Yoga, Meditation and Acupuncture with Joanna Dunn (Yoga) and Nanci Poage and Karli Azevedo (Acupuncture)
I came to this workshop as part of my path to recovery after radiation for breast cancer. My body and soul needed it. Did I get what I came for? A resounding YES! In addition, it was a confirmation for me that I need to move more and get back into a yoga practice. I would recommend this practice for anyone dealing with cancer. – Past workshop participant
Join this amazing trio of practitioners for a deeply healing three-hour workshop combining Yoga, Somatic Movement, Pranayama, Meditation, Acupuncture and Tuning Forks.
Joanna Dunn will open the session with a guided meditation building a state of Metta, or loving kindness, for self and others. This state of compassion will set the tone for the remainder of our practice.
We will move into gentle somatic movement sequence to prepare the body, mind and nervous system for the deeper relaxation states of restorative yoga. Prior to beginning the acupuncture session, a short guided Pranayama (breathwork) practice will balance the energy body.
The acupuncture will be delivered in a reclined position, resting for 20-30 minutes to allow the treatment to have effect. Following the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, Nanci and Karli will gently place five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on one ear. They will include the acupuncture point Yintang (between the eyebrows), often referred to as the “third eye”.
While students are resting, Nanci and Karli wil apply Ohm tuning forks (vibrational healing sound therapy) on specific acupuncture points on the feet which helps one to be grounded and relaxed physically, mentally, and emotionally, while resetting the autonomic nervous system.
✓ Benefits of NADA and Yintang: ✓ Reduces cravings for alcohol and drugs ✓ Increases calmness ✓ Lessens agitation and frustration ✓ Improves quality of sleep ✓ Relieves stress, anxiety and emotional trauma ✓ Aids in the body’s natural detoxification pathways ✓ Reduces headaches ✓ Lowers blood pressure ✓ Postively effects brain activity
We will close with period of meditation to further saturate and nourish the nervous system. A short movement sequence for “waking up” and grounding will be led before students depart back into the world.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 22nd @1pm – 4pm
Cost: $160; Receive $30 off if you register before February 1.
Space is limited to 20 students. Each guest must register individually. Please register each person separately.
About the instructors:
A yoga teacher since 2001, Joanna’s background is eclectic. She teaches a variety of styles, including beginner level alignment, a Level 2 slow paced Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative as well as somatic movement and meditation. Her teaching is influenced by Iyengar-based teachers, Judith Lasater (Restorative yoga), Kathryn Payne (Pranayama) and Theresa Elliott (alignment, sequencing, and Vinyasa). Her primary influences from her early studies also include choreographed multidimensional vinyasa of Lynn Kingston and the accessible, gentle yoga of Kripalu. Joanna is currently studying with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga. Prajna fuses traditional yoga practices (Ashtanga and Iyengar) with the energy body wisdom of yoga and Chinese Medicine, Meditation of Buddhism and somatic movement of Feldenkrais and Hanna.
My medical background originally began in the Western medical field and I have had the opportunity to learn a lot through working at hospitals locally and in foreign countries. I have a desire to bridge the gap between the East and the West philosophies of medicine to bring about a deeper level of healing and wholeness. We all have something unique to offer and share.
Several years ago I was paralyzed from the neck down due to a traumatic brain injury resulting form chemical poisoning and Lyme disease, without a promising outcome of recovery. During this time I discovered acupuncture and the amazing benefits it has to offer. God utilized acupuncture as a huge part in my healing journey and that is what inspired me to pursue this field of study. I am thankful to be apart of a field of medicine that incorporates lifelong learning!
I began my journey into acupuncture after witnessing how much it helped my daughter Karli. I am thankful for all that I learned through her experiences and recovery as it prepared me to be able to more fully help my second daughter, Jaymie, during her health crisis a few years later.
Often times our greatest learning comes from the most challenging times, as our greatest growth comes when we are outside of our comfort zone. I have walked alongside all three of my daughters as they have battled Lyme disease among other co-infections, which allows us the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. We want to offer hope and healing to others and believe in the power of miracles!