(Events Archives)

 


~ March  ~


Free Yin Yoga Workshop Online

Sunday, March 29th
4 – 6:30 PM

~ March  ~


POSTPONED – Yin-Thai Yoga Massage

March 21st at Zuda Yoga
1 – 3:30 PM 

Somatic-based Yin Immersion & Teacher Training

March 27th – 29th
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Join me for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. 

~ April  ~


POSTPONED – New Fall Dates Announced April 11th!

 HD – Flash Drive $30
(for Mac/Apple only)
shipping $3

Total: $33


~ April  ~


April 9th – 12th
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Join me for this next chapter of Lucidity Festivals narrative and step confidently into the calling for our human community to claim Home and do the work necessary for this planet to remain our Home for many generations.
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* Use promo code yogajames to save $15 *
April 8th
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Lucid University is honored to host a Regenerative Action Day prior to Lucidity Festival, Weds April 8th at Live Oak. Participants will receive inspiring training highlighting regenerative frameworks and best practices, along with the opportunity to be in service through a hands-on learning, give-back project at the Lucidity Festival venue!

~ May  ~


Buena Vista Lake – Kern County, CA
May 20th – 25th

Somatic-based Yin Immersion & Teacher Training

March 27th – 29th
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Join me for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. 

~ March  ~


POSTPONED – Yin-Thai Yoga Massage

March 21st at Zuda Yoga
1 – 3:30 PM 

~ February  ~


Partner Yin-Thai Yoga Massage with Cacao

February 15th at Ohana Moon Yoga
3:30 – 6 PM 
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February 16th at LEAP Yoga
1 – 3:30 PM 

~ November  ~


Somatic-based Yin Immersion and Teacher Training
November 1st – 3rd

~ October  ~


EmbodYin for Autumn
~ October 18th at Ohana Moon Yoga – Cameron Park

~ October 20th at Body Yoga – Roseville


Somatic-based Movement for Yogis

October 5th at Canyon Spirit Yoga – Auburn

Yin-Thai Yoga Massage
October 6th at The Yoga Seed Collective – Sacramento

~ September  ~


Join me Autumn Equinox for SoulPlay FallFest
September 19th – 22nd
Mandala Springs – Wellness Retreat Center
Cobb, CA
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Enter Promo Code YOGAJAMES to Save $20!


Embodied Yin Immersion & Teacher Training

September 13th – 15th at LEAP Yoga
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Join James for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. 

~ July ~


Come Bare Your Soul at SoulPlay’s Bare Fest
July 25th – 28th
Saratoga Springs, CA

~ August  ~


Join me in the forrest for Beloved Festival
August 9th – 12th
Tidewater, OR
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Enter Promo Code YOGAJAMES to Save $25 until 7/15!

The Center for the Arts presents California Worldfest

July 11th – 14th
Grass Valley, CA

~ June  ~


June 20th
East Bay Community Space, Oakland

Come dance with me June 14th – 17th for the 1st Block of

June 14th – 23rd
Hye Camp – Dunlap, CA
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Save $25 with Promo Code: JAMES2714


Come Connect at SoulPlay Festival

June 6th – 9th
Pinecrest, CA

~ May ~


DoLaB Presents
May 8th – 13th
Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area – Bakersfield, CA

Join me on our community owned Sweet Spot Farm in San Diego
for a 9-day immersive experience including:
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  • 6-days of experiential learning including highlights from the Permaculture Design Course curriculum, holistic lifestyle practice and local organic meals – June 4th – 9th
  • Followed by a 3-day regenerative community campout celebration – Jun 10th – 12th

Learn More & Register HERE


The next chapter of Lucidity Festival 2019 – Moon’s Eye View is just around the corner, and spring will be here before you know it.

Join Bela Watson & me for BodyWorks at CourseWeek:
Somatic Movement & Embodied Freedom
$25 off Tickets HERE

Use Promo Code: yogajames


~ March ~ 


Join Matthew Nelson, Winter Jendayi and me for
Somatic Immersion Spring Awakening

March 28th – 31st at Mount Madonna Center
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Enliven your body and rejuvenate your spirit with 4 days and 3 nights of embodied presence in the SantaCruz Mountains. Cultivate authentic movement and freedom in your practice with daily yoga,dance, breathwork and meditation. Create space for spontaneity, self healing and joy through somatic awareness and pleasure as a state of being. Explore connection and the co-creative field of consent through partner yoga, contact improvisation and Thai massage.

Join Matthew Nelson, Winter Jendayi and me for
Somatic Immersion Spring Awakening

March 28th – 31st at Mount Madonna Center
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Enliven your body and rejuvenate your spirit with 4 days and 3 nights of embodied presence in the SantaCruz Mountains. Cultivate authentic movement and freedom in your practice with daily yoga, dance, breathwork and meditation. Create space for spontaneity, self healing and joy through somatic awareness and pleasure as a state of being. Explore connection and the co-creative field of consent through partner yoga, contact improvisation and Thai massage. 

Sedona Performing Arts Center | Red Rock High School
Save 11% off Tickets HERE
Use Promo Code: YOGAJAMES
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Situated on the majestic lands of Sedona, AZ, the Sedona Yoga Festival is a leading industry conference of yoga professionals and an entry point to authentic yoga for true seekers. With more than 200 total classes, events, workshops and performances, plus presenters from both around the corner and around the globe, SYF2019 includes offerings for every level of yogi, from absolute beginner to master teacher.


Flow & Yin Detox for Spring Equinox

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, March 8th 
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Come explore Ayurvedic techniques to support your body’s health and detoxification. Flow with rhythmic breathing to move prana, create inner heat and stoke your digestive fire. Then move into an embodied yin practice to relax into shapes that allow for sukha, or good space, to exist in your body. This practice will focus on twists, side bends and internal / external hip openers to stimulate the energy of the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. This ceremony is an opportunity to honor your body temple and its relationship to the Earth.

~ February ~ 


Yin Therapeutics & Thai Massage

Friday, Feb 8th at LEAP Yoga
Sunday, Feb 10th at The Golden Mandala
Come play and experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through the healing act of conscious touch. Join James to intuitively connect with others using compassionate contact and intuitive listening. Deepen your energetic awareness through breath connection, partner yin and Thai yoga massage. Together we will co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust by seeing and supporting the wholeness in one another. * No partner necessary * 
 
Investment:
$35 per person Early Registration / $40 Day of Workshop
$60 per pair Early Registration / $70 Day of Workshop

Friday, January 11th
at Solfire Yoga

Join Winter and me for a journey of sacred cacao, sound and surrender as you are guided through deep places in your body and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. Breathe, relax and let go into the water-like quality of your fascia and organs, as you receive the alchemical effectsof yin yoga and the enchanting sounds of medicine music through meditative drum beats, rhythmic guitar, live vocals and singing bowls. This ceremony will be a softening of your heart and exploration of your soul, providing you with a space to feel your inner landscape and connect with your intuition.

