Yoga with Amanda at The Shambhala Center of Lexington
SATURDAY, October 5, 2019 • 12:30PM – 3:30PM
LOCATION: MAIN MEDITATION HALL OF THE SHAMBHALA CENTER OF LEXINGTON
The Lexington Shambhala Center is excited to announce that Amanda McMaine will be bringing her yoga workshops to the Lexington Shambhala Center, beginning on October 5th, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
Amanda’s spontaneous and gentle, yet precise style of teaching grows directly out of her 42 years of experience ‘on the mat’ and can easily accommodate all levels of students. Her classes are ‘somatic meditations,’ or meditations in movement, as she guides students in understanding how the physical body is designed to contain, move and express pranic energy, both on the mat and in their daily lives. Beginning in stillness and slowly allowing the breath to initiate movement, Amanda crafts a creative, organic, and deeply-integrating progression in the poses. The incorporation of yoga nidra into the practice completes the journey, inviting deep relaxation, vibrant embodied wholeness, connection to Source, and harmony with the world.
If you have yoga props, please bring them! Extras will be available for those who don’t have their own. A yoga mat, 4 blankets, strap, 2 blocks.
Cost: $60 *$10 discount available for members of the Lexington Shambhala Center*
Weekend Workshop with Amanda
SATURDAY, November 2, 2019 • 12:30PM – 3:30PM
LOCATION: THE MASSAGE CENTER OF LEXINGTON
Amanda's spontaneous, insightful, yet precise teaching style grows directly out of 42 years of experience on the mat. Her guidance, which encourages interoceptive awareness and mindful embodiment, fosters self-discovery, and transformation while allowing students to experience the essence of yoga for themselves — a union of body, mind, and spirit. Expect an afternoon of inspired, intelligent instruction as you enter the world of movement, breath, and spirit — a journey toward a new level of healing presence, peaceful equilibrium, and empowering self-care. The time with Amanda will fill your yoga practice with fresh insights for months to come!
Cost: $60 *$10 discount available for The Essence of Yoga Center graduates*
Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Cindy Reed
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 18–19, 2020 • 10AM – 6PM
LOCATION: THE ESSENCE OF YOGA CENTER
This weekend training is taught by Cindy Reed, LCSW, a yoga and mindfulness instructor, and a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator. Participants will earn continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance, and become certified to teach trauma-informed yoga classes. In partnership with Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center, this CEU creates a bridge between students who participate in this training and the many opportunities to volunteer and to serve populations in need across the region.
Through experiential practice and collaborative discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the neuroscience of trauma, examine key themes of trauma-informed yoga practice and teaching, explore research that supports yoga as a force for creating positive change in students’ experience of trauma, and learn tools, techniques, and contraindications for teaching trauma-informed yoga.
Neuroscience of trauma and why yoga helps
Key themes of trauma-informed yoga – safety, empowerment, choice
Using yoga nidra in trauma-informed practice and teaching
Yoga techniques for survivors – choosing appropriate pranayama, asana, and meditative tools
Next steps – service, community, and advocacy
Prerequisite: Participants must have completed at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Registration with Yoga Alliance is not required.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy – by David Emerson
Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga – by David Emerson
Cost: $250 *discount available for The Essence of Yoga Center graduates*
The Essence of Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training
Interested in deepening your practice through a series of 12 or 18, monthly weekend workshops? Consider the immersive 200- and 300-hour programs through The Essence of Yoga Center.