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WORKSHOPS WITH JOAN RYAN
Joan PicJoan E. Ryan, E-RYT-500, IYT1000 began her journey as a practitioner, teacher and healer in 1972. She empowers individuals and groups to take control of their bodies, minds and lives while improving their overall wellness. As a Wellness Mentor Joan uses many different practices to inspire and empower students to find inner balance and joy. These practices offered one-on-one and to groups include Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, Ayurvedic-Assessment and Consultations with individually prepared wellness plans of action, stress management, meditation and guided imagery. She offers Reiki Trainings and Treatments. Reiki Treatments are part of her Radiant Wellness practice. Joan developed and teaches many special interest programs and lessons to address challenges such as anxiety, chronic back pain, Multiple Sclerosis, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome. She finds special joy in working with “seniors”.  Joan is Program Director for a Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training program. She also is a mentor with Integrative Yoga Therapy and adjunct faculty with Discovery Yoga. Joan is a contributor to articles in nationally syndicated magazines.  Joan teaches workshops and programs including “How to Thrive in a Stressed out World” and “Happy Healthy Back & Neck Yoga” for Radiant Wellness at businesses, schools, conferences and not-for-profit organizations. Joan services are available for in-service trainings, conferences and conventions. She volunteers her time for educational workshops and lectures at hospitals, hospice, cancer and other support groups. Joan and her husband enjoy the outdoors hiking, birding and bicycling. They participate in annual silent meditation retreats.



Spinal Twist

HEALTHY BACK YOGA
with Joan Ryan


Saturday & Sunday, January 29-30, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm



TUITION $160
(Early registration paid two weeks in advance $140 )

  12 CEUs

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The health of your back influences all aspects of your life, from posture, to work, play and even sleep. An unhealthy back is a painful burden that on one should have to carry. Close to 80% of us will experience back pain during our lives. Yoga techniques are effective in alleviating pain by working through many different back issues. Yoga also helps maintain a healthy back. A twelve week study published by the Annal of Internal Medicine "Comparing Yoga Exercise, and Self Care Book for Chronic Lower Back Pain" found yoga was more effective than self care book for improving function and reducing chronic low back pain; and the benefits persisted for at least several months. In this workshop you will learn the yoga postures and applications used in this effective program. We will explore other common back issues such as week lower back, swayback (lordosis), rounded upper back (kyphosis), whiplash and disc issues. We will learn how to use yoga therapeutics based on Kripalu Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy to work with these issues and to improve back health.
This workshop includes:
  • Understanding your back
  • Anatomy and understanding common back issues
  • Postural assessment and awareness techniques for
    proper body alignment
  • Yoga Therapeutics for various back issues - approaching
    each yoga practice with back safety as the primary focus
  • Using Mula Bandha and Uddhyana Bandha for core strengthening to support the lower back
  • Lengthening the spine, stretching tight muscles, strengthening muscles that have become weak

  
  
YOGA THERAPY
FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH

with Joan Ryan

Sunday, October 30, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm

6 CEUs*


TUITION $80

(Early registration paid two weeks in advance: $70.00)

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Beyond common bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea and gas; many health conditions including Fibromyalgia (70% also experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome), osteoporosis, asthma and depression, are made worse or caused by less than healthy digestion. This one day workshop will provide an understanding of the art of yoga therapeutics for digestive health. Both yoga students and teachers* can employ these tools to foster better overall health and wellness for the whole person. This program includes yoga techniques, anatomy & physiology and methodology. Students will develop a customized program for their own digestive health.
 

