New Community Class by Donation
Starting on February 3rd we will be opening our 9:00 a.m. Saturday to the community by donation. We are offering this class as a way to extend the benefits of yoga to more students. The suggested donation is $5 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
Yoga to Boost Your Mood
Saturday February 3rd from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
An extended yoga practice that will include sound, breathwork and poses in a mindful flow to improve mood and energy during the short days of winter. The practice will end with a restorative yoga nidra guided meditation. Plus take away a 10 mins energizing sequence to practice at home. Cost is $25. Please register in advance by e mailing Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 415-233-2632.
Kid’s Yoga at Storytime La Veta Public Library
Wednesday February 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Sunday February 25th from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Prepare yourself for deep relaxation at our candlelight restorative class. We will practice slowing down and opening our bodies through passive stretching. We will be using props rather than our muscles for support in each pose. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. Cost is $12. Class will be guided by Ashley.
Upcoming in March
Yoga Beyond the Poses: An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
Saturday March 3rd from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Sunday March 25th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Monday 9:15-9:45 a.m. Friday 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Monday Beginner 10:00 a.m. Ruth Wednesday All Levels Iyengar 10:00 a.m. Judy Friday All Levels 10:00 a.m. Ashley Saturday All Levels 9:00 a.m. Ashley/Ruth (suggested donation $5) Sunday All Levels 10:00 a.m. Ashley/Ruth
Why is it so difficult to meditate, even when we know it would be beneficial?
One reason is that we believe that meditation involves not thinking, but the mind’s job is to think! It is only when we sit in meditation that we really notice what is going on in the mind. We find that it is like a wild monkey running from activity to activity. Our job is to notice all of this without engaging or judging what we find and bring our attention back to an object of focus. This object of focus is often the sensation of breathing in the body or the use of a phrase or mantra which we repeat over and over. We just keep observing the “monkey mind” and with practice the mind starts to learn how to be a little quieter and we eventually glimpse moments of complete quiet. it is called a practice because it takes a long time and concerted effort to become proficient like learning to play a musical instrument.
Come and meditate with the support of a group which includes the opportunity to share your experience and ask questions. See schedule above.
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