Workshops & Classes

What is a workshop?

A workshop is an event consisting of seminar portions, self-inquiry, hands-on practice sessions and small group conversations. What makes workshop an ideal method of learning is its opportunity to directly put in practice the new information presented by the facilitator and to benefit from the other participants' experience.

When combined with the Integral Coaching methodology, such event becomes a powerful holistic experience where participants work at the psychological, physical, relational and environmental levels on a specific topic for a superbly effective learning session. You will leave the workshop with invaluable new insights, practices to take home to continue the learning process on your own, and new connections and friends.

Upcoming events:

TBD

Past events:

"Soothing Anxiety Holistically" - Saturday December 2, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Shanti Naam Yoga in Castro Valley.

This workshop will be co-facilitated with Meisha Bosma, Kundalini Yoga teacher and owner of Shanti Naam Yoga.

Chronic anxiety is epidemic. In addition to facing our own challenging personal circumstances, we collectively are also experiencing high levels of shared anxiety as we are constantly bombarded by emotionally-charged stories happening in our state, country and in the world.

Western culture offers two popular options to manage the symptoms of our anxiety: pharmaceutical medications and recreational drugs. Although these options can be part of our coping regimen, addressing anxiety from a holistic perspective offers us additional ways or powerful alternatives to soothe our anxiety at its roots.

During an afternoon of discussions, self-inquiry exercises and Kundalini Yoga sets, you will expand your repertoire of self-care methods to soothe your anxiety holistically. You’ll explore how to soothe anxiety through the physical, energetic, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions. You will leave the workshop with new tools to take care of yourself and of your loved ones.

Please bring your yoga mat, journal & pen if convenient. No prior yoga experience needed!

Saturday December 2, 2017
1:00-4:30 PM

"Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations" - Saturday September 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Shanti Naam Yoga in Castro Valley.

Because challenging conversations trigger uncomfortable feelings, we try to avoid them as we fear our own reactions and the outcome that the conversation might have on the relationship.

Did you know that skillfully navigating a difficult conversation is the key that unlocks the possibility of deeper trust in self and others, stronger emotional connection with loved ones and more satisfying relationships?

During an afternoon of discussions, self-inquiry exercises and practice sessions in dyads, you will increase your self-awareness and develop your ability to be present, authentic and effective as you have difficult conversations in life or at work.

Please bring your journal & pen.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00-4:00 PM

"Yoga of Relationships" - 5 Week Class Series on Sunday July 30, Sunday August 6, Sunday August 13, Sunday August 20 and Sunday August 27, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Shanti Naam Yoga in Castro Valley.

Yoga of Relationships is all about bringing our Higher Self into your dating and relationships. In a safe and loving space, you’ll explore how to date authentically and effectively and how to create and nurture happy, healthy and long lasting relationships, from the first hello to “I do” and beyond.

Classes will consist of short presentations, grounding exercises, self-inquiry, and conversations with others who are on the same path as you.

The topic of this series is "What makes relationships work?"

"Communication Skills for Authentic Relationships" - Saturday May 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Shanti Naam Yoga in Castro Valley.

This workshop will be co-facilitated with Meisha Bosma, Kundalini Yoga teacher and owner of Shanti Naam Yoga.

Would you like to develop your ability to communicate authentically and effectively?

Experience a powerful blending of Kundalini Yoga with Integral Coaching methodology to take your communication skills to the next level.

“Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them.” (Edwin Friedman)

A blend of Kundalini Yoga, self-inquiry exercises and practice sessions in dyads, you will harmonize the energy centers involved in interpersonal communication and you will practice the essential skills of effective and authentic communication in a safe and loving space. Increase your self-awareness. Learn to listen actively, both verbally and non-verbally. Develop your ability to speak up your truth effectively and compassionately.

Please bring your journal & pen.

Saturday May 27, 2017
2:00-5:30pm