“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
Recent studies show that US spend 10 hours 39 minutes a day consuming media and on devices and indoors. And by 2050, over 75% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
We feel it deeply, this need to connect with the profound sense of beauty and mystery. We head into nature, connecting with it through our sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. When we begin to open up our senses, we begin to connect to the natural world, and the nature that is within us.
Venture into the woods with me, where we experience the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. We will meditate and enjoy the benefits, including a boost in immunity, increased energy, a decrease in anxiety, depression and anger, and reduction in stress that will help bring about a state of relaxation.
Bring a towel, yoga mat and water.
Forest Bathing Workshop
Sunday, October 21, 8-10A
Register online here.
This workshop series is centered around seasonal transitioning, specifically to balancing the nature within us. The classes feature meditation, pranayama, myofascial release, meridian massage and yoga.
From the moment you walk through the doors, your body, mind and spirit will be supported and nourished. Students will be greeted with a seasonal survival gift kit (valued at $45-50), a balancing cup of tea, and a brief lecture about the season, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and how it can apply to us now, in this moment.
Each student receives care instructions on how to create a supportive home practice when the season knocks us out of balance.
Each workshop can be attending individually or as a series. Yoga teachers who attend the series are eligible for up to 15 CEUs at the end of the series.
This class is taught by Megan Kearney, founder and owner of EBB | FLOW. Megan, 200 E-RYT and YACEP, has an additional 500 hours of study with Yoga Medicine and more than 5,000 hours teaching. Her passion for kinesiology and meditation meets eastern philosophy as she combines yoga and traditional chinese medicine for this one of kind workshop series.
Want to up the ante in your yoga practice?
Signup for this 6-week series and you will develop enhanced strength, endurance, flexibility, and mind-body awareness in a fun but challenging vinyasa-based flow. In each class we’ll work on opening and strengthening toward a peak posture and then break it down to make it more accessible. Recommended for those who have a basic understanding of yoga postures and alignment.
Look for it on the schedule, Move Your Asana, Mondays 6:30PM starting Monday, November 13.
About our teacher
Victoria has been steadily practicing yoga and meditation since early 2014. A believer in Divine intervention, yoga entered her life at a time when everything seemed to crumble and fall apart around her. She suffered with consistent anxiety and bouts of depression from her struggles with years of infertility and infertility treatments. What began as a form of exercise, soon became about the healing and spiritual aspects of the practice quickly drew her in as she began to find a way to calm the anxious mental chatter, and a feeling of connectedness, community, and spirituality that was lacking in her life.
Victoria completed her 200HR Teacher Training at Ebb & Flow under Megan Kearney in 2016 and will complete her 300HR Teacher Training under the guidance of Sheila McVay at John’s Creek Yoga in early 2018. Victoria has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and was a practicing OT for 7 years giving her a deeper understanding of anatomy and body mechanics. She is also a certified Yin Yoga Teacher and designer, creator, and founder of Happy Hearts & Minds for handcrafted meditation malas.
On October 20, just three days after her daughter Emma’s birth, our community lost Lauren Pike at the age of 31 due to amniotic fluid embolism. She was an elementary school music teacher, and an active member of her church. She was a well-loved member of the community. She is survived by her husband Mike, nearly 3 year old son Liam, and newborn daughter Emma. Her husband, Mike, is left to pick up the pieces and carry on Lauren’s memory.
We are asking for E | F family help. Starting next week, there will be a collection box at the studio. Here is what we are looking for:
1. New or gently used boy clothes 4T and up
2. New or gently used girl clothes 6 months and up
3. Diapers size 2 and up
4. Gift cards to clothing stores, grocery stores, restaurants etc.
5. Wrapped Christmas gifts for baby girl and 3 year old boy
To read more, or support online, visit http://www.laurenmpike.com/.