Our busy lives can leave us feeling like we need to relax, let go and take time for selfcare. The practices of acupuncture and restorative yoga are a fusion of the best healing gifts from two ancient cultures, China and India. In this workshop, we will hold supported postures for an extended period of time while receiving a series of acupuncture treatments.
Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. Props such as bolsters, blankets, belts and blocks are used to maximize comfort and relaxation, while minimizing the amount of work you need to do in a pose.
Acupuncture will stimulate points to enhance relaxation and health. Research has shown that acupuncture makes the body to release neuro-transmitters such as endorphins and serotonin, which increase our relaxation response.
No yoga experience needed. Please, use comfortable clothes.
Sofia is motivated by what sitting and moving practice can look like in our daily urban lives. Sofia has taught and practiced yoga in NYC, Berlin, San Francisco and Portland. She spent a formative year of monastic Zen practice at the San Francisco Zen Center and was lay ordained in the Maezumi Roshi Soto Zen lineage. She received her Masters in Mind-Body Psychology at Columbia University and she is now pursuing her PsyD.
Dale Fanning MS LAc, is an acupuncturist, clinical herbalist and therapeutic body-worker. He holds a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious ACTCM in San Francisco, and has completed over 3500 hours of training. His post graduate work is in the area of Five Element Acupuncture, a powerful and little known system of Chinese medicine that is able to treat at the deepest level of spirit and produce the most comprehensive transformations in patients.