Workshops & Events

Richelle RicardIntensive Study of the Spine: Physiology & Application with Richelle Ricard

Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4, 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm

Meet Richelle, our new anatomy guru. She prefers the label yoga engineer. She's got us rethinking popular yoga cues like "tuck the tailbone" and "draw the shoulders away from the ears." In this work shop she offers you the knowledge she has gained over 20+ years of study and practice in sports medicine, massage therapy, energetics, and yoga. Her goal is to empower you and your yoga practice through education and awareness. When you understand the mechanics of your physical body, you can hone your awareness and refine your movement. This process keeps your muscles and joints safe, and trains your mind for the deeper work of a unified yoga practice; to tame the ego and connect with your true Self. She builds a forum for deeper education, not just a series of interesting sequences.

Your spine is your Center, your Axis, your Core...the root of your stability in gravity. A strong yet supple spine is integral to practicing yoga without injury. We must learn to embrace the gift of its free-jointed movement without exploiting its weaknesses.
                                                                                                                                                            
This class will focus on the engineering of the spinal column, it's range of motion and the safest way to move within it's parameters. You'll find that supporting the spine's weak spots will build superior strength and stamina for more dynamic opening over time. We'll discuss the structure and nature of the core system and bandhas and their integration into your asana practice. Lecture, asana, and hands-on adjustment will all be covered. 

"Richelle’s instructions, so carefully, precisely worded, guide us to become more aware of integrated movement and how adjustments or changes in stance or posture can make a difference in ease, strength and functional movement." says Cathy Geier in a recent article on Richelle in Seattle Yoga News.

You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you are currently enrolled in the Three Trees 300 hr Teacher Training; a graduate of any 200 RYT training; you are currently teaching yoga, or by permission of the directors.
$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by May 4, 2017

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Meredith HolcombTwo Opportunities to Practice Intuitive Flow Yoga with Meredith Holcomb

Saturday, June 17 from 2:15 - 4:15 and
Saturday, July 1 from 2:30 - 4:30

Meredith will guide you in a practice designed to empower a strong connection to the freedom of creative impulses held within the divine design of your body.

ABOUT MEREDITH HOLCOMB
Meredith Holcomb, E-RYT, is a free-lance traveling yogin and a favorite of Three Trees.
The creative, intuitive practice of yoga was revealed to her through self-practice, which she says has refined and delivered her into a more authentic experience of unfolding and expressing who she really is.  This freedom style of practice stems from our connection to higher guidance  – a guidance that is always communicating, telling us about our unique signature of divine self-expression, a guidance that frees us from limitation and shows us our magnificence.
 
Her honoring, inspiring teaching style liberates teachers and students from perceived and imperceptible limitations so they may expand their creative intuitive abilities  – no matter the method, style or yoga lineage one practices.  For more about Meredith

$35 in advance; $40 at the door
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RestorativeKirtan with Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard

Saturday, June 17 from 7:15 - 8:30 pm 

Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion.
Kirtan means devotional chanting, usually the singing of ancient Sanskrit chants and mantras in a group setting.

Rob & Melissa Lundsgaard are Bhakti Yoga teachers and kirtan artists. Together they weave ancient Sanskrit chants with heart-filled songs, and insightful storytelling. Their personal mantra “Be Nice and Have Fun” is the foundation of their life philosophy, and their gift is sharing this joy through mantra.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door
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RestorativeIntuitive Adjustments Yoga Flow Masterclass with Meredith Holcomb

Saturday, September 16 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm 

In this session you will be guided through a slow sequence that is designed to incorporate hand’s on giving and receiving of Intuitive Adjustments.  All levels of experience are welcome to this nourishing class!

Meredith Holcomb, E-RYT, is a free-lance, traveling yogini.
The creative, intuitive practice of yoga was revealed to her through years of self-practice, which has refined her craft and delivered her into a more authentic experience of unfolding and expressing who she really is! This fluid, freedom style of practice stems from a connection to higher guidance – a guidance that is always communicating, telling us about our unique, divine self-expression. When followed, this inner guidance frees us from limitation and shows us our present magnificence.

Her honoring, inspiring teaching style liberates both teachers and students from perceived and imperceptible limitations so they may expand their creative, intuitive abilities – no matter the method, style or yoga lineage one practices. For more about Meredith, please visit her website.

