Wintertime Yoga: Yoga for Calming the Mind
Saturday February 4th, 10am-1pm
Many of us live with much stress and strain. In this workshop, we will explore ways in which to give our body, energetic (nervous) system and mind a deep rest from all the holding and bracing patterns that are employed to deal with overload. We will learn:
- Gentle dynamic postures with breath support
- Soothing breathing exercises that nourish the nervous system
- Visualization and meditation practices to calm the senses and the mind
- Chanting of sounds and mantra-s that help to maintain equilibrium in turbulent times
- Finally, we will enjoy a delicious communal healthy ayurvedic meal, prepared by Bhagavat Life! (You will receive the recipes).
Come and join us for this replenishing experience!
The workshop addresses all practitioners, from beginner to long time student, as well as yoga teachers. Hand-outs will be available to facilitate home practicing of the learned tools. There will be time for questions and discussion throughout the workshop, and individual practitioners' needs are taken into consideration with alternatives offered when appropriate.
Held at Bhagavat Life. 25 1st Ave, 5th Floor.
Guta Hedewig has studied the teachings of Krishnamacharya with TKV Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM.org) in Chennai, where she has completed advanced yoga courses and studied privately. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher in the Krishnamacharya Tradition, having completed a 4-year long Yoga Therapy Training, including two on-site internships at the KYM. She also learned Vedic Chanting at the affiliated Vedavani (Vedic Chanting School) and continues her studies with her mentor, Sonia Nelson (vedicchantcenter.org). Guta is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 500 and has directed over 20 Yoga Teacher Training Programs (200, 500, and 700 hr). Her specialization is to introduce students to Traditional Yoga Teachings in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, and his son TKV Desikachar, who she has studied with for many years. She works therapeutically one-on-one, creating individualized practices for students to enhance health and well-being. She also leads regular workshops in Vedic Chanting.