Upcoming Workshops for 2022

This year, to help you stay on the path of health and mental sanity, we have some wonderful workshops. Check this page regularly as we are adding more workshops.

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TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises)

Online Workshop with Maria Alfaro
Saturday, May 21st, 10-12pm PST, $45.00

TRE is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction, caused by everyday stress and traumatic life experiences, in order to restore the body to wholeness. TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers and survivors of war, natural disasters and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in 78 countries worldwide.

Reported benefits include:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Release chronic tension
  • Discharge emotional and physical trauma
  • Increase energy and flexibility
  • Improve sleep and mood
  • Decrease of aches, pains and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

This is an online workshop on Zoom.
Registration & Payment

“TRE changed my life. You are doing a great job and a wonderful service to the world. Thank you, Maria!”

Hannah C. Dallas TX

More testimonials

About your facilitator

As a senior trainer, since 2004, Maria has taught hundreds of public workshops and over hundred certification trainings, introducing TRE to thousands of people in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

She is also the co-creator of Neurogenic Yoga™, the sister method of TRE.

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Pranayama I Monthly Series

with Lori Ritland

Pranayama is the art and science of breath.  With experience in Asana, the natural progression is to explore the subtleties and rhythms of the breath through techniques to both in elongate inhalations, exhalations, and eventually retain the breath.

Pranayama I will continue with monthly classes: the first Sunday of the month. Participants must have completed Series I – III or have Iyengar Pranayama experiences. Please email lori yoginlori@gmail.com or please visit yogilori.com for more information

Spring Schedule
Sundays  June 5, July 3, August 7
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET

Zoom Links
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: link to add to calendar
Join Zoom Meeting, Pranayama zoom link
Meeting ID: 974 4189 6555
Passcode: 188119

This series will be on a donation basis.  As part of the practice of yoga, séva, service onto others, is an essential devotional practice, along with action and study.  So, please, if you are not working, then by all means just join the class. This practice is too important.

Class donations can be given through Venmo at @yogilori. For PayPal (friends and family) or Zelle is through gmail yoginlori@gmail.com.

I mean this sincerely. I want to support the community, and let’s all support each other in the ways our strengths allow.

For more information about these classes, email Lori at yoginlori@gmail.com or visit our class description page.

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