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marty close upBeyond Foam Rolling: Understanding muscle pain and dysfunction and therapeutic solutions for Yoga teachers and the serious Yogi with Marty Kestin

Saturday 10/18 2-6pm Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Topics Covered:

· When movement hurts and the 4 arenas of pain

· The case for muscle – the orphan of medicine

· The nervous system, pain and movement: Why yoga rocks as chronic pain treatment

· Strategies for shoulders and neck: Undoing impingements and freeing up the scapula: key muscle and their complaints. Key muscles of the neck in returning the head over the shoulder girdle.

· Strategies for low back and hips: Overlooked causes of back pain. Low back kinesiology. Key muscles and their complaints.

· Strategies for knees: align the ankle and hip for a better knee, exploring the quadriceps and other thigh musculature.

· Wrist issues (Time permitting): Discussion of the over diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome and more likely culprits to wrist and hand pain.

Key advantages for teachers taking this workshop:

· Deepen your understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, muscle dysfunction and apply this knowledge to assisting students out of pain.

· Learn to identify major muscles in the shoulders, hips and low back that, when dysfunctional, cause pain in specific asanas, movement and rest.

· Learn to self-treat these dysfunctional muscles, and how to teach students to self-treat with therapy balls, fingers and rollers.

· You will learn how to distinguish between muscle and joint pain you can work with and when to refer to the doctor. Examples: A students says,’ouch this posture hurts,” or “it’s been hurting like this for a while,” or my doctor thinks its arthritis,” or “dropping into chatarranga the front of my shoulder hurts,” or “my knee hurts in pigeon or triangle pose.”

The past 5 years have brought three different medical doctors to my office; a neurologist, an orthopedic surgeon and an internist / nephrologist:

Not one of these medical doctors knew about muscle dysfunction. Each of their chief complaints (shoulder pain and impingement, a neck issue and plantar fasciitis) were alleviated by trigger point and muscle therapy followed by restorative postures and exercise. Not either but both together give you a very big bang for your buck. My three MD clients are no longer hurting and all amazed at the simplicity and power of properly applied manual and movement therapy. I have been compelled for years to share this info with professional therapists in continuing education classes and in layman workshops, but it’s time to add another layer to this work: The empowered Yogi via the more knowledgeable Yoga teacher. I hope you will join in learning together. Marty Kestin

Yoga Alliance approved CEU’s available. Contact mkestin@ensomabodyworks.com with questions.

Investment: $79, $69 if you sign up by 10/8/14

EGY_8851bbKoshas, Kleshas & Karma: Skillfulness in Yoga with Mara Healy

Saturday 10/25 2-5pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Yoga gives priority to the internal and the subtle over the external and obvious. Explore the subtle aspects and interwoven nature of body and mind (nervous system) to discover how those subtle aspects impact an on-the-mat practice! Using a fundamental understanding of the koshas (sheaths of the Self), along with qualities of chakras and the three main threads of practice in yoga (body, breath, mind), we will explore the afflictions, and obstacles that hinder progress in practice. This session lays the foundation for sequencing strategies that give us access to a balanced body, breath and mind. (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

All levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, notebook, and pen.

AmberHeadshotIntro to AerialYOGA Course with Amber Harrison

Tuesdays 10/28-12/16 7:15-8:15pm Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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AerialYOGA is all about the flow. But how can you flow without knowing where to start? Take this introductory course to get the basics down, then you can learn how to quiet your mind and FLOW in the aerial hammock. AerialYOGA is a beautiful addition to any yoga practice. It will challenge you in new ways all while you are being supported by the aerial hammock. Never tried yoga before? No worries, this introductory course is for you also.

In this course you will learn:

  • Sun salutations
  • Warrior Flows
  • Inversions
  • How to safely secure yourself in various aerial yoga positions on the aerial hammock
  • correct alignment for 20+ aerial yoga postures
  • How to steady and quiet your mind

Once you have completed this course, you will feel very confident attending any AerialYOGA class! Not to mention you will have gained a LOT of strength and toning along the way.

Investment: $120

What to wear: snug fitting clothes that cover the backs of your knees and midriff. You *may* be going upside down, so make sure everything is tucked safely into place (If clothing is not appropriate, participation will not be permitted due to safety.) The fabric looks comfy, but can easily burn your skin.

