On Voice: Vocal Health for Vibrant Communication
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

On Voice: Vocal Health for Vibrant Communication

Are you curious how your speaking voice influences your capacity to inspire and uplift others?

Would you like to explore the vibrant connection between your breath & speech?

Do you feel called to enhance your capacity to give voice to your deepest truths?

Join voice teacher and healer Christopher Hirsh in a playful, relaxing, and practical exploration of your breath, voice, and personal power.

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Trauma Resiliency Immersion
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Trauma Resiliency Immersion

Living Yoga’s Trauma Resiliency Immersion is designed for individuals looking to deepen their understanding of the systemic impact of trauma, and develop mind-body tools for trauma healing and resiliency.  This immersion will be particularly useful for professionals working in healthcare, social services, or holistic wellness.  

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Teaching Yoga in Spanish
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Teaching Yoga in Spanish

Do you have some conversational or rudimentary Spanish skills? Would you like to be able to connect with Spanish-speaking students? Would you like to be able to teach yoga bilingually?

Join Susana Laborde-Blaj & Liz Eisman to:

  • Learn the names of some common yoga postures, as well as some useful terminology for cueing

  • Develop an understanding of how to combine key phrases and directions

  • Practice teaching a sample sequence in a trauma-informed and friendly environment

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Spectrum Balancing: Gender Identity, Biological Sex, and Gender Expression
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Spectrum Balancing: Gender Identity, Biological Sex, and Gender Expression

Join Christopher Hirsh & Liz Eisman in a dynamic conversation about identity, gender, and inclusive language. The information provided will be useful for yoga instructors, as well as anyone interested in expanding their inclusive lens when addressing people individually or in groups.

Gender identity, gender expression, assigned sex (biological sex), & sexuality are all culturally underexposed topics which can create potential pitfalls for teachers or leaders who intend to build safe and inclusive spaces. Education is the first step!

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Body Love
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Body Love

Do you notice the impact cultural and internal messaging has on your body and the bodies around you? Would you like to explore techniques to increase your understanding as well as expand your language and teaching with clarity and inclusion?

Join Angelina Vasile and Nancy Williams in discussing how habituated/conditioned ideas about body image can impact our effectiveness in the teaching role.

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Fat on the Mat: Size Does Matter
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Fat on the Mat: Size Does Matter

Teaching Yoga for Bigger Bodies

Want to learn how to support yourself and larger bodied students? Come join Lily-Rygh Glen and Liz Eisman for a rollicking good time! 

  • Take part in a dynamic conversation about body shaming & current statistics on size.

  • Explore what it means to be truly body positive in support of yourself and others.

  • Learn how fat influences movement during yoga.

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Embodied Responses to Challenging Situations
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Embodied Responses to Challenging Situations

Ever feel confused about how to respond to commentary from your students, family or peers? You are not alone! Often we feel caught off guard and feel ill-equipped to respond in the moment. Yet, if we let commentary go unacknowledged we miss an essential opportunity to effect positive change in the classroom, in our homes and in the world.

Yoga isn’t just about asana. How can we maintain our equilibrium while responding with compassion & connection to our deepest values?

Join your fellow Living Yoga volunteers and community members to ground, clarify, and practice responding courageously!

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Addressing Trauma through the Biology of Breathing
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Addressing Trauma through the Biology of Breathing

The breath is the central and most essential tool for any yoga or mindfulness practice. It has the capacity to affect our minds, chemical makeup and nervous system and therefore, our physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • Learn the main muscles and their function in conscious breathing.

  • Become more familiar with how breathing affects chemical stagnancy and supports "detox" in the body and brain.

  • Develop the ability to use down-regulating breath practices for working with trauma, PTSD and heightened/depressed states.

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iRest Immersion Hosted by Living Yoga
Jul
20
to Jul 22

iRest Immersion Hosted by Living Yoga

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Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

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Staying Vigilant, Mindful, & "Woke" with Michelle Johnson
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Staying Vigilant, Mindful, & "Woke" with Michelle Johnson

All of us are affected by the current cultural and political landscape focused on perpetuating a platform of hate, violence and white supremacy. It is time that yogis wake up, step up and create justice through the practice of yoga. This is the time to be called into action for the highest and collective good.  

  •   Hear a dharma talk from Michelle Johnson, yoga teacher, author, & activist
  •   Experience a meditation focused on justice in the body
  •   Identify your role in creating a just world
  •   Make a personal commitment to creating a just world
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The Collaborative Magic of Co-teaching (online course)
May
14
to May 28

The Collaborative Magic of Co-teaching (online course)

Are you a co-teacher in a Living Yoga class?  Would you like to further develop your co-teaching skills? We recommend that all Living Yoga volunteers who co-teach register for this free, self-paced, online course!
 
This workshop will be available online starting in May, for two weeks. It includes instructional videos from our trainers, Liz Eisman, Angelina Vasile, and Nancy Williams (as well as other guest teachers). The trainers will be responding to the online discussion forum and questions as needed throughout the two weeks, and there will be opportunities to connect and learn with fellow participants.

This course is FREE and available for active Living Yoga volunteers only. Please contact Chris Terjeson at chris@living-yoga.org or 503-546-1269 to register. 

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Cutting Edge Curriculum
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cutting Edge Curriculum

Has it been two years or more since you completed your Living Yoga Teacher training? We invite you to join us for this workshop which will offer the latest in trauma-informed techniques from Living Yoga's Lead Trainer, Liz Eisman.

  • Learn updated curriculum changes re: teaching, co-teaching, languaging and assisting skills
  • Get up-to-date on current policy and procedural changes
  • Focus on the most current techniques for teaching trauma-informed yoga classes
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