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Yoga for Singing
Saturday, October 13th
This 3-hr workshop will explore the voice using traditional yoga asana (postures), therapy ball rolling, breath awareness, visualization, meditation, restorative yoga, sounding, and singing. One of the aims of the workshop is to empower and inspire you to sing freely and with your own full expression, gaining more awareness of the connection between your voice and body. Attention will be paid individually as we have different instruments and therefore require different tools to thrive. This workshop is for all levels of experience, whether you are a trained singer, or simply love to sing in the shower!
Facilitated by Alison Boyce.
Weekend Workshops with Clara Roberts-Oss
Saturday, October 20th | 1:00pm-3:00pm
It is said the first yogis were alchemists, those interested in changing metals into gold. They began to experiment with different kriyas (purification exercises) to shift their own alchemy. Using different pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra and asana, they began to feel their own bodies and minds transforming. Join Clara for a vinyasa sadhana (practice) geared towards to changing our own alchemy through some of these ancient as well as more recent practices.
Sunday, October 21st | 9:00am-11:00am
The Muse Of Creation
There are many ways to tap into our own creative energy. One of the most powerful ways Clara has found is through movement, specifically vinyasa yoga. Join Clara Roberts-Oss for a creative fluid vinyasa practice courting our internal muse. In the Hindu pantheon of gods, Saraswati is the goddess of creation. Clara calls her the muse of creation. We call upon this archetype when seeking inspiration to create and manifest ideas/projects/art/learning. She is known as the goddess of music, the arts, speech, education and science. Join us for a sadhana, practice, to connect to our inner muse.
Facilitated by Clara Roberts-Oss
Hibernate - Winter Yoga Nidra
Saturday, November 17th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Yoga Nidra, translated as "yogic sleep", is a similar practice whereby all activity of the body is released and you descend into the cavernous space between wakefulness and sleep; the den of your subconscious. Here you affirm empowering beliefs, gain access to insights and inner vision; and ultimately, amplify your ability to create positive and life-affirming vibration in the material plane.
Class will begin with a brief discussion of Yoga Nidra, brain wave states, and sankalpa (positive affirmation). Then, a grounded, movement practice will initiate the plunge through the koshas (layers of being) toward the core of yourself; followed by soothing pranayama to ready your nervous system for rest. Lastly, the stillness of savasana and 45 minutes of guided Yoga Nidra will open the gateway to the innermost layers of self.
When you resist the urge to fall asleep and float on the slower brain waves, you come in contact with your most expanded, connected self. Experience this transformative practice to become less in body while greater in Spirit.
Facilitated by Stacy Papp.
Yin Yoga for Menopause
Saturday, December 8th
Restorative Yoga uses bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps as props to support your body in relaxed postures. These are designed to allow energy flow, and soften tight tissues. In this workshop you will learn a sequence designed to ease symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes and sleep disturbance. You will be given a handout with a short sequence you can practice at home. All levels welcome.
Facilitated by Anthea Browne.
Anthea started her movement career in ballet, moving into teaching fitness and finally yoga. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the human body and its infinite capacity for growth and change. In the early 2000's, Anthea ran Karuna Centre for Dance and Yoga in Courtenay, a hub in the community for adult dance, yoga, art and performance. She also trained in Clearheart Bodywork, and Thai Yoga Massage. In the past decade Anthea has embraced Restorative Yoga both to manage pain from arthritis, and the challenges of menopause. She is excited to share its benefits with the OmTown Community.
**All events and workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable