Yoga “Tune Up” for Immunity

Yoga “Tune Up” for Immunity
Saturday, November 14th 3-5:30pm
with Marti Yura and Caroline Dunham
$45 per person
Our overall health is dependent on the smooth operation of the immune system. It can become compromised when placed under stress. Stress can be caused by a host of factors, including hectic work conditions, toxic environment, relationship angst, lack of movement, poor nutrition and inadequate rest. Stress causes cells to work harder and lose their electromagnetic vitality. Long-term effects can be experienced in the body. By setting healthy boundaries one experiences a heightened sense of clarity, focused awareness and balance.
Much of lymph drainage occurs at the skin level. The more flow and movement occurring at the skin level, the healthier we are. When frightened or threatened, withdrawn or angry, the skin tightens and the lymphatic system may shut down. Asana practice serves to move blood, lymph and nerve impulses under the skin. Stretching, massaging and brushing the skin enlivens and brings greater clarity and health.
A radiant immunity involves the ridding of negative emotions and is cultivated through positive states of mind (Pratipaksha Bhavana) This builds resistance to negativity, including fear, anger depression and suspicion, that wears down one’s immunity. Chanting, Metta (loving kindness), prayer and positive visualization serve to boost one’s overall health.
Join Marti Yura and Caroline Dunham for an afternoon of learning and practice that will ground your nervous system, boost your immunity and inspire your heart and mind!
In this workshop you will:
Learn the anatomical form and function of the immune system and understand how stress and other factors impact it’s ability to keep you well.
Explore somatic practices to unwind, release and circulate lymph.
Learn the use of props, such as a chair and/or the wall, to support flow and drainage of the lymph system and encourage a deep felt sense of embodiment.
This workshop is for all levels of practice. No experience necessary.
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Saturday November 14th 3-5:30pm
$45 per person
On-Line or In-Person Social Distanced (7 spaces available)

Marti Yura

Marti’s journey has come full circle, from her first fitness studio in Charleston, SC in 1982, to the “birth” of Vista Yoga in Atlanta. Since 1979 her passion for physical and spiritual well-being has led her from teaching various forms of fitness, including personal training, to her discovery of Yoga in 1998.

Both dynamic and therapeutic, Marti’s classes are infused with a thorough understanding of the body, ancient wisdom, her nurturing spirit and a touch of humor.

She is a 500-hour ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. After studying with a wide variety of Yoga teachers, she has been studying extensively with Tias and Surya Little, of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2008, achieving her 500-hour certification with them.

She is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage therapy.

Lorien Neargarder, C-IAYT

Lorien Neargarder has long believed she has many lives to lead: in her life as a dancer and fitness instructor, she learned to move her body through space; in her life as a mechanical engineer, she learned to move her mind through space; and in her current life as a yoga instructor, she continually discovers how to move her heart and soul through space. All of these experiences, plus the wisdom of her teachers, help inform her as she uses yoga to transform the lives of those suffering from pain and illness.

Lorien has worked with cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in several settings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford Cancer Supportive Care, Kaiser Santa Clara, Good Samaritan Hospital and the Cancer CAREpoint programs. She taught yoga as part of the Santa Clara Kaiser Pain Management and Rehabilitation Program for several years, and brought yoga to the lock-down facility of the Stanford Hospital psychiatric ward. In addition to her weekly classes, she offers yearly training programs for yoga teachers. She has been practicing yoga since 1999, began teaching in 2004, and hasn’t stopped learning about it since. She holds one 500-hour certification from Breathe Together Yoga and another from Prajna Yoga, as well as certificates from Therapeutic Yoga, Y4C (Yoga for Cancer), is a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Lorien has also received training from the integrative oncology departments of both MD Anderson and Memorial-Sloan Kettering. In 2016, Lorien earned the title of Certified Yoga Therapist from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

She is a Yoga Therapist Specializing in Cancer and author of CANCER + YOGA For People Living with Cancer and Their Yoga Teachers, Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers