Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.; Teacher: Mark Watson or Desarae Skidmore.
Time: 10:30 – 12:00; Teacher: Mark Watson.
Tuition for Winter I 2018 Session
All session class are 90 minutes long and your payment secures your spot for the entire term of the session.
Tuition for Winter I 2018 Session
Unlimited includes all session classes except Gay Abraham's class.
Fee for 8 week Session$120.00
Unlimited Classes in Winter I Session$230.00
Gay Abraham Session is 5 Weeks For$100.00
Fees for Drop-In Classes
Punch cards expire 90 days after purchase. Drop-In Classes: For students with shifting work schedules, this class is designed for those of beginning and mixed level wanting to focus on their asana practice while learning rudimentary Yoga concepts. Drop-ins are allowed in session classes if space is available. Cost is $18.
4 Class Punch Card
8 Class Punch Card
What is a Session Class?
What is a Session Class?
Many classes at the Yoga Path are taught in "sessions". This is like a semester of school. The format allows for a continuity of instruction, so poses and practices can be introduced, developed, and refined over a period of time as with most learning. So students enroll to attend a weekly class. (Some choose to come more often.) In the event a student is unable to attend their regular weekly class, making up that class time during the session is recommended and encouraged. "Drop-ins" students may come to any "session" class, keeping in mind they may not get the full benefit of continuous instruction. There are also several purely "Drop-in" classes available during the week. See schedule for details.
"Foundations" Class Fees Are
Punch cards expire 60 days after purchase.
4 Class Punch Card
8 Class Punch Card
Beginning Level 1 Classes
Recommended for students new to yoga. This class introduces basic poses, principles of correct alignment and posture, yoga philosophy, relaxation, and breath awareness. Essential fundamental yoga concepts, terms, and traditions will be touched on that will greatly aid students in developing a clear understanding as the intent and practice of Yoga.
Level 2 Classes
For students with a year or more of experience in practice of asana along with a rudimentary understanding of the philosophy of yoga.
For continuing students with three or more years experience in yoga and have established a personal practice outside of class in postures, breathing, and sitting.
For individuals who are new to yoga or those wishing to reconnect with the fundamentals of practice and cultivate awareness. Postures are done at a slow and steady pace with a focus on alignment and mindful movement. Designed to maintain or gently increase strength, flexibility, and balance, the class includes centering, postures (asanas), breath awareness, and relaxation.
In this class you will learn how to foster and practice healthy movement, breath, and stillness. As you gain more freedom and stability in your body and mind, tension and pain decrease, and you feel more at ease. Discussions are centered on how our exploration of yoga poses and philosophy carries over into our daily lives. This class is for those who are new to yoga, those experiencing tension and pain, and for those who want to deepen their awareness. Class size is small and registration is by session only (no drop-ins) to allow for the building of skills.
Gentle / Therapy
An appropriately paced class for people who are hesitant to try yoga due to stiffness or other health issues. This class is ideal for people recovering from injury, surgery, or long illnesses. on-going class for people who are hesitant to try yoga due to stiffness or other health issues.
This is an exploration many types of mindfulness meditation — Guided, Silent, Sitting, Walking, Breathing, Insight, Metta, Mudita. Anyone can attend, all are welcome. Whether you have experience with meditation or not. "Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now, without wishing it were different".
There is no formal instruction during the group sits and no fees (just donation). The practice in informal and nurturing. Cushions and zafu are available for sitting, as well as chairs. On Monday evening the Yoga Path hosts the Honey Locust Sangha, a community which practices mindful living in the tradition of the Buddhist monk, teacher and author Thich Nhat Hanh.
Deeper Practice: Training the Inner Teacher
Why Do Yoga?
Those of us who take up yoga, we do so with the intent of improving our life. We come to yoga with aching knees, bad backs, chronic pain, stressful out-of-control daily existence, and sleepless nights. We hope this ancient tradition applied in modern times can somehow help with these maladies. And for most of us it inevitably does help in some shape or form: physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and perhaps even spiritually. Often yoga changes our lives in ways that we never expected or imagined.
