2019

ECSTATIC DANCE & QIGONG

Saturday, October 26th 8pm-10:15pm @ RiNo Yoga Social

Come out for fun and depth; freedom and relaxation. Through qigong practice and ecstatic dance release stress, all that is heavy, and all that is not serving you. And through qigong meditation and breathing exercises relax the mind and body and center within.

Ecstatic dance is the art and practice of freedom. May music and rhythm inspire you to move your body freely, letting go of inhibitions and “doing right, doing it well, and looking good.” Combine this with Qigong exercises, the art of feeling, circulating, and accumulating chi (life-energy), and you’re in for a transformative experience.

Will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

In a more practical sense-- it can be hard to meditate with the mind going 100 miles per minute, cardio exercise reduces the excess stress hormones (like cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine) that get triggered throughout everyday life and cardio also increases happiness (endorphins, serotonin)... DANCE is cardio, but more fun (?). Literally come dance stress away and feel the depths and benefits of meditation and relaxation. RESET the mind and body!

**What to expect**

--Begin with opening the body, meridian channels, acupressure points (via light stretching and qigong exercises),

--Let go with free movement (via ecstatic dance),

--Feel chi, life energy (via slow qigong exercises/qigong mediation),

--Ground (via laying down with breathing exercises)

--Rest and integration (via laying down, stillness)

** Tickets: $25 **

How to pay (three options):

1) Use venmo, user name: @MindfulPauses

2) Use paypal by clicking the Ticket Link (Note $3 card charge)

3) Bring cash *note paying ahead of time reserves your spot*

** Bring**

Water and yoga mat (if you have one)

Wear clothes for workout or for dance, perhaps comfortable or dress up.. basically anything that makes you feel GOOD! Note: this event is under blacklights, so colors light/bright colors light white GLOW!

**About Mindful Pauses**

Allyson's greatest passion is creating space for people to feel free to be themselves. She has lead ecstatic dance and qigong events on and off since 2015. She has a background in qigong, ecstatic dance, yoga, tarot, meditation, mental health, art and mindfulness training with over 1,100 hours in a variety of body-mind practices. She currently provides private sessions, events, workshops and tarot readings in the Denver area. Reach out to Allyson at info@mindfulpauses.com with any questions or concerns!

 



**More workshops in Denver to be announced**

What is Qigong?

Qigong is the practice of feeling, circulating and accumulating qi (energy, life force) through movement, breath, and meditation. Read more about Qigong here!

What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic dance is free movement and combine it with a safe container and feel your inhibitions dissolve as you explore your body through movement and dance. Break out of “looking good and doing it well and right” and allow rhythm and “what feels good” to move you. Read more here!

What is Breathwork?

Conscious Breathwork is a circular breathing pattern that essential fills the body with oxygen and allows for deep release of stagnant and stuck energy. Provides deep healing within the mind, body and spirit.


Past Workshops 2019

QIGONG & BREATHWORK

January 26th 2-5p @ Communitas Movement

Claudia Nanino and I are combining the practices of qigong and conscious breathwork for deep connection and healing. This unique combination provides an excellent opportunity to manifest intentions for the new year and set ourselves up for living consciously and in alignment with our highest good. The journey begins with a few qigong exercises that help open and release energy blockages, followed by a specific pattern of breathing that allows you to journey deep within to free yourself of old emotions, patterns, and stories that no longer serve you.
This class is for anyone who is sincere in exploring self mastery, and all experience levels are welcome. The experience will undoubtedly deepen your connection to your intuition and inner healer.
We will share a short, optional journaling exercise to complete ahead of time, to get clear on what we are manifesting in 2019. We will close with the opportunity for sharing and journaling, while enjoying wholesome snacks. This will help integrate your experience into your every day life and manifest your best year.

For more info on breathwork visit Claudia's webpage and for more info on qigong principles visit my resource page.


Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door, buy tickets here email me with any questions!

EXPLORING QIGONG

February 16th 1-4p @ Lotus Meditation Studio

We will delve into variety of Qigong principles that can directly impact your every day life. The lecture is interactive and experiential so everything becomes relatable and feels assessable. Will experience a full class at

  • Learn how Qigong activates your parasympathetic nervous system to help deepen relaxation

  • See how just one energy principle can change your life; increase your vitality, physical energy, confidence, and courage while also improving and deepening your sleep

  • Understand how your physical, emotional, and spiritual health relate to one another and how to optimize balance and wellness

  • Experience the difference between thinking, being, and waiting and how this can impact your everyday life.

