Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  


 


Join Our Popular Meditation Classes & Retreats


  New

6-Week Course Intro to Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction

with Jon Waterman

Tuesday Nights

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Jan 5 - Feb 9

Spaces are filling!
Register Now


Half-Day

Mini-Meditation

Retreat from Stress

Sun, Feb 21 & Apr 3

Register Now


8-Week Course Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Jon Waterman and Luann Fulbright

Tuesday Nights

6:30 - 8:45 PM

Mar 1 - Apr 19

Register Early to Get Your Spot


Register for

$5 Meditation

Info Session

Feb 23, 7:00-8:45P



Day-Long Guided

MBSR Retreat

Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction

Sat, Apr 9

Register Now



Is Yoga for You??

Register for our NEW

Beginner Yoga Mini-Courses

this Winter

on Wednesdays,

7:30-8:45P


Or...

Find Out in a

Private Yoga Sampler

60 Minutes for $65

New Students Only

Purchase Now.

Schedule Later


Intrigued by yoga but not sure how to get started? Let a private instructor explain the basic principles & match your goals with a yoga class that’s right for you. Stretch your mind & your body as you explore some basic practices that energize, reduce stress, strengthen, more.



 

 

Workshops

Mini-Courses

& Teacher Trainings


Backs, Bellies & Balance
with Catha Pavloff
Sat, Feb 6, 2:00-4:30P


Get Together this Valentine's

PARTNER THAI YOGA MASSAGE Workshop

with Megan Elliott
Sat, Feb 13, 6:00 - 8:00P


Learn & Practice

THE FIVE TIBETANS -

Feel More Fully Alive!

with Luann Fulbright
Sun, Feb 28, 1:00-3:15P

Progressive

GENTLE YOGA

Immersion’ Weekend:

Master CLASSES &

Transformational

TEACHER TRAINING --

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce

Mar 4-7, 2016



Progressive

GENTLE YOGA

Immersion’ Weekend:

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce

Mar 4-7, 2016


Transformational Yoga

Teacher Training:

Holding the Pose

for Deep Release

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce

Sun, Mar 6, 9:30A- 6:00P


LifeForce Yoga to

Manage Your Mood

with Amy Weintraub

Mar 20, 2016



Yoga & Journaling:
21 Days to Developing a
Contemplative Practice

Saturdays, Apr 16, 23 & 30, 2016
Register in Workshops


Special Mother’s Day
 MOTHER-DAUGHTER YOGA
 Workshop – Ages 10+
with Luann & Lauren Fulbright
Sun, May 8, 3:00-4:30P


Divine Sleep

YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis

May 12-16, 2016!


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Practice Class for Everyone

with It's Creator

Jennifer Reis

Sat, May 14, 2:00-3:30P



Yoga for Building Healthier,

Happier, Calm Children

Practical Tools for Adults

Who Work with Children

Date to Be Announced


Yoga for Life! Re-Imagining & Re-Designing the Life You Want

with Jovinna Chan
Sept 30 - Oct 2
  
 Mini-Courses

 Health & Well-Being

Tues & Wed & Sat


Yoga for Tweens

 Sundays, 3:30-4:30P


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00-6:00P

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00P

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00P


Family Yoga, Ages 6-11

Sundays, 2:30-3:30P


YOGA NIDRA

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

7:00-8:15P



Special

Private

Classes

The Five Tibetans

 Learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with

 Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com

 

Yoga Nidra

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation/

Meditation






Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events

 


See Our Most Current Listing of Workshops, Teacher Trainings & Special Events
 &
Register Today!

Dream Yoga Studio is happy to be able to bring you quality workshops led by highly skilled and veteran teachers. Our teacher trainings are led by instructors from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and other nationally renown institutions and programs.
Coming to Dream in 2016!
  • Progressive GENTLE YOGA Immersion Weekend
 with Kripalu Teacher Trainer Rudy Peirce, Mar 4-7
  • Yoga for Managing Your Mood
 with Amy Weintraub, Mar 20
  • Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training for Everyone with Jennifer Reis, May 12-16
  • Yoga for Life with Jovinna Chan, Sept 30-Oct 2  ...and More!

We regularly add Yoga-Alliance-approved
 
Teacher Trainings

so please stay tuned!

   


 

 

Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

6-Week

Mini-Course


Jan 5-Feb 9

Registration to
Open Soon



Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Register or Drop

In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Feb 21

11A - 3P



 

 

 

 6-Week Mini-Course
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                        Beginners, All Levels

                                                                     $20/$120=6 Classes; $24 Drop In                                                                                   

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


This short course provides you  a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, focusing, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy. You'll learn useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.

 

We know that many folks are often intimidated by the thought of sitting still for long periods of time. So we’ll first explore gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation. As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing and walking. Each class includes deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Jon will also offer short talks which include a relaxed blend of Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and some traditional teachings from the path to enlightenment.

 

This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks will be provided.

 

Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.

 

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Saturdays


Ongoing Class

3:00 PM -

4:15 PM

REGISTER HERE


 All Levels

 

 

.

Gentle Stretch & Restorative Yoga

With Megan Elliott in December                    $54 ($18/3 classes);$23 Drop In

With Megan, Luann & Lauren Fulbright, Caroline
& Other Dream Teachers starting in January                $54 ($18/3 classes);$23 Drop In

Find out how you can get more from yoga by doing less!


This yoga practice, guided weekly by Dream’s nurturing teachers, is gentle and suitable for everybody—from the new student, the recovering student & the advanced practitioner. It’s for anyone looking for a calming, meditative and stress-reducing practice that will help you let go of tension and tightness and revitalize body, mind and spirit!


You’ll be guided through some gentle and repetitive stretching movements that increase blood and energy flow, joint health and your range of motion. We’ll then use blankets and other supportive props to get into poses that are held longer to further release chronically-held musculature tension, turn off the fight-or-flight response & turn on the relaxation response to lower BP, combat fatigue & promote healing. Gravity does a lot of the work while you are guided in breathing and relaxation techniques that quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system.


Tip: Comfort and ease in the body/mind/spirit develops best with regular practice, so registering for the entire series is recommended. Drop-ins are welcome as space permits.


Come, learn and experience stretching and restorative postures you can do at home to create more balance in your life!


 

Weekly on Sundays

7:00 - 8:15 PM


Jan 10 - Feb 14
Feb 21 - Apr 3

Register Here

Drop-Ins Welcome

No Yoga or Meditation

Experience Needed

 

Experience

Full-Body Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Also...

MONTHLY

on 4th Fridays

6:00 - 7:00P

The REAL

HAPPY Hour

See description

below.


Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA: Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Lauren Fulbright, 500-RYT, 500 KYT

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                                                    Beginners, All Levels

                                                          $17 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age.


Yoga Nidra – which literally means "yogic sleep" – is a guided meditation scientifically proven to induce a profound level of relaxation which leads to improved health and transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. 
Just one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three hours of regular sleep.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been shown to be very effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system and has the power to transform negative core beliefs into a more positive outlook. The visualization and sensory awareness used during Yoga Nidra directly communicate with your subconscious mind - where real and lasting changes begin!


Everybody can do this practice! Each class begins with gentle stretches to loosen your joints, free-up energy, and prepare you for the Yoga Nidra. We then move to a comfortable lying down or seated position for Yoga Nidra. The instructor guides you through a series of simple meditations where you bring your awareness to physical sensations, the breath and mental images. The tools/techniques learned can also be used at home for stress reduction and as a prelude to better sleep.


Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing. 

 

Students who do Yoga Nidra say they LOVE the way they feel afterward—noticeably

looser, freer…and a little more enlightened too!


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Feb 6

2:00 - 4:30 PM

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

 

 

Backs, Bellies & Balance!

Core, Alignment & More


With Catha Pavloff, RYT                                        Beginners, All Levels

                                                                                              $35 Early Bird  $42 Thereafter

One of the most important aspects of healthy aging, at any age, is maintaining a healthy core – your abdominals and back. A healthy core supports the spine, so that the burden of the body’s weight is not placed on the bones and joints, causing misalignment and pain.

 

A close second is sustaining the ability to balance, so that we ward off falls and minimize their impact. Death from falls is the leading cause of death by accident in the elderly.

 

In this workshop you’ll learn how a yoga practice integrates both of these and more. 

  • Yoga postures that build core strength, flexibility and balance.

  • How to engage in pranayama (breathing practices) that calm/focus your mind and help you move through poses safely and more efficiently.

  • The importance of self-awareness, so that you can take what you learn in yoga off the mat and into your life. For example, by changing the way you stand, sit, move and breathe.


We invite anyone over the age of 21 and of any yoga experience level to attend this workshop. Modifications and adjustments will be offered.


Your Instructor: Catha Pavloff is passionate about active, healthy aging. She is dismayed that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are interfering with our ability to do so. Catha is on a personal crusade to introduce others to the transformative power of yoga and its ability to help us age healthfully in many aspects of our being: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

 

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Saturday

Feb 13

 

6:00-8:00 PM

 

 

A Great Saturday

Night Out!

 

 

Space is limited. Register early!

REGISTER HERE

Special Valentine's

Partner Thai Yoga Massage

With Dream Tai Yoga Bodyworker Megan Elliott                                   All Levels

                                                                    $55 for Two - Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                    $65 Regular Tuition

Grab a “significant other”—a partner, spouse, friend or child age 16 or older—or bring yourself and we'll match you up, for a special time of connecting, stretching and relaxing! 

 

Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Tai Yoga Bodyworker Megan Elliott will lead this enjoyable workshop based on the principles of Thai Yoga Massage, the ancient art form also known as "Lazy Man's Yoga."


You will begin your practice with some traditional yoga warm-ups and poses on your own mat, designed for all levels. You'll learn and practice simple Thai Yoga Massage techniques that feel wonderful! Each partner will have the opportunity to give and receive in this fabulous feel-good class.

"Not just a class”… but a “unique experience.”


 

Your Instructor: Megan Elliott has a wide range of teaching experience and accreditations in Yoga, including Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, 500 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy, Certified Yoga for Athletes teacher, Strength and Conditioning trainer, and Reiki Master. She is certified in Lotus Palm Thai Bodywork, Level 1-3, and provides Thai Yoga Massage at Dream Yoga Studio. Megan spent eight years at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as part of its Yoga, Healthy Living, R&R and Healing Arts teams. In her Private Yoga Therapy sessions, Megan offers Prehab, Rehab and Posthab for variety of conditions that include depression, anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, chronic stress, structural imbalance and injury recovery. Email Info@DreamYogaStudio.com or call 703-448-9642 to Schedule a private yoga therapy, Tai Yoga Massage, or Structural Yoga Therapy session with Megan.

 

"Not just a class”… but a “unique experience.” 

 

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Sunday

Feb 21

& Apr 3


11:00 AM -

3:00 PM

Register HERE 

 

You won't be

 sitting all day!

Come share this

special time together… learning and

practicing the

 many ways of mindfulness. 

See how it

helps you

 reduce stress!

 

 Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat from Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $45/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $60/person After

Co-sponsored  with IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)

 

Understanding how to cultivate and sustain appropriate attention, both on and off the meditation cushion, is essential in recognizing not only the origins of stress in our busy and demanding lives, but also skillful ways to reduce that stress. However, many of us here in the West come to the cushion with great expectations and quickly discover that we first need to remember how to relax.

 

 Scientists have proven that meditation not only reduces stress. It also helps you in these ways:

    •        Strengthen the immune system.                     
    •        Increase heart health.  
    •        Reduce high blood pressure.                                             
    •        Slow biological aging.                                           
    •        Strengthen coping skills.                                       
    •        Sleep better.
    •        Better manage pain.
    •        Heal more quickly.
    •        Help you create positive behavior changes.
    •        Achieve a greater sense of overall well-being.

 

This workshop is open to all—from beginners to long-time meditators—and is an opportunity for you to extend your practice over a few hours. The theme will be “Connecting the Moments.” That is, intentionally cultivating and sustaining a focused attention on sensations in the body as we mindfully transition from one posture to another; sitting/kneeling; standing; walking; reclining and gentle stretching. This four-hour workshop is crafted to be deeply relaxing, not to push our limits in one posture or another.

Please join us in this 35th  “Mini-Retreat” at Dream Yoga Studio. Come to share meditation practice and get your questions answered. Explore new mindfulness techniques that will help you experience greater calm and healing.


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Chairs, cushions, blankets, kneeling benches and props are available, but feel free to bring your personal sitting cushion.

Past participants are amazed at how peaceful they feel after this Retreat…and how fast the day flies.

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Tuesday

Feb 23

7:30 - 9:00 PM


Register Now





 



 

 

 

 Register Early to Reserve Your Spot
 
Mindfulness Meditation, MBSR & Stress Reduction - INFO SESSION

With Jon Waterman  and Luann Fulbright                       Beginners, All Levels

This FREE class is OPEN to EVERY ONE interested in this time- and research-proven method for stress reduction and transformation.


Get a ‘taste of mindfulness’ with Dream Yoga Mindfulness Meditation teacher Jon Waterman, and explore Mindful Yoga Movements with Dream Yoga Studio Director Luann Fulbright.

Learn and practice techniques that will help you focus in the moment, live more mindfully, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being.


Get your questions answered about Dream’s upcoming Meditation courses—

including our next 8-Week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course on

  • Tuesday evenings at 6:30P starting Mar 1, 2016
  • Our half-day & Day-Long meditation retreats.


Co-sponsored with IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington).

Pre-registration encouraged to ensure your spot.

Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks are provided.

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Sunday

Feb 28

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

 

This workshop qualifies

 for 2.25 hours Continuing Education Credits for

Yoga Teachers in the category of Techniques, Training & Practice

 

 

Benefit from the

Masters!  The Five

Tibetans is an ancient practice developed by

Tibetan monks to

 live longer, more

vibrant, healthy lives.



Feel more

fully alive!



Learn & Practice THE FIVE TIBETANS  

With  Luann Fulbright, 500-KYT, IYT & E-RYT             All Levels 

                                                $38 Early Bird; $46 Regular Tuition

This Introductory workshop is open to students brand-new to the Tibetans and to those who want a refresher course.

 

The "5 Tibetans" is a basic—yet often little-known—yoga practice. This powerful ancient yoga rite gives you a quick physical workout, leading to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. The Tibetans can be practiced in small spaces with little time. All you need is a few minutes, and enough space to swing your arms around or to do a push up. The 5 Tibetans can also be used as a warm-up for other exercises.

 

The Tibetans strengthen your muscular, glandular and nervous systems, and energize your emotional body.  Done in the morning before breakfast, the practice can "energize you like a double expresso without any of the negative side effects."

 

The Tibetans aim to normalize the speed of our chakras—the spinning energy centers along our spine—that affect every aspect of who we are and how we experience life. They balance our endocrine—the system that produces the harmones which regulate our organs and affect tissues within the body as well as the aging process.

 

The Tibetans can be strenuous, but modifications are shown and practiced in this Introductory workshop. Detailed HANDOUTS for home practice included.

 

Sign up for this workshop to:

    •  Learn how to perform each Tibetan with proper alignment and breathing in order to reap the most benefits from the practice and avoid injury/ramifications.
    •  Learn and practice appropriate warm-ups to prepare the body for the Tibetans.
    • ·Practice Alternative Poses for each Tibetan, to use when one or more of the Tibetans is too challenging for you.
    • Focus on the impact the Tibetans have on the Chakra energy centers, glands and organs.
    • Receive important tips and cautions on how and when to practice these powerful Rites.
    • Get your questions answered about your practice, if you already practice these Rites.

 

                                          "I just love being able to do Tibetans in the a.m.!

                                            It really sets the tone for the rest of my day

                                            and I have this incredible abundance

                                            of energy throughout the day."  -Alicia R..

 

Your Instructor:  Luann, Dream Yoga Director and professional-level yoga instructor and therapist, has been teaching students The Five Tibetans since 2003.

 

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Tuesdays

6:30 - 8:45 PM

Mar 1 - Apr 19


Plus
Day-Long Retreat
Dec 5th 9:30A-4:00P
 



 

“Mindfulness provides

a simple but powerful

route for getting

ourselves unstuck,

back into touch

with our own

wisdom and

vitality.  It is a way

to  take charge of

the direction

and quality of

our lives, including

our relationships

within the family,

our relationship

to work and to

the larger world

and planet,

and most

fundamentally,

our relationship

with ourselves

as a person.” 

 ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. (Founder,

MBSR Program)



Words from a

former Dream

Student:

"Thanks for making

the MBSR opportunity available.  It was an incredible experience

and exceeded expectations!! 

Quite a journey. Feeling grateful."  Barbra G.



Cancellation

Policy:

$50 of the registration

fee is non-refundable.

If you contact the

studio in writing

at least 10 days

before the first

class, the balance

of your registration

will be refunded.

If you cancel after less than a week before the session starts,

your full payment is forfeited.

No exceptions please.


 Special 8-Week Course
 
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Jon Waterman  with Luann Fulbright                                           Fee: $480   

                                               (includes 8 classes, Materials & 1 Day-Long Retreat)

MBSR is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation, based on ancient healing practices. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical and spiritual health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.


A Mind-Body Experience. In addition to mindfulness practices, MBSR uses yoga to help reverse the prevalence of disuse atrophy from our culture's largely sedentary lifestyle, especially for those with pain and chronic illnesses. This program brings meditation and yoga together so that the virtues of both can be experienced simultaneously.


Good for All. MBSR was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD at the Stress Reduction Clinic of UMass Medical School and described in his book, Full Catastrophe Living. The technique was originally developed for use in hospitals with patients suffering from painful, chronic or disabling conditions. It was found that, following participation in an MBSR program, participants’ levels of anxiety and depression decreased and their sense of well-being increased. Extensive research has shown that the Stress Reduction Program can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of state of health.

Time-Tested & Renown.  Since 1979, more than 18,000 people have completed the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.  The MBSR Program has been featured in: Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary Healing and The Mind, NBC Dateline, ABC’s Chronicle, The Boston Globe, CNN and in various national print media. The central focus of the Program is intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/ adventures of everyday life.


Research evidence suggests MBSR can help:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Improve self-esteem, self-acceptance, energy and confidence
  • Cultivate powerful inner resources for coping with life stressors
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Prevent relapse of depression
  • Reduce negative emotions responding to stress
  • Manage chronic pain
  • Address chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
  • Cope with short- and long-term stressful situations
  • Experience growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
  • Enhance compassion and altruism
  • Enhance relationships and communication skills
  • Help parents reduce  pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Support professionals in coping with stress, connecting with clients and/or patients, and reducing burnout-induced by negative emotions and anxiety
  • Veterans and others with PTSD
  • Those suffering with obesity by increasing “mindfulness of eating”
  • Increase general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful.

 

Course Format & Content

The course consists of 8 weekly classes with one extended 6½-hour “Day-Long Retreat.”  This course closely follows the recommended guidelines for content, format and number of hours as intended by Jon Kabat-Zinn and The Center for Mindfulness at UMASS.

The course includes:

  • Workbook/Manual and CD’s with guided meditations and yoga instructions
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and simple yoga practices
  • Interactive exercises to apply mindfulness to challenging situations in everyday life
  • Practical, simple and effective techniques that have been proven through efficacy studies to both reduce stress as well as release our limiting stories
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Daily at-home practice (30-45 minutes per day) with specially designed materials
  • Invitation to attend day-long retreats after the 8-week course


Open to All Levels. No previous meditation or yoga experience needed.


 

Your Instructors:

Jon Waterman has studied with both eastern and western teachers both at home and abroad. He has been practicing meditation and related mind-body disciplines since the late 60s, is a founding director of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and has been a member of the IMCW Teacher’s Council since its inception. Jon has been leading MBSR programs since 2000 in high school, hospital, prison, business, clinical research and retreat environments.  His personal coaching clients include professionals sorting out the pressures of our work environment, adults dealing with loss, grief and life-threatening health issues, and adolescents with ADHD.  For more information, email at bodhijon@aol.com.


Luann Fulbright, Director of Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center & E-RYT 500, has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1975, and teaching since 1999.  Her teaching reflects her years of study with some of the nation’s foremost yoga instructors, and emphasizes Kripalu Yoga—the compassionate “Yoga of Life” that fosters personal transformation through energy-awakening techniques and nonjudgmental “Witness Consciousness.” Also a Professional-Level Yoga Therapist, Luann is skilled in helping her students use yoga practices to address physical, mental and spiritual challenges—including back, hip & knee pain; fatigue; stress  reduction; anxiety; depression; insomnia; COPD; fertility; menopausal issues; life purpose; cancer and grief.

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Mar 4 - 7

2016

Register Now

Learn from the

'Master of Mellow'!

 

All students

welcome to attend

Fri, Sat & Mon




Teachers

encouraged

to attend all 5 workshops &

receive 20 CEUs*

with Yoga Alliance

(with submission

of 400-word

reflection essay)


Teachers:

Saturday afternoon

is a prerequisite

for Sunday’s TT


Kripalu's Rudy Peirce Is Returning!

Progressive GENTLE YOGA Immersion Weekend

Master Classes & Transformational Teacher Training

Explore, Rejuvenate, Deepen, Train, Develop, Sharpen.

                                 All Levels.     Register for 1 Workshop or All for a discounted fee

                         Full Extended Weekend - All Students Early Bird Feb 19: $175; $200 after

                                                Sunday's Teacher Training: $150 Early Bird Feb 19; $165 after

                                                                                         See Individual Workshop Fees Below


Gentle Yoga is becoming a popular option within the rising tide of yoga practice in America today.  As Americans seek out solutions for addressing hyper-tension, arthritis, low back problems, diabetes, mood disorders and attention deficit,the slow, smooth accessible Gentle Yoga style is proving itself a good fit for many of the 1.5 million beginners who start a yoga practice each year.

