RETREAT INTO BLISS
Take some time out of your day, away from your routine, to recharge, reset, and rest through Forrest Yoga and Acupuncture. Cat Allen and Whitney Collins-Sanchez will guide you through a 90-minute Forrest Yoga class followed by a led 15-minute Yoga Nidra Meditation. Then experience the most restful and blissful 30-minute Savasana during which Kathleen Funk, L.Ac., will treat you with a mini-acupuncture session. This is a great opportunity to nourish yourself without having to travel the distance to a remote location.
About the Teachers and the Class
Whitney and Cat are Certified Forrest Yoga Teachers and have been authorized by the Forrest Yoga Organization to teach Forrest Yoga. They will guide you through an all-levels 90-minute Forrest Yoga class, filled with supportive hands-on assists and yoga pose modifications to suit your needs. Everyone is welcome. The 15-minute Yoga Nidra Meditation will help facilitate deep relaxation and restoration. Class attendance is limited so that we can give you the best retreat experience possible.
About the Acupuncturist
Kathleen, L.Ac., is a 4th generation traditional Filipino healer and a Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist. She practices out of her private clinic, Acufunkture. Currently, she is finishing her Doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialization in Gynecology. In her free time, she leads Meditation & Qigong at DEFINE Living. Here is Kathleen’s website.
About Texas Yogini
Texas Yogini, owned by Hope Wills, is a wonderful, intimate yoga studio here in Montrose. The yoga space is beautiful and serene. It features nurturing, experienced teachers, unheated classes, lots of assists, and always laughter and community. From first time yogis to well seasoned practitioners, there is something for everyone at the studio. Here is their website.
Does acupuncture hurt?
No, it does not. Acupuncture can feel like a tiny pin prick upon initial insertion, but the needles should not hurt during the treatment. Kathleen uses specialized needles and techniques to make the experience as painless and relaxing as possible.
What does acupuncture feel like?
The sensation of acupuncture will differ for each person. The best it can be described is that it gives a comfortable buzz. The most common sensations are increased circulation in the body, warmth at the acupuncture points. Overall, it is deeply relaxing.
Where will the needles go?
For this event, the acupuncture points will go on distal points – on your hands and feet.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture treats a wide variety of disorders and has a myriad of benefits. To name a few:
Acupuncture has an inhibitory effect on inflammatory cytokines. Meaning that acupuncture helps decrease inflammation in the body. Results can span from mood regulation to decreased pain among many other systemic benefits.
Acupuncture increases white blood cells in the body and moderates the immune system. Immune boosting benefits appear 72 hrs after a single session and persist for one month after the end of a complete treatment. – Acupuncture induces the release of serotonin. This can help with depression and regulating anxiety.
Energetically speaking, the specific point formula used in this workshop will help to move qi (prana, internal energy) and blood. This will help encourage a gentle re-alignment of energy and a deeper, more relaxed savasana.
This point formula has been traditionally used help alleviate conditions such as headaches, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, pain, anxiety and more.
Please let Kathleen know if you are pregnant or on your cycle (The treatment is both safe and wonderful for pregnancy and menstruation.)
I am lactating/on my period/pregnant. Can I still attend?
Absolutely. Yes. You will have an opportunity to let Kathleen know on the day of the event.