Workshops

A list of my workshops currently in development. I will post as they become available.

Introduction to Teaching Chair Yoga

Are you a yoga teacher new to or considering teaching a chair yoga class? Not sure where to start? Join Debra in this interactive workshop and learn to teach chair yoga for seniors or people with reduced mobility. Learn who might come to your class and how to adapt poses to meet students where they are. You’ll also learn a simple, adaptable sequence that you can teach to your students or use in your own practice. Previous yoga teaching experience required. 3CEU’s available.

 

Yin Yoga Basics

Yin Yoga is a quiet practice that targets the joints and connective tissues of the body with mindful, long, steady poses.  Class will involve breath work and deeply held poses. Poses will be a variety of seated/floor postures that will be held for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Props will be used to adapt poses as needed. Yin provides a wonderful counterbalance to more active practices.

 

Yoga for Better Balance

Balance is such an important factor in quality of life as we age. Join Debra for a workshop that will focus on balance poses in a fun, accessible way.

 

Playing with Props

Find out how to use blocks, straps, chairs and more to deepen your practice, improve alignment and build confidence in poses.  This is not a class series; each workshop will focus on different props.

 

Chakra Balancing

The chakras are seven energy centers in the body that affect our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. When the chakras are blocked or inactive, imbalances occur and energy is low. Awakening these energy centers through gentle postures and meditation can help us bring positivity, peace, clarity, energy and balance into our lives. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience.

 

Exploring the Yama

The sage Patanjali outlined an eight-limbed path of yoga, a step-by-step guide to cultivate a steady mind so that we may obtain a state of bliss. Most of us are familiar with asana (or physical postures), the third of the eight limbs. Using asana, mantras and meditation, this class will explore the first limb of yoga: the yama, the ethical guidelines for how we relate to people and society.

 

Exploring the Niyama

The sage Patanjali outlined an eight-limbed path of yoga, a step-by-step guide to cultivate a steady mind so that we may obtain a state of bliss. Most of us are familiar with asana (or physical postures), the third of the eight limbs. Using asana, mantras and meditation, this class will explore the second limb of yoga: the niyama, the moral code for how we care for ourselves.

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