The Synergy of Intentions With the Healing Power of Music and Yin Create Magic!
“There is something really profound and magical with having live music and yoga, especially Yin Yoga,” explains Julia Theisen, co-founder of the Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival, and workshop presenter. She, along with Dr. Elaina Burns, RYT 200 and chamber musician, will join professional forces as they present a Sunday morning workshop at the DY&OF. You won’t want to miss “Be As One” - a multi-sensory, bliss-inducing workshop combining live piano and Yin Yoga.
I recently participated in a session/performance with Julia and Elaina who masterfully coordinate sound and yoga. They have a chemistry that allows them to shape the practice and use music in a deeply healing way. “I’m able to respond to Julia’s cues while she’s teaching so I can increase or decrease my intensity. We play off each other’s energy,” Elaina explains. “We both have a heart-centered practice so that goes very well together and you experience that when we work together.”
Another part of their chemistry is the understanding of yoga and the healing aspects of intentions. Julia describes the work of Emoto as an example where beautiful crystals form when played classical music. As Julia explains, “that synergy of intending oneness and healing by the musician playing live music, the instructor leading a beautiful Yin practice, and the participants’ intentions during the workshop – It creates magic! We have the opportunity to facilitate a practice that is so moving – the healing power of that is amazing.”
See the video below to meet Julia and Elaina at the Grand River Center as they talk about their workshop “Be As One.” To register for this multi-sensory workshop of pure bliss and healing click HERE. To look at the entire festival schedule click HERE. Sign up today for the Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival! You can check out the full bio of Julia and Elainahere.
Intention-setting is a part of our yoga practice that creates a sense of reverence and allows us to take our practice out and into our life beyond the studio. One of our intentions for the festival this year is to offer sacred space and connection with uplifting yoga energy. Victoria Putman will offer the chance to experience this intention, internalize it and reconnect mind, body, and spirit in a powerful “Sacred Ritual of Re-enchantment” workshop at the 2017 Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival.
The goal of her workshop, Vickie explaines, is “to create sacred space where folks can hit the pause button amid this wonderful yoga festival energy and have a personal experience of connecting with that inner self--that component within that is so joyful, unlimited, and free--and tap into that in an experiential way using many different energetic healing techniques.”
"Connect with that inner self--that component within that is so joyful, unlimited, and free."
With many years of experience as an energy worker Vicki is just the person to guide us in creating sacred space and in a ritual to take us to a deeper level of inner awareness and enhanced well.-being. Her training and background in energy work is impressive. She is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, a registered yoga teacher, a certified Eden Energy Worker by Donna Eden, the pioneer of energy medicine, a certified hypnotherapist, Psych-K and EFT practitioner.
She is a shamanic practitioner who has studied Reiki and Shamanism with Incan shamans Alberto Violdo and Oscar Mirado as well as many other lessons in other aspects of shamanism with Native American shamans. She is a certified instructor for Eden Energy Medicine for Women, and has trained with the European Color Institute. Vickie is a Certified Feng Shui consultant and teacher through two programs; the Western School of Feng Shui, with the well-known Tara Katherine Collins, and the 9-step Feng Shui System by Monica Castineda.
"Everything, not just people, have vibrational energy..."
Victoria Putman initiating her labyrinth.
“How can I not bring all of this in to my work…it’s a part of me." These theories and modalities will overlap and all of this is based on subtle energy. Vickie will bring this knowledge into her workshop even though some of it will not be seen or directly experienced by participants. For example, she will use transcendental Feng Shui cures and shamanic techniques in the room before the workshop begins to create a sacred space and call in spirit helpers. During the ritual, yogis will experience the sense of reverence as they enter the energetic gateway that she will create to feel as though you are stepping into “another space in a different reality.” There will be breath work, finger labyrinths, intention-setting, visualization, music, heart math/heart coherence techniques, meditations, a water blessing, and ways to take the ritual's vibration and intentions home, keeping the energy of the sacred time together.
"Everything is energy. Everything, not just people have vibrational energy, so we are all connected vibrationally. I want people to experience that sense of oneness in this ritual--the oneness that we have with each other and the oneness of the greater part of our self. That’s what we’re doing in this ritual.”
Join Victoria Putman in this powerful and transformational "Sacred Ritual of Re-enchantmenton" Saturday, during the festival. To register click here. To learn more about the festival schedule, click here.
Karen Kramer is a yoga instructor and festival blogger.