Join us for a workshop for teachers!

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Now Enrolling: The Breathing Body – Renew and Restore Through Breath and Stillness

Join us for a refreshing weekend designed to offer an experiential understanding of the science and art of breath and relaxation. Explore asana to open and release the body in preparation for coming home to the natural breath. From the freedom of this conscious flow, we’ll examine classical breath techniques and their applications, both on and off the mat. After opening the body, mind and spirit with these breath explorations, we’ll spend Sunday diving deep into stillness, tranquility and rest.

For both workshop days: $285

For one workshop day: $150

Saturday December 9

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Amanda McMaine, MS, E-RYT-500 YACEP, Lead Trainer

Description:  How would it be to breathe with real freedom? How do we incorporate pranayama into our teaching and our own self-care practices? How do we choose a specific breathing practice to manage energy, mood and emotion? Learn common dysfunctional breathing patterns and how to address them in ourselves and others. Practice asana to open and release the body to allow space for the natural breath. Learn to teach breathing practices from the most basic diaphragmatic breath to the classical pranayamas that have been passed down through the ages.    

Sunday December 10
9:00 a.m. to 10:30am
Poses for Balance: Refining our personal practice routine
Cara Sparkman, RYT500
Description:  How do we refine our personal practice routine to include poses that remove obscurations to the breath? Practice poses and breath work that bring awareness and release to common areas of holding in the body. Explore poses to balance the body in preparation for deep rest in a supportive community of practice.
               
11:00am – 5:00pm
Renew and Restore

Romi Kalova, C-IAYT
Description:  

How well do we support ourselves and others? How much can we surrender to that support, and to life? Delve into the practice of Restorative Yoga–a supported, conscious body-mind relaxation practice. Using props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, and cushions, learn to create a safe environment to allow the body to relax and open, and the mind to become quiet and reflective. Explore modifications and learn to elicit and receive feedback to lead our students and ourselves toward the profound healing possible through deep rest.

Email theessenceofyogacenter@gmail.com to enroll today!

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