Happy March from Heart Tree Yoga
Heart Tree Yoga continues to have exciting announcements to share. Read on!
Growing Resilience: Mindfulness and Body Awareness for People with Parkinson's Disease
Last month I announced a new offering for people with Parkinson's disease. I am teaming up with Insight Shop founder and director Trisha Stotler to offer a 6-week class series designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness and body connection to people with Parkinson’s, and empower them towards greater inner resilience, well-being and quality of life.
Trisha and I will be combining strategies and techniques drawn from the clinically studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program with therapeutic yoga practices. Elements are designed to improve breath, movement, and body awareness, while reducing body tension and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety often experienced by people with Parkinson’s.
Participants will receive follow-up support for each 90-minute class, including a weekly video download offering a short home practice highlighting adaptive yoga-based movements to improve stability, balance, and flexibility. Participants will also receive (2) 60-minute private sessions—one each with Trisha and Carolyn respectively, designed to help customize supportive home practices further. SPACE IS LIMITED. This program is filling but I'm happy to say we have a few spots left. Please pass information about the program along to anyone you think may be interested and sign up soon.
The class with meet at the Insight Shop in Vienna, VA, starting Sunday, April 7th from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Location: 114 Courthouse Rd, SW
Total fee: $345.
April 7th, 14th, and 28th
June 2nd, June 9th
Additional details available at https://insightshopva.com/class/growing-resilience-mindfulness-body-awareness-for-people-with-parkinsons-disease/2019-04-07/
Please reach out with any questions at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-862-5922.
SUNDAY MARCH 24
Yoga Nidra and the Art of Conscious Relaxation
5:00-6:00 pm at Body Grace studio in Vienna (NOTE new time for this month)
Fee: $20 pre-registered: $25 drop-in
Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that takes people into a state of deep relaxation through a guided meditative process and conscious visualization. Also known as yogic sleep, the practice gives rest to the mind, body and senses by drawing the practitioner into a state of conscious awareness—a brain state between full wakefulness and full sleep. This practice has been linked with reducing stress, tension and pain; improving circulation and immune functioning; lowering blood pressure and inflammation; and stabilizing mood. Yoga Nidra is generally practiced while lying down or in a seated position. For your comfort, please bring a pillow and wear comfortable clothing and arrive 15 minutes before class start. Mats and blankets are available at the studio or feel free to bring your own. Please RSVP to reserve a spot with Jan at email@example.com
REMINDER: MONDAY EVENINGS 6:45pm-8pm, Body Grace Fitness and Yoga
Yoga for "Core" and Connection
A truly stable core allows the body to respond naturally, without bracing and excessive tension, despite changes in how fast you are going, how much weight you are carrying, or if you are changing direction. This unique class is for people seeking to strengthen and balance their internal structure—“core” stability—through improved movement. Class will include a blend of mindful movement, breathing exercises, yoga poses and meditation to help practitioners experience how a supportive and responsive “core” emerges when you are moving and breathing well. Class suitable for all levels.
Coming Up Soon!
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Amy Weintraub: Heartbreak as a Path to Wholeness with
1:30-4:30pm at Beloved Studio in Reston
Fee: early bird before March 23rd - $55.
Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, is coming to town to share ways to nourish our spiritual practice, leading to more peace and healing within. Amy will be leading participants through LifeForce Yoga® practices including mudras, mantras, breath, guided imagery, meditation and postures. I'm excited to be assisting Amy again! For more information visit http://www.belovedyoga.com
SAVE THE DATE! Benefit Class
March is MindfulMarch with the LOVE Your Brain foundation. LOVE Your Brain is an organization devoted to raising awareness about the impacts of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and supporting people who have experienced TBI, using yoga and mediation practices build resilience, balance and wellbeing.
I am attending a training at the end of March with the LOVE Your Brain team, and in support of this important work I will be teaching a benefit yoga class to raise founds for LYB's work.
The date to save is the afternoon of Saturday April 13, 2019. Time and location will be announced soon. The class will be donation based with all proceeds going to the LYB Foundation!
Photo by Juan Jose on Unsplash
Brave, Beautiful and Blissed: Renewed Vitality through Self-Care Embodiment: One-Year Program of Transformation for Women.
Last month I also announced Heart Tree Yoga LLC’s Brave, Beautiful and Blissed: Renewed Vitality through Self-Care Embodiment, a one-of-a-kind One-Year Program of Transformation for Women.
This program is for women who are at a point of transition in their lives and desire a sense of renewed vitality.
Women who want to feel Brave, Beautiful and Blissed!
The Brave, Beautiful and Blissed program interweaves our connection of body, mind and spirit. The program will be divided into three parts with a themed emphasis of Enhancing Awareness, Cultivating Compassion and Developing Discernment.
For the physical body:
For the mind and spirit:
The Brave, Beautiful and Blissed program begins in April 2019!
Contact Heart Tree Yoga to request more information and to reserve your spot now for this uniquely special and transformative opportunity!
This is truly a one-of-a-kind offering. The time is now.
We are assembling a lovely group of women to embark on this program. I hope you will join us--register here: https://form.jotform.com/90587472340157
Care for Yourself and Be Well.
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