2016 Workshops

Winter SOULstice 108 + 7

December 18, 2016 | Sunday 7:30 - 9:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​Celebrate the change of the seasons and sweat with Cass and Caitlin as we ALL flow through 108 Sun Salutations! Yes, we are doing them with you! We’ve put a twist on this ancient tradition, we thought 7 Restorative Postures to awaken the 7 Chakras would feel incredible after 108 Sun Salutations. The last posture will be Savasana and students will receive a Reiki Energy Adjustment.

 

After class enjoy homemade hot chocolate, made by Cass & Caitlin, and some goodies compliments of KIND bars.

*pre-register to guarantee your spot.

Grounded in Gratitude | Seva Yoga & Live Music

November 18, 2016 | Friday 7:45 - 9:45pm at Yoga For All Beings [Ukranian Village]

Ground yourself in gratitude. Together, with his guitar as her muse, Rich & Cass will intuitively guide the group through a creative blend of meditation, mellow movements, deep stretching, restorative postures and yoga nidra.

Your ticket purchase includes a donation to Women's Interlink Foundation. Cassandra had the honor of working with this organization in Kolkata last winter. "My heart is still in India, I'm planning something big through the vessel of SEVASOUL, an organization I am creating to help non-profits that are already doing the work. This event will mark SEVASOUL's first collection of donations. I'm extremely grateful for your support," quotes Cass. 

In partnership with The Village Experience, SEVASOUL's goal is to raise $16,000 to purchase an SUV to assist the center in taking the young girls to court appointments, medical checkups, dance recitals, and more.

1st Annual Choose Joy Ladies Daytreat

October 1, 2016 | Saturday 9am - 2pm at Starved Rock

​Imagine yourself going with the flow, feeling the support of sisterhood and choosing joy. Awaken your inner goddess at Choose Joy's 2nd Annual Ladies Daytreat!

 

Surround yourself with creative, feminine energy in the arms of mother nature. We invite all who identify as women in a way that’s significant to them to join us.

Our intention is to gather with all who identify as women in a way that’s significant to them to join in celebration of the Divine Feminine - the energy of creation.

Fall Equinox 108

September 23, 2016 | Friday 7:30-9:30p at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​Celebrate the change of the seasons and sweat with Cass and Caitlin as we ALL flow through 108 Sun Salutations! Yes, we are doing them with you! We’ve put a twist on this ancient tradition, we thought 7 Restorative Postures to awaken the 7 Chakras would feel incredible after 108 Sun Salutations. The last posture will be Savasana and students will receive a Reiki Energy Adjustment.

Homemade tea, compliments of our teacher trainees, will be served after we complete our 108 sun salutations for a refreshing break. After class enjoy some goodies compliments of KIND bars.

*pre-register to save your spot. xo

SOUL POSE | Blacklit Yoga

October 29, 2016 | Saturday at 2:30p or 5:30p or BOTH! :)

​From the makers of The Color Run comes Soul Pose–The Happiest Yoga on the Planet! Soul Pose is a blacklight yoga party, fun from start to finish. It’s less meditation, and more celebration. Get ready for one hour of fresh beats, body paint and dance breaks. Whether you’re a newbie or a yoga pro, all levels love it.

I'm excited to bring my vibe to this event! See you there!

Flow States

September 16-18, 2016 | Friday - Sunday at Stone House Farm [Earlville]

​Join us at Stonehouse Farm for the second annual Flow States! The gathering brings people together to celebrate consciousness, creativity, spontaneity, intuitive awareness, and boundary-breaking activities. Artists, healers, teachers and yogis connect, hold safe space, and support collective transformation and awakening.

Workshops include yoga, flow and fire props, dance, song, meditation, slacklining, sound healing, body and energy work. Ongoing activities include interactive art, slacklines, circus toys, live music, open mics and all-night drumming on the beach.

I'm overjoyed to be teaching at Flow States Festival. See you there!

Sukhava Bodhe | Yoga + Music Fest

September 2-5, 2016 | Thursday - Sunday at Stone House Farm [Earlville]

"We believe that through joyful movement, music and meditation, the mind, body and spirit come alive. It’s an awakening. And when these ignited spirits come together, the collective power to make the world a better place increases exponentially. It’s community that empowers us to create an abundance of joy to experience and share."

 

Step away and stretch out among blissful, like-minded yogis, musicians and activists. Learn from talented yoga teachers, hear vibrant, multi-hued musical performances and take classes in everything from organic farming to fire-throwing. Connect around the campfire at Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat & Sanctuary — and be present… the everyday will be there when you get back.