$35 in advance, $45 at the door
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picture of child doing yogaRestorative Yoga and Acupuncture Sandi Koch, CYT, and Robynne Knight, L.Ac

Friday, June 30 from 6:00 -7:30 pm 

What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate??

Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture!

Join us for an evening of healing and rejuvenation with Sandi Koch, CYT and Robynne Knight, L.Ac. as they combine a the gentlest of yoga and guided meditation with the deep rest of an acupuncture nap (on your yoga mat!).
45 minutes of restorative yoga will be followed by 45 minutes of yoga nidra complemented by a single, calming acupuncture point. Safe for pregnant women, and any health concerns, this acupuncture point encourages rest, centering, and relaxation.

Sandi Koch is a local yoga teacher and Thai Massage Practitioner with Santosa Yoga & Movement Center at Three Trees. Her work is geared towards helping us find balance in our bodies and our lives. She offers private Thai Yoga Massage sessions, and loves teaching Restorative Thai Workshops and core/alignment based yoga.

Robynne Knight, L.Ac. of Dragonfly Healing Arts is a Licensed Acupuncturist at Three Trees who loves combining the ancient medicine of the East with the benefits of yoga. She believes we all have the ability to experience health and wellness given the opportunity to find balance and stress relief. Savasana is her favorite place to take an acupuncture nap.  

$35 in advance, $40 at the door
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Kids Yoga (ages 3 -9) with Anne Laurel

Last Saturday of Every Month from 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Yoga for Kids focuses on creative movement, body awareness, and an introduction to the mind-body connection. Using games, stories, music and imagination this class will be a fun and exploratory process accessible to any age or physical ability. The main focus of yoga is to bring movement and awareness into our children's bodies...no ability to touch your toes or sit perfectly still is required. Students should come with an open mind and a willingness to move, explore and express themselves. And have fun!

Benefits of Yoga for Kids:

* Improves motor skills, balance and coordination
* Increases neuromuscular development
* Helps to strengthen the immune system
* Promotes healthier sleep
* Increases concentration, focus and attention span
* Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
* Balances energy
* Builds confidence and self-esteem
* Develops discipline and self-control
* Enables social interaction and self-expression
* Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle
* Its fun!

$13 in advance, $18 at the door. $4 discount on each additional sibling

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Richelle RicardPrenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Megan Costello

Friday August 4 - Sunday August 6, 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Have you had the experience since you began teaching of having a pregnant person in your yoga class?

Have you wondered how to best serve them as a student, and what was even safe to offer them? Or have you thought about becoming a prenatal or postnatal teacher?

Prenatal yoga is a rising trend within the yoga community for the support it can provide during labor and childbirth but also for addressing the common aches and pains that come with the changing body during the perinatal period. With more and more studies being released about the health benefits of yoga during pregnancy, as teachers you will start seeing more and more students in your classes. Through this training you will learn the basics of support for students during the perinatal period and how you can best support them safely as a teacher.

This 15-hour Perinatal Primer is the perfect beginning training to educate you in supporting pregnant and postpartum students in your classes and provide you enough training to step in and sub pre/postnatal classes at your studio. It’s also a great way to get your feet wet if you are on the fence about deciding whether to become a certified pre/postnatal teacher, or for those in the birthing community (doulas, midwives, childbirth educators) who are looking for more tools to support their clients.

In this 3-day training, we will cover the following:

An overview of the pregnant body including the anatomical, physical and emotional changes that a pregnant student may experience and how yoga might address these issues.

Sequencing and poses that are safe during pregnancy

A brief introduction to childbirth and labor and the ways in which yoga can be a support during this time.

An overview of the changes in the body postpartum and how yoga can address such issues.

Awareness for teachers of postpartum student issues and needs in class.

The opportunity to practice teaching and receive feedback.

