WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
6:00PM – 7:30PM

CBD YOGA w/ DEBBIE HOPKINS, RN

Enhancing yoga with CBD can help to cultivate a deeper awareness of embodiment. Both yoga and our ECS – the body’s naturally existing system of endocannabinoid receptors – work to maintain balance and homeostasis.

While CBD doesn’t get you “high” like its sister compound THC, it does provide several pleasing body-mind benefits that offer a complete sense of overall well-being. Photo-cannabinoid supplements work down to the cellular level. Organically sourced CBD with less than 0.3% THC boosts the immune system, can decrease pain and inflammation, reduce anxiety & depression, and improve mood.

In this workshop, we will experience the tandem benefits of both yoga and CBD, which work together to promote a longer-lasting sense of restored calm and well-being. We’ll be sampling organic, full spectrum CBD oil and salves during a brief discussion on the ECS (endocannabinoid system) and how to source the best CBD product. We’ll then enhance our experience of embodiment through a mixture of somatic and slow vinyasa movement, followed by yoga nidra for an even deeper state of relaxation.

You won’t be high but you’ll be floating.

$30 per person in advance or at the door

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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE YOGA 20-HR. TRAINING

This 20-hour (16 hours in person; 4 hours self-study) foundational training will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma-sensitive yoga, an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how they relate to any anti-oppressive and trauma-informed work.  Designed for anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex trauma, this training will review the significant effects of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships (personal, professional and systemic), as well as the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of the TCTSY model.  Participants may include, but are not limited to: yoga instructors, social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, activists, bodyworkers and healers, or other health care professionals.

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SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
6:30PM – 7:30PM

SOLSTICE KIRTAN w/ RAM + FRIENDS

Join Outermost Yoga teacher Ram Charan and the rest of our crew for a heart-opening, joy-inducing kirtan – a community opportunity for call-and-response chanting in the yogic tradition. We’ve got a harmonium, djembe, and tambourine, but feel free to bring your own music-maker to jam along with.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR


WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 
1:30PM – 4:00PM

PELVIC EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP w/ DEBBIE HOPKINS, RN

The pelvic floor is glorious and mysterious. It holds a powerful influence in much of our lives. It is the source of our creation as well as many delights and desires. It holds so much power that when dysfunctions appear, it can negatively impact our lifestyles and our confidence. Both women AND men have pelvic floors!
Issues that are related to or can originate from the pelvic region vary between women and men. For women, these can include pain with intimacy, laxity, or, more commonly, hypertonicity of the pelvic floor leading to vaginal, bladder or anal prolapse. For men, pain or discomfort in the penis, testicles, perineum, prostate, and anus. For all the sexes, pelvic floor dysfunction can cause urinary or fecal incontinence as well as pain to the low back, SI joint, piriformis, groin or hips. Other problems seen in PFD are ED, frequency, urgency and stream of urine due to prostate issues or bladder spasms. Sexual reassignment and transition also contribute to many of these symptoms. Pelvic pain can also be caused by emotional or physical trauma, cancer, surgical trauma, radiation treatments to the colon, ovaries/cervix, prostate, anal, or scrotal organs. Pelvic floor yoga can help you maintain or regain your confidence and enhance the quality of your life.
In this work shop we will: 
Discuss causes of pelvic floor dysfunction for all sexes
Briefly review the male and female pelvic anatomy 
Deepen the mind body connection to enhance subtle awareness
Learn 4 subtle physiological cues to awaken subtle pelvic floor awareness
Explore how to balance the nervous system through breath work
Discover correct breathing patterns to optimize natural bio-mechanical movement
Demonstrate self-care myofacial release techniques to develop pliability of the pelvic floor
Demystify mula bandha
Integrate somatic, hatha and vinyasa functional yoga with proper engagement of the pelvic floor to incorporate in your home practice