Seva Saturday 2023
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, Inner Voice Studios (cap 10)
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 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.
Buti Yoga in the Park
2:00-3:15pm, CrossFit Reserve @ Spearfish Yoga
When was the last time you danced like no one was watching? In public? Join Sierra for a Buti-inspired, beat-blended experience to get out of your head and into your body! We will combine taps, slaps, pluses and shakes to burn calories and release stagnant energy. Liberate your mind and body while drawing from and contributing to the community we will build during class. Leave feeling empowered and energized!
10:00-11:00am, Spearfish Yoga (cap 25)
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 some beginner-friendly standing poses and seated poses and flows and accessible breathwork and to help you discover your why to help bring you to your mat each day.
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.
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.
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.
High Vibe Hangout
5:30pm-8:00pm, Jorgensen Park
Live music, BYO drink, and clothing/prop/book swap!