The following are descriptions of some of the workshops Tiffany offers. She is also happy to work with you to develop an offering that suits your needs.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” -Unknown
Pain is an important part of life, in that it alerts us when something is wrong or we are in physical danger. Unfortunately, pain doesn't always end when physical injury heals, thus perpetuating a cycle of increased fear and pain that we know as chronic pain. In reality, pain is a part of healing. But misunderstandings and misinformation about pain science can do more harm than we realize. In this workshop, we explore modern pain science and the brain’s role in pain and recovery as well as the art of healing through yoga to help us better understand our own condition and empower us to get in the driver’s seat of our healing process.
Blame it on the upper traps
For years, we have been rubbing, creaming, and softening our upper trapezius muscles in hopes of remedying the tension that loves to crop up in that area. We have been moving our shoulders away from our ears with dedication, hoping to limit the stubborn overactivity of our upper traps. I’m here to help stop the cycle of blaming the upper traps for all our woes! This workshop is here to change your relationship to your shoulders and neck in yoga practice, and to shed light on shoulder anatomy and mechanics within the scope of asana to bring more space and expansion to your practice. We will work through the mechanics of some of our most frequently practiced asanas to give you great frame of reference for how to use your shoulders across the gambit of asanas you might meet along your journey.
Unfortunately, what happens in vagus, doesn't stay in vagus. The vagus nerve, that is. This nerve is the longest cranial nerve, and its function relates heavily not only to your parasympathetic nervous system, but just about every other system in your body. We will address the anatomy and the science behind vagal function and vagal regulation, and discuss the intersection between the science and practice of yogic respiration, meditation, and asana.
The workshop will include both lecture and practice.
foundations of backward bending
Backbends can be approached in many ways, and should be in order to maximize balanced action throughout the entire body as opposed to using and abusing the most cooperative body parts over and over again. This workshop will focus on a combination of self-soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and muscular engagement and sequencing, to give you more more space confidence for empowered backbends.
dig deep -- intermediate and advanced backbends
Is it time to take your backbending practice to the next level? In this workshop, we will learn the process for advancing past basic forms of poses like ustrasana (camel) and urdhva dhanurasana (sometimes called “full wheel”), to try some fun variations such as kapotasana (pigeon), mandalasana, and dropbacks. You do not have to be able to do these poses to work on the building blocks! However, please ensure that you can push into urdhva dhanurasana with straight arms or speak to Tiffany directly before attending.
embody love movement™ workshop
This 3-hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 19 and up takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in processing exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy. Ultimately, the goal is for each woman to recognize their own unique purpose and how the inner critic distracts from and gets in the way of that purpose.