Restorative Yoga for Deep Spinal Release
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga for Deep Spinal Release

In this deeply therapeutic and restorative special class will explore a specific yoga style that is designed to resolve your chronic hip and spinal tension. We often stretch and strengthen muscles in a yoga class, but rarely do we find a moment to fully embody the release of the deeper spinal muscles. On a physical level, tight spinal muscles can increase loading of the spinal joints and alter their alignments. On a physiological level, they can impair communication between your nervous system and your vital, digestive, and reproductive organs. Tense spinal muscles can further induce stress, causing one to feel anxious, restless, unstable, insecure, and easily fatigued. 

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The Art + Science of Rejuvenation: Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and Daily Rituals
Feb
2
1:30 PM13:30

The Art + Science of Rejuvenation: Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and Daily Rituals


In our sleep-deprived and depleted culture, we continue to push and ask for more, which creates an internal cycle of further depletion while lacking the knowledge of replenishing and rejuvenating. What once were deemed problematic - stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue - are now the new norm. We no longer know what it is like to be functioning at 100% performance.

In this workshop, IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist Elaine Oyang will discuss the havoc on the body, mind, and spirit of chronic depletion and how to remedy it from the viewpoints of modern Western sciences and the ancient wisdom of Eastern sciences (Yoga + Ayurveda). The experiential part of the workshop will highlight the importance of Restorative Yoga practices, Yoga Nidra, and meditation as well as daily routines/rituals to support the body's natural rejuvenation.

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Nov
10
1:30 PM13:30

Yamas/Niyamas {Yoga Philosophy} Workshop with Elaine Oyang and Catie Ryan

Understanding the Niyamas:

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient philosophical scripture that dates back at least 2000 years, the physical practice of yoga (asanas) constitutes only one-eighth of the entire 8 Limbs of Yoga. In this 2-Part Series, Yoga Instructor, Catie Ryan, and certified Yoga Therapist, Elaine Oyang, will discuss the first two facets of the 8 Limbs: Yamas and Niyamas. These two facets describe restraints and observances one should practice introspectively and towards others in order to attain the ultimate goal of Yoga: unity and freedom from our mind-fluctuations. The workshop will include philosophical discussions, as well as asana practices to weave these concepts into practical, daily tools.

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Yoga Therapy for Fibromyalgia Program
Sep
15
to Oct 6

Yoga Therapy for Fibromyalgia Program

  • 10 Millwood Street Mill Valley, CA, 94941 United States (map)
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In this 4-week program, you will learn valuable self-care techniques, stress management tools, and yoga therapy to effectively manage pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia. Curriculum includes education on the psychology of pain, tools for insomnia, gentle movements, and meditation techniques. The program is designed to put the power back into your hands, so that you can feel more relaxed in your body, sleep more restfully, and maintain stable energy.

Saturdays 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

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Yoga Therapy for Healthy Spine (3-Part Series)
Sep
8
to Nov 3

Yoga Therapy for Healthy Spine (3-Part Series)

The architecture of the human spine is what sets us apart from other mammals, in that it allows us to stand upright and walk on two feet. Not only does our spine bridge the communication between our brain, our sensory functions, our internal organs, and our motor functions, it is also considered the main passageway of subtle energies by the ancient yogis. In this workshop series, we will explore the functions of the spine from both the western and eastern physiological standpoint, yoga asanas (postures) for healthy, supple spine, and daily practices to care for the spine. The series is divided into 3 parts:

Session 1 - Lower Back, September 8

Session 2 - Upper Back, October 13

Session 3 - Neck/Shoulders, November 3rd

Come for one or all three in the series! 

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Yoga for Deep Spinal Release
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga for Deep Spinal Release

In this monthly workshop, we will explore a therapeutic yoga style that is designed to resolve your chronic hip and spinal tension. Instead of stretching and strengthening our muscles, we will support the body in specific ways to fully embody the release of the deeper spinal muscles. On a physical level, tight spinal muscles can increase loading of the spinal joints and alter their alignments. On a physiological level, they can impair communication between your nervous system and your vital, digestive, and reproductive organs, which can lead to chronic stress, anxiety, restlessness, and fatigue. Join Elaine, Certified Yoga Therapist, for a monthly gathering of rejuvenation and permission to slow down!

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