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[Live Streamed] Finding Refuge From The Digital Storm with Nicole Bratt & Christina Malecka
May 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $40
COVID-19 has us all spinning. Craving information and reassurance, we turn to the news and social media to stay connected to the world and each other. On-line platforms are incredibly useful and essential to our survival right now. However, it is also essential to our physical and mental health that we find respite from the constant flow of information – and resulting disembodiment – that comes from relying solely on screen-based communication.
Join us for this two hour virtual gathering to help you make the most of your offline time – not by rejecting technology – but by embracing evidence-based mindfulness and movement practices designed to calm your nervous system, buoy your emotional health, and prepare you for spacious screen-free time.
Participants can expect meditation, gentle movement, discussion, digital mindfulness tips and ideas, intention setting, a Restorative yoga practice, and take-away resources.
No yoga experience is necessary, and all bodies are welcome.
To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend that you:
✓ Dress comfortably in layers in which your movement is unrestricted, and maybe have socks handy!
✓ Prepare a cozy yoga / movement space with several blankets, cushions (or a yoga bolster), a pillow for your head, yoga blocks (or a couple thick books), and an eye cover (such as hand towel, bandana, or a scarf).
✓ All workshop materials will be emailed to participants after the event, but if you like to take notes, consider having a notebook and writing utensil available.
✓ Plan your post-event evening to be intentionally screen-free.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 21st, 2020 @7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuition: $40. Sliding scale available, please inquire
*Important information about live-streamed events:
✓ You must pre-register at least 60 minutes in advance of the workshop start.
✓ Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~45 minutes prior to the event start.
✓ Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
About the instructors: Nicole Bratt & Christina Malecka
Nicole, a Midwest native, is committed to holding space for students so that they may benefit from this elegant practice we know as yoga. She is deeply honored to be doing just that as the Studio Manager at Seattle Yoga Arts. Her life passion is cultivating vibrant and inclusive community wellness, and she is excited to bring her diverse background as a graphic designer, yoga teacher, event planner, photographer, volunteer coordinator, and small business owner to SYA.
As a group fitness instructor, Nicole explored yoga briefly in her 20s, but initially there was little resonance. When yoga crossed her path again in her 30s, she discovered she was ready to fully embrace its life-changing gifts. Her path led to completing both 200-hr and 500-hr teacher trainings at Yoga Tree San Francisco, and she now specializes in Restorative, gentle, therapeutic, and prenatal modalities. She is passionate about the power of stillness as a transformational experience, as well as an antidote to urban living. After 12+ years living, working, and studying in San Francisco, Nicole transplanted to our lush, beautiful Seattle. When she’s not at the studio, you are likely to find Nicole outdoors, listening to live music, creating art, making/eating delicious food, adventuring near and far, or taking a nap.
Christina Malecka is the creator, facilitator and instigator at Unplug Reconnect Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats and Workshops. A community organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Christina brings over 25 years of experience with change-making, group facilitation, meditation training and workshop development. She loves creating nurturing experiences and holding space for people, and was inspired to create her Digital Mindfulness Retreats after her own profound experience with digital detox and re-set.
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