“Each birthday is not about how old you are, it’s about aging gracefully!”
Addressing the issues of aging can be overwhelming. Issues of stiffness, pain, old and new injuries can leave you feeling old and powerless. You may think of yoga as just pretzel like poses and extreme stretches. And this is true for those who have been practicing a long time.
But there is really much more. For those of us in our 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and yes 80’s….we just want to feel good to go where we want to go. Learning to move your body to the maximum ability you have right now is the essence of yoga. In class I help you maximize this ability with individual attention, slow steady steps to help you breathe better and move easier. You can take steps to alleviate both mental stress and physical limitations.
Each class is designed to reach you where you are. First and foremost is to get your circulation going and move energy throughout your body - you have to get moving to keep your body engine running. Just as you ’tune up’ your vehicle, your body is your vehicle for life and must get regular ’tune ups.’ If you have 50% ability to move, you can make 100% of that 50%! If you can walk and breathe you can do EmPowerFlow Yoga!
Therein lies the greatest light of all.... the Light Within
Peter in Germany "is so grateful to be part of our regular classes. We have done great retreats in Europe, but now, ongoing classes is what I've always wanted to do." See more testimonials below
"Stirring your energy up with yoga promotes quieting the mind and feeling what you really feel. From this place, we are more free to make choices. Dream your dreams; feel your passion; keep swimming....." Eleanora Lipton
Today is the day I decided to more fully participate in the creation of my life.
The Law of Relationships is key to understanding the whole body, the energy principles, the physical responses in the body, and the emotional force that powerfully drives the body. This outline of our workshops is a fantastic beginning to our exploration of these elements in the Light of Yoga, and the sincere endeavor to help you get the absolute benefits of your practice. And this is why yoga has endured for 5000 years.
Based on the depth of the 5 Universal Elements, integral to understanding the energy model of EmPowerFlow Yoga, each workshop focuses on one of the 5 elements and primary systems. 1. Earth/Polishing the Spine/Core - January 2022 2. Immune System - April 2022 3. Water 1 - Pelvic Bowl - November 2022 4. Water 2 - Deepening the Dive - February 2023 5. Fire - Igniting the Fire Within/Solar Plexus Power Center - June 2023
1. Polishing the Spine is Core to the very foundation of our physical body, our bones and entire skeletal structure.
2. Immune System requires consistent diligence. The Lymphatics require constant motion. You can and you do have a huge impact of the state of your health. Learn how to maximize your efforts.
3 & 4. Water 1 & 2 - Sacred Water, as the sages of old say, spans from being the most subtle and refined to the most dense expression of emotions, attitudes, prejudices, projections, neutrality, compassion and, ultimately, liberation. Practices will focus on the pelvis, the emotional seat of the body. Our intention is to help you understand how and why EmPowerFlow Yoga and Polarity exercises awaken the energies stored in the pelvis, stimulate creativity, energize the whole body and as Dr. Stone states, “Helps us find a foundation of deep rest.”
Moving forward.............. Yoga poses, meditation, knowledge, and practice are all included in each 3 hour workshop to empower and expand to realizations unimagined.
We will dance, float, swim, stretch, and empower; we may laugh, cry, sing or sleep. All are welcome.
You may purchase the recordings by contacting Donna Futrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-230-3452.
Are you feeling fatigued from what you don't want? Maybe an inspiration of what you do want? Are you hearing a whisper from your heart?
"We might be the leading edge in bringing about the purpose of the universe." Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn Slow down, quiet down and feel what's stirring in the depth of your being. EmPowerFlow. You, me, us....we matter. Together we make a really great difference. Go for what you really want. Let us know if we can help. Be love beyond measure.
