Saturday May 20 | 2-5PM
Join Gina de la Chesnaye in a monthly workshop series breaking down the elements of more challenging poses such as arm balances, inversions, deep twists and most importantly, the preparation of the body for Meditation. Typical worshops include a two hour asana class as well as pranayama, half hour meditation and half hour dharma discussion.
Particpants should have an intermediate to advanced practice, an open heart and a willingness for fun.
$35 pre-reg / $40 day of
Gina participated in the 200 Hour Teacher Training with Alison West of Yoga Union. She is known for teaching a comprehensive class with careful attention to alignment, mindfulness and full-body strengthening. She is also a teacher with The Lineage Project, which brings mindfulness-based exercises such as yoga and meditation to at-risk and/or incarcerated youth and their support staff. Gina is the Trauma Resource Director on the faculty of The International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights where she co-facilitates Contemplative Based Trauma and Resiliency Trainings to humanitarian aid workers, trauma therapists, social workers and counselors in Africa and is a faculty member of Second Response which tends to the emotional & psychological needs of people exposed to trauma, providing body-centered methods to relieve the harmful effects of stress, distress & trauma.
Gina also is a competitive kickboxer and boxer as well as a writer and photographer and has authored many articles on meditation, yoga, martial arts and Buddhism.