2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
POSTURE VS. POSTURE, Part Two
with Anne Taft
Do you ever feel as though you're "locked" into place and have trouble progressing in certain yoga postures? Muscular imbalances affect all of us! They can inhibit range of motion, affect sports performance and can eventually cause pain. Postural misalignments certainly affect your ability to move deeper into certain yoga poses.
In our second Posture vs. Posture workshop, Anne Taft, Registered Yoga Teacher and Posture Alignment Specialist will help you identify your own misalignments visually as well as kinesthetically. We will then perform posture correcting exercises followed by specific yoga poses, allowing you to find new depth and awareness in your practice.
Please join us on Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and walk out of class with a greater awareness of how to adjust your yoga postures to enhance your practice!
It is not necessary to have attended the first posture workshop in May in order to attend this one.
Anne Taft, RYT, PAS, CPT
Anne has been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching since 2008, and completed her 200 hour certification with Rolf Gates in 2013. As a Posture Alignment Specialist she helps students and clients unwind muscular imbalances and thus improve range of motion, core stability and flexibility. She is available for private or small group sessions and can be reached at email@example.com or 630-917-2783. Please visit www.appliedbiomechanicsassociates.com for more information regarding the benefits of posture alignment therapy.
Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 1 $35/$45 thereafter
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
with Sandra Coyner
Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of deep mediation used to relieve tension and anxiety by promoting profound relaxation. Sometimes referred to as yogic sleep, one could compare it to being in a very long Svasana; but, your conscious awareness will be guided by my voice and your state of relaxation will be much deeper.
Yoga means union and, it is through yoga, that we begin the process of learning who we truly are inside as we become awakened to our inner voice. On the flip side, nidra means deep sleep. Have you ever experienced slowly awakening from a deep sleep yet, at the same time, noticed that part of you is still lingering with the dream? It is a wonderful, drowsy, happy state somewhere between being asleep and being awake with a heightened sense of self-awareness. That is Yoga Nidra.
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati describes Yoga Nidra in this way:
"In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake."
Please dress comfortably. After brief discussion, asana and pranayama, we will sweetly transition into a half hour of yoga nidra.
Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 9 $20/$30 thereafter
20, October 18 & November 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Claiming Our Space: Finding Balance in the Chaos of Ordinary Life
with Mary Fischer
FEED your soul, FILL your heart with a NEW OFFERING at LIVING YOGA this fall!
A women's medicine circle is sacred space – a place where women can come together to nurture and feed themselves – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Here we rediscover – remember – the whole of who we are.
EACH MONTH WE WILL focus on a NEW TOPIC relevant to a woman’s life journey.
Using the experiential practices of yoga, guided meditations, ancient spiritual teachings, story-sharing and journaling – we will explore the topics in the supportive container of the group.
This is a monthly opportunity to honor and nurture our bodies and spirits in a community of like-minded women. Whether we are new to yoga, or long-time students, this monthly workshop is a chance to deepen our practice while enriching our lives through the exploration of our life experiences and the sharing of our stories – so we can know our hearts more deeply, find greater joy and balance, live more fearlessly, rediscover our own wisdom and grow into our own best selves.
The Heart of the Lotus: A Women’s Medicine Circle
Finding medicine through other women’s stories – and our own ...A women's medicine circle is sacred space – a place where women can come together to nurture and feed themselves – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Cost: $65 per session ($150 for series) / Pre-registration by Sept. 10 is required to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
To register for an event, please call or email to reserve your space. Events subject to cancellation if sign-ups do not meet minimum number of required attendees. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a workshop you have pre-registered for to receive a full refund.