Lessons from Viniyoga
Oct
8
1:00 pm13:00

Lessons from Viniyoga

  • Moksha Riverwest

“Life is inherently stressful, and the effects of that stress cause suffering. The ancient yogis understood this very well. Although it's hard to imagine what daily life was like for them thousands of years ago, what is clear is that they created and handed down a systematic approach for overcoming the effects of stress on the mind and body: yoga.

 “The ancients brought forth profound insights into the nature of the human condition. Their extensive teachings and powerful practices cover all aspects of experience along the full spectrum of human life and reflect a deep understanding about how to transform suffering at every level. These teachings and practices remain highly relevant and applicable for reducing stress and mitigating the effects of chronic stress on the human system.”

– Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute

 

The Viniyoga tradition emerged from ancient roots and has been adapted to an emerging modern need for a practice that addresses the multiple dimensions of human experience. Viniyoga has a strong focus on adapting yoga to the individual (rather than the other way around). These teachings emphasize function over form and encourage the yogi to respect and honor his or her own needs, strengths, and challenges to facilitate deep healing. This tradition preserves the potent deeper teachings of yoga, while modernizing and adapting yogic tools to alleviate suffering and enhance powerful personal transformation. This workshop will provide an overview of the Viniyoga system: expect discussion and practice of asana, pranayama, visualization, meditation, and deep reflection. 

Introduction to Yoga: An Eight-Week Series
Mar
29
5:30 pm17:30

Introduction to Yoga: An Eight-Week Series

  • Center for Behavioral Medicine

Yoga is an ancient system of wellness that ultimately aims to connect you with your innate capacity for wisdom, strength, clarity, and joy. In this eight-week series, you'll gain learn the foundation of a strong yoga practice, including simple yet powerful tools for self-care and compassion. First you’ll move fluidly and consciously, uniting your breath with your movement. These physical postures will help release tension and create circulation, as you learn to love and care for your body more fully. You’ll also work with your breath as a tool for deep relaxation. Finally, guided meditation and visualization will introduce the philosophy of yoga, which helps you to take the calm and balance you’ve created during your practice off the mat and into your life. Space is limited to 10 participants. All levels welcome.

Topics covered include:

• breath-synchronized motion for mind-body connection
• postures for chronic tension relief
• how to use your breath to help regulate your nervous system
• relaxation tools you can use anywhere
• how to develop a self-care routine
• how to use yoga to live aligned with your individual purpose and intention

Cost: $116 for 8 weeks

Click here to reserve your spot!

Questions? Contact me at serenabrommel@gmail.com

Free Webinar: Yogic Tips for De-Stressing During the Holidays!
Dec
1
12:00 pm12:00

Free Webinar: Yogic Tips for De-Stressing During the Holidays!

As the holidays come bounding at us with all their fun and chaos, my goal this season is to give you very simple yogic practices you can implement on a daily basis to stay centered through it all. After all, when you're centered you can enjoy the wonderful gifts the season has to offer with a healthy body and mind.

Join me for this free webinar over your lunch hour. There will be time for Q&A as well! Sign up here.

Relaxapalooza: The First Festival Dedicated Entirely to Relaxation
Nov
21
10:00 am10:00

Relaxapalooza: The First Festival Dedicated Entirely to Relaxation

  • Moksha Riverwest

Ancient wisdom knew it; modern science backs it up: we need to take the time to deeply relax. Activating the relaxation response facilitates healing and creates balance in the body and mind. It allows you to access your deepest wisdom in order to live with purpose and clarity. There are many relaxing yogic techniques to choose from…but what if you could try them all, in one day? Now you can.

Join us for Relaxapalooza: a unique first-of-its-kind yoga festival focused entirely on relaxation. A stellar line-up of knowledgeable Chicago yoga teachers join forces to provide you with a deeply restorative and customized yoga experience. Choose from multiple classes occurring in two adjacent rooms throughout a morning and evening session. Classes include gentle yoga flow, aromatherapy, restorative yoga, guided deep relaxation, and self-massage.

Last year sold out well before the event date. Get your ticket now! 

The cost of the event includes admission to "Lounge Time"  between sessions where you will enjoy complimentary  light refreshments such as fresh fruit and hot tea, peruse the Relaxa gift shop and socialize.   Your ticket also includes entry into our raffle for a chance to win fantastic yoga gear, and a small goodie bag filled with coupons and samples of soothing treasures.

MORNING SESSION 10am-2pm  
LOUNGE TIME* 2:30pm-4:30pm
EVENING SESSION 5pm-9pm
* Lounge Time for ticket holders only