Apr
7
2:00 AM02:00

Seasonal Workshop: Blossoming into Spring Qigong and Himalayan Singing Bowls

With Yong In Kim
Fee: $25 pre-registeres; $30 drop-in

Spring is when new energy, new life and new dreams blossom as we move out of the colder “yin” months of winter, and the warmer “yang” energy starts expanding and growing. 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 movements to clear and strengthen the energy flow along the meridians or the energy channels. Spring is associated with the wood element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the liver and gall bladder. We will also explore organ massage using sound and vibration therapy, which is considered one of the most powerful and transformative means to shift the body at the cellular level. Through these ancient healing practices, we invite the flow of energy to help with the process of detoxification, purification, digestion, and the energy of expansion.

All levels are welcome, and the gentle movements can be practiced seated as well.

Reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by Saturday, April 6 to receive the reduced fee.

Yong In Kim is a certified Reiki and Singing Bowl & Sound Immersions practitioner and instructor of the “Zhang Fu Gong” Organ Cleansing Qigong form. Yong In has been a long time student of yoga 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.

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Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Love Your Brain Benefit All-levels Yoga Practice

With Carolyn Bagdoyan
Donation-based; ALL proceeds will go to
LOVE Your Brain Foundation
Reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net

LOVE Your Brain is an organization devoted to improving the lives of those affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) —both survivors and their caregivers. It does this through programs designed to create community, foster resilience and help people understand the importance of loving your brain.  Love Your Brain helps make TBI friendly yoga classes available and accessible to both survivors of TBI and caregivers, and works to raise awareness about TBI through education and outreach.
  

Body Grace is hosting an all-levels donation-based benefit yoga class on Saturday, April 13th from 3:00-4:15 to support the LOVE Your Brain mission.  All proceeds will go to the LOVE Your Brain foundation.  

 Please come support this important cause!

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Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Nidra & the Art of Conscious Relaxation

With Carolyn Bagdoyan
Fee: $20 preregistered by Saturday, March 16; $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, April 27 to receive the preregistered price.

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Apr
28
6:15 PM18:15

Start Where You Are Yoga Workshop

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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