“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS
Due to COVID-19, all scheduled workshops and retreats are cancelled until further notice. Please keep checking my online resources as I will be working to get some online workshops and course up to help manage mental well being during this time.
Basics of Yogic Meditation
Research shows that a regular meditation practice increases positive emotions, decreases depression and anxiety symptoms (even after one class), boosts compassion and empathy...the list goes on an on!
If you've wanted to try meditation or are struggling to have a regular practice, this workshop is your ticket to your success! You will learn about the process of meditation from a yogic perspective, myths of meditation, and experience meditation tools that you can use at home for a regular practice that help to meet the mind where it's at any given day.
8-Week Beginning Meditation Course
Hearing about the amazing benefits of a regular mediation practice on mind and body health? Tried to meditate and just feel like, "I can't do it"? Just want to be consistent? You will learn all about mediation from a yoga perspective, experience different techniques to find one that fits you, and be able to sit for up to 25 minutes for a consistent meditation practice to find more calm and peace in your life.
Pranayama: The fourth limb of yoga and the key to the mind and body connection. This Yoga Teacher Training module is open to the public! Learn about the role of breath in yoga through the Yoga Sutras, understand the physiology of the breath and why it is an essential part of mind and body transformation, and learn specific pranayama practices to incorporate in to a home practice. Pranayama is key in helping the fluctations with the mind that fuels our more challenging moods, help to slow us down and be more in the present, and helps with responding versus reacting in situations.
Balance The Mind, a yoga workshop: The second sutra of the Yoga Sutras states the purpose of yoga. Yoga is the complete restraint of the fluctuations of the mind. This what yoga has to offer, more then becoming strong and flexible...being able to have calm state of mind. What?! Oh, Yes. Come join me in learning techniques that go beyond just the physical postures of yoga and enjoy a practice will leave you with a more balanced mind state.
COMPASSIONATELY RESPONSIVE, A PARENTING WORKSHOP: Are up finding yourself over worrying about your children? Focused on "Am I doing this right? How do I help my children be happy?" Maybe living in fear about what the world will be like for your children? This workshop focuses on the MOST important parenting tool... you!! We will spend time helping you feel more at peace and more empowered as a parent with concrete tools that are yoga-based, can be used throughout your child's life, and you can use no matter where you are. This workshop with focus on tools to move from a more reactive and fear-based mindset to one of inward reflection, responsiveness and self-compassion that allows parenting from a more responsive and loving place.
Yama and Niyamas
YAMA AND NIYAMA GROUP STUDY: 10 month group study, meeting once a month.
Want to dive deeper into yoga as a lifestyle and self-development tool? The Yamas and Niyamas are two of the eight limbs of yoga as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. They are a guide of Dos and Donts or ethical practices for yogis. Meet once a month for ten months and spend each month focused on one of the yamas and niyamas with weekly questions and support from the group with online discussions.
Breathing and Meditation Class for Teens
TEENS! Are you feeling a lot of stress in life about school, friends, family, and everything that you have to get done? Come learn how to relax, let go, get real about what you can control and have more fun in life. We will focus on age old techniques from yoga that you can use every day, at home or at school, and are very effective in managing life stressors in a healthy way.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATH
THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATH
Breath is vital in every aspect of our being, from the physical to the psychological and more. When we aren’t breathing correctly we start to experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, and low motivation. If this continues for a significant period of time, our bodies start to break down and disease occurs. Come learn the joy of breathing through breathing techniques, asana practice,
meditation and prana physiology.
Awareness is the starting point for creating
change in life. One of the key benefits of
practicing yoga is creating awareness in our body and minds. This workshop focuses specifically on how to cultivate awareness both on and off the mat through asanas (poses), breath, and cognitive (mind) techniques. Feel more empowered through awareness!
MOVING TOWARDS THE EXHALE: Self-Care through yoga techniques
Our fast paced lives can get in the way of being able to take care of ourselves in the way we deserve and need in order to have a sustainable, healthy life. Come, take a moment for yourself to learn through yoga how to slow down, create awareness and breathe. This workshop includes yoga poses, breathing techniques, and discussions for self discovery.
OPENING THE BODY THROUGH SOUND: Using Bija Mantras
Bija Mantras are sounds associated with the seven chakras along our spine and can be used to open up blocks in our physical, emotional and spiritual systems. In this workshops you will learn these seven sounds, as well as seven calming sounds, use them in an asana practice and learn the LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation. Experience yoga with sound.
EMBRACING YOUR FEARS
SELF LOVE FOR WOMEN
As women, we tend to put others before ourselves, be caretakers, and struggle to find time for self-care and nurturing. In this workshop, we will combine a gentle asana (physical posture) practice with understanding what self-love really means, discussing how to cultivate more awareness and focus for ourselves in daily life, learning breathing techniques to help connect with a more calm place within, and ending with a guided heart meditation.
Click to contact Twyla about questions, information or sign up for a free 30 minute consultation.