Sunday morning meditation is a time to practice going into your inner silence. Guided with breath work, chanting, and words from the wise, you will sit, gently watching the breath. In the process, open up to the present moment. As the process deepens, thoughts of stress and concern dissolve and there is an opening to the presence of the present moment. Through practice, the moments of being present increase and a more conscious awareness of the mind, body, and consciousness is made evident.
Chair Yoga with Mary
Join us for an introduction to basic yoga poses and breathing techniques using a chair as a prop. Using a chair can help you find more strength, stability, and ease in your practice. This class will begin in the chair with centering and gentle stretching. Next we will practice standing poses using the chair for balance and support and then transition to the mat for some strengthening poses and savasana (deep relaxation). This class is suitable for beginners and anyone who would like to deepen their yoga experience in a supportive and engaging way.
Flow Yoga & Movement with Vanessa
This class is mainly yoga flow along with deeper stretches, various movements and breath work to stretch, strengthen, balance and release through your body. We explore through “feel” with an emphasis on proper alignment, honoring your body while challenging yourself, enjoying the present moment, and inner self-discovery. We end with meditation and stillness. This class is more “intermediate” yet we do not speed through yoga postures and I use variations making it accessible to most.
Yoga for Inner Peace with Michelle
This class will give you a chance to stretch, relax, and let go. You will meditate and move slowly through the poses while focusing on the breath. A great way to let go of the stress of a busy day. This class is appropriate for all levels. Beginners welcome.
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga with Kathe
This class starts with classic Hatha yoga postures, then moves into a Vinyasa flow. This momentum builds heat and flexibility, and allows the cares and concerns of the day to drop away. Meditation moments are interspersed throughout the class, with a longer period of meditation at the end. Movement and Stillness, Presence and Breath are focused on throughout the class. Beginners and experienced welcome.
Mindful Movement with Mary
Tune into the sensations of the breath as you move and hold different postures. By focusing on the sensations and feelings in the body you bring yourself into the present moment. Moving and stretching in a slow and mindful way is a wonderful preparation for more extended meditation exercises.
Class begins with gentle, yet deep gradual stretching preparing the body for traditional asanas (postures) and ends with restorative asanas to release any additional holding in the body and the mind. Class concludes with a resting period of meditation and is followed by a reaffirmation of the importance of our daily practice in our personal circumstance. Having an alternating teacher each week gives us further opportunity to let go of our expectations in our practice on and off the mat.
Yoga & Meditation with Roy
As part of our Saturday morning yoga & meditation class, I often will read from the great inspirational texts of yoga and meditation. In this ongoing class, we study the fundamental steps of yoga practice. Here we learn stretching, yoga postures (Asana), breath control (Pranayama), daily “off the mat” practices (Yama & Niyama), and simple meditation techniques (Dharana & Dhyana). This class is open to beginner students as well as seasoned practitioners.
Monthly Free Class
Yes, that’s right! This class is free! In the interest of creating more continuity in your practice we are offering a Free class each month. This class is typically one of our regularly scheduled classes and is available to anyone who would like to attend. To get more information on these and other classes subscribe to our newsletter!