Fall 2022 Workshops   |   Spring 2023 Workshops


2022 Fall Semester

September 2022

The Psychology of Eating, Exercise, and Meditation: A Holistic Approach to Personal Well-Being in Mind/Body/Spirit

Speaker: Josh Rothman – Holistic Health and Wellness https://joshrothmanholisticself.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2022: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Memorial Union, MU 246 Coconino

Space at the in-person location is limited, please register here
Join us via Zoom https://asu.zoom.us/j/88600706333 (no registration necessary)

In this workshop we explore:

  • the psychology of eating, as an approach to what is both nourishing and satisfying
  • what we enjoy eating (both nutritious and delicious)
  • functional exercise in alignment with one’s goals and desires
  • body image, sense of vitality, and physical well-being
  • meditative techniques to maximize peace of mind and meditative calm, as well as introspection into one’s psyche relating to peace and happiness
  • In addition, we will explore what is highest quality to eat before and after various exercises for optimal energy, performance, goals, and recovery, as a holistic approach to the psychology of eating, exercise, and meditation.

Create Your Own Happiness

Speakers: Heath & Nicole Reed, Living Metta https://livingmetta.com

Thursday, September 22, 2022: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Memorial Union, MU 246 Coconino

Space at the in-person location is limited, please register here
Join us via Zoom  https://asu.zoom.us/j/85779620862 (no registration necessary)

Relying on research from the “Blue Zones of Happiness”, we explore the three essential factors common among the happiest people on the planet and offer practical tools for customizing your own happiness.


October 2022

Power of Posture

Speakers: Heath & Nicole Reed, Living Metta https://livingmetta.com

Thursday, October 20, 2022: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

Pain is the price we pain for weak muscles. This workshop teaches you how to get out of pain fast with some simple adjustments in how you sit, stand, and move. 


Revolutionize Your Responses to What the World Brings to You: Tools to Calm and Center the Mind, Relax Anxiety and Nervousness

Speaker: Donna Martens (Director: Healing Emphasis Yoga Program, Inner Vision Yoga https://www.innervisionyoga.com/yoga/teachers/donna-dinunzio/

Saturday, October 29, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Part 1 (Background information)

2.00pm – 3.00pm, Part 2 (Practice)
Part 1 is not required to attend Part 2.

Online via Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/87980435092

Learn core stress releasing exercises, Yoga Nidra, yogic mind stilling and anxiety relieving techniques to be able to apply relaxation and meditation yourself. Also, experience how breathing can be used to calm the nerves


November 2022

Becoming Friends with Your Body

Speaker: Lori Haas (Yoga Nourishment https://www.yoganourishment.yoga/

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6.00pm – 7.00pm, Part 1 (Information and simple practice)

7.00pm – 8.00pm, Part 2 (Full practice)
Part 1 is not required to attend Part 2.

Tempe Campus, Location TBD

In this workshop we explore the concept of the Foundation 5 as a base for living a more connected life by honoring the body as a messenger for self-care needs. Through simple therapeutic tools like breath, food as medicine, intentional mindset, posture, and mindful movement, we will open the pathway to body acceptance in an educational and experiential format.



2023 Spring Semester

January 2023

Eat Mindfully & Live Vibrantly!

Speaker: Dawn Hopkins, Inspiritus Yoga https://www.inspiritusyoga.com/about/dawn-hopkins/

Thursday, January 26, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Part 1 (Mindful Eating Workshop)
7:00pm – 8:00pm, Part 2 (Optional Mindful Eating Potluck Experience (please bring your favorite dish to share)

Location TBD

Mindful eating—eating with intention and attention—provides a practical, universal approach to decision-making without restriction, deprivation, or guilt. Based on the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program, the Mindful Eating for Mindful Living Workshop will teach you life-changing mindful eating principles and skills. Then, we will practice these skills during a Mindful Eating Potluck Experience. Find freedom in your relationship with food and your body, and learn eat mindfully in a way that nourishes your body, mind, and spirit!


February 2023

Your Posture, Your Life! Using the Language of Feeling to Change your Daily Life

Speaker: Jeff Martens – Owner Inner Vision Yoga, Director: Healing Emphasis Yoga Program https://www.innervisionyoga.com/yoga/teachers/jeff-martens/

Thursday, February 16, 2023: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

The language of the core of your body is FEELING. Learn how to consciously speak this ancient language to change everything from your digestion and immune function to your relationships and career.


Guidance through Grief

Speaker: Deb Althoff – My Yoga Friend Deb https://www.myyogafrienddeb.com/about

Wednesday, TBD, 2023: 12.00pm – 1.15pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

When we experience trauma/drama/ stress, emotions can be held in our body. Learn to use the healing benefits of yoga to help heal from the effects of loss or change. This module includes: Breathing techniques with an emphasis on restoring the nervous system; Tips on creating mindfulness practices to calm the mind; Lesson plans related to the five stages of grief.


Power of Purpose

Speakers: Heath & Nicole Reed, Living Metta https://livingmetta.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2023: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

Discover science-based life hacks that help you uncover and revel in your unique calling. This final workshop of the series empowers you to live a purposeful life.


March 2023

Power of Creativity: Meditating with Mandalas

Speaker: Deb Althoff – My Yoga Friend Deb https://www.myyogafrienddeb.com/about

Tuesday, March 21, 2023: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

Mandalas have been used for centuries in meditation and ceremonial occasions. Explore the history and significance of mandalas; Get guidance on creating mandalas in nature; Receive a mandala template with instructions to create your own mandalas.


April 2023

Inspiration! To live In-Spirit

Speaker: Jeff Martens – Owner Inner Vision Yoga, Director: Healing Emphasis Yoga Program https://www.innervisionyoga.com/yoga/teachers/jeff-martens/

Tuesday, April 11, 2023: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Tempe Campus, Location TBD

The word “inspiration” comes from insparare (Latin) which means “In spirit”. When we are inspired we feel energized and connected to something more than just our limited self-concept and its predetermined boundaries. Is there anything that we can do to encourage this shift in focus that allows us to see ourselves and the world in a new light? In this workshop we explore what inspiration is, and how to find it in your own life.