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Yoga workshop with Peter Sterios, renowned instructor

Thursday, April 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PAB Performance Lab
This event is open only to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Faculty/Staff Wellness Committee and Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs. It is free to all faculty, staff and students.

Workshop description:
Contemporary life and our reactions to it often create contraction in our physical and psychological bodies. Over time, if awareness of one’s reactions is lacking, the contraction becomes ingrained, and manifests as resistance, often limiting mobility, and eventually producing chronic pain.

Hatha yoga is an effective tool for meeting resistance in our bodies and thoughts in a productive way. Your approach to the practice of yoga determines the quality it can bring to your life. With light-handed guidance, this workshop will take you through a process of discovery to where you hold sub-conscious tension in the body, and through a variety of basic yoga poses and breathing exercises, learn to see resistance as a gift for heightening attention where awareness is lacking, and creating power and ease within one’s efforts.

Instruction during the class will be progressive (step-by-step) in nature and appropriate for all levels.

PETER STERIOS is an internationally recognized yoga instructor, writer, and former contributing editor for Yoga Journal. His teaching reflects over 35 years of study and practice in the U.S. and India. He lives and teaches in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga DVD, Gravity & Grace, was released in 2007, and was recognized in the “Top 15 Yoga Videos of All Time” (Yoga Journal, 2009). He also is the founder and former CEO of Manduka, a leading eco-yoga products company in Los Angeles. He was one of 12 instructors to teach yoga at the White House in April 2011 for Michelle Obama’s “Get Up and Go Initiative” to fight childhood obesity. For more information about Peter, visit www.petersterios.com.

For more information, contact Meg Petersen or visit:
http://www.reed.edu/human_resources/benefits/wellness.html.

Posted on Apr 1, 2015

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