4:30 PM16:30

Yoga Nidra & the Art of Conscious Relaxation

With Carolyn Bagdoyan
Fee: $20 preregistered by Saturday, February 23; $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, February 23 to receive the preregistered price.

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2:00 PM14:00

Basics of Breath Work in Yoga

With Rheema Garrett

Fee: $20 preregistered; $25 drop-in
Please reserve a space by Friday, March 1 to receive the preregistered price.

Deepen your yoga practice and promote well-being using mindful breathing techniques called Pranayama.  In this workshop you will learn to use the various techniques on your own, and to enhance your experience in yoga classes as well.

Pranayama has been shown to soothe and calm the nervous system, helping us stay focused, while also keeping us grounded and centered.

Breathe easier knowing how to use your breath for self-care.

Please wear the clothing you would for a yoga class.

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2:30 PM14:30

An Afternoon of Blissful Yoga with Lorraine

With Lorraine Wager (now Tecza)
Former Body Grace Instructor
Fee: $20 preregistered; $25 drop-in

Please register with Jan by Saturday, March 9 to receive the preregistered price.

Lorraine is back in Northern Virginia visiting Body Grace! Spend an afternoon practicing blissful yoga, Lorraine’s special practice of gentle stretches, yin and restorative poses. You will leave the class in a blissful state, feeling rested and rejuvenated.

About Lorraine: Formerly a yoga instructor a Body Grace from 2011-2015, Lorraine is now living and practicing yoga in Santa Fe, NM, where she is teaching her unique style of gentle yoga, which also includes yin and restorative poses. She is a compassionate and intuitive instructor, practicing yoga with the intention of alleviating her students’ pain and stress. Her former students will also recall Lorraine’s guided meditation at the end of class, in which her soothing voice will carry you off into that blissful state we are all seeking!

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6:00 PM18:00

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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