This intensive workshop will take participants on an inner journey of the energy pathways as taught in Ayurvedic medicine and interpreted by Dr. Stone, creator of Polarity Therapy.
Both Ayurvedic medicine and Polarity Therapy give us a basic model of the 5 Elements, i.e., earth, water, fire, air and ether. Class will begin with an outline of this model. Then we will move into easy stretches and yoga poses with more awareness of the energy flow. 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.
With 35+ years of the study and practice of Polarity Therapy and Hatha Yoga, EmPowerFlow Yoga has emerged as the interfacing of poses with our innate energy system. We will engage in the EmPowerFlow process with practices of the core breath and core muscles to stabilize and protect both the skeleton and nerve pathways. Profound shifts happen in the consciousness of the body which then brings shifts to the higher mind….and the natural, intuitive flow.
These tools will help you assist your students to connect with their body and their internal guidance system. What an amazing gift you have as instructors to help others build the best of themselves…..self-confidence, inner safety and peaceful heart. This course is a requirement for the Etowah Valley Yoga 300 hour teacher training program and is approved by the Yoga Alliance for 14 continuing education hours.
Yoga students, practitioners, seekers……we welcome you with all our heart to take this next step.
Topics to Be Covered Include:
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
Soft awakening movement and meditation
Specific exercises for specific issues
Appropriate hands-on application in yoga poses
Instructor Bio: Eleanora Lipton, Yoga Mentor, BCPP, B.A. in Religious Studies
Eleanora Lipton is a published author; yoga teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience; 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 and APTA; past APTA Board Member; co-author of The Therapeutic Art of Polarity; internationally recognized Polarity and EmPowerFlow Yoga instructor; Yoga and Polarity Therapist at Accelerated Recovery Centers for 5 years (recovery center for alcoholics); B.A. in Religious Studies, University of Colorado; Spiritual studies and extensive retreats with the School of Spiritual Healing.
Eleanora leads yoga and energetic healing retreats and trainings throughout the US, Scandinavia and Europe. Her work is based on the energy principles of Polarity Therapy. 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 spiritually, physically and mentally, helping to release resistance and promote the receptive, i.e., the allowing of body, mind, and spirit to come into better and better vibrational alignment. When upset and pain are reached, when the body and the heart have been heard, the energy opens and flows. The experience is consistently amazing. Eleanora is also the founder of the Wellness Practitioner Certification Program. Trainings now available.
Recent Testimonial: "My Empower Workshop experience was very different from what I thought it would be. By dissecting a pose, slowly and deliberately getting into it allows you to become aware of the muscles that you use, make adjustments necessary to improve your position, isolate the appropriate muscles and gain a whole new level of body awareness. Then, by holding the pose, your physical comfort improves and allows you to grow the pose far beyond what can be accomplished in a regular yoga class. In addition to all this, when you release the pose you have a greater cognitive and physical reaction to what the pose accomplished. You come away from this workshop feeling physically fabulous, mentally relaxed, with a greater understanding of your body and a jump start on growing your regular yoga class experience." Susan H, Atlanta