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Finding Ease Through the Holidays
Join Shari Larson for this Sunday evening series to help support and nurture your mind and body through the chaos and demands of the holiday season.
In this 3 week series we use a wide variety of props to support our bodies through yin postures, restorative yoga poses and gentle opening using the coregeous ball (a large air filled soft ball that can be adjusted to your comfort).
We will explore the themes of letting go in preparation for the more introspective winter season. We will use postures to stimulate the energy systems specifically related to these themes, in Traditional Chinese Medicine the element of metal and water.
This workshop will be limited so Shari can assist each person in finding support and comfort in the postures.
This series is appropriate for all levels. Beginners are welcome!
Time: 4:30 – 5:45PM
Restore & Renew for the Holidays
Members Only Workshop
Restorative yoga encourages a centered and peaceful mind. Using props to support the weight of the body, we allow for a deep sense of ease to envelope us completely. As we allow our bodies to melt into passive yoga asanas our nervous system shifts and we enjoy the benefits of completely relaxing, allowing the body to restore, renew and rejuvenate.
Following our Restorative practice we shift from our gentle movement and holding postures to Yoga Nidra, which means “yogic sleep”.
Yoga Nidra is a paradigm shift that allows us to drop beneath the mental and emotional activity of the mind to a state of deep consciousness that promotes extreme relaxation by using guided words and imagery all while in a deeply relaxing posture. This offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to release long-held emotions just by being guided. Nothing to do, nothing to think, just allowing yourself to rest while listening.
Both Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Practitioners say they have experienced profound sense of joy and well-being well after the class has ended.
Winter Solstice Practice with Live Music
Yoga and Meditation Led by Melissa Paz
Music with Lance Israel
Come together with your Source community for a quieting yoga and meditation practice with live music to acknowledge the shortest day and longest night of the year and to celebrate the returning of the sun!
The word “solstice” literally means “sun stands still.” At the point of the solstice, where the sun is at its most southerly point, there is a symbolic moment of stillness before it begins working its way north again, bringing with it longer days. In that pause, we have the opportunity for reflection, inward focus, and to come to a deep stillness within ourselves. We return to the outer world with deeper insight and wisdom, bringing our own inner light.
Your yoga and meditation practice will be led by Source Yoga teacher Melissa Paz and deepened by the accompaniment of Lance Israel on the flutes.
Date: Friday, Dec 20th
Family Solstice with Sound Bath Event
With Julia Nathe and Jeserun Stockhill
Join us for a beautiful evening of light, movement, and community. The evening will begin with some gentle, kid friendly yoga movement. Each person will be invited to walk the labyrinth as we illuminate the room with our solstice intentions and magical candle light. This is a family
friendly event and we look forward to honoring this sacred solstice with our Source Yoga families!
Please avoid wearing dresses if possible for this special event.
Date: Saturday, Dec 21st
Restorative & Reiki to Nourish Within
A Special Christmas Day Practice
Winter is a time for reflection – listening, watching, feeling and honoring the slower, quieter rhythm of life. During the busy holiday season it’s hard to make time and find space for quiet and reflection with all the obligations we have. Treat yourself with this luxurious 90 minute practice with healing touch.
Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets and blocks for ultimate support and physical release. You will gently stress the connective tissue to stimulate cells to repair and rebuild and to help move fluid and energy through the tissues around the joints. You will utilize the breath to calm the nervous system and mind. Restorative Yoga can facilitate a healing cycle of receiving and releasing.
This workshop adds the relaxing and healing power of Reiki to our Yoga practice. Reiki is a Japanese Healing Technique that facilitates Universal Life Force energy. Reiki helps your brain go into an alpha state similar to that experienced during deep meditation, creating relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. The combination of Reiki and Yoga promotes a powerful experience of healing and ultimate relaxation.
A New Years Eve Chakra Balancing Practice
From a yogic perspective maintaining alignment and balance of the cakra, the major energy centers in the body, is key to maintaining our overall health and well being. The close of another calendar year gives us the opportunity to “press reset” and balancing our cakras is a wonderful and effective way to do that. Through movement, breath and chant designed to both stimulate and soothe the 7 main cakras of the body, Kelly will guide you through a nourishing NYE practice that will help you reset your systems (physical, mental, emotional and energetic) and leave you feeling grounded, clear and at ease to begin your 2020.
This class will include asana, pranayama, chant and meditation.
Creating Safer Spaces
An Introduction to Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga
This training is a professional training designed for yoga teachers, social workers, educators, mental health professionals, and other service providers interested in deepening their understanding of the impact of complex trauma on the nervous system and how a trauma informed yoga practice can assist in integrating healing. Individuals completing this training will learn the impact of long term trauma on the brain, body, and relational dynamics, how systems of oppression contribute to collective trauma, and specific tools to integrate a trauma informed lens into current professional practices based on these understandings.
TCTSY is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and treatment-resistant Post traumatic Stress Disorder and was the first yoga practice to be listed on the SAMSHA’s US-based directory of evidence-based practices. It was developed in collaboration with the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts and is the foundational program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute. This body-based practice based on sound research is utilized with children, youth, and adults throughout the United States and in dozens of countries around the world. This 20-hour training qualifies as the prerequisite for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga certification program.
You do not need to be a yoga teacher or a licensed professional to attend this training. Although this training is conducted professionally through a trauma-informed lens with compassion and care to the content discussed, developing skills and building collective resilience may be potentially draining or triggering for some. Please be prepared with a self-care plan and network of support for our weekend together.
*A portion of your weekend training fee will go into a scholarship fund supporting people who have experienced oppression and trauma to complete the 300-hour certification program. Thank you for your support.*
Alli Ewing is a yoga teacher and trainer passionate about empowering people to discover their own ability to find healing and connection from within. She was inspired by her background in Special Education, her Peace Corps service as a Health Education Volunteer in Tanzania, and work with youth in foster care to integrate methodologies that promote and empower individualized healing. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in Taoist Yoga and has completed her 300-hour advanced teacher training in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga – an evidence based methodology developed specifically for facilitating yoga with individuals who have experienced chronic abuse, neglect, and PTSD. She has been offering trainings in the States and internationally since 2010. Alli has additional experience teaching yoga with children with special needs, refugees, pre/postnatal/birth trauma, and youth in residential treatment and foster care.
20 hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours Available