The Watering Hole
A member of our community asked me yesterday what Seva meant. Seva is a sanskrit term for selfless service, a tidy explanation for sometimes untidy work. The best example I came up with was a shelter. Those who run shelters do the work most of us turn away from: caring for those that are sick, recovering, unwanted and lost. Those beings, two and four legged, who are UNSEEN. Shelter workers lean in when most people lean back. They tirelessly
- Schedule change and a new class!
starting 9/26 Elisabeth’s basics class will be on Tuesday’s at 615 pm…
starting 9/27 Jessie will be doing a double shot with Yoga Tune Up at 4pm and Roll and Recover at 6 pm…
what is Yoga Tune Up®?
Yoga Tune Up® is perfect for those who question, “Am I doing this right?” and those looking to refine their poses. Each class deconstructs a familiar yoga pose and explores movements to make the pose, as a whole, stronger and more secure. You will regress your poses to make progress in your physical practice. It’s intended to round out and inform your regular yoga practice for more longevity on the mat.
Yoga Tune Up® weaves together corrective exercises, natural movements, yoga, and self-care to help people live better in their bodies. It’s an archeological dig into yourself to navigate each fascinating region of your body as a pioneer of your own anatomy. You will learn to excavate unhealthy tension patterns, access body blind spots (underused, overused, misused, and confused areas), and discover a “new normal” of structural integrity. With regular practice, you can erase pain, improve posture, and enhance performanc
- Fall Into the Wall with Sharon Mcguire
Saturday 11/4 from 130-330
Fall at the Wall Workshop
The leaves are changing color and fall is in the air so come change up your practice and play at the wall.
Walls make great props as we move deeper into poses, and lend security and support when we try something new!
Join me at LEY for a different take on familiar poses (and some unfamiliar ones that you may have always wanted to try!) as we transition off the mat and onto the wall to journey deeper into poses. It will change the way you view proper alignment and is sure to make you smile!
No experience necessary. The workshop will offer options for everyone.
- 2018 Teacher Training Info Sessions with Jessie Dwiggins
- Wild Wisdom Yoga Teacher Training Info SessionsHey, we get it…Yoga teacher training is a commitment, but it’s also super rewarding and a wonderful way to get to know yourself and your practice better. Join us for a free teacher training mini-session to see if the program is right for you. Get answers to all of your questions, chat with other like-minded potential trainees, and experience a pose lab to get a taste of training. You’ll walk away with more info about training and a happier down dog.Pick which date works for you!Thursday October 12 @ 6 – 7 PMSunday, November 5 @ 11 AM – 12 PM
- Restorative Yoga to Benefit Bicycles and Backpacks
- Saturday November 11 from 2-4 pmLearn breathing and restorative practices that will help calm your mind to ease anxiety and stress. Absolutely no yoga experience necessary. Includes light movement, guided breath and restorative practice followed by hot cider. This workshop will leave you refreshed and relaxed.All Proceeds go to benefit the Bicycles and Backpacks fundraiser for kids in Cambodia$30
- Coral Immersion
Saturday 11/18 from 2-4 pm $30 more details to come
- Debbie was on the Rhode Show!
- Megan and Loris Big Adventure!
Megan Eddy and Lori Mancini are planning a yoga retreat to Ireland in May 2018!
Interested???? Talk to Lori or Megan!
- Peru Retreat with Dave Ursillo
Peru Retreat with Dave Ursillo: Personal Myth, Mindfulness, Machu PicchuJanuary 27 – February 3, 2018Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley, Outside of Cusco, Peru$2,400 – $2,600 (Includes Everything Except Airfare)Vacation with purpose. Escape the doldrums of life at home. Feel enlivened by unique culture, friendly faces, and nourishing mindfulness practices. This intimate, chill-vibe yoga retreat and cultural immersion to Peru is a 7-night experience, immersed in one of the most gentle and beautiful places in the world. You’ll enjoy daily yoga and guided journaling sessions to pair mindfulness with spiritual adventure. Includes 3 farm-to-table meals daily, excursions into the countryside (sound bath in an ancient amphitheater, learning ancient Incan culture, and more), plus a bucket list visit to the world wonder of Machu Picchu!Full details and reserve your space: https://www.daveursillo.com/events/peru-2018/
- Starting in January 2018 – Wild Wisdom 200 TT with Jessie Dwiggins
Wild Wisdom Yoga is strength based vinyasa yoga; a warmed, powerful class rooted in anatomy, mindfulness, and reconnecting to the body’s instinctive wisdom.
Breath, movement, and real food have the power to energize and restore. Once instinctive choices, they are becoming unconventional practices and those who choose them may be considered a bit wild. Wild Wisdom Yoga combines intelligently sequenced vinyasa yoga and mindful-eating practices to strengthen and nourish the body. The intent is to create a highly functioning body to help students reconnect to their instinctive wisdom and live a vibrant life.
Join Jessie Dwiggins, E-RYT with guest teachers: Sharon McGuire, Debbie Valois, Lori Mancini, Dave Ursillo, and Aeriel Arthur for this Wild Wisdom Vinyasa Teacher Training. They will help you explore and push your physical, mental, and emotional boundaries. They will motivate you and talk you through your head games. They will create a space for you to look inward and love yourself.
Designed for inquisitive yoga students, aspiring teachers, and yoga teachers seeking to enhance and refine their abilities, this yoga teacher training will help you elevate your practice and hone your craft.
You will learn to blend the right amount of technical knowledge, joy, power, and spirituality into your practice and teaching. You will leave with the ability to safely and soulfully guide others through their practice.
Discover your unique yoga gifts and how to share them with the world. Imagine the potential students waiting for your unique style of teaching. Don’t deprive them of you!
•Public Speaking for Yoga Teachers
•Yoga Specific Anatomy
•Breath and Pose Fundamentals
•Mindful Eating Practices
•Thematic Class Sequencing
•Effective & Magical Assists
•Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
Wild Wisdom Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Accredited School. Teacher training graduates earn the 200-hour level certification upon homework completion.
See the complete list of Frequently Asked Questions at JessieDwiggins.com
2018 Training Dates
Fridays 4-9 PM || Saturdays & Sundays 8-5 PM
Non-Refundable Deposit: $108
- Embody Love Facilitator Training with Debbie Valois and Lori Mancini
Please note new dates!
Friday 6-9pm February 2
Sat- Sun 930-430 February 3-4
Embody Love Movement® Facilitator Training
A Training Course On How To Facilitate Embody Love Movement Workshops
Debbie Valois 500ERYT and Lori Mancini 200ERYT will provide a 15-hour weekend training in how to facilitate this inspirational program, with access to each of the curricula. This weekend training course is for any self-empowered woman, including therapists, educators, yoga instructors, and moms, who feel inspired to offer our workshops to schools, camps, community centers, yoga studios, and other non-profit organizations.
What is a Facilitator?
Facilitators are women who lovingly share Embody Love Movement’s revolutionary programs in studios, schools, camps, community centers and other non-profit organizations. The workshops that they facilitate focus on emotional expression, exposing media myths, changing the conversation from criticism to kindness, and recognizing self-worth and purpose.
How facilitators make a difference: This training provides facilitators with the ability to inspire girls and women who participate in our programs to:
♥ Value who they are internally over their external appearance
♥ Be empowered to change the conversation from criticism to kindness
♥ Stop comparing themselves to a false idea of beauty and to others
♥ Find inspiration to embrace their purpose in the world About The Training & Certification
The weekend immersion will include:
♥ Participation in an Embody Love Workshop led by Debbie Valois
♥ The being and doing of facilitation: holding safe space
♥ Projection, transference, and shadow work in groups
♥ Using yoga as a tool to find and keep body acceptance
♥ Finding your voice and sharing your truth: story telling that heals
♥ The detriments of body shaming and comparison
♥ Teaching media literacy and demystifying standard of beauty
♥ Practice, practice, practice of facilitation through role play
♥ How to spread the LOVE revolution to your community
Debbie is honored to have been trained and is currently mentored by Dr Melody Moore, Founder Embody Love Movement. Lori completed this Facilitator Training Program February of 2017.
