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Mon 30

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Ramapo

Winter Virtual 8 Week Yoga Class

LIVE ONLINE Winter Yoga For All with Carol Bowman, RYT500!  

Yoga I -Thursday 4:45PM-6:00PM | This class will introduce and develop basic yoga asanas (poses) and movement sequences, pranayama (breath work) and basics of yoga philosophy. 

 January 21- March 11 | $99 for 8 Week Session 

To register for class Click Here!

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Mindfulness at Ramapo offers a series of Yoga Workshops during the year covering a range of different types of classes and instructors. All are welcomed: Community members, Ramapo faculty and staff, and students!

Fall-Winter 2020 Virtual Yoga Workshops

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!  WORKSHOP DETAILS:

!Special Sunday Workshop for Yoga Teachers. (YACEP CEUs)  ($35 Community, $10-Ramapo students)

Sunday Dec 6 – 2:00-4:30 Yoga Nidra Teaching Workshop* with Lena Madsen and Carol Bowman (Open only to      Yoga Teachers and Trainees) YACEP CEUs available |  Register Here! 

Fri Dec 4 Trauma and the Wisdom of Yoga* with Sarah Couper | YACEP CEUs available | Register Here!

Saturday Dec12 – 9:30-11:30 Vinyasa: Winter Solstice Yoga Flow and Restore*with Allison Egan Datwani |    Register Here!

Saturday Jan 23 – 9:30-11:30 Yoga with Children* with Kat Hess (for parents, classroom teachers, and yoga teachers Register Here! TBA

 

Past Fall Workshops:

Friday Eve Workshops – 6:00pm-9:00pm ($35 Community, $10-Ramapo students)

Fri, Oct 9  Chakra Workshop* with  Allison Egan Datwani | Register Here!

Fri, Oct 23 Bandha Workshop* with Allison Egan Datwani | Register Here!

 

(These workshops are part of the scheduled Ramapo Yoga Teacher Certification Program but open to all)

Saturday Workshops ($35 Community, $10-Ramapo students)

Saturday Nov 7 –  2:00-4:00   Yoga Nidra* with Lena Madsen | Register Here!

Workshop Descriptions - 2020 Workshops are Open to Community and Ramapo Faculty, Staff and Students

 Chakra Workshop with Allison Egan Datwani

“Chakra” means “energetic wheel of light.” In ancient India yogis discovered energy centers within the body. These energy centers are responsible for the smooth flow of energy throughout our bodies. When the Chakras are blocked, we can experience disease. When they are open and balanced, good health ensues. In this workshop you will learn how to open the 7 chakras, how to balance them and the science of the chakras. This workshop is 1/2 lecture and 1/2 easy to follow yoga and meditation practice. Please prepare a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes to move in.

*Bandha Workshop with Allison Egan Datwani

“Bandha” means “lock”, more specifically the energetic locks that can be found within our body by controlling our breath. According to yoga we have several locks within our body that we can contract to confine our energy while we hold a pose and breathe. The benefits of having bandha wisdom are many. You may develop an ease in your practice to hold poses and breathe in them longer, jump to the top of your mat from downward facing dog with little to no sound, as well as be supported by your hands on the floor in downward facing dog & arm balances without having your wrists and hands hurt. In this workshop you will learn how and when to use your bandhas while practicing yoga and meditation. This workshop is 1/2 lecture and 1/2 easy to follow yoga and meditation practice. Please have ready a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes to move in.

*Trauma and the Wisdom of Yoga with Sarah Couper

Workshop participants can expect to learn about the nature of different types of trauma and how trauma effects the brain and the body. We will discuss how to make yoga classes trauma-informed using the ancient teachings of yoga and the newer findings about trauma. Participants will experience a trauma-informed yoga class.

*Yoga Nidra Workshop with Lena Madsen

Open to Public

Yoga Nidra:  Saturday, November 7, 2pm-4:40pm $35 for Community, $10 for Ramapo College Students

Have you ever been in Corpse pose at the end of yoga class, and just when you feel yourself start to relax, your teacher calls time? Have you wondered what a longer period of meditation, while in deep relaxation, would be like? What it might do for your stress levels, your physical and emotional health? Well, I have two words for you: Yoga Nidra.

This meditation technique originated in India, where it is known as the “seed of meditation”. Like most modern yoga, it has been modified and westernized to suit the needs of contemporary students. Though Yoga Nidra is often translated as “yogic sleep,” this method is not about getting in a good snooze. Guided by a teacher’s voice, you identify sensations throughout your body and then within your breath.  The practice produces deep physical relaxation, which, in it ‘s turn, relaxes your nervous system. There are a myriad of physical and mental benefits to this. In the process of relieving accumulated tension, it will help you to heal deep psychological wounds. It can also provide a way to gain the equanimity necessary to face the stress of daily life. It reintroduces you to the fact that you are always whole within yourself, no matter how broken you might feel.

Join Lena Madsen to learn more about this simple and easily accessible, yet profound, practice. Give yourself the opportunity to free yourself from limitations of the past, stress about the present and worries about the future.Dress in soft, comfortable  layers so to be able to stay warm no matter the temperature of the room. Avoid belts and pants with buttons.

Yoga Nidra Teaching Workshop with Lena Madsen and Carol Bowman Sunday Dec 6 – 2:00-4:30Open only to Yoga Teachers and Trainees) YACEP CEUs available

In this Workshops yoga teachers and trainees will learn the basics of leading a Yoga Nidra session.You will learn how to guide a Yoga Nidra Session to help your students identify sensations throughout the body and within the breath.  The practice, when properly taught, produces deep physical relaxation, which in turn relaxes the nervous system. There are a myriad of physical and mental benefits to this. In the process of relieving accumulated tension it can help your students to heal deep psychological wounds and provide a way to gain the equanimity necessary to face the stress of daily life. This teaching workshop will help you work with students who have experienced trauma and other difficulties, helping them to access the resources they have to find the wholeness that resides within themselves. Join us to add a new practice to your yoga teaching skills! 

