2:30pm 2:30pm

Therapeutic Yoga for Ease of Movement

With Carolyn Bagdoyan

Fee: $20 preregistered; $25 drop-in

Yoga therapeutics helps practitioners discover their unique breath, movement, and tension-holding patterns so they can nurture patterns that work well, and quiet ones that don’t while improving joint and core stability, as well as overall balance, strength, mobility, ease and calm.  This class helps students experience greater awareness of how they move, how this can contribute to chronic muscle tension, and how small changes can contribute to greater ease and ways of being, whether in yoga practice or daily life.  Appropriate for all fitness levels, the class incorporates small, mindful therapeutic movements and encourages students to move in a range of motion that is pain and tension free—while teaching how to improve functional movement and build supple strength. Class will conclude with a restorative guided meditation practice.

Please reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by Friday, October 27.

Carolyn Bagdoyan is a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor and is pursuing her 1000-hour yoga therapeutic certification with Susi Hately, with an emphasis on yoga functional movement therapeutics.  Carolyn is also a Level 1 LifeForce Yoga® Pracitioner, trained in balancing mood through yoga. 

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3:00pm 3:00pm

Autumn Yoga & Organ Cleansing Qigong Workshop

With Cheri Moran and YongIn Kim (a Body Grace student)
Fee: $30

Autumn is nature’s season of harvest and the beginning of the yin cycle. During this time, we are invited to slow things down, to look within and open up to our inner wisdom. This is a time to detox our body and our mind by letting go of any things, ideas and goals that do not serve us any longer and to clear some space for being in the now.

Combining yoga with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this workshop will guide the practitioner to align with the natural cycle and flow of life through a balanced practice of yoga asanas (postures) and qigong movements for the organ systems, also known as "acupuncture without the needles." Autumn is associated with the Metal Element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the lungs and the large intestines. We will practice yoga asanas that will open the chest, the side of the rib cage, activate the shoulders and arms, strengthen the legs and stimulate the diaphragm. We will also explore organ cleansing qigong movements, organ massage, and sound healing with Himalayan singing bowls to prepare for this season of rest.

All levels of yoga and qigong are welcome. Reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by Saturday, October 28.

Yong In Kim - is a certified 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 and Matt Hayat on the "Zhang Fu Gong" Organ Cleansing Qigong forms. 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.

Cheri Moran has a strong foundation in body alignment and sequencing of yoga postures, developed through years of practicing many styles of yoga. Cheri completed a 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. In addition to group classes and workshops, she teaches personalized one-on-one private yoga sessions. To learn more about Cheri, visit www.CheriMoran.com.

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4:30pm 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra and the Art of Conscious Relaxation

With Carolyn Bagdoyan
Fee: $20 pre-registered; $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 while 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, October 21.


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