Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn
Sep
9
7:30 AM07:30

Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn

The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon

Featuring three mindful activities—running, yoga, and meditation—in your favorite local park, Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

Join Sensei Derek for short break out session based on using RAD Roller tools to release and restore mobility to the tissues and joints that took you through your triathlon.  

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Wanderlust 108 Toronto
Sep
15
7:30 AM07:30

Wanderlust 108 Toronto

The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon

Featuring three mindful activities—running, yoga, and meditation—in your favorite local park, Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

Join Sensei Derek for short break out session based on using RAD Roller tools to release and restore mobility to the tissues and joints that took you through your triathlon.  

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Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia
Sep
22
7:30 AM07:30

Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia

  • Navy Yard Marine Parade Grounds (map)
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THE WORLD’S ONLY MINDFUL TRIATHLON

Featuring three mindful activities—running, yoga, and meditation—in your favorite local park, Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

Join Sensei Derek for short break out session based on using RAD Roller tools to release and restore mobility to the tissues and joints that took you through your triathlon.  

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Wanderlust 108 Washington
Sep
29
6:30 AM06:30

Wanderlust 108 Washington

THE WORLD’S ONLY MINDFUL TRIATHLON

Featuring three mindful activities—running, yoga, and meditation—in your favorite local park, Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

Join Sensei Derek for short break out session based on using RAD Roller tools to release and restore mobility to the tissues and joints that took you through your triathlon.  

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Wanderlust 108 Boston
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Wanderlust 108 Boston

The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon

Featuring three mindful activities—running, yoga, and meditation—in your favorite local park, Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

Come find Sensei Derek in the afternoon breakout sessions working with the RAD Roller tools to release and care for all those triathalon worn mussles and joints.  

 

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Wanderlust 108 Portland
Aug
11
7:30 AM07:30

Wanderlust 108 Portland

I’m so excited to announce that I will be leading Holy Roller at Wanderlust 108 in San Diego on April 14 and invite you to join me! Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon.  Start the day with a 5K run/walk, a DJ-powered yoga flow class, and a 20-minute guided meditation. Then, try new modalities like acroyoga or aerial yoga, or take workshops in bodywork or essential oils. Round out the afternoon sampling the best flavors in the local food scene, and visit a wide array of local vendors at the Kula Market.

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Wanderlust Whistler
Aug
2
to Aug 5

Wanderlust Whistler

At Wanderlust, we bring together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Whistler, located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  

Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outdoor activities. Find your true north

Join Sensei Derek Cook for classes focused on taking care of, and healing the deep layers of the body in his RAD roller based Self Myofacial Release classes, and discussions on the organization and developmental details of the body.  

Sensei Derek's Schedule

Thursday August 2

10am Organizing Chaos - A Posture Lab

6pm RAD Roll and Release

Friday August 3

6pm RADical Transformation

Saturday Aug 4

10am RADical Transformation

2pm the Art of Adjustments

Sunday August 5

8am RADical Transformation

 

 

 

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Wanderlust 108 San Diego
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

Wanderlust 108 San Diego

I’m so excited to announce that I will be leading Holy Roller at Wanderlust 108 in San Diego on April 14 and invite you to join me! Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon.  Start the day with a 5K run/walk, a DJ-powered yoga flow class, and a 20-minute guided meditation. Then, try new modalities like acroyoga or aerial yoga, or take workshops in bodywork or essential oils. Round out the afternoon sampling the best flavors in the local food scene, and visit a wide array of local vendors at the Kula Market.

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Wanderlust 108 New Orleans
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Wanderlust 108 New Orleans

I’m so excited to announce that I will be leading Holy Roller, Self Bodywork at Wanderlust 108 New Orleans on April 7 and invite you to join me! Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon.  Start the day with a 5K run/walk, a DJ-powered yoga flow class, and a 20-minute guided meditation. Then, try new modalities like acroyoga or aerial yoga, or take workshops in bodywork or essential oils. Round out the afternoon sampling the best flavors in the local food scene, and visit a wide array of local vendors at the Kula Market.

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Holy Roller - Bodywork of the Gods
Mar
17
11:45 AM11:45

Holy Roller - Bodywork of the Gods

The Holy Roller class is a way to bring the therapeutic practice of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) to our yoga mat and practice.  Simply defined, SMR is a method of bodywork through which tools are used to develop greater ranges of motion and mobility throughout the entire physical form.  The effects of this technique are translated through the muscle fiber, the connective tissues surrounding and investing the muscle, nerve, CNS (central nervous system) and even skin and adipose tissue.

In this workshop, we will spend the majority of the time learning and implimenting some of the best and most accessable self myofascial relase techniques; incorperating some simple movements, asana, and stretches to make the most out of the freedom we unlock.  Come prepaired to move softly and with ease, not to get your stretchy cardio fix

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Beyond Foam Rolling - Diving into Myofascial Release
Nov
18
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond Foam Rolling - Diving into Myofascial Release

Your soft-tissue and myofascial system intimately connect your muscles, tendons, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs. They keep a detailed record of your past, affect you in the present, and influence your future. While movement practices, such as yoga asana, help us to get into, learn about, and work these parts and systems. There is more work to do. This practice allows you to improve your health by learning how these systems work, and effective techniques to release the tension and restrictions held within

  • Identify your areas of restriction
  • Release your restrictions with RAD tools and techniques
  • Circulate oxygen and nutrients throughout your body to promote healing
  • Flush out inflammation and accumulated acidic metabolic waste
  • Restore your health, mobility, posture, and sleep
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Unpacking Chataranga
Oct
21
12:45 PM12:45

Unpacking Chataranga

Maybe the most ubiquitous and yet still mystifying of poses in the modern day yoga class, chaturanga has garnered quite the reputation. It’s a heat builder, it’s a strength based posture, it’s dangerous, it’s useless, it’s crucial, it’s what makes a vinyasa flow… It’s the shoulder shredder, the widow maker… Chaturanga can be a phenomenal opportunity for full body engagement, energetic unfolding and a physical manifestation of resolve and attention. Lets reclaim this shape and learn to work with, not around it. In this workshop we will break down the elements of a successful and healthy asana. We will learn the biomechanics of the shape, technical drills and warm ups, modifications and how to truly embody this complicated asana. Some movement, some discussion, lots of opportunity for questions and knowledge bombs.

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Upstate Adventure
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Upstate Adventure

Join Sensei Derek for a weekend on the Hudson river, near Pawling NY in the height of beautiful fall weather, to bring the summer to a close.  Learn techniques to take care of, get to know, and heal yourself while escaping from the city to our georgous retreat center just a quick train ride away.  

We will spend our days with a morning practice, fresh and healthy meals, and time to workshop, learn and apply some of my favorite healing and self care techniques.  

Arrive Friday afternoon and get settled - take a dip in the hot tub or just sit on the deck and enjoy the view - before we convene for a deep evening practice incorporating the RAD Roller Self Bodywork tools.  

Saturday Morning we will wake (early-ish) for a shorter dynamic practice to start our day of otherwise easy going activities.  Lots of free time to connect with each-other or yourself, walk around the property - explore the rustic barn... or hang out with me in the hot tub.  

We'll have an afternoon workshop to dive into some interesting stuff before nap time.  

Evening practice and then dinner...

Sunday morning we'll start the day with our last flow and take out time wandering back to the city.  If a trip to Beacon to check out the world famous DIA art museum is interesting to you, we just might keep the weekend going on a littler longer as we explore together.  

This will be a small and intimate gathering, so the 5 rooms will fill up fast.


Early Bird (with registration before September 1st)

Single $575 / Double $525


Registration after 9/1

Single $675 / Double $625


Deposit $250

Email info@senseiderek.com to reserve your spot.

Please Note this deposit is NON-refundable

 

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Free the Hips
Sep
30
11:45 AM11:45

Free the Hips

The hips are the major pivot point of the body, transferring forces from the ground, through your spine, and generating strength into your upper body. Melt away tightness from your hips through your hamstrings and down to the souls of your feel with holistic self-bodywork that fuses movement and meditation with the use of specially-designed tools. Restore balance to the back of the body by releasing tension in the deep lateral rotators, the outer and inner leg lines and especially the hamstrings and quads allowing the legs to more easily transfer and absorb ground force. Release the tension in lower back and deep hip flexors, psoas for example; promoting mobility and stability in each step. Walk away more grounded and stronger in your stance.

