NEW morning classes on the schedule this month and a Tuesday evening flow class with Nel. Come find your yoga jam!
Our philosophy is that yoga is accessible to all ages and body types. We are a community of regular folks who practice yoga for many reasons. Some to gain flexibility, some to quiet the mind, some to stretch and bring balance to other forms of exercise, and some for the social benefits.
We welcome you to come and visit us!
Many (but not all) of our classes are led by instructors who trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The question often arises…
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
Crystal Bowl Gathering
Sunday July 22nd from 4-5:30pm
Sherry Comeau will be helping us relax to the soothing sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls & Zen Tambour. Benefits are many, but here are a few:
*Re-balances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
*Stimulates the circulatory and glandular systems in the body
*Regenerates the para-sympathetic nervous system
*Helps clear energetic and emotional blockages
*Induces a meditative state reducing our internal dialog
*Slows brain wave of beta, alpha & theta states
*Elevates one to higher states of consciousness
They clear out dense energy ripples causing static build-up in the Biofield (aura) that taxes the organs and immune system. There’s no yoga involved, simply lie back, unwind and listen to the beautiful tones. They do all the work clearing static build-up while raising vibrations! Let go of the out-side world, it’s a vacation of the mind, relax and just breathe!
Sherry Comeau; Life Style Coach, Educator,
Practitioner designs these to help educate and promote
Holistic Health alternatives.
$30 per person if pre-paid; $35 at the door.
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Wednesday at 6pm
For the 8th season... come on down to Jenness Beach for all-levels yoga each Wednesday night. Classes will run through the end of August. Donation based class - bring a friend and come enjoy yoga by the ocean!
Animal Flow Fitness Workshop
Will be rescheduled for October!
This workout was created by fusing elements of multiple BWT disciplines. This has over 30 movements modeled after numerous creature & superhero movements. Many are used in Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Par Cour, Break Dancing & MovNat. Most participants learn the basic movements the 1st workout. Many are done with the body’s center of gravity (CoG) close to the ground. Low CoG movements result in quick fatigue & a high caloric burn. Crawling, rolling, hopping, jumping, walking on 4 or fewer points of contact & hand balancing are done. As participants become proficient in the movements the level of difficulty is increased & movements are combined. Dennis calls these “intelligent movements” because they require a mind body connection to correctly perform & they challenge numerous body systems simultaneously. Some moves require forward, backward & lateral traveling, other exercises are static holds, balances or poses.
This is an all levels class. Participants must be able to easily get up & down from the floor without assistance. The participant must be cleared for physical activity by a MD & must have no musculoskeletal restrictions or injuries. Children can come without an adult with instructor permission. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes. Footwear is recommended but not required. These movements are done indoors or out, on hard or soft surfaces. No children under 6. Floor mat, water & towel are recommended.
$25 per person pre-registered; $30 at the door
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On-going Programs at Awakening Grace
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.
Next share date TBA – 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.
21 days of Gratitude
Join us for the first 21 days of November to focus on gratitude. This is also the effort to eat clean, detoxify your body from any substances, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Sign up here to receive a daily email during the 21 days. Aim for spending 30 minutes per day on your yoga mat and attend more classes during this 21 day effort.