Workshops and Events

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS 2018

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, December 23, 8 – 9:30 am
Cost: Donation of $1, $5, $10, or $20. 
To Register: Send an email to info@theyogacenterreno.com
Join Russell Persson for a 90-minute workshop focusing on mindfulness meditation and present moment awareness. He welcomes anyone new to the practice of meditation as well as experienced practitioners. This workshop is designed to help participants experience the benefits of present moment awareness and cultivate, through guided and silent meditation, loving awareness and the refinement of our innate abilities for concentration and stillness.

The workshop will include:

  • A short series of movements inspired by qigong to bring awareness to the physical body
  • A guided meditation with focus on the breath to cultivate concentration and compassion and to begin to see, with precision, our distractions and addictive thought patterns
  • Questions and discussion on our experience
  • A brief walking meditation
  • And a final silent meditation to end the workshop

 

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SPINAL RELEASE YOGA WORKSHOP
with Julia Bledsoe
Sunday, December 30, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Workshop fee: $35, space is limited.
To Register: Email or message: 775-848-4368, julia@mindfulcareyoga.com.

Stress release…
Effortless deep core opening …
Gentle & Accessible…
Blissful Yoga…

Spinal Release Yoga (SRY) is based on a different paradigm from most yoga styles. These poses scientifically release tension in the deepest layers of your body, your spinal muscles, to decompress your vertebrae and discs while making space for your internal organs. Decompress from your busy Holiday month and make space to ring in the new year.

JANUARY WORKSHOPS 2019

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA
WITH CAREES DELAVEGA

First Saturdays, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Next Events: Jan. 5, Feb. 2

Workshop Fee: Donations accepted to provide sponsorships to our YSC Group Class
No need to RSVP. Drop-ins welcome!
Bring the whole family–from infants to seniors. Yoga is for Every Body! A great family class with choices for every pose including a chair option.

 

tai chi picTAI CHI FOR BETTER BALANCE
with Brad Meyer

Mondays and Thursdays
9:15 to 10:15 am
Begins January 7, 2019

Cost: $75 for 4 weeks, $15 drop-in

To Register: contact Brad Meyer at ajax2203@yahoo.com or call (775) 379-8815 to reserve a spot or for more information.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® is a research based balance training program designed for older adults at risk of falling and for anyone with balance disorders. The program was developed by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D, a senior scientist at Oregon Research Institute. The origin of the program can be traced back to the 24 movement Tai Chi form, this program has been adapted to focus on addressing debilitating impairment in functional movement.

BradMeyerABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Brad Meyer began studying martial arts over 20 years ago and within the first few years was introduced to the healing and meditative arts of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong. After spending a few years working full time on a computer and experiencing the stress and tension related to that work his focus began to shift to how to use these arts to help reduce stress and heal the body. In 2017 he attended Dragon & Tiger Qigong instructor training and was certified to teach this qigong system.

 

bookCoverLargePaperbackTHE JOY BOOK CLUB
Discussion, Movement, Meditation
With Katie Louvat, RYT500
8 Thursdays, 6:45 – 8 pm
January 17 – March 7
Cost: $110, does not include book.
Reserve Your Spot
Join Katie Louvat for an 8-week discussion, movement, and meditation series on the topic of joy. We will read James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander’s book Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Each session will include time for gentle and joyful movement, quiet meditation, and a thoughtful discussion. Weekly themes include topics like mindfulness, gratitude, compassion for self and others, loving-kindness and more. All levels of yoga students are welcome—even beginners.

NOTE: Please read the introduction and the first chapter in preparation for the first meeting. Books can be purchased locally at Sundance Books and Music.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Filled with inviting stories, exercises, and practical advice, relevant to people of all faiths or no faith at all, Awakening Joy will guide you on a journey to embrace happiness and well-being, and chart a path to an enriching and meaningful engagement with life.

reclining twistJANUARY LONG PRACTICE
with Katie Louvat, RYT500

Sunday, January 20, 9 – 11:30 am
Cost: $40, space is limited. Preregister to reserve your spot.
An opportunity to tend to body, mind, and breath. Join Katie for a slow and luxurious Sunday morning yoga practice that will leave you feeling both energized and restored. The first half of the practice will include long-held floor postures and myofascial release (self massage) techniques to slowly warm and prepare the body and mind for deeper opening and exploration. The second half of the practice is gently active. The morning will conclude with guided breath-work and quiet meditation. All levels are welcome. Space is limited. Preregister to reserve your spot.

