Saturday, June 8 with Ann Merlo from 1-3 pm in Mountain View
Restorative Yoga can help ease the strain, pain and frequency of headaches. In this session, we will practice a sequence of supported poses and breathing techniques to release muscular tension and quiet the nervous system. Practice will also be useful for stress reduction. All are welcome.
Fee is $25 in advance or $35 on day of workshop
Saturday, June 22 from 1-4 pm in Mountain View
Jaw Tension and TMJ or TMD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction) is a very common and often painful condition. At present there are few options for treatment beyond being fitted for a night guard by your dentist. Cator Shachoy is an Iyengar yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher and a craniosacral practitioner. She developed this workshop based on work with over 100 clients to successfully relieve jaw tension.
The workshop will include:
1. The causes and repercussions of jaw tension from the cranial perspective
2. Self-massage techniques for relieving facial tension
3. Guided meditations to build awareness of the habit of jaw tension, allowing us to undo it
4. A yoga asana sequence based in Iyengar yoga to cultivate awareness of jaw tension and how to relieve it.
Cator Shachoy is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has taught Iyengar yoga for over 15 years. She is a also a Mindfulness meditation instructor, and a certified practitioner of Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork through the Milne Institute. Based in San Francisco, Cator teaches Yoga & Meditation to adults and youth, and has a private Craniosacral Bodywork practice for infants, children and adults. She is founder of Youth Yoga Dharma, and has trained teachers since 2005. Learn more about Cator at www.catorshachoy.com and www.youthyogadharma.org.
Participants should have at least six months of yoga experience. Teachers are also welcome.
Fee is $60 in advance; $70 on day of event.
Sunday, June 23 from 1:30-4:30 pm in Mountain View
When we tune into the subtle energies of the body, we can learn to hold yoga poses with less effort and more ease. This results in going deeper in our practice. Working in this way will facilitate healing of injuries and structural imbalances.
The cranial wave is a subtle body pulse. When we recognize this pulse, we are invited into a space of deep calm, and awareness of subtle internal movement. The experience and understanding of the cranial wave and its impact on physiology can invite us into a deeper relationship of body and mind. This is very helpful as our practice matures.
This workshop includes lecture/discussion, hands on partnered bodywork, pranayama and asana. Six months yoga practice will be helpful. Teachers are also welcome.
Fee is $50 in advance; $60 on day of event