Join Mikayla Morley (C-IAYT, RYT500) for a workshop designed to give you the knowledge and tools to address pelvic floor dysfunction. More than half of the women in this country develop some kind of pelvic floor dysfunction during their life, may it be related to urination, digestion, reproduction, neuromuscular issues or prolapse. While this may be “normal” in our culture, it is not necessary. By gaining physical awareness of these muscles and integrating them into daily movements, you can improve function, and gain more overall strength with greater ease.
This workshop includes a discussion about pelvic floor anatomy and function, why Kegels may not be the one-size-fits all answer to pelvic floor dysfunction, and an experiential portion working with posture and breath as a way to access the crucial role the pelvic floor plays in support and stability. Improved pelvic floor health can help you feel more grounded, in control of your health and energized to do the things you love.
Join Kerry Walker for this exciting workshop and learn to still the mind with the practice of Mantra meditation. This workshop will take place in the field behind Balance Yoga-the future site of our permanent home. During the first portion, participants will explore the history of malas, and the qualities of various materials so that they can create a personal mala that resonates with them.
During the second portion of the workshop, Kerry will lead participants through the practice of mantra meditation using their mala, or if not complete, one that we have here at the studio. Specifically, we will be practicing Mala Japa. Japa is the continuous repetition of a short mantra. Traditionally, a short Sanskrit mantra is chanted 108 times or more, using a string of Mala beads to keep count. The practice of Mala Japa brings a deep focus to the mind, helping us to slow down and ease our way into peaceful meditation. It can be very helpful for those wanting a meditation practice but whose mind is constantly working on other life issue. The need for the mind to focus on the mantra and the movement of the beads, trains it to focus and quiet.
The cost of the workshop includes the materials for your mala (104 wooden beads and 4 stones of your choice.) You are free to incorporate more stones for an additional fee.
Please bing a towel or picnic blanket, a camp chair to sit in if you don't want to sit on the ground, some water or other beverage and reading glasses if you use them (Stringing beads can be challenging without them.)
In the event of rain, the workshop will take place the following Sunday-same time.
This series of beginner's classes is perfect for those who have never done yoga before or for those who have practiced and want to revisit the basics of yoga. Yoga helps us to tune in to our bodies and to stretch and strengthen muscles so that we can feel balanced and healthy. In these classes, students will learn the fundamentals of yoga postures, breath techniques and relaxation. We will move slowly, focus on alignment and practice self care.
The classes will take place online through the Zoom platform and participants will receive a link each week. Don't worry if you have never used Zoom, it is easy and Kerry is happy to walk you through the process.
Props can be very helpful in yoga as they allow us to safely practice postures that are appropriate for our bodies at this specific time. Please consider purchasing two block, a blanket and a strap for class. If this is not possible, or if you want to give yoga a try before investing in these props, that is fine as well. Kerry will provide prop-free alternatives for each pose.
Pre-registration required. $85 for 6-week series.
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. This six-week series is meant as an introduction and no experience is necessary. Those who have Kundalini experience however are also welcome to join and strengthen their practice.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and non denominational.
Kundalini is for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our time.
This online class is set in the evening so east coast participants may prepare to retire for the evening such that the end of the session can be followed by settling in to sleep. It also allows west coast participants to join in as their weekend is winding down.
Lynn's sound immersion is meant to bring relaxation, peace, and in turn, self healing for participant's body, mind, and spirit. We will hold space for individual and community intentions and prayer requests both offered in advance (contact Lynn) or held in the heart as we gather.
Requests received will be placed virtually, along with any offered privately by way of participants heartfelt intentions, into the large Japanese style Rin Gong/Temple Bowl. After our preparation (brief breathwork and stretching) we will hold these requests in our hearts and the Rin Gong/Temple bowl will be sounded as we enter into our soundscape and again as we end our time together. Note that Lynn will also incorporate requests into her distance Reiki practice upon request.
Through this session we can hold space for ourselves, loved ones, and our community.