$ 40 by July 12 / $50 After
In this day and age, many of us live a relatively sedentary lifestyle and most of us live with daily physical discomfort. Believe it or not, there is a simple thing that exists all around us every day that can help the body to experience less discomfort, more ease, and be more present in each moment. It is Gravity.
When we remember and acknowledge the pull of gravity that is actively in relationship with our body, we begin to receive the support that we have been denying ourselves. The more we resist the force of gravity from acting upon our body, we create compensatory patterns that undermine our natural flow with ourselves and with the earth beneath.
We will spend time cultivating a relationship with the earth, yielding and actively meeting the ground, so that the whole body is supported, nourished, revitalized from this primary relationship that is always there for us. We will spend time remembering this very basic relationship through an asana sequence that incorporates standing, sitting and supine postures so that we can practice resting into ourselves more fully.
This is a practice that reminds the body that it is completely supported at all times and when we actively acknowledge this relationship we can bring this support into everything we do.
All levels of a yoga practice are welcome. This workshop is particularly helpful for those who experience holding patterns of any kind and who carry a lot of tension in the body. This workshop is basically for everyone.
This foundational practice and exploration underlies everything your body does and can be a place of attention and mindfulness throughout your life. The practice of yielding follows you into the rest of your life.
Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education. Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health. Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body. She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.
Jessica teaches workshops throughout the U.S. and currently teaches weekly classes at the Dallas Yoga Center, as well as working with individuals privately. Jessica teaches the 300 Hr. Yoga Somatics Teacher Training at the Dallas Yoga Center and has trained students to become teachers since 2005.
Since the birth of her son in 2008, Jessica has developed a specific line of research focused on women’s health and the pelvic floor.
Her teaching always remains committed to a sense of ease and acceptance.
Jessica is ever grateful for her students and many teachers.
Embodied Asana ~ An Asana class centered around experiential anatomy & somatic principles which supports conscious, free, easeful movement. This movement meditation allows the student to observe habits, increase body awareness, enhance motor learning, sharpen mental focus & increase overall understanding of themselves & the world around them. All Levels.