Oct
21
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga Nidra and the Art of Conscious Relaxation

With Carolyn Bagdoyan

Fee: $20 pre-registered; $25 drop-in
Please RSVP to reserve a spot with Jan at bodygrace@verizon.net by
Saturday, October 20 to receive the pre-registered price.  

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

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Qigong (Cultivation of Life Force Energy)

With Yongin Kim
$20 with preregistration; $25 drop-in

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.

 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 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 explore gentle qigong movements and organ massage using our voices and the vibrations from the Himalayan singing bowls specifically tuned for the lungs 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, November 10 to receive the preregistration price.

Instructor:
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.

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Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Start Where You Are Yoga Workshop

Family Yoga with Shannon Agniel
Ages 9-14 with parent
$15 adults and $10 per child

Join us once a month for a 75-minute parent-child yoga 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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