Yoga for Stress Reduction with Michael Lubbert, E-RYT 500

When:  Saturday September 9th 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Where:  West End location
Cost:  $30

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Do you want to deepen your knowledge of yoga and realize the connection between your mind and body? Do you want to become empowered with tools to change your mind set in a potentially stressful situation and maintain a more focused, calm, and relaxed state of being overall? Come experience a synchronized Vinyasa class that is specifically designed to decrease your stress level as well as how to integrate what you learn on your mat into your daily life.  Most yoga classes can give you temporary relief from stress. But this workshop will give you more agency to make lasting and sustainable changes.

 

Hiking & Yoga at Hartwood Acres with Venture Outdoors

When:  Sunday September 10th 10:00am - 12:30pm
Where:  Hartwood Acres
Cost:  $12 or $8 for Venture Outdoor members and Village Clients/Staff

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Join the Village and Venture Outdoors Pittsburgh as we partner together to be present in nature again.  We will meet at Hartwood Acres, then enjoy a 2 - 3 mile hike followed by an outdoor yoga and meditation session led by Bhavna Mehta, AHC and Yoga Instructor.  If you're looking for an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise and meditation, this is a great opportunity to experience just that. Bring your own yoga mat.

Yoga for the Deaf Series with Abby Ritter, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and Kristy Weidner, LCSW

When:  Mondays 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  $60

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Come learn the fundamentals of yoga and build on the basics in this four week series. Reconnect with the present and release stress through breath work, standing poses, and stretching, designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility.  This class will be dedicated to accommodating those within the deaf community with visual cues and ASL instruction being used.

 

Digeridoo Journey Meditation

When:  Wednesday October 11th 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:  West End location
Cost:  $25

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Experience an unguided meditation with the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo.  this meditation is open to experienced and novice wellness seekers alike.  For individuals who are unfamiliar with meditative practices, this is a wonderful introduction, and for the experienced, this is an excellent way to go deeper into your practice.  The didgeridoo is capable of producing sound waves in the same frequency range as human brain waves which can help relax and bring your body and mind to a state of deep self-healing and personal consciousness.

 

Reduce Stress, Remain Grounded with Dawn Penney, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, CCTP, RYT

When:  Sunday November 5th 11:00am- 1:30pm
Where:  West End location
Cost:  $35

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As the natural daylight becomes shorter and the hectic pace of the holidays begins, we can often feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and restless.  In this workshop, we will discuss the importance and practice the techniques involved in staying calm, present and moving through the winter months in a healthier, happier way.  Breath and body work, mindfulness techniques, and creative expression will be included.

 

Brain Balancing for Healing Trauma with Rita Lampe, MSW, LCSW

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When:  Sunday November 12th 10:00am- 12:00pm
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  $35

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Both physical and emotional trauma can have negative impacts your health and well-being. This workshop will help you learn to clear the negativity brought on by chronic stress or trauma, and obtain a sense of peace. We will explore various breathing patterns and techniques, such as sound vibration and body tapping, in an effort to heal, balance, and detox the brain and physical body. These restorative tools will be taught in the workshop as well as how to use them at home on your own. The workshop will conclude with a restful meditation for the mind and body.