 

Experience three levels of Gentle Yoga practice guided by one of the pioneers of Gentle Yoga--Master Teacher and Senior Faculty at Kripalu School of Yoga, Rudy Peirce, M.A., E-RYT 500.

Friday Night, Mar 4, 6:30 – 9:00P

Dynamic Gentle Yoga – MILD:

Exploring Your Pain-Free Range of Motion

CEs: Techniques & Practice              

  • Learn yogic movement that explores the fertile beginning of each stretch.

  • Have a tangible experience of “less is more” and feel the surprisingly profound effect.

  • Excellent for back care, sciatica, tension, stiffness, aches, pains and stress.

  • Breathe deeper than you thought possible.

  • Find serenity, calm and inner peace through this simple, soothing approach to yoga.

This workshop is a great way to meet Rudy Peirce and experience his teaching.

$40 Early Bird; $50 after  Register Now                                          


Saturday, Mar 5, 9:30A – 12:30P

Dynamic Gentle Yoga – MEDIUM:

Explore Ease in Your Full Expression

CEs: Techniques & Practice              

Come to experience a new and mindful approach to the full expression of your yoga.

Explore the spectrum of stretch that you (and/or your students) encounter in each pose.

Learn awareness practices to find the edge that’s right for you today.

Expand your pain-free range of motion.

$55 Early Bird; $60 after   Register Now 


Saturday, Mar 5,  2:00 – 5:00P

Dynamic Gentle Yoga – HOT:

Holding the Pose for Deep Release

CEs: Techniques & Practice              

How does yoga help us get unstuck?  Yoga isn’t just about feeling better it’s about feeling more. We all have issues in the tissues, tensions lodged in cellular memory. Research shows that yoga creates a 40% increase in theta waves, indicating better access to emotion, memory and the unconscious. Learn how yoga can flush psychological and emotional obstacles to the surface so you can return to your natural state and live with your eyes wide open, from a place of authenticity and wholeness.

 

In this workshop, we’ll turn up the heat with Dynamic Gentle Yoga’s approach to holding the pose. You’ll learn to develop the sustaining phase of practice, the phase of “being” in the posture.

  • Find energy and steadiness in your full expression.
  • Explore this ancient yogic technique that settles the discursive mind!

$55 Early Bird; $60 after Register Now 


 

Sunday, Mar 6, 9:30A – 6:00P

Tranformational Yoga Teacher Training: Holding the Pose for Deep Release

CEs: Teaching & Methodology

Learn how to lead students in extended holdings with safety and compassion.

For experienced and aspiring teachers.

 

Learn the tools for guiding Stage II, the deep, therapeutic holding-aspect of Kripalu practice. Last year, our training explored techniques to heighten internal focus and concentration, in Stages I and II, the meditative aspects of taking your students deeper. This training goes one step further.


This training is about turning the heat up, while maintaining a safety and offering lots of permission to self-regulate the intensity.  In Stage II, we raise the energy, increase toleration for sensation, strengthen the “container for experience,” and strengthen the witness (seat of intuition and insight). Stage II can be seen as the therapeutic aspect, the challenging side of Kripalu Yoga, that nurtures change organically.

 

Come to build the skills you need to guide this shining jewel of Kripalu Yoga, including the ability to:

  • Create safety

  • Set a clear context of the purpose and benefits, precautions and contraindications

  • Design a progressive sequence

  • Clarify the specific steps that build the experience

  • Experiment with specific language to guide each element effectively

  • Integrate activities that anchor this depth experience.

  • Experience the practice yourself.

  • Practice the elements with supportive peers.

  • Receive group mentoring and teaching tips.

This approach can be used in your regular classes as a way of deepening in the poses, or become a special class or workshop for deepening practice.

 

A manual with theory, methods and resources will be provided.

Participants Earn 20 CEs in Teaching & Methodology and Techniques & Practice when attending full Weekend Immersion

$150 Early Bird; $165 after   Register Now

 

Monday Night, Mar 7, 6:30 – 9:00P

Chair Yoga & Meditation Anyone Can Do, Anywhere
CEs: Techniques & Practice

All-Levels Chair-Based Practices that Challenge the Able-Bodied, Yet Gentle Enough for the Challenged.

 

Chairs literally raise the platform of support that makes yoga possible for those challenged with balance and getting up and down on the yoga mat. Yet chair yoga actually facilitates many stretches that are deeper than regular yoga on the mat.

 

Chair yoga is also a very transportable yoga, offering essential stretching to help you feel better at work or wherever you are.

 

Instructor Rudy Peirce recently modeled an entire Chair Yoga practice in a new DVD for Diabetes published by Peggy Cappy, a prominent gentle yoga teacher with a strong presence on PBS. He also is the lead Chair Yoga instructor in Kripalu’s advanced teacher training course on Yoga for Specific Conditions. This class will reveal the plenitude of practices available in this emerging style, joining the accessible family of Gentle Yoga. Practices that clear and calm the mind, boost energy, help with stiffness or arthritis, relieve back pain and neck pain, and more.

 

  • Not just for people who need chairs.

  • Learn poses and meditation practices you can do whilst in the middle of your work day, while traveling, exploring a new approach to practice at home, or sharing the possibilities of yoga with a friend or loved one. 

  • Expand your yoga practice & increase intensity.

  • Explore Portable Chair Meditations that you can weave into your day when there’s little time for practice.

Includes Handout to aid your practices.  

