MBCY Classes & Workshops
Yin Yoga supports balance for a busy life, melting tension and stress in the body and mind. Yin Yoga releases blocked energy that can cause fatigue, frustration and extreme mental states like anxiety and agitation. Yin Yoga allows everyone to relax into the elastic nature of muscle, connective tissue and the organs. By staying in poses for 3-5 minutes, space is created for deep healing and rejuvenation. This class is a beneficial experience for everyone, no matter where you are in your yoga practice!
Foundations of Asana is designed to help anyone understand the basic powerful principles of Yoga, including breathing practices, Asana postures, anatomy, undistracted focusing, and meditation. Each class will cover a particular aspect of movement (for example forward bending), and examine the core benefits and techniques for execution in an intelligent, personalized manner. A student will learn some foundational sun salutations, and practices to do at home so they can deepen their understanding of how and why we practice yoga. Nina Be (ERYT500) teaches this class. Often there will be other teachers in the room as well, allowing space for each individuals needs, with personalized guidance. Open to all levels.
Yoga therapist Nina Be will guide this 3 part practice to open the Bodymind, through the principles of Sthira (steadiness) and Sukha (ease).
The first part begins with calming the nervous system out of stress and reactivity, through integrating and grounding yoga.
The second part will be a guided mindful yoga practice of the the 12 essential MBC Yoga postures that harness the ancient techniques of the eight limbs of yoga, to facilitate optimal breathing, body relaxation and stopping the busy mind. The students are invited to participate at their own level of need. The 12 essential postures are Savasana, Bakasana, Tadasana, Uttanasana, Ashva Sanchalanasana, Phalakasana, Adho Mukha Svasana, Sirsasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana (with variations), Eka Pada Kapotasana & Matsyendrasana.
For the third and final (30 minute) part of class, students are invited to find a comfortable way to lay on the ground or sit on the floor. This section includes a Yoga Nidra with singing bowls. Sometimes called a ‘sound bath’, these sessions are supported by the soothing vibrations of ancient metal and crystal singing bowls, to relax different aspects of a person that may be stressed, or blocking access to potential range of motion and comfort.
Whether you are a seasoned athlete, recovering from an injury or surgery, or have recently decided it's time to bump the self-care routine up a notch, this open level class will be highly supportive.
saturday may 5, 2018 (2-4pm)
During this journey, we will explore various secret mystical practices for manifesting good. We will orient ourselves into the subtle body with integrating and grounding embodiment through MindBody Centering Yoga physical postures, energizing & calming breathing techniques to clear the mind/body. Guided Yoga Nidra and Nada Yoga (crystal singing bowls & mantra) will support entering the ‘Creation Space’. By accessing the Creation Space as part of our pure being, clarity arrives so that we can understand what it is that is most needed to be focused upon. This is a powerful part of being human and plenty of time and space is recommended in order to enjoy full benefits.
We will explore::
• Hatha Raja Yoga practices for clear psychic development & manifestation
• Simple purifying energy medicine techniques for everyday
• Tapping (EFT) to re-pattern blocked and negative energy
• Guided practices using the 4 directions from indigenous tradition
• Shen balancing using the 5 elements as support for the whole body
• Embodied guided meditations resourcing innate biological support
• Tantric meditations for purification
• Creating an altar for Self-care and connection
friday may 25, 2018 (6-8pm)
Auspicious manifestation practices from around the globe!
108 bows, 108 oms, yoga, mantras, manifestations, blessings, a fire bowl, singing bowls, food and good company.
All levels welcome.
Snacks provided, feel free to bring (vegan) food & drinks!
Suggested donation $18.
All proceeds will go to the building and sustaining of the Live Globally Enrichment Initiative, to connect, nourish and inspire children across the world.
All donations will be matched!
saturday may 26, 2018 (2-4pm)
During this workshop we will:
-Examine aspects of mental health ‘diagnosis’
-Explore yoga techniques that can resolve some of the intensity that unnerve and create discomfort
-Learn simple ways to discuss mental health using inspiration as motivation
-Explore alternative positive supportive language for people with negative self-talk or poor self-esteem
-Understand the use of the Yamas and Niymas to soften the effects of fear, violence, and isolation
-Examine researched methodologies that improve chronic and even critical conditions
MindBody Centering Yoga is an applied art & science that can address the many imbalances that have been labeled as ‘diagnosed’ mental health pathology, such as, depression & anxiety. Yoga Therapist and Counselor nina be (MA. M.ED. E-RYT500) will guide discussions and yoga practices that have affected deep healing in thousands of clients. Participants in this workshop will examine the value of embodied asana, positive psychology, deep listening, present moment loving kindness and mindfulness in order to build stability for the particulars of depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia
Workshop is open to all levels
Yoga Skills for Therapists by Amy Weintraub
Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub
"Centering" CD by Nina Be
Both books & CD are also available for sale at Global Breath Studio