Come early for Saturday's pre-gathering festivities including a full day of consciously-curated collaborative experiences with donations to benefit the Spearfish Artemis House!
Yoga class in the park with live music and food truck
High Vibe Hangout with clothing, book, and prop swap
Other yoga classes at local businesses and studios
More details to come, but for now, plan on a full weekend of festivities!
Peak Pose Playtime
Session 3, 11:00am-12:15pm, In the Barn
Who doesn't love time to play in their practice?! This class is all about having fun while building up toward TWO peak poses - Flamingo and Fallen Flamingo. We will focus on alignment, strength through functional exercises, and properly warming and opening areas of the body specific for these two poses. As with all yoga classes, the goal is not to accomplish the poses with flawless execution; the goal is to grow in our practice and gain a better understanding of our bodies as we move with intention.
Samadhi - Transcendental Sound Journey & Breathwork Meditation
Session 4, 2:00-3:15pm, In the Barn
Join us for a deeply healing and profound meditation experience designed to help you realize the infinite nature of who you are and your own ability to thrive and heal.
This breathwork is unique in its ability to bring any practitioner into the highest state of meditation called Samdahi. Samadhi translates to void or death of the ego. In this vast state of emptiness we are temporarily liberated from the challenges of duality and the self-limiting nature of the ego. The results can be profound, as this reveals to us our true infinite and authentic nature and reconnects us with source consciousness.
To help facilitate this experience is a sound journey which takes you into the infinite realm of possibilities through harmonic frequencies that clear, align and activate the chakras, especially the third-eye and crown.
Students of this practice report profound levels of meditation, deep brain states, visualizations, awakening experiences, self-transformation and traumatic healing.
*Intense breathwork is not suitable for people who experience epilepsy, are pregnant, or have severe heart or medical conditions.
Beyond "Good Vibes" Only
Session 3, 11:00am-12:15pm, On the Lawn
Explore the embodiment of facing the fullness of life as it is: the good, the bad and the ugly. Move your body through an alignment based class acknowledging the full spectrum of reality as it is. Leave emboldened to show up fully for yourself and your community.
The Element of Fire
Session 4, 2:00-3:15pm, On the Lawn
From spring, we journey into early summer. The days are noticeably longer, the suns rays more intense as the bright orb coaxes us out of our homes and into its shine. Nature's outward, rapid and sporadic growth of springtime begins to level out during the early months of summer. In harmony with nature, we, too, begin to experience the flowering of our efforts. We will explore and grow in our heart-aligned practice that nurtures our joy, our passions, our generosity and our love for self and others.
Challenge Your Practice
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, In the Barn
Are you ready to feel more challenge in your yoga practice? In this experiential Vinyasa-based workshop, you will learn how to challenge yourself with tools that empower you to take yourself deeper, both physically and mentally. We will utilize binds, strength building movements, and breathwork in addition to mindfulness and meditation as techniques for taking your practice deeper.
A Breathwork Quest: Exploring the Elements
Session 3, 11:00am-12:15pm, Under the Tent
Understanding our connection to the five elements helps us find our balance.
The five spiritual elements are earth, air, water, fire and ether (or space/spirit). Each of these elements can be connected into your life daily and can be activated by the Power of Breathwork.
EARTH to ground, balance and vitalize the body
WATER to trust, accept and balance our emotions
FIRE to transform, clarify and vitalize our energy
AIR to move, inspire and harmonize the mental body
SPACE/ETHER to connect, transcend and ignite the spirit
Connecting with these elements in the Breath will have beautiful benefits in your life!
For this class we ask that you do not consume caffeine or, eat for at least 1 hour or drink for at least 30 minutes before practice. It is also best to empty bowels and bladder before practice as it is preferable not to have to get up during class.
What to expect-
This practice is done in a comfortable seated position.
It is preferable to wear a sleep mask through the duration of the practice, this will help to enhance the outer body experience.
Though this class is a very deep meditative practice, the music played during may surprise and excite you. Music plays a big role alongside the rhythmic breath. The music will range in energy levels and volume to match the intention of the moment, heighten the energy of the practice, and add to the vibration and concentration.
What to bring-
Blankets and meditation pillow.
A sleep mask
Empty bowels and bladders to be free of distractions.
Thai Yoga Massage
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, Under the Tent
Learn the art and science of Thai yoga massage, to include in your classes or as a part of your skillet for friends and fellow yogis!
Yogi Begin Your Day
Session 2, 9:30-10:45am, On the Lawn
Begin your morning with seated silent meditation followed by prana washing to give time and attention to your entire body, Nine sun salutations with full prostration to call in or send away your heart’s deepest longings.
The Art of Heart: A Kundalini Flow Experience
Session 4, 2:00-3:15pm, Under the Tent
In a fast paced world, slowing down is an act of rebellion. It’s easy to get stuck in your busy mind and disconnected from your body. In this class, we’ll drop out of the head and into the body, moving at a meditative pace, with focus on breath with basic kundalini kriyas and foundational yoga poses. Come for a full body experience, breathwork and meditation. Stay for the bliss!
Integrate: Meditation and Sound
Session 5, 3:45-4:45pm, In the Barn
Gather to integrate the lessons and experiences from a beautiful day at the South Dakota Yoga Gathering. You will be invited to a guided meditation to connect the energies from the day and integrate them in a vibrational up-leveling Sound Shower. During the Sound Shower you will be treated to sounds from crystal singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes, vocalizations and elements from nature. Closing a powerful day with intentionality creates space for transformation and the opportunity to align your magic to a higher vibrational frequency you can carry back into your daily life.
Gather, Embrace, Expand: Opening and Closing Classes/Ceremonies
Session 1, 7:30-8:30am, On the Lawn
Closing Ceremony, 4:45-5:00pm, In the Barn
Class descriptions to come.