120 Day Event Calendar Thu October 19, 2017 - Mon February 19, 2018
Self Care Saturday
with Melissa Garner
Sat October 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Self Care Saturday: A day retreat designed to promote self care of the mind & body.
Join Melissa Garner, LMHC, RYT for a day dedicated to your wonderful mind and body. During our day together, we will practice skills to improve self care, spend some quality time with our creative selves, and nourish the body with mindful movement and relaxation. You will take away tips and new insights that can help improve mood, energy levels, focus, and overall self care. We will bust myths and identify barriers of self care, prioritize top self care goals, and create a guilt-free and sustainable self-care plan.
Come enjoy a day of relaxing and nurturing activities to help promote health of the mind and body including yoga, art, reflection, and a delicious and healthy meal.
Activities for the day will include:
- Gentle Yoga
- Professional Self Care Teachings
- Group Discussion
- Nature Walk & Mandalas
- Guided Art with Watercolors
- Candlelit Vegan Dinner
- Restorative Yoga
- Guided Relaxation
When: Saturday, October 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Uru Yoga, 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504
Investment: $60 (Includes dinner)
Bring: Yoga Mat, Water bottle, Journal, Pen
Why: By tending to our own needs, we are better able to care for others.
Led by Melissa Garner, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Yoga Teacher
Self care: Any intentional action taken to heal, maintain, and improve mental, physical, and emotional health.
"But isn't self care selfish?"
"My needs can wait..."
"I don't have time for self care."
"I'm too exhausted to do anything for me."
As a counselor, yoga instructor, and self-care advocate, the above statements are ones I've heard consistently from those suffering with depression, anxiety, and burn-out.
This world is truly blessed by our various caregivers, healers, and teachers... however, we "givers" are notorious for putting our needs last, leaving little time and energy for self care and restoration. Habitual self neglect often leads to fatigue, low mood, and limited functioning. When we are feeling low on energy, we are unable to fully give, care, and connect with those around us.
It wasn't until I became a counselor that I learned that self care isn't selfish - it's NECESSARY (especially if helping others is important to you!) Part of my training to become a licensed counselor included establishing a personal self care plan. That is because, in order to effectively help others, we must keep ourselves stable and healthy. It's like they say on the airplane: Put your oxygen mask on first, then help others.
This lesson has proven true over the years as a mental health counselor, yoga teacher, and in my role as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, etc.. When I am not at my best, I am simply unable to give my best to those around me. Don't get me wrong - I love to help and serve others. But without self care, the body and mind are at higher risk of irritability, overwhelm, and emotional and physical burn-out.
Simply put, when we implement routine self care habits, our mental and physical health improves, as well as our capacity for compassion and helping others. Self care is necessary to ensure we function at our fullest potential so that we can engage in the present moment, problem solve effectively and confidently, and help others.
The goal isn't to shove everyone off the plate -- it's to save some space for your self. So give yourself (and your loved ones) the gift of a healthier, happier, and restored YOU.
It's time we break the stigma. It's time for self care.
Confessions of an Inflexible Yogi
with David Bryan
Sun October 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strip It Down: Perfect YOUR Asana
with Kristy West
Sun October 22, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This workshop is beneficial for beginner students, seasoned yogis, and yoga instructors.
Yoga Retreat at Portofino
with Rebecca Sathre
Thu October 26, 2017 6:45 am - 7:00 am
All inclusive yoga retreat includes 3 nights stay at the beautiful PortofinoIsland Resort & Spa, 8 amazing chef prepared meals, yoga classes in multiple locations throughout the property both indoors and outdoors, meditation, group connection, paddle boarding, dolphin cruise, group bike ride, rest, relaxation, connection and rejuvenation.
Retreat registration information:
$1100 Private bedroom/shared skyhome
$850 Shared Bedroom/shared skyhome
$2000 Private 3 Bedroom skyhome (each additional participant $625)
$1700 Private 2 Bedroom skyhome (each additional participant $625)
$625 Portofino Home Owners & Club Members (skyhome not included)
Call Rebecca at 8503775334 to register.
Mindful Flow Art with Ryan Mayall
with Ryan Mayall
Fri October 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
8 students per class.
Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris
with Tonya Morris
Sat October 28, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
-Adapts to the needs of the recipient
-Helps meditative states
-Enhances spiritual connection
-Fosters natural self-healing
-Relaxes and reduces stress
-Balances energies in the body
-Relieves pain and discomfort
Receive: Manual, Level 1 Attunement & Meditations
Cost: $150/$75 if paid by Oct 15.
Contact: URU Yoga @ 850-377-5334 to pay and secure your spot.
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher