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YOGA THERAPY FOR PSOAS INTRO Courses $136
~ SEPT 8th – OCT 20th, TUESDAYS 7 – 8:45PM
~ SEPT 9TH – OCT 28TH, WEDNESDAYS 5:30 – 7:15PM (no class 9/30)
~ OCT 29TH – DEC 17TH, THURSDAYS 9:30 – 11:15AM (no class 11/26)
A gentle exploration to free the psoas while creating stability in the pelvis. The psoas is central in our being for core movement and balance, hence our creativity, such as dance, speech/song, and our awakening, are profound aspects of its function. Because the fight/fright/freeze mechanism (autonomic nervous system) is set in the psoas, the practices also can release and integrate imbedded impressions of stress and trauma. Ideal for women in pre-conception phase or menopause, and anyone with back and pelvis aches, stress and anxiety. This is a gentle and safe release-work approach to take you to your next step on your path in mind, body and spirit.
Releasing my psoas has been, literally, about letting go, physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically. I do not list these aspects of our nature in a casual or superficial way. The releases are real and have effected how I move, how I feel about myself and how I relate to others. I have a sense of more freedom which allows me to better care for myself and about others. Priorities have shifted and there is greater ease and trust in how my life unfolds. ~Susan Maycock June 2015
YOGA THERAPT for PSOAS INTRO WORKSHOP
SEPT 30th, WEDNESDAY 5:30 – 8:45pm $55 The most basic practices will be introduced in this workshop to get you on your way to feeling better. This isa a sample of the work done in the introductory course. Students who have taken the Introductory course can take this as a review. See above description.
YOGA THERAPY FOR PSOAS Continuing Level Courses $117
~ SEPT 10 – Oct 22, THURSDAYS 9:30 – 11:15am (no class Oct 1)
~ Nov 4 – Dec 16, WEDNESDAYS 5:30 – 7:15PM (no class Nov 25)
This course can be taken to reconnect you to this healing practice, deepen your practice, and help you maintain the benefits. We will revisit psoas releasing and it’s multi-dimensional benefits for your body, nervous system, breathing, mind and life force. We will explore more completely the fascial meridian associated with the psoas through release, stretch and massage with foam roller . We will practice therapeutic tremoring (or it’s more calm alternative) when appropriate. Therapeutic tremoring will be explained more with the lens of yogic theory.
FREEING THE NECK & SHOULDERS Yoga Therapy Course
TUES Oct 27 – Dec 15, 7 – 8:30pm, $136.
Come learn a gentle approach to get relief! We will create alignment, stability, understanding and openness in the upper body.This means practicing poses, understanding anatomy, breathing, discussing the affect of lifestyle and emotions and self-massage. Come if you are stiff, achy, or in pain. You may have history of herniation, arthritis, recovering from injury etc. All are welcome. CEUs may be available.
DEEP FOREST YOGA THERAPY RETREATS WITH ARDEN AT TEMENOS
OCTOBER 2nd – 4th
MAY 20th – 22nd 2016
2 night option:
Fri – Sun: $210.
Join me this Fall in the experiences of Yoga at the magical Temenos Retreat Center. Temenos offers access to nature and beauty that supports the pathway of going within. The forest, pond, trails speckled with fall leaves, labryrith and views are just amazing. This gem is right in our backyard, just a one hour drive from Northampton.
The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar. Carl Jung used this same word to refer to the inner space deep within us where soul-making takes place. Here, we remember the sacredness of our natural world, rekindling our connections to the earth, water, and all the creatures and growing things inhabiting this temenos. In returning to the natural cycles of the earth, we learn to live in balance with nature.
Fee includes teaching & accommodations!
Food expenses will be shared averaging about $15 per day.
Email for details, questions or to pre-register.
UNIFIER FESTIVAL June 9th-12th, 2016
Check out article in Huffington Post.
Tolland, MA, Bring your kids. Bring your grandparents. Bring your swim trunks. And be willing to dance, listen, breathe deep, risk beauty, and renew.
PREGNANCY YOGA THERAPY & LABOR READINESS
No experience necessary ~ all abilities welcome
MONDAYS 5:30 – 7pm -the courses are ongoing and you are welcome to join a course already in progress
6 weeks for $90 – sliding scale
Courses can be prorated around due date and holidays.
Held at the Center for Midwifery at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Transform yourself though this amazing life event, feel better and feel empowered through the changes.
I had an absolutely AMAZING birthing experience and your classes helped tremendously! I had told you that during the birth of my first son, it was like I forgot what to do during my contractions, they just knocked me off my feet and I didn’t know how to handle them. Not this time! What really helped me was the wave breath, as well as sounding. Those two things really helped me to conquer those contractions! They didn’t even seem as intense as last time. And then when it came time for pushing I used the visualization you gave us and all it took was 3 pushes to bring my baby out. I can’t imagine a better birth! It was completely incredible. Thank you for these tools! They truly made a difference. If we decide on having a 3rd in the future, I will definitely come to yoga again!
~ Magdalena Pasiut
Parent & Baby Yoga Courses are temporarily suspended.
PRECONCEPTION YOGA aka Yoga Therapy for Psoas:
on-going, email for times
Held at Sun Studio in Florence
For those of you who can’t make prenatal yoga with me, I highly recommend
Corinne Andrews at The Yoga Center in Amherst:
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm, on-going
As well as her Online Holistic Pregnancy Program
If you purchase this program, please let Corinne know I referred you!
Pregnancy Yoga Therapy & Labor Readiness
Like the life cycle of a butterfly, you transform with pregnancy and birth. Your body changes, your perspective, your new or expanding role, as mama. In each class, go into a cocoon
~ to be nourished and de-stress
~ recover from backaches and other complaints
~ feel your little one at your center
~ connect with other expectant mamas
~ emerge with more freedom, skill and confidence. The teaching includes therapeutic adaptive yoga for strength and flexibility, breathing, self-massage, sound, visualization and more. Practices for labor and birth are fully integrated.
You are welcome to join the class in any stage of pregnancy and with any fitness level. Partners are welcome at half price. If you have a history of miscarriage, or have had trouble conceiving, please consult with your caregiver and Arden to determine the best time to join.
Parent & Baby Yoga
The first few months of your baby’s life is a precious time. This class offers an opportunity for either parent and baby to explore the many dimensions of this time in order to bond, nourish and connect with other parents. All practices promote postpartum healing and wellness in an atmosphere that encourages sharing challenges and joyful discoveries.
Often, babies are gently and safely incorporated into the class through partner poses and practices that comfort and support their optimal development. Nursing, walking, bouncing, changing diapers and soothing fussy babies are perfectly normal in this space.
Please bring a yoga mat, baby blanket, toys, baby-wearing wrap or whatever else that you feel is necessary.
PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK TO:
Yoga for Well-Being
P.O. Box 396
Northampton, Ma 01061.
Send a $20 non-refundable deposit or full payment to hold your place. Balance, less the deposit, must be paid by the start of the program by mail or in person at the studio. Receipt of payment will be confirmed.
ON THE CHECK please write your contact information (phone and email) and which program you are signing up for.
Please do this soon; the programs have a MINIMUM and MAXIMUM capacity.
FINANCING: YFWB is committed to remaining affordable to as many as possible. Almost all programs offer sliding scale, payment plans and occasional barters. Please inquire.
REFUNDS: Before course begins, balance is 100% refundable. If you drop out after the course begins, 50% can be transferred or refunded. Deposit and missed classes are non-refundable.
MISSED CLASS: Make-ups can be only be done before the end of the program at another class time when available.
- Wear comfortable clothes.
- Equipment is provided, but bringing your own mat is encouraged for cleanliness.
- Due to overuse of chemicals in our environment and beauty products, many people have sensitivity and some have severe reactions. Please refrain from wearing scented products; especially consider scented lotions & oils, colognes, perfumes and clothes dried with dryer sheets.
- Refrain from eating a meal two hours before class, a light snack is okay an hour before
- Bring valuables into the studio and turn off phones.