Workshops & Events

Working with Stress and Uncertainty through the Mindbody

Working with Stress and Uncertainty through the Mindbody

Discomfort and instability in our lives - be it work, relationships, life transitions, world politics, or past wounds - manifests as stagnant energy in our mindbody; disrupting our natural flow of energy and a state integration, and has a range of unhealthy effects physically and mentally (chronic pain, inflammation, GI issues, insomnia, PTSD and trauma, mood disorders, and problems with mental functioning and cognition). By working systematically through an embodied practice which includes somatic movement, breath-work, meditation, deep relaxation, and embodied emotional processing we repair the mindbody connection and bring about a state of harmony, balance and homeostasis to our whole being.

In this 4 week mini- series with Certified Yoga Therapist and Psychologist Rachel Jennine Goudey, we will dive into a therapeutic yoga practice to help work through challenging emotions and life events, bringing a new found sense of strength, resilience, and trust in ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Each week we will focus on a particular dimension of the mindbody that builds off of the week prior, bringing everything into integration by the end of the series. We will explore what happens in the brain and the nervous system when we feel emotionally or physically unsafe or unstable, learn and practice specific pranayama and rhythmic movements that help to ground and regulate our systems, gain a deeper understanding of the chakra system and how to work with specific chakras to move stress and trauma through and out, and learn to explore and change the relationship with our triggers from one of fear to one of growth and transformation.

By the end of the workshop you will feel a renewed sense of self, ability to cultivate peace and ease in times of distress, a more vibrant energy, and the ability to understand and communicate your emotions in an effective and connecting way.

Teacher Bio:

Rachel Jennine Goudey

Rachel is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Educator with a doctorate in psychology specializing in trauma-informed/sensitive yoga and small group settings to provide an intimate and in-depth experience of the practices for each student. Working from an eclectic background in creative arts, dance, psychology and yoga, Rachel helps clients increase their resiliency and capacity for joy through somatic movement, breath work, reflection, and cultivating healthy life choices. Rachel brings years of mental health experience working with at-risk and underserved populations, integrating Eastern and Western practices to help clients move past symptom relief into true healing. Rachel guides individuals into states of peace and trust in their life’s story, creates community, and brings the teachings and practices of yoga into various settings around the world. She has brought holistic yoga programs into community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and leads professional trainings on Yoga for Mental Health. Rachel is a master teacher in the teacher training programs at Purusha Yoga School and creator of Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, a 6 week therapy support group.

Rachel is passionate about the integration of yoga and mental and physical health as it has been a guidepost throughout her life in her own challenges through depression, trauma, and transformation. To learn more about her work or to connect visit

Date: 11/14/2020 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Rachel Goudey C-IAYT, Psy. D.
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Diving Deeper: Integrating Nonviolent Communication by Practicing Live

A three-week online course strictly limited to 30 students.

The power of Nonviolent Communication is only unleashed in our daily communications when are committed to practicing it regularly, thus becoming more confident as we do.

In these three sessions invitees will practice directly with Judith, and with each other, to help us all gain more confidence to integrating NVC into our most important relationships.

We invite anyone who has studied NVC with Judith, live or online, or who has practiced with a certified NVC trainer, to join us for these three sessions.

The workshop will be strictly limited to 30 participants and is not an introduction to NVC.

Join us to dive deeper into NVC, and to increase your fluency in communicating with those people who are the most important to you in your life.

Perfect for yoga teachers.

Required text:What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication by Judith and Ike Lasater.

Dates: December 2, 9, and 16, 2020.

Cost: $150

Date: 12/02/2020 | Location: Online Via Zoom | Teacher: Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500
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