Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Workshops

WORKSHOPS

   

<< May 30 2016 - Aug 22 2016 >>

Preschooler Yoga Series (drop off ages 3 - 5) with Jo Ann Kester Next held on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue May 3, 2016 - Tue May 31, 2016
This preschooler yoga class is a playful and supportive environment. We will play yoga games, participate in yoga stories, and sing songs that pair with the postures we will learn. This fun and creative yoga class will also help to build strength, increase focus, and improve coordination. This class is appropriate for most children ages 3-5.

This class is for kids only. The children will practice without their adult caregiver. If you have questions about the class or would like to attend class with your child please email joannblueheron@gmail.com.

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Yin Yoga practice offers you the opportunity to explore effortlessness while rejuvenating the connective tissue of the major joints of the body. The Yin approach encourages true physical health and sound emotional well being through longer held poses with relaxed musculature. As we move into this slow and deep practice our focus will be on connecting to the ‘Inner Teacher’ who resides in that place of nurturing stillness within all of us, setting the stage for meditation and contemplative practices.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of yogis. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

The Origins of Yoga and How This Relates to Your Modern Life with Claudia Neuman Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ever wonder why or how Yoga came about? Why was it important in the ancient world and why is it so important in our world today? This background will help yogis of today to answer our own questions: How does your yoga practice affect your life? How do you know if you are making progress in yoga? Why does doing a yoga pose change your life?

In this workshop you will find a deeper understanding of the ancient texts, such as the Vedas, Upanishads, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita. You will also learn the historic evolution of Tantra and how this affected yogic philosophy today.

Claudia will include lecture, a yoga asana practice, pranayama, and meditation. This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in going deeper into the practice of yoga.

200-hour yoga teachers can receive Continuing Education hours for this workshop.

Claudia has a deep and broad experience with yoga. She began studying in 1985 and has trained with many leaders of the yoga movement in the US including Eric Shiffman, Pattabhi Jois, John Friend, Moses Brown, Desiree Rumbaugh and more. She is E-RYT -500 certified.

Cost: $55 

Save 15% if you sign up before May 20th!

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
More than a mere relaxation technique that dissipates in moments, Yoga Nidra is a way to access and fully experience your ever-present peacefulness amidst all the chaos, stress, and changing circumstances in life. Known as the meditative heart of yoga, this practice takes you on a journey of noticing physical sensations, breath, emotions, thoughts, and a sense of self. By inviting you to effortlessly unwind, tune in, and tend to your whole being, this meditation supports the release of negative thought patterns, alleviates the pressure of challenging feelings, and deeply nourishes your sense of well-being. Appropriate for every body. Beginners and advanced students welcome.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
Cost: $20
 
Tending the Joints: An Exploration of Yin Yoga with Machelle Lee Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yin Yoga utilizes floor poses held for 3-5 minutes each in order to modestly, within limits, stimulate ligaments through traction and compression of joint tissue.
This basic introduction to Yin Yoga theory and its simple repertoire of poses is self-empowering for the support and physical therapy for the joints, tendons, and ligaments of the low back, spine, hips, sacrum, knees and ankles.
In this workshop, the foundational principles of Yin Yoga will be discussed as well as the chemical responses that occur in the joints based on modern tissue regeneration research of why Yin Yoga is so uniquely therapeutic and rehabilitative to the joints.
 
Cost: $30
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

Yoga Teacher Training Information Session - Free with Machelle Lee Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Interested in sharing your love of yoga with others? Ready to make the change to a more satisfying career? Eager to deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy and practice?

Come to our free information session to learn more about the Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Teacher Training. We hold a comprehensive training that will lead you towards Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) eligibility.

During this informational session you will get an overview of the program and get the opportunity to meet Machelle Lee the program director.

Bring your questions and shared enthusiasm for yoga and find out if our Yoga Teacher Training Program is right for you!

Cost: FREE

Find out more before you come by visiting blueheronwellness.com/teacher-training

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
More than a mere relaxation technique that dissipates in moments, Yoga Nidra is a way to access and fully experience your ever-present peacefulness amidst all the chaos, stress, and changing circumstances in life. Known as the meditative heart of yoga, this practice takes you on a journey of noticing physical sensations, breath, emotions, thoughts, and a sense of self. By inviting you to effortlessly unwind, tune in, and tend to your whole being, this meditation supports the release of negative thought patterns, alleviates the pressure of challenging feelings, and deeply nourishes your sense of well-being. Appropriate for every body. Beginners and advanced students welcome.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
Cost: $20
 
Yin and Yang Yoga with Aromatherapy Workshop with Sierra Carlson Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our journey through life requires both strength and repose. This workshop offers both dynamic movement as well as restorative poses. Half of the time will be spent flowing through a gentle vinyasa designed to energize and strengthen. The other half will be spent on the mat taking long, meditative holds in restorative postures designed to clear the mind and target deep muscle relaxation. All the while, enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy. We will explore the dynamic of effort and ease, one of the fundamental principles of yoga. This workshop is open to all levels and includes asana, pranayama, meditation, and aromatherapy.
Cost: $25
Free Yourself with Yin Yoga Workshop - $25 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Start your holiday weekend off with self care. Yin Yoga offers you the opportunity to explore effortlessness while rejuvenating the connective tissue of the major joints of the body. The gentle but consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long-term health and mobility of the joints, calms and recharges the nervous system, and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of yogis. Pre-registration recommended. $25 per session.

QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
More than a mere relaxation technique that dissipates in moments, Yoga Nidra is a way to access and fully experience your ever-present peacefulness amidst all the chaos, stress, and changing circumstances in life. Known as the meditative heart of yoga, this practice takes you on a journey of noticing physical sensations, breath, emotions, thoughts, and a sense of self. By inviting you to effortlessly unwind, tune in, and tend to your whole being, this meditation supports the release of negative thought patterns, alleviates the pressure of challenging feelings, and deeply nourishes your sense of well-being. Appropriate for every body. Beginners and advanced students welcome.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
Cost: $20
 
Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
More than a mere relaxation technique that dissipates in moments, Yoga Nidra is a way to access and fully experience your ever-present peacefulness amidst all the chaos, stress, and changing circumstances in life. Known as the meditative heart of yoga, this practice takes you on a journey of noticing physical sensations, breath, emotions, thoughts, and a sense of self. By inviting you to effortlessly unwind, tune in, and tend to your whole being, this meditation supports the release of negative thought patterns, alleviates the pressure of challenging feelings, and deeply nourishes your sense of well-being. Appropriate for every body. Beginners and advanced students welcome.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
Cost: $20
 
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Yin Yoga practice offers you the opportunity to explore effortlessness while rejuvenating the connective tissue of the major joints of the body. The Yin approach encourages true physical health and sound emotional well being through longer held poses with relaxed musculature. As we move into this slow and deep practice our focus will be on connecting to the ‘Inner Teacher’ who resides in that place of nurturing stillness within all of us, setting the stage for meditation and contemplative practices.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of yogis. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.
Yoga & Hiking Adventure on the Northwest Branch Trail with Krista Mason Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
In this 90 minute workshop we will explore the beauty of the nature surrounding us alongside a strong, opening, and relaxing vinaysa yoga practice. We will practice to the soothing sounds of water, birds, and natures gifts. We will come away settled, grounded, and relaxed, with a deeper appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us even in the midst of a city setting. Beauty can be found anywhere, come find it with us!

Please bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.

All Levels welcome!
 
note: This workshop will be held offsite. Students will meet at Blue Heron to sign in, then will walk a short distance from the studio to the beginning of the trail. Feel free to bring a snack to eat on the trail. 
 
Cost: $25