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What are ACU/YOGA Workshops?


ACU/YOGA- when acupuncture and yoga collide, just not at the same time.

If you've ever done acupuncture or yoga, you know how marvelously they can transform your life. Why not combine these two ancient and very powerful health systems, in a fun, informative and social way, for double the effect on body, mind and spirit?

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What are ACU/YOGA Workshops?


ACU/YOGA- when acupuncture and yoga collide, just not at the same time.

If you've ever done acupuncture or yoga, you know how marvelously they can transform your life. Why not combine these two ancient and very powerful health systems, in a fun, informative and social way, for double the effect on body, mind and spirit?

Join us, for the original acupuncture and yoga fusion workshop in the Greater Pittsburgh area! 

In our 2 hour, ACU/YOGA fusion workshops, experience both therapies and learn about them. The first hour of each workshop is dedicated to a yoga practice that will explore the topic of study through movement and discussion. The second hour will explain that topic as it's seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine, while you experience an acupuncture treatment designed for the system of consideration. 

types of ACU/YOGA Workshops offered:

 Chakra Series, Seasonal Series, Goddess Series, Yin-Yang Edition, Athletes EditionFlight SchoolMommy & Me (acupressure), and Doggy & Me (acupressure)

All workshops, except Flight School, are appropriate for all levels and can be brought to your favorite yoga studio.

Learn more about them below.

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ACU/YOGA seasonal series


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 5 yearly: Winter, Spring, Summer, late Summer and Fall. 

DO SEASONAL CHANGES INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH? 

At each change of season, a different organ system becomes more active, as seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). During this shift, it's more common for problems to arise within that system.  Learn how your body is influenced by each seasonal change.

ACU/YOGA seasonal series


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 5 yearly: Winter, Spring, Summer, late Summer and Fall. 

DO SEASONAL CHANGES INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH? 

At each change of season, a different organ system becomes more active, as seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). During this shift, it's more common for problems to arise within that system.  Learn how your body is influenced by each seasonal change.

When we talk about organ systems in Chinese Medicine, they have bio-medically associated functions, but they also have additional functions that we will explore. Learn about both, as you find out what systems of yours may need a little extra attention.

The first hour, you'll be lead through a series of yoga postures, designed to promote health and healing in the organ system we're addressing. The second hour, Kristen Happe, L.Ac will use a series of acupuncture points on the arms, legs, hands and feet, to further address this system while she explains the season's effect on our body, as seen from a Traditional Asian Medicine perspective. We'll end with a meditation and Q&A session. 

In winter we work on the kidney. In spring we work on the liver. In summer we address the heart. In late summer we service the spleen and in the fall we influence the lungs. 

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ACU/YOGA Chakra Series


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 

CHAKRA CURIOUS? 
The chakras are the energy centers of the body, as seen through an Ayurvedic perspective. There are seven main, and 21+ minor chakras, in the Hindu system.

Each chakra encompasses major bundles of nerves and different organ systems, as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. 

Get a fundamental understanding of a different chakra, each class and see how it overlaps with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Contact us to bring it to your studio!

ACU/YOGA Chakra Series


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 

CHAKRA CURIOUS? 
The chakras are the energy centers of the body, as seen through an Ayurvedic perspective. There are seven main, and 21+ minor chakras, in the Hindu system.

Each chakra encompasses major bundles of nerves and different organ systems, as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. 

Get a fundamental understanding of a different chakra, each class and see how it overlaps with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Contact us to bring it to your studio!

The series starts with the Root Chakra/ Muladhara and ascends through the 7 main chakras, ending with the Crown Chakra/Sahasrara. During the last 3 months of the series, we'll move into some of the minor chakras and their functions. This workshop explores the chakra system through yoga, acupuncture, music, essential oils, tuning forks and guided meditation. Prepare to be pampered!

During the first hour, learn the basics about the chakra we're working on, while you're guided through a yoga flow designed to balance it. This class is non-heated and is for all levels. Modifications will be made to suit your skill level. The second hour, a series of acupuncture points will be used to address the chakra and you will learn how it overlaps with Traditional Asian Medicine. 

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ACU/YOGA Yin-Yang Edition


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 

YIN-YANG, WHAT?!

Yin and Yang are fundamental concepts in Chinese Medicine. They're opposites, but also complementary and interdependent forces, present throughout nature. All aspects of the natural world can be seen as having a dual nature. For example, day and night, light and dark, movement and stillness, hot and cold etc... Curious to learn more?