$350 for week end; $325 if registered by July 1
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Richelle Ricard Trauma Sensitive Yoga I with Morgan Vanderpool & Janice Sack-Ory

Friday September 8 - Sunday September 10 , 2017
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Approaches to Teaching Trauma Sensitive (Informed) Yoga

The use of yoga as both an asana based practice and a mindful meditation practice facilitates the healing capacities of embodied presence. In these two modules, the student will obtain an understanding of two unique empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatments currently being offered for either PTSD, complex trauma, or both. Through both dynamic dialogue and experiential learning, the student will gain a deeper appreciation for the use of the full spectrum of what yoga can offer to those living with the challenges of the after effects of trauma. The two weekend modules will integrate the teachings of Integrative Restoration (iRest) as developed by Richard Miller, Ph.D and the Trauma Justice Center’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga program as developed by Dave Emerson E-RYT.

The modules will address the following areas as related to the teaching of yoga from a trauma sensitive (informed) perspective:

Defining Trauma & Understanding its Impact of Trauma on the Inter & Intrapersonal Relationship
Trauma & Attachment Theory, & Neuroscientific Underpinnings of TC-TSY
Teaching Methodology, Breath Work, and Class Themes of TC-TSY
The Science of Mindfulness Meditation and Embodied Presence
The Non-dualistic teachings of Yoga as it Applies to Integrative Healing Post-Trauma
Trauma and its impact on the Whole: through exploration of the Koshas

In addition to the actual classroom time, readings will be assigned for each of the curriculums.

iRest
iRest is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol. It was developed over 35 years by Richard Miller, Ph.D, clinical research psychologist and yogic scholar. iRest was adapted from the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra, which were remodeled to reflect findings from modern neuroscience and western psychology. It is an educational practice of yoga that focuses on health and healing at all levels of your life: physical, psychological, and spiritual. It also is a secular program that respects all ages, cultures, religions and philosophical orientations. iRest teaches students self care tools that lead one to experience self-mastery, resilience, and well-being.

iRest is integrative as it addresses both psychological and physical issues, such as stress, trauma, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. iRest is restorative because it helps you recover your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being. This enables you to feel connected to yourself and to live with meaning and purpose.

iRest was endorsed in 2010 by the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers for Excellence as a Level I Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). iRest is currently supporting active duty and veterans in 12 US military bases and 38 VA hospitals and facilities and over 50 non military programs supporting Veterans. iRest is also being utilized in human trafficking relief programs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, in hospices, and in schools. iRest is bringing relief to those with chronic pain, chemical dependency, infertility, iRest is serving the wider population in yoga studios and community centers, in chemical dependency programs, and is being used in childbirth education programs and schools to support emotional intelligence and self-mastery. To find a greater sense of peace and well-being.

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga movement and breathing practices.

The focus of the TC-TSY module will be on why and how to modify yoga to make it more trauma-sensitive. The TC-TSY module will cover the impacts of trauma on the brain and the body, theoretical underpinnings of TC-TSY, teaching methodology and class themes of TC-TSY and breath work within a TC-TSY framework. Through out all the content there will be a large emphasis on how a yoga teacher can be more aware and attuned to the subjective and relational experience of trauma survivors in a yoga practice.

Janice Sack-Ory is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse-Midwife. Janice completed both her basic yoga teacher training and her Integrative Movement Therapy Certification at the Samarya Center for Integrative Movement Therapy in Seattle with Molly Kenny and Stephanie Sisson. In addition she holds Certifications in Insight/Yin Yoga from Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley and in Phoenix Rising Yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through University of Massachusettes Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She further deepened her meditation practice by attending numerous vipassana retreats, especially with Dharma teacher, Heather Martin, and in training in Insight Dialogue as developed by Gregory Kramer. She is committed to the process of compassionate inquiry and listening to one’s inner wisdom as a means to self-discovery and to enhance the quality of one’s life.

Morgan Vanderpool is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainer and facilitator with the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline Massachusetts, where yoga has been used as an adjunct treatment for PTSD for over ten years with a variety of groups, from survivors of chronic childhood abuse and neglect, to teenagers, to war veterans. Morgan specifically has experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, refugees, LGBTQ youth, female veterans, and foster youth. Examples of integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into all of these communities will be given.

(Trauma Sensitive Yoga II will be held Nov 3 - 5 )

You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you are currently enrolled in the Three Trees 300 hr Teacher Training; a graduate of any 200 RYT training; you are currently teaching yoga, or by permission of the directors.
$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by August 8, 2017

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