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Wednesday evenings 6:30–8:00pm
Join Paula Weithman for this eight week series to keep you refreshed during the busy holiday season. The holidays can become difficult with old memories surfacing and the self-imposed expectations that we might unknowingly place on ourselves. In this series, give yourself a moment to step out of the rush and reset your dial.
• Asana practice – one hour of yoga asana (all levels welcome)
• Pranayama (breathing) & Guided Meditation – 15 minute practice
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – 15 minute sharing
Each session will include an hour long asana practice to unravel tension, and restore vibrancy and resilience in your body. Develop natural support and alignment to create length, strength, greater flexibility and sense of wholeness inside. The asana practice will be followed by a fifteen minute session focusing on breathing and meditation practices. These tools are used to calm the mind and reduce mental clutter shifting your outlook for the week. The session will conclude with a fifteen minutes session sharing the ancient wisdom found in the Yoga Sutras. This series is designed assist you to become still, quiet and connected to the ever present source of your being.
When inner stability is gained, the mind becomes quiet allowing for the inner light of the heart to glow - Sutra l.36
Paula Weithman uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition.
Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner's mind is a fresh mind. She believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.
She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.
Are you tired? Fatigued? Feeling overwhelmed and run down? Trouble sleeping? Digestive issues? Disconnected?
Come discover a gentle way to unwind and reconnect with Reiki and Restorative yoga poses facilitated by the gentle vibrations of Sound Healing. This workshop designed to bring balance and healing to the body, allowing you to find peace and tranquility within.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that is truly nourishing and healing on all levels of our beings - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki is an extremely accessible and valuable hands on energy system to support vitality and vibrancy. “Rei” means spirit or universal energy. “Ki” mean life energy. Reiki refers to a balancing of the cosmic and life force energies. By laying hands on different parts of the body the receiver is pulling the energy they need from the universal life force energy to support and heal their body.
Surrender your system to these powerful healing modalities and leave feeling lighter, refreshed and recharged. Laura Tulumbas will guide the students into gentle restorative poses. While in the poses she will be offering Reiki Healing to help the body relax and settle into the pose. Lauren Margolies will weave a tapestry of Sound healing throughout the entire session which will provide a space for the body to release and let go.
Laura Tulumbas has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and teaching for 15+ years. She initially found her practice via the restaurant business: burnt out, exhausted and losing it, she sought out yoga as a way to help manage her stress. Through her practice she found a way to cope and ultimately a way to dive more deeply into possibility and create meaning in this crazy world.
Laura is a Certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is previously a Certified Anusara Teacher, certified to teach at Virayoga in NYC in 2002 and is presently teaching a form of aligned flow hatha yoga that has evolved from this knowledge along with Rajanaka Tantra, Ayurveda, anatomy, breath, and the subtle body. She believes when we choose to fully step into our experience of being present and mindful we can make choices that will optimize our health, create vitality and offer us a life that we love.
Lauren Margolies began practicing yoga nearly 15 years ago as a way to increase flexibility, but it quickly became apparent there was much more to be found. After years of trying many different styles in several studios, she found her deepest connection with a sound-vibration based vinyasa practice. This approach connected her to the amazing gift of meditation through asana, which led her to explore other meditation forms & various workshops. After having two children, as a working mom, the importance of her yoga practice became paramount in helping create harmony in daily life.
Through teacher training at the Dallas Yoga Center, Lauren discovered new ways to connect with sound meditation and restorative yoga, which once again shifted her entire perspective and practice. A profound interest in holistic wellness has led her to study Ayurveda, pranayama, aromatherapy & more.
Lauren's goal as a teacher is to compassionately guide others to find more balance and peace through yoga and meditation. She hopes everyone can experience deep connection to oneself and pure bliss through any style of practice, yin to yang, and take what they learn with them off the mats.
All too often the focus in our yoga practice is centered around the asana with less attention being given to how you enter and exit the pose. These transitions synced with breath, or vinyasas, can seem impossible when we don't put a regular emphasis on them. This workshop will shine a light into these corners and provide insight on how to build strength to begin to transition more smoothly in your practice.
The specific transitions we'll be working on will be...
•picking up and jumping back from a seated position
•jumping back into a seated position from downward dog
•lifting up after Utkatasana
•lifting up after Virabhrasana
•jumping into the arm balances of Bhujapidasana, Kurmasana & Bakasana
•lifting out of Bhujapidasana and Supta Kurmasana and into Bakasana position
Dean Hollingsworth found yoga in 2007 and immediately felt the impact it had upon his physical, mental and spiritual life. As his practice continues to deepen, his life continues to bloom and as a result he seeks to share this experience with others.
He earned his 200hr RYT certification in 2012. A "chance encounter" then led him to meet and learn the Ashtanga method from Jeff Clardy, for which he is forever grateful. In an effort to further deepen his practice, Dean traveled to Mysore, India in October of 2014, and again in November 2015, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois with Sharath Jois.
On his trip to Mysore in November of 2016, Sharath officially Authorized Dean to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Dean is the only Authorized teacher in the DFW Metroplex and one of 4 in the state of Texas.
He is passionate about sharing the teachings of his personal practice and all that he has learned with the DYC Ashtanga community.
Surrender your system to these powerful healing modalities and leave feeling lighter, refreshed and recharged. Laura will guide the students into gentle restorative poses. While in the poses she will be offering Reiki Healing to help the body relax and settle into the pose. Kenny will weave a tapestry of Sound healing throughout the entire session which will provide a space for the body to release and let go.
Kenny Kolter approaches sound therapy and gong meditation with a subtle rhythmic quality, teasing out the vast array of tones, harmonics and shimmering nuances that reside within the instrument. His goal is to be a sound bridge between the energy and spirit that lie within the gong and to sonically draw out or tune into the energy and spirit that resides in all of us.
Kenny is a musician and certified reiki healer known for his transformative and nourishing gong meditations, has been playing percussion instruments since the age of 9 and practicing meditation since age 12. His sessions incorporate gongs, drums, rattles, chimes and Tibetan singing bowls to blend a range of soothing vibrations with rhythmic undertones that invite attendees to surrender tension and enter a meditative state that is still connected to the surroundings by sound.
Kenny has led more than 1,300 Sound Therapy group sessions and facilitated hundreds of private sessions. After moving from Chicago, Kenny began sharing this transformational work with the Dallas community through The Dallas Yoga Center in 2012. He has also offering Sound Therapy in numerous health institutions including Hospitals, Cancer Treatment Centers, and Mental Health Facilities. He continues to be amazed by the power of sound in bringing the body, mind and spirit to profound state of a peace.Learn More
CONNECTING WITH WOMEN IN COMMUNITY
Most people have some strain or compression in the shoulder, especially on their dominant side. This is due to trauma, repetitive strain, or chronic pulling that effects stability of the neck. In this class we practice ways to release the upper arm, shoulder and neck. We practice movements to stretch, strengthen and stabilize the musculature around the shoulders. We begin mobilizing the shoulders on the floor followed by seated and standing poses that prepare the shoulders for weight bearing.
Tias Little synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and somatic healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Tias is a licensed massage therapist including in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Tias earned a Masters degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. He lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he directs his school Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and Yoga of the Subtle Body.