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Meditation 101 Workshop with Margo Peña in Auburn
April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm| $35 – $45
Join Margo for an introductory study of the what’s, how’s and why’s of meditation and mindfulness practices. This workshop is intended for new and experienced yogis and non-yogis alike who would like to pause in this fast pace world from time to time.
It is your opportunity to participate some experiential learning with different styles of meditation and mindfulness to find the one (or few) that serves you best.
This two hour workshop will include:
✓ discussion of the latest research about what meditation is doing for the brain,
✓ and opportunity to explore some of the most common meditation and mindfulness techniques, including: mindfulness journaling, breathing & gazing meditations, mantras & japa mala meditations, walking & moving meditations, and yoga nidra meditation.
All participants will also receive their choice of a personal journal or japa mala beaded necklace to help build their meditation and mindfulness practice at home.
Date & Time:
- Sunday, Apr. 5th, 2020
- From 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $45 ***Early Bird Special: just $35 when you pre-book by March 5, 2020***
(Longevita Members with monthly autopay memberships receive additional discounts on all workshops.)
About the instructor: Margo Peña
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP
Most Recent Training: Anatomy-based Yoga Teaching Methodology with Julie Gudmestad, and Essential Yoga Therapy 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Robin Rothenberg.
What to Expect in Class: Sequences of poses are typically repeated for several weeks to build strength and familiarity in those poses over time, but expect plenty of opportunities to adapt the poses for either more or less intensity to create a unique experience every week. New areas of focus, techniques, or themes will be introduced weekly to layer more depth progressively in each practice. And all is done with a noncompetitive, light-hearted approach so you can enjoy the journey just as much as actually getting to the destination. Margo’s Yoga Fundamentals classes are often mini workshop-like practices intended to build muscular endurance and offer opportunities to explore different variations of poses. Her flow-style classes are typically slowflow, focussing on strong, steady transitions with progressively building sequences, that often borrow tremendously from the Ashtanga tradition’s primary series. Margo’s Intermediate Level classes are designed for those already familiar with asana alignment and variations, so fewer alignment cues are given – allowing more time to incorporate more pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy into these practices.
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Fellow Longevita teachers, Annie Carpenter, Robin Rothenberg, Julie Gudmestad, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Yoga Nidra Margo is currently teaching Non-Heated, Warm, and Hot Yoga classes and is available for Private Sessions.
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