I accomplished this hands-free Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand pose) just 8 days past my 49th birthday! What is most inspiring is that I haven't practiced this pose in years for fear of neck pain and migraines. None this time because I've been building strength for the past three months. The class was expertly taught by my friend and fellow Yoga Room graduate Joe Sepena.
March 18, 2018
March 8, 2018
Year 49 for Amy is the year of reconnecting with my inner artist, giving her an outlet and a voice.
January 26, 2018
Join Amy Kweskin and Nancy Leigh Smith for a weekend of relaxation and personal attention at Weseterbeke Ranch in Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon.
Around the structured schedule of yoga classes and meals you'll find ample time to enjoy hiking on the trails around the ranch, swimming in the pool, and soaking in the hot tub while enjoying the ranch's serene beauty.
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 6
3:00pm: Guests may begin to arrive at Westerbeke
4:00pm: Guests check -in
5:00pm: Yoga "Post-Drive" Movement and Relaxation Session
8:00pm: Evening Program-Chanting, Meditation and Salamba (supported) Savasana Session
Saturday, April 7
9:30-11:00am: Morning Yoga
Following lunch is unscheduled time on your own for hiking, swimming, hot tubbing, writing, napping, and massage appointments
4:30pm Yoga Session
Sunday, April 8
Please pack and vacate your rooms before class, or by 10:00am
9:30-11:30 Morning Yoga & Closing Circle
Departure following lunch
Meals at Westerbeke Ranch are famously delicious, and include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Your shared accomodations will be in the Red and Blue Cabins, each with four bedrooms. The cabins sleep a total of 24, accommodating 3-4 people in each bedroom. Each of the 8 bedrooms has a separate bathroom. The Blue Cabin is wheel chair accessible.
Registration includes the total fee for the retreat, inclusive of yoga classes, meals, lodging and use of the extensive grounds. Massage appointments are also available for an additional fee.
The retreat has limited space with a total of up to 24 attendees.
January 7, 2018
For students who want to deepen their yoga practice from Level I-II to Level II-III, this three-month series focuses on backbends building towards Shoulderstand Salamba Sarvāngāsan.
This asana is a gateway to incorporating inversions into your practice. Amy, Christine and Joe teach in one-month rotations to guide students in developing alignment, strength, balance, and confidence.
Starts January 12
Attend the full series or drop in when you are available.
Week 1 begins with Ustrasana=Camel Pose.
More info and register here.