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Workshops (CEU's offered) 

Winter Haven Yoga, Yoga Alliance Continueing Education Provider, 500ERYT, Experienced Yoga Teacher
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500ERYT, Experienced Winter Haven Yoga Teacher, YTT, Continueing Edcuation

Do you offer Yoga Teacher Training and need a presenter? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of yoga beyond the physical practice? Let's connect and collaborate. 

Facilitator: Jody Reece, a seasoned yogi and experienced instructor, will lead you through this illuminating workshops. With a passion for sharing the wisdom of yoga, Jody brings authenticity and depth to each session.


Intro To Ayurveda: 

Discover the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda in this enriching and informative workshop. Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, is a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on balancing the mind, body, and spirit. We will delve into the fundamentals of Ayurveda and explore how it complements and enhances your yoga practice.

What to Expect:

  • Learn the Basics: Uncover the core principles of Ayurveda, including the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), and their impact on our physical and emotional well-being.

  • Dosha Quiz: Take a dosha quiz to determine your unique mind-body constitution.

  • Personalized Self-Care: Explore simple yet effective Ayurvedic practices to incorporate into daily routine for improved wellness.

  • Ayurveda and Yoga: Learn how Ayurveda can maximize and deepen your yoga practice by aligning it with your dosha.

  • Guided Meditation: Experience a rejuvenating guided meditation.

  • Q&A Session: Engage in an interactive Q&A session.

Join In: Take steps toward a balanced and harmonious life by embracing the wisdom of Ayurveda. Unlock the secrets to optimal well-being and vitality.

Disclaimer: Ayurveda practices are complementary to, not substitutes for, professional medical treatments. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your lifestyle.

Exploring the 8 Limbs of Yoga Workshop

Join in for an enriching journey through the profound teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga. Rooted in ancient wisdom, this workshop delves into the holistic path of yoga, guiding you towards inner harmony and self-discovery.

What to Expect:

  • Yamas and Niyamas: Explore the ethical principles that form the foundation of a yogic lifestyle, fostering kindness, integrity, and self-discipline.

  • Asana and Pranayama: Experience a mindful practice incorporating yoga postures and breathwork, cultivating strength, flexibility, and inner peace.

  • Pratyahara and Dharana: Delve into techniques to withdraw the senses and develop focused concentration, fostering a serene state of mind.

  • Dhyana and Samadhi: Embark on guided meditation and contemplation to attain deep states of meditation and experience the bliss of self-realization.

Dissolving the Kleshas: Yoga Workshop for Inner Liberation

In this transformative workshop, we delve deep into the ancient concept of the Kleshas – the mental and emotional obstacles that hinder our path to inner freedom. 

What to Expect:

  • Understanding the Kleshas: Gain insights into the five Kleshas – Avidya (Ignorance), Asmita (Ego), Raga (Attachment), Dvesha (Aversion), and Abhinivesha (Fear of Death) – and how they manifest in our lives.

  • Self-Reflection: Engage in introspective exercises to identify personal patterns of the Kleshas and their impact on daily living.

  • Yoga Practices: Experience a blend of gentle asana, pranayama, and meditation specifically designed to address and release the Kleshas.

  • The Path to Inner Liberation: Discover how yoga philosophy offers profound insights into transcending the Kleshas, leading to greater clarity and emotional freedom.

Journey Through the Koshas: Workshop for Holistic Self-Exploration

Embark on a profound inner journey as we explore the ancient concept of the Koshas – the layers of our being that shape our physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. In this transformative yoga workshop, we'll delve into each Kosha, revealing hidden aspects of ourselves and unlocking a deeper connection with our true essence.

What to Expect:

  • Introduction to the Koshas: Understand the five Koshas - Annamaya (Physical), Pranamaya (Energetic), Manomaya (Mental/Emotional), Vijnanamaya (Wisdom), and Anandamaya (Bliss) - and their significance in shaping our experiences.

