Weekend MetaAnatomy Workshop
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10
9am – 4 pm each day
Marriott Hotel, 610 Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida
Featuring Kristin Leal
Author, MetaAnatomy: Anatomy of a Yogi
Anatomy of Stress – 3 hours
MetaAnatomy Essentials Core – 6 hours
Yoga Nidra – 3 hours
$250 per person, no refunds
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Limited Seating – early RSVP STRONGLY suggested.
About the Workshop:
Let’s get to the core of the body’s support! In this lecture and master class we will dive deep into the underutilized and often misunderstood center of the body’s strength and stability. Reconnecting to our core has a wide range of physical as well as energetic benefits. It can offer us the ability to heal from back pain as well as become a more powerful navigator in our lives. Through subtle but powerful practices we will tap into this potential to reignite the fire in our belly!
Igniting your Inner Fire
The Ayurvedic concept of fire, or Agni, is critically important to our overall health and well being. Fire is transformational and while we are used to talking about stoking the fire of digestion to efficiently break down our food into nutritious bits and getting rid of what’s no longer needed this concept also relates to how we assimilate everything in our lives including emotions, memories, beliefs, and impressions. In this workshop we will start with a brief introduction to the concept of Agni and then share asana, pranayama and meditation techniques to stoke the transformational fire within.
Anatomy of Stress
We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner… We know stress. Or do we? Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body. Through lecture and practice, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed….ahhhhhh!
Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra
Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You’re human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds….but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us?
In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.
About our Guest Teacher: Kristin Leal
Kristin’s teachings are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement. She is the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200- and 300-hour teacher training – graduating over 1,000 students since 2005 – and leads workshops around the world. In love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortlessly to Western anatomy, her MetaAnatomy™ trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all.
Her teachers have included Sharon Gannon, Katchie Ananda, Adrienne Burke, Rodney Yee, and Rod Stryker.and their beautiful teachings, along with her students, continue to inspire her every day. Since 2006 she has been working with Yogiraj Alan Finger of ISHTA yoga and has helped this yogi master translate his teachings to create his 300- hour and ISHTA marma point teacher training. A licensed massage therapist since 1995 (Swedish Institute of Massage,) she also holds certifications in Reiki, Thai massage, neuromuscular and myofascial release, and is a co-author of the book “The Yoga Fan” (2003) and the author of MetaAnatomy™ (2014) which was called “smart and sassy” by Elena Brower and “a luscious resource” by Rod Stryker.