Unplug, Reconnect, and Restore: A Digital Fast & Restorative Yoga Practice
November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| $60
Do you feel like technology is running your life? You are not alone!
We live in an age of distraction with more demands on our time than ever before. Ours is an attention economy where every effort is made to distract us with the end goal of selling us products or influencing our behavior. It makes sense that we feel overwhelmed! Join Christina and Nicole for this special embodied, interactive experience where you’ll step back and ask:
✓ How does constant connectivity impact my physical and emotional health? My relationships?
✓ How much is too much time on social media?
✓ How do I live in the golden age of technology while also retaining my ability for deep in-person connection?
✓ How do I reclaim my capacity to enjoy stillness?
This workshop will carry you beyond a simple “digital detox” by empowering you with concrete tools and mindfulness practices designed to help you right-size your relationship with technology in the long term. Participants can expect meditation, gentle movement, discussion, intention setting, a Restorative yoga practice, and take-home resources.
Nota bene: We want your experience to begin with ease. Therefore, we ask you to plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of session start time. This event will begin and end promptly. In turn, this 3-hour practice may leave your mindset and energy in an altered state (in a good way!), and enthusiastically encourage you to consider planning a phone-free evening for yourself following the event.
Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.
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 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, or adventuring near and far.
I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2006 and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington.
My Masters training program prepared me to work with adults, children and adolescents from a wide range of cultures and orientations. I received extensive training in client-centered therapeutic interventions to help individuals and families find relief from grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other forms of emotional suffering.
Before starting my private practice I worked in community and non-profit mental health and completed over 3,000 hours of supervised individual, group and family therapy with clients, ages seven to seventy.
I am continually pursuing additional clinical training in a number of areas including mindfulness, trauma treatment and clinical issues specific to children and adolescents. In addition, I have completed a post-graduate certificate training program on foster care and adoption-related therapy and I participate in consultation groups related to adoption issues and working with trans* clients.
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