LAURA GOTLIN YOGA
Join Laura Gotlin, Certified Advanced Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach; and Laura Pascale, Board Certified Acupuncturist and Holistic Health Coach, for their second "Yin Yoga and Acupuncture" workshop welcoming Spring. Enhancing a Yin Yoga practice with Acupuncture will awaken our free flow of vital energy in preparation for Spring. The first day of Spring (also known as the Vernal Equinox) is Thursday, March 19th.
Spring is the time that we transition from the time of deepest Yin (the winter), into the beginnings of Yang energy. In TCM, it is the optimal time to support our liver as it is paramount in transforming our energy stores from the winter into our powerful energy of spring. This is our creative energy- the energy of new beginnings, like buds on the trees. In the same way rivers thaw and begin to flow, it is time to awaken and restore the free flow of qi (vital energy) in our body.
To begin the workshop, Laura G. will lead you through a series of Yin Yoga postures with a specific focus on the Liver Meridian.
Following the practice, once everyone has reached the resting pose of Savasana, Laura G. will guide you through a meditation while Laura P. performs the acupuncture. For this workshop, Laura P. will use four acupuncture points- two on the feet and two below the knees- to nourish the Liver system through Chinese Medicine. The selected points will also support the immune system, gathering strength to keep you healthy during the spring winds and changing weather.
***In Yin Yoga, postures are held for a longer period of time typically seated or lying down, stretching the connective tissue around the joints and increasing the flow of energy throughout the body. Open to all levels!
*Bring a mat or borrow one of ours, dress comfy and in layers, remove any jewelry prior to workshop.
*Please notify us if you have any injuries, sensitivies and/or recovering from surgery.