...bring new opportunities to The Studio Yoga!
Maha gratitude to all who took the time to take our surveys! We are pleased to offer our students three NEW opportunities for you to explore balance and wellness in your life this Spring- Group Health Coaching, Tai Chi and Meditation!
For information on these new offerings you'll want to scroll down and click to sign up for each!
As Spring has officially sprung, we look forward to seeing more of you popping in for class!
If it's been awhile since you've been in, or you've been thinking about beginning a yoga practice, perhaps this poem by Dana Faulds will inspire :
by Dana Faulds
Why wait for your awakening?
The moment your eyes are open,
seize the day. Would you hold
back when the Beloved beckons?
Would you deliver your litany
of sins like a child’s collection
of sea shells, prized and labeled?
“No, I can’t step across the
threshold,” you say, eyes
downcast. “I’m not worthy”
I’m afraid, and my motives
aren’t pure. I’m not perfect,
and surely I haven’t practiced
nearly enough. My meditation
isn’t deep, and my prayers are
sometimes insincere. I still chew
my fingernails, and the refrigerator
isn’t clean.” Do you value your
reasons for staying small more
than the light shining through
the open door? Forgive yourself.
Now is the only time you have
to be whole. Now is the sole
moment that exists to live in
the light of your true Self.
Perfection is not a prerequisite
for anything but pain. Please,
oh please, don’t continue to
believe in your disbelief, your stories
of separation and failure.
This is the day of your awakening.
FULL MOON YIN YOGA INTENSIVE
Friday, April 19
6:30pm - 8pm
The full moon increases the intensity of our work here on earth - develop subtle awareness of self to identify and release blocks in your physical, emotional, mental and energy bodies.
Jennephyr will lead you through an exploration of Chandra Namaskar [Moon Salutation] and floor-based Yin Yoga postures to help you settle into your body and use your breath as a guide to deep surrender.
Investment of $20 | $16 with Unlimited Yoga Membership
Space is limited to 12 students, sign up today!
Group Health Coaching | 4-Week Series
Led by Angel Hayden
Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:45pm
April 23 - May 14
To be healthy isn’t just to pass a medical exam or avoid illness, but rather to thrive. As we seek to live healthier lives, we will look deep within ourselves as well as learn concrete information about food, exercise, self-care, and daily habits.
How it works
Groups will meet once a week for four weeks. Participants will also have an individual phone consultation with Angel. We will have a focus for each week that will guide our personal development. After the completion of the four weeks Angel will follow up with participants weekly for support and accountability.
Areas of focus
The time we spend together will focus on the following:
Movement and Self-Care
$90/person for 4 weeks
$15 per additional ½ hour phone consultatioN
Angel Hayden will guide you on your journey. She is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, personal trainer, and yoga instructor. She has spent the last decade of her life immersed in an ever-evolving journey toward balanced, healthy living.
Contact Angel directly --> firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation & Tai Chi
Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15
7:30 - 8:30 pm
In this 4-week mini-series we will explore both Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi. We will teach you the health benefits of both and give you the tools to assist you in establishing your own home practice.
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Scientists have discovered that mindfulness techniques not only help with relieving stress and improving well-being, but can also be used to improve your overall health. This introduction will teach those techniques.
The Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient practice that may help improve balance and is often hailed for its stress-relieving effects. Often referred to as a form of “moving meditation,” Tai Chi has been found to enhance stability and decrease fall risk in many scientific studies. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi is a mind-body technique that involves carrying out a series of slow, gentle movements.
In this introduction, we will teach you the health benefits of Tai Chi exercise, take you through a guided breathing relaxation, teach you the basic principles of Tai Chi postures and several Tai Chi flows you can practice at home. Denise will also demonstrate the full 8-form sequence that is taught in our Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance course.