Workshops and Special Events

Upcoming Special Events • Early Fall 2022

Live Your True Potential - Exploring Beliefs of a Lifetime   
Sunday September 18th, 2022 • 3-5 pm EDT


We can carry around beliefs for a lifetime, that reside at the very core of our identity. They are not truths, they are beliefs, born out of our experiences and conditioning... but they tend to be so entrenched that we often mistaken them to be true.

Certain beliefs can be particularly limiting, and can hold us back from an authentic expression in relationship, in work, and in life. A common belief is, "I am not enough," another is "I am not okay," and even if these don't feel relevant to you, you surely have others. With any limiting belief comes the opposite possibility, for instance, 'I am more than enough,' or 'I am deeply okay, at ease and fully whole.'  As we encounter deep seated beliefs and consciously explore them in meditation, we step more fully into living our true potential unhindered by invisible narratives. 

We will meet at 3:00 pm ET for a short talk and to share in discussion. We will consider some examples of core beliefs, and will examine two ways to proactively work with core beliefs in Yoga Nidra meditation - including the practice of opposites. This workshop will conclude with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation in which you will be invited to explore a limiting belief that feels relevant to you. 


Find Stability in Change - 
Inner Practices for Equanimity 
Sunday October 23, 2022 • 3-5 pm EDT


A change of job, a change in circumstances, an illness or a move, a shift in relationship, children born and growing up, loved ones aging... some texture of change is assured in this human journey! 

Your ancestor yogis were sure to pass on wisdom teachings and precious practices to help you illuminate the path home, to discover an unwavering stability and ease that is here even in times of profound change. Through a range of practices, you will explore ever increasing layers of subtly, giving you the ability to discern a peacefulness and wellbeing that thrives as an innate steadiness... even as change can roar through. 

We will meet at 3:00 pm ET to orient to a range of practices including grounding breathing practices and a Yoga Nidra meditation to help you rest deeply in equanimity and stillness, even as life does its 'thing.'



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    Welcome!

    • How to Navigate this Platform

    • Welcome to the Special Events Section - updated August 15, 2022

    • Upcoming Special Events & Latest Additions

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    Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 3 pm EDT • Find Stability in Change

    • Find Stability in Change • October 23rd, 2022 • 3:00- 5:00 pm Eastern (Zoom Link here)

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    Release Into Sleep Workshop, Part One

    • Overview of Sleep Workshop

    • Workshop One: Notes/Slides (PDF to download)

    • 1. Learn: Introduction to Rethinking Wakefulness and Building a Toolset to Calm & Soothe (38 min)

    • 2. Experience: Bedtime Practices, Complete Breathing, Shakti Mudra, So Ham Mantra (10 min)

    • 3. Learn: Three Bedtime Meditations (24 min)

    • 4. Experience: Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation One (video version) - 36 minutes

    • 5. Experience: Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation One (audio version only) - 36 minutes

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    Release Into Sleep Workshop Part Two

    • Overview of Sleep Workshop

    • Workshop Two: Notes/Slides (PDF to download)

    • 1. Experience: Effortless Sensing Meditation (8 min)

    • 2. Learn: Tip, Challenges and Reflection (15 min)

    • 3. Learn: Expanding Repertoire of Tools and Practices - Counting the Breath (6 min)

    • 4. Learn: Expanding Repertoire of Tools and Practices - Chin Mudra (4 min)

    • 5. Learn: Expanding Repertoire of Tools and Practices - Mantra (6 min)

    • 6. Learn: New Bedtime Meditation - Sensing Gums and Teeth (9 min)

    • 7. Experience: Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation Two - Audio Only (31 min)

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    Release Into Sleep Workshop • Part Three

    • Overview of Sleep Workshop

    • Workshop Three: Notes/Slides (PDF to download)

    • 1. Experience: Meditation & Breathing (13 min)

    • 2. Learn: Sleep Tips & Overview (10 min)

    • 3. Learn: Three Breathing Exercises (7 min)

    • 4. Learn: Third Mudra (3 min)

    • 5. Learn: Your Mantra (4 min)

    • 6. Learn: Three Meditations (10 min)

    • 7. Experience: Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation Three (audio version only) - 26 min

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    Breathing to Thrive! Part One: Foundations of Pranayama