With a full QiGong practice at the end, you'll open your joints, meridian channels, acupressure points, and any energy blockages. This will help optimize your ability to feel Qi inside and outside of you. Experience a deep meditative state, while strengthening your intuition and ability to self-heal. Accumulate this Qi and leave feeling relaxed, centered, and a burst of energy and inspiration towards creating the life you really want.

Come release stress, relax the nervous system and center within!

Tickets are $45 but early bird pricing is $35 when purchased by Feb 8th. Paid through the Lotus Mediation Center but I can of course help you sign up email me at info@mindfulpauses.com


QIGONG WORKSHOP

February 24th 2-4p @ Elevate Yoga Studio

Qigong is a movement meditation most similar to Tai-chi.  Come learn energy principles that can transform 
your everyday life.  Most of our time will be spent experiencing  the practice and  benefits of qiqong. 
Within the qigong practice  you will be encouraged to dissolve "right and wrong" by connecting to your  personal rhythm and intuitive guidance; essentially making the experience exactly what you need.

Tickets are $20 paid through Elevate Yoga Studio but I can of course help you sign up email me at info@mindfulpauses.com

ECSTATIC DANCE & QIGONG (for freedom)

Saturday, June 29th 6:30pm-9pm @ RiNo Yoga Social

Ecstatic dance is the art of freedom. May music and rhythm inspire you to move your body freely, letting go of inhibitions and “doing right, doing it well, and looking good.” Combine this with Qigong exercises, the art of feeling, moving, and accumulating energy, and you’re in for a transformative experience. Will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

In a more practical sense-- it can be hard to meditate with the mind going 100 miles per minute, cardio exercise releases the excess stress hormones (like cortisol and adrenaline) that get triggered throughout everyday life... DANCE is cardio, but more fun. Literally come dance stress away and feel the depths and benefits of meditation and relaxation. RESET the mind and body!

What to expect:

  • Begin with opening the body, meridian channels, acupressure points (via light stretching and qigong exercises),

  • Let go with free movement (via ecstatic dance),

  • Feeling energy (via guided, slow qigong exercises),

  • Ground (via laying down with breathing exercises)

  • Rest and integration (laying down, stillness)

Bring: Water and yoga mat (if you have one) Wear clothes you’d work out in or clothes for dance, dress up or dress comfortably..ultimately wear what feels GOOD!

Tickets are $25 or 2 tickets for $40

ECSTATIC DANCE & QIGONG

Saturday, July 20th 7pm-9:30pm @ Colorup Therapeutics

Ecstatic dance is the art of freedom. May music and rhythm inspire you to move your body freely, letting go of inhibitions and “doing right, doing it well, and looking good.” Combine this with Qigong exercises, the art of feeling, moving, and accumulating energy, and you’re in for a transformative experience. Will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

In a more practical sense-- it can be hard to meditate with the mind going 100 miles per minute, cardio exercise releases the excess stress hormones (like cortisol and adrenaline) that get triggered throughout everyday life... DANCE is cardio, but more fun. Literally come dance stress away and feel the depths and benefits of meditation and relaxation. RESET the mind and body!

What to expect:

  • Begin with opening the body, meridian channels, acupressure points (via light stretching and qigong exercises),

  • Let go with free movement (via ecstatic dance),

  • Feeling energy (via guided, slow qigong exercises),

  • Ground (via laying down with breathing exercises)

  • Rest and integration (laying down, stillness)

Bring: Water and yoga mat (if you have one) Wear clothes you’d work out in or clothes for dance, dress up or dress comfortably..ultimately wear what feels GOOD! Note: this event is under blacklights so colors light/bright colors like white will GLOW!

Tickets are $25

How to pay (three options):

  1. Use venmo now and pay $25 to my user name: @mindfulpauses

  2. Use Paypal and pay $28 ($3 service fee) by clicking the link below

  3. Or bring $25 in cash *note paying ahead of time reserves your spot

Let me know if you have any questions or if you need any help in reserving your spot!