The Art of Meditation / Meditation
This class will introduce you to meditation and its many facets revealing hidden treasures along the way. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned meditator this class will help you to rediscover your inner stillness and silence while building a deep understanding of the practice and its many values & benefits. Regular practice will help restore balance, generate deeper calm, boost your health & healing, increase concentration & productivity, create greater joy, experience more clarity, creativity & purpose. Meditation will open your eyes and improve the quality of your life.
Art of Meditation: Dancing with the Divine Feminine (9/11/2016 to 10/16/2016)
This 6 week meditation and wisdom course for both men and women, explores the Divine Feminine as a lens to understand our personal and collective emotional energies. Working with meditation, contemplative practices, mantra, myth and self-inquiry, we'll look at how goddess energies manifest in ourselves and in the collective consciousness, and how we can benefit from teachings of the Divine Feminine in our modern lives.
A moderate level, holistic practice drawing on multiple yoga traditions. Classes will include warming stretches; conscious breath; formal yoga postures (including longer posture holds and intermediate poses); meditation and/or relaxation. Classes may also weave in yoga philosophy traditions, history or metaphors. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures, including Sun Salutations, who want to deepen their practice.
A creative, nurturing, stress-reducing class to create balance, harmony and overall reproductive health for both men and women. This class is FREE with graciuos support from Reproductive Medical Associates of CT.
This class strings yoga postures together in a flowing sequence of breath and movement. Sequences are conducted at a moderate pace to raise the heartbeat and create warmth in the body. Seated and/or moving meditation and relaxation are a part of each class. Suitable for students with an awareness of yoga postures and comfort with sustained movement.
A slower yoga class with gentle postures and emphasis on relaxation and de-stressing. Postures may be held or gently flow together. The class will include warming stretches; gentle yoga postures; conscious breath; and meditation and/or relaxation. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures or those wanting a mellow practice.
Kundalini yoga moves energy to create a clear and calm mind; strong and resilient body; open spirit.
This class will cover all the basics in terminology and components of a kundalini class, including: tuning in, pranayam/breath, kriya/asana/movement, savasana/rest, meditation/mantra/changing, mudra, and how to create a home practice. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Kundalini Yoga Sadhana
A 2.5-hour Kundalini Yoga class (including yogic prayer, Kundalini Yoga kriyas and an hour of chanting mantras) offered in the ambrosial hours of 5:30am - 8:00am on the second Saturday morning of each month. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience necessary. This class is offered by donation.
Mindful Movement & Meditation
A gentle class which combines slow and easy mindful movement with a seated meditation practice. (Chairs and cushions available for your comfort). You'll learn techniques to help calm the nerves, quiet the mind and soothe the body so that you can find the true gift of presence rather than reactivity in your meditation practice. Come find your peaceful center in the middle of a busy life! Absolute beginners are welcome.
This super gentle class is a safe haven for yogis of every shape, size, and ability level. We practice deep breathing techniques to soothe the body and mind. Slow, appropriately-modified poses are chosen to help you sit and/or stand more comfortably, both on and off your yoga mat. Learn how to use props in creative ways, and ask questions about your practice in a loving and supportive environment.
This nurturing and fun yoga class is designed to strengthen, stretch and integrate the changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy. Mamas to-be will learn what poses are appropriate for them, as well as breathing techniques to promote concentration, relaxation and energy. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and permission from your doctor is suggested.
The Yin/Restorative practice focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. Supported postures are held for 3-5 minutes per side in this intentionally slow paced, deep practice. Benefits included slowing down the mind, lowering heart rate & blood pressure, easing join and back pain and promoting healing, rejuvination and better sleep. The class will conclude with seated meditation. All levels are welcome.
For beginning yoga students as well as those who want to develop their understanding of the practice of yoga. Classes will contain lengthier explanations and postures modified to students’ needs. This class includes stretches to warm the body; conscious breath; formal yoga postures; and meditation and/or relaxation. No prior experience required; open to all students.
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All by donation classes are noted with a by line of “by donation” while utilizing the most appropriate class title from above. These classes are offered as a service to the community; you may pay whatever you wish (a typical donation ranges from $5 - $10 or $15), and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. Please donate as genrously as you can in accordance with your means and the value you feel you've received from the class. This means that everyone can afford yoga and helps us complete the circle of giving back (find out more about the organizations we've supported here).