Wellbeing Workshops with Dr. Nicole Ranttila

Wellbeing Workshops with Dr. Nicole Ranttila2019-01-02T15:54:32+00:00

Wellbeing Workshop Series

Join Dr. Nicole Rantilla for a weekend of specialized yoga practices and discussions centered around your emotional health and holistic wellbeing. Workshops will center around stress management, meditation, mindfulness, yoga nidra and yin yoga, and and how each contributes to peace and happiness.

Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified yoga instructor, specializing in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety across the lifespan.

Dr. Nicole Ranttila
Psy.D., E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Yoga for Stress Relief
& Emotional Health

Saturday Jan. 26, 2019
@ 12:30 – 2:30 | $40
Arlington Heights Studio

A regular yoga practice can not only help you feel calm and relaxed, but can also give you the strength to approach your daily life with new positivity and strength. In this workshop, we will tap into the power of yoga to explore how we can strengthen our mental health and build resilience to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

We will first discuss the benefits of practice and ways to weave yoga into stress relief, then align the principles of the discussion with your mind and body in a 70 minute yoga practice. By embracing the asanas and physicality of yoga as well as the deeper meanings and messages found in the practice, we will tap into the great power of healing within.

Yoga Nidra with Meditation
& Mindfulness

Saturday Jan. 26, 2019
@ 3:00 – 5:00 | $40
Arlington Heights Studio

Yoga nidra, often called the yoga of sleep, is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and we become aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. The goal of yoga nidra is deep peace and relaxation. This workshop will offer an opportunity to learn how yoga nidra, meditation and mindfulness are integral parts of emotional health and wellbeing, including a relaxing practice using these principles.

Benefits & Practice
of Yin Yoga

Sunday Jan. 27, 2019
@ 12:30 – 2:00 | $35
Arlington Heights Studio

Many traditional yoga practices focus on yang energy, which develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility. Yin yoga beautifully complements yang yoga by focusing on longer held poses and stretches for the connective tissues of the body, such as tendons, ligaments and fascia. These poses are held from one to five minutes, which also cultivates peaceful, meditative awareness.

We will discuss yin philosophy, background and approaches, then move into a relaxing and mindful 70 minute yin practice to complete the workshop.

Yin for Yoga Instructors

Sunday Jan. 27, 2019
@ 12:30 – 3:30 | $45
Arlington Heights Studio

This yin yoga workshop for instructors includes the Benefits and Practice of Yin Yoga session from 12:30-2:00, where we will discuss the philosophies and approach to yin plus a 70-minute yin yoga practice. After a brief break, the instructor module runs from 2:30-3:30. In this session, Dr. Nicole Ranttila will expand upon the tenets, principles, poses and assists to enhance your Yin Yoga class. Instructors gain 2.5 CE credits for Yoga Alliance certifications.