ViraFlow Yoga - Eagle & Monkey
Saturday, 4/12/14, 1:30p-3:30p, $30 early reservation or $35 at door if space permits.
Discover your inner warrior with this unique
style of yoga that incorporates yoga poses and kung fu stances in flowing sequences that will challenge you physically and mentally. ViraFlow has more cardiovascular benefits than a traditional asana
class and will develop balance, grace, strength, and flexibility.
This workshop is for physically active all-level students. We'll focus on the Eagle and Monkey sequences, breaking down each pose to ensure proper positioning, then move with the breath.
Come to explore moving in a fun and different way. Leave feeling empowered and invigorated.
ViraFlow Yoga - Tiger & Warrior
Learn to move with strength and grace like the tiger and warrior in this unique workshop incorporating poses with a kung fu flair and flowing sequences that will challenge you physically and mentally. Yang yoga has more cardiovascular benefits than a traditional asana class and will develop balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Come and explore moving your body in a fun and different way.
This workshop is for all levels and will focus on the warrior and tiger sequences. We will break down each pose to ensure proper positioning, then move with the breath.
Jessica Imburgia has practiced yoga since 1999 and has taught since 2001. She and her husband, Jonathan, own Body Synergie, a yoga and tai chi studio. Jonathan has over 25 years of martial arts experience. They have combined both their expertise and created more sequences after discovering Paul Grilley’s version of yang yoga.
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Saturday, 6/28/14, 1:30-3:30pm, $25 investment
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or call 214-227-3610
Cash, check (made out to Tara Kristof) and PayPal accepted
Location: Body Synergie studio 1103B Ridge Road Rockwall, TX 75087
Give yourself or someone you love the gift of bliss! De-stress this holiday season! This workshop is accessible to everyone---even those who have never done yoga before.
Honor and nurture your body and mind. This workshop will include a short lecture about Restorative Yoga, luxurious prop-supported poses held 3-20 minutes each, and will end with an extended guided meditation.
Restorative yoga is a necessary part of a healthy yoga practice. The antidote to stress is relaxation, deep rest. This rest is different from sleep. Deep states of sleep include periods of dreaming which increase muscular tension, as well as other physiological signs of tension. In relaxation there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. All stress-reduction techniques include putting the body in a comfortable position, with gentle attention directed toward the breath to cultivate the relaxation response - "a physiological state characterized by a slower heart rate, metabolism, rate of breathing, lower blood pressure, and slower brain wave patterns." By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax it to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and can reduce the effects of stress-related disease.
Restorative poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress in several ways:
Props provide a completely supportive environment for total relaxation.
Each restorative sequence is designed to move the spine in all directions. These movements illustrate the age-old wisdom of yoga that teaches well-being is enhanced by a healthy spine. Restorative poses include backbends and forward bends. Additional poses gently twist the column both left and right.
A well-sequenced restorative practice also includes inverted poses, which reverse the effects of gravity. This can be as simple as putting the legs on a bolster or pillow, but the effects are quite dramatic. Because we stand or sit most of the day, blood and lymph fluid accumulate in the lower extremities. By changing the relationship of the legs to gravity, fluids are returned to the upper body and heart function is enhanced.
Restorative yoga alternately stimulates and soothes the organs. For example, by closing the abdomen with a forward bend and then opening it with a backbend, the abdominal organs are squeezed, forcing the blood out, and then opened, so that fresh blood returns to the organs. With this movement of blood comes the enhanced exchange of oxygen and waste products across the cell membrane.
Life can be demanding and stressful. If not handled properly, stress can easily lead to a variety of health and emotional problems including insomnia, anxiety, digestion problems, weakened immune system, etc. In this stress reducing workshop you will learn:
- What stress type you are
- How to reduce and deal with stress
- How to create a calm and peaceful environment
- How to create a stress-free lifestyle
- Gentle asana (posture) practice
- Meditation for Stress
- Relaxation Techniques
Perhaps you take one or two classes a week and love the benefits, but know that a more regular home practice is necessary to truly transform your body and your life. A home yoga practice is valuable not only because it can bring you the cumulative benefit of a daily practice, but by taking control of your own practice, you'll gain a deeper understanding of yoga poses and their specific effect on your body, as well as a deeper, more personal meditative experience. Yet many beginning yogis struggle with either the motivation needed to get on their mats and practice without a teacher, or the knowledge of how to choose and sequence asanas (poses) according to their effects on the body.
This workshop aims to provide you with all the tools you need to build a home practice:
an overview of the types of asanas and their effects
guidelines on sequencing your personal practice
customizing your practice for your own body & its needs
your space - home, office, hotel, or outdoors and its effects
you will be given special handouts that will support different types of home practice including set sequences and mini set sequences that are color coded for easier picking within the categories, i.e., standing, seated, lying, back bends, etc.
The discussion will be interactive and will prompt students to try out the asanas we discuss and create their own short flows in class.
All levels of yogis are welcome - whether you're looking to begin a home practice, or deepen one that you already have. However, we do ask that you be familiar with basic yoga poses, and have taken at least a couple yoga classes. __________________________________________________________________
All workshops are for all levels and are from 2:00p - 3:30p on Saturdays, $30 paid in advance or $40 on the day of unless specifically stated. Please be sure to register early; there needs to be a minimum of 5 people signed up before the workshop day.