Taming Thoughts, Tending Emotions A mindfulness series with Brandon Everett
Sundays: 11/18, 12/9, 12/16, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10 9:00-10:15am Investment: $10 to drop-in/$55 for series 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.
Introduction to Iyengar Yoga with Certified Iyengar teacher Gabrielle Sigal
Saturday, November 17, 12:30-3:00pm Investment $40/members $36 Click to Register Gabrielle Sigal began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1996 with senior teacher Joan White while she was studying for her BFA in dance. She found that while it helped maintain her strength and flexibility, the real healing was with her anxiety around performing and stage fright. Since then, yoga has been a refuge for her to turn to for all of life's ups and downs. She is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Junior Int. 1 level, and continues to study with senior teachers in Philly, Bethlehem and New York. She will be going to the source of Iyengar Yoga in Pune July 2019. She continues to find teaching and practicing at once inspiring, exhilarating and challenging. She loves to share this profoundly transformative yoga with others.
Gabrielle will be teaching a well rounded workshop that will include standing poses, seated poses, twists, backbends and inversions. Students with any serious injuries should speak to her before class. This workshop is appropriate for all students with at least six months yoga experience.
In this workshop you will: *receive precise instructions * learn foundational movements that carry you through basic and intermediate poses * get personal adjustments or recommendations * have fun and be challenged
Join Roots Philly Yoga teacher Katie Azzara for her candlelight vinyasa class to benefit Philadelphia non-profit Philly Girls in Motion (PGIM). PGIM empowers girls through sports and fitness to develop self awareness, build confidence and drive personal growth in a positive environment. They provide after school fitness programs, community-based sports clubs and university partner clinics. In the 2017-2018 school year they served over 700 girls. Requested donation is $20 and 100% of proceeds will go to PGIM.
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