 

I am excited to share that I will be teaching at Sukhava Bodhe! I will teach VIBE Flo, Chakra Flo, + The Art of Inverting Saturday/Sunday! ♥︎

Use my discount code: CASS for 20% off! This code is good for 20% off 1, 2, 3 and 4-day tickets.

Fields of Yogis | Festival

August 20-21, 2016 | at New Bo Market (1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)

​Fields of Yogis will be an interactive event showcasing unique talent ranging from beginner classes and introductions to belly dancing, all the way to aerial yoga, and advanced workshops to better your practice, and slacklining.

 

There will be workshops that will guide you towards your purpose and empower you to improve your life. Come explore with us!​

The workshops I'll be teacher are TBA! xo

Lotus Rising | Women’s Celebration

August 5-7, 2016 | Friday - Sunday at Stone House Farm [Earlville]

Let your inner goddess shine while immersing your being in a circle of women from all walks of life–a supportive community where you can share and absorb skills and rituals in the magical setting of Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat and Sanctuary.

 

Be inspired by wisdom talks and life-affirming arts including women’s rituals, rites of passage, sacred myths, and ceremony. We’ll walk a labyrinth, be healed with a gong bath, practice yoga specifically designed for women, make mandalas, and share in inspirational stories, wisdom, and talks. Celebrate the creative feminine and honor the goddess within through yoga, nature, music, art, dance, chanting, meditation, history, and mythology.

Each woman attending the event must purchase an admission ticket, which includes participation in all events, workshops and classes; all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch (delicious vegetarian meals); and use of a campsite.

Housing upgrades available for additional fee, see ticketing. Individual bodywork and other sessions available with separate purchase.

Yoga in the Museum

July 23, 2016 | Saturday 10:30-12pm at DePaul Art Museum [Lincoln Park]

​Connect to the artwork of Tony Fitzpatrick like never before. This 75 minute VIBE Flo yoga class combining movement, breath and music, will take place in the galleries surrounded by his "Secret Bird" series. VIBE stands for vinyasa, invert, breathe, and explore. Each sequence incorporates these four elements, and this class will focus particularly on honoring and promoting creative energy. 

 

All levels welcome. BYOM (bring your own mat)

VIBE Glowga + Live DJ

July 22, 2016 | Friday 7:45-10pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​LIVE DJ, VIBE Flo, Blacklights, Balloons, Body Paint, Glow Sticks, & Giveaways! Join Cass & DJ Penny Dreadful for an event you won’t want to miss! Wear neon and/or white yoga gear that you don’t mind getting paint on!


*Requirements: good vibes + an open mind! :)  

 

Schedule:
7:45-8:15pm Body-Painting & Jams by Penny Dreadful

8:15-9:40pm VIBE GLOWGA

9:40-10:00pm Sugar Beet Social & Giveaways!


*Photographed Event by Jenny Quizada.

Sunset Flo + Live Music

July 12, 2016 | Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM at North Ave Beach

​Experience a creative collaboration of movement, breath, and live music. Flow with intention to the beat of your breath with Cassandra Justine as you enjoy the soulful sounds of Masin Ouksel. 

This is one sunset you won’t want to miss. Cass provides modifications, progressions, and advancements, making her classes accessible to a vast audience. “My intention is for students to grow, to let go, and to choose joy. ” 

Vinyasa Warrior Weekend

July 8-10, 2016 | Friday - Sunday at Stone House Farm [Earlville]

Discover the heart of your peaceful warrior in a weekend of vinyasa flow classes and workshops designed to unlock your potential on and off the mat. Expect vigorous classes from senior teachers, demonstrations from advanced yogis, wisdom talks, and instruction in pranayama and meditation along with delicious vegetarian fare, and ample time to unwind at night by the fireside with your fellow warriors.

Throughout the weekend you’ll have the opportunity to study and practice with a host of exceptional yogis known for their vinyasa style, offering a range of classes from introductory to advanced. The weekend includes guided asana sequences, inspiring music, pranayama (guided breath work), mudras (hand gestures to guide energy), and meditation. For those aches and pains, individual bodywork and massage sessions can be booked with resident massage therapists.

I'll be leading 3 workshops. :)

Reiki Circle

June 26, 2016 | Sunday 7:30-8:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

At the heart of Reiki, it is a Japanese form of healing to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

 

Join Cass and Caitlin for a one of a kind experience. Our Reiki Circle will help you balance your Chakras, ease your mind and prepare you for the week.

 

We invite you to bring something sacred to place in the center of the circle.

Summer SOULstice 108 + Sugar Beet Social

June 25, 2016 | Saturday 1:30-4:00pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​Celebrate the change of the seasons and sweat with Cass and Caitlin as we ALL flow through 108 Sun Salutes! Yes, we are doing them with you! We’ve put a twist on this ancient tradition, we thought 7 Restorative Postures to awaken the 7 Chakras would feel incredible after 108 Sun Salutes. The last posture will be Savasana and students will receive a Reiki Energy Adjustment.

 

After class, from 3:30-4:00pm, Hang out for a Sugar Beet Social! Enjoy fresh squeezed juice & vegan cookies from our local friends, Sugar Beet Food Co-op. Cass will have some fun astrology books for students to look through as we snack and chat.​

 

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Details about 108 Sun Salutes:

How does it work?

The 108 Sun Salutes are broken up into 9 groups of 12 Sun Salutations. After each group of 12, we take a break in Mountain Pose for 5 breaths. This results in 8 rest breaks during the 108. 

How do we keep track?

We use 9 candles to keep track of the Sun Salutes. At the end of each group of 12 Sun Salutations we light a candle.

Can anyone do 108 Sun Salutations?

Anyone that can comfortably do a regular Sun Salute will be able to do the 108 Sun Salute Celebration. It’s a fact that most people that try it for the first time are surprised at how easy it was to complete the 108 Sun Salutes and how quickly it went.

Why is it easier than you’d expect?

1. You do not hold Down Dog for 5 breaths as in a traditional Sun Salute.

2. The body is in continuous motion, allowing it to be a moving meditation.

3. The breath is everything. Everyone is breathing together. The sound of the breath and the synchronized movement will give you energy and enthusiasm to complete the 108 Sun Salutes.

Spring Into Shape-Shifting!

June 11, 2016 | Saturday 1:30-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​This one goes out to all my inversion and armbalance junkies out there!

 

Have you mastered headstand? Feel good in Forearm-stand? Have a love affair with handstand? Got a solid crow pose? Then this is the workshop for you!

 

Come explore your potential and play with shape-shifting. I’ll share tips, we’ll play, and we’ll explore a few different combinations.

 

Intimidated? Don’t be! This is an excellent opportunity to dive deeper. Progressive variations will be provided.

 

Are you ready to explore?!

First Ascent | FREE Everybody Yoga

May 7, 2016 | Saturday 7:30 - 8:30am at First Ascent [Avondale]

​Join Cass for a one-hour VIBE Yoga class at First Ascent! Enjoy a creative collaboration of movement, breath, and music. VIBE stands for vinyasa, invert, breathe, explore. Flow with intention and follow cues poetically spoken to move you through space, safely with grace. Cass provides both modifications and advancements, making her classes accessible to a vast audience. Are you ready to flow and climb!?


Immediately following the class, participants may purchase a day climbing pass for $18 and receive rental gear (shoes, harness, and chalk bag), a $10 value, free. Stay and climb with us!

Reiki Circle

May 1, 2016 | Sunday 7:30-8:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

At the heart of Reiki, it is a Japanese form of healing to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

 

Join Cass and Caitlin for a one of a kind experience. Our Reiki Circle will help you balance your Chakras, ease your mind and prepare you for the week.

 

We invite you to bring something sacred to place in the center of the circle.

Chakra Weekend Immersion: 6 + 7

April 24, 2016 | Sunday 1:30-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

Sixth Chakra | I Trust my Intuition 

Ajna is your Third Eye Chakra. The physical practice will open the mind to new ideas, release old thoughts that no longer serve you and support your ability to trust your intuition. We will flow organically and gracefully, engage in transformative meditations, benefit from the power of positive affirmations and delve into your elemental connection with light. Our intention will be to trust your inner guidance, believe in your dreams and step into the power of manifestation.

 

Seventh Chakra | Be Here Now

Sahasrara is your Crown Chakra. The physical practice will unveil your purest self, guide you in the direction of your destiny, explore your elemental connection with thought and bridge you to divine love and light. Our intention will be to step into bliss and sublime consciousness and to allow your connection to source to support you, guide you, and lift you.

 

*One-hour will be devoted to each Chakra. This is why Chakras 3, 4 + 5 on April 23 is 3 hours long.