  • Kosha-Specific Practices: Experience specialized yoga practices and meditations tailored to each Kosha, nurturing awareness and balance within each layer of your being.

  • Self-Reflection and Journaling: Engage in guided self-inquiry and journaling exercises to explore and connect with the unique qualities of each Kosha.

  • Yoga Nidra: Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative Yoga Nidra session, penetrating the layers of consciousness for profound relaxation and healing.

Empowering Yoga Teachers: Through Registration, Certification & the Business of Yoga 

Are you a dedicated yoga practitioner dreaming of taking your passion to the next level? Join this empowering workshop designed to guide you through the essential aspects of yoga registration, certification, and the business side of yoga. Discover how to transform your love for yoga into a fulfilling career while making a positive impact on others' lives.

What to Expect:

  1. Yoga Teacher Certification: Gain insights into various yoga teacher training programs, their curriculum, and certification requirements. Explore how to choose the right training to align with your goals and style.

  2. The Business of Yoga: Navigate the business aspects of yoga, including creating a strong brand, marketing strategies, and building a client base. Learn how to create a thriving yoga community and make a sustainable living doing what you love.

  3. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Understand ethical responsibilities when registering and operating a yoga business. Learn about insurance, liability, and practices for maintaining a safe, supportive environment for your students.

  4. Effective Class Management: Discover key techniques for structuring and leading yoga classes with confidence and authenticity. Explore how to create a welcoming space that nurtures growth and connection.

Unraveling Modern Yoga: A Journey Back to the 1890s

Delve into the fascinating evolution of yoga as we travel through time, uncovering the rich history of modern yoga, starting from the 1890s. In this captivating workshop, we'll explore the transformative moments, influential figures, and pivotal events that shaped yoga into the global phenomenon it is today.

What to Expect:

  1. Origins of Modern Yoga: Travel back to the late 19th century and trace the emergence of modern yoga in India. Discover how yoga pioneers like Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sivananda spread the ancient practice to the West.

  2. The Impact of Yoga in the West: Explore how yoga gained popularity in the Western world during the early 20th century. Learn about influential figures such as Indra Devi, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Paramahansa Yogananda, who played crucial roles in its expansion.

  3. Yoga Revival and Counterculture: Dive into the 1960s and 1970s, a time of yoga's resurgence in the West, fueled by the counterculture movement and the teachings of luminaries like Swami Satchidananda and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

  4. Modern Yoga Schools: Discover the emergence of diverse yoga schools and styles, from Ashtanga and Vinyasa to Kundalini and Yin Yoga. Explore how these styles adapted traditional practices for contemporary practitioners.

  5. Yoga in the Digital Age: Examine how technology and the digital revolution have influenced the dissemination of yoga knowledge, making it accessible to practitioners worldwide. Discuss the impact of social media, online classes, and yoga influencers.

Journey Through the Yoga Sutras: Exploring 5 Sutras at a Time

Embark on an enlightening journey into the profound teachings of the Yoga Sutras, the timeless philosophical guide of yoga. In this transformative workshop, we will delve into 5 Sutras at a time, unraveling their wisdom and practical application to enrich your yoga practice and life.

What to Expect:

  1. Understanding the Yoga Sutras: Gain an overview of the Yoga Sutras' historical context and the significance of Patanjali's timeless wisdom in guiding our path to self-realization.

  2. Sutra Exploration - Part I: Delve into the first five Sutras, focusing on Samadhi, the state of meditative absorption, and cultivating inner stillness amidst the fluctuations of the mind (Chitta Vritti Nirodhah).

  3. Sutra Exploration - Part II: Explore Sutras 6 to 10, delving into the five types of Vrittis (modifications of the mind) and how to transcend their influence on our consciousness.

  4. Sutra Exploration - Part III: Investigate Sutras 11 to 15, unveiling the concept of Abhyasa (consistent practice) and Vairagya (detachment) as essential elements for spiritual progress. 

Who Should Attend: yogis of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners, seeking to deepen their understanding of yoga beyond the physical practice. 

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