Seasonal Self Care Workshop
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Seasonal Self Care Workshop

  • 136 15 Street (Top Buzzer) Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA (map)
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The colorful fall leaves have dropped, we have already experienced a snowstorm, and the holiday season is fast approaching! Nature has pulled in and down, discarding what she no longer needs (such as the leaves) in preparation for winter ahead. It behooves us to do the same.

Elyce Semenec (yoga & meditation teacher) and Ann E Reibel-Coyne (acupuncturist, tai chi and qi gong teacher) invite you to our Nourishing and Relaxing Seasonal Self Care Workshop which will include:

*A slow paced restorative and rejuvenating yoga sequence of easeful backbends and shoulder openers, peaceful twists, and soft, still forward bends. All poses that will help soothe any frayed edges and calm your anxiety.

*Qi Gong exercises and prevention tips to treat sinus congestion, infection and coughs common this time of the year.

*Breathing exercises and visualizations that will help you feel centered and integrated.

*Info on the food choices, aromatics and herbal medicine that nourish your body, mind and spirit this season.

*Journaling insights and reflections about your life and how you want to align yourself as you look ahead.

Sunday Dec 2

1- 4 PM

136 15 Street, Top Buzzer. Brooklyn, NY 11215 

$50.

Wear warm layers & bring a yoga mat, a journal, water & a light snack.

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Summer Self Care Workshop
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Self Care Workshop

A wonderful workshop with breathing exercises, a Yin Yoga sequence, a calming Qi Gong flow and the Chinese Medicine perspective of what drinks and foods to consume to keep your mind, body and spirit cool, calm and centered as the summer temperatures heat up and life gets busy.

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Yoga in Nature
May
5
to Oct 27

Yoga in Nature

Yoga in Nature Saturday mornings in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Earth, wind, sky, water, birds & chipmunks. An occasional dog will sniff around. The best way to unwind from your week and reset your serenity.

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Spring Spruce Up 
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Spruce Up 

Spring Spruce Up 
with Yoga & Meditation teacher Elyce Semenec & Acupuncturist & Qigong teacher Ann Reibel-Coyne

Your whole system (energetic, muscular, circulatory, lymphatic and parasympathetic nervous system) will receive nourishing attention at this workshop!

You will be guided through a centering and cleansing meditation and flowing yoga sequence designed to stimulate movement throughout your whole body by Elyce Semenec. The sequence of flowing sun salutations, detoxifying twists, revitalizing backbends and dynamic forward bends will jump start sluggish digestion, get your lymph flowing, prevent congestion and aid in the spring detox process that your body wants this time of year. (All yoga levels welcome, modifications can be made).

Ann E Reibel-Coyne will share the Chinese medicine perspective on how to prepare your particular body type for a spring detox, explain how your liver can support you in the springtime, and lead Qigong exercises to release stagnated aggression. And you can enjoy a freshly concocted 5- herb beverage designed to support a gentle, whole body cleanse. 

Cost: $50. Pay cash, check, PayPal or Square (no chips).

Location: BAX, 421 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to sign in. We will start promptly at 1PM.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Eat a light lunch 1-2 hour before. 

Email to reserve your spot. 

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Setting Intentions for 2018
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Setting Intentions for 2018

  • 136 15th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)
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Cost: $45.

Join Elyce in this special 2.5-hour workshop based on the first New Moon of 2018. Each monthly New Moon supports you in setting intentions about the direction you want your life to move in and this workshop, based around the very first New Moon of the year, will support you in designing a purposeful & magnificent 2018 for yourself.

Elyce will guide an empowering Yoga sequence featuring poses to support your body and immune system over the winter season. Guided meditation will cleanse your energetic Chakra system and realign your outlook for the upcoming year. When we learn how to use yoga and meditation as medicine, a greater level of health, peace and balance is possible. Reflective journaling & vision board making will help you design your ideal year and provide you both a written and a visual reminder for 2018! The workshop will conclude with restorative poses to return you to a sense of renewal and peace.

This workshop takes place 3-days after the first New Moon of 2018- the perfect time to plant the seeds for all you want to cultivate for yourself in 2018.

Please bring a yoga mat, a journal & colorful writing materials, along with materials for your vision board: magazines you have not yet recycled, glue & a large piece of paper or card stock for the base. You may also bring any small objects that are sacred to you. They will absorb the healing, uplifting energy of the workshop.

Space is limited to 10 people. Email me with questions or to RSVP.

Energy flows where intention goes; set your sights right!

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Yoga & Walking Meditation in Nature
Nov
4
to Nov 25

Yoga & Walking Meditation in Nature

Yoga and Walking Meditation in Prospect Park. We walk slowly and deliberately, stopping every so often for breathing exercises and yoga poses that will restore your mind, body and spirit to a sense of equilibrium. Feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin and the earth under your feet. Hear the birds chattering and the satisfying crunch of your feet in the leaves. Guaranteed to leave you feeling peaceful, centered and energized.

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Spring Tuning Workshop
Apr
2
10:30 AM10:30

Spring Tuning Workshop

Spring Yoga & Wellness Workshop to align yourself with the new season. Detoxing twists and backbends. Guided Chakra cleansing meditation. Journaling to "declutter" your mind of what no longer serves your highest good. What seeds do you want to plant for your life?

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Setting Intentions Workshop
Feb
12
10:30 AM10:30

Setting Intentions Workshop

  • Church Ave Yoga & Bodyworks Center (map)
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Set your intentions for cultivating more security, more creativity, more joy, or more of whatever it is you want to feel this year!

You can set intentions anytime! The New Year is a very common time of course, with lots of people riding the collective wave of intention setting energy, but it's not the only time. Many people set monthly intentions throughout the year, in tune with the New Moon. If the whole of January got away from you and you haven't yet officially formulated what you want to focus your energy on this year, but you know want to, then this workshop is for you! 

The workshop will start with a slow-flow yoga sequence to get you centered in your body. Followed by a guided meditation to open up your inner wisdom. And then a writing prompt will lead you through first letting go of things from 2016 (or even from the past 9 years) and then help you set 10 new intentions for this year, with action points for manifesting each one. Yes, you will spend a good amount of time writing or drawing the intentions you want to bring forth for 2017. 

You must bring a yoga mat with you, and of course your writing stuff, including colorful, inspiring markers or whatever you like to use.

Details:

Church Ave Yoga & Bodyworks Center/ 338 East 5th Street, Brooklyn, 11218

http://www.church-ave.com

$40.

10 people are needed to rent the space, please email me to reserve your spot. 

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Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

Autumn Align Workshop

Welcome to autumn! There is a lively, enthusiastic quality in the air this season. The leaves on the trees are starting to shout "Hey, look at how I can change colors"! The Canadian Geese are practicing their flying formations and the wind is picking up, encouraging us to pull on our colorful sweaters and bike through the park. It's the time of year associated with images of flowers, fruit and corn overflowing from cornucopias. Yes, even in the city! I am presently looking at my own "cornucopia" of sunflowers, decorative pumpkins and buttercup squash on my table. And anyone who has a CSA farm share knows it’s all about squash right now!

Autumn has this exciting, creative quality that culminates nicely with the prosperity of the harvest season. Therefore, autumn is a wonderful season for us to reflect upon our where we are in our lives and be thankful for all we have created with effort and all that has been created with ease. More fun, more joy, more free time, more work opportunities, more flexibility in mind, body and spirit, more peace of mind, more consistent, sustainable habits of self-care, maybe a new baby or a new love relationship or better communication with our love partner... And if we find we are off track from our intentions for the year, we still have a few months remaining until the year’s end to find our way back.

Yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, associates fall and winter season with the term "Vata". Vata is linked to wind, air, creativity and liveliness, and it is also connected to things that are cold, dry, rough, brittle, and hard- things we easily relate to in the fall and winter seasons. When Vata energy is balanced, we feel active, enthusiastic and creative. When Vata is out of balance, the imbalance shows up in our nervous system as anxiety, nervousness and the inability to gather our thoughts. Think of a gust of wind blowing into your nervous system: Whooossshhhh! All that windy air affects your brain and it's pretty much so long to serenity! In our bodies, Vata imbalance can literally dry us out, and our skin becomes dry and itchy, and our bones and joints ache. We can also have ringing in the ears. 

The antidote to Vata imbalance is consistent, nourishing routines of self-care. Think of routine as the lasso that rounds up all the scattered air energy and brings it down to earth. Habits that help us grounded internally are going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same every morning. Daily meditation, yoga and breathing exercises help restore scattered, anxious thoughts or achy bones and joints. Lying on the couch reading a book nourishes both our nervous systems and our spirits. And consuming warm foods and drinks this season will counterbalance the cold quality of the season, soothing our digestive system, helping us feel internally warm and grounded. 

Ah, autumn, my favorite time of the year! The blustery season can either be considered lively and creative with leaves changing colors, fun Halloween events and gratitude inducing self reflection or it can feel too cold, too windy and too scattered. No doubt it is the season to maintain healthy habits that will nourish us now and as we prepare for winter. 

Namaste!

XO Elyce

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Summer Yoga & Wellness Retreat in PA
Jul
22
to Jul 24

Summer Yoga & Wellness Retreat in PA

Restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with yoga and meditation in a huge barn with skylights, nourish your belly and body with catered vegetarian meals made with bio-dynamically grown food (grown on the property), row to the middle of the pond and read your book, perfect your cannonball in the swimming pool and relax in 29 acres of nature away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life! Join me for this special Yoga and Wellness weekend. 

Friday July 22- Sunday 24 in New Jerusalem, PA

What to Expect:

Friday afternoon: Check in. Take a nap or explore the 29- acres. Restorative Yoga class and Chakra Cleansing Meditation to clear away whatever you want to release. Nourish yourself with a wonderful dinner, perhaps with a glass of wine. Read in your bed, watch the stars, listen to the bullfrogs. 

Saturday: Morning meditation and an all levels Rise and Shine yoga class to move your body. Breakfast. Free time until lunch! Row into the pond, swim in the pool, nap under a tree, whatever takes your fancy. After lunch: a silent walking meditation to release mental stress and awaken our five senses in nature. Free time (back to that book). A late afternoon relaxing and rejuvenating Yoga class. Dinner; includes craft cocktails by the Hole in the Wall ladies!

Sunday: Morning meditation and Rise and Shine yoga for all levels of experience. Yummy breakfast. Relaxing time. Packing time. Group photo time! Lunch and departure. 

Register Here. The link below will take you to images of the the rooms and more information about the retreat space. Click on the room to make your reservation. 
http://www.holesinthewallcollective.org/workshopsretreats/

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Winter Workshop: Clearing Your Chakras and Setting Your Intentions
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Workshop: Clearing Your Chakras and Setting Your Intentions

Set your intentions for cultivating more security, more creativity, more joy, or more of whatever it is you want to feel this year! An insightful Chakra clearing mediation will give you many insights to journal, doodle, draw or paint about. The restorative yoga sequence will provide you with poses to support and balance your body during the winter months ahead. 

 

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