MIND BODY EXPRESSIONS (MBE) 
with Katherine Shoulders & Nicole Olmstead
MARCH 4, 2018
12noon – 2pm
$25 EBS after February 28th price will be $30

This workshop will combine the exploration of dance through Mind Body Expressions (MBE) and the experience of silence through mindfulness practices. Through easy to follow dance movements we will connect with joy and dynamic ease. The practice of mindful awareness will anchor the experience in a deep and meaningful way. 

 Katherine Shoulders created Mind Body Expressions (MBE) in 2001 as a form of self-expression after teaching NIA for 10 years. MBE can best be described as: Dancing in your living room, to your favorite music, when no one is watching. Katherine  splits her time between Arkansas and Colorado working with the women’s prison outreach program Dance to Be Free http://dancetobefree.org/gallery/ as the regional program director. 

 Nicole Olmstead was the first fellow teacher Katherine trained to teach MBE. She has been teaching movement and yoga classes for the past 16 years. Nicole is an RYT500 VariYoga™ instructor at the Arkansas Yoga and Therapy Center. She studies and practices mindfulness-based meditation for stress reduction and improved overall health.

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PRINCIPLE-BASED PARTNER YOGA with
ELYSABETH WILLIAMSON SUNDAY, MARCH 11th   
10am—2pm
$45

 Join founder, Elysabeth Williamson for an introduction to Principle-Based Partner Yoga™. Designed for practitioners of all levels, this practice supports us to stay rooted in our own body and being while relating to others.  Using a wide range of postures and practices, this workshop shows us how to maintain connection to ourselves while relating to others. Incorporating the touch, presence and energy of others, we deepen our self-awareness and the potential of postures. Discover how to apply Partner Yoga principles such as touch, grounding, trust and compassion in both postures and in life.
Sensitive touch awakens the innate intelligence of the body and the heart essence of our being. It refines our alignment while guiding us into a safer, more aware posture. Skillful assisting and partner practices deepen our understanding of Yoga and give us a direct experience of the root principle of Yoga – Union. This workshop presents guidelines for touch and teaches how clear, confident and compassion touch supports us in our process of expansion. We learn as both givers and receivers, integrating the awakened awareness into our individual postures.
 Here is a link to Elysabeth’s Kripalu Bio along with some articles she has written about the benefits of Partner Yoga
https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/elysabeth-williamson 


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Embrace Your Inner World (Embracing the Shadow) with NonViolent Communication with Martha Lasley – MBA, CNVC Certified Trainer has authored three books: Coaching for Transformation, Facilitating with Heart, and Courageous Visions. 

March 23-25, 2018        

Friday – 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday 1pm-5pm
Sunday 10am-2pm
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Early Bird Special until March 15th
$135 Whole Weekend
$45 Friday only
$55 Saturday only
$55 Sunday only

Connect to your full humanity by diving below the surface and really listening to your internal conversations. Learn about the 7 types of inner critics and go beneath their words to understand their positive intent. They may be trying to protect you, keep you safe, or contribute to your well-being. When each part of you feels seen, heard, and understood, you can relax, expanding your capacity for self-compassion. In turn, you can deepen your compassion for the important people in your life and transform your relationships.   
Learn how to use Nonviolent Communication to empathize with the feelings and needs of each member of your internal committee. As you actively bring parts of yourself into the light, embracing the noble purpose of each, your whole self-moves into alignment.  You will also listen to your body which holds the keys to awareness of your emotions and deep longing. Learn how to release old patterns and create new ways of relating to your inner voices and the special people in your life.

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MUSCLE BALANCING AND JOINT STABILIZATION with
John Joseph Ray, MMT – Instructor for ROLMT  rayoflightmassagetraining.com/

April 7-8, 2018           
Sat 1-5pm
Sunday 10am -2pm

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John Joseph Ray is a Master Massage Therapist, teacher, and author. He has a passion for helping clients with a variety of conditions to experience immediate and long-lasting relief and a passion for teaching therapists, trainers, and other practitioners how to effectively help their clients to feel better, too.   John’s website is rayoflighttraining.com.   He is a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider through the National   Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
This workshop draws upon extensive research to provide tools you can use to quickly find and strengthen weak muscles and tendons around the joints – for yourself and for your clients and students. Here’s how the Muscle Balancing techniques work:  Tight fascia (connective tissue) can often cause joint fixations that disrupt blood flow, lymphatic flow, and/or nerve conduction that’s necessary for muscle-tendon strength around the joints. When portions of the muscles and their tendons are weak, they tend to go dormant to protect against injury, thereby conserving resources. This weakness often affects a person’s ability to do yoga postures comfortably.
The Muscle Balancing techniques wake up these ‘sleeping’ muscles and make them instantly strong. I have seen this with my own eyes hundreds of times. You will see it for yourself right away in this workshop.   These Muscle Balancing and Joint Stabilization techniques can help you increase vitality, improve physical and athletic performance, prevent injury, assist in the healing of existing injuries, resolve pain, slow the development of arthritis pain, and increase overall physical comfort. 

Early Bird Special until April 10th
$99 Whole Weekend
$60 Individual Day

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PranaYama Workshop with James Beard

April 21-22, 2018           
Sat 1-5pm
Sunday 10am -2pm

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James has been actively exploring the breath most of his life. In 1992 he was introduced to Breathwork which has led him deeper into the world of healing, yoga and massage. In 2011 he wrote, ‘Thirteen Breaths to Freedom, An Introduction to Breathwork’. Over the years, his intention has not only been to help others heal but to guide and empower people to heal themselves. His practice of Breathwork has evolved with the gifts and inspiration of several influential master teachers building a strong foundation of experience.
James integrates the natural organic movements of the body with the breath in his workshops to support clients/students so that they may gain a greater understanding of the deeper levels of the self.    His workshops have a segment exclusively dedicated to helping you create a daily practice that you can use the rest of your life for your over-all well-being. Breathwork inspires people to control their state of being by consciously controlling the patterns of the breath. James enjoys encouraging students to be open as the healing path unfolds in Breathwork. He focuses strongly on the heart in his workshops, incorporating the individual needs of each student in an effort to cultivate an environment that is welcoming and free.

Early Bird Special until April 10th
$99 Whole Weekend
$60 Individual Day

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More details to come!!

 

May 18-20   

Friday 7:00pm – 9pm
Saturday 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm

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REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT A LATER DATE!!

 Throughout the year, Arkansas Yoga Center offers workshops presenting a variety of yoga techniques.

These workshops provide an opportunity for more intense involvement than daily classes, and go into greater detail on some of the practices that you may have encountered already at the Arkansas Yoga Center. Workshops can be a trans formative experience, a renewal for your mind and body.

Check back on this page for upcoming workshops, or sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get all the announcements of upcoming events.

Some of the workshops we’ve presented in the past:

  • Sanskrit Workshop with Kevin Perry and Sallie Keeney
  • Kundalini Yoga Workshop
  • Walk through the Puddle with Kundalini Yoga
  • Everyone Dying to Be Fully Alive