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Upcoming Workshops

Yoga FORE Golfers

with Jacci Gruninger, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT500

Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 316:00-7:15pm (MT)

In Person: Los Alamos County Golf Course   Register
Price for all 3 sessions: $45 (plus tax)   Drop in: $20 (plus tax)

This introductory course blends golf specific yoga, yoga therapy and fitness to help golfers build strength, mobility, stability and balance to enhance their playing on the course. Focusing and breathing techniques are also covered. Golf is a very one-sided practice – consider you might take over 100 practice swings, lean into 30-40 putts and bend down 40-50 times to pick up a ball.  That, coupled with walking 4-5 miles can put a lot of strain on the golfer’s body. Yoga is the perfect complement to regain balance in the body, improve your power, club head speed and create a functioning whole body approach to movement that will enhance your game and reduce your recovery time. Bring a putter and yoga mat to class with you.

Jacci Gruninger is a Yoga Therapist and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in Los Alamos. She explored golf while living in Maryland although didn’t catch the bug. However, she can help you find a better golf game on the course and in your body.

Yoga Therapy for the Low Back 1

In Person & Online

Sunday, May 22,  3:00-5:00pm (MT)

In Person: Jacci’s Office (190 Central Park Square, #212) Register
Online: Register
Investment: $45

This 2-hour yoga therapy workshop focuses on the low-back. Eighty percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their adult lives.  According to a study in the journal Spine (Sept. 1, 2009), yoga therapy can reduce pain and improve function in people with chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months and is often difficult to treat.

Yoga helps manage low back pain by strengthening and lengthening the muscles of the lower back, reducing inflammation and increasing circulation. A regular yoga practice also improves posture and body mechanics which can help relieve pain and prevent injury.

In this workshop, you will practice a mix of floor and standing based movements and breathwork to lengthen and strengthen muscles, releasing connective tissue and letting go of stress.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

with Kristine Coblentz    Online & In Person

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28    5:30-6:30pm (MT)

In Person: Jacci’s Office (190 Central Park Square, #212) Register
Online: Register
Investment: $48

In this 4-week class you will learn and practice ways to:

  • Increase focus and attention
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Enjoy life
If you are in need of a scholarship to support your well-being email movemindfullywithkristine@gmail.com.

Yoga Nidra

In Person & Online

Fridays, June 12  6:00-7:00pm (MT)

In Person: Jacci’s Office (190 Central Park Square, #212) Register
Online: Register
Contribution:
Prices vary
Class Description

The Art of Breathing for Stress Reduction

In Person & Online

Sunday, June 26,  3:00-5:00pm (MT)

In Person: Jacci’s Office (190 Central Park Square, #212) Register
Online: Register
Investment: $45

During this 2-hour workshop learn, practice and explore breathwork, called pranayama in yoga, to quiet the mind and body and find a sense of inner peace.

The yogis knew thousands of years ago what Science has recently shown to be true, that how we breathe directly reflects and affects our overall health and sense of well-being.

Jacci will discuss the anatomy of breathing as well as guide you through various breathing techniques to down regulate the nervous system, ease body aches and pains and bring a sense of calm to the mind and body.

No experience needed, beginners to more advanced practitioners welcome.

Quarterly Women’s Retreats to Rest & Reset 

 Summer – July 24th, 9:00am-4:00pm (MT)       Register
Jacci’s Office – 190 Central Park Square, #212
Theme: Imagine  A Woman in Love with Herself
Investment in YOU: $150 (includes lunch and art supplies)

This yummy day of yoga, meditation and art is about embracing our wholeness, and believing in our goodness, worth and beauty. We will explore gentle breathing practices, easy movement, poetry, yin yoga, art, journaling, restorative yoga and yoga nidra (yogic sleep). 

A delicious lunch will be provided and you will enjoy homemade chai or various teas throughout the day. No yoga experience is necessary, all are welcome. This event is limited to 8 people in person.

Fall – October 23, 9:00am-4:00pm (MT)    Registration Coming Soon
Jacci’s Office – 190 Central Park Square, #212                                                            
Theme: Creating Boundaries
Investment in YOU: $150 (includes lunch and art supplies)

In this one day-retreat we will explore how we support ourselves by creating boundaries.  The day will include conversation, gentle yoga, meditation and art as a way to dive into our own thoughts and desires around creating boundaries.

Boundaries are a way to communicate our needs to others; a way to tell them how we want to be treated. But we also need boundaries for ourselves that help us make choices that are in our own best interest even when they aren’t enjoyable at the moment.  We set boundaries for ourselves because we love and respect ourselves.

Yoga for Better Sleep

In Person & Online

Sunday, September 25,  3:00-5:30pm (MT)

In Person: Jacci’s Office (190 Central Park Square, #212)  Register
Online: Register
Investment in YOU: $45 plus tax

Aaah…the elusive 8 hours. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or find yourself tossing and turning in the early hours of the morning, you are not alone – insomnia and sleep troubles affect many of us and can creep up on us unannounced.

In this workshop we will start with a short discussion about sleep, sleep disorders and what gets in the way of a good night’s sleep. Then we will use the ancient technique of yoga (breathing, gentle yoga poses, Yoga Nidra and meditation) to calm the mind and down regulate the nervous system. All of these practices will help soothe your senses and quieten your mind preparing your body for sleep. 

All participants will receive a short guided yoga nidra to use at home as well as a short before bed yoga practice.

Please wear comfortable clothes and feel free to bring a notepad and pen if you’d like to take note of anything. This workshop is open to all levels including complete Yoga beginners.