SACRED SOUND IMMERSION
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Cost: $25 at the door
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Awaken Inc.
The Ancients of many traditions have taught us that through the sound current we are able to uplift our personal vibration and in doing so, attract people and circumstances that resonate with a higher vibratory energetic field.

Tim Glenn and Amar Atma Kaur will guide you into a transcendent experience in which you will bypass your thoughts and move directly into your heart center.

Bring a blanket and cushion, a water bottle and anything you might need to relax deeply into the healing sounds of crystal bowls, planetary gong and celestial voices. Read more.

 

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FLEX for Birth
with Denise Rubinfeld, CNM 

and Ashley Greenwald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CD(DONA)
Saturday, January 26, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
FEE: $35 cash, check or Venmo to be paid on-site at the event

Email Denise Rubinfeld to reserve your spot.

A fun and interactive childbirth preparation class focusing on both the mind and body! One full hour of prenatal yoga will occur during the program. This class is appropriate for any expecting mother, whether it’s your first or your fifth, desiring a natural or medicated birth. This class is not your standard childbirth education class, but instead is intended to help prepare your mind and body for the rigour of childbirth and beyond. Come with an open mind and comfy clothes!

Expecting mothers only, please.

About the Instructors: Dr. Ashley Greenwald is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Doula. Denise Rubinfeld is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Yoga Instructor. Together, they have over 20 years combined experience in birth work and a great passion for supporting new moms and babies, physically and emotionally.

 

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, January 27, 8 – 9:30 am
Cost: Donation of $1, $5, $10, or $20. 
To Register: Send an email to info@theyogacenterreno.com
Join Russell Persson for a 90-minute workshop focusing on mindfulness meditation and present moment awareness. He welcomes anyone new to the practice of meditation as well as experienced practitioners. This workshop is designed to help participants experience the benefits of present moment awareness and cultivate, through guided and silent meditation, loving awareness and the refinement of our innate abilities for concentration and stillness.

The workshop will include:

  • A short series of movements inspired by qigong to bring awareness to the physical body
  • A guided meditation with focus on the breath to cultivate concentration and compassion and to begin to see, with precision, our distractions and addictive thought patterns
  • Questions and discussion on our experience
  • A brief walking meditation
  • And a final silent meditation to end the workshop


FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS 2019

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA
WITH CAREES DELAVEGA

First Saturdays, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Next Events: Jan. 5, Feb. 2

Workshop Fee: Donations accepted to provide sponsorships to our YSC Group Class
No need to RSVP. Drop-ins welcome!
Bring the whole family–from infants to seniors. Yoga is for Every Body! A great family class with choices for every pose including a chair option.

 

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, February 24, 8 – 9:30 am
Cost: Donation of $1, $5, $10, or $20. 
To Register: Send an email to info@theyogacenterreno.com
Join Russell Persson for a 90-minute workshop focusing on mindfulness meditation and present moment awareness. He welcomes anyone new to the practice of meditation as well as experienced practitioners. This workshop is designed to help participants experience the benefits of present moment awareness and cultivate, through guided and silent meditation, loving awareness and the refinement of our innate abilities for concentration and stillness.

The workshop will include:

  • A short series of movements inspired by qigong to bring awareness to the physical body
  • A guided meditation with focus on the breath to cultivate concentration and compassion and to begin to see, with precision, our distractions and addictive thought patterns
  • Questions and discussion on our experience
  • A brief walking meditation
  • And a final silent meditation to end the workshop

MARCH WORKSHOPS 2019

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ANATOMY & ASANA WEEKEND IMMERSION
with Guest Instructor Ada Lusardi
Saturday, MARCH 9: 12:30-3:30 PM
Sunday, MARCH 10: 9:00-12:00 AND 1:30-4:30 PM
WORKSHOP FEE: $200/Early Bird before 2/9; $225 thereafter
Preregister to reserve your spot.

In this intimate workshop weekend we will explore a wide range of yoga postures while learning and integrating joint and muscles anatomy to help illustrate important structural and alignment points. We will gradually build from simple movements to more challenging poses so that everyone is challenged in a safe and supportive atmosphere. You will leave knowing more about how your body works and ways to practice safely and effectively for a lifetime. This weekend immersion is limited to 16 students. Preregister to reserve your spot.

adalLusardi_medABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ada Lusardi’s classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Through the use of compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, her teaching challenges and refines one’s yoga practice, regardless of age or ability. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes and retreats throughout California’s Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate, and faculty member, of The Berkeley Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, a long time student of Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and a perennial student of yoga and life.