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New beginnings are what Spring is all about. Create good habits in mind and body, Release, renew, and let go!
This class is designed to help the participants let go of this year’s past trauma, which is stored in mind and body, and encompass new ways to change existing patterns that no longer serve us. Poses are used to release tension and stress on both a physical and emotional level.
Marti works with all levels and specializes in working with those that may not normally feel comfortable in a traditional class, those needing modifications, or special postural alignment, she is experienced working with all ages and populations.
Marti’s background is in Trauma-informed yoga in both clinical and studio settings including Baylor College of Medicine where she is the Yogi in the Cancer Center, and most currently she is the Lead Yoga Therapist at the Veterans Administration where she works with Veterans with a wide variety of issues from diabetes, PTSD, and opiate addiction.
Marti specializes in adaptations to traditional poses, alignment and balance in mind, body and spirit. A strong and aligned body equals a strong spirit.
Class will end with a deep relaxation followed by home-brewed Kombucha. A walk around the property and a time to meditate or journal.
Marti also has a certification in Healthy Living from Cornell and would love to share the benefits of this great tea with you
What is Recuperative yoga?
Recuperative Yoga is perfect for tired, overworked, aging bodies.
Each session opens with a joint freeing series to warm up, new poses taught with attention to alignment, simple flows with attention to transitioning from one pose to another. Beginners are welcome. Emphasizes strength, balance, stability, and safety. Each session emphasizes the unity of breath ( pranayama) and sound healing. Marti teaches trauma-informed yoga that is designed to reset the nervous system. You will leave feeling renewed and refreshed.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Marti @ 713-876-1232
All of Marti’s classes can count for CEU’s and if need a certificate provided.
The next Event @ The Good Kind is third Sunday 10: AM every Sunday until the end of the year! @ The Good Kind in San Antonio, Texas
THIS EVENT IS FREE! ( love donations are appreciated and keep us afloat! )
Outdoor Yoga for Social Distancing in a beautiful setting! Yoga Flow. Join us! Stay for brunch!
THE GOOD KIND beautiful grounds! Great. healthy food!
This Event is SOLD out, sign up for my Newsletter for future events. ( live and via zoom)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020 AT 12 PM – 2:30 PM Still space!
Soothing Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
This class is great for teachers, students, cancer survivors, those with a shoulder injury, or anyone just wanting to get a deeper understanding of the shoulder and how this complex structure can be brought into balance. Learn anatomy, muscle functions, stabilizer muscles, Asana practice, and self-care. This workshop is packed full of good information you will not get anywhere else in the yoga arena. Julie is a very unique teacher with a Chiropractic background. Julie focuses on safety, anatomy, and science. Zoomed in form Marti and Julie’s cozy studios. This is sure to be informative, fun, and soothing as we learn self-care to relieve stress in this overworked part of the body.
a bit about Marti: Marti Ewing is a certified yoga therapist with advanced training; her focus is on alignment-based Hatha Yoga. Marti offers a mix of recuperative yoga, strength building, meditation, and breathing techniques. Marti studied 10 years under Julie Byrd. Marti’s specialty is on breath work, imagery, and gentle movements to guide people into a more balanced mind and body creating the best possible health for each of her students. Presently, Marti serves as a yoga therapist at South Texas Veteran’s Administration where she has created yoga programs in Whole Health, a cultural transformation within the VA. Previous to this position she created the Integrative Medicine Department at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Houston Medical Center (including yoga for hospice patients). Additionally, Marti worked with Baylor College of Medicine to create a class or breast cancer patients in all stages from diagnosis to recovery. Marti also works with Health Care providers and created a curriculum component in the St. Luke’s nursing school called Yoga and Compassion.
Yoga for PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression- MINDFUL MOVEMENT
A two-day series, ( with one-day options)
Aug 14 and 15th
11:30-2:00 , each day
Trauma sensitive yoga in a gentle and respectful way. Learn how to adapt yoga movement, breath, and philosophy to help people recover from complex trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety. This class is for those ls that have felt the effects of trauma on the brain and body. Benefit from Marti’s experience of over ten years working bedside, in groups, and individually with much success, to offer a technique to those wishing to take part in their own recovery. Empower people to address these long term effects through movement, mantra, and compassion. Marti uses breath, mindfulness, meditative movement, muscle isolation, reiki, yoga philosophy, and tapping.
Marti has special training working with those that are compromised and need modifications, gentle approaches while still building strength. Restorative and Recuperative poses, Yoga Nidra, and information on long term stress on the brain and anatomy and physiology as related to stress.. All evidence-based practices. This is a very unique approach based in science. Marti has over ten years of experience bringing this to hospitals where she has been a pioneer in this field. Join Marti via Zoom in her super new Zen space. At the end of each session you will know how to self-care, release, relax, let go and strengthen the subtle muscle body where we generally hold stress and tension.
Zoom is required and a zoom link will be sent to your email right before class.
This course is open to all levels but also can count for six hours of TEACHER TRAINING CEU’s with the Yoga Alliance
One Day Option – $65
Two-day option $110
I found Marti Ewing through the Yoga Alliance teacher finder. I’ve been an RYT-200 since 2013, and needed my continuing ed credits. I was struggling with my health and my teaching, and did not want to face any classes, at all. I only expected to get the requirements over with, and I did not expect to find a new teacher that encouraged me to be better to my body. After a few classes, I was stronger and my upper body pain has gone away completely.
Fluent in Yoga therapy, Marti teaches you how to take care of your body on and off the mat. She shares her anatomy knowledge, and expertly advises safe ways to deepen your practice and teaching.
Marti has a feel for the class’s abilities and maintains a pace for beginners to certified teachers to ensure that all are maximizing their potential. You will learn gentle to challenging techniques in variations suitable for different types of bodies.
I can not say enough great things about Marti’s classes and her teaching methodologies. It has been my path to better overall heath.
Jenny- 46, San Antonio
GOAT YOGA @ Serenity Farms in Lockhart , Texas!
What is goat yoga? Outdoor yoga with the cutest, hoppiest baby goats! They may hop around you, they may hop on you, but either way they will be highly entertaining.
Marti Ewing will lead the class through a beginner yoga series. This yoga is for everyone and even if you’ve never done yoga before you are welcome to join us!
Respectful children are welcome with a parent or guardian (see discounted ticket option).
We are 12 minutes from the square in Lockhart out towards Luling and McMahan. Address will be given after confirmation of payment.
Please bring your own water bottle and a mat if you have one (we will have a few extras to lend out). Don’t forget to make sure your phone is charged so you can take pictures! Message us with any questions you may have.
In the event of rain we will need to reschedule
Goat Yoga Tickets here:
MORE TO COME SOON , stay tuned!
Kombucha and Fermented Veggies Workshop
SOLD OUT!! Look for our next class soon!
DATE: Coming soon
WHERE: 1128 W Pierce, 77019
Join Julie Byrd and Marti Ewing for a great seminar
Learn about Pro and Prebiotics for your health, as well as how to prepare some tasty, healthy fermented treats- veggies and even homemade yogurt, for you and your family.
It is easy, inexpensive with countless health benefits. Come sample and learn how to make your own.
Marti will lead you through making Kombucha and you will go home with your own starter kit for Kombucha which includes:
- SCOBY (what is a Scoby anyway?)
- Cheese cloth
LOCATION: Marti Ewing’s Yoga Cottage, 1128 W. Pierce St. Houston, TX 77019
NOTE: (Please bring 2 of your own mason or pickle jars for your SCOBY.)
Julie Byrd will be on hand to talk about fermented veggies, recipes and foods that help us de-tox. Julie demonstrates how to make two of her favorites – fermented vegetables and homemade yogurt as well. You will leave the seminar armed with a how to manual for these as well as the starters for both.
Leave workshop ready to brew and ferment and armed with knowledge. You will never want store bought again! Make it at home for just pennies! Enjoy Marti’s 100 year old home as you explore the healing benefits of these ancient techniques in culinary healing.
For more information contact Marti at 713-876-1232 or email her.
A New Season /A New You Align Mind , body and soul
San Marcos, Texas
ONE DAY RETREAT @ Samadhi March 30 , 2019
Join Marti for a one day retreat perfect for the Spring Season!
Join me for an afternoon workshop to kick off the New Season and the New You, as you embark on resolutions to get fit through yoga in the new season. Learn how to pace yourself as you embark on this lifelong practice, and how to align your postures so that they’re challenging, enjoyable and, above all, safe.
Many yoga injuries aren’t the result of impact, but of repeating movements done incorrectly, or of doing postures that worsen existing injuries. But a few simple tips and techniques can prevent injury and make possible a practice that is sustainable, enriching, and fun.
Learn techniques and modifications based on an understanding of anatomy, as well as years of experience teaching gentle, recuperative yoga. We’ll discuss proper placement of hands and feet, how to build strength and mobility safely, and poses to avoid. Start the New Year armed with knowledge and a renewed insight into your own body that will serve you well as you fulfill your desire for a healthier life in the years ahead.
I can offer tips and techniques that can lead to corrections.
Come learn some common mistakes and easy techniques that will help you strengthen in a manner that creates positive change in your body . Learn about proper hand and feet placement , how to gain strength, how to know if you are hyper- mobile and issues, how to eliminate many common over stretches, modifications for knee pain, how to build strength and mobility in the hips in a safe way, poses to avoid with neck issues, and more…
Texas Recuperative Yoga Retreats Series
Samadhi is a sacred property with inspiring sunrises and breathe taking sunsets, conveniently located between Wimberley and San Marcos. Close to Houston and just 45 minutes from Austin, yet seemingly a world away, Samadhi features a unique pyramid created from native Juniper- a perfect mediation spot to rest, rejuvenate and recuperate.
Musical instruments are encouraged, some provided.
One nutritious and simple, plant based meal and some snacks! (menu’ TBA)
Kombucha Class, starters available, on Pro and Pre biotics
Recuperative Yoga Classes
Silent meditation, chanting
Access to the grounds /hiking
Use of the cottage !
World Class Massage Services in a Yurt adjacent to property. ( menu’ of services will be provided)
The Yoga Garden series : Cooking with Healthy Herbs
2 – 4pm
Cooking with Healthy Herbs
Register early and save
Join Marti Ewing and Julie Byrd for a Great Seminar
Learn about the health properties of herbs, as well as how to prepare some tasty, healthy treats- from herbal drinks to healthy snacks, for you and your family.
Cooking with herbs has countless health benefits. Come sample and learn how to make your own. Here is the menu: Mocktails including Mojitos, Julie’s delicious carrot cake muffins with Kefir icing , herb filled Kefir cream cheese spread, and an herb filled Frittata-
Marti Ewing’s Yoga Cottage
1128 W. Pierce St. Houston, Tx 77019
Enjoy Marti’s 100 year old home as you explore the healing benefits of these ancient techniques in culinary healing.
Price: $35 , reserve your spot . Limited to ten people.
Register and pay: Registration coming soon
For more information, call Marti @713-876-1232
The Yoga Garden: Kitchen Herb Garden and Yoga Workshop
Saturday March 16, 2019
2 – 4pm
Join Julie Byrd and Marti Ewing for a Great Yoga Garden Seminar.
Learn about how to make a beautiful and edible kitchen herb garden.
There is nothing better than fresh herbs from your garden. They are useful for cooking, they smell heavenly and they look so beautiful. Many of us think that having such a garden will require a tons of work. Some have tried such gardens before, only to be defeated by weather and bugs.
The good news is that anyone with an area that has a few hours of sunlight and a couple of minutes each week will have what they need to grow an attractive and useful kitchen herb garden.
Here is what you will get in this workshop:
- Organic herb plants, soil and amendments
- A step by step guide to planting your container
- Tasty treats made from organic herbs
- A garden themed yoga workout suitable for all levels
Come join us for a wonderful experience. Julie has 30 years of organic gardening experience and Marti is a Master Naturalist. You will receive expert tips on how to create an attractive and productive container herb garden. During the workshop we will show you how to choose the best container, select the best soil, choose the right plants for your area, and keep them healthy and thriving. You will leave the workshop with your freshly planted and beautiful container herb garden ready to enjoy at home.
No previous gardening experience necessary – and don’t worry – even if you have ‘killed’ plants before, our workshop will help you succeed with your herb container garden.
Of course the actual planting of the containers is only part of the fun. We will provide you with tasty snacks and also a wonderful garden themed yoga workout to help you stretch and strengthen those gardening muscles.
Jbyrd Yoga Studio
1122 Welch St. Houston, Tx 77006
Enjoy Julie’s Montrose Studio as we have fun making a container herb garden.
Price: $35 , reserve your spot . Limited to ten people. (You can bring your own planting containers or you can purchase containers at the event)
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