$40 Early Bird; $50 after  Register Now


Your Instructor: 

Rudy Peirce has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years. A Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983, he guides accessible and gentle yoga, using a self-empowering, mindful approach that facilitates deep release for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Rudy--often called "The Master of Mellow"-- has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than two decades and currently serves as in instructor for the Kripalu School of Yoga in 200-hour and 500-hour level trainings. His popular four-CD set, The Gentle Series, supports students in maintaining a regular home practice.  All of Rudy’s CDs are available in Dream Yoga’s Shop.

You can contact Rudy at rudy@gentleyogi.com or visit his website  www.gentleyogi.com

 

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Saturday

Mar 12

1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE


Tips applicable

to working with children of

all ages,

toddler to teen

 

 

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For EDUCATORS * PARENTS * COUNSELORS * CARE PROVIDERS

Yoga Tools for Adults to Use & Share with Children

With  Lisa Danahy, 200 E-RYT, RCFY 200

                                                                                 Beginners, All Levels 

                                                           $45 Early Bird; $55 Regular Tuition

Learn powerful and effective tools to deepen your understanding and application of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques to improve focus, balance energy, and reduce stress in yourself & children.


Transform relationships and facilitate cooperation at home and school as you develop skills to create calm through purposeful play/activity and encourage self-awareness, relieve tension, and foster social-emotional competencies in children through mindfulness and movement.


No yoga experience necessary & all ability levels welcome for this fun, experiential workshop designed  to help adults to help adults relate to and support kids.


Your Instructor:  Lisa Danahy is a yoga and mindfulness educator with over 20 years of experience as a former school administrator, teacher & certified yoga instructor. Lisa has a BA in Psychology and is trained in Kripalu Yoga in Schools & Radiant Child Yoga, with specialized training in Gentle Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga & Yoga Nidra. As a published author on yoga & mindfulness for NAEYC, an Approved Trainer for DC OSSE, and member of the International Board of Certified Trainers, Lisa is committed to building strong, healthy communities through yoga and mindfulness.

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Sunday
March 20, 2016

1:30 - 5:30 PM

 


Register Here

to get a spot.

This workshop

will sell out early.

 

This workshop is a

pre-requisite for

the LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training.


4 Yoga Alliance CEUs



Helps boost your

sense of well-being.

 

Also a great workshop

for yoga teachers,

doctors& mental health professionals who

want to learn new

techniques for helping students/clients

mood management.

 

 


 

LifeForce YOGA®

to MANAGE YOUR MOOD

An Introductory Workshop with the Author of

Yoga for Depression & Yoga Skills for Therapists 

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500

                                                                                Beginners/All Levels

              Early Bird Discount $105 if paid by 3/6/2016;  $125 thereafter

 

The author of the groundbreaking Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and the new Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton) guides you through evidence-based pranayama breathing exercises, accessible postures, mudras, mantras and meditation for meeting and managing your mood.


LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you—without a story attached!

We’ll practice:

•       Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions

•       Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)

•       LifeForce Yoga® Bhavana (Imagery)

•       LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation for Elevating Mood

•       Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)

•       Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners

 

You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited about your at-home or teaching practice with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical body. 


Accessible for all levels, including beginners.  Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. 

 

"Amy Weintraub’s Yoga for Depression offers us a powerful and comprehensive guidebook that provides the reader with a precise path for healing from depression. This book belongs in the hands of every person who experiences depression and in the library of every therapist who works with people suffering from depression."

   —Richard C. Miller, PhD, author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga & founding editor of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy

 

Your Instructor

Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, is the founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. This Kripalu instructor and Yoga Therapist is involved in ongoing research on the impact of Yoga on mood. Her evidence-based Yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health care settings worldwide and is featured on a number of audio-visual products, including the LifeForce Yoga series, an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management.  She maintains an archive of news and research on her web site, yogafordepression.com.

 

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Saturday

Apr 9

9:30 - 4:00 PM


Limited Space

Register Today

If  WAIT LIST is
activated, please
sign up & we
will notify you
when a space
become available
.


Open only to

graduates of

all of Jon’s

Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation &

Stress Reduction courses, or by

special permission.

Day-Long Guided MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) RETREAT

Jon Waterman  with Luann Fulbright                                               Fee: $75

This Day-Long Guided Retreat is an intensive 6.5-hour session of mindfulness practices – combining sitting meditation with gentle yoga, walking, eating, deep relaxation and guided reflections – intended to assist participants of the MBSR course at Dream Yoga in firmly and effectively establishing the use of mindfulness across multiple situations in their lives, while simultaneously preparing them to utilize mindfulness far beyond the conclusion of the MBSR program. It will take place between weeks 6 and 7 of the MBSR course. Having established a daily mindfulness practice during the previous 6 weeks, participants will be better prepared to benefit from this retreat.

 

While attendance is required for participants in the ongoing MBSR course (and included in their MBSR Course Registration Fee), graduates of all of Jon’s Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction courses are invited to register.


Space is limited; so please get on the Wait List if it is activated, and we will let you know as soon as a spot becomes available.


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3 Saturdays

in 2016


Apr 16 - 30

3:00 - 4:30 PM


REGISTER HERE

in Workshops


All Levels

NO Yoga

Experience

Needed!

 

 

 

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3-Week ALL-LEVELS Mini-Course

Yoga & Journaling:

21 Days to Develop a Contemplative Practice

With  Lauren Fulbright, MA, 200-KYT & RYT       Beginners, All Levels 

                                                Early Bird: $108 for 3 Classes & Handouts

                                                                               $135 Regular Tuition

Yoga and Journaling have a lot of wonderful things in common:

They both can help us focus, reflect, get in touch with our true feelings, come more present and open to life in each moment, tap into our most creative self, de-stress, get healthier, grow and thrive.


Join Dream Yoga Teacher, Journalist, Singer-Song Writer, Life Coach practitioner, and life-long journal-keeper Lauren Fulbright for a four-week journey into yoga and journaling that will free your creative energy and help you tap into your personal insight/wisdom—the guru within.

 

Each class will start with a Gentle, All-Levels Yoga practice that will relax and open our hearts and minds. In moments between yoga and guided meditation practices, we will delve into the liberating writing processes such as free-associative writing.

 

In an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance, you’ll:

    • Be inspired to capture the inner messages or revelations that come to you on your yoga mat and off.

    • Discover how your Yoga Journal can be a place to work out among other things your thoughts, desires, fears and discoveries.

    • Find out how journaling can deepen (and inspire) your yoga practice and your life.


Your Instructor:  Lauren Fulbright provides group and private Yoga Instruction for Teens, Tweens, Children, Families and Adults at Dream Yoga.  In addition to being a Kripalu Yoga teacher, she is a Certified Instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program for Teens.  Also a Life Coach, she holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga and journaling can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling, and build a full and beautiful life.  Visit her at www.laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic.

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Sunday

May 8


3:00-4:30 PM

 

A Great

Mother's Day

Gift!

 

Space is limited. Register early!

REGISTER HERE




Special Mother’s Day

MOTHER-DAUGHTER YOGA Workshop – Ages 10+

With Dream Director Luann Fulbright                                       All Levels

& her Yoga Teacher Daughter Lauren Fulbright

                                                                $35 for Two - Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                      $42 Regular Tuition

                                                $15 for Additional Daughter/s, Moms, Aunts...

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with this special All-Levels yoga class led by Dream’s Mother-Daughter Teacher Team, Luann and Lauren Fulbright. 


This workshop offers you a fun way to bond and explore together yoga postures and practices that will stretch, strengthen, balance and restore you.


You'll practice and learn:

  • Basic yoga poses and how to assist each other in these poses.
  • Postures and breathing techniques to ground, energize and balance you.
  • Opening, empowering and trust-building Partner Poses. 
  • A unique way to honor each other.
  • How to keep a mother-daughter journal, and why you should.

The workshop will end with a freeing and love-inspiring Guided Relaxation.


No yoga experience needed. Class is open to all levels—mom’s of any age and daughters age 10+. 


Your Instructors: Luann has been studying and benefiting from yoga and meditation since 1975, and has taught yoga for 15 years. Lauren has been practicing yoga since she was a teen. She teaches private and group yoga and Yoga Nidra classes at Dream, including Yoga for Tweens and Teens. Both are delighted to share their mutual love of yoga, and mother-daughter yoga, with you on this special day! 

 

"Not just a class”… but a “unique experience.” 

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Thur - Mon

May 12 - 16

2016

 

9:00A - 5:00 P

except

Sat 10:00A-6:00P

 

Ready to learn how

to give the gift of deep

 relaxation, healing & transformation, while

you transform yourself?

Join Jennifer for

5 days that will

 change your life!

 

Space Is Limited

REGISTER HERE

 

Want to experience

Divine Sleep

Yoga Nidra now?

Come to the

regular Yoga Nidra

classes at Dream --


Weekly on Sundays

7:00 - 8:15P

&

Monthly on

4th Fridays

'The REAL HAPPY

Hour' @ 6:00 - 7:00P

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training for Everyone

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

40-Hour Certificate Training for Everyone -- yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents & everyone interested in guiding others to relax & heal

                                                          These fees are good through the end of 2015:

                                   $625 Early Bird Discounted Rate - Until Apr 1;   $680 Regular Tuition


This popular training fills up quickly.  Be sure to register early!


Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra has the power to transform us at our core. This ancient tantric meditation systematically guides you through each layer of being — the koshas. These include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers, making this a healing practice that is inclusive of our whole being.  Yoga Nidra induces the relaxation response, our body’s own healing state where revitalization and regeneration occur.  Divine Sleep brings us effortlessly, compassionately and rapidly into this healing state.  Yoga Nidra has the power to transform core negative beliefs in our deepest levels of being. This improves not only our outlook…but also our health, happiness and leads us to self-awakening.

 

Who should attend? For everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal –including yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, caregivers and parents.

Learn to lead your students and clients into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to offer the gift of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra.

 

An inspired and inclusive practice, Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation. In this training, you will:

  • Relax into openness, freedom, and bliss
  • Learn how to deeply nourish yourself and others
  • Explore yoga nidra within yogic tradition and Western science
  • Awaken a sense of wonder and creative energy
  • Discover how to craft effective classes
  • Cultivate voice quality and pacing
  • Explore music, postures, and props
  • Develop your skills by practicing yourself and leading others.

 

Welcome to Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, the antidote for modern life. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to give this gift.  

 

Listen to a Complete Divine Sleep Journey

Learn More About this Training

 

"A truly educational and transformative experience. The effects on me have been profoundly rejuvenative at both a personal and professional level. Jennifer is a truly knowledable and a compassionate teacher. I am definitely leaving with a greater sense of ease and relaxation. As a yoga instructor, I have the confidence and motivation now to offer this practice to my students."  ~ Eric Yatar

 

"The best part of the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training was the integration of Yoga Nidra with the knowledge and opportunities to practice. I felt like this training was truly multi-dimensional and well integrated. The sessions to practice postures and Yoga Nidra built up knowledge from slides and manual. Then the practice time to create and deliver Yoga Nidra scripts was developed incrementally and reinforced through all the above that it really came together for me. I leave with a fuller appreciation of myself as a whole being." ~ Lisa Bell

 

Your Instructor: 

Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 17 years.  At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year. She also directs 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®.  Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu for eight consecutive years.  Jennifer is the lead Yoga Therapist and lead Private Yoga Healing Arts Therapist at Kripalu.  Jennifer is an LMT who practices Ayurveda and Shiatsu. She has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Visit www.JenniferReisYoga.com

 

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Saturday

May 14

2016

 

2:00 - 3:30 P

 

Space Is Limited

REGISTER HERE



Come to LEARN

& EXPERIENCE

 

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA with Its Creater Jennifer Reis

                                                                         $34 Tuition    Space Is Limited. Register Early!


Kripalu’s Jennifer Reis is returning to Dream Yoga to lead this special workshop on one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation--Yoga Nidra.


In this workshop, you will learn about Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, how it works and why it is so powerful. You will be guided in deep and restful Divine Sleep practice.


Jennifer’s guided journeys are clear, vibrant, and tangible. Your heart’s deepest longing as well as personal images and symbols are invited to arise and incorporate into the practice, making each journey unique and authentic for you. Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that allows you to experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible.


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guides you systematically through the koshas -- all levels of being -- including physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual. Transforming stress and anxiety, improving connection to your deepest self and increasing health and wellness, are characteristic outcomes of Divine Sleep.


There is nothing required of you but to lie down and listen, giving yourself permission to rest, balance and restore.


Your Instructor: 

Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 17 years.  At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year. She also directs 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®.  Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu for eight consecutive years.  Jennifer is the lead Yoga Therapist and lead Private Yoga Healing Arts Therapist at Kripalu.  Jennifer is an LMT who practices Ayurveda and Shiatsu. She has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Visit www.JenniferReisYoga.com

 

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Friday,

Saturday

& Sunday

Sept 30 - Oct 2

 

REGISTER TODAY!

Attending the entire

weekend is highly recommended.

Friday is a

prerequisite for Saturday & Sunday.



Revitalize,

revolutionalize

and redesign

your lifestyle--

and your yoga

practice--

with the

teachings

of Yoga.

 

 

This training

qualifies for

12 CEUs for Yoga Teachers divided

equally in the RYT categories

of 'Techniques,

Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics.

 


ALL LEVELS.

No yoga experience

needed except

for an open heart,

an open mind and some sense of

humor.


"May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more."

~ John O’Donohue ~




 Yoga for Life: A Weekend of

Re-Imagining & Redesigning the Life You Want

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                   Full Weekend Early Bird: $205; $230 after

                                                          Friday Only: $40 Early Bird; $50 after

Take yourself for an “Eight-Limbed Yoga Path Spin” where you make time for holistic yoga practices that include posture, breath, mindfulness and yogic philosophy to clean and clear the psychic/mind/body for a bold move towards the life you want.

 

With a mixture of direct experiences through your practices, lecture and discussion, we will visit these two questions, “What is important in your life right now?” and “How do you live a life that will reflect that importance?”

 

Rearranging your life—versus changing your life—are two different experiences that are both valid and important when we are reevaluating our lives.  So which is needed now?  We will use the Eight-Limbed Path from an ancient text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as our support/muse for the weekend exploration.  This text expounds on human’s true nature and provides maps and guides to liberation and fulfillment.  

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll walk away with a self-designed Home Yoga Practice that supports your new lifestyle and make a commitment to a 21-days of practice to transform your ideas into to a real-life reality.  (There is scientific proof that it takes at least 21 days for any new habits to kick in.)  The 21-day period is not just a time where you attend whole-heartedly to your own possibility in growth, but also a time where you deepen your dedication to yourself.

 

So if  you want better health, or more joy, more love, or less anxiety…if you’ve reached the threshold of enough is enough…or you just want to live the life of your dreams, join this internationally-acclaimed instructor and teacher trainer for a weekend designed to lead you towards ultimate freedom and joy!

 

Engage in holistic and mind-clearing yoga practices:

  • Utilize Patanjali’s Eight-Limb Path as a guide to liberation and fulfillment

  • Answer key questions that will help you create a lifestyle --and design a supportive Home Yoga Practice--that reflect what's most important to you.

 

Friday, Sept 30, 6:30 – 9:00P

Yoga for Life: Launching a Practice to Transform Your Life

Come for a 45-minute yoga practice and begin to explore yoga philosophy and the elements needed to begin to create a lifestyle and home yoga practices that support the life of your dreams. We’ll start designing your Home Practices tonight!  $40 EB/$50

Register Now

 

Saturday & Sunday: Oct 1-2

Sat 9:00A- 4:30P and  Sun 9:00A – 1:00P

Yoga for Life: Till the Soil, Plant the Seeds, Attend with Water and Sunlight

Over these two days together, we'll fine-tune your home practices with the help of more yoga practices, philosophy and contemplation. 


REGISTER TODAY!

                 

"A good teacher shows you new possibilities. A great teacher lights up your body, heart and mind and opens you to a deep appreciation of the mystery of your journey.  Spend time with Jovinna Chan and you get the works."  -- Jonathan Foust,
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

Your Instructor, Jovinna Chan, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, and Pranothon Yoga Teacher Trainer, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. She served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. A well-respected teacher of yoga, conscious dance, and self-expression, Jovinna radiates a contagious quality of aliveness – in both movement and stillness – that students find liberating. In the many workshops and trainings she leads worldwide, she creates sacred space for deep joy and transformational experiences. jovinna.com and shakti-initiation.com