Myofascial Yoga Community Practice Sessions

Myofascial Yoga Community Practice Sessions

These mindful movement and meditation sessions take place once a month (via Zoom) and are free for all members of the myofascial yoga community. If you would like to join as a guest, you are most welcome! Suggested donation for guests is $10 or an internal promise to ‘pay it forward’ with a random act of kindness to a fellow human. Donation button can be found at the bottom of this webpage. You will find a Zoom link at the bottom of each class description; you will need to register in advance to receive your login codes.

Upcoming Sessions

Nurturing the Heart through Self-Compassion and Mindful Somatic Breathwork ~ February 14th 

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day class! The theme for February’s community practice session will center on nurturing the physical and emotional heart through gentle upper body releases and mindful self-compassion. Join in for soothing upper body movements, releasing tension in the neck, shoulders, and chest, followed by a guided self-compassion meditation.

Time: 10:00am to 11:00 (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion (sometimes live guest teacher too!)

Click here to register via Zoom.

 

 

Previous Sessions

 

Neuroscience of Mindful Movement (Beginner) ~ November 15th 

Did you know that Mindfulness-Based Movement has been shown to boost executive function in the brain more than meditation or aerobic exercise alone?  In this community practice session, we will focus on how to use mindfulness-based movement for reducing stress, boosting focus, creativity and well-being.  I hope you will be able to join us for a 2-hour deep dive on the science and practice of Mindfulness-Based Movement!

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion (sometimes live guest teacher too!)

Click here to register via Zoom.

 If you would like to receive the replay of older sessions, email your request to myofascialyoga33@gmail.com

 The Science of Balance & Play in Yoga ~ July 13th 

In this session we will focus on Simple and easy movements to improve balance and have fun while doing so! The discussion session will be a combination of PowerPoint lecture on the neuroscience of play and proprioception and group discussion and Q & A on these fascinating topics. All levels welcome.

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion

Click here to register via Zoom.
 Mindful Core and Pelvic Floor ~ June 14th 

In this session we will focus on functional core movements to improve proprioceptive awareness. Because June is pelvis month for the Teacher Training Program, we will also include some simple tips to make your practice safe and effective for pelvic floor health.

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion

Click here to register via Zoom.

 

Why Does Mindfulness Matter? (Beginner) ~ May 17th 

Did you know that Mindfulness-Based Movement has been shown to boost executive function in the brain more than meditation or aerobic exercise alone?  In this community practice session, we will focus on how to use mindfulness-based movement for reducing stress, boosting focus, creativity and well-being.  I hope you will be able to join us for a 2-hour deep dive on the science and practice of Mindfulness-Based Movement!

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion (sometimes live guest teacher too!)

Click here to register via Zoom.

 

Science of Breath (Beginner) ~ April 19th

Practices that ground us into the present moment are crucial. It’s in our moment-by-moment attending to the present that we can reconnect with ourselves and the natural world. This is the state of being where it’s easiest to drop into harmony with the earth, our bodies, and perhaps to a source of strength greater than the individual self. In this session we will explore some beginner breath practices along with mindfulness based movement.

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Guided movement practice

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion (sometimes live guest teacher too!)

Click here to register via Zoom.

 

Myofascial Yoga & Kinetic Chains ~ March 15th 

In this live practice session, our theme will be the science and practice of mindful movement for reducing stress.

During the guided movement practice our focus will be on how to use mindfulness-based movement for balancing ‘stressors’ with ‘resources’ and discovering directly how that dynamic balance plays out in your body and mind.

The guided meditation session will focus on tracking for specific resources are effective to your own unique wiring. (For example: some may find the felt sense of breathing to be nourishing, while others may use the grounding presence of the earth, while others may find visualizations or affirmations more useful.)

The intention of this practice session is to tap into your inherent sense of strength and resiliency so that those resources can become anchors during stressful times.

Time: (Mountain time zone)

10:00 – 11:00am ~ Joanne teaches Kinetic Chains!

*11:00 – 12:00 ~ Q & A or group discussion

Fee: Guests are welcome to attend the class, but please note that the drop-in fee is $20 instead of the usual $10. If you are a member of the 200- or 300-hour program there is no fee to attend this class! Donate button is at the bottom of this page, thank you!

Click here to register via Zoom.

 

 

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All live practice sessions focus on a combination of ancient practices and modern science. You will learn how to bring more presence, peace, and joy into your life and why it matters. I look forward to practicing with you!

If there is a particular theme you are interested in learning more about, please email your request to myofascialyoga33@gmail.com

 

*Please note: The live discussions are typically not recoded, but the movement practice sessions will be recorded, and replays provided to all participants the following day.

These mindful movement and meditation sessions take place once a month, and are free for all members of the myofascial yoga community. If you would like to join as a guest, you are most welcome! Suggested donation for guests is $10 or an internal promise to ‘pay it forward’ with a random act of kindness to a fellow human. 

Please make your donation here: