G Flow with Goldie Kaufenberg
In this two-hour workshop, Goldie will lead you through a dynamic vinyasa sequence working towards a peak pose, beginning with pranayama (breath) and gentle asana (postures) to slowly open and awaken the body in preparation for a stronger flow, integrating the body as a whole. Combining breath with movement, intelligent sequencing and anatomy knowledge, the creative possibilities are endless.
Type of Event
Each posture will be presented with modifications for both the beginner and advanced student, inviting every yogic body. Together, we will refine our practice and move beyond the limitations our minds set for us.
Bio: An athlete most of her life, Goldie has always found herself through forms of expressive body movement. After a severe rock-climbing accident, and a few marathons’ worth of wear, Goldie accepted her sister’s invitation to a yoga class. Little did Goldie know it would be the first step of a most wondrous personal adventure! One week after moving to San Francisco to further her career in medicine, Goldie found herself in what she likes to call her first “spiritual epiphany.” Child’s pose and Les Leventhal’s teachings were all it took to divert Goldie from the path she thought, to the path she felt. Goldie received her 200hr certification in 2008 from Yoga Tree San Francisco, and credits her teaching inspiration to the influences of Les Leventhal, Janet Stone, Stephanie Snyder, Nikki Vilella, and David Regelin. Goldie’s vinyasa classes are known to be challenging but playful. She strives to inspire her students to know themselves better by moving past their comfort zone, in order to move ever more gracefully when walking off their mat and into this beautiful, crazy world. Cultivating a strong and flexible physical and mental foundation, with a combination of vinyasa flow, fresh beats and lots of heart, her classes will allow you to show up not only for your own well-being, but for those around you. Goldie’s class will give you the opportunity to stretch the barriers of
what you thought possible. Goldie was recently named “Best Yoga Instructor” in the 2012 Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston awards. She leads workshops throughout the country, and retreats around the world.