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GIVING THANKS: Developing Joy & Gratitude, A Workshop

Friday, November 24, 11:00am–12:30pm

April Ropes

 

Being Truly Thankful this Thanksgiving
Open your heart with gratitude as we begin this holiday season! Developing a quality of gratitude can fill our lives with deep peace and joy. This workshop will include:
  • Mindful centering and breath work
  • Heart opening and restorative yoga poses
  • A guided meditation, with an opportunity for some reflective journaling and note taking.

This workshop is open to all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners.

April Ropes is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) through the Pranotthan School of Yoga. Drawing from life experiences, as well as yoga and meditation practices, she enjoys guiding individuals on their own path to happiness and ease. April is also a Reiki Master and teaches  regular restorative yoga class at Sohum.

Please bring a journal for reflections (optional) and wear comfortable clothing.

In addition to $20 workshop fee, participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable canned good or cash donation to support the Westborough Food Pantry.

Pricing: $20 early bird. $25 at the door.

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Rejuvenate with a Healing Gong Sound Meditation

Saturday, December 2, 11:00am–12:30pm

Romy Valdez

 

There are few instruments like the Gong that can heal us through its purification properties of sound vibrations. In this energy field, the beginnings of removing all blocks can occur allowing you to reorganize and rebalance. This workshop will include transformational methods that include yoga and breathwork to prepare us for the vibrational healing energy of the Gong.

Some benefits of gong meditation include:

  • Conducive to healing and transformation
  • Induces a state of meditation by calming the mind
  • Reduces the internal dialogue
  • Creates a state of relaxation and release of tension
  • Stimulates the circulatory and glandular systems
  • Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Helps clear energetic and emotional blockages
  • Regenerates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Awakens higher states of consciousness
  • Bathes you in a cascade of healing sound — claims to shift the brain from Beta (waking state) to Theta or Delta (meditation) through the vibrations of the instrument.

Many people report receiving a deep sense of tranquility, reduced stress and improved sleep after a Gong Sound Meditation.

Pricing: $30 early bird. $35 at the door.

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Vocal Yoga - Freeing your voice to its fullest potential, 2-Part Workshop

Session 1: Sunday, December 3, 10:30am–12:00pm

Session 2: Sunday, December 10, 10:30am–12:00pm

Sudha Subbaraman

 

Liberating our voices is self-improvement. The whole body can fill with vibration from head to toe, giving the sounder the sensation of being a Tibetan healing bowl. With Vocal Yoga, you learn to be an instrument, filling your body with vibration from sounds, and releasing any blocks that have limited your resonance potential.
 

In this 2-part workshop, Session 1 and Session 2, Sudha Subbaraman, MS Structural Engineering, Musician, Yogi, and Voice coach of the Heather Lyle Yoga Method®️, will lead you in exploring your own unique instrument and developing self-awareness through physical and vocal exercises. Breathwork exercises to help you calm down and activate your parasympathetic nervous system, with a focus on the voice, will serve as the foundation for the voice. Body alignment and postural releases to release any physical tension will help channel the voice to flow freely from the ground up. To top this, some gentle physical asanas will be performed, with sounding techniques to help emerge the whole, open and authentic voice. We will end with a group meditation to open your voices using Chakra toning and Mantra chanting.

With her extensive vocal background, Sudha will give you home handouts on how to handle performance anxiety with simple techniques.

Limited to 12 participants for individual attention so register early to save your spot.

Sudha Subbaraman, MS. Structural Engineering, is a Yogi, singer/composer, and a budding Hindustani classical vocalist. She is a certified Vocal Yoga instructor, The Heather Lyle VocalYoga Method®️ (vocalyoga.com) teaching voice work techniques with traditional yoga postures. Sudha is available for personalized voice coaching, individualized therapy with music and meditation, and holistic voice lessons and music training for teenagers and kids.

The patented Heather Lyle’s Vocal Yoga Method® is a holistic type of voice work that utilizes techniques from yoga, pranayama, Alexander Technique, Voice Science, Qi Gong, the Bel Canto School of Singing, kirtan chanting, primal voice work, somatic bodywork, and fascia release work.

Pricing: $30 for first session only. $55 for both sessions.

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Saturday, December 9, 10:30am–12:00pm

Saturday, December 16, 10:30am–12:00pm

Pat Lebau

 

Want to practice Yoga to relieve pain on the bottom of the foot? Integrated Positional Technique (IPT) for Plantar fasciitis (PF)?  Want to learn about daily habits that contribute to PF and how to get out of pain?  Want to practice some of the yoga you may have learned at one of our workshops on IPT Yoga for PF?  

Please join Pat Lebau in December for two Saturday classes! Saturday December 9th and 16th.  No prior workshop on Yoga for PF is required.  We'll do a complete, gentle, practice in each session.  Achy low backs, shoulders and necks will appreciate this sequence as well!  Beginners as well as seasoned practitioners welcome.  Want to just come and join the practice even if you don't have PF because you know that the sequence will help bring your whole body into balance? Great!

See you on the mat!

Pat Lebau, Kripalu yoga teacher since 2008, brings her own personal PF story and success helping others to these classes on IPT for foot pain. You will learn simple, non standard positions to help alleviate pain of running, walking and standing. You will learn about daily activities that can lead to pain and simple, effective techniques to use at home a few times a day for a few minutes at a time to relieve the pain and keep it away while still enjoying daily activities like running, walking and working out.

Pricing: $30 early bird ($35 walk-in) for any one session, $55 for both.

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