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Wanderlust Stratton
Jun
22
to Jun 25

Wanderlust Stratton

Coming back to once again offer some love and healing and bodywork to my first and still favorite Wanderlust Festival.  Stratton Mountain hosts, what I feel to be the most connected and community oriented festival.  Its an all-out celebration of mindful living. These four days offer a chance to connect with community and recharge mind, body and spirit. The experience brings together world-class yoga, meditation teachers, and inspiring speakeasy lectures. Epic music headliners fill nights with sweet vibes then strip it down to accompany your favorite classes. 

Find Tickets Here

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Off the Grid - Retreat to Columbia
Feb
27
to Mar 5

Off the Grid - Retreat to Columbia

Its been almost a year since the incomparable Miles Borerro and I took a group full of invested teachers down the rabbit hole with our 100hour Training at Pure Yoga.  We've been itching to, and decided to team up again to jet (then puddle jump, then take a motorboat... then swim to the shores of) the beautiful and secluded and paradisical sands of Nuqui Columbia.  Check out the offering, come to practice, play sing, drum, surf, cocktail under the southern sky... 

Click here to read a bit more

Click HERE to see a little video.

 

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Wanderlust Tour 2016
Jun
2
to Aug 27

Wanderlust Tour 2016

This summer I'm thrilled to join the Wanderlust Festival tour, traveling around North America teaching SOMA System Self Myofascial Release and Asana classes.

More information to come on events and class offerings, including a special discount code available only to you guys!

Check Back soon...

or at

www.Wanderlustfestival.com  (But wait for my code to buy tickets at a discount!)

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The Way You Move
Mar
5
2:30 PM14:30

The Way You Move

Come for one workshop or take the whole series.

This body we are in is amazing and complex. Those of us who love to move, whether in yoga asana, dance, running, or strength training know - to some extent - that there are layers going on under the surface that never seem to end. Join biomechanist and body nerd ‘Sensei’ Derek as he takes you on a tour of your awesome machine, studying the anatomy and function and the understanding movement applications they hold. Learn how to move more efficiently, effectively and with a new level of ease.

This workshop series is designed not only for yoga teachers, but also for trainers, coaches, movement professionals and dedicated students interested in deepening their understanding of the body and their asana practice. We will break the body into segments, studying the structures therein, the way they move and work together, and how each piece is integrated in asana. There will be light movement, lots of discussion and even some handouts.

Dates:

2/20: Foot and Lower Leg

3/5: Knee to Hips

3/19: Torso

4/16: Shoulder Girdle

4/30: Arm, Wrist and Hand

5/14: Neck, Head and Spine

Cost:

$150 Entire Series  $30/Each Pre-Registered

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Jul
18
to Oct 10

Budokon Summer Academy

The Budokon MMA University operates under two different training models.  We host national 3-Day Academy Weekends, often hosted by our Kancho Cameron Shayne, or other Black-Belted Professors.  We also have a handful of local, Extended Program Academies.  These are spread out trainings that take the material covered in the weekends and divide it into smaller sessions, allowing students to spend the time in between to practice and integrate this material.  The result of the extended program is an equal if not greater knowledge base as the intensive weekends, all the while continuing to integrate these teachings into our daily lives.  Students commit to the entire program, and show up for each-other as a strong and supportive community.  

We will be meeting the following dates:

Sat July 18th 7pm
Sun Aug 2 7pm
Sun Aug 16th 7pm
Sun Aug 23 1pm 
Sat 29th 7pm 
Sun Sept 20th 7pm
Sat Sept 26th 7pm
Sun Sept 27th 7pm

Each session will be 3 hours.
The module will be a $300 investment. Drop in classes are available for students who are familiar with the Budokon system yet unable to attend the entire academy.

After three successful academy modules students are ready to test for their next belt level.  

Email Info@BudokonNYC.com with Questions and to Register

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Budokon Yoga - Primary Series
May
28
6:15 PM18:15

Budokon Yoga - Primary Series

Join Sensei Derek as he brings the flow of the Budokon Yoga Primary Series to the Yoga Vida Community... 

Are you ready to shake up your yoga routine? Come explore this dynamic practice of contemporary yoga asana infused with ancient martial arts techniques. The Budokon Yoga Primary Series is a seamless, transition-based flow with circular rotation and innovative movements. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow yoga, dance, tai chi, arm balances, and even a brief trip into the jungle with some animal locomotion! If you're looking evolve your practice with more control, grace, fluidity and power, this workshop is not to be missed. All yogis welcome. 

