GENTLE CHAKRA YOGA with Caroline Raffel RYT200
SUNDAYS, 11 am - 12 pm, MAY 19TH - JULY 7TH
Gentle Chakra Yoga is a restful, calming class including mindful breathing, gentle flowing movements, still and fully supported postures. It is a middle way providing balance between moving in flow and staying stationary. Aligning and balancing the seven main energy wheels or Chakras will guide the practice. This class equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles that are in need of love. A safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment is created. *All levels welcome
RESTORATIVE YOGA with Caroline Raffel RYT200
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am - May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class May 27th)
Restorative yoga is the centering of the breath and body - aligning the physical, mental, and spiritual by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Props assist in helping to hold fully supported postures for several minutes. It may feel healing and somewhat quieting. One balances work and relaxation in each posture.
The practice is to calm the body and mind and to be wholly present. To note each inhale, each pause, and each exhale, as it is with mindful meditation. After about three breaths the healthy mind wanders off. Bringing the mind back to the now and placing awareness on each breath takes patience, discipline and effort.
Notice the body after caring for it. Some postures help the heart, some assist the lungs and others benefit the entire body. All are nourishing and life-enhancing when practiced regularly. *All levels are welcome.
MINDFUL YOGA with Caroline Raffel RYT200
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Mindful Yoga is aware, balanced acceptance of each moment, while moving slowly and exploring equal parts of effort and ease. Dedicated breath work to increase mind, body, and spirit integration will ease the transition into the practice. Attention is given to the breath throughout the class while building muscle strength and flexibility with proper alignment. Building strong posture habits to create a healthy spine and strong inner core will be an essential focus of the work. *All levels welcome
YOGA NIDRA with Caroline Raffel RYT200 and Certified Meditation Instructor
Wednesday, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm, May 29
Yoga Nidra is a guided scripted practice that helps one to reach the deepest state of relaxation that can be achieved while still being awake. Usually done while lying down with the support of blankets and cushions, Yoga Nidra may assist with the release of stress, trauma, chronic pain, and other physical and emotional ailments. Practicing Yoga Nidra helps you connect body, mind, and spirit. *No yoga experience is needed.