Riding the Change
with Jnana Gowan
Ongoing class meets every other month
Upcoming Dates: May 22, 2010
Time: 1-5 pm
Cost: Pre-register $40 / Drop-in $50
Riding the Change – An exploration of the peri-mental-pausal years with asana, breath work/meditation and congenial commiseration.
In this workshop we will come together as a group of perimenopausal power-surging women to share the intensity of this life-changing time and celebrate the initiation into a deeper intuition and a more creative self. This workshop includes a check-in and menopause discussion and explores yoga postures (including restorative yoga poses) that help support the hormonal roller-coaster of “the change”. We will practice mindfulness and breath work as a way to connect to ourselves – and in turn, use this work to support us as we lay awake at 3:00 a.m. as our brain re-wires itself.
All women go through this amazing time and every woman has her own story. Join us and share your story as a way of staying sane and present as you enter into your seriously divine feminine. This class is for all levels from basic beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
Jnana Gowan is the founder and director of Powerhouse Education; a company dedicated to the health & well being of all individuals. A teacher for 10 years, she specializes in yoga for women in transitional times from prenatal and postpartum to women in their perimenopausal years. She has one foot in the corporate world with her At Your Desk Yoga program and she wrote the chapter “Yoga at the Office” for the book Executive Stamina. Acting as a consultant for the business world she educates executives on how to use yoga while at the work place. As an instructor, Jnana has the unique ability to make people of all ages & sizes feel at ease and to share their true essence. She feels that it is highly gratifying to share with each student the wonder and excitement of a body in balance.
For more info on Powerhouse Education go to: www.powerhed.com
Or contact her directly at 510-734-4122
Yoga & TRE
Releasing the Psoas, Lower Back, and Trauma through Movement
with Maria Alfaro
Date: Saturday, May 22nd
Time: 1-3:30 pm
What Is TRE© (Trauma Release Evercises)
TRE is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilitates the relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response,
which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This shaking is actually the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. TRE, developed by David Berceli, a bioenergetic therapist, has been used successfully all over the world for more than a decade.
Our body is the greatest ally for healing trauma. An hour session of gentle and all levels Yoga will precede the revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises facilitated by Maria Alfaro.
Some benefits you may expect from TRE:
• Improved sense of being “grounded”
• Release of deep chronic tension and increase of overall energy and stamina
• Discharge of buried emotional and physical trauma
• “Shake loose” unconscious involuntary muscular contractions
• Promotes deep relaxation and improves circulation
• Increase of the body’s sensitivity to pleasure
• The healing of sciatica
• Increased flexibility
For more information about Maria please visit www.yogadventure.com