Saturday, January 12th
at Solfire Yoga

Imagine gliding through thick water as you are guided on a somatic yoga journey of fluid movements and breathwork practices. Awaken your curious and sensual spine through embodied vinyasa set to juicy beats, and pulse to bass music before dropping into deep fascial exploration of your hips and shoulders.


Embodied Yin Immersion & Teacher Training

January 24th – 27th at Ohana Moon Yoga
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Join James for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. 
Schedule:
Thursday & Friday, 8pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 8pm
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~ December ~ 


December 29th – January 1st
at Redwood Glen in Loma Mar
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Come move, commune, dine and relax at the Northern California Dance Collective’s Winter Retreat. Choose 2 or 3 nights, and join me for a weekend of embodiment, nurturance and connection!

~ November ~


Reawaken & Reconnect:
Embodiment & Activation Weekend

Yin Therapeutics and Thai Massage

November 4th, 1 – 3:30 pm

Come play and experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through the healing act of conscious contact. Join James to intuitively connect with others using compassionate touch and intuitive listening. Deepen your energetic awareness through breath connection, partner yin and Thai yoga massage. Together we will co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust by seeing and supporting the wholeness in one another.


~ October ~


October 5th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join Nathan & I on a journey of embodiment and sound as you are guided through deep places in your being and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. Come move through a drum infused flow to yummy yin shapes with live beats to serenade your sweat and surrender.


October 6th-7th & 20th-21st

This 20-hour immersion into Sanatana Dharma, or Universal Religion, will explore how the philosophies of India can be applied to any tradition or belief system. Join James for a comparative examination of dualistic and non-dualistic Indian philosophy through the light of the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Delve into how these sacred text relate to and support each other, as well as where they differ. This experiential workshop will give you an opportunity to apply these teaching through the practice of many different tools and methods intended to support your connection to source.


 Greeting the Winds of Change with Ease & Grace

October 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join me for this yin yoga ceremony to honor the season of Autumn. Come celebrate bounty in your life, while appreciating your own willingness to grow and cultivate balance, by letting the seasons move through you. This practice will be centered around the throat and shoulders with focus on navigation through transitions with clear intentions and compassionate communication.


September 13th – 16th in Pinecrest, CA

Join me for 4 days, 3 nights of Embodiment, Connection and Nature 

Use Promo Code ‘SPFFJames’ to Save $20!


September 21st – 23rd 
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Register at YogaRoseville.com
Investment: $329 before Sept 1st, $379 after 

Sunday, September 9th

Because our shadow self is associated with darker characteristics, such as shame and anger, it is often avoided out of fear. However, by befriending and embracing your inner darkness it becomes less scary and more a place of silent nurturance, providing you a safe space for exploration on your journey towards Self-love and living authentically. When you pay attention to your dreams and visions, and choose to witness your judgments and projections, you can uncover your subconscious tendencies and integrate them a soul level. Join James for this yin yoga ceremony of deep listening and the allowance of healing through shadow work.


Join me at this Sacred Art, Music & Yoga Festival

August 10th – 13th 
Tidewater, OR
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Check out the amazing lineup of Sound Healing, AcroYoga, QiGong, Thai Massage, Kundalini, Vinyasa & Ecstatic Dance facilitators . . . 
 Enter promo code “belovedjames” 
And Save $20 when you buy tickets HERE

SoulPlay Festival
June 7th – 10th
Pinecrest, CA

June 22nd – 25th
Angels Camp, CA
* Promo Code: yogajames_HSG

May 3rd – 6th
Mount Madonna Center
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Lightning in a Bottle
May 23rd – 28th
Bradley, CA

  

Yin Yoga Ceremony for Spring
 
Sunday, April 22nd
6 – 8 pm

Ohana Moon Yoga – Cameron Park, CA

 


Yin Yoga & the Art of Surrender
 
Friday, March 16th
7 – 9 pm

I AM YOGA – Turlock, CA

 


 

Yin-troduction to Transformation
 
Saturday, March 17th
1 – 4 pm

I AM YOGA – Turlock, CA


Yin Intensive & Training 

* Early Registration *
Until Jan. 5th!


* No partner necessary *
 
Sunday, January 21st
2 – 4 pm

Zuda Yoga – Roseville, CA


Raise funds for Prison Yoga Project 

Friday, January 12th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

LEAP Yoga – Folsom, CA

Sunday, January 14th
12 – 2 pm

Body Yoga – Roseville, CA

 


Affection Advocates at The Science of Love & Relationships


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Sac-Sierra Yoga Pass

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1 class at every participating studio for only $30
Redeemable at over 45 studios in 2017!


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Friday, November 3rd

6:30 – 8:30 pm at LEAP Yoga – Folsom, CA

Because our shadow self is associated with darker characteristics, such as shame and anger, it is often avoided out of fear. However, by befriending and embracing your inner darkness it becomes less scary and more a place of silent nurturance, providing you a safe space for exploration on your journey towards Self-love and living authentically. When you pay attention to your dreams and visions, and choose to witness your judgments and projections, you can uncover your subconscious tendencies and integrate them a soul level. Join James for this yin yoga ceremony of deep listening and the allowance of healing through shadow work.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious” – Carl Jung


1 – 5 pm at Sol Flow Yoga Studio – Cameron Park, CA

Experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through conscious touch. This practice of presence and acceptance necessitates seeing and supporting the goodness in another, rather than trying to change or fix.

Join James and KristaLove for an immersion to explore how to safely and effectively assist yin poses, while maintaining personal body awareness. Participants will work collaboratively to give and receive while learning and discussing how different assists feel. This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to examine what makes a great assist. We will incorporate practices of Thai Yoga Massage and stimulate Chinese Meridians with pressure points to facilitate the flow of energy through the body. 


Yin Yoga Massage
Sunday, November 5th

1 – 3:30 pm at The Yoga Seed Collective – Sacramento, CA

Deepen your energetic awareness through breath connection, partner yin yoga and Thai Yoga massage. Experience the bliss of being in service through the healing act of conscious contact. Join KristaLove to confidently and intuitively connect with others using compassionate touch, witnessing and active listening. This open-hearted practice of giving and receiving is an offering of presence and acceptance. Together we co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust by seeing and supporting the goodness in one another.

* No partner necessary *

* All proceeds go to support The Yoga Seed Collective *


Compassion in Action
~ Yin Assisting Mini-Training ~
Saturday, November 4th

1 – 5 pm at Sol Flow Yoga Studio – Cameron Park, CA

Experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through conscious touch. This practice of presence and acceptance necessitates seeing and supporting the goodness in another, rather than trying to change or fix.

Join James and KristaLove for an immersion to explore how to safely and effectively assist yin poses, while maintaining personal body awareness. Participants will work collaboratively to give and receive while learning and discussing how different assists feel. This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to examine what makes a great assist. We will incorporate practices of Thai Yoga Massage and stimulate Chinese Meridians with pressure points to facilitate the flow of energy through the body.  



