You have all the knowledge and wisdom of the universe within you. Let’s talk about how to access it. This workshop will begin with body-wisdom concepts and ways that we can access this wisdom for application in our everyday lives. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of how to hear what your body is desperately trying to say.Next comes a soulful Vinyasa Flow-style Yoga, designed to enhance body awareness, increase intuitive connection, and move stale energy. Live drumming will accompany us as we create heat throughout the flow. In addition to moving and creating more energy in our practice, the drum will lead our breath and bring you home to its power.
As you rest into your final savasana, the drum will offer you one final gift. Through a process called “entrainment,” your brainwaves will sync to the beat of the drum, reducing the speed of your mind effortlessly to the meditative “theta-state.” You’ll float in this state until we bring you back at the end of the workshop, all the while receiving Reiki and the healing resonance of the drum.
The DRUMMING ALIVE workshop is a fusion of yoga, drum healing, Reiki, and body-wisdom teachings that will help you to:
- Learn to hear the authentic Wisdom of your body
- Cultivate Present Moment Awareness
- Enter a deep meditative theta-state (i.e. deep peace & intuition) effortlessly via Drum Entrainment
- Move stagnant energy in Soul-flow Vinyasa Yoga
- Change your cells' vibration with Live Drumming
- Connect to the Healing Power of your breath
- Bathe in the healing energy of Reiki
All levels welcome!
- Drum entrainment directly affects the brainwaves. Discretion is advised for those with a history of epilepsy.
About the instructors:
Teela's main objective is to welcome her students back into their own skin. She teaches body awareness, but more than that, she teaches body love and loving the present moment, just as it is. Through a blend of vinyasa-flow yoga and trauma-releasing techniques, her instruction allows students an opportunity to clear a space inside of themselves big enough for their truth to bloom into. Her students leave class feeling more whole, alive, free, and worthy of the space they take up.
Together, she and her partner James create an immersive, body-awakening experience, sure to drum up some divine inner wisdom from the long-muted depths.
James fell in love with the drum as a child. He played professionally and toured nationally for eight years before leaving the music scene to travel the world and experience new cultures. Upon his return, he went headlong into the business world. And that’s when everything changed.
He realized he had achieved his dreams and felt completely unfulfilled. Worse, he felt numb to the world and to himself. After a series of jarring experiences, James left the corporate world and looked inward. His journey eventually took him to South America, where his passions were rekindled and he encountered the ancient traditions of shamanic drumming and sonic healing. At last, the many facets of his life came together and he answered the call.
After unwittingly using the drum as a form of self-healing for 26 years, James founded Resonada and began working with sound in a new way. The primary intention he holds in his work is to reconnect himself and others with something long forgotten and essential - the primal self.
One Love Long Island Class Pass 1 FREE CLASS at every Participating Studio!!!! 20 Studios - 20 FREE Classes
(***all classes must be used prior to event day****).
Ticket holders who attend a class at every studio prior to the OLLI festival will be entered to receive a special prize. Simply take a picture of yourself after class at each participating studio, post, tag, and shout out the studio and One Love Long Island on Facebook and or Instagram.
During this two day training we will cover:
- Special considerations when working with the chair to support healthy alignment.
- Pranayama and its importance in any yoga practice.
- Physical yoga postures using the chair as support while sitting as well as standing.
- The use of different types of alignment cues to support varied learners.
- Sequencing for chair yoga.
- And more!!
With Kristen Orsini, RYT, RMT, Certified Ageless Grace® Educator
Kristen has been working with seniors and those needing physical supports since 2011. She studied chair yoga with Lore Kent from Lore Kent's Long Island Chair Yoga and
received her 200 Hour Refined Flow Yoga Teacher Training from Absolute Yoga. She is a Certified Ageless Grace® Educator, facilitating the "21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease™" that teacher and Ageless Grace® founder Denise Medved created toward her goal of changing the way people view aging in America. Kristen loves watching the improving postures and physical alignment of her regular yoga students and adores even more the stories they share about how they have taken their yoga off the mat and out of the chair, finding more joy, awareness and connection in their lives.
Tuition: $285. A manual will be provided and certificate to be presented upon completion of the weekend.
This workshop will include a yoga class, meditation, and a reflection circle. The goal will be to learn how yoga and meditation can promote self-care, decrease stress, and create a sense of community.
Led by Olga Lucia, an E-RYT yoga instructor with personal grief experience, join us for an afternoon of connection, movement, and healing.
$50 investment in your well-being