From: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Jen Fisher for this fun and empowering 2 hour practice that will teach you the fundamentals of arm balancing from the ground up. So often, students rely on force when attempting arm balances, rather than understanding the mechanics. We will break down poses such as crow, side crow, flying pigeon, grasshopper, eight-angle pose, shoulder-pressing pose and firefly.
The first portion of class will be used to warm up the body, activate the core, open the shoulders and focus on balance. We will then dive in to playing with arm balances. This is important! We must meet these poses with a playful attitude and understand that without falling, we never get the opportunity to rise again. The learning and beauty is in the process, and in trying new things, and what better time than now? So, come fly!
From: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$55 per workshop, $50 if you register by October 21st.
If you are taking the whole weekend you must register separately for each individual workshop. For single reservations, register for the individual date and we will add you to that day’s class.
Join master teacher, yoga therapist & author Beth Spindler for a weekend of therapeutic yoga at Bliss Body. Beth travels worldwide offering inspiring trainings, classes & retreats.
She has studied and taught yoga and meditation since the 1970s and found her teacher Eknath Easwaran in the 1980s. Since then she has studied with senior teachers of the Iyengar and Desikachar lineages. A frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, she has offered yoga therapy in hospitals, clinics, and schools and has been on staff as a yoga therapist at the Himalayan Institute, Omega Institute, and in centers for addiction and recovery. Her work includes employment as a medical yoga therapist and holistic liaison at a major medical facility where she lectured interdepartmentally on stress management and yoga therapy. She has worked with all age groups and levels, bringing yoga to college campuses, homeless shelters, juvenile detention, advanced studies programs, churches and public schools.
Friday, November 1st, 7:00-9:30pm
Yoga Therapy for Fear: Treating Anxiety, Depression & Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques
This special workshop will be an exploration of yoga therapy techniques to help us deal with manifestations of fear. Learn how to use simple and quick yoga therapy methods for accessing the vagus nerve, resulting in relief from symptoms of fear, including depression, anxiety and rage. It offers asana, pranayama and dhyana exercises that help to eliminate ‘worry chatter’, directly affecting the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for fearful thoughts. We’ll also look at Ayurvedic dosha and methodology of becoming more courageous in a world that encourages fear.
Saturday, November 2nd, 3:00-5:30pm
Yoga Therapy for the Feet up
In this workshop we’ll explore techniques for aligning the body for better joint and muscular ease. We’ll look at myofascial releases and even brain health. Bring questions for this information-filled workshop.
Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00-3:30pm
Yoga for Back Care
This workshop will provide an experiential approach to anatomy and better understanding the movements of the spine. We’ll address alignment in dealing with a variety of back issues. Learn new, helpful techniques for spinal happiness. Beth has worked in hospitals alongside physicians and physical therapists working with clients with many types of back issues.