Your Mental Edge
Freeport Yoga Company
Develop a champion's mindset
You’ll learn skills to help you develop a champion’s mindset, techniques to help you focus and methods to prepare you for your next race or workout. You will learn the benefits of yoga and Reiki—a hands-on healing modality that athletes use to create a calm and centered mind, foster a positive outlook, and assist with muscle recovery.
This workshop will be lead by a powerhouse of presenters:
Beth Chernosky, Sports and Wellness Reiki Practitioner (and athlete)
Kelsey Abbott, USA Triathlon-Certified Coach and Personal Trainer (and athlete)
Lauren Norster, Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and Yoga Instructor
Terry Cockburn, Yoga Instructor and Run Coach (and athlete)
Sunday, June 30th
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Your Mental Edge
Sunday, June 30th 2013 at 2:30-5pm
81 Bow Street
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
Beth’s first athletic ambitions came at the very early age of around 3 when she aspired to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Although that did not quite pan out as expected, it was one of the first indicators of a true love of sports. Having always been an athlete, Beth enjoys all aspects of athletics from competing, training, spectating to cheering on her teammates. Currently, her top favorite endeavors include swimming, biking and running and watching Football on Sundays.
Beth is a Sports and Wellness Reiki Practitioner and the owner of Transformative Wellness ME located in downtown Portland, Maine. Combining her studies of holistic Wellness and a love of athletics, Beth encourages a dynamic collaboration with clients to meet each individual needs. Sessions at Transformative Wellness ME consider the entire Athlete and how performance can be affected at the physical, mental and emotional levels.
In addition to her Reiki practice, Beth is also a Licensed Esthetician and a nationally Certified Speech Language Pathologist, holding her Master’s Degree from the University of Maine-Orono.
More information on Beth’s services can be found at:www.transformativewellnessme.com
Kelsey has been teaching group fitness classes for more than five years and has more than a decade of experience in coaching swimming and water polo. When she's not training, coaching or playing outside with her husband and dog, Kelsey writes about science for the popular media.
Education and Certifications:
A.B., Bowdoin College, Maine
Master of Environmental Management, Duke University
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Spinning Certified Instructor
USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
USA Triathlon Level I Coach
Top 15 Age Group Finisher ITU Sprint World Championships 2012
Top 3 Age Group Finisher USAT Sprint Nationals 2012
Top 5 Age Group Finisher USAT Sprint Nationals 2011
ITU Sprint World Championships Qualifier, 2011 and 2012
All American Honorable Mention, 2011 and 2012
In a typical class, Lauren's students will be encouraged to see yoga as a moving meditation, following their breath while building strength, flexibility, and mental clarity.She aspires to make each pose accessible to students on every level, offering adjustments, props, and modifications throughout the class. She often includes meditation, pranayama, and chanting in both her adult and children's classes to keep the balance of energy flow. In addition to vinyasa yoga, Lauren also teaches restorative based yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation. As a Reiki master teacher and practitioner, Lauren is interested in combining restorative practices with energy healing. She sees her self as a full-time student of yoga, and is always eager to develop her knowledge of yoga philosophy and the eight limbs of yoga. Off the mat, Lauren works with homeschooled students, writes an ayurvedic cooking blog, and is a visual artist.
After tearing my ACL during an adult league tennis match in 2008, my outlook on yoga, not to mention my personal yoga practice, completely changed. Working my way through the six month rehabilitation period taught me to slow down and not just go through the motions. It taught me the importance of having a yoga practice that worked along with my sports; not against it. My yoga needed to balance all the activities I was involved in, and my preferred style of practice, along with my intention for my practice, was not helping my body stay injury free. My epiphany, if you can call it that, made me want to reach out to every athlete out there and help in some way to prevent such an injury. Athlete or not, learning how to use yoga to stay healthy and create a deeper sense of body awareness is such a valuable tool, and I feel there is no better feeling than teaching someone how to tune in with their own body.
I am an avid runner, and enjoy the marathon distance. I have run six marathons (to date), and plan to run at least two marathons a year for the rest of my life. Yoga is the key to achieving that goal!
My primary yoga training is with Stephanie Keach of Asheville Yoga Center, located in Asheville, North Carolina. I've also trained with Josh Summers and Paul Greeley in the discipline of Yin Yoga; and am certified through ChildLight Yoga. I draw my greatest inspiration from my mentor, Sage Rountree, of Carborro Yoga Company in Carborro, North Carolina.
I am a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), and am also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).