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Based on an article by Viniyoga therapist Olga Kabel, creator of Sequence Wiz, this workshop will focus on 20 “nutrient-dense” poses that give us maximum benefits with minimum risk.

These poses bring benefits to multiple parts of the body, adapt easily to fit the needs of the practitioner and can be easily modified to change their area of effect.

Join Lauri Bruce ERYT 500, CYT for this 3 hour workshop and explore the possibilities and benefits of these 20 super poses.

Students will learn how to adapt the postures for their particular needs and conditions and teachers will learn how  incorporating  modifications can enhance the practices they are offering their students.

CEUs available for this class.  Handouts included. Register by Feb 12 and save $5.  Otherwise just $50.  Go to your MindBody account to register on-line or sign up at the front desk : )

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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.    Class size is limited to 6 couples (12 people).  5 week session starting September 24.

$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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The Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness outlines practical methods for practicing mindfulness meditation and for progressing on the path to awakening. In this workshop series we’ll interweave these timeless teachings with body-based yoga methods. Mindfulness practice develops a quality of awareness that enables us to maintain a continuity of presence throughout a movement practice. Asana and pranayama offer clear anchor points for the present moment, making meditative awareness more accessible. These practices sustain each other, and together they support the cultivation of wisdom and the capacity to skillfully meet life as it unfolds.

Each workshop will include both receptive and active (Yin/Yang) asana practice to develop and maintain ease and vitality in the tissues of the body, pranayama for enhancing the pranic system, and mindfulness methods drawn from each of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, all with the mood of loving-kindness.

In the First Foundation of Mindfulness, the Buddha offers methods for cultivating grounded presence in the body. By watching the breath and paying attention to the kaleidoscope of sensations that percolate in an asana practice, we develop the capacity to attend to all of life’s experiences in a skillful way.

The Second Foundation of Mindfulness outlines practices for working with feelings. Not quite the same as emotions, feelings are the visceral, body-based responses to circumstances before the mind turns them into emotions. In our practice this month, we will work on identifying the moment when our feelings gives rise to reactivity.

The Third Foundation of Mindfulness addresses mental activity such as emotions, imaginings, plans, memories — what we call citta vritti (mind chatter) in Patanjali’s yoga. Indeed, the exposition of yoga in the Yoga Sutras is to calm this chatter so that we may touch into reality. Much chatter arises in yoga practice, making it fertile ground for inquiry into our mind state.

In the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness we receive the teachings on the dharmas, or mental phenomena. We can think of these as the filters through which we perceive our world. In this final workshop, we will pay attention to the experiences that enter our consciousness through the sensory doorways and inquire into the nature of change

Take all 4 classes of sign up individually : )
Feb 12
Mar 12
April 9
May 7
$140 for all 4 sessions or $40 for single class.  Go to your MindBody account to register on-line or sign up at the front desk : )
About Insight Yoga & Jennifer O’Sullivan
Developed by master teacher Sarah Powers, Insight yoga is a heart-centered approach that interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology. Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade after completing her first teacher training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and her primary teacher Sarah Powers. Jennifer is an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher and mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute.

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Rise Up: Inversions for Everyone! with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller, Sunday, April 2, 1:30 – 3:30

Springtime is the perfect time for inversions. Just as the flowers begin to push through the cold earth reaching towards the sun, their roots dig even deep down to create a strong anchor to support that skyward growth. When you are learning to balance safely upside down, you can take a tip or 2 from [...]




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Ayurveda: Healing Principles and Daily Practices with Alana Greenberg, April 29 – 30, 2017

Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is India’s traditional health-care system that adheres to the organic pulsations and bio-rhythms of nature. It offers common sense approaches to wellness and longevity with natural, safe and effective remedies, empowering us to maintain our own vibrant health. How? This workshop will demystify Ayurvedic Medicine by exploring its philosophical roots and [...]




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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: Understanding Trauma’s Full-Spectrum Impact and How to Relieve Symptoms Naturally with Alana Greenberg, June 3 – 4, 2017

Growing evidence shows that the imprints of traumatic events remain lodged in the body and brain, and that somatic awareness practices are essential for trauma recovery. Modern findings in neuroscience support these notions and have paved the way for yoga and meditation to find their rightful place as bona fide adjunctive therapies in treating traumatic [...]




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Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutic Essentials 100 Hour Training with Janel Schullo, June 25 – July 8, 2017

Self-Awakening Yoga has been called a miraculous returning home to the wisdom of the body. In this 100-hour teacher training you will learn to teach the fundamentals of Self-Awakening Yoga, from accessible movement, to mindful awareness. You will gain non-authoritarian teaching skills to help others unravel muscular tension, experience new ranges of motion, and recover [...]




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Evolve Yoga now at St. Mary’s College

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, Jan 1 0, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Spring session begins March 14. *A basic class to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance, appropriate for [...]




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New! Yoga for Recovery on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 – 3:30

  This season explore personal growth for yourself or your loved ones by learning to combine 12-step recovery and yoga. This workshop series is also ideal for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with persons in recovery. Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program. Each workshop will [...]




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Valentines Day: Love & the Art of Communication, Sunday, February 12 – POSTPONED

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of healthy communication and lasting love. In this skill-building workshop for couples and individuals you will learn how to: Develop effective new communication skills using “Conscious Communication.” Resolve conflicts with compassion and ease. Discover a path to emotional healing and spiritual evolution through your relationship. Experience deeper [...]




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