Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service. As Swami Niranjan explains it, “seva” is actually composed of two words, “saha,” which means “with that,” and “eva,” which means “too.” Taken as a whole, the word “seva” means “together with” and describes the actions that seek collective uplifting through the understanding of the needs of others and are based on togetherness and integration.
It is an expression of compassion for others and a genuine desire to uplift those around you.
Donated proceeds from all of SDYG's Seva Saturday classes will be donated to the Spearfish Artemis House.
Yoga Teacher Gathering
8:00-9:15am, Creekside Bean and Vine
All yoga teachers - past, present, and future - are invited to gather for coffee, conversation, and networking!
2:00-3:15pm, Jorgensen Park (cap 12)
As we process and connect again and again to ourselves and one another we continually approach our deepest desires and fears. As we dig into those new layers, regrounding is essential. This class will draw attention to digging deeper, working with the earth, being of the earth, connectivity to place and home. By holding the idea of the journey we walk along with others and the trail that takes us to one another in times when we need to be supported or a safe path to take to a friend, we find these connections are ever present.
This session will combine Kundalini practices and art process. They will make a self-drying clay artwork. To begin, we will bring awareness to our connection to the root chakra through the breath, body and mantra. Participants will continue through a Kundalini kriya for the root chakra and I will integrate Lakota hand drum sound meditation to move into savasana. This will be approximately the first half of the session. Participants will have time to work on their clay pieces after savasana for the second portion of their session. They will take the clay art home including paint specifically for this type of clay to paint the work after the clay is dry. All materials will be provided. This includes self-drying clay, paint, a board to store the clay artwork on for easy transport after class and for drying and rags for use during the session and to cleanup.
Ashtanga: Establishing a Daily Practice with Brandy
2:00-3:15pm, The Hot Room (cap 35)
Committing yourself to a daily practice requires dedication and discipline. Through my personal practice of Ashtanga, I have maintained a daily practice for over 5 years. My goal for this session is to introduce you to a “daily minimum” asana practice and provide tools to help hold yourself accountable and discover your why to help bring you to your mat each day.
9:30-10:30am, Creekside Bean and Vine (cap 25)
Join Sierra Karras, RYT 200, for a special Seva Saturday session at Creekside Bean & Vine. We'll explore the power of Seva (say-vah) or selfless service through mindful movement and heart opening asana. Seva reminds us that there is something beyond meeting our own life goals, such as education, good health, and providing for our family and ourselves. Leave feeling refreshed and reminded of the satisfaction of doing good deeds for others. All levels welcome!
A Marma Practice for Pranic Awakening with Tesha
2:00-3:15pm, The Salt Cave (cap 10)
The practice of Ayurvedic Yoga weaves the teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda for balanced well-being. Ayurveda teaches of energy or prana points within our bodies, known as marma points; hubs of energy along energetic channels. The activation of these marmani opens the flow of prana for wellness & harmony. We'll explore activating these during asana to bring about a deeper pranic awakening within.
Learning to Fly
2:00-3:15pm, Jorgensen Park (no cap)
This Vinyasa flow will be well suited for any level of yoga practitioner, with an emphasis on arm balance as an option to deepen their practice. Will breakdown several key points and tips for arm balances before we begin to move through our flow. As we move there will be opportunities for 4-5 arm balance postures (possibly more). Plan on a high energy, enthusiastic flow with a focus on breath, presence and of course the opportunity to fly. Some poses to look forward to: Crow Pose/tripod headstand, Hurdlers pose, Side crow, modified eight angle pose, flying pigeon pose. Arm balances are great for building strength, achieving balance in the body, mind and soul......boost prana flow, and encourage positive self confidence and face fear. Arm balances can transform patterns of mindlessness into mind-fullness. This flow will offer a playful and curious way to approach our bodies and maybe take a risk and try something new. Beginners can try or pause and watch to see what is possible for them as they continue their yoga journey and the most advanced practitioners will be able to flow freely with plenty of opportunities to elevate their practice and possibly inspire someone along the way.
Healing Ourselves and the World
with Jess and Steph
2:00-3:15pm, Spearfish Yoga (cap 25)
For many of us, the collective and individual stressors we navigate have fried our nervous systems. When we are in chronic stress and trauma it’s hard to connect with other humans, our selves, and our deepest guidance. As we heal and release, we have an opportunity to rewire and create new relationships, healing, and connection.
Ready to release? To feel a different connection within yourself? Did you know you can change the energy around you? We invite you into a multi-experiential practice to release, rewire, and reset. Join Yoga mentors and mental health therapists, Jess Ryan, MS, LPC, NCC, 500RYT and Steph Hanson, MS, LPC, NCC, 200E-RYT for a trauma-informed Yoga asana practice that will include an all-levels slow flow, breathwork, and energetic practices to shift your energy so you can embody the life and world you want to move into.
High Vibe Hangout
5:30pm-8:00pm, Jorgensen Park
Live music, food truck, BYO drink, and clothing/prop/book swap!
Yoga in the Park
with Cheri, Jillian, and Scottie
4:00-5:30pm, Jorgensen Park (no cap)
Gather, embrace, and expand as we come together for a joyous 3-part practice in the park with live music.