Asana in Action: Teaching Beyond Your Edge


Asana in Action: Teaching Beyond Your Edge with Siobhan Carranza
Saturday, 11/15/14 from 10:00am – 2:00pm


  • Do you find you avoid certain poses in your teaching/sequencing because you are not sure how to teach it?
  • Do you leave certain poses out because they are not in your practice?
  • What about poses that you cannot currently do the full or deeper variation?
  • Do you struggle to teach beginners or advanced or mixed level classes?
  • Do you find yourself teaching the same poses in every class?

Learn to unlock the secret of asana for yourself and your students. This two-part series is designed to help yoga teachers move through challenging asanas and transitions. Siobhan will help you break down those poses you avoid, explore their foundations + variations, and learn ways to sequence them effectively. She will inspire you to teach with healthy limits, compassionate support, and even teach poses that you may struggle in. Warning: AHA moments and yoga epiphanies are likely to occur.

For more information on pricing and how to register, see the Tranquil Space webscheduler here.



Jai Ganesh Workshop

laura burch

Join us on Saturday November 8th from 5-7p for A Practice to Remove Obstacles, Hail Ganesh! The stories behind yoga poses can add a deeper layer of meaning to our practice. This workshop is an exploration of yoga inspired by the elephant god, Ganesh. We’ll tap into Ganesh’s power to remove obstacles, freeing our bodies and minds to live life to the fullest.

This two-hour practice will be a mixture of vinyasa (flowing postures), yin (passive, longer holds of postures), pranayama (breathwork) and storytelling, with Ganesh lighting the way. $35, register online here for $30 and premium members enjoy 15% off.

Newbie Yogi Workshop THIS Saturday


 There is still time to sign-up to join us THIS Saturday, November 1st, for our Newbie Yogi Workshop @ Tranquil Space Arlington!

Are you new to yoga or looking for a refresher on the fundamentals of vinyasa or just curious about yoga? Do you have friends or loved ones that you have wanted to get to onto a mat? Our Newbie Yogi Workshop is the place for you and them. This 2.5-hour workshop will introduce the basics of vinyasa yoga and explore alignment and breathing along with basic poses and relaxation techniques.

Aviva will break down the alignment of some of the basic elements of vinyasa yoga classes, including step-back sun salutations (think forward fold, upward salute, plank, modified chaturanga – think low push-up, baby cobra, and downward facing dog), some standing poses (think warrior I, warrior II, extended side angle, and triangle), some seated poses, and basic finishing poses (like bridge, legs-up-the-wall, and shoulderstand, plus shoulderstand alternatives). We’ll also work on the basics of balancing poses, learning how to access your core, and suggestions on how to use props to make certain yoga poses more accessible to you.

Join us at Tranquil Space Arlington on Saturday November 1st from 5-7:30p for this Newbie Yogi Workshop. One week of unlimited yoga classes is included – the week immediately following the workshop only. (Do you have the $49 newbie special pass, a monthly/annual membership, or been using class passes? Ask at the front desk how the unlimited yoga classes are applied to your account.)

More information on pricing and how to sign up can be found here.

Yoga & Psychology: Yoga for Working with Stress & Trauma

Yoga & Psychology: Yoga for Working with Stress & Trauma with Kevin Waldorf-Cruz

Saturday, 11/15/14 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Unwind the effects of stress and trauma on the mind and body. Start to understand how daily experiences or severe events can leave an impact on physical, social and psychological wellness. Explore how yoga and tools of somatic awareness can help reduce the reactivity related to stress and trauma. Discover how safety, self-acceptance, empowerment, movement, and rhythm can be powerful tools for recovery. This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and a gentle practice. Please bring a journal to write in.

For more information on pricing and how to register, see the Tranquil Space webscheduler here.