LIVE GROUP EVENTS
Join me live for workshops, retreats, trainings, and experiences to help you learn new skills, get stronger, release stress, and feel good.
SLOW FLOW + MEDITATION
COASTAL PILATES & YOGA, VIRGINIA BEACH
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (NO DROP INS)
This class incorporates slow, meditative movement and circulation through the joints to increase balance, embodied fluidity, and strength. Rhythmic movement to integrate body, mind, and breath leading into a sound bath relaxation and ending with guided meditation.
Room is infrared heated 84 - 87 degrees and offers chromo-light therapy.
This is a very intimate space - only 8 mats per class. Pre-Registration required (registration closes one hour prior to class time). We start and end on time (door locks at 5:30pm). All white room with all white mats (mats/towels provided). It’s a stunning experience.
Coastal Pilates and Yoga is located at 1201 Laskin Road, Suite 200 (next to Quemar/old Bella Monte Restaurant).
Get 50% off your first class at the studio (code WELCOME)
THE PROCESS: A MIND/BODY EXPERIENCE
PERFECTIONISM, CONTROL, & ANXIETY: MOVING FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART
GUD YOGA STUDIO, NORFOLK, VA
DECEMBER 9TH 1PM - 3PM
COST $45 ($40 GUD MEMBERS) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Process is a mind/body-oriented approach that incorporates yoga, mindfulness, and psychoeducation to honor the wisdom of our life experiences and resolve issues of accumulated stress. We work at the level of physiology and belief using embodiment tools to resolve symptoms and patterns that become stuck in the mind/body. Each workshop experience is centered around a psychological theme and offers an integrative approach to recover the natural equilibrium of the nervous system. Developed by Dr. Diane Malaspina, psychologist, and expert in yoga for mental health and wellbeing, The Process increases our range of stress resilience and creates greater ease in the mind/body.
Perfectionism, Control, & Anxiety: Moving from the Head to the Heart
Perfectionism is often motivated by the need to have control over the self and the environment, yet underneath is an intensifying anxiety that manifests as growing frustration, shame, and fear. In emotionally charged situations, we find ourselves in states of overwhelm that may lead to unintentional self-sabotage (impatience overload, people pleasing, or fixating on fixing). The nervous system assumes a hyper-aroused state and tolerating distress becomes difficult. This yoga sequence is carefully designed to free up physiologic anxiety and set the stage for a mindfulness embodiment of safety as we move from head to heart. Dr. Diane will offer a talk on this specific type of anxiety and provide evidence-based tools for navigating overwhelm through reflection and journaling. Moving from a place of resistance to acceptance where all feelings big or little can be welcomed.
Workshop includes yoga, myofascial release, sitting for meditation, brief lecture/discussion, and reflective journaling (please bring a journal).
ROLL AND RELEASE WORKSHOP
COASTAL PILATES & YOGA
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 4PM - 5:30
COST: $45 SPACE LIMITED TO 9 STUDENTS
Enjoy a 90-minute head-to-toe guided release with light therapy, infrared heat, and a sound bath. You don't want to miss this special offering which blends the power of restoration and recovery with deep embodiment and relaxation!
Very small studio space for an intimate experience - only 8 spots available!
Room will be heated to 85 - 90 degrees to warm muscles and facilitate release.
Chromotherapy lighting supports enhancing mental state and reduces symptoms of inflammation and pain. Class will end with a sound bath where you will be immersed in deep sound vibrations that allow for a greater sense of relaxation.
Note: Upon clicking the link below, click "Book Now" and a calendar will pop up. Click on December "17" and then "continue" to register.
Coastal Pilates and Yoga is located at 1201 Laskin Road Suite 200 Virginia Beach
next to Quemar Restaurant (formerly Bella Monte). Parking is available in the lot. Please arrive early to ease into the space and set up for this relaxing experience!
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CERTIFICATION (20 HOURS)
KRIPALU CENTER FOR YOGA AND HEALTH
FEBRUARY 19 - 23, 2024
TUITION $449 + ACCOMMODATIONS
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF FASCIAL HEALTH
Feel more in tune with your body and explore how fascial health relates to states of mind while becoming certified in self-myofascial release (SMFR)—a somatic, embodied practice that enhances mind-body awareness, interoception, and nervous system balance.
Join psychologist, educator, and experienced yoga teacher Diane Malaspina as she guides you through daily guided practices that demonstrate a variety of uses and sequences for self-myofascial release. Through hands on experience, lecture, discussions, and practice teaching, you will learn:
Connective tissue anatomy, purpose, and facial trains
Uses of SMFR in and outside of yoga classes including contraindications and benefits
The cycle of repetitive injury and ways SMFR supports healing
Tools and modifications for student accessibility
The continuum of techniques and related purposes
Cueing, demonstrating, observing, and sequencing
Guided practices to experience the embodiment of the techniques
NOTE Participants will have an optional homework assignment (required to receive the certificate) that involves creating a sequence and practicing it regularly to experience the benefits of consistent practice. They will also receive a digital manual.
20 hours of continuing education available for yoga teachers via Yoga Alliance (YACEP).
Included: Daily Yoga Classes ~ 3 All Natural Meals ~ Access to Kripalu Grounds