Managing Your Moods with Yoga: Finding Peace Through Your Practice
With Kali Om
In this retreat-in-the-city, we will learn about the body-mind connection, and how timeless yoga techniques and philosophy can be used to cultivate a sense of deep inner peace. We will use basic yoga postures, breathing practices, chanting and meditation to manage our moods – such as lethargy, racing thoughts and worry/negativity. We will also discuss how small changes in diet and lifestyle can help you calm your mind and emotions. You will go home armed with practical, time-tested tools to help you find peace through your practice.
Based on the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra, this workshop is suitable for all levels of student; modifications will be given so that everyone feels comfortable/challenged. Please note that this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for therapy or medical treatment, but can serve as a support to current treatment.
Read one of Kali's related articles at http://yogachicago.com/2018/02/beyond-the-mat-eight-ways-to-reduce-anxiety/
Individual Workshops: $50
Full Urban Retreat : $150 prior to 8/15 - $175 thereafter
Friday, September 21st I 5:30 - 8pm I Intersection of Breath, Body and Mind
Introduction to Sri Dharma Mittra’s challenging-yet-meditative Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa, which balances the body and mind; we’ll also explore the roles of breathwork and philosophy in calming the mind.
Saturday, September 22nd I 9:30 - 12:00pm I Boosting Energy: Overcoming Lethargy and Negativity
We’ll weave yoga philosophy and active, ongoing meditation into this energizing and uplifting practice, which will also include asana, pranayama and chanting.
Saturday, September 22nd I 4-6:30pm I De-Stressing the Subtle Body: Yoga Nidra and Balancing the Chakras
Focusing on the relationship between the three bodies, our calming and purifying practice will include Yoga Nidra and Divine Purification.
Yoga Nidra is an active, lying down meditation that purifies, rejuvenates and energizes all of the body’s systems, bolstering its natural healing capacities and relieving depression, anxiety, headaches, and cravings.
Divine Purification includes special breathing, chanting, visualization and concentration techniques to help open the nadis (sublte energy channels), calm the mind, and stimulate the chakras.
Sunday, September 23rd I 11:30 - 2pm I Finding Balance
Our final, balancing practice will include asana, chanting, breathwork, meditation and philosophy, integrating what we learned over the weekend and reviewing practices for anxiety and depression.
Full Weekend Urban Retreat
Kali Om has been teaching yoga since 1998 and is the author of the upcoming book Beyond the Mat: Don't Just Do Yoga - Live It! and successfully used yoga to taper off antidepressants. Registered at the highest (E-RYT 500) level, she has completed 200, 500, and 800-hour trainings with her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, and studied five times in India with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is also certified to teach pranayama (breathwork), meditation, Hormone Yoga Therapy for Menopause, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Psychic Development, Gentle/Restorative yoga and yoga for seniors, as well as yoga therapeutics. She leads retreats, trainings and workshops in the US and in Belize, and is a columnist and cartoonist for “Yoga Chicago” magazine. She’s a lead instructor for the Chicago School of Yoga’s teacher training program, and is co-chair of the Vivekenanda East-West International Yoga Festival. She teaches as an offering to her guru. More at wwwyogikaliom.com