Yoga and Mindfulness in the City
This is a mindfulness course for absolute beginners who want to learn the basic techniques of yoga and meditation. You will learn foundation principles of Forrest Yoga, as well as mindfulness tools and techniques that you can take into your day-to-day life. These tools and techniques will help you manage on-going stress and tension through improved mind-body connection, self-awareness and self-healing.
** Please note that this is an event that runs on four consecutive Sundays in July for two hours from 1.30-3.30pm. The workshop fee covers the whole four sessions over four weeks. If you would like to attend a single class the cost is $75. Just message me with the date of the class you wish to attend so I can register you.
Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness
Different types of yoga
Understanding Forrest yoga principles
Basic poses, alignment & breath cues
Relaxing neck, releasing shoulder tension & telescoping ribs
What is mindfulness?
Practical preparation: posture, focus and environment
Basic meditation technique
Week 2: Self-Healing
Is flexibility over-rated?
Learning to release hip flexors, quads and hamstrings
Sending breath to relieve emotional areas of tension
Fight, flight or freeze- getting to know your lizard brain
Understanding the Mind: Ego vs. Essence
Week 3: Self-Awareness
Learning about active hands and feet
Conscious breathing and deliberate movements
Strengthening your core
Harnessing leg power and the balancing act
Deepening your meditation practice
Developing the Watcher
Sensory awareness: physical, mental and emotional
Week 4: Loving Kindness
Opening your heart in your practice
Connect with your breath for deeper awareness
Healing back bends to strengthen lower back
Developing a heart-centred consciousness
Developing a daily practice
Sufi heart dance
DATES: Sundays July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 2016.
VENUE: Yoga in Common, 326C King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208567
COST: $280 (Early Bird Fee $252 for full payment made by July 3rd 2016)
LIMITED to 10 places only on a first come first served basis.
For inquiries please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ming Li is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher in Singapore and is drawn to the healing practice developed by Ana Forrest, incorporating yoga asanas, breath work, mindfulness and intuitive energy at a physical and emotional level. In her classes, Ming Li prefers to assume the role of a facilitator, sharing from a place of authenticity and providing a safe space to guide students through their practice. At the same time, she also challenges them to explore their edge while being at peace with the unknown. This tough love comes from a desire to empower students eventually to take charge of their healing, and have fun falling and picking themselves up. You can find out more about her at www.exhale.com.sg.
Michelle Ayn Tessensohn is a certified master coach, speaker, writer and facilitator whose meditation and mindfulness journey has spanned the last two decades since she left University to start her real education with two yogis, studying yoga, meditation and spiritual development. She worked as a natural health consultant and healer then certified as a master coach with Dr. Martha Beck. She now brings together 20 years of training and personal development, plenty of presence, heart and expertise in her work with clients. You can find out more about her at www.visionarypassages.com.