The Art and Gift of Touch

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
― John Joseph Powell

Join us for an afternoon of learning the art of touch. This couples/partner massage class is based on simple, easy-to-learn Swedish and Thai massage techniques and is designed to help you and your partner share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with each other. There will be time for each partner to receive a full hour of relaxing treatment!

This 3-hour guided partner class is intended for friends and couples interested in cultivating compassion and a deeper sense of connection in their relationships. Journey into a delightful exploration of touch, using assisted stretches and massage techniques, guided by Rebecca Peters. This class is appropriate for couples, or friends.
 
Join us for a delightful afternoon and practice the art of giving and receiving touch.  This workshop meets February 15 1:30-4:30. Learn more and sign up here
 

Why I Love Yoga Nidra

I love magic and mystery and Yoga Nidra is magical and mysterious.

I love juxtapositions and Yoga Nidra invites us to see opposites working together.

I love feeling grounded in the body but yet expansive and Yoga Nidra creates both.

I love the process of self-discovery and increased self-awareness and Yoga Nidra fosters these.

I love new experiences that can be challenging but are so worth it and Yoga Nidra does that.

I love feeling more solid in myself yet connected with all that it and that’s what Yoga Nidra does for me.

New Year, New Mind

As we move into the new year, the new decade, each of us has the opportunity to wipe away the old and intentionally step forward into the new. Meditation practice offers the same benefit, the opportunity to step out of the conditioned patterns of the mind and step into a new space of being, a new relationship with the moment.
 
Meditation practice is central to the practices of yoga and, in fact, IS the point of the practice itself, creating space between the thoughts. Put simply, meditation is a practice in which we train our minds to maintain a steady focus in order to strengthen our attention, deepen our awareness, and cultivate happiness, well-being, and stable peace of mind.
 
We are fortunate to have a teacher with the skill and knowledge of meditation practices that Lynn Rossy brings to the studio. If you desire to begin or cultivate a deeper practice of meditation I invite you to join her for Intro to Meditation on Tuesdays in January. Learn more and register below:
 
 
May we all find inner peace and joy in the coming year. ~ Susan

Yoga 101 4 Week Series

Monday, January 6-27

9:00-10:15 am

with Glenda Moum

 or

Wednesday, January 8-29

7:00-8:15 pm

with Susan Mathis

This class is designed for the new yoga student wishing to start at the beginning and learn the foundations of yoga asana, breath work and philosophy. Offered as a 4-week series and designed for those who are new to the practices of yoga, the emphasis will be on learning yogic breathing and common yoga postures while developing body awareness. We will study alignment and techniques for common postures, building the practice from the ground up in a safe manner suitable to beginners.

A regular yoga practice allows you to:

  • establish a deeper inner spiritual connection
  • stabilize your emotional responses
  • develop focus and concentration
  • release stress
  • build strength
  • increase flexibility
  • improve your posture
  • prevent injuries
  • improve your mental outlook
  • strengthen your immune system

No previous experience is necessary. This class is for every body type, level of strength and flexibility. Come as you are.

$60 for the series  Registration is required.

Register for Yoga 101 Monday 9:00 am
Register for Yoga 101 Wednesday 7:00 pm

Take a Seat–Comfortably

Discomfort in seated position is a common obstacle to centering and seated meditation. The use of a few simple props can transform your seated pose, allowing access to ease in meditation and asana practice.