WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Questions? Contact Felicia at info@AsanasYoga.com or 630.269.8696
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Before attending any class, please sign and return to me via text @630.269.8696 or e-mail info@AsanasYoga.com
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
I am also continuing to offer VIRTUAL ONLINE privates for those who are interested. Private sessions can be booked by calling me. 1 on 1s, semi-private and yoga parties can still be taught via ZOOM out of the comfort of your home. If you are looking for a private IN-PERSON session, I got you covered there, too! Give me a jingle. 630.269.8696
SUGGESTED PROPS:2 dense blankets, 1 strap (belt/tie), 2 blocks (hard cover books, soup cans), 1 bolster (firm pillow).
*No props, no worries, come join us anyway.
If you plan on committing to a yoga Practice, investing in props can transcend your practice. If you are local, I can also rent out mine to you until you get your own. www.yogaaccessories.com
PUBLIC VIRTUAL CLASS OFFERINGS
A YOGA THERAPY SUPPORT GROUP PRACTICE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
*new practice and topic covered every month
INSPIRING MINDFULNESS AND SELF CARE
DATES: 4thTuesday of every Month
February 23, March 23, No class in April, May 18th (3rd Tues)
COST: FREE for any and all healthcare workers (OTs PTs, nurses, doctors, therapists etc.)
**RAFFLES AND GIVEAWAYS FOR ATTENDEES
Contact Lori Gibson @Lori@HomeForLifeAdvantage.com to register
February 23: Quiet the Noise Mudra Series to Release Stress
March 23: “Joint & Gland Exercises to Release the 'Muck.'
In Yoga, the joint and gland series is known as Pavanmuktasana; or 'wind releasing' series. Felicia will guide you through gentle movements from head to toe that anyone can do while seated in a chair. In our body, we have fluid that lubricates our joints. When those joints become too static, pain and stiffness can occur. Stuck emotions can become stored in our joints, too (the ' muck'). Expect a release from the crown of the head to the tips of the toes.
*Bring folded towel if you are able.
May 18: The Sun Salutation; Surya Namaskar
Yoga & Ayurveda Therapeutics
FUNdamental INTENSIVES AVAILABLE
Teacher Training Groups Welcomed
*Looking for an Education Experience for your Group?
Hit me up.
An Integrative Yoga Therapy Experience:
Yoga for the Mind: A Body Mapping & Sound Healing Journey through the Koshas
in collaboration with Jenny Bergold
DATE: Sunday, June 6th
LOCATION: AbhyaasaYoga Studio, Naperville
COST: $45 by June 1st.
pre-registration firmly required. Limited to 9 students. No Drop-ins
What to Expect:
Everyone Welcome. No art experience necessary.
Come take a journey through the Koshas. This workshop will afford the Student an opportunity to experience how sensory input through the Mind creates an opportunity to heal. The Koshas are known as the ‘sheaths’ or ‘layers’ of the Body, Mind & Spirit. There are five of them. They are annamayakosha = the physical body; pranamayakosha = the energy body; manomayakosha = the emotional/lower Mind body; vijnyanamayakosha = the wisdom body; and anandamayakosha = the bliss body.
Within each of these layers lie the Human Experience.
The Koshas offer us this opportunity to compartmentalize areas of blockage for us to prosper and grow. You will be skillfully taught by a Certified Yoga Therapist on how to experience each Kosha through vibrational sound and guided imagery. A Body Map is a life-sized sheet of paper that is put on top of your yoga mat. You will then draw an outline of your body on it. As you are guided through imagery for each Kosha, beautiful images and experiences may come up. You will then be offered an opportunity to ‘draw’ what comes up onto your Body Map. This ‘map’ will open your eyes to areas that need special attention to break through what truly no longer serves you. In order to create a ‘richer’ experience, as our gift to you, each student will get to explore the Koshas on a deeper level by taking home their Body Map to continue journaling on.
This workshop is taught in the style of Integrative Yoga Therapy and is for anyone looking to dive a bit deeper. This is a passive, gentle yoga class whereby the student will find stillness through the imagery. It is not an active asana class.
Laying in Shavasana is all that is required; however, if you choose, other passive poses and mudras for each Kosha will be introduced and offered in place of Shavasana so that each student can experience the practice on a deeper and more connected level.
Past students have shared experiences of profound growth by attending. Come with an Open Mind and Leave with an Open Spirit and Experience a deep Sense of Well-Being.
Please bring a mat and any other props that will make you comfortable on the floor. Only blocks and straps are available for use at the hosting studio. If you have any colored crayons or markers, please bring them to use. We will have some to share. Suitable for Everyone
Felicia Schmid, 500 E-RYT, C-IAYT, CAP is an Experienced Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher at the Advanced Level and a Continuing Education Provider. She is a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist and recognized through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner and Health Educator and recognized through the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA). She became a committed student of Yoga in 1998 and an Instructor in 2002.
Jenny Bergold will be offering up her Sound Healing magic throughout the workshop to help students dive deeply into the Mind State with ease. You can find her @Jenny Bergold's Public Yoga Classes & Sound Healings
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Where YOU Get the Attention You DESERVE
In Person and Online
I have a Yoga Therapy for Back Health online video for sale. It is meant to learn, heal and grow with over a period of time. It is my home practice to help with my healing from 3 herniations and 4 bulges from L2-S1. I had to learn how to walk again with my left leg and foot. I also have a Yoga Therapy for Emotional Well-Being online video that focuses on the energetics and symbolism of the poses to help you heal and deal from the inside out. Both are full spectrum practices (90 minutes), broken out into sections for ease of access/practice. Centering and Guided Imagery included. $25
I accept VENMO or Zelle.
All classes taught as a fusion of my experience I have embraced and learned since beginning my Yoga journey in 1998. My teaching style is 'Me' and a fusion of Himalayan, with a strong focus on Alignment, prop-use and healing techniques through Integrative Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy.
Wall Ropes, Yoga Trapeze, Chairs, Blocks, Sandbags, Bolsters, Blankets and Straps may all play a role in most classes
Classes taught at the level of those present, with a focus on Level 1-3 techniques
Follow path alongside garage to studio off deck in back of home. ENTRANCE TO THE RIGHT.
**Space limited to 12 for more focused attention. Register early to reserve your mat space.**
***I am a Certified and Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher at the Master Advanced 500 E-RYT Level and have accumulated Teaching hours since 2002, a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner & Health Educator (CAP) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). CEUs can be gained at both the 200 and 500 Levels by attending my classes, events and workshops**
Please call 630.269.8696 to drop-in or before attending your first class. Checks or cash only
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New Hatha classes coming in August. Reach out to me if you would like to be on our e-blast list.
Before attending any class, please sign and return to me via text @630.269.8696 or e-mail info@AsanasYoga.com
Introduction to Yoga Trapeze with Meditation
LOCATION: sOMa Yoga Studio, Batavia
COST: $100/four class pass/$30 drop-in
pre-registration required through hosting studio to ensure a rig is set up for you and safety protocols are in place.
pre-registration required through hosting studio. Bring any and all props you have to use. Studio props available with cleaning protocols put in place.
Introduction to Yoga Trapeze with Meditation :
*CONTRAINDICATION: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, PREGNANCY, GLAUCOMA, EYE OR EAR ISSUES, RECENT SURGERY OF ANY KIND. *Not suitable for anyone on pain medication or with physical limitations that would inhibit getting in and out of the hammock and up and down off the ground by yourself **(a private session would be more suitable)* Come on an empty stomach. Bring your own mat. Wear clothing that will stay put when you go upside down (invert). No experience necessary. .
The Yoga Trapeze focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and traction . It combines suspension training with inversion therapy. This class will introduce the Yoga Trapeze from a FUNdamentals standpoint. We will work up to inverting (going upside down) safely with the support of the hammock and handles (rig) as well as practicing more familiar yoga poses with use of the full 'rig.' You will be surprised at how accessible the class is! It is skillfully taught for everyone and every body. Variations and modifications will be offered to make you feel comfortably safe and empowered. To end the class, guided meditation in “Shavasana Coccon" will be welcomed with open arms like a strong hug from an old friend.
What is Yoga Trapeze you ask?
Yoga trapeze focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and traction. It combines suspension training with inversion therapy.
What are the benefits?
The Yoga Trapeze has been shown to help boost immune system health by stimulating the lymph system through movement, extension, rotation and traction and promotes and enhances diaphragmatic breathing through inverting. Diaphragmatic breathing strengthens the respiratory system by utilizing less oxygen to do more. The mind and brain will be stimulated as you gain control of where you are at in space (proprioception), and so much MORE!
It is a super fun and well-rounded, full body practice.
Hatha is a class taught in the traditional way based on the Himalayan lineage with an added benefit of strong alignment cues, refinement and technique. The energetics of the poses as well as mudras (hand seals), bandhas (energy locks), pranayama (breathwork) will be introduced as well as the philosophical, therapeutic and energetic undertones of the asanas (postures). Each class will end in the traditional way in Shavasana (Corpse Pose), with guided imagery (Yoga Nidra) to seal off the practice. Modifications and variations will be offered to greet each student where they are at. Please bring a mat and all your props if you have them; otherwise, studio props are available for use with cleaning protocols in place. Everyone welcome
Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of guided imagery cues. The goals of both yogic paths of yoga nidra and meditation are the same, a state of meditative consciousness called samadhi (enlightenment).
PRIVATES AND SEMI-PRIVATES AVAILABLE
Mid -Day Hatha Boost Level 1-3
COST:: TBA pre-registration required through hosting studio to ensure all safety protocols are in place.
Come join me for a playful practice that focuses on alignment within the slow flow of the breath of the Practice. Longer holds will be weaved in to learn how to use the breath within the alignment of the posture and variations will be offered to help the student find the seat of the pose.
Props may play a role in the practice to help the student open up to their possibilities.. Mudra, pranayama and bandha may all play a part of the practice.
Expect a full spectrum of postures and a delightful Shavasana with guided imagery to round out the practice so you leave strong, refreshed and renewed.
Space limited, pre-registration required
Space limited to 10 for more focused attention
Come explore a Restore-Align class whereby we will practice a well-deserved Hatha Restorative class that incorporates alignment principles within restorative poses (asana). When engaging the body in alignment and utilizing props, the body will be able to find its 'seat' within the pose. This leads to pacifying the sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response) and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the passive sense reaction in the body). This style of class will offer the Student the ability to release and let go of congestion, stagnation and blockages within the Body and Mind. All Levels welcome.
Backless chairs, wall ropes, sandbags, blankets, straps, bolsters, blocks may be incorporated in this style of class. Class will be taught to the level of those who attend. A full Yoga Nidra in Shavasana will be the icing on the cake.
PRIVATE INTEGRATIVE YOGA & AYURVEDA THERAPY and other EVENTS. Please check out my upcoming Workshops, both on-site (listed below) and off-site (listed in the right-hand column) for a deeply rewarding experience.
**Please note classes fill quickly so register early!**
INTEGRATIVE YOGA & AYURVEDA THERAPY
Customized Sessions & Workshops
Looking for a Lifestyle Change? Looking to heal from the inside out? Then look no further...
As a Certified & Registered Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Certified Clinical Ayurveda Practitioner & Health Educator (CAP), I specialize in customizing Integrative Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy Wellness Programs
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday time slots available
Contact Felicia at 630.269.8696 for further details
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