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Free Your Mind, Free Your Practice

Free Your Mind, Free Your Practice
with Heidi Sormaz
Saturdays, February 19th - April 9th, 2022
Live Zoom
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sustaining Rate $400 / Sponsored Rate $315 / Benefactor Rate $480

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Free Your Mind, Free Your Practice

Think you can’t meditate because:
- your mind is too busy?
- you don’t have time?
- it stresses you out?
This is the series for you.

In this series, you will develop a meditation practice that fits your lifestyle. Teachers, you will learn how to incorporate meditation into your classes. You will leave with tools to meet your experience more easily and manage stress on a daily basis.

Join Heidi and dive into the transformative qualities of Pragmatic Dharma. Her expertise is combining psychology, meditation, and yoga to help you unwind the habits that keep you stuck in your practice and in your life. You will learn how to stop using your practice to control or get rid of your mind. And instead, use your practice (meditation and asana) to develop a natural, inspired relationship with yourself. You will learn simple, practical tools from traditional wisdom and modern psychology to balance the meditative aspects of seeing clearly what is happening in the moment and creating an internal experience that is more of what you want and need. Once you embody these practices, you will intuitively know how to choose your intent for your practice (meditation and asana) and your day.

You will learn:
***That you don’t need to run from or fix your internal environment
***To bring meditation into your asana practice and daily life
***To embody traditional meditation techniques within asana
***To consider differences between traditional styles of yoga and meditation and practice for the 21st century
***The difference between what it feels like to use yoga to fix yourself versus yoga practice to move forward on a spiritual path
***How to develop and choose a meditation practice that’s right for you

Eligible for CEUs through Yoga Alliance

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About the Instructor

Heidi Sormaz Forrest Yoga Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian Teacher, is the founder and owner of Fresh Yoga in New Haven, Connecticut. She has practiced yoga and meditation for 27 years. A Forrest Yoga (FY) Guardian Teacher, Heidi’s classes are unique combining her expertise in psychology, meditation, and yoga. Her Ph.D. research in cognitive psychology at Yale University examined how meditation, paying attention differently, could help people interrupt habitual thoughts. Everything she has been doing since branched odd that idea. She currently teaches the Forrest Yoga 200-HR and Advanced Teacher Trainings, designed and teaches the Fresh Yoga 200HR and 300HR Teacher Trainings, and has co-taught a 300 Hour Advanced Vinyasa Training with Rolf Gates, travels nationally to present workshops and trainings, and live-streams classes for Mat2Mat.com. Heidi has taught at Kripalu, and The Esalen Institute. She has been featured in Yoga Journal and was selected by The Great Courses to design their first course on yoga; Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. They will be releasing her course Overcome Your Overthinking in May, 2022. In 2021, Audible.com published her How to Live a Yogic Lifestyle. Heidi is a former university psychology professor, the author of Performing Under Pressure, and soon to be a licensed clinical psychologist. Her classes are designed to help people develop a relationship with their body and their mind that is comfortable even when life isn’t. To learn more about Heidi, visit HeidiSormaz.com, or take her on-demand classes at Mat2Mat.com

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