May 25, 2017

Workshops

 Upcoming Workshops ~ Live Stream on Zoom

Friday, July 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm ~ Partner Stretching And Shiatsu Massage: A Relaxing Evening at Home
Live Stream ~ Down Under Yoga

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.

Our health is dependent on the free flow of chi/prana (life force) in our mind, body, and soul.

Celebrate the evening with a friend or partner as we stretch and open blocked areas of the body. This class will be presented virtually, with simple easy to follow sequences and techniques.
The partner stretching draws on modern PNF/resistance stretching techniques, while Shiatsu Massage involves gentle finger and hand pressure, acupressure release points, and comfortable joint manipulations. This combination of stretching and gentle massage will reduce physical tension, enhance circulation, help alleviate lower back and neck pain, and increase ones sense of well-being and happiness. At the end of this class you will feel more relaxed and energized, guaranteed!

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Tuesday, June 1st, 6:00-7:30 pm ~ The Power of the Breath: Inner Fire, Outer Radiance
Live Stream, Down Under Yoga

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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Tuesday, August 17th, 7:00-9:00 pm ~ Yoga for the Eyes: How a Modern Life Overtaxes Vision And What We Can Do About It.
Dr. Marc Grossman and Daniel Orlansky ~ Livestream, Down Under Yoga

In front of your screen too much and feeling the negative affects? We have assembled the best practices to help soothe tired eyes and strengthen your vision, with practices you can do every day. Led by Behavioral Optometrist Marc Grossman, O.D. and  Daniel Orlansky, this workshop will introduce the best of eastern and western methods for improving eye health, practices you can do every day. 

You will learn:

• The 4 “B’s” of eye healthcare, that can be practiced anytime, anywhere to rejuvenate your eyes

• Simple breathing techniques to bathe the eyes with oxygen 

• Gentle yoga stretches and simple movements that relax your neck and shoulders allowing more circulation to your brain and eyes

• Chinese eye massage using powerful acupressure points

• Exercises to develop convergence — the ability of both eyes to look at the same point .

• Exercises to develop accommodation — the ability to change focus from one point to another 

• And others

Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LA.c, is an influential pioneer, leader, and practitioner in integrative eye care. Founder of naturaleyecare.com, the largest consumer eye care resource of its kind, and a respected author of 5 books, he most recently co-authored the acclaimed “Natural Eye Care, Your Guide To Healthy Eyes and Healing”. In practice since 1980, his comprehensive background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education and Learning Disabilities, coupled with yoga, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind and spirit of each patient. He is dedicated to helping those with a wide range of conditions from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. He also teaches workshops for health care professionals and physicians, and is a frequent guest on local and national media.

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