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Budokon 101
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Budokon 101

Budokon Yoga seamlessly incorporates Ashtanga style vinyasa with movements from various mixed martial arts, creating one fully integrated style of movement. Through a strong understanding of and focus on anatomical alignment and functional movement, this practice enables students to gain control and grace, both on the mat and off. Budokon enables practitioners to deepen the mind/body connection through dynamic, challenging and highly unique sequencing of asana. We will dance between strength and flexibility, incorporating techniques like spinal rolling, floating and animal inspired movements, using every side of our mat and beyond for a practice that will leave your body and mind challenged and wanting more.

 

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Touch Me... The Art of Confident Adjustments
May
9
12:30 PM12:30

Touch Me... The Art of Confident Adjustments

Hands-on Adjustments are a much-loved and fast disappearing part of a thoughtful yoga class. The connection and information that can be conveyed through competent and insightful hands is invaluable, and the skills needed to do this kind of work are specific and teachable. Join 'Sensei' Derek as he takes us through a mindful and hands on session based around self and partner  work to develop an understanding of the power and care available to teachers of all levels.


Come with your favorite postures, and/or assists and get more information on how to offer them to others. Come with postures you've always wanted to be able to put hands to, and learn creative and intuitive options to bring to your classes.


This workshop is perfect for teachers, new and experienced, and equally interesting for students who are just looking for a deeper understanding of postures, and even how to receive and respond to the hands of their teachers.

 

Cost $40 ($35 Before May 2nd)


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Budokon NYC - Academy Extended Program
Apr
4
to May 30

Budokon NYC - Academy Extended Program

The Budokon MMA University operates under two different training models.  We host national 3-Day Academy Weekends, often hosted by our Kancho Cameron Shayne, or other Black-Belted Professors.  We also have a handful of local, Extended Program Academies.  These are spread out trainings that take the material covered in the weekends and divide it into smaller sessions, allowing students to spend the time in between to practice and integrate this material.  The result of the extended program is an equal if not greater knowledge base as the intensive weekends, all the while continuing to integrate these teachings into our daily lives.  Students commit to the entire program, and show up for each-other as a strong and supportive community.  

Email Info@BudokonNYC.com for details

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Budokon Yoga Flow
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Budokon Yoga Flow

This workshop will introduce students to the movements and philosophy of this practice that seamlessly integrates ashtanga yoga and mixed martial arts into one dynamic and physical art-form. Learn to find the strength in grace while focusing on proper alignment and gaining a thorough understanding of the asana. Perfect for students new to Budokon who desire to begin their practice with a strong foundation in alignment and for current practitioners interested in focusing on and honing the details of their movement.

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Farm to Yoga
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Farm to Yoga

Growing Heart Farm is dedicated to sustainable living and education in the New York City Region.  We deliver our CSA shares to NYC and Brooklyn once a week from spring to fall.  The farm hosts frequent events and retreats and is conveniently located on the edge of the country within walking distance of the Harlem Valley Wingdale Metro North train station 75 miles north of the city.

We practice small scale sustainable agriculture using  hand tools, solar power, spring water, and a wood heated greenhouse.  Learn about our hybrid flavor of farm life on our blog.  Join us and grow with us as we all re-learn to live in balance.

 

July 12th - Full Moon Extravaganza // Opening Weekend at Growing Heart Farm

Derek Cook of Om Factory NYC will creatively takes us into a fun and energetic yoga class as we celebrate the fullness of the moon and the abundance of the field. Rachelle Crocker will be wildly cheffin' it up in the kitchen and Tyler Sussman takes us on a sound adventure.

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Budokon Yoga Primary Series Workshop
May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Budokon Yoga Primary Series Workshop

Join Sensei Derek and the Budokon NYC crew to learn, dig into, and integrate this wondeful movement that is Budokon Yoga.  Take time to learn the fundamentals of the movement.  

Budokon Yoga is a fully integrated blend of ashtanga yoga and martial arts.  Through slow, mindful and fluid movements, we learn to understand the way we move and take control of our choices both on the mat, and off.  In this workshop we will dive into the details of Budokon's Primary Series, and athletic and dynamic practice that uncovers our innate strength and connection.  Learn to move the way you think... and bring grace to everything you do.

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