YOGA FOR JAW TENSION
Saturday, May18 • 9am—12pm $60
Do you clench your jaw, or grind your teeth at night? This workshop is for you!! It will also be of interest to Yoga Instructors wishing to help their students. Jaw Tension and TMJ or TMD - Temporal Medibular Joint Dysfunction - is a very common and often painful condition. At present there are few options for treatment beyond being fitted for a night guard by your dentist.
In this workshop you will learn the causes and repercussions of TMJ, simple self-massage techniques to relax the face and jaw, mindfulness practices, and a yoga asana sequence that can bring relief. This is a unique approach developed from working with more than one hundred clients.
Cator Shachoy began the practices of yoga, mindfulness meditaiton and energy healing in 1990 as the result of chronic illness. Through the regular practice of these disciplines, she recovered her strength and vitality. Cator is an E-RYT500 through Yoga Alliance and completed yoga teacher training through both the Iyengar Yoga Institute of SF and Kripalu Yoga Center. She is also certified by Elise Browning Miller as a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer.
She is a Mindfulness teacher, and a certified practitioner of Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork through the Milne Institute. Cator has taught Yoga & Meditation to both adults and youth in SF since 1995, and has a private practice of Craniosacral Bodywork working with infants, children, & adults – www.catorshachoy.com . She is the founder of Youth Yoga Dharma, and has trained teachers since 2005 – www.youthyogadharma.org
DEBORAH WOLK & KARIN STEPHAN
EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY OF THE ORGANS
YOGA ASANAS AND THE INTERNAL ORGANS
YOGA, SCOLIOSIS AND THE ORGANIC BODY
In this workshop we will locate the Traditional Chinese Medicine Organ Pairs anatomically and experientially. Starting with the digestive system and diaphragm as organizing principles, we will, through imagery, description, touch and movement be prepared to sense and locate the organs in your own body and others' throughout the weekend's Organs Workshops.. This workshop can also stand alone and is for any level of anatomy experience. Not an asana workshop—there will be some movement. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing in which you can move and sense your body clearly We strongly recommend this anatomy workshop as a pre-requisite for Saturday and Sunday's asana workshops.
In this workshop we will study the relationship between the Yoga poses and the Internal Organs. We will look at how each Yoga asana has a direct as well as indirect affect on the health and vitality of each organ. We will also look at how by understanding alignment and asymmetric body principles, one can better master the Yoga asanas so that their nurturing and healing powers are maximized to give the greatest amount of energy and strength.
Based on the work of B.K.S. Iyengar as well as on the macrobiotic teachings of Michio Kushi and the Five Element Theory of Oriental Medicine, Karin will apply her intuitive understanding of these modalities to help strengthen the vitality and health of each student's overall well being.
Participants will leave with a greater knowledge about how to bring together all aspects of the Yoga asanas along with a greater understanding of what it means to see the Yoga asanas as a means of healing. This workshop will be especially powerful for students wishing to enhance and enrich their home practice and will give each participant a large variety of ways to think about the deeper purpose of making Yoga a regular part of their lives. For students with at least 6 months yoga experience.
Deborah Wolk, June 9 • 9:30-12:30 $75 & 2-4 $50 Yoga, Scoliosis & the Organic Body
Scoliosis is a condition of the bones, but impacts and is impacted by our organs. By understanding the location of one's particular concavities and convexities caused by the scoliosis, one can learn to sense organic asymmetries which have formed deeper within and how they impact one's health. Deborah will offer techniques in the asanas to address these asymmetries. She will also propose techniques to use the organs themselves to offer the spine more support. This asana workshop is for all levels. Some asana experience is suggested.
email email@example.com or call 212-510-7404
$45 through June 1,
$55 if purchased June 2-29,
$60 on day of workshop
The bunion has long been an intense personal study for Debby Green. She has been studying and teaching yoga for 15 years and holds an Introductory Level Iyengar Yoga Teacher certification. Currently, she teaches at Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis, Equinox and privately in NYC. She is certified by The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration as a rolfing practitioner. Her work derives also from many years as a dancer. She studied ballet from a formative age with the great Cecchetti ballet teacher, Margaret Craske.
The Searching Intelligence
From structural stability on Earth to stable awareness in Space.
Saturday July 20, 9AM-12PM: standing poses/inversions $75
Saturday July 20, 2-4pm: forward bends /inversions $60
Sunday July 21, 9:30am-12:30pm: backbends/inversions $75
Cost: $195 for the weekend
In our practice, we search for that space where stillness and energy meet. That space is the source, the refined space of the Self.
Guruji BKS Iyengar makes the distinction between the physical or mechanical yoga practice and Yoga Sadhana, the inner practice. One must lead to the other. The distinction lies in the deliberate attention and awareness that the practice must cultivate. Sadhana begins with the flashes of intelligence, that arise from elemental embodiment, instinct, intuition, insight and light. Sadhana begins with the arising of the "Searching Intelligence," as Guruji calls Shodhana Kriya. One must be alert and quick to catch it moment by moment, "engulfed in the presentation of watching, not as a 'doer' but as an observer. Use the 'doer' as a spur to prick your intelligence, to activate in your body, moment by moment, from skin to the Self and from Self to the skin. This union is Yoga" (BKS Iyengar).
Yoga Sadhana asks the question "Who am I?" The "Searching Intelligence" sustains the effort of penetrating through the elemental layers —the Koshas—of the body until that question becomes absorbed inits Source, its cause, the Anandamaya Kosha. Its element is Space, refined Space, the background of resonance and light, the Akasha Chitta.
We explore structural stability on Earth and arrive at stable awareness in Space.
Kevin’s teaching is highly detailed and textured, seamlessly incorporating many components of yoga philosophy and the sutras, while continuously challenging students to gain greater sensitivity and awareness in each asana. Kevin’s tremendous practical understanding of the living anatomy of the human body, and lighthearted, off-beat senses of humor enliven his classes with insight,; integration of the Inner Quest.
Photo: Gloria Rabinowitz
ELISE BROWNING MILLER
AWARENESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WORKSHOP FOR BACKCARE & GENERAL STUDENTS & TEACHERS
(prerequisite: minimum 1 year regular yoga practice)
Friday October 4, 2013 6-8pm Restoratives and Pranayama $60
Saturday AM October 5, 2013 9-12 Standing Poses $75
Saturday PM October 5, 2-5 Forward bends and Inversions $75
Sunday AM October 6, 9:30-12:30 Back Strengtheners, Backbends & Twists $75
Each session may be taken independently.
Full Weekend $250
OUT OF TOWN WORKSHOPS WITH OUR DIRECTORS
131 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA
Yoga for Back Care • With Deborah Wolk
It has been said that most students embarking on a yoga practice do so due to back pain or other back problems. Yet although yoga addresses many aspects of the body and mind not all styles address musculoskeletal issues in a way that is helpful for those suffering from acute or chronic back pain or those with misalignments. In this 2-day workshop, Deborah Wolk, Co-Director of Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis in New York City, will teach a direct approach to relief from all types of chronic back pain and alignment issues such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, swayback, whiplash and kyphosis. Yoga, practiced with a specific focus can be the key to alleviating pain and creating more balance in the body.
SATURDAY’S PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:
• The anatomy of the spine-understanding how it supports us and where its weaknesses are
• Anatomy of disk diseases, sciatica, osteoporosis and other ailments & injuries
• Understanding chronic and acute pain. Separating strong sensation from pain.
• Modified Yoga poses and solutions to address acute pain
• Classical and Modified Yoga poses to decrease or relieve chronic pain
SUNDAY’S PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:
• Defining asymmetries such as scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis and more localized asymmetries such as spondylolysthesis, and flattened cervical spine (whiplash).
• Through lecture, demonstration and yoga practice understanding how we are all affected by even minor asymmetry in the body and learning to see and feel these asymmetries.
• How injuries and asymmetries affect the proprioceptive and nervous systems.
• Yogasana to align the spine and limbs to decrease pain, balance the use muscles and bones, and as a preventative against future injuries and pain.
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