So much of the practice of yoga happens off the mat. Over the years, Tara has developed a series of yoga workshops that invites the participants to look at their practice as a whole, not stopping at the surface where the pose has reached its external peak, but diving deeper inward to unearth the shifts occurring inside. And it is through these shifts and discoveries that the practice of yoga is able to live on long after the mat has been rolled up. Her workshops are tailored to specific needs but always with the same open inviting space to meet students where they are that day.

 

workshop synopses


1) Contentment from Within

How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be versus 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 Tara (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, Tara (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, Tara (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 Tara (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 Tara (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 Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder & Brad Ellsworth

Drumming was the earliest form of tribal communication and has been used to celebrate significant ceremonial gatherings in many primitive cultures. Our daily lives are infused with rhythm; elements of nature, change in seasons, and life cycles. We connect with the elements: earth, our roots… where we’re from sustains us. Water nourishes our souls while reminding us to go with the flow. Air feels wild, free and full of possibility. Fire ignites the passion within to bring those possibilities to life! Navigating through this life, we are one with the elements. Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, and mind with the animal of your body.  Join Tara Eschenroeder of Great Abiding Yoga and percussionist Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa as you tune into your primal nature while getting in touch with your creative spirit.

Check out the video below.

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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 Tara (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.  Tara 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 Tara (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.  Tara 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, Tara (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, Tara (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.

Tara (Becky) and fellow musicians will take you on a journey of the senses.  While drinking in the sacred sounds of the music, we take 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!

14) IT LIES WITHIN

Are you ready to manifest the reality of your dreams?  What would it be like to be living from a place of confidence, clarity and fulfillment? While letting go of fear, self-doubt and depletion.  Imagine what is possible.  Then create it.

But it doesn’t feel like you’re living your truth right now.   Maybe you find yourself back at your desk, counting down the hours until you can finally escape.  Or feel like you’re living all week for Friday, but then you still spend your weekends trying to catch up with your busy life.  And at the end of it all… find yourself wondering IS THIS IT? 

The truth is, most of us live life in autopilot mode. We default to habits and routines without even thinking it. The result? Feeling stuck and unfulfilled.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  From finding your life purpose to sustaining a business, in this workshop, I offer the tools you need to manifest and create your reality.  Though the use of journaling and discussion, asana, and coaching techniques, together, we will redesign how you approach your life so that every minute feels 100% authentically YOU.  Your dream life can become your reality. I’m here to help!