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This 2.5-hour guided partner class is intended for individuals and couples interested in cultivating compassion, embodied wisdom and a deeper sense of connection in their relationships. Journey into a delightful exploration of touch, using assisted stretches and therapeutic Thai bodywork techniques that can be done by and for most people, without requiring any prior experience of Yoga or massage. Please Pre-Register.Find out more »
Ecstatic dance, also known as free-form dance, is about tuning into your body and allowing it to move in the way it wants to move. For some bodies it may mean twirling and leaping across the dance floor. And for some bodies it may mean more subtle movements- tiny, gentle movements that support your healing. Ecstatic dance is a liberating atmosphere, and is not about dancing in any particular way. Based loosely on the profound work of Gabrielle Roth, ecstatic dance has pollinated hundreds communities throughout the world. In a reflection of Roth's work, five currents or themes (5Rhythms) parallel the music selected for the hour of practice, often referred to as a "wave". Dance waves can be powerfully cathartic and healing for both the individual dancer and the community. No dance partner or prior dance experience needed!Find out more »
When a woman is living in calmness, radiance, joy and good health, this is the atmosphere in which her baby will enter the world. Yoga helps to create this atmosphere.
This class is designed to help you relax and strengthen your rapidly changing body as you become present with your experience. The class combines yoga stretching and movement, chanting, meditation and deep relaxation with the goal of helping the mother relax and calm herself, connect with her baby, and find the strength within herself to deal with the everyday stresses that come with our busy lives.
This is a wonderful way to connect with other women, share experiences and create community.Find out more »
Let’s face it, life happens. Sometimes there are difficult circumstances that we don’t feel equipped to handle. Whether you are struggling with intense challenges now, learning to live with an intense history, would like to develop tools for the future, or maybe all three, this class is for you. Suzanne will share personal stories and successes from her own life experiences, including the tragedies and the triumphs. She will teach tips and tricks for how to survive the falling downs and the getting back ups of life with grace and gratitude. You can’t change your story, but you can choose what you do with it.
This three-hour workshop is accessible for any ability level, including beginners. It will include journaling, yoga, breathwork and self-care strategies. Come dressed to stretch and bring a journal.Find out more »
The use of sound has been used by cultures around the world and through the centuries to induce meditation, relaxation, control pain and manage other physical and emotional issues. Sound Meditation enhances relaxation and effortlessly allows the body to activate self-healing. The soft, soothing tones of the singing bowls open the flow of energy in the body for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. Sound Healing sessions can reduce stress and anxiety, clear and rebalance the chakras, and help clear…Find out more »
Polish up your yoga teaching skills at this informal pop-up workshop. Open to any and all yoga teachers and graduates of any yoga teacher training program. Let’s talk sequencing, hands-on adjusts/assists, pose breakdown and more. Bring your questions, concerns and teaching challenges and our group will tackle them with our collective knowledge and wisdom. Attend the whole thing or just pop in when you can. See you there!Find out more »
We welcome the New Moon in Pisces with ritual, intention setting and introspection. No need to pre-register, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. Fee $10.Find out more »
One of the niyamas (positive duties) of yogic tradition is svadhyaya (self-study). This book club will undertake the study of texts that are intended to advance one's understanding of how to apply yogic principles to life beyond the mat. Our February selection is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Sutras (thought-threads) are ancient yogic teachings that cover ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and instructions for daily living. Sri Swami Satchidananda offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
Moderated by Kathy KniznerFind out more »
The ultimate unwind from your week. You will be guided through a gentle yoga class as you receive Thai Yoga assisted stretches and acupressure from certified Thai Massage therapist Christina Lofaro. Please pre-register online, space is limited; separate fee class $15.Find out more »
Headstand, handstand, flying lizard, forearm balance… Conquer your fears and learn to fly! The inversions and arm balances series is back by popular demand. Challenge yourself to learn master inversions and arm balances, and learn the poses that will get you there. This light-hearted series is designed in workshop fashion to help you take your yoga practice to the next level. Please pre-register!Find out more »
Note: We are switching to a regular weekly Sunday Sound events in Roanoke only from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Teaching rotation of Cheryl, Kimberly and Betsy. You can see who is leading any week's Sunday Sound by looking at the class calendar.