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YOGA: Strong Body, Clear Mind, Balanced Spirit. Yoga can be as much or as little as you want it to be. For some it is purely a physical pursuit, keeping the body toned, strong and flexible. For others, yoga becomes more of a mindset and a way of living. Whatever your reason for practicing, or your level of experience — we welcome you.
MEDITATION: Meditation is the act of cultivating mental energy and attention in order to calm the mind and release tension. We offer a number of different experiences and techniques in our classes open to students, staff and community members from weekly classes to workshops and even retreats.
SPRING WORKSHOPS 2019
Foundations of Meditation: Stress Reduction through Mindfulness and Meditation
In this 4-part series, experience deep relaxation and a calming of the mind. Come away with the experience to apply specific mindfulness and meditation techniques to everyday life to reduce stress, improve well-being and center the mind. Science and philosophy of practice included. All levels welcome.
Persian Aerobics workshop consists of movements inspired by Persian and International dance moves performed to range of lively International, mostly Persian, music. This high-energy aerobics workshop is based on Persian modern and folkloric dances such as Azeri, Kurdish, Arabic and Bandari dances and participants experienced the masculine flavors of these wildly popular and spirited dances. Modern and traditional dance steps are blended with basic fitness moves so everyone can participate and it would be easy to follow. Such as other aerobics fitness classes, the music played in this class is energetic which motivates the participants to move, workout and burn calories.
Develop core and upper body strength as you take your practice to the next level. Arm balances and inversions can always be progressed in a way that improves safety, health, and functionality. Great for those from Yoga, gymnastic, or weightlifting disciplines alike! • Start out with wrist, elbow, and shoulder "pre-hab" opening exercises to increase performance. • Make improvements to your regular moves like planks, push-ups, and downward dog to lay the foundation for harder moves. • Progress to any postures with feet off the ground such as headstand, elbowstand, or handstand precursor. • Wind down with related stretches and transitional movements to close the practice on a restorative note after hard work.
Sonic Energy: Yin Yoga and Sound Healing is a two-hour experience that balances the seven major Chakra energy centers. Through breath, simple body movement, essential oils, guided meditation and the healing sounds of crystal and brass singing bowls, ceremonial drums, multiple gongs, chimes and more, participants will be led on a journey to awaken, align and activate each chakra. This class will help clear obstacles and distractions from one's pursuit of the Higher Self, while also encouraging attitudes and habits that will empower you to live a healthy and whole life. Join Jeny and Mark to practice the art of self-care and realign your energy centers. Gentle and suitable for everyone, this blissful experience will leave participants feeling rested, renewed and centered.