Fall 2013 Yoga Workshops

Unlock Your Neck and Shoulders Workshop... find Space, Trust and Your Voice

In this workshop you will unwind your neck, open your heart and strengthen your neck and shoulders by way of practicing yoga. In detail upper body anatomical cueing and special learn how to do a pose exercises will keep you free from harms way and create long lasting good habits for your yoga practice. This workshop is a 1 hour and 30 minute yoga practice threaded with upper body chakra/energy center wisdom. You will gain awareness of where the emotions of feeling free, self love, hope and expressing what you feel reside in your body. We will end by practicing a half hour of restorative postures, meditation and making personal affirmations.

Saturday September   7th   4 pm  2 hrs  @ www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, New Jersey

Special FREE Class at Lululemon: Branching Out While Feeling Grounded as the Season Shifts

As the sun sets sooner and dry cold air becomes the norm, feelings of there's not enough time to do this or that swells within. In this special class at Lululemon we will discover the wood element within us that travels along the sides of our body. Our yoga practice will consist of side body focused tree like postures that will leave you feeling rooted, stable and able to branch out peacefully.

Saturday September   21st   9 am   @ www.lululemom.com   West 75th Street and Broadway, New York City

A Chakra/Energy Body Overview at Ramapo College, New Jersey

Yoga and various healing methods from shamanism to acupuncture teach that there are seven energy centers in our body called chakras. They travel from the base of our spine to the top of our head. In this workshop you will be introduced to the chakras followed by a yoga practice that will be threaded with in depth chakra, energy body wisdom. Since the 7 chakras are said to be where we hold different emotions in the body, we will sit, feel, breathe, reflect and heal our chakras in restorative yoga poses as well as be guided through a chakra meditation. We will end our practice by chanting mantras associated with each chakra. This practice is suitable for any level.

Friday October 4th   6 pm   3 hours   @ www.ramapo.edu   Mahwah, New Jersey

Tone Your Lower Body with Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop

During fall and winter, the elements air and space reign. Ayurveda, a natural medicinal practice from southern India calls it the Vata season. A time when our schedule overloads, our skin dries out and our appetite craves cozy comfort food. At the same time the sun sets sooner and cold dry wind combs the leaves from the trees as we bring our energy inside to welcome the harvest's fruitful dark.

Unfortunately the holidays offer an anxious frenzy that can lead to a whole host of unbalanced feelings such as stress, anxiety, panic, insomnia, fatigue, depression, and constipation. What to do? Follow Mother Nature's cue as she moves into a still point and ground like her. Listen to your inner and outer worlds that are yearning for peace. Turn toward what wants to be birthed and strengthen your roots this season for its arrival by practicing Yoga and applying Ayurveda's natural wisdom.

This workshop is a 1 hour and 30 minute yoga practice threaded with Yoga and Ayurveda's wisdom followed by a discussion about Ayurveda. Here you will ground and strengthen your lower body. Release lower back and hip tension. Learn what natural foods to eat to soften your skin, decrease high calorie comfy food cravings and regulate elimination. You will also discover what natural products to use to moisturize your skin and elevate your mood.

Saturday November 9th   4 pm   2 hours   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, New Jersey

Saturday November 16th   2:30 pm   2 hours   www.bamboomovesyoga.com   Forest Hills, New York

Bandhas, Mudras, Magic Workshop at Ramapo College, New Jersey

Bandhas means locks in Sanskrit. More specifically it refers to areas of our body we can contract to not let extra energy spill out. Mudras means seals or hand gestures such as hands in prayer position or taking your thumb and pointer finger to touch. Making hand gestures while you practice yoga like working with the bandhas conserves your energy.

As we refine our practice we employ the bandhas to magically lighten our step, take flight as we jump, feel space in our lower back, power in our belly, and length in our neck. Making mudras also has a special magic to them as they keep our energy powerfully circulating within while appearing graceful.

In this workshop we will practice yoga with attention to exercises that focus on the bandhas and mudras. The physical practice will be followed by a meditation and discussion.

Sunday December 6th   6 pm   3 hours   @ www.ramapo.edu   Mahwah, New Jersey

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