    • Outline of Course Videos - Part One: Foundations of Pranayama

    • Course Slides: Breathing to Thrive Part One

    • 1. Practice: Opening meditation - 6 min

    • 2. Talk: Introduction to Pranayama - 15 min

    • 3. Practice: Wellbeing and the Breath - 9 min

    • 4. Talk: Western Perspectives on the Breath and Nervous System - 11 min

    • 5. Practice: Breathing and Mantra - 7 min

    • 6. Discussion - 6 min

    • 7. Talk: Western Perspectives: Anatomy of Breathing - 15 min

    • 8. Practice: Exploration of the Diaphragm - 7 min

    • 9. Discussion - 3 min

    • 10. Talk: Western Perspectives on Nose Breathing - 6 min

    • 11. Practice: Exploration of Tongue position and Nose Breathing - 3 min

    • 12. Talk: Eastern Perspectives on Breathing and Prana - 7 min

    • 13. Practice: Sensing Breath and Prana - 6 min

    • 14. Talk: Eastern Perspectives on Breathing Mudras - 10 min

    • 15. Practice: Prana Nadi Breathing Mudras - 7 min

    • 16. Talk: Establishing A Breathing Practice - 10 min

    • 17. Practice: Closing Meditation - 10 min

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    Breathing to Thrive! Part Two: Breathing to Balance

    • Outline of Course - Part Two: Breathing to Balance

    • Course Slides: Breathing to Thrive Part Two

    • 1. Practice: Opening Meditation and Breathing Mudras - 13 min

    • 2. Talk: Introduction to Breathing to Balance - 9 min

    • 3. Talk: Practical Considerations & Congestion - 6 min

    • 4. Talk: Introduction to Ujjayi Breathing - 6 min

    • 5. Practice: Ujjayi Breathing - 3 min

    • 6. Talk: Overview of Ratio Breathing - 8 min

    • 7. Practice: Sama Vritti Breathing - 6 min

    • 8. Discussion -14 min

    • 9. Talk: Wisdom of the Ancients - 8 min

    • 10. Talk: Overview of Alternate Nostril Breathing - 6 min

    • 11. Practice: Nadi Shodana - 7 min

    • 12. Talk: Wisdom of the Moderns - 11 min

    • 13. Talk: Overview of Pratiloma Pranayama - 4 min

    • 14. Practice: Pratiloma Pranayama - 5 min

    • 15. Discussion - 3 min

    • 16. Talk: Convergence - 3 min

    • 17. Talk and Practice: Yoni Mudra with Alternate Nostril Variation - 10 min

    • 18. Talk: Subtle Pranayama - 8 min

    • 19. Practice: Subtle Pranayama, Resting Meditation - 17 min

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    Breathing to Thrive! Part Three: Breathing to Calm

    • Outline of Course - Part Three: Breathing to Calm

    • Course Slides: Breathing to Thrive Part Three

    • 1. Practice: Opening Meditation, Breathing Mudras and Pranayama - 22 min

    • 2. Talk: Role of Vagus Nerve - 22 min

    • 3. Talk: Langhana and Brhmana Practices - 6 min

    • 4. Talk: Introduction to Viloma Pranayama - 7 min

    • 5. Practice: Viloma Pranayama - 6 min

    • 6. Talk: Introduction to Visama Vritti Pranayama - 13 min

    • 7. Practice: Visama Vritti Pranayama - 6 min

    • 8. Discussion - 10 min

    • 9. Talk: Brahmari Pranayama, Nitric Oxide, and More - 11 min

    • 10. Practice: Brahmari Pranayama - 6 min

    • 11. Talk: Supporting Practices to Calm - 9 min

    • 12. Practice: Resting Meditation to Calm and Soothe - 17 min

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    Breathing to Thrive! Part Four: Breathing to Energize

    • Outline of Course Videos - Part Four: Breathing to Energize

    • Course Slides: Breathing to Energize, Part Four (PDF to download)

    • 1. Practice: Opening Meditation and Full Body Breathing - 15 min

    • 2. Practice: Percussion - 6 min

    • 3. Practice: Breath of Joy - 3 min

    • 4. Practice: Energy Twist Breathing - 6 min

    • 5. Practice: Breathing to Ground - 4 min

    • 6. Discussion: Q & A - 4 min

    • 7. Talk: Foundational Principles, Review - 8 min

    • 8. Talk: Ins and Outs of Kapalabhati - 12 min

    • 9. Discussion: Q & A - 3 min

    • 10. Practice: Kapalabhati - 12 min

    • 11. Talk: Viloma Pranayama - 4 min

    • 12. Talk & Practice: Ganesh Mudra - 5 min

    • 13. Discussion: Q & A - 5 min

    • 14. Talk: Bija Mantras - 10 min

    • 15. Practice: Bija Mantra Seated Meditation - 10 min

    • 16. Talk: Final Thoughts and Home Practices - 5 min

    • 17. Practice: Yoga Nidra Bija Meditation - 24 min

    • (17. Practice: Yoga Nidra Bija Meditation (audio format) - 24 min)

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    Heart's Wisdom: Healing the Effects of Incivility

