Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  

 

Mark Your Calendar & Plan to Attend Dream Yoga's

12th Anniversary

Open House & Wellness Fair!

4 hours chocked full of

fun and informative activities you won't

want to miss!

  • Munch, sample & mingle
  • FREE Mini-Workshopsto ease stress, joint & muscle pain, enhance home practice, more
  • Mini-Massage, Reiki, Quantum Healing,
      Bowen Technique
  • FREE Giveaways
  • Fitness Apparel TRUNK SHOW
  • Health, Nutrition, Yoga Assessments & Consultations


 

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction

Sept 16 - Oct 7

Oct 28 - Dec 16

Tuesdays with Jon Waterman

7:30-9:00 PM

Register Here

 

 

PRENATAL Yoga

6-Week Sessions on

Saturdays

Sept 20-Oct 25

Nov 8-Dec 20

12 Noon - 1:15P

 with Dream Prenatal Instructors Lisa & Alicia

Register for Fall

 


 

 

 

Workshops

 

Mindfulness

MEDITATION

Mini-Meditation

Retreat

from Stress

 

Flow & Let Go:

Easing Ourselves

into the Fall


KIRTAN

w/GuruGanesha,

Sat Kartar Singh

& Friends!



Body Mechanics &

Corrective Functionality



Posture & Practices for

a Healthier, Happier Back


 

The Five Tibetans

 Learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with

 Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com

 

 

Dream Yoga Is

THE Local Studio for

 National Level

TEACHER TRAINING

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Levels 1 & 2

with Jacci Reynolds


Divine Sleep

YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis


Leading Transformative

Yoga Classes

Teaching the

Deeper Practice

with Jovinna Chan (Nov)

& Rudy Peirce (Jan 2015)

 


More coming soon! Stay tuned!

 


 Mini-Courses 

Introduction to Yoga

Weds, 7P & Sat 8:30A


Introduction to

 Mindfulness

 Meditation

& Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, 7:30P


Fall Health Makeover:

Nutrition & Yoga

 Mondays, 11:30A


YOGA NIDRA

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation

Sundays, 7:00P


Tai Chi & Qi Gong for

 Health & Well-Being


Shake Your Soul®

A 'Fluid Movement' Practice

for Greatest Health

Wednesdays, 11:30A


Prenatal Yoga

Saturdays, 12 Noon


Yoga for Kids, Teens

Tweens & Families

 

 


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.

Our upcoming
Yoga-Alliance approved Teacher Trainings include:

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Transformational Teaching: Teaching the Deeper Practices Series
  • Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
  • Stay tuned... We have more in the works!!

   

 

 

Sunday

Aug 10

 

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 for Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $39/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $49/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  28th “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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Friday

Sept 5


10:00 AM -

12:15 PM

 

Register

Here

 

Flow & Let Go
Easing Ourselves into the Fall with Luann

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

                                                                                                                                      $35 Early Bird  $40 Thereafter

Melt away stress and distraction in this relaxation-centered workshop.


By first connecting body, mind and breath using gentle vinyasa flows, you will prepare yourself for deep release. Once the body is warmed, the mind is quiet, and you have discovered your breath, you will find yourself slip easily into the surrender of restoratives that ground you and further relieve deeply held tension that can result in discomfort or pain. Through greater awareness and presence, calm will infuse your very being. If you choose, you may take advantage of the HOME PRACTICE provided to ease you into Fall and the holidays.


All yogis are welcome as we flow, ground and find peace within as we approach the changing season and demands of daily life.

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Satuday

Sept 6

1:00 PM -

5:00 PM

 

Please Let Us

Know You're

Coming!

RSVP Today!

 

3 hours chocked

full of fun &

informative

activities you

won't want

to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Health Event

12th Anniversary Open House & Wellness Fair

Join The Dream Team & Special Guests                                                       FREE

                                                               No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

Mark your calendar! Come Celebrate with Us and Explore New Ways to Get & Be Healthier!

 

Once again, we’re planning (now) 4 hours chocked full of fun and informative activities you won't want to miss!  You wil be able to:

  • Munch and mingle, as you sample healthy snacks and beverages
  • Attend FREE mini-Workshops for Adults, Teens & Kids  
  • Relieve stress, tightness and pain with a mini-Massage or other Healing Arts techniques
  • Get FREE health, posture and nutritional assessments and consultations
  • Discover what Yoga, Meditation & Yoga Therapy can do for you
  • Learn what Therapeutic Essential Oils – Nature’s Medicine – are right for you
  • Win FREE Prizes and GiveAways
  • SHOP for casual yoga and athletic ware in our special Boutique; for hand-designed Mala Beads, yoga books, DVDs, music, cards and other products for kids and parents
  • And more!