Bio for Lena Madsen

Lena Madsen

Lena Madsen, LMT, is the founder of Lena Madsen Yoga. Inspired by BKS Ayengar and Rodney Yee, she has been teaching yoga for 24 years. Lena grew up on the west coast of Sweden. At the core of her practice, as well as her teaching, lies a belief in self transformation through self observation. The physical body and the breath are excellent tools for practicing concentration, presence and relaxation, which can then be used to observe the habits and workings of our mind. Lena uses her thorough knowledge of anatomy and the energetic workings of the human
body in her teachings.

Frequently Asked Quesions

Q: Who can attend the Workshops?
Ramapo students, alumni and community members. All are welcome!

Q: What are the benefits of practicing Yoga?
Practicing yoga can improve your flexibility, can help build muscle strength and can help you relax and focus.

Q: What should I bring to Yoga Class?
You can bring a water bottle, a towel and a mat if you would like. Mats are available at the class for your use if you do not yet have one.

Q: What should I wear to Yoga Class?
Dress in clothing that is comfortable, stretchy and soft. Yoga focuses on flexibility, so clothing that will allow unrestricted movement is best. Avoid drawstrings, zippers, buttons and jewelry. Put your hair in a ponytail or bun if it is long.


Yoga Continuing Education YACEP® Workshops Open to All!

2019 YACEP Workshops are Open to Community and Ramapo Faculty, Staff and Students

YACEP Workshops – RYT’s can receive 3 CEU’s | Registration Links Above

Trauma and the Wisdom of Yoga with Sarah Couper

Friday,  December 4 | 6-9pm Cost – $35 for Community, $10 for Ramapo College Students

Open to Public 

Information on Workshop

Workshop participants can expect to learn about the nature of different types of trauma and how trauma effects the brain and the body. We will discuss how to make yoga classes trauma-informed using the ancient teachings of yoga and the newer findings about trauma. Participants will experience a trauma-informed yoga class.

Yoga Nidra Teaching Workshop with Lena Madsen and Carol Bowman

Sunday Dec 6 – 2:00-4:30Open only to Yoga Teachers and Trainees) YACEP CEUs available

In this Workshops yoga teachers and trainees will learn the basics of leading a Yoga Nidra session.You will learn how to guide a Yoga Nidra Session to help your students identify sensations throughout the body and within the breath.  The practice, when properly taught, produces deep physical relaxation, which in turn relaxes the nervous system. There are a myriad of physical and mental benefits to this. In the process of relieving accumulated tension it can help your students to heal deep psychological wounds and provide a way to gain the equanimity necessary to face the stress of daily life. This teaching workshop will help you work with students who have experienced trauma and other difficulties, helping them to access the resources they have to find the wholeness that resides within themselves. Join us to add a new practice to your yoga teaching skills!

 

About YACEP Workshops

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation was introduced in July 2016. The YACEP® designation is designed for experts in the yoga community who are approved to teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours.

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation was introduced in July 2016. The YACEP® designation is designed for experts in the yoga community who are approved to teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours.

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) who take courses with a YACEP® can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.

YACEP® WORKSHOPS ARE OFFERED AT REDUCED PRICING TO RAMAPO COLLEGE STUDENTS AND AREA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT SEEKING YACEP® CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider-YACEP®.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available

Future workshop information to be announced at a later date.


What are the Requirements for RYTs

Per the Yoga Alliance, every three years starting from your initial date of registration, all RYTs – including Experienced RYTs – must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories, of which:

Teaching or training hours prior to registration do not count as Continuing Education.

If you earn more than the required hours in a three-year period, the extra hours may not roll over into the next three-year period (check with the Yoga Alliance).

To learn more about Yoga Alliance YACEP® Continuing Education requirements, visit: www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/ContinuingEducation

What is a YACEP® Continuing Education Contact Hour?

Continuing Education Contact Hours are classroom hours in the physical presence of a qualified Continuing Education Provider. [link All hours must be directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories. One Contact Hour equals one hour of any of the following activities:

  • Workshops (single session or ongoing series)
  • Courses
  • Discussion or study groups
  • Yoga teacher training

How Do I Log Continuing Education Hours?

Registered Yoga Teachers log Continuing Education Contact Hours through their individual Yoga Alliance online accounts. After logging in at www.yogaalliance.org/SignIn link, visit:

  • “My Training Hours” and select the green button to “Add Training Hours”
  • “My Teaching Hours” and select the green button to “Add Teaching Hours”

Policies

Registration/Payment
Cost: $35 – Please bring cash or check made payable to Ramapo College Foundation

Cancellations
The Mindfulness at Ramapo College reserves the right to cancel any program or course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of faculty. Full fee will be fully refunded when a course or program is cancelled.

Faculty/Instructors
The Mindfulness at Ramapo College reserves the right to substitute faculty/instructors if necessary.

Registration Confirmation
No registration required

Disability Information
Ramapo College follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act for those students requesting accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-6855 or email mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

Ramapo College of New Jersey reserves the right to change fees at its discretion.


Contact

For Course Content and YACEP® Workshop Content Information, Contact:
Prof. Carol Bowman, cbowman@ramapo.edu

For Application/Registration and Payment Information, Contact:
Mindfulness@ramapo.edu