Divine Relaxation: The Art of Blissful Rest
Reduce Stress & Increase Joy
with Dr. Marla McMahon
Fridays: January 12, 19, & 26, 2018, 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Join Dr. Marla McMahon for a three session workshop series to reduce the stress and anxiety of these busy times. In this workshop series you will be led through a mindful practice to replenish and relax the nervous system. Using principles of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, sound healing and restorative yoga; you will be guided through a calming practice of meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, and a sound healing meditation.
The series will include several supported restorative yoga poses held from 5 to 10 minutes to relax and release tensions in the physical body. As you surrender into relaxation you will be embraced with the healing sound of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls; music for your soul. The evening will end with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra meditation.
Each session will conclude with weekly home practice meditations to increase calm and lower stress and anxiety.
Please bring a yoga mat and a small journal and arrive at least 5 minutes early. No yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Dr. Marla McMahon is a clinical psychologist, yoga and mindfulness teacher. In addition to completing a 200-hour hatha yoga training (2013), Marla has received additional training in iRest yoga nidra, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditation. She is a certified restorative ananda yoga teacher and mindfulness based cognitive therapy instructor. She is trained in sound healing using a range of instruments including Tibetan and crystal bowls.
Cost: $40 each session
One session $40:
Two sessions: $80:
Discount price for all 3 sessions: $98 (after Jan. 5, $108):
Rhythm of Asana
with Brian Hogencamp
January 14, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Often the path forward with a challenging asana requires taking a step back, to carefully examine and re-establish the foundation. In this workshop, students will deepen their experiential understanding of foundational actions, the dynamics of stability, and the essential role of progressive learning to transition from fundamental to intermediate asana.
Appropriate for students with stability in fundamental asana and a mind open to the future.
“The experience of the past supports the present, and progress in the present builds a sound foundation for the future.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar
Brian Hogencamp is a dedicated yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). He has devoted his life to sharing the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. He’s been teaching full-time since 2004 and travels annually to India for study with the Iyengar family. www.iybrian.com
Cost: $55 (after Jan. 7, $65)
Cancellations prior to Jan. 7th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Jan. 7th unless a replacement can be found.
Experiencing the Goal of Yoga Through Meditation
with Linda Eisenman
Sunday, February 10, 2018, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meditation brings you to the center of your being. There, you find peace, love, and joy. There, you find an end to conflict. This work has never been more vital. In the words of Ekhart Tolle, “The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury… but a necessity… stillness is also inner peace… It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.”
This workshop will include some hatha yoga postures in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar, and an extended period of meditation.
Dress comfortably, and bring a sweater or shawl for warmth while sitting.
Chairs are available for those with mobility concerns. No yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Linda Eisenman has practiced meditation for over 40 years. She is, by her own admission, a slow learner, which allows her to relish the depths that meditation can bring, and to offer up a way for others to find those depths as well.
Cost: $35 (after Feb. 3, $45)
Cancellations prior to Feb. 3rd will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Feb. 3rd unless a replacement can be found.
David Sirgany – February 18, 2018: Details to come
Mary Paffard – March 4, 2018: Details to come
Gary Vercelli – March 25, 2018: Pranayama – Details to come
Janet MacLeod – April 21-22, 2018: Details to come
If you would like more information, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!