New Year's Eve Master Class
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10am-11:30am
@ Moksha Yoga Center, Chicago, IL (Riverwest)
Join Ingrid for a special Master Vinyasa Class! She will teach a 90-minute vinyasa flow class, that includes a core-strengthening flow, creative sequences that help challenge and inspire you, and a deep, relaxing savasana that includes live music. All levels welcome!

Detox Flow and Restorative Immersion
Saturday Jan 11, 2014, 10am-1pm
@ Moksha Yoga Center, Chicago, IL (Riverwest)
Fee: $30

1.5 hours of flow, 1.5 hours of restorative
In the wake of your holiday indulgence, unroll your mat and let go of your turkey (or tofurkey) stuffing with a 1.5-hour dynamic yoga flow with Ingrid, followed with a 1.5 hour restorative and meditation practice. We will start with a powerful and fluid vinyasa flow to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems and help clear out toxins. You will learn sequences to twist and liberate the core, freeing the body with spaciousness and ease. Yoga and breathing techniques will help you firm up, reset the metabolism, and cleanse the inner body. We will end with a restorative and meditation practice to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, to help you digest through the purified body and relax away holiday stress, preparing yourself for the new year. Winter won’t be over yet, so this practice will restore balance to your immune system and leave you feeling worked out, refreshed, and relaxed.

YinKi® Night
coming in late January 2014
@ Yogaview Lincoln Park
Fee: $25

Yin Yoga class (longer holds of poses to facilitate deep opening and greater flexibility) with Reiki Healing (healing energy that serves to promote stress reduction and relaxation). This special offering is meant to quiet the mind, relax the body and expand the heart.

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-kee), the Japanese word for universal life force energy, is the practice of channeling this energy into the body to promote healing, stress reduction and relaxation. The word "Rei" means "high knowledge," and "Ki" means "life force energy". Reiki treats the whole person creating many beneficial effects that may include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. It is a natural and safe method for everyone.

Cancer Yoga Therapy Training with Ingrid Yang, E-RYT 500

@ Yoga Tree, San Francisco, CA
February 6-8, 2015

@ Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla, CA

@ Moksha Yoga Center, Chicago, IL

Certified Yoga teachers may attend this training where I will lead trainees in learning how to design and teach a yoga therapy class to cancer patients and survivors in a safe and therapeutic environment.

In this 3-day training you will learn:

  • - Yoga postures appropriate for survivors of all types of cancer and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications;
  • - The science and physiology of cancer, its treatments and side effects, and how yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle while undergoing chemotherapy, surgeries and/or radiation;
  • - Develop and lead classes compassionately and competently to improve balance, flexibility, and strength and to relieve stress, anxiety and pain that is often associated with cancer.

Ingrid Yang, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga for the last 15 years and cancer therapy yoga classes for over 10 years. She is the author of Hatha Yoga Asanas and is currently pursuing her M.D. degree at Rush University in Chicago, IL, and will be offering this special training weekend to impart her uniqe combination of clinical knowledge and yoga expertise. Ingrid's experience also includes owning and directing a yoga center in Durham, NC, where she worked as a clinical oncology research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Blackwell at Duke University Medical Center's Morris Cancer Clinic. At Duke, she focused her research on breast cancer and genetic and protein signatures demonstrated in chemotherapy treatment. She has specifically designed this training for yoga teachers to learn how to teach cancer yoga therapy with skill and confidence. Having worked closely with cancer patients in both the clinical and yoga settings, Ingrid is uniquely qualified to inform and inspire teachers to lead cancer patients though the healing process of Yoga.

Upon completion, teachers will receive a certificate of completion that may be applied toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 35 total CEUs, including 30-contact CEUs.

Pre-requisite: 200-hour Teacher Training

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