    • Healing the Effects of Incivility

    • Yoga Nidra Meditation: Sowing the Seeds of Kindness, Healing the Effects of Incivility (39 min)

    • Workshop Notes (PDF)

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    Loving Kindness Meditation

    • Loving Kindness Meditation • February 2022

    • Introduction to Loving Kindness as a Practice (14 min)

    • Loving Kindness Meditation (43 min) - from the February 13th LIVEstream Gathering

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    Summer Solstice Early Morning Sadhana

    • Summer Solstice Early Morning Sadhana • Tuesday, June 21st at 6 am

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    Deep Rest on a Winter's Eve, Solstice Meditation

    • Solstice Gathering, Deep Rest on a Winter's Eve

    • Intro to the Gayatri (version A) - 3 min

    • Gayatri Chanting (version A) - 4 min

    • Gayatri - Downloadable text

    • Meditation for Deep Rest (from Solstice Gathering) - 26 min

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    Workshop for Setting Intention

    • Gift of Intention: Embody Your Inner Compass • Sunday, January 9th 2022 • 3 to 5 pm • Livestream Zoom Link

    • PDF Download of Slides - Gift of Intention Workshop

    • 1. Practice: Opening Meditation

    • 2. Talk: Accessing Intention as an Expression of Innate Wisdom

    • 3. Practice: Mudra & Breathing to Prepare

    • 4. Practice: Clarifying your Intention (by Journalling or Meditation)

    • 5. Practice: Yoga Nidra Meditation for Intention

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    Meditation for a Walk, Hike or Jog: 'Walking as Stillness'

    • 'Walking as Stillness' - Yoga followed by a Walk or Hike

    • Vibrant Yoga to prepare for a Walk, Hike or Jog (49 min)

    • 'Walking as Stillness' - A Meditation to Download for your Walk (35 min)

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    Sunrise Sadhana Series

    • Sunrise Sadhana Series

    • Sunrise Sadhana One - 56 min

    • Sunrise Sadhana Two - 58 min

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    Attuning to the Subtle Body • Morning Yoga Retreat

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • A Morning Yoga Retreat • Overview and Schedule

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 1 • Gentle warm ups, Breathing & Mudras, Meditation • 59 min

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 2 • Exploring with Movement - Body and Breath Sensing, Healing, and More - 1 hour 25 min

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 3 • Yoga Nidra, Exploring the Subtle Body - 41 min

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    Conscious Emergence Workshop

    • Conscious Emergence, Workshop & Yoga Morning

    • Gentle Yoga Morning Practice - 62 min

    • Questions for Reflection

    • Yoga Nidra, Gratitude Practice (42 min)

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    Wellbeing Workshop • Using the Breath and Chanting to Calm & Center

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation - Introduction - 20 min

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation: Practice - 47 min

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation: Yoga Nidra - Breathing, Welcoming - 38 min

    • Chants and Mantras (PDF)

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    Wellbeing Workshop, Sankalpa Part 1 • Heartfelt Path and Intention

    • Sankalpa Workshop, Part One: Heartfelt Path and Intention (with notes) - 1 hour 43 min

    • Yoga Nidra: Exploring Sankalpa and Open-Skyness - 46 min

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    Wellbeing Workshop, Sankalpa Part 2 • Cultivating Wellbeing and Finding Sanctuary

    • Introduction - 20 min

    • Orientation - Sanctuary Place - 6 min

    • Meditation - Inner Sanctuary - 8 min

    • Discussion #1 - 7 min

    • Orientation - Resolution of If-Onlys - 2 min

    • Meditation - Resolution of If-Onlys - 6 min

    • Journaling Exercise #1 - 2 min (plus your own offline time)

    • Discussion #2 - 14 min

    • Orientation - Pointers to Wholeness - 2 min

    • Meditation - Pointers to Wholeness - 6 min

    • Orientation - Personalized Portals to Wellbeing - 5 min

    • Journaling Exercise #2 - 1 min (plus your own offline time)

    • Closing - 6 min

    • Yoga Nidra for Wellbeing - 42 min

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    Full Day At-Home Retreat

    • Create Your Own At-Home Retreat

    • 1: New Dawn, Morning Practice of Breathing, Chanting & Meditation (57 min)

    • 2: New Day, Morning Mindful Yoga Practice (1 hr 42 min)

    • 3: New Life, Sankalpa Afternoon Workshop - Cultivating Authenticity, Clarity and Calm - 1 hour 43 min

    • 4: And I'm Feeling Good... Late Afternoon Yoga Nidra - Exploring Sankalpa - 46 min

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    Half Day At-Home Retreat

    • Create Your Own At-Home Retreat

    • 1: Maitri Chant - 5 min

    • 2: Opening the Breathing Spaces, Sharira Mudras - 13 min

    • 3: Mindful Yoga Practice - 64 min

    • 4: Yoga Nidra for Self-Nourishment (41 min) + optional orientation to practice (16 min)

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Release Into Sleep
Meditations, Mantras and Mudras for a Deeper Rest



Sleep is such a precious, central part of our physical and mental health and wellbeing, and the ancient practices of yoga and meditation generously offer ways to support deep rest… our work is to learn and personalize these gifts so that we can apply them with ease when the need arises.

