Workshops and Events

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS 2019

 

LADIES’ BREATHE AND FLOW SERIES
6-Week Series with Heather Keenan
6 Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
October 15 – November 19

Cost: 
$60 for 6 classes or $15/drop-in

To Register: 
email heatherkeenan7@gmail.com. Payment accepted through Venmo @Heather-Keenan-2 or by cash/check at the door

Ladies Breathe and Flow is a gentle 6-week ladies only series designed for those dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD or just need an hour to breathe! Focusing on trauma-sensitive breath techniques and gentle movements, this class will offer tools that can be used on and off the mat. All levels are welcome.

 


FIRST RESPONDER FLOW

6-week Series with Heather Keenan
6 Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
October 17 – November 21
Cost: $60 for 6 classes or $15/drop-in
To Register: email heatherkeenan7@gmail.com. Payment accepted through Venmo @Heather-Keenan-2 or by cash/check at the door

This 6-week class series, designed for police, fire and paramedic warriors,  offers a space to breathe and move through the secondary trauma that often comes with the job. Just showing up is often the hardest part, but once you’re here you can choose your path, whether through movement, stillness or just breathing. All levels welcome.

 

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SACRED SOUND IMMERSION 10.0
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, Oct. 27, 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.

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

 

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AUTUMN SATURDAY INTRODUCTORY SERIES

with Suzanne Dong
5 Saturdays, 9 – 10 am, November 2 – 30
Cost: $50 for full series (5 weeks); $12 drop-in (if there is space)
Reserve your spot: email yogisuz@gmail.com

This 5-week series is recommended for students new to yoga or to the Alignment-based (aka Iyengar) method. Students will learn the basic actions of introductory asana, develop strength, flexibility, awareness, and confidence. Each class of the course will build progressively throughout the month. Upon completion, students will be prepared to continue their learning in Beginner or All-Levels classes.

SuzanneDongABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: For over 20+ years, Suzanne Dong has been a devoted student of alignment-based yoga (aka Iyengar yoga). She completed the 2 yr Advanced Studies program from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of S.F. Her teachers include Manouso Manos, Ramanand Patel, and Kofi Busia. Suzanne specializes in back, neck and shoulder issues as she used yoga to help fix her own problems in these areas. Her love of yoga is infectious and joyful; it is evident by her many testimonials on LinkedIn. Suzanne looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience to all as yoga has given so much to her.

 

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THERAPEUTIC RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP
with Reiki and Essential Oils
Guided by Suzanne Even
Saturday, November 2, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $40.00.
Limited to 15 participants. Be sure to preregister.
TO REGISTER: email suzanne.even.yoga@gmail.com
or send $40.00 to Suzanne via Paypal.

The intention of this workshop is to create the space for you to not only relieve tension and stress, but also to facilitate a profound relaxation and healing experience in mind, body and soul.

We will open with a centering and clearing pranayama practice, a heart and throat opening mantra, a thoughtful intention and an introspective meditation. In the therapeutic aspect of this workshop Yoga therapy balls will be used to loosen connective tissue, heal muscle and improve posture. Restorative Yoga will follow to find calm and rejuvenation for the mind, giving time and space for the nervous system to shift into repair. The healing energy of Reiki will be offered to facilitate the open flow of life energy, bringing soothing to the soul. And, to complete the whole experience, therapeutic grade essential oils will be offered to support and deepen the nourishing and healing.

suzanne even headshotABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
The workshop will be led by Suzanne Even, E-RYT 200, who has been leading group and private Yoga classes and offering workshops since 2012. Suzanne has a B.S. degree in Health and Human Science, is a Certified Health Coach and Reiki practitioner.

 

 

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA WITH CAREES GONZALEZ
Next Events:  Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 5:00 – 5:45 pm

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 WORKSHOPS
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, November 3, 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

 

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MALA MAKING WORKSHOP 
with Ray Ilyse 
Sunday November 3, 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”.

Beads: TBD
Pre-Registration required || Max 10 guests
3 Hours: Includes all Supplies, seated meditation, and intention setting.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ray Ilsye is a 500HR RYT yogini, adventurer, and creator. She travels the US guiding Mala Making Art Meditation Workshops. She believes that blending love with connection creates magic. Ray is a Reno native, however she spent the last decade traveling and living in Southern California. Reno is currently her home base and she is excited to bring Mala Making to The Yoga Center Reno.

 

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GENTLE YOGA FOR BACKCARE
4-Week Series with Katie Louvat, RYT500
Mondays, 6:45 – 8:00 pm
November 4 – November 25
Cost: $70, Register Here

Join Katie Louvat for this gentle 4-week yoga program to address lower and upper back tension, stiffness, and pain by enhancing the balance and health of your spine and increasing your postural awareness. The series will include anatomy lessons so you can better understand how the spine is designed to support you as you move through space. You’ll learn to evaluate your own posture and identify habitual movement and holding patterns that may be contributing to your discomfort. Each weekly session will include a gentle and functional yoga sequence designed to balance the spine and strengthen the core musculature of the trunk, hips and legs to support lasting relief and prevent back pain and strain. Mindfulness philosophy and simple breath-work techniques will be woven into sessions. Students will receive hand-outs with yoga/movement routines so they can practice at home during the week.

