Events

Community Acupuncture Clinic

with DANIELLE DYER
July 30

SUNDAY 1:00 – 5:00PM

UPCOMING DATES:
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17

Walk in to Wellness!

Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on Sundays with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.

Danielle Dyer’s style as a practitioner is rooted in touch. She uses information gathered from the pulse, tongue, channels and abdomen to make sure the treatment is right for your body and the moment. She also incorporate other forms of touch healing such as Reiki and bodywork in the community clinic.

Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary.

DANIELLE DYER:
Greetings from Panacea, my sailboat that carried me to Orcas Island last November. I arrived here with a mission! After years of constant study, I finally got to leave the city, Masters in Acupuncture in hand, to share my love of Chinese medicine through my business, Heal~Flow Acupuncture.

My vision is to broaden the scope of acupuncture beyond the office and into the daily lives of people and communities. My mission is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by offering sliding scale pricing and mobile services. I feel blessed and honored to call these islands my new home and to offer my skills and my heart to this community.

Danielle Dyer
healflowacupuncture.com
(458) 205-9450

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study ~ From the Ground Up

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
SESSION 1:
OCTOBER 14 – 19, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

From the ground upATTAIN INSIGHT: PRAJNA YOGA IN-DEPTH TRAINING COURSE
The Prajna approach to the practice of yoga is classical, yet multidimensional. Rather than a prescription to teach a given system, this program is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. We inspire students to discover new associations and tap their inner strength and unique gifts. Students are empowered to practice and teach from a place of creativity, adaptability, and imagination~ and ultimately “attain insight” or “prajna.”

Level 1: FROM THE GROUND UP
This session explores the foundational teachings of yoga with an emphasis on the feet as “the foundation to the temple of the body”. You will learn foundational asanas, mainly standing poses, and receive an introduction to the therapeutic work of SATYA (Sensory Awareness for Yoga). The emphasis will be on both “mobilization” and “stabilization” techniques to open the body. We study the bones, muscles, and fascia by outlining Five Sheaths model of yogic anatomy. “Living anatomy” is illuminated by the study of asana and through lecture and images. We learn the key anatomical structures that relate to the arches of the feet and detail how healthy feet are the root of ease throughout the body. While developing an understanding of the bio-mechanical function of the feet and legs, we also study nadis, Ayurveda marma points, and chakras. We emphasize the importance of the sacrum relative to the lower two chakras. From the Ground Up undertakes an in-depth study of the ilio-psoas and its preeminent position in the body relative to mula and uddiyana bandha.

This course looks at the ways that traditionally, yoga involves training of the mind/heart. We investigate the foundation of the three pillars that enable transformation–the Buddha (Awakened Mind), Dharma (the Teachings) and Sangha (the Community). We read and interpret passages from the Buddhist tradition and include selected poetry to invoke the energy of the heart. We explore the Eightfold Path of the Buddhist teachings and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in combination with the Ashtanga Yoga system from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We introduce the power of chanting and the use of Sanskrit.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start) $875. Within three months of course start $975. Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable. (Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95).
To register, please email (djuna@yogapracticeandreflection.com)For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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Mastering the Basics

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
October 20-22, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

MASTERING THE BASICS
This three day in-depth study provides the essential teaching skills in order to teach a yoga class following the principles of Prajna Yoga. This mini-intensive guides, inspires, and motivates you to confidently and competently begin to teach yoga classes. The curriculum includes: defining and refining teaching skills, class planning and organization, directing students through effective use of voice, verbal instructions and demonstrations, observing students’ poses and common pitfalls that beginning teachers encounter. We provide individual feedback through group teaching exercises in order to help trainees hone their skills.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $75 paid three months prior to course start) $295. Within three months of course start $350. Deposit of $75 due at the time of registration, $50 is non-refundable.
For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study Course: The Subtle Body

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
November 6 – 11, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

Level 3: THE SUBTLE BODY
The Subtle Body course is an in-depth study of the neck and cranium along with the throat chakra and the chakras inside the skull. We review the bones of the cranium, cranial sutures, jaw and sensory organs. We detail the practice of jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra, and the thyroid gland. We study pratyahara (the softening of sensory awareness), particularly in relation to the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat. We emphasize the importance of the organ of the tongue and introduce khechari mudra to release the upper palate and throat. We practice mobilization techniques to release strain in the neck and shoulder region. The asana practices emphasize the study of inversions including headstand, shoulder stand and plough.

One of the primary themes of The Subtle Body is the emotional body. Stemming from our anatomical study of the throat, skull, and brain, we study the central nervous system with its sympathetic and parasympathetic branches and the flight or fight response. We investigate the impact that trauma has on both mind and body, and we look at how anxiety and stress become embedded in the body’s soft tissues. In light of the effects that stress and trauma have on the body, we study the kleshas or afflictions from both the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Buddhist teaching. We compare the kleshas as enumerated in the ancient yoga texts to current theories of stress and emotional holding given in Western psychology and somatic practices.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start) $875. Within three months of course start $975. Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable. (Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95).
For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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