Workshops and Events

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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SACRED SOUND IMMERSION 9.0
with Timothy Glen and Amar Atma Kaur
Sunday, December 8, 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.

 

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

 

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA WITH CAREES GONZALEZ
Next Events:  Jan. 4, 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, January 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

 

trap releaseMYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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 YOUR DEEP FRONT LINE
MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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.

Film x-ray of normal human pelvis and hip joints .YOGA AND YOUR BONES
A Wise and Skillful Movement Workshop
presented by Lee Ann Maynard E-RYT 500,YACEP
Sunday, January 12, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Cost: $50.00
To Register: email mindfulyogawithleeann@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Are you concerned about the loss of bone density?
Do you know how to safely move through a yoga class with Osteopenia /Osteoporosis?

This workshop is designed for those dealing with Osteopenia, Osteoporosis and anyone wishing to prevent bone loss and improve strength and balance.

We will be looking at Dr. Loren Fishman’s 10 year study published in 2015 that found that participants (some of who had Osteopenia or Osteoporosis) who engaged in a sequence of 12 Yoga Poses showed an increase in bone density in femurs and spine.

The benefits of these 12 poses not only help to improve bone density but also help with better balance and coordination to protect against falls.

We will also discuss how to move wisely through yoga poses if you have Osteoporosis.

No yoga experience necessary. All levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably.

2.5 hours CEU available for yoga teachers.

 

bookCoverLargePaperbackTHE JOY BOOK CLUB
Discussion, Movement, Meditation
With Katie Louvat, RYT500
8 Mondays, 6:45 – 8 pm
January 13 – March 2
Cost: $110, does not include book. Reserve Your Spot
(Scholarships available. To inquire: katie@katielouvat.com )

Join Katie Louvat for an 8-week discussion, movement, and meditation series on the topic of Joy. In this first series we will read James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander’s book Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Each weekly session will include time for gentle and joyful movement, quiet meditation, and a thoughtful discussion. 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 AWAKENING JOY: 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.

 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

 

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FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY YOGA WITH CAREES GONZALEZ
Next Events:  Feb. 1, 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, February 2, 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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MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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

sidebend closeupEXPLORING THE LATERAL LINES
MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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
MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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

trap releaseTHE ARM LINES
MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION SERIES
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.

JUNE WORKSHOPS 2020

 

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Yoga for the Special Child® 95 Hour Certification Program Part 1 (48 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 14 – June 19, 2020
The Yoga Center Reno
More information and registration

Yoga for the Special Child® 95 Hour Certification Program Part 1 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.

Kathy Randolph’s week-long training addresses the following topics: choosing the most effective yoga routine, creating the optimum home and classroom environment, specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration, and adapting yoga techniques to children with different syndromes and disorders. Populations addressed include individuals living with: autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other cognitive and learning disabilities.

 

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Yoga for Scleroderma Teacher Training (18 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
assisted by Lori Pierce, RYT-200 and living with Scleroderma
June 19 – June 21, 2020
The Yoga Center Reno
More information and registration

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.