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. These workshops are offered on a weekly basis 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.
About Yin Yoga & Our Workshops
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.
Intro Yin Yoga: Leadership Arts Associates offers small (2-8 students) Yin Yoga classes. Our classes are for ALL LEVELS and are 75 minutes in length. We provide all students with the necessary equipment (including yoga mat) for class.
Currently offered on Thursdays (5:45 PM until 7:00 PM) and Saturdays (8:15 AM until 9:30 AM).
Prior Registration is required for all of our classes, since our space is so limited.
Yin Yoga Workshop Pricing
Single Class: $18/class | 5-class package: $80
About Qigong & Our Workshops
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.
Intro Qigong Workshop: This 45-minute Qigong practice will include varying exercises aimed to increase Qi, circulate Qi, store Qi, as well as cleanse and heal the body of any turbid Qi. 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.
Currently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays (12:00 PM until 12:45 PM).
Intro Qigong Healing Sounds Workshop: This 30-minute session 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.
Currently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1:00 PM until 1:30 PM).
Prior Registration is required for all of our classes.
Qigong Workshop Pricing
Single Class: $5/class | Monthly Unlimited: $50
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.