Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Getting Yin to the Psoas

Location: DIG Yoga, Lambertville, NJ
Cost: $35 by 10/21; $40 day of workshop
RegistrationRegister through DIG Yoga

Join Sally for this exciting opportunity to open your hips, back, and side body in a deep and profound way. We’ll use passive yin yoga postures as well as a few active yang postures to first find, and then release, the Psoas muscle. A tight Psoas can lead to all kinds of pain and discomfort, including lower back pain, general tightness in the hips, slouching while seated or standing, and unnecessary fear and anxiety. This often elusive muscle tightens up whenever we feel threatened, and in our modern society this happens to most of us on a daily basis. Even simple things like waking up late and rushing out the door, or being overwhelmed by the number of emails we have to respond to puts us in “fight or flight” mode and causes the Psoas to tighten. The psoas also tightens up when we sit too much or drive too much. Come explore how slowing down, going deep, and being soft can change how you feel on a physical, mental and emotional level. This class is appropriate for all levels.

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Dec
1
to Dec 8

Somatic Meditation Immersion

Dates: Saturdays December 1st & 8th, 2018
Times: 10am - 8pm
Location: Private Home in Lawrenceville, NJ
Cost: $350 if registered by October 31st, or $395 after. Includes a homemade vegan lunch and dinner each day.

Registration: Please click here to reserve your spot online. You may also mail a check or pay with cash if you prefer. Email sally@sallymilleryoga.com to make payment arrangements.

According to Tibetan Buddhism, the body is always in the awakened state. So why do we suffer so much? Why do we constantly feel stress and anxiety? And what is it about the holidays that trigger our overwork, nervousness, loneliness, and guilt? In this course, we will explore how the mind creates realities that are based on past hurts, trauma, fear, and identities. Through deep relaxation of our tongue, face, and belly (The Three Gates) we’ll learn about another way of being in the world, one that is vulnerable but beautiful, tender and open, and most importantly grounded and connected with others and with our own essence. Somatic meditation offers us a chance to remember our basic goodness and genuine warmth toward other beings. This course is a potent remedy for everyday stress and is open to anyone with a few months of sitting experience and at least 1 year of yoga practice. If you have questions about the course, or these prerequisites, please email sally@sallymilleryoga.com.

You will learn:

  • What Somatic Meditation is and how it differs from Mantra, Mindfulness, Visualizations, Affirmations and Breath meditation

  • How to practice the Three Gates Somatic Meditation Technique in a seated, reclined, and walking position

  • How relaxing the Three Gates (tongue, face, and belly) changes our perception, our nervous system, and our mood

  • How to choose the most appropriate meditation posture for your body, your energy level, and your lifestyle

  • Detailed anatomical instructions for all meditation postures, including a color handout with pictures of each option for ease of use

  • Why modifying your meditation posture is vital for your success

  • How to let go of common myths and misunderstandings about the “type of people” who can meditate and what meditation “should look like"

  • How to relax your body and mind even when life is swirling at a fast pace all around you

  • How to meditate at home when you live with others, including children, who do not practice

  • The specific power of somatic meditation for creating a lasting sense of inner peace and calm

  • How to work with distractions, both internally and externally

  • How to work with emotions in your formal meditation practice and in your daily life

  • How simple changes in your daily routine can help create a mental attitude that craves meditation instead of sensory stimulation

  • The felt sense of what it’s like to be in your body in a loving way

  • How compassion can heal chronic tension and stress

  • The transformative power of practicing meditation in a group

The course includes 3 periods of guided practice each day (some seated, some reclined, and some walking), as well as short yin and yang yoga practices, multiple lectures and many opportunities for question and answer. There is a lunch and dinner break each day that is taken in silence. 


Space is limited to 20 students, and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on November 16th. 

