Mindful Movement Workshop

Mindful Movement Workshop

Regular price $19.00 Sale

Slow down and savor the moment.

The holiday seasons seems to fly by at lightening speed! In January we often realize that we never even paused to enjoy the moment in all the holiday chaos. This year, let's do things differently. Let's choose to slow down long enough to savor the moment.

This 90-minute workshop will use yoga, meditation, self-reflection, and more to help us slow down and bring mindfulness to our holiday moments. You'll enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break and learn to practice mindfulness this season.

Join us Thursday, December 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Perch for this in-person workshop!

      We'll be engaging yoga during this mindful movement workshop, so you're invited to wear comfortable clothing you can move around in. Our mindful movement will be gentle and accessible to all. If you have a yoga mat, you're encouraged to bring it. You'll have the opportunity to take off your shoes for our movement, so please plan accordingly. Masks are required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

      About the Presenter

      Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is the author of Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide, an RYT-200 yoga teacher, and a certified Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator. Jackson also holds an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. She spends time leading retreats, teaching about soul care, and training church leaders. She has served on staff at several churches and is a former small-group minister. She is passionate about helping people discover their calling and live out that calling in healthy, God-honoring ways.

      FAQ

      What will we do during this workshop?

      Amy Jackson will use meditation, self-reflection, discussion, and yoga poses to help us explore slowing down and becoming mindful in everyday moments. Being mindful allows us to savor our everyday moments, fully taking them in. You'll walk away feeling more refreshed, relaxed, and equipped with mindfulness strategies.

      Is this workshop only for women?

      No! As always, workshops, retreats, and cohorts offered by The Perch are open to all adults.

      Why "Mindful Movement"?

      There is a lot of research that suggests a strong mind-body connection. Finding physical balance helps us find mental balance. Learning something new physically opens up the possibility to learn something new mentally, too. In addition, physical movement has been shown to prime our minds to focus. Mindful Movement workshops are intentionally designed to tap into this powerful mind-body-soul connection that God created within us to explore topics and themes in a deep way that changes us from the inside out. These workshops always receive fantastic reviews.

      What should I bring to the workshop?

      Please wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in. If you have a yoga mat, you're encouraged to bring it along. You'll be invited to take off your shoes during our yoga poses, so plan accordingly. You may also want to bring a journal for our times of self-reflection, but paper and pens will also be provided. Masks must be worn during our workshop regardless of vaccination status.

      What if I've never practiced yoga poses before?

      Our mindful movement time will be intentionally inclusive to all. You do not need any prior experience with yoga poses.

      Will this workshop be offered virtually?

      This particular workshop is taking place in-person at The Perch.

      I have additional questions. How can I contact you?

      If you have questions about the workshop, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email Amy at info@theperchplace.com