Yoga Workshop Interfacing Energy Principles with Hatha Yoga

We are happy to welcome yoga mentor, pioneer, and one of Abbey’s first yoga teachers from over 25 years ago – Eleanora Lipton! Eleanora will be presenting teacher training on an integral piece that she has developed, EmPowerFlow. This workshop is currently broken into 2 parts.  Ideally theses workshops should be attended in consecutive order but that is not required.

EmPowerFlow Yoga

These intensive two day workshops will take participants on an inner journey of the energy pathways as taught in Ayurvedic medicine and interpreted by Dr. Stone, creator of Polarity Therapy. Both Ayurvedic medicine and Polarity Therapy give us a basic model of the 5 Elements, i.e, earth, water, fire, air and ether. Class will begin with an outline of this model. Then we will move into easy stretches and yoga poses with more awareness of the energy flow. The primary intention is to ground and open the pathways within the body; to feel the qualities of the pathways and ease the energy through the tight, injured and painful spaces within.

These workshops can be taken in any order. Part 1 is not a pre-requisite for Part 2.

With 35+ years of the study and practice of Polarity Therapy and Hatha Yoga, EmPowerFlow Yoga has emerged as the interfacing of poses with our innate energy system. We will engage in the EmPowerFlow process with practices of the core breath and core muscles to stabilize and protect both the skeleton and nerve pathways. Profound shifts happen in the consciousness of the body which then brings shifts to the higher mind….and the natural, intuitive flow.
These tools will help you assist your students to connect with their body and their internal guidance system. What an amazing gift you have as instructors to help others build the best of themselves…..self-confidence, inner safety and peaceful heart. This course is a requirement for the EVY 300 hour teacher training program and is approved by the Yoga Alliance for 14 continuing education hours.
Yoga students, practitioners, seekers……we welcome you with all our heart to take this next step.

For those who have completed Weekend 1 and are registered for Weekend 2, you receive 2 free bonuses to keep the energy momentum.

1. Starting September 14, you can join a study hour on zoom from 10 – 11 am. This study hour will continue on the second Monday of each month through January, i.e, until we meet in person and zoom on January 30 & 31. The dates are: October 12, November 9, December 14 & January 11.

September study hour will feature Polarity Center Director of Michigan, Karen Kerns, speaking to the first Guna of our studies, Rajas. She and I are excited to bring more depth and clarity to what we covered in Weekend 1. If you cannot make the live session, you can request the recording.

2. The second bonus is a group EmPowerFlow Yoga class with either Eleanora or Lakshmi. We offer 3 classes a week, plus recordings, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am. You may choose any one class once a month. Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Part 1 – EmPowerFlow Yoga: Interfacing Energy Principles with Hatha Yoga

Workshop will be offered again in 2021.

These workshops can be taken in any order. Part 1 is not a pre-requisite for Part 2.
Times: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both Saturday & Sunday
14 Total YA approved hours
CE Hours are also applicable for the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program (www.pathsforwholeness.com)

Learning the skills to grow the Intuitive Yoga process

Topics covered include:

  • Connecting with the intuitive flow
  • Outline of the 5 primary elemental pathways
  • Focusing on participant areas of pain and concern
  • Guiding the process of increasing energy flow
  • Poses to promote strength and stability – simple, precise and transformative
  • Soft awakening movement and meditation
  • Specific exercises for specific issues
  • Appropriate hands-on application in yoga poses

Tuition

$275 paid 1 month prior to class
$300 paid less than one month from class

Registration

To register for this workshop simply login to your MindBody account, select Etowah Valley Yoga as your studio, select the appropriate EmPowerFlow Yoga Workshop on the Workshop tab, then Enroll.

Part 2 – EmPowerFlow Yoga: Powering Up from the Earth and Activating from Center

Saturday, January 30, 2021 & Sunday, January 31, 2021

Times: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both Saturday & Sunday
14 Total YA approved hours
CE Hours are also applicable for the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program (www.pathsforwholeness.com)

These workshops can be taken in any order. Part 1 is not a pre-requisite for Part 2.

