Mindful Yoga: Finding Your Centering Pose in the Wind of the Day
November 5th, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The powerful, conflicting winds of change swirl about us and within us every day. While such change can be invigorating and challenge us to grow strong and dig deep, they can also uproot us and leave us spinning in uncertainty.
The ancient practice of yoga can be a tool to help bring balance to our modern physical, mental, and spiritual lives. Combining yoga postures with the simple power of our breath can help bring us back into the present moment. In this daylong retreat certified yoga instructor Katie Jacobson BS CYI will guide students in an exploration of how a yoga practice can be utilized within the context of creating a more mindful existence. Through both instruction and yoga practice, we will examine the nature of the mind/body relationship in an experience suitable for practitioners of all levels – including those who have never set foot on a yoga mat.
Combined with the yoga teachings, psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide students in the basics of mindfulness psychology, including practical tools to enhance and improve the mind/body connection, which is the primary focus of this daylong learning retreat.
- Increase awareness of the mindful breath of yoga and life.
- Learn basic yoga techniques of centering and relaxation.
- Introduction to mindfulness
- Understanding and appreciating the physiology of mindfulness
- One hour of yoga
- Basic understanding of Morita therapy and list of mindfulness resources.
- Simple mindful yoga practices and psychological insights to bring calm to your day.
- Katie Jacobson – Katie Jacobson BS CYI – Katie is a Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga I and II certifications through AAAI-ISMA) who has worked with students of all levels and abilities. She truly believes that yoga is for everybody and that through it, we can begin to better understand ourselves and the world around us – ultimately resulting in a more meaningful and peaceful existence.
- Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed psychotherapist who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes that our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and as easily accessed as the next breath.
What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket; journal, water bottle, dish to pass. Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so dress for the weather. Bring slippers or warm socks.
Lunch details: In order to keep the cost of the workshop as affordable as possible the lunch is potluck. We will provide a nutritious vegetarian soup and fruit snacks.
Personal investment $38: Register and pre-pay by Oct. 2 and receive 10% discount ($34.20). Pre-register and pay with a friend and you both receive an additional 10% discount ($30.40).
How to register:Click here for a registration form you can print and mail
or register by phone at at (608) 483-2730