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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 next Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour Teacher Training Program begins September 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.

“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

TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSIONS - MASSACHUSETTS
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression & Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back

YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION- TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION:
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3-6pm, at Home Yoga, 28 Chestnut Street, Andover, MA 01810

In this workshop you will learn about the dynamics and practice of yoga as it relates to depression and anxiety, and you will take away an understanding of how to practice and teach asana and breathwork practices that are helpful for working with varying symptoms of depression and anxiety. Both discussion and practice portions are based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine. The practice portion of the workshop includes active and restorative asanas, pranayama, and therapeutic deep relaxation.

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

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK - TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION:
Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training Program:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Arlington Center, 369 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 02476
12-3pm – Workshop and teacher training immersion, open to the general public.
4-7pm – Teacher training immersion.

Part One - Open to the General Public, 12-3pm
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. 3 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, 4-7pm
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. 3 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.

MOVING DEEPLY AND MINDFULLY IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE- MASSACHUSETTS
February 18th at Groundwork Yoga + Wellness, Belmont, MA

MOVING DEEPLY AND MINDFULLY IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE
Master Class Series at Groundwork Yoga + Wellness, 402 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA.
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:30-3:30pm
 
In our time together you will deepen your knowledge of yoga and how you can create a mindful, beneficial practice for yourself on many levels. We will practice a fun and well-rounded sequence that includes breath work, flow, and sustained poses. Along the way, we will explore how alignments, props, and pose modifications deepen one’s understanding and experience and help make challenging poses approachable. This workshop is suitable for students of all levels, from beginners to teachers. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for RYTs.

DEPENING YOUR PRACTICE - MASTER CLASS - MASSACHUSETTS
April 22, 2017 from 2-4pm at Borealis Yoga, Medford, MA

DEPENING YOUR PRACTICE - MASTER CLASS
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2-4pm, at Borealis Yoga, 36 Salem Street, Medford, MA 02155

In our time together you will deepen your understanding of yoga and how you can benefit from it on many levels. 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 fun and well-rounded sequence that includes pranayama, vinyasa, sustained asana, and an extended guided deep relaxation Through mindful actions you will create integration of body and mind, and you will be drawn inwards to experience new depths of awareness within yourself. This workshop is suitable for students of all levels, from beginners to teachers. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for RYTs.

YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION WORKSHOPS - MASSACHUSETTS
Classes coming soon

Classes coming soon

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK - FLORIDA
Various Studios Throughout Florida

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Pineapple Yoga Studio, 517 South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, 2-4:30pm – Workshop for the general public.
  • 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 of any skill level, including beginners and those who live with lower back pain. Yoga Alliance CEUs available for yoga teachers. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, by Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Shambhala Publications) may be purchased at the workshop for $20.

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 at Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33913
    4:30-6:30pm – Workshop for the general public.
  • 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 the body’s particular conditions and limitations. Special attention is paid to pelvic misalignment issues; sacral joint dysfunction, and spinal disk conditions that contribute to lower back pain. 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.

    This session covers techniques introduced in earlier Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back workshops and also presents new materials. You will leave with a well-rounded array of techniques for lower back health.

    Open to everyone, especially new beginners and those who live with lower back pain. Yoga Alliance CEUs available for yoga teachers. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, by Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Shambhala Publications) may be purchased at the workshops for a discounted price of $20.

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Pineapple Yoga Studio, 517 South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
    2-4:30pm – Teacher Training immersion.

    In this immersion you will learn gentle, safe yoga practices to stretch tight hip and lower back muscles and strengthen weak ones, and ways to create lower back health while respecting particular conditions and limitations. 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.

    This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of yoga as a healing modality for lower back pain. Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for yoga teachers. 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.

YOGA FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION - FLORIDA
Various Studios Throughout Florida

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Pineapple Yoga Studio, 517 South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
2-4:30pm – Teacher Training immersion

Yoga for Depression and Anxiety - Teacher Training Immersion
In this workshop you will learn about the dynamics and practice of yoga as it relates to depression and anxiety, and you will take away an understanding of how to practice and teach asana and breathwork practices that are helpful for working with varying symptoms of depression and anxiety. Both discussion and practice portions are based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine.

The practice portion of the workshop includes active and restorative asanas, pranayama, and therapeutic deep relaxation. In our group discussion, 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 and parasympathetic 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 and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of easing depression and anxiety. An electronic booklet including how to practice yoga to help manage moods is included. Three Yoga Alliance CE credits are available for registered yoga teachers.
 

FLORIDA WORKSHOP - STRESS BE GONE WORKSHOP
At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, Fort Myers, FL

STRESS BE GONE!
Where: At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33913
When: Friday, February 24, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
Cost: $35 early registration by 2/17, $40 thereafter

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from stress and if you would like to learn simple techniques to regain energy, good sleep and peace of mind, this workshop is for you! You will learn movement and breath practices from the Eastern qigong tradition and joint mobilization exercises. We finish with deep relaxation and breathing at the rate of five breaths per minute. Research has shown that this technique, called coherent breathing, effectively relieves stress, balances the nervous system, and improves energy and mental focus. Open to everyone, especially beginners.

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FLORIDA WORKSHOP- GROUND, OPEN & FLY AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP
At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, Fort Myers, FL

GROUND, OPEN & FLY! an Intermdiate/Advanced Workshop
Where: At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33913
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $35 early registration by 2/18, $40 thereafter

This master class is appropriate is for anyone with one+ year experience. You will explore vinyasa flow, sustained holding of poses, and breath work in ways that bring alignment to body, mind, and spirit. And you’ll be rewarded with a long, restful relaxation to end your practice.

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FLORIDA WORKSHOP- GOT A BACK ACHE? Learn How Yoga Can Help
At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, Fort Myers, FL

Got A Back Ache? Learn How Yoga Can Help
Where: At Gateway Yoga With Sylvia, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33913
When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
Cost: New Students - $55, includes your copy of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambala Publications. Returning Students - $35 - Register Early Space is Limited...

Learn how yoga can help ease back pain and sustain ahealthy, happy lower back! This workshop is for anyone coping with lower back pain.

  • Learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight 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.
  • Gain understanding of both Eastern and Western yoga practices that help promote lower back health, whether you are healing your own lower back or deepening your teaching skills so that you can help others.

    “This is a clear, insightful program for lower back health. 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

    Click Here for Flyer and more info.

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 liz@lizowenyoga.com for more information.
 

Cambridge & Arlington, MA | (781) 646-1740 | liz at lizowenyoga dot com
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