Michelle Nayeli: Hoop Vinyasa

Hoop Vinyasa

Experience a unique form of mind-body-awareness training using a hoop and Prana Flow-inspired vinyasa sequences. Integration of the Hoop invites greater opening throughout the body, while honing one’s sensitivity, balance, and embodiment of energetic alignment. Inspired by Shiva Rea’s Prana Danda Flow, a circular hoop reveals alignment and energy flow through shape rather than spinning in the dance. All levels.

 

BIO:

Michelle Nayeli lives for that nameless connection to the ecstatic divine which we often call ‘flow’. A life-long dancer-yogini turned hoop-devotee at first sight of Spiral rockin’ in 2005, Nayeli has taught Yoga, AcroYoga, and Hoopdance at studios, festivals, and on the road for the past 15 years. She is a teacher trainer on the faculties of Avāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healing Arts, Balanced Action Yoga, Hoop Vinyasa, and the Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Training. She is grateful to her Maha teachers~ Mother Earth, Shiva Rea- whom she assists regularly, John Friend, Tias Little, Tim Miller, and the global AcroYoga tribe, for her thousands of hours of training and endless inspiration. Michelle offers a variety of practices that synthesize Tantric philosophy, intelligent biomechanics, and the universality of dance as pathways toward the state of ‘yoga’. She believes we can reach the state of yoga in many ways, dance being possibly the most universal embodied way humans connect to something greater, whether our own essence or the shared experience of the collective. Her message is one of intimacy with life, wisdom of natural patterns, somatic sustainability, playfulness and presence within the flow.

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Michelle Nayeli: Circle Sadhana

 Circle Sadhana
A Deha Sadhana is a daily ritual practice of connection (yoga) of the body (deha), entered into as an honoring and connection to our unique embodiment of divine awareness. We learn from Nature, life, the cosmos, and everything in existence that the most fundamental movements are those of the spiral, wave, and rhythmic pulsation.

In rhythm is the power of consciousness, nature’s creative capacity. In pulsation we can make the most change in dissolving habitual patterns of body and of the mind. In curvilinear space, we speak to the deepest geometries of the physical body. In this session we will explore movements that flow, pulse, cycle, repeat and move in the ways Nature moves: in curves, spirals, rhythm and undulations. Class will be playful, joyful, and creative for all levels.

BIO:

Michelle Nayeli lives for that nameless connection to the ecstatic divine which we often call ‘flow’. A life-long dancer-yogini turned hoop-devotee at first sight of Spiral rockin’ in 2005, Nayeli has taught Yoga, AcroYoga, and Hoopdance at studios, festivals, and on the road for the past 15 years. She is a teacher trainer on the faculties of Avāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healing Arts, Balanced Action Yoga, Hoop Vinyasa, and the Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Training. She is grateful to her Maha teachers~ Mother Earth, Shiva Rea- whom she assists regularly, John Friend, Tias Little, Tim Miller, and the global AcroYoga tribe, for her thousands of hours of training and endless inspiration. Michelle offers a variety of practices that synthesize Tantric philosophy, intelligent biomechanics, and the universality of dance as pathways toward the state of ‘yoga’. She believes we can reach the state of yoga in many ways, dance being possibly the most universal embodied way humans connect to something greater, whether our own essence or the shared experience of the collective. Her message is one of intimacy with life, wisdom of natural patterns, somatic sustainability, playfulness and presence within the flow.

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www.embodyretreats.com
www.facebook.com/MichelleNayeliBouvier
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Sacred Dance & Yoga of the Elements

SACRED DANCE & YOGA OF THE ELEMENTS  Embrace and embody the elements of Fire, Air, Earth, Water, and Ether with a fusion of Bellydance, Samba, Afro-Brazilian, and Indian Dance. Accompanied with a Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga warm up and a Qi Gong cool down, this workshop will take you on a journey through the elements, open your heart, and awaken your body, mind, and spirit.

BIO: With a background in dance since the age of three, Briana Kai has been exploring creative movement her whole life. Beginning with Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop, and later expanding into Salsa, Samba, Belly Dance, Afro-Brazilian, and Odissi Indian Temple Dance, artistic fusion has become culmination of years of exposure to diverse styles and dance cultures. Finding deep healing in the sacredness of movement and the devotion of dance, naturally Briana was drawn to develop a regular yoga practice to compliment her dancing. Completing her Pilates certification with Polestar Pilates in 2008, she began to explore the therapeutic and healing qualities of various movement modalities.  Teaching dance and movement to children of all ages since she was ten years old, Briana loves to share practices to elevate and empower the youth to be conscious co-creators of their own reality and honor the body temple. As an accomplished singer, music has a great impact in her practice over the years, and she loves to share the harmonizing and transcendental effects of the combination of movement and music in her classes. Finding the universal love and oneness through dance blending with the spiritual awareness of yoga, fusion is the natural progression; creating a sacred space with our own body temples through devotional disciple and practice results in a happy, healthy and holy life.

Nayeli- AM Yoga in the Redwood Circle

PRAN FLOW- RHYTHMIC VINYASA & PRANA FLOW-MANDALA VINYASA

Prana Flow is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living, as well as the energetic base of sustainability in embodied practices. Practitioners learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow drawn from Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Somatics, Therapeutics, Michelle Nayeli’s teaching of the last thirteen years and her years of study and assisting Shiva Rea. Rhythmic Vinyasa utilizes pulsation of breath and body to teach energetic alignment and open the body in safe and effective pathways.

Prana Flow ~ Mandala Vinyasa
Prana Flow is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living, as well as the energetic base of sustainability in embodied practices. Practitioners learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow drawn from Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Somatics, Therapeutics, Michelle Nayeli’s teaching of the last thirteen years and her years of study and assisting Shiva Rea. Mandala Vinyasa takes us on a creative journey good for body and mind, opening circular pathways to practice and movement beyond the boundary of the yoga mat and linear ideas of asana.

Circle Sadhana~ Vinyasa of the Hoop
Experience a unique form of mind-body-awareness training using a hoop and Prana Flow-inspired vinyasa sequences.  Integration of the Hoop, a symbol of unity and continuity, invites greater opening throughout the body, while honing one’s sensitivity, balance, and embodiment of energetic alignment.  We seek harmony of strength and fluidity, that of the graceful warrior who serves the Sacred Hoop of Life. Class will be playful, joyful, and creative, both with and without the hoop.

BIO:
A mover and shaker all her life, Michelle Nayeli embraces the wild, celebratory, and transformational aspects of embodiment, and lives for that nameless connection to the ecstatic divine which we often call ‘flow’. A lifelong dancer-yogini, Michelle has been blessed with amazing teachers throughout her life, having been particularly touched by Tim Miller, Tias Little, John Friend, the global AcroYoga tribe, Christopher “Hareesh” Wallace, Christopher Tompkins, and Shiva Rea, whom she continues to assist as much as possible! Nearly twenty years of yoga practice have woven together with studies in Ecology, Herbalism, Shaiva Tantra, Thai Massage, Contemporary Dance, Capoeira, Tribal Bellydance and Hoopdance to expand what embodiment practice means to her, and can be through her offerings as a teacher. Yoga is a state of connection to our essence and truth, and Michelle’s intention is to evolve our collective notion of Sadhana~ that there are many ways to reach the state of flowing presence and inner radiance!

Michelle Nayeli, a mostly self-taught hoopdancer, is a leader in the emergence of Hoopdance as a personal Sadhana. She has taught yoga, hoopdance, and somatic arts at studios across the country, national conferences and festivals for the past thirteen years. Michelle currently resides in San Francisco where she teaches public Prana Flow and Hoopdance classes while maintaining a private practice.

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Shellie White

Shellie White is a freelance Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, who travels the world spreading love with her hands, hoops and heart-centered way of life. She has been offering massage at The HoopCamp and HoopPath Retreats since 2009, and is so grateful for the opportunity to serve the hoop community in such a way. Being an avid hoop dancer of four years, as well as a Qi Gong, Breath Work & Yoga instructor, Shellie is very aware of the mechanics of the human machine. Her bodywork is an intuitive and educated flow. Petite yet strong, Shellie delivers the ‘perfect pressure’ per person, per body part, per moment. Many claim she has ‘magic hands’. While receiving her massage, often recipients experience deep and profound realizations by allowing themselves to truly feel their body, and the emotions stored within. Shellie holds a compassionate space for old patterns, trauma and injuries to simply leave the body, creating space for more miracles and blessings in everyday life! To receive a massage from Shellie is an honor to your body temple, a silence to your mental chatter, a clearing for your sacred soul and an opening for your humble heart.

To connect with Shellie please visit www.thehealthyhooper.com for all contact information. Aloha and Healthy Hooping!