Deborah Kern, Ph.D, E-RYT-500

Deborah Kern, E-RYT-500, has been practicing and teaching yoga since her first immersion training at Satchidananda Ashram in 1994.  She combines her experience as a health scientist, Nia Black Belt Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist with her love of yoga to offer uniquely powerful, joyful and healing classes.

PranaShakti: Dance of Liberation
PranaShakti is a conscious dance practice that combines elements from many forms of dance, Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga to remove energy blocks, liberate trapped energy, reconnect mind and body, reawaken creativity, express emotions, pray with the body and ultimately come home to peace, love and freedom.  You can expect to sweat, laugh, cry and be set free. NO dance experience necessary. At all.
All Levels  Intensity 5

Yoga Asana for Sacrum, SI Joint and Pelvic Bowl Stability
The sacrum is home to large, branching network of nerves called the sacral plexus, which innervates the pelvis, buttocks, genitals, bladder, thighs, calves and feet. Metaphysically, it represents our connection to tribe, our sense of being supported, our ability to balance nurturing ourselves and nurturing others. Because it impacts such a large part of the body, injury or illness in the sacral plexus can have painful and sometimes serious consequences. Sacral problems usually occur when the sacrum or lumbar area is too tight or too mobile. Sports injuries, arthritis, pregnancy and poor posture habits such as prolonged sitting, leg crossing or sleeping face down are common culprits. Although women often have more sacral issues than men due to structural and hormonal differences – both men and women can be challenged in this area.  Yoga asanas can be helpful – but without awareness, they can further exacerbate the problem. In this workshop you will learn specific asanas and modifications to strengthen, heal and protect and stabilize the sacrum, SI joint and pelvis.
All Levels  Intensity 3