Supple Body, Quiet Mind with Wendy Brom
Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Reverse the stress response for greater ease and freedom in body and mind with Wendy Brom, Certified-IAYT Yoga Therapist, AYS, BA
Discover the effects of the stress response and our body’s hidden reactions that can cause pain, tension, dysfunction, and lack of freedom in our life. Learn daily practices to help release some of the physical habits that lead to the cumulative effects of stress on our bodies and minds.
• Learn about the body’s reaction to stress and the main stress reflexes and responses.
• Understand the concept of Sensory Motor Amnesia and Sensory Motor Competence and how this new work is key to sustained freedom and function in the body.
• Learn how to use proprioception, exteroception, and interoception to heal yourself.
• Take home tangible tools to feel better today!
$50 / Register here
Wendy reveres life and strives to create harmony. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and her practice is soul centered and earth based. She has studied with teacher/mentor Coleen Elwood since 2003 when she was pregnant with her first child. Using yoga as a tool for labor, Wendy first experienced the deep and powerful mind body connection yoga offers. Since then, Wendy has dedicated herself to sharing yoga as a way to heal and empower herself and others. Wendy graduated from the 230 hour teacher training at The Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2011. Wendy has also completed the Level 1 and Level 2 Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training at Mind Body Solutions and assists in the adaptive yoga class for people with disability at The Courage Center. Wendy is currently pursuing yoga therapy training to deepen her knowledge even more. Wendy is thrilled to join the Mind Body Solutions community! She not only treasures the mind body connection her yoga practice has given her, but also treasures the connections it has given her with others and the wonderful community it provides. Her teaching style focuses on empowering her students to bring their yoga practice into daily living.
H.S. Arun Workshop – Hosted by Iyengar Yoga Association of Minnesota
Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10
The Iyengar Yoga Association of Minnesota is honored and thrilled to host Sri H.S. Arun (Arunji) for a weekend of workshops! The idea of teaching and applying Iyengar Yoga to meet and suit each individual’s unique needs appeals to Arunji immensely. He decided to propagate Iyengar Yoga, and has given many lecture-demonstrations in schools, colleges, hospitals, factories and organizations around the world. Join us to experience Arun’s depth of teaching and practice. More information here or at the link below. NOTE: This workshop is organized by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Minnesota. You may contact them here with questions or for further details.
IYAMN Members $190 / Non-members $230
Sri H.S. Arunji
Born in Sringeri, South India in 1954, Sri H.S. Arun (Arunji) grew up and completed his studies in Bangalore, India, where he started his career at a Chartered Accountant company. It was around this time that he developed a dust allergy, and asthma, which became quite severe during the rainy season. At a colleague’s suggestion, he decided to try yoga as a remedy, and was initiated into yoga in 1974 by late Sri S. Janakiraman at the Rashtrothana Shareerika Siksha Kendra, Bangalore. After two years of practice, he was cured of asthma.
Arun started teaching Yoga in 1976 at the Rashtrothana Shareerika Siksha Kendra. Here, in 1978, he gave class in front of his Pujya Guruji, Dr. Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji). Arun’s Jr. Advanced Iyengar yoga certification was awarded to him directly by Guruji. He has written 15 Books on Yoga in Kannada; one of which is translated into English, entitled “Yoga in Day-to-Day Life.” He is currently working on another yoga book. In addition to his annual U.S. tour (since 2005), Arunji travels extensively to South American countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela as well as Hong Kong and Israel, to share his knowledge of Iyengar Yoga. Arunji is a devoted student, and travels the world promoting his guru’s work.
Twists with William Prottengeier
Saturday, October 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Twists promote resiliency in the spinal muscles and nerves, while helping to improve the functioning of the abdominal; and pelvic organs. In this workshop, we will practice the full range of standing and seated twists. $35 / Register here
William Prottengeier, founder and director of the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, is a Certified Iyengar instructor. He has been practicing yoga since 1975, and teaching yoga since 1979. He studied with Swami Veda Bharati (Pandit Usharbudh Arya) for 15 years. William’s teaching flows from the Hatha Yoga tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar, with Ramanand Patel as his primary teacher in the U.S. His other major influences are the Vipassana and Advaita Vedanta traditions. William’s teaching weaves these traditions into the practice of asana. His teaching blends and balances concentration and precision in asana practice with mindfulness and compassion in daily living.