Please note: This series is not designed for those suffering from acute injury. Please consult your physician before registering for this course if you have any reservations.

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ANATOMY & ASANA WEEKEND IMMERSION
with Guest Instructor Ada Lusardi
Saturday, November 9: 12:30-3:30 pm
Sunday, November 10: 9:00-12:00 PM & 1:30-4:30 PM
FEES: $200/Early Bird before 10/9, $225/after 10/9
Reserve your spot today!

In this intimate two-day intensive we will explore a wide range of yoga postures while applying and integrating joint/muscle anatomy and biomechanics. You will leave knowing more about how your body works and ways to practice safely and effectively for a lifetime. Open to teachers and students with a consistent yoga practice. Space limited 16 students.

Nine hours of CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance upon completion.


head shot big smileABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
 Ada Lusardi (E-RYT, YACEP) teaches workshops and trainings that marry the heart and science of yoga while 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 offerings challenge and refine one’s yoga practice regardless of age or ability. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes, retreats and trainings 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.

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

 

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA WITH CAREES GONZALEZ
Next Events:  Dec. 7, 5:00 – 5:45 pm

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 WORKSHOPS
Guided by Russell Persson
Sunday, December 8, 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

 

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

 

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with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 7, April 4, May 2
Full Series (5 workshops): $200; Individual Workshop: $50
15 CEUs for Full Series; 3 CEUs for Individual Workshops

Register for Full Series

Links to register for individual workshops can be found below.

Gain a clear felt-sense and understanding of your own myofascial body.

Move toward optimal alignment in both movement and stillness.

Are you a movement instructor? Learn to read bodies so you can better support yourself and your students with a wise movement practice.

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years movement therapists and anatomists have identified a number of 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 even chronic pain. Developing an awareness of these pathways can lead to a deeper understanding of our bodies and help us make wise and conscious decisions about how we are moving, holding, and caring for them on a daily basis.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from visual presentations, this series of workshops will help you develop a clear felt-sense of our own unique fascial bodies. We’ll learn to lengthen, tone, and balance our myofascial pathways so we can move toward more easeful, optimal alignment in both movement and stillness. Movement instructors will learn to read bodies so they can better support themselves and their students with a wise movement practice.

 

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DISCOVER THE DEEP FRONT LINE
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP

Saturday, January 11, 1 – 4 pm
Register for Full Series, $200

Register for Deep Front Line, $50
The Deep Front Line (DFL) is a deep continuity of muscles and connective tissue that make up our myofascial core. Running from the sole of our feet to the root of our tongue, the DFL provides core alignment and stability.  Lack of proper balance and tone along the DFL can lead to foot, knee, hip, or back pain and a collapsed pelvic and/or spinal core. When balanced and optimally aligned, the DFL helps us move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility.

 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

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BALANCING THE FRONT & BACK BODY
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP

Saturday, February 8, 1 – 4 pm
Read about and Register for Full Series, $200
Register for Front & Back Body, $50
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. When balanced and optimally aligned, the front and back lines help us move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility.

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TEACHING RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm both days
Cost: $195 by February 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.

Katie.Louvat-1ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP has been teaching yoga for more than a decade. Her classes reflect her gentle and playful nature, her fascination with anatomy and alignment, and her dedication to a path of mindfulness. Katie completed Judith Lasater’s Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 and has been teaching restorative yoga on a regular basis since then. Read more about Katie on her website: www.katielouvat.com

 

MARCH WORKSHOPS 2020

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EXPLORING THE LATERAL LINES
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP

Saturday, March 7, 1 – 4 pm
Read about and Register for Full Series, $200
Register for The Lateral Lines, $50
Running from the outer edge of the foot, up the outer leg, continuing on to the lateral hip and trunk and on to the side of our neck and skull, the lateral line balances and supports us front to back and left to right. It stabilizes the trunk and the legs so we don’t buckle to the ground as we move through our daily activities. Imbalance along the lateral lines can show up as a tendency toward ankle pronation or supination, can influence how the knees track, can lead to side-bending in the lumbar spine, can cause lateral shifts in the pelvis and ribcage, and can lead to restriction in the neck and shoulders. When balanced and optimally aligned, the lateral lines help us move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility.

 

APRIL WORKSHOPS 2020

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EXPLORING THE SPIRAL LINES
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Saturday, April 4, 1 pm – 4 pm
Read about and Register for Full Series, $200
Register for The Spiral Lines, $50
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. When balanced and optimally aligned, the spiral lines help us move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility.

MAY WORKSHOPS 2020

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WORKING WITH THE ARM LINES
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Saturday, May 2, 1 pm – 4 pm
Read about and Register for Full Series, $200
Register for The Arm Lines, $50 
This workshop will focus on the Arm Lines—four layers of muscle and connective tissue that make it possible for us to interact with, manipulate, and respond to the world around us using our hands and arms. When out of balance, the arm lines can contribute to shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand problems like carpal tunnel, elbow and shoulder impingements, chronic muscular pain in the neck and shoulders and more. When balanced and optimally aligned, the arm lines help us move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility.