Sunday, November 10, 2:30-4:30pm
Everyone is affected by stress. At times, stress can feel unmanageable or overwhelming and continually operating under highly stressful conditions impacts our health and well-being. It also affects our relationships with family, at work and in the community.
There is good news regarding stress. Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness and mindful meditation reduces the personal impact of stress and increases resiliency.
Join Marty and Dani in a two-hour stress reduction workshop. We will educate you on the science of stress, how stress impacts the physical body, and then equip participants with tools to develop mindful responses and resiliency in the face of stressful situations.
Marty YuraMarty brings over 30 years experience working with individuals and groups in a wide variety of training environments. His talent is his ability to communicate precisely so that students understand and are able to implement. Applied to Yoga, this enables one to practice correctly, learning and improving in a structured environment. “I’ve always been involved in the empowerment of people. It was usually in the domain of having them discover possibilities for themselves that they weren’t able to see before. After beginning to practice Yoga with some regularity, I realized that I was able to quiet my mind and focus on what was going on right now, without the distractions that seemed to often accompany whatever it was that I was doing. My commitment is to provide people with the possibility of what Yoga can be for them.” Marty completed his initial 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification from Peachtree Yoga Center, as well as another 200-hour RYT Certification from Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. He is a 500-hour RYT and Senior Prajna Yoga instructor. He has an MA and BA in Psychology from California State University and UCLA. He has studied Mindful-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and offers such programs to organizations. He has also been trained in Mindful Yoga Therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress, and currently teaches at the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. Marty also offers “Yoga Coaching for Life” as a one-on-one program at Vista Yoga.
Dani Berry, J.D.
Danielle (Dani) Berry, J.D., is a double dawg from Atlanta, Georgia, and Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Wellworks Consulting, a company training lawyers and other high-stressed professionals in resiliency, stress reduction and mindful leadership. After law school, Dani practiced law for several years at a small boutique firm before joining BigLaw in 2010. Dani quickly rose the ranks in BigLaw, becoming Partner in 2013 and assuming management responsibilities over the Atlanta office in 2015, while continuing to manage an active case load.
Dani expanded her family during this time, getting married in 2009, and having two boys a few years later. A separation and divorce added more stress to an already overflowing pot and Dani found relief through studying yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Dani holds a 200-Hour Yoga Certification from Yoga Alliance and is currently working towards completing her 500-hour Certification. Dani’s mission is to help people thrive under stress, and tap into their innate ability to significantly reduce negative and habitual stress responses, and find more ease in everyday life.