Taming Thoughts, Tending Emotions A mindfulness series with Brandon Everett
Sundays: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10 9:00-10:15am Investment: $10 to drop-in Pre-registration not required but appreciated Register here Emotions are meant to connect us with the people and situations that support our personal growth and flourishing, and to protect us from relationships and difficulties that compromise or threaten our safety, health, and growth. Similarly, our ability to plan, reflect and discern - to think - is intended to help us manage complex difficulties and social interactions. Thinking is intended to help us avoid stress and conflict.
Yet so often the emotions and thoughts we experience leave us feeling stressed and conflicted!
Learn how to shift your relationship with emotions and thoughts - to one of response rather than reaction, to one of balance and ease rather than overwhelm. All classes will be recorded and the audio made available for streaming/download.
Yoga Anatomy: Through the lens of the myofascial meridiens
with Justin Rose Saturday, January 26 - 12:30-5:30pm Sunday January 27 - 12:10-2:30pm
Investment: $125 ($60 Saturday Only) Early Bird Price: $100 by January 20 Register Now There are over 600 muscles in the body; how can we possibly learn them all? Through the lens of the Myofascial Meridians developed by Tom Meyers, we can gain a preliminary understanding of the musculature and biomechanics involved in our yoga practice. For teachers this is an opportunity to develop the skills used in seeing the body in space, and to better assess the relationship of its structures and possible imbalances, resulting in refinement of sequencing classes. The workshop will culminate in a physical experience of the meridians in a specifically sequenced asana practice.
with Lauren Burling Tuesday, February 5 7:00-8:30pm
Join Lauren for a light-hearted exploration into "advancing" your practice. Intended for students and teachers with a willingness to begin or continue introducing inversions into their practice, and exploring both foundational and advanced asanas in an engaged setting. Students are invited to share any challenges they are facing in their practice in advance with Lauren to shape the class theme. Space limited to 8 students.
Restorative Yoga Workshop
with Lauren Burling Saturday, February 16 12:00-2:00pm
Join Lauren for a grounded restorative sequence with opportunities for deep rest and pranayama exploration. Spots are limited to 8 students. No prior yoga experience necessary. It is recommended to avoid caffeine prior to restorative practice.
Restorative Yoga is a wonderful compliment to a busy lifestyle and yoga practice. We will use bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps to put the body in restorative asana positions which will be held for 5-15 minutes per posture. Restorative Yoga enhances flexibility, relaxes the mind and body, boosts the immune system, and enhances compassion with ourselves and others.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
March 22-24, 2019 Investment $330 - Register online Friday, March 22, 1:00-7:30pm Saturday, March 23, 9:30-5:30pm Sunday, March 24 9:30-3:00 The Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is a weekend long program that draws upon subtle energy awareness and experience to bring each student into new layers of understanding. Using asana, pranayama, meditation, visualization, ecology, and art the practitioner/student can construct an individual recovery processes that speak directly to their needs. This training will encourage each student to guide and be guided in a restorative fashion. Throughout the weekend students will explore physical and energetic methods; using linguistics and presence to set the tone. Hands-on & hands-off adjustments, sequencing for affects, traditional & modern adaptations, lecture & discussion, and art & nature moments will be called into focus, giving the students a secure, but varied foundation to teach and/or deepen their personal practice.
Bio: Graciela Mercedes is a Mid-West based yoga instructor who believes in the evolution of the human practice. Her teaching blends together elements from ecology, dance, and ceramics; using an interdisciplinary approach to connect with students and colleagues. Her attention to energetic detail is a defining quality in her work and instruction. She received her RYT-200 from Marianne Well’s Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2011 and her Restorative Yoga certification from Leeann Carey in 2013. Graciela also integrates her degree in Religion and 3D art. Having the privilege to further her teaching experience through various studios, as well as holding retreats in Mexico, Graciela is an E-RYT 200 and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) as recognized by Yoga Alliance.
Testimonials: “Graciela’s knowledge of yoga and restorative yoga in particular is thorough, intuitive and compassionate. She conveyed the essence as well as the particulars beautifully during our training. Her choice of assignments, the materials provided, and the composition of the three days’ training gave me a solid foundation for my own restorative practice, and the inspiration to share it with other Yogis in the future.” -A. Poston, September 2017 “If we have good fortune, we meet teachers who embody their craft. If we are blessed we know one or two who impart through their passions and their actions, their skills. Graciela passes on a legacy of listening deeply to self, other, and the connection which is the Self. Layer by layer, breath by breath Gracie embraces each student’s capacity to Restore Self. A five star course.”
-Kirt, J. Baab, LMSW, ERYT-200, March 2018 “Gracie’s restorative yoga: deep listening training was one of the highlights of my year. It felt like a yoga retreat, was my favorite workshop/training I’ve ever attended, and by the culmination I felt more connected to everyone there and to myself. What a gift!”
-Temple Florip, manager of Yen Yoga & Fitness, March 2018