Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals Workshop – Joya Yoga Dublin, CA

2019 Vinyasa Workshops

Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, January 13 and February 17 at Joya Yoga Dublin

Book your spot here!

January 13 – Part 1

Discover the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), and core engagement (bandhas) of basic vinyasa postures to:

  1. empower your vinyasa practice
  2. prevent injury and
  3. enable strength, mobility and lift-off in arm balances and inversions.

February 17 – Part 2

Prerequisite: Consistent vinyasa practice (at least one month of practice, 3x/week) or completion of January 13th Part 1 Vinyasa Fundamentals workshop.

Intro to arm balances, chaturanga shoot backs, and inversions applying the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), strength, and core engagement (bandhas) learned in Part 1 of our Vinyasa workshop series.

$25/each, discounted $45 for both

Book your spot here!

Essential oils for allergy season – natural solutions for your health concerns

30715767_1913673288667223_7120872605002760192_nThe hills are green, the trees and flowers are blooming AND my allergies can make me feel yuk! So ironic for this nature girl who LOVES to be outside yet the misery of allergies can force me inside.  Spring has sprung and so has my runny nose and water eyes! Boo!

Being new to essential oils I hadn’t yet used them for my allergies.  Most of my life I’d taken antihistamines which dry me out and make me sleepy and sudafed makes my heart race and disrupts my sleep.  So, instead of taking these medicines I would suffer through allergy season resorting to meds when my allergies would become unbearable.

Honestly, I was skeptical that essential oils would help me because my spring allergies are soooo bad!  What a surprise when I tried the TriEase Seasonal Blend Softgels.  Shortly after taking my first dose (2 softgels) my itchy eyes and sniffles were gone!  I was like, What? Did that really work that well??  So, I’ve tested it over and over and to my repeated surprise, the TriEase gels work!  This simple blend of essential oils provides these benefits:

Lemon Peel: cleansing to the body’s systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort*
Lavender Flower: renowned for its calming and balancing effects*
Peppermint Plant: promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function*

Because I care about what I put in and on my body I love doTerra because their oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade making them safe for internal consumption.

As a bonus, TriEase SoftGels are 10% off this month! This discount is honestly what got me to try this product in the first place and I’m so glad I did!  Retail $30, this month’s Promo $27! Wholesale: $22.50, Promo: $20.25.  Click here to order at the retail price or sign up as a wholesale customer (save 25% off retail prices or email me at amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com.

Read on to learn more about which essential oils can help your allergies.  Learn how your food choices affect your allergies, and how yoga and pranayama can bring relief to constricted breathing.   Here’s to natural solutions for your annoying allergies!


ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ALLERGY RELIEF
Top Oils for Allergy Relief:

💛Lemon
💜Lavender
💙Peppermint
💚Melaleuca
(Used in any application in equal parts)

How to use:

🌿Aromatic Application

  • Diffusing these oils can be very effective. The sinuses are usually the most affected by allergic reactions. Purchase a quality essential oil diffuser, and diffuse any of the above oils, or oil blends, as much as you like!
  • Diffusing is also great because the extra moisture helps to soothe those irritated sinuses!
  • No diffuser? Place a few drops of your selected oils (such as lavender, lemon, and peppermint) into your palms. Rub together, cup your palms, and inhale.
  • The Breathe products also work fabulous to assist with congestion. Check out the breathe stick, and breathe touch roller. These products can be applied easily throughout the day and can fit in your purse or bag for on the go. 

🌿Topical Applications 

  • For topical applications, dilute with a few drops of fractionated coconut oil for longer lasting effects!
  • Apply diluted peppermint or other oils to the base of the neck and front of the throat, and the bottoms of the feet, several times per day.
  • Make a roller bottle for adults with 10 drops each oil apply frequently to chest, feet, and back of neck.
  • Nora’s Allergy Blend – I created this for daughter which she applies before school  and before bed on her wrists, throat, temples, sternum, and I rub on her upper back.  She LOVES the smell, which is key when creating blends for your kiddos 
    • One drop each of with 1/4 tsp carrier oil: Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Breathe, Elevation
    • To create a 10ml roller ball add 10 drops of each oil and fill to top with carrier oil

🌿Internal Applications

  • Put a few drops of each of your selected oils in an empty gel capsule and swallow. Can be taken several times a day.
  • Make an “allergy bomb” – Put a few tablespoons of water in a glass. Add 2-4 drops of each lavender, lemon, peppermint, basil, and On Guard. Hold your breath and swig!   This bomb packs a punch and it works!  Tip: Have a separate glass of water or juice as your chaser in case this allergy bomb is too intense for you.  
  • If the sinus symptoms are really severe you can use a Neti Pot for nasal irrigation with 1 drops each Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, 1/4 T fine quality salt, and 8 ounces warm water.
  • The Breathe drops are a kid-friendly, pleasant tasting natural cough drop that can also alleviate your congestion. 
  • And, of course I’m a fan of these convenient dōTERRA triease soft gels. (Right now they’re 10% off in April! Retail $30, Promo $27! Wholesale: $22.50, Promo: $20.25.) These are softgel pills pre formulated with the allergy reducing oils. These are perfect for people who don’t want to taste the strong oil taste in their mouth or don’t want to bother with making homemade pill caps.

