Embark on a Yoga Training that Supports You First, then Others

Embark on a Yoga Training that Supports You First, then Others

If you want to offer Yoga as a healing art, or supplement your existing practice with yoga, or deepen your own personal practice and, save money at the same time, then please join us for the 2018 200-HR Integrative Yoga (IYT) immersion training and accept our $300 discount before September 1, 2017.

Along with offering Yoga with a focus on health and wellness to the general public, you will learn tools and techniques to develop Yoga-based programs to support a wide variety of health care issues. The 200-Hr IYT immersion program is from the lineage of Joseph and Lillian Le Page and utilizes their training tools, decades of research and program enhancements all coupled with hands on expertise and wisdom from Nancy Levenson, the Affiliate Program Director.

This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in Yoga and is especially suitable for body-workers, health care professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, respiratory therapists, family therapists, social workers, experienced yoga instructors, and anyone desiring to deepen their own personal awareness of their body/mind and spirit.

2018 Registration Now Open – And a $300 Savings Too!

THERE’S A REASON TO ACT NOW. When you sign up early, you save $300. off our tuition fee. If you apply and are accepted prior to September 1, 2017, you will receive a $300 discount. Our classes are small on purpose and securing your space is the best way to ensure you will be in the program.

To be considered for the upcoming class, please send us an email via our contact form on our website (http://namasteworksyoga.com/contact) or call 303.725.1434.

You will embark on an intimate and insightful journey of yoga, as you explore yoga with a new vision – As A Healing Art. This intensive non-residential program takes you deep into the world of yoga and its therapeutic applications. Sessions include;

  • A Multidimensional Approach to Yoga
  • Explore the Deeper Practices of Yoga with Prana Vayus, Chakras, Nadis, Mudras and more
  • Understand, Design and Develop Health and Wellness programs for a variety of ailments
  • Interpret the Interactive Psychology and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Assess and Connect to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology
  • Study hallmark movement practices

2018 DATES – January 20-June 17.

The 200-HR program is based on 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours.  We run a weekend format designed for existing professionals, meeting Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00a-6:30pm.  The 180 contact hours usually meet every third weekend with a few exceptions.

Scheduled dates (subject to change) are; Jan 20/21, Feb 10/11, Mar 03/04, Mar 17/18, Apr 7/8, Apr 28/29, May 12/13, Jun 2/3, Jun 16/17.

The 200-HR program is the foundation program and we are a RYS, Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Find out more by visiting us at http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training or calling 303.725.1434.

Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship – Spring 2017

Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship – Spring 2017

Have you been contemplating how you might take your yoga off your personal mat and into the world? Ever wondered what it’s like to guide and inspire students on the yoga path but just didn’t have the funds to take the training? Well wonder no more…This week Yoga Alliance announced it’s Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship program for 2017.

The Yoga Alliance® Foundation is giving away 7 Aspiring Yoga Teacher scholarships of $2,000 each. Awards will be given to those who want to attend a yoga teacher training to become an RYT® 200 and meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete a teacher training program at an RYS® 200 and register as an RYT 200 within 12 months of being notified of their award. Scholarship funds will be paid in USD by Yoga Alliance Foundation directly to the RYS 200 once the recipient completes training and registers with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200. Awards cannot be used to pay for training that has already started or has been completed.

Yoga Alliance Foundation strongly encourages candidates to apply who have a strong personal practice, are leaders in their community, and add to the diversity of the yoga teacher community. This includes those who have overcome socioeconomic or other personal obstacles, or who otherwise bring a diverse perspective or background.

To find out more and apply for the scholarship program, just click here.

Our Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) 200-HR program has been a standard of excellence in guiding individuals on a personal path or a teaching path. Our school offers the initial training right here in Colorado and if you decide to explore further training, our program extends to a 300 HR and 800 HR program, leading up to your Yoga Therapist Certification. Consider the path of leading others into the beautiful dharma of yoga. Click here to learn more about our program.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Nancy Levenson is the Program Director of the local-based program.

200 HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 2017 – Colorado – Open House

Open House
Saturday, September 10th – 10am-12noon, 2017

Open House NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

Are you considering yoga training with a therapeutic focus or know someone interested? Then join us for our Program Spotlight to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 14, 2017.

This spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more. Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists,yogis, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.

Nancy Levenson, Program and Affiliate School Director for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions. This program is non-residential and runs every third weekend, beginning January 14th. It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP. Event held in our private studio in Highlands Ranch.