In Weekend 2, the focus is on getting more and deeper to the core. From the ‘energy’ perspective, the core is of the quality of Tamas, i.e, like sinking into the center of the planet of the earth through our body. Feel this for a moment. Turn your attention deeply inward at your navel and imagine diving in.

The physical body slowly begins to open into a reservoir full yet empty. A profound energy is present…..deep, penetrating, with texture. Emotions reveal themselves. So much can be discovered here. Herein lies a tremendous source of energy. We will tune in here and learn so much regarding the strength or struggle with our focus and poses. As you feel these deep inner energies, we will co-create a safe and transformative yoga journey.

Would you like to dive a little deeper into understanding more of the nature of energy? This energy model is truly a profound way to activate yoga poses and move more deeply into stillness.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the chakra system as our core energy system
  • Purification breathing practice for all 5 elements
  • Activating fire, water and air elements to move more and more from the center to the peripheral body
  • Poses for the core muscles of the torso which serve as key levers with specific focus on safety of the neck and spine
  • Core/energy principles of the shoulders and hips and how they are interdependent for strength and flexibility

These elemental energies are who you are, who nature is, and as Dr. Stone says, the elements are the ‘batteries of life.’ As long as there is life in the body, these batteries are completely rechargeable! This energy model will truly serve you in all your endeavors.

Grounding, Powering Up, Activating

Tamasic – deep contact with the core; earth energy of strength, stability, grounding, and inertia
Grounding deeply is empowered by the energy of tamas.

Weekend 1 is highly recommended but not required for taking Weekend 2.

Tuition

$250 paid before on or before January 5, 2021
$300 paid after January 5, 2021

Registration

To register for this workshop simply login to your MindBody account, select Etowah Valley Yoga as your studio, select the appropriate EmPowerFlow Yoga Workshop on the Workshop tab, then Enroll.

Recent Testimonial

“My Empower Workshop experience was very different from what I thought it would be. By dissecting a pose, slowly and deliberately getting into it allows you to become aware of the muscles that you use, make adjustments necessary to improve your position, isolate the appropriate muscles and gain a whole new level of body awareness. Then, by holding the pose, your physical comfort improves and allows you to grow the pose far beyond what can be accomplished in a regular yoga class. In addition to all this, when you release the pose you have a greater cognitive and physical reaction to what the pose accomplished. You come away from this workshop feeling physically fabulous, mentally relaxed, with a greater understanding of your body and a jump start on growing
your regular yoga class experience.” ~Susan H, Atlanta

Teacher

Eleanora Lipton, Yoga Mentor, BCPP, B.A. in Religious Studies

Eleanora Lipton is the founder of EmPowerFlow Yoga;   teaching over 35 years;  specializing in integrating energy principles of Polarity Therapy with Hatha Yoga.  Eleanora leads yoga and energetic healing retreats and trainings throughout the US, Scandinavia and Europe.

Formerly… one of thirty original American Polarity Therapy Association, APTA honored RPP and RPE;  now a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and Wellness Practitioner;  Member of the International Polarity Education Alliance; past APTA Board Member; co-author of The Therapeutic Art of Polarity;        past Yoga and Polarity Therapist at Accelerated Recovery Centers (recovery center for alcoholics); B.A. in Religious Studies, University of Colorado; Spiritual studies and extensive retreats with The Inayati Order.    She and her team offer hands on therapy and yoga for relief of over-stressed muscles, injuries, athletic stress, and day-to-day life. This therapy also reaches into deeply held stress patterns both physically and mentally, helping to release resistance and promote the receptive, i.e., the allowing of body, mind, and spirit to come into higher alignment. When the blockages/resistances are released, a sense of balance and vitality come naturally.

Eleanora is also the founder of the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program. Trainings now available.

For more information, YouTube Channel, & Facebook visit: www.pathsforwholeness.com

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