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CHOOSE AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET TO ALLEVIATE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

Allergies are basically our body’s reaction to irritations, and the response is an inflammatory response.  The body thinks there’s a foreign object it needs to fight off so it flushes is out with letting the flood gates out in your mucous membranes, thus the runny noses and water eyes.  When seasonal allergies kick in, your body is even more sensitive to foods which create an inflammatory response.  It can stress your immune system which is already working overtime responding to your allergies.

It can seem like bad news to decrease or eliminate dairy, sugar,  gluten, alcohol and processed foods but, for me, the relief from my allergy symptoms is totally worth it.  The bonus of creating a habit of eating whole foods is the possibility of reducing inflammation in your joints, chronic aches and pains may disappear, you might lose weight, your eyes seem clear, and clarity can replace foggy brain.

Food is medicine.  Treat yourself to a whole foods, anti-inflammatory diet.  Shift from thinking your giving something up to what you are gaining in loving your body with nutrient-rich foods.  Give it a try, especially during allergy season, and you might discover ease from a myriad of annoying symptoms and love the way you feel!

 

PRANAYAMA AND YOGA TO OPEN BREATHING PASSAGES

I often hear yoga students skip their yoga practice when experiencing severe allergies for fear of not being able to breathe or their noses running like a faucet when in downward dog.  To the contrary, yoga and pranayama can alleviate allergy symptoms by calming your central nervous systems, opening up your bronchial tubes, and clearing out your sinus passages.  Combine essential oils into your practice by taking TriEase an hour before your class.  Creating a custom roller bottle with lavender, peppermint, and lemon to roll on your wrists and breathe throughout your class can also be relief to your symptoms.

One specific breathing technique I find personally helpful is Alternate Nostril Breathing or Nadi Shodhana.  Apply your essential oils and practice this pranayama technique for 10 minutes.  Here is a lovely video explaining this technique.

Nadi Shodhana video

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I wish you ease from your allergy irritations.  May you experience life with ease. May you experience life without suffering.  Namaste.

 

Yogamama Meels

 

Note: Thank you to Mandi Johnston for posting much of this information about essential oils for allergies on her facebook page.  To learn more about how to use essential oils request to join her facebook page Education Page – Blooming Chrysalis.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

BEYOND YOGA POSES: A Spring Renewal Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon

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A Spring Renewal Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon
Reshape, refresh and renew your life with drishti, pranayama, and asana

Saturday April 23rd 2:00 – 4:00pm
$25 with advance registration, $30 walk-in
The Yoga Fusion, San Ramon, CA
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=19309

Whether you’re brand new to yoga or an experienced yogi, this heart-opening workshop is for you! Continuing with her “Beyond Yoga Poses” workshop series, Amelia will lead you through a process of self-discovery and inquiry to bring you closer to identifying what you really, REALLY want to bring into your life.

Learn how pranayama, drishti, asana, and meditation can help you manifest your intentions, bring balance into your life, increase your ability to create connections, and help you manage stress. Based on student requests after her last workshop, Amelia will focus on how to use your yoga practice to tame cravings in your life. You will leave with tools to deepen your yoga practice in class, at home, and off your mat in your daily life.

  • Be prepared for a gentle yoga practice.
  • Bring your journal.
  • Bring a friend (the more the merrier!)
  • Bring your open heart and mind.
  • Leave this workshop experiencing “aha moments” and feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed.
  • Note for previous attendees: this workshop contains new material…it is not a repeat of previous workshops.

Testimonials from Amelia’s students:
“Your workshop was exactly what I needed right now…thank you so much!”
“I’ve heard of drishti before but, I had never really applied it to my yoga practice or thought of bringing it into my life. The drishti exercises were really impactful. Thank you!”
“Thank you for reminding me to breathe. I always forget and I appreciate how you bring breath into your teaching.”

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BEYOND YOGA POSES: LIVE WITH INTENTION, CREATE HEALTHY HABITS, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

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Yoga Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon Sunday January 24, 2016 2-4pm at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA

 

 

BEYOND YOGA POSES: LIVE WITH INTENTION,  CREATE HEALTHY HABITS, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.
A New Year’s Yoga Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon
Sunday January 24th 2-4pm at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon

$25 for full 2 hour workshop – with advance registration

Feel like you want to make changes in your life but, you can’t quite get them to stick? Whether you’re brand new to yoga or experienced yogi, this workshop is for you! In addition to learning the foundation and intention of basic yoga poses, Amelia will lead you through a process of self-discovery and inquiry to bring you closer to identifying what do you really, REALLY want to bring into your life. Learn how pranayama, drishti, asana, and meditation can help you manifest your intentions, bring balance into your life, increase your ability to create connections, and help you manage stress. You will leave with tools to deepen your yoga practice in class, at home, and off your mat in your daily life. Be prepared for a gentle yoga practice and bring your journal and your open heart and mind.

Register online here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=19309