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This workshop is a new episode in Eduardo's series, Sharp as a Tack: Yoga and Cognition. The latest neurological studies confirm that we actually have two "brains:" one brain in our head and a second brain below the diaphragm muscle. They are designed to work together as teammates. The gut flora affects not only how we digest food but also influences our capacity for concentration, our behavior, our moods, and even our personality.
In this workshop, we will explore yoga poses and breathing techniques that massage and stimulate the vital organs and muscles associated to the digestive system while balancing your nervous system and creating a powerful relaxation response that benefits cognitive functions.
Yoga Sutra 3.41: "Mastery of the energy of digestion located in the abdomen brings the power of radiance."
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Life can feel frantic this time of year--experience a sanctuary of rest with restorative yoga. We will slow down the pace of life with passive poses over blankets and bolsters, and give our active bodies some downtime. Enveloped in candlelight and quiet, relaxing music, you will dial down your active nervous system, ease muscular tension, and relax your mind. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes.
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EFT is a form of relaxation which is widely used for stress reduction. It has been shown to reduce emotional upsets and pain by decreasing or eliminating negative emotions. Also referred to as "tapping," EFT is a technique based on acupuncture. However, there are no needles and you can easily learn to do this for yourself. EFT calms you down so that you can think more clearly about whatever problem you wish to address. In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and we will do some practice together so that you will begin to experience how quickly it is possible to reduce or even eliminate worries, physical discomfort, and stress.
This is a donation-based workshop, with a suggested donation of $10-$40. Please pay what you can. Proceeds benefit the Circle Yoga Scholarship Fund.
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Do you think you might enjoy teaching yoga to children? Or do you think your child might benefit from learning to relax through the non-competitive practice of yoga? This 20-hour workshop is intended for school teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists, or anyone interested in learning how to enrich children's lives with yoga practice. Participants will learn how to teach kids yoga classes, how to create theme-based yoga classes, and how to teach self-calming and meditation techniques. In addition to learning how to teach kids yoga poses and yoga games, participants will gain a clear understanding of the age-breakouts for classes and learn techniques for dealing with various behaviors, including special needs. We will learn through doing, by experiencing kids yoga classes and discussing what works well with kids. Each student will have an opportunity to plan, observe, and teach a free kids yoga class on the last day of the workshop. We'll also discuss what it takes to get started teaching and/or start-up a kids yoga business. A Budding Yogis Certificate will be given to each participant if all sessions and the practice teaching session are successfully attended. Some yoga experience required. More about the training.
Payment may be made in two installments, due on 5/1/15 and 6/1/15. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least one week before the workshop, and your fee will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the workshop.