Yoga for Beginners with Maureen
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Restorative yoga allows your mind and body to completely relax in the asanas (poses) through the use of props. This supportive atmosphere allows the asanas to be held longer by practitioners of all levels without physical discomfort. This workshop will provide an introduction to restorative yoga, complete 90-minute pampering practice, and tips on incorporating techniques into your own practice. Due to the individualized attention required, registration is required to ensure a low student to teacher ratio.
(This workshop sold out in July...Register early!)
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Kim Thompson's book signing and reading of her new poetry book Wake me, I am Dreaming
Sunday, September 29th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
A collection of poems about life and self-discovery. Drawing from the inspiration of nature, yoga philosophy, and the wisdom of the soul, the poems in this collection represent an inner tension between a state of dreaming and waking. This book is a journey of poetic meditation to self-awareness, acceptance, and purpose.
Light refreshments will be served
This is a free event.
© Garden of Zen Yoga Studio, LLC 2013
Mantra to Mindfulness
Saturday, September 28th
Mantra come from the Sanskrit word which means to be a sacred utterance. If you closely hear to the sound of the universe, you can hear a hum. In this workshop lets learn about the 'mantras' of the universe, proper pronunciation, proper tune to use, how to chant them and understand the meaning and merits of chanting these mantras. In this 2-hour journey, we will learn how to chant the ohm, lum, gam, cham, gayatri mantras, surya namaskar mantra, yoga mantra, moon salutation mantra and more. Join me and let’s deepen our bakthi with gamaka (singing) and naamka (chanting).
RAINDROP TECHNIQUE CLASS
Friday, October 18th, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
with Suzanne VanOver, LMT
What is Raindrop Technique?
Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology, and more to create a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating and relaxing experience. The purpose of the therapy is to bring balance to everybody system, as well as a sense of mental, physical, and emotional alignment through the techniques used.
You do not have to be a massage therapist to take this workshop!
During this immersive, full-day course, you will be learning:
* The systems of the human body
* How the individual oils used in Raindrop support the body systems, physically and emotionally
* The history of Raindrop
* How to perform Raindrop Technique
WHAT TO BRING:
* one set of twin sheets (that you can dedicate to Raindrop forever)
* Your lunch (if you don't want to venture out during the break)
PLEASE NOTE: PREPARATION
~ Raindrop and fingernails don't mix. Because of the finger-rolling technique required to perform Raindrop, your nails must be filed down so that the white part barely shows.
~ Raindrop and nail polish don't mix. Please make sure that all nail polish is removed before attending this class. Each person will both give and receive a Raindrop session
Instructor Suzanne VanOver, LMT started her massage career nearly twenty years ago. As a graduate of the Institute of Therapeutic Massage, Suzanne has trained in a variety of modalities, including Deep Tissue, Chair Massage, Hot Stone and Raindrop Technique. Suzanne personally trained with Gary Young, the creator of Raindrop Technique.
Suzanne is a NCBTMB-certified instructor and provides 6 CEUs for attending this class.
Payment for this class is made at the link below:
email@example.com (person to person)
Space is limited so please sign up early!
This workshop is being hosted and held at Inner Peace Wellness, located at
5225 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA. 23692
Sattva Yoga Journey
with Christina Stalnaker
Saturday, November 2nd
This Sattva Yoga Journey is an invitation to explore traditional yoga practices, dive deep within, and discover love and peace in your own heart. You will have the opportunity to experience Kriya Yoga. Kriyas are deeply energetic and transformational practices passed down by Himalayan yoga masters for millennia. Each kriya has a specific energetic intention and we will be using them to open our mind and heart inviting bliss, liberation and freedom on every level of existence. In the first half of our workshop, we will use yoga movement to develop balance, strength, spaciousness and flexibility in body and mind. We will flow between yoga postures interwoven with breath work and energetic kriyas. This body work ultimately prepares us for stillness and silence in seated meditation. For the second half of the journey, we will explore pranayama breathing, breath and mantra kriyas, and Himalayan yoga meditation techniques. This deep, inward experience supports progress in your own personal journey along the path to self discovery and evolution. There are no labels such as "beginner" or "advanced" student on this path- everyone is welcome on this journey. You are invited to show up as you are and begin your journey from exactly where you are.
This event is for those who aspire to enjoy the fun and vibe of Kirtan and for those who wish to enhance their Yoga practice with chanting and music! Kirtan helps to open the voice and teaches us to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
This is a FREE event!
Joe, a yoga and meditation instructor who also plays the guitar and harmonium, will lead you through an enjoyable evening of Kirtan. No experience is necessary to enjoy the fun of Kirtan.
*What is kirtan?
Originating with the medieval devotional practice known as Bhakti yoga, kirtan is in Indian tradition of call-and-response vocal music, often accompanied by a variety of instruments. Traditional accompaniments include the harmonium and tabla drums. Today, kirtan is still usually sung in Sanskrit.
What are kirtan songs like?
Kirtan songs are simple, repetitive chants. Some can last as long as half as hour. The artist leading the kirtan (the name also refers to the live music event) starts out. Then, the listeners "respond" to his or her "call." Songs often get louder and faster as the chant goes on. Most are based around mantras (sounds, words or phrases believed to have spiritual meaning).
What is the environment at a kirtan concert?
Some Western students might be surprised when they attend a kirtan event. Since each audience member participates in the chanting, distinction between performers and audience is minimal. You sit on the floor (on in a chair if you prefer). Many kirtan-goers contend that the experience of being at an event is like meditation, in that it is intensely peaceful and relaxing.
Going to a kirtan event is a great way to explore meditation from a different perspective. If you are social, love music, or both, this can be a good introduction to it.
*Definition from Answers.com
Are you new to yoga? Have you tried doing yoga at home, but aren’t sure if you are doing it correctly? Have you just started taking classes and have some questions? Do you want to experience the many health benefits associated with yoga, but don’t know where to begin? Then, this is the workshop for you. Yoga for Beginners is a 2 ½ hour workshop where students will learn the basics of a yoga practice in a safe, supportive environment. The workshop is for the beginner or the student somewhat new to yoga that wants a deeper introduction. After attending the workshop, students will be properly prepared and feel confident to walk into their first “beginner” or “all-levels” yoga class We will start at the beginning in this workshop by covering the basic principles of yoga. The significance of establishing a breathing practice and connecting that breath to your movement will be explained. We will provide verbal cues, explain common yoga terminology and demonstrate foundational yoga poses. Additionally, we will review different props often used in a yoga practice. Come prepared to have fun and learn something new about yourself. Bring a mat if you have one, we have plenty if you don’t. Wear comfortable exercise clothes and leave your shoes at the studio door.
We Love Beginners!