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NEW FULL MOON YOGA WORKSHOPS.
See the the Full moon yoga workshops page for 2021 dates. Payment plan is available.
what to expect in a 3 HR FULL MOON workshop…..
FAR INFRA RED SAUNA ~ If you feel like it you can have a sauna .
My sauna is a roomy 2 seater with long glass panels so you will never feel claustrophobic. Most of my regular students use the sauna for about 20 mins during the first part of the class in meditation with clothes on. They get out before they begin to perspire , therefore there is no need to remove clothes for the sauna. Often a student wishes do a deep detox in which case most clothes are taken off , lots of water is consumed and for privacy a large room divider is placed in front of it. The science states that far infrared saunas create an alkali environment in the body, this encourages rapid detox, easy weight loss and muscle healing. These are but a few great outcomes among many others. In my personal experience it was a game changer. Since 2011 I’ve used it a few times a week during which time I discovered that just 10 minutes reduces my pain and alters my mood. These outcomes are not placebo , they are a result of the rapid alkalizing affect of all far infrared saunas.
EASY PILATES : THERAPEUTIC > PELVIC/ SPINAL ALIGNMENT> we will attend to our tired backs with easy plates. I teach simple easy pilates moves and stretches , at the same time the student gives me feed back about how that feels. Pilates creates core strength, pelvic floor strength, better spinal alignment and better muscle tone. Regardless of how wonderful Pilates is like all things if done incorrectly can easily injure us. So when practicing it we must put our ego away and go slow.
Breathwork ~PRANAYAMA is the precursor to meditation. Prana is a sanskrit word for ‘life force’ also known as chi. Yama is a Sanksrit word meaning “expansion,” “extension” or “breadth.”Breathing isn’t rocket science, We’ve all been doing it day and night for our entire lives. The question is to what extent does shallow or erratic breathing lead to oxygen deprivation of vital organs and eventually disease. Pranayama is often referred to as controlled breathing. I Like to call it ”loving breath”. many yoga teaches do not teach breath work. I, however like to include it for 30 mins during the meditation. When practicing pranayama yogis are extending or expanding (ayama) the vital life force (prana) throughout the body. Pranayama will result in an alpha theta meditation if the mind is able to completely surrender .benefits of regular pranayama ~~: sooths nervous system~ manages pain by reducing inflammation~can create a sense of joy~balances brain chemistry ~ balance hormones ~ promotes concentration ~ promotes healing ~creates easy problem solving ~ strengthen lungs ~ manage asthma~remove impurities from lungs~ strengthen immune system~oxygenate the blood ~ function of vital organs are improved ~ detox lymphatic system.
NUTRITIONAL ADVICE : I studied natural medicine in USA in the 80s. I left the USA before I certified so I am not a naturopath. However I did benefit from the few years that I studied and have since applied the information to my and my daughters life since . I can offer Advice if you like. The majority of my knowledge is based on herbalism and new exciting anti aging foods and supplements. I can also show you how i successfully became a recipient of legal cannabis THC oil, A profound gift from mother nature.
MEDITATION : ”GO WITHIN OR GO WITH OUT” > THE GOOD NEWS IS IF U DO THE BREATH WORK FOR LONG ENOUGH YOU WILL MEDITATE. Over the past 23 yrs I have fine tuned and taught 5 very easy scientifically proven meditation techniques. They are not new, I did not invent them, I make no claim to them as many healers do . But I have studied and practiced them thoroughly. Ive taught them for over 2 decades thus have proof they work.
my 5 favorite MEDITATION TECHNIQUES or the 5 PATHS TO SAMAHDI
SAMAHDI EXPLAINED ~ Samahdi is a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation and is the means used to dive through consciousness.
THE 5 meditation techniques below are what I have worked with for over 20 years.These techniques enable to me to meditate deeply when ever I choose to.
1/BREATHE Breath-work-PRANAYAMA- allows the mind to focus on something other than thinking
2/ LISTENING So much needs to be said about this divine sense. silence is golden’ is start. Unfortunately white mans culture doesn’t honor it. Cities hum with electricity. Its not until we reach the mountains we realize that we have been living in noise pollution.
Listening withdraws the senses from the outer world allowing us to focus only on the tiniest of sounds. listening to mantra prayer or nature sounds is excellent practice and will lead to a quiet mind.
3/ FEEL Feeling-pratyahara-to withdraw the senses from the outer world. Focus on the smallest of physical sensations like the temperature of the air as it enters and then leave the nostrils. This too will quiet the mind.
4/COUNT I like to use counting to break the habit of ordinary thinking aka vritti svarupya. I count when I breathe. Mala beads fall into this category .They have 108 beads. Counting to 108 or repeating anything 108 times is potent work .
5/CREATIVE VIZUALIZATION any creative visualization aka fantasy or day dream is useful …. best if its wholesome tho.
I’ve done many visualizations with therapists and they bore me to tears so i make up ,y own mini movies. one of my favorites is ..I’m teaching yoga on a massive yacht on the French Riviera.. I smell french Cuisine being cooked by the gorgeous chef … all the yogies are my age.. we r all on the same page.. its just awesome… this is my kind of visualization…