In the midst of hectic personal and professional lives it can be difficult to find time to practice self-care. But, creating time and space to take care of oneself before attending to everything else can reduce emotional stress and physical discomfort while simultaneously enhancing focus, creativity, and balance. This workshop will allow for discussion and practice to explore the challenges and benefits to discovering Yoga for Self-Care.
Saturday, April 1, 1-3 pm
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“I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.”
Guided by the deep, natural wisdom of Mary Oliver, this poetic vinyasa class will help you embody spring through creative asana sequences. Shake out the cold of winter and revitalize your body, preparing for the new growth and possibility of spring. As the earth balances its relationship to the sun, flow into balance of body, mind, and…
Consistent practice of mantra will transform you. Mantra is repetition of Sanskrit words or phrases and is “an instrument of the mind” that can be used to go into deeper states of meditation and relaxation. Pranayama, or breathing technique, is the directing of your body’s energy through breath. It is a natural part of mantra. Both mantra and pranayama are excellent tools for managing stress, an overactive mind, an underactive body, and much more. These subtle practices balance…
Among modern medicine practices, it was once thought that the best way to effectively treat a disease was by applying the biomedical model of health; that is, the treatment of purely biological factors, excluding psychological, environmental and social considerations. However, this is actually an antiquated notion. Research has shown for many years that medical health and illness are due to the interplay of three factors: biological, psychological and social.
Dr. George Engel introduced…
Give your heart chakra some love. In this workshop we will utilize meditation, breath and yoga sequences for opening the heart followed by creative art making to connect deeply with the realm between self and others—a realm where love, relationship and community live.
Visual expression is a powerful tool for communicating our emotions and felt sensations. It is a process that can access realms of our psyche that words cannot reach. Yoga is an art form in itself that brings us in tune…
Bring a partner or a friend for a fun session of stretching for two. Little or no yoga experience? No worries. Beginners and advanced yogis alike are welcome to learn the art of working mindfully with another person to make yoga poses deeper, easier, and more satisfying. Experience twists, folds, backbends, down dog, and warrior poses as you never have before. You will leave feeling connected, relaxed, and confident in giving gentle, supportive assists at home, too. Early sign-ups…
Camatkarasana is translated as “Wild Thing” or “The Ecstatic Unfolding of the Enraptured Heart”. While the English language cannot compete with the poetic nature of Sanskrit, the moving body understands. In this heart opening, all-levels flow workshop, we’ll explore wild ways to unfold the heart, free the spine, and deepen into the breath.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 5:30-7:00 pm
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Nicole is a yoga teacher, dance artist, and mother. Yoga was vital in her ability to stay present during the transformation of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. As a yoga teacher specializing in pre/postnatal and vinyasa yoga, Nicole delights in opening her students to increased movement possibility in body, breath, and mind.
Nicole’s vinyasa style draws on her dance experience to create unique sequences that build toward a culminating asana or energetic state. Her fascination…
Miv is a psychologist, a meditation teacher, a yoga teacher, and a mindfulness advocate. Through her with mind/body approaches, mindfulness meditation, and yoga, she helps students cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion, enabling them to tap their vast potential for problem-solving, healing and growth. Her classes are based on the mutual creation of a trusting, caring environment, laying the groundwork for addressing the unique needs of her students.
Miv received her doctorate…
Carolyn has had a life long love affair with artistic expression and from her first crayon scribbles on walls to her current pursuits on canvas, she has always known in her life-longt creative expression is magical. She is an art therapist with 10 plus years experience in art education and art therapy, and is the foudner of Whirled Tree Arts, in Burlington, Vermont.
After 12 years of practicing yoga in her own time, Carolyn recently acquired her 200-hour yoga teaching certification…