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YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM - MASSACHUSETTS
The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave., Arlington, Massachusetts

YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave., Arlington, Massachusetts

The next Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour Teacher Training Program begins September 8, 2017. The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training 2017-2018 is a vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with physical and energetic alignments to create a transformational practice.

 Five star rating, with over 80 reviews on Yoga Alliance.  

“Daniel Orlansky and Liz Owen were the most compassionate, detail-oriented teachers I could have possibly asked for. Their immense expertise and the focused curriculum have left me feeling confident in my skills as a yoga instructor, not only of the physical postures, but of the pranayama, physical and energetic awareness, and the divine oneness and non-judgement at the core of the yoga practice. Though I was previously terrified of public speaking, I feel well prepared now to share this practice with the world, and so very well cared for.” – Lauren A, Medford MA, 2016 Graduate

“Daniel and Liz were incredible teachers and I feel so lucky to have taken their training. I learned so much from both Daniel and Liz, who bring such diverse and broad information and experience of the yoga field to their training. They are the best!” – Ali W, 2014 Graduate

PINEAPPLE YOGA STUDIO 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Pineapple Yoga, 517 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL - November & December 2017

PINEAPPLE YOGA STUDIO 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
517 S. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236

A registered yoga school (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, this 11-month training beginning July 2017 is a life changing opportunity which has the potential to impact your life and the lives of others. Liz teaches the following modules, which are for those in the program as well as for yoga teachers and other professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge. YA CEUs are available for RYTs.

Spine Twists for Mobility: Asanas for Back Health- Nov 18-19, 2017
Functional & Emotional Core: Stabilizers and Strengtheners for Life - Dec 9-10, 2017
 
Click here for complete information about the PYS TT program.
For more information contact Claudia Baeza, claudia@pineappleyogastudio.net.

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP - FLORIDA
January 13, 2018 at The Yoga Sanctuary

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
The Yoga Sanctuary, Saturday, January 13, 2018, 112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
12-2pm - Workshop and teacher training immersion, open to the general public.
2:30-4:30pm - Teacher training immersion.

PRIVATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE - on Monday January 15, 2018 please contact jennifer@theyogasanctuary.biz

Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back - Open to the Public Workshop and Teacher Training Immersion
Liz Owen, E-RYT500

PART ONE - Open to the Public and Teacher Training Immersion: 12-2pm

In our time together you will learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight hip and lower back muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups, and ways to create natural tone and balance while respecting your body’s particular conditions and limitations. Special attention is paid to pelvic misalignment issues, sacral joint dysfunction, and spinal disk conditions. Liz Owen’s expertise of lower back health and yoga philosophy brings both Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on creating a healthy lower back and will bring mindfulness and depth to your journey of maintaining lower back health in daily life.

Open to everyone with lower back pain, especially beginners, and to yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge of yoga as a healing modality for lower back pain. 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for RYTs. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, by Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Shambhala Publications) may be purchased at the workshop for $20.

“This is a clear, insightful program for lower back health, rooted in classical yoga and rich in Western and Eastern wisdom. The authors offer fresh and accessible yoga practices that are sure to inspire a lasting, healing recovery from pain in the lower back. I love this book!” – Patricia Walden, author of The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health.

PART TWO – Teacher Training Immersion: 2:30-4:30pm

In this teacher training immersion we delve into the anatomy of the hips, sacral band, and lumbar spine, and we explore how the deep hip, abdominal, and leg muscles act on the lower back. You will learn about common lower back injuries, how asanas affect the lower back, and how lower back injuries can occur in yoga practice. You will take away knowledge of assists, props, and pose modifications for lower back conditions, and an understanding of how to help your clients ease their lower back pain.

Open to yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge of yoga as a healing modality for lower back pain. 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for RYTs. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, by Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Shambhala Publications) may be purchased at the workshop for $20

DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE - MASTER CLASS - FLORIDA
January 14, 2018 at The Yoga Sanctuary

DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE – MASTER CLASS: Peak Pose Wild Thing!
Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1-3pm at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

PRIVATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE - on Monday January 15, 2018 please contact jennifer@theyogasanctuary.biz

Make progress in your journey into backbends while you have fun with the uplifting and spacious experience that Wild Thing offers. This workshop is an opportunity to experience meditation in action as yoga opens the outer body and awakens the body’s subtle energies. We will practice a playful and well-rounded sequence that includes pranayama, vinyasa, sustained asana, and an extended guided deep relaxation. Lots of prop work is included, so that everyone, of every level, can experience the stability and freedom needed to approach Wild Thing. This workshop is suitable for students with 1 year experience to teachers. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for RYTs.

YOGA FOR DEPRESSIONS AND ANXIETY WORKSHOP - FLORIDA
January 21, 2018 at Revival Yoga Fitness Studio

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WORKSHOP
at Revival Yoga Fitness Studio, Marco Island FL, Sunday, January 21, 2017, Time TBA

In this workshop you will learn about yoga as an evidence-based practice that can be used on its own or alongside traditional western medical treatments to help ease depression and anxiety. You will take away an understanding of how to use yoga in your everyday life to create mental and emotional well-being. Both discussion and practice portions are based on two NIH-funded studies coauthored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine, published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Our practice includes a centering meditation, pranayama, active and restorative asanas, therapeutic deep relaxation, and coherent breathing.

Open to anyone, especially beginners and those living with anxiety or depression. An electronic booklet for home practice will be given to all participants. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for yoga teachers.

To find out more, here are a few articles of note:
It’s Official: Yoga Helps Depression
Time.com

Yoga Helps Reduce Symptoms of Depression, Study Finds

Psychology Today

Yoga May Ease Depression, According to a New Study
Boston Magazine

Yoga Needs to Cut the Bullshit: All the Pseudoscience Can Detract From the Way Your Practice Can Actually Help
Tonic/Vice

YOGA FOR DEPRESSIONS AND ANXIETY WORKSHOP AND TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION - FLORIDA
Fevruary 24, 2018 at Yoga Bird Studio

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WORKSHOP AND TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
at Yoga Bird Studio, Fort Myers, FL, Saturday, February 24, 2018; 2 part program, Times TBA.

PART ONE – Open to the Public Workshop and Teacher Training Immersion

In this workshop you will learn about yoga as an evidence-based practice that can be used on its own or alongside traditional western medical treatments to help ease depression and anxiety. You will take away an understanding of how to use yoga in your everyday life to create mental and emotional well-being. Both discussion and practice portions are based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine, published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Our practice includes a centering meditation, pranayama, active and restorative asanas, and therapeutic deep relaxation.

Open to anyone, especially beginners and those living with depression or anxiety. An electronic booklet for home practice will be given to all participants. Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for RYTs.

PART TWO – Teacher Training
In this teacher training and continuing education immersion we delve into both eastern and western aspects of depression and anxiety, and how their interface can create mental and emotional well-being. Included is discussion of:

  • Sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems.
  • Allostatic loads and how they contribute to depression and anxiety.
  • The effect of yoga on heart rate variability, which is a marker of parasympathetic tone.
  • The role of the vagus nerves and which yoga practices stimulate them for optimum functioning.
  • The philosophical aspects of yoga as tools for healing anxiety and depression.
  • How yoga practice balances the nervous system – pranayama, asana, involvement of the chakras, and the liver, kidney, heart and lung meridians.
  • Which breaths and asanas to practice for anxiety and which to practice for depression.
  • Meeting the mind and body where they are.

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of easing depression and anxiety. An electronic booklet about how to practice yoga to help manage moods is included. Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for RYTs.

PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS

Private and semi-private one hour lessons are available. These sessions are beneficial for addressing particular injuries or conditions that prevent a student from enjoying public classes. E-mail lizowen@comcast.net for more information.
 

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