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Heal Your Back with Viniyoga Fundamentals

Expanding on Kelly’s popular “Back Care Basics” Series, “Heal Your Back with Viniyoga Fundamentals” has been designed to give you the “why” behind the “what”.

Many students who experience Viniyoga report being surprised by how much better their backs feel after a Viniyoga class.  Some can’t believe that a class that feels so accessible can provide so much relief.  Why do the effects of this style of yoga feel so much different? The reason is given by the definition of Viniyoga itself – adaptation and proper application.  When we really understand what adaptation in yoga means and how to properly apply those adaptations to our individual needs, we can create and sustain a deeply nourishing and healing yoga practice for the rest of our lives.

Join Kelly for this deep dive opportunity to learn more about the principles that guide every viniyoga asana practice and how they can help you in your own practice today and always. You will also be guided through 6 different Heal Your Back practices and receive 4 take-home back care practices that you can do any time.

Beginners are welcome!

This series is appropriate for all levels.

Date: Mondays, Jan 27th – Mar 2nd

Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Cost: $140 before 1/20, $150 after; preregistration required

Location: University Place Studio

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.

Date:  Friday, Jan 31st 4-9p
           Saturday, Feb 1st 11a-8p
           Sunday, Feb 2nd 12-6p
Early Bird:  $325 (before Jan 17th), Preregister here
Late Pricing: $350 (after Jan 17th)
   **2 Scholarships Available**
Location: University Place Studio

 20 hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours Available

The Practice of Loving Hands-On Assists

A Valentine’s Workshop for Partners

Bring a partner, family member, or friend and learn how to give and receive simple hands-on assists. Each partner will get to move through a gentle yoga practice with the tactile support and care of their partner–and then give a similarly blissful experience in turn. Rediscover with the yoga poses you think you know through loving touch and learn to allow for the experience of another without trying to correct or fix. This will be a wonderful experience to share with someone you care about on Valentine’s weekend.

No prior yoga experience is necessary. 

Date:  Friday, February 15th
Time:  4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $30/couple before Feb 8th; $40 after, Preregister here
Location: North Tacoma Studio

Chair Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental and energetic balancing practice that is meant to be accessible to all people at any time of life. Sometimes however, the most difficult part of practicing yoga is finding the class that’s right for you. A class that will meet you where you are and work with your needs so that you can experience pain-free yoga that feels good.
 
In our commitment to offer yoga for all people of all abilities we are so excited to offer our first Chair Yoga Series at Source Yoga this Winter 2020! Chair Yoga is a practice that involves breathing, postures and meditation while seated in a chair as well as standing poses with the support of a chair.
 
  • Is it difficult for you to get up and down from the floor?
  • Have you had knee replacement(s)?
  • Do you struggle with balance due to health or physical issues?
  • Is it difficult to sit or kneel on the floor?
  • Do you have reduced range of motion in your ankles, knees or hips such that it causes pain or inability to bend them deeply?
If you answered “Yes,” to any of these questions, this class is designed for you! Receive the full benefits of a complete yoga practice in an accessible and adaptable way.

 

Please join Kelly Valenzuela, 20-year veteran yoga teacher, specializing in adaptive yoga made safe for any student. In it you will be guided through breathwork, gentle movement (with the support of a chair) and relaxation to help you experience the healing effects yoga has to offer.

No prior yoga experience is necessary. 

Date:  Mondays, February 17th – March 23rd
Time:  11:30am – 12:45pm
Cost: $120 before Feb 10th; $130 after, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Partner Prenatal

Join Christine for an evening of mindful yoga created specifically for prenatal moms and a partner.

Whether the partner is a husband, wife, close friend, doula, or birth partner……explore the many ways yoga can bring you closer together as you navigate pregnancy and childbirth:

  • Working together, learn yoga postures designed to relieve the discomfort of pregnancy and prepare for birth.
  • Discover hands-on techniques for partners to assist and support, deepening your connection.
  • Through focused breathing, create space and awareness towards each other and the arrival of your little one.
No yoga experience required.
 
Space is limited to 10 couples. 

Date:  Monday, February 17th
Time:  7:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $35 per couple, Preregister here
Location: North Tacoma Studio