Yoga Basics: Intro to Yoga
Thursdays, January 17-Feb. 21, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Yoga Basics introduces you to the benefits and joys of practicing yoga. In this 6-week course, you’ll learn fundamental postures, breathing techniques used during a practice and how to use meditation and relaxation techniques to quiet the mind. Some yoga philosophy will be introduced as well. Safety will be emphasized and students can expect a slow pace with detailed instructions. This course will inspire you to start a regular practice, which can increase your strength, mobility and flexibility, and staying in the present.
Cost is $60 for the course; pre-payment and registration required. Download a registration form and pay by check or through PayPal. Sign up with a friend and you both receive $5 off! Course taught by Danette Watt, 200RYT. Questions? Call 618-467-8827 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet & Greet / Free Yoga
Saturday, January 26, 11:00am – 12:pm
Meet Dr. Jaime Sanchez, founder and director of West-East Yoga, St. Louis’s longest-running yoga school. Jaime will be available for an hour to answer any questions you may have about our 2019 yoga teacher training program at The Yoga Connection at Be Well Now. At noon, Jaime will lead a FREE yoga class.
Gentle Touch Restorative Yoga
Monthly, Monday evenings 7:15-8:30 pm, $15
Next dates: Dec. 3 2018, Jan. 7, 2019
Sink into bliss with restorative yoga. Experience deeper levels of relaxation as you give yourself permission to rest, balance, restore and tap into new sources of energy. In our fast-paced world, the opportunities to completely relax are few and far between. Our bodies are overworked and our minds are over-stimulated. Restorative yoga eliminates muscular tension as well as mental and emotional stress.
In restorative yoga, props are used to fully support the body and to help in releasing layers of tension. Sequences typically have only five or six poses, are held for five minutes or more and include light twists, seated forward folds and gentle backbends.
You’ve earned this time to take care of yourself. You deserve to feel this good.
Space is limited to 8 participants. Please message us on Facebook to reserve your spot.
Class limited to 8 so be sure to message us on Facebook to reserve your spot or pay now to ensure your place.
Monthly, Monday evenings 7:15-8:30 pm, $10
Next dates: Dec. 10 2018, Jan. 21 2019
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. A powerful meditation technique that anyone can do, yoga nidra promotes deep rest, relaxation, self-discovery, a sense of wholeness and a feeling of complete well-being.
Practiced lying down and following verbal instructions, the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world. At the start of the yoga nidra practice, a sankalpa – an intention formed by the heart and mind – is set and revisited at the end of the yoga nidra practice. A body scan and breath awareness calms the mind and relaxes the body and images, visualization and sense perception are used to enhance the experience.
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