Candlelight Yin & Restorative Yoga with Julie Hennessy, Friday November 22nd, 6-7:30 pm $20
Join Julie Hennessy for a 90 minute yin and restorative yoga by candlelight! Calming your mind and relax the body as we head into the chilly winter months.
Yin yoga is a slower paced, more meditative style of yoga that targets the connective tissues of the body. Moderate pressure is applied through seated and supine postures that are held passively for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes). Some of the benefits include: improved circulation in the joints, increased flexibility and range of motion, cleansing of internal organs, and calming of the mind and nervous system. It is a perfect complement to the more dynamic (yang) styles of yoga and is suitable for all levels.
Supported restorative postures will be held using props such as blankets, blocks and bolsters so that the body can fully relax and let go.
You can expect a long, sweet savasana and instruction for a quiet period of meditation. All levels, including beginners welcome!!
Julie completed her 200-hour teacher training with the Boston Yoga School in March of 2016, studying under Ame Wren, Petra Ledkovsky, Brenna Matthews, Kevin Courtney, Chip Hartranft, Terry Cockburn, and Zachery Dacuk. She also studies Yin Yoga with Josh Summers, and enjoys various trainings with Tias Little. Julie believes her yoga journey has only just begun, and she is constantly striving to learn more through trainings, books and especially from her students.
Vinyasa Yoga & Qigong - Flowing into Wholeness, with Daniel Orlansky, Sunday November 24th, 2:00-4:30 pm $35 in advance ($40 after November 20th)
While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into vinyasa yoga sequences. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
In this workshop you will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity
Daniel Orlansky, MA, ERYT-500, a yoga teacher since 1992, is certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga, and is the originator of Meridian Yoga. He holds a masters degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University and has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University. A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, Daniel teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and in Europe, and also directs yoga teacher trainings worldwide. He has co-directed two yoga DVD’s: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana, and Yoga and Vision Improvement. Visit Daniel on the web at www.yogaofenergyflow.com