Events


Sunday, June 23, 2019   1-4pm    $50

Good Sleep: A Key Ingredient to a Powerful Life

Willow Street Yoga Center, Silver Spring, MD

At a time when more people than ever before have sleep problems, the latest science reveals just how essential quality sleep is for every aspect of our mental and physical health. In this workshop you will: be briefed on the latest findings on the role of sleep, recognize the underlying biology of common sleep disfunction, and learn how to address common sleep problems through simple lifestyle changes and mind-body practices.

The heart of the workshop will be experiencing a variety of practices to support and enhance your sleep, including a guided iRest meditation designed specifically for sleep. Participants will walk away with materials and recorded practices to improve this essential function of human life.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

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September 27-29, 2019

Warriors at Ease Retreat Leader Train the Trainer

Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO

Our Train the Trainer Program is for teachers interested in learning how to facilitate a retreat, using trauma-sensitive, evidence-based practices!

Retreats can be a powerful vehicle for learning and growth. Retreats offer students the chance to shed routines and responsibilities, to enjoy the healing power of nature, to experience belonging in a safe community, to dive into supported self-reflection and to immerse themselves in yogic teachings and practices.

Facilitating a retreat effectively requires a carefully honed curriculum and advanced group facilitation skills. Warriors at Ease is excited to offer a Train-the-Trainer program that offers teachers the chance to learn both of these key components in a weekend training.

After this training, attendees will be ready to lead WAE-style retreats for active duty service members, veterans, military families and healthcare providers. Attendees will also be able to use the same curriculum and leadership skills to lead retreats with civilians suffering from stress, first responders, therapists, those who have experienced sexual trauma and more. In short, most human beings from teens to elders can benefit from taking a retreat and learning from these teachings. After taking the Train-the-Trainer program, you’ll be ready to share this knowledge with them.

In this program you will learn:

    • The seven core modules for a Warriors at Ease Retreat program
    • How to foster a safe climate in your group through skills exercises and facilitation
    • How to deliver “lecturettes” that are relevant and engaging to your group
    • How to deliver ten to 15 basic but powerful evidence-based practices for nervous system regulation
    • How to sequence and structure retreats from half-day to five-days long

In addition, you will also receive a teaching manual, student handouts and a retreat planning checklist.

This training is for:

This Train-the-Trainer program is for any Warriors at Ease teacher who would like to learn how to deliver a tested and successful retreat format — which includes lectures, community building exercises, group facilitation and evidence-based practices.

Prerequisites:

    • Warriors at Ease Level 1 Training
    • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Schedule:

September 27, Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 28, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
September 29, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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October 5, 2019    1-4:30pm     $60

Essential Self-Care Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times

Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, MD

Personally and collectively, we all experience periods of life that test our character and capacity to cope. Whether we are able to learn and grow as we meet these challenges or feel victimized by circumstances beyond our control may rest largely on the way we treat ourselves in the process. In this workshop, we will look at how “strategic self-care” can play a game-changing role in our ability to thrive and be flexible with what life brings. The heart of the workshop will be experiential practice of a variety of essential self-care practices that research shows to promote resilience.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

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November 8-11, 2019
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Immersion
Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
 
 

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

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November 16-17, 2019    1-5pm each day      $125 both days

Cultivating Radical Gratitude:  Interplay and iRest

Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, MD

Gratitude is part of every spiritual tradition, and now modern science shows that it enhances every aspect of our health—physical, mental, and emotional. Not only that, but the most grateful people in the world are also the happiest.

In this workshop, we will explore various aspects of gratitude, its relationship to mindfulness practice, and the science behind it. Experience many specific gratitude practices, playful movement, and iRest meditation. You can grow your capacity to be grateful for almost everything in your life and your past—it just takes practice.

In this workshop, you will:

    • Receive an overview of the vast field of research on gratitude and its benefits
    • Learn a wide range of gratitude exercises and practices that improve your gratitude perspective
    • Experience guided iRest meditation practices oriented toward cultivating gratitude
    • Consider a wider and wider range of events, people, and circumstances you could feel grateful for
  • Experience Interplay™, a system of improvisational movement, story and sound practices that unlock creative wisdom of the body and create community.

This fun weekend could just radically change your life.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA) and IAYT  = Contact 8 Training  hours

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December 6-8, 2019   $295
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Immersion

Guiding Wellness, Fayetteville, NC

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

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February 1-2, 2019   12:30-6pm each day. $199

Unleashing Your Creative Flow: Interplay, iRest and Imagery

Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, MD

Whether you are a mathematician, a painter, an administrator, or a social scientist, everyone has a creative capacity. Our creativity helps us see problems in new ways and recognize and implement innovative solutions, and it sparks new ideas and possibilities—something this world needs much more of, in every realm. However, we need to nourish our creativity or stress and other factors will gradually impede our flow.

In this experiential workshop, we will experiment with a variety of exercises designed to help you access your creative gifts. iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is an evidence-based approach to guided meditation that opens the flow of energy and self-healing. Interplay is a structured system of exercises designed to unlock the body’s wisdom.

This workshop is for you if you feel stuck in a rut, uninspired, OR just want to experience even more of benefits of creative flow in your life and work. Step out of your routine and into a greater sense of vitality and possibility (oh yes, and fun!).

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

 

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