with Jim Stockton
Saturdays, August 9, 16, & 23
3-4:30pm, Studio B
This three-workshop series will explore lengthening (stretching); strengthening (focus on the shoulders and neck complex); and relaxation with deepening the breath. These are all tools to heal and to release stress and the habits of compression.
We will progress from a restorative practice to include breathwork, standing poses, and other strengthening tools. This is appropriate for beginners to yoga and is recommended for those with thoracic compression (including elbow and wrist symptoms), mild injuries, and/or recovery after surgery.
Jim Stockton has been teaching yoga in the SF Bay Area, in a number of therapeutic or clinical settings, since the end of the 1990s. In 2003, he graduated from the The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. Since then, he has worked within and outside of the Iyengar community, primarily with Mary Lou Weprin and Michael Lucy; but also holding extensive retreats with Tias Little, Sarah Powers, and Dharmanidhi Saraswati; and further study within Zen, Vajrayana, and Vipassana meditation traditions. Most recently, Jim’s work has focused on Trauma recovery—both in a San Francisco mental health clinic (Dept of Public Health); working with vets and PTSD; and observing Japanese yoga teachers work with the trauma sufferers immediately following the Fukushima tsunami/nuclear accident.
Workshop Cancellation/Change Policy
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge
14 days to 8 days in advance: 50% charge
7 days or less: no refund
Fees are non-transferable