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Saturday – Sunday MAY 6-7

I’m excited to share this weekend of yoga inquiry, focusing on how the practice affects our brains and consequently what effects it can have on our nervous systems and emotions.

You may remember a class or a pose that felt like it calmed you down. Or perhaps one that filled you with lots of energy. (Handstands and back bends come to mind.) Certain poses can be wonderfully uplifting or restorative; some can both activate and calm (think headstand or tree pose).

By the same token, one’s sequencing and awareness in asana can have deep effects on the nervous system and the emotions. Certain sequences can activate and stimulate, while others create a calm space and restful energy.

There’s a big difference between a restorative class and a power vinyasa one, but in both cases it’s interesting to note how the particular alignment/expression/execution of the pose determines its effects–as much as the type of pose, your mood, the time of day, even the weather.

With focus, precision and awareness of all these factors, we can create a deep relaxation response or stimulate an energetic and invigorated sense of well-being.

This workshop will teach the basics of the central nervous system, and how yoga canaffect the mind and body in both a scientific and spiritual sense.

It will take an all-encompassing,eclectic approach, incorporating concepts of western science and Chinese Medicine meridians to illuminate and explain how our bodies’ “control centers” are activated to make sensory, motor and somatic connections. Join us and find out how your brain work on Yoga!

15 Hours

12HRS Class+PRACTICUM 3HRS
Yoga Alliance Credit

Saturday
10:30a-5:30p

Sunday
10:30a-5:30p

There are many factors in a life that equate to health. Exercise, proper diet, and positive attitude all benefit body and mind. Another part of wellness is happiness. Yoga is a unique art and science that can help both health and happiness.

May 6-7

Saturday - Sunday

Yoga has the ability to alter many parts of the body, but we underestimate the power that yoga has on they body systems. Learn tools and techniques to calm the brain, and understand why this works.


Workshop




YOUR BRAIN ON YOGA

A healthy nervous system enables you to meet every event of life with calm and resilience. It keeps all the muscles, organs and tissues of the body working at full efficiency, gives sharper sensory perception and a sense of vitality and energy.

The nervous system affects the body from the organs to muscles to mood. A well-rounded nervous system enables us to remain calm in stressful situations.

The nervous system is made up of large numbers of individual cells or neurons. Neurons are the cells that make up the system, with fibrous hairs attached to the  membrane which enables each cell to transmit rapid trains of signals to nerves.

The asanas in yoga help teach the nervous system to react to stress with breath and calm.  Muscles learn to relax during tension and the negative symptoms produced by  hormones during  the “fight or flight” mode are repressed.