Live south in the county and looking for yoga closer to home? Join Evolve Yoga Instructor Susan Grier, RYT-500 for *Yoga for Strength and Flexibility. 8 class session begins Tuesday, Nov 1 , 4:30 -5:30 pm. Winter session begins Jan. 10.
*A basic class to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance, appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced adult students. Each session will include gentle stretching, movements, and postures adapted to meet the needs of those present. Yoga calms the mind and nervous system, resulting in numerous benefits. It lowers heart rate and blood pressure, reduces tension and stress, improves focus and concentration, and provides a greater sense of well-being, energy, and peace.
This special class offered by Susan Grier, RYT -500.
Class meets in the beautiful dance studio in Montgomery Hall.
Register through Evolve Yoga, under workshops. $95 for 8 sessions or $13 drop-in fee.
Please join us for this special experience offered by Evolve instructors Shirley Carr-Williams and Dawn Powell. During this special 2 hour workshop, learn about essential oils and how our practice and life can be supported naturally during the holiday season. The oils education portion will be followed by a deep and quiet Yin yoga practice and relaxing Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep). Essential Oils: dōTerra or “gifts of the earth” are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils sourced from all over the world for purity and potency. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Yin Yoga: Consists mostly of passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Yin Yoga and Essential Oils harmonize perfectly with each other. The aroma travels immediately into the part of the brain that houses memory and emotions. Here the scent is processed, releasing neuro chemicals that can be relaxing, stimulating or sedative, depending on the essential oil being used. Yoga Nidra: or “yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. It is a form of meditation and deep relaxation for the mind, body, spirit. The workshop will include self-applied essential oils and offer teacher applied essential oils if you choose. $40 will provide the education, take home the self-applied essential oils and a deep relaxation practice to calm the nervous system, ease stress, anxiety and set you up for holiday bliss! Register either in the studio or go directly to your MindBody account : )
Are your tight hamstrings causing you to lose your holiday spirit? Spend an afternoon stretching and strengthening your hamstring muscles to make them more merry and bright. We’ll start things off with a basic hamstring anatomy lesson to learn more about how these muscles work within the structure of your body, as well as how to most effectively use the hamstrings to safely stretch them. There is always hope for even the tightest hamstrings when you have the right tools. We’ll spend lots of quality time on our mats cultivating some physical love for our neglected hamstrings. Using familiar poses we’ll address specific alignment principles, some effective props, and skillful actions to rebuild as well as lengthen your hamstring muscles, which in turn will support the health of your low back. Give the gifts of love and attention to your hamstrings so you can fully enjoy this holiday season. Register by Dec. 5 and save $5. Otherwise just $40 for this special workshop. Go to your Mindbody account to register or stop by the front desk : )