This one day workshop includes:
  • A look at anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestional system
  • Yoga therapeutics to help restore digestive health
  • Background on digestion from a yoga therapy and Ayurvedic perspective
  • How yoga therapy and Ayurveda can encourage digestive health
  • Yoga warm-ups and postures to improve a variety of digestive issues and return to digestive health
  • Breathing techniques to address digestive issues
  • Relaxation techniques, guided imagery and other stress management techniques 



YOGA THERAPY
FOR RESPIRATORY ISSUES
with Joan Ryan

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm

6 CEUs*

TUITION $80
(Early registration paid two weeks in advance: $70.00)
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This workshop will look at the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, various respiratory conditions and the use of yoga therapeutics to address COPD, asthma and panic attack. Students will learn to use therapeutic breathing techniques, mudras, asanas, and restorative postures, guided imagery and relaxation techniques to improve breathing and work with respiratory issues.




YOGA THERAPY FOR SCOLIOSIS
with Joan Ryan

Sunday, August 1, 2010
9am-6pm

7 CEUs

TUITION $80.00
(Early registration, paid two weeks in advance $70.00)
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Nearly everyone knows someone with scoliosis. In adults scoliosis can produce symptoms of chronic back and other pain, decreased lung capacity, muscle tightness, fatigue, tingling and numbness. Yoga is a powerful way to reduce scoliosis symptoms.
This one day workshop teaches how to use Yoga Therapeutics to address the 4 major scoliosis curves. Both yoga students and teachers* can employ these tools to foster better overall health and wellness for the whole person. This program includes yoga techniques, anatomy & physiology and methodology. There will be a practicum for the participants to experience and reinforce learning.  


 This one day workshop includes:
  • Basic information about Scoliosis.
  • Anatomy and understanding of the 4 Major Scoliosis Curves.
  • Yoga Therapeutics for scoliosis- lengthening the spine, stretching tight muscles, strengthening muscles that have become weak.
  • Creating more balance and harmony in the body and mind.
  • Case Studies.
  • Lesson plan development for private yoga sessions.  
Students will receive a Resource list.



REIKI TRAINING
with Joan Ryan

LEVEL ONE
Saturday, July 17, 2010
12:00-6:00pm

6 CEUs


TUITION: $125.00

LEVEL TWO
Saturday, November 20, 2010
9:00am-5:00pm

6 CEUs


TUITION: $200.00

(Add $40.00 if you would like to have the book, Reiki Universal Life Energy and Reiki CD.)

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Reiki Level One
The first Reiki level is hands on and is for physical and emotional balance leading to personal development.
Can be used on yourself, with family friends and animals.
Yoga teachers will find this a usefull tool during relaxation.
 

You will learn:
  • Basic understanding of Reiki and the History
  • Go through 4 Levels of Attunement
  • Using the traditional hand positions you will
    give and receive a Reiki Treatment
  • Learn self treatment Reiki hand positions and
    do self treatment
At the end you will be a Reiki Level I Practitioner and will receive a certificate of completion.
Reiki Level Two
(Pre-requisite: Reiki I)
 
Participants will begin by reviewing Reiki I. The Reiki Level II Attunement further opens the Crown Chakra. This increases your healing energy and gives you the abliity to channel absent/distance healing; (being able to send energy for the highest healing good) to a person, animal, place or situation.This class teaches three ancient, powerful, healing symbols. Highly effective, these symbols support healing and expansion in all areas of life, both for yourself and others.  Participants will practice methods of working energetically with mental and emotional states.The techniques of Beaming and body scanning is also taught. There will be practice of distant healing as performed by a single practioneer and then adding the power of a group by creating a healing chain. Finally the power of the group is used in the hands on healing of a single person.

At the end you will be a Reiki Level II Practitioner and will receive a certificate of completion.
  

This experience will change my life in that it will help me with personal healing
and also to help heal others. It was a profound experience…

I feel as if I am “walking lighter”.

Pam K- Householder

By changing ourselves, we not only change our attitude toward other people,
but they change in their approach and attitude toward us.

We can heal and, help people and situations simply by the way we are.

* All workshops are approved by Yoga Alliance for CE units and applicable as electives toward the 500-Hour Discovery Yoga Master Teacher Certification.

   
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