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Members receive 15% off workshops led by Viva Prana Teachers. Memberships can be purchased here.

 

 
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Viva Prana & Athleta FREE Class: Foundations of Healthy Posture/Elementals of Bowspring

witH Marta GranaT

Saturday, August 11 – 10:15 - 11:15

Join Viva Prana & Athleta on Fremont Street (901 W Weed St, Chicago, IL 60642) for a special 60 minute Foundations of Healthy Posture/Elementals of Bowspring Class from 10:15 - 11:15 am with Viva Prana studio owner Marta Granat. 

 

Come learn about our postural assessments, massage and Reiki services. Athleta will be providing discount cards, gift card raffle and some nutritious snacks.

 

Space is limited so you must register beforehand for this event in Mindbody. This event is free for all students. 

Viva Prana & Athleta FREE Class: Foundations of Healthy Posture/Elementals of Bowspring - With Marta Granat

FREE!

Saturday, August 11 – 10:15 pm - 11:15 pm

 

 
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Rise & Wine Yoga

witH Chelsea GaetanI

Saturday, August 11 – 4:30 - 6:30

 

Rise & Wine Yoga is a two-hour, two-part event starting with vinyasa yoga (breath-to-movement) adding meditation (dhyana), core work, breathwork (pranayama), humor, essential oils (Ayurveda), and a quirky playlist. The yoga class is designed for all levels and body types and always provides a warm welcome to all spirits.

 

After yoga, take a seat on your mat for a guided wine tasting by a local Chicago wine distributor. Artisan wines have been hand-selected and paired with small bites for all to enjoy. All wines are available for purchase and will be ready for pick-up at a local retailer within the following week. We don't mess around with shipping fees.

 

Your mat is like your personal oasis, take time for yourself!

Rise & Wine Yoga - with Chelsea Gaetani

$30

Saturday, August 11 – 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

 
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Mindful Living – Resilience

witH Maura Koutoujian

Sunday, August 19 – 3:00 - 5:30

Maura Koutoujian, CHWC, Marta Granat, RYT,MSW and Katelyn Stephens, LCSW present a Mindful Living Workshop on Resilience.

 

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health challenges or workplace and financial stressors. It means "springing back" from difficult experiences.

 

In this 2 hour workshop students will be lead through physical movement, meditation and facilitated discussion to examine our current defaults when dealing with adversity, learning how to examine those defaults through a compassionate lens, and develop a new set of skills that can be practiced at home to build resilience.

Mindful Living – Resilience – WITH MAURA KOUTOUJIAN

$25

Sunday, August 19 – 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 
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The Bowspring Experience

with Desi Springer & John FrienD

Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14

 

The Bowspring is a universal postural template for optimizing any movement or posture — yoga, athletics, and especially moving around in our daily life — for greater lightness, agility, ease, and power. This mind-body practice also offers a transformative shift in self-knowing to reveal a lifelong path toward harmony and vibrant health.

Through the Bowspring practice students can expect to cultivate increased:

 

  • Self-awareness, sensory perception and mental focus

  • Compassion, patience, and courage
  • Inner strength and courage to look at our unconscious mind-body habitual patterns
  • Stress management and control of nervous system reactivity
  • Authentic confidence and self-respect
  • Uniform muscle tone on all parts of the body
  • Tapering waistline and mounded glutes
  • Lightness, agility, springy power
 

 

The Bowspring Experience Weekend includes:

 

Friday, October 12 – 7:00pm - 9:00pm – Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

The dynamic alignment method of the Bowspring is highly therapeutic for any musculo-skeletal issues including lower back problems, hip pain, knee or shoulder injuries. This special class will address daily alignment and exercises for relief of chronic pain for any level of student.

 

Saturday, October 13 – 11:00am - 1:30pm & 3:00pm-5:30pM – The Seeds (Level 1)

This one-day workshop will give any level of student an experience of their radiant heart, the opening of their wings, and the lightness and agile power of moving in day-to-day life with zero-gravity. Learn the most elemental forms and movements of the Bowspring method through a set postural sequence called the Seeds, which will unveil unconscious postural patterns.

 

Sunday, October 14 – 10:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:00pm – The Roots (Level 2)

For students who want to go deeper with the Bowspring practice, this is a 5-hour workshop that will take them to a new level of mind-body dynamic balance. The Bowspring method integrates a mindfulness training with the cultivation of compassion and accountability to help each of us create our own individual destiny.

