YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Yoga for beginners is an introduction to the physical practice of yoga (asana) and breathing (pranayama). This class provides instruction focusing on proper alignment, including modifications for all levels. Appropriate for those with little or no experience, as well as practitioners interested in reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice.
This Blend is a unique Slow Burn & Vinyasa combination. In this class we will build body awareness and inner strength with dynamic breathing and asana. Taught in a heated room, this blend will invigorate your body as you flow through creative and powerful sequences. This class is suitable for students seeking to take their asana practice to the next level.
This class is appropriate for all students seeking a relaxing, gentle and therapeutic practice. Restorative yoga improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. We utilize yoga props to support the body allowing you to be comfortable in every pose. No prior yoga experience required for this gentle practice.
Shala Flow is our signature vinyasa. This class is designed to improve strength and flexibility through mindful flowing sequences focusing on proper alignment. Shala Flow is suitable for those comfortable with Sun Salutations, standing poses, basic backbends and exploring the body/mind connection on the mat.
Vin/Yin Fusion is a balanced practice including a meditative flowing sequence complimented by Yin stretches. This class is a perfect balance of playfulness and mindfulness, leaving you feeling balanced and refreshed.
In yin yoga we target the connective tissues, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion. Poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes; encouraging breath awareness and stillness of the mind while surrendering to the pose. This practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored.
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness is an ancient practice that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. It is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. We will begin with a 20 minute gentle/restorative yoga practice followed by 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra. All welcome!
iREST YOGA NIDRA
Yoga Nidra is a form of mindfulness training in which a person is guided through the different layers of the whole person – physical, energetic, emotional, mental and pure being. Yoga Nidra increases body awareness, a sense of ease in both body and mind. It also increases energy and creativity as beliefs and other mental habits are recognized and released. This practice helps people resolve their suffering and experience deep healing and lasting peace.
Everything is made of energy and vibration. Energy therapies help to restore the healthy balance of the energy field by clearing blockages and addressing imbalances.
Energy healing is found to be a beneficial tool for pain management, stress management, depression and anxiety, as well as to achieve mental clarity, relaxation, spiritual growth, and an enhanced sense of inner peace, connection and well-being.
Energy Work helps to release unwanted patterns and energies; improves immunity; aids in recovery from surgery, chronic or acute illness/pain; and brings support during times of transition. It can also connect people to their life purpose; facilitate deep healing from abuse, trauma, and neglect or grief; and has been shown to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is "spiritually guided life force energy." Reiki energy is a subtle energy.
Reiki energy flows from the practitioner's hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Thai massage is a healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines and assisted yoga postures.
During a treatment the recipient remains clothed. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well-being. Based on healing principles similar to those of other Eastern healing arts, the Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. Energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony.
The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often a powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
PERSONAL RETREAT BUNDLE
Choose 2-4 of the following to create your very own Private Retreat. Ask about special rates for couples & small groups.
Thai Table Massage
iRest Yoga Nidra