ZYC EVENTS & YACEP WORKSHOPS 

Sign in to register for the both in person and live stream  for events and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education interactive workshops in advance, class sizes may be limited so that instructors can provide individual attention to students. See our Live Streaming page for help.

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4 Week Series: The Art of Transforming Suffering

Live Stream Online YACEP

Join Christine Donovan, E-RYT-500 , YACEP

Saturdays, Sept. 18th, 25th, Oct. 2nd, 9th.

Time: 1pm to 2:30pm

Cost $98  YACEP 12 Credits 

We all want to be happy.  Yet we all continue to suffer. This 4 week course is designed to help participants understand suffering and transformation.  Exploring how stillness, breathing exercise, mindfulness, deep relaxation and concentration will allows us to embrace emotional and physical pain, calming it down, to bring about a sense of relief, freedom and clarity into our everyday lives. Each 90 minute session will include gentle somatic movements, breathing techniques, and meditation.

 

Please register early, class size is limited, no refunds or recordings for nonattendance.  You must attend class for YACEP credits,  homework, and recommended reading: "No Mud, No Lotus" by Thich Nhat Hanh

Harvest Full Moon Yoga Practice &  Sound Bath, Tea & Conversation by the Fire

Outdoor In-Person Event at Old Mill Farm

Place: Old Mill Farm of Durham

Monday,  Sept.20th, 7pm - 8:30pm, Community tea afterwards around the pit fit to 9pm.

Cost $25

 

Full Moon Day Yoga practices led by Christine Donovan, ERYT-500

Honoring the pure reflective light of the Full Moon.  What exists in nature has a corresponding interconnection with its counterpart in the body. The moon is closely associated with our internal moon, the mind and the ida nadi, the lunar channel. It is because of this intensification the yogis recommend that full moon days be spent with an elevated mind in spiritual pursuits. As the moon cycles between its waxing and waning phases, so does our mental condition. When the moon is full (called Purnima or Poornima), whatever the mind experiences is intensified, feeling an increase in creativity, a heightened sense of intuition, and all the mental processes and the feminine characteristics of our personality.

 

Join us for the  Full Moon Yoga Practice, Pranayama,  Meditation and enjoy deep relaxation and remove the stress with vibrational healing benefits of Tibetan Sound Bath.  Afterwards, relaxing conversation by the fire pit, enjoying free mint tea or chai.  Other beverages will be available for purchase as well.

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Live-stream Gentle Restorative Yoga and Stories of Resilience

Presented by Michael Johnson, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Sunday, Sept. 19th, 7pm - 8pm EST

Donations will help feed struggling Dalit communities in Bodhgaya, India through the Smile Together India Foundation. 

 

Join Michael for relaxing Restorative Yoga class as he gently guides you through restorative postures Michael will weave stories about great Yogi sages from ancient India and Tibet.  The stories focus on the quest for spiritual enlightenment, challenging relationships and personal hardships and examples of those who overcame hardship through stillness, compassion, patience and wisdom, and finding a way to thrive again. 

Story of  Resilience

Geshe Dorje Sengye: Developing a Good Heart

Learn about the life of an extraordinary teacher from Tibet (1054-1123) known for a poem entitled the Eight Verses For Developing A Good Heart. (This session includes a recording of the poem put to music). 

4 Week Series: The Mindful Practice of Yin 

Live Stream Online YACEP

The Mindful Practice of Yin Yoga 4 Week Series

Live Stream

Join Christine Donovan ERYT-500, YACEP 

Fridays, Oct. 8th, 15th,  22nd and 29th

Time:  4:00pm to 5:30pm

Cost: $98,  YACEP 15 hours credit


“We do not use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body” -Bernie Clark

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.  

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.

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Live-stream Gentle Restorative Yoga and Stories of Resilience

Presented by Michael Johnson, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 7pm - 8pm EST

Donations will help feed struggling Dalit communities in Bodhgaya, India through the Smile Together India Foundation. 

 

Join Michael for relaxing Restorative Yoga class as he gently guides you through restorative postures Michael will weave stories about great Yogi sages from ancient India and Tibet.  The stories focus on the quest for spiritual enlightenment, challenging relationships and personal hardships and examples of those who overcame hardship through stillness, compassion, patience and wisdom, and finding a way to thrive again. 

 

Story of Resilience

Ashtavakra: Physical Appearance ≠ Mental Competence

Although Ashtavakra was born crippled, he demonstrated extraordinary intelligence. Not only did he champion King Janaka's top advisor in a famous debate, he later taught the King non-dual philosophy in the Ashtavakra Gita. 

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Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Series

Live Stream Online. YACEP

Live Stream Mindfulness & Meditation: 4 Week Series

Christine Donovan, ERYT-500, YACEP

Live Stream Online

Tuesdays, Oct..  12th, 19th, 26th and Nov. 2nd. 

7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Cost $98. YACEP  12 hours Credit

 

This 4 week course is designed to help participants guide, understand and cultivate a daily meditation practice, 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 how to...

  • Practice & guide a meditation 

  • Practice mindfulness off your mat

  • 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.

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Insight, Intuition and Being Still - Live Stream

Stress and Crisis Management

Join Christine Donovan, E-RYT-500 , YACEP

Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Sundays, Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Time: 4pm to 5:30pm

Cost $98  YACEP 12 Credits 

This 4 week course is designed to help participants develop and use "Insight, Intuition and Being Still" to better manage high stress and crisis situations.   We will explore different practices to help develop are ability to manage our stress levels, techniques to help keep one grounded and from being swept away by the momentum a crisis situation brings. Session will include gentle somatic movements, breathing techniques, and meditation to help center the mind for insight, so that we can listen closely will our whole conscious being.   It is important to find stillness when making choices that not only affect oneself but future generations. We will be covering.

 

  • Insight what it is and how we can develop it.

  • Intuition listening closely and understanding out it works.

  • Using our Insight, Intuition and Being Still for Stress Management.

  • Using Insight, Intuition and Being Still for Crisis Management.

  • Understanding and the art of transforming suffering.

  • Improve ability to manage suffering and stress.

  • Release tensions and increase energy through gentle yoga, breathing exercises and meditation.

  • Cultivate skills to  bring more joy, creativity, and happiness into life.

 

Please register early, class size is limited, no refunds or recordings for nonattendance.  You must attend class for YACEP credits,  homework, and recommended reading: "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching" Thich Nhat Hanh