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As sunlight fades into the days of long cold night, animals, throughout history, have prepared for hibernation and the journey into a slower cycle. For centuries humankind followed this same circadian rhythm. For modern humans this is no longer seems to be the case. In what should be a time for winding down and restoration, life only seems more frantic. While our bodies are made to deal with challenges that naturally arise in an active life, there is a critical element we tend to forget: Recovery time. We need to rest, we need to allow ourselves time to heal.......physically, mentally and emotionally. When we honor our body and allow our muscles and mind to relax, we are reawakening a primal instinct we have forgotten how to listen to. When we once again can hear what our bodies are requesting, we come away from this softer practice genuinely energized and a greater ability to focus, thus allowing us to become fully present with our loved ones during this beautiful season. Limited spaces available follow the link below to reserve your space.
$45 (Special gifts and tea will be provided included in the cost)
6:00pm-8:30pm with Amanda
Myofascial Release Workshop Series
This 3 part series workshop is for those who feel they have very little flexibility, those who are super flexible and never feel they can fully find a deep stretch or those who have times were they just need a little extra release after an intense day of activities.
Heather Kotler, LCSW
Mindfully Navigating Grief Through the Holidays
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Cost: $65 per person
In this Myofascial series, we will explore the body in 3 sections to learn how to utilize Self Myofascial Release. This type of release is amazing for those who might have tight muscles from doing very repetitive activities such as running or weight lifting but is also wonderful for those who have lots of flexibility and can never seem to get quite deep enough in any stretch. This workshop will break down what fascia is, how it works and the effects it can have on movements in the body. In each part of this series, we will look at the body in sections, starting with the feet and legs, moving to the hips and spine then shoulders and neck. After we discuss what fascia is Amanda will guide you through a specific sequence of yoga asanas to help you determine where you are "stuck" within your muscles or joints. Exploring with different myofascial tools will Amanda will show you how to utilize some of the most accessible self Myofascial techniques helping to find new space and movement with your body.
In this class, you will be provided with 2 pinky balls, a tube sock, and a block to work with. If you have a foam roller you are welcome to bring, we will have a few on site but will have to share within the group.
The Cost for this workshop is $90 for all three sessions (it is recommended you attend all three). If you want to attend just an individual class please stop by or call the studio to pre-register. To attend each class individually the cost is $40 per session.
This class must be registered to ensure we have enough supplies for each person in attendance.
Please see our cancelation policy on our website.
Saturday, October 20th 11:30 am-1:30 pm (shoulders and neck)
Michelle Nelson, LCSW
The Longest Night
a candlelight restorative practice
with Amanda Dilbeck
Friday, December 21st at 6:00 PM
Join Heather Kotler, LCSW & Michelle Nelson, LCSW in a two-hour workshop held
in the serene setting of Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge downtown studio.
Grief is always a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life it can be particularly difficult around the holidays. In this workshop, we will discuss, explore & experience tools to help mindfully move through this difficult time.
Loss can take many different forms, including the death of loved ones (including animals); the loss of important relationships, loss of career, financial status, or material possessions, and loss related to deterioration of physical functioning due to illness, injury, or aging.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel about our grief. By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry. You will learn and experience simple mindfulness practices in this workshop that will help guide you through the holiday season.
WORKSHOPS and SPECIAL EVENTS
Workshop fee, less a $15 administration fee, is refundable if workshop enrollment is canceled 7 or more days prior to class.
Workshop fee is non-refundable if attendance is canceled fewer than 7 days prior to class.
Daylong and multi-day workshops
All daylong and multi-day workshops have a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit. (Please check each workshop page for deposit details.)
Refunds of the remainder of the workshop fee may be given if enrollment is canceled 4 or more weeks prior to the workshop.