I’ve developed dozens of yoga and resilience-related workshops that can be offered in a variety of settings and adapted to different populations. I’ve presented at nonprofits, universities, museums, libraries, hospitals, companies, conferences, yoga studios, and in yoga teacher training programs.
Brain Rest Embodied Growth in DuPont Circle, Sunday September 17th 10:30 am-12:30 pm with Carolyn Barnwell
In this experiential workshop, we will teach you how to recover a natural state of ease using Yin Yoga and TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises). Yin Yoga uses close-to-the-ground movements to target both fascial and energy meridians, resulting in a more coherent neuromuscular state over time. TRE® is a body-based method for releasing stress and tension held deep within the muscles and connective tissue through shaking. By the end, expect to feel rebalanced like you got a massage from the inside out. Register here
Pen & Pose: Writing the Body October 7th 4-5:30 in Brandywine, MD
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, join me in this hour-and-a-half workshop where we will do breath work, poses, mindfulness techniques, and writing exercises to connect with your body, mind, and spirit. Participants
should dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, notebook, pen, and any other props you’d like (i.e. a blanket, blocks or a thick book, a strap). Free but registration required at pgparksdirect.com and use ticket code SPD-SPEC-GA-20231007A
Move and Muse: Reconnecting to Ourselves, Reconnecting to Others
for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers on Saturday October 7th 10am-noon at Hope Connections in Bethesda
Join me in this body workshop which will include a conversation about what resilience is, as well as practices in mindfulness, journaling, and 45 minutes of movement designed to connect participants with their hearts and bodies. Dress comfortably. Mats or chairs available for movement activities. Journals provided, but feel free to bring your own. Free but space is limited: More info and Register here. For questions, contact cancersupportNCR@jhmi.edu
Join my next Yin Yoga Teacher Training in November, December and January at Circle Yoga in Washington, DC
If you’re a yoga teacher wishing to enhance your teaching or personal practice by touching upon deeper (t)issues rarely worked in more dynamic styles, consider joining Yael Flusberg’s 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. By the end of this training, you will feel confident facilitating Yin sessions with a wide range of students in a way that is anatomy-informed, trauma-aware and compassionate. You will be able to sequence Yin classes using principles of both physical and energetic anatomy, and understand how to create and hold space for students to be in touch with their psychological and spiritual motivations. More info and register here
Some workshops I’ve taught recently include…
Yoga Therapy for Special Populations or Conditions
I can customize a six- to eight-week program for your population or condition. These programs have included yoga and mindfulness for people dealing with cancer, insomnia, grief, transition, as well as yoga for medical school students and physicians.
Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing
Since 2007, I’ve helped participants use literal and metaphorical vehicles to reveal concealed aspects of themselves using mindfulness, movement and creative expression. I’ve offered Pen & Pose at libraries, universities, poetry festivals, art galleries, hospices and places of worship. Each workshop is unique with themes ranging from the chakras to crossroads, from Mother’s Day to the New Year.
I teach what resilience is and why it matters. Can be adapted for different populations (e.g., physicians, medical students, Jewish women) or times (e.g., during a pandemic, election season, etc.)
Breath & Tonic
A combination of breathwork with restorative yoga postures to revitalize. An excellent “chill pill” and especially delightful for those suffering adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, or any auto-immune or chronic conditions.
I offer First and Second Degree training at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine for more information.
Yoga Teacher Training
I have served as core and guest faculty for both 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, offering modules ranging from resilience to restoratives, sequencing to storytelling, ethics to energetic anatomy, theme to trauma-informed yoga. In addition, I offer a stand alone 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. More info here
Heart Rate Variability & Contemplative Practices
I’ve co-presented this experiential session for doctors and other health care professionals wishing to incorporate mindfulness practices in reducing patients’ stress and improving health care outcomes.