Where's Your Breath?
In the journey of life, our true nature often becomes clouded by external stresses and expectations. Our Center located in Allendale, Michigan is designed to provide you with the resources and tools you need to make your life a little easier, a little more peaceful, a little more relaxing.
We provide a welcoming environment in which you can receive psychological counseling to deal with your personal challenges. We also use yoga - both in individual therapy as well as in classroom format - to soothe and strengthen the body, mind and spirit. Through counseling and yoga, we aspire to help you connect the mind and body in a way that enhances your sense of well-being on a daily basis.
We invite you to explore our Center and join us. Sign up for a yoga class, individual yoga therapy session or a counseling session to begin your unique journey to wellness!
Through the Eyes of Yoga
We see the world through many windows and from different perspectives. Like you, my worldview is shaped by my experiences. As a clinical psychologist, yoga therapist and instructor, yoga is the lens through which you can reflect on your life and your daily experiences.
Many people have ideas about yoga, through their own experience, or what they hear from others. Our hope is to help people understand the benefits of yoga for their body, mind, spirit on a daily basis.
We will be holding periodic workshops that provide insight into common wellness topics through the lens of yoga. Learn about techniques and tools that augment traditional approaches to general wellness, managing your moods, grief and loss, chronic pain, aging gracefully, and others. Learn more about the program...
October 25, 2014: Restorative Yoga and Qigong Workshop with Ken Nelson, PhD and Lesli Lang
Prepare for a peaceful winter and holiday season by slowing down, caring for yourself, and reflecting on your purpose and path.Enjoy gentle, easy to learn, evidence-based practices that create well being and restore wholeness. Practice will include: qigong, restorative, yin and yoga nidra. The simple, passive floor postures can help to relieve chronic pain, awaken insight and stimulate life-giving forces for health and healing. Qigong is one of the four pillars of Chinese medicine. Qigong includes the soft internal styles of Tai Chi and the vigorous martial arts of Kung Fu. Qigong uses breath control, meditative focused finding your natural base of support to enhance body awareness, coordination and energy flow.
Morning and afternoon sessions. $35 each or $60 for both.
Morning session: 9:30-12:00 QiGong: Breath Control, Yin Yoga and Meditation
Afternoon session: 1:00-3:30 QiGong: Restorative Yoga, Relax and Restore
Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to transforming the ways we serve and lead through yoga-inspired learning. A leader in mind-body practices, he teaches the healing arts of yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence, and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. His CD, Yin Yoga, is a Kripalu best-seller.
Leslie Lang, draws on a lifetime of yoga, self-inquiry, and meditation to support people in their quest for authenticity, freedom, and full expression.