Prajna Yoga, founded by Tias Little, can take different forms: Sometimes strong practice, sometimes soft, maybe flowing or more static with props, sometimes contemplative, other times more playful.
The word "Prajna" means wisdom, or insight--literally "first knowing." In that spirit, we'll explore the practices that bring us to the primordial place inherent in each of us that brings forth what is the good, beautiful, and true.
WHEN: 1st Wednesday of every month
Pre-register by clicking over to the dates on the regular class schedule.
How do I balance stability and mobility in my arms?
What's the best way to organize my arms for weight-bearing?
Can I keep my shoulder joints safe in any asana?
In this workshop we will look at the structures of the shoulder girdle (bones, ligaments and muscles), and how these structures work together to give us the dynamic balance we need to both reach into space and bear weight on our hands and arms.
We will look at basic anatomy and kinesiology principles, and common patterns that can lead to pain and injury. There will be time to sense, embody and observe, and to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.
All levels of movement experience are welcome.
What is yoga? Am I flexible enough? What if I can't do this or that? I have a past injury, is it ok if I do yoga? Can you teach me downward dog in practice? I have no idea what to expect. What the heck should I wear or bring?
Hopefully you're not one to shy away from taking care of yourself; these questions can be answered in our Introduction to Yoga Workshop to get your body moving and get you started right.
This workshop is designed for a student brand new to yoga.
What you will learn:
—types of classes
—general flow of a yoga class
—the most common poses
—phrases frequently used by teachers
—modifications and props
—how to build a consistent practice
—how to advance your practice
What you will receive:
—branded canvas gift bag
—printed resources about Yoga
—kickass introduction to an ancient practice
Workshop offered bi-weekly
$35 workshop only
$99 New Student Package includes:
—entry to one Intro to Yoga Workshop
—two months of unlimited yoga
—10% off all retail
**new students only
Sonder Movement Project is licensed by the School for Body-Mind Centering® to offer Somatic Movement Educator courses and programs in Body-Mind Centering. Courses and programs are offered in New England and greater New York
The Somatic Movement Educator program explores the richness of the relationship between body, mind, movement and touch in the context of our dynamic Embodied Anatomy and Embodied Developmental Movement approach to Somatic Movement Education.
School for Body-Mind Centering® programs offer an experiential approach to movement, the body, and consciousness. People who study the Body-Mind Centering® approach come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a common interest in the body-mind relationship and want to learn an in-depth, experiential and embodied approach. Whether you are involved with a movement practice (yoga, dance, athletics, martial arts, etc.), work in a therapeutic setting (occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy, child development, etc.), or are engaged in other expressive arts (visual arts, music, etc.), our programs offer an opportunity for professional development and/or personal growth.
Whole Courses + Select Courses throughout 2019-2021
This comprehensive 5 day immersion introduces students to Somatic Stress Release™, addressing the underlying psycho-physical patterns associated with stress while promoting well-being through the lens of body-oriented therapies.
Stress related health challenges are now a widespread global issue. Chronic stress wreaks havoc on our health, impacts biological energy conservation, and makes us less attuned to the need for self-care. When a person encounters stress they form neuromuscular patterns to manage and protect themselves from the situation. A person maintains this activation even after the stressor is eliminated. This behavior prevents them from properly processing or mobilizing the stress. Similarly, individuals can get trapped in thought cycles which continually activate a physiological response, limiting their tolerance and capacity to manage additional stressors.
A physiological stress response happens throughout every system of the body, ultimately interacting with every cell. It’s no wonder that stress responses are interwoven with our emotions, immune function, thoughts, breath, and movements. Somatic Stress Release is a holistic approach that recognizes the complex layering of each individual's relation to stress. Stress manifests itself in each person’s body differently. Understanding this unique body response allows each person to process and navigate the intricate layers of stress. One of the most effective pathways towards that awareness and negotiation is through feeling a deeper sense of and connection with the body-mind, an approach called somatics.
In this somatic approach there is a recognition that we engage with others and the world through sensations and movement. As stress is something experienced and expressed through the body, a somatic or body-focused approach can more quickly address habitual responses to internal and external stressors.
This certification is open to anyone (i.e yoga teachers, therapists, parents, teachers, etc) who wishes to addresses stress from a multidisciplinary holistic approach.
CERTIFICATION: SOMATIC STRESS RELEASE™
In addition to utilizing body-based stress release techniques, these immersions will also integrate experiential anatomy and physiology, mind-body medicine techniques, elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, movement meditations, and yoga nidra.
The Somatic Stress Release™ program happens in three modules: Foundations, Intermediate, and Advanced.
These modules prepare you to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and psychological aspects of stress.
- Identify somatic symptoms and triggers for emotional and physical distress.
- Learn to work with stress as it is reflected in facial expressions, posture, muscular patterns, or other forms of body language.
- Learn cognitive reframing and stress tolerance techniques.
- Explore self hypnosis for relaxation.
- Learn neuromuscular repatterning procedures to release unconscious habituated stress cycles.
- Identify yours and other’s resources for negotiating stress.
- Learn embodied mindfulness and resilience training techniques.
- Engage in movement meditations and breath work to release trapped or stored arousal energy.
- Stop burnout and rebuild depleted biological resources.
- Learn to take control of your relationship to stress in order to live a life of greater well-being.
- Apply manual-therapy techniques to guided meditation.
Module 1: Foundations
- Introduction to Somatics and Somatic Therapy
- Introduction to the History of Stress
- Mind-Body Medicine for Stress
- Mobilization Practices of Stress
- Embodied Resilience Work
- Compassion and Acceptance Therapy
- Experiential Anatomy of Stress 1
- Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatics for Stress
- Introduction to Yoga Nidra
- Startle Reflex Release Work
- Muscular-Fascial Release work with Balls
early-bird : $1,000 ends 2/1/2019
full : $1,150