“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens”. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Restorative Yoga & Thai Massage Retreat: A nurturing and therapeutic immersion for enhancing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being with Amy Cooper & Jade Webb March 27-29; starts Friday noon and ends Sunday 3:30 pm. Cost: $250. In this three-day weekend retreat, participants are invited into deep self-care through the balanced wheel of effort and surrender, giving and receiving. You'll be guided into the depths of your body and your being through Restorative Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Contemplation and Meditation; and explore the hands-on nurturing and renewal of basic Thai Yoga Massage. These practices compliment each other with the intention to recalibrate, replenish, and reorient you toward your own Guiding Principles in being with yourself, your life, each other.
Who is this Training For?
Yoga teachers, medical professionals, massage therapists, personal trainers, health enthusiasts, movement lovers and anyone passionate about cultivating, health, energy, and compassion. Download & Print Registration Form here.
Thai Yoga Bodywork
The Thai Yoga Bodywork portion of this ﬁve-day program gives an experience of, and training in, how to provide a basic Thai Yoga Bodywork sequence. Along with introductory theory, this training includes instruction in fundamental supine, seated, and prone positions and incorporates acupressure - using hands, forearms, feet and knees - and assisted stretching to address common complaints/ailments.
Benefits from this sequence can include:
relief to low back, neck & shoulder tension/pain
improved ﬂexibility and range-of-motion in all parts of the body
enhanced feeling of comfortable embodiment
improved circulation of blood and lymph
deep relaxation / peace
Restoring Balance ~ Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga addresses the therapeutic benefits of yoga and it’s practice promotes a “relaxation response” in the nervous system. This counteracts the stress forces of a “fight or flight” response on the immune system thereby creating renewed conditions for restoring physical and mental balance. Extended stays in Restorative Yoga postures stretch and tone the internal organs, and activate an internal cleansing; postures that invert the body increase the functioning of the glandular system. The introspective, deepening quality of Restorative Yoga is a self-empowering tool for healing and renewal of body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Restorative Yoga can enhance the healing of:
high blood pressure
asthma & chronic fatigue
stress related and/or immune conditions
depression & anxiety
Each morning session will be personally renewing, allowing time to practice a range of restorative postures, as well as flowing sequences with alignment exploration, breathing techniques, meditation and periods for discussion and self-inquiry.
Cost: $250. Deposit of $100. required to hold your space. 100% Deposit refunded if program does not fill and/or is postponed. Minimum participants 10, maximum 25- so reserve early! Price includes entire course, training manual and daily brunch (accommodations and additional meals not included).
Spring Renewal Yoga Week; Revitalize Body, Mind & Heart with Amy Cooper 7 Mornings: Monday, April 13 ~ Sunday, April 19 Cost: $100./week (all 10 sessions) Pranayama/Meditation ~ Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 7:30-8:15 am* Daily Asanas ~ Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8-10 am Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30-10 am *3 Pranayama/Meditation sessions can be attended separately: $25./3 classes
Breathe renewed life into your connection to your health and experience the enhanced balance and freedom of a daily Yoga practice. Move toward optimal health as you release mental & physical obstacles, deepen your Yoga and bring more clarity to your life purpose. Bring a journal or writing materials. A minimum of 6 months of regular yoga practice required to attend. Please pre-register by April 10.
Balance Yoga Center in Redding: Uplift Your Practice ~ Take Flight with the Bandhas; Exploring the Core Body with Amy Cooper Sunday, April 26, 1:30-4 pm Cost: $25. early bird or $30. after
Yogic Bandhas, or "locks", can be embodied as "lifts" in our yoga practice and serve to tonify, elongate, balance and energize the physical and energetic core. Using an East-West view of our Anatomy, come explore what arises when you enliven your core body and bring to standing, balancing and inverted postures as well as pranayama and meditation. Where: Balance Yoga Center 169 Locust Street, Redding (Cypress Square Shopping Center) Make Checks Payable to: Balance Yoga Center and send to the above address. For More Info: 530-262-6298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org