Workshops/Teacher Trainings

Please email Liz if you’re interested in hosting a workshop in your area: lizowen@comcast.net

WORKSHOPS AND TEACHER TRAINING

In-person -Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, New York, NY - February 11, 2023

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person, Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Cooperative, 119 W 23rd St #406, New York, NY 10011
CONTACT:  646-964-5772 | Email info@samamkayayoga.com

Details TBA

In-person -Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, New York, NY - February 12, 2023

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person, Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Cooperative, 119 W 23rd St #406, New York, NY 10011
CONTACT:  646-964-5772 | Email info@samamkayayoga.com

Details TBA

In-person - Soul Project Yoga, Marco Island, FL - March 11, 2023

WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person – Soul Project Yoga and Wellness Center, 760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island FL
CONTACT:  239-393-3400 | Email hello@soulprojectyoga.com

This workshop will help you to create and support a healthy lower back. Liz Owen’s expertise of lower back health and yoga philosophy brings both Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on creating lower back wellness and will bring mindfulness and depth to your journey.

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 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.

This workshop is open to anyone, especially those with 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.

“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.

In-person - Soul Project Yoga, Marco Island, FL - March 12, 2023

WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person – Soul Project Yoga and Wellness Center, 760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island FL
CONTACT:  239-393-3400 | Email hello@soulprojectyoga.com

Join us and experience how you can use yoga to create emotional wellness. 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 asana and breathwork that is helpful for creating emotional well-being. Both discussion and practice parts are based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine.

In our group discussion, we will talk briefly about both eastern and western aspects of depression and anxiety, and how their interface can create mental and emotional well-being, including:

  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  • The role of the vagus nerve and how yoga practices stimulate it for optimum functioning.
  • How yoga practice balances the nervous system – breath practices, postures, involvement of energy centers called chakras, and the liver, kidney, heart and lung meridians.
  • Which breaths and postures to practice for depression and anxiety.

The practice portion of the workshop includes active and restorative asanas, pranayama, and therapeutic deep relaxation. It is accessible for all levels, especially beginners.

This workshop is suitable for all practitioners, yoga teachers-in-training, yoga teachers, and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of easing depression and anxiety. Approved for Yoga Alliance CEUs.

The Yoga Effect: A Proven Practice for Depression and Anxiety, by Liz Owen & Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Da Capo Lifelong, December 2019) may be purchased at the workshop.

“Readers will find an excellent review of the basics of yoga theory and practice in addition to well-presented instructions on a wide range of specific yoga practices that are likely to improve mental health and well-being. The research described in The Yoga Effect has been a meaningful contribution to the field.”

– Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

In-person and live-stream - The Yoga Sanctuary, Punta Gorda, FL - March 18, 2023

WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person and live-stream – The Yoga Sanctuary112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
CONTACT:  941.505.YOGA (9642) | Email info@theyogasanctuary.biz

Join us for a two-part workshop on how yoga can create and support a healthy lower back. 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.

Part 1: 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. Special attention is paid to pelvic misalignment issues, sacral joint dysfunction, and spinal disk conditions.
  • Sequencing asana practice for lower back health.
  • Gentle, safe movements to stretch tight hip and lower back muscles and strengthen weak ones.
  • Use of 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.

Part 2: This experiential workshop is open to anyone, especially those with lower back pain. 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 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.

These workshops are suitable for all practitioners, yoga teachers-in-training, yoga teachers, and other professionals seeking 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.

“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.

In-person and live-stream - The Yoga Sanctuary, Punta Gorda, FL - March 19, 2023

WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2023 – Time TBD
WHERE: In person and live-stream – The Yoga Sanctuary112 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
CONTACT:  941.505.YOGA (9642) | Email info@theyogasanctuary.biz

Join us for a two-part workshop on how to use yoga for emotional wellness. 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 asana and breathwork that are helpful for creating emotional well-being. Both discussion and practice parts are based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine.

Part 1: 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 role of the vagus nerve and how yoga practices stimulate it 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 depression and anxiety.
  • Meeting the mind and body where they are.

Part 2: The practice portion of the workshop includes active and restorative asanas, pranayama, and therapeutic deep relaxation. It is suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

This workshop is suitable for all practitioners, yoga teachers-in-training, yoga teachers, and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of easing depression and anxiety. Approved for Yoga Alliance CEUs.

The Yoga Effect: A Proven Practice for Depression and Anxiety, by Liz Owen & Holly Lebowitz Rossi (Da Capo Lifelong) may be purchased at the workshop.

“Readers will find an excellent review of the basics of yoga theory and practice in addition to well-presented instructions on a wide range of specific yoga practices that are likely to improve mental health and well-being. The research described in The Yoga Effect has been a meaningful contribution to the field.”

– Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS

By Appointment

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.