847.989.7792

We host the highest quality instructors at our studio covering a wide variety of topics, and teaching styles.

Michael R. Scotch

Continuing Education Individual Module Courses open to Students and Teachers

Please scroll down below for the entire year long calendar of courses

EVENT SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Arm Balance 2 hour Workshop with  with Certified Anusara Instructor, Jim Simonik: OPEN TO all students - Saturday, October 20th:  Lake Zurich: 12:30-2:30 pm


$38 in our Lake Zurich Location

 

This module is open to Students who want to go much deeper into Arm Balances than you can go in a regular classroom setting.

 

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

Arm Balances and how they relate to Functional Anatomy: geared toward advanced students and teachers:  Saturday Oct 20: 12:15-6:15 pm in Lake Zurich with Certified Anusara Instructor, Jim Simonik


$90 early bird price if you pre register by Oct 13, $110

 

Main movements in a human body, flexion, extension. twisting, asymmetrical poses. Knowledge of the primary and secondary places of movement in these main poses. Key observation points, key actions to teach and main precautions. Explain the anatomy behind main movements in the body. How to deal with the most common conditions we face in a class.

Open to teachers pursuing their 500 hour continuing education.

 

Fee $90 if you pre register by Oct 1, $110 thereafter

 

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

Yoga Book Discussion Group

Friday November 16: 6-7 pm

Teacher: Ali Tseng


Join us for an hour long book discussion where we will learn, discuss, and embrace this inspiring story by Matthew Sanford. Tea and snacks will be provided.

 

Book: Waking: a Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford (price $9.27)

 

Date: Friday, November 16 6-7 pm

 

Cost: $20 drop in rate

 

Description of book: At the age of 13 Matthew and his family were in a tragic car accident that left Matthew paralyzed from the chest down. He goes through years of surgeries and medical procedures. The story is Matthew’s transcendent tale of him rebuilding his life from the ground up. He finally starts to search for alternative methods outside traditional medicine and eventually finds a new path with yoga. Along the way he searches for “healing stories” to reconnect mind and body and understand the endurance of the human spirit. Discover the roads he takes that lead him to start a nonprofit organization and became a yoga teacher that now dedicates his life to helping others awaken their own inner spirits.

 

Join Alison to discuss this powerful novel. Tea and snacks will be provided.

 

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

Gong Workshop: NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


Pulsation Yoga will be hosting a healing and transformational gong bath by Delamora Sound & Evolution’s Marian & Gabriela Kraus. The couples’ sound therapy work features a guided visualization, followed by an hour long sound immersion with three large gongs several authentic Himalayan singing bowls and additional sound tools. The experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to raise an individuals’ vibratory frequency, reach higher states of awareness and recognize endless possibilities within.

 

The event features three stages. During the introduction, participants will receive an outline to some of the basics of sound therapy and history of the gongs, followed by an explanation of how the upcoming meditation and sound session work together to facilitate a transformation, evolution and healing experience within the conscious mind. A specific guided meditation will then prime the subconscious mind to transition the participants into the essential experience brought on by sound. Combined these facilitate a change in one’s nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance. During this gong bath and sound meditation, you will experience gongs and singing bowls being played in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion.

 

The only requirement to experience sound therapy and the guided gong meditation at its finest, is to bring an open mind, wear comfortable clothing, and come with a pillow and blanket to cover up.

 

Location: TBD

Unlocking the Keys to Healthy Weight Loss and Weight Management with Sandy Smith


Saturday November 17

In our Lake Zurich Studio

12:15-6:15 for Yoga Teachers

12:15-2:45 public workshop

 

Frustrated with your weight loss or maintenance efforts?  Unsure about all of the hype and diets you read about?  Would you like to understand which diet and exercise plans are best suited to you?

 

Join us for either the single early session or the full day as we explore the science behind healthy weight loss, dive into why you may be encountering obstacles to your success, and create an individualized plan for you to move FORWARD--even through the holidays!

