Workshops & Events

 

 

Yin + Nidra + Sound

 

Wednesdays 7:30-9:00p

Oct 3, Nov 14, Dec 12

$20 per session  OR

$10 for Unlimited Members

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. No longer do you have to dread spending hours sitting on the floor waiting for liberation. Here are five benefits of developing a yoga nidra practice.

1. Anyone Can Do Yoga Nidra

2. You Cannot Practice Yoga Nidra Incorrectly

3. Yoga Nidra Is Easy to Incorporate into Your Daily Life

4. It’s a Simple Way to Reduce Stress

5. Yoga Nidra Offers the Opportunity to Learn About Yourself Intimately

Yoga nidra offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions.  ~yoga international

Yin Yoga  targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

This workshop will be a feel good immersion of slow movement and inward exploration with the help of a dedicated teacher. We will be using the powerful sound of singing bowls that will deepen the practice.

I am so excited to be able to introduce Abilene to a different view of yoga!!

 

Mantra+Mellow

Friday, October 26th 6:00PM – 8:00PM
$35 OR
$25 for Unlimited Members
“The Universe is made up of vibration and sound is not only a most potent tool in maintaining and creating our sense of well-being, but also can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.”
https://www.3ho.org/articles/naad-yoga-and-healing-power-sound
Join Jenny Reitz and her harmonium for an inspired afternoon of mantras and restorative yoga. During this two-hour workshop, Jenny will begin by introducing several mantras and speaking about their meaning and significance. You will then be guided through a restorative practice where each pose will be paired with a mantra that Jenny will offer while the pose is held.
Yogis believe that sound has the power to heal. Explore the healing vibrations of the mantras and harmonium while allowing the restorative yoga practice to lull your nervous system into a deep state of rest.

Opening the Hips and Heart

Saturday, October 27th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
$35 OR
$25 for Unlimited Members
Join Jenny Reitz for this workshop focused on opening the hips, heart and everything in between. When the body is tight, it can affect everything from our ability to get into postures to simply being able to pick up something off the floor. During this workshop we will focus on hip openers that will improve range of motion, decrease strain and tightness and align the hips and pelvis. We will also focus on heart openers that will open the upper back, the chest and the heart area. Creating space in these two key parts of the body will help us actively counteract our everyday sitting posture and bring space and ease into the body.

Off The Mat:  Threading Yoga Into Your Daily Life

Series starts November 2     

Cost: priceless but really…

Fridays  6-8P  

$120 entire series     

Drop In $30

Save the Dates!   November 2, November 30, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5 

Yoga Sutras (Threading yoga into your daily life off of your mat)

Nicolai Bachman wrote in his preface of his book The Path Of The Yoga Sutras, If you are interested in learning about the core of who you are, and how that core affects your everyday relationships, perceptions, and actions, then the principles and practices described in the Yoga Sutras can help.  The text directs us on how to navigate our way through life’s ups and downs.  Who are we as of now?  How can we become more happy and fulfilled human beings?  

I came to study the Yoga Sutras from a background in yoga asanas (poses) at first just wanting to lose weight and recovery from depression.  Slowly I began a journey in meditation and how to apply yoga off of my mat and to become less rigid and bogged down by thoughts that kept me from really seeing my true authentic loving self.  Integrating yoga philosophy into my life was absolutely necessary.  Yoga is meant to be experiential, not just intellectual.  I love the Yoga Sutras for the emphasis on personal growth.  The ideas in the text such as truthfulness, self-observation, and diligent practice, are truly independent of culture or religion.  These sutras include living a kind life refining the body & mind; turning our attention inward is  more important now than ever before…In this fast paced, technology addicted, substance abused world, we must tap back into what was there all along in the first place before distractions and outward pulls. Remember, the purpose of yoga is clarification of our individual selves without external events pulling us from our inner light.  Spiritual development involves change and refinement.  Interested in changing negative habitual patterns?  Learn with us as we study the Yoga Sutras and learn positive, helpful practices to dissolve attachments and become healthier, happier people.  

This will be an open discussion of Nicolai Bachmans book, The Path Of The Yoga Sutras.

Camie will pick topics to read and then thoughts can be discussed or journaled.  A gentle yoga practice followed by a guided meditation will conclude the evening preparing your body, mind and spirit for deep rest and contemplative time.

Book not included

We have a limited number of books for sale in the studio ($16.95+tax) Order ahead please to guarantee a spot and book.