Happy Thanksgiving! The studio will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, but please join us for all weekend classes. BONUS offer on Sunday at 3pm – donation based class of Power Flow Yoga with Joyce. We are grateful for your patronage.
What is Kripalu Yoga?
“Kripalu yoga is a comprehensive, disciplined approach to self-study that cultivates health, facilitates psychological growth, and transforms one’s sense of self. Kripalu yoga arises from thousands of years of study and practice in fostering spiritual connection to all life and an awakening to the authentic self. It focuses on getting in touch with one’s own innate wisdom and happiness through cultivating nonjudgemental awareness. Teachers guide students through a practice of asana (which could be gentle, moderate, or vigorous), pranayama, and meditation, but neither posture sequences nor instructions are standardized. What distinguishes a Kripalu Yoga class is an emphasis on bringing awareness to the physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise throughout the practice. The way we act and react on the mat becomes a microcosm for the way we act and react in daily life, leading to greater authenticity, equanimity, and happiness”. ~Kripalu Winter catalog 2012
We welcome you to come and visit us.
Chakra Restorative Yoga Essential Oil Workshop with Leah
Sunday December 4th 3-5pm. $35 per person (Includes instructions and sample oil kit)
In this two hour workshop, Leah will guide you through gentle, restorative yoga poses aligning your chakras with an appropriate fusion of pure and blended Essential oils enabling full activation of your energy centers. Each student will use and take home a sample kit containing seven essential oils and instructions on how to effectively use and apply in order to maintain balance.
Another Hiking and Yoga Event!
Saturday December 10th at Noon – FREE
Meet at Raymond Safety Complex (Police and Fire Station). We will carpool and hike through the Dearborn property on the far side of Onway Lake. Dress for the weather; snow shoes if necessary. Hiking time is 1.5-2 hours. Weather permitting, we will share a yoga practice and snacks, then hike back out, ending by 3:00pm. Bring a friend ~ children are welcome.
Winter Holiday Social
On-going Programs at Awakening Grace
Meditation is offered by donation every Saturday morning from 7:15-7:45am. In addition, all yoga classes offered include an element of mindfulness meditation at the beginning and end of class. Why meditation? Research is demonstrating the many positive affects of regular meditation. From anxiety and depression, to heart disease and hypertension, meditation is a benefit to adults and children alike. It will likely improve your concentration, reduce your blood pressure, and slow down the aging process of your brain. For more information, see the following links: Web MD on meditation and Forbes on the science of meditation.
Friday November 25th 6:30-8:30PM
Donation based. Join us to give &/or receive Reiki, Universal Life Force Energy. This energy has the intention to promote the greatest good for all energetically. We join together to promote healing in a group setting. No experience required.
Somatics with Noreen Owens
Friday Mornings 9-10AM NOW RUNNING
Each class will build upon the previous week. Basic movements will target stress, anxiety, and injury. Classes inherently magnify the benefits of doing somatics. Somatics is far more than an exercise class; it builds sensory self-knowledge – tools to relieve and prevent stiffness and pain caused by chronic stress, anxiety, injury, and “aging.” Sensory motor consciousness promotes presence.
Noreen offers punch cards. Payments are made to her directly; not part of studio punch card offerings.
Fitness classes with Dennis Garnham
Classes include animal flow, body weight fitness and stability balls. All classes are designed to improve functional fitness, build strength and toning. Appropriate for all levels of fitness. Classes are on Wednesdays at 3:00pm (resuming 11/30; beginners class at 4:00pm) and Sunday mornings at 7:30am.