New classes starting soon! Friday 4:30pm "Calming" class begins 3/17; Monday Chair Yoga 4 week session begins 3/20; Wednesday 9am All-Levels class begins 3/29; We hope to see you in class. Namaste!
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.
Chair Yoga Series
March 20-April 10th - Mondays from 10-11:00am. $40 series fee.
Leah Pacione, RYT 200, will teach a NEW four week, chair yoga series, suitable for all with disabilities. This series focuses on gentle movements, awareness of breathing techniques, and stimulation of senses through use of essential oils and props including chairs, walls, blocks, scarfs, and cushions. Participants will learn how to make a personalized connection between breath and body to facilitate movement. No experience required! To save your place, email Molly at: email@example.com.
Restorative Yoga with Danielle
Sunday March 19th - 4:30pm. $25 per person. Pre-registration required
Restorative yoga is a healing practice of slowing down and moving into yoga postures with the support of props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters. Restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote deep rest and healing. The class will feel nurturing, relaxing, and regenerating. This type of yoga promotes a centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical, breath and mental bodies by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. We recommend this class for anyone in need of rest, healing, relaxation, and de-stressing; no experience necessary! This event is a 2 hour class - $25 per person. Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the benefits of restorative yoga, see: http://www.chopra.com/articles/10-benefits-of-restorative-yoga No experience required! To save your place, email Molly at: email@example.com.
Deep Gong Meditation... no fooling! Join Romy Valdez for this unique experience
Saturday April 1st, 4:00 pm. $25 per person.
DEEP GONG MEDITATION: Finding the Fool Within
As the season changes from the darkness of Winter to the light of Spring, so do our emotions. Today we celebrate All Fools Day or April Fool’s Day by finding the playful side of ourselves after the long hibernation of feelings during the months of the deep freeze of our light-heartedness.
Join the Awakening Grace Yoga community for an evening that will help us find not only the Jokester inside us all but the Fool or the recipient of the prank. By going deep inside, let’s feel the sometimes unbearable lightness of laughter and foolishness, and acceptance of the archetypal Fool that oftentimes finds the answer to questions that keep us stuck in the muck.
Give yourself this opportunity to discover all aspects of ourselves as we balance depth of darkness with the infinity of light. This evening through movement, breath work, meditation and mantra embodied by the vibrational energy of sound we will flow in harmony with the Universal Sound Current and merge with the Divine Comedy of life.
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
Saturday April 15th, 4:00pm. $25 per person
Comeau of Energy Works Studio will provide a relaxing experience of crystal bowl vibrations. Music and sound have been proven scientifically to shift the consciousness of the brain. Crystal singing bowls are powerful tools because of the harmonics and overtones that are created. Doing sound healing therapy can stimulate trance like states of body & mind. The sounds emanating from the bowls allow your brain waves to slow down the Beta, Alpha, Theta, & Delta levels. People can often visit different places outside themselves during a sound healing session. Private tuning fork sessions are available before the sound healing by appointment. This event is offered for $25 per person. Please email to reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see: http://www.energyworkstudio.com
Group trip to Kripalu!
Friday April 7th – Sunday April 9th,2017
Group retreats save you 20%. This weekend at Kripalu offers the following workshops:
Women's Qigong for Insomnia & Stress
Emotional Freedom Techniques and the Healing Power of Gratitude
The Natural Singer: Find Your True Voice
Writing as an Expression of Healing: My Voice is a Chorus
Yoga for Neck & Shoulders
Kula Yoga - Vinyasa for Strength
Introduction to PranaDanda Yoga. Email Molly if you're interested: email@example.com
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 March 31st 6:00 PM – Donation based
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.
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 (beginners class at 4:00pm) and Sunday mornings at 7:30am.