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Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain

Why Iyengar?

Iyengar Yoga, originated by BKS Iyengar (1918-2014), is known for two main ideas: use of props; precision of instruction. BKS Iyengar was the first practitioner-teacher to address the fact that each person has a certain range of flexibility, and that if a student’s body cannot perform the classic pose unassisted, the student does not receive the full benefit of the pose. BKS introduced props to aid the student’s understanding and execution of the pose (a block, for example, to make the floor higher for the down hand in Uttitha […]

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Anna Rain

Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain 2019 Winter Series

Anna Rain is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.  She began her practice in 1994, has been teaching since 2000, and has passed four levels of rigorous assessment to hold currently the level of Junior Intermediate II.  To improve the art and science of her teaching, she studies with her mentors in Pennsylvania regularly, and she visits the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India every two years. Through asana (poses), pranayama, (breath control), and pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Anna seeks to lead students to ever deeper revelations in their spiritual awareness. Her own […]

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A New Way to Love Workshop

A New Way to Love Workshop

Invest in your marriage! Make an investment in your marriage or relationship. Building on a spiritual foundation, you and your partner will acquire tools to deepen your communication, build a bridge to each other’s world, and repair ruptures in your relationship. Whether married for one year or for ten years, this workshop will focus on renewing what brought you together in the beginning. “Discovering a new way to love” is the theme for the Couplehood workshop.  This affordable six-week session is aimed at transforming the world one relationship at […]

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Safe Conversations

Safe Conversations Free Workshop

Isn’t there enough stress in the world, without adding stress in your relationship? Spend a day learning how to create safe and healthy relationships with Safe Conversations©, a workshop that will give you the skills to impact your relationship in the most profound way. Talking is among the most dangerous things people do! And listening is the most infrequent. Broken communication and makes a thriving relationship impossible. Safe Conversations® creating a safe and joyful space where everyone thrives. Safe Conversations© Workshops teach a new science-based relational technology to couples, communities, […]

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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

Try Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

Do you ever wake up with that pasty, yucky, Morning Mouth feeling? Some days, brushing your teeth and gargling doesn’t seem to eliminate it, and you might even notice a yellowish or white coating on your tongue. Daily tongue scraping, or jihwa prakshalana, is a time-tested Ayurvedic practice that helps to remove bacteria and toxins (or ama) from the tongue. Modern science is catching on to this age-old practice; new dental research shows that tongue scraping is an effective way to remove bacteria from the tongue for fresher breath. […]

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Harvest Moon & Herbs Festival

Smile Herb Shop Harvest Moon & Herbs Festival

Join us this weekend at Smile Herb Shop’s celebration of 44 years of herbalism with a fun-filled day of yummy food, vendors, autumn plants and bulbs, lectures, drum circles, live music, herb walks and more! When: September 29th  10 am – 4 pm Where: Smile Herb Shop 4908 Berwyn Rd College Park, MD 20740 Cost: FREE! FREE PARKING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AT HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH, USE THE 2nd ENTRANCE. For more information or to register see Smile’s Eventbrite page here Schedule of Events 10:30 am – Plants of Protection: […]

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Your Healthy Mind Program from BrainPower

Your Healthy Mind: A 7-Week Program to Shift Your Lifestyle & Eating Habits to Support A Healthy Brain As You Age! Join CIM Nutritionist and Health Coach Julie Wendt for this online group coaching program designed to support the lifestyle changes that will help you prevent cognitive decline as you age.  With a firm foundation in the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Recode program based on Dr. Bredesen’s work, Julie will present the latest research in an understandable format that will act as your guide toward establishing the set of […]

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5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

Feeling forgetful or absent-minded on occasion? It’s perfectly normal (and human!) to feel a little scattered now and then, but if you’re increasingly forgetting names and appointments or frequently misplacing your keys, it might be time to give your mind and memory a little Ayurvedic TLC. The Ayurvedic Perspective on Mind & Memory There are three aspects of learning and memory according to the Ayurvedic texts: 1) dhi, the power of acquisition or learning; 2) dhriti, the power of retention and processing; and 3) smriti, the ability to recall. […]

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