breathe in love retreats
Join Aviva Levine for an extended practice into the deeper layers of the human experience. This is an opportunity for those who have a committed practice to show up and tap into the spectrum of our physical, emotional and energetic systems. Can we feel deeply without falling apart? Can we touch our fragile places while also feeling our strength? Can we experience resistance while also trusting in the beauty of life? Can we know hard truths and also believe in magic? This workshop is suitable for those with injuries - prior yoga or other mindful movement experience suggested.
INTRO TO YOGA
Symmetry Yoga Alameda
Have you been putting off trying a yoga class? Got a list of why nots? Aviva is ready to ease you into feeling comfortable with checking out different types of yoga and finding what works for you. The beginning of the workshop will discuss common fears of signing up for a class, explain terms used in class descriptions and how to honor your needs in every class you attend. The second part will be an practice connecting to breath with movement and intention. We will check in at the end so you can share what worked and what didn’t and get feedback on what that may means in the yoga experience. Suitable for anyone. Those with injuries encouraged.
Symmetry Yoga Alameda
Sat May 11th 1:30-3:30pm
This 2-hour workshop will include an explanation of TRE®, an all levels core awareness series (yoga and pelvic exercises) and TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercises). This is suitable for anyone with or without a regular movement practice and honors all injuries and any limited mobility.
TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.
TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.
NECK + SHOULDER LOVE
Leela Yoga Alameda
Sat May 4th 1:30-3:30pm
Join Aviva Levine for a special Saturday yoga session tending to the powerful yet tender spaces of the neck and shoulders. This is an all levels Forrest Yoga practice dedicated to unwinding holding patterns in the 4th Chakra of the Heart and the 5th Chakra of Communication. Explore how our emotions affect our gestures, posture and structure. This is an invitation to deepen breath and attention - and shift from patterns of tension, pain and/or numbness towards mobility, aliveness and freedom.
$35 early bird $45 after May 1st