The Watering Hole
Strength is not just about muscle… Strength is having the courage to be who you really are. To have the fortitude and faith to show up in this big beautiful world of ours and make a difference. Strength is about success. And failure. We learn how strong we really are when we fall. When we we get up and go on. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. When we look at the person starting back at us in the
It took an elephant to remind me. Last Friday’s threat to the African elephant snapped me out of my mind-numbing complacency. There was a planned ruling to reverse a ban on importing elephant ‘trophies’ (and by trophies I mean body parts) from two countries in Africa. The African elephant is classified as ‘vulnerable’ and is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. They are temporarily keeping the ban in place, but no one really knows what that means.
- Say Yes Aerial Yoga
Click the website below for the full schedule and contact Marsha for details and registering
Say Yes is a fun and relaxed place to further your yoga practice with a silk hammock! The hammocks are used to assist and deepen traditional yoga poses, including inversions which will get our feet above our hearts! Inversions are great for your health because it promotes circulation, improves balance, coordination and lymphatic function. The silks can also be used to hang in so gravity can be used to decompress joints and vertebrae. The decompression from suspension releases tension on the bones and muscles making your body feel AWESOME. Try to out for yourself 🙂
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- Embody Love Workshop with Aeriel Arthur
- Register HereThe Embody Love Workshop will take you on a transformational journey into self acceptance. Women will be given the opportunity to see themselves and their peers through new lenses, ones that do not condition love based on external appearance or limit worthiness to a particular waist size… Lets create a conversation that moves away from “i’m so fat”, “i’m too thin”, “i don’t look good enough” to “I have Purpose”and I am worthy of love and respect”, and ” I have so much to offer”… This workshop is not just about body image and eating issues, but also about acknowledging our worth in our work, family life, relationships with others and changing the conversations we have our selves to be a much more positive one 🙂This is an interactive workshop that does include a 50 minute yoga practice.. In addition to that we have discussion around Media Literacy, a Body Image Project, Change Your Talk, Make a Commitment, and a Journey to Self Inquiry
cost is $25 and a portion of your payment will be donated back to the Embody Love MovementSession is limited to 30 womenthis session is for women ages 20+ …Here is feedback from a past attendee who is now a Facilitator…Embody Love Movement. What an amazing, live changing experience. I attended a workshop when the mindset of learning about other people; I never thought I would have learned so much about myself. This workshop changed my perspective and my inner thoughts. I learned, listened, cried and experienced so much love and support from all the other ladies’ participating. It was remarkable to learn about how others speak to themselves- the constant judgment, specifically- and to eventually realize the thoughts I was having on a daily basis. I discovered so much about my relationships with others and why I react the way I do to certain circumstances. The subconscious thoughts I had been suppressing for years- finally came up to the surface—what a relief. This workshop gave me a new outlook on where I am in life- and why it’s perfect for me, right now. I encourage every person to attend this workshop; to learn, to experience and to grow and become comfortable (maybe even) confident with yourself.Lyndsy Tainsh
- 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
- Strong Inside and Out with Debbie and Lori
Saturday February 3
2-4 pm $30This workshop will have a balance of strength and flexibility that will not only effect you physically but will also have energetic and emotional impact. How do you define strength? It’s not about how many pushups you can do, or if a handstand is part of your practice … its finding the embodiment of the pose within your own unique variation. Lori and Debbie will help you tap into your power within and guide you into a practice that will help you explore the possibilities if you open your heart ( and head) to them ….A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Embody Love Movement
- Yoga and Wine for Valentines Day
Yoga & Wine for Valentines Day
Saturday February 10 from 4-6
The Yoga: A partner yoga class. For couples or friends to work together to develop deeper expressions of postures, trust, laughter & light heartedness. All levels are welcome!
The Wine: A fllight of still and sparkling wine to pair with valentines confections, cuisines, & to toast to your special someone.
Strawberries, chocolate, and other tasty snacks provided.
Sign up by 2/5 please!.
- Yin Yoga with Erik Strzempko
Saturday February 17 from 2-4 $30
Sometimes referred to as the other half of yoga, Yin yoga is the perfect complement to your more energetic or “yang” practice. Even if you don’t currently practice yoga regularly, Yin yoga is a natural balance for any muscular and/or cardiovascular activity such as weightlifting, running, dancing, etc.
Yin yoga goes deeper than the more superficial musculature and brings suppleness to the connective tissues, joints, and even bones. By stimulating the flow of chi or energy through the meridian channels of the body, while nourishing the natural range of motion of the joints, Yin yoga reconnects your physical body to your energy body.
In this quiet workshop we will explore the profound energetic, emotional and physical aspects of yoga through stillness and surrender. We will marry meditation and asana by holding postures for two to five minutes each while cultivating mindfulness. We will find the balance between effort and ease in order to open and invigorate our bodies, minds and spirits.
Yin yoga is accessible to all. Please be aware that this is not restorative yoga although some restorative postures may be incorporated. While Yin is practiced slowly and mindfully, some level of sensation and challenge is to be expected.
- Raghunath is coming to LEY for Flight School!!!
Sunday February 25 from 4-6
Elevate your practice with Raghunath in a powerful and playful class filled with inspiration and insight. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape as you push to your edge and realize your potential, no matter what level you’re at!
Raghunath is… Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of four, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is prana hunter, animal friendly, transcendence in training, born to give – to live today; full contact fighter, devours durians, loves to chant, likes a challenge, servant of the servants, harmonium hugger, conscious of Krishna…
This is one of Debbie’s Favorite teachers!!! Trust us, you will have a blast 🙂
- Restorative Workshops with Megan And Aeriel
Spring Equinox- Moving into the Light
After a period of darkness and self reflection- how can we take what we have learned from this hibernation period into the new season?
This workshop focuses on breathwork and relaxation. Session will begin with a guided meditation, followed by 75 minutes of Restorative Yoga (within which Aeriel will be giving Reiki) and end with a sweet 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra. Absolutely no yoga experience required. This workshop will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring an extra small blanket from home if you have one.
This is the final workshop of a three part winter series. You do not need to have participated in the other workshops to attend. All are welcome!
- Floating and Flying!!!
Saturday March 31 from 2-4
$30 with Debbie and Lori
This is an Arm balancing and inversion workshop/practice with transitions within the flow.. do you have to be able to do all the poses to come to this workshop? Absolutely not! Do you need to show up with an open heart and an open mind? Yes! Come play, and see what funky things you are able to do!
- 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.
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Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D, RYT
- 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/
- 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