Spirit, Mind, and Body Workshops and Classes JUST for WomenWe have put together a great class lineup (below) for you this year including old favorites such as Zumba, yoga, and drumming, or you can check out special new classes such as Mindful Awareness & Self Healing. There will also be several Frost Valley staff-led activities for you to join in such as hikes, arts & crafts, archery and rock climbing offered throughout the weekend.
Preview of Classes and Activities during Women's Wellness 2017:
- Group Drumming
- Candle Making
- Tile Decoupage
- Watercolor Painting
2017 Class Descriptions:
Rebecca Anguin-CohenA YOGA JOURNEY INSIDE Start the weekend with a healing, restful practice. Relax and energize with yoga postures, breath work, meditation, energetic healing techniques and guided relaxation while cultivating intuition and setting your personal intention for your retreat this weekend. Students are encouraged to practice at their own pace, the more nurturing, the better! All levels are welcome. YOGA ENERGIZER Greet the day with a yoga practice that is rejuvenating and provides some extra deep rest after sleep. This class is a boost to prime you for the positive, healing activities that await you the rest of the day! All levels are welcome. YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING Infuse your posture practice with therapeutic mind-body techniques that support emotional healing through energy balancing with breath exercises and chakra practices. Other practices include inquiry and visualization, deep rejuvenation with Yoga Nidra guided relaxation, and grounding meditation. End your weekend transformed!
Fre AtlastCONNECTING TO THE DIVINE: THE SPIRIT PATH OF RHYTHM A hands-on playshop that will tap into the ancient wisdom of rhythm and the drums. No experience necessary. Drums will be provided.
Debbie Birch, PT, LWMCBROADWAY DANCE The way you choose to live is not the only choice out there. Widen your perspective and unleash your creative muse like a Broadway Dancer! This class is based on a Broadway style dance class taught in New York City. We start with a ballet barre to warm us up, then move to the center of the room for jazz isolations. Next we learn some easy choreography to get us moving and stimulate our minds. The class concludes with learning some original choreography from A Chorus Line and/or Chicago. Discover what a performer experiences at a Broadway audition and learn some tricks of the trade that you can apply to your life.
Priscilla Bright, MASHIFTING THE BRAIN TO WELL BEING This fun and interesting workshop compiles several gems from the latest neuroscience research to teach many simple practices that work to shift your brain and emotions from a stress state into a wellbeing state. The same parts of the brain that produce stress, worry, anxiety, and feelings of isolation and lack, can be easily mobilized to bring an experience of contentment, safety, connectedness, and joy. Priscilla will lead the group through varied renewal techniques including: how to more deeply embody positive emotions for healing, quick fix postures and pressure points, and we will even practicing yawning – yes, yawning! – it turns out yawning is very good for balancing of our emotions and bringing feelings of connectedness! STRESS REDUCTION TOOL KIL This fun and very helpful class combines practical less-than-a minute techniques that can immediately lower your stress and anxiety level in any situation. We will practice breathing techniques, pressure points, body postures, shifting body defenses, energetically grounding for a sense of strength and safety, finding your own unique emotional alignment (your safe place within), and simple ways to bring healing to our repeating negative self-judgements (a major cause of our stress). Come "de-stress” with us!
Alice Camara, L.AcFIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE is an ancient method of healing based on the laws of the elements found in nature (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood). These treatments assist in the movement of these energies to flow naturally in the organ systems of the body and promote healing and health maintenance. Alice will be providing private sessions by appointment. Please see her station in the dining hall for more information
QIGONG FOR WOMEN: EMPOWERMENT AND HEALTH Cultivate your life force with the ancient Chinese practice of Qi Gong. Gentle exercises of breathing, stretching, moving and meditation will help you detoxify and strengthen your body, calm your mind and lighten your spirit. You will learn specific exercises for women that are simple to perform and allow you to participate in your own healing and well being. Understand the power of your energy and the universal energy. Awaken awareness of your body and its connection to all beings. Begin a process of self care that you can incorporate into a daily practice of 15 minutes to reduce the effects of stress and bring your body, mind and spirit into balance.