The Watering Hole
Color craziness on the front lawn of Laughing Elephant…. http://www.mavericksoul.org/blog/2016/9/18/true-colors
- Spring Equinox Restorative Yoga with Megan and Aeriel
Saturday March 18 from 4-6pm
This workshop moves you through a series of deeply nourishing and supportive poses, helping you to release stress from both body & mind. Guided meditation, Yoga Nidra and Reiki. All props are supplied. Dress comfortably and bring a small blanket & sweatshirt.
No prior yoga experience required.
- Yoga and Journaling Immersion with Dave Ursillo
Saturday 3/25 from 3-5
Traverse from pent-up and stuck-voiced into effortless self-expression – with the guiding help of yoga!
This 2-hour yoga and journaling immersion with your host, Dave Ursillo (ERYT200), combines grounding and meditative yoga with guided journaling prompts.
If you ever find writing or journaling frustrating, this is for you. Dave has been helping dozens of yogis (of ALL levels) find more effortless self-expression and personal reflection through yoga.
How does the immersion work?
Beginning with pranayama (breathing) and light seated meditation, you’re ushered into a reverent container to evoke your inner muses. As we move, we traverse from the mental-plane (where overthinking and fear derail our writing efforts) and arrive more deeply into the Wisdom Body, from which expression flows.
You’ll enjoy up to 10 seamlessly-threaded journaling pauses between our flow, concluding with a longer journaling-savasana, to bring your experience to completion.
- Puppy Class- Fundraiser for EGAPL and puppies to adopt!
- On March 26 from 12-115 come enjoy a sweet yoga practice with Lori Mancini and PUPPIES that are up for adoption from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League! Your payment for this class with be donated back to EGAPL and you get to do yoga with puppy kisses….. Cant make it but want to donate? check out http://egapl.com to donate, get information about wish lists, and find out more about adopting fur babies!Lori’s sweet Bodhi came from the League 🙂$15More Information about the EGAPL here
- How to Eat What You Love Without Guilt
How to Eat What you Love without Guilt with Jessie Dwiggins
Monday April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6-8 PM
FINALLY: A PROGRAM TO STOP THE DIET ROLLER COASTER. SO YOU CAN EAT WHAT YOU LOVE WITHOUT GUILT – AND LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE.
AM I HUNGRY? MINDFUL EATING PROGRAM ONLINE
Knowing how to listen for when you’re hungry and what to do when you’re not hungry but still want to eat means having the power to meet any health goal.
Maybe you’ve tried cutting carbs, recording every ounce of food that passed your lips, and attending weekly meetings. Maybe you’ve enlisted a friend for accountability, but just found yourself thinking ‘I don’t know how they do it.’ And where has that gotten you? Defeated, guilt-ridden, and even more worried about food that you were.
- Melody Moore coming to LEY!
Dr Melody Moore, the founder of the Embody Love Movement will be coming to LEY for a transformational weekend April 7-9… $50 for a single session, $175 for the full weekend…
register and full class details here
Embody Life Workshop Series
Welcome to Embody, a philosophy and workshop series designed by Dr. Melody Moore Blending yoga + meditation + psychology, Embody workshops gently but powerfully help you break through the barriers in your mind and heart in a safe and transformative environment.
Have you been trying to think your way into a better life rather than LIVING it? Have you noticed that there are certain patterns in your life that keep recycling no matter how much you try to outsmart them? When you live from your head rather than embodying the truth of what matters to you, it takes a toll. It impacts your relationships with yourself and others and causes life to feel more grayscale than color.
But it’s your time to break through. “Okay” is no way to live.
Think of it as Eastern Philosophy meets Western Psychology in a safe, movement-oriented and soul-stirring space. With thousands of hours of experience as a psychologist, trainer, and teacher, you’re in expert hands. Melody has a natural gift for seeing the essence of her students and helping them coax it to the surface so they can uncover happiness, peace, and possibility.
Each 2.5-hour Embody workshop includes a blend of meditation, yoga, experiential learning, journaling, and a conversation that invites your participation in a safe & supportive setting. (also have available to each specific workshop).
Experienced yogi? Unveil the next level in your own growth and development. Teachers, especially, are welcome to open up to new insights, or simply refine your facilitation skills.
Just stepping onto your path of self-knowledge? You don’t need years of experience in yoga or meditation, only a willing heart and open mind. Melody will guide you through the rest.
Are you ready to EMBODY?
