How well do you focus or pay attention to the present moment? Are you aware of your body and senses, what they are telling you? So often we go through our daily life without really experiencing it.
Mindfulness and meditation are practices that involve consciously focusing on a single point of reference and attending non-judgmentally to the present moment. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase. Mindfulness encourages awareness and acceptance of things as they are rather than as we would like them to be. All that is required is bringing focused, moment-by-moment attention to whatever is in the present moment.
Engaging in mindfulness practices helps one to develop a state of peace in the midst of chaos and stress. Among evidenced-based benefits, mindfulness practices help reduce stress, increase attention and concentration, increase one’s ability to empathize with others, reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms, and help with pain management. Regular practice can help one to become grounded and cultivate inner strength and responsiveness to our circumstances.
Maitrī has been described as unconditional friendship with oneself. This will serve as the foundational theme of this weekly class. The class will utilize traditional yoga poses and breathing practices to facilitate the cultivation of mindful awareness, self-compassion, and stress management. Attendees will experience emotional, physical, and mental benefits from attending the class. Appropriate for all levels of yoga practice.
Release the stress of the work week behind you and invite ease into the weekend with this restorative class focused on aligning your heart, mind, body and soul. Appropriate for all levels of yoga practice.
Taught outdoors on the yoga deck, this class is intended for adults of any fitness level. Each class involves movement and holding postures as well as time to meditate and relax.
Therapeutic yoga honors the historical roots of the practice as well as appreciate the development of awareness through more modern approaches to anatomy, physiology, and psychology. This class seeks to empower you to come into a place of embodiment and awareness. The body and movement are used as tools to access deeper levels of awareness and insight. This approach is tailored to the individual, even in a group setting. The class meets you where you are: able-bodied and happy, or not, all are welcome.