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Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Unplug & Unwind: A Silent Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Date: Saturday, September 8th
Time: 12:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $150 (includes vegan lunch and dinner)
Location: Yoga Loka, 23 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Registration: Register through Yoga Loka

Many of us feel bombarded with emails, text messages, voicemails, and other electronic stimuli on a regular basis. Even without considering our smartphones and computers, it can feel like our to-do list is never-ending. But getting away for a weekend can be challenging, and finding time for a longer silent retreat might not be possible. If you’re interested in retreat, but find it intimidating, overwhelming, or just plain hard to fit in your schedule, please join Sally for this precious opportunity to go inward and explore your body, mind and emotions with the support of a group. We’ll work to re-establish our connection with nature and the physical world around us through the practices of somatic meditation, yin yoga asana, walking meditation, mapping the meridians, and satsang, or spiritual discussion aimed at sharing wisdom. Our goal is to take a break from constant scrolling on social media, observe our impulse to check our phones, but not react to it (you’ll be asked to “turn in” your phone at the beginning of the day), and talk at the end about how to “go back” to the regular world and live with more balance and less stress. Much of the time spent in silence is guided by Sally’s voice, with some pure silence interwoven in manageable parts. The opening lunch is *not* in silence, to allow a smooth transition from our regular life into retreat life, and to set the context for why silence and spiritual practice can affect our lives in a positive way. Open to anyone with some yoga and meditation experience. This retreat is not appropriate for brand new beginners to yoga or meditation. If you’re unsure if this retreat is right for you, please contact Sally through her website at www.sallymilleryoga.com.

Schedule

12:00 - 2:00 Welcome Lunch, Introductions, Motivation and Instructions (not in silence!)
2:00 - 3:00   Silent Walk along the River
3:15 - 5:15   Guided Yin Yoga Practice
5:15 - 6:00   Break (in silence… to use as you wish. stay at the studio, rest, or walk)
6:00 - 7:00   Dinner (in silence, with instructions on mindful eating, chewing, pauses, and body awareness for optimal digestion)
7:00 - 7:30   Guided Three Gates Meditation
7:30 - 8:30   Mapping the Meridians with Emotional Healing Practices
8:30 - 9:00   Mindfully Breaking Our Silence and How to Transition with Boundaries, Ease, and Grace

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    Jun
    3
    3:00 PM15:00

    Yin Yoga for the Heart

    Date: Sunday June 3rd
    Time: 3-5pm
    Location: Yoga-Loka, Frenchtown NJ
    Cost: $35 if registered by 5/20. $40 after.
    Registration: www.yoga-loka.com

    Longing, obsession, fantasy and loneliness are common human afflictions, yet few of us have tools to truly work with them. Combining the wisdom of Taoism, Classical Yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sally will introduce techniques that can be practiced by modern yogis no matter how much experience they have.

    The techniques include:

    1. Yin Yoga postures to release physical blockages along the heart & small intestine meridians
    2. Yang Yoga postures to energize and enliven us
    3. A guided seated meditation to work with the difficult, unpleasant emotions of the heart (such as self-hatred, loneliness, obsession, lust, objectification, and fantasy), and learn to cultivate / connect with the heart’s inherent warmth, tenderness, and genuine love of self and others. The meditation includes a mudra, healing color, and healing sound specifically for the heart. 
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    Mar
    25
    2:00 PM14:00

    Intro to Meditation

    Interested in calming your mind? Curious about how to reduce anxiety without medication? This workshop is for you! No matter if you’re a complete beginner or someone who’s attempted to sit with silence or guided meditations at home, all are welcome. We’ll explore 3 different meditation postures and how to align the spine, hips, and shoulders in each one for optimal comfort. You’ll be taken through a 10 minute guided meditation, using your own awareness to find relaxation in the body. Well stretch and move a little bit to make sitting easier, and then discuss the obstacles to practice, how to create a sacred space at home where you yearn to return, and the benefits of meditation. You’ll leave with a link to download a short guided practice to use at home as well as tips and tricks from Sally, who’s been consistently meditating for over 12 years. Meditation is not easy, even for experienced folks. Come join the conversation and help break through many of the myths about what should happen when you sit.

