Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life.


 Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/RYT500/RCYT/YACEP, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence to continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone. 


workshop synopses

1) Contentment from Within

How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be verses being content with where you are?  Where can you create space on your life?  What would that space allow you to let in? What do you cling to (mentally/physically)?  How could letting go of this allow you to let yourself live more fully and deeply? 

Explore these questions and perhaps begin to work towards answers as you join Becky for three hours of exploring the philosophy behind Santosha, the second of the five Niyamas.  Navigate towards the contentment that exists within (no matter what life may have to offer) as we partake in journaling and discussion and flow through a Vinyasa practice.  This will be followed by various practices that encourage finding that place of true acceptance and contentment, including progressive relaxation, visualization, and yoga nidra.


2) Full Circle: Yoga for Cycling

Cycling is an awesome full-body workout, that is a great tool for losing weight, staying healthy, and keeping in peak physical shape. But at the same time, the repetitive motion and strain can leave the body sore, tight, and achy, which can limit your muscle recovery and stamina, and make you prone to injury. Rejuvenate the body, and take your cycling to the next level by finding balance with a regular yoga practice!

In this workshop, yoga and cycling enthusiast, Becky Eschenroeder, will cover the benefits of incorporating a dedicated yoga practice into your weekly cycling training program. The practice will start with a brief discussion/intro, followed by a yoga practice, classwork, and discussion including a specific sequence purposefully designed to balance the body and mind of hard-core cyclers! This practice is certain to loosen all those tight spots, improve your breathing, and keep you peddling hard!

3) Runner's High: Yoga for Runners

In this workshop, yoga and running guru, Becky Eschenroeder, will cover the benefits of incorporating a dedicated yoga practice into your weekly running training program. The practice will start with a 30 minute run, followed by a yoga practice, classwork, and discussion including specific sequences purposefully designed to balance the body and mind of hard-core runners! This practice is certain to loosen all those tight spots, improve your breathing, and keep you on your feet!


4) Strength to Surrender

Finding your “edge” in yoga requires listening to not only your body, but also to your heart and your mind; trusting that inner guide that comes from within.  Mindfully toeing the lines of our “limits” is what makes us stronger.  Learn how to invite challenges into your life and turn them into opportunities though the use of your own instincts, knowledge, and ability to trust and surrender.    

Join Becky on a journey of discovering your “inner guide” that leads you to that internal place of purity and trust that is always there no matter what life may look like on the “outside.”  We will touch on the importance of needing to let go in order for transformation to occur and on finding courage to do so.  It takes strength to let go and trust, and we will work towards that as we explore the meaning behind the Niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana.

This journey inward will include a combination of an intense physical practice with thought provoking information, journaling, discussion, meditation, and long savasana that will allow the students to realize and connect with the importance of working as hard as they can but knowing when it is okay to stop, let go, and know it is okay to surrender (that it is even necessary sometimes).        


5) Wildly Free to Be

 As we navigate into the 3rd and 4th Chakra (power center and heart), we will incorporate the idea of trusting and letting go (Ishvara Pranidhana).  This exploration includes discussion, journaling, asana practice and an in depth look into the core of your being…working from the inside out.

Prepare to embark on this journey as you join Becky for three hours of exploring the philosophy behind Manipura, the third of the five Chakras; Anahata, the fourth of the five Chakras; and Ishvarah Pranidhana, the fifth of the five Niyamas.  Navigate towards that sense of freedom that exists within (no matter what life may have to offer) as we partake in journaling and discussion and flow through a Vinyasa practice and some visualization as well.

 

6) "Druminyasa" with Becky Eschenroeder & Brad Ellsworth

Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to a  vinyasa flow led by yoga instructor Becky Eschenroeder to the beats by percussionist Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa. As featured on CBS “Try out Druminyasa for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience,” and The Washington Times and appearing at festivals, studios and special events, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years.  A yoga practitioner and teacher, Brad founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement.  Becky Eschenroeder of Great Abiding Yoga has been teaching yoga to countless beautiful souls since 2010 and feels so blessed to be able to share this experience with you.

