Workshops and Events

APRIL WORKSHOPS 2019

 

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FLEX for Birth
with Denise Rubinfeld, CNM 

and Ashley Greenwald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CD(DONA)
Saturday, April 13, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
FEE: $35 cash, check or Venmo to be paid on-site at the event
Email Denise Rubinfeld at rootyoga@yahoo.com 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 rigor 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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MALA MAKING WORKSHOP 
with Ray Ilyse 
Sunday April 14, 12:00 – 3:00 pm 
Cost: $108/Person
Preregistration required: Reserve your spot.

The Mala was originally created in India over 3000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. Mala is a term Sanskrit meaning “meditation garland”. The Mala is a string of 108 beads. The 109th bead is called a guru bead and symbolizes gratitude and connection to the divine. Originally, malas were used for a style of meditation known as Japa, which means “to recite”.

We will be using Genuine Raw Amazonite Crystal Beads

Pre-Registration required || Max 10 guests

3 Hours: Includes all Supplies, seated meditation, and intention setting.

 

cherry blossomsSPRING YOGA NIDRA & CHAKRA CLEANSING MEDITATION
Start the spring season balanced and relaxed
with Lee Ann Maynard, RYT500
Friday, April 19th, 6-8pm
COST: $30
TO REGISTER: email mindfulyogawithleeann@gmail.com

Yoga Nidra is the yoga of conscious sleep. It is a powerful practice involving guided relaxation and meditation to inspire the body and the mind toward self-healing. When the body and the mind can relax completely, healing begins. Your Deep Intelligence awakens and the issues of this life are perceived through wisdom rather than emotion. Intentional deep relaxation can help lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, improve memory and inspire creativity.

In this class you will be led through a gentle yoga asana practice to release tension in the body. You will then be guided through a meditation and relaxation practice while resting comfortably on a mat with props and blankets. Once you are relaxed and your mind is calm you will be guided through a chakra cleansing meditation. Chakras are centers that embody spiritual and psychological energy that influence our physical and emotional well being. Balancing these energy centers through movement, breath work and visualization can revitalize us.

(Dress warm and eat only a small meal at least an hour before so that your digestive system will be settled.)

 

SACRED SOUND IMMERSION 6.0
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, April 21, 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.

 

 

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SPINAL RELEASE YOGA WORKSHOP
with Julia Bledsoe
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
To Register: Email or message: 775-848-4368, julia@mindfulcareyoga.com.

COST: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

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. More info: http://www.mindfulcareyoga.com/

 

MAY WORKSHOPS 2019

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOPS
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, May 5, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Workshop Fee: Suggested donations: $20, $10, $5, $1

Email to reserve your spot: info@theyogacenterreno.com, class sizes are limited.

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

 

PHOTO.Katie.LouvatMYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Exploring the Spiral Lines
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Sunday, May 5, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $50, Preregister to reserve your spot.
(3 CEUs for Yoga Instructors)

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.

This workshop will focus on the Spiral Line (SPL)—a double helix-shaped pathway of muscle and fascia that links the body from head to toe and supports us with movements like walking, twisting, turning the head, and helps to maintain balance across all plains. When out of balance, the spiral line can create, compensate for, and maintain twists, rotations and lateral shifts in the body.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, we will develop a clear felt-sense of our own unique fascial bodies and learn to move through the world with an increased sense of grace, ease, balance, and stability.

 

supported child's poseREST DEEPLY RESTORATIVE PRACTICE
(On Mother’s Day!)
with Katie Louvat
Sunday, May 12, 4 pm – 6 pm
$35, Preregister to reserve your spot(s)

“Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.” -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and nourishing afternoon of restorative yoga. In a relaxed state, your parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and the body is able to heal itself, reversing the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of chronic stress. During this two-hour practice,  Katie will lead you through a combination of supported postures, myofascial release, breath-work and meditation that will leave you feeling rested and renewed.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body’s natural healing process and more

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

 

spine and flowersThe Five Movements of the Spine
with Pamela Everett, RYT 200
Sunday, May 19, 9 – 11 am
Cost: $35, reserve your spot

Join Pamela Everett for a special morning devoted to the wonders of the spine. She will guide you through its amazing architecture and then help you explore your own spinal anatomy and energy through gentle and then more active yoga postures, along with some Qigong movement. The entire practice will incorporate the five movements of your body’s magnificent axis, and help you give kind attention to those movements into your daily life. The workshop winds down with restorative postures and meditation to further nourish this part of the body that does so much for us day after day.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

pam everett headshotPamela Everett has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years, and she’s been sharing its gifts as a certified instructor since 2016. Inspired by multiple yogic traditions and teachers, her classes are a multi-faceted experience of asanas and meditation, with special attention to one’s body through the wonder of anatomy and the mechanics of movement and breath. Delivered with detailed, gentle instruction, insight and humor, her classes are suited and welcoming to students of all levels.

 

SACRED SOUND IMMERSION 6.0
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, May 19, 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.

 

JUNE WORKSHOPS 2019

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YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD®
TEACHER TRAINING: BASIC PART 1
With Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 16 – 21, 2019
Learn more and reserve your spot.
Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1 Program is a comprehensive training course in the theory and practice of teaching yoga to babies and children ages 0 – 12, including those with learning or developmental disabilities.

Designed for parents, yoga teachers, educators, physical and occupational therapists, and health care professionals, this program provides the basic tools for teaching yoga to children with special needs. No previous experience in yoga is required to attend this teacher training program. Benefits to children participating in Yoga for the Special Child® – the Sonia Sumar Method are mindfulness, concentration, physical ease, emotional balance, and ultimately peace of mind and happiness.

 

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YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD®
CONTINUING EDUCATION: YOGA FOR SCLERODERMA & ARTHRITIS
With Kathy Randolph, June 22 – 24, 2019

Learn more and reserve your spot.
Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education on Scleroderma and Arthritis is a comprehensive training course in teaching students of any age with Scleroderma or Arthritis. Learn more.

 

JULY WORKSHOPS 2019

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Asanas: Adjustments and Sequences
Learning to go beyond
Continuing Professional Development

with Renata Sumar Gaertner
July 12 – 14, 2019
Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm; Saturday/Sunday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Program Information:
A brand new Continuing Education program developed by Renata Sumar Gaertner to help you improve your understanding on how to safely adjust yourself and your student(s) in a yoga pose and how to build sequences to help you to connect deeper within.

The program includes:

  • Morning Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class.
  • How to add variations to Surya Namaskar without losing its focus and flow.
  • Anatomy of asanas – how to apply the knowledge when teaching yoga poses.
  • Adjusting yourself in a yoga pose and cultivating inner awareness.
  • Adjusting your students in a class.
  • How to teach them the knowledge of learning from within.
  • The practice of Pranayama to increase focus during your practice of asanas. Creating sequences for yoga class that will accommodate different levels of students.

Who should attend:
This course is open to therapists, Yoga instructors and Yoga students with a year or more of Yoga practice/experience.

Tuition:
$530 by check, due by June 11, 2019
$480 Early Bird discount, due by April 10, 2019
$550 if you request a PayPal invoice.

For more information see our Registration Letter.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/nMA7d0Ll7mk8U1iE3