In this three-workshop series, you will learn a wide range of yogic, meditative practices that will effectively rest your body, soothe your nervous system and settle the thinking mind. You will learn exercises that you can self-guide for a good night’s sleep, and you will also explore guided practices that will be recorded so that you can use them again, anytime. These include:


• Breathing exercises to settle your body and your mind

• Mantras to quiet your thinking mind
• Mudras to soothe and free tension
• Deep meditations for insight, rest and inner harmony

• Personalized ways to create optimal conditions for a restful sleep

You deserve the bliss of waking up rested, rejuvenated and revitalized.



Breathing to Thrive!
Foundations of Pranayama Workshop Series  


Part One : Foundations of Pranayama (Recording Available)
Part Two: Breathing to Balance 
(Recording Available)
Part Three: Breathing to Calm (Recording Available)

Part Four: Breathing to Energize (Recording Available)


How you breathe directly affects the health and wellbeing of your body and mind. You can optimize your wellbeing, support vibrant physical and mental health, and effectively cultivate a connection to deep peace with yogic breathing, or pranayama. This 4-part course will give you a solid understanding of ancient practices that yogis have been relying on as primary tools of wellbeing, and as a way to support meditation and deep self-inquiry - simple, transformative tools you can use both on and off your mat. In this series of classes, we will put pranayama front and center, exploring theory and breathing practices that you can integrate into your yoga and meditation practice, and into your daily life. These understandings and techniques will transform how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally, but also how you walk in the world. Each 2.5 hour class will include a combination of talks, discussion, and pranayama practices –you will learn both cognitively and experientially. There will be short explorations in small groups (all optional). The series will be recorded and available to you to revisit to support your continued learning and practice, or if you miss a class. 

This 10 hour course qualifies for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance (YACEP certified).

In Part One: Foundations of Pranayama, we consider the theory and foundational breathing that inform all pranayama practices, including the direct, simple ways to immediately reclaim health and well-being. You will learn, explore and experience:

  • the physical and energetic anatomy of the breath 
  • how breathing affects the brain and nervous system
  • the body-mind-breath connection
  • the use of mantra to support pranayama 
  • restoration of your natural, diaphragmatic breathing 
  • breathing mudras to support full body breathing
  • how to establish your own personal pranayama practice

In Part Two: Breathing to Balance, we explore pranayama that balances the body, emotions and thinking mind, providing you with indispensable tools and understandings to bring with you into your daily life.  You will learn, explore and practice:

  • Energetic anatomy of breathing, including the ida, pingala and sushumna
  • What, why and how to practice pranayama for balance
  • Balancing breathing variations nadi sodhana, pratiloma pranayama and yoni mudra
  • Ways to enhance the balancing effects of pranayama with breath sensing 
  • Balancing pranayama to deepen meditation

 

In Part Three: Breathing to Calm, we dive into pranayama to calm and soothe the nervous system,  exploring breathing techniques that are indispensable for anyone with a busy life or with chronic stress. You will learn, explore and practice:

  • Breathing and the vagus nerve 
  • Warming and cooling pranayamas 
  • Langhana and Brahmana breathing 
  • An introduction to Visama Vritti pranayama 
  • Calming pranayama including viloma pranayama and  bhramari,
  • Associated practices to support calming
  • How pranayama can be used to meet states such as stress, anxiety

In Part Four: Breathing to Energize, we explore yogic breathing to invigorate, awaken, and energize the subtle body. You will learn, explore and practice:

  • An overview of relevant energetic anatomy
  • Pranayama to energize and awaken, including kapalabhati and viloma pranayama
  • Energizing practices to support the awakening of prana and ultimate settling of the mind, including percussion, bija mantras and the breath of joy
  • Consider how pranayama can help address states such as depression
  • Integrate the learning and practices of the series

Who can attend and how do I register?
This series is open to everyone and is included as part of the monthly membership. Certain pranayama practices have contraindications (stated within each workshop as relevant), and certain classes will benefit from having specific props (easily gathered from household items). Parts One, Two and Three are appropriate for pregnancy, however certain portions of Part Four are not appropriate for pregnancy (detail provided within workshop).

This 10 hour course qualifies for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance (YACEP certified).


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