Workshops and Events

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS 2019

 

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SPINAL RELEASE YOGA WORKSHOP
with Julia Bledsoe
Sunday, February 24, 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.

MARCH WORKSHOPS 2019

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA
WITH CAREES DELAVEGA

First Saturdays, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Next Events: March 2, April 6

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, March 3, 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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MARCH LONG PRACTICE
with Katie Louvat, RYT500
Sunday, March 17, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Workshop Fee: $40.00, preregister to reserve your spot
Join Katie Louvat for a long and luxurious Sunday morning yoga class 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.

 

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SACRED SOUND IMMERSION 5.0
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, March 17, 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.

Timothy Glenn is a longtime professional astrologer and numerologist who grew up in a musical family, with classical training in piano and voice. At age 27 he was introduced to the world of Tibetan singing bowls and harmonic overtoning. In the early 90’s, crystal singing bowls were added to the mix, along with various forms of indigenous chanting, singing and toning. More info can be found on his website: http://www.soulpurposereadings.com/

253-Linda-B&W-Amar Atma Kaur uses the sacred teachings of Yogi Bhajan to connect to personal intentions allowing the Kundalini energy to move through the whole chakra system, igniting pure consciousness and deep meditative states of peace, bliss, and connectedness. In a healing vibration setting, she uses her planetary Chiron gong, which represents and vibrates as the wounded healer, to address and heal old wounds that continue to reappear in our lives.

 

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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.

 

Katie.Louvat_viparita_smallTEACHING RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Saturday and Sunday, March 23 – 24
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm both days
Cost: $195 by March 1, $215 thereafter
10 CEUs for Yoga Instructors
Reserve your spot

Join Katie Louvat for an 10-hour training to learn the basics of teaching restorative yoga.

Participants will learn:

  • The science behind the stress response and the
    relaxation response
  • How to create an environment that supports
    physical, mental, and emotional relaxation
  • How to prop and support students in a variety of
    restorative yoga poses
  • How to modify poses to meet student’s
    individual needs
  • Breath-work that can support relaxation

This workshop is open to yoga teachers and those currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program. 10 CEUs available through Yoga Alliance.

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SPINAL RELEASE YOGA WORKSHOP
with Julia Bledsoe
Sunday, March 31, 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.

APRIL WORKSHOPS 2019

 

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MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Balancing the Front and Back Body
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Sunday,April 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 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 connective tissue and muscles that run up the front and back of our bodies. Balancing these myofascial pathways can lead to increased freedom and health in the ankles, knees, and hips. It can reduce strain and compression in the lower back, free the breath, and dissolve tension that gathers in the neck and shoulders.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, students will develop a clear felt-sense of their own unique fascial body. We’ll learn ways to create both length and strength along these pathways so the body can move toward a more easeful, optimal and balanced alignment in both movement and stillness. All levels of students are welcome.

 

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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.)

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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.