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Be The Change Yoga

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3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
714 417-9834

January 2020

1/27 Mothers Circle

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
$200

This Course is Open to All Students “Holding Mom” is a 10 month journey designed for mothers and care-givers to experience more nourishment and a deeper sense of belonging. This is an opportunity to unite through our diverse experiences of daughterhood and motherhood, to bear witness to each other and drink from the well of sisterhood. We’ll meet once a month for two hours in an intimate group setting to explore a unique theme that will build week by week.…

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1/31 – 2/2 Trauma Informed Yoga Training

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$550

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. The impact trauma has on the body's physiology is immense and…

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February 2020

2/1 Sound Bath + Reiki Healing

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

Breathe. Meditate. Heal. In this exclusive event, enjoy 90 minutes of soothing candlelight yoga, chakra balancing sound healing, and hands-on Reiki energy healing. Join Alex and Jonah in this community workshop that is open to all levels of practice for a night relaxation, reflection, and restoration! Space is limited. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels and backgrounds.         Sounds of Inner Healing — Candlelight Sound Bath + Reiki Healing Saturday, February 1st, 2020 7:00…

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2/8 Ayurveda: Health is Wealth

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

  This workshop is open to all students. Dip your toes into the vast & powerful world of Ayurveda. Translating to “knowledge of life”, Ayurveda is a nature-based system of medicine and lifestyle practices to optimize health & promote life-long vitality. Join Stacey Tropple, E-RYT 500 & Ayurvedic Health counselor in training, in this 3-hour immersive workshop exploring: What Ayurveda is and what it can mean for you The Doshas How to incorporate Ayurveda into your life Simple daily Ayurvedic practices…

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2/9 Level 1 Reiki Training

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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2/21 Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health Course

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
$695

Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health This course explores the various factors that influence health at the macro-level using a public health lens, while at the same time, exploring the inner world of the human being using Yoga models to identify and treat imbalances. Class lectures provide an introduction to the primary yoga therapy assessment models based upon the teachings of the Yoga Sutras and the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya. Students will learn how to use these models to assess client imbalances, identify…

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2/22 Sequencing for Yoga Therapy

February 22 @ 12:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$695

For Yoga Teachers: February - October, 2020 This course provides the principles of appropriate therapeutic sequencing. This is a comprehensive exploration in adaptation of yoga sequences to meet the needs of the individuals using the tools of asana, pranayama and dhyanam. Focused attention is on the assessment of an individual needs using the lens of the panchamaya model. Development of specific goals for the individual client is addressed using the principles of vinyasa krama to move the client forward in…

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2/23 Yoga Sutras Course

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

This Course is Open to All Students The only course of its kind in Orange County!! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras remains the single most important text on Yoga. Composed over 2,300 years ago, the Sutras present Yoga as a complete system of spiritual psychology. This great work offers profound insights on the nature of the mind, as well as a pharmacopeia of suggestions for reducing suffering and cultivating More Sustained Joy. Familiarity with the Sutras is essential for the most effective practice of…

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2/23 Level 3 Reiki Training

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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March 2020

3/7 & 3/8 Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement for Yoga Therapy

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - March 8 @ 6:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: March 7 - 8th, 2020   In this 2-day intensive with Cheri Dostal Ryba, you’ll get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery. We can best teach what we can feel and embody personally. Dive into this intensive workshop to find greater structural alignment, integrity and strength in your own practice as well as gaining skills of discernment and context for working with your students. Part of our work…

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3/21 & 3/22 Asana Foundations for Yoga Therapy

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - March 22 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: March 21 - 22nd, 2020 This 11.75 hour weekend is led by Yoga Therapist Cheri Dostal Ryba. This intensive serves as a bridge for yoga teachers who have trained in different lineages and aims to provide a common language and understanding of the body. This is a foundational intensive for our 300-hour training program, creating a lens that will be carried through all of the other courses. These 11.75 hours will cover the five categories of asana…

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April 2020

4/4 & 4/5 Principles of Pranayama for Yoga Therapy

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: April 4 - 5th, 2020 This 11.75 hour Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Juris Zinbergs. This intensive lays down the foundation for trainees in all levels of our programming to gain a correct and thorough understanding of the energetic body, as well as tools and practices towork with this layer. Trainees willlearn the proper techniques of various pranayama practices that range from the most basic to the most advanced; as well as the discernment of…

