Full Workshop Cost
$150 (register before 11/15)
$175 (register after 11/15)
individual session prices listed below
4:30pm: Optional Kirtan - come in anytime between 4:30pm - 5:30pm (free)
5:30pm - 8:30pm: Body Assessments & Yoga Psychology Basics ($50)
9:30-11:00am: Vinyasa Flow ($25)
2:00pm-4:00pm: Pranayama ($40)
8:00-11:00am: Mysore ($30)
1:00-3:00pm: Integration of Yoga Psychology ($40)
3:30-4:00pm: Optional Kirtan (free)
Body Assessments & Yoga Psychology
ALL LEVELS, an objective view of each individual’s rotational pattern in the feet, knees, hips, spine, ribs, shoulders & head. This is where you get to see Bryce in action, demonstrating exactly what he does in private classes. Here you will receive an in depth analysis of your body’s imbalances, information regarding the nature of this musculoskeletal imbalance, and what to do about it. This can feel very vulnerable, though there is a strong sense of support and camaraderie. After everyone has received their assessment Bryce will guide us through a very basic therapeutic practice to begin addressing these imbalances. This is a great way to receive customized information to take your health & healing practices to the next level.
We will end this session with a review of Yoga Psychology, breaking down the barriers of our psyche & discussing our interconnection of thoughts, emotions, physical health and relationship health. How your beliefs form the emotional filters that color your mind which directs the flow of energy throughout the chakras, and how these emotions get stored in the body's tissues. Utilizing the koshic model to understand how we can positively change the course of our life & transform our practice. This will prepare us for the Sunday afternoon session.
HANDSTANDS. The focus here is synchronizing movement with breath to create a moving meditation. This practice will combine somatics, asana & end with deep relaxation. The practice will be geared towards preparing for handstands, but if this is not your thing, you can use the guidance to gain an understanding of deep core strength and shoulder stability. This practice will be short & sweet, and will be as challenging as you want it to be.
BREATH WORK. Classically, the reason for practicing asana is to remove pain from the body, so we can sit for long periods of time without being distracted by pain. Pranayama is the next limb of Ashtanga Yoga for preparing the practitioner for meditation. Pranayama is compared to taming a lion (the mind), in which even the most wild of beasts, will become calm & relaxed with consistent practice. This class will give you the tools to establish a consistent pranayama practice at home, for your own pursuits in creating more peace within. Consistent pranayama greatly enhances a practitioner's asana practice, along with cleansing the nadis, giving you tools to heat & cool the body, along with gaining control of kundalini shakti.
ALL LEVELS self practice; moving and breathing at your own pace; this is where the rubber meets the road. In here, there is no right or wrong sequence; complete & total open format; all traditions are welcome. From the super advanced to the total beginner, Bryce will be working individually to help you work through any obstacle in your practice; physical, postural, breath/energy, emotional, spiritual etc; he will be here to help you create a customized practice for your needs. This is as close as it gets to having a private class in a group setting. Within this context Bryce can do postural assessments to help you understand your own rotational pattern in your feet, knees, hips, rib cage, shoulders & spine; and give you a customized therapeutic sequence to create more balance & prevent your pattern from becoming more accentuated.
Integration of Yoga Psychology into our Daily Lives
INTEGRATION. It’s how we integrate the philosophy of Yoga, Ayurveda, Samkhya & Vedanta into our daily lives, that really makes this information worth studying. At least in my experience. It’s how we eat our food, what we eat, how we interact with our loved ones, with strangers & how we relate to ourselves. It’s how we prioritize our practice (or the lack thereof). And the biggest integration is how we respond (or react) to conflict. That’s where the rubber really meets the road & that’s how we see how strong our practice is relative to how strong our old samskara’s are. We will open up the discussion for the purpose of processing participant’s actual experiences.
ABOUT BRYCE DELBRIDGE
I began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the age of 15, after being diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Facing the option of full spinal fusion, my dear family friends Andrew and Ray Eppler suggested that I try yoga. During my first class, which was with Ray Eppler, I felt at home & at peace in my body; from this initial communion I began devoting my life to various alternatives to surgery.
At the age of 20, I traveled to India to pursue a more austere regiment of traditional practice with Sri B.N.S. Iyengar, a direct student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. While studying all 4 classic sequences of Asana (Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, Advanced B), along with Mudra, Pranayama and Philosophy, I became pain free. Since then, I have continued to travel & study with world renown teachers, such as David Williams, Danny Paradise, David Swenson, Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Maria Mendola, Joseph & Lillian LePaige, Robert Boustany, among many others. I have also completed 1000hr certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy and I am E-RYT 500, YACEP & C-IAYT certified.
In April of 2016, I returned to India to help film a documentary about the evolution of the yoga community of Krishnamacharya in Mysore, India; how this community has influenced the vast majority of modern day Yoga practices & the current views held by the keepers of these traditions. The film is called Mysore Yoga Traditions and is available online at: