2017 Breakout Sessions
--This session will be held inside--
Veterans will learn to practice being in the present moment and separate thoughts from experiences. This meditation will aim at improving your ability to be in your experience versus being driven by your mind or stress. Meditation will have several different aspects to include listening, body awareness, self-compassion, and gratitude.
DR. VIVIANNE TRAN, PSY.D
Dr. Tran attended graduate school in Tampa, FL and obtained her Clinical Psychology degree in 2008. She worked full-time first as a psychology intern, then postdoctoral student and later as a licensed psychologist in the Wyoming State Hospital from 2006 to 2011. She was hired at the Sheridan VAMC in December 2011. Her personal and professional interests are in mindfulness and meditation. She has attended two 10-day silent meditation retreats and multiple trainings in mindfulness, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her additional interests are applying and continuing to learn ways to empower people to reach their full potential.
"HATHA YOGA" - YOGA FOR THE MIND AND BODY
--This session will be held OUTSIDE--
Yoga means union or “yoking”. Hatha means Sun and Moon. The ability to bring Energy into Balance. Yoga is not a religion but rather a science that understands the health of the mind and the health of the body move together rather than separate and apart. Bring all of that into a connection with your breath, Yoga then becomes a moving meditation not merely focusing on the series of postures that you do but rather the peace of mind and body those postures bring. It is not just a work out, because you can sweat, but rather a working within. The goal is to get into your body so you can calm the activities of your mind. Lorna will “Guide” you through a Hatha practice which includes Centering, Warmup, Salutation, Postures, Movement, Relaxation and Meditation. Any level, Beginner or Advanced can participate. Namaste.
MBS Hatha Yoga Instructor, T'AI CHI Instructor
Lorna received her BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Environmental Science. She received her teaching certification from LACC. Initially working in laboratories and research she finally landed in the Animal Health Care Field. Lorna retired as a Small Animal Health Technician in 2015 after over 30 years. During that time, she also established an art studio and coached competitive softball for 10 years. Always active in sports and outdoor activities she was drawn to Yoga with the desire to find a deeper meaning in strength, balance, flexibility, breath and fitness. After practicing for many years, she was encouraged to become a certified instructor. She is certified through AAAI/ISMA as a MBS Hatha Yoga instructor and T’AI CHI Instructor. She has been guiding classes in Cheyenne Wyoming for 6 years. She has additional training in Chi Gong Kundalini and Vinyasa Flow while doing extensive research with Mudras and Pranayama or breath. She believes that if you can breathe you can do yoga. Lorna has been married to her husband Kevin for 37 years. They have 2 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. They enjoy camping and hiking with their family and their two beloved German Wirehair Pointers, Hoss and Tucker. Lorna is also a Laramie County Master Gardener. She is humbled and honored to participate in this year’s conference.