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Workshops and Events


WORKSHOPS AND SPECIALTY CLASSES: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Specialty Classes and Workshops require registration and payment by the Friday before.
Drop ins are always welcome if there is space


Yin and Reiki – A Practice in Letting Go

Instructors: Laurie Galish and Lisa Alexander
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 11:15 – 12:45 pm
$35 – Space will be limited and will fill quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Letting go is easier said than done.  This is not an easy concept for many of us do to.  In this workshop we will ease our way into letting go of tension in our body, surrender to our monkey mind and release stress mentally and emotionally as we move through this deeply meditative practice of Yin Yoga.

“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.” ~ International Center for Reiki Training.

Combining these two healing modalities is an incredible journey to unblocking stress in the body, mind and heart.


Grounded in Gratitude

Instructor: Marcus Rogers
Thursday November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
$30

Grounded in Gratitude will be a two-hour yoga specialty workshop where we will focus on all that we are grateful for.  Yoga has a profound way of making us realize the good in our lives, even through times of turmoil.  Through this gratitude-based practice, students will explore and discover what it is they are grateful for and will also be encouraged to continue the practice of gratitude off the mat.  Class will begin with a centering, followed by warm ups and then we will move through a flowing series of asanas and end with an extended Savasana.  Open to all levels.


Restorative Yoga

Instructors: Helen McCarthy
Sunday November 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$30 – Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.

In this 2 hour workshop we will experience the calmness and joy of deeply relaxing the body and mind. The foundation of restorative yoga is based on easing the body and mind into a state of deep relaxation through the use of yoga props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, yoga straps, sandbags, eye pillows, chairs, and sometimes even a wall. Restorative yoga works very well for those times when you feel fatigued or stressed or after having just come off a hectic holiday season. Although these poses may look as though you are doing nothing, this is far from the truth; resting in a restorative pose deeply relaxes the body and guides the mind to a state of calm and stillness. The breathing elements of each pose make restorative yoga an active process of focusing the mind on healing thoughts, sensations, and emotions.

In this workshop we will begin with gentle warm up stretches and yoga poses combined with conscious breathing. We will then move on to experience a series of five or six restorative poses that will be held passively for 5 to 15 minutes. We will complete the workshop with an extended savasana.