RSVP by September 8th, send a message through the contact page or call 303.725.1434

Can Being Bound Teach You Something?

This month in our NamasteWorks Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher training, lead instructor Jammie Speyer, taught a session to the student teachers on Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects the synovial fluid in the body, attacking it instead of protecting it.  Joints are primarily affected, but the heart, lungs, eyes, and other organs can be affected as well.  While RA mainly affects the skeletal system of the body, it can also attack and damage the muscular, circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems.

RA Workshop

To help student teachers “feel” some of the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the students were bound at the joints.  Jammie then led them through a flow class, so that they could sense from the inside, what they observe happening from the outside.  Student teachers were able to feel for themselves, the difficulty of dropping into child’s or dog pose that seemed so simple just moments earlier.  Sensory exploration is one method employed to educate our student teachers about diseases and conditions. 

To learn more about our teacher training, CEUs, retreats and more, visit our site at http://www.namasteworksyoga.com

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We offer specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, trainings, workshops and retreats – with healing at the focus.  We serve clients suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, structural issues and respiratory and digestive diseases that seek wellness.  We custom tailor each client’s wellness program based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit.

2014 Yoga Teacher Training is Full, Register now for 2015

Thank you everyone who inquired to participate in NamasteWorks 200 HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus.  The class is full for 2014.  For those of you who desire to teach Yoga as a healing art or deepen your own personal practice, please consider joining our 2015 Class. Along with offering Yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public, you will learn tools and techniques to teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary health care settings.

Yoga-Alliance-LogoThe IYT style of Yoga emphasizes making Yoga accessible to all regardless of age or level of health and wellness. It is a form of Yoga that acknowledges individual differences and encourages adapting and choosing Yoga tools and practices that meet the need of the individual. Because of this emphasis, we have found it to be perfect for body workers, health care professionals and all therapists. It is also open to people with a foundation in Yoga. Certified Yoga Teachers who wish to expand their teaching will also find it beneficial. Above all you need to have the desire to help people experience their fullest potential for health and wellbeing.

To be considered for the 2015 Class, please send an email via our contact form.  The 2014 class filled within thirty days of registration, so act now to secure your space in 2015.  Our affiliate school covers Denver, Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and all Denver Metro Area and Mountain communities.

Yoga Training with aTherapeutic Focus

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and Integrative Yoga Therapy Open House

2014 Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus

Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, 6-7:30 pm

The 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus is for those who want to provide a holistic approach to healing for their clients or deepen their own personal practice.   Participants of the program have come from Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing and Clinical Psychology, all seeking to augment their existing skills with a broader approach to healing.  In this program, you will learn tools and techniques to support your existing skills and businesses acumen.  You will have the training to teach Yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary health care settings.

Please join us for our Program Spotlight to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 11, 2014.

NamasteWorks Yoga TherapyThis spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more.  Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.   This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.  Our 200HR program is based on a holistic approach to wellness, rooted in the ancient history of yoga and focused on healing at the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels.  Our full syllabus is available for your review.

Nancy Levenson, Program Director and affiliate school for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other session presenters and graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions.  This program is non-residential and runs one weekend per month for ten months.  It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP.  Event held in home studio of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in Highlands Ranch.  Directions follow an RSVP.

RSVP by calling 303-725-1434 or filling out our contact form. For more information on the program, click on this link: http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training

A Love Affair with our Skeletal System

by: Nancy Levenson

This Halloween give a little gratitude to your skeletal system.  When is the last time you contemplated the 206 bones of your skeletal system?  Or took the time to nurture the long, short, irregular and flat bones of your skeleton?  Not only are we blessed with an amazing design that gives way to structural support, but our bones provide protection for the organs, makes our movement possible, supports blood formation, stores minerals like calcium and creates PH balance.

And our skeletal system is alive.  Bones are a living thing just like coral.  While coral lives and grows under our sea beds, bones live and grow under our skin, muscles and connective tissue. We may not be able to see them, but our bones are constantly breaking down and rebuilding known as remolding and this goes on throughout our lifetime.  Our bones grow and thrive through healthy use and yoga is perhaps the only exercise that stimulates our entire skeleton through pressure applied on our bones.  And as someone who practices daily yoga, I know my bones are feeling the love.