CommonRoot
HoneyRoot’s Mixed Gender Retreat

October 13th-15th
Nevada City, CA

CommonRoot​ 2017 is our opportunity to gather with other adults in a contained, welcoming setting. Together, we explore the historical and current implications of the feminine and masculine energetic archetypes as they play out in our personal lives as well as in the life of the larger culture. Through experiential study, dialogue, music, dance, shared meals, and embodied play, we dive into both the baggage and the gifts of the universal dynamics of polarity.

We celebrate the full spectrum of fluid and non-binary identity. All perspectives and backgrounds are welcome at this workshop. This particular event will not be focused on clearing notions of “woman” and “man” out of the cultural conversation, however (though we are interested in that kind of work, too). The intention for this gathering is to create an opportunity for us to all bear witness and reexamine the pervasive role that archetypal polarity has had on our collective cellular and cultural unfolding. This is not really a retreat… this a healing, celebratory movement forward.

Learn More & Register Here!



Rest & Renew
Yin & Restorative Meditation Retreat with James & KristaLove

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September 28th – October 1st, 2017
Mount Madonna Center – A Refuge in the Redwoods
Watsonville, CA

  • 355 Beautiful Acres
  • Multiple Options for Accommodations
  • Morning Pranayama & Meditation Practice
  • Amazing Organic, High vibration Vegetarian Food
  • Intuitive Movement Practices for Mobility, Chi & Joint Fluidity
  • mount-madonna-centerYin & Restorative Yoga
  • Partner Yin & Thai Yoga Massage
  • Time for Reflection & Relaxation
  • Hiking, Swimming & Spa Available
  • Group Discussion on Non-Duality & Interbeing
  • Opportunity for Private Yoga or Yin Thai Massage

Learn More & Sign Up Here!


Greeting the Winds of Change with Ease and Grace
A Yin Candlelight Ceremony for Fall Equinox
Friday, September 22nd
6:30 – 8:30 pm at Body Yoga Roseville, CA

Join James and KristaLove for a yin yoga ceremony to honor the season of autumn. Come celebrate bounty in your life, while appreciating your own willingness to grow and cultivate balance, by letting the seasons move through you. This practice will be centered around the throat and shoulders with focus on navigating through transitions with clear intentions and compassionate communication.

Autumn is a time of movement and change. With so much in flux, it can be easy to feel dried out or overwhelmed, so it is increasingly important to know how to flow. Like the natural world around us, we must shed, purify and cleanse to allow for sukha, or good space, to exist in the body and to experience lightness, grace and ease. Shorter daylight hours can provide a chance to integrate the experiences, exploration and expressions of summer, while letting go of what no longer serves us. In this time of shedding, it is important to remember your wholeness, create space to nourish yourself and know you are inherently divine.


8:15 am at Radiant Yoga – El Dorado Hills, CA 
Join James for a practice of intuitive expression, self reliance and sovereignty. As humans, we all face challenges of guilt and shame, fear and doubt. As a result, culture and ego work full time to distract us from this suffering with toys and idols, competition and accomplishments, gurus and false gods, all resulting in some form of debt and indentured servitude. Through all this distraction, it can be easy to lose sight of your truth and purpose, and our shared reality and interbeing. Come explore through movement and community how to create clear emotional and psychological boundaries with interpersonal communication and agreements. Support your Self worth with Self love, and find the freedom to be the fully embodied divine being you are!

Sunday, September 24th

1 – 4 pm at Sol Flow Yoga – Cameron Park, CA

Yin yoga is a transformational practice that supports mindful awareness of one’s physical, energetic, emotional and mental equilibrium. Poses are held for an extended time with relaxed muscles and deep breathing, allowing the body to soften and the postures to stimulate connective tissues, i.e. fascia and ligament, as well as affect bone density, joint mobility, and the overall health of the internal organs.

This workshop will introduce you to the theory and practice of Yin yoga, Taoism, Chinese Medicine, modern meridian theory and the energy body. Join James and KristaLove for an exploration into individual range of motion, and learn how to personalize yin postures with props and modifications for your unique body. You will practice yin yoga to personally apply the discussion, and leave with a greater awareness of breath and body mechanics to support a lifelong practice that can be applied to all forms of yoga.


Beloved 2016

August 11 – 14, 2017 | Tidewater, OR

I am grateful to be co-facilitating at Beloved Festival with my sweetheart Krista Love as we celebrate the 2 year anniversary of our meeting, at this sacred art, yoga & music festival of devotion where we first connected in 2015!
Join us in engaging the hearts and minds of those present as we find the Beloved in one another  

Oregon Eclipse August 17th – 23rd
Big Summit Prairie – Ochoco National Forest
Mitchell, OR

KristaLove and I are stoked to be teaching at this Total Solar Eclipse Gathering produced by 13 different production teams from 9 countries! Center into your breath, come into your body, align with your intentions and enjoy a journey of embodiment with us at the Yoga Shala on Big Summit Prairie, and beyond!

 


Big Surreal

June 22nd – 25th, 2017 
Big Sur, CA

I am blessed to be teaching for my 1st time at Big Surreal. This is a boutique gathering for 500 people, nestled in the hills of Cachagua Valley. We host a variety of different music genres and groups as well as performers, workshops, healers, live artists and yoga.


Northern California Dance Collective
Summer Dance Camp

nc_dance_collectiveJune 16th – 25th, 2017 
Dunlap, CA

KristaLove and I are excited to be teaching for the 1st time at Summer Dance Camp 2017! NCDC events are organized by dancers who want to create more places where dance and community meet. Our major annual event is a family summer camp in a natural setting featuring a wide variety of daytime movement classes, evening dances and performances, and shared meals.


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June 8th – 11th, 2017 
Pinecrest, CA

KristaLove and I are honored to be returning to teach at SoulPlay! This 4-day conscious gathering focused on heart-opening communication, embodied spirituality and blissful connection. As a community, we come together to connect, explore new things, and grow. We will get grounded in our bodies and feel the immense love that is all around us. The love that IS us.

Over the course of 4 days, we will have the opportunity to explore different modalities of embodied connection. Over 50 workshops will be offered in various themes such as Dance, Healing, Communication, Yoga, Touch, and Play. We invite you leave your inhibitions, patterns and conditioning at home, so you experience a new way of being. A way of truth and purity of nature. Whether through movement, speaking, touch, breathing or deep reflection, you will find your truth within, and it will be beautiful.

Buy Tickets Here
Use Discount Promo Code HOMEFREEYOGIS & Save!!


Upcoming Spring Training & Fall Retreat!

Yin Yoga Intensive & Teacher Training
With James Kapicka & KristaLove Louise

May 5th – 7th
at Juice Box Yoga – Reno, NV

Learn More & Sign Up Here!


