Events, Workshops, Trainings
Restorative Yoga & Reiki: The Perfect Pair!
Next date April 5th, 5-7 pm
with Katie O’Connell & Leslie Jose
Restorative Yoga is great for every body, offering a respite from the stress of daily life and work, and calming the sympathetic nervous system so the parasympathetic nervous system can take over, allowing the body to relax and heal. It is especially helpful for those recovering from illness, trauma, or injury, as well as for women in pre or post natal care whose bodies are lovingly supported with restorative postures. For those who find slowing down difficult, this practice is essential, complementing an active person’s workout practice, and simply allowing for a restored sense of Self. Honor your body and quietly rejuvenate your spirit while the poses soothe the organ system and allow the brain to quiet. Using bolsters, pillows, blankets, and other props to support the body in a variety of passive poses, students remain in a given posture for 10-15 minutes, focusing only on the breath as they are eased into a state of relaxation. Peaceful music, poetry, and guided imagery help participants to release stress, tension, and “let go” of what does not serve the body and mind.
Take everything in the description above, and add Reiki… you’ll never want to leave the studio! Katie leads the class in restorative yoga poses while Leslie Jose, ARMT, LMT, along with Katie (Reiki II), offer Reiki healing to everyone who wants to receive it. Students are visited during each pose to aid in the movement of blocked energy and the intention to heal dis-ease in the body. Inspiring readings, intention setting, relaxing music, and candlelight create a profoundly beautiful opportunity to practice a very healing kind of yoga.
REGISTER NOW to CLAIM YOUR SPOT!
Space is limited to first 12 registrants.
Dinacharya: The Sacred Self-Care Workshop
Saturday, April 8th, 10 am-1 pm
with Katie O’Connell, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, and ERYT 500
Dinacharya is the word we use in Ayurveda for a collection of routines one practices daily/weekly to maintain proper balance in the mind and body. Routines can include but are not limited to: tongue scraping, neti pot, abhyanga self massage with oil, nasya (nasal oiling), rosewater eyewash, aromatherapy, and creating your own daily tea with appropriate spices for your dosha. $45 workshop fee includes tongue scraper, abhyanga oil, and rosewater to take home (materials worth $20!).
Katie is an Ayurveda Health Practitioner as well as a certified Ayurveda Yoga Therapist with over 1,000 hours of training and clinical study in the science of Ayurveda from New World Ayurveda and California College of Ayurveda. Katie leads Ayurveda workshops and Ayurvedic cooking classes at Dragonfly Yoga and other studios in NH as well as in India where she leads an annual Ayurveda retreat. Private consultations and group classes available upon request!
What’s My Dosha & Why Does it Matter?
Next Date TBA: @ Dragonfly Yoga
The word Ayurveda means “the science of life,” and together with yoga, it is a comprehensive system for how to live a well-balanced, healthy, and happy life. Katie’s presentation will include basic Ayurvedic principles (5 elements, Ayurvedic clock, seasonal influences, and diet), as well as time to interact and discuss. This workshop is for anyone wondering about the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to apply them to one’s own body, mind, and spirit. Together in pairs, we will use a dosha assessment to determine our current state (vikruti), and use this insight to better understand ourselves (habits, tendencies, patterns, health issues), as well as give us some direction for how to begin return balance to our bodies and minds. This workshop begins at 10 and runs about 90 minutes, depending on questions and interaction.
Cost is only $15 and includes tea, handouts & a special tri-doshic Ayurveda treat!
$20 drop in.
Or pre-register with your check mailed to:
Dragonfly Yoga, 280 Bennett Street, N. Sandwich, NH 03259
All workshops, events, and trainings are non-refundable. We do not hold spots in events and workshops without payment, as many workshops have limited space. You may transfer your spot to someone else in advance of the workshop with prior notice via EMAIL to Dragonfly Yoga: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (603) 707-7529. Thank you for honoring our policy.