Begin the new year taking care of you! Give our new offerings a look and mark your calendars with one of our new Wellness Workshops. Sign up and save by purchasing the whole package by January 15, 2014. We are thrilled to bring such talented and knowledgeable instructors to help balance your wellness at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness!
Jennifer VanBenschoten – Mala Bead Workshop
Sunday, January 18 1-4 pm
$15 per person by January 8, $25 after plus Mala Kit
A mantra is a sound or vibration that can be used to focus the attention during meditation to achieve deeper states of consciousness. Mantras have been used for thousands of years to clarify intentions as well as for healing. When working with a mantra during a 40-day discipline, the mantra is repeated 108 times twice a day: generally at or before dawn, and again at or before dusk. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to string and knot a personalized set of gemstone mala beads, and then use our beads for a mantra meditation to get you started on your path!
Lisa Buell – JourneyDance™
Sunday, January 25 2-4 pm
Sunday, March 8 2-4 pm
$15 per person by January 15, $25 after
$15 per person by March 1, $25 after
Open to the joy of life. You are the Warrior: your power, your intentions, your life’s journey. JourneyDance™ will move you through deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind, and source energy. This sensual and exhilarating union of dance, visualization, and ritual calls us to get funky and divine! Dance your fiery rhythmic beats, dive into your ocean of emotion, and clear your mind of negative self-talk. Inspire your heart to share its secrets, as you come into alignment with your true essence and intuition.
Jennifer Moore – Thursday Drumming
Thursday, January 15 7-8 pm
Thursday, February 12 7-8 pm
Thursday, March 12 7-8 pm
Thursday, April 9 7-8 pm
$10 per person per drumming or $35 for the series
This is an open drum class for all ages. People are encouraged to bring their own drums though many will be provided. These sessions will mirror yoga classes with attention to breath and our own inner rhythms through musical play and dance.
Michael Fergot – Inversion Workshop
Sunday, February 15 1-4 pm
$35 per person by Feb 1, $45 after
Many consider shoulder-stand and headstand as the queen and king of asana practice. The benefits of both are enormous. And as with anything with great benefits, there are risks. But by using our heads, we can approach these most royal postures to help reassert the sovereignty of the heart over the mind. All levels of practice are welcome, sequences will be progressive.
Justin Wolfer – Yoga – From Humble Beginnings to Mastery
Sunday, March 15 1-4 pm
$35 per person by March 5, $45 after
We all start yoga from humble beginnings. The practice uncovers physical weakness, rigidity and disconnect within the body and triggers frustration, insecurity and fear in the nervous system. So what do we do with this? How do we move beyond these experiences? This workshop will focus on laying the ground work for your own journey towards mastery – where you are and how your practice becomes the engine that moves you forward. The asana portion of this workshop will focus on demystifying transitions and inversions. Expect a discussion and a challenging vinyasa practice with instructions for all levels of practitioner to progress towards their own realizations.
Lynda Garrand – Kundalini Yoga
Sunday, April 26 1-4 pm
$35 per person by April 16, $45 after
Join Lynda for this fun workshop to Discover Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is a very dynamic style of yoga that works on many systems in the body at once, leaving you feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient system of yoga that uses breath techniques (pranayama), physical postures (asana), meditation, relaxation, and mudras (hand positions) to energize your body, quiet your mind, soothe the nervous system, invigorate the glandular system, allowing the body, mind and soul to balance. When we are in balance, we can be our best selves everyday. This workshop will consist of some discussion time to cover the definition of Kundalini Yoga and some of the elements used during a Kundalini Yoga practice, it’s history and philosophy. Following a brief discussion you will have the opportunity to practice some breath techniques, a Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set of exercises), extended gong relaxation, and an extended meditation session.
There are three ways to register for the Winter Wellness Workshops at LCY&W!
- Send a check to LCY&W – PO Box 102, Essex, NY 12936
- Drop off a check or cash at LCY&W in the secure grey lock box at the front door
- Go go www.lakechamplainyogaandwellness.com and use the Paypal button at the bottom of the page
Save! – Purchase all the Winter Wellness Workshops for $150 — Save $70 (one JourneyDance) by January 15, 2015. (Does not include the Mala Kit)
If you have questions contact LCY&W at 518.963.4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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