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Quieting the Mind


Yoga is often described as simple in theory and complicated in practice and the idea of “quieting the mind” is a prime example of this challenge. While we can understand a little bit of what it might be to quiet the mind, actually finding that state of quiet can be another thing entirely. In this workshop, we will discuss and practice yogic techniques designed to lead us towards greater control of the activities of the mind, leading to increased stillness and a greater understanding of our Self.

This workshop consists of both seated and moving practices for all levels. Feel free to bring something to take notes, if desired.

If you are interested in the upcoming Sharing Advanced Practices Continuing Education Training with Gopi, this workshop will be a good opportunity to experience a few of the practices and the overall approach that will be shared in that training, so you are welcome to attend the workshop and then stay to ask questions after.


Staff & Unlimited Members: $8

Gopi Om (Nicole Sopko) first discovered yoga by chance and was instantly intrigued. She attended her first teacher training with the sole intention of learning more about the practice, but discovered the teachings of yoga to be so transformational that she couldn't keep them to herself and began teaching in 2005. Shortly after, her practice grew immensely due to the discovery and subsequent influence of her beloved Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, who gave her the name Gopi.

Gopi has completed the advanced level (500 hour & 800 hour) Life of a Yogi teacher trainings at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York with Sri Dharma. She feels blessed to have received and to carry on his teachings. She strives to live every moment as an offering to the divine and to pass on the teachings of yoga as they have been generously shared with her. She is a vegan of nearly 20 years who knows that veganism was her first yogic practice in embracing compassion for all beings. A believer in the power of yoga as a lifestyle, Gopi feels that a playful yoga practice enables a person to approach the more mundane aspects of life with a lighter heart and a more accepting attitude. Her yogic journey has played a big role in her life and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to share that journey with others.

Gopi is the owner of Nature Sanctuary in Chicago, IL. Additionally, she works alongside her life partner, Dan, in the operation of his natural foods company, Upton's Naturals, and vegan cafe, Upton's Breakroom.

**Refund Policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing Refunds will not be issued for no call/no shows

** Studio Cancellation Policy- Special events and workshops require a minimum number of students to attend in order to take place. If you are interested in a workshop, we encourage you to register early. We will notify you and issue a full refund 24-48 hours in advance if a workshop is canceled due to low registration. Thank you!

Earlier Event: September 8
Beginning Yoga 4-Week Series
Later Event: September 8
Intro to Yoga Nidra