photo

Yoga Health Education Intensive Weekend - Chronic Pain

Taught by Swami Sivasankariananda, Dr. Anthony Lopresti DOFriday, January 26 – Sunday, January 28, 2018Tuition : $90.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

Pain seems to be conscious and cognitive. Persisting pain is related to changes in the physical body and neuroplastic changes in the nervous system. The “danger button” is constantly activated. Pain changes us in many ways. There are equally many ways to change it back. Develop skills to keep your body, breath and mind calm. Put some evidence-based pain self-care processes in your pain care toolkit. There is hope for finding more peace and ease.

Workshops

  • Acute and chronic pain conditions and management.
  • Breath Awareness and Breath Regulation – Pain is changeable;
  • Reset the protective systems
  • Mind body awareness – Become a pro at feeling non-pain sensation
  • Body Tension Regulation and Release – Stay at the edge of pain
  • Awareness of Thoughts and Emotions – Interconnection
  • Anti  inflammatory vegetarian diet 

Daily Schedule

06:00 - 07:30 am Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and lecture
08:00 - 10:00 am Special Yoga therapeutic class - adapted to condition 
10:00 - 10:45 am Vegetarian Brunch
11:00 - 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
01:00 - 03:00 pm Yoga Health Workshop
04:00 - 06:00 pm Special Yoga therapeutic class - adapted to condition 
06:00 - 06:45 pm Vegetarian Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 pm Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and lecture

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm with Orientation followed by Satsang,
Departure: The course will end at 2pm on final day

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Sunday, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

What to Bring

Textbook: "Essentias of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

Other:  slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.  All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Registration

To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.

◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD

Accommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations

 


Swami Sivasankariananda

After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She took sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist.


Dr. Anthony Lopresti, DO

Dr. Lopresti graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973. He works in South San Francisco, CA and MDI Wellness Centre, Walnut Creek, CA  and specializes in Family Medicine and General Practice. Dr. Lopresti is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek.