Annie Okerlin, C-IAYT & iRest Level 2 teacher
Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Stress
iRest Yoga Nidra as a self care practice
May 18-20, 2018
Counts for CEUs with Yoga Alliance
Friday – 7pm-9:30pm
Whole Weekend Early Bird Special $159
Early Bird Special Friday only $59
Early Bird Special Saturday or Sunday only $79
After May 15th prices will increase!
Annie Okerlin, C-IAYT: Since 2006 Annie has been helping the wounded warriors of today’s wars at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. She works with the traumatically injured, including amputees, burn victims, those with orthopedic poly-trauma, traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, as well as unseen injuries such as PTSD and moral injury. As one of the nation’s leading experts on Adaptive Yoga, Annie teaches nationally and internationally with The Exalted Warrior Warrior Foundation, http://www.exaltedwarrior.com/ a non-profit organization she founded to support wounded warriors with the seen & unseen issues of traumatic injury. She is proud to be a Warriors at Ease faculty member, trainer and a Regional Program Coordinator for Train, Teach & Transform in Florida. https://soundcloud.com/annie-okerlin
We want to welcome you all to this informative and hands on experience. You will learn how yoga & meditation works with PTSD, depression, anxiety, & prolonged Stress. This workshop is yoga teachers, clinical practitioners and anyone wanting to learn to support their students or clients with any type of trauma. The iRest practice will be shared as a form of deep rest & relaxation for self care.
Friday night 7-9:30pm Welcoming discomfort
This evening is about understanding our role as a yoga teacher. How to support students with trauma (every individual in their lifetime has experienced some type of trauma). Learning to welcome discomfort and whatever shows up in the room and to cultivate your Inner Resource to support, self-care, and guide others. You will receive an iRest practice to find deep rest. All are welcome!
How Yoga works with PTSD, depression, anxiety, & prolonged Stress (every individual in their lifetime has experienced some type of stress) presentation and discussion. Stillness practices for trauma: Various Meditations and Pranayam. Orienting, Adapting and cultivating a restful practice for anyone with trauma. iRest Practice to close our day.
We explore Adaptive Yoga for all types of physical injury (Brain, spinal cord & Amputations, stroke, chronic pain) and will practice teaching each other. iRest Practice to end our time together.
As one of the nation’s leading experts on Adaptive Yoga, Annie teaches nationally and internationally with The Exalted Warrior Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded to support wounded warriors with the seen & unseen issues of traumatic injury. She is proud to be a Warriors at Ease faculty member, trainer and a Regional Program Coordinator for Train, Teach & Transform in Florida.
INTRO TO TAI CHI – NOW FULL!!
May 24th – June 28th
Thursday evenings for 6 sessions
INTRO to TAI CHI with Terry Condren – NOW FULL!!
April 12th – May 17th
Thursday evenings for 6 sessions
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS Class will meet upstairs
At the end of this course you will understand the essential principles of Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan, as well as other T’ai Chi styles. Be able to perform a series of warm up and stretching exercises to facilitate safety and enhance your form practice. Be able to perform the first 16 moves of the Yang style T’ai Chi form taught by Cheng Man-Ch’eng.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan has been known in China for centuries to be effective for both physical and spiritual health. Over six one-hour sessions, students will be presented with the history, terminology, and ideas surrounding this martial art, as well as acquire a practical knowledge of as well as acquire a practical knowledge of T’ai Chi.
YIN YOGA with Marilyn – IT’S THE OTHER HALF OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE!
Come befriend your body, heart and mind. Explore Yin Yoga postures and the richness of the quiet, still attention you cultivate during a yin practice. Yin yoga poses apply moderate, yet appropriate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you will feel the benefits of the postures as you learn methods to adapt them to your unique body structure and shape.
You will learn:
What are Yin and Yang?
How to safely practice Yin Yoga including Prop Usage
Intentions and Benefits of Yin Yoga
A brief history of Yin Yoga
The 3 Principles of a Yin practice
The Energy Body and the Main Meridians
What Stops Us from going deeper into postures
Practice of the main Yin Yoga postures
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