March 10: Restorative & Somatics

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March 10: Restorative & Somatics


Saturday, March 10, 2018


St Paul Yoga Center on 1162 Selby Ave, St Paul

According to Ayurvedic medicine, many ailments of body and mind start with unresolved physical, mental or emotional tension. As the weather changes, we often respond with a heightened sense of anxiety and a general lack of peace inside. In this workshop, we use yogic methods to alleviate anxiety and tension in body and mind, in a deep and lasting way.

Often what is perceived as 'tight muscles' that need to be 'stretched' is simply tension that has taken root and that we have lost touch with. In somatics, we guide our awareness and Breath into ese areas of forgotten tension and achieve deep muscle release and freedom. 

We use pranayama (guided breath) and mantras to focus our awareness on healing our bodies. You will be guided through somatics exercises followed by classic restorative poses. We will end with a guided savasana practice called, Yoga Nidra during which you will experience an even deeper level of relaxation.

This workshop will put you in touch with your own inherent capacity for self-healing by accessing the deep peace that resides at the core of your Being. You will learn simple techniques for lowering anxiety and stress while receiving the immediate benefits of the practice.  

Tension is our way of blocking out awareness of our body. Tension is a kind of wall… our eco-conscious mind puts up to keep the body at a distance, to keep what the body knows – all of the feelings, all of the unpleasant memories, all of the unwanted experiences, ... Identifying tension, entering tension and releasing tension is a way of softening the boundary between the vast unconscious knowledge of the body and our defensive, paranoid conscious mind. - Reginald Ray, Phd. and Somatic Meditation Teacher

Please don't drink caffeine for at least 3 hours prior to class. If you can then make sure you don't have anything demanding on your schedule after class. 

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Pre-registration and payment reserves your space, and is required for all workshops and events. There are no refunds, but if you cancel more than 24-hours prior to the beginning of a class series, workshop, or event, your payment is transferred to a credit you can use for any Breath of Life product or service. Such credits have no expiration date. If you cancel less than 24-hours prior, you forfeit your payment. Please register early as space is limited.

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