ITM, Introduction to Mindfulness with Samantha Akers, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Mindfulness Teacher
Are you feeling ready to begin a mindfulness practice, yet are not sure where or how to begin? Have you been practicing, perhaps even in weekly classes but would like specific work with the foundations of mindfulness?
Join Samantha Akers, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and E-RYT 500 for her ITM, Introduction to Mindfulness Course that remains mostly secular in nature but also acknowledges the roots of the Buddhist lineage from which we lead mindfulness teachings in the West.
Required Book will be From Suffering to Peace by Mark Coleman.
What you can expect:
- 6 Live Zoom classes, Wednesdays 3-5pm PDT
- Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19.
- Teachings & meditations on the foundations of mindfulness, working with body, feeling tones, loving kindness and thought formation/emotions
- Simple Instructions for bringing mindful awareness into daily life
- Trauma Sensitive Mindful Awareness
- Fun! Connection! :)
Sam’s soul oozes with love and gratitude and that spills over to her students. Her zest and love for what she does makes you feel safe, loved, and excited to delve into self-study. She taught me how to calm my mind, open my heart, and know that it will be OK.
I came to Therayoga with some spinal injuries and associated back and hip pain, and took a restorative yoga class with Samantha. After 12 years of being a yoga student, it was such a wonderful surprise to be introduced to this wonderful type of healing yoga. Samantha truly has a gift she empowers her students to take the best care of themselves!
About Samantha Akers
Samantha is a C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and Massages Therapist with an extensive background in structural anatomy and is a certified Massage Therapist, as well as a certified Hatha, Kundalini, and Kids yoga teacher. Sam earned certification as a mindfulness teacher through the Mindfulness Institute of Berkley. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1999.
Sam's love of therapeutic yoga inspired her to open TheraYoga Studio, in Los Angeles Ca. From there she went on to develop the TheraYoga Method, which is not only a 200 and 300 hour teacher training, but also encompasses smaller trainings and workshops in Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Yoga for Special Conditions, Fascial Fitness in Asana and Yin Yoga.
Find out more about Sam here: https://www.therayogamethod.com/about