Join the CHWB Women’s Empowerment Workshop to explore unhelpful cultural messages that serve as barriers to prioritizing your own wellbeing. During this workshop, yoga instructors Katie DeAscanis and Miranda Harris will incorporate meditation, conversation, a low-intensity yoga practice, and self-inquiry to help deconstruct unhelpful messages and create more authentic ways of being. No yoga experience is necessary.
During this class, you’ll explore a deeper understanding of self in the context of our various intersecting identities. Plus, you’ll learn how meditation and breath-work techniques can be used as tools for self-regulation and wellbeing.
Participants will walk away from their time in this program with a community of supportive and encouraging women and a better understanding of how to take care of themselves in a world that demands so much.
Program Notes: Please bring your own yoga mat and water to this workshop. We will be serving infused water, herbal tea and cookies from Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen.
This program is presented by Katie DeAscanis and Miranda Harris and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the Crosby Wellness Center.
About the Presenters:
Miranda became inspired to learn more about yoga philosophy while traveling across India in 2017. She later enrolled in year-long yoga teacher training with the intention to deepen her personal practice. She quickly found a passion for teaching and went on to complete her 500 hour yoga teacher training at Warrior One in Orlando, FL. Miranda utilizes mindfulness and purposeful movement to creatively and carefully guide students into their bodies. Above all, she believes yoga should be accessible to all humans. She incorporates modifications and props in her teachings to safely challenge and inspire students. Miranda is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Rollins College.
Katie DeAscanis is a Crosby Wellness Center yoga instructor and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. After a successful 10-year career in corporate sales and marketing, she took the leap to follow her true passion — creating a space for people to explore themselves and grow in ways that will help them reach their goals. Katie has been teaching yoga since 2018 and she co-led the Crosby Wellness Center’s inaugural Women’s Empowerment Series earlier this year with great success.
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