Watch for Full Schedule of Events

No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

 

Don't miss out!  Bring your friends, coworkers and family to discover something new that will enhance your health, happiness & sense of well-being!

 

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Sundays

 

Jul 13 - Aug 31

Sep 14 – Dec 28


7:00 - 8:15 PM

Register Here

 

 

Experience

Full-Body Relaxation

 

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Also Monthly on

Friday Nights

7:00 - 8:30P

Aug 22

Sep 19

Oct 24

Nov 28

Jan 2

 

 

 

Divine SleepYOGA NIDRA: Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Larkin Goff, RYT, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor       Beginners, All Levels

                                                               $17 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

 

Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that’s been proven to reduce stress levels and  promote mental clarity & peace of mind. As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an extremely effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age. It’s an accessible form of yoga that can help you balance an active yoga practice and lifestyle.

 

Based in the tradition of compassionate self-inquiry, Yoga Nidra takes you through the koshas, or layers of being, to activate your body’s relaxation response and promote healing/transformation on all levels—physical, energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual levels. Studies show that, although the mind remains conscious during the practice, the levels of relaxation achievable during YN are deeper than regular sleep.

 

 Each class begins with gentle movement & closes with a reflection to mindfully re-enter the world. A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to help alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system, promotes a positive outlook, and lifts your spirits. The visualization & sensory awareness used during YN directly communicate with your subconscious mind—where real and lasting changes begin!

 

Come to experience what 45 minutes of shavasana—lying down as you’re guided to deeper & deeper states of relaxation—can do for you! Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing for gentle movements to prepare for this guided experience. 

 

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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Tuesdays

 

4-Week

Mini-Course

Sept 16 -

Oct 7


7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Register Today

 

Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Register or Drop

In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.



 

 

 

 4-Week Mini-Course:
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation for Stress Reduction:

With Jon Waterman                                                          Beginners, All Levels

                                                                           $20/$80=4 Classes; $24 Drop In                                                                                   

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


For many, the end of summer stirs anxiety about the weeks and months ahead. This short course will introduce useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.

 

It's a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy.

 

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

 

6-Week Series

Sep 20 - Oct 25

Nov 8 - Dec 20

 

12 Noon -

1:15 PM

Register Here

 


 

6-Week Mini-Course: Prenatal Yoga     

Alicia Reilly, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Lisa Danahy, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga nstructor          All Levels

                                                                                         $18/for Registered Class; $23 Drop In

Studies from the 1970s to the present confirm that a safe yoga practice during pregnancy can reduce pre-term labor, discomfort and stress, and lower the incidence of low birth weight!

 

Come nurture yourself and your baby in this 6-week mini-series designed to enhance your comfort, confidence, and ease as you go through pregnancy and birth.  It’s for all expectant moms—from the Yoga beginner who wants to explore the many benefits of yoga for mom and baby, to the seasoned Yogini who needs to take a gentler approach at this special time in life.

You’ll build your strength and prepare for labor through breath work, hip opening, pelvic floor exercises, spinal alignment, and fetal positioning, as well as movements designed to relieve tension in your back, neck and shoulders. Movements and poses are tailored to all stages of pregnancy. Guided meditations will help reduce stress and prepare you mentally and emotionally for birth and motherhood.

 

Enjoy this opportunity to connect with your baby, be with other expectant mothers, and discuss questions you may have.

 

About Your Instructors: Alicia Reilly and Lisa Danahy have special training and experience in prenatal yoga and have studied, supported, and grown their yoga practices together through the Kripalu and Pranakriya traditions for over 10 years.  Both long-time Dream Yoga and Kripalu students, Alicia and Lisa each lead group classes at Dream, conduct private yoga sessions, and bring offsite programs to schools, businesses & organizations throughout the DC area.  They specialize in yoga for teachers, parents, families & children.

