Friday, November 2, 5:30-6:45 PM
HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change) and Treetop Yoga are teaming up to offer a very special monthly workshop for survivors of abuse. All classes will be unique, as instructor Hilary Richard leads participants in meditation, breathwork, and gentle yoga postures with the intention of releasing trauma and finding empowerment. Shaina Doberman from HAWC will be available before and after class for anyone needing one on one support; there will be no group discussions during these events.
These workshops are intended for those who have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual assault; no prior yoga experience is necessary. Classes are free to survivors of all genders who register through HAWC; drop-in participants welcome with a suggested donation of $5 (cash only). No class in December. Dates for January, February, and March TBD.
Contact Shaina at 978-283-8642, ShainaD@hawcdv.org with questions or to register.
HAWC 24-hr Hotline: 800-547-1649
Treetop Yoga Studio
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
Heal, Restore & Clarify your Intentions with Elaine O’Rourke
Elaine will guide you through an amazing blend of restorative yoga with sound healing. This elixir is the perfect offering to embrace the Full Moon. Subtle guided imagery and contemplation will help clarify your intentions. When we can quiet the mind, the creative energies can flow with a natural ease.
What is it all about, how does it work? Well, think about it for a moment. How some songs can immediately bring up a memory or feeling of a person, time in life, place…Sometimes it is just one note that triggers a response. How amazing!
But what is so special about singing bowls, gongs, the voice when used appropriately? They vibrate at certain frequencies, some are perfectly tuned, some not, they create other harmonics but all making a “good sound”. Everything including our organs, cellular structure have a frequency so when you sound various bowls and gongs they are resonating at these various frequencies.
Why does it work so well in our bodies? The spinal column and brain are surrounded by the cerebrial spinal fluid. We are made up of 70% water/fluids which is an excellent conduit of sound. Plus our skin and bones absorb sound.
Enjoy a meditative journey through the beautiful sounds of Quartz Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, angelic voicing along with other instrumentation. Elaine utilizes her knowledge of Yoga and Sound to energize the chakras and restore balance to the body. The trance-formative vibrations have the ability to bring you to a deep place of relaxation and awareness in order to connect you with your “Higher Intuitive Self”. This is a multi-layered journey unlike any other.
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
In this class, your teen/tween will build confidence, self esteem, strength, flexibility, balance, and positive coping skills as they develop a deeper understanding of their bodies, minds and hearts. With a playful and lighthearted approach, we will work towards more physically demanding postures and flowing sequences to keep tweens/teens interested and challenged. Fostering connection, community with class peers, and self-respect, we will also begin using relaxing visualization, meditation, and breathing exercises to create a well-rounded experience of “union”.
This class is perfect for all levels. The student who is looking to manage stress, the athlete looking to build strength and flexibility, the adolescent who is struggling to find an activity, and the well-rounded child…because we can all use a little mind-body connection in this busy world! Sunday evenings are great time to reset, and your teens will find it easier to fall asleep.
Parents, you can find a little calm with your teens by taking Yin Yoga in the sun studio with Hilary Richard while your kids are in class. Our new student special allows new visitors to the studio to try an unlimited month of yoga for $49.
Instructor Erin McKay is a former middle school educator and certified kids yoga teacher. As a mother of four, she recognizes how busy life is for our Tweens and Teens with the demands of academics, the stress of after school activities, and the influence of social media on peer relationships. She has witnessed the power of introducing yoga and mindfulness at a young age from her weekly work with schools ranging from preschool to high school.
Treetop Yoga Studio
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
Reset your body, mind, and heart in this monthly restorative workshop. Restorative yoga is a relaxing and therapeutic practice that will leave you feeling calm and at ease.
By candlelight, the evening will start off with gentle pranayama (breath work) and a brief guided meditation to quiet the mind. Feel physical tension and stress melt away as we transition into fully supported yoga poses to help soothe the nervous system.
Hands on reiki, therapeutic Thai bodywork, and essential oils will create a spa like experience as you enter a deep state of relaxation and bliss. You will leave feeling refreshed, nourished and replenished.
Spots are Limited! Pre-Registration Recommended Since Workshop Sold Out in Past.
$35 Investment REGISTER HERE
TREETOP YOGA STUDIO
3A POND ROAD, GLOUCESTER
Monthly Tween and Teen Yoga with Erin McKay
Sunday, September 30, 6:30-7:45 pm
Ages 11 and up.
$15 in Advance
$20 at Door
Don’t you wish you had started yoga sooner!? In this playful class, your teens/tweens will build self-confidence, esteem, strength, flexibility, balance, and positive coping skills as they develop a deeper understanding of their bodies, minds and hearts. With a lighthearted approach, we will work towards more physically demanding postures and flowing sequences to keep tweens/teens interested and challenged. Fostering connection, community with class peers, and self-respect, we will also use relaxing visualization, meditation, and breathing exercises to create a well-rounded experience of “union”.
This class is perfect for all levels, genders, and ages. The student who is looking to manage stress, the athlete looking to build strength and flexibility, the adolescent who is struggling to find an activity, and the well-rounded child…because we can all use a little mind-body connection in this busy world! Sunday evenings are great time to reset, and your teens will find it easier to fall asleep afterwards.
Parents, you can find a little calm with your teens by taking Yin Yoga in the upstairs Sun Studio with Hilary while your kids are in class downstairs.
Treetop Yoga Studio, 3A Pond Road, Gloucester
YOGA AND THE HEALTHY SPINE
No yoga experience necessary – All are welcome!
Does your back ache after driving for long periods, standing or sitting at your computer?
Do you have or have you had back pain? Do you feel pain in your lower back when in cobra, uttanasna (forward fold), trikanasana, back bends or any other yoga poses?
If you answered yes to any of the above, this workshop will be perfect for you, as we explore how to access your body in a mindful, gentle and safe manner to allow the spine to work pain free in yoga poses and everyday life.
We will explore yoga poses that will lengthen and strengthen the spine to allow ease of movement and bring your body into alignment as you learn to keep your spine healthy.
- Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
- One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year
- Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives
- Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
- Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs