MONTHLY WEDNESDAY EVENING YOGA CLASSES - November 4, December 3
We are offering a monthly yoga class on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:15pm. The class will be taught in a Phoenix Rising style. 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. These classes can be taken off of your regular Yoga class card. THE NEXT CLASS IS ON NOVEMBER 4. THE THEME WILL BE "TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR FOURTH CHAKRA" AND WILL LEAD YOU THROUGH AN EXPLORATION OF THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF THIS CHAKRA (including your ability to give and receive love to and from yourself and others, the amount of balance/imbalance in your life, grief, feelings of acceptance or rejection, your ability to be compassionate as well as the physical connections to disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus gland, breasts, arms, asthma, immune system deficiency.) If any of these strike a chord with you, this may be the perfect opportunity to take a deeper look. Please feel free to call Stephanie with any questions. (Just a heads up that the theme for December's class will be "Taking a closer look at your Fifth Chakra" which has to do with communication, your ability to express yourself and your creativity and your ability to listen to yourself and others. It is related physically to your throat, thyroid gland and parathyroid gland, your neck, shoulders and ears.)
MONTHLY JOURNEY DANCE YOGA CLASS - November 9, December 14
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 monthly on the second Sunday of the month from 3:00 - 4:30pm. 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 have Denise and JourneyDance at Free Spirit Yoga!
CHILDREN'S YOGA CLASS
Saturday, November 1, December 6
The first Saturday of each month we offer a Children's Yoga Class. Children will improve their strength, flexibility, and body awareness through fun and challenging poses, yoga games, art and music. We will also explore breathing and visualization techniques to help children focus, center and relax. There are two options:
1. 10 - 11AM - FAMILY YOGA - Ages 5 - 13 (Parent/family member participation strongly encouraged) $12
2. 11:15AM - 12:00PM - MINI YOGIS - Ages 2-4 (Parent participation required) $12
It is strongly recommended to register ahead of time, as space is limited. Please feel free to spread the word to friends and family!
The classes are taught by Colleen Wisor. Colleen received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University and was trained in Children's Yoga at Karma Kid's Yoga in New York City. This will be a yoga journey that your children never forget! PLEASE CONTACT COLLEEN DIRECTLY TO REGISTER AT firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-229-2833.
NURTURED GODDESS WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 15 (10:00am - 12:00 noon)
Are you so busy giving to others that you're working constantly, running the kids around, volunteering, busy 24/7? Do you struggle with making time for yourself? Join Law of Attraction Coach Elaine Torrance-Gingrich for a morning of fun and nurturing. In this workshop you will:
*create a self-care practice to nurture and celebrate YOU
*learn why you must love yourself first
*learn why YOU are your most valuable asset
*and so much more...
The cost of the workshop is $25 if paid by November 1 and $30 at the door. Please call Stephanie to register or with any questions.
Healing Chod Ceremony by the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks - Monday, December 15 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
We have the great pleasure of welcoming the Drepung Gomang Monks from Tibet to our studio to perform what is known as a Healing Chod Ceremony. The monks are sponsored for a year long tour of the United States by their affiliate monastery in Kentucky. During the ceremony, participants lie on the floor on yoga mats and the monks chant healing prayers for all participants. The Monks do not charge for their services, but their sponsors are suggesting a donation of $25. The doors will open at 6:30pm for participants to set up. The ceremony will start at 7:00pm. There will also be Tibetan items for sale before and after the ceremony. Please call the studio at 533-8292 to register.
LETTING GO OF THE OLD...RINGING IN THE NEW...Sunday, December 28 (2:00pm - 3:15pm)
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 28 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 2015 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 $15 if you do not have a class card. Please join us for this inspiring class...