Workshops & Events


It’s Been Called the Trip of a Lifetime

The Daily Practice of Resilience – Yoga Therapy and Kayaking with the Orca of British Columbi

July 27th – August 1st, 2019
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Reserve your spot by October 23rd, 2018

 

Durango Meet and Greet Open House

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm
2243 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Our group of friendly, creative and experienced counselors, therapists and integrative healers welcome you to our Victorian building on North Main Avenue. Come learn how we can help you!

 

Resilience for Brilliance

Karma Yoga Center, Denver, CO
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
1:30 – 3:30pm

Durango Recreation Center, Durango, CO
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:00 – 11:00am

Resilience at all levels of our being is a key component of our wellness plan. Learn tools of Yoga Therapy to cultivate resilience. We’ll start by discussing why the ancients developed the practice of Yoga in the first place and how our resilience is undermined by common stressors that include poor diet, sleep, movement and thought patterns. Then you’ll be guided through a practice itended to build resilience using postures and breath adaptation that will prepare the

body and mind for seated meditation and pranayama (breathing). Please come having thought about your own degree of resilience and what, specifically, has been holding you back from brilliance! Laurie will offer a private consultation at a reduced rate for students wishing to develop a home practice that addresses their unique needs and goals.
Cost: $35

‘I believe we’ve located the cause of your back problem, Mrs. Kangaroo.’

Oh, My Aching Back!

Durango Recreation Center
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $35

The National Institutes of Health report that 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It’s the number one cause of lost work days in the U.S. In this workshop, you will learn the potential causes and risk factors. After discussion, you will be guided through a practice designed to explore the nature of your back pain. It will also include developmental postures to keep the low back healthy and strong. This workshop is appropriate for all levels, even those new to Yoga. Workshop participants will be offered an initial Yoga Therapy consultation at a reduced rate.

Counting Sheep? Learn Strategies for Better Sleep

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Poor sleep can adversely affect everything from your looks and sex life to your ability to lose weight and think clearly. Specific intervention strategies for sleep issues depend on individual symptoms, causes and constitution but we’ll have a general discussion that will help you identify and troubleshoot.  You’ll then be guided through a practice designed to balance the nervous system using postures, breath adaptation and seated pranayama (breathing). Practice will end in time for Q&A.
Please contact Laurie ahead of time to let her know what type of sleep issue(s) you have: thrive@rockymountainyoga.com.
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Laurie will offer a private consultation at a reduced rate for those students wishing to develop a home practice that addresses their unique needs and goals.

Anxious? Overwhelmed? Come Calm Your Nervous System with Sound

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Have you ever noticed how music can carry you away? In this workshop we’ll be discussing the energetics and meaning of sound, specifically chant and mantra. How can these tools be meaningfully integrated into your Yoga practice? After discussion, you’ll be guided through a simple practice intended to calm the nervous system – and the mind. Practice will end in time for Q&A. Uncomfortable with sanskrit? No fear! Laurie will offer other suggestions or you may come with your own. Chanting experience is not required and you are welcome to simply listen to the chant during class. Laurie will offer a private consultation at a reduced rate for those students wishing to develop a home practice that addresses their unique needs and goals.

Yoga Therapy & Mental Health : Anxiety

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 According to the ancients, when troubling thoughts, emotions or moods arise, focusing the mind, gaining support from the teachings and regularly utilizing the tools of practice can help us manage the symptoms ~ in this case of anxiety. In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll be exploring several tools including philosophy, breath centric asana, pranayama, the power of sankalpa (intention), faith, prayer and perhaps mantra and aspects of sound.

Yoga Therapy & Grief Series

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The tools of Yoga can help us cope with the multi-dimensional experience of grief which impacts us at all levels: structurally, physiologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Join me for a series of gentle Yoga classes that will help you metabolize and transform your grief. I am pleased to welcome Whitney Haney, MA, LPC of the Denver Hospice, Grief Counselor and Art Therapist who will be facilitating a group discussion after the Yoga practice.

Spots are limited; early registration is encouraged for pre-session intake. Registration by application is required. Recommended for those who have had at least 2 months pass since the death of their loved one.
Suggested fee: $80

Break the Habit Loop

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You’ll learn the Yoga philosophy that applies to habits, the neurobiology and other aspects of the habit loop, all of which will empower you to change. After our discussion you’ll be guided through a Yoga practice specifically designed to address the triggers that reinforce bad habits. You’ll be given a take home assignment and Yoga practice.

Break the Habit Loop from Laurie Marks on Vimeo.