FREE SPIRIT YOGA...We are a Wellness Center nestled in a quiet neighborhood one block off of Chocolate Avenue in Hershey/Palmdale. We are committed to enhancing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. At Free Spirit Yoga we believe that it is just as important to take time for yourself as it is to take time with the other parts of your Life. Because of this our intention is to create a comfortable and welcoming space where each person can feel free to be who they are and experience all the benefits that massage and yoga have to offer. We invite you to join us and feel the difference...
COMING THIS FALL
PHOENIX RISING YOGA CLASSES
We will be offering a 12 week series of Phoenix Rising Yoga classes from Wednesday, September 4 through Wednesday, November 27. The classes will meet from 6:00 – 7:15pm. These classes are part of a larger Pilot Program that I am taking part in through the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Organization so we would love to have as many people as possible come to these classes . Phoenix Rising Yoga is a way to use your yoga practice to cultivate an even deeper awareness of yourself and your Life. Each class will have a specific theme/focus and through questions and instruction of yoga postures, you will be led to experience each theme and how it relates to your Life. For those who have taken the Phoenix Rising “Make the Connection” Group, some of the themes will be the same, but there will be new themes as well. The cost for each class is $5. If you have a class card at the studio then 2 of these Phoenix Rising classes will be equivalent to one regular yoga class on your card. You can come to as many classes as you like or can sign up for the whole series. Come and experience what Phoenix Rising Yoga is all about! Please feel free to call Stephanie with any questions and if you are planning to come.
MONTHLY JOURNEY DANCE YOGA CLASS
JourneyDance™ is a balanced blend of gently guided movements and free expression practiced to the eclectic beat of inspiring world music. Join Denise VanBriggle as she facilitates an energetic journey through music, movement, and laughter. The class is held on the Second Saturday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30am. The cost is $12 per class. Denise says, "After experiencing my first JourneyDance at a yoga studio in New York City in November of 2011, I immediately knew I wanted to bring this modality and all of its gifts to as many people as possible. When I dance, I feel simultaneously grounded yet airy; safely held yet free. Nothing brings me more joy than helping others feel the same, and I look forward to dancing with you soon!" We are happy to welcome Denise and JourneyDance to Free Spirit Yoga!
MONTHLY CHAKRA YOGA CLASS
Beginning in November, we will be starting a seven month journey into the Chakras. A Chakra is an energy center which helps to regulate our physical, mental and emotional systems. There are seven main Chakras and on the first Sunday of each month from 2:30 - 4:00pm we will be offering a Yoga Class that focuses on one of these seven Chakras. The classes will be Phoenix Rising inspired and will include yoga postures, pranayama (breathing practices), experiential questions and meditation having to do with each Chakra. The cost for each class is $20. Feel free to come to any or all of the classes as you are able. The class dates are as follows: Sunday, November 3 - First Chakra; Sunday, December 1 - Second Chakra; Sunday, January 5 - Third Chakra; Sunday, February 2 - Fourth Chakra; Sunday March 2 - Fifth Chakra; Sunday, April 6 - Sixth Chakra; Sunday, May 4 - Seventh Chakra . Please contact Stephanie to sign up for any of the classes or with any questions.
THE SCIENCE OF MEDITATION
What exactly is meditation? Come and learn the yogic perspective as we look systematically at what is involved in meditation and strategies/practices which facilitate a deeper meditation practice. Strategies will include breathing practices, relaxation training and mind focusing exercises. This workshop will be on Saturday, November 16 from 10 - 12:15. The cost is $25. Please contact Stephanie with any questions or to register.
LETTING GO OF THE OLD...RINGING IN THE NEW...
Once again we will be offering our end of the year yoga class. As we move towards the end of one year and into the birth of a brand new one, it is a great time to do an inventory of sorts. A time to look back on the previous year to really take in what we have experienced...the good and not so good...the joyful and the challenging... in every area of our lives. As we allow ourselves to look back, we also allow ourselves to get really clear about everything that happened to us. Then we have a choice...hold on, or let go. In the world of yoga, holding on happens in several ways. Physically it shows up as holding, gripping, tightening or tensing of muscles, joints, organs, connective tissues and cells. Emotionally it manifests as recurring emotions such as anger, fear or guilt. It shows up in our thoughts through continually coming back to thoughts around an experience that has already happened or is yet to happen in the future. Spiritually, it can show up as a feeling of being disconnected from our Spirit. When we make the choice to let go of what no longer serves us in all of these areas, we free up the energy which was spent holding on. This letting go literally creates the space for new things to come in. This process feels particularly symbolic at the end of the year. As a way to harness the benefits of this process, we will once again be offering a special Yoga Class on Sunday, December 29 from 2:00 - 3:15pm. The class is a Phoenix Rising inspired class where the themes will be "Letting go of what you don't want to take into 2014 and Creating your Intentions for the New Year". It is regular yoga class that will be taken off your class card or the regular drop-in fee of $18 if you do not have a class card. We had a great response last year so please join us for this inspiring class...