ZYC EVENTS & YACEP WORKSHOPS 

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Developing a Meditation Practice 4 Week Series

In- Person & Live Stream Online. 

Developing a Meditation Practice: 4 Week Series

Christine Donovan, ERYT-500, YACEP

Live Stream Online

Tuesday's , Nov. 15th,  22nd, 29th, and Dec.6th

7pm - 8:30pm  

Cost $108. 

 

This 4 week course is designed to help participants cultivate a daily meditation practice, we will be introducing 4 main traditional meditation practices as wells as 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 preparing the body to sit in stillness

 

During this 4 week course participants will:

  • Learn  4 traditional meditation techniques

  • Receive daily emails during the course to with Mindfulness Practices to explore and support for their meditation practice.

  • 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, compassion and happiness into life.

 

No refunds or recordings  will be provided for nonattendance. Class size is limited. 

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The Art of Creating Joy Mini Retreat 

In-Person 

Join Christine Donovan, ERYT-500 , YACEP

DATE:  Sunday,  Nov. 27th

Time: 1pm  to 5pm

Cost $45  

Relating to the present moment with joy is a choice we can make. Discovering this can change our lives. Whether we are paying careful attention to small joyful states when they arise, reflecting on them with gratitude or feeling the delight of living with integrity, we can access joy by shifting the focus of our awareness to what uplifts the heart - directing the mind towards the healing energy of joy.

Mini retreat participants will deeply explore 10 time-tested ways to cultivate joy and happiness in their lives.  

Activities in this mini-retreat:  

  • Walking Meditation at Lake Pine (weather permitting)

  • Joy in Water Color Painting

  • Tea Time Dharma Talk & Discussion on Creating Joy 

  • Gentle Restorative Class & Somatic Movements

  • Cultivating Joy Meditation 

Please register early, class size is limited, no refunds for nonattendance.  Painting Supplies & Tea Time treats will be provided but you can bring a special snack with you as well.

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Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Series

In- Person & Live Stream Online. YACEP

Live Stream Mindfulness & Meditation: 4 Week Series

Christine Donovan, ERYT-500, YACEP

Live Stream Online

Friday's, Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm  

Cost $108. YACEP  15 hours Credit

 

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

  • Receive daily emails during the course to with Mindfulness Practices to explore and support for their meditation practice.

  • 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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4 Week Series: The Mindful Practice of Yin 

In-Person and Live Stream, YACEP

The Mindful Practice of Yin Yoga 4 Week Series

In Person

Join Christine Donovan ERYT-500, YACEP 

Dates: TBA

Time:  TBA

Cost: $108,  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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Yoga Nidra Event

Live Stream at ZYC or at your home.

Join Michael Johnson, E-RYT-500, YACEP

DATE:  TBA

Cost:  $25.00

Join  Michael's relaxing Yoga Nidra live-streaming from his home studio in Asheville with at ZYC or from the comforts of your own home.   Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. The class will begin short orientation to the theme/topic of practice. After the guided meditation, we come back together for community and connection to complete our time together.  Please register early, in-person is limited, no refunds for non-attendance. Proceeds from this event will be used to support Smile Together India Foundation.

During our  time together we will explore:

  • A 60 minute Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep)

  • Community Chai Tea & Spiced Apple Cider for those attending in the studio.

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New Beginnings, New Moon Yoga Event

In-Person event at new studio location

Join Christine Donovan, E-RYT-500 , YACEP

Date & Time: TBA

 Join us in celebrating new beginnings with the New Moon. The moon energy is a powerful resource for us to use to heal and create abundance. As the moon changes the tides, it also shifts the energy in our bodies. New moons are especially important because they represent the starting of a new cycle allowing us to bring focus and awareness to our dreams and desires.  

  • Exploring the Intention Process

  • Journaling  our desires & dreams.

  • Enjoy a 60 minute Restortative Yoga Session with sound bath.

  • Cultivate loving-kindness with new beginnings

  • Chai Tea & Community

 

Please register early, class size is limited, no refunds or recordings for nonattendance. 

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4 Week Series: The Art of Transforming  Suffering

In-Person & Live Stream Online YACEP

Join Christine Donovan, E-RYT-500 , YACEP

DATE:  TBA

Time: TBA

Cost $108  YACEP 15 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, journaling  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

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Full Moon Yoga Event

In-Person at Studio

Register Today!

Join Christine Donovan, E-RYT-500, YACEP

DATE:  TBA

Cost:  

The full moon day is the perfect time to send peaceful, loving thoughts to the entire world. During this event we will explore:

  • Loving-kindness (Maitri/Metta) Meditation

  • Gratitude Journaling  

  • Enjoy a 60 minute Gentle Chandra Full Moon Yoga Flow 

  • Relaxing Sound Bath 

  • Chai Tea & Community to 9pm

Honoring the pure reflective light of the Full Moon, connecting with our ida nadi, the lunar channel.  As the moon cycles between it’s waxing and waning phases, so does our mental condition. When the moon is full,  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.