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New Moon in Libra
New Moon in Libra opens a window for us to shift our perspectives on people, places & events within our lives. The image of blind Justice reflects Libra’s ability to Intuit the Way.
We are encouraged to use our Intuition to act or re-act in a new way; to use our swords not to cause harm or for defense, but for discernment ~ to cut away any deceit or false narrative ~ revealing a deeper Truth about ourselves, our Lives.
Please join us for a 14-hour restorative yoga training designed for yoga teachers and students, stress-management professionals, nurses, body-centered therapists, health and wellness practitioners, and all caregivers. Based on hatha yoga postures, the body is completely supported with props for deep rest and relaxation.
Learn to teach this practice of active relaxation with Marla Cantor of Yoga Sparks.
Join us for a free 90 minute yoga class with experienced teachers who are receiving their 300 HR certificate. Appropriate for ALL LEVELS.
Mats and props available.
Yoga has the amazing ability to connect us to the innate wisdom of our bodies, particularly when it comes to how we eat.
The mind tells us what we "should" and "shouldn't" eat, with rules about "good" and "bad" foods. Our bodies, on the other hand, intuitively know what foods best nourish us. Our mindful yoga practice will guide us in a fresh way to experience our mind's beliefs about food versus our bodies' intuitions around eating, which may be very different. After our yoga practice, we put into practice what we observed by sampling high integrity and delicious snacks together.
Ashtanga yoga is meant to be a therapeutic, lifelong practice for the mind and body. It has the reputation of being vigorous, strict and sometimes inaccessible to people seeking the healing benefits of yoga.
The Primary Series is also known as “Yoga Cikitsa,” meaning “Yoga Therapy” in Sanskrit. This sequence of asanas was designed to specifically heal patterns in the body that cause pain and stress. Practitioners learn the asasas slowly, in a step-by-step method with the help of a teacher who gives specific guidance and assistance along the way.
Come join us for three days of fun playing with the art of Thai Bodywork. This ancient art form heals the body, opens and releases held tension and brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. This weekend will offer a 60 minute sequence with many original moves including restorative yoga postures. A practical knowledge of the eastern medical systems view of body constitution (Ayurvedic doshas) and how to treat clients accordingly will be discussed.