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Finding your balance

Posted on July 8th, 2017  4:26 pm

A WORKSHOP FOR EARTH STEWARDS & ACTIVISTS
Sat Aug 19, 3-5 pm
Stress Management Center, 1165 Magnolia, Larkspur

Good balance is essential for an active and satisfying life. As our bodies age, it seems, our sense of balance slowly slips away.  Yet most of this decline is due to stress, inactivity, and fatigue. You can reverse this effect through activities which awaken your awareness of gravity, movement, and space. These exercises are easy to learn and fun to practice.  You will learn:

  • A self-massage routine
  • Gentle, enlivening warm-ups
  • Simple yoga poses
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques

Mark your calendar and get ready to relax, unwind, and energize your system in a hands-on, hearts-on workshop with Stuart Moody, MA, Registered Yoga Teacher.

Cost:  $20

Sign up here.

Upward lift“Balance is the natural state of life, because the basic characteristic of the fundamental element of life, pure consciousness, is complete balance.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Students comment:

“Stuart is a very knowledgeable and gentle teacher.”

“This class is wonderful for stress reduction.”

“I feel more relaxed now than I have in years.”

Space is limited.  Buy your ticket here.

Written by Stuart Moody on July 8th, 2017 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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Renewing energy from within

Posted on November 27th, 2012  1:10 pm

Restore your energy for the New Year on Sun Jan 6, 2-4 pm, at the Stress Management Center, 1165 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur.

With President Obama speaking again of climate change, and Congress discussing, however tentatively, a carbon tax, we have a golden opportunity to shift the direction of our country toward real sustainability. This opportunity means work at every level of society, from checking our home energy usage to developing renewable forms of energy to sequestering carbon in living systems of field and forest.

How do we renew our own energy as we imagine, plan, and implement these earth-saving actions?  Yoga techniques of self-massage, mindful movement, and conscious breathing can renew your life energy and revitalize your mind day after day.

Join us for a hands-on workshop, Renewing Energy from Within, to set the pace for a New Year full of resilience, optimism, and grace.  The Stress Management Center is on Magnolia Avenue near the College of Marin.  Cost: $20. No charge for Green Sangha members (annual membership $25 available at the door)

Advance registration is strongly recommended.  Call Elizabeth Little (510) 532-6574 or write info@greensangha.org. To join Green Sangha or to renew your membership, go to www.greensangha.org and click on the Donate tab.

“This is a gift to yourself.  Leaders feel such heavy burdens with so much to accomplish and with such little time and money to do vital work. Mindfulness for leaders helps us go to our strong and calm center and let go of the burden.  It nourishes the soul and frees the spirit.”

– Maureen Parton, County Supervisor’s aide

 

 

Written by Stuart Moody on November 27th, 2012 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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Inner Restoration for Eco-activists

Posted on May 29th, 2012  3:38 pm

Energy from within – yoga for environmentalists
Everyone needs energy to make it through the day.  Whether you are a community activist, a home-maker, a care-giver, or a civic servant, you know the importance of self-renewal when you want to do your best.

As our bodies age, though, energy tends to decline.  Exercise reverses this trend by activating every system that gets used in the physical activity that you perform.  Yoga exercises are especially helpful.  By releasing tension, stimulating all the major organs, and working consciously with the breath, yoga restores vitality and a deep sense of optimism.  Simple practices of relaxation and concentration complete the exercise equation, adding a new dimension to physical fitness: grounding in restful alertness.

Workshop: Sunday, June 17, 3-5 pm
Learn timeless techniques for contacting your reservoir of energy and inner peace at the Stress Management Center, 1165 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur.

Instructor: Stuart Moody, M.A., Registered Yoga Teacher and Transition Director for Green Sangha
$20 for the workshop (free for Green Sangha members).
To register, contact info@greensangha.org or call (510) 532-6574.

I came away with a greater appreciation of the power and importance of meditation and mindful thinking.  I felt more centered and now realize that rather than ‘taking up time,’ meditation actually gives us back time as we gain more focus, clarity, peace and energy to take with us in our busy lives.”  – Julie Dowling, co-founder of Sustainable San Ramon

Written by Stuart Moody on May 29th, 2012 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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