A Teacher’s Tool-Box: Creativity & Mindfulness

A Teacher’s Tool-Box Part I is taking place Sunday, February 1st from 5:00-7:00pm at our Dupont studio.

kimberly-3Join Kimberly Wilson, founder of Tranquil Space, for an exploration of creativity as an extension of your yoga practice. During our first session, we’ll discuss how yoga and creativity intersect and support each other {on and off the yoga mat}, open up through heart-inspired yoga, and explore tools to develop creatively as a yoga teacher such as Artist Dates and mindfulness. Awaken your inner artist, sharpen your skills, and invoke mindfulness to bring creative dreams to life. Bring a yoga mat, journal, writing tools, and an open heart.

This is a part of Tranquil Space’s Advanced Teacher Training but all are welcome. To sign up, please visit our web scheduler.

Yoga Tools for Balancing Your Mood: Mudras, Mantras, and Pranayama

Join Carol Collins from 2:00 – 5:00pm on Sunday, February 1st for Yoga Tools for Balancing Your Mood at our Dupont studio.

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How can we practice and teach yoga tools such as mudras, mantras, and pranayama in a way that is both safe for varied moods and is in line with what we need on any particular day, season, or time of day?

Learn about the Gunas and how they are related to which pranayama techniques to use in a class. Just as the early yogis or sramanas did in ancient India we will then experiment and observe the effects of pranayama and mudras (the placing our fingers in a certain way) on our mood, our body and our mind state.

We will also learn and practice combining the mudras with universal vocal tones. Vocal tones or mantras can be both stimulating and grounding. We will explore the science behind what we know about the effects of mantra on the nervous system. We will learn and practice a Chakra Clearing Meditation and observe its effects on our system.

Some pranayama teachniques we will practice: “Breath of Joy”, “Bellows Breath”, and “Bee Breath” “Kapalabati” or “skull shining breath.” This presentation will be participatory, experimental, rejuvenating, and calming. Bring your mediation cushion, a journal, and an open and inquisitive mind.

To sign up, please visit our web scheduler.

This is a part of Tranquil Space’s Advanced Teacher Training but all are welcome. Continuing Eduction credits are available by request for teachers of yoga.

Yoga Anatomy and Therapeutics Series

Discover the tools necessary to transform your yoga practice into a therapeutic modality for healing. Join master teacher Megan Davis for a series of workshops focused on anatomy and therapeutics at our Dupont studio. Explore alignment principles to decrease or eliminate pain from misalignment, injury, and/or special conditions. Learn how to modify or adapt common asana and pranayama techniques to bring the body closer to its optimal blueprint.

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Each workshop shall also focus on the therapeutic needs of special populations. Each workshop is approximately half lecture / half application of techniques. This series is part of our Advanced Teacher Training (ATT), and is also open to all teachers and students of yoga. Join for the entire series or sign-up for the individual workshops. Continuing education units (CE) are available for teachers of yoga. For more information and to sign up, please visit our web scheduler.

  • January 31, 1:30 to 4:30pm – Feet & Ankles
  • February 1st, 10:00 to 1:00pm – Knees
  • February 28th, 1:30 to 4:30pm- Pelvis & Sacrum
  • March 1st, 10:00 to 1:00pm – Lower Back
  • March 28th 10:00 to 1:00pm – Shoulders, Thoracic, Arms & Back
  • March 29th, 2:00 to 5:00pm – Neck & Head

Hearts & Hips Workshop Coming to Tranquil Space Arlington

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The areas in the body where we hold the most stress and trauma are our chest wall and the areas surrounding the pelvic bowl are the focus. Join Dawn on Saturday, February 21st from 5-6:30p for a Hearts & Hips workshop that targets those areas in a defined deliberate form, to ensure the release of all muscles in the regions, from your periformis to your trapezoids! This workshop will include a heated vinyasa flow to warm up both areas followed by slow holds and releases.

Sign-up online today here.

Hope to see you on the mat!