108 Summer Solstice Immersion

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Saturday 06/24/2023 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$35.00 108 Summer Solstice Immersion

Join Seth, Angee, and JJ  as we celebrate the Summer Solstice 2023!  We will welcome the vibrant Sun of Summer with this 2 and half hour workshop, starting with a 108 sun salute flow led by Seth.  The room will be moderately heated with an accessible Surya Namaskar.  After completion of our 108 Sun Salutations we will take a small break and return for a beautiful Yin Yoga session led by JJ.  Yin is a very gentle, and mostly silent practice that is very restorative to the connective tissues of the body.  Yin Yoga is also informed buy TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and closely integrated with the five seasons of the year and five elements theory.  Summer embodies the element of Fire.

To close our practice, we will then transition to a Kundalini Meditation led by Angee and will consist of an 11 min meditation with pranayama and soundscape with bowls and chimes for the shavasana .  The meditation that will create continuity between the fire of 108 salutations and the cool deep listening of the Yin practice. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to co-create with teachers and fellow yogis and come together in a diversity practices. That there are many entries to the spacious abundance of the Self.

A community potluck will be held after class for those who would like.  Attendees are not required to bring food or drink (alcohol is prohibited), if you intend to bring a dish to share please contact seth@bonfirehotyoga.com so we can coordinate.

Seth Brown

It’s my personal belief that everyone's yoga journey begins with their first breath, arriving at body, or perhaps even before then. When one becomes aware they are on this path it’s simply a matter of time & perseverance.

Around 2003 I stepped into what I knew as my first yoga class. I was recovering from a traumatic brain surgery that left me chronically disabled - I was 14 years old at the time. It was not hot yoga, but a style based in energy work similar to Kundalini or Qi Gong. It was my first experience in what I knew then as yoga, & had tremendous effects on my physical recovery & depression. Later, in 2008 I would begin my hot yoga practice with Bikram yoga, this time I was 19 & mostly recovered from my surgeries with the exception of chronic nerve damage. I always enjoyed being physical & competitive, & at that first class I knew this was going to change my life.

After about 7 years of practice I found myself going through yet another brain surgery in 2013 - this was to be my 3rd operation. Previously I worked in the trades as a metal fabricator & welder, however this last surgery would usher me into my new occupation as a yoga teacher. In 2014 I arrived at my first yoga training. I completed Bikram’s nine week teacher training, spending the next year after that traveling & teaching around the world & across the USA. My training did not stop there, & since then I have trained under Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers, Esak Garcia, & senior teachers of S.N Goenka (Vipassana) & Richard Miller (iRest). I've also done other 200hr YTT’s in person & online as continuing education. My training hours exceeded over 1000, &, since 2014 my teaching hours exceed 5,000.

This is all to say, teaching is my life's passion. It is not a job or a duty. But a privilege & an honor for which I am grateful.

JJ Crow

I was first introduced to yoga in the mid 90's when the costume designer at Willamette University saw a need and generously taught an unofficial vinyasa class to stressed out students.  Years later I took up long distance running and needed something to help with muscle cramps.  As I ran past the yoga studio I remembered those beautiful classes and decided to try yoga again.  I was immediately hooked. 

Eleven years later, a 200 hour YTT in Vinyasa flow at Pure 8, a Ghosh apprenticeship with Seth Brown and a Yin teacher course at Bonfire Hot Yoga all under my belt, yoga has become an integral part of maintaining and increasing my health.

The more I practice yoga, the more it becomes an essential part of my spiritual practice, too.  The study of yoga helps me dive deep into all aspects of my humanity, which only serves to increase my understanding of the divine. I hope to offer the opportunity for that discovery to others as well. 

In addition to yoga practitioner, I'm a wife, a homeschool mom, and a pastor at Hillsdale Community Church.

Angee Franzen

Angee Franzen began teaching power vinyasa in 2012, completing her first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Core Power in NW Portland. Angee continued to study the philosophy, science of movement and the social implications of living an Intentional life at The Bhakti Movement center. In 2015 Angee discovered Radiant Body Yoga with Kia Miller. Radiant Body Yoga holds the principles of Ashtanga Yoga with the wisdom of Kundalini Yoga. After studying in India in 2016 and 2017 with Kia Miller Angee received her 300hr teaching certification. In 2017 Angee completed a Trauma Informed training with Living Yoga. She volunteers at MacLaren youth correctional facility monthly. In 2019 Angee completed her Kundalini Level 1 teacher training in Bali. Angee loves to teach Yin Yoga, Meditation as well as Restorative Somatic Yoga. Angee has been living sober for 20 years and raising 3 sons with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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