156 Green St
Doylestown, PA 18901
This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for $70 and have some extra classes left).
Movement and Breath to Balance Your Dosha
Doshas are the three energies that define every individual’s makeup. Everyone has all three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Often times a person’s personality can reflect certain doshas. However, you can become imbalanced in any dosha.
In this workshop with Dragonfly co-owner and Yoga Therapist Joe Simek, we will look at movement and breath practices that can help balance each of the three doshas. If you suffer with a health condition, it can be important to tailor your yoga practice in order to bring balance back to your system.
A one-size-fits-all approach to your yoga practice may not work. For example: If you suffer from anxiety, you may need to ground your energy to balance your vata dosha. Conversely, if you suffer from depression, you may need to lift your energy to balance your kapha dosha.
In each workshop session, we will spend time discussing conditions that often result in specific dosha imbalances, and how yoga therapists generally approach these conditions. We’ll learn very specific asana or movement practices, as well as pranayama or breathing techniques, to help balance each dosha.
You are welcome to attend one or all three of these workshops. No experience is necessary. Learning all of these techniques can be informative and helpful, even if you suffer from a specific condition.
You may also choose to attend a specific workshop based on your needs. Here is a list of conditions that MIGHT benefit from these practices, along with the dates for each workshop:
Balance Your Vata Dosha
July 18, 2018, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Conditions To Consider: Anxiety, Vertigo, Osteoarthritis, IBS, Weight Loss/Obesity
Balance Your Pitta Dosha
July 25, 2018, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Conditions To Consider: Insomnia, Headaches, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Colitis, Addiction
Balance Your Kapha Dosha
August 1, 2018, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Conditions To Consider: Depression, Fatigue, Asthma and Other Respiratory Ailments
ABOUT INSTRUCTOR JOE SIMEK
Joe Simek is a Certified Yoga Therapist, 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and Co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Joe has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind. In 2012, he formalized his yoga education, completing Dragonfly’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Joe went on to study Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (where he is now a Teaching Assistant) and Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. He is also the frontman of Destroy It Up, an indie rock music project inspired by yoga philosophy. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University.