Yoga & Ayurvedic Workshops and Education:
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Restorative Yoga is the practice of asanas each held for longer than in conventional classes, often with the support of ; folded blankets, bolsters and blocks to relax the body.
Restorative Yoga sessions allow the body to slow down and relax. Each pose is held for longer than in conventional classes, sometimes for twenty minutes, so a session may consist of only four to six asanas. The long holding of poses is often assisted with props such as folded blankets, to ensure the body is fully supported and so to allow the muscles to relax.
Yoga Nidra Also called "yogic sleep," yoga nidra is a state between sleeping and waking. The body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. Performing yoga nidra involves practicing pratyahara ("withdrawal of the senses"), which is the fifth limb of Ashtanga yoga.
Yoga nidra practice results in deep relaxation and expands the individual's self-awareness.
This class is 90 minutes in length and combines the benefits of both restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra. Class meets once per month and has limited space. Pre-registration is required. Minimal to no yoga experience is necessary to participate.
Third Sunday of each month.
Yoga to Promote Optimal Health, Skeletal "Ease", Continuing Education Weekend
Yoga to Promote Optimal Health
Yoga Teacher Continuing Education Courses
Dawn Usha De Marco and Maria Sudasi Di Santi
The Yoga Loft, Farmingdale, NJ
Yoga to promote Optimal Health is broken up into 4 weekends.
Each weekend can be taken individually or as a 4 weekend series.
Date to be announced
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Related to Spine (back) & Joints (Shoulders, Wrists, Hips, Knees, Ankles)
During this weekend learn and explore how to apply the following principles in creating a class environment that benefits your students.
* Asana * Pranayama * Koshas * Chakras * Ayerveda (Doshas) * Gunas
If you want to be:
Safe and supportive of your students’ needs
More knowledgeable & confident in helping students’ with specific challenges
Able to work one on one with student’s special needs
Able to learn how to use props as tools supporting “Skeletal Ease”
Confident in verbalizing cues and adjusting students to promote proper aliment and ease in their practice
What you will gain from this “Skeletal Ease” Training:
Knowledge about injuries and dysfunctions of the Skeletal System and how to accommodate that population
Better understanding of the skeletal system, specifically the spine, and joints.
The ability to create an asana class for those with specific “Skeletal Dis Ease”
Confidence working with a mixed population of students in open level class
Greater understanding of specific yoga principles (ex: pranayama, koshas, chakras)
The ability to create an individual program for a student with joint or spine issues.
Be able to work with people with joint replacements
24 Yoga Alliance CEUs
Yoga to Promote Optimal Health will be broken up into 4 weekends focusing on each of these topics
Skeletal (October 9-11)
Auto Immune (to be announced)
Respiratory & Digestion (to be announced)
Mental (Anxiety & Depression) (to be announced)
* There will be a minimum of 5 people required for class to run.