New registration policy for workshops:
Students will need to register for workshops at least 12 hours in advance.
This will allow teachers and staff to be better prepared. Thank you for understanding.
Cacao & Community
with Nicole Lovald
3:30 -5:00 pm
Join Nicole Lovald for a ceremony to bless the SOTL studio and you, our Spirit of the Lake Yoga community.
Cacao is a sacred plant that has been used in ceremonies for its healing properties among yogis, shamans, and indigenous people. Cacao helps us to connect to our inner selves and expand our hearts through the promotion of the neurotransmitter anandamide (the bliss molecule). In community we will bless ourselves, one another, and our shared space while enjoying a warm drink of cacao, honey and spices.
Following the consumption of the healthy cacao tonic, you will be invited to flow through a yoga practice, while connecting to your inner source and wisdom. Through the connection to breath and body, you will be invited to open your heart space to allow what needs to flow in to be embraced and to allow what is ready to be released to be let go. This practice will give you the time and space to connect with yourself and the sense of community we've missed over the last year. You will leave with a lighter and more open heart, feeling more spiritually connected to all that is and will be.
Cost: $30 for the community class + cacao + recipe
Yoga for Dads (series)
with Matthew Tift
7:00 -8:30 pm
Cost: $20/class or $72 for all 4
Fatherhood might be the best job in the world, but it can also be challenging, stressful, and hard on your body. Would you like to build strength, flexibility, and endurance while learning to be more present with your kids and partner? Yoga is a low-impact exercise you can do anywhere that can help you feel good, look good, and move well.
This class for dads and expectant fathers includes a strength-focused yoga practice and an opportunity to talk with other dads. Led by Matthew Tift, a yoga teacher and father of two, this class is for men of all ages and abilities, whether you think touching your toes is about as likely as being offered four free tickets to the next Super Bowl or you can do yoga poses that would impress Iron Man (yoga helped Robert Downey, Jr. overcome his addictions). Expect to come away from this class with practical skills and strategies that will support you in your quest to be a better dad and a better man.
No previous yoga experience needed.
Pura Vida Yoga Retreat (Costa Rica)
with Niki Scarpa Cohen & Nicole Lovald
February 5 - February 12, 2022
Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Spend a week in paradise, taking a break from your busy life to experience the Pura Vida vibe of Costa Rica. Nestled between the rain forest and the pacific ocean, enjoy the wonders of the jungle, the uncrowded beaches, and beautiful sunsets.
This yoga retreat will provide you with an opportunity to disconnect from the busyness of your life to delve deeper into your yoga practice. With two daily yoga classes, you will spend time reconnecting with YOU and nurturing your body-mind-and spirit.