Workshops

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The Nourished Soul

Saturday, February 9th

1:00 pm -2:30 pm

Learning to thrive with whole food plant based nutrition

“When diet is wrong medicine is of no use…when diet is correct medicine is of no need” -Ayurvedic proverb

Come join our very own Ken Bell (co-author of “The Best of Both Worlds Cookbook”) to show you how to empower yourself and use your innate ability to become healthier and to create your own health destiny.

With a background in plant based Nutrition from Cornell University, Exercise Physiology, holistic health, Reiki, Touch Kinesiology, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation. Ken believes in physical, emotional, and spiritual alignment bringing a completely different perspective on empowering yourself to make positive changes in your life.

Whole foods, foods in their natural state like fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, nourish the body so that it can regulate better and repair itself. There is an incredible irreplaceable force in all of life that knows how to heal. When we learn our nutrition from nature, we find that whole foods contain a symphony of nutrients that go beyond the basic nutrition books and ideas.

Human beings carry within themselves the seed of healing. Our choices affect us more than we realize. We have the power to heal ourselves. People who use Western medicine have for a long time viewed their health as something they can manage rather than something that is affected by everything they do. After all, it might seem a lot easier to some people to just pop a pill to take care of an ailment rather than examine their lifestyle and make permanent changes. Perhaps it is easier in the short term, but it is not necessarily the best way to care for one’s health for the long term.

Reasonably, it comes down to rethinking the way we think about our health. Instead of deciding to take medication immediately and considering pharmaceutical solutions to be the ultimate answer, we might want to look at our overall lifestyle and examine choices we can make to solve the problem.

Take away’s from this class on how to:

Heal with whole foods
Improve your health
Increase energy
Transition to more whole foods in your every day
Ultimately to be more aware with whatever lifestyle you choose

NOTE: This class is NOT about becoming vegan, it is about becoming healthy.

“Natural forces within us are the true healers.” Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, circa 400 BC

$20

Men’s Yoga

Thursdays, February 21st to March 21st, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Men’s Yoga with Ken Bell

Men’s misconceptions of yoga

* You have to stand on your head

* Yoga is for women

* You have to chant

* You use smelly candles and incense

* The teacher is a guru in a white turban

Fortunately, yoga isn’t about any of these misconceptions or stereotypes.

In west the yoga is a fabulous system of exercise built around years of data and mounting medical evidence for its amazing ability to help people in and on all levels.

Yoga is complimentary to any other activity you enjoy.

Yoga can improve flexibility and increase muscle tone while helping you with greater balance and body control and in turn will help you in any of your athletic endeavors

Yoga is now being done by many pro athletes from football players to golfers. Add all this together and then pile on the fact that it can help with old or new injuries, clear your mind and it just feels great…. why not try it.

This class will delve into why yoga, how it compliments your everyday and athletic pursuits and help you to see the amazing results from your yoga practice.

Come join Ken, bring your questions and an open mind and see what Yoga Just for Men is all about!

5 week session $75

Intro to Yoga with Ken

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you’re new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. We love yoga newbies and offer several classes that are a great first step.

Join us once a month for an introduction to Yoga, specifically designed for first time yogis. Here you will learn the fundamentals of yoga as well as well as walking out feeling empowered, energized, and eager to come back.

Our Intro class focuses on the basics and you’ll be surrounded by our community of new yogis as well as returning practitioners who want to work on alignment of basic poses.

We make yoga accessible, understandable and challenging for all students.

Our intro class will break down poses step by step, answer questions, and offer variations for your body type and ability.

We are incredibly excited to introduce you to yoga! Yoga is an incredibly healing and empowering force and to able to share it with others, is a gift we take great pride in.

Come join us on February 23rd for an Introduction to Yoga class.

$10

Anatomy 1 Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These workshops (Anatomy 1, Anatomy 2 etc. etc.) will be standalone workshops reviewing and looking at a wide variety of poses and their effects and benefits of them on the body.

Through this workshop you will be empowered to use your innate ability to become more in tune with your body and create a healthy practice

When we learn to unlock stuck joints and support our musculature in the proper way we go beyond the basic aspects of anatomy and physiology and truly find the keys that yoga holds for our health.

Yoga nourishes the body so that it can regulate better and repair itself. And as human beings we intrinsically understand our bodies potential to heal ourselves.

This program is a practical and comprehensive system to provide the need-to-know facts for a solid understanding of how the human body works.

As a practitioner you’ll get to experiment with familiar poses approached from a new direction and take this knowledge and see how to apply it.

It’s not necessary to memorize hundreds of muscles and bones to apply science to yoga.

It will be best to try and focus on one aspect of a pose at a time whether that be the muscle group involved from large to small, the joint action or alignment. The word for focus in Sanskrit is Drishti and that is what you want to do. This will help you so as to not become overwhelmed by the subject matter and allow a deeper level of understanding.

Practicing yoga is an exploration of our individual bodies, minds and spirituality. Each practitioner needs to find their own best interpretation of each of these components and our job as instructors is to facilitate that journey.

Anatomy describes the structure of how our body is physically put together, physiology explains how all the components of the human organism work, individually and together, to maintain life.

With a background in exercise physiology, holistic health, Reiki, Touch Kinesiology, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation and nutrition, Ken brings a completely different perspective on empowering yourself to look within the body and mind to positive changes in your life.

$25