2:00 PM14:00

Winter Qigong Workshop

With Yongin Kim
Fee: $25.00 with preregistration; $30 drop-in

Winter is nature’s season of resting and the most “yin” time of the year. We are invited to slow down and replenish ourselves by resting and spending more time in self-reflection. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy, this workshop will guide the practitioner to align with the natural cycle and flow of life through gentle qigong (cultivation of life-force energy) movements for the organ systems, also known as "acupuncture without the needles." Winter is associated with the Water Element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the kidneys and the bladder. We will explore qigong movements and organ massage using our voices and the vibrations from the Himalayan singing bowls corresponding with the kidney vibrational frequency to prepare for this season of rest.

All levels are welcome. The gentle movements can be practiced seated as well.

Reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by Saturday, February 2 to receive the preregistration price.

 Yong In Kim - is a certified Himalayan Singing Bowl and Sound Immersion practitioner, a certified instructor of the "Zhang Fu Gong" Organ Cleansing Qigong form and a level II Reiki practitioner.  Yong In has studied with Master Teacher Suren Shrestha at the Atma Buti International Sound Healing & Vibration Institute; with Patricia Norton on Sound Immersion; and with Francesco Garripolli, Daisy Lee Deborah Davis, and Matt Hayat on the "Zhang Fu Gong" Organ Cleansing Qigong forms. Yong In has been a long time student of yoga, qigong and meditation and hopes that her sound and vibrational healing sessions and qigong classes will promote balance, joy and well-being in all practitioners. For more information, please visit the Blue Lotus Sound Sanctuary home page https://sound-healing.massagetherapy.com/hom

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6:00 PM18:00

Start Where You Are Yoga Workshop -CANCELED


Family Yoga with Shannon Agniel
Ages 9-14 with parent
$25 per family

Please order “Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration” for the class, as this book will be used during the workshop.

We’ll focus on mindfulness through the use of a guided journal, and - of course - we’ll practice plenty of yoga and meditation techniques that will center our bodies, minds, and spirits. We’ll decided on some ways to serve our community - both far and near - over the months as well. So let’s start where you are, and move forward. Let’s change the world!

RSVP to Jan @ bodygrace@verizon.net

Shannon is a mom of three, and a life-long teacher and student; she has a B.A. in English from Baylor, and a M.A. in Education and English from William and Mary. She taught literature and writing to high schoolers, as well as ABCs to preschoolers, and currently tutors all ages in between. She fell in love with yoga later in life, and can’t get enough. Shannon’s passion is empowering children and teens with yoga, mindfulness and meditation so they can use these gifts throughout their life. Shannon is certified for children’s yoga instruction through “Kidding Around Yoga”, and is currently working on her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.

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4:00 PM16:00

Yoga Nidra & the Art of Conscious Relaxation - CANCELED TODAY


With Carolyn Bagdoyan
Fee: $20 preregistered by Saturday, January 12; $25 drop-in

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that takes people into a state of deep relaxation through a guided meditative process and conscious visualization. Also known as yogic sleep, the practice gives rest to the mind, body and senses by drawing the practitioner into a state of conscious awareness - a brain state between full wakefulness and full sleep. This practice has been linked with reducing stress, tension and pain; improving circulation and immune functioning; lowering blood pressure and inflammation; and stabilizing mood.

Carolyn Bagdoyan is certified in Dr. Marc Halpern’s Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. Yoga Nidra is generally practiced lying down or in a seated position. For your comfort, please bring a pillow and wear comfortable clothing, and arrive 15 minutes before class start. Mats and blankets are available at the studio or feel free to bring your own.

Please RSVP to reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by Saturday, January 12 to receive the preregistered price.

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