Yin Yoga & Gypsy Soul Music
with James & Stacey Joy

Friday, April 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm
at LEAP Yoga

Awaken your consciousness through the combination of yin yoga, tribal mantras and soul-shifting, high-vibrational lyrics and melodies. This workshop is a physical and spiritual journey to align chakras and bring you deeper into your inner wisdom.


Discovering Your Dharma
A Discussion on the Bhagavad Gita

Sunday, Apr 30th, 1-4 pm
at The Yoga Seed Collective

Explore practical teachings of India’s most read scripture and the paths of Yoga that aid transcendence. Together these practices integrate balance into your life and provide a guide for how to navigate your spiritual path within your unique constitution.


Sacred Yin Yogic Sound Journey
with James & Stacey Joy

Sunday, Apr 30th, 7-9 pm
at EastWind Yoga, Auburn

Awaken your consciousness through the combination of yin yoga, tribal mantras and soul-shifting, high-vibrational lyrics and melodies. This workshop is a physical and spiritual journey to align chakras and bring you deeper into your inner wisdom.


Yin-Troduction to Transformation

Sunday, April 23rd, 3-6 pm
at DiviniTree Yoga, Santa Cruz

Join James and KristaLove for an exploration into individual range of motion, and learn how to personalize yin postures with props and modifications for your unique body. You will practice yin yoga to personally apply the discussion, and leave with a greater awareness of breath and body mechanics to support a lifelong practice that can be applied to all forms of yoga.


Lucidity Festival 2017: Eudaimonia
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April 7th – 9th, 2017 
Santa Barbara, CA

We understand that every great cycle must come to its eventual conclusion. Luckily, the final chapter of this tale has a bright and exuberant ending! Eudaimonia means “having a good indwelling spirit,” and as
it signals a communal happiness rooted in the virtues of interconnected awakened individuals, it is thelucidity-2culmination of all we’ve been striving for. Our expanded family is overflowing with optimistic yet grounded utopian joy that has risen through many long years of searching, contemplating, delving, climbing, and centering. As we enter this golden age of human flourishing, we give massive gratitude for the guides who have shown us the path, for our children who reminded us to laugh and play, for our brothers and sisters who walk beside us, for our ancestors who teach us the way, and for our higher selves who shine light through our being!

Nothing dies, nothing is created. Energy simply changes frequency and form. Together as one tribe, one nation, one family, one community, one humanity, one universe, one consciousness, we shift to the light and live in love forever. And for those who remain in slumber, the cycle returns to where it began, as all signs and omens nudge you to Awake in Your Dreams.

Buy Tickets Here
Use Discount Promo Code HomeFreeYogis & Save!!


Sedona Yoga Festival
A Consciousness Evolution Conference

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March 9th – 12th, 2017 
Sedona, AZ

Sedona Yoga Festival provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yogapresenter-promo-code-james and the expansion of consciousness in the undisputed spiritual center of the American West. With over 200 sessions to choose from, ranging from quiet meditation to rockin’ vinyasa, performances, experiential journeys, conscious conversation varying from “your multi-dimensional selves” to “body positive teaching techniques”, no two attendees weekends will be the same.

Buy Tickets Here
Use Promo Code James & Save 11%


Devotional Yin Yoga Ceremony
Bikram Yoga – Natomas
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February 10th, 5 – 7 pm

This Devotional Yin Yoga experience will inspire you to embody your commitments and love for what you hold most dear. Join James & KristaLove as they guides you through a therapeutic class to liberate your neck and throat, soften your heart, and release your shoulders and upper back. Surrender to the subtle qualities and grace of yin yoga, a practice of self-love, cultivating compassion, presence and courage. As the author of your life, what you devote your thoughts and words to creates your reality. Choose kindness and trust in your body, heart and mind.


Devotional Yoga Flow
Radiant Yoga

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February 11th, 8:15 – 9:45 am

James will guide you through asanas to expand your lungs, soften your heart and release your shoulders and upper back, in an invigorating practice of radical openness, expression and freedom! As the author of your life, what you devote your thoughts and words to creates your reality. Come to your mat and liberate your voice, connect with your truth, and awaken to the celebratory devotion that is your true nature.


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This weekend intensive has been designed for students of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice, and for teachers aspiring to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians, chakras and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures to help deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This includes working with modifications and variations, as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features, and Chinese meridians.

You will explore:

☯ Coming in & out of shapes safely
☯ Anatomical & energetic sequencing
☯ Use of props, modifications & variations
☯ Assisting & massage
☯ Counter poses
☯ Contraindications
☯ Teaching & embodiment of yin philosophy
☯ Theming
☯ Holding space that supports healing
☯ Use of silence & stillness

Schedule:
  • Friday, Feb 3rd, 3pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, Feb 4th, 8am – 5pm
  • Sunday, Feb 5th,  8am-3pm

To register go to: leapyoga.net

Investment:
  • $299 Early Registration – by January 14th
  • $369 – afterJanuary 14th

Students who complete 2 homework assignments will receive 25 hours CE

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Connect ~ Yin Yoga Massage
With James & KristaLove ~ #HomeFreeYogisconnect-feb17-flier1

connect-beloved-stefan-poulos-photographyExperience the bliss of being in service through the healing act of conscious contact.  Join James & KristaLove to confidently and intuitively connect with others using compassionate touch, witnessing and active listening while deepening yourconnect-beloved-stefan-poulos-photographyenergetic awareness through breath connection, partner yin yoga and elements of Thai Yoga massage. This open-hearted practice of giving and receiving is an offering of presence and acceptance. Together we will co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust by seeing and supporting the goodness in one another.

Saturday, February 11th, 1 – 3:30 pm
at The Yoga Seed Collective

Sunday, February 12th, 1 – 3:30 pm
at Body Yoga – Roseville

The authenticity of connection with the ones we love
supports the willingness and ease to connect with others.


Candlelight Yin Yoga Ceremony 
Body Yoga – Roseville
January 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

WinterTree

This practice will be an offering of the heart and exploration of the soul as we reflect on our previous year and explore intentions for 2017. Join James for this yin yoga ceremony to heal your physical temple, listen to your Spirit and unite who you are, with who you know you can be. Come allow yourself to be, to breathe and to be an offering to what you love, as you receive the alchemical effects of yin yoga and the preciousness of being present.


Join me Sunday, January 8th, 9 am – 2 pm
The Yoga Seed Collective

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Claim Your Path: Navigate the Business of Yoga
January 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd 2017

 Are you feeling stagnant in your yoga career? Or did you emerge from a Yoga Teacher Training without guidance on how to start it at all?
Discover the tools to break through these barriers and find the passionate yoga career for you! Learn the inside scoop on the yoga industry and explore the case studies of successful yoga individuals and organizations. Discussions will investigate the obstacles and commitments required to begin a career centered around yoga. Food for Yoga Alliance CE Credits.

Instructors:

  • Zack Pasillas ERYT-500, Yoga Seed Founder & Director of Trauma-Informed Programs
  • James Kapicka ERYT-200, Founder Sac-Sierra Yoga, Ambassador & Event Producer
  • Pranidhi Varshney, Founder Yoga Shala West (West L.A.), Yoga Gives Back Ambassador, Advisory Board Yoga and Body Image Coalition

Beloved 2016August 12 – 15, 2016 | Tidewater, OR

Join KristaLove & I at this sacred art, yoga & music festival of devotion. The greatest aspiration of this festival is to engage the hearts and minds of those present in the finding of the beloved in each other; and furthering our ability to cooperate to make that appreciation tangible on Earth.

Open Air Sacred Art & Music Festival

Beloved Class 2015


Rest & Renew: A Restorative Practice with Yoga Nidra
Body Yoga – Roseville

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September 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Restorative yoga aims to heal and restore the body from injury, stress and dis-ease. Join James for this gentle, effortless practice, which allows for rest both physically and mentally, creating a completely relaxed state. This takes the mind out of the predominant fight, flight and freeze response, and engages the parasympathetic nervous system. This practice will be followed with pranayama and Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, through a guided meditation in Savasana. This conscious deep sleep allows for stillness and exploration into one’s physical and subtle bodies, and has incredible stress-relieving benefits.

Please bring blankets, bolsters, pillows or stuffed animals that support you feeling comfortable and safe so you can rest deeply in your inner awareness.


Yin & Restorative Yoga Practices
The Wellness Center – Granite Bay

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Restorative ~ September 24th, 9 – 10:30 am
Yin ~ September 25th, 9 – 10:30 am 


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Open & Rest: A Yin & Restorative 4-Day Yoga Immersion
The Wellness Center – Granite Bay
September 22nd – 25th, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

This 40-hour yoga immersion will explore yin and restorative yoga in how they are unique and where they overlap. Participants will include both students and teachers who wish to increase their understanding of the yin and restorative practices. The weekend includes practice assisting, discussion of Chinese meridian, posture demos, breathing practices, exploration of pose modifications and variations, partner exercises, and practice-teaching of restorative and yin yoga poses. Practicum will explore how to move through and sequence postures while adapting the practice to the personal needs of students.

The foundational aspects of this training include:
– Exploration into the practices, similarities & differences of yin and restorative yoga
– Teaching & embodiment of Yin philosophy & Restorative perspective
– Science of breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation
– Anatomy of the nervous system and the subtle body
– Neurological, physical and psychological principles of working with Restorative
– Use of silence, stillness and holding space to support healing
– Discussion on chi, Taoism, yin/yang and Chinese meridians
– Exploration into range of motion & anatomy
– Coming in & out of shapes safely
– Observing bodies for use of props
– Modifications & variations of poses
– Use of assisting & massage
– Counter poses
– Contraindications
– Anatomical & energetic sequencing
– Theming
– Yoga Nidra

Participants who complete the homework will receive a 40-hr Certification of Completion that can be used for Yoga Alliance CEU hours as well as the extensive training manual with poses, photos and references.

Investment: $695


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The Wellness Center – Granite Bay
September 25th, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through conscious touch. Join James for a 1-day immersion to explore how to safely and effectively assist yin poses, while maintaining personal body awareness. Participants will work collaboratively to give and receive while learning and discussing how different assists feel. You will learn to incorporate practices of Thai Yoga Massage and stimulate Chinese Meridians with pressure points to facilitate the flow of energy through the body.

Investment: $159

25% discount for previous participants: $119


 

wanderlust Squaw 2016

July 14 – 17, 2016 | Squaw Valley, CA

Wanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north. True north is not a final destination: it’s a path, a journey, and a yearning to explore and connect to your life’s purpose. This transformational festival brings together world-class teachers, tastemakers, and experts in mindful living in a fun-filled, creative environment. Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic and whole foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outdoor activities. Wander with us and find your true north!

Check out Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2016 & Buy Discounted Tickets HERE!



EFG BannerJuly 22 – 24, 2016 | Mendocino, CA

Enchanted Forest Gathering is created by and for healers, dancers and visionaries. This festival allows us to redefine how we emanate our great appreciation of life. It is an opportunity to explore and expand upon the fundamentals of community and how we consciously celebrate.

KistaLove & I have been blessed to be the yoga curation and coordination team for Enchanted Forest Gathering!

Let us know if you want to come play & Buy Discounted Tickets Here!


Compassion in Action~ Assisting Yin Yoga
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10 am – 6 pm

This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to examine what makes a great assist. James & KristaLove will incorporate practices of Thai Yoga Massage and stimulate Chinese Meridians with pressure points to facilitate the James & KristaLoveflow of energy through the body. Participants will work collaboratively to give and receive while learning and discussing how different assists feel. Come explore how to safely and effectively assist yin poses, while maintaining personal body awareness and giving and receiving healing touch.

Learn how to:

☯ Confidently and creatively assist yin yoga
☯ Approach students from an understanding of skeletal alignment and anatomical differences
☯ Recognize compression points and utilize tension to minimize compression
☯ Utilize gentle, open hearted touch like interacting with a beloved
☯ Bring awareness to tension to help relax and release
☯ Support and stay connected to the teacher

You will explore:

☯ Use of props and modifications
☯ Adjusting vs. Assisting
☯ When to check in, use verbal cues and demo
☯ Hands on connection exercises, assists, Thai Massage techniques and partner yin

Investment: $149

☯ Returning students from previous trainings with James save 15% – Email: yogaroseville@gmail.com

☯ ☯ Students who complete 2 homework assignments will receive 10 hours CE

Register Here! 


Spring Yin PosterFriday, May 13th @ Body Yoga Roseville
6 pm – 8 pm

Spring is a time of new birth, fresh energy and inspiration. Like the natural world around us, we must shed and simplify to experience this lightness and ease. In this yin practice we will relax into shapes that allow for sukha, or good space, to exist in the body. This sequence will focus on hips, side bends, and twists to stimulate the energy of the Liver & Gallbladder. This offering of surrender and stillness to our digestive systems will help cleanse, detox and purify your temple and create space for your inner light to shine bright!


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Sunday, May 15th @ Bikram Yoga – Natomas
9 am – 12 pm


Yin Yoga & Acoustic Soul

Monday, May 16th @ Solfire Yoga
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Join James for an evening of yin yoga accompanied by the acoustic soul tunes of singer/songwriter Stacey Joy. This musical, yin journey through the chakras will take you deep into your practice, connect you to breath, align the energies of your being, and open your heart and channels of creativity. Leave feeling inspired, renewed and transformed, shedding a layer of who you were to become who you are meant to be.

Check out Stacey Joy’s music HERE!


Advance your Asana: Twists, Binds & Arm Balances

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Saturday, May 21st @ LEAP Yoga
1 pm – 3 pm

Learn to use twists and binds to create space in your hips, spine and shoulders while preparing to access arm balances and deep yin postures. This next level practice will explore how to safely and intelligently build upon poses to allow you to access new space in your body with ease and grace. Come play and see what you are capable of as you release doubts and inhibition through challenging your perceived limitations.


