Events, Workshops, Training
Pelvic Floor Workshop for Women:
Sun. Oct. 16, 1:30-4 pm
with Lindsay Mayock, Doctor of Physical Therapy,
Mountain Center Physical Therapy.
The pelvic floor is Lindsay’s specialty, and she is excited to bring us this workshop all about the mysteries and magic of the pelvic floor!!
We have all heard “do your kegals” at one point or another, but rarely do we have a true understanding of what they are, why we are doing them, or how to do them properly. This workshop will change that. Lindsay will discuss the basic anatomy of the pelvic floor, symptoms related to pelvic floor dysfunction, and how to mindfully address our pelvic floor health throughout life. This class will include an informative presentation with a lively discussion as well as some practical applications and instructions in pelvic floor exercises. We will also break down some yoga postures to highlight the pelvic floor and to maximize the benefits of our yoga practice. So, don’t be shy! Join us as we refute some common pelvic floor myths, learn to tap into our own pelvic floors, and get to the bottom of one of the most important yet elusive aspects of women’s health!
What to bring:
*There will be handouts provided, but if you’re a note taker, you may want to bring a notepad and something to write with.
*Wear comfy clothes, something you’re comfortable moving around in!
*Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
*Plenty of water and a snack if you’d like!
*Any questions you may already have about the pelvic floor.
Ayurvedic Self Care Workshop
Saturday, November 12th, 10 am~12:30 pm
with Katie O’Connell, Ayurveda Health Practitioner, ERYT, AYT
“Dinacharya” is the word we use in Ayurveda for a collection of self-care routines one practices daily/weekly to return to and 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), oil pulling (mouth), aromatherapy, rosewater eyewash, and creating your own daily tea with appropriate spices for your dosha.
In this workshop we will learn about (and practice!) the importance of self-care routines and how to add them to our lives with ease. AND you will take home the tools you need to begin a Dinacharya routine: Workshop includes: 4 oz Rosewater Eyewash, tongue scraper, and Abhyanga massage oil with essential oils, (a $20+ product value!) Plus receive recipes for a good morning lemon flush, all-day dosha balancing tea, and a spiced bedtime milk! WEAR: We will practice a mini oil massage for the arms/legs/feet, and you can shower at home, so BRING an old towel, old sweats or yoga pants and short sleeve as well as long-sleeve top, and SOCKS you don’t mind getting oily. Comfy clothes for sitting and moving (and if you are doing oil massage, wear clothes that you don’t mind wearing after oiling/washing off oil). To read more about the science of Ayurveda, visit the dedicated page of this website: Ayurveda
$49 Early Bird includes all self-care products!
Limited space available!
Registration Fee after 11/1: $60
Coming Soon~Dates to be Announced
*Ayurvedic Self Care Workshop: 11/12/16
*Ayurvedic Indian Cooking Class Session 2
*Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation
*Restorative Yoga & Reiki Class
Yoga Nidra~The Art of Conscious Relaxation
NEXT CLASS: Date TBA
Yoga Nidra is an ancient and powerful healing modality found in the oldest philosophical yoga texts, and that offers the participant a deep state of conscious rest and relaxation during which one’s awareness of the subtle energy body is expanded. While reclining comfortably, participants are guided through each of the koshers (five layers of your being), all while remaining perfectly still. The goal is to remain “awake and aware,” even though the physical body is enjoying profound rest.
Yoga Nidra is proven to: *balance the autonomic nervous system *create calm in the body and mind *strengthen the immune system *lower blood pressure *relax the busy mind *incite our natural ability to heal ourselves *increase one’s creativity *increase the flow of prana in the body *relieve pain, and more!
Conditions addressed by Yoga Nidra practice: PTSD, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, MS, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, cancer, eating disorders, digestive conditions, addiction, aggression, stress, asthma, and the list goes on!
Katie is certified in this method by the California College of Ayurveda.