Eleanora Lipton Hatha Yoga, Polarity Therapy, and meditation has been Eleanora’s path for decades. EmPowerFlow Yoga has evolved as the integration of these practices. Her insight and skill simplify the process of moving into poses appropriate to your body’s current condition. Understanding that your body has gotten you to Here and Now, with a great dose of compassion, will truly move you forward with more grace and ease. For more information on Eleanora, EmPowerFlow yoga & Polarity Plus Tea: www.pathsforwholeness.com
Karen Kerns Having an educated background in both science and energy, KK brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and special insight to becoming more self realized. Her passion is to discover the consciousness that is the body, that is the mind, and is the spirit for cultivating true wholeness. KK’s intention in this class is to help you have the life you want, filled with desire, vitality and the physical body to pursue what you want. For more information on polarity therapy: www.polaritycenter.com
EmPowerFlow Yoga Teacher Training Integration of the 5 Elements Coming soon in person! See below for training videos you can get now.
EmPowerFlow Yoga is based on the asanas/poses of Hatha Yoga and the energy principles of Polarity Therapy. Asanas vitalize both the physical and subtle anatomy of the human body. Polarity therapy, based on the Ayurvedic and yogic model of energy relationships, outlines three forces of energy called the Gunas, i.e, the qualities of energy allowing all of creation.
This weekend of Integration will weave together the energies of Rajas, Tamas, and Sattva, i.e., 3 foundational components to the Wireless Anatomy as given by Dr. Randolph Stone. We will take a step back to explore again each of the gunas unique qualities and how we understand them now.
This exploration becomes incredibly beneficial by seeing into all that we have had to process in a profoundly chaotic life atmosphere. Watching and standing by our families, friends, students, clients, and all beings…..none of whom are exempt from the chaos, upset and confusion.
What is the worth of our work if not to utilize with as much skill and compassion towards everyone and everything, everywhere?
The mystery of yoga, 1000’s of years old, is the profound truth that knows no time, only knows your spine! The vertebrae must be decompressed routinely, the heart must know love, the mind must direct and allow energy to flow. Energy therapies are the leading edge because they get to the core.
Teaching yoga is so incredible because we empower others to grow and direct their own energy for health building and spiritual unfoldment. By the way, this is the hardest job you will ever have.
Included in our weekend: 1. Deep dive into the qualities of the elements ether, air, fire, water & air in relation to the Gunas 2. Application of these energies to poses/asanas 3. Accessing these energies through meditation on the chakras 4. Applying the lines of force to assist release of the spine, back, hips, shoulders, neck and knees.
This class is a really good opportunity to gain more insight into your own and/or your students process. Here are some issues that often arise.
Anything familiar? 1. Where does fear of a pose show up? 2. Why does this pose scare me? 3. How can I feel safer in my practice? 4. Can I move through all this scar tissue from an injury? 5. Nothing I do makes a difference ……….
Understanding energy principles, utilizing energy principles, and appreciating energy principles truly is a process of exploring, absorbing, and experimenting. Energy really is the key component to our health and well being. Applying these principles to yoga makes practice so very interesting and mystical. Most wonderful in this weekend will be what we co-create together from your yoga and meditation experience.
All are welcome to attend. You are not required to have taken previous workshops. Those that complete all workshops will receive Certification as an EmPowerFlow Yoga Instructor.
Contact Donna Futrell with any questions at 678-230-3452 or email@example.com
Although not a requirement, you will get a really good feeling for the class flow and a lot of good information regarding the 3 Gunas.
In completion, you will receive a certificate as an EmPowerFlow Yoga Teacher.
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.
AND....if you missed previous weekends, you can get the recording. Purchase now
We are in such a deep, transformative time. When we choose to listen in, there are such intense stirrings; some difficult to navigate. Yoga promotes awareness of this process. From the classes I've been teaching over these last many pandemic weeks, I have begun to see participants moving more into stillness. Something is truly transpiring beyond all that appears.
EmPowerFlow is the process of slowing down enough to listen in, stretch and power up. Teaching yoga has often been said to be the hardest job you'll ever have. Well, I must say that has a ring because we must keep up with Thy Self so that Thy Self can keep up with every student. What an incredible win/win. “The time flows fast as you slow down and the results are amazing.”