Yin-troduction to Transformation

James Kapicka Yin Transcend Color

Sunday, May 22nd @ LEAP Yoga
1 pm – 3 pm

This workshop will introduce the yin practice and deepen your understanding of the theory and application of this transformative approach to yoga. We will explore tension vs compression, range of motion, alternative poses, modifications, variations and use of props. You will learn to create a personalized yin sequences for yourself or for your students, and will leave with a greater awareness of your breathe and body mechanics that will support a lifelong practice that can be applied to all yoga.


Yin Yoga Weekend Intensive
Yin weekend Yoga RosevilleFriday – Sunday, April 29th – May 1st @ Body Yoga Roseville

Join James & KristaLove for a deep study of yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. You will explore

☯ Coming in & out of shapes safely
☯ Anatomical & energetic sequencing
☯ Use of props, modifications & variations
☯ Assisting & massage
☯ Counter poses
☯ Contraindications
☯ Teaching & embodiment of yin philosophy
☯ Theming
☯ Holding space that supports healing
☯ Use of silence & stillness

Investment:

Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion: Friday – Sunday, April 29th – May 1st
– $299 (Save $60 if you register before 4/22/2016)
– $359 (after 4/22/2016)

Yin Teaching & Assisting Combo (Discounted $20)
– $399 (Save $90 if you register before 4/22/2016)
– $489 (after 4/22/2016)

☯ Returning students from previous trainings with James save 15% – Email: yogaroseville@gmail.com

☯ ☯ Students who complete 2 homework assignments will receive 25 hours CE


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Sunday, April 24th @ DiviniTree Yoga
1:30 pm – 4 pm

Experience the bliss of being in service through the healing act of conscious contact. Join KristaLove & I (homefreeyogis.wordpress.com) and learn to confidently and intuitively connect with others using compassionate touch, eye gazing and active listening, while deepening your energetic awareness through breath, partner yin yoga and elements of Thai Yoga massage. This open-hearted practice of giving and receiving is an offering of presence and acceptance. Together we will co-create a fun and safe environment through cultivating trust and love by seeing and supporting the goodness in one another.


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The Fifth Chapter of the Epic Journey
Santa Barbara, CA

Join me Lucid Dreamer, for the 5th Chapter of this epic 6 year story! Lucidity 2016 ~ Crossroads is a time of turbulent moment in space and time—the Now of our socio-cultural evolution. We see our global human family crossroads LineUpentangled in a liminal, transitional zone between what was and what will be. Crossroads is the place between worlds.

It is a limbo zone where many of us are confronted by Shadow and a great fear of the unknown. As the Dreamers of the New Dawn we are here to envision solutions. We resolve to cast light upon the darkness, to dig our hands in the dirt, to sing songs of a peaceful future, and actively sweep away that which no longer serves us.

I will be offering Yin Yoga Ceremony as well as co-teaching Connect: Partner Yin Yoga Massage with my Sweetheart KristaLove. Come celebrate and transform with us at Lucidity Crossroads!

Buy Tickets Here
**Use Discount Promo Code: jackal

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Friday, January 22nd @ Body Yoga Roseville
6:30 – 8:30 pm 
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Balance the element of water in your body through this yin yoga ceremony to honor the season of winter. Join James for a sequence created to connect with the moon, move through emotions, acknowledge death with reverence and let
go of what is no longer needed. This practice will be centered on the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians with focus on grounding feet and rooting into the earth for a strong foundation and intentional 2016.

Saturday, January 23rd @ Solfire Yoga
12 – 2:30 pm

Are you looking to refine your gravity defying? Join James as he guides you through a playful exploration of arm balances and inversions. This workshop will begin with some wrist therapy to tonify and prepare the hands and a
warming sequence to connect with breath, find inspiration and soften the heart. From this place of courage we Solfire Yogawill explore different approaches, modifications and transitions to access these poses. So leave your doubts at the door and come defy gravity as you play, laugh and explore!

Sunday, January 24th @ Radian Yoga
8:15 – 9:45 am
Join James for a practice of grounded intention to feel the energy of your feet and root chakra. This 90-minute  vinyasa class will be an exploration of the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians to honor the season of winter, a time to anchor into the earth for a strong foundation. Access your power and determination to unveil the endurance and enthusiasm necessary to create your authentic reality.

Yin-troduction to Transformation
James Kapicka Shoulder Opener w Lotus Yin-troductionSunday, January 24th @ Asha Yoga
1 – 4 pm

Yin yoga is a transformational practice that supports mindful awareness of ones physical, energetic, emotional, and mental equilibrium. Poses are held for an extended time with relaxed muscles and deep breathing, allowing the body to soften and the postures to stimulate connective tissues, i.e. facia and ligament, as well as affect bone density, joint mobility, and the overall health of the internal organs.

This workshop is intended to introduce the yin practice and deepen students understanding of the theory and application of this transformative approach to yoga. Students will leave with a greater awareness of their breathe and body mechanics that will support a lifelong practice and that can be applied to all yoga.

We will:

  •  Cover yin poses from an anatomical perspective to help students make their practice more personal
  • Explore use of props, modification, and how to safely come into and out of a pose
  • Introduce concepts of Taoism and Chinese medicine that have contributed to the development of this practice
  • Discuss yin and yang as philosophies and as styles of exercise
  • Examine how yin yoga affects connective tissue anatomically and energetically through modern meridian theory
  • Work collaboratively to examine anatomical differences and how that relates to our practice
  • AshaPractice yin yoga with the application of our discussions to explore our personal practice

Investment: $35


Yin Yoga for the Fall Season 
James Kapicka Yin Transcend Color

Friday, November 13th @ Granite Bay Wellness
5 – 6:30 pm

Join James for this yin yoga ceremony to honor the season of autumn. This practice will be centered around the throat and shoulders with focus on navigating through transitions with clear intentions and compassionate communication.


Greeting the Winds of Change with Ease and Grace
Eight Angle Pose
Saturday, November 14th at Radiant Yoga
8:15 – 9:45 am
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Join James for a practice of celebrating bounty in your life, while appreciating your own willingness to grow and cultivate balance, radiant-yoga-logoby letting the seasons move through you. It is in this groove that you step into authenticity and awaken your creative juices, and when the creative force is alive and present, you have more energy and joy to share and connect with inspiring beings.


The Art of Flying
Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop with Wrist Therapy

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Saturday, Nov 14th at Yoga Roseville
11 am – 1:30 pm
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Are you looking to refine your gravity defying? Join James as he guides you through a playful exploration of arm balances and inversions. This workshop will begin with some wrist therapy to tonify and prepare the hands and a warming sequence to connect with breath, find inspiration and soften the heart. From this place of courage we will Body Yogaexplore different approaches, modifications and transitions to access these poses. So leave your doubts at the door and come defy gravity as you play, laugh and explore!

