Erin Kelly and Steph Gongora



Erin Kelly and Steph Gongora instructs the following:
  • Graceful Strength: Understanding the Complete Core
  • So much of the work and energy that we put into inversions is done right side up. Learning to fully engage and move from the complete core can truly transform your practice, on and off the mat. In this two hour clinic, Steph and Erin introduce and activate all areas of your core vessel, interweaving the power of breath and slow, sticky movements to help develop graceful strength during and between postures.

    Expect to hone in on the body as a whole, moving consciously through strength building drills, unique, but efficient transitions, and pulling from these new skills as we lightly explore the art of balancing on our hands through some of the most effective arm balances.

    All levels welcome, and great for those just looking to start their inversion practice, as well as those interested in diving deeper. Come ready to work hard, look within, and as always, have a little fun.



    PRICING

    Weekend Pass

    Members | $220

    Non Members | $240

    Per Workshop

    Members | $50

    Non Members | $55

    ABOUT ERIN KELLY

    Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

    She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

    Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops, and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

    A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression.

    http://www.erinkellyart.com/ 

    ABOUT STEPH GONGORA

    Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) is a 200HR E-RYT, 500HR RYT yoga and aerial arts teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed one of her first formal trainings with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and continued to pursue an additional 300HR training with Christina Sell at The San Marcos School of Yoga. When living in Austin, she regularly attended additional training and one on one work with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started multiple online trainings with Yoga Medicine and Alanna Kaivalya.

    An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness and aerial dance during college (where she majored in Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over seven years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing, with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movement practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, and is the author of multiple books including – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand, The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing, and The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice.

    Steph is happily married with 3 furry children and moved down to Costa Rica in the Fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, and spending time with her little family. Her writings on yoga & life can be found in Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, People, and more.

    http://www.casa-colibri.com 

     


  • Inversion Immersion Level 1 | Finding the Float
  • Calling all inversion addicts! This two and a half hour workshop based clinic will cover some of your favorite ways to start safely getting upside down! Learn warm-ups, strengthening drills, and a variety of exercises to help grow your HEADSTAND, FOREARM STAND, and beginning HANDSTAND practice. We will break down key movements and stages for each inversion, allowing you to work at whatever level is right for Your body.

    Practice strengthening drills and useful tips incorporated into a warming flow, and then put them into action in the workshop section, as we explore the power of props and partners to safely find float on your head and your hands.

    The perfect place to start your inversion practice, and if you're already inverting, take home valuable tricks and transitions to progress your asana. There is always more to learn about the art of going upside down! Ideal for those with a consistent practice, but open to all levels.
     
    PRICING

    Weekend Pass

    Members | $220

    Non Members | $240

    Per Workshop

    Members | $60

    Non Members | $65

    ABOUT ERIN KELLY

    Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

    She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

    Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops, and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

    A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression.

    http://www.erinkellyart.com/ 

    ABOUT STEPH GONGORA

    Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) is a 200HR E-RYT, 500HR RYT yoga and aerial arts teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed one of her first formal trainings with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and continued to pursue an additional 300HR training with Christina Sell at The San Marcos School of Yoga. When living in Austin, she regularly attended additional training and one on one work with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started multiple online trainings with Yoga Medicine and Alanna Kaivalya.

    An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness and aerial dance during college (where she majored in Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over seven years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing, with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movement practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, and is the author of multiple books including – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand, The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing, and The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice.

    Steph is happily married with 3 furry children and moved down to Costa Rica in the Fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, and spending time with her little family. Her writings on yoga & life can be found in Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, People, and more.

    http://www.casa-colibri.com 

     

     


  • Inversion Immersion Level 2 | Presspirations
  • Are you on the #questforthepress? Maybe looking to hone stability and strength in your inversion practice? Or just enjoy checking out the world from a new perspective while you explore life upside down?
     
    Join Steph and Erin for a two and a half hour clinic geared to help you strengthen and explore your FOREARM STAND and HANDSTAND, all while cultivating the muscular awareness necessary for pressing or floating up. Tap into your deep core muscles as we move through a funky flow and then put your new tricks into practice in the workshops section.

    Learn warm-ups, key strength-building drills, and helpful modifications to lift yourself up from your forearms and your hands. Not quite ready to press? The flows and movements provided will also deepen your full body awareness leading to more confidence and stability upside down.

    The natural progression from our Finding Float clinic, Presspiration is open to all levels (modifications always provided), but encouraged for those with a regular practice and some previous inversion exploration. To make the most of this workshop, it is encouraged that students are able to hold a handstand or forearm stand (using the wall/partner is fine) for at least 10 seconds.

    PRICING

    Weekend Pass

    Members | $220

    Non Members | $240

    Per Workshop

    Members | $60

    Non Members | $65

    ABOUT ERIN KELLY

    Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

    She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

    Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops, and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

    A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression.

    http://www.erinkellyart.com/ 

    ABOUT STEPH GONGORA

    Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) is a 200HR E-RYT, 500HR RYT yoga and aerial arts teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed one of her first formal trainings with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and continued to pursue an additional 300HR training with Christina Sell at The San Marcos School of Yoga. When living in Austin, she regularly attended additional training and one on one work with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started multiple online trainings with Yoga Medicine and Alanna Kaivalya.

    An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness and aerial dance during college (where she majored in Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over seven years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing, with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movement practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, and is the author of multiple books including – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand, The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing, and The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice.

    Steph is happily married with 3 furry children and moved down to Costa Rica in the Fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, and spending time with her little family. Her writings on yoga & life can be found in Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, People, and more.

    http://www.casa-colibri.com 

    PRICING

    Members | $50

    Non Members | $50


  • Grow With The Flow : Art of Inversion Transitions
  • Curious how to take your inversion practice to the next level in a way that builds both strength and stability? Always wondered how to effortlessly float from handstand eight angle pose or lower from forearm stand down to baby crow?

    Harness the power of your entire body as Erin and Steph guide you through a variety of inversion transitions in headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and more. This two and a half hour clinic will delve into both the more traditional and modern inversion transitions that will help you creatively string together a sequence based on your body's need. Take home strengthening tips and tricks during the drill packed flow, learn important recovery techniques for practicing inversions regularly, and explore the power of props and partners to safely progress your practice.

    Encouraged for those with a regular practice and some previous inversion exploration. To make the most of this workshop, it is encouraged that students are able to hold a handstand or forearm stand (using the wall/partner is fine) for at least 10 seconds.



    PRICING

    Weekend Pass

    Members | $220

    Non Members | $240

    Per Workshop

    Members | $60

    Non Members | $65

    ABOUT ERIN KELLY

    Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

    She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

    Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops, and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

    A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression.

    http://www.erinkellyart.com/ 

    ABOUT STEPH GONGORA

    Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) is a 200HR E-RYT, 500HR RYT yoga and aerial arts teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed one of her first formal trainings with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and continued to pursue an additional 300HR training with Christina Sell at The San Marcos School of Yoga. When living in Austin, she regularly attended additional training and one on one work with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started multiple online trainings with Yoga Medicine and Alanna Kaivalya.

    An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness and aerial dance during college (where she majored in Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over seven years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing, with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movement practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, and is the author of multiple books including – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand, The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing, and The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice.

    Steph is happily married with 3 furry children and moved down to Costa Rica in the Fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, and spending time with her little family. Her writings on yoga & life can be found in Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, People, and more.

    http://www.casa-colibri.com