Women’s Autumn Equinox Workshop: Nia, Yoga, and Yoga Nidra

Posted on August 9, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Heartwood Center – Skylight Room 1818 West Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Please join Corinne Peterson and Myrna Weinman for an afternoon of NIA, Yoga, and Yoga Nidra in celebration of the Autumn Equinox!  Through movement and meditation, we honor the harvest season – taking time out to celebrate our abundance, turn inward to reflect, and cultivate our inner equilibrium. Please join us to replenish your heart and spirit in the warm embrace of this sacred space we create in community!  All women are welcome – bring your friends, sisters, mothers – all those women you hold dear!  No experience necessary.  Please bring whatever you need for comfort and support to lie on the floor for yoga nidra (mat, blaket, pillows…).  The practice can also be done sitting in a chair.  We look forward to seeing you then!

What is Nia? Nia’s philosophy is: “Through Movement We Find Health.”  Based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out, Nia is a somatic movement practice that incorporates matrial arts, dance arts and healing arts.  As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being.  Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation.  Expect simple repetitive choreography combined with whole body movement that is completely adaptable and can be done from a chair.

What is Yoga Nidra? iRest® Yoga Nidra is a form of guided mindfulness meditation. It is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence. Through this process we are able to access inner healing and the pure awareness of being. Yoga Nidra is a powerful tool to help eliminate stress, overcome insomnia, solve problems, resolve trauma, and neutralize anxiety, fear, anger and depression. It is a process we can use to explore our life experiences and enter into a deeper connection with all that is.


$40 when registered in advance, $45 at the door.  If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Corinne at corinne.peterson@gmail.com or (773) 562-5933.

Corinne Peterson

Corinne has been a student of yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching since 1994.  She received her first yoga instructor certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga and a subsequent certification as a teacher and yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute. Corinne is certified in Yoga of the Heart, a program for people with cancer and heart disease.  She has also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute (founded by Bessel van der Kolk).  She holds a masters degree in public health in the area of health education and promotion, and has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997.

Credentials: MPH, LMT, NCTMB, RYT

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Myrna Weinman

Myrna Weinman has been teaching Nia classes and facilitating self-healing through movement for over 17 years. She has facilitated creative and somatic workshops for many different specialty groups around Chicago, including children, body acceptance support groups and chronically ill persons.

She is trained in Social/Emotional Intelligence Leadership through the Wright Foundation, and serves as a mentor for area Nia instructors, many of whom are now teaching in the Chicago area. Myrna specializes in creating an atmosphere of self-acceptance, fun, and joy in her classes and workshops.

Credentials: G.L.C.M.A., Somatic Movement Instructor, Laban Movement Analyst, and Nia Black Belt Level Instructor