(Choose one workshop or join us for a full transformational weekend.Embody Courage: Letting Go and Leaning In with Melody MooreFriDate: 4/7/2017From: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmWouldn’t it be fun to stop trying to control everything, and let abundance simply flow in, effortlessly? What do you really want to create? And how are you blocking it? In this 2.5 hour workshop, we learn to surrender the illusion of control about past action, potential outcome, and other people’s reactions. We’ll open room to what is available in the present moment. Using yoga philosophy, psychology, and asana practice, come and learn to release that which is holding you back so that you can find courage to lean into what you really want to create in life.Embody Grace: Burn Your Karma with Melody MooreSatDate: 4/8/2017From: 9:30 am – 12:00 pmMaybe it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Are you ready for some ease in your life? It’s exhausting living in a prison built of perfectionism, resentment, and shame, pushing vs. allowing. The burden is just too great to bear. But what if you could turn it into something useful? What if you could break free? In the workshop, we’ll flow through a yoga practice, meditate, and process together, to open your heart and mind. The prison door is already cracked open – we’ll simply guide you towards freedom. You’ll leave feeling like the past is something that you can always transform.Embody Truth: The End of Pretending with Melody MooreSatDate: 4/8/2017From: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pmWhat are you pretending not to know? And how can you use yoga and self-compassion to turn towards what is authentic for you? To be human is to run, play dead, and fight like hell. To be human is to lie to yourself. To be on a true spiritual path is to learn how to look at the ways you pretend, because you know the cost is too high. Embodying truth means living without distortion, seeing things as they are, and releasing the made up stories that are holding you back from what you truly want. In the dynamic Embody Truth workshop, we harness psychology and vinyasa flow to make it safe to reveal your most authentic self. We will explore the connection between integrity and an aligned life, and you will leave this workshop with clarity to move forward with courage. Bring your journal, and plan to practice yoga and sit for a meditation to ground into what is true for you.Embody Trust: Align to Shine with Melody MooreSunDate: 4/9/2017From: 10:30 am – 1:00 pmSometimes the hardest person in our lives to trust is ourselves! We seek answers from everywhere but within and end up feeling pulled in all different directions, confused and frustrated. You’re out of alignment and the energy and choices that could be going toward what you really want to manifest is wasted on wanting to please others, striving for perfection, or procrastinating your deepest desires because you don’t feel like you’re ready, or worse, worthy. As you Embody Trust in this yoga and psychology-based workshop, you’ll identify the blocks that are holding you back in your life through a led yoga practice, meditation, and safe conversations. You’ll experience the power of tapping into your truth and leave empowered to take risks, receive support, and become the person you hope to be.
Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYT is a social entrepreneur, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, yoga teacher, author, and speaker. She is the founder and president of the Embody Love Movement Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore’s work has been featured in the books Yoga and Body Image (eds. Klein and Guest-Jelly) and Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness (eds. Costin and Kelly) as well as National Geographic Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra Magazine, Elephant Journal, and Origin Magazine. She created the collegiate BodyImage3D program for Delta Delta Delta, and is their subject matter expert on self-love and body acceptance. Dr. Moore serves as a faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World, a social-profit that empowers leaders to become conscious activists. She is the National Eating Disorder Association’s advice columnist, a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and an advisor at World Muse. In her private practice, she has spent over 15,000 clinical hours specializing in recovery of Eating Disorders through integrated treatment of psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation. Dr. Moore teaches yoga and embodied expression workshops and trainings internationally. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten “Game Changers” by the Yoga Journal and chosen as one of 100 “Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” by EBW2020.
- Roll and Recover Workshop with Jessie
Sunday April 23 from 1230-230 $30
Roll & Recover will help you erase aches and pains and refresh your body from the inside out. Using The Roll Model® method and a variety of grippy, pliable rubber balls, you will roll away your tension and identify body blind spots: areas that are underused, overused, misused, and confused. Restore your movement patterns to support your body’s structure through corrective exercises, breathing techniques, and self-massage. You will leave feeling aligned and well!
- Spring Cleaning with Coral Brown
Saturday 5/6 from 2-4 pm
Time for the annual cleanse! The changing of seasons offers an opportunity to clear out patterns and habits and reconnect with our authentic self. Within this class, multi-dimensional sequencing will allow us to integrate standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers to open our bodies and minds for the coming of spring.
- Embody Love for Teens with Lyndsy and Katie
Saturday May 13
The Embody Love Workshop will take you on a transformational journey into self acceptance and self confidence. Young ladies 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. They will learn to create a conversation that moves away from physical appearance and focuses on intellectual worth and the beauty of their minds. This workshop is not just about body image and eating issues, but also about acknowledging our worth in our family life, relationships with others, and our school work.
This is an interactive workshop that does include a 50 minute gentle flow yoga practice. The workshop includes discussions around media literacy and social influences, includes a body image project, works on changing self talk, and leads to a path positive self worth. Perfect for heading to college and feeling confident with your voice, body, and mind.
