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"The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you.  It may be evoked by any number of people and events  But finally, you must realize you are this love.  The source of all love is within you".  ~Gangaji

for TELEHEALTH OPENINGS in April:

Tatianah Thunberg, LMSW, ACSW, E-RYT

(734) 206-2867

Tatianah@SpiritMoves.Us

LOCATION:

My office is currently closed in April.  I am offering telehealth only during the executive order to Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives.

Atria Business Park Center

2020 Hogback Road

Suite #11

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 

APRIL 2020 TELEHEALTH HOURS:
 

Mondays:  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesdays:  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesdays:  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursdays:  11:00 pm - 2:300 pm

Fridays:  9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sessions available by appointment only.

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Hatha Yoga COURSE

Yoga 101 & 102

at Washtenaw Community College

a 30 hour course for degree and non-degree students

2020 schedule
Tatianah's two sections:

Winter & Fall Terms  

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9-10:55 a.m.

(Registration required)

"Now, the teachings of yoga. 
Yoga is the still the pattering of consciousness 
Then pure awareness can abide
in it's true nature".
The ​Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.1 -1.3

Why study yoga?  For greater endurance, flexibility and strength?  To lose weight, increase circulation and improve your posture?  To relax and find inner peace?  A steady Hatha yoga practice can offer all of these benefits.  However, yoga is often misunderstood in the West as simply a system of physical fitness.  

In Sanskrit, the root word “yuj" means to yoke or join.  “Ha” means sun and “Tha” means moon:  the joining of opposites.  Five thousand years ago, Indian yogis were some of the original explorers of consciousness who charted a course that, to this day, is a living art and science of awakening to our true nature.  Although the most familiar and popular aspect of Hatha yoga studied in the United States is asana (posture) practice, Hatha Yoga is a progressive discipline incorporating 8 limbs referred to as ashtanga:  yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.  Each limb serves as a guide for attuning our intention and attention to observing and releasing habitual patterns of tension that obstruct greater awareness of our true Self.   In this course, we will explore introductory practices within seven of these eight limbs (the eighth limb is a state of being):

  1. Yamas:   learn and apply five social restraints - universal ethical behavior toward others.   

  2. Niyamas:  learn and apply five personal observances.  

  3. Asana:  caring for the physical body through posture practice.  We will practice prone, supine poses, seated poses, standing, balancing, inverted and restorative postures.

  4. Pranayama:  regulation of breathing.  We will learn energizing and calming breath exercises.

  5. Pratyahara:  drawing attention inwardly, away from sensory distractions.

  6. Dharana:  concentration on a single pointed focus in preparation for meditation.  The breath will be the primary focal point for this practice.   

  7. Dhyana:  cultivating witness consciousness through meditation. 

  8. Samadhi:  I AM.  This is not a practice that can be taught, only rediscovered.

There are five assessments in this course:  1.  attendance and participation; 2.  weekly reflections on the materials assigned; 3.  a mid-term exam on the foundational principles of Hatha Yoga; 4.  designing a home practice and practicing it for two weeks, as well as a video reflection of what you discover; 5.  a final presentation which involves each student teaching a portion of the class to their peers.   

​Location: 

WCC - Morris Lawrence Building - Studio 158

*Registration required* through www.wccnet.edu 

Open to degree and non-degree students

The Cost: this two credit / 30 hour course for Washtenaw county residents is $190 and $328 for out of county residents.

About Tatianah:

​A dedicated student of yoga since 1999, I have been leading yoga classes and playshops since 2006 and retreats since 2011.  I earned my 200 hour teacher certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, am a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, a LifeForce Yoga Level 1 and 2 practitioner, studied Integrative Yoga Therapy and completed a 180 hour training Thai Yoga therapist certificate through Blue Lotus Thai.​ In 2012, I co-founded Sacred Breath Healing Studies, and studied and taught the art of Thai yoga massage for five years with Kelly Kempter, RTT, LMT, CPMT.  I began teaching at Washtenaw Community College in the spring of 2014. My Hatha yoga classes are moderately paced with an invitation to practice gentle or vigorous variations of classic postures, with attention to breath regulation, meditation, ethics and philosophy. My two credit course at Washtenaw Community College is suitable for beginning and intermediate level students.  ​For more about my professional training, ​​visit ​my About page