Dates: Sunday, October 6
1:00 – 3:00 pm
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.
11:30 – 1:30 pm
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
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