A pivotal element of stress management is having a personal self care practice. Our ability to manage stress becomes extremely difficult when we are depleted physically, mentally and emotionally. Our personal practice workshops are offered as a method to begin integrating self care strategies into your life.
Our workshops are offered on a monthly basis and include a personal practice that you can begin integrating into your daily routine at home. These practices are designed with the full intention of restoration and healing.
We believe that beginning a personal practice establishes and strengthens the connection between physical body, mind and spirit. This connection is essential for finding your own personal inner harmony.
Yin is a beautiful practice of long-held, deeply relaxing, passive yet energizing poses that open the meridians of the body. Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that covers the body (rather than the muscles). It is a quiet, meditative, internal practice.
Yoga is an internal journey of self-discovery, an opportunity to connect with your true self on a deeper level. At its core, it is about developing a deep reverence and pure love for your body as the temple it is. Learn more about our Yin Yoga workshop offerings below.
Yin Yoga Self-Care Workshop
About the Workshop: We offer this small (2-8 students) Yin Yoga Self-Care Workshop. During this workshop, you will receive a Yin Yoga flow designed to heal and restore a specific area of focus. This area of focus changes every month, in hopes to provide variety and balance to those committed to their personal practice. These workshops last 2-hours, providing the opportunity to experience the flow, as well as learn how to integrate the given poses into your daily routine. Our classes are for ALL LEVELS. We provide all students with the necessary equipment (including yoga mat) for class. In addition, you will receive a take home packet with all the information needed to begin your daily self-care practice. Our intention with the self-care workshops is to empower you to establish a personal practice that fits your lifestyle while providing the much needed balance we often lack.
Cost: $35 | Registration is required for all of our classes, since our space is so limited.
Intro Yin Yoga Class
About the Class: We offer the opportunity, once a month to come simply experience the self-care yin flow designed to heal and restore you. These classes are small (2-8 students) and allow our instructors to nurture you throughout the practice. The classes are designed for ALL LEVELS and are typically 90-minutes in duration. We provide all students with the necessary equipment (including yoga mat) for class. The class is also commonly accompanied by a special treat to nourish your soul, like chocolate or reiki.
Cost: $25 | Registration is required for all of our classes, since our space is so limited.
Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus.
Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate Qi, use Qi to cleanse and heal the body, store Qi, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu.
However, here at Leadership Arts Associates we teach the slow gentle movements of Qigong that can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.
People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit. When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced lifestyle, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment. Learn more about our Qigong workshop offerings below.
Qigong Self-Care Workshop
About the Workshop: We offer this Qigong Self-Care Workshop that includes varying exercises aimed to increase Qi, circulate Qi, store Qi, as well as cleanse and heal the body of any turbid Qi. During this 2-hour workshop, you will experience a personal Qigong and learn how to begin integrating Qigong into your life daily. You will receive a take home packet with all the information needed to begin your daily self-care practice. Our intention with the self-care workshops is to empower you to establish a personal practice that fits your lifestyle while providing the much needed balance we often lack.
Cost: $35 | Prior Registration is required for all of our classes.
Intro Qigong Class
About the Class: Our monthly Intro Qigong Class includes varying exercises aimed to increase Qi, circulate Qi, store Qi, as well as cleanse and heal the body of any turbid Qi. In addition, we will explore the breathing practice of Healing Sounds from Qigong. Qigong’s Healing Sounds are based on the five elements that make up our bodies and the natural world; each element has a corresponding organ system, color, sound, and season. When you make the sound in a purposeful way, it is meant to bring that element into balance in your being. The breath combined with the sounds purge and cleanse the organ cavities and channels. This class is designed for ALL LEVELS and last about 90-minutes.
Cost: $20 | Prior Registration is required for all of our classes.
It's my first time, should I arrive early?
If it is your first time attending a personal practice workshop at Leadership Arts Associates, we request that you arrive 10 minutes early to settle in and complete necessary paperwork.
What should I wear?
For Yin Yoga, it is suggested that you wear layered, comfortable clothes to move in. This cozy layers, including socks. Yin Yoga is generally a cooling practice.
For Qigong, wear loose clothing that allows you to move around and stay cool.
Can I eat before my workshop?
It is best to eat larger meals at least 60-90 minutes before your practice; or a small snack up to 30 minutes before class.
I have some health issues, should I be worried?
Make sure to tell the teacher at the beginning of class about any health issues, questions, or if your health status has changed. This helps us offer modifications and variations to ensure you have the maximum benefit from your practice.
What if I do not register before the workshop?
Registering for a workshop prior guarantees you a spot. If you do not register before, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you for that particular workshop. Our Yin Yoga workshops specifically max out at 8 participants. In addition, workshops with no participants registered within 2-hours of class start time are cancelled.
If you would like to attend a workshop at the last minute, it is best to call the office at (717) 430-2850 to ensure that the workshop is still being held and space is available.