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What is a gong bath?
A gong bath is a meditative sonic experience, where the participant is “bathed” in sound waves from various gongs. The practice finds it’s roots in ancient cultures and Kundalini yoga and is more recently used by sound healing practitioners. The participant can expect to be taken on a meditation journey enhanced and assisted by the frequencies of these ancient instruments. The experience will last roughly 45 minutes and led by Liz Holland, MM Percussion Performance.
As early as 4000 B.C., gongs have been used as spiritual tools to help guide meditation. A gong produces motions and vibrations that cause frequencies of difference ranges. Scientific studies have shown the therapeutic use of sound frequencies to benefit overall health and well-being. Immersion in a full gong bath takes the participant on a journey of meditation and self-healing.
This experience is led by Liz Holland, MM Percussion Performance.
Liz Holland M.M., practitioner of Ancient Alloys, has been a percussionist for her entire life. She has performed in many capacities from classical to ethnic to rock and jazz, but has recently shifted her focus to the art of sound healing. Having studied the minimalist works of composers such as John Cage, she earned a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from the University at Buffalo. She uses this training to compose improvised sonic atmospheres in the healing sessions, utilizing many classical and modern techniques of performing on gongs and other various metallic instruments.
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This all levels yoga class will focus on postures, breathing and meditation that reduce stress and support your immune system.
Afterward come enjoy a tour at the local Coop to discover and learn about what winter produce will keep you energized and feeling great through the cold /flu season. This collaborative class was created to keep your whole system clean & strong all winter long.
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PreNatal Yoga: Focuses on safely guiding Mommas with breathing techniques, pelvic floor exercises, yoga poses & preparations for labor. Sessions of PreNatal passes based on your Due Date or Drop-In. This is also a wonderful class for brand new moms to experience the practice with one another.
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Yoga As Medicine is a 5-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy’s supervision.
Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analyzing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants. For those unable to join us for the full 5-days, there are a limited numbers of spots available to attend the weekend-only portion of the training.
During case work, which begins Saturday, and in detailed discussions of selected cases, we evaluate “patients” in five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including poses, breathing techniques, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Past attendees have included healers, health care professionals, yoga students and teachers, as well as those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression. Familiarity with basic yoga concepts and practices is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Timothy McCall, M.D. is a specialist in internal medicine, the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of the bestselling Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He is one of the co-editors of the just-released medical textbook on yoga therapy, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing). He teaches Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings in the U.S. and worldwide.
Dr. McCall is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he also attended medical school. After completing his residency in primary care internal medicine, he practiced for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full time to writing and research. His main focus since the year 2000 has been investigating the therapeutic aspects of yoga, as well as the scientific explanations of yoga’s effects. He became Yoga Journal’s medical editor in 2002.
He has traveled extensively, studying with many of the world’s leading yoga teachers and yoga therapists including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. His primary teachers have been Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker and Donald Moyer. He has practiced yoga and meditation from various traditions for over 20 years and Tantra for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has studied with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and has spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India.
Timothy’s articles have appeared in dozens of publications, both scientific and popular, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Los Angeles Times, and The International Journal of Yoga Therapy (where he serves on the Editorial Board). In the United States, he has appeared repeatedly on national radio and television programs, given keynote lectures and workshops at numerous conferences including ones sponsored by Yoga Journal and The International Association of Yoga Therapists, and has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian Institution.