Workshops
and Courses

Important notice: Martin moves away from Long Beach. Most of his upcoming workshops are therefore canceled. More info...
Workshops
The workshops of the series Going Deeper can be taken independently from each other and are for all practitioners regardless of the style you practice. If you come to Red or Blue classes, or if you partake in Martin's Individual Practice, these workshops will change the way you practice.
Courses
Courses are for students who are ready to make a deeper commitment towards Yoga. Over the course of a few weeks, the individual classes build on each other and each class takes you deeper into the topic than the previous one.
  • January in LB: Advanced Personal Practice II (5wk course)
    A continuation from Advanced Personal Practice I
  • January in LB & FU: Going Deeper: Alignment & Attention
    An exploration of the most common Asanas (poses) of the Blue and Red series
  • February in LB & FU: Going Deeper: Hands-on
    Hands should be both strong and sensitive (like a cowboy!)
  • March in LB & FU: Individual Practice: Intro Course (4wk course)
    Learn how to breathe in Yoga - Canceled
  • March in LB: Advanced Personal Practice III (5wk course)
    A continuation from Advanced Personal Practice II - Canceled
  • May in LB & FU: Going Deeper: Drishti
    Dristhi is the inward gaze of Yoga that will transform your practice into a form of meditation - Canceled

Martin will individualize your practice sequence and add or modify Asanas specifically for you. Over the course of the 5 weeks, you will move progressively towards an individual practice format. This will allow you to go at your own pace and work on those things that specifically benefit you. You will learn to create your own rhythm and to remain focused for longer periods of time. At the end of this course, you have a Yoga practice that is truly yours.

Prerequisite: You must have attended "Advanced Personal Practice I".

Cost: $100

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Martin will guide you towards a deeper understanding of these foundational Asanas by focusing on correct alignment and exploring how to move in and out of poses. You’ll learn how to safely deepen your practice, and move with ease in Asanas that previously proved challenging. Students will have time in this course to address their individual questions and needs.

Prerequisite: 3 months of recent Yoga practice strongly suggested

Cost: $40

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Knowing how to use your hands is an incredibly important but often overlooked skill in Yoga. Learn how to both strengthen your hands so that they may support you, and how to soften them to feel (What you should feel? Find out in this workshop!). Learn how to safely place weight on them in poses like downward dog and handstands while protecting your wrists.

Prerequisite: 6 months of recent Yoga practice strongly suggested

Cost: $40

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Traditionally, Yoga was taught individually according to the student's needs, abilities, and limitations. This course will give you the individual attention from an experienced teacher while still practicing together with others. Over the 4 weeks, you will learn to feel your own natural rhythm through learning the traditional Yoga breathing, strengthen your ability to focus, listen within, and awaken your own inner teacher. If you are registered in this course, you can also take part in Advanced Personal Practice III which takes place on Mondays in LB.

Prerequisite: 3 months of recent Yoga practice strongly suggested

Cost: $120

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For those who have taken "Advanced Personal Practice II", Martin will refine your practice sequence. For newcomers who are registered with the "Individual Practice Intro Course", Martin will give you a personal sequence to work with. This course will help you become more sensitive towards your own needs, gifts, and limitations and to use that knowledge for your personal growth. While benefiting from the group energy, you will work increasingly by yourself, in your own rhythm. This format is closer to the one-on-one instruction traditionally used in Yoga.

Prerequisite: You must have taken either the "Advanced Personal Practice" course or be enrolled in the "Individual Practice Intro Course".

Cost: $100

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Learning how to soften your gaze and turn your focus inwards can result in a practice that is much more rewarding and refreshing. The eyes are the window to the soul, and by increasing our awareness of how our eyes reflect our mental activity, we can learn to quiet our minds. When doing a physically challenging practice, most people harden their eyes, reflecting the strenuous effort. How would you feel if you could do that same challenging practice while remaining soft?

Prerequisite: 6 months of recent Yoga practice strongly suggested

Cost: $40

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