Intro Qi Gong Workshop with Corinne Wolcott, March 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

Intro to Qi Gong

With Corinne Wolcott, MSOM, LAc, Certified QiGong Instructor

Saturday, March 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

Midtown Studio

$25 pre-register/$30 day-of

Explore and begin a practice of QiGong – moving your vital force for improved circulation and brightening the mind. Through intentional movement, focused breath, and attention to the different pathways of the body, we release energetic and physiological blockages. Freely moving qi is crucial for our health. We’ll discuss the history of QiGong and principles of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and living in harmony with the seasons. We will learn foundational movements from The Ling Gui International Healing QiGong School and Master Wang’s Turtle Longevity QiGong. Connect with the vitality within and all around you – QiGong is accessible to all.

 

 

Corinne Wolcott, MSOM, LAc, Certified QiGong Instructor, shares many possible practices for health, all rooted in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Drawing upon her training as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and twelve years of QiGong practice, Corinne emphasizes curiosity and trust in her classes. She loves her work as a healthcare provider of acupuncture, shiatsu massage, QiGong, and nutrition. Her work and wonderings can be found online at www.tuihealthcare.com.

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Thai Massage Workshop w/ Adi Carter-Saturday, 10/13, 2:30-5:30pm

Thai Massage Workshop

with Adi Carter

thai massage, massage workshop, adi carter, workshop, yoga workshop

Saturday, October 13th, 2:30-5:30pm

Midtown Studio

$30 to register/$35 day of

 

Also considered “yoga for lazy people”, Thai Massage is an ancient healing system developed by a Buddhist physician over 2500 years ago and helps to restore balance and well-being within the body. Thai Massage is usually performed on the floor and both partners wear comfortable clothing allowing for movement. No oils are used in Thai Massage and the practice is often also called Thai Yoga Massage because the therapist uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and adjustments that can include muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. In this workshops students will learn how to give and receive Thai Massage focusing on the legs, shoulders, low back and hips. No prior experience with bodywork is necessary and these workshops are open to people who come with a partner or without.

 

Adi Carter is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and bodyworker who draws from a background of over 20 years in sports injury management and adventuring to keep her always inspired and problem solving ways to strengthen and increase productivity in the body. Her classes focus on structural alignment principles combined with energy work and touch based off of Eastern medicine and she uses Thai Massage as a basis for physically adjusting students in yoga classes and also for teaching students (and teachers) how to safely adjust each other and begin to tap in to their natural healing abilities.

 


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Yoga & Sound Healing with Susan & Shawn DeRyder — Friday, Sept. 28th – 7:30-9:30pm, Midtown

yoga and sound healing, susan and shawn deryderAsana ~  yoga postures. Nidra ~ psychic sleep. Nāda ~ sound
What to expect…
  • The first 45 minutes includes gentle yin/restorative yoga, accompanied by soothing acoustic guitar leaving you open and ready to receive the Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing offerings, fully embodied.
  • The following 15/20 minutes take you on an journey into a deep state of relaxation through a guided meditation (Yoga Nidra/Psychic Sleep).
  • The remaining hour is spent resting on your back, bathing in a sound experience that will encourage deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of your inward journey.
Time is suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation and experience. Physical injuries can be healed and old emotional traumas released. Great insights can be accessed. The only pre-requisite is the willingness to receive.

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Sacred Circle: An Amazonian Sound Healing – Sat,. Aug. 4th, 4-6pm

Sacred Circle: An Amazonian Sound Healing

Saturday, August 4th

4:00-6:00pm

Midtown Studio

$25

Join curandera Eda Zavala Lopez for an evening of sacred Amazonian chant and healing. You can also schedule a private shamanic healing session with Eda for Sunday, August 5th, to be held at the uptown studio.

Sound Circle

For thousands of years Indigenous Peoples have learned to be deeply connected to Nature and Universe in order to keep our spirits healthy and strong, tuned to the pulse of every being that creates a very refined balance into ourselves to walk in harmony and peacefully. Those sounds in the current times are so needed because people tend to be disconnected and mostly distracted by their minds; it is almost forgotten that beyond physical bodies there is a pure essential vibration that we call SPIRIT. The Amazonian sounds in conjunction with human healing chants help you to connect with your pure essence and creates an incredible opportunity to reconnect with your essential vibration. Come and join us to create together the South Amazonian and Northern Vibration.