- Yoga and Running and Workshop w Megan and RJ
Yoga and Running Workshop
With Megan Eddy and special guest RJ Fournier
Sunday May 21, 2017 12 pm- 3 pm
This workshop will show you how to apply the principles of yoga to your running through a detailed yoga practice and information session. No running will take place.
Who should take this workshop?
This program is for runners of every level, athletes of any sport, anyone who is physically active, wanting to learn about basic alignment and yoga principles or running in general. No yoga experience necessary!
Why should you take this workshop?
Our bodies are not perfectly balanced. Our bodies compensate for our imbalances which cause tight muscles to get tighter and weak muscles to get weaker. The repetitiveness of running an other sports further causes problems. Yoga will help to strengthen weak muscles, lengthen tight muscles and improve range of motion.
You will learn:
Breathing Techniques-The majority of the day we breathe short and shallow breaths through our chest. This tells the nervous system there is unrest in the body which causes all sorts of physiological responses such as anxiety and muscles constriction. We need to learn how to breathe effectively in order to become grounded. When the body is grounded, it can relax and the nervous systems can work in harmony. If we are not grounded, we don’t have stability. When you are running you need to be grounded and stable.
If we don’t know how to breathe in everyday life how can we know how breathe while we are running?
How can we remain grounded in a world that is constantly in motion and while we are running?
Body Awareness: The body tells us exactly what we need but we rarely listen or don’t know how. We are constantly “looking” for answers when we actually need to be “feeling” for them. It is hard to feel when we are not grounded and focused. As we move around the mat the body will tell us a story about what it wants and needs IF we have the right tools to help us listen. We will use a variety of grounding techniques to help us gain knowledge about the stories our bodies are telling us.
Runner Specific Poses for everyday and Pre and Post Runs- There are certain target areas of the body that runners need to stretch and strengthen more. This practice will address modifications for injuries and identify key areas of the body as we move. You will know what body parts you are working, why it is important and how you can make the pose fit your body. Again, these pose are great for any sport and do not just apply to runners.
Identifying Wasted Energy- Running is hard enough as it is. We will go over a checklist of things that you can do before and while you are running that will help conserve your energy and make your runs go smoother. Even if you are not a runner the same principles can be applied.
Total time: 3 hours
30 minutes of Information
2 hours of Yoga and Breakdown of Poses 30 minutes of Wrap up information and Q&A
About the presenters:
Megan Eddy is a 200 hour RYT certification in Prana Flow under the teaching of Coral Brown, a 200 hour RYT certification in Wild Wisdom Vinyasa under the teaching of Jessie Dwiggins and holds a level one certification in Restorative Yoga under the teaching of Sudah Caroline Lundeen. She is a two time marathon runner and conducts the yearly Yoga and Running program in Goddard Park. She teaches at Laughing Elephant Yoga in East Greenwich.
RJ Fournier is a certified TRX coach and six time marathon runner. RJ is a self taught runner and has used running as a tool to transform his life. He will share his story and be available during the Q&A for questions.
- Embody Love Facilitator Training with Debbie Valois
New session dates coming soon!
Embody Love Movement® Facilitator Training
A Training Course On How To Facilitate Embody Love Movement Workshops
Debbie Valois 500ERYT 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.
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 payment plan options to pay $50 or $100 payments
- Embody Love Workshop
Monday June 19 from 6-9Guided by Debbie Valois and Lori ManciniThe 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 ourselves 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 InquiryThis experience will be guided by Debbie Valois who is honored to be a certified facilitator of this program developed by Melody Moore, founder of the Embody Love Movement
cost is $25 and your full 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… 🙂
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
- Save the Date! Nikki Myers is coming to LEY!
Join us September 22-24, 2017 for a Breaking Barriers training at Laughing Elephant Yoga in East Greenwich, RI.
This workshop on codependency will help you to develop a deeper relationship with self.
Full schedule and pricing to come…
want to know more about Nikki ? http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/nikki-myers/
- Save the Dates! Patrick Beach is coming to LEY!
Foe an amazing weekend in November, Patrick Beach is coming to RI!!
Check him out http://www.patrickbeach.com
- Am I Hungry , A Mindful Eating Program with Jessie Dwiggins
- Look for Spring Dates coming soon!$325 with booksAm I Hungry?® Mindful Eating ProgramFinally! A program to stop the diet rollar coaster so you can eat what you love without guilt – and live a healthy life.What You’ll Learn:Discover simple, yet powerful approaches for knowing when, what, and how much to eat. Overcome emotional and mindless eating. Eat the foods that you love without guilt – or overeating.Choose nourishing foods – without confusing nutrition jargon or diet rules. Find ways of moving your body that you truly enjoy and aren’t punishment for eating. Free up all the energy you lose obsessing about food or your body to build health and joy.Are you ready to find your inner expert?