Here's more great feedback to share with you: *The five hour car trip from Conyers to St Simon's was easily manageable because of our yoga practice. We stopped twice to stretch and appreciated the skills we've learned to keep our bodies moving and grooving. 😊 Much gratitude to you! Shelley, Conyers
*Hey Eleanora, the hip stretches were great, the leg pain was totally gone after the class. Isn’t that incredible? Thanks so much for the help. I’ll “see” Donna tomorrow. -❤️Judy, Conyers
*We've loved the classes and so appreciate the routine of regular yoga movement guidance. Thank you once again. hugs and love, Shelley, Conyers
* Cathy in Conyers says she is 'loving classes on zoom!'
* And our friend Mary is now joining us from Sedona and connecting with old pals here in Georgia.
* Susan in Atlanta "is so grateful for the opportunity to zoom in when she can. There is always the spirit of feeling welcomed. "
Are you a practitioner of the Healing Arts - a Polarity Practitioner, a Healthcare Professional, a Mental Health Counselor or an individual committed to your own personal growth?
This retreat will provide tools to help you assist your clients more fully connect with their body as their internal guidance system through Intuitive Yoga.
This retreat will take participants on an inner journey of the energy pathways through Dr. Stone’s easy stretches, yoga poses, and mindfulness of movement. 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.
The aging process alone can be especially challenging, and when complicated with inflammation and stiffness; we can help others profoundly enhance core vitality with focus and movement. I am working deeply with clients in yoga class, in the gym with weights, and those limited to chair exercise to help them discover where they have strength and range of motion where they simply have not been aware. Pain has become more of a path of complacent suffering. Yet there is still a spark that just maybe they can feel better, get around better. My oldest client at 97 years old, has been so overwhelmed by sciatic pain, that he did not know how much strength was in his arms that is now assisting him to move, get up, and feel better about himself.
Another client, 65 years old, after working for a year with a weight trainer, has locked her shoulders and the back muscles. The upper back has formed with minimal flexibility.
Working consistently with Dr. Stone’s cliff hangers and spinal releases, and other practices, we are beginning to see an increased range of motion. The greatest challenge is training her mind to be more receptive of the subtle movement and power of breath and energy.
The energy principles of polarity, after 35+ years, have become more alive and applicable then maybe ever! Understanding and working with the core breath and core muscles to stabilize and protect the skeleton and nerve pathways is simple and simply overlooked. Profound shifts happen in the consciousness of the body which then brings clarity to the mind…often quite startling.
Topics to be Covered
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
Paths For Wholeness, formerly known as Atlanta Polarity & Intuitive Yoga Center, in Atlanta for over 30 years, is now home in the cloud with several in person satellites. The pandemic has truly been a game changer. Eleanora and her amazing team have truly made the most of these very challenging times. Our team of instructors, practitioners, and graduates offer private sessions, intuitive yoga, sound therapy, and nutritional support in the US and Europe. Based on the energy principles of Polarity Therapy, we offer hands on therapy for relief of over-stressed muscles, injuries, athletic stress, and day-to-day life. Polarity 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's Polarity Therapy is a fantastic combination of therapeutic touch with specific energy work that releases my deeply held tension. The combination is a great stress reliever as well as the best power nap ever. For injury recovery, neck stiffness, back pain, leg fatigue, and summer sluggishness, this is just what the doctor should order!" - A Satisfied Client
Eleanora Lipton, Founding Director of EmPowerFlow Yoga 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
Extensive community outreach has included the local fire station, women's health center, and conferences. Eleanora brings a richness of skill, sensitivity, and experience to the facilitation of the evolutionary process; growing health, wellness, and harmony for all beings on our precious planet.
Did you miss the live interview? You have a chance to listen to Eleanora's 8-minute recorded radio interview with All Business Media FM. Eleanora shares the many benefits of staying active with Intuitive Yoga as well as how polarity therapy bodywork supports the body to relax and restores health.
Exciting news! Georgia State Homes recently featured Atlanta Polarity & Intuitive Yoga Center in the following article:
The Healing Power of Polarity Therapy Makes an Impact in Atlanta, GA Forty-two years ago, Eleanora Lipton began learning about exercise and nutrition while working at The Arden Zinn exercise studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The discovery of nutrition opened Lipton's mind to higher planes of thinking. To read more click here.
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