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Anusara Yoga and Ayurveda weekend workshop at Trails Within

GRAEGLE, Calif. - Trails Within, a yoga and wellness center, will host a weekend yoga workshop taught by certified Anusara Instructors, Ashleigh Sergeant and Siri Peterson, Oct. 13-14 Graeagle, Calif.Have you ever taken a hot yoga class and thought you were going to die or kill someone? Have you ever taken a restorative class and been literally bored to tears? Do you find yourself doing the exact same practice day in and day out, resulting in little to no change? Not every yoga practice is beneficial for every person. Similarly, not every style of meditating, nor every vegetable is necessarily beneficial. No two beings are exactly alike. Therefore, daily regimens must be tailored to individual needs.Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest healing systems. Yoga's sister science, Ayurveda is the study of health and longevity in relation to the five elemental forces that make up the world. Understanding the different ways these forces coalesce in the body empowers us to make personal lifestyle choices that enhance wellbeing. By skillfully applying the biomechanical principles of Anusara yoga, you will balance and align your unique system of elemental energies in order to optimize health and productivity.The workshopsSaturday, Oct. 13, Understanding the Elements, 9-11:30 a.m., $35. Through a lively, full spectrum asana sequence, explore the five elements as they reside within us and around us. Begin to understand your unique, individual constitution and how it relates to and informs your yoga practice. Doshas, Diet & Daily Regimens, 1-3:30 p.m., $35. Building on the previous asana practice through lecture, discussion and interactive practices, learn to identify common imbalances in the mind and body. With this new awareness you will be empowered to create lifestyle choices that suit your individual body. Sunday, Oct. 14, Yoga as Medicine, 2-4:30 p.m., $35. Explore specific asana sequences that address particular ailments and imbalances. Understand how your attitudinal approach and alignment choices can prevent disease and enhance longevity.Cost for all three workshop sessions is $90. A certified Anusara yoga teacher, Ashleigh Sergeant is the Global Yoga Trainer for Adidas, teaching the method to sponsored instructors and athletes worldwide. The early part of her life was ruled by chronic back pain caused by a spine condition from birth. She had nearly stopped trying to heal when she found the therapeutic practice of yoga which empowered her to heal completely. She blends the ancient practice of Ayurveda, a science of longevity and illness prevention through diet and nutrition, into her teaching, and specializes in therapeutic yoga with elite athletes. Visit www.ashleighsergeant.com. A certified Anusara yoga teacher and professional dancer for 10 years, Siri Peterson initially cultivated her passion for yoga therapeutics via her own process of healing chronic, dance-related injuries. She has worked therapeutically with a wide variety of clients living with and healing from breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, advanced rheumatoid arthritis, severe scoliosis as well as various musculoskeletal injuries. Visit www.siriyoga.com.The ScoopFor information on yoga schedules or to sign up for the workshop, go to www.trailswithin.com, email info@trailswithin.com or call 530-836-1500. Graeagle is located about 50 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89. Once you reach Graeagle find the studio at 7481 Highway 89, 111.

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