Intro to YOGA! 6 Week Workshop
If you have looked for a yoga class and have been scared to try, this is the class for you! Learn the basics of yoga in a group of people that are in the same place in their yoga journey. Each week will start with meditation and move into basic yoga poses to build confidence in your practice of yoga. This class is for folks who have little to no yoga experience!
Reduce Stress with Yoga Nidra
Our bodies have the ability to relax given the right circumstances. Restorative yoga uses supported poses held for a longer period of time to find rest and to restore fo the “fight or flight” mode that we often find ourselves. Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep and refers to the conscious awareness of the Deep Sleep state. In Yoga Nidra you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state and then go to deep sleep, yet remain awake. Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra have an immediate effect on heart rate, blood pressure and is a proven therapy for chronic stress, insomnia, trauma from past physical injuries, and other all-too-common ailments. Emphasis on complete muscular relaxation and comfort are emphasized to achieve a quiet state of mind and body. This class is great for everyone interested in a peaceful practice, including those new to yoga or recovering from injury or illness.
Meditation Online Sessions – TBA
Seated meditation practice that helps students explore their daily lives. It offers insights into how to live more peacefully and fully. The Latin root of the word meditation, mederi, means “to heal.” In our practice of meditation it does not mean thinking about how to fix the mind but how to be one with it. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience, explore, and be with ourselves. In stillness and silence of seated meditation, we glimpse and return to that deep inner nature that we have lost sight of amid the busyness and distraction of our minds and lives.
Au-some Family Yoga
Movement… mindfulness… and breathe…
Yoga is an amazing therapy for children that have special needs. It helps them to cope with the anxiety, pain, discomfort, aggression, and obsessive behaviors that they often struggle with. It also helps with balance, coordination, stress, digestion, and sleep.The best part is this class offers special needs children with an opportunity to make new friends and teach them to regulate their emotions.
Join us to connect, play, and relax! In this class we will breathe, and move through animal like poses and end with mindful relaxation. All Special needs children are welcome! Some techniques focus on autism, but it will be beneficial to all that participate. This class is designed for children with all abilities. Parent or guardian must attend.
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
To Register: Upcoming Dates: TBA
Parents and their kids can experience the benefits of yoga together in this class. Movement, stretching, balancing, and strengthening are combined to create a unique and fun experience. Practicing yoga poses provide opportunities for interaction and interdependence between parent and child. Learn how breathing, relaxation, and concentration techniques in yoga can also be used to deal with life’s challenges. No experience is necessary.
Mama Time Yoga 6 Week Class
As mothers, our lives are often chaotic and stressful. We tend to give more than we receive. We often feel overwhelmed and depleted. Take this time to care for yourself. To move, breathe and connect with other mothers. There will be time for sharing followed by a gentle flow of poses, ending with relaxation and meditation. Each week there will be a different focus and you will learn techniques that will help you to live mindfully with ease and grace. We will explore different breathing techniques, mantras, intentions, and meditations. Whether you have a little one, preteen or teenager, we welcome you to this class as you explore your journey of motherhood.
108 Sun Salutations
Join us for 108 Sun Salutations to welcome Fall! We will start with an intention for our practice.
The significants of 108, renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence and according to yogic tradition, there are 108 piths, or sacred sites, throughout India. There are also 108 Upanishads and 108 karma points, or sacred places of the body. Traditionally, malas are used for counting as you repeat a mantra or a prayer, much like the Catholic rosary. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
All are invited to practice, basic knowledge of the sun salutations is recommend but doing all 108 is not required. If you find that you can only do 10-108 you may still participate in this meditative practice. Join us for refreshments after our practice together.
The Yamas and Niyamas
The yamas and niyamas are the yogic version of ethical practices described by all world philosophies and religions. The five restraints (yamas) guide us as we interact with the outside world. Five observances (niyamas) guide us to listen to our conscience as it leads us to the life we were meant to live. In order that the Yamas and Niyamas don’t become a list of “10 More Things I Should Do “ we need to put them into a yogic context. Here is the plan for this two hour course: