Upcoming Events

Spring Reset Chakra Tuning

Sunday, April 2, 11 am – 1 pm

At Yogadurango

The chakras are vortices of energy that receive and distribute life force energy (prana) throughout the body. When the chakras are in balance, we radiate positivity and function effectively. However, the chakras are often in an imbalanced state which may manifest physiological, psychological, or emotional imbalances. This special chakra-tuning practice helps direct the flow of prana in and out of the chakras to cultivate balance in the energetic body and promote optimal wellness. The class incorporates yoga postures, breathwork, mantra, and mudra that can be modified to meet all levels, from the beginner to the seasoned yoga practitioner. The practice culminates with a lengthy savasana and harmonium sound bath.
Investment: $30
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Yoga for the Grieving Heart 6-Week Series

Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm

April 3 – May 8

Grief teaches us that everything is impermanent. The more fiercely we love, the more intensely we grieve when a loved one is lost. Grief affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually. Unfortunately, Western culture coaxes us to grieve quickly, to hide our grief, or to ignore it. Too often, our emotions become stuck in the body, and we need tools to remove blocks and to help us process our grief.

Yoga for the Grieving Heart offers a holistic approach to healing from the loss of a loved one. Classes draw upon the principles and practices of yoga to regulate the nervous system, temper emotional reactivity and cultivate spirituality. Each session incorporates movement, postures, breath, mudra, mantra, and meditation. No prior yoga experience is needed. You will be guided to witness yourself in your grief and you will gain tools to help you manage your symptoms. Optional, weekly journaling assignments will aid you in your grief journey. Yoga for the Grieving Heart is a journey of the heart to help you accept your loss, process the pain of grief, reconnect with yourself, and return to wholeness.

This 6-week series will meet in the Smiley Building in Durango, CO. Details are provided upon registration.

Investment: $207*

*Sliding scale available. Please email to inquire at lynn@birdsongyogatherapy.com.

Yoga for Back Pain Workshop

April 23, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Postponed (please check back for a new date)

At Yogadurango

Did you know that chronic back pain is one of the leading causes of doctor’s visits, absences from work, and disability? Back pain may persist after healing from an acute injury or where there is no apparent underlying cause. The traditional understanding of pain is rooted in the belief that pain results from damage to bodily tissues. People living with chronic back pain may believe that the only way to find relief is to “fix” the body or take medication for the pain. Modern pain science, however, tells a different story, and we now understand that pain is not a good indicator of the actual state of the body. Pain is complex and may be regulated by a variety of somatic, psychological, and social factors. Pain is an alarm system that is designed to protect your body from potential threats. When you feel pain in the body, it does not necessarily mean you are causing tissue damage. When pain persists for a period of time, the alarm system can become hypervigilant, and the pain response is intensified and unpredictable. While this may sound like doom and gloom, there is hope because the nervous system, which directs the alarm system of pain, is changeable. This means that you can change your pain! And yoga is one of the pathways to changing pain by working with the nervous system.
If you are living with chronic back pain and are curious to learn more, please join me on April 23 at Yogadurango for this special workshop, which includes both pain science education and yoga practice. We will explore movements and postures that strengthen and stabilize the spine, plus techniques that regulate the nervous system including breath work, meditation, mantra, and mudra.
Investment: $40 (register by Apr. 2); $45 (after Apr. 2)
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