Healing from the Inside Out:

Using Yoga + Chinese Medicine to Cure What Ails You

5elements1-250x210INSTRUCTOR: Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM

DATE & TIME: Saturday, September 27th, 1-4pm

COST: $47

Now more than ever it is time to get well! Join us as we explore HOW Yoga & Chinese Medicine work to relieve our pain & create a path to freedom.

Blending the wisdom of traditional medicine with the ailments of modern times we will work together to understand what health & wellness really look like. This experiential learning workshop is designed to make you think, help you breathe, and let you feel the vibrancy of the energetic body. There will be group discussion, individual exercises, and a robust yin yoga practice to create a well-rounded & deeply meaningful experience.

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Yin Yoga + Live Music by Girish

Girish 1INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE & TIME: Friday, October 3rd @ 7:30pm

COST: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

An enchanting evening of Yin Yoga with very special guest musician, Girish. Aimee Joy will guide you through a graceful sequence of yin poses, designed to heal your bones and soothe the soul. The sacred sounds of Girish playing live will saturate our beautiful studio with heart-opening, healing, relaxed good vibes. It’s helpful to have experience in Yin yoga, as there will be minimal instruction and a lot of wonderful emptiness to enjoy your practice. Be prepared to float home~
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From Mat to Table ::

East + West Approach to Wholesome Living

INSTRUCTORS: Ashlea Hartz & Katie Jacobson

TWO PART SERIES: Mondays – October 6 & 13 @ 7:30pm healthy food wkshp

COST: $20 each, or $35 for both with pre-registration

Part 1: Align With Nature:

As we transition from Summer to Fall, it is important to make specific diet and lifestyle changes to stay in harmony with the rhythms of nature. In this workshop, we will bring together Western Science and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom to explore the five-element system (Either, Air, Fire, Water, Earth). This system has long been established as the key to understanding how to nourish our bodies to their fullest potential. This class will bring these teachings to the modern dinner table by explaining how local, seasonal foods fulfill our nutritional needs to help us achieve balance in our body, mind and spirit.

Part 2: Optimize Digestion – Path to Emotional Freedom

More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Traditional Ayurvedic medicine suggests that proper digestion is the cornerstone for health and vitality. Research over the past two decades now confirms this, as it reveals that gut health is critical to overall well being, and conversely, an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of disease. Join us to learn how to evaluate your digestive fire and how to heal the gut through diet and lifestyle.

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Support Systems: Yin & Yang

heidiINSTRUCTOR: Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D

DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 11th, 1-4pm

COST: $55 — $45 early bird before September 30th!

Contentment begins with the felt experience of being supported. When we spend time acknowledging three things: connection to spirit, connection to our community and the realization of our own abilities – we feel supported – we feel better.
This workshop explores the internal and external support systems available to us in our yoga practice. We’ll begin with a yang style of yoga, exploring what it feels like to actively create physical and mental support from the inside out. We’ll finish with Yin Yoga. We’ll learn to just be, realizing our natural ability to let go and be supported by the world around us.
About Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D, E-RYT 500:
Heidi is the founder and owner of Fresh Yoga in New Haven, Connecticut. A Forrest Yoga (FY) teacher and mentor, Heidi teaches the 200-hour FY Foundation teacher training, the Fresh Yoga 200-hour teacher training, and live-streams classes for Yoga Journal named her one of its “Next Generation of Yoga Teachers” and, in 2013, she was selected by the Great Courses to develop and present its first series of lectures on yoga, Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Heidi is a former university psychology professor and author of Performing Under Pressure. Her classes are designed to help people develop a relationship with their body and mind that is comfortable even when life isn’t.

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