What is the Mind-Body Connection?

Facilitator: Michelle Grim

Cost: $35 pre-registration / $40 at the door

Michelle Grim - Yoga in Chicago

Saturday November 3rd

1 PM - 3 PM

Your physical body, your emotional self, and your thinking self are all functioning continuously and simultaneously. What affects one affects the other. All of the lessons you will ever learn, through any level of consciousness, depend upon your body. Your physical body is the means through which all of the basic emotions (which provide motivation for growth and behavior) are transmitted, generated, recorded, and replayed.

By bringing awareness to the ways in which our minds and bodies continually affect one another, we open to the door to endless learning, choice, and freedom in our lives. Learn how to cultivate embodied health in this interactive workshop.

Participants will learn/experience the connection between their mind and their body, first through education about the different pathways through which we experience our surroundings, and then through led activities that may involve some type of movement combined with mindfulness.

Mind Body medicine can benefit everyone! The more we learn about ourselves, the more we are able to take care of ourselves. This workshop will benefit anyone interested in taking active role in their wellness and happiness.
Integrated approach to healing, helping us uncover the root of health issues that manifest in the body and mind so that we can heal the at root instead of covering up the symptoms.

Format: Lecture and experiential learning which will involve work with posture and mindfulness

Michele Grim - Yoga in Chicago

Michelle has been studying the human body since she was four years old (according to her parents, at least), when she was found studying her mother's "Grey's Anatomy" book hiding in the office closet. It was clear she was fascinated by the body, and that innate passion led her into the sciences, eventually pursuing a western medicine track of study. Michelle followed a focused course through college and into her master's level education, obtaining a Master's in Physician Assistant.

Michelle’s personal yoga practice began in 2002. The mind body practices she fell in love with on the mat led her into a 200 hour training with Core Power Yoga in 2009.  Beginning in 2016, she became intensely interested in experiences of physical and emotional healing she’d had during her personal practice and was fueled into a deep exploration of the philosophy of yoga and it's approach to the mind body connection. As a physician assistant and scientist at heart, a period of deep research began, and, within a year, she found herself studying the philosophy of yoga and its integrated approach to healing through an 800 hour yoga therapy certification program with Inner Peace Yoga. The training offered her the opportunity to study with teachers such as Maria Mendola, Nischala Joy Devi, Chinnamasta Stiles, Amy Weintraub, Neil Pearson, and Jai Dev Singh. She has since completed your RYT-500 hour training and continues to explore the therapeutic applications of yoga in an 800 hour course of study with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.

Integrating both western medicine and the philosophy and practices of yoga has become an area of deep passion for Michelle.  She is committed to integrating these two worlds through education and direct experience. Allowing others to experience the mind body connection is the foundation of her teaching.