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Workshops

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints these days among yogis and non-yogis alike. Back pain can be a symptom of too many hours spent sitting down, making your hips tighter and your hamstrings cranky; Back pain can also be the result of repetitive daily patterns. Even yoga, when done with less mindful alignment can wreak havoc on our backs.

This workshop is here to help. Learn the ways that your yoga practice can support your low back, through specific poses designed to help relieve low back pain as well as strengthen an unstable spine. Using some basic, but essential actions to create healthier alignment, you’ll offer your spine the optimal circumstances for freedom. You’ll leave with more tools to take this healing and strengthening practice into your everyday activities. Learn safe and effective ways to gently tone and release the muscles around your hips to create a greater feeling of ease in your body.  $35 or save $5 and register by Feb. 15.

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Live south in the county and looking for yoga closer to home?  Join Evolve Yoga Instructor Susan Grier, RYT-500 for *Yoga for Strength and Flexibility.  8 class session begins Tuesday, March 8, 5:00 -6:00 pm.

*A basic class to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance, appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced adult students. Each session will include gentle stretching, movements, and postures adapted to meet the needs of those present. Yoga calms the mind and nervous system, resulting in numerous benefits. It lowers heart rate and blood pressure, reduces tension and stress, improves focus and concentration, and provides a greater sense of well-being, energy, and peace.

Class meets in the beautiful dance studio in Montgomery Hall.

Register through Evolve Yoga, under workshops.   $95 for 8 sessions or $13 drop-in fee.

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Hello and Welcome to Let’s Talk Baby Childbirth Education class. This a modern take to childbirth Education.  In this class you will learn about,

COURSE TOPICS

Birth as a Normal Process • Mind-Body Connection • Anatomy & Physiology • How Fear Affects Labor • Anxiety Triggers • The Power of Hormones • Breathing for Birth • Relaxation Techniques • Choosing Your Birth Team • Vocalization in Birth • Optimal Fetal Positioning • Birth Preparation Exercises • Choosing Birth Preferences • Positions for Birth • Informed Choice in Birth •
Your Childbearing Rights • Comfort Measures • The Golden Hour(s) • Newborn Procedures •
Birth Recovery • Newborn Care • Breastfeeding • Benefits of Skin to Skin •
The Fourth Trimester • Interventions: Benefits & Risks

No matter what type of birth you are planning, this class covers everything that you and your partner need to know about giving birth! From the initial moments of wondering “Am I really in labor?!” to those first few days with your newborn.

~ In addition to hands-on learning opportunities, benefits include:

  • The opportunity to bond with other expectant couples
  • A chance for your partner to join in — and a way to connect with your birthing partner or labor coach
  •  Time for addressing your fears
  • Sharing your concerns with other mothers and the instructor
  • Confidence from knowledge and experience that can help you to have a more satisfying childbirth experience
  • A chance to talk the facility where you plan to give birth and answer questions you might have.

 Let’s talk baby in class education:

Total class time is 10 hours, 2 hours a week, for 5 weeks.                      Classes to start January 16, 2016                                                                    Class size is limited to 6 couples (12 people)

$200.00 for mother and one support person. This person could be, husband, partner or Doula. Support is encouraged but not necessary.

~This class is designed to be open to all birth preferences. In this class we hope to offer a safe place free from judgement and criticism.   Our goal is for you the parents to leave feeling educated, supported and bonded.

Offered by Samantha Feldman:  Childbirth Educator, Doula and mother to eight. Her training has been completed through Birth Arts International as well as DONA. She also holds a BS. in Psychology. Samantha will be offering a Modern Childbirth Education Class. No matter what type of birth you are planning, this class covers everything that you and your partner need to know about giving birth. From birth as a normal process with educational recourses, to hands on practice, combined with full question and answer. You will leave her class with the confidence from knowledge and experience that can help you to have a more satisfying childbirth experience.

Samantha Feldman, 254-630-3216, Originalmomentsbds@gmail.com

For more information or to register for this class call please contact Samantha Feldman at 254-630-3216 or Doulasofsouthernmaryland@gmail.com

originalmomentsbds@gmail.com

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DIY Valentine’s Make &Take Essential Oil Workshop, Feb., 6, 3:30 – 5:00

Join Evolve’s Essential Oil Specialist Dawn Powell for another fun, experiential and informative workshop. Learn why essential oils can benefit our health, home and happiness.  Take home the three gifts and a wealth of knowledge to make your own DIY gifts for all of your valentines! All workshop materials are included: ** Intro Oil Kit: 5ml Lemon, 5ml [...]




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Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga Workshop – Cancelled : (

Ignite your Valentine’s Day with a partner yoga workshop! Bring your special sweetheart, family member or friend to experience some of the basic partner poses. Each pose will be presented in a safe, non intimidating, fun format allowing both you and your partner an opportunity to explore trust, communication, strength and playfulness. No partner experience [...]




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LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Winter Blues, Sat., Jan. 30, 2:00 – 4:00

Do the dark, cold months of late winter leave you feeling less energetic? Does the lack of daylight depress your mood or cause you to feel more stress than usual? LifeForce Yoga is designed to meet you exactly where you are, regardless of your mood, physical strength and flexibility, and energy levels. It is a [...]




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Pelvis A-Go-Go: Round two of understanding the Pelvis and its support system, Sunday Feb. 7, 1-3 pm- POSTPONED

Join Lauri Bruce, RYT500, CYT, to continue the in-depth exploration of the Pelvic floor system.  This workshop will be more asana (posture) based with very little lecture.  The sequences that were handed out in the first workshop will be practiced and expanded on.  So whether your hammock is tight or droopy this is the place [...]




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Foundational Applications of Therapeutic Yoga in Cancer Treatment & Beyond POSTPONED

A 20-hour continuing education training for yoga instructors and those currently working with, or desiring to work with individuals who have been compromised by cancer or chronic illness. In this training you will discover unique ways in which to apply the basic principles of yoga (awareness, breath, & movement) and the rationale behind the benefits [...]




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Build a Playful, Dynamic Asana Practice – 4 week series begins Sat., Jan 9, 10:45-11:45

Join Darian Krall, RYT 200 for a fun, exhilarating and challenging 4 week session exploring some of those postures you have been eager to try. January 9th – Exploring Backbends & Balancing Exploring backbends and balancing postures trains your body to test its limits. The practice asks us to try something uncomfortable and unfamiliar and [...]




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Winter Wellness Cleanse begins Sunday, Jan. 3!

Join your fellow yogis for three weeks of unlimited yoga combined with a guided gentle detoxification process designed to energize, restore, and promote weight loss. This revitalizing program teaches the basic fundamentals for prevention and self-healing through nutrition and a restful, mindful cleanse. Stress, environmental factors, and our daily diet are all controllable variables that [...]




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