We are deeply connected to our environment.  As we find ourselves in the shortest and coldest days of the year, we likely notice various impacts on our physical, mental, social, and/or emotional selves. This four week yoga workshop will help us to build resilience to the winter days by exploring:

— sequences that build heat (pitta) in the physical body

— exercises that encourage an increased awareness of the subtle energy body

— breath practices that build vitality and alertness

— heart-opening poses that create an inner light, to counteract the constricting effects of the cold.

Join us to build community and learn some helpful tools for both on and off the mat.

Yoga for the Dark Days with Jessie Rhines

Time: Sundays, Date: 2/2/2014 – 2/23/2014, From: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Evolutions (Annapolis)
Registration link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=3587 or call 410-224-7220

Jessie was born in Annapolis, MD with a love of the healing arts. She earned a B.A. in Social Work and Cultural Anthropology from Kenyon College and a M.A. in Systemic Counseling from Bastyr University, a renowned holistic healing arts university near Seattle, Washington. She’s a licensed mental health counselor and a yoga teacher, and in a marriage of these two, she is certified in Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT), a modality that combines talk therapy with yoga philosophy, postures and movements in the treatment of various mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues.Over the years, Jessie has worked with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, self-mutilation, disordered eating, grief and loss, and with those who are struggling with major life transitions such as death, birth, illness, physical pain or injury, relationship changes and community changes.
Jessie is trained through the Samarya Center, the birthplace of IMT, whose purpose is to heal our communities through yoga and whose mission is to foster individual transformation as a means to radical social change. While she adores the west coast and still has a strong community there, she returned to Annapolis in 2011 with a dedication to spread her knowledge of this integrated modality to the east coast. She is passionate about lifelong learning, and receives ongoing peer support and supervision from various practitioners, including Molly Lannon-Kenny and Stephanie Sisson, founders of The Samarya Center and well-known movers & shakers in the Yoga Therapy world.