I can design a Specialty Workshop for any function, individual, or group needs.
Tell me your groups interest and I will design a workshop just for you!
I do chair workshops, mat workshops, lectures and powerpoint.
Here our some of my workshops~
5 Elements~ Visiting the 5 Elements of Nature through Movement
108 Sun Salutations~ Turn inwards and give salutation to that inner light
Anti-Arthritis Workshop~ We cannot cure arthritis, but we can learn techniques to improve quality of life.
Art of Release~ Yoga teaches us ways we may be unconsciously holding tension in our bodies and techniques to release it.
Awakening the Chakras~ Each chakra deals with particular areas of function, that together make up a complex set of energy.
Balance & Brains~ In this workshop we will work on exercises to improve balance as well as exercises for improved cognitive ability with a mind/body connection.
Core Integrity~ Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony.
Gunas~ The awareness and conscious manipulation of the three gunas are a powerful way to reduce stress, increase inner peace and lead one towards enlightenment.
Isometrics (Rock Solid)~ Finding stability & strength through Isometric Contraction
Iron Yoga~ Yoga with weights is a unique blend of traditional yoga with the added benefits of strength training.
Kali~ the Fierce & Loving Goddess of Transformation; represents the power to release that which is true in yo.u
Koshas (Inner Layers)~ Every one of us has five inner layers that compose our personality , each made of increasingly finer grades of energy.
Meditation~ Learning techniques to quiet the mind and focus
Nidra (Yogic Sleep)~ A guided meditation for deep relaxation
Pratyahara (The Art of Sensory Withdrawal)~ Moving through a practice while withdrawing individual sense.s
Pelvic Floor (The Ground Floor)~ A women's workshop on identifying and strengthening the muscles of the Pelvic Floor.
Proprioception~ The ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium.
Spine (The Tale of the Tail)~ Exercises and movements to stretch, strengthen, and soothe the spine.
Vagus Nerves (Balance & Renewal)~ Learn techniques to help create balance in the body and harmonize the nervous system by working to increase Vagal tone.
Yin (Shifting Gears)~ Yin Yoga offers the opportunity to experience more meditative, longer-held stretches where the emphasis is not on a lack of pain, but rather on how to feel discomfort, stay with it and move through it, more Being, less Doing!
Yin for the Chakras~ We focus on increasing the flow of Prana (life force) through longer held Yin poses to release blocked energy needed to awaken the Chakras (energy centers) within our bodies.
I can design a Special Series for any function or group needs,
as well as any length (4 week, 6 week, 8 week, etc)
Here are a few examples of series I have offered~
Body Systems (8 weeks)~ Nervous, Circulatory, Endocrine, Digestive, Respiratory, Lymphatic, Immune, Musculosketal
Common Ailments (8 weeks)~ Low back, Shoulders/Wrists, Hips/Psoas, Spine/Neck, Feet/Knee's, Digestion, Circulation/Arthritis, Posture
Different Techniques (8 weeks)~ Muscular vs Organic, Tibetan Rites, Kundalini, Iron Yoga, Bandha's, Yin Yoga, Props, Restorative Yoga
Movements (8 weeks)~ Twists, Forward Folds, Backbends, Inversions, Balance, Core, Laterals, Hips
Principles of Alignment (6 weeks)~ Foundations, Muscular vs Organic, Inner/Outer Spirals, Aligning Feet/Knee's/Shins/Hips, Aligning Shoulders/Arms/Wrists/Hands, Aligning Spine/Neck/Head
Chakras (7-8 weeks)~ Each week we will go over a different Chakra (energy center) and how it effects our daily lives
The senior population is the fastest growing age group in the United States.
More and more over 50 students are going to be showing up in yoga classes and many will be requiring a modified practice.
Learn how to make a Yoga practice accessible for seniors, those with limited mobility or disabilities.
*You will receive a Chair Yoga Teacher Certificate upon completion of course (Yoga Alliance approved CEU's)
This 12 hour Teacher Training will go over:
Common conditions, injuries, illnesses related to aging
Contraindications for movement and postures
General anatomy related to particular conditions
Tools to modify yoga postures for chair and mixed level (seated and standing) chair classes.
Creative ways to make your Chair Yoga Classes fun, educational, and safe
We will address the importance of
Anatomy & Contraindications
Body Awareness (proprioception)
Strength/Flexibility- Range of Motion (ROM)
Sequencing & Mirroring
Making a Class Fun & Educational
If you are an individual teacher~ contact me for next course date
If you are a group~ contact me to reserve a date
What are the 5 Tibetan Rites?
The 5 Tibetan Rites are a sequence of five exercises intended to stretch and strengthen the muscles, improve balance, and work with the endocrine system (a network of glands and organs that regulate many of the body’s functions).
Where did they originate?
They are said to be a form of Tibetan yoga said to be more than 2,500 years old, which were first brought to light in a 1939 publication by Peter Kelder called The Eye of Revelation. Kelder claims this series of exercises was used by Tibetan monks to live long, vibrant and healthy lives.
How can they benefit you?
The 5 Tibetan Rites exercises are fairly simple, you don’t need a lot of space to practice or any special equipment.
Because they work with the energy system of body (Chakra’s) and the endocrine system, this routine was considered a ‘anti-aging’, offering health, vitality, and youthfulness.
Reported benefits include:
relief from joint pain and stiffness
improved strength and coordination
How are they done?
Eventually you may work up to 21 repetitions for each exercise, however it’s best to start slowly and build up the number of repetitions as your strength and endurance increases.
It is recommended that you always end on an ‘odd’ number. For example, you could start with 3-5 reps with each exercise, and gradually increase.
Don’t rush or push yourself, listen to your body and respect your limitations at the moment.
As you move through these exercises, do so in a slow, mindful manner. Let them become a moving meditation. Always done in this particular sequence, they can become a complete workout for the whole body, or a warm-up routine for your yoga practice.
1st Rite~ Spinning
Stand up straight, extend your arms out to the sides. Make a fist with your right hand, extending your thumb up. Turn in place in a clockwise direction, gazing at your thumb.
After your repetitions, pause until the dizziness subsides.
2nd Rite~ Pike up (sit-up)
Lie on your back, arms alongside your body or hands tucked under buttocks.
Inhale and lift your head, moving your chin toward your chest, simultaneously raise your legs straight up, keeping your knees straight.
Exhale and slowly lower your head and legs to the starting position. Relax your muscles.
*If you have difficulty straightening your knees, bend them as needed. Try to straighten them each time you perform the rite.
3rd Rite~ Camel (backbend)
Kneel on the floor, knees shoulder-width apart and hips aligned over your knees. Straighten your trunk and place your palms to support your lower back.
Inhale arch back opening your chest, gazing up or slightly back.
Exhale and drop your head forward, moving your chin toward your chest. Keep your hands on your buttocks or low back during the entire exercise.
4th Rite~ Reverse Table
Sit on the floor with legs extended in front, feet shoulder-width apart. Place your palms on the floor at your sides, fingers facing forward. Straighten your trunk.
Drop your chin toward your chest, inhale raise hips up, gazing up or slightly back, moving into a reverse tabletop position. Exhale, slowly lower body back down to starting position.