paradise2Body & Soul Learning Center hosts a variety of seminars and workshops taught by experts in the field of mind-body-spirit wellness. Be sure to join our email list so that you can receive important seminar updates. Call [563] 556-9642 or email bodyandsoul@relaxlivewell.com if you have any questions or would like to register for a program. PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT required for all programs. All programs are held at our Fountain Park location unless otherwise stated. 

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YOGA NIDRA with Karen Kramer. Yoga Nidra, or ‘yogic sleep’ is a deeply relaxing, meditative and healing practice. It has been used for centuries to achieve the deepest possible state of physical relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Said to be yoga’s best kept secret, regular practice of Yoga Nidra is a mentally and physically stress-releasing tool for positive change while employing the power of intention to manifest well-being. The class consists of brief, gentle movement to get the energy pathways open with the majority of the time spent in deep physical relaxation while consciously aware. While the body is in this deepest conscious ‘sleep’ the mind is guided into meditation techniques that relax the nervous system and use the deep brainwave state’s creative power of manifestation. This is the ultimate relaxing, healing and manifestation tool! FIRST FRIDAY of each month – 4:30-5:30pm. NEXT CLASS: Friday September 1st, 4:30-5:30pm. Monthly members free / 1 punch / $13.50 drop in

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YOGA THERAPY WORKSHOP with Cathy Corkery! Following an intensive training with author and world-renowned practitioner – Donna Farhi – Cathy will share specific tools and techniques focusing on the upper back. FIRST SATURDAY of each month. NEXT CLASS: Saturday, September 2nd, 10:30-12pm. $25 members / $30 non-members

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VIDYA VINYASA FLOW (Yoga Philosophy Flow) with Jai Ram! Vidya Vinyasa Yoga means asanas practiced with yoga philosophy that link Body, Breath, and Mind together allowing each student to feel their own divine, spiritual energy. This class will incorporate a full range of yoga techniques, such as: asana, bandhas, mudras, and psychic sleep – together yoga philosophy drawn from classical and contemporary sources. Our practice will purify and uplift the student with the divine, spiritual and feminine energy of the Goddess of Wisdom.  SECOND SATURDAY of each month. NEXT CLASS: Saturday, September 9th, 10:30-12pm. Monthly members free / 1 punch / $13.50 drop in

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BODY POSITIVE & SOUL SUSTAINING YOGA with Karen & Julia. Body Positive & Soul Sustaining Yoga
provides a safe space for people to embrace their inner radiance and beauty. Join Karen & Julia in their first
#BPSS donation-based yoga class! All levels are welcome. No experience necessary. No need to register. Just turn up at Body & Soul! Saturday, September 16th 10:30-12pm. Love Offering.

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YIN YOGA WORKSHOPS with Julia.

Saturday, September 30th 10:30-5:30pm (1 hour lunch break): PRACTICING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF YIN YOGA. 6 CEUs for Yoga Teachers. $65 early bird before 9/9/17 or $75 after. This workshop will include:

  • The seven principles for Yin practice as taught by Joe Barnett (Julia’s teacher)
  • Anatomy & physiology and orientation of the bones / skeletal variation
  • Adjusting and exploring poses based on individual differences
  • Range of motion & boundaries of the body

Sunday, October 1st 9-4pm (1 hour lunch break): HEALING and TRANSFORMATION with Yin Yoga
Healing and transformation are only available in the present moment! The practice of Yin Yoga provides a unique mindfulness practice that can facilitate healing at the deepest level of the Mind | Body | Spirit. In this workshop we will explore the intelligence of the M|B|S and practice tuning into this intelligence to facilitate healing. 6 CEUs for Yoga Teachers. $65 early bird before 9/9/17 or $75 after

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NEW MOON INTENTION SETTING with Diane Hudson. Remove the blocks, and open to the power of the New Moon. This experience will focus on raising our positive energies and creating our best life. It will include a cleansing yoga practice (no yoga experience required), group discussion regarding intentions, ritual to release negativity, intention setting, and guided meditation. Our intentions create our reality, lets make them great! Thursday, October 19th, 6-8pm. $25 Monthly Members and Early Bird (before October 12th) / $30 after October 12th.
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MANTRA: THE SACRED GEOMETRY OF SOUND – OM with Jeff Masters. The science of mantra is literally the science of ‘freeing the mind.’ During this experiential class we will delve deep into the study of how sound, specifically the sound OM, impacts the mind (psychoacoustics), how it can affect the very structure of tissues (bioacoustics) and its’ influence on the cascade of neuro-emotional (neuroacoustics) components that govern our overall health and wellness (psychoneuroimmunology). We will also explore the consciousness expanding nature of mantra and OM as it applies to the esoteric practices of Tantra Yoga. LISTEN TO JEFF HERE. Open to all.  3 CEUs for Yoga Teachers. Friday October 27th, 6-9pm. $40 early bird before 10/2/17 or $45 after

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WEEKEND RETREAT: Embodying the Inner Practice of Yoga for all Students of Yoga with Jeff Masters. Join us for a powerful weekend of exploration of the subtle aspects of Yoga and gain the tools to take your practice to a deeper level beyond basic asana and meditation. You will learn practices to purify the physical senses and connect with the transcendent senses, to gather and increase vital energy (prana) and release stored trauma in the tissues of the body in a gentle, non-invasive way. These practices, when combined with asana and meditation will create the internal ecology for transformation and, eventually, the realization of the fully actualized human potential. This weekend is guaranteed to expand your understanding of the science of yoga and re-invigorate your practice. 10 CEUs for Yoga Teachers. $135 early bird before 10/2/17 or $150 after

Saturday, October 28th 10:30-4:30 (1 hour lunch break): The Prāṇic Pathways of Transformation – Our Nervous System and the Physical Experience of the Nāḍīs
Saturday will begin with a basic foundational knowledge of the Koshas and how they communicate with each other in our experience of the practice of yoga and daily life. From there, we will begin to unpack the pathways of awareness that lay at the boundary between sensory awareness and the subtle body. Through embodied practices, students will explore the gross (Stūla Śarīra), subtle (Sūkṣma Śarīra) and causal (Kāraṇa Śarīra) bodies and their connecting channels (Nāḍīs) of awareness and energy.

Sunday, October 29th 10:30-4:30 (1 hour lunch break) The Tantric Practice of Yoga
Sunday is all about integration. Incorporating āsana, prāṇāyāma, mantra and bandha, students will expand their awareness and energize their practice. Time will be set aside on Sunday for students to explore the energetics of physical assists and how they can be used to open up channels of energy and awareness.

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FREE MEDITATION OFFERINGS EVERY WEEK

TUESDAYS, 6-7pm. Body & Soul Sitting Group with Jeff Wright.“Sitting in stillness is the foundation of personal transformation. And, because stillness breeds stillness, sitting with others is a powerful advantage in this practice.” – Jeff Wright. Join Jeff every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm for an hour of community in deep silence. Jeff will be available before and after each session to help you with any difficulties you may be having with your practice. Jeff Wright, MA, E-RYT500, holds degrees in philosophy and pedagogy and has an advanced certification in hatha yoga instruction. He has been practicing, teaching, and writing about yoga for most of his life: 45 years of practice, 30 years of teaching. His most recent book is Way of Stillness . Open to all!

WEDNESDAYS, 6:45-8:30pm. Sound Healing Meditation with Doug Mills & Linda Duehr. Have you ever experienced the ancient, holistic power of a gong bath? Wondering what that even is? Immerse yourself in the audible beauty of the most resonant tone-producing instrument known. Bathe in its “om” vibrational frequency, which lives inside all creation—from the atom to the Universe. Just as a pebble’s effect ripples across a smooth lake, feel the gong’s relaxing, meditative, soothing yet energizing sound waves reverberate through your entire body. Bask in the body/mind balance that the gongs vibration will create in you. It will open a doorway for you to reach your inner voice of higher consciousness, attain non-judgment, enhance your intuition and creativity, and maintain calm amid the storms of life. Allow it to strengthen your auditory, nervous, and immune systems. Treat yourself to this unique sound massage, and reconnect to your soul with the stress-reducing gifts of the gong. Open to all!

 

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