May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops

September 7th-9th ~ Vinyasa Yoga and QiGong: Flowing into Wholeness
The Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA

From the base of the mountain, many paths. From the peak, only one moon. ~ Ikkyu, Zen poet

While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity

Register

Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00-4:30 pm ~ Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha: The Power of the Breath
Central Mass Yoga, West Boylston, MA

Kapalabhati breathing in Boston yoga teacher training

Breath is life and life is breath. When breath flows, so does life.

Experience harmony, lightness, joy, and a radiant spirit with breathing exercises and inner energy practices drawn from classical and Kundalini Yoga. We will learn how to enhance and extend the breath with pranayama (breathing) exercises, and then channel the heightened pranic energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (ways to enhance mental focus which can include hand gestures). Recommendations for an effective beginner to advanced pranayama home practice will be given. If most of your yoga studies have been about the poses, this workshop will round out your practice. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else. Please come with an empty stomach.

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Friday, September 28th, 6:30-9:00 pm ~ Introduction to Meridian Yoga: Opening the Energetic Pathways
Whitman Wellness Center, Whitman, MA

Meridian Yoga with Daniel Orlansky. Stretching the Bladder Meridian.

Using gentle pressure, body weight, and skillful touch to open the body’s energy pathways, we will work with a partner to increase our range of motion and perfect our alignment in yoga asanas associated with the fourteen meridians of Chinese medicine. A modern stretching method called resistance/PNF stretching will be taught, along with shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage. When we release the tensions that we store in our bodies, we experience a profound alignment of body, mind and soul. Feel free to attend by yourself, or with a friend.

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Friday, October 12th, 7:00-9:30 pm ~ Partner Assisted Stretching & Shiatsu
Borealis Yoga, Medford, MA

Partner Assisted Stretching reduces muscle tension, enhances circulation, helps alleviate lower back pain, improves balance and coordination, and increases flexibility in a safe and effective way.

In this workshop we will work with a partner to help lengthen tight muscles using a modern stretching technique called PNF/resistance stretching.

Stretches for the lower and upper body will be taught, along with some elements of Shiatsu Massage (gentle finger and hand pressure, skillful touch, and relaxing joint manipulations.)

Come with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor, or just by yourself and we will partner you up with someone at the workshop. Learn to listen, receive, share and play!  All levels are welcome.  

Registration

Saturday, October 13th, 1:30-4:00 pm ~ Yoga of Energy Flow and The Power of Prana: Inner Fire, Outer Radiance
Turtlesong Yoga (formerly Riverflow Yoga), Hooksett, NH

Integrating strength and flexibility training, energy cultivation, and open awareness, Yoga of Energy Flow is a unique and transformative yoga method. In this workshop we will draw from Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Kali Ray TriYoga to experience simple but powerful ways to increase and balance the flow of pranic energy through our body, mind, and spirit. We will work with pranayama, vinyasa, asana, chanting meditation, and oriental bodywork in a practice that opens and changes us. As tension melts, the mind/body blocks disappear, and the heart begins to sing; we "flow" and the life energy of Prana flows through us, connecting us to heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature.

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Sunday, October 14th, 2:00-4:30 pm ~ Partner Assisted Stretching & Shiatsu
Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley, MA

Partner Assisted Stretching reduces muscle tension, enhances circulation, helps alleviate lower back pain, improves balance and coordination, and increases flexibility in a safe and effective way.

In this workshop we will work with a partner to help lengthen tight muscles using a modern stretching technique called PNF/resistance stretching.

Stretches for the lower and upper body will be taught, along with some elements of Shiatsu Massage (gentle finger and hand pressure, skillful touch, and relaxing joint manipulations.)

Come with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor, or just by yourself and we will partner you up with someone at the workshop. Learn to listen, receive, share and play!  All levels are welcome.  

Registration

Saturday, October 20th, 3:00 -5:00 pm ~ Vinyasa Yoga and QiGong: Flowing into Wholeness
Borealis Yoga, Medford, MA

From the base of the mountain, many paths. From the peak, only one moon. ~ Ikkyu, Zen poet

While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity

Registration

Sunday, October 28th, 2:30-5:00 pm ~ Vinyasa Yoga and QiGong: Flowing into Wholeness
Down Under Yoga, Newton, MA

From the base of the mountain, many paths. From the peak, only one moon. ~ Ikkyu, Zen poet

While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity

Register