 

Eda Zavala Lopez is a peruvian shaman-curandera, sociologist and environmental activist is in the US to share her profound knowledge about Shamanism, Plant Medicine and Amazonian Conservation. She is a direct descendant of Wari and Ashaninka People from the Amazon.

In December 2014 she was awarded by the Ministry of Environment in Peru for her profound commitment to Indigenous People from the Amazon Jungle to protect their sacred territories and pristine forests. She is also a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of Impact A Village that funds her projects in Peru.

Eda is a Plant Medicine healer that connects with the spirits of the plants and she is an activist that works so hard to preserve Indigenous knowledge and empower Indigenous People regarding future generations. Indigenous Wisdom and Amazonian forests are so important to keep alive in order to conserve the entire Planet.

In the last 10 years Eda has been participated in several venues around the US and participated in 2010, 2017 and 2018 at the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues. She also collaborated on the Stephan Martin’s book “Cosmic Visions: Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality” (2010)

Find out more

www.edazavalalopez.com

 


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Yin Yoga & Sound Healing: rescheduled for Thursday, 2/1, 5:30-8pm

Meditate. Melt. Merge.

A Yin Yoga & Sound Healing Experience

with Will Leblanc, Lea Garnier & Beth Ylivisaker

Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1st – 5:30-8pm

Hosted at our Midtown Studio at 474 Broadway, Kingston

Meditation with sound and yoga is one universal path to Self Realization, accessible to anyone, and appropriate for people of any religion or spiritual aspiration.

All life is relationship, and in this experience we will explore the dynamics between the practice of Yin Yoga and the therapeutic Sound Bath. By uniting our emotional, spiritual and physical bodies in a meditative way, these two up and coming modalities will help you come back to who you truly are: a vibrational being, in tune.

The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow and deep.  Based on the principles of stillness, it encourages students to listen to their body’s individual needs. A yin practice guides students past the muscle and into the connective tissue, joints and areas of tension that are being held in deep layers of the body. Students will learn an intuitive approach to working with the body that cultivates listening, facilitates the release of long held tensions and offers genuine relaxation. Simple postures on the floor will be practiced to relax your muscles in order to stimulate the ligaments, joints and layers of fascia. No yoga experience necessary!

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras, medicine melodies or the use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. Each human being is in essence a vibration. The molecule sings, the heart of the atom is tone, and the human has a sound body which comes in and out of tune. Enabling the soul to remember its true divine self, its spirit self, we can re-merge with all that is. Finding connection and balance with all that is, we find ourselves in wholeness and perfect health.

 

will leblanc yin yogaWill Leblanc began his study of yoga after 15 years of professional classical ballet dancing to heal and rehabilitate. He began his study of Sivananda and Kripalu yoga in 1990 and did a 500 hour YTT at the Bikram Yoga College of India in 2003. He was the owner/director of Bikram Yoga Amherst for several years. In 2005 he “fell in love”… with Yin Yoga and has been practicing and teaching with true devotion ever since.  He completed a 100 hour YTT with Paul Grilley and a 60 hour YTT with Bernie Clarke. He recently had the opportunity to study the Science & Mysticism of connective tissue with Deane Juhan, author of Job’s Body. Will teaches at Euphoria Yoga and Catskills Yoga House.

lea garnier, sound healing, yin yogaLea Garnier is a certified yoga teacher trained in the Desikachar lineage and specializes in teaching yin and restorative yoga workshops which integrate the therapeutics of sacred healing sound with a variety of different sound tools and voice. She has worked as a Craniosacral therapist for over 15 years and has a private practice at Sage Academy of Sound Energy in Woodstock, NY, a center she directs and co-founded in 2007. She also organizes ongoing sound healing retreats & trainings which cater to an international audience of practitioners working in the healing arts.

 

Beth Ylvisaker, yin yoga, sound healingBeth Ylvisaker became a partner to Sage in 2010, and co-founded the first east coast Annual SoundHealing Retreat Intensive at Menla, NY. She is a senior teacher and facilitator of all the Sage Academy’s events and trainings. She has studied sound extensively with Jill Purce, Accutonics as well as all of the Sage Academy’s esteemed master teachers. She is an astrology student of Terran Loveware, Mark Borax and Elias Lonsdale. She applies mapping astrology through the mandala of the gong, combining stars, sound and is fulfilling a calling to bring healing to individuals and group settings.