THE BOWSPRING EXPERIENCE with Desi Springer & John Friend

Full Weekend: $225

Friday, October 12 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 am - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

Sunday, October 14 – 10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm – The Roots (Level 2)

 

 

Entire Weekend InVESTMENT: $225.00 – Students can also choose for the following workshops options below:

 

Friday Bowspring Therapy Class Only: $75

Saturday Only: $125

Friday & Saturday: $160

Saturday & Sunday: $200

 

 

Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

with Desi Springer and John Friend 

Friday, Oct. 12 – 7:00pM - 9:00pM

The dynamic alignment method of the Bowspring is highly therapeutic for any musculo-skeletal issues including lower back problems, hip pain, knee or shoulder injuries. This special class will address daily alignment and exercises for relief of chronic pain for any level of student.

Investment: $75

THE BOWSPRING EXPERIENCE with Desi Springer & John Friend

Friday Only: $75

Friday, October 12 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

 

 

The Bowspring Experience - The Seeds (Level 1) 

with Desi Springer and John friend

Saturday 11:00am - 1:30pm & 3:00pm - 5:30pm

This one-day workshop will give any level of student an experience of their radiant heart, the opening of their wings, and the lightness and agile power of moving in day-to-day life with zero-gravity. Learn the most elemental forms and movements of the Bowspring method through a set postural sequence called the Seeds, which will unveil unconscious postural patterns.

Investment: $125

THE BOWSPRING EXPERIENCE with Desi Springer & John Friend

Saturday Only: $125

Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 am - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

 

 

The Bowspring Experience: Bowspring Therapy & Seeds (Level 1)

with Desi Springer and John Friend 

Friday, Oct. 12 – 7:00pM - 9:00pM – Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

The dynamic alignment method of the Bowspring is highly therapeutic for any musculo-skeletal issues including lower back problems, hip pain, knee or shoulder injuries. This special class will address daily alignment and exercises for relief of chronic pain for any level of student.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – 11:00am - 1:30pm & 3:00pm - 5:30pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

This one-day workshop will give any level of student an experience of their radiant heart, the opening of their wings, and the lightness and agile power of moving in day-to-day life with zero-gravity. Learn the most elemental forms and movements of the Bowspring method through a set postural sequence called the Seeds, which will unveil unconscious postural patterns.

Investment: $160

THE BOWSPRING EXPERIENCE with Desi Springer & John Friend

Friday & Saturday: $160

Friday, October 12 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Bowspring Therapy for Everyone (Orientation level - All-Levels)

Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 am - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

 

 

The Bowspring Experience: The Seeds & The Roots (Level 1- 2)

with Desi Springer and John Friend 

Saturday, Oct. 13 – 11:00am - 1:30pm & 3:00pm - 5:30pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

This one-day workshop will give any level of student an experience of their radiant heart, the opening of their wings, and the lightness and agile power of moving in day-to-day life with zero-gravity. Learn the most elemental forms and movements of the Bowspring method through a set postural sequence called the Seeds, which will unveil unconscious postural patterns.

Sunday 10:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:00pm – The Roots (Level 2)

For students who want to go deeper with the Bowspring practice, this is a 5-hour workshop that will take them to a new level of mind-body dynamic balance. The Bowspring method integrates a mindfulness training with the cultivation of compassion and accountability to help each of us create our own individual destiny.

Investment: $200

THE BOWSPRING EXPERIENCE with Desi Springer & John Friend

Saturday & Sunday: $200

Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 am - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm – The Seeds (Level 1)

Sunday, October 14 – 10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm – The Roots (Level 2)

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON OUR 2017 BOWSPRING WORKSHOP WEEKEND EXPERIENCE WITH DESI SPRINGER AND JOHN FRIEND

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With our hearts, heads, and hips, full and moving back, our back bodies strong and our glutes on the rise, the Viva Prana community welcomed students from afar and Bowspring founders Desi Springer and John Friend. What did we learn? To wake up our posteriors, to spread the wings of our radiant hearts and that moving in a healthy balanced posture can not only heal our pain, but it challenges conventional wisdom on aging, teaching us to move freely and feel lighter inside and out. Come see what we mean by taking a class, Foundations of Healthy Posture will teach you the basics of the practice and are for everyone, all ages, stages, shapes and sizes. We can't wait to share our excitement about this globaly growing practice and hope that you will join us this Fall when our teachers return to Chicago. Click here to learn more about Bowspring and schedule classes.