Janet W Parachin is a proud graduate of the Living Yoga Program and has been teaching yoga since 2004 and facilitating meditation groups since 1999. She has degrees in religion, ministry and education. She has completed over 800 hours of training in anatomy, restorative and therapeutic yoga and Ayurveda. Her teachers are Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, David Frawley and Vasant Lad. Janet is the Director of Yoga Spirit Academy yoga teacher training program in Tulsa. She teaches that all may experience sukha, ease in body, mind, heart and spirit.
Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga
In Slow Flow yoga we practice fewer poses, but we hold them longer with breath awareness. As postures are held the muscles become stronger and more flexible, and the mind becomes more focused and meditative. We’ll then transition into Restorative Yoga by practicing some relaxing, prop-supported postures on the floor. As postures are held with support, the nervous system calms and the stress response releases its hold on body and mind. The practice of mantra will tie it all together, for a truly integrative and healing practice. Bring props, please: blanket, block and strap. Bring a bolster if you have one for restorative yoga.
70% asana / 20% meditation / 10% pranayama
This guided meditation practice comes from the ancient Vedas but its message resonates with modern people: “Everything is as it should be in the moment. Rest into that awareness.” As “the yoga of sleep,” Yoga Nidra brings the body into a state similar to sleep, but encourages the mind to remain awake and alert. The practice includes deep relaxation, breath awareness, and balancing of the five elements and the seven chakras. Benefits include: more restful sleep, calm nervous system, better self-image, and ability to cope with life’s daily routine.
10% asana / 80% meditation / 10% pranayama
You’re probably familiar with Sun Salutations, a flowing sequence that builds and sustains heat in the body. But not everyone is as familiar with the Moon Salutations, another flowing sequence that cools the body and soothes the nervous system. Moon Salutations, known as Chandra Namaskar, provide a counterbalance to the Sun Salutations, and are especially useful for folks with wrist pain because minimal weight is placed on the hands. In this workshop we’ll explore the differences between solar and lunar Yoga practices through breathing, postures and meditation. For those who enjoy the effects of Restorative Yoga, you’ll see how Moon Salutations offer a more active way to restore and renew mind, body and spirit. We’ll also practice a flowing vinyasa yoga class that includes Moon Salutations.
50% asana 25% lecture 10 % meditation 15 % pranayama