 

The second session, while aimed at teachers, is appropriate for anyone wishing to take a deeper dive into holistic nutrition, how to assist yourself (your students) and those around you in living a healthier lifestyle that manifests not only weight loss, but strength, stamina and renewed energy.

 

Whether your desire is to lose weight, stop weight swings, or bring renewed energy into your days, this workshop is for you!

 

Teacher’s full 6 hour module: $100


Public workshop 2 hour module $40

 

This workshop is applicable to either the 200 hour or 300 hour teacher training.

 

About Sandy:

Sandy is a Certified Professional Coach specializing in Weight Loss who works with women to define the lives they want to live, challenging and cheering them to create a healthy lifestyle that supports success in achieving and maintaining their dreams.

 

While losing 25 pounds in 2005, Sandy became passionate about nutrition and healthy living.  As a Weight Watchers Leader for over 5 years, Sandy shared her love of helping women achieve their weight loss, management, and health goals.  A cancer diagnosis in 2012 furthered her journey into health, nutrition and exercise to create a lifestyle that would support renewed health and energy in her everyday life.  After achieving her Coaching Certification, Sandy founded Kick It Up Coaching, LLC, where she continues to focus on helping women achieve their dreams.  Sandy has been a member of the Staff and Teacher at Pulsation since 2014 and views yoga and teaching as a natural extension of her coaching practice:  encouraging her students to appreciate their bodies, build strength, and find ease on their mats and in their lives.op 2 hour module $40

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

 

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

Chakra Workshop and Teacher Training: 1st part is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, Nov. 10:  Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 FOR YOGA TEACHERS

12:30-2:30 FOR THE PUBLIC

Teacher: Wendy Sadler


$40 early bird price extended through Thursday, $45 thereafter

in our Lake Zurich Location

 

Teachers seeking deeper thorough knowledge of the chakras, and a shorter session for the general public who wants more knowledge of the chakras and a practice revolving around the chakras.

 

The general workshop for the public will include intro into the chakras, and an asana class tapping into each chakra.

 

The full day teacher training will address:

• Definition of Energy: Electricity, Balance, Ancient energy charts

• Ayruvedic medicine: Dosha Discussion and how to apply

• The 7 Chakras

• How to create a Chakra class

• Using crystals to clear chakras

• Essential Oils and Chanting

 

Teacher’s full 6 hour module: $100


Public workshop 2 hour module $40

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

 

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

PLAN AHEAD TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT

 

Register online here to guarantee your spot before we sell out of these great workshops. Save Money by pre-registering ahead of time - we give discounts for signing up ahead. Find the workshop to the left AND CLICK to pre register and pre pay.

 

WORKSHOPS DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

 

PULSATION YOGA HOSTS THE HIGHEST QUALITY INSTRUCTORS AT OUR STUDIO. We hold workshops around twice a month covering a variety of topics and teaching styles, including meditation, anatomy and therapeutic essentials, couples yoga, yoga and wine, yoga for special populations, arm balance and inversions, Kundalini, and gong meditation. Workshops provide a relaxing atmosphere to learn without any intimidation or judgment; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

WHO WOULD ATTEND A WORKSHOP?

 

• Brand new students who want a deeper understanding

• Teachers who want to improve their teaching skills

• Seasoned students who want to refine their practice to a new level

 

POLICIES ON OUR WORKSHOPS

 

• No refunds issued within 48 hours of a workshop. If you have to miss, upon request we can issue you a credit towards future workshops.

• Unfortunately any requests for refunds after the actual workshop cannot be issued.

 

AGE LIMITATION ON WORKSHOPS

 

• All students must sign a release waiver. Students under the age of 18 may not attend unless they have arranged to have a parent pre-sign a waiver, or are attending with a parent or guardian.  Generally speaking children under the age of 12 cannot attend a workshop unless they call us for permission, and would need to be able to focus on the class.

 

Although walk-ins are welcome to most workshops, to ensure there is room, call in to hold a spot if you cant pre register online.  (847) 989-7792.  (a minimum of 10 people is required to hold the workshop)