Respecting Your Rhythm: Yoga and a Woman's Cycle

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 9-11 am, 1:30-3:30 pm | Tejas Yoga

The hormone cycle of a woman is connected to the moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the world around us. Understanding this cycle and learning to work with it, rather than against it, can help create a deeper sense of understanding, ease and comfort in the body, of self-knowledge and self-love in the heart and mind, and deepen the community you share with the women around you. This workshop explores the general function and movement of a woman’s cycle, and will teach us how to practice at particular points in our cycle to allow ourselves to experience the greatest sense of sthira and sukah, or steadiness and ease. We’ll learn practices that support the body during menses and PMS, as well as practices that can be helpful with hormonal changes of menopause. We’ll also explore the dance of hormones that make up a woman’s cycle, explain each stage of the fertility cycle, and even discuss how to track and chart this cycle for purposes of pregnancy achievement or prevention.

Details

This workshop will include:

·         A physical practice that will create an environment of attention, generosity and balance in the body and mind

·         Information demystifying and explaining the menstrual cycle

·         Practice observing and charting the menstrual cycle to understand fertility

·         Resources for using dietary and lifestyle choices that help ourselves and others with PMS, and common menstrual “disorders”

  • Cost for the workshop is $40, however financial aid is available to those who need it. When booking your spot, use the code "Respect" to qualify for a discounted price. 
  • This workshop is designed for all levels of practitioner, but some yoga experience is helpful, as well as a cursory knowledge of Ayurveda.
  • Props including blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters will be provided, but if you like to use other props, feel free to bring them. If you'd like to bring a water bottle, a journal and a writing tool, that's great too. Finally, it's a good idea to bring a lock, to secure personal items in a locker in the changing rooms. (Please note, changing rooms are not gender-neutral.)
  • Dress for practice! Clothes that allow you a full range of movement are best, and layers are a good idea, in case you get chilly.
  • Tejas Yoga is located at 1300 South Wabash Ave. ste 201, on the southwest corner of Wabash Avenue and 13th Street, one block south of the Green, Orange and Red Line Roosevelt Station. You can reserve your spot at www.tejasyogachicago.com
  • Other questions? Call the studio or contact Jess
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