October 26-28, 2018:
Friday, 7:15-9:15 pm $40
Saturday, 1-5 pm $80
Sunday 9 am-12 pm $60
Whole weekend for $160!
This workshop counts as hours toward 300 hr certification.

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Laughing River Yoga is excited to welcome back Jill Satterfield. Jill is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program director, speaker and coach. Her integration of mindfulness and embodiment practices include yoga, yoga therapy and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of integrative healthcare for over 35 years. This dedication to health and wellness was born from having lived through (and thrived from) multiple surgeries and years of chronic pain. Jill’s direct and hard won experiences have come from knowing illness and pain, sitting over 150 silent meditation retreats and having worked on the front lines of at risk and in need communities for decades. She was named “one of the 4 leading yoga and Buddhist teachers in the country” by Shambhala Sun Magazine. Emily Garrett‘s main teacher for many years, Jill’s method of bringing the mind into the body laid the foundation for Emily’s approach to teaching.

Friday, 7:15- 9:15 pm
Embodied Mind: Establishing Kind Awareness in the Body
How do we practice with kindness towards our body- it’s abilities, its non-abilities, what we like about it, what we don’t? The tools of kindness and compassion are many; soft breath, kind speech, effortless effort among them. We’ll examine and practice asana with these skillful means as a way to enhance our capacity to take kind care of ourselves, and others as well.

Saturday, 1- 5 pm
Self Compassion: The Most Radical Pursuit
Befriending ourselves and the critic within is a practice that is learned, not always innate. In order to grow compassion, we must root out the weeds of criticism, replacing unhealthy habits with those more useful and fruitful. Loving kindness practice for ourselves is essential to practicing for others.
Branching off of Friday evenings class, we’ll continue to explore how the tools of breath can connect heart/mind to the body, how self compassion is a learned process and how inquiry can free and put at ease, the critic within. These explorations will be practiced in postures, in meditation and in dyads.

Sunday, 9 am- 12 pm
Inner Awareness: Understanding Sensations and their Partner Emotions
Every thought and feeling we have is expressed in the body through the language of sensations. By learning to notice and feel sensations and patterns of breath while in asana, then while walking, then while speaking we begin a progressive path to being free from mental and emotional loops and patterns that we often find ourselves in. The practices we will continue to explore this theme in are asana, sitting meditation, walking meditation and dialogue.