9:30 AM09:30

Embodying the Organs in Yoga with Patty Townsend

Our organs are deep reservoirs of individual and universal consciousness.


Organs contain our dreams, emotions, personal stories, and collective memories. Our organs provide a spirallic support of our spine, enable our verticality, and give us depth, volume, and humanity.

Each organ expresses its own unique qualities: the heart is supple, resilient and generous; the liver is firm, decisive and resolute; and the kidneys are fluid and tranquil. Through our digestive tract, we choose what we will—and will not—take in, absorb, and release. In this workshop, we will explore our individual organs as well as our organ-system as a whole.

In this workshop, we will explore our individual organs as well as our organ-system as a whole.

  • Learn to sense and feel the qualities and life-force of individual organs
  • Learn to move from the organ body
  • Experience the deep ease and comfort that organs offer
  • Learn to incorporate organ support and awareness in all that you practice and teach


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9:30 AM09:30

Embodyoga® – Toning and Balancing the Nervous System with Patty Townsend


A healthy and resilient nervous system is one of the keys to opening the doorway to our inner world. In this workshop, we will explore Embodyoga® movement and breathing techniques for modulating our nervous system’s resilience and responsiveness. Using our yoga practices, we will learn to create more ease and comfort through the whole body-mind system.

Some areas of focus will be:

  • Clarifying aspects of nervous system and how they function in health
  • Understanding how yoga practice affects our nervous systems
  • Moving from a stable and calm core to maintain a Unified Sense of Self.
  • How to ground the nervous system in yoga
  • Balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems in our practice

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Embodyoga® for Resilience and Strength at Kripalu
to Mar 6

Embodyoga® for Resilience and Strength at Kripalu

Kripalu Workshop with Patty Townsend. For all levels. 

Learn how to use yoga to find the supportive power of your inner body. The body is naturally strong, resilient, and fluid. Practice simple yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditative movements to access greater comfort and integration.

Alignment in yoga comes from the inside out and is very specific to each individual. Join Patty Townsend for a program that teaches you to

  • Move fluidly and effortlessly
  • Experience a unified sense of body, mind, and spirit in movement
  • Find enjoyment, comfort, and ease.

A yoga teacher for more than 30 years, Patty is a uniquely expressive and dynamic instructor who focuses on breath- and awareness-centered teaching. 

Tuition: $230.00
Total housing costs for all program nights; meals included:
Dormitory: $174.00 - Standard: $230.00 and up - Standard Plus: $350.00 and up
Source:: https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/embodyoga-resilience-and-strength

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10:00 AM10:00

Glandular Support of the Skeletal System • Workshop 5

Our glandular system suspends our spines from head-to-tail, providing radiance and spaciousness to our core. Tone and balance throughout the glandular system affect the structural integrity of the whole body through the fascial weave. 

Our skeletal system is contained within the fascial matrix. In Embodyoga®, as in Body-Mind-Centering®, we have found that each gland has a correlation with a different aspect of our skeletal system. Recognizing this connection affords us an experience of brightness, levity, and connectivity that we don’t often notice in our bones and joints, and gives more strength and stability to musculoskeletal movement.

In this workshop, we will explore the weave of these systems, learning to recognize how they look and feel when working in harmony. We will explore how we may assist the glandular system to come into a more balanced state, and how to bring more comfort and coordination to our skeletal structure through this integrated matrix of support.

5th Sunday Workshop
10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00 – 4:00pm
with Patty Townsend

$100 for YCA members
$125 for Non-members

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