"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos
the trees, the clouds, everything."-- Thich Nhat Hahn
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**Mindful Yoga does not issue refunds for workshop cancellations. We can issue a studio credit* toward future workshops (not toward regular classes).
Bone-Centered Yoga Led by Jenny Kendall
3-Week series, Fridays, June 7, 14, 28
In this series, you will come away with simple, yoga-based methods that complement your individual bone health choices. You will:
* Build awareness of bone, bone structure, and bone connections
* Work with bone as living tissue
* Build bone density through weight-bearing yoga postures
* Experience gravity as healthy for your bones
* Improve posture through awareness, breath, and body alignment exploration
* Find more fluidity in movement
* Understand and work with your unique alignment and structure
* Enjoy sangha (mindful community}
Your guide to bone-centered yoga adventure is Jenny Kendall, M.S., CYT. Jenny merges her yoga training (Providence Institute, Advanced Yoga for Healing, Functional Yoga Therapy) with her scientific background in physiology and her love of anatomy as teacher to help you address your Cost: $9 drop-in or use your class card
Summer Solstice Celebration Led by Michelle Marks -- SOLD OUT
Friday, June 21
Come to celebrate the light within as the cycle brings the Earth around the sun once again. We will welcome the summer season with a joyful evening of tending to the fires of our hearts leading to vitality and our inner shimmer. Our sacred transition will include a yin and a vinyasa flow practice, chanting, meditation, and inquiry, all in the spirit of enlivening our creative, soulful spirits. Caring for our physical and energetic bodies with the recognition that it is essential to our mental/heart health is a brilliant way to shift into a new season feeling alive.
Cost: $20/$30 after 6/14
Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy (HEY):
Healing with the Eight Limbs of Yoga
Led by Jeff Martens and Donna DiNunzio
Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23
There are eight limbs in the practice of yoga, and asana (physical postures) is just one of them. Discover the other seven limbs and learn how to apply them to live a powerful life of healing and self-transformation.
Saturday, June 22
Session 1 Yamas and Niyamas (2.5 hours)
We are very used to training our bodies, but devote relatively little time to training our mind. This workshop will help you unlock the full potential of your mind. Yamas and Niyamas represent the great vows and internal disciplines of all yoga practices. As the first two of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga, they are also keys to internal states of consciousness. Living these vows with discipline taps us into untold grace and power. Struggling outside of these precepts causes extreme dissonance which can give rise to stress and dis-ease. Learn how to unlock the doors of your full potential in the areas of health, relationships, career and more by living a life guided by the deeper teachings of the Yamas and Niyamas.
Saturday, June 22
Session 2: Practicing Asana with Compassion, Generosity, Faith and Devotion to Transform Your LIfe (2.5 hours)
Kindness, truth and devotion are essential ingredients to transforming the physical and mental body in your Asana practice. Combining these Bhavas (or states of consciousness) elevates the practitioner to a whole new self-concept that is capable of transcending past ego-created limitations in the body and mind. Learn how to apply these principles to any asana practice and discover the already liberated One who is practicing within.
Sunday, June 23
Session 3: Directing Vital Force of the Body: Pranayama Technique and Pratyahara (2.5 hours)
Working with the 4th and 5th limbs of yoga, we will discover that Pranayama (regulation of life-force) reflects and shapes our capacity to be present and well. We will learn how to use this limb of yoga to transport ourselves to a new foundation of health, purification and revitalized presence. Learning specific pranayama techniques that have been practiced for thousands of year designed to calm the nervous system and heal the body. We will also work on deepening our understanding of Prayahara, the 5th limb of yoga. We will use it to dismantle false foundations, thereby opening ourselves into Grace and healing.
Sunday, June 24
Session 4: The Sacred Inner Limbs of Yoga: Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi (2 hours)
Dive deeper into your state of being to discover the source of healing through Dharana (Focused Attention), Dhyana (contemplation) and Samadhi (meditation, integration). These last three internal limbs of yoga reveal how we can discover an inner power or strength that can far surpass our external circumstances and lead us to the guru or teacher within that connects us to the source of all healing. Join us to discover different applied meditation techniques and use the results to join opposites in the inner and outer world.
Total: 11 Hours
Early registration rate $159 by 5/30, after $189
Single class early registration $45 by 5/30, after $65
Hotels within 2 miles of Mindful Yoga Studio
6555 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85710
Comfort Inn Suites at Sabino Canyon
Led by Joanna CaRichner
Saturday, July 27, 1-3pm
JourneyDance is a free-form, moving celebration of body, heart and spirit.
$10 for first 5 dancers to sign up
$15 for others
Dropping the Mask: Feeling the Way to Your True Self with Jeff Martens and Donna DiNunzio of Inner Vision Yoga. For Yoga Teachers and All Students. CEU's Available
Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4
Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj” - to yoke or unite. False masks and unconscious role-playing cause untold pain and suffering in our lives. These strategies can be revealed and therefore resolved in our asana practice. Learn how to recognize the afflictions and their negative archetypes in order to resolve them back to ho you truly are - united and free in the present moment.
Session 1: Feeling is the Secret
Who are you and what are you really feeling? Each one of us is a map of opposites that gives rise to afflictions or the Klesha. False masks and painful roles originate from the place of identifying with past pain. Learn to identify what you are really feeling and the ego’s false resolutions that only create more suffering. Discover how positive and negative archetypes manifest afflictions in asana or yoga poses. By uncovering these primal roles in the physical body we can then explore the energy and motivation of these archetypes in our daily life.
Session 2: You are the Present Moment
Who are you and what are you really changing or healing? What does it mean to truly feel and listen without prejudice or judgment? Learn the art of personal assessment and how to utilize this in your profession or work with others. Through further exploration of the primal archetypes, we will explore the interaction between these false roles both within the body and with other states of consciousness. By locating and opening ourselves to Truth, we will discover the vehicle of transformation as a seed within the heart of what challenges us the most.
Session 3: First Aid for the Soul
Physiological and mental stress can literally reshape our bodies and repurpose our cells toward the perpetuation of fear. What tools do we have once a Klesha has taken hold? In this workshop we will experience Acute Spiritual First Aid: (meditation, mantra-I am statements, cultivating the opposite, revision, mantra and moving chi to dissolve thought energy) We will apply these tools to our yoga poses and also explore the proper way to pray, surrender, and finding your voice in the spirit of true empowerment. Together we will join with others to discover our inner community. Includes asana, journal and partner work.
Session 4: Releasing the Phantom Self
Evolving beyond our physical habits in a yoga pose or yoga flow requires Sacred Action -- What is it? To mitigate the Kleshas brings us to the neutral point; living fully requires us to find a magnificent focus and go beyond the Kleshas as source of Karma and habit. Explore and experience a whole new frontier in your yoga poses through the release of all that is not real. Using teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras we will practice finding the root of misperception and transform it into a guide to higher living. Includes role playing, asana, meditation, games,and breathwork.
Early registration rate $159 by 7/7, after $189
Single class early registration $45 by 7/7, after $65
iRest® Yoga Nidra Summer Excursion, Led by Lily Cann, Certified iRest Teacher
Saturday, August 24, 1-3p.m.
Leave your boat on the shore and journey inland to the unchartered territory of your soul. Go spelunking beneath the consciousness, bringing treasures to the surface. Stretch out on the deck watching the far off waves of insight come crashing to your shore.
All while letting your body take it's own vacation of deep and restorative relaxation through the wonders of
$25/$30 after 8/16
Yin Yoga Intensive for Teachers and Experienced Students
Led by Michelle Marks
Friday, Sept 13th 5:30-8:30pm
What is Yin Yoga?
Principles of yin/yang/tao
Benefits to Practitioner
Saturday, Sept 14th 1-3:30pm
Subtle Anatomy Overview
Saturday, Sept 14th 4-7:00pm
K & UB Practice/Shapes
Awareness of our own personal wisdom teachings
Q & A
Sunday, Sept 15th 9-12pm
Meditation- Loving Kindness
Liver & GB Practice/Shapes
Q & A
Sunday, Sept 15th 12:30-4pm
Meridian Mapping for Stomach and Spleen
Stomach & Spleen Practice/Shapes
Meditation- So Hum
Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of ourselves. In this training, we will look at how this practice can affect and enliven the physical, energetic and emotional bodies. Through this understanding we will explore ways to develop a personal Yin practice and how to incorporate Yin shapes and philosophy into any practice (personal or teaching). This training is designed both for Yoga teachers who are looking to understand and integrate the Yin Yoga practice into their teaching and for students who simply want to dive deeper into this quiet practice.
*Recommended Readings and Materials
Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley (video)
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
The Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale
Rate: $225/$255 after 9/1