May 25, 2017

Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesdays, February 6-20, 7:00-8:30 pm EST ~ Natural Eye Care: Yoga for the Eyes,
A Three-Week Online Program, The Kripalu Center

 

The increased hours spent staring at our computers screens and smartphones are taking a toll on our eyes.

Join yoga and qigong teacher Daniel Orlansky and behavorial optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman for a program that combines the best practices from eastern and western methods for improving eye health. Through breathwork, yoga, gentle movement designed to allow for more circulation to your brain and eyes, and more, you will learn:
• How to rejuvenate your eyes with the four “B’s” of eye healthcare
• Ways to bathe the eyes with oxygen
• Stretches and simple qigong movements to relax your neck and shoulders
• Chinese eye massage using powerful acupressure points
• Techniques 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.

You will have access to the video recording(s) for 30 days after the program ends. All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session.

Session One: Yoga and Qigong for the Eyes: Improve Suppleness and Stretch Away Tension
In this session, you will learn yoga stretches and qigong movements to open up the liver and gall bladder meridian pathways associated with better vision, and other poses to relax your shoulder girdle and neck muscles so your head can float freely and comfortably on your spine. This sets the conditions for improved vision, as blood can fully circulate, cleansing the eye tissues and nourishing them with oxygen. On the energetic level, the free flow qi (or life force) can help clear stagnant energy refresh the eyes.

Session Two: The Power of the Breath: A Cornerstone of Better Vision
In the East, the breath is strengthened for the enhancement of life force energy, and in the West, it is seen as a powerful ally for immune functioning. Although we all breathe all day long, for many of us, chronic stress and lack of exercise have created suboptimal breathing habits. Learn simple breathing techniques to oxygenate not only your brain and eyes but your entire body so that life force can circulate freely, creating greater vitality and energy, and improving your ability to see with more clarity.

Session Three: Connecting Outer Vision and Inner Vision
In addition to the physical act of seeing, it's important to cultivate inner vision—the ability to perceive ourselves, our lives, and our opportunities with clarity. “Seeing” extends beyond the physical to the spiritual and mystical. Learn practices to enhance your inner vision and gain new insights and connections to the outer vision of your life. If you understand that you are truly on a vision quest, then you'll be on a path toward profound healing and transformation on all levels.

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Friday-Sunday, February 23-25, Yoga and Qigong: The Dance of Heaven and Earth
An Live Online Program hosted by the Kripalu Center

 

A Unified Practice to Experience Strength, Flexibility, and Peace Of Mind

While yoga has its roots in the Vedic scriptures of India, Qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. Explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qigong exercises and bring the same ease of motion into vinyasa yoga sequences. The movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, with powerful effects that detoxify the body as they increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

This workshop focuses on Qigong practices to open the meridians, meditative flow in yoga sequences, breathing exercises to enhance life energy, and concentration techniques for mental clarity.

You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• The Eight Brocades, Swimming Dragon, and other Qigong practices to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga asana
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity
• Suggestions for a simple and productive home practice.

A Live Online Program ~ 8.5 hours total
Friday 7:00–8:30 pm; Saturday 10:00–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm; and Sunday 9:00–11:00 am EST
All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the program ends.
$99.00

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Sunday, March 3rd, Two Workshops in One Day, The Arlington Center
Arlington, MA

 

Two Workshops in One Day at The Arlington Center
Yoga and Qigong
Partner Stretching and Thai Yoga Massage
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Both sessions: $85
Choose one session: $45
The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA

• 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ~ Yoga and Qigong: The Dance of Heaven and Earth
When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.
While yoga has its roots in the Vedic scriptures of India, Qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. Explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through qigong exercises and then bring the same ease of motion into Yoga of Energy Flow flowing sequences. The movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, with powerful effects that detoxify the body as they increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
This workshop focuses on Qigong practices to open the meridians, meditative flow in yoga sequences, breathing exercises to enhance life energy, and concentration techniques for mental clarity.

• 2:00-5:00 pm ~ Partner Stretching and Thai Yoga Massage
Our health is dependent on the free flow of chi/prana (life force) in our mind, body, and soul.
With partner stretching and Thai Yoga Massage, we will open blocked areas in the body, bringing harmony, lightness, and joy to our being. The partner stretching draws on a modern stretching technique called PNF/resistance stretching, while Thai Yoga Massage involves gentle finger and hand pressure, acupressure release points, and comfortable joint manipulations. This is an unbeatable combination that reduces muscle tension, increases flexibility, enhances circulation, helps alleviate lower back pain, and improves balance and coordination. In the end, you will feel more relaxed and energized, guaranteed! Feel free to attend alone or with a friend.



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Sunday, March 17th, 12:30-2:00 PM, Kundalini Yoga: Meditation into Ecstasy
Down Under Yoga, Boston, MA

We are part of eternity, a tremendously luminous experience of ecstasy that is beyond words. ~ Osho

Experience harmony, lightness, joy, and a radiant spirit with breathing exercises and inner energy practices from Kundalini Yoga. With dynamic movement and strong breathwork, we will awaken the power of Kundalini energy. Then, with mudras and internal locks — or bandhas — we will channel this heightened pranic energy for inner radiance and higher consciousness into “Meditation for Ecstasy,” an important breath meditation. All levels are welcome; beginners and advanced students will receive helpful tips for effective home practice. This workshop will round out your practice if most of your yoga studies have been about asana. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else. Please come with an empty stomach.

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Saturday, March 23 ~ Yoga and Qigong: Awakening to the Flow
Repose Yoga, Newburyport, MA

When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.

Explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qigong exercises and then bring the same ease of motion into Yoga of Energy Flow yoga sequences. This immersion focuses on breathing exercises to enhance life energy, qigong practices to open the meridians, meditative flow in yoga sequences, and concentration techniques for mental clarity.
While yoga has its roots in the Vedic scriptures of India, Qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. The movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, with powerful effects that detoxify the body as they increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

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

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Friday, May 10th, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Healing Touch: Partner Stretching & Thai Yoga Massage
Down Under Yoga, Boston, MA

Partner-assisted stretching increases flexibility while Thai Yoga Massage reduces muscle tension, both enhancing relaxation and stress reduction.

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, complimented with Thai Yoga Massage. This ancient healing art form combines gentle joint manipulations, assisted yoga postures, and healing touch to remove blocks in the major energy pathways of the body.

Come with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor. Learn to listen, receive, share, and play!  All levels are welcome.  

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