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.
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 Basics
This is an introductory class will review all the basics of Kundalini Yoga, including postures (asanas) dynamic movement, sound current (mantra) breath (pranayam) and meditation. Through specific sets of practices, called “kriyas," you’ll learn to strengthen and balance your bodily systems, cultivate objective awareness, and experience greater clarity & emotional balance. 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 every Saturday morning. 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.
Mommy & Me (Everything Calm with Baby)
This class combines gentle to moderate Postnatal exercises for both mom and baby's benefit. You’ll experience loving stretches and movements paired with beautiful original music and lyrics written to enhance “face to face” mom-baby bonding time. Strengthen, relax, play and come away feeling nurtured and connected. Community time allotted to share new mommy experiences. Appropriate for babies 8 weeks through pre-crawlers.
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.
This calming 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).