    Date: Sunday March 25th
    Time: 2-4pm
    Location: Bambu Yoga, 3257 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
    Cost: $35 if paid by March 1st, $40 after
    Registration: www.bambuyoga.com

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    Dec
    30
    1:30 PM13:30

    Yuletide Yin with Sally & Erin Lento

    Date: Saturday December 30th
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
    Location: Cornerstone Clubs, New Hope, PA
    Cost: $45
    Registration: www.cornerstoneclubs.com or call 215.862.2200

    Give yourself the gift of deep peace, rest, and energetic restoration this holiday season! Join Sally and Erin for an afternoon of Yin Yoga and Reiki that will allow you to step fully into 2018 as your brightest self. Sally will lead you through a meditative Yin Yoga practice of long held poses targeting the fascia and organ meridians that will cultivate deep relaxation and peace while Erin offers Reiki, a universal energy modality received through hands on placement that promotes spiritual wellbeing. We will end in meditation, contemplation, and reflection. This is a powerful  workshop designed to bring you fully into your body, clear your mind, and elevate your soul. Pre-registration is required. Open to all levels- no experience necessary.  

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    Dec
    8
    to Dec 10

    Winter Yin, Yang & Meditation Retreat

    Friday, Dec. 8th from 7-9pm: Cultivating Inner Quietude
    Saturday, Dec. 9th from 1:30-5pm: Unlocking Our Tense, Tired Hips
    Sunday, Dec. 10th from 1:30-5pm: Freeing Our Neck & Shoulders


    “Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left it untended for a long time. But if it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

    This retreat is designed for anyone interested in learning or deepening their knowledge of the profound practices of somatic (body-based) guided meditation, yin yoga, yang yoga, and mindful rest. We invite you to slow down, pause, and recognize that softness is available even in the most hectic times.

    In ancient cultures throughout the world, the winter has always been a time to return to the inner landscape and let go of what’s no longer needed. Join us for this precious opportunity to practice and support each other so that we can enter the holiday season with mindfulness and an open heart.

    Cost:  $45 for Friday, $80 for Saturday, $80 for Sunday, or $165 for all 3 days. 
    Location: The Prancing Peacock, Langhorne Location
    Registration: www.prancingpeacock.com Please pre-register.

     

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    Dec
    2
    1:00 PM13:00

    Yin Yoga & Meridian Mapping

    Date: Saturday December 2nd
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Location: Starr Yoga, 104 E Ashland Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901
    Cost: $40
    Registration: please purchase your ticket here.

    When the world around you seems frantic and overwhelming, and your body’s needs get left behind, it’s time to slow down. Join Sally Miller, E-RYT 500, as she assists you in tuning inward, stretching, relaxing and grounding. In this 2-hour workshop you’ll enjoy guided meridian meditations and yin yoga postures to connect with the indestructible calm that lies at the center of your being. All levels welcome. Space is limited to 8 students.  Pre-registration required.

    Open to All Levels. 

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    Oct
    14
    1:30 PM13:30

    Yogi's Kitchen: Feeding Your Body, Feeding Your Practice

    Date: October 14th, 2017
    Time: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: Prancing Peacock, Yardley, PA
    Cost: $108
    Registration: www.prancingpeacock.com. please pre-register.

    The Principals + Practices of a Yogic Diet

    Have you ever wondered what foods support your practice and which ones don’t? Do you suffer from digestive issues, cravings, low energy, or indecision around food? Thankfully the principals of yoga can be applied to eating, and provide an exceptional framework from which to enjoy your food without many of the standard American side effects like gas, bloating, acne, and indigestion.

    Learn how to eat and learn what to eat! From easy breakfast ideas to home-cooked Ayurvedic soups and stews. What we eat is the strongest lifestyle factor for determining our overall health, but making healthy choices in a land of fast food and processed food isn’t easy. Sally will share her weekly shopping list and more than 10 simple plant-based recipes. You’ll leave feeling empowered and excited.

    Sally was trained by world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Vasant Lad over 10 years ago and has helped hundreds of people live happier and healthier lives.

     

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    Oct
    1
    3:00 PM15:00

    Yin Indulgence

    Location: Honor Yoga Pennington
    Cost: $32 for members of Honor Yoga, $40 for non-members
    Registration: www.honoryoga.com

    We are so excited to have special guest teacher, Sally Miller at Honor Yoga Pennington!! 

    Yin yoga is a blissful, calm, and quiet practice of attending to the body with compassion. We’ll spend time in passive yin yoga postures to rejuvenate the whole body/mind spectrum and energize the organ meridians and fascia as laid out by Traditional Chinese Medicine. You'll also be guided through a short seated meditation, including inner work with visualization and sound. Enjoy this deeply soothing practice and learn the value of stillness in your everyday life. Open to all levels.

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