a vital role in your health and well-being. During this phase of the sleep cycle, the brain produces very slow, large Delta waves.

Even without the luxury of a full eight hours of sleep, a short time in the Delta state will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. Delta brainwave programs are an ideal choice for accessing your sub-conscious to facilitate deep and powerful reprogramming. Delta waves trigger the release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), making deep sleep essential for healing and regeneration.

It is when we are deeply relaxed that our body heals itself!

Day: Sunday, March 25th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Investment: $35 Drop In / $25 Ekam & YATM Members


APRIL 2018


SACRED SOUND JOURNEY with DYLAN CHURCHILL


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Come de-stress and enjoy this amazing Sound Bath. Dylan will use Crystal quartz singing bowls, Native American Flute, Shamanic drumming, channeled vocals, and more to aid those present in a journey through the senses. This is a deeply healing and relaxing vibrational experience. All are welcome!

Day: Friday, April 6th
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Investment: $35 Drop In / $25 Ekam & YATM Members