Workshops and Series

 

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga creates a sanctuary for your body, mind and spirit.   By completely supporting the body with the use of props and focusing on the breath, the nervous system is calmed and deep tension is released.  This increases not only our flexibility but our capacity to heal.  Poses are explored for 5-15 minutes to encourage deep relaxation.  Appropriate for all levels and perfect for anyone with stress in their life which is all of us.This workshop will explain what Restorative Yoga is and why this style of yoga is beneficial to our bodies, minds, and lives. The workshop will introduce a number of postures that students can do at home and students will be provided with a handout detailing the poses and listing resources for further study. It will include a 90 minute restorative practice and all students will receive an eye pillow.

April 29th  5:30-7:30pm.

Price $20 prepaid cash/check or $23 online PayPal

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Harnessing the Power of Silence

Jamie Ramsden is fascinated and energized by the creative process of change. Working with individuals, teams and organizations to create transformational, rather than transactional, results is a life-long passion. Jamie has been an Executive Coach for 10 years for clients in the UK, Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia, coaching for companies such as Coca Cola, Hershey, NPR, Xerox and Coach. www.adastraleadership.com.

In Harnessing the Power of Silence he will facilitate a discussion around:

  • How to calm the voice within to support ourselves, develop our mindset and align our behaviors.
  • How to manage the noise without to create powerful moments of reflection, with the intention of creating more authentic relationships, a happier self and a more purposeful life.

We will refer to Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul & The Surrender Experiments well as Thich Nhat Hanh’s Silence & The Miracle of Mindfulness.  Reading is not necessary—just come and share your story!

Times:
12:00 — 1:00 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Feb 12, Mar 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Cost:

Drop In. $10 donation recommended toward Community Yoga’s charity, Angels and Sparrows.

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Yoga Express for Less

This 45 minute class is Community Yoga’s way of giving back to our students as well as offering new students an opportunity to take advantage of a discounted price of $5 per class.

(No class passes – Monthly/ 5/ 10 class – are NOT accepted for this class due to the already low cost.)

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Yoga Nidra

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. This state of consciousness is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light consciousness. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

Starting February, first Sunday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm

Drop In. $10 donation  recommended toward Community Yoga’s charity, Angels and Sparrows.

Registration Required

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Sacred Women’s Circle:

I see the Sacred Circle as an opening  to connect with other amazing  women.  This is a safe space, where we have a variety of topics ranging from Simple Sharing to Vision Boards, Health Issue etc.   We share thoughts, ideas, concerns, and even laughter through this monthly offering….all to open and to engage my mind to interesting possibilities not only for myself, but for the community.

Make a commitment, its not always convenient but make it happen 1 day a month.
Being in these Circles never “just happens.” Your calendar will never just automatically pop up an alert that says “Women’s Circle” without you putting it there. Intention is necessary.

Being in Circle Invites Support
Being in Circle Invites Accountability
Being in Circle Invites Brainstorming, Feedback, and Ideas
Being in Circle Invites Fun

I see the Sacred Circle as an opening to connect with other amazing women. This is a safe space, where we have a variety of topics ranging from Simple Sharing to Vision Boards, Health Issue etc. We share thoughts, ideas, concerns, and even laughter through this monthly offering….all to open and to engage my mind to interesting possibilities not only for myself, but for the community.

May 7th from 7:30-9:00 pm. Drumming for Wellness with Julie Alexander

Drumming for Wellness is an exploration of mindful listening and rhythm-making as tools in promoting personal and community well-being. Julie will lead our circle in an experience of sound awareness, guided rhythm exercises and improvisational drumming using a variety of hand percussion instruments. Instruments will be provided. Please dress comfortably so that you can move to the rhythm if you wish!

About the facilitator:

Julie Alexander is a nurse and wellness advocate who helps individuals and groups make intentional investments in their wellbeing. A lifelong musician and dancer, Julie also has a deep love for rhythm, and a fascination with the healing aspects of drumming. Facilitating group drumming events has proved to be a wonderful way to meld her interests, while honoring her commitment to promote community wellbeing. Julie’s wellness practice, Core Health Partners, PLLC (CoreHealthPartners.com), is located in Cornelius.

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