This nourishing workshop blends the healing practices of Yoga Nidra with Restorative Yoga for deep relaxation and powerful transformation. Yoga Nidra, or "sleep with awareness", is a time honored practice which dissolves obstacles and support us on our path to discover our True Nature.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga: - Cultivate Relaxation- Reduce Chronic Stress - Boost the Immune System - Promote a Restful Sleep - Create a Greater Sense of Ease in our Relationships
Come experience the deep peace that lives within you.
All levels welcome. Space is limited. $30 investment in your peace of mind.
Shoulder Secrets: The Path to Safe, Strong and Pain-Free Shoulders
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Experience how you can relieve shoulder and neck discomfort in the yoga poses you already know, as well as some new variations! We will bring more awareness to the yoga postures that you can use to build flexibility and strength in the shoulders and neck.
This workshop addresses the main mistakes most of us make that cause our posture to get out of alignment. You will learn which muscles can cause shoulder tightness and discomfort - and some may surprise you! Experience techniques that you can do at home and at work to improve your neck and shoulders, while building strength and flexibility. This makes your shoulders stronger and more stable.
• Learn the muscles that most frequently cause shoulder and neck discomfort, and what to do about it. • Experience how to use your current yoga practice to keep the shoulders safe, strong and flexible. • Practice stretching techniques and other changes you can do at home that create opening and ease in the shoulders and neck to keep the tension away.
Yoga & the Holocaust
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yoga peers beneath the surface of common occurrences to reveal divine purpose. But, what purpose can be ascribed to the uncommon horrors of the Holocaust? Is it not naive and insensitive to impose redemptive meaning on the systematic annihilation of European Jewry and other "enemies of the Reich"? Does the Holocaust fit in our search for meaning - or is it an anomaly best left unexamined? Join us for a PowerPoint discussion about three victims of the Holocaust who viewed their fates through the lens of faith and mystic practice.
Presenter: Joshua M. Greene, Bhakti Yoga instructor and creator of books and films on Holocaust history.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy for Deep Relaxation
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a magical evening of deep relaxation and recovery from our stressful lives. Allow time for your body, mind and spirit to relax and peel away the stress of the week, reaching a state of deep inner peace and tranquility.
Restorative yoga promotes deep relaxation which has become so foreign to us in our busy hectic lives. Deep relaxation through restorative yoga and aromatherapy has been shown to soothe our nervous system, release stress, reduce depression, relieve and reduce headaches, supports recovery from illness an injury, regulate blood pressure, improve circulation, reproduction, and organ function - just to name a FEW!
What is a better way to unwind on a Friday night - than to return home feeling restored, refreshed, and rejuvenated!
Advanced Sequencing & Theming Weekend Immersion
Next held on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Apr 28, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
This weekend workshop intensive for teachers will arm you with the knowledge, inspiration, and technique you need to generate fresh, creative and safe sequences in your own authentic voice that represent your personal style as a teacher. We will also delve into both the creative and logical aspects of theming, making your classes more informative as well as uniquely personal. Together, we will explore themed sequences, as well as peak pose and specific body part based sequencing. The further study of theming will take us into energetic qualities, as well as philosophical teachings, to use as themes.
All discussions and practice of sequencing and theming will incorporate the 8 limbs of yoga so that the classes you construct will bring these ideas to life both on and off the mat.
Friday: Review of Sequencing & Theming
Sunday: Theming / Connecting Sequence & Theme
Eligible for 15 hours of Continuing Education Units.
Forrest Yoga Abdominals 101: Incorporating Abdominals into Your Classes, Workouts & Your Life
Sat, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blown away by those Forrest Yoga Abs? Still reeling from the energy you produced in elbow to knee? Did Gate Opener make your thighs feel like they were on fire and light up your entire core?
What is it that makes these abdominals so effective and DEEP?
Forrest Yoga Abdominals, created by Ana Forrest, are designed to target our deepest core muscles. These muscles are essential to our overall health and well-being. Why add Forrest Yoga abdominals into your workout or classes? Forrest Yoga abs will: • build a strong, intelligent and resilient core. • alleviate back pain, aid digestion and elimination and stimulate circulation to internal organs. • build heat in the body and warm up the spine at the start of your class, practice or training session. • improve mobility and range of motion in the entire body. • increase breath capacity. • reduce anxiety. • help you feel calm and centered. • increase energy. • provide greater connection to our gut instincts.
Who will benefit from this course? Forrest Yoga teachers who need an abdominal refresher or need to brush up on their cues. Any yoga teacher looking to add core work into their classes. Fitness teachers, trainers, coaches, athletes looking to add new core work to their classes or training routines. Anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to connect to their core.
What to expect: - In this training we will break down each Forrest Yoga abdominal to gain a deeper understanding of them. - You will not only learn how to teach them skillfully and clearly but where to sequence them into your classes or work outs. - You will learn potential contra-indications and how to modify them for students of all levels and for those with injuries. - You learn Forrest Yoga’s pre and post-natal abdominal alternatives. - You will have access to audio recordings of the correct cues for each abdominal.