Check out the video below.

https://youtu.be/dy45a6MYiGw

A little live radio fun:

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7) Yoga Hikes

YogaHikes are the paramount way to stay healthy and strong in mind, body, and spirit. Communing with the elements, including other human beings, fosters compassion; exploring our communities encourages a sense of pride and a desire to care for the Mother Earth; hiking strengthens our bodies, and yoga helps us relax and strengthens our connection with Soul. YogaHikes include vinyasa and meditation in addition to a hike through the beautiful outdoors near you.

 

8) Forever Young: Creating a Yoga Class for K-5th Grade

Join Becky Eschenroeder of Great Abiding Yoga, LLC on a playful journey back to childhood as we navigate the construction of forming a yoga class to teach children ranging from kindergarten through 5th grade.  Becky will use her backgrounds of education, psychology, and yoga instruction as she guides you though this creative process.  Items covered include self-reflection and journaling, warmups, discussion of developmental stages and behavior management, example classes, resources, and more.  

 

9) Forever Young: Creating a Yoga Class for 6th-12th Grade

Join Becky Eschenroeder of Great Abiding Yoga, LLC on a mindful journey back to those transformative (and not always easy) years of middle and high school.  We will navigate the construction of forming a yoga class to teach children ranging from 6th through 12th grade.  Becky will use her backgrounds of education, psychology, and yoga instruction as she guides you though this creative process.  Items covered include self-reflection and journaling, warmups, discussion of developmental stages and behavior management, example classes, resources, and more.  
 

10) Downhill We Rise: Yoga for Skiers


Skiing is an awesome full-body workout that is welcomed by the adventurous spirit, encouraging staying healthy, and in peak physical shape. But at the same time, the repetitive motion and strain can leave the body sore, tight, and achy, which can limit your muscle recovery and stamina, and make you prone to injury. Rejuvenate the body, and take your skiing to the next level by finding balance with a regular yoga practice!
In this workshop, yoga and adventure enthusiast, Becky Eschenroeder, will cover the benefits of incorporating a dedicated yoga practice into your regular skiing training program. The practice will start with a brief discussion/intro, followed by a yoga practice, classwork, and discussion including a specific sequences purposefully designed to balance the body and mind of hard-core skiers! This practice is certain to loosen all those tight spots, improve your breathing and stamina as you continue to glide through the powder!

 

11) Beach Break: Yoga for Surfers

Surfing is an awesome full-body workout that is welcomed by the adventurous spirit, encouraging staying healthy, and in peak physical shape. But at the same time, the repetitive motion and strain can leave the body sore, tight, and achy, which can limit your muscle recovery and stamina, and make you prone to injury. Rejuvenate the body, and take your surfing to the next level by finding balance with a regular yoga practice!In this workshop, yoga and adventure enthusiast, Becky Eschenroeder, will cover the benefits of incorporating a dedicated yoga practice into your regular surfing training program. The practice will start with a brief discussion/intro, followed by a yoga practice, classwork, and discussion including a specific sequences purposefully designed to balance the body and mind of hard-core surfers! This practice is certain to loosen all those tight spots, improve your breathing and stamina as you continue to ride the waves!

 

12) Yoga to Live Music

From a primal flow to the beat of a djembe to a gentle meditative dance to the croons of the guitar to the transcendental hum of the turn table, the rhythms of the music guide us as we connect with our own internal rhythms and sense of knowing.

Becky (Tara) and fellow musicians will take you on a journey of the senses.  While drinking in the sacred sounds of the music, we take that the ability to listen and to feel even deeper within.  We tap into that intuitive sense of knowing; how and when to move and when to be still.  Allow yourself to reconnect to that sacred animal within, ultimately reminding us how to simply be both on and off of the yoga mat.

13) Super me

We are each born with it…A seed…a gift that we are given in order to live a life of inspiration, inspiring others to do the same. It is up to us to cultivate, to create, to nurture…and then to wait. Join Tara on a journey of rediscovery of your very own super powers rooted in your truest super self! We will flow through asana, partake in journaling, share energy in addition to spoken word, and reflect to reconnect with those super powers that lie within... Yes you have them too!  Prepare to shine with more radiance than you ever have before!