Focus on Core: Strength, Mobility & Safety
with Sarah Johnston & Candace McKenna
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 1-4p | Cost: $40
The muscles which support the sacroiliac joint, lower back and spine are the muscles of our Core, or naval center. This workshop will focus on asanas which help us locate our primary (psoas) and secondary core muscles and then learn to engage and release them for improved stability and alignment. We will explore the powerful effect of mindfully engaging these muscles during all movement. Many of the poses come from the master teacher Donna Fahri, (who has given permission for this material to be shared — including the YouTube clip below).
Open to all levels, pre-registration recommended, and stay for the potluck.
with Kristen Rubis
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7-9p | Cost: $20
Join us for a special event. Settled in with very gentle yoga poses to prepare you for a deeply nourishing evening of breath work, meditation, and sacred sound healing. Kristen performs healing sound through Tibetan and crystal quartz singling bowls and soothing percussion instruments.
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Yoga Nidra | Awaken and Dream
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 1-4p | Cost: $40
The practice of yoga nidra brings the mind and the heart, the conscious and sub-conscious into harmony. Often when we intend to make positive changes in our life, we self-sabotage and end up on a veritable hamster wheel of samsara ( “to perpetually wander”). In other words, we might want to make changes, we find we cannot, but we are not sure why. When we find harmony on all levels of mind/body/spirit, there is Moksha, or liberation from that which formerly bound us. Yoga Nidra is highly effective for dealing with addictions, bad habits, negativity, and other common maladies. It can also be used for recovering from grief, loss, illness and difficult transitions. The workshop will include some history and background, lecture/discussion on yoga philosophy and psychology, gentle all-levels hatha yoga and breath work, culminating in a full practice of yoga nidra.
What to expect: Excellent information, interesting subject matter (ourselves) some humor (always) gentle movement and breathing (anyone can do), deep relaxation of the entire body/mind, meditation of a different kind!
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