Category Archives: Yoga Moves

Looking at the Bones with Deborah Wolk

 

Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm “Looking at the Bones”    Sign up Here

The bones of the scoliotic body are different in may ways. The vertebrae themselves are rotated and displaced, as are the ribs and pelvis. But what about the other bone in the body? They also reflect and fit into these patterns. In addition, these patterns cause the bones to grow differently. Some are denser or more hollow, some are larger and others thinner and smaller. They shape differently. This phenomenon is called bone remodeling.

How to see the alignment of the bones specifically in the scoliotic environment How do we help our students see them, sense their differences, and perhaps change their direction? Through observation and learning to touch and adjust bones in the yoga asanas, Deborah will help you see and instruct your students to sense and move their bones more precisely.

Yoga For Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk

Yoga for Scoliosis

with Deborah Wolk

A must do event if you have scoliosis or you are a yoga teacher with students that have scoliosis

December 2nd & 3rd
Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm Bone anatomy and how to touch for Scoliosis.
Saturday 2:30pm – 5:00pm Strong Legs a foundation for balance.

Sunday 10:30am – 1:00pm Finding extension with the arms and trunk.
Sunday 3:00pm – 5:30pm Pranayama (breath-work) for scoliosis, asymmetry & back pain.

 

Deborah Wolk offers this informative workshop.
Students with scoliosis have very specific needs with the nervous system, proprioceptive  system and with pain patterns. One must avoid muddled information. Using pop set-ups, hands on adjustments and verbal instructions, Deborah will guide you in how to better teach your students with scoliosis or how you can practice better with a scoliotic body.

Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm “Looking at the Bones”    Sign up Here

The bones of the scoliotic body are different in may ways. The vertebrae themselves are rotated and displaced, as are the ribs and pelvis. But what about the other bone in the body? They also reflect and fit into these patterns. In addition, these patterns cause the bones to grow differently. Some are denser or more hollow, some are larger and others thinner and smaller. They shape differently. This phenomenon is called bone remodeling.

How to see the alignment of the bones specifically in the scoliotic environment How do we help our students see them, sense their differences, and perhaps change their direction? Through observation and learning to touch and adjust bones in the yoga asanas, Deborah will help you see and instruct your students to sense and move their bones more precisely.

Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm  Support and Balance from the Legs.  Sign up Here

Scoliosis creates a torque in the pelvis which assumes asymmetrical leg use.  As a result there are difficulties in gait, balance and support of the spine from the legs. Learn to see where this lack of support is using techniques with props, instructions and hands on adjustments to help with even leg use and balance. You’ll be able to help your students find more lift in their spine and use standing poses and other asana to balance the body.

Sunday 10:30am – 1:00pm “Extension and Connection in the Arms for Trunk Support and Lift.  Sign up Here

In the scoliotic body, the relationship of rib rotation to the  shoulder girdle creates an asymmetry in the arms. The arms relate to the sides of the body differently. Yet extending the arms and finding their connection to the trunk is instrumental in creating spinal length. Looking at these issues and finding ways to describe connection in the joints, and support balanced arm use with modifications and props will allow your student to traction and lengthen the spine with the arms.

Sunday 3:00pm – 5:30pm Pramayama for Back Care & Scoliosis …. De-Stress for the Holidays!!  Sign up Here

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time of the year. Join Deborah to learn  pranayama, yogic breathing practices, to help quiet your body and mind! The breath is both a primary and intrinsic aspect of yoga practice. With yoga for scoliosis, the breath is our first approach to the thoracic and lumbar concavities – our first real internal sense of those areas that are so difficult to feel. This opening of difficult to feel areas can help with all back pain, not just that associated with scoliotic patterns.

Pranayama, the yogic breathing practices, practiced regularly, can provide as much or more support for your spine as the asana for helping work with your back issue and /or scoliosis. In this session, students will go beyond using the breath to support the concavities in asana to use practices such as ujay and viloma on their own to support the weaker areas of the spine, ribs, organs, and the entire physiological structure, as well as the mind and spirit.

Join Deborah to learn:

  • How to sense the shape of your ribcage and how this tells you how to optimize the breath.
  • How to optimally access the diaphragm
  • How to control your breathing patterns so you can be calmer and experience less pain.

Deborah will present a sequence helpful for opening the lungs and supine pranayama practices with set-ups specifically geared to your curve(s), asymmetries, or other patterns.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up your space.

Workshop fees:

Yoga Teachers, Pilates, Personal Trainers and other Therapists

  • Full workshop all four sessions $230.00
  • One Day only 2 sessions $130.00
  • Half Day session either day $70.00

Workshop fees for Students with scoliosis.

  • Full workshop all four sessions $115.00
  • One Day only 2 sessions $65.00
  • Half Day Session either day $35.00

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Deborah Wolk is the founder of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City. Inspired by her own back issues, and her extensive education with teachers like Geeta Iyengar, Genny Kapuler, Bobbie Fultz and Elise Browning Miller, Deborah developed a style of yoga teaching focused on alignment and anatomy for back care and scoliosis. Deborah is a certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer.

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December Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

December 17, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

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Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

October Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

October 8, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

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Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

TriYoga® Tampa Bay with Lynne Andrews (Chandra)

TriYoga® in Tampa Bay

Last workshop for 2017….  Don’t miss event.

September 22 & 23
Friday  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm & 3:30pm – 6:00pm  2 different sessions on Saturday

Lynne (Chandra) Andrews offers this amazing workshop.
TriYoga®  flows are slow and meditative in nature creating a balanced mind, body and spirit. Lynne travels from Tallahassee to offer these teachings that are not seen in yoga studios in this area. Discover a deeper level of yoga flows.

Friday 6:30pm – 9pm TriYoga Flows for Hips & Spine

This session will begin with a flowing series to warm up the body, including stretches for the hips and spine. Emphasis will be placed on moving fluidly from one posture to the next to achieve “meditation in motion”.

Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm  Free the Hips

We will being with reclined stretches to release tension from hips and legs. Standing poses create a strong foundation for good posture while improving strength and flexibility. Sustained stretches for lower body improve flexibility and range of motion.

Saturday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm At the Wall

The wall provides excellent support for our TriYoga practice! This flowing series benefits the arms, shoulders, back and lower body. The workshop will be energizing and relaxing, while also providing deep stretches.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up your space.

Workshop fees: $40 for 1, $75 for 2 or all 3 sessions for $108

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TriYoga® Flows, a complete hatha yoga method, is the union of posture, breath and focus – or asana, pranayama and mudra. TriYoga fundamentals include relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow naturally emerges.

Sign up is quick and easy! Hold your space for this special event offered by Lynne (Chandra) a certified TriYoga® Teacher Trainer and Senior Instructor. Instructing TriYoga® for 31 years, she specializes in postural alignment and provides personal assistance to support students as needed. Chandra resides in Tallahassee, FL

Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing

Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing

November 11,2017
1:00pm – 3:30pm
$40.00
Nancy MacDonald, E-RYT500, certified restorative yoga teacher & Robert Austin,  Sound Healer, are combining these gifts to open the doors to your personal healing.  Nancy will guide you into supported restorative postures as Robert plays Crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and other instruments.  Feel the healing vibrations of sound that are not only soothing to your ears, but soothing to your soul.  Receive, restore, explore your healing. Tibetan bowls will be played on the body in a few of the restorative postures.

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Restorative Yoga involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. The sounds that surround you can help find a deep inner peace and clam. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

Sign up is quick and easy! I’m looking forward to seeing you for this popular, no-stress event.

Robert Austin: Learn to play crystal & Tibetan bowls.

Robert Austin, Learn to play crystal & Tibetan bowls.

April 7th, 2017
1:30pm – 3:30pm
$25.00

Robert Austin offers this amazing opportunity to learn how to play healing bowls.  He will also have bowls that can be purchased so you can take your healing with you.

Robert Austin has been offering Healing Sound Journeys and individual sessions for over 10 years. His willingness to share his knowledge of the bowls healing powers is a gift to yourself and your loved ones.  He will help you find your spirit tone bowl that speaks to your vibration or a bowl that can be used for yoga classes or add to your personal sound healing toolbox.

The pure tones of crystal bowls carry through physical objects quite well. Due to the crystalline nature of the human body and it’s ability to resonate with specific frequencies, we can benefit greatly by these pure tones.

One reason the pure tones vibrate our body is that it has a natural affinity to quartz. The human body is composed of many crystalline substances, the bones, blood and DNA are crystalline in structure as well as the liquid crystal-colloidal structure of the brain. Even on a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balances our electromagnetic energies, and this is the same substance found in quartz crystal.

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This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

 

September Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

September 10, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

Sign Up Today!

Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

July 2017 Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

July 9th
2:30pm – 3:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

Sign Up Today!

Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

TriYoga® Tampa Bay with Lynne Andrews (Chandra)

TriYoga® in Tampa Bay

June 16 & 17
Friday  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm & 3:30pm – 6:00pm  2 different sessions on Saturday

Lynne (Chandra) Andrews offers this amazing workshop.
TriYoga®  flows are slow and meditative in nature creating a balanced mind, body and spirit. Lynne travels from Tallahassee to offer these teachings that are not seen in yoga studios in this area. Discover a deeper level of yoga flows.

Friday 6:30pm – 9pm TriYoga Flows

This session will begin with a flowing series to warm up the body, including stretches for the hips and spine. Emphasis will be placed on creating balanced, postural alignment to strengthen muscles and keep joints free from strain.

Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm  Strengthening

We will being with reclined stretches to release tension from hips and legs. Standing poses create a strong foundation for good posture while improving strength and flexibility.

Saturday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm Free the Spine

Our practice will include a variety of flowing sequences for lengthening the spine and strengthening the back. This session will include wall-supported stretches.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up your space.

Workshop fees: $40 for 1, $75 for 2 or all 3 sessions for $108

Sign Up Today!

TriYoga® Flows, a complete hatha yoga method, is the union of posture, breath and focus – or asana, pranayama and mudra. TriYoga fundamentals include relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow naturally emerges.

Sign up is quick and easy! Hold your space for this special event offered by Lynne (Chandra) a certified TriYoga® Teacher Trainer and Senior Instructor. Instructing TriYoga® for 31 years, she specializes in postural alignment and provides personal assistance to support students as needed. Chandra resides in Tallahassee, FL