Love Your Feet!
Join me for 60 minutes of focused attention on your feet. We could all give our feet a little more attention and love. The truth is, our feet provide us with our very foundation. If our feet are not happy, the rest of us won't be happy. We will spend the bulk of the time learning foot strengthening exercises, important acupressure points, and how we can engage our feet more completely in our yoga practice. Too often we ignore our feet and the discomfort we feel there. Let's start from the ground up, beginning with our very foundation, and focus some well deserved attention to our feet.
Exploring Your Chakras
Recognizing the role of the energy centers in our body is an essential part of our yogic journey. The seven chakras found along our spinal cord and up into our skull are an integral part of the healthy functions of our body. If those energy centers (like filters) get "gummed up" with unnecessary energetic residue from the inevitable stresses of life experience, a feeling of dis-ease and often physical manifestations ensue over time. This monthly exploration into the chakras, in collaboration with Jessie McAllister will be filled with asana, pranayama, mantra and purposeful energy clearing. Our intention will be to find connection to our chakras and our role in clearing and balancing them for optimum health.
3:30-4:45PM (special Sunday session)
Healixyoga is thrilled to introduce Walter Hagedorn who will be offering a weekly yin yoga style practice on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45PM. This gentle, meditative practice is gentle and completely accessible to all. Poses are passive and held for 1-5 minutes, with the intention of softening and melting. Many poses use props (soft cubes, blocks, blankets, bolsters) for added comfort and ease in letting go. No experience is necessary. This Monthly Sunday Workshop offers you an opportunity to try out this new class which you can then find on our weekly schedule.
MONTHLY WORKSHOPS January 21st:
Therapeutic Yoga for All
This 75 minute therapeutic yoga class begins with a gentle warm up focusing on loosening up the joints and connecting to our breath. We continue through a series of strengthening poses, sprinkled with opportunities to improve balance and flexibility. Finally, the practice concludes with a series of restorative poses and guided meditation. You are sure to float out the door with the newfound space and energy you will feel. Bring your body with all of its challenges; Emily is an expert at modifying and making every pose safe and accessible. NO yoga experience necessary.
Vinyasa style yoga combines a series of flowing postures with rhythmic breathing for an intense body-mind workout. Vinyasa, which means breathing and movement, is for internal cleansing. Each movement is accompanied by one breath. The vinyasa practice flows through warm ups, salutations, standing series, seated asana, inversions, and there's always time for ample restorative sivasana (final relaxation). The class is appropriate for ALL ranges of yoga experience.
Based on a yin yoga style this gentle, meditative practice is completely accessible to all. The primary focus in the class is to relax the nervous system, taking us out of our daily fight flight stress response. Poses are generally passive and held for 1-5 minutes, with the intention of softening and melting tension from the body. Many poses use props (including our healix cubes) for added safety, comfort and ease in letting go. The class will remain "low and slow", avoiding standing poses altogether. No experience is necessary.
Know a group of young people who would be interested? Contact me.
"Teen Snack Yack 'n Yoga"
There is no better time to be introduced to yoga than during adolescence. Emily would be honored to offer some time for the local students to join me in some tea and a healthy after school snack while we discuss life and yoga. If a group of teens were interested in making this happen, the time spent together would look include about 30 minutes of down time and a simple yoga practice together, (exploring all aspects of asana, pranayama, and even mudras) An understanding of the tools of yoga can be most empowering to our young adults as they muscle through the teen years. At this time, the class is not meeting due to lack of interest. Please contact me if you or your teen are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org.