Saturday, March 1st @ Bend & Bloom Yoga
Un-Shielding: A Class to Open Your Heart & Lift Your Spirits with Denise & Megan Leigh
This class is designed to give you an experience of healing, rather than an idea of healing. First and foremost, we all want to feel good. Feeling good motivates us to continue to come to class and create a life around what’s working. Letting go of old habits both mental and physical is a process.
Most of us have developed the skill of self-protection (shielding) as a means of survival. Rejection, feeling judged, exposing vulnerability, and heartbreak are all scary and uncomfortable. Feeling strong in your body is at the starting line on the road to self-confidence. When we feel sure of ourselves, we are more likely to let our authentic self be seen by others. We must learn to un-shield in order to heal.
Megan and Denise will give you practical tools that you can add to your practice to help you do this. We’ll open the heart chakra through backbending, (don’t worry- there are backbending options for all levels and the injured.) stabilize your mood with inversions and detox with suns, twists and a few surprises. Come and spend time on the mat so that you can spend more time doing what you love off the mat.
June 7th & 8th, 2014
Reflections Yoga250 West 49th St, 2nd floor, NYC
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Hands On Assisting Workshop for Yoga Teachers: Discover the art of touch
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014 at Bend & Bloom
Magical hands-on assists are often the missing piece that can turn a mediocre yoga class into an amazing yoga class. Learning to touch students from a heart-felt place takes practice and dedication. In this workshop we will focus on reversing the bad habits of assisting, start to build confidence in our hands, and touch our students so that they feel seen and understood. We will cover a ton of poses applicable to any style of yoga as well as ways of working with injuries. Come with questions and a desire to learn.
We will kick off the training with a 2 hour yoga intensive which will get us feeling into our bodies and connecting to the heartfelt energy needed for compassionate assists. We will heat up the channel of energy that runs from the heart to the hands. Learning to breathe into your heart while teaching and assisting will transform your classes. Instead of feeling exhausted after class, you will feel fulfilled and enlivened.