|What is Viniyoga?
Viniyoga™ (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that refers to a style of yoga that incorporates traditional practices with conscious adaptation to best serve the unique condition, needs, and interests of the practitioner. This style of yoga is built upon skills of self-awareness, appropriate adaptation, and correct use of yogic tools.
This workshop will introduce you to key components of Viniyoga for personal practice and from the instructor perspective. Skill practice will include developing attention, defining intention, simple adaptation of traditional postures, and methods of verbal instruction. This workshop will include a combination of lecture and active practice. Participants are encouraged to bring note-taking materials, a practice mat, and wear comfortable clothing for movement. Yoga Alliance CEUs available.
This class will be led by Dr. Kim Allen, a certified 500 hour teacher and 500 hour yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute. Kim has been teaching yoga since 1996 to a wide range of specialty populations.
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This class will be led by Dr. Kim Allen.
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|Sticking with Your Resolutions
Do you feel stuck? Are you trying to make changes in your life, but failing to follow through with your good intentions? Join Kim Allen, certified wellness coach, to earn about simple techniques used in wellness coaching to set yourself up for success. This workshop will include information on how to set up goals that lead toward your best you and techniques to help you get un-stuck! This class will be led by Dr. Kim Allen, certified wellness coach.
Breathing is the most essential function of life (if you stop breathing, it’s pretty much over). In yoga, breath regulation is used for energy management. The idea is that you can control and strengthen your breathing patterns to help manage moods, stress response, and endurance. Join Kim Allen for this workshop to learn simple techniques for relaxing your body, focusing your mind, and expanding your breath capacity. This workshop will include guided movements and different breathing techniques. This class will be led by Dr. Kim Allen.