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YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM - MASSACHUSETTS
OPEN HOUSE - 9/9 from 6:15-7:15pm at The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave., Arlington, Massachusetts

YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
OPEN HOUSE - The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave., Arlington, Massachusetts
Sunday, September 9, 6:15 – 7:15pm

The next Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour Teacher Training Program begins September 2018. The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training 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 100+ 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

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION - MASSACHUSETTS
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10AM-1PM at The Yoga Studio Mills, Millis, MA

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
with Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT
WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The Yoga Studio Millis, 840 Main St., Suite 111, Millis, MA 02054
CONTACT: (508) 376-8508, theyogastudio@mail.com

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 DEPRESSION & ANXIETY TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION - MASSACHUSETTS
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-5PM at The Yoga Studio Mills, Millis, MA

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
with Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT
WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-5pm
WHERE: The Yoga Studio Millis, 840 Main St., Suite 111, Millis, MA 02054
CONTACT: (508) 376-8508, theyogastudio@mail.com

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.


YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP - MASSACHUSETTS
October 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm at State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center, Uxbridge, MA

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center, 104 E. Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge, MA 01569.
CONTACT: 508-278-2818

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.

“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.

ACTIVE AND RESTORATIVE POSES WORKSHOP - FLORIDA
February 2, 2019, 2-4pm at Gateway Yoga, Fort Myers, Florida

ACTIVE AND RESTORATIVE POSES WORKSHOP
WHEN: February 2, 2019 from 2-4pm
WHERE: Gateway Yoga, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd #111, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
CONTACT: 239-768-1458, gatewayyogastudio@yahoo.com

Our day to day activities and stressors often settle into tension and holding in our bodies. This practice will open the tight areas with gentle, active movements and unwind the tense parts with soothing, softening restorative poses and breathwork. You’ll take away a new feeling of ease and relaxation into your everyday life.  Open to participants of all levels, beginners welcome!

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP - FLORIDA
Friday, March 1, 2019 at Yoga Bird Studio, Fort Myers, FL

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2019, Time TBD (2-2.5hrs)
WHERE: Yoga Bird Studio, 1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 61, Fort Myers FL 33907
CONTACT: 239-936-6940, deani@yogabirdstudio.com

Open to the Public Workshop (2 or 2.5 hours)

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. 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.

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION- FLORIDA
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Yoga Bird Studio, Fort Myers, FL

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Time TBD (6hrs)
WHERE: Yoga Bird Studio, 1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 61, Fort Myers FL 33907
CONTACT: 239-936-6940, deani@yogabirdstudio.com

In this teacher training immersion we delve into the physical and energetic structure and alignments of the back and the spine. You will learn:

  • Spinal and back anatomy - sacral, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spines.
  • Anatomy of the hips, and musculature of the abdomen and legs, and how they support back health.
  • Proper alignment and movement of the spine in asana and meditation practice.
  • Common back conditions and injuries.
  • How to sequence and teach yoga for back health.
  • How to use assists, props, and pose modifications for optimal alignment and back health.
  • How to help your students ease back pain.
  • The spine and the energetic body - asana, pranayama, and yoga nidra practice to open chakras and nadis, and enable the flow of prana.

Open to yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge of yoga as a healing modality for back health. 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.

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP- FLORIDA
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Revival Yoga Fitness Studio Marco Island, Marco Island, FL

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019 Time TBD
WHERE: Revival Yoga Fitness Studio Marco Island
760 N. Collier Boulevard, Suite 107, Marco Island FL
CONTACT: 239.393.3400

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.

“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.

CHAIR YOGA (GUEST TEACHER) - FLORIDA
March 6, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:30am at Gateway Yoga, Fort Myers, Florida

CHAIR YOGA, Guest teacher
WHEN: March 6, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:30am
WHERE: Gateway Yoga, 11300 Lindbergh Blvd #111, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
CONTACT: 239-768-1458, gatewayyogastudio@yahoo.com

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK - WORKSHOP & TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION- FLORIDA
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The Yoga Sanctuary, Punta Gorda, FL

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY LOWER BACK - WORKSHOP & TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019, Time TBD
WHERE: The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda FL 33950
CONTACT: 941.505.YOGA (9642), info@theyogasanctuary.biz

Part One - Open to the Public Workshop and Teacher Training Immersion (2.5 hours)

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. 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 hours)

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. 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.

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY - WORKSHOP & TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION- FLORIDA
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at The Yoga Sanctuary, Punta Gorda, FL

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY - WORKSHOP & TEACHER TRAINING IMMERSION
WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019, Time TBD
WHERE: The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda FL 33950
CONTACT: 941.505.YOGA (9642), info@theyogasanctuary.biz

Part One – Open to the Public Workshop and Teacher Training Immersion (2 hours)

In this experiential 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, yogic breathing, active and restorative asanas, therapeutic deep relaxation, and coherent breathing.

Open to anyone, especially beginners and those living with depression or anxiety, yoga teachers in training, and professionals interested in yoga as a modality for healing depression. An electronic booklet for home practice will be given to all participants. Yoga Alliance CEU credits are available for RYTs.

Part Two – Teacher Training Immersion

In this teacher training 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 nerve 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.
  • Designing a practice for depression, designing a practice for anxiety.

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals interested in yoga as a modality for healing depression. 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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