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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Always a transformational yoga & meditation class focused on a healing theme. Please see "What is Kundalini Yoga?" for more information.
Intro to Kundalini Yoga
Think of it as 'Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Light'. Same great transformational class, only we go a bit easier on you. Topics covered include pranayam, basic postures, mantra, meditation, yogic terms and yogic lifestyle tips. Suitable for beginners and students of any level who wish to refresh their memory with the basics of Kundalini Yoga and enjoy a great Kundalini Yoga & Meditation class. (p.s. you do not have to attend the Intro class if you are a beginner. Come to any class any time... Kundalini Yoga is designed for all levels!)
Naam Yoga & Meditation
Naam Yoga is the practice of opening the heart, increasing intuition, and stimulating self-healing of the body and mind. Naam Yoga brings together many of the world's oldest and finest traditions. Yoga, meaning to yoke or to bind, is a system of uniting one's individual consciousness with Universal consciousness. Naam Yoga is a unique culmination of ancient eastern technologies, such as Kundalini yoga and Chinese medicine, along with Divine Spiritual Wisdom of the west, which helps to understand and work with the laws of the universe.
Your Naam Yoga practice will cultivate the fearlessness to face negativity and transmute it into positivity for yourself, others and the situations that you face.
“Touch someone’s heart and you will change them completely. This is the highest form of Yoga, the highest form of Kabbalah. It is the highest form of spirituality to move from saying ‘I’ to saying ‘we’.” -GURUNAM (Joseph Michael Levry, Naam Yoga Founder)
Prenatal yoga relaxes, strengthens, and stretches the body, increasing your bond with your unborn baby while giving you the courage to embrace childbirth and motherhood. Each class incorporates an intimate educational discussion assisted by Bethany and visiting experts (midwives, doulas, infant massage therapist, etc).
Topics include: • Creating your birth plan • Nutrition during pregnancy • Natural vs. medicated childbirth
• Signs of premature labor • Breastfeeding and postpartum care • Infant massage
Postnatal 'Mommy & Me' Yoga
For mommies and babies, 6 weeks to 1 year old. Many new mothers complain about their post-baby body (and belly!). Postnatal yoga focuses on rebuilding core strength, retraining the abdominal muscles, as well as strengthening your lower back and pelvic floor. In addition, Mommy and Me exercises increase the spiritual, emotional and physical bond between momma and baby.
*Please contact Bethany to sign up for the ongoing pre and postnatal sessions
Gentle Kundalini Yoga
Taught by Board Certified Medical Doctor, Stephanie Mouton~Reed, this gentle class is designed to start from YOUR existing level of flexibility. We work with breath, physical co-ordination, managing and reducing stress, managing and reducing pain, increasing circulation and digestion, reconnecting and strengthening the nervous system, clearing the mind, and empowering the overall being! Very similar to the other Kundalini Yoga classes, much less intense. Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge into her classes from her medical background and her current holistic medical practice.
In Hank's Qigong class, you will learn to breathe like you did in the beginning, innocently and like a baby. Using time tested techniques, you will work towards achieving clarity of oneness, to shed the ego and to dissolve the self. Qi, meaning energy, and Gong, meaning a skill or practice. Similar to Tai Chi and Yoga, Qigong emphasizes the mind/body connection. It involves visualization and breathing in concert with gentle, controlled physical movements. When we practice Qigong we feel energized yet relaxed, centered and strong with a greater overall sense of well-being. Among many other benefits, Qigong improves posture, balance, strength, stamina and flexibility. It strengthens the immune system, reduces stress, helps us to integrate new states of consciousness, improves memory, lowers blood pressure and increases our state of awareness.
Tibetan Yoga Preliminaries
In the modern era, we are overcome with distractions, constantly busying ourselves, and ultimately becoming stressed
and out of balance. It is our wind which is out of balance. This style of yoga works with the subtle "wind" energy (prana).
By rhythmically training the breath and body, we naturally redirect the energy to where it belongs. It is an accessible
practice for transforming the subtle energies of the body and for becoming healthier, peaceful and more present during
the process. This style of yoga was brought to Tibet in the 8th century by Padmashambava and brought to the west by
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. The class focus is on learning the 8 movements for purifying the prana ( subtle wind or life forceenergy ). These involve body movement, breath, rhythm, and mindfulness working as a unit. Learning correctly and
practicing these movements regularly will help our body's energies become more relaxed and balanced as well as attune
our habitual breathing patterns. Additional breath work and the practice of yogic warm ups for the body construct the
rest of the class. Open to everyone.
Yoga Pilates Flow
This is a class designed to blend meditation, movement and music. Following the teachings of former Zen Yogi, Joseph
Pilates, strengthening exercises work the whole body moving together, focusing on the 'core' first. Yogis both beginner to
advanced alike will benefit from this class. You will develop a stronger body, tone the immune and nervous systems, and
feel calm and centered after participating in this class.
Recovery Rising (contact Kristianna@recoveryrisingyoga.com for details about upcoming classes)
Recovery Rising is a unique six-week series that utilizes Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to address the physiological and
energetic imbalances that keep one in a state of addiction, low self esteem, obsessive- compulsive tendencies, shame,
blame, inner anger, and a lack of self-love. In addition to yoga, Recover Rising students also participate in a weekly sacredsupport circle. This safe circle gives students the opportunity to build up trust and provide support to one another while going through the Recovery Rising journey together. During the series students are also provided with the time and space to explore self-esteem building techniques, inner child discovery, positive affirmations, free form dance, journaling,
guided meditations, painting and more. Recovery Rising aims to provide students with a variety of tools and ideas to
support an easeful journey of healing and transformation. True change begins with in. Are you ready to rise?
New fall Series begins September of 2013. Visit www.recoveryrising.com for more information.
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What is the Oneness Blessing?
The Oneness Blessings are offered by donation~
The Oneness Blessing (Deeksha) is offered by Roxana Imam and is considered a non-denominational experience that awakens our connection with the oneness in everything, allowing each of us to deepen our relationship with those we love, with ourselves, with strangers and with our creator.
The Oneness Blessing is also found to help in the healing of the body and in the discharge of repetitive emotional patterns, resulting in greater ease and comfort with oneself. In relationships it enables a greater sensitivity and connectedness with the other, freeing you from the limitations of your judgments and conditioning. Success and prosperity begins with consciousness – a capacity to expand your horizon of thinking and an understanding of the universe around you, the principles governing you. Open to everyone!