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Our bones have memories, so why not give them something wonderful to remember today.  Practice your yoga with attention and awareness to the bones of your body.  As you move from pose to pose call out the bones in action and sense and feel how the bones are responding to each movement.    Breathe new life into your bones using mudras, like floating between Apana and Bhu mudra to energetically send prana from the skull bone to the phalanges of the toes.  Notice the bone damaging thoughts of the mind and reflect on how stress impacts the growth of the bones.   Finally, drop into Savasana and allow the bones their much needed rest as you scan from skull to mandible to hyoid to cervical to clavicle and so on and so on, having a love affair with your skeletal system this Halloween.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We offer specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, trainings, workshops and retreats – with healing at the focus.  We serve clients suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, structural issues and respiratory and digestive diseases that seek wellness.  We custom tailor each client’s wellness program based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit.

Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and Integrative Yoga Therapy Open House

Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, 6-7:30 pm

As approaches to health continue to evolve, Yoga will become an increasingly important part of Wellness programs of the future because of its ability to promote health and healing at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels simultaneously. This unique Therapeutic Teacher Training program offers you the opportunity to become immersed in the tools and techniques to deepen your work with your current clients, and create new opportunities for your business or personal growth. Join us for our Program Spotlight on November 7  to learn more about our 200HR program starting January 11, 2014.

Pranayama trainingAThis spotlight is all about you and answering questions you may have about teacher training, homework, outcomes, and more.  Come to this informal session and Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.   This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in yoga and is especially suitable for occupational therapists, physical therapists, health care professionals and other mind/body modalities seeking to enhance their overall practice.  Our 200HR program is based on a holistic approach to wellness, rooted in the ancient history of yoga and focused on healing at the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual levels.  Our full syllabus is available for your review.

Nancy Levenson, Program Director and affiliate school for Integrative Yoga Therapy will be on-hand, along with other session presenters and graduates of the program to offer insights and answers to all of your questions.  This program is non-residential and runs one weekend per month for ten months.  It’s not too late to join us, just RSVP.  Event held in home studio of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in Highlands Ranch.  Directions follow an RSVP.

RSVP by calling 303-725-1434 or filling out our contact form. For more information on the program, click on this link: http://namasteworksyoga.com/teacher-training

Pushpanjali Mudra – Appreciate Life Just As It Is

Pushpa means “flower,” and anjali means “hands joined together in reverence.”Pushpanjali is therefore an offering of flowers. This gesture also instills a sense of openness that allows us to appreciate life exactly as it is, in the present moment, without reaching out to fulfill perceived needs endlessly.  When we hold this mudra, we notice the natural lengthening of the exhalation, cultivating a sense of relaxation and ease that supports us in releasing attachments more easily.

NamasteWorks Yoga Therapy

Pushpanjali mudra also instills a sense of generosity, which is the antidote to grasping. This gesture facilitates both physical and subtle digestion, instilling a sense of natural abundance, a knowing that we have all that we need, making it easier to release neediness and grasping.

Pushpanjali is one of the many mudras you will encounter in the new book, Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page.  May each of you find a way to instill a sense of generosity throughout the upcoming months and remind yourself of your present abundance 

Mudras are just one of the many therapeutic tools used in our practice.  Mudras are seals that allow the energy/prana of our being to be directed into a certain place within us to support our overall healing and wellbeing. 

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We offer specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, trainings, workshops and retreats – with healing at the focus.  We serve clients suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, structural issues and respiratory and digestive diseases that seek wellness.  We custom tailor each client’s wellness program based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit.

NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park – June 26, Highlands Ranch, CO

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – JENNY DOMINGUE

Jenny was introduced to yoga 9 years ago while working for a center for personal and spiritual growth in Louisiana, her home state.  Yoga was the one modality that helped relieve stress and rebalance her energy after challenging days at work.

NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the ParkIn her past, Jenny also suffered physical, mental, and emotional deterioration from stress.  Practicing yoga and breath work have been a big part of helping her regain her health on every level.  Jenny knows first hand that the body has the ability to heal itself and that this can only happen when we are in a state of physiological relaxation.

Jenny’s yoga practice focuses on using breath with movement to bring about the body’s relaxation response.  This state of restfulness brings the body/mind into balance and activates its self-repair mechanisms.  Jenny teaches that truly understanding and experiencing our body’s relaxation response can help us live a new normal, with more ease in the body, energy, positive mood, clarity of mind, and freedom from many chronic health issues.   Jenny received her 200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teaching Certificate from local based, NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, an affiliate school for teaching yoga as a healing art.

IF YOU GO Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 31.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness offers Yoga as a Healing Art to the Douglas County communities of Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Castle Pines and other nearby communities.  Our service is one-on-one healing therapy, Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch.