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Yoga Nidra - May 2nd
Intro To Laughter Yoga - Saturday, June 29th
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training - Sept 20 -22
with Colleen Dwyer & Ali Sperry
As a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, one of the things I see most is that people are in a chronic state of doing. It can be challenging to realize that non-doing is equally as important as doing. Non-doing is a space of consciousness where you are present for what is happening now. Yoga Nidra is a wonderful practice that can help prepare the body and mind for the ultimate space of non-doing.
These sessions begin with mindful gentle movement, which helps to get your energy flowing more fluidly so the physical body can be more comfortable in the stillness that will follow. You will then lay comfortably on your yoga mat (you also have the option to sit in a chair), with as much or as little prop support as you like for the practice of Yoga Nidra.
The practice of Yoga Nidra, the art of relaxation, works to progressively release muscular tightness, emotional stress, and mental tension. You will be guided through the five koshas (bodies or sheaths) from the outermost to the innermost. Think of each sheath as a layer. We start with the physical body, the most dense sheath. Then we move inwards to the more subtle layers; the body of breath and energy, the body of the mind and senses or thinking processes, the body of higher intellect, and the body of unconditional bliss. There is a profound healing effect when we systematically move through these layers of the body.
Yoga Nidra means sleep with a trace of awareness - yogic sleep. Experience a state of mind in between wakefulness and dreaming. Yoga Nidra is an effective and efficient form physiological rest and rejuvenation. The practice of Yoga Nidra can improve the nature of your mind, and your physical well-being, and can help restore creativity. It is also known to increase the quality of your sleep.
Join me for this monthly workshop to help create balance in your being.
Wear comfortable clothes as you would for a yoga class. As you rest in stillness the body tends to cool down. I therefore recommend bringing a long sleeve shirt, socks and maybe even a favorite blanket. If you have an eye pillow, bring it as well.
To book a Private Yoga Nidra Party, Contact Colleen
Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm
Intro To Laughter Yoga
with Marge Wozny, certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
This two hour workshop will include the history of Laughter Yoga, and laughing! Please join us for this special event.
Marge Wozny has been a lifelong laugher. In 2009, hoping to improve her health while grieving, she began attending Laughter Yoga at Nashville Laughter Club. Marge realized she had discovered a new passion - a way to inspire her "self" and others through yogic breathing, rhythmic clapping, and playful laughter exercises.
Once trained as a LY Leader, she found the adaptability of Laughter Yoga complemented her Social Work education/experience and her wellness focus. Marge offers weekly classes for people living in senior communities, and presents LY at health care conferences.
In 2013, Marge attended a teacher training led by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga. She returned with renewed creative energy. Look for Marge laughing, and breathing within family support groups, among healthcare conference presenters, and as a trainer inspiring new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders.