Teacher: April Day
Qigong is a wonderful mind/body exercise form originating in China over 5,000 years ago. Practiced by millions of people around the world, qigong is considered the ultimate energy workout. By combining gentle stretches, strengthening postures, and flowing movements, qigong opens the body’s energy system in a therapeutic way. The word “qi” ( pronounced chi ) means life force and “gong” means to work skillfully with. Qigong practice teaches one how to work with energy in six different ways; cultivating, circulating, clearing old energy, exchanging, transforming, and storing in the center. Qigong movements mirror the movements of nature, especially the fluidity of water. Combined with breathing techniques, qigong releases stress, boosts the immune system, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and increases the body’s innate healing potential. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to increase overall wellness and find more energy and joy in life.
YOGA NIDRA with Essential Oils Yoga Class
Teacher: Deepa Chemery
Yoga Nidra is a state of mind between wakefulness and sleep that opens deep phases of the mind. Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is a practice in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
During this practice of quiet serenity, you’ll be guided into relaxation with the addition of soothing essential oils carefully chosen to enhance your experience.
BIHAR YOGA, A Pranayama Mudra & Meditation Yoga Class
Teacher: Deepa Chemery
Bihar yoga practice begins with a systematic sequence of asanas and incorporates pranayama, meditation, cleansing practices, and pratyahara. This ancient system adopts the attitudes of Jnana Yoga (the path of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (the path of heart and emotion) and Karma Yoga (the path of service) which enable the practitioner to frame all aspects of their lives in a way which is conducive to spiritual growth.
GENTLE Yoga Class
Teacher: Susan Raglin
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00PM-1:15PM
A slower-paced and safe class. This class is great for anyone, especially for those with physical limitations or injuries, and beginners. Focuses on therapeutic alignment for joint and body health and adapting poses for each individual’s needs. Emphasizes breath to reduce stress and tension. A great preparation for Meditation.
CHAKRA VINYASA Yoga Class
Teacher: Paige Frankovich
Using each Chakra as a base in the Vinyasa flow, we will connect breath with movement to help create balanced sequences for mind and body. Each week the class will focus on one Chakra to connect with through asanas and the chanting of the Chakra Seed Sound. The Vinyasa flow will create space to open and receive the energies that flow through each Chakra.
QIGONG YOGA Fusion Class
Teacher: April Day
This class is a unique blend of breathing exercises, stretches, strengthening postures and flowing movements combining the ancient practices of Qigong and Yoga with the intention to energize the body, awaken the heart and calm the mind. Rooting the mind into the body and gaining awareness through movement provides one access to being grounded, centered and a sense of being “in the flow”. This class is suitable for all levels.
MEDITATION NYASA Yoga Class
Teacher: Diego Gesualdi
Nyasa Yoga is the cultivation of embracing Prana as life force, moving it to the Chakras and to the Nadis which are energetic flow of irrigation system throughout the body that keeps us alive.
The class will start with a few Yoga poses to bring focus and attention into the body and to the here and now. Next moving into deep relaxation poses of Yoga Nidra to purify and clear the path of prana to prepare for meditation of Nyasa yoga along with some visualization and chanting chakra bija sounds internally for cultivation of spiritual growth.