A Different Way to Learn
A Deeper Practice is a journey for those who have started down this path of yoga but choose to go farther and in a direction not often taken. This program allows you to explore and discover for yourself the many benefits and joys of a mindfulness-based yoga practice. This is an intense, but nourishing course that cultivates focused awareness, a personal yoga practice, meditative skills, and an authentic commitment to a mindful life.
More Than Teacher Training
Many schools offer training programs to help students become teachers. A Deeper Practice, however, is a transformational course that fosters your own inner teacher. In yoga there is the concept of dukkha, which is often defined as suffering, but is more accurately translated as "ill-being." In looking deeply for our inner teacher you untie the intricacies that often entangle your lives in this dukkha. By applying the lessons of a yogic tradition that is over 3000 years old, but still relevant today, you begin to understand the nature of mind. On a practical level this is done by nurturing a healthy, nourishing practice. With help, you will develop a personally-tailored asana practice, foster a joyous sitting meditation routine, learn creative understanding of yoga history and philosophy, cultivate better focus along with higher states of concentration, and have a deeper abiding gratitude for life and things of this life. The program is intense, but nourishing; ambitious but worthwhile.
Who Is It For?
This program is right for you if you have a hunger to understand and learn factors that influence your life. If you want to make a commitment to realizing joy and happiness that is abiding. If you want to take the time and energy to learn to cultivate an enduring state of peace and health. And you want to work in community to realize that your happiness and joy are not separate from happiness and joy of others. On a practical level, this program includes 2½ day weekend sessions once a month for 9 months. (see schedule below for more information). A commitment to devote your time and energy to this specific practice. And a generous willingness to help yourself and fellow students learn and engage in these teachings.
The Yoga Path of Omaha
Practices mindfulness-based yoga. In it's teaching of yoga it is influenced by the in depth teachings of BKS Iyengar. Our practice of mindful and meditation is influenced by the skillful teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as those of S.N Goenka in the Vipassana tradition. We further include an exploration of Native American spirituality with its abiding reverence in nature and its confluence with Eastern spirituality.
Improved health, mental and physical
Better understanding of yoga philosophy
Personal tailored asana practice
A joyful meditation practice
More focus and higher states of concentration
An abiding gratitude for life and things of this life
Experiential knowledge of the unity with all things
Weekend schedule: Fridays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Saturdays 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. at Pony Creek Practice Center.
January 5 - 7 "The Eight Limbs of Yoga and Yoga Sutra"
February 2 - 4 "Bhagavad Gita & the Mahabharata"
March 2 - 4 "Buddha Was a Yogi / Healing & Transformation"
April 6 - 8 Retreat: "the Embodied Practice, Understanding Our Mind"
May 4 - 6 Exploring the Basis of a Mindfulness Based-Yoga practice
June 1 - 3 Graduation: Bringing Yoga to Life
Attend all weekend class times
Be an enrolled student at the Yoga Path
Complete all readings
Work with teachers on your own personal practice
Plan to attend a mindful-based retreat
Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi
Yoga: The Iyengar Way Mira Mehta
Yoga in Action: Preliminary Course: Geeta S. Iyengar
Yoga Sutras Chip Hartranft
Bhagavad Gita Jack Hawley
The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Bunaratana
Light on Yoga BKS Iyengar
The Inner Tradition of Yoga Michael Stone
Full session $1800 by September 30
2 – Payment Plan: One payment of $925 by September 30 and $925 by January 30.
Monthly Payment plan: $220 prior to start of each session
Weekend Mindfulness Retreat 2018
An Experiential Study of the Five Powers A Weekend Mindfulness Retreat; February 10 & 11, Saturday/Sunday 2018. For people of all religious faiths, and people of no particular faith. Led by Michael Ciborski; Sponsored by the Omaha Community of Mindful Living; At the Sjogren Building of the Carol Joy Holling Center, Ashland, Nebraska; Please register before Feb. 6. Space is limited so don't wait.
