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.
New Year of the Trees: A Workshop in Yoga & Writing
Wednesday January 27th, 7:30-8:45 pm @ Jewish Mindfulness Community of Washington/Adas Israel
In the midst of winter, when life feels barren and bleak, Jews observe Tu B’shvat, also known as the New Year of the Trees. On this day, what was frozen deep inside a tree begins to thaw, rising beneath the surface of its bark. Flowing slowly from roots buried in the frozen ground, the tree’s vascular system sends sap up toward outstretched branches, where it can help a tree blossom and bear fruit. We humans are much like our tree-cousins, living through periods of dormancy followed by seasons of renewal. In this workshop led by Yael Flusberg, we will work with our spines, senses, and imagination to celebrate the pleasure that this holiday brings. Info & Register here
Yin Yoga: A Lovingkindness Practice
Part of the Friday Night Live series at MRY: February 5th, 2021 6-8 pm
Will 2021 be the year kindness returns to our national discourse? Kindness is excellent for your health; a 2019 study showed that loving kindness meditation influenced telomere length, an indicator of aging at the cellular level. Join Yael as she guides us through self-directed myofascial release (aka tennis ball massage), yin yoga, and journaling — all through a lens of compassion. Please have a tennis or similar sized ball, any props that you find supportive (blankets and pillows work just fine), a notebook and your favorite pen.
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 for people dealing with cancer, yoga for insomnia, yoga for grief, yoga for medical school students, and yoga/mindfulness for doctors.
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, usually co-taught with Luann Jacobs. Check out 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.