ZYC EVENTS & YACEP WORKSHOPS
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Relaxing Sound Bath Event - In Person
Relaxing Sound Bath
Join Terri Battaglia, RYT-200
Friday, September 29th
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, EST
We will begin with gentle stretching before allowing ourselves to enjoy an extended sound bath immersion. Experience the healing benefits of listening to the soothing sounds of various crystal sound bowls. Crystal sound bowls have been known to reduce stress and anxiety, promote deep relaxation, increase mental clarity, and much more. Register in advance space is limited. Class duration is 1 hour. All levels are welcome!
Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Series - In Person or Live Stream
Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Series
In- Person or Live Stream, YACEP 15 hours Credit
Join Christine Donovan, ERYT-500, YACEP
Dates: Wednesday's Nov. 17th, 24th, Dec. 1st and 8th
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30
Cost $108. YACEP 15 hours Credit
“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done,
the zest of creating things new.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This 4 week course is designed to help participants guide, understand and cultivate a daily meditation practice, learn four traditional meditations practices and various mindfulness practices that can be taken off the mat into life. Each session will include gentle somatic movements to bring moment-to-moment awareness focusing on felt senses, the subtle energies breath, and the encouragement of a kinder, more compassionate way of relating to their mind and body.
During this 4 week course participants will:
Learn 4 traditional meditation techniques
Increase ability to relax while resting in the present moment.
Improve ability to cope with stressful situations.
Release tensions and increase energy through gentle yoga movements and breathing exercises.
Cultivate skills in being present to bring more joy, creativity, and happiness into life.
No refunds or recordings will be provided for nonattendance. Class size is limited. Required attendance, homework and reading for YACEP credits: How to Train a Wild Elephant, by Jan Chozen Bays MD available on Amazon.
Mālā Beads, Mantra & Meditation - In Person
In Person Only
Mālā Beads, Mantra and Meditation
Join ZYC's Christine Donovan, ERYT-500
NEW DATE: Saturday, Nov. 18th, 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of Mālā beads, Mantras, and Meditation like never before! Get ready to dive into our immersive workshop where you'll craft your very own hand-knotted 108 Bead Mālā – a masterpiece that resonates with your energy. Handmade Mālās are exquisite gifts that frequently find themselves passed down as cherished family heirlooms.
Unravel the power of mantras, as we guide you through the art of weaving these sacred sounds into your meditation practice, infusing each bead with intention.
Imagine holding in your hands a personalized Mālā, charged with your unique energy, adorned with mantras that whisper ancient wisdom. Discover the secrets of care, handling, and maximizing your Mālā's potential to deepen your meditation journey.
Join us for a calming experience that fuses creativity, spirituality, and mindfulness. Embracing the transformational magic of Mālā beads, Mantras, and Meditation! The workshop price includes beads and cord needed to make a multi-color Amazonite semi-precious gemstone Mālā. Don't miss out – limited to 6 participants.
Winter Solance Yoga Nidra - In person
Winter Solance Yoga Nidra - In Person
Join Veronica Adams RYT-200
Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra
Date/Time: December 22nd, 6-7pm
Join us for a deeply rejuvenating and calming experience in our Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra class. This special 60-minute session is designed to help you find peace and relaxation at this busy time of year, while honoring the unique energy of the Winter Solstice. The class will begin with 15 minutes of gentle stretching, followed by the guided meditation often called “yogic sleep”.
What to Expect:
Winter Solstice Theme: Throughout the practice, we'll weave in themes of the Winter Solstice. You will be encouraged to reflect on the balance between light and darkness, the changing of seasons, and the opportunity for inner transformation.
Gentle Stretching: The class will begin with 15 minutes of gentle stretching to center your mind and prepare your body for deep relaxation.
Intention Setting: We’ll invite you to set a personal intention or Sankalpa. Perhaps something along the lines of finding peace during this busy time of year.
Yoga Nidra: The heart of this class is a soothing Yoga Nidra practice, often called "yogic sleep”. In this state of profound relaxation, you will experience a systematic journey through your body, senses, and emotions, allowing you to release tension, find clarity, and connect to inner peace, all while lying supported on your mat.
Closing Reflection: At the conclusion of practice, you'll have a moment to gently return to your physical body, gradually awakening with a sense of clarity, purpose, and a deep connection to the stillness within you.
Who Can Attend: This class is suitable for practitioners of all levels. No prior experience with Yoga Nidra is required. Come as you are, ready to embrace the healing power of stillness.
What to Bring: ZYC will provide all necessary props, but we recommend comfortable clothing for this session, and a cozy sweatshirt or jacket if you run cold.
4 Week Series: The Art of Creating Joy
In-Person or Live Stream Online
The Mindful Practice of Yin Yoga 4 Week Series
In-Person or Online
Join Christine Donovan ERYT-500, YACEP
NEW DATE: Friday's Dec. 15th, 22nd, 29th & Jan. 5th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $108, YACEP 15 hours credit
Yin Yoga, known as the “quiet practice” is an introspective and deeply therapeutic style of yoga that works the deep fascia networks (connective tissue) of the body with passive, longer-held postures. The depth and slowness of this practice offers you a chance to turn inward and nurture your innate ability to be calm, quiet, and clear. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity.
“We do not use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body” -Bernie Clark
Over the four week series we will cover:
• Theory of Yin Yoga
• Key mindfulness practices and how to cultivate them in your personal practice and daily life
• A Yin Yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice
Class size is limited. No refunds or recordings will be provided for non-attendance.
Required attendance, homework and reading for YACEP credit hours: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark available on Amazon.