On Demand Classes
Practice Works is proud to offer a sampling of recent classes to help you keep up with your practice. These classes are free; however, if you feel led to support us financially for this offering, we thank you.
Explore the importance of the distributed brain and how to use your body as a social and emotional sense organ. Come experience powerful change technologies, proven by research, that will build your emotional and social intelligence and improve decision making. Discover why presence and relationship, not technique is the fundamental force for developing oneself and others.
Do you have a healthy medicine cabinet? There are times where you may find yourself wishing you could reach for a natural option. Discover what herbal options to keep in your medicine cabinet, how you can determine which supplements to keep on hand, and what herbs are kid friendly! Leave confident in your natural options for caring for yourself and your family.
This is a transformational time. Change, challenge, and opportunities are unavoidable and will continue through the next several months. Mindfulness practice can help us navigate this time with greater presence, clarity, and direction. Becca will review the foundations of mindfulness and suggest several ways to bring the practice into your current daily life in order face the challenges of this time. You have the choice and ability to influence the changes ahead. Use mindfulness to be fully present for and active in a transformational moment in your life and in human society.
*Emotional Freedom Technique is a technique that combines ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology. Tapping quickly gets to the heart of the issue, working to rewire the brain, calming the amygdala, and creating safety in the body to ease stress and release trauma.
Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT) can help provide relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases.
Overwhelmed by meal planning and grocery shopping during the quarantine? Join Registered Dietitian, Vasu Thorpe, as she shares the importance of meal planning and prep during this time and provides you with simple, doable tips. She will also show you some of her favorite freezer and pantry items to have on hand and set you up for success.
Join Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist Lauren Rae Brown to learn about optimizing the root of the immune response: your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system can be likened to the body’s clean-up crew: clearing away stagnant fluid and cellular debris, recycling reusable biological material, ensuring the healthy flow of fluids within the body and, arguably the most important right now, discovering and filtering out viral and bacterial components in order to mount a proper immune system response. Learn a simple self-care protocol that feels great and encourages healthy lymphatic flow as well as all the tips to keep your system optimally functioning.
Practice gentle yoga in this class with the support of a chair the whole time. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body, allowing you to take full advantage of the many benefits of yoga: body awareness and movement, breath work, mindfulness and relaxation.This class provides a practice for those with limited mobility from injury, who cannot sit long or comfortably on the floor, or those whom want to explore a different yoga experience.
This class will go a few steps beyond a typical chair yoga class using a chair as a major prop to enhance and modify asana practice as well as provide support for balance and transitions. The class will include strength building, joint flexibility, balance and coordination, breath work and relaxation. This class is ideal for anyone with balance or neurological deficits, one sided weakness, or any need for a little extra support. You can safely challenge yourself in this class choosing the modifications that best meet your needs. Expect to do physical movements seated in the chair and standing, option to get down on the floor with use of the chair as needed.
Practice gentle yoga in this class with the support of a chair the whole time. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body, allowing you to take full advantage of the many benefits of yoga: body awareness and movement, breath work, mindfulness and relaxation. This class provides a practice for those with limited mobility from injury, who cannot sit long or comfortably on the floor, or those whom want to explore a different yoga experience.
Staying close to traditional yoga practice this class explores most aspects of Yoga: gentle asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, philosophy and chanting. No prior yoga experience is necessary, just openness to the practice. Expect to get up and down from the floor 2-3 times at your own pace.
A carefully guided slow flow yoga class with specific attention to alignment. Expect a moderately challenging class with an emphasis on mindfulness to promote awareness of body, mind, and breath. Expect to get up and down from the floor up to 5-6 x at a moderate pace.
This lesson is about learning to play Silk Weavers Exercise or Pa Tuan Chin (8 Pieces of Brocade) It is an exercise-based upon the movements required to use an old silk loom that the workers would step into. Once inside, the worker operated the machine through a series of extensive body movements. These movements would be done with coordination, strength, and smoothness of motion. The form is balanced and straight forward to perform and should be played simply and unadorned. By playing the form, you will find that you become more relaxed, balanced and that you feel smoother in thought and motion.