The Five Powers are
In Buddhism they are sometimes referred to as powers or faculties or allies. They are helpful, practical tool to help us build the capacity and energy to encounter and embrace life's challenges with openness and ease. With clear and peaceful embrace, transformation occurs. Within this weekend practice will be an emphasis on the activity of "Beginning Anew" in each moment with ourselves and each other.
In this retreat we will come together to nourish mindfulness, understanding and compassion in each other.
We will practice conscious breathing, sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, singing, deep relaxation and joyful togetherness. This will build a strong collective concentration, allowing us to deeply explore our theme through Dharma teachings, deep listening, care-filled discussions and personal reflections.
Held in the Tranquil Setting of the Carol Joy Holling Center in the Hills and Forest Around Ashland, Nebraska
With easy driving distance from both Lincoln and Omaha. The weekend retreat will be facilitated by members of the Honey Locust Sangha and visiting Dharma Teacher Michael Ciborski. Michael is a lineage holding Dharma teacher in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh who has offered mindfulness retreats throughout the country.
This Retreat Will Be a Wonderful Opportunity for Us to Slow down, Rest, Rejuvenate, and Connect to Our Deepest Source of Inspiration and Insight
We will practice mindful breathing, walking, and eating while observing Noble Silence in a spirit of togetherness, growing our peace, calm, joy for our loved ones, our world, and ourselves.
During This Retreat We Will
Learn the art of mindful breathing and the art of going home to ourselves
Learn to sit peacefully and enjoy moments of being quiet
Time for mindful walking, walking in a way that allows us to touch the wonders of life within and around us
Share meals in silence, getting in touch deeply with the food and enjoying our being together
Learn to release the tension and pain in our body
Learn to generate feelings of joy, happiness, and handle painful feelings and strong emotions
Learn to listen with compassion and use the kind of speech that can restore communication
Attend Saturday / sunday Staying the Night
$195 per person/double person occupancy (includes meals); $250 private room as available, (includes meals).
Attend Saturday / sunday Not Staying the Night
$100/includes four meals.
Attend Saturday Only
$60/includes two meals. These fees also includes $30 / day of dana (donation) to the teachers. More can be contributed individually. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.
The body does its best to give us what we want
When we ask it to move a certain way, it will oblige. As a result, we can develop patterns that are no longer optimal over time. Rather than moving as we're designed to move, we move in ways that create pain and strain. We find ourselves chronically tense and not enjoying life. In this class you will learn how to foster and practice healthy movement, breath, and stillness. As you gain more freedom and stability in your body and mind, tension and pain decrease, and you feel more at ease. Discussions are centered on how our exploration of yoga poses and philosophy carries over into our daily lives.
Winter I Schedule
Fees: $100 for 5 week session. Class size is small and registration is by session only (no drop-ins) to allow for the building of skills.
Time: 10:00-11:30 am. January 2 – 31 12 (5 weeks).
Time: 7:15 -8:45 pm. January 4 – February 1 (5 weeks).
Contact me either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 402-968-3082
If you are new to my classes, please call so that we can discuss your needs.
One-on-one sessions focus on your individual needs and include a home program designed for your goals
Contact me for more information.
Gay has been teaching for over 20 years
She began her mentor-ship in the Iyengar tradition with Margaret Hahn in 1980 and over the years has sought to expand her skills by studying with a variety of teachers, including Ramanand Patel, Kamal Paul, Judith Hanson Lasater, Tias Little, John Friend, and Mary Paffard. Her focus over the last six years has been therapeutic yoga, training with Susi Hately and her mentors. Therapeutic yoga has helped her become aware of how much her overthinking takes her out of life and allowed her to experience the "felt sense" that makes her feel more alive. She loves supporting students in the process of self-discovery, growing awareness, and having fun doing it.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
At the Yoga Path we try to honor this tradition, in an atmosphere that is simple, quiet, and conducive to learning. Any person, in any circumstance or condition, can practice yoga. Learning is not restricted by physical capability, composition, age, or stress level. All that is required is a willingness to learn and a commitment to walk through the door.