Upcoming Courses & Workshops
Vision Yoga and Wellness

Meditation In Motion (featuring live music) with Rachel Bisbee Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cultivate inner awareness, mental clarity, and a calm center through mindful movement. Participants of this 90-minute class will enjoy a subtle body practice, seated meditation, breathing practices and deep savasana, accompanied by live music. Suitable for all levels.

Location: on the rooftop at W 25th St. Lofts 2599 Church Ave (rain location: Vision Underground 2600 Church Ave)

About the teachers: Rachel’s teaching emphasizes the use of awareness and acceptance to deepen your experience of the yoga poses. She received her teaching certificate in 2011. She has trained extensively in the Kripalu, Sivananda, and Iyengar traditions. Elijah's music is soothing and relaxing. In a yoga class, he is able to match the rhythm of the students and the sounds of the setting. He writes, records, performs and produces music for a variety of projects, including the Cleveland band, NOMADS. Rachel and Elijah also create intentional gatherings through their passion project: Terra Ohio City. Follow them on instagram @terraohiocity for more information on their house shows, yoga workshops, and ceremony coaching.
 
Investment: Free to Vision Yoga & Wellness monthly members; limited space available for other guests at $18. Register to save your spot -- we expect this event to sell out.
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BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: Vision Underground, lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church - 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.)
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session or $300 for all 10 sessions, paid in advance.
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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Beginners Yoga Men's Series with Joe Gauntner Next held on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 16, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017
Did you ever say (or hear a family member say), "I'm going to try yoga some day." Here is a chance for men of all ages to experiment with yoga in a comfortable, light-hearted environment where we will emphasize learning, safety and having a good time in a small group setting.
 
Vision Yoga & Wellness will offer a 3-part Workshop Series September 16th, 23rd & 30th from 10-11:15am at Vision Underground (2600 Church Ave, Cleveland, 44113). Attendees can expect to learn: health benefits of yoga for men; integration of yoga as a complementary form of exercise to other workouts such as running, cycling or weights; introduction to the the use of breathing for relaxation; instruction and practice of yoga exercises; and a closing period of refreshing restorative yoga. Led by Joe Gautner, PhD, CYT-200.
 
A minimum of 6 students must register by September 2 in order for the workshop to take place. Space is limited to help ensure a positive small group experience.

Investment: $79 for 3 75-minute sessions, and a new yoga mat
 
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Move Your Asana with Heather Baur Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Heather Baur for a 90-minute intermediate-level yoga practice inspired by dance. Heather's infectious positivity and expansive knowledge/experience with dance will undoubtably hold space for a fun, sometimes-challenging flow surrounded by smiles, good jams and community.
 
Free to Vision Yoga & Wellness monthly members; others are welcome to join at $18.
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BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: Vision Underground, lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church - 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.)
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session or $300 for all 10 sessions, paid in advance.
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Rowan Silverberg Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, over 50% of men and women in the US experience at least one trauma in their lives. About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the US population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. The Centers for Disease Control stated that nearly a third of U.S. youth age 12-17 have experienced two or more types of childhood trauma that are likely to affect their physical and mental health as adults.

The purpose of this workshop is not to provide trauma treatment, but to provide education on how yoga teachers can be more aware and skillful when working with trauma survivors. In this workshop you will:

• Gain an overview of the physiological and psychological impacts of trauma
• Understand how yoga practice may be triggering for trauma survivors
• Learn the basic theory underlying Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
• Understand how to make your Yoga classes safer and more supportive for trauma survivors
• Experience a TCTSY practice

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a specific approach to yoga practice that has been developed to support trauma survivors in the healing process. TCTSY leverages the mind-body connection in ways that help survivors address diverse symptoms of traumatic stress and cultivate a more favorable relationship to their bodies. The development of TCTSY began in 2002, when David Emerson, a yoga teacher working with military veterans and teens in residential treatment, and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a clinical psychiatrist and researcher in the area of posttraumatic stress, collaborated to create a yoga program that was appropriate for patients at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.

Rowan Silverberg, PhD(c), LMT, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga in the Greater Cleveland area since 1990 and has over 25 years of experience in the field of integrative and preventive healthcare. Currently a doctoral candidate at Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Rowan collaborates with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to offer trauma-sensitive yoga to survivors of rape and sexual assault. Rowan has been certified to teach this practice by the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.

Investment: $40 through September 30, then $50 (must purchase through MindBody app or in this link:

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BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: Vision Underground, lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church - 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.)
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session or $300 for all 10 sessions, paid in advance.
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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