Weight limit: 225lbs Participants should not carry an excess of 40lbs. This is an intense workout that can be damaging to a persons health if one is over weight. Ages 15+ (If under 18, parent/guardian waiver MUST be signed prior to participation)

 

 

WassistKLBe Yoga’s Wellness and Craft Open House

Saturday 11/1 2:30-5pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

This is an incredible opportunity to meet our highly skilled healers, wellness practitioners, therapeutic yoga instructors, and advanced yoga private teachers. Participants will have the chance to sign up for 20 minute mini-sessions in various modalities including acupuncture, intuitive healing, integrative therapy, life coaching and thai yoga. We will also have yoga instructors available for 20 minute free private lessons. There will be amazing hand crafted jewelry, paintings, yoga blocks and more for purchase all made by Be Yoga staff and their families. You can make your free mini session appointment today at <ahref=mailto”appointments@beyogaclt.com”>appointments@beyogaclt.com. This special event is not to be missed! 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 2B, Charlotte, NC.

photoDidgeridoo Deep Stretch with Zach McNabb and Wendy Swanson

Sunday 11/2 6:15-7:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Enjoy our most popular class with didgeridoo vibrations provided by Zach McNabb. The didgeridoo is an indigenous Australian instrument that is best known for its healing tones and deep vibrations. It’s a perfect addition to Deep Stretch, which is a relaxing class made up entirely of floor postures, suitable for all body types and experience levels.

Investment: $16 Drop in, or a class off your regular pass

IMG_1897 croppedIntro to Yoga: Align & Flow with Kellie Jackson

Thursdays 11/6-12/4 (except Thanksgiving) 7:30-8:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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This 4 week introduction series will provide a better understanding of what yoga is, how this practice can help reduce stress, and to experience basic yoga postures pain free! You will learn alignment principles that will become the foundation for a strong and healthy practice in a safe, supportive and fun environment with time for questions. This series prepares you to enter the Align & Flow classes.
This series is perfect for you, if you:

  • Are brand new to yoga in general or new to the Align & Flow style
  • Your friends and family keep dropping hints you need a yoga class
  • You tell people you can’t do yoga because you are not flexible
  • Want to learn how to reduce stress and calm your nervous system (hence your family and friends suggestion to try yoga)
  • Want to have fun and meet some warm, caring people in our community
  • If you are 15 years or older

Cost: $60 for all 4 weeks, Registration Required, Space is Limited

Matt LyonComing Home To Your Soul: Sacred and Sensual Music to Bring you Home with Dr. Matt Lyon and Friends

Friday 11/7 7:30-9:30pm Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Dr. Matt Lyon and friends for an evening of guided meditation and sacred music to help you descend into the depths of your Heart. This is for souls who feel a yearning for the Real and for a return to an Ocean of Peace. This is for weary world travellers who would like to rest their heads and hearts a while and come Home to a place we never left. This event will empower the arc of your life with the Truth of Who you are – your own very Soul. Join us in sacred music, fellowship, refreshing truth.

Cost: $25

Dress comfortably, and bring items to support a comfortable reclining meditation (yoga mat, pillow, blanket, eye pillow, bolsters etc.)

Assists2 (1)The Art & Science of Assisting with Allison Modafferi Brewster, Kellie Jackson Daniel, and Ashley Voyer

Saturday 11/8 and Sunday 11/9 from 1pm-6pm
Be Yoga Carmel

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Become more skillful in seeing the individual in every pose… and offering the best assist for every body!

Deepen your understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, alignment principles, and common misalignments to give confident, empowering, and personalized verbal and physical assists. Explore the relationship between stability and freedom, and learn how to cultivate trust, support healing, and encourage safe expansion with therapeutic hands-on assists.

The Art & Science of Assisting is a 10 hour CEU workshop open to yoga teachers, teachers-in-training, and bodyworkers (massage therapists, physical therapists, etc.) who are interested in learning and practicing therapeutic hands-on assists and/or auditioning to assist our classes at Be Yoga!

Investment: $250
Early Bird Discount (by Oct 25th): $200

EGY_8232dMantra & Meditation for Fascial Release with Mara Healy with Mara Healy

Saturday 11/8 2-5pm Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Chanting and the vehicle of mantra (mantrayana) is much misunderstood as something religious. It has been called “the easy-difficult path”…..easy to perform, but difficult to understand. Re-learn what this invaluable yoga practice is really about as you come to understand the science of sound as it relates to the vase (container) of the physical body and the body’s living-web-of-tissue (fascia). You will come away with a working knowledge of why chants are in foreign languages, why they are important to the evolution of a yoga practice and how it benefits the physical body! (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, pen, and journal. All levels are welcome!

F60C8190Refuge for Tight Shoulders! Learn, Practice & Assist Poses for Arms Safely with Mara Healy

Saturday 12/6 1-4pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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This session highlights how creating a balance between strength and flexibility in the shoulders supports nervous-system “unlearning” (freeing yogis of their bio-mechanical patterns and habits in traps, rhomboids and deltoids). Mara will lead a short practice through which students will get an easy introduction deeply focused on 8 basic arm asanas that provide the six fundamental ranges of mobility for shoulders. Mara will review how stability creates the perfect foundation for mobility, and teach simple hands-on methods guiding students into creating their own depth in each arm asana. Some simple anatomy included, all levels are welcome. (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

What to bring: yoga mat, water bottle, and towel

“Nobody Likes A Grumpy Elf” Yoga & Massage Workshop with Allison Modafferi Brewster and Lindsay Rigsbee

Saturday 12/6 2-4pm Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Be Yoga and Dilworth Bodyworks present the 5th annual “Nobody Likes A Grumpy Elf” Yoga & Massage Workshop! Soothe your spirit for the holidays with heart-opening asana, grounding breathwork, therapeutics and restoratives for the shoulders and hips, along with guided massage to relieve tension in the neck, shoulders and lower back. In this workshop, Lindsay and Allison will focus on opening to receive the gifts of the season, while staying centered amidst the hustle and bustle. Also, learn take-home massage techniques to share the love with your favorite elves!

This workshop is a favorite and fills up quickly! Treat yourself or bring another elf. $30 individual, $50 for you & an elf buddy Max students: 24 – Register today!

All you need is your yoga mat.

WassistKLDeep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 12/12 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Ready for 2 hours of relaxation, unwinding and de-stressing? Come back to yourself and your body with 1 ½ hours of deep stretch yoga followed by 30 minutes of acupuncture aided savasana.

  • Deep Stretch: After a brief warm up we will hold longer floor based yoga poses. Be Yoga has plenty of blankets, blocks and straps to help you find a place of ease and comfort.
  • Acupuncture & Savasana: Prepare to float away during this very unique 30 minute savasana. Acupuncture needles will be inserted in some of the most balancing, restoring and deeply healing points on the body (in the ear, between the eyebrows and on the top of the head).

Wendy Swanson is a board certified licensed acupuncturist with a successful practice here in Charlotte. She has been practicing acupuncture for over seven years. She is also a registered yoga instructor and owner of Be Yoga & Wellness.

Cost: $45. Space is limited, don’t wait to register!

Kindle the Inner Light: A Solstice Evening of Yoga Practice and Philosophy with Sarah Faircloth and Bill Mahoney

Saturday 12/20 7:30-9:45pm Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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The winter solstice is a perfect time for us to remember yogic qualities that can allow the generous heart to share its light. This evening we will hear short teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, a foundational source of yoga philosophy that can help us remember the value of truthfulness, forgiveness, humility and courage and other qualities to a deep yogic practice. Cultivating them, we align our spirits with a strong yet peaceful inner light that can illumine our steps as we bring ourselves to our lives in the world. Our Winter Solstice evening will weave the following practices together: • Asana (poses) for all levels

• Pranayama (breathing)

• Contemplation

• Meditation

• Discussion based on a sacred text

William K. Mahony, PhD, is Professor of Religion at Davidson College and is known in the international yoga community for his informed and warm teaching that is accessible to students at all levels. Bill has written numerous books and articles on the spiritual traditions of India, including those based on the Upanishads, and has a deep understanding for the yogic life grounded in over four decades of his own spiritual practice. He always enjoys teaching with Sarah.

Sarah Faircloth has shared her passion and love for yoga for more than a decade. She leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and public classes students of to all levels. She is known for her playful and knowledgeable presentation. She adores teaching with Bill.

Cost: $45. Get the early bird special of $35 if you register before December 15!

Bring along a yoga mat, comfortable cushion, and a journal.