This quiet practice is designed to soothe the nervous system, and to target the connective tissues of the body -the fascia, tendons, and ligaments- to encourage lengthening and flexibility in the muscles and circulation in the joints. A more passive and meditative practice with longer holds, on the floor in seated or reclined positions with the assistance of props to support and encourage the muscles to relax in order for the deeper stretch to happen. Soft candlelight and a restorative Gong Bath Shavasana activates your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”) to send you off feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated.
**Available to all levels, as modifications will be offered to suit all bodies**
Thursday @ 7:15pm (Begins Dec 5)
Baby & Me
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A soothing and accessible class that focuses on easing the body into different positions to create flexibility, ease and comfort in the body. Through embodied movements you will become fluid in your body's unique language with an understanding of the connection between mind and body.
Appropriate for all levels of experience. Tuesday/Thursday @ 11am, Wednesday @7:15pm
Kundalini is most commonly referred to as the Yoga of Awareness, raising our vibration and consciousness to help us reach the highest version of ourselves. Kundalini is a sacred knowledge and power, and is often referred to as the Mother of all Yoga. Kundalini has been around over 5000 years and has never been manipulated or changed in all these years. The practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, brings an awareness to the impacts of your habits, and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions. This practice will be accessible for all levels incorporating Kriyas (sets or sequences) that include (chanting) mantras (repetition of words or sounds), meditation, mudras (hand positions), pranayama (breath work), and asanas (poses) that all have a desired effect and outcome. The class ends with a restorative Gong Bath Shavasana to help integrate the benefits of the practice into the body and to help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, our rest and digest system. I invite you to come experience an ancient lineage of yoga that has been scientifically researched and proven to heal and uplift the energy we posses deep in our bodies.
Celebrate spring's temperate climate as we practice Nature Therapy. Spending some time outside in the fresh air and sunlight helps regulate your circadian rhythms (body clock) and increase your serotonin levels.
We will meet for class in the parking lot at Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa. Class will start with a mindful 1-mile walk on a wooded, wide flat trail that meanders along the shore of the lake. The walk will be followed by a gentle yoga class with a focus on breath, ease and flexibility. Some mats will be available as well as blocks, bolsters and blankets. Feel free to bring your own too.
As this is an outside activity, please check the schedule morning of to ensure there is not a weather-related cancellation.
Whether we talk about the physical, energetic or emotional body, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy. A regular prenatal yoga practice can improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth, decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath, and create community. There is a magic that happens when pregnant women come together and share space with one another, moving and breathing together, talking and supporting one another. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner, prenatal yoga is safe and encouraged during pregnancy. Give yourself this gift of connecting with other pregnant women, building strength, breathing, and relaxing!
a restorative circle and yoga flow class that is open and accessible to all levels and abilities. This is a class for POC only, held intentionally to hold space for healing, moving trauma through the body and having open and honest dialogue
Focus is on connection to breath and conscious, fluid movement, as well as attention to mindset to prepare you for life off of the mat.
Great for all levels of experience. You will be encouraged to honor exactly where you are, while curious about your edge between enough and too much.
Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm
In this class, we use our physical practice to examine the more subtle aspects of Yoga. We get curious about things in your practice that are happening beneath the surface of the poses, and seek to experience what Energy really means. Join us as we will stretch the boundary of your practice beyond postures, and offer a deeper understanding of Tantra, Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation.
Yoga for Recovery is a holistic approach to address the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing, Yoga for Recovery combines hatha yoga with the 12-steps of recovery – the most well-known addiction recovery program in the world, with millions of active practitioners.
This class is a safe place for those in recovery to practice yoga with those who share their path.
Research shows that including a regular yoga class as part of your recovery program increases likelihood of maintaining sobriety.
All levels of experience are welcome. Members of all 12-step programs are welcome.
This class will be led by Anna-Victoria Osborne, MDIV, CPE, certified clinical spiritual care provider and certified yoga teacher. To learn more check out her website at www.wisdomknows.com
Veteran’s and Military Yoga will start with a grounding practice, use gentle movement to explore our mind-body connection, and unwind our nervous system with restorative stretches and/or myofascial rolling. We will finish with a longer guided relaxation in order to integrate our practice and restore before moving into the rest of the day. With an emphasis on healing and recovery, this class is open to all military and veteran personnel, as well has family members who they would like to practice with.