Yoga Workshops in 2017:
Great Tree is pleased to offer four yoga workshops featuring our talented volunteer instructors. Workshops are 2 hours long. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one as supplies are limited.
Restorative Yoga with Paige Kanko Gilchrist, February 19, 2pm-4pm
Treat yourself to a winter afternoon sinking into the peaceful quiet of Great Tree and the profound relaxation of restorative yoga. We’ll combine soothing movement sequences with deeply restful restorative poses supported by cushions, blankets, and other props, all aimed at helping you relieve stress, recover from illness or injury, balance energy, quiet your mind, and feel more at peace in your body. This special afternoon is welcoming to all levels of participants, regardless of strength, flexibility, age, or yoga experience.
In this two hour session, you will learn yoga therapeutic applications to help manage chronic disease, daily stress and understand the concept of yoga as a daily practice to maintain balance in your life. Diane Saccone has been practicing yoga nearly her entire life and
Yoga As a Lifestyle with Diane Saccone, December 17, 2pm-4pm
For most, yoga is seen as a physical form of exercise. In this workshop we will learn about the Koshas, the 5 layers of the body system to understand how each layer works to harmonize the body, mind and emotions by removing blockages on all levels of our system and for the body to function at optimum level.
Joint-freeing Yoga with Foster Shugan de la Houssaye, July 16, 2pm-4pm
This two-hour workshop will focus on the Joint-Freeing Yoga series of movements, which was developed by Mukunda Stiles. The series is designed to “move each joint gently and systematically through its full and natural range of motion…[to] enhance joint mobility and…relieve joint pain and stiffness.” It will be a very gentle and relaxing practice.