This workshop is limited to 20 participants. There will be plenty of individual instruction, Q&A time, and practice sessions with feedback. As an Embody Love Movement® certified facilitator, you will leave feeling empowered and prepared to take workshop programs into your community. Who better than you, and when better than now? Training costs are $395 per person, which covers the entire weekend. There is also a deposit option of $100 to hold your space 🙂
- Melody Moore Returns!!! May 18-20 2018
Embody LOVE Yoga Workshop
Friday May 18 …. 6-830
Saturday May 19 ….930-12 and 130-4
Sunday May 20 …. 1030-1
$175 for the full Weekend
Embody LOVE Yoga Workshops
Re-image your Body: Transform Your Relationship to Your Body from the Inside-Out
Does it ever feel like “body acceptance” is a good idea in theory, but actually impossible?
Do you constantly compare yourself to others and feel like you never measure up?
Do you ever let the way you feel about your shape or size hold you back from getting what you really want in life?
Do you tell yourself that when you’re thinner/leaner/tighter, THEN you’ll be able to get that job/role/date/raise?
Life is too short to play the when/then game with your self-confidence. “Someday” is no way to live (plus, it never comes).
Join Dr. Melody Moore, social entrepreneur, psychologist and yoga teacher, for a soul stirring weekend to transform your relationship with your body from the inside-out.
Think of Re-Imaging your Body as Western Psychology meets Eastern Philosophy in an environment that fosters vulnerability, soul seeking, and heartopening. Come learn and implement powerful tools to re-image your body so you can fully inhabit joy and meaning in life. Through yoga practice, processing, journaling, and meditation, Melody provides a new lens through which to connect with, radically accept, and transform your relationship to your body.
The Revolution Begins Within: Beauty from the Inside Out -Friday May 18 6-830pm
Have you ever felt like you aren’t attractive/thin/beautiful enough? What if you’ve simply been conditioned to buy into an unattainable beauty standard that is responsible for feeding your insecurities and self-doubt?
It IS possible to deprogram these destructive ways of thinking.
Transforming your relationship to your body takes courage and svadhyaya, or self-study, to reflect on the ways you have cosigned on your not-enoughness. Come be gently guided into transforming the way you speak to and treat your body in this workshop that will support you in recovering the beauty that is already within you.
Belly Wisdom: Trust your Gut Saturday- May 19 930-12
Have you ever found yourself staring into the abyss of an empty tub of ice cream and wondered how you got there? Or been so in debt to the doing of your day that you “forgot” to eat, and it’s already 6 PM?
What do YOU use to numb or deny the anxiety, anger, sadness and or other discomforts that arise in your life? Food? Alcohol? Shopping? Work?
For most of us, the idea of sitting with difficult feelings seems unimaginable; it’s far easier to stay unconscious. And yet, our happiness and peace in life depends on our capacity to be attuned to our deepest emotional needs.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to trust the wisdom of your emotions AND the signals of your body, so that you can align your mind, heart, and gut with all that is possible for you in life.
Practice as Prayer, Body as Temple- Saturday May 19 130-4
Does your yoga practice ever feel like a double-edged sword, one where you seek peace, but end up finding self-comparison and critique? Does your mind ever tell you that you aren’t “good” at yoga, or that you don’t have a “yoga body”? The good news is that everything we struggle with bubbles up on the mat, which means rather than posing and perfecting shapes with our bodies, we can use our practice to deeply heal.
Come and explore a soulful, spiritual vinyasa flow where we will use the practice as prayer, and our bodies as instruments of devotion. Each salutation will be a dedication, and we will flow with our breath in the present moment, rather than from our striving. You’ll leave connected with your body’s capacity and with a new understanding of the sacred in the practice.
Open Possibility: Reclaim your vision for your Life Sunday May 20 from 1030-1
What would be possible in your life if you were able to escape the trap of body & food fixation to truly accept your size and shape? What would it be like to bring all the hopes and dreams of “someday” into the realm of today? The point of cultivating a positive body image is not positive body image in and of itself,but rather removing the obstacle of negative body image so that you can be free to live a fully expressed life.
Our weekend culminates in this vision-based workshop, where you’ll connect to your true purpose, from a place of possibility and self-love. Discover what freedom lies ahead so you can manifest your dreams and show up fully for the life you’re meant to live.
Learn more on my website:
Find out more about working together by filling out this form:
Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D, RYT
- Save the Dates! Patrick Beach is coming to LEY in September 2018!
Patrick Beach will be coming to our studio in Fall 2018!
( he had to change his schedule from this fall, you aren’t crazy 🙂
Check him out http://www.patrickbeach.com