Workshops

Yintensive

Join us for an extra long Yin Yoga practice paired with diffusing a special blend of high quality aromatherapy oils that promote deeper and more easeful breathing. Yin yoga focuses on accessing the deeper parts of the body: ligaments, joints, and connective tissues through long held, mostly seated, poses and breath work. In this workshop you will find a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation, the perfect way to practice self care as we move into darker days. Suitable for all levels, modifications made for all bodies and abilities.

 

Dates:  Sunday, October 6

1:00 – 3:00 pm
$35

Meditation Workshop

Transcend the limitations of your body by tapping into the power of your mind through meditation!

Did you know that just a few minutes of meditation a day helps anxiety, depression, and pain? Meditation is an effective technique of stress reduction and conscious relaxation. Meditation also brings peace, understanding and compassion into your life. It helps us change negative thought patterns and reveal our best selves. It is the key to connecting to your True Self.

In this workshop you will learn:

 Simple breathing & focus techniques
 A deeper understanding of the science behind meditation
 Various sitting positions & meditation techniques
 Introduction to using mantras & mudras
 How to create a sacred, peaceful and effective   meditation practice.

Wear comfortable clothes & bring a journal, if you like.

Optional Chanting session 1:45 – 2:15 pm Open to all.

 

Dates:  Sunday, October 20

11:30 – 1:30 pm
$35

Memory Maintenance

 Dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease are on the rise. More than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That is 1 in 8 people! By the time you begin to show symptoms of cognitive impairment, you’ve actually been living with the disease 20 years!

There is good news! No matter your age, early intervention is key!

New breakthroughs in understanding brain function, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity and advances in functional and energy medicine are showing promising results. As well, lifestyle practices including yoga and meditation are key to brain health, improving memory, cognitive function and preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In this workshop series we will

  • Review recent studies and learn more about the important link between yoga and brain health.
  • Practice gentle asana and pranayama that benefit brain health.
  • Experience sensory awareness and improved brain health through mantra, meditation and mudras.
  • Deeply relax, down-regulate the body and strengthen the immune system with restorative postures and yoga nidra.

This workshop is accessible to everyone and every body. Props will be used and chair options will be available for those who need it.

Date: November 2

2:00 – 5:00 pm

$50

 

 

Practicing Stillness: an Afternoon of restorative yoga

Learning to rest and the ability to remain still can be a challenge in our hectic lives. Take time to rest, relax and renew. In restorative practice the body is fully supported through the use of props, allowing the body to drop into stillness. Awareness is distributed evenly throughout the body, creating a sense of spaciousness. This allows the breath and the mind to quiet and the nervous system to relax.

You will learn: 

  • Sama Vritti- “Even Breath” practice
  • Lovingkindness Meditation
  • Poses to support the nervous system to reduce stres
  • How conscious relaxation differs from sleep
  • How to down regulate the nervous system

Date: November 3

2:00 – 4:00 pm

$35