An expertly guided exploration into the practice of yoga. Awaken your senses, while slowly building strength, comfort and confidence in your body with practice of beginners yoga. All levels will enjoy this grounding practice. After warming movement, we will glide into quieting the mind with meditation.
A body scan is a popular guided meditation that brings gentle focus to the body in a way that results in the release of tension. This process leaves you with a sense of being more present, calm and balanced, and it strengthens mental focus. It can be done while seated or laying down. Over time this practice helps us live more comfortabley in our body, and not just "in our head".
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Deep breathing is the truly essential exercise for physical and mental health. This class looks at breath as a tool to affect all aspects of focus and physiology. We will learn about how breath initiates the Relaxation Response, and how it is involved in the detoxification of body and mind. We will explore the relationship between breath and energy (prana/chi/vital life force). The class will include both lecture/discussion and practice.
Carpe Diem Dance is the creation of Lisa Jackson. It is a confluence of her years of study in holistic health practices and her decades of yoga practice. She combines fluid movement and yoga principles with music into a complete practice. It is a fun, non-intimidating way to experience exercise that benefits the heart, brain and soul while allowing creative expression through movement. It’s a great way to feel vital and energized.
Autumn is the perfect time to practice cleansing and detoxifying the body in two regards: in preparation for the holiday seasons culturally; and in the natural sense of preparing for a winters “rest”. Longer nights and less outdoor activity are better tolerated when we have incorporated cleansing foods, fluids, movements and attitudes. Come and learn from Dr. Catherine Akbarieh how you can easily bring these elements into your life.
A pair of alternating “form and function" work-outs to build your essential core. Core at rest incorporates static, dynamic and resistance stretching to promote balance and alignment. Core with zest offers an energized repertoire of aerobic moves to bolster coordination, weight-bearing and reaction-time. Feel fantastic!
Come feel the rhythm and find your moves in this healing experience with live drumming. You are invited to drum with us, or follow the guided gentle experiences of organic movement. Principles from the Alexander Technique, Feldenkris, dance and yoga will be guided for you. And opportunities for free dance will be woven in as well. This is the brainchild of Stephanye Auryra Courtney, professional Sound Healer. with much experience in dance and therapeutic practices. This class is a unique opportunity to explore sound and movement in a safe space.
Deep release is a series of movements to release tightness in the body and the mind. It is the perfect counterpoint to a busy life. We adventure inward to stillness as out physical limitations are gently challenged by yin yoga poses. We hold a series of grounded poses for 2-8 minutes each. This is excellent for increasing flexibility and strengthening joints and ligaments. It is also great for calming and clearing the chatterbox mind! Speaking of quieting body and mind…this class ends with a Yoga Nidra mediation. This is a guided practice while you lie down which traditionally brings indescribable relaxation. Over time this practice provides notable positive effects in your life.
Crystal and Tibetan bowls, and various other healing sounds will accompany the movement.
We spend most of our lives focusing on the outer world and developing our outer senses. This meditation class focuses on our inner world and developing our inner senses. Building our inner senses cultivates courage, gentleness, love, openness and peace.
This will be an opportunity to experience and explore your subtle body or energy field. Even if you have no idea what that is, the grounding and balancing of these guided meditations is beneficial. With practice, perception increases, and we become efficient in using these techniques to maintain focus and remain in our own frequency rather than being disrupted by surrounding people and events.
This class uses myofascial movements developed by James Mattingley to restore elasticity to the body and bring flexibility, mobility, and ease to the joints and tissues. If you love to move and want to feel freer in your body, join this class today!
A revolutionary approach to fitness and dance using simple, functional movements, and a wide variety of music so participants can be united in the movement yet unique in how they move. You cannot get this wrong! Anyone can do this and leave feeling like they danced their heart out! Come experience the magic of GROOVE!
Various meditative practices focus on the heart-space. It can be a very effective way to move past busy thoughts or uncomfortable feelings. Attention on this part of ourselves clears emotional energy and can bring steadiness to our focus and choices, enabling more access to information perceived in non-verbal ways.
Body and Energy Alignment. Come as you are-street clothes welcome.
This class will explore various meditation practices, as inspiration strikes.
Start your week clear. Up-level your life with this weekly meditation practice that will clarify, protect, and empower your energy.
A 45 minute Nia class designed to be therapeutic, focusing on the Nia definition of "healing" to simply mean "feeling better"
A little movement done well goes a long way! This 30 minute reboot will balance the effects of sitting at a desk using a computer. It is suitable for anyone, even if this is not how you spend your day. You will return to your activities with less strain, more comfort and an improved attitude.
Nia is an exhilarating movement and lifestyle practice that tones the body and engages the mind through movements that are adapted from dance, martial arts and healing arts. Nia consists of non-impact, holistic movements, practiced barefoot to the rhythms of diverse, soul-stirring music. Nia is adaptable to your individual needs and abilities - Every Body is welcome. Classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers who are excited to share the Joy of Movement with you.
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Nia FreeDance is the ultimate conscious dance experience that celebrates and brings people closer to the source of their authentic dance, where body, emotions, mind and spirit unite, creating an artful movement experience. Join us in this unique class that will unlock your creativity, and give you the sensation of aliveness and freedom!