East Meets West Yoga Center


September 4 - 6

Reinventing Resilience In Your Life with Mark Thurston & Mary Elizabeth Lynch

Register Under Workshops at www.eastmeetswestcenter.com

What do you think of when you hear the word “resilience”? Some people would answer that it’s the ability to face down any and all challenges that life brings – having a strong fortress of self-protection. Others would suggest that resilience means coming back to a set-point of balance and happiness after a trauma or failure – rebounding like a rubber ball. But answers like these don’t tell the whole story because they miss the point by setting us against the world. Instead, by broadening our understanding of resilience, we can discover how challenges, set-backs, and trauma can potentially lead to deep life lessons. We can “bound forward resiliently,” rather than just “bounce back.”

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Training Begins September 5 - October 3, 2015

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 85 Hour Program (RPYT)

The EMW Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is developed and taught by Ladan Judge. The program is therapeutic based and you will learn how to safely and effectively teach yoga to pregnant and postpartum women. The program is comprised of four weekend modules which cover; each trimester of pregnancy, preparing for birth, postpartum yoga and practicum. During this course you will not only learn about the various phases of pregnancy but also how to use yoga to assist the mother to be in preparing their mind, body and emotions for this new phase of life.

Safe and therapeutic postures and sequences for each trimester and the postpartum period.
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy per trimester and the postpartum period.
Energetic anatomy and use of chakra meditation for the mother and the baby.
Restorative Poses
Pranayama Techniques
Meditation Techniques
Utilizing the teachings of the Yoga Sutras and Upanishads
Observation and teaching in prenatal yoga classes.

This program is Yoga Alliance approved and fulfills the 85hr RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) requirements. Upon completion of the program you can obtain your RPYT Certification from Yoga Alliance.

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September 6 & September 13

AcroYoga with Kristin Henry

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. For more information see AcroYoga.org

AcroYoga may provide physical and mental health benefits. In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief.

The base, flyer, and spotter work together to create postures and take movements off the ground. AcroYoga offers a wide variety of possibilities from dynamic strength poses, to restorative and relaxing postures.

Two Workshop Offerings:

Saturday, September 6 3:00 – 5:00 pm
This workshop will give the fundamentals of the practice, and will be taught at a Beginner Level.

Saturday, September 13 3:00 – 5:00 pm
This workshop will build on the earlier workshop on fundamentals, and will get deeper into the practice.

All levels of practice are welcome!

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September 8 - October 27, 2015

Yoga Therapy for the Mind: 8 week mini series

The ‘Yoga Therapy for the Mind: 8 Week Course for Anxiety and Depression’ is an evidence based program developed by Heather Mason, founder and director of The Minded Institute, as a therapeutic treatment for anxiety and depression. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques.

Combining asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breath-work), and restorative properties of mindfulness with psychotherapeutic holding, this course addresses the physiological and psychological dimensions of anxiety and depression. New scientific research continues to affirm that anxiety and depression are best treated with a method that addresses both of these aspects. The Minded Institute translates yogic and mindfulness practice in a scientific and therapeutic way for the maximum benefit to the mind and body. The 8 Week Course is organized in such a way to allow students to deeply understand how these practices can work for them in the short term to provide immediate relief and in the long term to create and maintain positive mental health.

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September 27, November 22 & December 13

Munay-Ki Rights Initiation

INITIATION INTO THE SHAMANIC HEALING TRADITION OF PERU featuring Angela Blueskies and Helene Garrovillo

1:00 – 7:30 PM

1:00 – 7:30 PM

1:00 – 7:30 PM

(must contact studio directly to sign up for ALL 3 levels)

What are the Munay – Ki Rites?

The Munay – Ki Rites are the Rites of the Shaman’s Path of the Q’ero Nation, the descendants of the Inka, the indigenous people of the holy mountains of the Andes in Peru. Munay – Ki comes from a Quechua word that means “I love you.” The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his/her transcendent nature. The Munay – Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. These Rites are given as the next step in the evolution of humanity; to realign and attune our neuropathways and truly shift human consciousness. These Initiatory Rites, in essence, empower us to step up to the task of assuming stewardship for the Earth and all creation. There are nine Rites in total. It is hoped that these Rites can be transmitted to as many as possible. Those who receive all nine rites may continue to pass on the Rites practitioners and teachers.

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Weekend Course Oct. 9 - 11

Yoga For Cancer (y4c) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster

“Yoga is an obvious step for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments and ongoing side effects. Doctors are now recommending yoga as a way to manage anxiety and overall wellness. In 2012, the American Cancer Society recommended up to 150 minutes of exercise per week – explicitly mentioning yoga – to reduce chance of cancer or defend against reoccurrence. So more and more cancer survivors are coming to yoga classes to gain these benefits.

But not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs are different. True compassion flows from knowledge and facts. Without specific training, a teacher is not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer. And cancer survivors come with higher expectations. The y4c training will provide you the knowledge and facts to work with this community.

You will learn:

✔ The physics and physiology of yoga
✔ Facts about cancer, cancer treatments and side effects
✔ Appropriate and inappropriate poses
✔ Creating a healing community and class
✔ Hands on supervised teaching

The y4c methodology and training is not yoga for one-size-fits-all. Nor is it just a gentle yoga class. It is a specialized training for experienced teachers seeking to learn how to design a healing class for survivors at all stages of their cancer journey. We focus on providing scientific facts and tools so that yoga teachers can addresses specific physical conditions, inspire hope, invite curiosity and give emotional support through a fun and nurturing community.

The y4c methodology was designed and tested by Tari Prinster – cancer survivor, author and yoga guru. Through her own recovery, regular classes in New York City and retreats over the past decade, Tari designed and modified her vinyasa training to witness results in the thousands of cancer survivors. Since 2005, Tari has looked to help other compassionate yoga teachers from all over the world to develop their knowledge and skills. As of today, she has trained over 1,200 yoga teachers. The science-based training will provide tools and insight on how to adapt all yoga styles and poses to fit the specific physical and emotional needs of this community.

Based on student feedback and increasing demand, we are thrilled to launch our Online + Weekend program. This training takes our existing 10 year-running renowned program and puts 60% of the content online whilst retaining the hands-on supervised teaching in a weekend intensive. This format will enable students to take a large part of the training from the comfort and convenience of their home. Plus with reduced travel costs and less in-class time requirement, the training is more affordable and accessible.”

To learn more and to register, visit: http://y4c.com/dc

The following are some important dates to remember:

Online Program Commences: August 17th
Weekend Intensive: October 9th-11th

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October 16 - 18

Todd Norian Weekend Intensive

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel “contracted” (too much earth), “under water” emotionally stressed out (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire), anxious and fearful (too much air), or grounded (too much sky).

During this retreat:

• Safely practice a variety of asanas using the therapeutic techniques of Ashaya Yoga®
• Nurture and rejuvenate yourself with restorative poses
• Transform negative beliefs through creative journaling, contemplation, and group process
• Raise your vibration through mantras, pranayama, meditation, and kirtan chanting
• Connect with others in a supportive community

The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.

Full Weekend Early Bird Special by September 30: $180.00
Full Weekend Price After September 30: $195.00

Can take individual workshops — see pricing with each day as listed in description

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, teaches yoga with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Founder of Ashaya Yoga®, Todd’s style is one of precise therapeutic alignment infused with heart. He excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their own heart. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd studied many styles of heart-centered and alignment-based yoga. He continues to study extensively with several Tantric scholars, including Paul Muller-Ortega and Professor Douglas Brooks. Todd teaches workshops and trainings internationally and is a talented musician who has created several CDs of music for yoga. www.ashayayoga.com.

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