WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL CLASSES

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 ARM BALANCE WITH ABBIE

April 7, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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 ALIGN & REFINE WITH KAT

April 14, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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YOGA TO REVERSE EFFECTS OF SITTING WITH SHANON

April 28, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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 SOUND HEALING CEREMONY

Last Saturday of the Month

April 28, 2018 | 6:30 – 7:45 pm

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YOGA NIDRA

Fridays in May: May 4, 11, 18 and 25 | 7:30 – 9:00 pm
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Each class will evolve through five stages:

The first brief stage involves focused breath-work and seated meditation, with an effort to make the seated pose steady, comfortable, and light.

The second phase transitions from the seat to a smooth opening asana sequence.  Adjustments unfold gradually and comfortably.

The third and longest stage evolves from the opening relaxation exercises and features transformation: relaxation and slow movement in the first and second stages draw warmth and energy into the body, almost effortlessly.  An increasingly expressive asana sequence becomes possible in this third stage.  This phase is still very relaxing; it is also just challenging enough to draw attention past thoughts and into the moment and the breath.

The fourth stage glides in the elevated energy generated in the third stage.  Hip-opening poses, gentle inversions, and ground-based poses round out the asana sequence and prepare participants for Nidra: extended savasana-based meditation.

The fifth stage, which unfolds over a half-hour of savasana, opens opportunities for developing intimacy with the body, resting deeply, and discovering healing energy within oneself.  The 60-minute opening meditation and asana routine rouses the mind and body into a warm, flexible, responsive state; the 30-minute guided meditation helps participants to gently explore and lovingly shape the awakened mind and body, with each participant choosing a private path through the guided meditation sequence.

Upon request, cool lavender-peppermint towels are available during the meditation.  Hot herbal tea is available for free after each session (bring a mug!).

The course also offers design tips and related readings to help participants create their own home-based Nidra practice.

A minimum of five students must enroll for the course sequence to proceed.

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