Stress Management Series
Next held on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Feb 8, 2017 - Tue Feb 28, 2017
Yoga for Stress Management February 7, 13, 28, & Mar 7, 2017 6pm - 7:30pm
$120/$140 after Jan 31st or $35 per session
Yoga is the perfect solution to learn tools to juggle a work/life balance and bring more joy into the present moment. In this 4-week series - you’ll discover what causes your stress, how it manifests in the body and most importantly how to bring all the limbs of yoga “off the mat” and into your life.
No yoga mat required for these classes which will be a combination of discussion and chair yoga. Participants can come dressed for a yoga class (loose, comfortable clothing) or wearing suits and ties. (Okay… full disclosure… we may make them loosen the ties and kick off their shoes.) It is appropriate for all ages and levels of physical fitness.
All stress, both physical and mental, is stored somewhere in the body and yoga can help release that tension on both levels. A yoga based stress-management program can reduce physical and mental stress while increasing, strength, flexibility, energy and feelings of well-being.
February 7 — Understand Stress February 13 — Heal from Past Stress February 21 — Cope with Present stress February 28 — Prevent Future Stress
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Aromatherapy & Lotus Flow Yoga Workshop
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 3, 2017 6:00-8:00pm $30 early bird / $40 day of
Shapeshift Your Way to Balance with Aromatherapy & Lotus Flow Yoga!
This journey will take you on a joyride through the seven chakras (energy centers in the body) with fun and creative yoga sequencing and essential oils of which both are believed to unblock and free stored energy in the body leaving you feeling refreshed, renewed, balanced and strong. Expect an all levels yoga class with creative sequencing, upbeat music and energy balancing aromas of the essential oils.
In this workshop you will learn how to: - Free up stored energy in your body through flowing yoga poses - Balance emotions and energy through the use of essential oils - Rid your body and home of toxins - Empower yourself with knowledge of how to pick quality essential oils - Bring essential oils in your daily life to create the energy you need at any given moment
Able, Bold, Compassionate Assisting
Next held on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 10, 2017 - Sun Mar 12, 2017
Yoga Assisting A, B, C’s: Able, Bold and Compassionate Assisting with Kelley Boyd March 10-12, 2017 $174/$199 after March 1 300-hour YA
This hands-on workshop is open to certified yoga teachers who are ready to bridge the gap and connect more deeply with their students. The number one reason teachers are not assisting is fear of hurting their students due to lack of confidence in their assists.
You will use your eyes, hands and heart in this experiential workshop to gain the confidence needed to give safe, bold and compassionate adjustments in your group classes and private lessons. Through the art of touch and assisting a bond of trust is built with your students and having them returning again and again to your classes. Studies have shown that students who are touched often, safely and confidently in class feel a stronger bond with the teacher are more likely to return to class again.
Sat PM 2-5 Seated Postures: Stable, Strong, Secure
Sun AM 9-12 Assisting: Group classes & Private Clients. Shavasana: Transcending Touch with heavenly Shavasana assists and essential oils
*SYC reserves the right to reschedule this workshop if less than 8 students are pre-registered by March 1st. If rescheduled, there will be an option to transfer payment to the new date or a full refund may be given.
Yoga Nidra Workshop
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yoga Nidra Yogic Sleep and Deep Relaxation
$19 in advanced/$25 day of 15% off for SYC monthly unlimited members
Our body and mind seek respite from the busyness of our everyday lives When we practice yoga nidra, we appear to be asleep, but our consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness as we remain alert while our normal waking consciousness dissolves into sleep. As the consciousness is separated from external awareness and from sleep, it becomes very powerful. Yoga nidra is a time when our bodies integrate daily events and facilitates our ability to heal and rejuvenate and we can directly experience true peace and relaxation.
Led by E-500 RYT Ann Carroll, the class will begin with very gentle hatha yoga to prepare the body for rest. She will then lead an extended guided relaxation and meditation, relaxing the body, breath and mind. As you move deeper into this state of relaxation, you detach from the senses, develop concentration and sink into a state of super-consciousness. Yoga nidra is one of the most transformative and adaptive of all the yoga teachings and with practice, you can bring this state of rejuvenation, concentration and healing into your every-day life. It has been used therapeutically for healing, to enhance productivity & creativity and to improve sleep and general health.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$10 early bird/$15 Day of Free for Fire Members (Monthly unlimited members)
Laughter is the best medicine! Laughter has been medically proven to boost the body’s immune system and suppress illness caused by stress! Join us for a laughing session to provide internal jogging for the body and enjoy the positive aspects that laughter can bring into your life. Everyone is welcome, no special dress or experience required.
Laughter shuts off the flow of stress hormones. Laughter increases the flow of “feel good” hormones. Laughter boosts the immune system by bringing balance. Laughter lowers blood pressure, increasing blood flow & oxygenation. Laughter cleanses the lungs. Laughter lightens depression. Laughter helps prevent disease (like heart failure) by reducing anger &fear. Laughter tones abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and diaphragm muscles. Laughter provides internal jogging for your internal organs. Laughter just FEELS GOOD!
“Laughter is the sun thatdrives winter from the human face.” ~ Victor Hugo
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certification
Next held on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Apr 7, 2017 - Sun Apr 9, 2017
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Ann Carroll All Levels Welcome APRIL 7-9, 2017 $250/$300 after March 31st
Yoga is extremely beneficial for Moms-be be. Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers currently enrolled in SYC’s 300 hour teacher training program, midwives, OB’s, L&D Nurses, Doulas and Moms-to Be are all invited to explore ways that yoga can assist pregnant women through this roller-coaster time in a woman’s life.
If you want to support women through all of the stages of their lives and immerse yourself in the study of yoga for motherhood this program is designed for you. Throughout this weekend training you will explore and develop the skills necessary to help others with their pregnancy and birth through yoga.
In this program you will: Gain knowledge of which traditional yoga asanas are useful during pregnancy and ways to modify those postures. Discover pregnancy and labor specific asana postures. Learn contraindications and how yoga postures can be adapted for each trimester. Dive into the anatomy of pregnancy and how yoga can address specific discomforts associated with pregnancy. Explore the emotional, social and psychological needs of pregnant women to help them find peace and balance. Understand ways to foster mother & baby bonding and provide a supportive yoga community amongst pregnant women. Learn important relaxation and breathing techniques for mothers-to-be.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Ann Carroll Course Syllabus:
Friday 9:00am-12:30pm: Philosophy & Ethics Introductions General benefits & background of PY Psychology of pregnancy & birth high risk pregnancy Cultural attitudes about birth Ethics of working with pregnant women
Friday 2:00-5:00pm Techniques & practice Trimester specific techniques Asanas, alignment and modification Relaxation & stress management Breathing techniques (pranayama in pregnancy)
Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm Teaching Methodology Design trimester specific classes vs. multi-trimester classes General sequencing & asanas for common discomforts Guidelines for asanas, modifications & contraindications
Saturday 2:00-5:00pm Anatomy & Physiology Physical changes in pregnancy Baby development Ailments & discomforts of pregnancy Optimal baby positioning
Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm Birth & Delivery & Postpartum Medical and holistic models of care Birth choices/empowered birth Stages of labor & yoga for birthing Postpartum anatomy & issues Mama & Baby Yoga
Ann Carroll, RPT, E-RYT 500, CLD, CCCE has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for the past 16 years and is also a Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator. She loves sharing the magic of yoga with people in all stages of life. She has taught in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of student populations. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.
In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the AshvilleYogaCenter prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007. She has also assisted in a number of Teacher Trainings at Satchidananda Ashram.
As an addition to her Pregnancy Yoga practice, Ann became certified as a childbirth educator in January 2007, a Labor Doula in December 2007 and a Hypnobirthing® Instructor in 2012. Since December 2006, she has been honored to attend and assist more than 100 babies into the world. For more information about Ann please go to www.douladeliveries.com.