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Healing Help for a New Year with Gabriel Halpern
January 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - January 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm$150.00
A down-to-earth approach for health and healing in 2016. With over 4 decades of continuous study, Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring.
Dharma Dialogue – Sankalpa: The Power of Intention
We often talk about intention in yoga. Many teachers invite students to “set an intention” at the beginning of a yoga class. How do intentions differ from goals or New Year’s Resolutions? How can we harness the power of intention to create the best life possible? Bring your voice and your questions to join in this discussion with Gabriel.
*This session is Karma. The donation basket will be on the front desk at sign-in or you may donate using the Paypal button below.
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
You may have noticed that your yoga practice can have an effect on your mental/emotional state. Take a yogic approach to mental health and learn some practical and therapeutic applications for your time spent on the mat. This class is appropriate for those struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as yoga teachers and mental health professionals interested in developing their skills.
Inversions for All
Going upside down can be down right intimidating. Gabriel makes inverting accessible to all by using props, walls, chairs, and good humor. Change your perspective and discover new possibilities both on and off the mat.
Back Care Clinic
Calling all yoga therapists, teachers, anatomy geeks, and those with ailing backs! The Glowing Body Yoga Clinic returns under some seriously expert guidance. Gabriel will work with real, live back pain sufferers in front of the group as we learn from the process of approaching back issues using yoga as a tool.
Full weekend $150:
Individual Workshops $50 each:
This weekend is suitable for all levels of practitioner.
About Gabriel: Gabriel Halpern has been practicing yoga since 1970 and his early training was in San Francisco and Pune, India. He holds degrees in philosophy and a masters in health psychology and is a longtime member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For over twenty years he was a core performance faculty member at DePaul University’s Theater Department, where he focused on movement in the performing arts. Founder and director of Yoga Circle in Chicago, Halpern knows first-hand what it is to live with pain and bounce back with zest for life. Suffering from a broken vertebra at age 15, he has dedicated his life journey to the pursuit of yoga and yoga therapy. Owing to the direct influence of learning from a once-in-a-lifetime master teacher and over 4 decades of continuous study, Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, and a deep and healthy respect for the more traditional, energetic parts of the practice. He delivers all of this with warm humor and incredible generosity. Not to mention he’s a vegetarian chef and a chocoholic.
Disclaimer: Yoga is not a substitute for medical treatments. None of the suggestions that will be offered are intended to replace any medical recommendations made by your medical providers. Yoga teachers do not diagnose conditions and are not qualified to diagnose conditions. The practices offered are intended to be used as a complement to other modalities, including medical treatment.