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PRACTICE GRATITUDE

POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP  
POSTURAL ALIGNMENT IN PRACTICE

FELDEKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGHMOVEMENT 
QIGONG
  

ETCETERA 
(additional offerings by studio renters)

 
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heartPRACTICE GRATITUDE WORKSHOP:
Greet the holidays with less stress and more happiness.
with Tida Chambers, 500EYRT
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

November 15, 1-3p ENROLL NOW

Is fear and doubt weighing you down? Are you dreading the holiday stress?

How about experiencing greater contentment, peace and joy everyday, instead?

Greet the holidays with less stress and more happiness by creating new openness through breathwork, gentle movement and stretching, and guided relaxation and visualization. Join us on this 2 hour journey where you will breathe, develop a greater connection with yourself, and experience gratitude on all levels as you move through a gentle physical practice touring the body from feet to crown.

Experience the powerful energy that Gratitude brings into your heart, mind, and soul. In this afternoon workshop full of self-honor and of self-love, practice Allowance, Acceptance, Openness, Stillness, Visualization, and Thanksgiving.

Reframe your perspective, decrease holiday stress, and end 2014 with more contentment, peace and joy by Practicing Gratitude.

Message from the instructor, Tida: “In preparation for teaching and guiding this special class, I immersed myself more wholly into Gratitude as a daily practice, so that I could then share what I have experienced and discovered. Gratitude opens my heart, makes me smile, while my thankfulness may be from the past or future, it brings me also back to the good feelings of now. Experience and learn how to harness the power of bringing Gratitude into your everyday life.”


POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP
with Valerie Rogers
Saturday, February 7, 2:30p-4:45p ENROLL NOW
$30 if registered by 2/4, $40 thereafter

valerieProper alignment of the whole body starts with the feet. If the feet are out of alignment everything will be out of alignment. Starting from the ground up we will learn how to anatomically align the body to establish correct posture for standing, walking, sitting and balancing.

Correct alignment helps:

  • allieviate back pain
  • relieve joint and muscle pain
  • relieve inflamed nerves
  • correct foot problems
Proper alignment creates more space and allows the breath to become fuller. With more space, the organs and neurological system begin to function properly.

Stop sliding down the slippery slope of misuse and begin the journey of change. When we use the body the way it’s designed to be used we start functioning better and feeling better.

The focus of this workshop is learning how to align the body to achieve optimal health.

Open to all levels. Feel free to takes notes.

valerie
Valerie is the creator of Chogaflow, Yoga Alliance Certified, and a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style with emphasis on alignment and safety. Visit Valerie’s website or email Valerie for more information. ChogaFlow class with Valerie is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:40p.





POSTURAL ALIGNMENT IN PRACTICE
with Valerie Rogers
Saturday, November 1, 2:30p-4:30p ENROLL NOW
$25 if registered by 10/29, $35 thereafter

While practicing some basic yoga poses and exercises we will start to recognize our habitual patterns of misalignment and become aware of our muscular strengths and weaknesses.

Imbalance of the body happens when one muscle becomes stronger than its opposing muscle. This can be a result of dominant overuse on one side of the body, poor body mechanics, or repetitive use of misaligned joints.

With focus on proper alignment, through movement we can start to retrain the muscles to achieve better balance between strength and flexibility. A balanced body is a harmonious body, one that moves and breathes with ease.

A balanced body helps:
  • relieve joint and muscle pain
  • alleviate back pain
  • reduce chronic inflammation
  • create stability 
Open to all levels. Bring water. Feel free to take notes.

valerie
Valerie is the creator of Chogaflow, Yoga Alliance Certified, and a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style with emphasis on alignment and safety.  Visit Valerie’s website or email Valerie for more information. ChogaFlow class with Valerie is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:40p.




LAUGHTER YOGA
with Leah Misty
drop-in community class: $5 donation suggested
Saturday, November 1, 1-1:45p ENROLL NOW  

Ho-ho-ho, ha-ha-ha!

Humans were designed to laugh. Laughter is nature's stress-buster. It lifts our spirits with a happy high that makes us feel good and improves our behavior towards others. We all know that laughter makes us feel good. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages and exercises your lungs. When we laugh our bodies release a cocktail of hormones & chemicals that have startling positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted & more. Western science is just starting to discover the great effects of laughter. Laughter Yoga provides the opportunity to laugh, without reason, to enjoy the countless benefits to body and spirit that laughter offers.



"Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works." Oprah Winfrey

leahAbout Leah Misty: Holistic health is her passion. Leah is greatly appreciative of laughter as an emotional release and a mood lifter. Silliness and breathing techniques make for a powerful healing combination that she delights in sharing with others.  In addition to being a laughter yoga leader, she is also a Thai yoga-massage therapist, a crystal energy jewelry designer and a Reiki master-teacher.



FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®
with Angela Alston 
6-week series: $95 in advance, $105 at door if space available

6 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30p
     September 23-October 28
     November 11-December 16  ENROLL NOW

It may be possible to begin in the middle of a series or "drop in" to a class ($20) if space permits; please call the studio in advance.

Feld“A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility & postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.”— Anne Rosenthal, PhD

Would you like to be more flexible? Would you like to move with greater ease? Would you simply like to know your physical self better?

If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, you’ll benefit from Awareness Through Movement (ATM®), the active version of The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.

Each lesson begins with simple movements, which gradually increase in complexity, all organized around a function such as hip opening, movement of the shoulder girdle, or organizing head and neck. You'll discover greater flexibility, improved balance, grace, and pleasure in moving. ATM is a wonderful complement to dance, yoga, Pilates, Nia, and other movement modalities

“Wow, that was incredible. It’s hard to believe little movements can do so much, but obviously they do.”—Janet A., after her first ATM class

PLEASE NOTE: Mats and props are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own mat specifically designed for the Feldenkrais practice, which may be purchased online at WellMats.

Instructor Angela Alston, GCFP, MFA, began taking Awareness Through Movement® in 1996. She trained in The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education in New York, Houston, and Chicago and was certified to teach ATM® in 2008. Angel also offers Functional Integration® private sessions. Angela has studied a variety of movement forms, including yoga and dance, and she is an award-winning maker of dance films. She has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in philosophy and biology from Swarthmore College.




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