Introduction to Yoga
Learn the foundations of what yoga is, how it benefits the mind and body, and the philosophy behind the ancient practice. In this four week series we introduce foundational yoga poses, yogic breathing techniques, meditation techniques, and yoga sequencing. Create a self-practice that will work in your own home. Call for pricing.
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where the body is in a deeply relaxed state of being. Clients, while lying down on their mats, are verbally guided through the practice to achieve the deepest possible state of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Much more powerful than a nap or coffee break, many practitioners find that they are able to achieve a deeper and more satisfying state of rest during Yoga Nidra than they do in their routine nightly slumber. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
In sanskrit, prana translates as 'breath' or 'life force', and the term ayama means 'to restrain or control the prana', so pranayama refers to the practice of 'breath control'. Yogic Breathing techniques helps us to develop an understanding or our diaphragmatic and thoracic breathing. The practice fills the lungs with fresh air, helps with temperature regulation, plays an important role in the absorption of oxygen. and assists with the removal of toxins and impurities found within the blood stream and body. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness. Choose from Zen, Walking, Mindfulness, Chakra, Metta, Yoga Nidra, any combination in-between or or combine them all for a small taste of each. Meditation helps to clear the mind and eases many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
Yoga for 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR)
The 12-Step Recovery model approaches addiction at the cognitive level. Created in 1939 by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is the most recognized and pervasive addiction recovery program in the world with millions of practitioners. Transcending alcohol and substance abuse, addiction recovery addresses behaviors such as gambling, overeating, sex and love, shopping, co-dependency, etc. Addictive behaviors separate and disconnect individuals from themselves, their families, and the their communities.
The traditional Yoga practice includes a somatic approach. Yoga itself means union, integration and balance. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR assists people to develop body awareness, to learn to feel what’s going on in their bodies, and to self-regulate.
Y12SR is open to anyone and everyone dealing with alcoholism/addiction — their own, or the addictive behavior of others.Y12SR is an open and inclusive group. All “A’s” are welcome. Call for pricing.
Laughter truly is the best medicine! Laughter Yoga is a simple yet profound way to promote mental and physical health. Using special guided techniques, groups are lead into laughter by incorporating eye contact, gestures, the breath and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Delve into Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda roughly translates to the “science of life”. It is the worlds oldest form of medicine, dating beyond five thousand years, focusing on preventative healthcare, rejuvenation and longevity using natural law. Learn the foundations of what Ayurveda is, benefits for the body, mind & spirit, and the philosophy behind the ancient practices. Call for pricing.
Yoga & Ayurveda: Yoga for Your Dosha
Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient systems of wellness and longevity. Both sciences originated in India as a self-care and self-exploration practice to ultimately become one with the divine. Yoga and Ayurveda stem from the same Vedic roots seeking personal balance for the practitioner. Leave with a sample yoga practice that fits your dosha. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
In this two hour workshop learn:
Doshic Diets: Eating with Ayurveda
Certain foods promote optimal health when balanced with your unique bodily constitution. Learn what foods are best for each dosha and how food pairings greatly affect the digestive process. Classes tailored to fit your needs. Call for pricing.
Dincharya: Daily Ayurvedic Rituals
The daily self-care routine in Ayurveda is called dincharya. Learn the basic principles behind the rituals, and how to perform this necessary self-care at home. This workshop is hands-on incorporating Ayurvedic tools such as oils into a self-care routine. Call for pricing.
Ayurveda for Addiction
Ayurveda believes that addiction to alcohol or drugs is created due to an imbalance of the constitution that the individual believes is being addressed through the use of an outside stimulus, when in fact these substances are simply furthering these imbalances. The goal of Ayurveda is to address these imbalances and to give the individual the tools to handle stressors without the use of drugs or alcohol. Addiction and alcoholism is not only a physical imbalance of an individual constitution, but a psychological one as well. When a person stops the use of drugs or alcohol abruptly they will usually experience withdrawal symptoms, and in certain cases they can be life threatening. Ayurveda is not a substitution or replacement for medical attention or specialized treatment programs, such as rehabilitation programs or 12-step recovery. It can be used in addition to a treatment plan, and as a supplement to life long recovery (such as the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous or it's sister programs, originally laid out by Bill Wilson).
Addiction is a tiered disease; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances should be addressed accordingly. The first goal of Ayurveda, when dealing with addiction is to detoxify the body. After physical homeostasis is achieved, the emotional, mental and spiritual state of being can be addressed.
Ayurveda uses a variety of tools that may be of value to an individual in drug and alcohol recovery. A few of these may include:
Learn to use the tools of Ayurveda to address the physical, mental and spiritual illness of addiction and/or alcoholism. Call for pricing.