The Yoga of 12 step recovery is an exploration of addiction and recovery within the mind/body continuum that weaves together the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of 12 step programs. This training, led by the creators of the Yoga of Recovery work featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal Magazine and Conference, will equip you to create, facilitate, and guide Yoga and 12 step Recovery classes in your community. This program will give you the tools to: hold a safe place for deep healing, facilitate from compassion to empowerment, recognize traps that often prevent us from being fully present, create self-sustaining groups, and build practices based on recovery themes for anyone working with addictive patterns or affected by those patterns in others
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible and nourishing forms of healing and restoration. An inspired and inclusive practice, this guided meditation allows you to experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible. You are guided systematically through the koshas (all levels of being) including physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual, to bring awareness and healing to all levels. Transforming stress and anxiety, improving connection to your deepest self, and increasing health and wellness, are characteristic outcomes of Divine Sleep.
The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Intensive is a weekend workshop for those interested in deepening ‘understanding and application’ of the 12 step program and its symbiotic relationship with Yoga. The intensive focuses on the ‘understanding and application’ of both yoga and the 12-steps. We will explore the sources of addictive behavior, investigate yogic and 12 step principles as a foundation of recovery, discover sustainable ways for self regulation that enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and learn how to use the tools and practices of yoga to support recovery and avoid pitfalls and traps. This is a three day workshop perfect for anyone working with addictive behaviors or affected by those behaviors in others. It will deepen any work you may be currently doing or jumpstart your journey of self discovery. Early bird cost before December 20 is 250 dollars per person.
Svaha: An offering to the fire. An oblation. A goddess and wife of Agni (fire god). In this workshop we practice intently, deeply. We hold: time, the moment, our sacredness. We build: heat, strength, wisdom, our connectedness. We offer: truth, softness, our breath. Join us in this two hour workshop where we hold asana for an extended period of time. The poses are simple but will be deep. Poetry will be read. Silence will beckon and then we’ll soften into long stretches and deep seated forward bends. The point is to feel your edge and be amazed at your own ability to soften into it. You will learn about what you can hold in order to give up since heat is nature’s way of taking what you don’t need and cleasing one’s spirit. Your body will feel transformed. Your spirit will alight.
Partners learn how to move and stretch one another into healing and delightful Yoga postures. This form of bodywork is usually preformed on the floor, and participants wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Thai Yoga can be traced back as far as 2,500 years, and has its roots in the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda. Robert Ortner leads the experience for duos of all kinds: friends, life mates, siblings, neighbors, you can even stretch your boss. No Yoga experience is necessary, only a desire to give and receive Yoga.
Join Robert for this exciting new workshop where we will learn a complete Wu Gi Qigong sequence, combining it into an easy and fun routine. There will be an optional 4 week series to practice and memorize the full sequence. Qigong pronounced (chee gung), is an ancient health maintenance system from China that combines breathing, slow movement, and visualizations into a simple and elegant practice that can look like simple stretching or meditation. But inside, Qigong is a practice that can teach us how to realize the potential of our “Qi” in every cell and organ in our bodies. This workshop is 40 dollars per person. Please register in advance.
FIVE- MONTH OLD PUP NEEDS HOME. JACK IS A RESCUE, MEDIUM, SMALLISH- SIZE PART COLLIE, AND PART BEAGLE, WITH SHORT HAIR. HE IS CRATE TRAINED FOR SLEEP, POTTY TRAINED, UP TO DATE ON SHOTS AND HAS BEEN NEUTERED.
JACK IS CURENTLY BEING FOSTERED IN A LOVING HOME BUT HAS NOT WON THE HEARTS OF THE CATS RESIDING IN THE HOUSE. IN ADDITION, I WILL BE BEGINNING MY JOB ON AUG 26 AND WANT TO FIND A HOME BEFORE THIS DATE SO AS NOT TO HAVE TO LEAVE HIM WORRIED AND ALONE.
JACK IS ADORABLE, GENTLE AND SWEET. HE CRAVES AFFECTION AND CONSISTENCY. IN ONE DAY HE LEARNED TO SIT, WALK ON A LEASH AND HAS ALMOST ACCOMPLISHED LAYING DOWN ON COMMAND. MOST OF ALL, JACK SEEMS GRATEFUL FOR THE CHANCE TO LEAD A HAPPY LIFE AWAY FROM SHELTER LIFE.
MY HOPE FOR JACK IS THAT HE FINDS AN OWNER WHO IS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT DOGS AND WHO CAN CONVINCE HIM THAT HE IS SAFE AND LOVED. JACK VERY MUCH WANTS TO BE AROUND PEOPLE. IDEALLY, SOMEONE WHO WORKS FROM HOME OR ONLY PART-TIME WOULD BE IDEAL. JACK LOVES COMPANY AND NEEDS REASSURANCE. WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING HIM WITH TREATS AND A SECURITY BLANKET WHICH HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.
IF YOU CARE TO MEET HIM, PLEASE PHONE ME AT: 203-561-8133