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May 2020

5/2 & 5/3 Foundations of Meditation for Yoga Therapy

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - May 3 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers This 2-part Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Megan McCarver and provides the foundation for understanding different types of meditation practices and how to teach them to groups or individual students. This intensive will explore the nature of the mind and dive into different types of mental patterns and how to remedy them with specific meditation practices. This intensive will focus on assessing and understanding various mental states which include: mudha (stupefied/dull), kshipta (disturbed), vikshipta (alternating between distraction…

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5/3 Level 2 Reiki Training

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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5/17 Level 4 Reiki Training

May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands or hands hovering right above your body” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being…

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July 2020

7/11 & 7/12 Proprioception and Use of Ethical Touch

July 11 @ 12:30 pm - July 12 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: July 11 - 12th, 2020 The intention of this weekend intensive is to provide additional tools yoga teachers and yoga therapist trainees can use to assess and support their clients. We will discuss ethics and consent, hand placement and quality of touch, longevity and safety for the Yoga Therapist as related to transference and body mechanics, and how clear verbal and visual cues can provide a similar result without using touch when it may be contraindicated. Touch…

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August 2020

8/22 & 8/23 The Yoga of Relationships

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - August 23 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

This Course is Open to All Students: August 22 - 23rd, 2020 Relationships can serve as a primary source of suffering or joy. This intensive will give students an in-depth study of yogic philosophy and how it applies to relationships. Yoga is about transformation. As we learn to improve communication, we are empowered, and we begin to change. As we interact with others, this change can start to permeate the lives of others.  If Your Relationships are Improving, Your Practice is Working - TKV Desikachar…

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September 2020

9/19 & 9/20 Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship

September 19 @ 12:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: September 19th - 20th, 2020 This 11.75-hour weekend is led by Yoga Therapist Cheri Dostal Ryba. It provides the foundations that the yoga therapist – client relationship is the basis, the very core, of all yoga therapy treatment approaches regardless of the specific aim. It introduces the fundamentals of the very first process between yoga therapist and client that the yoga therapist is entering into a relationship with the client that essentially is safe, confidential, reliable, and…

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October 2020

10/4 Mantras, Mudras, and Meditation for Yoga Therapy

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$150

For Yoga Teachers: October 4th, 2020 This class will provide an introduction to subtle body tools to be used in a therapeutic session. Students will be introduced to tools such as: guided meditation practices, mantras, mudras and affirmations. For each tool presented, the instructor will explain the value of each tool, when it is to be used, the benefits, how to assess clients before offering this tool and how to create a goal-oriented practice with each tool to meet the…

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10/17 – 10/18 Common Pathologies of Human Systems

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - October 18 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: October 17 - 18th, 2020 Led by Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Tess O'Hern, this 2-day intensive will focus on adapting yogic practices to meet the needs of students in the second half of life, those over 50. As we age things change, physically, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally, and as we change so does our yoga practice. This section explores the functions of each physiological system in the body and provides a review of general terminology associated…

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10/31 & 11/1 Tools and Techniques for Teaching Students with Injuries

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - November 1 @ 5:45 am
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: October 31st - November 1st, 2020 This weekend will offer you a deeper understanding for teachers on the yoga therapy path supporting and instructing students with an injury. You will not only achieve more confidence utilizing yoga and breath exercises for students with presenting problems, but also embrace skillfully your responsibilities to balance stabilization with strength and safety techniques, taking away knowledge for every student’s unique challenge. Tools and Techniques for Teaching Students with Injuries will ignite…

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November 2020

11/14 & 11/15 Ayurveda as Lifestyle Medicine

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - November 15 @ 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

It is the regularity of our day to day actions and habits that can either provide the foundation of wellness or dis-ease.  Discover Ayurveda, the planet’s oldest, nature-based, medical system and the sister science of Yoga. In this 11.75 hour workshop, for the curious and yoga teachers we will look at The Ayurvedic paradigm as it relates to the three body types or doshas and formulate ways to individualize the tools of yoga to support each student in their practice…

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