Compassion in Action
Assisting Yin Yoga
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Sunday, November 15 at Granite Bay Wellness
8 am – 4 pm
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Do you want to expand your knowledge of assisting yoga and how to support others with your own body? Could you use a day to offer and receive compassion through the healing act of intentional contact and connection?

Experience the bliss of using your hands to serve others through conscious touch. This practice of presence and acceptance necessitates seeing and supporting the goodness in another, rather than trying to change or fix.

Join James for a 1-day immersion to explore how to safely and effectively assist yin poses, while maintaining personal body awareness. Participants will work collaboratively to give and receive while learning and discussing how different assists feel. This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to examine what makes a great assist. We will incorporate practices of Thai Yoga Massage and stimulate Chinese Meridians with pressure points to facilitate the flow of energy through the body.

Learn how to:
• Confidently and creatively assist yin yoga
• Approach students from an understanding of skeletal alignment and anatomical differences
• Recognize compression points and utilize tension to minimize compression
• Utilize gentle, open hearted touch like interacting with a beloved
• Bring awareness to tension to help relax and release
• Support and stay connected to the teacher

Deepen your relationship with energetic awareness through:
• Taoist breathing practices
• Presence and space holding to create a safe environment that cultivates trust
• Observational and intuitional body reading
• Safeguarding necessary personal boundaries with compassion

We will explore:
• Use of props and modifications
• Adjusting vs. Assisting
• When to check in, use verbal cues and demo
• Hands on connection exercises, assists, Thai Massage techniques and partner yin

There will be a 1 hour break for lunch from 12pm – 1pm. You are welcome to bring food to nourish your bodies. There is a fridge, lobby and showers for your convenience.

Students who complete the 2 homework assignments will receive 10 hours CE

Investment: $99 adv/$108 after November 8th
Register @ wwwgranitebaywellness.com

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Fall

Fall is a time of movement and change. With so much in flux, it can be easy to feel dried out or overwhelmed, so it is increasingly important to know how to flow. Like the natural world around us, we must shed, purify and cleanse to allow for sukha, or good space, to exist in the body and to experience lightness, grace and ease. Shorter daylight hours can provide a chance to integrate the experiences, exploration and expressions of summer, while letting go of what no longer serves us. In this time of shedding, it is important to remember your wholeness, create space to nourish yourself and know you are inherently divine.

Yin Yoga for the Fall Season
James Kapicka Yin Transcend Color

Friday, November 13th @ 5pm
Granite Bay Wellness

granite_bay_logoJoin James for this yin yoga ceremony to honor the season of autumn. This practice will be centered around the throat and shoulders with focus on navigating through transitions with clear intentions and compassionate communication.


Greeting the Winds of Change with Ease and Grace
WindsofChangeSaturday, October 3rd at Solfire Yoga
8:15 – 9:30 am

Join James for a practice of celebrating bounty in your life, while appreciating your own willingness to grow and cultivate balance, by letting the seasons move through you. It is in this groove that you step into authenticity and awaken your creative juices, and when the creative force is alive and present, you have more energy and joy to share and connect with inspiring beings.


The Yoga Seed Collective Presents
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Yoga RX: The State of Yoga Therapeutics in Sacramento
YOGA Rx presents yoga as a pioneer for social justice in Sacramento and beyond. Our hope is you leave this conference with a renewed understanding of yoga therapeutics in your community, self-healing practices and a stronger sense of connection.

YOGA Rx is the culmination of The Yoga Seed’s last five years providing healing practices to underserved populations. The format will be similar to TED talks. Leading area doctors and professionals will examine mental health programs, the state of California’s overcrowded prisons, and how yoga offers tools for self-regulation and self-care.

Continuing education credits are available for yoga professionals!

Sign Up Here!

For Sliding Scale Program rate apply at info@theyogaseed.org


Yoga in the Park

Sunday, Oct 4th
9am @ Tahoe Park

Join James for a outdoor, autumn flow class to celebrate the changing season and bounty of harvest in this beautiful life! This FREE class is offered by Yoga in the Park!


Yin Intensive

September 11th-13th, 2015
Body Yoga Roseville 

Join James for a deep study of yin yoga through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yinphilosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. This weekend intensive has been designed for intermediate students and teachers of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yinpractice and to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy.

We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians, chakras, and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures in a way that will help you deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This will include working with modifications and variations,as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features and Chinese meridians.

The foundational aspects of this training  include:
· Yin poses for all bodies
· Coming safely in &out of shapes
· Anatomical &energetic sequencing
· Use of props,modifications, & variations
· assisting  & massage
· Partner yin yoga
· Counter poses
· Contraindications
· Teaching &embodiment of yin philosophy
· Theming
· Holding space that supports healing
· Use of silence &stillness

Students are encouraged to be familiar with the yin yoga practice. For further reading:
~ Yin Sights – Bernie Clark – free  at www.yinyoga.com
~ Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley
~ Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers

Schedule:
~ Friday, September 11th: 6pm-9pm
~ Saturday & Sunday, September 12th & 13th: 7am-4pm

Investment: $349

REGISTER NOW


 

Symbiosis

Woodward Reserve – Oakdale, CA
September 17th-20th, 2015 

James will be offering Yin Yoga Ceremony at SYMBIOSIS 10 Year RE:UNION. This gathering aspires to unify through a common vision of togetherness by gathering artists, performers, and creators or all sorts to celebrate the vitality of a inspired community in the gorgeous natural landscape of northern California. Symbiosis.Lineup

Symbiosis has a wide array of dynamic speakers and charismatic workshop presenters supporting a fellowship of intelligent, creative, and lively dialogue. The fabric of this vibrant network is woven together from musical, artistic, and theatrical threads along with ideas and concepts meant to support our physical, emotional, and social well-being.


Open Air Sacred Art & Music Festival

Tidewater, Oregon
August 7th-10th, 2015 

BelovedJoin James Kapicka, Shiva Rae and many more at this sacred art, yoga & music festival of devotion. The greatest aspiration of this festival is to engage the hearts and minds of those present in the finding of the beloved in each other; and furthering our ability to cooperate to make that appreciation tangible on Earth.


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Join me along with Sac-Sierra Yoga in celebrating the 5th year of Enchanted Forest Gathering!

Enchanted Forest YogaSac-Sierra Yoga and James Kapicka are proud to be expanding the breath of yoga and sponsoring this beautiful, conscious gathering. This festival is created by and for healers, dancers and visionaries.Enchanted Forest allows us to redefine how we emanate our great appreciation of life. It is an opportunity to explore and expand upon the fundamentals of community and redefine how conscious celebration.
Contact: info@sacsierrayoga.com to get your discount code!!

Wanderlust FestivalSquaw Valley – North Lake Tahoe
July 16th-19th

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As an Affiliate for Wanderlust Squaw, I am pleased to announce that I’ve been given a special 10% Wanderlust discount code! The discount applies to 4-Day, 3-Day or 1-Day tickets to Wanderlust Squaw.

Contact: Jamesthesia@gmail.com to get your discount code!!

Wanderlust brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for this transformational retreat at Squaw Valley. This is an experience that gets into your mind, body and soul.

Buy Tickets Here & Find Your True North! 


From Warrior Pose to Guardianship Flow
May 16th @ Radiant Yoga
10 – 11:30am

Have you ever found yourself in warrior pose wondering what all the trainng was for? Guardianship is the integration of this work through your connection  the whole and your intuition in every moment of your life. We have all had our trust broken and felt the degree to which focusing on individuality creates separation. And we know when we have been called to rebuild trust, becoming responsible for our individual power and be of service. Each individual voice adds a unique perspective providing us a way to protect and guard our collective unity. Guardianship is about safeguarding what is most important to us individually and collectively, where the personal needs and the needs of the group come together to shape and guide the collective whole.


The 8-Limbs of Yoga: A Practice with Purpose
May 16th @ Radiant Yoga
1 – 3:30pm

The 8-Limbs are a comprehensive method that emphasizes meditation, while encompassing the whole of Yoga. It directly deals with encountering and transcending the thoughts of the mind to move from existence  towards deeper Consciousness resulting in more Bliss in your life. Sat-Cit-Ananda.
Join James for an expansive workshop into the practice of Raja, or Royal Yoga. You will explore the methods, applications  and benefits of breathing techniques, yoga poses, mental discipline and meditation, and how they affect your physical, emotional, mental and energetic experience and environment.
This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of a practiced designed to empower you and bring more peace into your life. Come with ideas, questions, an open  mind, a soft heart and a wiliness to laugh and grow.

Healing the Emotional Body
With James Kapicka & Sarah Grace

healing Emotional Body May 17th @ LEAP Yoga
1-3:30pm

We carry intellectual memories in our mind
We carry emotional memories in our bodies
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Heal and let go, while learning and developing personal techniques that you can implemented daily. This time together will include exploratory and personalized yin postures to help you to drop in, meditation practices for you to reflect and listen, and tools for rooting and implementing your intentions that arise from your inquiry. This is an opportunity to connect  with yourself deeply, as well as a chance to learn new, simple ways to support your practice and heal your temple.

Yin Yoga for Spring
May 17th @ The Yoga Seed Collective
6-7:30pm
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Yin ImmersionSpring is a time of new birth, energy and inspiration. Like the natural world around us, we must shed, purify, and cleanse to experience this lightness and ease. In this yin practice we will relax into shapes that allow for good space, or sukha, to exist in the body. This sequence will focus on hips, side bends, and twists to stimulate the energy of the liver and gallbladder. This offering of surrender and stillness to our digestive system will help cleanse, detox and purify our temples. Come create space for you light within to shine!

National Day of Yoga for Nepal
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May 19th @ A Yoga Studio Near You! 
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Every studio, community, and yogi is being called upon to practice yoga in a mass yoga event  on Tuesday, May 19th!  This nationwide yoga practice will connect us as one and raise funds for international and local organizations already in Nepal providing earthquake relief.
Donate to the organization of your choice by going to:  www.yoga4nepal.com

Shamanic Drumming & Yin Yoga Ceremony
Supporting the National Day of Yoga for Nepal
Holly James Nepal
6 PM Tuesday, May 19th at Joyful Warrior Yoga Studio
With James Kapicka & Holly Baade

Join Holly and James for a shamanic drum journey and yin yoga ceremony intended to connect you deeply to yourself, the earth, and the people of Nepal. We are one people living on one plane and the earth is a drum that we play with our feet. This healing occasion is dedicated to offering prayers and donations for immediate disaster relief as a part of the National Day of Yoga for Nepal.

Yin-troduction to Transformation
Yin @ Canyon SPirit
May 30th @ Canyon Spirit Yoga
11am-1:30pm
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Yin yoga is a transformational practice that supports mindful awareness of ones physical, energetic, emotional, and mental equilibrium. Poses are held for an extended time with relaxed muscles and deep breathing, allowing the body to soften and the postures to stimulate connective tissues, i.e. facia and ligament, as well as affect bone density, joint mobility, and the overall health of the internal organs. This workshop is intended to introduce the yin practice and deepen students understanding of the theory and application  of this transformative approach to yoga. Students will leave with a greater awareness of their breathe and body mechanics that will support a lifelong practice and that can be applied to all yoga.

Yin Yoga & Sacred Sound Ceremony
With James Kapicka & Sarah Anali
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June 3rd @ Inner Path ~ Nevada City
7-8:30pm
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Join James and Sarah on a journey of sound and surrender as you are guided through deep places in your  body and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. Yin yoga is a transformational practice that supports mindful awareness of one’s physical, energetic, emotional, and mental equilibrium. They will offer a 60-minute yin yoga practice accompanied by Sarah‘s soothing sounds, and for the final half hour you are invited to simply relax, receive and listen to the music. This ceremony is intended to be an offering  of the heart and exploration of the soul, providing you with a space to heal, explore, and allow.  

Next Level Yin: An Advanced Dive into the Yin Practice
with James Kapicka & Reno Gorman

Next Level Yin

June 2nd, 4th, 6th & 7th, 2015
The Yoga Seed Collective

This weekend intensive has been designed for students of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice and for teachers  aspiring to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians,chakras, and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures in a way that will help you deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This will include working with modifications and variations,as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features, and Chinese meridians.

The foundational aspects of this training  include:
· Yin poses for all bodies
· Coming safely in &out of shapes
· Anatomical &energetic sequencing
· Use of props,modifications, & variations
· assisting  & massage
· Partner yin yoga
· Counter poses
· Contraindications
· Teaching &embodiment of yin philosophy
· Theming
· Holding space that supports healing
· Use of silence &stillness

Students are encouraged to be familiar with the yin yoga practice. For further reading:
~ Yin Sights – Bernie Clark – free  at www.yinyoga.com
~ Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley
~ Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers

Schedule:
~ Tuesday, June 2nd: 6-9pm (First meeting will be held at Hacker Labs: 1715 I Street Sacramento)
~ Thursday, June 4th: 6-9pm
~ Saturday, June 6th: 12:30-7:30pm
~ Sunday, June 7th: 12:30-7:30pm

Investment:
$289 (Save $60 if you register before 5/15/2015)
$349 (after 5/15/2015)
REGISTER NOW

Meet Reno Gorman of The Handstand Nation Hanstand Nation 

Reno brings a calm, philosophical presence into the room that will keep you grounded as well as interested in why we are doing yoga in the first place. He adapts the session  to the students’ needs so that everyone has a safe and fruitful practice.

“The key to it all is finding a balance ,” Reno says, and his goal is to help students discover balance and harmony in their body, heart, and mind – on the mat and off, and he embodies that balance in his teaching and personality. He teaches Yin, Yin/Yang, All Bodies, Vinyasa, and Acro Yoga, and is one of two lead teachers of The Yoga Seed Collective’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training . Reno also teaches in multiple outreach programs around Sacramento.

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