Contact us to bring it to your studio!

ACU/YOGA Yin-Yang Edition


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion workshop. 

YIN-YANG, WHAT?!

Yin and Yang are fundamental concepts in Chinese Medicine. They're opposites, but also complementary and interdependent forces, present throughout nature. All aspects of the natural world can be seen as having a dual nature. For example, day and night, light and dark, movement and stillness, hot and cold etc... Curious to learn more?

Contact us to bring it to your studio!

The nature of yin-yang is not absolute, but rather, relative. This is reflected in two ways. Under certain conditions, yin may transform into yang and vice versa. It is also true that any phenomenon may be divided infinitely into its yin and yang parts.

Learn about this concept, as you're lead through a combination, yin-restorative and yang-dragon flow, yoga class. This class is for all levels. We'll end the workshop, with a tailored acupuncture treatment to balance both aspects of the body and discuss it's breakdown in relation to overall health. 

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ACU/YOGA Athletes edition


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion Workshop

CALLING ALL ATHLETES, RUNNERS & WEEKEND WARRIORS!
Whether you've been pushing your limits further than you should, or you just want to continue your athletic endeavors at tip-top pace, this workshop is for you.

Contact us to bring it to your gym!

ACU/YOGA Athletes edition


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion Workshop

CALLING ALL ATHLETES, RUNNERS & WEEKEND WARRIORS!
Whether you've been pushing your limits further than you should, or you just want to continue your athletic endeavors at tip-top pace, this workshop is for you.

Contact us to bring it to your gym!

The ACU/YOGA Athletes Edition is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance your physical body. It can be particularly helpful for those with pain. The first hour is a dedicated yoga practice to get your body back in gear. Focus will be on alignment in postures and modifications will be made to suit your skill-set.

The second hour will include acupuncture, specifically for painful conditions to encourage healing in those overworked areas. If you aren't in pain, we still have a treatment for you! It will be made to suit your performance goals; you'll have a choice to work on either the muscles, tendons or bones. Acupuncture will be on the limbs. Wear clothing that we can roll up to the elbows and knees. 

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ACU/YOGA Flight School


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion Workshop.

READY TO SOAR IN BODY AND MIND?

Arm-balances, headstands and meditation...oh my.

Contact us to bring it to your studio! 

ACU/YOGA Flight School


Acupuncture & Yoga fusion Workshop.

READY TO SOAR IN BODY AND MIND?

Arm-balances, headstands and meditation...oh my.

Contact us to bring it to your studio! 

Hello Yogis, this one's for you! Arm balance and deep meditation time. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced levels. The first hour of this workshop is dedicated to arm balances in all their glory. If you've never flown before, it's time to learn how. If you're seasoned, it's time to get your poses perfected and learn a few more, with hands-on adjustments.

Let's all go, just a little bit further, in body and mind for this one. The second hour, see how it feels to deepen your meditative practice with acupuncture. We'll also incorporate essential oils into this hour.   

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ACU/DOGA Doggy & Me


WHY DO HOOMANS GET TO HAVE ALL THE FUN?

Acupressure and Doga fusion workshop for fur-babies and fur-parents.  

 

ACU/DOGA Doggy & Me


WHY DO HOOMANS GET TO HAVE ALL THE FUN?

Acupressure and Doga fusion workshop for fur-babies and fur-parents.  

 

Keep your pets from feeling so RUFF. Get them in on the acupressure and yoga action! First, enjoy a fun Doga flow. Then, learn and practice acupressure points on your pup to keep them healthy. BYOP (Bring your own pup). 

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ACU/YOGA Mommy & Me


Acupressure and Yoga fusion workshop for kids and parents. 

WANT TO GET YOUR KIDS OFF TO A HEALTHY START?  

Look no further. Have some fun while you both try yoga and learn acupressure points to keep the family healthy. Parents get to practice on the kids and vice versa. 

Contact us to bring it to your studio! 

ACU/YOGA Mommy & Me


Acupressure and Yoga fusion workshop for kids and parents. 

WANT TO GET YOUR KIDS OFF TO A HEALTHY START?  

Look no further. Have some fun while you both try yoga and learn acupressure points to keep the family healthy. Parents get to practice on the kids and vice versa. 

Contact us to bring it to your studio! 

There's never a better time to start healthy habits than childhood! Get yourself, and them, in on the action. Learning, paired with activity, makes for good fun! Introduce your child to yoga and acupressure early on. They might just thank you for it.