expand your yoga practice - on and off the mat...
vinyasa yoga: connecting movement with breath with Sara Smith
sat nov 5 12:30-3pm
Take a closer look at how Vinyasa accesses the power of Ujaayi breath to link the yogic postures (asana) in a dynamic way that facilitates harmony and balance in the systems of the body. Together we will examine how the breath can lead us into meditative movement--bringing asana practice to a deeper level of self-awareness and transformation. This experiential workshop will combine open discussion, breathing techniques, and a full, flowing yoga practice to learn about: -Principles of a safe and nurturing Vinyasa practice -What is Ujjayyi breath and how to apply it -Cultivating your own Vinyasa practice at home. The afternoon will encourage a non-judgmental atmosphere for self-exploration. Feel free to E-mail email@example.com with questions. All Levels Welcome. $30 / $25 Bard Students. Click below or call 750-6605 to register.
keeping the heart open and nourished
with Kara Lukowski
sat nov 12 12-1pm
We all struggle with keeping an open heart, and this is especially true as the holiday season approaches and we prepare to see our family and old friends - many of whom we have deep karma with. Join me today to gather tools to support you in moving through a challenging time of year with as much compassion and mindfulness as possible. $15. Click below or call 750-6605 to register.
restorative yoga with Shawn
sat nov 26 12-2pm
A practice of supported yoga postures and breathing combined to heal the effects of chronic stress. Each posture is supported by blankets and pillows allowing you to totally relax. We stay in the postures long enough to let the body open up and shift out of the tensions that are built up. You will leave feeling renewed and take with you practical techniques that can be used every day to bring relaxation and ease.
beginners series: intro to yoga with Shawn
sun oct 23, oct 30, nov 6, nov 13
Get comfortable with the basics of yoga in a relaxed setting with others who are new to yoga. Stretching and strengthening the body, breathing, meditation and the science of yoga are some of the areas we will touch on. $15 per class or $50 for full series - please pre-register. Click below or call 750-6605 to register.
Yoga Sutras chanting and study with Shawn
tue nov 1 7:15-8pm
Immerse yourself in the vibration of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.We will chant together led by the voice of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Yoga Sutras books will be available for you to use. by donation
Maitri: cultivating loving kindness
with Jeffrey Mann
sun nov 6 4-5:30pm
In Tibetan Buddhism the Bodhisattva practices unconditional good will and compassion for all beings. As imperfect practitioners we struggle with this in our daily lives. In this workshop we will cultivate loving kindness with ancient techniques and modern teachings. Together we will explore maitri, unconditional friendliness to oneself and others, through meditation, discussion and readings from past and contemporary masters. by donation
full moon meditation and guided relaxation
wed nov 9 7:30-8:30pm
Honor the full moon with a simple form of the ancient Vedic fire ceremony, offered for world peace and holistic healing, both personal and planetary. Followed by meditation and guided relaxation. by donation
chanting peace with Shawn
sat nov 19 12-1pm
Chanting the Shantih Mantras - cultivating peace inside ourselves and in the world around us. by donation
Tao study group: ageless wisdom for living in the modern world with Stephen Sharkey
sun nov 20 4-6pm
It is impossible to express Tao with words, but with kind hearted intention, some achieved ones left behind a 'road map' so that those so inclined might find their way home. It is with this generosity of spirit that this group is being offered. At the heart of our course study we will be using the elucidations and translations of the Taoist Classics by Taoist Master, I Ching Scholar, TCM healer and physician Hua-Ching Ni. $10 suggested donation
new moon class with Kara Lukowski
sun nov 20 6:30-7:30pm
The new moon – a time when the moon loses its light as it joins with the sun, beginning a new cycle of unfoldment. By honoring this cycle, we honor the rhythm of nature and the Shakti or power inherent in it. It is this Shakti that gives our lives energy and meaning. We will discuss the energies being created by this cycle and learn (from your own Astrological Chart) how these energies are affecting you. Where is this new cycle taking place for you? Where is your energy best focused for growth and healing over the next 30 days? We will honor the new moon with a fire ceremony and a group meditation, allowing ourselves to tune in, feel, and integrate the information of this rebirth. You are invited to bring your birth details (exact time, place and date) and will receive a free printout of your Indian Astrological Chart. by donation
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