Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Click here to register:
October 28, 2-3:30pm: Nourish and Restore with Shannon Allstott
Location: The Other Club (1227 Riverside Ave)
As the holidays approach, it's a good idea to pause and take care of yourself first. In this workshop, Shannon will lead you through a nurturing Restorative yoga practice blended with Ayurvedic tips on how to weather the changing seasons and the upcoming busy holidays. You'll leave feeling refreshed and renewed, with self-care tools and Ayurvedic recipes to help you enjoy the holidays with calm and balance.
November 18, 2-5pm: DIY Lava Stone Diffuser Bracelets with Jamye Richardson
Location: Daz Bog Coffee Community room (N. Mason & Cherry)
Investment: $35 (includes all materials for one bracelet) - $10 for additional bracelets
Hand-made gifts are the best! Put your love into a Lava stone & gemstone bracelet for yourself or someone special in this gift making workshop. Jamye will bring all the supplies - just show up, drink coffee & get crafty!
What's so special about Lava stone? Lava rock is grounding, bringing about balance, peacefulness, & strength. Due to its porous nature, it has become renowned as a natural essential oil diffuser. Apply a drop of your favorite oil and enjoy it all day. Combine your lava bead with other gemstones to amplify your intentions!
(NO WORKSHOPS IN DECEMBER)
January: Start Your New Year Mindfully (4-class course)
with Shannon Allstott
Find your calm, find your focus, find your balance.
A few years ago, I was stressed beyond my capacity to handle it. The stress was affecting my health, my relationships, my sleep - every aspect of my life. I'd wake with panic attacks in the middle of the night, my health was declining, and I was losing my cool over simple things. I was exhausted and wired at the same time from trying to keep everything going and still appear sane.
I recognized that I needed to make some changes, so I signed up for an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in the hopes that it would help me handle my stress better.
I had no idea that it was going to be one of those pivotal moments in my life, one that transformed how I view my work, my relationships... everything.
Halfway through the course I went on vacation with my family and spent some time every day meditating. By the end of that week I realized that the cure for my stress and anxiety was both easy and at the same time extremely difficult - I needed to make some major changes in my work life. It was obvious once I looked deeper, below the overwhelming day-to-day stress, to find the underlying cause. I continued my daily practice as I transitioned through these changes, and it helped me stay grounded and focused, unswayed by the opinions of others and confident in my decisions.
The one thing that helped me find the root cause of my stress and create lasting change was daily meditation.
By sitting for a period of time, every single day, you begin to notice patterns in your thoughts. You notice the little half-truths you tell yourself (and that you hear and believe from others), and you eventually lose your taste for them. You see the deeper truths, and you start acting on those instead.
Join me in January for a 4-week course based on the highly effective MBSR program:
- If you feel like your stress has the upper hand...
- If you're reacting all the time and can't seem to find time to be proactive...
- If you're ready to jump off the hamster wheel of anxiety and find a sense of calm again...
- If you're tired of feeling like you can't focus on anything because your mind just won't slow down...
...this course will help.
In this four-class series based on the proven Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, I'll gently guide you through different techniques to help you find the tools that work best for you. I’ll teach you how to use Mindfulness as a way to get to the root of your stress and anxiety, bring a sense of calm and focus to any situation, and find solid ground from which to make objective decisions. We'll be digging deep, using mindfulness and meditation as a way to break through old patterns, and retraining the mind to ditch the drama and focus on what matters.
Email Shannon at Shannon@balancebodywork.net with questions or for more information. Class size is limited - sign up now to ensure your spot!
Classes are held Saturday mornings at The Other Club, 1227 Riverside Ave.
January 5th: 10:30a-12:30p
January 12th: 10:30a-12:30p
January 19th: 10:30a-3:00p
January 26th: 10:30a-12:30p
Shannon Allstott teaches Mindfulness as part of her Functional Bodywork practice. She has been meditating for over 30 years, and completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in 2016. She's also a certified Yoga teacher, and is currently studying for a certification in Ayurveda.