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11/10 Pratyahara: Nourishing the Senses Workshop

November 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sensory Therapy Workshop

Join us for a transformative yoga workshop centered around the theme of Pratyahara, the withdrawal of senses. Led by the experienced yoga teacher Chris Henry and accompanied by sound healer Jonah Montes, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the practice of Pratyahara. Over the course of 2 hours, we will explore the profound effects of sensory withdrawal and the use of an Iyengar head wrap as a powerful tool for cultivating this state of inner focus and awareness.

Space is limited.

This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels and backgrounds.

Workshop Details


  • Friday, November 10th
  • 6:00 – 7:30PM PST
  • Space is limited.
  • $55 pre-registration (use code PREREG10)
  • $65 day of workshop
  • Price includes Iyengar head wrap
This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels and backgrounds.


During the workshop, Chris and Jonah will guide participants through a comprehensive journey of self-discovery and relaxation. Chris will provide insights into the philosophy of Pratyahara, while Jonah will share practical instructions on the safe and effective use of the head wrap. The workshop will be thoughtfully structured, beginning with a gentle one-hour yoga sequence led by Chris. Participants will have the option to either close their eyes or wear the head wrap during the practice, encouraging a heightened sense of introspection. In the second half of the workshop, Jonah will lead a 15-minute guided relaxation followed by a 35-minute sound bath experience. Using the soothing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, Jonah will create a deeply immersive and meditative atmosphere, inviting participants to embrace the transformative power of sound. Throughout this segment, participants are encouraged to wear the head wrap, further enhancing their sensory withdrawal experience. The workshop will conclude with Chris guiding a brief session of pranayama, leaving participants feeling rejuvenated, centered, and connected to their inner selves.


Contraindications — not necessarily needed for the description per say but it could be emailed to the participants.
While Iyengar head wraps can enhance the yoga practice for many individuals, it’s important to be mindful of certain contraindications and address them before using the wraps. Here are some considerations:
1. Eye Conditions: If you have any pre-existing eye conditions, injuries, or recent eye surgeries, it’s crucial to consult with your ophthalmologist or healthcare provider before using the wraps. They can assess whether the use of eye wraps is safe and appropriate for your specific situation.
2. Respiratory Issues: Individuals with respiratory conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), should exercise caution when using the wraps. The pressure or sensation caused by the wraps over the eyes and forehead may potentially affect breathing patterns. It’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to determine if using the wraps aligns with your respiratory needs.
3. Claustrophobia or Anxiety: The sensation of having the wraps covering the eyes and forehead may trigger discomfort or anxiety for individuals who experience claustrophobia or have heightened sensitivity to confinement. If you have a history of claustrophobia or anxiety-related concerns, it’s essential to assess whether using the wraps aligns with your comfort level. You may consider trying alternative techniques or modifications that still allow for a sense of withdrawal without complete eye coverage.
4. Neck or Spinal Issues: Individuals with neck or spinal conditions or injuries should be cautious when using the wraps, as the wrapping technique may involve head movements and support. It’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified yoga instructor to determine the suitability of the wraps and explore modifications or alternatives that accommodate your specific needs.
5. Allergies or Sensitivities: If you have known allergies or sensitivities to certain fabrics or materials, ensure that the wraps you use are made from hypoallergenic materials or ones that you have determined to be safe for your use.


Chris Henry, Experienced Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Chris Henry is an esteemed yoga instructor who has completed 500-hours of training since embarking on his journey in 2010. He has since been deeply inspired by the remarkable impact it has had on individuals within his family, local and global communities. Recognizing the multitude of health and wellness benefits associated with yoga, Chris has embraced it as an integral part of his life as a student and teacher. Chris’s unique teaching style harmoniously anchors the principles of power vinyasa and Vini-yoga.

Drawing from personal experiences, including injuries sustained during his collegiate athletic career and the everyday stresses inherent in the human condition, Chris attests to the efficacy of yoga in fostering a profound connection between the body and mind, and ultimately found as a transformational tool.

With an primary focus on the quality of breath, Chris guides his students towards a deeper understanding of themselves as a whole being. By doing this he enables the individual to effectively process their current states, while encouraging the release of burdens that no longer serve us. Chris extends an open invitation to all practitioners to meet themselves exactly where they are on their journey, and honor their bodies as they approach the transformative practice of yoga.

Jonah Montes, Yoga Teacher

I started teaching Yoga in 2015 because I realized there is so much more to the practice than just the physical benefits: there is healing and growth. As a teacher, I hope to share the healing aspect of yoga to anyone who is in need of it. I love teaching Yoga because I not only get to contribute to a student’s yoga journey as a guide but also as a witness to the growth and progression they experience through their practice.
My teaching style is gentle Yin-inspired Restorative Yoga with elements of Viniyoga. 


November 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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(949) 551-5300


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Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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