Date: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (includes essential oils, a gemstone, and lunch)
Join Benny James for one of his favorite Playshops, the nature bath. In our fast paced world, we go-go-go and rarely take time to pause. This mindful nature cleanse is a journey though the energetic systems by being in nature with a very specific focus: to do nothing but be present and notice the world around us. Benny will masterfully utilize his knowledge of chakras, essential oils, and alignment energetics to lead participants through a 3-hour journey of the senses in nature. Nature bathing is an ancient practice that helps decrease stress, lowers blood pressure, teaches mindfulness, and increases overall wellbeing.
This workshop will meet at the Seven Bridges parking lot in Cheyenne Canyon at 9:00am (see directions below), or meet at Playoga at 8:30am to carpool up together. Please bring water, sunscreen, and anything else you may need on the trail. Remember to pack for end of Summer/Fall in Colorado and check weather before leaving. Space is limited to 15 people, so please sign-up ahead of time!
Directions: From Playoga head south on 8th Street towards Cheyenne Blvd, turn RIGHT on Cheyenne Blvd. Stay on Cheyenne Blvd. for 1.5 miles. Cheyenne Blvd. turns slightly RIGHT to become Cheyenne Canyon Rd., stay on Cheyenne Canyon Rd for 3 miles, keep going past Helen Hunt Falls and up to arrive at the large parking lot at Seven Bridges. Please try to arrive early to ensure parking.
*In case of inclement weather, workshop will meet the following week on Saturday, September 22nd.
Date: Saturday, September 22nd
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes your own chakra essential oil set, chakra gemstone set, and informational workbook)
Come join Benny James for his last Playshop before he moves! This chakra journey is a powerful learning and experiential workshop that is an absolute must for any yoga practitioner wanting to deepen their understanding of themselves. It starts with an hour long discussion on what the chakras are, how they work, and a look into each of the 7 main chakras. After the discussion, participants will move into a 2-hour journey through the chakras that utilize asana, somatic movement, mantra, essential oils, colored light therapy, sound healing, herbs and so much more. This workshop is a complete immersive experience into the subtle body energy work that will continue practitioners down their path of self-discovery. During this journey, participants get to actually journey through their energy centers to move, cleanse, and release anything that no longer serves them. It is a deep and powerfully transformative experience.
This class is accessible for all levels. Bring water and wear clothes that are comfortable to move in. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please register in advance. Admission at the door at time of workshop cannot be guaranteed.
Opening the hips without destabilizing them is a tricky endeavor for all Yogis both “tight” and “flexible.” This workshop will teach you techniques for how to steadily strengthen and open your hips through fun prop work, unique pose variations and transitions, and more. You’ll leave this workshop both inspired and with a deeper understanding on how your pelvis work in Yoga and your daily life. All levels of experience welcome!
Sean Haleen (500 E-RYT) is a celebrated Hatha yoga teacher and practitioner. Sean has practiced and studied yoga asana and philosophy since 1997 and began teaching in 2007. He now lives north of San Francisco with his husband and dog. He teaches public classes in San Francisco and Oakland as well as various 200HR and 500HR teacher trainings and Joyful Alignment workshops at studios across the US. In 2017, Yoga Journal selected Sean as one of the next generation’s top Yoga teachers.
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Jen Baumgardner, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
This group is designed for anyone who self-identifies as a woman having experienced trauma. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a SAMHSA approved, NREPP listed, evidenced based protocol for treating PTSD and Complex Trauma developed by leading researchers in the field of trauma and psychology. It is based on clinical trials performed at the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts by psychiatrist and leading trauma researcher Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and yoga teacher David Emerson.
TCTSY is an opportunity for you to be in complete control of your body in the present moment via yoga forms; you will be welcome to make choices and notice feelings in your body in a way that feels useful to you. Potential benefits include enhanced ability to make healthy choices in your life, feeling more at ease in your body, integration of physical and mental health, greater acceptance of yourself and your body, increased self-worth, and connection to self and others. For more information please visit www.pathwaystowellnessllc.com on the TCTSY tab.
Series Includes: – 20 – 30 minute intake interview
– Six hour-long Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga sessions
– Access to a 20-minute video for at home practice (after three sessions)
Pricing: $30 per class (cash discount)
Returning TCTSY students, who have completed a minimum of six session (of Jen’s), can attend the entire these classes for $22 per class (cash discount).
In some cases, health insurance may cover the cost of TCTSY. Inquire with Jen to see if your insurance may cover it.
Prerequisites: TCTSY is an adjunctive treatment to traditional therapy. Active participation in regular therapy is a requirement for class participation. If you would like assistance connecting with a therapist, Jen can help you with this during our intake interview.
Registration: The first step in registering is to contact Jen at email@example.com or 719-651-1934 to set up your complimentary 20-30 minute phone consultation. This consultation will be a place for you to ask questions about Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, learn more about the series, and to determine if this series is a fit for you.