Healing From the Inside Out
A series of workshops for releasing, balancing, and thriving: Release old patterns physically and emotionally.
with Joanne Varni
September 14-16, 2018
Friday, September 14th, 5-7pm
Join Joanne for an evening of Somatic Yoga and an introduction to nervous system regulation. Our weekend will start with a brief explanation how our bodies behave during nervous system deregulation. At any given time many of us have a deregulated nervous system, which can cause the systems and the rhythms of the bodies to be out of balance. This session will provide you with simple, accessible ways to ground and settle your nervous system through gentle movement, breath work and awareness.
Saturday, September 15th, 9-11:30 am
Meeting our Shadow through Personal Investigation and Somatic Yoga
True healing occurs when we begin to investigate those things about ourselves, often just out of view, that represent what ails us. Our shadows are exactly what we are unable to see in ourselves and are often the result of life experiences that we don’t even necessarily realize are limiting our quality of life. Exploring our shadows can lead to greater authenticity, clarity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening.
Join Joanne for an afternoon of self-exploration through shadow work, somatic yoga, and tension releasing. The session will begin with a lecture on why shadow work is important bring the body back into balance and will conclude with somatic yoga and gentle movement followed by neurogenic tremoring to release any energy that arises through our shadow investigation. The practice will end with a long savasana guided by singing bowls and essential oil.
Saturday, September 15th, 3-5:30pm
Feeding your Demons-Accessing the Shadow and Ally Within
Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione and based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd by which we learn to feed rather than fight our so-called demons as a means to liberate our energetic and emotional blockages. Demons in this context are not ghosts or goblins, but rather, they are our negative emotions, fears, illnesses, and self-defeating patterns. When Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan Yogini who founded the Chöd lineage, was asked to define demons, she replied: “That which is called a demon is not some great black thing that petrifies whoever sees it. A demon is anything that obstructs the achievement of freedom…”
The Demons practice will be followed with restorative yoga.
Sunday September 16th, 9-11:30am
Bringing It All Together: Enhance Your Well-Being
Join Joanne as she brings all of the workshops together for a playful gentle, somatic movement, meditation, and expressive art. Leave the session with practical take-aways that you can bring into your home or individual practice.
Optional: Hike With Us! Sunday 1-3pm $15
All levels of students are welcome.
Space is limited ~ Register in advance.
Each session $40 before 9/1, $45 after
All 4 sessions before 9/1- $140
All 4 sessions after 9/1 – $160
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Joanne’s philosophy as a yoga teacher is to help people who seek personal empowerment feel connected to their bodies, quiet their mind, stimulate a healthy nervous system, and release tension in the body caused by stress, anxiety, or trauma. Her teaching technique uses a combination of breath work, meditation, gentle asanas, somatic yoga, and neurogenic tremoring. Learn more about Joanne here:
Cancellation Policy for Workshops at Trails Within
Workshops fill on a first come, first served basis. Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of a workshop will receive a full refund.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop, we will only be able to issue a refund or studio credit if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the workshop, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
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