*Each one-hour Chakra Class will start with meditation and end with Savasana.

Chakra Weekend Immersion: 3, 4 + 5

April 23, 2016 | Saturday 1:15-4:15pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

Third Chakra | Personal Power

Manipura is your Solar Plexus Chakra. The physical practice will focus on cleansing and purifying the digestive organs through a variety of twists, side-stretches, and breathing techniques, opening the solar plexus through subtle heart-openers, and exploring your elemental connection with fire. Our intention will be to step firmly yet gracefully into personal power and to free yourself of judgment, comparison and expectation. Together we will ignite the flame of self-love.

 

Fourth Chakra | A Joyful Heart

Anahata is your Heart Chakra. The physical practice will utilize the healing power of heart-openers, which includes the release of the shoulders, legs, hip-flexors and psoas. We will step into joy, surrender to love, and explore your elemental connection with air. Our intention will be to open to love, light and joy, and to create peace and harmony from inside out.

 

Fifth Chakra | Sacred Truth

Vishuddha is your Throat Chakra. The physical practice will maximize your natural vibration, support your ability to speak your truth, release the neck while opening the throat to free any static energy living in this center for self-expression and communication and uncover your elemental connection with ether. Our intention will be to own your truth, speak it and be it, to express your truest self and to release creative energy.

 

*One-hour will be devoted to each Chakra. This is why Chakras 3, 4 + 5 on April 23 is 3 hours long.

*Each one-hour Chakra Class will start with meditation and end with Savasana.

Chakra Weekend Immersion: 1 + 2

April 22, 2016 | Friday 7:30-9:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

First Chakra | I am Supported

Muladhara is your Root Chakra. The physical practice will release and strengthen your legs, increase circulation, raise your vibration and support your elemental connection to the earth. Our intention will be to center, to step into the abundance of the universe and to feel supported in all your endeavors and dreams.

 

Second Chakra | Creative Release

Svadisthana is your Sacral Chakra. The physical practice will address the pelvic floor, the hips and the lower back, how to utilize the bandhas (energy lifts along the central body) and deepen your elemental connection with water. Our intention will be to step into optimism, creativity, expression and to release static emotional energy. 

 

*One-hour will be devoted to each Chakra. This is why Chakras 3, 4 + 5 on April 23 is 3 hours long.

*Each one-hour Chakra Class will start with meditation and end with Savasana.

The Art of Inverting

March 12, 2016 | Saturday 1:30-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​​​Explore the art of inverting. Prepare your mind and body for upside-down play with a VIBE Flo warm-up. Deconstruct headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. Learn the building blocks of each inversion and be exposed to a variety of intermediate and advanced variations. Let go of fear and play!

 

We will deconstruct forearm balance, and handstand. Learn the building blocks of each inversion and be exposed to a variety of intermediate and advanced variations. Together we will let go of fear and play!

 

*yoga alliance accredited continuing education workshop; certificate provided

Refine Your Practice

January 16, 2016 | Saturday 1:30-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

​Refine: "To free from impurities."

In this playful vibe yoga workshop we will detox the body and mind with asana (postures), pranayama (breath-work), and meditation. Rid yourself of physical, emotional, and mental toxins and brighten your inner light for the New Year! Prepare to twist, open, and restore. Students will receive a hands-on Therapeutic Reiki Energy Adjustment during Savasana.

The Art of Inverting

February 6, 2016 | Saturday 1-3pm at Zen Yoga Garage [Bucktown]

​​​Explore the art of inverting. Prepare your mind and body for upside-down play with a VIBE Flo warm-up. Deconstruct headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. Learn the building blocks of each inversion and be exposed to a variety of intermediate and advanced variations. Let go of fear and play!

 

We will deconstruct forearm balance, and handstand. Learn the building blocks of each inversion and be exposed to a variety of intermediate and advanced variations. Together we will let go of fear and play!

 

*yoga alliance accredited continuing education workshop; certificate provided

VIBE Flo Immersion

February 7, 2016 | Sunday 1:30-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio

VIBE Flo is a creative collaboration of meditation, movement, and music. VIBE is an acronym for Vinyasa, Invert, Breathe, Explore. Flow with intention to the beat of your breath while you follow cues poetically spoken to move you through space with grace. Progressions are generously offered to support each individual and their personal path. 

 

In this two-hour format we will take time to break-down key postures, concepts and transitions. This immersion is open to all students looking to deepen their practice and play!

 

regular: $25   members: $20

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