Join Lisa Kiely for this playful 2-part series!
May 14, June 19 | 1:00-3:00pm | HYBRID
$30 each / $50 both sessions
Half Moon for Everyone - May 14
“Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal.The goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil the layers of protection you’ve built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are…” Rachel Brathen
Many yoga students believe that there are challenging poses they will never do. But most poses can be modified so that we can “create the space,” experience the same benefits, and delight in the moment of the body. Ardha Chandrasana, or half moon, opens up the hamstrings, chest and hips, strengthens the legs, core and the spine. It enhances concentration and improves coordination. It helps to focus the breath, helping the mind to become quieter, and a calm awareness arises. Half moon pose opens the heart, providing access to the moon’s energy. It can be done on the floor or against the wall. And it’s so much FUN!!! Please join me as we play with this pose.
Find Your Balance - June 19
Balance isn’t always finishing the project for work by the deadline, picking up the kids on time, or creating a life where everything works out perfectly. Balance is the swaying back and forth to get what needs to be done, making adjustments along the way. It’s the same in yoga. Balance is not necessarily the tree pose where you don’t wobble at all. Wobbling is part of balance. In yoga, balancing poses can be done in the middle of the room, against the wall or or simply standing in tadasana (mountain pose).
Balancing poses provide us a way to access the muscles that connect different parts of the body to create steadiness, both on and off the mat. It helps us focus the mind and relieve stress. Join us to play with tree (Vrikshasana), mountain (tadasana), chair (Utkatasana), and a number of other poses in an accessible way. Let’s experiment with different ways to balance that will help us wobble to and fro in this journey we call life.