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Abiding in Peace: Yoga & the Path Toward Inner Stillness
March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$50
Offered online via Zoom.
“The experience of having a conscious connection to something is a state of yoga—a joyful, blissful, fulfilling experience.” ~Saraswat
Join Donna Ortner for an introduction to mindful yoga. Cultivate a stable attention, an open and strong body and a deeper connection to inner stillness through the traditional practices of yoga. Donna will guide you through a slow and steady practice that weaves together breath, movement and meditation practices to release tension and leave you feeling more grounded and calm and nurture your capacity for greater joy, compassion and peace. Cultivating a mindful presence through the traditional practices of yoga, helps us to bolster essential health in mind, body and soul. This workshop is open to all. Although no yoga experience is needed to participate, the ability to stand and move comfortably for 45 minutes and get up and down from the floor with ease is recommended.
Donna Ortner, E-RYT 500, a yoga and meditation teacher, devoted practitioner and committed student of the teachings of yoga for over 20 years. She is certified in Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Cancer, Trauma Informed Yoga and continues to study Ayurveda and the teachings of Shri Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar with Amy Wheeler and Optimal State Yoga Therapy, and will be certified through IAYT in 2022 as a yoga therapist. Donna’s classes are mindful and thoughtful and infused with elements of inquiry and easefulness. She uses the traditional teachings of yoga to hold a safe space of support for each student to connect to present moment awareness through their body and their breath, and to cultivate a relationship with their inner wisdom, fostering an integrative and embodied experience of the practices. Donna is a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she teaches yoga therapy at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, as well as one on one yoga and group Vinyasa and meditation classes, workshops, and retreats.