Intro to Mindful Meditation
There has been much research to support the healing benefits to both body & mind from the practice of meditation.
We will explore different medically proven mind-body techniques derived from meditation and yoga to reduce stress and support balance and well being. Students will learn to cultivate a practice formally and informally which they can integrate moment by moment into the overall quality of their daily life.
The class is held on Mondays from 6:45-8pm. The next five week session begins October 29.
Yoga and Mindfulness for Beginners
Join us for a new Yoga and Mindfulness for Beginners class. This series of classes is geared towards those students who are new to the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Time will be spent learning:
• The basics of yoga practice
• Gentle breath work
• Deep relaxation
Each posture presents an opportunity to explore and discover new things about yourself, without pushing beyond your natural limitations.
5-week series, Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, October 25-November 29
Nurturing Yin & Yoga Nidra Practice
The deep nurturing practice of Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to unblock the flow of vital energy throughout body and mind. It is practiced with longer holds, supported with props to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, and to release deep chronic-held stress and tension. In addition, each class will include a deep restorative yoga nidra practice, guided withdrawal of senses from outer to the inner world into meditative consciousness. The practice inspires a relaxed awareness of the vitality and contentment within.
Finding balance…restoring essential qualities within.
All creation is composed of the five essential elements: earth, water, fire, air & space. Each of these elements embodies specific qualities. As individuals, we are made up of a unique combination of these five elements, as noted in Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga and meditation.
In this session, we will explore the elemental qualities that make up our outer and inner worlds through restorative practices of elemental meditations, sankalpa, mudras and self reflection. As you explore the practices, you will naturally begin to sense how the qualities resonate within. The practice expands the experience, benefits and growing sense of harmony as the elements move into balance.
No previous experience required. Everyone is welcome.
Prenatal Yoga and Support
This class is designed to support the expectant mother, and her changing body. Yoga during pregnancy is a great way to strengthen the body, relax the mind and relieve minor aches and pains. Increased flexibility in the hips and pelvic area is encouraged through specific postures and breathing techniques. Expectant mothers will build relationships and connections with other expecting mothers as well as strengthen the bond with their baby All levels are welcome.
Previously Offered Series:
Cultivating Wellness for 4th-5th Grade Children and Parents
Thursdays June 7-28
Cultivating Wellness for 6th Grade Children and Parents
Thursdays June 7-28
Thursdays, April 19 - May 17
Offered at 9:00-10:00am or 6:00-7:00pm
Spring Cleaning from the inside out; let go of the old, invite in the new!
Embrace the blossoming of spring through a gentle detox series, which includes gentle asana to tone and detoxify internal organs, pranayama to energize and inspire, and ayurveda techniques to cleanse and restore internal balance. Special detox tea will be served.
Mantra Meditation Series
Wednesdays May 2 - May 30
The practice of meditation reveals inner calm and awareness. This class introduces students to using mantras as a technique in the practice of meditation. A mantra is a syllable, word, or phrase that is repeated during meditation. Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. Mantra Meditation is an effective way to support concentration, clarity and well being. We will explore various mantras that inspire and nurture our awareness through mantras and chanting.
The course is taught by Ruthann O'Brien Hadish, Certified Meditation Instructor, experienced Certified Yoga Teacher & Certified Yoga Therapist.
Cultivating Intuitive Awareness
begins Wednesday, March 7th
We will be exploring the koshas, the five layers of our Self. The koshas can be used as a map that leads to a conscious connection of all the layers of yourself. Once we become conscious of the layers we begin to unlock their powers and gifts for transformation.
We will work with gentle asana, pranayama (breathing practices), self reflection exercises & meditation. Time will be spent sharing our journey on our path towards our true “Self”
Chase the Blues Away
Tools to manage the ebbs & flows of life
Saturdays 10-11am Jan 20-Feb 17
The moodiness of the winter season and loss of daylight can often be a difficult time. Yoga techniques focused on supporting balance in body and mind can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
In this course, students will learn techniques that reduce the stress response, improve mood and calm the mind. Scientific study of yoga shows that it is highly effective in helping people manage symptoms and even overcome issues relating to stress, anxiety and depression. Students will learn effective tools to restore balance from the inside out. Connect to your inherent wisdom and reclaim your natural state of being.
Yoga Sankalpa for Transformation
A refreshing alternative to the New Year's Resolution
Jan. 22nd-Feb.12th 2017
Yoga Sankalpa is a four week intensive designed to clarify and support an integrative approach for your transformation from the inside out. Now is the time to put into motion your highest truth for 2017. Sankalpa is an intention, affirmation, and resolve all rolled into one which supports your highest truth for realizing your hearts desires.
• Students will explore exercises to discover their unique sankalpa.
• Learn how to empower your sankalpa through specific techniques.
• Students will cultivate a sankalpa which supports a more balanced life.
Class size is limited. Please register by Jan. 19th,
Intro to Mindfulness & Meditation
the practice of being present
Mondays, Jan 23rd-Feb. 27th 6:45-8pm
There has been much research to support the healing benefits to both body & mind from the practice of meditation. In this course we will explore different styles of meditation and the techniques that support the practice.
Students will gain an understanding of which technique is appropriate for their constitution and learn to cultivate a practice that supports their lifestyle.
Class size is limited. Please register by Jan. 20th.
Magical Mudras & Mantras
Saturdays, Feb 11th-Mar. 4th 1:30-2:45pm
Restore balance through mudras intention.
Align energy centers through mantra vibration.
Awaken to our true nature, peace, contentment & joy.
In this series we will explore ancient methods of pranayama breath work, mantra healing sound and hand mudras to awaken the true nature of our being.
Class size is limited. Please register by Feb. 8th