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Sat Sept 20

1:00 PM -

3:30 PM 

 

REGISTER HERE

 


Body Mechanics & Corrective Functionality to Improve Balance, Posture, Flexibility & Strength


With Grandmaster Jeff Cook

                                                                                               $36 Early Bird, $42 Regular Tuition

Come explore with a combination of practices that will help you align your spine, breathe better, improve balance, boost energy and increase strength.


In this Workshop, we will focus on the basic principles of the mechanics of movement and posture of the human body. Much of what will be presented is based on work developed by Charlie Weingroff (Corrective Functionality expert and Sports Medicine Phd. ) and Katy Bowman (Corrective Functionality expert and author of “ Aligned and Well “ ). We will also learn some Qi Gong exercises which are part of the ancient traditional Chinese Martial Arts which include Nei Chi and Tai Chi Chuan. Discover how now the human body –your body—works. When the skeleton is in alignment, good posture is achieved. When good posture is achieved, all the organs and functions of the body perform at a more efficient level. When the body moves at a high level of efficiency, it does not move as a collection of separate parts, but as a harmonious whole. The overall result is better posture, better balance, increased strength, more!


All Levels. No experience need. Grandmaster Jeffrey Cook will guide you in simple exercises that meld the ancient Chinese Qi Gong exercises with the world of modern medical understanding of the human body to benefit us all.


Handout will be provide. Bring your notebook and if you want, prepare to take pictures or video of Jeff’s demonstrations to help you remember for home practice.


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Friday

Sept 26


7:30 PM -

9:30 PM


Get Your

Ticket Now

 

 

Special Event

KIRTAN wth GuruGanesha, Sat Kartar Singh & Friends!

GuruGanesha, Sat Kartar Singh & Friends!

...and YOU!!                                                                    $22 Early Bird $22; $30 at Door

Join us for ecstatic chant and inspirational songs with one of the most popular devotional music groups of our time!  Space is limited! Be sure to get your ticket early.



 

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Level 1

Oct 3 - 6

 

Level 2

To Be Announced

 

4 Days

Fri - Mon

9:00 AM –

6:30 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

 

This program is

YOGA

ALLIANCE

Registered

 

Level 1 provides

35 YA CEUs

45% lecture

55% experiential

Level 2 provides

32 YA CEUs

 


Former Student...

“The most satisfying

 experiences were

how  thoughtful and

generous Jacci is

towards her students

and her wealth of

knowledge of

prenatal yoga.

She is wonderfully

inspiring.

Endless thanks.”
— Katie, Harwood, MD

 

 

.

 

 

Bonus Training

Participants also

walk away with the

 ability to lead

Yoga-Born,

a childbirth education program steeped

in the yoga tradition.

National-Level Pranakriya

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Levels 1 & 2         

With Lead Instructor Jacci Gruninger Reynolds                       Apply Now! MS, 500 E-RYT, 500-KYT, R-PYT, Yoga Therapist                Limited Enrollment

& Director, Pranakriya Yoga 

Yoga is such a gift to pregnant women, her child and family!

Dream Yoga is proud to offer this comprehensive, national-level Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program to give yoga teachers the tools and certification necessary to teach and empower women through all stages of pregnancy, child birth and beyond. Students who complete both Levels 1 & 2 trainings are qualified to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

 

Level 1 Prenatal YTT      $450 (Early Bird 'til Sep 6); $500 Regular Tuition

This 35-hour training (32 contact hours and 3 non-contact hours) helps yoga teacher enhance the pregnant woman’s experience on and off the mat.

 

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and how this produces changes in the mother’s body during each trimester.  Topics covered include: fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes.  Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including the 4th trimester after birth.  Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored; along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts.

 

Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body.  Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching.  In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself.  Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga.

 

Fee includes a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Manual.

More info at www.yogawithjacci.com

 

CEUs/YA Certification. This course provides 35 Yoga Alliance CEU credits and is part of the Yoga Alliance Registered Schools of Prenatal Yoga. Students who complete this Level 1 training can further their training in Dream Yoga’s Level 2 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program, Oct 3-6 (see below).

Don't hurt Grandma's feelings! Clean your plate on Thanksgiving Day. Then join us for two hours of Yoga designed to stimulate digestion, boost metabolism, and help you burn some of those extra holiday calories.

 

 

Level 2 Prenatal YTT   

$600 (Early Bird); $650 Regular Tuition

Let Jacci Reynolds, Abby Bordner and Niisa Morton help you deepen your understanding and skills of working with women who are pregnant

In this 32-hour program, you will take home new information and skills to enhance your teaching of prenatal yoga.

  • Childbirth education curriculum
  • Trimester changes, choices and self-care
  • Medical care
  • Nutrition
  • Stages of Labor
  • Opening and pushing
  • Comfort during labor (including yoga and partner yoga supported poses)
  • Pain Coping Strategies (yoga and other)
  • Hospital procedures and medication
  • Mother’s recovery
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bonding with baby
  • The emotions of pregnancy
  • The dynamics of group learning
  • The neuro-biology of healthy relationships
  • Pelvic floor anatomy/Labor/Childbirth
  • Understanding the energetic body in relation to pregnancy and childbrith
  • Subtle body
  • Koshas
  • Chakras
  • Understanding the gunas

Fee includes a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Manual.

 

CEUs/YA Certification. This program provides 32 CE hours for the Yoga Alliance.   To receive full credit from the Yoga Alliance and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, students must complete both levels of the Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the teaching/observation and reading requirements.  In addition, once the 85 hours have been completed, participants must teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga.  After all the work is completed, participant may submit paperwork to the Yoga Alliance.

 

About the Instructors: 

JACCI GRUNINGER REYNOLDS (MS, 500 E-RYT, R-PYT, Yoga Therapist) is the Director of the Pranakriya™ 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Prenatal Teacher Training Certification program. She is 500-Hour registered yoga teacher in the Kripalu Yoga Tradition, a 500-Hour E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher), & former founder and Director of Croften Yoga Studio. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Prior to her work in yoga, she created and directed wellness programs for 10 years.  She’s been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. She did her 200-Hour training while in her 5th month of pregnancy & attributes her pregnancy experience to your yoga. It is only natural to want to share the power of yoga for pregnancy.  Find more on this veteran trainer at www.yogawithjacci.com. 

 

ABBY BORDNER (CD, CCBE, LE) is a family health educator for prenatal through early childhood. She started The Birthing Tree Cooperative 8 years ago in Santa Fe to offer childbirth preparation classes and doula services. She developed her own curriculum for birth preparation and parenting classes combining up to date information, opportunities for self discovery & components of spirituality. She also provides lactation services and postpartum home visits for First Born of United Way Santa Fe Co. She visits families in the first 4 weeks postpartum to offer parenting support, education, breastfeeding consults and infant development.


NIISA MORTON (500-PYT).  Yoga had been in Niisa’s life for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until she became pregnant that she committed to a weekly prenatal class.  It was in her yoga class where she felt most comfortable exploring the transition to motherhood—physically and emotionally.  This experience inspired her to pursue her 200 hour Kripalu/Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Certification and 500 hour certification in the Pranakriya tradition.  In addition, Niisa is a certified instructor with HealthyMoms Pre/Postnatal Fitness, Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga, YogaEd, Balance Body, Power Pilates, AAAI/ISMA, and AFAA. She is now completing the Pranakriya Yoga Therapy certification. 

 

Space is Limited.  Register Today!

Your registration reserves your spot.

See Refund Policy for this training when your register online.

 

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Friday, Saturday

& Monday

Nov 7, 8 & 10

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 


Also See Below...
Transformation
Yoga Teacher
Training,
Teaching the Deeper
Practices Series:

The Gita &
The Path

with Jovinna
Register Today
for Your Spot!

 

These workshops

 qualify for CEUs for Yoga Teachers in the

RYT categories of 'Techniques,

 Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics




“The glassblower

knows: While in the

heat of beginning,

any shape is

possible.

Once hardened,

the only way to

change is to

break.”

~ Mark Nepo 

 

 

 The Fire of the Heart with Jovinna
A Weekend of Practice & Discussion
to Rejuvenate & Re-Inspire Your Life!

                                          Take a pause in the midst of the holiday craze

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                               Friday Eve, Saturday & Monday Eve
                                    Full Workshop Early Bird: $210; $230 Regular Tuition
                                                                             Register for one workshop or All!
 Also see Sunday's
special day-long training for yoga teachers & serious students.

If you are tired of getting stuck in a routine of living, come and remember the awe and innocence of the heart.  If you want to dive deeper into who you are, come and practice letting go of what is not you.  If you simply want to know more about yoga and movement, come and put your mind and body to work.

      During our time together, we will study yogic philosophy and yogic practices to tap into the deep fire in your belly to burn through falsity and live with authenticity and fiercelessness once again.  Awaken to the miracles of life, and retrain your eyes and mind to see possibilities in your everyday existence.

    Recommended Reading 

    The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran

             Other Recommended Reading 

             The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

             Stephen Mitchell, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation


Attend one or all workshops at a discounted fee

Experience a weekend of unfolding into your true self in the safe and supportive environment at Dream. Some yoga experience recommended. Yogis of all traditions are welcome.

REGISTER TODAY!



Friday Evening  Nov 7, 6:30-9:00P   (For All Levels)

Purification of the Heart through the Heat of Practice

When practicing yoga, we can generate heat in our body, breath and mind. When this heat intensifies, it helps us to see ourselves clearer.  That is the beginning of an awareness practice.  Under this heat of awareness, we can begin to make choices to change or heal for our well being.  This evening, we will dive into a deep and long practice of asana, pranayama and meditation to churn our internal landscape and tap into the heat of our practice to clear any clutter so that we return to the intelligence of the heart as we begin our weekend journey together.  


Saturday Morning  Nov 8, 9:30A - 12:30P  (For All Levels)

Tending the Fire: What Does the Bhagavad Gita Say? – Part I

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse scripture, one of the world’s oldest texts that’s part of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.  The Gita ultimately is a dialogue about the internal struggle of following our dharma or our true calling.  Although written over 5,000 years ago, it stands out as a timeless, practical manual for living a life that is meaningful, fulfilling and worthwhile.

     In this workshop, we'll look at two of the Gita’s teachings related to deepening wisdom and higher "knowing" through direct experience -  Jnana and Vijnana. Through a blend of discussion and some asana, pranayama, and meditation practice, you’ll directly experience aligning your body, breath, heart and mind with your soul. 

     Once you experience the physical and felt sense of being in alignment – breath flows, freedom in the body, fully engaged – you can draw on this embodied knowing to discern your passions and dharma. Return home with simple principles drawn from your own experiences in class to transform your everyday life.

    Handout includes supportive reading resources and an alignment assessment  worksheet.


Saturday Afternoon  Nov 8, 2:30P – 5:30P  (For All Levels)

Listen to Your Heart’s Song: What Does the Bhagavad Gita Say? – Part II

According to the Bhagavad Gita, it is better to live your own dharma (calling) imperfectly, than to live someone else’s dharma perfectly. Sometimes, however, the greatest challenge is recognizing your dharma.

     The Gita and your own body can offer guidance. In this experiential program, explore and cultivate your authentic self through an enlivening discussion of dharma and the transformative practices of Yoga.

     This workshop invites you to come more alert and alive, and build the courage to listen to your inner calling. You’ll be guided in an investigation on how to follow your heart and do your true life’s work.

     This workshop is a blend of discussion and some asana, pranayama, and meditation practice.  Handout includes supportive reading resources and a simple dharma worksheet.


Monday Night  Nov 10, 6:30P – 9:00P  (For All Levels)

The Sadhana (Practice) of Love: Lecture & Exploration

What is love? And how do we get more love?

     Swami Kripalu was known as “a pilgrim on the path of love.” According to him, love is a sadhana—a practice.  20th Century Poet Rainer Maria Rilke agreed that love is our important life’s work: “For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

     There are many books, poems, stories and beliefs about what love is.  Do you know what love is to you?  How do you practice loving and how do you practice receiving love?

     In this special workshop, we’ll look beyond love as a concept or idea, and examine the practices that will help us to move into an experience of love beyond mind and ego.

     Jovinna has been on a quest about love since she was young.  Join her for this two and a half hour workshop that comprises of lecture, meditation, and experiential exercises to explore and define your capacity to love as you go forward on your path.

     Note for participant:  Please bring one quote about Love.

               

"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,
Founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute
Guiding Teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

 Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. Born and raised in a village in Singapore, she was initiated to a daily living of awe and reverence by the sacred temples and forests surrounding her home. As a child, she began delving into yoga, dance and martial art and cultivated an intimate understanding of the body through creative movement and expression. Jovinna is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga.  She has served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also certified in LetYourYogaDance, an ecstatic dance that aligns the chakras, and is a transformational facilitator for Soul Motion™, designed by Vinn Arjuna Martí    

 

 

Sunday

Nov 9

9:30A – 6:00P  

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Also See
The Fire in the
Heart
A Weekend of Practice &
Discussion to
Rejuvenate &
Re-Inspire
Your Life!
with Jovinna
above and
Register Today
for Your Spot!

 

This training

qualifies for 7 CEUs for Yoga Teachers

divided equally in

the RYT categories

of 'Techniques,

Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics






 

 

 

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training, Teaching the Deeper Practices SERIES

The Gita & The Path with Jovinna

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                            Early Bird: $160; $175 Regular Tuition
Also SEE...
Jovinna's special WEEKEND INTENSIVE on Friday Eve, Saturday & Monday Eve

If you’re a yoga teacher or teacher trainee, come to this day-long intensive to explore how to use the knowledge and wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to understand your dharma and walk your path with faith and courage.

 

During this day, we will visit some teachings from the Gita and learn how to include asana, pranayama and meditation to

§         establish a deeper personal yoga practice

§        clarify your personal teaching goals and mission

§         bring in new languaging and themes to your yoga classes.

§         facilitate transformational experiences in your yoga classes.

 

Walk Your Path! Through lively discussion and creative experiential exercises, you’ll dive into a deep introspection of where you are now as a teacher/human traveler. You’ll be guided to look deep into your heart’s longing, and be inspired to recommit to—or recreate—your path.

 

This day include an hour of yoga practice.  Bring/eat a light lunch. 

Fee includes "Walk the Path Resource & Teaching Guide." 


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,
Founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute
Guiding Teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

 Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. Born and raised in a village in Singapore, she was initiated to a daily living of awe and reverence by the sacred temples and forests surrounding her home. As a child, she began delving into yoga, dance and martial art and cultivated an intimate understanding of the body through creative movement and expression. Jovinna is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga.  She has served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also certified in LetYourYogaDance, an ecstatic dance that aligns the chakras, and is a transformational facilitator for Soul Motion™, designed by Vinn Arjuna Martí    

Friday

Nov 28


10:00 AM -

12:15 PM

 

Register

Here

 

Posture & Practices for a Healthier, Happier Back with Luann

With Luann Fulbright, 500 E-RYT and KYT                                                          All Levels

and 500 IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapist)                                                                 $35 Early Bird  $40 Thereafter

Our stress-filled lives can wreak havoc throughout the entire body. So can how we sit, stand and sleep. It’s often the back body - anywhere from the neck down to the lower back – that’s challenged at some point in our lives.


In this special class, we'll practice yoga postures and movements that will help us relieve and prevent back pain and strain. We’ll assess, stretch, strengthen, slacken and melt away tension and dis-ease. Plus we’ll review everyday postural habits that can foster the good alignment needed to keep the back happy.


The practices will be suitable for all levels. Handout provided.


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Thurs - Sun

Jan 8 -11

2015



Mark Your Calendar!

& Stay Tuned!

Will be posted

soon for registration.


 

This training qualifies for 20  hours

Continuing

Education Credits  

for Yoga Teachers

in the categories of

'Yoga Philosophy" &

'Techniques,Training and Practice.'

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training,

Dream Yoga's New Teaching the Deeper Practices SERIES

Help Your Students See with New Eyes! (Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Kripalu Stages 2 & 3)

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500

                                       For Teachers, Teacher Trainees & Serious Students

                                                                                                     

 

Take your personal and teaching practices into the ultimate stages of Kripalu Yoga.  We’ll focus on the methodologies and languaging to experience and guide the Stage II “sustaining phase” of postures and the Stage III “Meditation in Motion.”   Come to dive inward to the soul of yoga!

 

Stayed tuned for more info and registration links.

 

Your Instructor:  Certified since 1983, Rudy Peirce has been a faculty member, teacher trainer, and mentor at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lenox. MA, since 1988, developing Gentle Yoga programs, Men’s Yoga retreats and advanced teacher training programs. Dream Yoga Studio is an Affiliated Studio of Kripalu, the largest, most established center for yoga in North America. Rudy teaches regularly on the east coast and in Tuscany. His popular 4-CD set, The Gentle Series available in Dream Yoga’s Shop, is well-known for supporting a vital regular personal practice.

 

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

 

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Thur - Mon

Apr 30-May 4

2015

 

8:30A - 5:00 P

except

Sat 10:00A-6:30P

 

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

 

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

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

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

                                                                                            Includes 180-Page Training Manual


 

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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