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The Yoga of Sound: Nada Workshop

Experience deep and profound healing and awareness in Nada Yoga Workshop. Join Tamara and Kapil for a 2 hour exploration in to Nada Yoga. Nada is held in great esteem in the yogic tradition. Nada may be thought of in the following way: sonant, resonance, reverberation, elemental “sound” or vibration. In yogic cosmology nada plays an important role in manifestation at the cosmic level: from transcendental to the immanent (or the material). It is not surprising then that the yogic toolkit uses nada as one way in which to experience aspects of ourselves: the energetic, emotional, and mental aspects of our being. In this workshop we delve into nada in an approachable way to experience deeper, more subtle aspects of ourselves. We start with asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breath techniques) to create space, followed by relaxation and witnessing techniques to tune the mind to sound in its more subtle aspects. Next we work gross and subtle sounds and vibrations in different parts of the body through the chanting of musical scales. Experience expansion of awareness and movement of energy through the sonic aspect of yoga! Kapil Agrawal & Tamara Gillest

Sunday Meditation and Dedication Practice

Starting on June 2nd at 11:30 am, BendnMove will offer free meditation group chanting of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times. The combination of sounds in any mantra creates a specific vibration in the body. Our body has a vibratory dimension. The vibrations are the manifest symptoms of the life-force. The strong syllables of the Mahamrityunjaya create a vibration which, according to tradition, removes the influences of stagnation, that static nature which is without any inspiration and motivation, and encourages health and healing at the physical, emotional, and mental levels of our being. Names of people in need of support may be added to a list which is read and remembered before each chanting session. This session follows the morning practice. You can stay or just drop in for the practice. You are invited to learn and chant along or just listen in quiet reflection.

Sound Healing with Restorative Yoga

Join us for a fun and relaxing night of sound healing and restorative yoga.  Bring your friend, partner, spouse, or even your neighbor to an evening of relaxation. It’s Valentine’s day and there’s no better way to celebrate than through sound and connection. Tamara will lead you through gentle relaxing restorative yoga postures while you enjoy the sounds of the singing bowls by Charlie.  This is a special evening with 90 minutes of yoga and sound followed by healing tea and treats.  Register early, as spots are filling fast. Cost is $30 Register online or call the studio at 206-697-4399

Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training for Women Only with Leslie Howard

This 20 hour training is for experienced yoga teachers, health care professionals, midwives, doulas, fitness trainers, massage therapists and just plain curious prationers of yoga that want to deepen their practice.

You will learn:
  • Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care
  • Anatomy of the pelvis, hips and gluteus muscles and their roles in pelvic health
  • How posture affects the pelvic floor
  • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle
  • The role of breath and emotion in the pelvic floor
  • How to teach breath and asana to students who need tone in their pelvis and as well as those who have too much tone
  • Yoga for the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal
  • Yoga for Menopause
  • Anatomy and care for the male pelvis such as prostate issues, incontinence, sexual dysfunction

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based an internationally-acclaimed yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of yoga for pelvic health. Sonima Health named her one of the top 50 yoga instructors in the USA. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Her new book, Pelvic Liberation, is available through Amazon.  To find out more about Leslie, go  to www.lesliehowardyoga.com

Fee is $650 before 10/25, $695 after. Full payment is due by October 25. There is an optional project for certification after the program for an additional $225.

Class Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday meet 1:30pm -6:00pm
Mon-Tues meet 1:00pm -5:00pm.

For registration go to www.bendnmove.com or call 206-697-4399.
BendnMove 3270 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Yoga for Women’s Health

In this workshop, Tamara will talk about yoga focused on the health of the pelvic floor, as well as Ayurvedic practices that help to nourish and care for the female body.

The workshop will include movement, so bring your mat or use one of ours and wear comfortable clothes.  You will walk away with some ways to manage pelvic floor tone, information on self oil massage practice, useful mudras to manage your energy and mood, and mantra to help harness your mind.   

Your investment is 3 hours and $59.
Save your spot today by calling 206-697-4399 or register at bendnmove.com.

Holiday Practice

As a gift to our students and friends, here is a recording of a short practice to get you through the holidays and ready to start the new year.  Feel free to link directly to this video or download it from YouTube.  This is a 30-minute gentle yoga practice.  If the link does not work, cut and paste this link into your browser:  https://youtu.be/mkuVF1y4olk