Essencia Yoga Starved Rock Retreat
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Essencia Yoga Starved Rock Retreat

Any kind of retreat from the daily ritual has it’s benefits, but one that focuses on healthy, active, restful forms of connecting to oneself and others while being present for the benefits, invigorates one right to the core. There will be yoga, meditation, and workshop trainings, the great outdoors, paddle board yoga :) and much much more.

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How to Teach Privates
Jan
28
12:00pm12:00pm

How to Teach Privates

In this workshop teachers will learn how to plan and teach a private yoga session. Private yoga sessions are an invaluable experience for students to deepen their practice and receive important feedback. Teachers are able to apply their specialties and use their knowledge to a fuller extent than a class setting. The central focus is to understand correct structuring of privates and how teaching a private differs from a class setting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a partial private, demonstrate and receive feedback in class. The goal is for every teacher to walk away feeling confident working one on one with a student.

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Master Class w/Jeannine B.C:  New Beginnings
Jan
14
9:30am 9:30am

Master Class w/Jeannine B.C: New Beginnings

The theme of this class will revolve around new beginnings. There will be something for everyone.  We will need to be open to see our own blockages and  judgments and then the potential of having each challenge uncover the potential for growth through healing that comes from being empowered to see. And then from seeing, we breathe, and then from breathing we are able to behold the “Source” of breath … the Divine. While engaging in this union, we come away with clarity, love and deepened peace.”

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Winter Solstice
Dec
17
9:30am 9:30am

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. It is celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun, as well as our own rebirth; a time of letting go.

This practice enables us to remain focused on our intention, without losing sight of all that is available in the moment.  

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Thai Massage with Lisa Trunkenbolz
Nov
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Thai Massage with Lisa Trunkenbolz

Thai Yoga Massage is an elegant and interactive form of meditative bodywork that combines assisted yoga stretching, acupressure, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression along energy lines. In this workshop, participants will learn to effectively use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi. Essential elements of Thai Yoga Massage, its historical context, and fundamental techniques applied in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions will be taught.

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Hands on Assists and Adjustments with Peter Stadalsky
May
15
10:00am10:00am

Hands on Assists and Adjustments with Peter Stadalsky

This workshop will include basic information on anatomy and biomechanics in relation to the usage of props in yogasana. Demonstrations and performance of the postures is the majority of this workshop. Students and teachers will learn various methods of propping for specific intentions, especially dealing with student limitations, injuiries, and further exploration of postures. Also, if a student cannot perform the full pose , the usage of props can give the rudiments neccessary to receive the benefits of the full posture without adding taxing intervention. This workshop is intended to be educational as well as experiential.

*Peter Stadalsky has an attention to detail, safety and anatomy while maintaing a light-heartedabd kind nature in his delivery. He is dedicated to teaching yoga in a traditional manner while making it practical and accessible to all ages and physical capabilities. Peter is a 500 hour ceritifed yoga teacher, relying heavily on the Iyengar method.

$30.00 Registration Fee

($25.00 Memeber Discount Registration Fee)

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Loving - Kindness Meditation with Kate Fleming
Apr
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Loving - Kindness Meditation with Kate Fleming

Loving-Kindness meditation focuses on developing feelings of goodwill, kindness and warmth towards others. We begin with our self and gradually extend the wish for well-being happiness to all beings. Loving-Kindness is a meditation practice which brings about positive attitudinal changes as it systematically develops the quality of "loving-acceptance". The ways to bring about feelings of loving-kindness: *by visualization, *by reflection, * auditory or by repeating an internalized mantra. Just a few of the many benefits that come with the practice can include: well-being, healing, stress reduction and social connectedness. 

This will be a donation based event. Donations will go to I Grow Chicago.

I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe, inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members. Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition, movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity, wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole.

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