TEACHER: Katie Schiermeyer
DATES: September 29, 5:30 pm
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TEACHER: ROBIN GAGE LILLY
DATES: Six weeks on Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m: 9/27, 10/4, 11, 18, 25 & 11/8.
We will not meet on 11/1 so that you can attend Max Strom’s workshop.
PRICING: Early Bird pricing until 9/13/17: $125 $150 after 9/13/17
Participants will receive 50% discount for a session of private yoga.
All levels welcome
Minimum enrollment of six participants
Teachers: Sabine Scholes
Dates: Fall Session Sundays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m |
October 1st, Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th, Oct. 29th.
– Physical exertion: gentle. Yoga experience recommended: none.
TEACHER: Aly Moore
Dates: Fall Session – Sundays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m |
October 1st, Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th, Oct. 29th.
– Physical exertion: moderate. Yoga experience recommended: Beginner+.
TEACHER: Marla Cantor
Dates: Mondays, 7:00 – 8:15 pm October 9, 16, 23,30
Pricing: $85 early bird (prior to September 25), $100 after that
This four week series will cover the foundation and theory of a yin practice.
What is yin and yang?
Physical Aspects, (bones, joints, connective tissue)
Energetic Aspects. ( meridians, chi)
Mental/Emotional Aspects ( mindfulness)
Why do yin?
History of Yin.
Compression vs. Tension. ( why we don’t move)
Each session will have an opportunity for questions and answers.
Marla has been practicing yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2001. Marla is the director of Yoga Sparks Cville offering trainings, workshops and retreats. Many years ago Marla took a Yin yoga class and fell in love with practice. She has trained and staffed with Biff Mithoefer and trained with Bernie Clark. But her experience comes from over a thousand hours in the classroom where she continues to learn.
Marla's thoughtful blend of poses and her overall enthusiasm make her classes appropriate for all. Her classes are comfortable, casual and infused with a sense of humor.
Marla appreciates all her students for showing up to class and giving her the opportunity to teach. It is because of them that she continues to teach.
Teachers: M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Dates: October 21, 2 – 5 pm Why Yoga Heals: The Magic of Neuroplasticity
October 28, 2 – 5 pm How Yoga Heals: Yoga Practices for Healing
PRICING: $75 or $150 for both sessions | (Early bird pricing: one session $65 or both sessions $125)
Come learn what Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness have to offer you.
In this 2-part workshop, learn how Yoga and mindfulness affect your neurophysiology, along with hands-on techniques designed to help improve mental, emotional and physical health. You’ll also learn how to increase self-care, resiliency, and peak performance, and conversely, work through negative emotional cycles such as anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, and stress.
Part One: Why Yoga Heals: The Magic of Neuroplasticity -Understand the connection between neuroscience, yoga and mindfulness
1. A review of neuroscience and yoga for healing the body, mind, and emotions,
2. A sampling of research that supports the powerful effects of yoga and mindfulness on our neurobiology
3. An understanding of the stress response and its impact on the brain
4. A brief practice session highlighting the impact of yoga on our neuropathways.
Part Two: How Yoga Heals: Yoga Practices for Healing -Learn specific yoga and mindfulness practices that impact our neuropathways and neurobiology.
1. Specific asana / yoga practices that impact on stress, depression and anxiety.
2. Pranayama and breathing practices that have been shown to impact on emotional resiliency, healing, and compassion.
3. How and why Yoga and Mindfulness impact on our neuropathways which enable us to realize happiness, peace and healing.
M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D , C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) is a Counseling Psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches the courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the President of Positive Health Solutions and is the Founder and Director of the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program. Dr. Cunningham is the Co-Director of Medical Yoga at the Univ. of Virginia and is involved in several yoga-based initiatives at UVa some of which include involvement in a research study looking at the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients and formatting and teaching CME and CEU courses in Medical Yoga through the Professional Development office. Dr. Mala specializes in Neuroscience, Yoga Psychology, Cardiac and Medical Yoga, and Mindfulness. She is a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda and has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 35 years. She has been featured in numerous radio, print and TV interviews.
Her website is: www.cardiacyoga.com
TEACHER: MAX STROM
DATES: Wednesday, November 1, 6-8:30 pm
Bio: Max Strom has been teaching breath-work for more than 20 years and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. In this special event, he reveals his insights into the healing power of the breath.
With anxiety, burnout, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, its time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can be meaningfully impacted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises a day. Max Strom has been teaching breath-work for more than 20 years and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. In this special event, he reveals his insights into the healing power of the breath. This will be followed by the integration of breathing exercises with gentle movement. The final segment of the workshop will focus on seated breathing exercises to revitalize and inspire your body, your emotions, and your life.
TEACHER: Gina Kelley
DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2-4:30pm
Pricing: $55 early bird before October 21, $65 after
Participants are eligible to receive 50% off a private Alexander Technique Lesson with Gina for individualized follow-up work.
Maximum enrollment: 10
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” – Viktor Frankl
How to recognize harmful tension patterns that may be contributing to stress, tension or even pain in your activities.
How to pause your nervous system so that you can respond with ease, rather than react, to situations.
How to direct your body and mind more efficiently with regard to everyday activities.
Alexander skills can be applied to any activity or facet of living - for our purposes, we will end the workshop with an application of AT principles to a slow flow yoga sequence.
Bio: Gina Kelley, M.AmSAT, E-RYT, has been a mindfulness educator since 2002, and teaches both the Alexander Technique and a unique blend of alignment-based flow yoga. She creates a welcoming and supportive environment for a diverse range of students in her yoga classes and in her private Alexander practice, with a focus on helping students find greater balance, ease, joy, and freedom in movement. Gina is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique Teacher, having completed 1600 hours of training over 3 years. Her yoga education includes trainings in vinyasa yoga, yin and restorative yoga, and therapeutic uses of yoga. Visit her website: www.gina-kelley.com
TEACHER: CAWOOD FITZHUGH
DATES: Weekdays evenings in the Fall, Exact Dates TBD
LENGTH: 90 MINUTES
PRICING: $150 EARLYBIRD, $175 AFTER
TEACHER: Kelli Block
DATES: Wednesday, November 15 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
PRICING: $ 25