IMG_0989Yoga Therapy Workshop for Digestion

Presenter ~ Helen Mikuska, E-RYT500, SOYA, IYTA, Yoga Therapist

Date ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015

Time ~ 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee ~ $50.00 (incl. gst)

The digestive fire is essential for good health.  When it becomes weak, indigestion and other disorders set in because of poor nourishment.  Proper digestion requires that the various “fires” of the body – the chemicals, acids, enzymes and other digestive juices are in their correct proportion to maintain growth, strength, complexion, happiness and to prolong the existence of a healthy body.  The process of digestion occurs because of heat from various chemical reactions, water which softens the digesting food and air which fans the fire.  Fire is the most important element out of which fine substances imbued with energy are produced.  Disturbed digestion, assimilation and elimination can cause a number of degenerative and metabolic diseases.  Learn to maintain good abdominal health with the practice of pranayama, shatkarma, mantra, mudra and asana to help heal the digestive tract.

Supine Ankle Knee Pose

Workshop for Menopause

Presenter ~ Helen Mikuska, E-RYT500, SOYA, IYTA, Yoga Therapist

Date ~ Sunday, March 15, 2015

Time ~ 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee ~ $50.00 (incl. gst)

Yoga outlook for women who have been practicing yoga in earlier years, physical difficulties at menopause are less intense and any emotional disturbances practically non-existent.  As with all hormonal imbalances, yoga asanas have a tremendous stabilizing effect.  Some estrogen continues to be produced by the liver and kidneys even after the ovaries cease their secretions and the correct yoga practices can stimulate these extra sources as partial compensation for loss of ovarian hormones.  For those who have not been practicing yoga before, it is never too late to begin and women who have undergone a hysterectomy or any other major operations are equally able to commence.  Workshop will include the practice of asana, learning pranayamas specific to menopause along with some suggested mantras and mudras.

 

chair twist2Yoga Therapy for Back Pain Workshop

Presenter ~ Helen Mikuska, E-RYT500, SOYA, IYTA, Yoga Therapist

Date ~ (TO BE SCHEDULED AT A FUTURE DATE)

Time ~ 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee ~ $50.00 (incl. gst)

Backache is one of the most common disorders today.  It is estimated that between 50-60% of the population will suffer from an incident of acute or more long-term back pain at some stage during their life.  Most lower back pain results from degeneration of the intervertebral discs and consequent pressure on nerves.  While this is a part of the normal aging process, injuries and poor posture speed up degeneration.  The majority of backaches are caused simply by muscular insufficiency and inadequate flexibility of muscles and tendons.  The most common site of backache is the lower back, followed by the neck and the region between the shoulder blades.  The pain arises when the muscles surrounding and supporting the spinal column are held rigidly and uncomfortably contracted over a long period of time.  This situation commonly arises from long hours in car seats and office chairs, which creates a state of tight painful spasm.  Plan to attend this workshop to learn yogic techniques and asanas to relieve back pain and increase functional capacity of the weak muscles.