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Mindful Yoga: Finding the Centering Pose in the Wind of the Day

Saturday, November 17th  /  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ancient practice of yoga is a gentle yet powerful tool to help bring balance and centering to our modern physical, mental, and spiritual lives. Combining yoga postures with the simple power of our breath can bring us back into the present moment. In this workshop, we will explore the many ways in which a yoga practice can be utilized within the context of crafting a more mindful and healthy existence. Through both discussion and yoga practice, Certified Yoga Instructor Katie Jacobson will guide you in examining 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.

In addition to the yoga instruction psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor will provide instruction and guidance in developing a daily mindfulness practice that can both enhance one’s yoga practice and dealing with the daily stress of life. Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of meditation and have the opportunity to meditate in RoundRiver’s new “Dragon Cloud” meditation cabin. 

Objectives: Students will be introduced to the following …

• Introduction to developing your own mindfulness practice

• Understanding the physiology of mindfulness

• Yoga Practice

• The mindful breath of yoga and life

• Centering and relaxation through the creative union of yoga and mindfulness

• Simple yoga and mindfulness practices to bring into your day

Workshop Leaders:

Katie Jacobson BS, CYI – Katie is a Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga I and II certifications through AAAI-ISMA) who has worked with students of many different levels and abilities.  She truly believes that yoga is for everyone 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 is as easily accessed as our next breath.

Personal investment: As part of our effort to bring affordable workshops to as many people as possible in these stressful days, this workshop is a RoundRiver “Partner Pricing” event. Details on pricing for this event are on the online registration form. Please note, we will provide soup but the rest of the lunch is potluck.

The $15 registration fee can be made out to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to: P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035. Cancellations after November 12, 2012 are non-refundable.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.Our new “Dragon Cloud” Buddhist meditation cabin in the woods behind the main house was just dedicated in September and will be available to students for visiting during breaks.

What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket, journal and pen, water bottle and a dish to pass. RoundRiver is in the lovely rural Romance Valley, so please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring slippers or warm socks for indoors.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.

How to register:

Click here for a registration form you can print and mail
or register by phone at at (608) 483-2730