Living Yoga Aurora

1222 North Eola Road

Aurora, IL 60502

Ph: (630) 605-3825

Events

November

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Saturday November 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

November Awakening to the Dreamtime: A workshop on dreams, their symbols and meaning with Mary Fischer

Through dream work, we journey to the shores of our unconscious and begin to explore the territory that can only be described as our very own soul. We return to our waking life with an awareness of our truest self; with an understanding both of what we need – and what we need to let go of; with a grasp of the changes happening within, and outside of, us; with insight into our own hearts; and most importantly with affirmation of the power of our own deep knowing so that we might live with greater trust in our own intuitive selves – and the paths that unfold before us.

Explore, discover and share the magic of your dreams in this fun, experiential workshop, where we will

  • learn how to establish a personal dreaming practice
  • activate our dream bodies &
  • work with dream interpretation techniques to gain insight into our dreams’ symbols and meaning

Please BRING
1. two or three dreams, written or typed, that you want to work with
2. a journal and pen
3. an object to represent yourself, such as a photo, small stone, crystal or flower

Taught by Mary Fischer, an LY guest teacher, who has led the studio’s annual vision board workshop for the past 4 years. Mary has studied and explored the dreamtime for more than 20 years and blends her interests in ancient teachings, yoga, art & women’s issues to create unique, healing workshops for those who feel called to deeply engage with their own soul –– and to live with clear purpose, deep joy, and true passion. If you have questions, contact her at mefischer18@yahoo.com.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by October 27 $35/$45 thereafter

Sunday November 2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

YogaKids (Ages 6-10 yrs) with Karin Decicco

Introducing a kids yoga program taught by Karin DeCicco that focuses on the whole child; intertwining the physical postures of yoga with fun and interactive games, crafts, music, dancing, and more! We will provide an atmosphere that encourages creativity and confidence while also teaching the importance of breathing, relaxation, and listening to your inner "self."

Sign up today and give your child the opportunity to move their bodies, have fun, and meet new friends in a non-competitive and joyful environment!

Karin DeCicco, RYT 200 registered with the Yoga Alliance, has been practicing yoga since 2000. She graduated from her first teacher training program in 2010 and received further certification in Prenatal Yoga in 2011 after becoming pregnant with her son. Karin just finished her YogaKids Foundations Training with YogaKids International, and is currently pursuing her year-long YogaKids Advanced Certification. Her teaching style emphasizes breath synchronized movement and body awareness in a fun and invigorating environment. Her passion is to revitalize the bodies and minds of her students, reminding them that finding our inner joy and happiness is what we are all here to do. Karin's mission in teaching yoga to kids is to spread the joyful and heart opening nature of yoga to children of all ages so that they learn to nurture, honor, and love each other and themselves. Her evolution from yoga student, to yoga teacher, to mother has all been part of her journey in passionately working with expectant mothers, families, and children!"

Cost: Pre-register and paid by October 28 $60/$70 thereafter

Sunday November 2
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Yoga and Touch Therapy with Claudine Beeson and Ritch Middleton

This class integrates the healing modalities of both yoga and bodywork techniques. While in a yoga posture, Claudine and Ritch will use assisted yoga stretches, adjustments and myofascial release to help deepen the experience within each yoga posture.

The fascial system is a web of supportive tissue that surrounds supports and integrates our muscles, organs and cells. When there is an imbalance in the system from everyday stress, injury or trauma this is felt in the body as pain, discomfort, inflexibility and stiffness. Often times it’s the shortening or tightening of the connective tissue that restricts the body from completely releasing and finding space in a yoga pose. The combination of techniques will help to assist the body in opening and relaxing. Most of the postures will be held for several minutes so that each participant can receive touch therapy from the instructors.

Please pre-register, class is capped at 7 participants.

Class full

Sunday November 9
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils with Katie Bryan

Leave the distractions and stresses of daily life behind and devote much needed time to restoring and recharging your own sense of well-being. With the body completely supported by the use of props you will experience the healing, nurturing and comforting benefits of restorative yoga and aromatherapy. Katie will lead the class through a gentle and restorative practice allowing you to unwind from your day and renew your energies for the rest of your week. Essential oils will be used to enhance the body's ability to relax, soothe the central nervous system and help the body to naturally release embedded stress within the muscles.

All levels are welcome, no experience necessary.

Class full

Saturday November 15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Refine and Align Your Practice with Claudine Beeson

Need a refresher? Has it been years since your last yoga class? Only done yoga DVDs but never attended an actual class? Needing are view on the fundamentals of yoga? Have you ever asked yourself during a class Am I doing this right?

If you answered YES to any of the above than this workshop is for you!

In this workshop style class we will deconstruct many of the more common yoga postures and from the ground up, realign the body correctly in each pose. Discover techniques to more easily transition from one pose to another in a vinyasa practice and learn to incorporate the breath into the posture.

Come with yoga poses that you might be struggling with or that you want to learn more about. We'll end as all good things should, in a nice long savasana as you transition into your weekend.

No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by November 10 $25/$35 thereafter

Sunday November 16
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Prenatal Yoga 6-Wk Series with Karin Decicco

All pregnancies are different... as different as you and the babies you're carrying. At Living Yoga, we're proud to offer a Prenatal Yoga experience that is unique to your individual needs, while giving you a chance to move dynamically and stay healthy.

This series is a safe and gentle approach for women in all trimesters of pregnancy. Class will begin with breath work and connecting with your babies, and then will lead into a gentle flow designed to teach proper body alignment and to create space and balance in your body. You will gain strength and flexibility, while quieting the mind and preparing your body for labor and birth. Props are provided to modify and enhance your experience

A deep relaxation will complete each class, leaving you more connected with your baby and yourself. This is also a wonderful way to connect with other women going through the beautiful experience of pregnancy.

No prior Yoga experience necessary. Please pre-register. Class is capped at 12 women.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by November 11 $90/$100 thereafter

Sunday November 16
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Moving Deeper into Yoga Practice with Pranayama with Sharyn Galindo

Pranayama, the practice of ancient yogic breathing techniques, consciously controls the flow of breath, and thus enhances the flow of energy in the body. A regular, balanced pranayama practice increases prana (life energy), giving one greater mental clarity and a deeper self-understanding. Breath is intimately connected with mind and the nervous system, thus when we begin to control the breath, we calm the body and mind. When the energy flows undisturbed through the energy channels, the mind settles into the breath and they become one, making it a perfect preparation for meditation.

Vinyasa Yoga refers not only to movement of breath and body but also to movement of thought (citta vritti). Understanding these concepts are key for integrating all layers into our yoga practice. When our Pranayama and Asana practice are devoted to service of the breath our practice becomes a celebration of our true nature in the moment as it presents itself.

This workshop will provide instruction and practice of pranayama techniques that you can integrate into your current practice.

You will:

  • learn and practice various pranayama techniques taught in the Kaivaldham tradition, including: kapalabhati, alternate nostril, ujaii, and sitali.
  • understand the basics of the yogic philosophy behind pranayama;
  • practice the integration of pranayama within a complete asana series

Deepen your practice and discover the natural integration of Body, Breath and Mind.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by November 11 $35/$45 thereafter

Event Policy

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.