Sea Studio, 238 Lexington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
Healing Waters, 542 Quaker Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052
(for individual coaching sessions please see “Coaching page” on this site)
Rath Building : For county employees only.
Erie County Fire Training Academy:for country employees only
Buffalo Public Library. ( downtown branch) :for county employees only.
Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Courses
/2019. In this powerful course you will learn contemplative practices from the fields of Mindfulness, Yoga and Psychosynthesis to change your stress patterns and bring more balance, awareness and intentionality to your life.
Yin Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Mondays 7:00- 8:30pm Healing Waters
9/30-11/4 / 2019 $ 108
In this course you will learn how to bring tools, insights and practices from the contemplative arts such as Mindfulness, Yoga,Qi Gong and deep relaxation into your daily life that allow you to create a home practice that will help you to build resilience to meet the stressors in your life from a more spacious and less reactive place. Classes are sequential and it is recommended to start a 20 minute home practice during the course and to attend all 6 classes. Instructions for a home practice will be sent to you via e-mail after each class.
Intro to Mindfulness ( Yoga and Meditation 101)
Mondays 5:00-6:15pm 10/21- 11/25 /2019 $108
A step by step course of how to practice Mindfulness Meditation and how to use the 8 branches of Yoga to bring Mindfulness to our daily lives.Classes are sequential and it is recommended to start a 10 minute home practice during the course and to attend all 6 classes. Instructions for a home practice will be sent to you via e-mail after each class.
Erie County Rath Building : Starts October 2nd.2019 ( 6 weeks) Register through Patty Brammer/Training coordinator
Public Library starts September 12th, 2019( 6 weeks)
Roswell Park Cancer Institute : Sept. 14, 2019 guest speaker, cancer survivorship event.
I teach Yoga at Healing Waters, 542 Quaker Road, East Aurora, NY ( I am away for the month of August 2019 and will resume teaching early September. Classes will take place as usual with HW teachers subbing the class.)
Mondays 9:30am Open All Level MaLa Yoga
Tuesdays 5:30pm Open Yin Mindfulness Yoga
My intention in facilitating a Yin Yoga practice is to create a space where participants can drop into a place of inner stillness and deep listening. What do we listen to ? Only in silence the many inner voices that form the background to our constant mental chatter become more clearly audible. In stillness we can pull through the entangled branches of the dense forest of our mind and create a space where more clarity arises and receive the gift of unexpected insights and answers to questions that carry within. A fertile Yoga practice brings about the right ingredients to discover our intuitive voice and the gifts of our body. We are able to shift our breath, soften tense muscles, calm an over- aroused nervous system and therefore liberate vital energy. Knots in our muscles, connective tissues and in the rigidity of our habitual mind patterns get released as we drop in a posture for a while. What emerges as we let go into stillness and silence are vibrant and fresh physical, energetic and mind spaces full of new possibilities and deep healing.
In a MaLa Yoga class we move through a well rounded Yin and Yang practice and I dedicate a segment to Chi Kung inspired movements to cultivate fluidity and a s counterpoint to Asanas, which tend to be more structured and muscular.
My Tibetan Singing bowls come with me wherever I teach: their sounds are a powerful way to impact and awaken our energy centers during a Yoga practice when our subtle body is more receptive to healing and balancing. The chant ” Om Sarvesham” I sing at the end of each class is meant to spread the benefits of our practice to all sentient beings.
Please email me at Felicitasherenow@gmail.com if you have further questions.
THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE TRAIT- How contemplative practices can support to negotiate this trait.
Thursday 11/7 /2019 6:00- 9:00 $30, Healing Waters
Have you ever been told that you are too sensitive, and intense? Do you often feel overwhelmed ? You may have the highly sensitive trait, a genetic predisposition that affects about 20% of the population. It is a trait that comes with many blessings and challenges
The discovery that I am a highly sensitive person (HSP), and that the particular way that my nervous system is wired requires a strong attention to stress management, was life changing and motivates me to reach out and work with this population. As I have delved deeper into the study of this trait and worked with many clients who are highly sensitive I have found many new layers of how this trait manifests in challenging and wonderful ways. About 20% of the population is highly sensitive, a trait described in the work of Dr. Orin who named this trait in her ground breaking work ”The highly sensitive person,” published in 1996. In workshops for highly sensitive people I offer a set of contemplative tools and insights to recognize, negotiate and appreciate this trait and how to draw from the unique orientation that this trait offers I feel that the voice of the highly sensitive person offers a very important contribution in the healing and evolving process of re-balancing a culture that it is out of balance.
The Philosophy of Yoga
Thursday 11/14 /2019 Healing Waters
Yoga is so much more than doing postures: it is an elegant philosophical system that can offer a practical roadmap through the 8 limbs of Yoga that offer guidance how to negotiate our lives from a yogic perspective.
In this workshop we will go over the most important teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the foundational text of classical Yoga , written more than 2000 years ago, and the 8 branches of Yoga with their practical application in every day life.
How to create and sustain a Yoga and Mindfulness home practice
Thursday 12/5/2019 Healing Waters
6:00- 9:00 $30
To infuse your life with the benefits of Yoga you need to create a home practice ,even if it is just for 10 minutes. In this workshop you will get tailored instructions on how to best introduce a practice uniquely geared to your needs, what props you may need, how to hold yourself accountable and how to adjust when life circumstances change.
Please register through Healing Waters. www.Centerat HealingWaters.com.
I am a member of the faculty for Mala Mindfulness Facilitator Trainings and the Healing Waters Yoga Teacher Trainings. If you are interested in taking your practice further and deeper and share it with others you may want to consider taking one of these trainings. Please reach out if you have questions and want to explore tis opportunity further. For more information:
100 hr MaLa Mindfulness Facilitator Training Teacher. Visit www.MaLaEducation.org
Healing Waters 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training r. Visit www.CenterAtHealingWaters.com
Registration & Payment
To register for a workshop please go to the connect page on this website and pay the workshop’s fee through Paypal. Spaces are limited and registration needs to be done before the workshop.If you have the Wellness benefit through Blue Cross and Blue Shield a course may be covered by BCBS. I am an official BCBS Wellness provider. Please call BCBS directly to find out if you have the wellness benefit. You will have to fill out a form to sign up through BCBS. Please let me know and I will e-mail you the required form. Thank you.