Awakening the Intuitive Heart:
In this time of living in a stressful world, surrounded by overwhelming information, it becomes difficult to make choices, to sort out healing modalities, and to cleanse ourselves of negative beliefs which limit the possibilities for maximizing our experience in this life. Focus will be on the solar plexus or abdominal brain (our center of feeling, intuition and will), the heart brain whose role is sensing and feeling, and the third eye (middle of forehead) which is the complex center of enhanced perception for tapping into the mysteries of inner wisdom and insight. Includes gentle yoga postures, mudras, breathing techniques, and meditations.
Babies & Caregivers Yoga:
This class introduces asanas and pranayama as tools for mothers, fathers, and caregivers to access a sense of calm and wellbeing while bonding with their baby and experiencing the power and comfort of community. For new mothers, this class also serves to tone and stretch the body in order to support the physical adjustments to motherhood. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga:
Renew the body, mind, and spirit through supportive yoga postures and breathing techniques. This workshop will combine gentle stretching to open the body with restorative poses to encourage relaxation. Experience a calming practice that will leave you full of peace and tranquility. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Healing the Chakras:
Chakas are vital energy forces within the body. Each chakra vibrates with a unique energy level and relates to the glands, organs, physical structure, emotional, psychological and spiritual nature. Yoga postures, mudras, breathing, music and visualization for each Chakra help open and balance the qualities of each energy center quickly, refreshing your spirit and empowering your life.
Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction:
From decades in mental health and meditation, Joyce Reena Appell presents a six-week course including yoga, stress-reduction techniques, meditation, and a set of practice CD's by Jon Kabat- Zin.
Psoas, So what?:
Freeing your psoas can greatly improve flexibility, balance, posture, organ health, circulation and breath capacity. It can dramatically change the way you do any activity you love- yoga, running, aerobics, gardening, golfing, playing with your kids or grandkids.
If you have taken the introductory course but find it difficult to do the release movements on your own, have slipped back into old patterns of restrictions, or just want to move to the next level, then Psoas Upgrade is for you! Techniques for releasing will be reviewed along with additional release techniques with a focus on application for daily living such as walking, sitting, and other movements.
Relax & Renew with Restorative Yoga:
Restorative Yoga involves putting the body into positions supported by lots of props, so that you can completely let go and relax without effort. This is very calming and restorative to the central nervous system and quieting to the mind, helping us to find peace within. Mudras (hand positions), combined with guided meditations, and breathing practices will help us to withdraw our senses inward and awaken to our own innate healing resources.
Valentines Day Yoga for the Heart:
Enjoy Valentines day with partner yoga! Class involves working with another person to come in to and gently hold yoga poses. It is supportive and lots of fun. It includes gentle stretching, breathing techniques for calming and nourishing, mudras for the heart, and a focus on gratitude and appreciation.
Yoga & A Walk in The Woods:
Join us for a yoga session at the mindfully well center focusing on nature elements which also correspond to our chakras or energy centers—Earth, water, fire, air and space. In this session we will use yoga movements, breathing and mudras (hand gestures) which evoke the qualities of these nature elements. After opening our energy centers and our hearts to nature, we will go on an optional hike at Glen Helen, providing an opportunity to relate to and absorb these nature elements.
Yoga Nidra Theory and Practice:
Yoga nidra is a deeply relaxing and healing practice. Reclining, you will be guided through an exploration of the inner body, beginning with the familiar physical body, and moving through the subtle body as you develop awareness of the inner senses. Yoga nidra practice is rich in theory and variations of techniques.