Ali Modell, ERYT-500, has been a student of yoga and Eastern philosophy for 15 years, and a teacher for 8. Known for her down-to-earth and articulate approach, Ali’s teachings include therapeutic and restorative yoga, an emphasis on both gross and subtle anatomy and richly woven themes, that when combined, create a holistic classroom experience. Ali is in her third year studying Chinese medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. The program includes integrative coursework in Oriental medicine theory, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Biomedicine. Dedicated to teaching yoga as an interdisciplinary, evolutionary and contemplative path, Ali continues her yogic studies with Tias and Surya Little and teaches with their School of Prajna Yoga. She is committed to the meditative traditions of Vipassana/Insight and Zen Buddhism. In 2009-2010, Ali taught for Pure Yoga–Taiwan and traveled across China, Tibet, and Southeast Asia
Ali Modell instructs the following:
Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements
Workshop 1: Fall/Metal
The metal element is about “the working of change”, or the ability to purify and reform. It correlates to the fall season, west direction and the qualities of structured and collected.
Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and Eastern Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
Remaining Workshop Dates:
January 14, 2018 - Winter / Water
April 22, 2018 - Spring / Wood
July 15, 2018 - Summer / Fire
September 9, 2018 - Late Summer / Earth
$250 for entire event paid by Monday, October 23, 2017;
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
4.5%$ transaction fee added for credit card payments.